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Dr Ruth Bush

Dr Ruth Bush

Dr Ruth Bush
BA, MSc, DPhil

Lecturer in French

19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 92 88799

Research summary

Research:

 

My research bridges African and African diasporic print cultures in French and in English, book history and cultural studies. I have an abiding interest how archival methods and close textual analysis can be combined to explore the structural inequalities and institutions that shape cultural production, and the circulation of knowledge more broadly between the global South and global North. This has led to research on topics such as post-war publishing history, African women’s magazines, Pan-African festivals, and writing by authors including Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Malick Fall, and Amos Tutuola. My recent publications include a monograph, Publishing Africa in ...

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Biography

My research focuses on African and African diasporic print cultures in French and in English, book history and cultural studies. I am particularly interested in how cultural production (from novels to magazines and spoken word poetry) circulates between the global South and the global North, and the implications of this circulation for questions of aesthetic form and political agency.  

My first book, Publishing Africa in French (Liverpool University Press, 2016), explored the impact of France’s declining Empire on ideas of aesthetic and political value. Based on original archival research, it maps the decisions made by publishers, editors, translators, and ...

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