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Nicola Cooper <email@example.com>
University of Swansea, UK
French Colonialism in general, and French Indochina specifically; France and Algeria, migration in France, legacies of Empire; the French Foreign Legion, colonial troops, disciplinary military units, conflict and culture studies, colonial wars.
|Address:||School of Arts
Swansea, Wales SA2 8PP
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-French-Colonial
|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
European History / Studies
Professor of French Cultural and Historical Studies, University of Swansea, UK.
B.A. (Hons), M.A., PhD (Warwick University)
France in Indochina: Colonial Encounters (Oxford: Berg, 2001)
Cooper, N., and Chafer, A., (eds) “Colonialism and Postcolonialism”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol 11, no. 2, 2003.
“Urban Planning and Architecture in Colonial Indochina”, French Cultural Studies, February 2000.
“Stop la Violence: Responses to Delinquency and Urban Violence in Contemporary France”, Modern and Contemporary France, February 2000.
“(En)gendering Indochina: Feminisation and Female Figurings in French Colonial Discourses, Women’s International Studies Forum, December 2000.
"Living the Dream: Settler responses to Colonial Indochina" in Journal of Romance Studies, November 2004.
"Dien Bien Phu: 50 Years On" in Modern and Contemporary France, November 2004.
“Heroes and Martyrs: the Changing Mythical status of the French Army during the Franco-Indochinese War”, in Kelly, D., and Holman, V., France at War in the Twentieth Century: Myth, Metaphor, Propaganda (Oxford: Berghahn, 2000).
“Investigating Indochina: Travel Journalism and France’s Civilising Mission”, in Burdett, C., and Duncan, D., Cultural Encounters: European Travel Writing in the 1930s (Oxford: Berghahn, 2002).
“French Indochina”, in The Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2002).
“French Colonial Thought”, in An Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003).
“Making Indochina French: Promoting the Empire through Education”, Evans, M., (ed.) Empire and Culture (London: Palgrave, 2004).
"Disturbing the Colonial Order: Dystopia and Disillusionment in Indochina" in Robson, K., and Yee, J., Cultural Representations of Indochina (Lexington; Lexington University Press, 2005).
'The French Foreign Legion: Forging Transnational Identities and Meanings' French Cultural Studies, 17:3, 2006, 269-84.
'Colonial Humanism in the 1930s: the Case of Andree Viollis', French Cultural Studies, 17:2, 2006, 189-205.
The French Foreign Legion: Myths, Maculinities, Mystique (UWP/University of Chicago Press)
Grandeur et servitudes coloniales (Paris: L'Harmattan)
'La Mere-Patrie and Maternalism' in Fischer-Tine and Gehrmann (eds) Empires and Boundaries (NY: Routledge)
'Days of Glory: Veterans, Reparation and National Memory' in The Journal of War and Culture Studies, 1:1, 2007.
Special issue on Jean Baudrillard, French Cultural Studies, Autumn 2008.
Co-editor: Journal of War and Culture Studies
Associate Editor: French Cultural Studies
Editorial Board: Journal of Francophone Postcolonial Studies
Editorial Board: University of Wales Press French and Francophone Studies series
France and Algeria
Legacies of Empire
MA in Conflict Studies
MA in Colonialism
War and Culture Studies
French Cultural Studies
Major Current Research Projects:
Tianjin Under Nine Flags: Comparative Colonialisms
French Decolonisation in Transnational Perspectives
Resonance and Retrospection: Sensory Perceptions of War
Bat D'Af: Disciplining and Punishing in the French Empire