Dr Manu Braganca

Telephone: 028 9097 3287

Email: m.braganca@qub.ac.uk

Link to my full profile

My academic background is in French history (Research Masters awarded with a distinction, Université Paris-Ouest) and French literature and culture (PhD, QUB), and my research spans two main areas: French historiography and memories of the Second World War; and the links between ideology, fiction and emotions. Broadly speaking, my methodology combines cultural history, narratology, and reader-response criticism.

I am on the editorial board of the journal Modern & Contemporary France (Taylor & Francis), an editor of H-France, and a Committee Member of the United Kingdom Sartre Society (UKSS).

Current project:

France, Vichy an Me

British Academy-funded project

Select publications (since 2014):


The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016

(Berghahn, Oxford). Co-editor and co-author of the introduction with Dr Peter Tame.

 • ‘Penser la violence au XXIe siècle’

Modern & Contemporary France (Taylor & Francis, forthcoming). Co-editor and co-author of the introduction with Dr Owen Heathcote (University of Bradford).



 • ‘Moving Beyond the Rhetoric of Provocation: The French and World War II in the Novels of the Hussards (1949–1954)

Journal of War & Culture Studies, 8-3 (Taylor & Francis)

• ‘Faire parler les morts : sur Jan Karski et la controverse Lanzmann-Haenel’

Modern & Contemporary France, 18-3 (Taylor & Francis);


• ‘Penser la Guerre au XXIe siècle

French Studies Bulletin, 36-137 (Oxford University Press). Co-editor and co-author of the introduction with Dr Gavin Bowd (St Andrews).



 • ‘Vichy, un passé qui ne passe pas?

French Cultural Studies (SAGE : November 2014), pp. 309-319;