Jordan McCullough

Jordan McCullough

Jordan McCullough


Research Associate

Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8

9000 St Gallen

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Main Focuses

Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century French Literature

Medical Humanities - Literature and Medicine

Assisted Dying in Literature and Film

Grief Writing

  • BA French and Spanish, Queen's University Belfast (2018)
  • MRes Arts and Humanities (French), Queen's University Belfast (2019)
  • PhD French Studies, Queen's University Belfast (2023)
Professional Career


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Assisted Lab, School of Medicine / School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St Gallen (March 2023-Present)
  • Virtual Visiting Research Fellow, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University (September 2023-Present)
  • Affiliated Researcher, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Glasgow (February 2023-February 2024)


  • Teaching Assistant, School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen's University Belfast (September 2020-Present)
  • Part-time Lecturer in Modern Languages, School of Academic and Continuing Education, Belfast Metropolitan College (September 2022-August 2023)


  • Associate Editor, The Polyphony, Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University (January 2023-Present)
Teaching Activities


  • Ideologies of Death in Modern French Literature (Queen's University Belfast, 2020-2023)
  • Understanding Now (Queen's University Belfast, 2021)


  • Beginners' French Studies (Queen's University Belfast, 2021-2024)
  • French Language 1 (Queen's University Belfast, 2020-2021)
  • French Language 2 (Queen's University Belfast, 2022)

Postgraduate Taught

  • Research Methods in Modern Languages (Queen's University Belfast, 2023)
  • Where Does it Hurt? (University of St Gallen, 2023)
  • Virtual Visiting Research Fellowship, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University
  • Glasgow Medical Humanities Network Early Career Foundation Award
  • UK Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD studentship
  • Dec 2023:        ‘Jérémie Szpirglas, Disenfranchised Grief and the Taboo of Medical Termination’, Meeting of the Histories and Subjectivities Research Cluster, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Glasgow [invited seminar]

  • June 2023:       ‘Tri-directional Care in the Writing of Bereaved Parents’, Society for French Studies 64th Annual Conference, Newcastle University

  • Mar 2022:       ‘«Tu trouves pas quand même absolument fabuleux d’en connaître un peu moins?»’: Dementia and the “Second Childhood” as Shared Learning in Sophie Fontanel’s Grandir’, Women’s Narratives of Ageing and Care, Centre for Contemporary Women’s Writing, Institute of Modern Languages Research [online]

  • June 2021:       Le deuil oblige à dire: Philippe Forest’s Journey Through Grief 1997-2007’, Society for French Studies 62nd Annual Conference [online]

  • Mar 2021:       The Immobility of Parental Grief: Against the Pervasive faire son deuil in the Writing of Bereaved Parents’, ASMCF-SSFH Annual Postgraduate Study Day 2021 [online]

  • Oct 2020:        Parenting the Deceased Child in Sophie Daull’s Camille, mon envolée’, Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities, Centre for Contemporary Women’s Writing, Institute of Modern Languages Research [online]

  • Oct 2020:        Defying the Narrative Arc: Christian Bobin’s Autoportrait au radiateur as a Narrative of “Textured Recovery”’, 22e Colloque annuel de l’ADEFFI [online]

  • Nov 2019:       ‘Supporting the Family through Terminal Illness in Philippe Forest’s L’Enfant éternel’, European Cultures of Palliative Care, University of Zurich

  • June 2019:       ‘The Secular Frontier: French Literary Perspectives on the Palliative Care System’, CHCI Medical Humanities Summer Institute: Health Beyond Borders, Columbia Global Centres, Paris

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Teaching qualifications
  • Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA)