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)’. 

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).

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.

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