The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce that its Visiting International Fellow for 2016-17 will be Anne Vila, Professor of French at the University of Madison Wisconsin.

Professor Vila has worked extensively on the literary and cultural history of the French Enlightenment, with a particular interest in the Medical Humanities. Her Fellowship will focus on a current project on narratives of convulsion from the French Revolution to the Restoration. Hosted by King’s College, London, it is scheduled to take place from 17 May to 12 June 2017, and will involve events at KCL, Edinburgh, Kent, Queen Mary, University of London and York, and collaboration with the Wellcome Foundation.

Professor Vila will give the Society for French Studies lecture on ‘Convulsion and Enlightenment’. The lecture will take place on Thursday 25th May at 5pm in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand Campus. Further details can be found here:

The closing date for applications for the 2017/18 round of the Visiting International Fellowship will be 1 April 2017. Click here for details.