David Murphy
  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I took up my post at Strathclyde in January 2019 after 18 years at the University of Stirling. I have published widely on various aspects of modern and contemporary Francophone West African culture, including the monographs, Sembene: Imagining Alternatives in Film and Fiction (2000) and (with Patrick Williams), Postcolonial African Cinema (2007). I have also published numerous edited volumes, including (with Charles Forsdick), Postcolonial Thought in the French-Speaking World (2009) and The First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar 1966 (2016). I am currently writing a biography of the interwar Senegalese anti-colonial militant, Lamine Senghor.


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  • Representations of the tirailleur sénégalais and World War 1

    Murphy, D., 10 Jan 2021, Visualizing Empire: Africa, Europe, and the Politics of Representation. Peabody, R., Nelson, S. & Thomas, D. (eds.). Los Angeles, p. 118-135 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Anti-colonialism

    Murphy, D., 31 Jan 2020, Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France. Achille, E., Forsdick, C. & Moudileno, L. (eds.). Liverpool, p. 334-342 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review