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Dr Peter Hawkins

Dr Peter Hawkins

Dr Peter Hawkins
MA(Lond)

Senior Research Fellow in French

19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Research summary

His research interests are contemporary French Society and Culture, Critical Theory, Post-colonial literatures in French, Chanson française and French Cinema.  His book: Chanson: the French singer-songwriter from Aristide Bruand to the present day was published by Ashgate in December 2000.

His current research focuses on the Franco-Monegasque singer-songwriter Leo Ferre (1916-1993). In 2013 he released a double CD of translations of the artist's best known songs and performed them in a series of concerts in Bristol, London and Sheffield, supported by the University of Bristol fund for Impact and Public Engagement. Details are available from his website www.onemanchanson ...

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Biography

Peter Hawkins joined the Department of French in 1968, and held temporary posts at the University of Benin, Nigeria, (1977-79) and at the Université de la Réunion (1994-97). He was made Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques in 1998 and promoted Officier in 2009.

He was president of ASCALF, the Association for the Study of Caribbean and African Literature in French, 1989-94 and 1997-2000 and Vice-President 2000-2002.  In 2002 the association was re-launched as the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS).

He retired in January 2008 and was appointed Senior Research Fellow. He was awarded a PhD on ...

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Recent publications

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