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Modern French Research Seminar

Modern French Research Seminar 2023

All meetings will take place at 5pm, unless otherwise indicated. To register for a joining link for Emmanuel Alloa's talk, please email Tobias Barnett ( 

- Monday 13th of February (Zoom)

Emmanuel Alloa - (Université de Fribourg) 

'For a New Perspectivism: Defending Alternatives in the Age of Post-Truth'  

- Monday 27th of February (Harley Mason Room, Corpus Christi College) 

Postgraduate and Postdoc Showcase 


Jules O'Dwyer (University of Cambridge) 

'J'ai pas sommeil, Or, Nocturnal Ruminations on Cinema's Hotels'' 

Ryan Montgomery (University of Cambridge) 

'Qu-est-ce qu'il y a entre les molécules?': Seropositive Visions of Community in Lionel Soukaz's Journales Annales' 

Kate Ashcroft (University of Cambridge) 

'La collectioneuse: The Poetic Practice and Feminine Writing of Michelle Grangaud' 

- Thursday 16th of March (McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College) - at 5:15pm

Libby Saxton* (Queen Mary, University of London) 

'No Power Without an Image: The Mushroom Cloud Icon Between Photography and Film' 

*This event will be co-hosted with the Cambridge Film & Screen Seminar. 

All more than welcome. For all questions, contact co-convenors: Prof Emma Wilson (, Maddison Sumner (, and Tobias Barnett ( 

Latest News

New publication edited by Professor Nicholas Hammond

5 January 2023

The first scholarly special number devoted to the modern French novelist Philippe Besson, edited by Nicholas Hammond and his colleague at Kansas University, Paul Scott, has just been published.

Read moreat: PhD Student Awarded Naomi Schor Memorial Prize PhD Student Awarded Naomi Schor Memorial Prize

15 December 2022

We are proud to announce that Isabel Maloney, PhD student in MMLL French, has just been awarded the Naomi Schor Memorial Prize.

PhD Student Publishes Article in 'Expressions maghrébines'

15 December 2022

We are proud to share that current PhD student Tobias Barnett has just published the article, 'Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche's Terminal Sud (2019) and the Resurgence of a Franco-Algerian Archive,' in the journal Expressions maghrébines.

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