Professor David Murphy

Head Of School Of Humanities

School of Humanities

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.

Publications

[Book review] : Senegalese Stagecraft: Decolonizing Theater-Making in Francophone Africa. Brian Valente-Quinn. Performance Works.
 Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2021. 
208 pp.
Murphy David
French Studies (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/knac199
From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean : Fréjus and Marseilles as alternative capitals of Black France?
Murphy David
Lieux de mémoire et océan géographie littéraire de la mémoire transatlantique aux XXe et XXIe siècles (2022) (2022)
White Thinking : Behind the Mask of Racial Identity
Murphy David, Ní Loingsigh Aedîn, Johnston Cristina, Thuram Lilian
(2021)
French football legend Lilian Thuram tackles the scourge of white thinking in new book
Murphy David
(2021)
My Black Stars : From Lucy to Barack Obama
Murphy David, Thuram Lilian, Dubois Laurent
(2021)
Representations of the tirailleur sénégalais and World War 1
Murphy David
Visualizing Empire Africa, Europe, and the Politics of Representation (2021) (2021)

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