Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Nina Parish

Nina Parish

Senior Lecturer in French Studies

1 West North 2.23
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3250


Dr Nina Parish is an expert on the interaction between text and image in the field of modern and contemporary French Studies. She has published widely on this subject, in particular, on the poet and visual artist, Henri Michaux. More recently she has started research on representations of the migrant experience within the museum space. This research actively informs the teaching that she carries out within the department.

Dr Parish obtained her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London, where she also did her undergraduate degree in European Studies. Before coming to Bath, she taught at Royal Holloway and Goldmiths College, University of London, was a lectrice and maître de langue at the Université Paris VII Denis Diderot and completed postgraduate studies (Maîtrise, DEA) at the Université de Provence. She is the Director of Studies for Programmes in Modern Languages and European Studies.

She co-organises an AHRC-funded international network, whose activities will include study days and open-access events in 2013 and 2014 on contemporary French poetry and its interdisciplinary connections.

Research Interests

  • Twentieth and twenty-first-century French literature and the visual arts and in particular modernism, the avant-gardes, modern and contemporary poetry (including digital practice) and the artists book
  • Interdisciplinary studies, with a special emphasis on text and image
  • Representing the migrant experience within the museum space






Azerad, H., Kelly, M., Parish, N. L. and Wagstaff, E., 2013. Chantiers du poème : Prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine. Oxford: Peter Lang. (Modern French Identities; 104)

Parish, N., 2007. Henri Michaux: Experimentation with Signs. Amsterdam: Rodopi. (Faux titre)

Book Sections

Parish, N., 2013. Portraits and Neologisms: Understanding the Visual in Henri Michaux's 'Voyage en Grande Garabagne'. In: Harrow, S., ed. The Art of the Text. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, pp. 47-62. (Studies in Visual Culture)

Parish, N., 2013. Poésie et technologie: les transformations numériques de l’espace poétique contemporain. In: Azerad, H., Kelly, M. G., Parish, N. and Wagstaff, E., eds. Chantiers du poème: prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 213-227. (Modern French identities; 104)

Parish, N., 2012. Lire le visuel dans 'Voyage en Grande Garabagne: Une approche interdisciplinaire. In: Campagnoli, R., Lysoe, E. and Soncini, A., eds. 'Voyage en Grande Garabagne' de Henri Michaux. Bologna: Clueb, pp. 7-25.

Parish, N., 2011. Pour faire un livre dadaïste: Dada Experimentation with Book Form. In: Adamowicz, E., Robertson, E. and Rothwell, A., eds. Dada and Beyond. Volume 1: Dada Discourses. Amsterdam: Rodopi. (Avantgarde Critical Studies)

Parish, N., 2009. Henri Michaux: Poète du vingtième siècle? In: Regards sur la poésie du XXe siècle. Vol. 1. Presses universitaires de Namur/Editions namuroises/Editions poiêtês, pp. 373-394.

Parish, N., 2007. L'imaginaire oriental: Les formes et les fonctions des caractères chinois dans l'expérimentation des signes d'Henri Michaux. In: Tilleul, J. L. and Delmotte, M. W., eds. Texte, image, imaginaire. Paris: L'Harmattan, 227--236. (Structures et pouvoirs des imaginaires)

Parish, N., 2004. Henri Michaux: Destruction of the Book Form and Creation of the Book-Object. In: English, A. and Sylvester, R., eds. Reading Images Seeing Words. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 19--36. (Faux titre)


Parish, N., 2012. From radio to the internet : Italian futurism, new technologies and the persistence of the book. International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, 2 (1), pp. 378-396.

Parish, N., 2012. A textless title: the mythical status of Blaise Cendrars' La Légende de Novgorode. Journal of European Studies, 42 (1), pp. 22-33.

, 2012. Poetic practice and the practice of poetics in French since 1945. French Forum, 37 (1-2).

Parish, N., 2008. Between text and image, east and west : Henri Michaux's signs and Christian Dotremont's 'Logogrammes'. Review of Literatures of the European Union, 8, pp. 67-80.

Parish, N., 2008. From book to page to screen : Poetry and new media. Yale French Studies, 114, pp. 51-66.

Parish, N., 2008. Mediating the creative act via word and image. The case of Henri Michaux, a double artist. Letteratura & Arte, 6, pp. 125-133.

Parish, N., 2006. Le corps et le mouvement dans les livres composés de signes d'Henri Michaux. Textyles (Revue des lettres belges de langue française)

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