Professor Nina Parish

Professor in French & Francophone

Literature and Languages - Division Stirling

Professor Nina Parish

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About me

I joined the University of Stirling as Professor of French and Francophone Studies in July 2019 and am currently Head of the Division of Literature & Languages.

I work on representations of difficult history, the migrant experience and multilingualism in the museum space. I am currently involved in two projects: a) Memories from the Margins, funded by the British Academy GCRF Heritage, Dignity and Violence Programme, looks at unofficial memories of the civil war in Lebanon and the war in Syria (https://www.memoriesmargins.com); b) DisTerrMem, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project based at the University of Bath where I’m a visiting researcher, examines the management of competing, often highly antagonistic, memories of disputed territories across borders focusing on the case studies of Armenia, Poland and Pakistan (https://www.disterrmem.eu). Between 2016 and 2019 I was part of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 UNREST team working on innovative memory practices in sites of trauma including war museums and mass graves (www.unrest.eu).

I am also an expert on the interaction between text and image in the field of modern and contemporary French Studies. I have published widely on this subject, in particular, on the poet and visual artist, Henri Michaux. From 2012 to 2016, with Dr Emma Wagstaff (University of Birmingham), I co-organised an international research network, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, on interdisciplinary connections in contemporary French poetic practice (https://frenchpoetryand.wordpress.com/).

I have taught across all years of our undergraduate programme in French at Stirling and act as module coordinator for FREU9MC Past Imperfect: Memory Cultures in the French-Speaking World. I also contribute to the MSc in Heritage option module, HERPP04 Heritage, Identity and Place. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Other Project

EU Horizon 2020 - MSCA RISE Memory Across Borders: Dealing with the Legacy of Disputed Territories

See project website for more information: www.disterrmem.eu

EU Horizon 2020 - UNREST (Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe)

See project website for more information: www.unrest.eu

University of Bath, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Teaching Development Fund, ‘From Scrapbooks to Death Masks: Stepping into the University’s Archives & Research Collections’
University of Bath

Erasmus Mundus Award: Staff exchange with the University of Sydney
University of Sydney

For more information, see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/polis/research/projects/suitcases-boats-bridges-migrant-stories-australian-museums/

Arts and Humanities Research Board PhD Scholarship

Including Study Trip award

‘Modern French Thought and Poetry’, French Department Studentship, Royal Holloway University of London

British Academy Overseas Conference Grant

University of Bath International Researcher Mobility Scheme
For more information, see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/polis/research/projects/suitcases-boats-bridges-migrant-stories-australian-museums/


Research (1)

Representing difficult history, the migrant experience and multilingualism in the museum space; memory studies

Twentieth and twenty-first-century French and Francophone literature and the visual arts and in particular modernism, the avant-gardes, modern and contemporary poetic practice and the artists book

Interdisciplinary studies, with a special emphasis on text and image

Projects

Outputs (36)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Berger S, Cento Bull A, Cercel C, Clarke D, Parish N, Rowley E & Wóycicka Z (2021) Memory Cultures of War in European War Museums. In: Berger S & Kansteiner W (eds.) Agonistic Memory and the Legacy of 20th Century Wars in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 69-114. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86055-4_4

Book Chapter

Clarke D, Parish N & Sené A (2021) Taking Agonism Online: Creating a Mass Open Online Course to Disseminate the Findings of the UNREST Project. In: Berger S & Kansteiner W (eds.) Agonistic Memory and the Legacy of 20th Century Wars in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 179-202. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86055-4_7

Book Chapter

Parish N & Rowley E (2020) Remembering the First World War in France: the Historial de la Grande Guerre and Thiepval Museum. In: Demossier M, Lees D, Mondon A & Parish N (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture. Routledge International Handbooks. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 193-203. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-French-Politics-and-Culture-1st-Edition/Demossier-Lees-Mondon-Parish/p/book/9781138101753

Edited Book

Demossier M, Lees D, Mondon A & Parish N (eds.) (2019) The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture. Routledge International Handbooks. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-French-Politics-and-Culture/Demossier-Lees-Mondon-Parish/p/book/9781138101753

Book Chapter

Parish N & Wagstaff E (2019) Michele Metail: traduire la contrainte. In: Royère A (ed.) Michèle Métail: La poèsie en trois dimensions. Dijon, France: Les presses du réel.

Edited Book

(2018) Poetry's Forms and Transformations. L'Esprit Créateur, 58:3. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. https://espritcreateur.org/issue/poetrys-forms-and-transformations

Other

Berger S, Bull AC, Wóycicka Z, Cercel C, Parish N, Quinkenstein MA, Rowley E, Dodd J & Plumb S (2018) War Museums and Agonistic Memory: a Report. Museum Worlds, 6 (1), pp. 112-124. https://doi.org/10.3167/armw.2018.060109

Other

Parish N & Wagstaff E (2018) Poetry.

Book Chapter

Parish N (2009) Henri Michaux: Poète du vingtième siècle?. In: Fels L (ed.) Regards sur la poésie du XXe siècle. Presses universitaires de Namur/Editions namuroises/Editions poiêtês: Les éditions namuroises, pp. 373-394.

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