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Nina Parish


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Research interests


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 2020

training opportunities
knowledge transfer
public space
social cohesion

Global Mobility Scheme

Parish, N.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding


Research Output 2004 2018

Michèle Métail : Traduire la contrainte

Parish, N. & Wagstaff, E., 2018, (Submitted) Michèle Métail : La poésie en trois dimensions. Presses Universitaires de France

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
World War I

War museums as agonistic spaces: possibilities, opportunities and constraints

Bull, A., Hansen, H. L., Kansteiner, W. & Parish, N., 14 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Heritage Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
contemporary art
social attitude
social cognition


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