Calendar

Peggy McCracken, ‘Human Being and Animal Becoming: Actaeon and His Dogs’

20 November 2018

Professor Peggy McCracken, SFS visiting fellow for 2017-18, will deliver her talk (rescheduled from last year), ‘Human Being and Animal Becoming: Actaeon and His Dogs’.

This will take place on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 6.30pm in the River Room, Strand Campus, King’s College London.

Peggy McCracken, 'Pre-modern Elements. Fire/Water'

22 November 2018

Professor Peggy McCracken, SFS visiting fellow for 2017-18, will deliver a joint talk with Katherine Ibbett (Oxford), on the topic 'Pre-modern Elements. Fire/Water’.

This will take place on Thursday 22 November, 5.15 pm at the Maison française, Oxford.

Conference with Natalie Edwards at the University of Bath

22 November 2018

The SFS visiting international fellow for 2018-19, Natalie Edwards, will be participating in a conference, 'Narrating the Self no. 2: Women Writing Experience Across Frontiers', to take place at the University of Bath, room 1W 2.104, 4.15-7pm. Natalie will be presenting a paper entitled, 'The Bilingual Life Writing of Franco-Australian Author Catherine Rey'.

Natalie Edwards seminar in Bristol

28 November 2018

Our Visiting international fellow for 2018-19, Natalie Edwards, will deliver a talk entitled 'Hélène Cixous and Maryse Condé: Writing the Self Between Languages', at the University of Bristol, Arts Complex LT3.

Peggy McCracken, ‘Animate Ivory: Materiality, Beauty, and Pygmalion's Statue’

26 - 29 November 2018

Professor Peggy McCracken, SFS visiting fellow for 2017-18, will deliver a talk (rescheduled from last year) entitled 'Animate Ivory: Materiality, Beauty, and Pygmalion's Statue’. This will take place on Monday 26th November at 4.30pm, at Queen's Building 1B, University of Exeter.

Professor McCracken will also deliver a version of this talk on Thursday 29th November, 5pm, at the Audit Room, King's College, Cambridge.



Bilingual Life Writing by Contemporary Women Writers

30 November 2018

Our 2018-19 visiting international fellow, Natalie Edwards, will be speaking at a one-day conference, 'Bilingual Life Writing by Contemporary Women Writers', to be held at the Centre for Contemporary Women’s Writing at the IMLR.

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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.

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.

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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!