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Nicki Hitchcott

Associate Professor and Reader in African Francophone Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Research Summary

I work on postcolonial literatures in French, particularly writing by women from sub-Saharan Africa. I am currently working on two projects. The first analyzes fictional responses to the 1994 Rwanda… read more

Recent Publications

  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2014. Memorial Stories: Commemorating the Rwanda Genocide through Fiction. In: ELTRINGHAM, N. and MACLEAN, P., eds., Remembering Genocide Routledge. (In Press.)
  • HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., eds., 2014. Francophone Afropean Literatures Liverpool University Press.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2014. Sex and the Afropean City: Léonora Miano's Blues pour Elise. In: HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., eds., Francophone Afropean Literatures Liverpool University Press. 124-137
  • HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., 2014. Introduction: Francophone Afropeans. In: HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., eds., Francophone Afropean Literatures 1-13

Current Research

I work on postcolonial literatures in French, particularly writing by women from sub-Saharan Africa. I am currently working on two projects. The first analyzes fictional responses to the 1994 Rwanda genocide. You can read more about this project on my research website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/french/research/rwanda.aspx

The second project focuses on contemporary fiction by 'Afropean' writers such as Léonora Miano, Alain Mabanckou and Samy Tchak. Dominic Thomas (UCLA) and I have just completed an edited volume, Francophone Afropean Literatures, which will combine scholarly articles with original short pieces by a number of Afropean authors. The volume will be published by Liverpool University Press in Spring 2014.

I have supervised 12 research degrees to successful completion on various aspects of postcolonial Francophone literature and welcome enquiries from students interested in this area.

I am President of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies http://www.sfps.ac.uk and General Editor of Francophone Postcolonial Studies (published by Liverpool University Press).

Past Research

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I have published on African women's writing in French; migrant writers in Paris; Calixthe Beyala; textual ownership in francophone Africa and fictional responses to the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

Future Research

I am developing my research on the 1994 Rwanda genocide into a book-length project provisionally entitled Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994. I have recently been awarded a 12-month Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust to allow me to complete this project.

  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2014. Memorial Stories: Commemorating the Rwanda Genocide through Fiction. In: ELTRINGHAM, N. and MACLEAN, P., eds., Remembering Genocide Routledge. (In Press.)
  • HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., eds., 2014. Francophone Afropean Literatures Liverpool University Press.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2014. Sex and the Afropean City: Léonora Miano's Blues pour Elise. In: HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., eds., Francophone Afropean Literatures Liverpool University Press. 124-137
  • HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., 2014. Introduction: Francophone Afropeans. In: HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., eds., Francophone Afropean Literatures 1-13
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2014. Rwanda, Ethnopolitics and Fiction Francophone Postcolonial Studies. (In Press.)
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2013. Between remembering and forgetting: (in)visible Rwanda in Gilbert Gatore's 'Le Passé devant soi' Research in African Literatures. 44(2), 76-90
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2012. Benjamin Sehene vs Father Wenceslas Munyeshyaka: the fictional trial of a genocide priest Journal of African Cultural Studies. 24(1), 21-34
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2011. Calixthe Beyala. In: HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR AND EMMANUEL K. AKYEAMPONG, ed., Dictionary of African Biography Oxford University Press.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2009. A Global African Commemoration - Rwanda: ecrire par devoir de memoire Forum for Modern Language Studies. VOL 45(NUMBER 2), 151-161
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2009. Travels in inhumanity: Veronique Tadjo's tourism in Rwanda French Cultural Studies. 20(2), 149-164
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2009. Writing on bones: commemorating genocide in Boubacar Boris Diop's Murambi Research in African Literatures. 40(3), 48-61
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2006. Calixthe Beyala: performances of migration Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
  • HARGREAVES, A.G., HITCHCOTT, N. and THOMAS, D., eds., 2006. Textual Ownership in Francophone African Writing [Special issue of Research in African Literatures, 37(1)] Bloomington, IN.: University of Indiana Press.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2006. Calixthe Beyala: Prizes, Plagiarism, and "Authenticity" Research in African Literatures. VOL 37(NUMB 1), 100-109
  • HITCHCOTT, N and HAIGH, S., eds., 2005. Black Paris (special issue of Journal of Romance Studies) Oxford : Berghahn Books.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2004. Calixthe Beyala: black face(s) on French TV Modern and Contemporary France. 12(4), 473-482
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2004. Telling Tales: Calixthe Beyala's Les arbres en parlent encore Dalhousie French Studies. VOL 68, 17-26
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2003. Comment cuisiner son mari à l'africaine: Calixthe Beyala's Recipes for Migrant Identity French Cultural Studies. 14(2), 211-220
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2003. Review of Donadey, A, Recasting Postcolonialism: Women Writing Between Worlds Modern and Contemporary France. 11(1), 88-9
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2003. 'The Death of the Native' Francophone Postcolonial Studies. 1.2, 70-71
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2002. Entries on African woman writers. In: MAJUMDAR, M.A., ed., Francophone Studies: the Essential Glossary London : Arnold.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2002. Looking for Elsewhere: "Imagined Communities" in Calixthe Beyala's Fiction. In: MURPHY, D. and NI LOINGSIGH, A., eds., Thresholds of Otherness/Autrement Memes London: Grant and Cutler. 27-285
  • OFFORD, M., IBNLFASSI, L., HITCHCOTT, N., HAIGH, S. and CHAPMAN, R.A. (EDS), 2001. Francophone literatures : a literary and linguistic companion London : Routledge.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2001. Emily Apter, Continental Drift: From National Characters to Virtual Subjects Modern Language Review. VOL 96(PART 1), 214
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2001. Migrating Genders in Calixthe Beyala's Fiction. In: IRELAND, S. and PROULX, P. J., eds., Immigrant Narratives in Contemporary France Westport, CT. : Greenwood Press. 177-185
  • HITCHCOTT, N. (ED.), 2001. Gender and Francophone Writing, (special issue of Nottingham French Studies) Nottingham : University of Nottingham.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2000. Women writers in Francophone Africa Oxford : Berg.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 2000. A Daughter of Isis: The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi translated by SHERIF HETATA Journal of Modern African Studies. VOL 38(PART 4), 722
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1999. Review of Oyewumi,O, The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourse Women's Philosophy Review. 21(1999), 72-73
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1999. Review of Waelti-Walters, J., Jeanne Hyvrard: Theorist of the Modern World Women's Philosophy Review. 19, 75-77
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1998. J. Scherer, Le Theatre en Afrique noire francophone French Studies. VOL 52(NUMBER 4), 489
  • HITCHCOTT,N.M., 1998. Cautionary Affairs: Women in Francophone Africa (re)write the Popular Romance Institute of Romance Studies. Journal. 5, 241-250
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1997. African "Herstory: The Feminist Reader and the African Autobiographical Voice Research in African Literatures. VOL 28(NUMBER 2), 16-33
  • HITCHCOTT,N.M., 1997. La problematique du feminisme dans la litterature francophone des femmes africaines Litterealite. 9(I), 33-42
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1997. Female Sexuality and Family Romance: Tanella Boni's Une Vie de crabe. In: Black Accents: Writing in French from Africa, Mauritius and the Caribbean Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. 97-107
  • HITCHCOTT, N. M., 1997. C. Bonn and A. Rothe, eds, Litterature maghrebine et litterature mondiale French Studies. VOL 51(NUMBER 4), 525
  • HITCHCOTT,N.M., 1997. "She's not a feminist, but ...": Francophone African Women's Writing and Feminist Ideology ASCALF Yearbook. 2, 18-27
  • HITCHCOTT,N.M., 1997. Review of Eldred Durosimi Jones and Marjorie Jones (eds), New Trends and Generations in African Literature Bulletin of Francophone Africa. 11, 118-119
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1997. Calixthe Beyala and the Post-Colonial Woman. In: Post-Colonial Cultures in France Routledge, London and New York. 211-225
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1996. John Conteh-Morgan, Theatre and Drama in Francophone Africa Modern Language Review. VOL 91(NUMBER 1), 236
  • HITCHCOTT, N. and IBNLFASSI, L. (EDS), 1996. African francophone writing : a critical introduction Oxford : Berg, 1996.
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1996. "Confidently Feminine?" Sexual Role-Play in the Novels of Mariama Ba;. In: African Francophone Writing: a Critical Introduction 139-152
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1995. Entretien avec Tanella Boni ASCALF Bulletin. 10, 3-13
  • HITCHCOTT, N., 1993. African Oedipus? Paragraph. 16(1), 59-67

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