2019 Annual Conference

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

The Society for French Studies looks forward to welcoming you to our 2019 annual conference, to be held at Royal Holloway University of London, on 1-3 July.

We are very excited to be welcoming the following keynote speakers to this year's conference: Kate Conley (Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Professor of French and Francophone Studies, William and Mary); David McCallam (Reader in French Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Sheffield); Pap Ndiaye (Professeur des universités à l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris, Histoire nord-américaine, Sciences-Po); Mairéad Hanrahan (Professor of French, University College London).

We warmly invite postgraduate students to participate in the conference and offer travel grants to support PG attendance: more information is available here.

Papers for the Society's AGM, to take place during the conference, have been circulated to members and are also available here.

The conference programme and joining instructions for delegates are both available below.

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05 July 2019

Kate Conley plenary lecture

12:00am

Professor Kate Conley (Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Professor of French and Francophone Studies, William and Mary) delivers the opening plenary lecture, 'Collection as a Surrealist State of Mind'

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Judith Still plenary lecture

12:00am

Professor Judith Still (University of Nottingham, and President of the Society for French Studies) delivers her plenary lecture, replacing Pap Ndiaye who was unable to attend the conference.


David McCallam plenary lecture

12:00am

David McCallam (Reader in French Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Sheffield) delivers his plenary, 'From the Lisbon Disaster to the Terror: Geopoetic revolutions in late eighteenth-century France'


Mairéad Hanharan plenary lecture

12:00am

Mairéad Hanrahan (Professor of French, University College London) delivers her plenary on 'Genet's Genres of Politics'

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04 July 2019

12:00am

Thanks to all who attended this year's conference at RHUL. For those who missed out on the legendary French disco, here's a link to the playlist on Spotify:


Past Conferences

2020 annual conference

29 June - 01 July 2020 | University of Bath

2018 Annual Conference

02 - 04 July 2018 | University College Cork

2017 Annual Conference

03 - 05 July 2017 | Durham University

2016 Annual Conference

27 July - 29 June 2016 | University of Glasgow

2015 Annual Conference

29 June - 01 July 2015 | Cardiff University

Past Conferences

2020 annual conference

29 June - 01 July 2020 | University of Bath

2018 Annual Conference

02 - 04 July 2018 | University College Cork

2017 Annual Conference

03 - 05 July 2017 | Durham University

2016 Annual Conference

27 July - 29 June 2016 | University of Glasgow

2015 Annual Conference

29 June - 01 July 2015 | Cardiff University