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Dr Gavin Bowd, Reader & Head of Department

Dr Gavin BowdContact Information

gpb@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 463643
Office: Buchanan 109

Module surgery hours:
Mon, Wed 11-12 

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

My teaching and research deals with aspects of modern and contemporary French culture and politics. I am also interested in France’s relations with Romania, Madagascar and Britain, as well as in these countries specifically.

Honours modules taught:

  • FR3059/4160: From One War to Another. French culture, politics and society 1914-1945
  • FR3063/4164: De Gaulle and Since. French culture, politics and society from 1945 to the present.

Current research projects:

  • (with Dan Clayton) Impure and worldly geography: Pierre Gourou and Tropicality
  • British and French Communism 1920-1991
  • Red Africa
  • Patrick Leigh Fermor and Romania

Publications

La double culture de Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo. Entre Latins et Scythes
Bowd, G. P. 2017 Paris: L'Harmattan. 211 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Mémoires d'Outre-France
Bowd, G. P. 2016 Paris: Equateurs. 190 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

The Last Communard: Adrien Lejeune, the unexpected life of a revolutionary
Bowd, G. P. 2016 London and New York: Verso. 182 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

La Vie culturelle dans la France occupée 1914-1918
Bowd, G. P. Mar 2014 L'Harmattan. 306 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Un géographe français et la Roumanie. Emmanuel de Martonne (1873-1955)
Bowd, G. P. 2012 L'Harmattan. 217 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Les guerres et les mots du general Paul Azan
Bowd, G. P. 2010 Paris: L'Harmattan. 237 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

La France et la Roumanie communiste
Bowd, G. P. 2009 L'Harmattan. 391 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Paul Morand si Romania
Bowd, G. P. 2008 Editura Corint. 263 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Le dernier communard, Adrien Lejeune
Bowd, G. P. 2007 L'Harmattan. 190 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Comintern Cadre. The Passion of Allan Eaglesham
Bowd, G. P. 2006 Socialist History Society. 38 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Le Monde de Houellebecq
Bowd, G. P. 2006 University of Glasgow French and German Publications. 286 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Memoria razboiului, 1941-1945, (The memory of the 1941-1945 war)
Bowd, G. P. 2006 Pro Historia, Bucharest. 143 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Grounding a World: Essays on the work of Kenneth White: the St Andrews Symposium organised by Gavin Bowd and Charles Forsdick at the University of St Andrews, 10-11 October 2003
Bowd, G. P. & Forsdick, C. 2005 Alba Editions. 226 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Paul Morand et la Roumanie
Bowd, G. P. 2002 L'Harmattan. 152 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

L'Interminable enterrement. Le communisme et les intellectuels français depuis 1956
Bowd, G. P. 1999 Diagraphe. 220 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

From Hatred to Hybridization: The German Language in Occupied France, 1914-1918
Bowd, G. P. 2016 Languages and the First World War. Communicating in a Transnational War. Declercq, C. & Walker, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 190-208 28 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Fortify the Cheviots!': the Nazis and the Scottish Nationalists
Bowd, G. P. 2015 Fighting for Britain?: Negotiating Identities in Britain During the Second World War. Ugolini, W. & Pattinson, J. (eds.). Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 161-184 23 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Living in delirium: Marin Preda and Romanian remembrance of the Second World War
Bowd, G. P. 2013 Mnemosyne and Mars: Artistic and Cultural Representations of Twentieth-century Europe at War. Tame, P. (ed.). Peter Lang, p. 26-40 15 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

"Une géographie impure et combien séculière": Pierre Gourou, la tropicalité et le delta tonkinois
Bowd, G. P. 2010 Fleuves, rivières et colonies. La France et ses empires (XVIIe-XXe siècle). Augeron, M. & DuPlessis, R. (eds.). Paris: Les Indes savantes, p. 191-199 9 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Géopoétiques de l'Indochine: Gourou, Inguimberty, Duras
Bowd, G. P. 2008 Les tropiques des géographes. Velasco-Graciet, H. (ed.). Maison des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aquitaine, p. 15-25
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The World of Michel Houellebecq
Bowd, G. P. 2007 La France face à la mondialisation =:France and the struggle against globalization: bilingual essays on the role of France in the world. Maher, E. & O'Brien, E. (eds.). Edwin Mellen, p. 115-127
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Isidore Isou, lettrisme et roumanité
Bowd, G. P. 2007 La Francopolyphonie. Langues et identités: colloque international = Francopolifonia : limbi și identități : colocviu internațional : Chișinău, ULIM, 23-24 mars 2007. Université Libre Internationale de Moldova, p. 132-139
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Doua fronturi, voci multiple: al Doilea Razboi Mondial reflectat in scrisorile si jurnalele soldatilor romani
Bowd, G. P. 2006 Hegemoniile trecutului: evolutii romanesti si europene: profesorului Ioan Chiper la 70 de ani. Anton, M., Anghel, F. & Popa, C. (eds.). Curtea Veche, p. 285-292
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Romania and la francophonie since Ceausescu
Bowd, G. P. 2004 Shifting Frontiers of France and Francophonie. Rocheron, Y. & Wolfe, C. (eds.). Peter Lang, p. 81-92
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The End of the Affair? Intellectuals in Contemporary France
Bowd, G. P. 2004 Contemporary French Cultures and Societies. Royall, F. (ed.). Peter Lang, p. 93-108
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Le Temps s'étrangle. Mourons'. The Death of Guillevic
Bowd, G. P. 2000 Dying Words The Last Moments of Writers and Philosophers, Rodopi, Amsterdam. Crowley, M. (ed.). p. 138-148
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

La Cruauté de l'Histoire: Ian Hamilton Finlay et la Révolution française.
Bowd, G. P. 2000 La Nouvelle Alliance Influences francophones sur la litterature Ecossaise. Kinloch, D. & Price, R. (eds.). Ellug, p. 91-114
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

(N)ostalgie? Communism and French literature since 1989
Bowd, G. Nov 2016 In : French Cultural Studies. 27, 4, p. 361-371 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Calling Planet Marx: Nicolae Ceausescu's cultural revolution
Bowd, G. P. Aug 2016 In : Twentieth Century Communism. 9, 9, p. 136-147 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Séjours "sans incident"? Les foyers scolaires franco-allemands, 1928-1939
Bowd, G. P. 2016 In : Revue historique ardennaise. 48, p. 127-138 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Charles Maurras and colonial Madagascar
Bowd, G. P. 2016 In : Modern & Contemporary France. 24, 1, p. 1-14
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emmanuel de Martonne and the wartime defence of Greater Romania: circle, set-square and spine
Bowd, G. P. & Clayton, D. Jan 2015 In : Journal of Historical Geography. 47, p. 50-63 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

La Poésie des Ardennes occupies, 1914-1918
Bowd, G. P. 2015 In : Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature. 39, 1, p. 21-36 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Penser la guerre au XXIe siecle
Braganca, M. & Bowd, G. 2015 In : French Studies Bulletin. 36, 137, p. 68-70 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The French Communist Party and Britain in the Second World War
Bowd, G. P. 1 Dec 2014 In : Irish Journal of French Studies. 14, p. 95-117
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Romanians of the French Resistance
Bowd, G. Dec 2014 In : French History. 28, 4, p. 541-559 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Charles Maurras et la Roumanie
Bowd, G. P. 2014 In : Studii si Materiale de Istorie Contemporana. 13, p. 205-209 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Guillevic's 'Elégie' of 1958
Bowd, G. P. 2014 In : Notes Guillevic Notes. 4, p. 33-40 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

‘Charles Maurras et la Roumanie’
Bowd, G. P. 2014 In : Studii si Materiale de Istorie Contemporana. 13, p. 205-209
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geographical warfare in the tropics: Yves Lacoste and the Vietnam War
Bowd, G. P. & Clayton, D. 2013 In : Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 103, 3, p. 627-646 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emmanuel de Martonne et la Roumanie communiste
Bowd, G. P. 2012 In : Studii si Materiale de Istorie Contemporana. 11, p. 84-109 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scotland for Franco: Charles Saroléa v. The Red Duchess
Bowd, G. P. Nov 2011 In : Journal of Scottish Historical Studies. 31, 2, p. 195-219
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emmanuel de Martonne et la défense de la Grande Roumanie
Bowd, G. P. 2011 In : Studii si Materiale de Istorie Contemporana. 10, p. 16-44 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emmanuel de Martonne et la naissance de la Grande Roumanie
Bowd, G. P. 2011 In : Revue Roumaine de Geographie. 55, 2, p. 103-120 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

De Gaulle, Ceausescu and May 1968
Bowd, G. P. 2011 In : Twentieth Century Communism. 3, p. 131-147
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rimbaud in a sporran? The French Scotland of Kenneth White
Bowd, G. P. Sep 2009 In : Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. 2, 1, p. 171-186
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Une amitié finissante: le parti communiste français et la Roumanie en 1986
Bowd, G. P. 2009 In : Studii si Materiale de Istorie Contemporana. VIII, p. 207-211
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Retrouver l'avenir impossible': Paul Morand in Tangier
Bowd, G. P. Sep 2007 In : Dalhousie French Studies. 80, p. 123-133
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

In defence of culture: texts of the International Congress of Writers. Paris, June 1935.
Bowd, G. Jan 2007 In : French Studies. 61, p. 119-119 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gheorghe Tatarescu et les „retrouvailles“ franco-roumaines
Bowd, G. P. 2007 In : Studii si Materiale de Istorie Contemporana. 6, p. 205-211
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Julien Gracq, vol 4, literary references and presence.
Bowd, G. Oct 2006 In : Modern Language Review. 101, p. 1144-1144 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Redefining resistance: The poetic wartime discourses of Francis Ponge, Benjamin Peret, Henri Michaux and Antonin Artaud.
Bowd, G. Jul 2006 In : French Studies. 60, p. 413-414 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Romanian Voices of the Second World War: Remembrance and Repression
Bowd, G. P. Mar 2006 In : East European Quarterly. 40, 1, p. 109-133 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Second World War in Romanian Soldiers' Memoirs, 1944-1989
Bowd, G. P. 2006 In : Studii si Materiale de Istorie Contemporana. 5, p. 41-56
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

French Tropical Geographies: Editor's introduction
Bowd, G. P. & Clayton, D. W. Nov 2005 In : Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. 26, 3, p. 271-288 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

In hollowness of the times: prophetic word, novelistic word
Bowd, G. Oct 2005 In : French Studies. 59, p. 583-583 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Joe Bousquet novelist
Bowd, G. Jul 2005 In : French Studies. 59, p. 426-426 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paul Morand: short story writer
Bowd, G. Apr 2005 In : French Studies. 59, p. 272-273 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tropicality, Orientalism, and French Colonialism in Indochina: The Work of Pierre Gourou, 1927-1982
Bowd, G. P. & Clayton, D. W. Apr 2005 In : French Historical Studies. 28, 2, p. 297-327 32 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The novel of democracy.
Bowd, G. Jan 2005 In : French Studies. 59, p. 131-131 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Qui est le contemporain? Jean Ristat
Bowd, G. P. Oct 2004 In : Neophilologus. 88, 4, p. 521-532 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Political Landscapes of Julien Gracq
Bowd, G. P. 2004 In : Dalhousie French Studies. 66, p. 121-134
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fieldwork and Tropicality in French Indochina: Reflections on Pierre Gourou's Les Paysans Du Delta Tonkinois,1936
Bowd, G. P. & Clayton, D. W. Jun 2003 In : Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. 24, 2, p. 147-168 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aragon, Elsa Triolet and foreign cultures
Bowd, G. Apr 2003 In : French Studies. 57, p. 262-263 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Studies on Louis Aragon
Bowd, G. Apr 2003 In : French Studies. 57, p. 261-262 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Michel Houellebecq and the pursuit of happiness
Bowd, G. Mar 2002 In : Nottingham French Studies. 41, 1, p. 28-39 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myth and the sacred in the poetry of Guillevic
Bowd, G. Jul 1999 In : French Studies. 53, p. 356-356 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Geographical warfare in the tropics
Clayton, D. & Bowd, G. P. 2009 28 p.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

 

The Lily and the Thistle: The French Tradition and the Older Literature of Scotland.
Bowd, G. Oct 2014 In : French Studies. 68, 4, p. 538-539 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

French Tropical Geographies
Bowd, G. P. & Clayton, D. W. Nov 2005 In : Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. 26, 3, p. 113 113 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Une poésie des choses: Terraqué et Le Parti pris des choses
Bowd, G. P., Rouget, F. (ed.) & Stout, J. (ed.) 2001
Research output: Other contribution

Paul Morand, Vichy Ambassador to Bucharest
Bowd, G. P. 2001
Research output: Other contribution

France-Romania: Twentieth-Century Cultural Exchanges.
Bowd, G. P. Apr 2000 In : Forum for Modern Language Studies. XXXVI, 2, p. 113-184 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

'The Outsiders': Alexander Trocchi and Kenneth White
Bowd, G. P. 1998
Research output: Other contribution

La valse des adieux: texte, mensonge et politique
Bowd, G. P. 1997
Research output: Other contribution

Guillevic, sauvage de la modernité
Bowd, G. P. 1992
Research output: Other contribution