• BS8 1TE

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The French Department is committed to fostering research in the language, literature and culture of France and Francophone areas, and in contemporary French history and society. We have particular strengths in the early modern period, the visual arts, music, French culture in developing countries, 19th- and 20th-century Literature, and critical theory. We collaborate extensively with other departments especially in the fields of Medieval Studies, Visual and Literary Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Conflict and Culture.

The Department welcomes applications from students wishing to pursue tailor-made research to Masters or doctoral level. Research training is primarily geared to each project, but postgraduates also participate in Arts Faculty training programmes on research and writing skills and, where appropriate, on critical theory. All postgraduates are integrated into a vigorous programme of research seminars, and also into the research activities of the Department, the School of Modern Languages and the Faculty.

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    Research Output

    Anthologie du théâtre révolutionnaire

    Siviter, C. (ed.), Bourdin, P. (ed.), Triolaire, C. (ed.) & Le Borgne, F. (ed.), 2022, (In preparation) Paris: Classiques Garnier.

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

    Language and Dialect Death: Theorising Sound Change in Obsolescent Gascon

    Mooney, D., 2022, (In preparation) Palgrave Macmillan.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    African readers as world readers: UNESCO, Worldreader and the perception of reading

    Bush, R., 1 Apr 2020, Edinburgh History of Reading: Subversive Readers. Hammond, M. & Rose, J. (eds.). Edinburgh UP, Edinburgh, p. 289-312 24 p. (The Edinburgh History of Reading; vol. 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Projects

    Charlemagne: A European Icon

    Ailes, M. J., Bennett, P., Hardman, P., Fulton, H., Rikhardsdottir, S., Bailey, M., Giles, R., Purkis, W., Gabriele, M., Classen, A., Boscolo, C. & Everson, J.

    8/04/12 → …

    Project: Research

    Student theses

    Forming the modern mind : a reappraisal of the French combat novel of World War One.

    Author: Hurcombe, M. J., 2000

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Médée, Clytemnestre and Phèdre: Female Heroism Revisited in Seventeenth-Century French Tragedy

    Author: Lungu, R. D., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: O'Gorman, E. C. (Supervisor) & Forman, E. R. B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Sensing the Self: Subjectivity and the Representation of Sensory Experience in Apollinaire’s Lettres à Madeleine

    Author: Hindmarsh, R., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Harrow, S. (Supervisor) & Fox, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)



    Arts & Humanities Research Council PhD Studentship Award

    Fox, Albertine (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    ASMCF Initiative Funding

    Siviter, Clare F I (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    The London Stage and the Nineteenth Century World

    Clare F I Siviter (Participant), & Annelies Andries (Participant)

    Apr 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Modern and Contemporary France (Journal)

    Daniel Finch-Race (Guest editor)

    Jan 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    East African Literary and Cultural Studies (Journal)

    Madhu Krishnan (Editor), , Ruth Bush (Editor), , Kate Wallis (Editor), & Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity