Due to COVID-19, the 2020 annual conference in Bath is cancelled. Please see our News section for more information.

2020 postgraduate conference

25 April 2020 | King's College London

** Conference postponed **

In response to the spread of coronavirus in the UK and abroad, the Society has taken the difficult decision to postpone this year's postgraduate conference, originally scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 April.

The conference will be rescheduled to take place later in the year, most likely August or September. However, in light of the unpredictability of the situation, no specific date can be set at this point in time.

The call for papers remains open for an extra couple of weeks, with a new deadline of 29 May 2020. Please see below for submission guidelines and an updated CFP.


UK Society for French Studies Postgraduate Conference 2020

To be held at King’s College London, date tbc

Keynote: Dr Matt Phillips, Royal Holloway

The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce this year's postgraduate conference. The event is entitled Passages, to underline the period of postgraduate studies as a transformative journey from student to scholar. It is designed as a work in progress seminar in which research students are invited to share and refine their projects with a collaborative audience. Students may wish to present an overview of their project or one particular aspect.

We invite proposals for papers and posters from current postgraduate students at Master's and doctoral level in French and Francophone Studies. Please download the call for papers below, and send your proposals to to sfspgconf2020@outlook.com by 29 May 2020.

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Our Hosts

King's College London

The 2020 conference will take place at King's College London. KCL is located on the Strand in central London, and is easily accessible by public transport.

Past Conferences

2019 Postgraduate Conference

27 April 2019 | Durham University

2018 Postgraduate Conference

16 March 2018 | University College London

2017 Postgraduate Conference

29 April 2017 | Institute of Modern Languages Research

2016 Postgraduate Conference

23 April 2016 | Institute of Modern Languages Research