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Dr Francesca Mussi

Research Fellow

Department: Humanities

Francesca joined Northumbria in October 2018 as a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow. Her doctoral research examined the intersections between trauma, memory and narrative within the context of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is currently working on a postdoctoral project, provisionally titled “Truth-telling/ Story-telling: Literary and Critical Perspectives on Canada’s TRC”: interweaving multiple disciplines including literature, history, politics, trauma and gender studies, this project aims to investigate the ways in which the Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Canada 2008-2015) envisioned the concepts of truth, healing and reconciliation and related them to Indigenous epistemologies and perspectives. 

Campus Address

Lipman 118
City Campus

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Land and Storytelling: Indigenous Pathways towards Healing, Spiritual Regeneration and Resurgence, Mussi, F. 22 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Commonwealth Literature
  • Why indigenous literatures matter, Mussi, F. 29 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing
  • Literary Legacies to the South African TRC: Fictional Journeys into Trauma, Truth and Reconciliation, Mussi, F. May 2020
  • Literary response to the TRC’s Concept of Forgiveness, Mussi, F. 29 Jan 2018, Perspectives on Forgiveness, Leiden, Boston, Brill
  • The TRC and Njabulo Ndebele’s The Cry of Winnie Mandela: Claiming an Ordinary Female Space, Mussi, F. 4 Jun 2018, In: Anglistica Pisana
  • Truth and Reconciliation in Nadine Gordimer's The House Gun, Mussi, F. Jun 2018, In: Wasafiri
  • Engaging with the South African Past: the TRC and how theatre performs back, Mussi, F. Sep 2015, In: Commonwealth Essays and Studies


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