Mediating Thought: A Conference in Honour of Christopher Johnson

26 January 2019

Christopher Johnson, who died in 2017 at the age of 58, was widely admired for his work on French thought, especially the philosophy of Jacques Derrida and the anthropology of Claude Lévi-Strauss, and for his work on the philosophy of technology. He wrote brilliantly on many topics, including translation, the figure of the French intellectual, and space travel. This conference, held at KCL Strand campus, will open with a paper drawn from Chris’s unfinished book on the ethnologist and prehistorian André Leroi-Gourhan, and will celebrate Chris’s work, and in particular his long association with the journal Paragraph. The speakers are Terence Cave, Leslie Hill, Marian Hobson, Mike Holland, Peggy Kamuf, Judith Still, Michael Syrotinski and Boris Wiseman. The day will close with a wine reception hosted by the KCL French Department.

Attendance is free, but please register by 17 January 2019, via the link below.

Postgraduate conference - deadline for proposals

27 January 2019

The CFP for the 2019 postgraduate conference, to be held at Durham University on 27 April 2019, is currently open - please get your proposals in before the deadline of 27 January!

Deadline - Malcolm Bowie prize

31 January 2019

The 2018 Malcolm Bowie prize competition (for articles by early career researchers published in 2018) is now open. Please visit the link below for more information.

Deadline - prize research fellowship

28 February 2019

The 2019 prize research fellowship competition is now open for applications. Please click on the link below for further details.

Deadline - International Visiting Fellowship scheme

01 April 2019

The Society is pleased to announce that the 2019 round of its Visiting International Fellowship scheme is now open for applications.

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27 April 2019

This year's postgraduate conference will take place on 27 April 2019 at Durham University, and will consider the theme of 'The Return of the Author'. The call for papers is now open - deadline 27 January!

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01 - 03 July 2019

The Society for French Studies 2019 annual conference will take place on 1-3 July, at Royal Holloway, University of London. We look forward to seeing you there!