Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Nina Parish

Nina Parish

Senior Lecturer in French Studies
Director of StudiesMA Interpreting & Translating MA Translation & Professional Language Skills MA Translation with Business Interpreting (Chinese)

1 West North 4.29
Email: n.parish@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3250

PhD Supervision

Dr Parish currently co-supervises five PhD students:

  • Chelsea Nolen (with Dr Michaël Abecassis, University of Oxford), who is working on French slam poetry.
  • Nicola Pearson (with Dr Siobhán Shilton, University of Bristol), who is working on postcolonial women's life-narratives in Tunisia
  • Eleanor Rowley (with Dr David Clarke), who is working on the visitor experience in WWI museums
  • Simone Schröder (with Prof Axel Goodbody), who is working on the nature essay
  • Lydia Wooldridge (with Dr David Clarke and Dr Siobhán Shilton, University of Bristol), who is working on transcultural textile art in Germany.

She is happy to supervise PhD students on the following subjects:

  • Twentieth and twenty-first-century French literature and the visual arts and in particular modernism, the avant-gardes, modern and contemporary poetry, digital practice and the artists book.
  • Representing the migrant experience and multilingualism within the museum space.

Profile

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. From 2013 to 2015, she co-organised with Dr Emma Wagstaff (University of Birmingham) an AHRC-funded international network, whose activities included study days and open-access events on contemporary French poetry and its interdisciplinary connections. More recently she has been working on representations of the migrant experience and multilingualism within the museum space. She is part of the EU-funded H2020 team working on innovative memory practices in sites of trauma including war museums and mass graves (UNREST). 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 French and European Studies. Before coming to Bath in 2005, she taught at Royal Holloway, and Goldsmiths College, University of London, was a lectrice and maître de langue at the Université Paris VII and completed postgraduate studies at the Université de Provence.

She sits on Council, Senate and Court and is the university-appointed trustee for the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

She is also Conference Officer and trustee for the Society for French Studies.

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

Publications

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