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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.

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19 April 2018

The Society for French Studies is keen to support postgraduate research at Masters, MPhil and PhD levels. We warmly invite postgraduate students to come and present their research at this year’s Annual Conference in Cork.

26 March 2018

We are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s R. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize is Charlotte Thevenet, a doctoral researcher at University College London. The prize was awarded for an essay entitled ‘Réponse du « Juif » à l’antisémite: Derrida, commentateur de Hegel et Genet’. 

The Society offers its congratulations to Charlotte Thevenet on her achievement, and also to the joint runners-up for this year’s award: Liam Lewis of the University of Warwick (for an essay entitled ‘Sight, Sound, and the ‘Cri’ of the Mandrake in the Bestiary by Philippe de Thaon’) and Rebecca Sugden of the University of Cambridge (for an essay entitled ‘Malicious Fictions and Secret Histories in Balzac’s Une ténébreuse affaire’). 

22 March 2018

The Society’s annual scheme to allow overseas academics in French studies to visit institutions in the UK and Ireland is now open for applications for the 2018-19 session. The application deadline has been extended to 30 April 2018, in light of recent industrial action.

For further information about the scheme, click here.

07 February 2018

As part of its mission to promote French studies in the UK and Ireland, the Society for French Studies runs a number of funding schemes.

We are pleased to announce that, in order to increase their effectiveness, two of these schemes will now be operated on a rolling basis, with no fixed deadlines. Applications may now be made to the Research Support Fund and to the Conference and Workshop Funding Scheme at any time, up to a minimum of two months before the activity for which funding is sought. Click on the link below to find out more.

10 January 2018

The 2018 competition for the SFS Prize Research Fellowship is now open, with a deadline of 28 February 2018. 

04 December 2017

The Society’s annual prize for articles published by early career researchers is now open for submissions. 

28 November 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 SFS postgraduate conference will take place at the IMLR, London, on 16 March 2018. 

30 October 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s R. Gapper undergraduate essay prize. Submissions this year covered a wide range of periods and topics: literature, language and thought from the Medieval era to the 21st century; cinema; history; linguistics; politics; disability studies; critical theory.

14 September 2017

The Society awards an annual prize for an essay by a postgraduate student, on any subject within the scope of French studies. This year's competition is now open.

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