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Dr Joseph Ford, BA (Hons), MA (Res), PhD

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Room number: A6, Elvet Riverside I

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I came to Durham in October 2016, as a Teaching Fellow in Francophone Literature, having previously been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds' Humanities Research Institute. I studied both as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Leeds and was a part-time tutor in the department of French. Between 2015-16, I worked as a Lecteur in Paris and was awarded my PhD in Francophone Algerian literature in July 2016.

Research and Teaching Interests

My thesis focused pimarily on contemporary Algerian literature in French and what has become known as the Algerian Civil War of the 1990s, but I have broad research and teaching interests in Francophone Literature from across North Africa. My wider research interests are in Camus, Postcolonial Studies, and French and Francophone intellectuals of the 20th century more generally. 

I have begun to publish elements of my thesis as journal articles and chapters (see below). These include reflections on the contemporary Algerian writers: Mustapha Benfodil, Salim Bachi and Kamel Daoud. 

Selected Publications

Book review

Chapter in book

  • Ford, Joseph (2017). Kamel Daoud: (im)possibilités de lecture. In Le Cas Kamel Daoud. Laouari, Boukhalfa Tizi Ouzou, Algeria: Editions Frantz Fanon. forthcoming.

Edited Journal

Journal Article

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