Dr Andy Stafford

Dr Andy Stafford


BA, MA, PhD (Nottingham), HDR (Grenoble) Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Leeds since 2003.

Honorary positions and awards:

Professeur invité at the Université de Paris-XIII (2019-2020)

‘Habilitation a diriger des recherches’ (HDR), Université de Grenoble, 2011.

Editorial board member of Barthes Studies and of Revue Roland Barthes.

Member of the ‘Equipe Barthes’, at the Institut des textes et manuscrits (ITEM), in the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris.


Recent publications include:

‘Roland Barthes, dialecticien? En derniere instance?’, in Roland Barthes: continuités (Christian Bourgois 2017), ed. Jean-Pierre Bertrand. English version in online journal Barthes Studies no.3 (November 2017).

‘« L’Histoire ne pourra jamais marcher contre l’Histoire . Roland Barthes et l’antistalinisme, 1946-1953’, Littérature 186:2 (June 2017).

‘Forme et nonpareille dans La photographie sans appareil de Gérard Macé’, in Les Mondes de Gérard Macé, eds. Claude Coste and Ridha Boulabi (Le temps qu'il fait 2018).


Appearing soon:

‘Roland Barthes’s Menippean Moment: Creative Criticism, 1966-1970’, in a centenary volume to be published by the British Academy, ed. Diana Knight. 

Chapter on Abdelkébir Khatibi and the Souffles years, for a volume co-edited by Khalid Lyamlahy and Jane Hiddleston, to be published by Liverpool University Press.



Video-Debate on Roland Barthes, with Jonathan Culler (December 2017), available on the Cosmoetica website: http://www.cosmoetica.com/DSVI3.htm

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Research groups and institutes

  • Digital cultures
  • French
  • Literary studies
  • Politics

Current postgraduate researchers

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