Our 2017 annual conference in Durham was an enormous success, and we would like especially to thank our Conference Officer, Dr. Nina Parish, and the University of Durham for hosting us.

Conference dinner

Prof Helen Abbott delivers her PG talk, ‘Should academics tweet?’

Postgraduate poster session

Ceilidh fun

Roundtable on ‘Developing co-ordinated Modern Languages strategies in a post-Brexit environment’

We are delighted to be able to make audio recordings of our four plenary lectures available online:

Plenary Lecture One: Bruno Perreau (Cynthia L. Reed Professor of Global Studies and Languages, and Associate Professor of French Studies, MIT), ‘The Power of Theory: Presence, Representation, and Translation in a Reactionary Age’ (chair: Bill Burgwinkle)


Plenary Lecture Two: Yves Citton (Professor of French Literature of the 18th Century at Université de Grenoble-3 & member of UMR LITT&ARTS (CNRS 5316)), ‘Études littéraires et ecologies attentionnelles’ (chair: Martin Crowley)


Plenary Lecture Three: Hélène Merlin-Kajman (Professeur en littérature française à l’Université de Paris-3), ‘Quelle littérature pour quelle civilité?’ (chair: Emma Gilby)


Plenary Lecture Four: Sarah Cooper (Professor of Film Studies, King’s College London), ‘Mindsight: French Film and the Mental Image’ (chair: Marie-Claire Barnet)

Details of the 2018 conference in Cork are available here. We hope you will be able to join us!