PhD - Digital French Studies
In conjunction with the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), we offer a co-supervised doctoral programme in which the student may officially combine digital tools, methods and critical perspectives with literary, editorial, cultural or historical research in any of the areas covered by the Department of French. Digital work in French has been well established for decades, for example in the design and construction of resources for literary, linguistic and lexicographical research, in stylistic and thematic analysis, authorship attribution and historical studies. It is fair to say that in profound and long-lasting ways, provision of these resources has changed the possibilities for scholarship in French as in other disciplinary areas. Examples of doctoral projects ongoing elsewhere include a study of the French translations and editions of M. G. Lewis’s The Monk, with a digital edition of this work; a theoretical investigation of authorship in the digital era; digitization and study of Edmond Jabès’s œuvre as prefiguring hypertextual fiction; and stylistic and linguistic identification of unique features in the Continental and Anglo-Norman versions of the Otinel song.
DDH is an acclaimed world-leader in the digital humanities, its PhD programme the first of its kind and its collaborative research projects among the best.
For more information, potential applicants should see the PhD in Digital Humanities page at www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/cch/pg/phd/