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Manu Braganca

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Languages, Cultures & Linguis
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: + 353 1 716
Email: manu.braganca@ucd.ie

Biography

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 Open Cultural Studies(De Gruyter), an editor of H-France, and a Committee Member of the United Kingdom Sartre Society (UKSS) and the ADEFFI.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: British Academy Award for the 'France, Vichy and Me' project (2014-2016)

Associations

Association: ASMCF (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France), Function/Role: member
Association: ADEFFI (Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande), Function/Role: ordinary member
Association: UKSS (United Kingdom Sartre Society), Function/Role: committee member
       

Committees

Committee : H-France
Committee : Open Cultural Studies (De Gruyter, journal)
Committee : UKSS (United Kingdom Sartre Society)
Committee : ADEFFI (Association des etudes francaises et francophones d'Irlande)
 

Education

Year 2010 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
   

Outreach Activities

TV interview on memories of the Second World War (Northern Television, NVTV)
Newpaper articles for The Conversation France and The Conversation USA, republished in The New Republic, Le Point, Sud Ouest, Scroll In, etc:



- The curious history of Mein Kampf in France, The Conversation US (5 July 2016):
https://theconversation.com/the-curious-history-of-mein-kampf-in-france-58196


- La curieuse histoire de Mein Kampf en France, The Conversation France (9 June 2016):
http://www.lepoint.fr/histoire/la-curieuse-histoire-de-mein-kampf-en-version-francaise-10-06-2016-2045729_1615.php


- Un village français: les clefs d'un succès, The Conversation France (20 September 2015):
https://theconversation.com/un-village-francais-les-clefs-dun-succes-46367

 
 
 

 
 

Journals Edited

Modern And Contemporary France: Reviewer.
Modern And Contemporary France: Editorial Board member.
Journal Of European Studies: Reviewer.
French Studies Bulletin: Co-Editor.
Modern And Contemporary France: Co-Editor.
 

Publications

Books

M. Braganca (2019) Hitler in French History and Fiction (monograph). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2012) La crise allemande du roman français, 1945-1949 (Modern French Identities series). Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Book Chapters

M. Braganca and P. Tame (UK) (2018) 'The Long Aftermath of the Long Second World War' In: M. Braganca and P. Tame (UK) (eds). The Long Aftermath. New York: Berghahn Books. , pp.1-19 [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Fransiska Louwagie (UK) (2018) 'Introduction: Ego-histories, France and the Second World War' In: Manuel Braganca and Fransiska Louwagie (eds). Ego-Histories of France and the Second World War: Writing Vichy. Basinkstoke: Palgrave. , pp.1-15 [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Fransiska Louwagie (UK) (2018) 'Cross-perspectives on ego-history' In: Manuel Braganca and Fransiska Louwagie (eds). Ego-histories of France and the Second World War: Writing Vichy. Basingstoke: Palgrave. , pp.290-310 [Details]
Manuel Braganca, Fransiska Louwagie (UK), and Robert O. Paxton (USA) (2018) 'Interview with Robert O. Paxton, on the writing of history and ego-history' In: Manuel Braganca and Fransiska Louwagie (UK) (eds). Ego-Histories of France and the Second World War: Writing Vichy. Basingstoke: Palgrave. , pp.17-23 [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2018) 'Sans Antonio, Hitler et ses Doubles' In: Dominique Jeannerod (UK) (eds). Sans Antonio International. Limoges: Presses Universitaires de Limoges. [Details]
Manuel Bragance and Peter Tame (UK) (2016) 'The Long Aftermath of the Long Second World War' In: Manuel Bragance and Peter Tame (UK) (eds). The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016. Oxford: Berghahn Books. , pp.1-19 Available Online [Details]
Peter Tame, Dominique Jeannerod, Manuel Braganca (2013) 'conclusion' In: Peter Tame, Dominique Jeannerod, Manuel Braganca (eds). Mnemosyne and Mars. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. , pp.361-367 [Details]
Peter Tame, Dominique Jeannerod, Manuel Braganca (2013) 'introduction' In: Peter Tame, Dominique Jeannerod, Manuel Braganca (eds). Mnemosyne and Mars. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. , pp.1-9 Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2013) 'Deconstructing the good German in post-WWII French best-sellers' In: P. O'Dochartaigh, C. Schonfeld (eds). Representing the Good German in Literature and Culture after 1945: Altruism and Moral Ambiguity. New York: Camden House. , pp.170-183 [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2011) 'Sartre and His Literary Alter Ego Mathieu in Les Chemins de la liberté (1938¿49): From the Roads to an Abstract Freedom to the Roads of Authenticity' In: Gert Hofmann, Rachel MagShamhráin, Marko Pajevic, Michael Shields (eds). German and European Poetics after the Holocaust: Crisis and Creativity. New York: Camden House. , pp.219-235 [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Steven Wilson (2011) 'Echange dans et par l'espace littéraire' In: Manuel Braganca and Steven Wilson (eds). E/Change. Oxford: Peter Lang. , pp.1--8 [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2011) 'Le survivant de la Shoah et les autres: des échanges nécessaires et impossibles?' In: Manuel Braganca and Steven Wilson (eds). E/Change. Oxford: Peter Lang. , pp.147-165 [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2010) 'Rethinking German identity after the Nazi experience: French memories of Germans in Sartre¿s Roads to freedom' In: Adrian Mirvish, Adrian Van Den Hoven (eds). New Perspectives on Sartre. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. , pp.384-402 [Details]

Edited Books

M. Braganca & P. Tame (Ed.). (2018) The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016. New York: Berghahn Books. Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Fransiska Louwagie (UK) (Ed.). (2018) Ego-Histories of France and the Second World War: Writing Vichy. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Peter Tame (Ed.). (2016) The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016. Oxford: Berghahn Books. Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Owen Heathcote (Ed.). (2016) Penser la violence en France au XXIe siècle - Modern & Contemporary France, a special issue. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Gavin Bowd (UK) (Ed.). (2015) Penser la guerre au XXIe siècle - a special issue of French Studies Bulletin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available Online [Details]
Peter Tame, Dominique Jeannerod, Manuel Braganca (Ed.). (2013) Mnemosyne and Mars: Artistic and Cultural Representations of Twentieth-Century Europe at War. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Steven Wilson (Ed.). (2011) E/change: transitions et transactions dans la littérature française. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Manuel Braganca and Owen Heathcote (2016) 'Penser la violence en France au XXIe siècle'. Modern and Contemporary France, 24 (4):351-361. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2016) 'Entre peurs et impatiences'. Modern and Contemporary France, 24 (4):441-442. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca and Gavin Bowd (UK) (2015) 'Penser la guerre au XXIe siècle'. French Studies Bulletin, 36 (137):68-70. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2015) 'Moving beyond the rhetoric of provocation: the French and the Second World War in the novels of the Hussards'. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 8 (3):228-239. [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2015) 'Faire parler les morts: sur Jan karski et la controverse Lanzmann-Haenel'. Modern and Contemporary France, 23 (1):35-46. [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2014) 'Vichy, un passé qui ne passe pas?'. French Cultural Studies, (3-4):309-319. [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2014) 'Ecrire le passé, entre histoire et littérature?'. French Studies Bulletin, 35 (133):88-91. [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2012) 'Le survivant de la Shoah face au texte de fiction: l'exemple d'Anna Lanfus'. French Cultural Studies, 23 (1):79-90. [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2012) 'Le 'bon Allemand' dans le roman français de l'immédiat après-Seconde Guerre mondiale: une erreur de casting?'. Modern and Contemporary France, 18 (3):329-342. [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2009) 'Distinguer appropriation et instrumentalisation de la Résistance'. French Studies Bulletin, 30 (113):82-84. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Manuel Braganca (2011) 'Faire plus avec moins: De l'ère du soupçon à l'ère néo-oulipienne' Mot Dit 6 :44-46. [Details]
                 

Invited papers

Manu Braganca - Royal Holloway University of London (2017) Hitler's French Literary Afterlives. Invited papers [Details]
       

Newspaper Articles

Manuel Braganca (2016) The Curious History of Mein Kampf in France. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2016) La curieuse histoire de Mein Kampf en langue française. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2015) Un village français: les clefs d'un succès. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
       

Invited Seminars

Manuel Braganca (2014) Misconceptions of history - QUB Conflict Seminar Series. Invited Seminars [Details]
Manu Braganca - UCD SLCL Research Seminar (2017) Theoretical Reflections on Historical Characters in Fiction. Invited Seminars [Details]
Manuel Braganca - Institute of Historical Studies, London (2016) Hitler in French fiction, 1945-2015. Invited Seminars [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2013) Making the dead speak - Leicester Holocaust Seminar series. Invited Seminars [Details]
     

Invited Lectures

Manuel Braganca - Nottingham Trent Symposium (2014) Where we fly - - Nottingham Trent Symposium. Invited Lectures [Details]
   

Book Reviews

Manuel Braganca (2008) 2008 - Gérard Wormser (2005). Jean-Paul Sartre, du mythe à l'histoire. Lyon: Sens public. Book Reviews [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2011) J. Loehr, les grandes notions littéraires (2010). Book Reviews [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2012) O. Wieviroka, Divided memory (2012). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2012) S. Coombes, The Early Sartre (2008). Book Reviews [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2012) Carrefours de la sociocritique (2009). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2013) The French Republic. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2013) N. Delanoe, D'une petite rafle provençale (2013). Book Reviews Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2013) Floriane Schneider, Shoah : Dans l¿atelier de la mémoire. Book Reviews Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2013) Framing Narratives of the Second World War (M. Atack; C. Lloyd). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2013) J. Ferrette, les sociologues sous Vichy (2012). Book Reviews Available Online [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2014) M. Dambre, Mémoires occupées (2013). Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2015) France since 1815. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                             

Review Articles

Manuel Braganca (2011) French literature, 1945-1999. Review Articles [Details]
Manuel Braganca (2012) French literature, 1945-1999. Review Articles [DOI] [Details]
                                   

Research

Research Interests

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    • French and European memories of WWII
    • Reception theory
    • Literature of war
    • Autobiography, ego-history, intellectual history, historiography
    • Fiction and Emotions
    • Jean-Paul Sartre, Claude Lanzmann, Romain Gary, Anna Langfus, the Hussards (Antoine Blondin, Roger Nimier, Jacques Laurent), Yannick Haenel

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-20
   

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My aim as a teacher is to encourage students to think critically.

Modules Coordinated

201700   FR20040     French: French Language II b
201700   FR20220     French: World War 2 in French Culture
201700   FR20180     French: La France d'aujourd'hui

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

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External Collaborators

Dr Gavin Bowd, University of St Andrews, UK
Dr Fransiska Louwagie, University of Leicester, UK
Professor Denis Peschanski, University of Paris I - Sorbonne, France