Dr Charlie Mansfield

Dr Charlie Mansfield

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)


Lecturer in Tourism Management and French
ResM Programme Manager, Travel Writing & Heritage Research Masters


PhD (Literary Tourism)

M.Litt (French Travel Writing)
B.Ed (Technology)
BA (English)
MTS (Member of Tourism Society)

Roles on external bodies

UNWTO World Tourism Organization, Air Travel Panel Specialist

2008 External Examiner for Masters programme, Ecole nationale des chartes, Paris (Jury de soutenance)

2006 External Assessor: AHRC Small Grants in the Creative and Performing Arts Scheme.

Teaching interests

TDI & Place Branding, French language and literature, Travel and Tourism Management, Travel Communications for e-Marketing, Travel Writing, IT and Web Technologies (XML, PHP, Web 2.0), Managing people, Leadership.

ResM Travel Writing & Heritage Masters

MSc HTM703 Managing People in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
FREX02 Module Leader: French - Intermediate 1 which includes FREX02A and FREX02B
HTM518 Hospitality & Tourism Action Research (part of ResM Programme)


HTM130 Tourism Knowledge & Fieldwork
LFR300 French Culture & Society 3
HTM221 People Strategies for Tourism, Hospitality and Tourism
HTM241 Tourism Venture Creation
HTM212 Fieldwork for Regional Tourism
MSc e-Tourism HTM509
LCS200 French Language, Culture & Society
LCS300 French Language, Culture & Society

Staff serving as external examiners

External examiner Masters programme for Paris Archive School (E.N.C.) since Sept 2008.

Research interests

2014-2016 Director of Studies - ResM Travel Writing
2016-2019 Director of Studies - 2 x PhDs  

Areas for Research Supervision
Tourism, Hospitality and Heritage Management,  Web 2.0 technologies.  
French Culture & Society.  French Digital Heritage Management.

Mansfield, C. (2015) Researching Literary Tourism, Plymouth, TKT.
233 pages, 36 colour plates ISBN 9780992857936
Amazon Kindle Editionhttp://amzn.eu/jlrab3m
Google Play Bookstorehttp://goo.gl/jmoxUU

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4212.9441

Video of Conference presentation on Place Branding

Link to Conference web-site

About My Research

Here at the University of Plymouth my work explores the dialogue between fictional representations of the city (most often textual in the form of literature) and the development of urban spaces as sites of consumption in travel, tourism and heritage management.  I aim to identify agency, such as the role of the writer or marketing body, alongside a close-reading of the text itself.  Ultimately, through the writing of text analysis software and its application to web content or large literary corpora in both French and English on particular cities, I am designing modelling tools for destination management and Place Branding.  To this end I am currently working in Web 2.0 LAMP technologies, such as PHP and JavaScript, and my work-in-progress, called Loceme, may be used at the following url http://eserve.org.uk/loceme/

I have been fortunate in securing funding from the British Academy to disseminate my findings and the text analysis software in the UK and France (via the CNRS Research Laboratories in Paris & Nancy).

Completed 2 Large-Scale Research Projects

AHRC £200K Edinburgh University, Digital Heritage, complete Oct 2009

ANR €290K CNRS & University of Paris 1, Digital Heritage, complete Feb 2009

Other research

2014-15 Launched new SERC Tourism Knowledge Transfer Community through sub-group.

Research Lead: Consequences of Tourism in SERC.

French Urban Space and Literature.  Economics and social aspects of the Francophone city in Tourism Consumption.  European Culture.  French language.

Download French conference paper as ePub Book for iPhones and Androids
Mansfield, C. (2012) Tourisme littéraire et l'espace urbain français - Le rapport des écrivains à l'architecture click here

REF Work Cited in Other Publications and Research

Anthony Lodge, 'Variation and change in the Montferrand account-books
 (1259-1367)' in Yuji Kawaguchi, Makoto Minegishi, Wolfgang Viereck (eds) (2011) Corpus Analysis
 and Diachronic Linguistics,
Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins. ISBN 978 90 272 0768 5

Mansfield, C. (2015) Researching Literary Tourism, Plymouth, TKT. 233 pages, 36 colour plates Short url on Google Play Bookstore http://goo.gl/jmoxUU DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4212.9441

Mansfield, Charlie (2012) Traversing Paris: French Travel Writing Practices in the Late Twentieth Century - An analysis of the work of Annie Ernaux, François Maspero, Jean Rolin and Anaïk Frantz Saarbruck, AkademikerVerlag. ISBN 9783836465038

Busby, G., Korstanje, M., & Mansfield, C., (2011) 'Madrid: Literary Fiction and the Imaginary Urban Destination' in Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice, Volume 3 Number 2 2011 pp 20-37, University of Plymouth, Plymouth UK.

Mansfield C & Seligman S (2011) Narrative and the Built Heritage: Papers in Tourism Research VDM Verlag, ISBN 9783639277333

Mansfield, Charlie (2007) 'Paris Framed: Twentieth-Century French Writers Crossing the City' pp.175-186 in Bolton, L., Kimber, Gerri, L., Ann and Seabrook, M. (eds) (2007) Framed - Essays in French Studies (Modern French Identities 61) Oxford & Bern, Peter Lang AG  ISBN 3039110438

Mansfield, Charlie (2006) 'ABC.HTM - l'écriture numérique' in DalMolin, E. & Murphy, C. (eds) Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Volume 10.3 Verbal, Visual, Virtual, London & New York, Routledge. ISSN 1740-9292

Mansfield, Charlie (2006) Europa : le vers anglais à la fin du deuxième millénaire avec les traductions parallèles en français, Paris, Éditions Thélès.  ISBN 2847767606.   

Laidlaw, James & Mansfield, Charlie (2006) ‘Designing a Digital Version of British Library, Harley MS 4431.  The Making of the Queen’s Manuscript.’ pp.183-188 in Van Hemelryck, Tania & Van Hoorebeeck, Céline (eds) L’écrit et le manuscript à la fin du Moyen Âge Turnhout, Brepols. ISBN 2503519911

Mansfield, Charlie (2005) Approaching French Language Literature in Canadian Studies, Edinburgh, Centre of Canadian Studies.
ISBN 0905244117   Direct Link to Book PDF in ERA http://hdl.handle.net/1842/844

Charlie Mansfield (2004) ‘Lire L'empire des signes de Barthes comme écriture de voyage’ in Yoichi Kaniike, Shunsuke Kadowaki, Yasuo Kobayashi (eds) Bulletin Tokyo, University of Tokyo Centre for Philosophy. http://hdl.handle.net/1842/651


Charlie Mansfield (2001) ‘Identity and Narration in Chris Marker's La Jetée and the Appearance of the Internet as a Symptom of Cold-War Anxiety’  in Mireille Ribière & Jan Baetens (eds.) (2001) Time, Narrative & the Fixed Image, Amsterdam & Atlanta, Rodopi  ISBN 90-420-1366


Charlie Mansfield (2000) 'What is the Virtual? Pierre Lévy' The Web Journal of French Media Studies, General Editors: Hugh Dauncey and Geoff Hare, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Volume 3, Number 1, October 2000

ISSN 1460-6550  http://eserve.org.uk/cm/levy.pdf


Charlie Mansfield (1999) 'The Internet and the Construction of a European Dialogue' in Proceedings of IN-TELE 98 - European Conference on Educational uses of the Internet and European Identity Construction. Edited by P. Marquet, S. Mathey, & A. Jaillet. April 1999, Berlin: Peter Lang Publishers.


Susan J Jones, Charlie Mansfield (1998) 'Convergence of Telematics and Automatic Data Capture Technologies' in Danson, M.R. and Wade, W.B. (eds.), Proceedings of the Second Annual Computer Assisted Assessment Conference 17-18 June 1998, Flexible Learning Initiative, Loughborough University, 1998.      ISBN:0 9533210 1 0


Charlie Mansfield, Tony McNeill (1997) 'The Design & Integration of Web-Based Resources in the Modern Languages Curriculum' in ed. Keith Cameron Multimedia CALL: Theory and Practice Exeter 1997: Elm Bank Publications, pp. 119-125   ISBN 0 9502595 9 4


Chris Bowerman, Charlie Mansfield & Keith Sewell (1997) Using JavaScript to simulate formative assessment questioning in web-based open learning materials in EURODL European Journal of Open and Distance Learning December 1997, Ed. Martin Valcke & Anne Bruce, NKS-Gruppen, Pilestredet 46, Postboks 5853 Majorstua, 0308 Oslo, Norway

ISSN 1027-5207


Tony McNeill, Charlie Mansfield (1997) ‘Baudelaire for Net Surfers: French Studies and the Internet’ in French Studies Bulletin Number 63, Summer 1997, pp.10-12. ISSN-0262-2750. University of Hull.


Charlie Mansfield (1996) 'Designing Outcome-driven Independent Learning Materials for the Worldwide Web', in Online Educa Berlin - International Conference on Technology-Supported Learning, eds. Jaeger, Marks & Stahl, ICEF GmbH, Bonn, pp. 133-136. ISBN 3 925144 09 9


Charlie Mansfield, Tony McNeill, Simon Stobart, (1996) Knowledge Pathways (Les Chemins du Savoir), in Proceedings of the 5th European Distance Education Network Conference, Ed. Judy Frankl, Beryl O'Reilly, 1996, EDEN England. pp. 178-179.  ISBN 0749273615.


Charlie Mansfield (1995) The POETICA Project, Computers & Texts, The CTI Newsletter, Oxford, December 1995, Number 10, pp. 6-7.  ISSN 0963-1763


Mansfield, Charles (1993) 'On Bonnefoy' in Foreword Literature Newsletter December 1993, p.4, Leicester, East Midlands Arts.
Direct Link to Article in ERA http://hdl.handle.net/1842/873

Charlie Mansfield (1992) Setaside, Poetry Nottingham, Volume 46, Number 3, Autumn 1992, p.20, ISSN 0143-3199  http://hdl.handle.net/1842/847

Charlie Mansfield (1989) Reviewing Poetics Today, Language and Literature (formerly: Parlance) the Journal of Poetics and Linguistics Association, Longman and PALA, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Winter 1989, pp.111-114. http://hdl.handle.net/1842/796

Charlie Mansfield (1984) A Review of Computer Systems, Model Systems (Publishers), England   ISBN 0947611010

Other academic activities

Managing teams in travel and tourism.  Leadership and DSDM-Atern.

French to English translation (travel industry, legal, business, marketing, IT, literature)

Technical Editor since October 2009: the Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice, University of Plymouth ISSN 1757-031X

Editorial Panel member since 2011: Journal of Travel and Tourism Research, Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Turizm Isletmeciligi ve Otelcilik Yüksekokulu Candan Tarhan Bulvari No: 6 Kusadasi, AYDIN, TURKEY 09400


Peer Reviewer since March 2011 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM ANTHROPOLOGY (IJTA) ISSN (Online): 1759-0450 ISSN (Print): 1759-0442 Sichuan University, Department of Tourism Culture, 29 Wangjiang Road Chengdu, Sichuan 610064, CHINA

Additional information

Worked in Travel & Tourism Industry for just over 5 years with British Airways plc
From 6/09/1999  to 31/12/2004 managing implementation of e-Marketing across BA's Francophone Regions

Links to Colleagues in School of Tourism and Hospitality

Dr Graham Busby

Dr Danielle Bishop - French

Dr Rong Huang