I joined the University of Stirling as Professor of French and Francophone Studies in July 2019 after fourteen years in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath.
I work on representations of difficult history, the migrant experience and multilingualism in the museum space. 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 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).
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 teach across all years of our undergraduate programme at Stirling, acting as module coordinator for FREU9L5 Honours French Language and FREU9CH Chanson française. 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.
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/
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
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
Cento Bull A, Hansen HL, Kansteiner W & Parish N (2019) War museums as agonistic spaces: possibilities, opportunities and constraints. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 25 (6), pp. 611-625. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2018.1530288
Cercel C, Parish N & Rowley E (2019) War in the Museum: The Historial of the Great War in Péronne and the Military History Museum in Dresden. Journal of War & Culture Studies, 12 (2), pp. 194-214. https://doi.org/10.1080/17526272.2019.1580846
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
Deganutti M, Parish N & Rowley E (2018) Representing multilingual difficult history: Voices of the First World War in the Kobarid Museum (Slovenia) and the Historial de la Grande Guerre (France). Journal of Specialised Translation, (29), pp. 63-80. https://www.jostrans.org/issue29/art_deganutti.php
Bissoonauth A & Parish N (2017) French, English or Kanak Languages? Can Traditional Languages and Cultures Be Sustained in New Caledonia?. PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 14 (2), pp. 39-53. https://doi.org/10.5130/portal.v14i2.5378
O’Reilly C & Parish N (2017) Suitcases, keys and handkerchiefs: how are objects being used to collect and tell migrant stories in Australian museums?. Museums and Social Issues, 12 (2), pp. 99-114. https://doi.org/10.1080/15596893.2017.1386015
Parish N & Wagstaff E (2016) Pierre Lecuire: assessing the coexistence of the material and the virtual in his Modernist publishing project. Word & Image, 32 (2), pp. 143-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/02666286.2016.1143768
O'Reilly C & Parish N (2015) Telling migrant stories in museums in Australia: Does the community gallery still have a role to play?. Museum Management and Curatorship, 30 (4), pp. 296-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/09647775.2015.1044461
Parish N (2013) Portraits and Neologisms: Understanding the Visual in Henri Michaux's 'Voyage en Grande Garabagne'. In: The Art of the Text: Visuality in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literary and Other Media. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
Parish N (2012) Poésie et technologie: Les transformations numériques de l’espace poétique contemporain. In: Chantiers du poème : Prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine, ed. by Hugues Azérad et al. Modern French Identities, 104. Oxford: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, pp. 213-28.
Parish N (2010) Between Text and Image, East and West: Henri Michaux’s Signs and Christian Dotremont’s “Logogrammes”. In: ‘The Reception of Ideograms in Early 20th Century European Poetry’, ed. by Enrico Monti, RiLUnE - Review of Literatures of the European Union, 8. Bologna, pp. 67-80.
Parish N (2007) L'imaginaire oriental: Les formes et les fonctions des caractères chinois dans l'expérimentation des signes d'Henri Michaux. In: Texte, image, imaginaire. Structures et pouvoirs des imaginaires. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 227--236.
Parish N (2006) Le corps et le mouvement dans les livres composés de signes d’Henri Michaux. In: Henri Michaux: Je vous écris d’un pays lointain, Textyles, 29 (Revue des lettres belges de langue française), ed. by V Jago-Antoine & J Carion. Brussels, pp. 44-52.