Angela Kimyongür

Dr Angela Kimyongür

Senior Lecturer in French/ Director of Research

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

01482 466372

After her postgraduate research, Dr Kimyongür taught in the French Department at the University of Lancaster.

She came to the University of Hull as Lecturer in French in 1989, becoming Senior Lecturer in 2006. She teaches French language and culture at all undergraduate levels.

Dr Kimyongür has held various administrative roles of responsibility, including as Head of Modern Languages. She is currently Director of Research in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures.


Research Interests

Dr Kimyongür's main research interests lie in the intersections between literature and politics, in cultural representations of the Second World War, and in contemporary French crime fiction and, more generally, in popular culture.

Research groups

  • Popular Cultures, Political and Cultural Encounters

  • Currently planning a conference on Post '68 Voices to take place in November 2018


Engagement in 21st-Century French and Francophone Culture: Countering Crises, Helena Chadderton and Angela Kimyongür (eds.), Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2017.

'Detecting and (Re)Solving Conflicts in French Crime Fiction', special number of the Australian Journal of Crime Fiction, eds. Jean Anderson, Angela Kimyongür and Alistair Rolls, 1.1, 2015.

Rewriting Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest, eds. Angela Kimyongür and Amy Wigelsworth (eds), Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4438-6133-5.

‘Social Conflict in the Contemporary French Roman Noir’, Australian Journal of Crime Fiction, 1.1 (2015).

‘Crime in Popular Fiction: Remembering the Algerian War of Independence in Contemporary French Crime Fiction’, Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 3.1 (2014), 33-44

Full list


Modules list

French Language Skills 3 and 4 (level 5)

France at War (level 6)

Paris: Metropolis to Margins (level 6)

Ideas and Identities (level 5)

Skills for Communicating cultures (level 4)

Popular Cultures (level 5)

Representations of the Past in European Film (level 6)

Dissertation and Extended Research project (level 6)

Modern Women Writers

Research PhDs

Dr Kimyongür would be pleased to hear from potential postgraduate students in French wishing to research 20th-century French writers and politics, cultural representations of the Second World War, or French crime fiction.

Completed PhDs 

E.A. O'Brien, The Quest for Faith in the Work of Henri Barbusse, 2003. 

Current PhD supervisors

Adam Spencer, Memorials and Memorialisation of the Second World War in South-West France, 2015-18.


Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA, First class honours in French Studies, University of Hull.

  • PhD, French Studies, University of Hull

External roles

Dr Kimyongür has jointly organised a number of conferences, including a conference on French Crime Fiction at the University of Durham in 2012 and the 21st Century Engagements conference at the University of Hull in September 2014.

She has served as Secretary to the Association of University Professors and Heads of French.