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Online thesis published

Hannah Mowat, a former PhD student in the French department, has made her thesis, 'Gesture and the cinéaste : Akerman/Agamben, Varda/Warburg', available online via the University's online repository. Her thesis can be found at

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French Linguistics Research Seminar

The next meeting of the French Linguistics Research Seminar will take place on Thursday November 24th at 5.15pm in Room 8/9 of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Sidgwick Site). Thomas A. Klingler (Tulane University) will give a talk entitled 'The Creole Language and its Relationship to French in Louisiana'...

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Medieval French Seminar 2016/2017

The programme for the Medieval French Seminar 2016/2017 is now available . All meetings will start at 5 pm and will take place in the Audit Room, King's College. For further information please contact Blake Gutt: or Giulia Boitani: gb523 @

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The River: a mesmerising song about Paris written and performed by MML student Jade Cuttle

Jade Cuttle, an MML student currently on her year abroad in Paris, performs her beautiful song 'The River'.

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Jonathan Culler: Baudelaire without Benjamin

Join Jonathan Culler, Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, for a lecture on Baudelaire without Benjamin at 5:30pm on 27 April 2016, Lady Mitchell Hall.

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Singing the King's Death

In order to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death, members of Ars eloquentiae and Nick Hammond of the French department will be presenting a lecture recital of street songs sung at the time of Louis's death.

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Variation and Change in Mainland and Insular Norman: A Study of Superstrate Influence

Dr Mari Jones, Reader in French Linguistics and Language Change, has had her latest book Variation and Change in Mainland and Insular Norman: A Study of Superstrate Influence published by Brill today. Summary King John of England’s defeat by the French in 1204 led to the territorial fragmentation of the Duchy of Normandy...

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New French website

Welcome to the Department of French's new website.

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Modern French Research Seminar 2019/2020

15 January 2020

The Lent Term 2020 programme for the Modern French Research Seminar is now available at . All meetings will take place from 1.15 to 2.30 in the Parker Room, Corpus Christi College, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome to attend.

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