skip to content

French News

Lecture by Prof. Terence Cave 28 February 2019

Professor Terence Cave (Emeritus Professor of French Literature, Oxford University) will give a lecture on Thursday 28 February 2019 , 'Cognitive Dissonance in a Literary Frame.' The lecture will take place at 5 pm in Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick Avenue site. All are welcome to attend.

Read more

French Revolutions in Painting

Dr Claire White will be speaking at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas on 'French Revolutions in Painting' on Saturday 20 October 2018 from 11-12 in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site. All are welcome. From Eugène Delacroix to Édouard Manet, French painters of the long nineteenth century captured the nation’s revolutions. After...

Read more

Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2018/2019

The Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar is proud to present its programme for the academic year 2018/2019. The CMLCS meets on alternating Thursdays in King's College, Audit Room, at 5.00 pm. Please contact Giulia Boitani ( ) with any questions or access requirements.

Read more

Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2017/2018

The Cambridge Medieval French Research Seminar, in an effort to truly reflect the fluidity of Medieval Europe, has decided to embrace all aspects of Medieval Literature and Culture: this was made possible by a generous grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Centre. The 2017/2018 programme will include speakers from...

Read more

Dr Mari Jones Featured in Guernsey Press

Dr Mari Jones has been featured in the Guernsey Press for her work on the relevance of Guernsey-French and the benefits of learning multiple languages.

Read more

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

Read more

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'...

Read more

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 @

Read more

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'.

Read more

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.

Read more

Latest News

Recent alumna Ellen Weaver publishes article in Columbia Journal of History

20 October 2020

Congratulations to Ellen Weaver (MMLL 2019) who has just had an article entitled, 'Representations of the Bumidom: Reembodied Histories in Jessica Oublié and Marie-Ange Rousseau's Péyi An Nou', published in the Columbia History Journal.

Professor Michael Moriarty publishes new book

4 September 2020

We are pleased to share that Professor Michael Moriarty has recently published the book, 'Pascal: Reasoning and Belief.'

Poem by finalist Elly Walters published on Louder than the Storm

11 August 2020

Elly Walter, MMLL Finalist from Magdalene College, has had a beautiful poem published on the website Louder than the Storm. Check it out!

Dr Emma Gilby published in Psyche Magazine

15 July 2020

Dr Gilby has published the article, 'Access to the arts is a human right, for prisoners as for students', in Psyche Magazine.

Keep in touch