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Kirsty Bennett

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Kirsty Bennett

Languages and Culture

Bowland North



My Role

I am a third-year PhD candidate and associate tutor in the Department of Languages and Cultures

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Thesis Title

Rewriting the Legacy of Isabelle Eberhardt in North Africa


Research Interests

Postcolonial literature; Middle East/North Africa history

Current Teaching

DELC 211: Understanding Culture [2016-2019]

DELC French in Context 100/101: Revolution and Romanticism [2018-2019]

DELC French in Context 100/101: Colonialism [2017-2018]


Texts in Time [University of Sussex, School of English, 2012-2014]

Widening Participation seminars [University of Sussex, School of English, 2012-2014]

Period of English Literature 1750-1880 [University of Sussex, School of English, 2011-2013]

Research Grants

2018 Yves Hervouet Fund £850 - research and travel grant for fieldwork in Algeria

2018 Royal Historical Society £150 - travel grant for fieldwork in Algeria

2017 FASS [Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Lancaster University] £500 - research training grant for archival research & intensive Arabic course in Rabat, Morocco

2013 University of Sussex £1,200 - archival research grant for CAOM archives in Aix-en-Provence


MPhil Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures, University of Sussex [2014]

BA English Literature, University of Sussex [2008]

Additional Information

My PhD is fully funded by a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences [FASS] studentship at Lancaster University.

Web Links


Souf is a blog about my Isabelle Eberhardt research and travels. 

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