Ruadhán Cooke

University Teacher M.A., LL.B., D.E.A.

Contact Details

University Teacher
French
Office 319
Arts Millennium Building
National University of Ireland, Galway

T: 091 493398 / Ext.3398
F: 091 494508
E: ruadhan.cooke@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Ruadhán Cooke is a University Teacher in French and is the coordinator of the language component of the B.Comm. International (French) degree programme. He is a triple graduate of UCG / NUIG and has also obtained a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies from the Centre International d’Études Francophones, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Other activity includes being the area coordinator for the Diploma exams in French for Specific Purposes of the CCI Paris Île-de-France and academic supervisor of the Erasmus+ year abroad in 6 partner institutions in France.


He is involved in a number of University committees with a special interest in NUI Galway Boat Club, both as a member of the coaching panel and Cox of the crew which won the Senior Men’s Eight Championship of Ireland in 2014 for the third year in a row.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2007) 'Un forçat de la plume : Antoine Blondin, écrivain du sport : genèse et évolution d’une forme journalistique'
Cooke R., Dine P. (2007) 'Un forçat de la plume : Antoine Blondin, écrivain du sport : genèse et évolution d’une forme journalistique' In: Sport et Presse en France (XIXe-XXe siècles). Paris: Bibliothèque Universitaire et Francophone. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) '“L’anglais tel qu’on le court”: Antoine Blondin’s “clichéd view of Englishness” in Tours de France: Chroniques intégrales de L’Équipe 1954-1982'
R. Cooke (2014) '“L’anglais tel qu’on le court”: Antoine Blondin’s “clichéd view of Englishness” in Tours de France: Chroniques intégrales de L’Équipe 1954-1982' Contemporary French Civilization, 39 (1) :55-74. [Details]
(2005) 'The Green Fields of France: Ireland’s sporting heroes and the Tour de France'
Cooke R. (2005) 'The Green Fields of France: Ireland’s sporting heroes and the Tour de France' Sport in History, 25 (2) :205-219. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) Sport & Protest,
Ruadhán Cooke (2014) IRF You! Connacht Rugby's Fight for Survival in the Professional Era. [Chaired Session], Sport & Protest, National University of Ireland, Galway , 31-OCT-14 - 01-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) Performing Identities,
R. Cooke (2014) Barthes, Blondin and the Tour de France of the Trente Glorieuses. [Chaired Session], Performing Identities, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 19-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14. [Details]
(2012) Sports History Ireland (Eighth Annual Conference),
Ruadhán Cooke (2012) Connacht Rugby and the French Connection in the Professional Era. [Conference Paper], Sports History Ireland (Eighth Annual Conference), University College Cork , 15-SEP-12 - 15-SEP-12. [Details]
(2011) French Media Research Group (Twentieth One Day Conference),
Cooke, R. (2011) « L’anglais tel qu’on le court »: Antoine Blondin’s “clichéd view of Englishness” in Chroniques de L’Équipe 1954-82. [Conference Paper], French Media Research Group (Twentieth One Day Conference), Newcastle-upon-Tyne (U.K.) , 08-OCT-11 - 08-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011) Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (Annual Conference),
Cooke, R. (2011) Pour le Tour de France, j’ai la fête qui tourne. [Invited Paper], Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (Annual Conference), Stirling (U.K.) , 01-SEP-11 - 03-SEP-11. [Details]
(2008) Representing Sport: Forms and Issues (International Conference),
Cooke, R. (2008) Sport and spectacle: The Tour de France as a media creation. [Conference Paper], Representing Sport: Forms and Issues (International Conference), Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway , 23-MAY-08 - 24-MAY-08. [Details]
(2007) Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (Annual Conference),
Cooke, R. (2007) Mapping the Tour de France: Antoine Blondin's Chroniques de l'Équipe. [Conference Paper], Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (Annual Conference), Reading (U.K.) , 06-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007) Sports History Ireland (Third Annual Conference),
Cooke, R. (2007) Sports Journalism as History / Sports Writing as Literature: Antoine Blondin and the Tour de France. [Conference Paper], Sports History Ireland (Third Annual Conference), Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway , 16-FEB-07 - 17-FEB-07. [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Applied French Association (AFA) Member /
Irish Translator's and Interpreter's Association (ITIA) Member /
Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande (ADEFFI) Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Rowing Ireland (NGB) Connacht Branch Representative / Member of the Board of Directors 01-APR-12 / 29-MAR-15
University Rowing Committee (Rowing Ireland) Chairperson 01-SEP-13 / 30-AUG-15
Sports Scholarship Selection Committee Member /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2013 National University of Ireland, Galway Postgraduate certificate in Teaching and learning Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
1993 UCG BACHELOR OF ARTS French & Legal Science
1996 UCG Masters of Arts French
2000 NUIG Bachelor of Law Law
2001 Université Paris IV-Sorbonne Postgraduate Diploma French & Comparative Literature

Languages

  Language
English
French
Gaeilge

Teaching Interests

  • French for Business Purposes (FOS)
  • Current Affairs & Contemporary Issues in France and the wider French-speaking World (Francophonie)
  • French Language (Translation, Interpretation)