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Rebecca Infield

My PhD research focuses on theatre censorship during the time of decolonization in both France and Britain. I am using archival materials to examine how censors and audiences reacted to the theme of decolonization when it was depicted in theatres during the 1950s and 1960s.

Before coming to Warwick I worked at the Institut français in London where I helped organise the 2015 South Ken Kids Festival (a bilingual children's literature festival) and also worked on the online platform Culturetheque. I undertook an Erasmus Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives Masters programme which was run by the European Union, during which I studied at the University of Sheffield, Université de Perpignan and the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. In between my BA and my MA I worked as a lectrice at the Université de Poitiers. I completed my BA in French and English Literature at the University of Reading which included a year abroad at Université Lyon II.

Research Interests

Theatre Censorship

Freedom of Expression

French Theatre post 1950

British Theatre post 1950

Decolonization/End of Empire

Postcolonial studies

Contemporary French Culture with a particular emphasis on Religion and Laïcité

Conference Papers

The Impact of Algeria: Revision and Adaptation in Sartre's Les Séquestrés d'Altona - Transnational Memory, Translation and Adaptation conference, University of Cardiff (May 2017)

Hocine Bouzaher or Bouhazer? Theatre Censorship and Collective Memory - Rupture, Repression and Repetition, University of Leeds (September 2017)

Krapp's Last Tape: Translation, Adaptation, Revision - Performing Beckett, IMLR (October 2017)

Teaching & Responsibilties

Translation into English - second year undergraduate class (terms 2&3 2017, all year 2017 - 18)

Story of Modern France - first year undergraduate class (terms 2&3, 2018)

SMLC PG SSLC Secretary (2016 - 2017)

SMLC PG SSLC Chair (2017 - 2018)

Founder Warwick PEN (2017 - Present)


BCLA Postgraduate Research Travel Bursary, 2017.

HRC Doctoral Award 2017 - A grant from Warwick's HRC to organise a conference on 1968: 50 years later, in 2018.

Doctoral Fellowship in French Studies, University of Warwick, 2016-2019

Welson Undergraduate Prize, University of Reading, 2012

Distinction in French Language Skills, University of Reading 2012.


British Comparative Literature Association (2017 - 2018)

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (2016 - 2017, 2017 - 2018)

Rebecca Infield