Hugh Hiscock


Twitter: @hhiscock1

Previous Education

I completed my undergraduate and Masters degrees at Liverpool before starting my PhD in October 2014

Thesis Title

‘The Afterlives of Algeria in Contemporary France: Literary Narratives and Contested Spaces of Memory’


Professor Kate Marsh, Dr Jonathan Lewis and Dr Ian Magedera

Research Summary

My thesis examines contemporary literary narratives that interpret lasting legacies in France of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962) and decolonization. This involves setting analysis of literary texts in a context of often fractious political debate regarding commemoration of France’s colonial past.

Research Interests

Francophone Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Memory, Contemporary literature in France and the Francophone world


‘Recovering and Mapping Harki Memory through Narrative’, Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, 7.1 (2016)