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Modern French Research Seminar

Cambridge Modern French Research Seminar - Lent Term 2023-2024

12th February, 5:30pm, Meeting Room I4 (Corpus Christi College)

Sophie Marie Niang (University of Cambridge)

‘“Madness Café”: Worldmaking and staging flamboyance in Rébecca Chaillon’s Carte Noire Nommée Désir’


26th February, 5:30pm, Harley Mason Room (Corpus Christi College)

Dr Sinan Richards (King’s College London)

‘A lesson for the world: Solange Faladé’s anti-colonial multiracialism’


4th March, 5:30pm, Meeting Room I4 (Corpus Christi College)

Professor Christopher Prendergast (University of Cambridge)

‘Proust and the Deep Life of Still Life’


All are most welcome to this term's events: for all questions, please contact co-convenors Maddison Sumner ( and Tobias Barnett ( 



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