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Dr Ruth Bush

Dr Ruth Bush

Dr Ruth Bush
BA, MSc, DPhil

Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature

Office 1.64, 19 Woodland Road
19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 92 88799

Research summary



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, literary translation, African women’s magazines, Pan-African festivals, and writing by authors including Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Malick Fall, and Amos Tutuola. My monograph, Publishing Africa in French: Literary ...

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