This will take place at St Anne’s College, Oxford University from 29 June – 1 July 2009.

In 2009, the Society for French Studies is returning to Oxford for its 50th anniversary conference. The event will be held in St Anne’s College where the first SFS conference took place in 1960.

The 2009 programme features panels on a wide variety of topics, including ‘After Aimé Césaire’, ‘In and Around the Encyclopédie’, ‘Female Avant-Gardists’, ‘Nostalgia, Place and Displacement’ and ‘Voices in Medieval French Narrative’.

There are four plenary speakers:

  • Jacques Dubois (Université de Liège)
    ‘La stratégie de tout dire chez les romancières d’aujourd’hui : Christine Angot et Catherine Millet’
  • Anne Green (King’s College, London)
    ‘Writing about Trains in Second Empire France’
  • Nathalie Mauriac-Dyer (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
    ‘Pour une bibliothèque génétique : l’édition des cahiers manuscrits de Marcel Proust’
  • Patrick O’Donovan (University College Cork)
    ‘Enlightened Moderns: Thinking and Doing’

The Society for French Studies is grateful to St Anne’s College, Oxford University’s Sub-Faculty of French and the Service Culturel of the French Embassy for their support for this conference.

Programme

The full programme is available here and in downloadable Word format here.

Abstracts of the papers to be presented at the conference are available here and in downloadable Word format here.

AGM papers are available here

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in St Anne’s College or in nearby Wadham College for those delegates who require it. The cost is included in the global residential conference fee.

Registration

Full rate:

Delegates paying the full rate should use the registration form available here. The registration deadline is 19 June 2009.

Postgraduate rate:

A subsidised fee is available for postgraduates attending the full conference. Please use the registration form available here. The registration deadline is 19 June 2009.

Postgraduates may apply for a grant for travel within the UK. If you wish to apply for a grant, please use the form downloadable here. The deadline is 1 June 2009.

Retired rate:

A subsidised fee is available for retired delegates who are members of the Society for French Studies and who are attending the full conference. Please use the registration form available here. The registration deadline is 19 June 2009.

Payment

Registration fees may be paid by cheque or by PAYPAL

Click HERE if you wish to pay your conference fees by Paypal. Please note that the appropriate Registration Form must still be completed and returned to the Conference Officer.

Cheques should be made payable to the ‘Society for French Studies’ and sent to the Conference Officer, along with the appropriate registration form, at the following address:

Dr Margaret Topping, School of European Studies, Cardiff University, 65-68 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, Wales, UK.

Joining Instructions

Click HERE for joining instructions.

Please email the Society’s conference officer with any queries: Dr Margaret Topping (toppingm@cf.ac.uk)