• Medieval French language and literature
• Ireland and the Irish in French texts from the medieval period onwards
• Franco-Irish relations
• ‘Attitudes towards Ireland and the Irish in Enlightenment France’, in G. Gargett et G. Sheridan (editors), Ireland and the French Enlightenment, 1700-1800, Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1999, pp. 129-151 (includes medieval material)
• ‘French literature, influences of ‘ in S. Duffy (ed) Medieval Ireland – An Encyclopedia, Routledge, New York and London, 2005, pp. 184-185.
IRCHSS Senior Research Fellowship, 2008-09, for a project on the Irish in France in the early modern period.
Module: ‘Légendes médiévales’ FR 306, being an introduction to medieval French language through accessible versions of two major legends, Tristan and Yseut and Perceval.