The Society hosts the largest annual UK gathering of scholars working across the full disciplinary range of French studies.

The 2018 annual conference was our largest yet, with up to ten parallel sessions, in addition to four plenary speakers, and a number of special events targeted at our vibrant postgraduate community.

We also organise a well-attended annual postgraduate conference.

University College Cork, venue for our 2018 conference
University College Cork, venue for our 2018 conference

2019 Annual Conference

01 - 03 July 2019 | Royal Holloway, University of London

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!

Postgraduate conference

2019 Postgraduate Conference

This year's postgraduate conference will take place on 27 April at Hatfield College, Durham University, and will consider the theme of 'The Return of the Author'. The full programme is now available to download below.

This promises to be a very exciting event: as well as a range of new research presented by PG students, the day will include a 'Translation in Conversation' session with Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze and Tina O’Donnell (Durham University), and two keynote lectures:

Ashley Harris (Queen’s Belfast), ‘The Return of the (Media) Author: Addressing New Expressions of Authorship in the Digital Age’

Delphine Grass (Lancaster University), ‘“This Author is not for Turning”: The Return of the Author beyond the Creative/Critical Divide’

The conference is organised by Alexandre Burin and Sarah Budasz.

The event is free to attend. To register, please email by Sunday 7 April.

Past Conferences

2019 Postgraduate Conference

27 April 2019 | Durham University

2018 Annual Conference

02 - 04 July 2018 | University College Cork

2018 Postgraduate Conference

16 March 2018 | University College London

2017 Annual Conference

03 - 05 July 2017 | Durham University

2017 Postgraduate Conference

29 April 2017 | Institute of Modern Languages Research

2016 Annual Conference

27 July - 29 June 2016 | University of Glasgow

2016 Postgraduate Conference

23 April 2016 | Institute of Modern Languages Research

2015 Annual Conference

29 June - 01 July 2015 | Cardiff University