Professor Alan Busst

The Society for French Studies is saddened to report the death of Professor Alan J. L. Busst on 31 December 2019. He was eighty-four.

Alan Busst was Emeritus Professor of French at Bangor University. His numerous publications in the field of Romantic literature and philosophy include L'‘Orphée’ de Ballanche: genèse et signification (Peter Lang, 1999), which was recognised for its ‘monumental erudition and its exemplary clarity of exposition’.

Professor Busst had four children with his wife Fay, and was a much loved grandfather and great-grandfather.

His funeral will be held at Bangor Crematorium on Friday 24th January 2020, at 12 noon. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the British Heart Foundation via H. O. Davies Ltd. 4 High Street, Bangor LL57 1DQ Tel: 01248 362650 Email: