The foremost learned association for French studies in the UK and Ireland

Welcome to the Society for French Studies · Bienvenue à la Société des Études Françaises · Fáilte chuig Cumann Léann na Fraincise · Croeso i’r Gymdeithas Astudiaethau Ffrengig · Fàilte do Chomann Eòlas na Frangais

The Society for French Studies exists to promote the full spectrum of the discipline in institutions of higher education, both within the United Kingdom and Ireland, and beyond. Our activities do this in a range of different ways, encouraging and supporting intellectual enquiry in French studies at all levels.

Funding

We offer assistance to support colleagues across the career stages, from postgraduate student an on. There are funding streams for different types of activity: grants for Conferences and Workshops, grants for Visiting Fellowships and Research Support, and a new Prize Research Fellowship to provide a period of study leave to colleagues conducting excellent research in the field.

Interior view of the Galérie des machines, Exposition universelle de 1889. Source: Library of Congress
Interior view of the Galérie des machines, Exposition universelle de 1889. Source: Library of Congress

The Society awards an annual Malcolm Bowie Prize to the best article published by an early-career researcher in the broader discipline of French studies.

Ucc
02 - 04 July 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to University College Cork for our 59th annual conference. 

This year's conference will be our largest yet, with up to ten parallel sessions. We are pleased to announce plenary lectures by Sarah Kay (New York University), Martin Crowley (University of Cambridge), Marie-José Mondzain (EHESS), and Éric Fassin (Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis). 

A number of special events for postgraduate students are planned, and travel grants are available: further information about these opportunities is available here.

Join the society

Benefits of membership

Quarterly Bulletins

Receive all four issues of French Studies: a Quarterly Review published in the year of your membership and all four issues of French Studies: a Quarterly Bulletin.

Archive Access

Have full online access to the complete archives for both FS (from Volume 1, 1947) and FSB (from Volume 1, 1981)

Purchase publications

Be able to purchase the Society’s other publications at favourable rates

Preferential rates

Enjoy preferential rates for registration at the annual conference

Conference & Workshop funding

Be eligible for conference and workshop funding offered by the Society

Book discounts

Receive discounts on books published by leading French studies publishers

News 06 May 2018

Funding from the Society for French Studies Visiting International Fellowship scheme has made it possible to bring Peggy McCracken to the UK for a series of research events in May and June this year.

Our publications

The Society's journal, French Studies, is published four times a year by Oxford University Press. French Studies Bulletin: A Quarterly Supplement is the sister journal to French Studies and also appears four times a year. 

The Society also supports the MHRA in publishing the Legenda series Research Monographs in French Studies, including appointing the General Editor for the series.

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Don't forget to book your place for the next stage of Peggy McCracken's visit, on Tuesday… https://t.co/24wpYguJG4

23 May 2018