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Name Dr Siobhan Shilton
Job title Reader in French Studies and the Visual Arts
Department Department of French University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA(StAnd), PhD(Liv)
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Keywords francophone postcolonial studies
postcolonialism
journeys
exile
colonialism
travel
photography
performance art
Areas of expertise I specialise in francophone postcolonial studies, and have a particular interest in visual and textual representations of journeys between the cultures of the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa, former ‘Indochina’, and France. I am co-author (with Charles Forsdick and Feroza Basu) of New Approaches to Twentieth-Century Travel Literature in French: history, genre, theory (Peter Lang, 2006), and I have published articles on the subjects of travel, exile, colonialism and postcolonialism. I am currently working on representations of travel and postcolonial identity in the visual or multimedia arts of photography, video, installation and performance art.