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17 June 2020

The Society for French Studies has joined the campaign for a new deal in education, along with a number of other UK subject associations.

07 April 2020

Dear members, colleagues, and friends,

Due to the ongoing crisis relating to COVID-19, the Society for French Studies has taken the decision to cancel this year’s postgraduate conference, and its annual conference, which was due to take place in July in Bath.

17 January 2020

The Society for French Studies is saddened to report the death of Professor Alan J. L. Busst on 31 December 2019. He was eighty-four.


10 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 undergraduate essay prize is Ellen Kemp (University of Bristol), for an essay entitled 'Compare and contrast the relationship between voice, space, and forms of intimacy in Chantal Akerman’s Sud (1999) and Corine Shawi’s E-muet (2013)'. Congratulations, Ellen!

19 October 2019

The deadline for the 2019 R. Gapper postgraduate essay prize is fast approaching. Make sure you get your submissions in before 31 October!

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01 July 2019

To celebrate the annual conference of the Society for French Studies (1-3 July 2019), we are delighted to present a new Virtual Issue on “Migration and Mobility”.

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04 June 2019

The Society is delighted to announced that the 2019 Visiting International Fellowship has been awarded to Martin Munro, Winthrop-King Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University.


30 May 2019

We have received reports that scammers have been contacting our conference delegates, claiming to represent the Society and offering to arrange hotel accommodation for the conference. If you are contacted by these people, it is important that you do not give away any personal information, including credit/debit card information.

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.

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