News

08 April 2019

Registration for the SFS annual conference, to be held this year at Royal Holloway University of London, is now open. Register by 28 April to benefit from special early bird rates!

11 February 2019

The Society for French Studies is dismayed at the news that Modern Languages at the University of Reading is under threat of restructuring, involving the loss of between 8 and 13 academic staff. Our president, Judith Still, has sent a letter on behalf of the Society to Professor Mark Fellowes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Planning and Resources. You can read the letter here.

05 February 2019

The Society for French Studies is pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s R. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize is Madeleine Chalmers (Trinity College, University of Oxford), for an essay titled ‘The Surreal Technics of André Breton and Gilbert Simondon’.

19 December 2018

The Society for French Studies wishes to express its support and solidarity for colleagues at the University of Hull, who have received the news that management have decided to suspend programmes in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and English language in 2019. The Society's President, Professor Judith Still, has written to Hull's Vice-Chancellor to express our dismay at this decision. You can read her full letter here.

We also encourage members to sign the petition in support of Modern Languages at Hull, available here: https://www.change.org/p/the-dean-save-our-university-language-department

06 November 2018

The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce the results of the R. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize 2018.

Peggy Mc Cracken
24 October 2018

In addition to the 2018-19 SFS Visiting International Fellow, Dr Natalie Edwards, who will be delivering a series of talks over the coming weeks, we are also delighted to welcome back this term the 2017-18 Fellow, Prof. Peggy McCracken, who will give talks rescheduled from last academic year at KCL, Oxford, Exeter, and Cambridge.

Natalie Edwards
10 October 2018

The Society is delighted to announce that the Visiting International Fellow for the 2018-19 session is Natalie Edwards, Associate Professor of French at the University of Adelaide. As part of her fellowship, Natalie will deliver talks and events at Cardiff, Exeter, the IMLR, Bath and Bristol.

11 June 2018

The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce that this year’s Prize Research Fellowship for mid-career to senior scholars has been awarded to Prof. Hugh Roberts (University of Exeter) for a project entitled: ‘Poetry on trial: a digital edition of French libertine verse and court records (c.1622–25)’. 

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11 June 2018

We are delighted to announce that this year’s R. Gapper book prize has been won by Prof. Roger Pearson (The Queen’s College, Oxford) for Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France (OUP, 2016). Also highly commended is Representing the Dead: Epitaph Fictions in Late-Medieval France (Boydell & Brewer, 2016) by Dr Helen Swift (St Hilda’s College, Oxford).

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