The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce that its Visiting International Fellow for 2017/18 will be Peggy McCracken, Domna C. Stanton Collegiate Professor of French, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Peggy McCracken’s research interests are in the intersections of medieval literature, history and theory. Her Fellowship will focus on the theme of ‘Political Ecologies’, and will explore the relationship between the ecology of the natural world, political ecology and ecologies of gender and sexuality in medieval literature and culture.
Professor McCracken’s Fellowship is scheduled to take place from 14 May to 8 June 2018. Durham University is serving as lead host in partnership with Cambridge, Exeter, King’s College London, Oxford and UCL. A hub workshop in Durham on 22 May will involve academic staff and postgraduates from Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Leeds and York, and a second hub workshop in UCL will involve academics and postgraduates from Royal Holloway, Warwick, Reading and Bristol. Further details of events will be circulated in due course. The SFS Visiting International Fellowship allows outstanding academics in French and Francophone Studies based in overseas universities to spend time at UK or Irish higher education institutions.
The closing date for applications for the 2017/18 round of the Visiting International Fellowship will be 1 April 2018. Click here for details.