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Dr Karine Deslandes

Head of MFL and SL in French


Dr Karine Deslandes, Lecturer of French at The University of Buckingham, top UK university for student satisfactionKarine has been a full-time lecturer in French at The University of Buckingham since September 2009. She is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Modern Foreign Languages. She studied English and German at the University François Rabelais in Tours (France), where she is from. She then obtained a Master’s by Research in Irish Studies at the University of La Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, and went on to do a PhD at the University of Ulster, where she taught French at all levels for eight years. She also taught in various secondary schools and private language schools in Northern Ireland. Her research interest lies in French politics and more particularly in Franco-Irish/British relations.


Monographs / edited volumes

  • Regard français sur le conflit nord-irlandais, Studies in Franco-Irish Relations series (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2013), 256 pp. [reviewed in Etudes Irlandaises 39.1, 229-231, 2014]. ISBN: 978-3-631-64593-2
  • Civil War and Narrative: Testimony, Historiography, Memory, edited by Karine Deslandes, Fabrice Mourlon and Bruno Tribout (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). ISBN: 978-3-319-61178-5

Refereed articles and book chapters

  • ‘Immixtion du conflit nord-irlandais dans la vie politique française: le reportage des grèves de la faim en 1981 dans L’Humanité et Libération’, Études Irlandaises 35.1, 55-67 (2010).
  • ‘L’Humanité et Libération: porte-parole français de la rébellion irlandaise?’, in Y. Bévant, A. Goarzin & G. Neville (eds), France, Ireland and Rebellion, 115-132 (Rennes : Tir, 2011).
  • ‘Les années noires en Irlande du Nord : la mémoire collective française des Troubles (1968-1998) à travers le reportage des journalistes français’, in S. Mikowski (ed.), Histoire et mémoire en France et en Irlande / History and Memory in France and Ireland, 210-236 (Reims : ÉPURE, 2011).
  • ‘Ian Paisley: Generating French Perceptions of an Ulster Loyalist Leader’, in B. Keatinge & M. Pierce (eds), France and Ireland in the Public Imagination, Reimagining Ireland series Vol.55, 115-132 (Bern: Peter Lang, 2014)
  • ‘French Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Peace Process and the Good Friday/ Belfast Agreement’. Open Library of Humanities, 4(1): 28, 1-28 (2018).
  • ‘Conflict in Translation? Narrating Northern Ireland in the French Press’, in O. O’Hanlon & Aoife Whelan (eds), Freedom of Speech in Time of Conflict (Oxford: Peter Lang, forthcoming)
  • ‘Sorj Chalandon’ and ‘Serge July’ entries, in M. Abecassis, M. Block, G. Ledegen & M. Penalver Vicea (eds), Le grain de la voix dans le monde anglophone et francophone, Modern French Identities Vol. 130, The Voices Project, 251 & 269 (Oxford : Peter Lang, 2019)

Selected Conference Papers and Research Seminars

  • ‘Les difficultés de reportage en Irlande du Nord : les journalistes français face à la manipulation, la désinformation et la guerre de propagande’, research seminar, School of Literature and Languages, University of Ulster, 2007.
  • ‘Immixtion du conflit nord-irlandais dans la vie politique française: le cas des grèves de la faim de 1981’, research seminar, University of Ulster, 2008.
  • ‘Perception de l’IRA dans les quotidiens de gauche Libération and L’Humanité’, Association for Franco-Irish Studies 5th annual Conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 2009.
  • ‘La mémoire collective française du conflit nord-irlandais’, Association for Franco-Irish Studies 6th annual conference, University of Reims, France, 2010.
  • ‘De Dr No à Mr Yes: Ian Paisley dans la presse française’, Association for Franco-Irish Studies 8th annual conference, University of Limerick, Ireland, 2012.
  • ‘Les origines des Troubles nord-irlandais dans la presse nationale française : un reportage ambigu’, ADEFFI (Association des Etudes Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande) 16th annual conference, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2014.
  • ‘Conflict in Translation? Narrating Northern Ireland in the French Press’, NPHFI (Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland) annual conference, National Library of Ireland, Dublin, 2016.

Email: karine.deslandes@buckingham.ac.uk

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