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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

Natasha Dangoor publishes work in Le Monde during internship

13 October 2021

We're proud to share that current Part II student, Natasha Dangoor, published two articles during her time interning at the French newspaper Le Monde over the summer. If you are interested in reading her work, you can access it here on the Le Monde site:

Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2021-22

8 October 2021

Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2021-22 The Cambridge Medieval Literature & Culture Seminar (“CamMedSem”), formerly the Cambridge Medieval French Research Seminar, is an open space for scholars from the University of Cambridge, elsewhere in the UK, and beyond to present their current research...

Dr Jean Khalfa interviews Fanon film-makers

15 September 2021

In connection with the display of their video trilogy, Finding Fanon , as part of the Kettle’s yard exhibition, Untitled: Art on the Conditions of Our Time , artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy were in conversation with leading Fanon scholar Dr Jean Khalfa, of the French Section.

Book publication

16 July 2021

Dr Emma Claussen, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the French Section, has had her book Politics and 'Politiques' in Sixteenth-Century France published by Cambridge University Press. More information about the book can be found at https://cup.org/2URf8G2

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