Dr Claire MacLeod Peters

Dr Claire MacLeod Peters

Department of Modern Languages
Teaching Fellow

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I specialise in contemporary French film and fiction, with particular interests in representations of Paris, memories of the Holocaust and the Algerian war, postcolonial theory and various aspects of twentieth-century French thought.


After completing my undergraduate studies in 2006 I did my MA in French and Francophone Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. I taught Media and Cultural Theory for a year at Birmingham City University, before coming to Birmingham. I have been working on my PhD, looking at the relationship between memory and representations of urban space in contemporary French films and fiction.


My research looks at representations of urban space as a privileged site for the analysis of memories of both the Holocaust and the Algerian War in France, contributing to a growing field contesting the separation of metropolitan and colonial histories.