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Welcome to Cambridge French

French studies in Cambridge is one of the largest groupings of its kind in the country, and the French course one of the most varied. Many members of the group are leading researchers in their specialist fields.

We try to get to know as many students as possible and we make every effort to help students get the best from our courses. Enquiries should be directed in the first instance to the Section Coordinator, Esther Palmer french@mmll.cam.ac.uk, but we hope that you will find all staff working in French very approachable.

We are extremely proud of the reputation of Cambridge French which has consistently been judged outstanding in both teaching and research. As you join us, we wish you every success.

On these pages you can find out about:

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Teaching staff and their research interests

Research students

French news

Latest News

Professor Gilby interviewed about her Leverhulme Fellowship

10 June 2024

Professor Emma Gilby, Professor of Modern Literature and Thought and Bye-Fellow, was awarded a three-year Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust for her project ‘Women and the Making of Modern Languages: A New Modernism’. Around the turn of the twentieth century, two social developments were gathering pace: the...

Dr Solange Manche awarded Society for French Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship

22 May 2024

Congratulations to Dr Solange Manche, who has been awarded The Society for French Studies 2024-25 Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Her project includes both the reworking and publication of her doctoral thesis and the development of a new postdoctoral project provisionally entitled ‘Planning for a Better Life in the Anthropocene...

Postgraduate Student wins Society of Dix-Neuviémistes' Prize

22 April 2024

Ellamae Lepper, one of our current PhD students in French, was awarded the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes' Postgraduate Prize . The Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN) Postgraduate Prize is awarded for the best postgraduate conference paper submitted for the Society’s Annual Conference . Her paper was titled 'Veiling and...

Postgraduate student wins Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France paper prize

25 March 2024

We are proud to share that Ry Montgomery has just won the ASMCF Postgraduate Paper Prize for their paper, 'Sous les pavés, le Souk: reframing (re)public(an) space in the cinema of Lionel Soukaz’.

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