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Dr Nina Parish works on representations of the migrant experience, difficult history and multilingualism within the museum space. She is part of the EU-funded H2020 UNREST team working on innovative memory practices in sites of trauma including war museums and mass graves. This research actively informs the teaching that she carries out within the department.

Dr Parish is also 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 2016, 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. With Dr Wagstaff, she is the series editor for poetry in Peter Lang’s Modern French Identities collection.

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.

Research Interests

PhD Supervision

Dr Parish currently supervises four PhD students:

  • Naziha Hamidouche (with Dr Chistina Horvarth), who is working on postcolonial texts in French and English
  • 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
  • Lydia Wooldridge (with Dr Siobhán Shilton, University of Bristol), who is working on transcultural textile art in Germany 

Willing to supervise PhD

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, difficulty history and multilingualism within the museum space 

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sydney

20 Jul 20183 Aug 2018

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Oct 2017 → …

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 2004 2019

War in the Museum: The Historial of the Great War in Péronne and the Military History Museum in Dresden

Parish, N., Rowley, E. & Cercel, C., 3 Apr 2019, In : Journal of War and Culture Studies. 12, 2, p. 194-214 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poetry's Forms and Transformations

Parish, N. & Wagstaff, E., 25 Oct 2018, In : l'esprit créateur. 58, 3, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
Open Access
World War I

Translating Contemporary French Poetry

Wagstaff, E. & Parish, N., 13 Dec 2018, In : Irish Journal of French Studies. 18, p. 163-194 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

War Museums and Agonistic Memory: a Report

Berger, S., Bull, A., Cercel, C., Parish, N., Quinkenstein, M., Rowley, E., Wóycicka, Z., Dodd, J. & Plumb, S., 1 Jul 2018, In : Museum Worlds. 6, 1, p. 112-124 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Turning nature into essays: the epistemological and poetic function of the nature essay

Author: Schroder, S., 26 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Goodbody, A. (Supervisor), Parish, N. (Supervisor) & Kerridge, R. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD