Claire Hélie

Claire Hélie is a Senior Lecturer at Lille 3 University – Charles de Gaulle where she teaches English to students who are specialising in Performing Arts, Film Studies, Music and Dance. Her research is focussed on contemporary British poetry, more precisely on the way the North of England is construed as a poetic space that can be sung, but also performed, filmed and photographed. She has published a few articles on Basil Bunting, Ted Hughes, Tony Harrison and Simon Armitage.


“Basil Bunting’s Briggflatts (1965) and Lucretius’s De Natura Rerum (1st c. BC): transposing Mediterranean contents into Northern forms.” Cross-Cultural Encounters Between the Mediterranean and The English-Speaking Worlds. Ed. Christine Reynier. New York: Peter Lang.