Dr Frances Houghton

Simon Research Fellow

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Research interests

My wider research interests lie in themes of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, memory, remembrance and commemoration, written auto/biographical narratives, oral history, prisoners of war, medical humanities, and military/naval experience. I am a member of the Centre for the Cultural History of War at the University of Manchester.

My publications in these areas include:

  • The Veterans' Tale: British Military Memoirs of the Second World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019) 
  • ‘The Trial of Convoy PQ17 and the Royal Navy in Post-War British Cultural Memory, 1970’, Twentieth Century British History, 31:2 (2020), 197-219.
  •  ‘To the Kwai and Back’: Myth, Memory and Memoirs of the ‘Death Railway’ 1942-1943’, Journal of War and Culture Studies, 7:3 (2014), 223-235.
  • ‘Becoming “A Man” during the Battle of Britain: Combat, Masculinity and Rites of Passage in the Memoirs of “The Few”’ in Juliette Pattinson and Linsey Robb (eds.), Men, Masculinities and Male Culture in the Second World War (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), 97-120.
  •  The “Missing Chapter”: Bomber Command Aircrew Memoirs in the 1990s and 2000s’, in Lucy Noakes and Juliette Pattinson (eds.), British Cultural Memory and the Second World War (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), 153-170.





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