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Read more at: Medieval French Seminar 2016/2017

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: bag28@cam.ac.uk or Giulia Boitani: gb523 @ cam.ac.uk


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

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 at: Jonathan Culler: Baudelaire without Benjamin

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 at: Singing the King's Death

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.


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

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...


Read more at: New French website

New French website

Welcome to the Department of French's new website.


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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