Professor David Murphy

French

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

Anti-colonialism
Murphy David
Postcolonial Realms of Memory (2019) (2019)
Les tirailleurs sénégalais
Murphy David
Postcolonial Realms of Memory (2019) (2019)
Communisme et anticolonialisme: sur Lamine Senghor : entretien avec David Murphy
Murphy David
ContreTemps: Revue de Critique Communiste (2019)
Inside Dakar's Musée Dynamique : reflections on culture and the state in postcolonial Senegal
Murphy David, Vincent Cédric
World Art Vol 9, pp. 81-97 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1080/21500894.2018.1493532
Introduction : carnivals, festivals, and pan-Africanism
Jaji Tsitsi, Munro Martin, Murphy David
World Art Vol 9, pp. 1-3 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1080/21500894.2018.1479298
Performing global African culture and citizenship : major pan-African cultural festivals from Dakar '66 to FESTAC '77
Murphy David
Tate Papers Vol 30 (2018)

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