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Modern French Research Seminar

Modern French Research Seminar 2021

All meetings will take place at 5pm on Zoom, unless otherwise indicated. To register for a joining link, please email Lili Owen Rowlands ( and indicate which of the seminars you wish to attend.


Monday 1 February, 5pm (GMT)

Michael Lucey (University of California, Berkeley), ‘Proust-Gide-Genet: The Novel and Sexuality’s Intelligibility’

Monday 15 February, 5pm (GMT)

Annabel Kim (Harvard University), ‘Céline’s mal de mer(de): Digesting Mort à crédit’

Monday 1 March, 5pm (GMT)

Hannah Freed-Thall (New York University), ‘The Beach Effect’

Monday 15 March, 5pm (GMT)


All are most welcome to attend.

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

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