People

Dr. Philip Dine

Project Leader

Biography

Philip Dine is a senior lecturer in French at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the author of Images of the Algerian War: French Fiction and Film, 1954-1992 (Oxford, Clarendon Press/OUP, 1994). He has published widely on representations of the French colonial empire, including particularly decolonisation, in fields ranging from children's literature to professional sport. His other published research includes French Rugby Football: A Cultural History (Oxford, Berg, 2001), as part of a broader reflection on leisure and popular culture in France. This activity has included occasional contributions to national and international media (including the Irish Times, BBC radio and television, and Radio France Culture). He is also a member of the editorial board of Sport in History (the scholarly journal of the British Society of Sports History). He is currently working on a history of French colonial sport and a survey of French representations of the Mediterranean. He is also the principal researcher for a collaborative project funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences on 'Sport and Identity in France: Practices, Locations, Representations' (Government of Ireland Research Project Grant Scheme, 2006-2009).

Publications:

Dine P, 1994, Images of the Algerian War: French Fiction and Film, 1954-1992 (Oxford, Clarendon Press/OUP).

Dine P, 2001, French Rugby Football: A Cultural History (Oxford, Berg).