Dr Robert CrawshawResearcher
FREN100: Shaping contemporary France: culture, politics and the legacy of history (1)
FREN233: Shaping contemporary France: culture, politics and the legacy of history (2)
DELC214: Economic and social change in France and Germany since 1945
DELC343: European writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience
Current research projects
The focus of my research is on intercultural studies with particular emphasis on narrative, history, migration and cross-cultural communication. I was formerly associate editor of the journal Language and Intercultural Communication and guest-editor of a double volume on The Intercultural Narrative (Vol 4: 1&2). Government-funded research projects with which I have been involved over the last few years, as initiator/director or as member of the research team, include the HEFCE-funded Interculture Project (1998-2002) www.lancs.ac.uk/users/interculture/, the ESRC project Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication (2003-6) www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/pic/and the AHRC-funded Moving Manchester/ Mediating Marginalities (2005-09) www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/movingmanchester/. I am currently writing a book for Cambridge University Press on Pragmatics and Cross-Cultural Communication and editing a special volume of the journal Regional Studies arising out of the Annual Research Programme of Lancaster University's Institute for Advanced Studies which I directed in 2006-07 www.lancs.ac.uk/ias/annualprogramme/regionalism/index.htm.
A former academic advisor to the European Commission, I was convenor of the European Language Council's Task Force on Citizenship and Language in 2001-2 and author of the 2005 report for the ELC on Languages and Language-related Industries and Professions in the UK. Having been Director of The Annual Research Programme of the University's Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) during 2006-07, I was heavily involved in the major AHRC Project Moving Manchester/Mediating Marginalities and in the work of Lancaster University's Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. I am an active contributor to research groups on The Dynamics of Memory (see weblink above) and Europeanisation and Globalisation,co-ordinated by colleagues from the Department of European Languages and Cultures. I was also associate Chair of the EU-funded Lanqua Project's working group on Language and Intercultural Communication in European Higher Education, co-ordinated by Southampton University (2007-2010). I am currently working on a book for Cambridge University Press on the pragmatics of intercultural communication, based on the work of the ESRC-funded PIC Project of which I was the Director, and am also contributing to the book Postcolonial Manchester derived from the Moving Manchester project.
Intercultural Narratives: writing, history, identity, migration and social change; The Pragmatics of Cross-cultural communication; Regions and Regionalism in Europe.
PhD Supervision Interests
I would be interested in supervising doctoral students in the following areas
Intercultural Narratives: literature, writing, history, identity, migration and social change
for additional information on my research profile, please refer to the following Research Projects and Centres with which I am directly involved - currently or in the recent past: as initiator, director and/or member of the research team.
Selected Publications Show all 33 publications
Articulation, imagined space and virtual mobility in literary narratives of migration
Crawshaw, R., Fowler, C. 11/2008 In: Mobilities. 3, 3, p. 455-469. 15 p.
Postcolonial Manchester: diaspora space and the devolution of literary culture
Pearce, L., Fowler, C., Crawshaw, R. 1/06/2013 Manchester : Manchester University Press. 304 p. ISBN: 9780719088155.
Literature, Metahistory, Ethnography, Cultural Heritage and the Balkans: the case of the The File on H.
Crawshaw, R.H. 2006 In: Negotiating Culture: Moving, Mixing and Memory in Contemporary Europe. Munich : LIT 54 p. ISBN: 3-8258-8410-4.
Attesting the self: Narration and identity change during periods of residence abroad.
Crawshaw, R., Callen, B., Tusting, K. 2001 In: Language and Intercultural Communication. 1, 2, p. 101-119. 19 p.
Lieux de mémoire, monuments et monumentalisme: la portée symbolique de l'architecture et de l'archive dans l'Austerlitz de W.G.Sebald
Crawshaw, R. 2008 In: Les monuments du passé . Lille : CEGES, Lille p. 169-183. 15 p.
Translating the in-between: literatures of performance and the relationship between language, literature and society
Crawshaw, R. 2014 In: From literature to cultural literacy. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 9781137429698. Electronic ISBN: 9781137429711.
Underground poetry and poetry on the underground
Crawshaw, R. 2015 In: Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies. 11, 3, 16 p.
Cultural Literacy and Social Futures
09/09/2017 → 09/09/2019
The Author and the world: New interdisciplinary approaches to authorship
06/01/2014 → 05/01/2016
Moving Manchester: How the experience of migration has informed writing in Manchester from 1960-the present.
01/01/2006 → 31/12/2010
Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication - The PIC project
01/01/2002 → 31/12/2006
The Interculture Project
01/09/1998 → 01/11/2002
Cultural Literacy in Europe
Participation in conference
'Authors and the World'
Participation in conference
6th Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication Conference
Participation in conference