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Read more at: Modern French Research Seminar 2019/2020

Modern French Research Seminar 2019/2020

The Modern French Research Seminar will take place fortnightly from 1.15 to 2.30 pm in the Parker Room, Corpus Christi College. The programme for Michaelmas Term 2019 is available here


Read more at: Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2020-21

Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2020-21

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, followed by discussion. The seminar is organised by doctoral...


Read more at: French Linguistics Research Seminar

French Linguistics Research Seminar

The next meeting of the French Linguistics Research Seminar will take place on 6 February 2019. Olivier Mayeux (Cambridge) will speak on 'What can endangered creoles tell us about language change? Three centuries of Louisiana Creole'. The talk will take place at 6.30 pm in Room GR-06-07, Faculty of English, and is co-...


Read more at: Lecture by Prof. Terence Cave 28 February 2019

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 at: French Revolutions in Painting

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 at: Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2018/2019

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 ( gb523@cam.ac.uk ) with any questions or access requirements.


Read more at: Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2017/2018

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 at: Dr Mari Jones Featured in Guernsey Press

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 at: Online thesis published

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 https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.6333


Read more at: French Linguistics Research Seminar

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'...


Latest News

Professor Emma Wilson elected as Fellow of the British Academy

25 July 2022

The French Section is delighted to announce that Professor Emma Wilson has been elected as Fellow of the British Academy . Emma Wilson researches contemporary visual culture, modern French literature and gender. She has written on contemporary women filmmakers in France, along with the uses of cinema to respond to loss and...

Cambridge Language Collective Creative Writing Competition winner announced

6 June 2022

We are thrilled to announce Sophie Clare's prose piece « je t’aime jusqu’aux étoiles » as the winner of the Cambridge Language Collective's French Creative Writing Competition! Well done to Jemimah Hawkes and Heather Magee, whose exceptional poems led the panel to award them joint second place. Congratulations to all...

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