Our department is committed to research and teaching excellence across the whole chronological range of French studies. Our staff are established scholars in literature (from medieval Occitan to contemporary Francophone literatures), social and political studies, literary and critical theory (including feminism and gender studies), French cinema and visual culture, and French philosophy. Our research ethos is distinct in its linking of contemporary critical and theoretical practices to the study of the history and politics of French and francophone cultures from the Middle Ages to the present day. This research culture is tied into our MA teaching, since staff are able to develop modules around their own research, in response to the interests of students. Our staff and students participate actively in research centres within King's and elsewhere in London (including the Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, Queer@King's, the Forum for European Philosophy). We also run regular seminars and reading groups in the department, in which our students take an active role. Research students are fully involved in these activities and are actively encouraged to make the most of the outstanding research opportunities and facilities in King's and in London more widely.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
As a student in the department, you will have access to a wide range of training opportunities. This includes full access to the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, which runs Saturday workshops in research skills and methods for MA/MPhil/PhD students studying in language departments in the University of London and hosts PORT - the online research training facility. More information is available on our website http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/french/study/pgt/training.aspx.
We offer a recently refurbished work space and seminar area, equipped with computers (PC & Mac) and printers, for the exclusive use of graduate students in French, German, European Studies and Comparative Literature.
AHRC; Graduate School studentships and bursaries. The recently endowed Thérèse Zadora fund enables us to subsidise our graduate students attending conferences and making research trips, and the Crompton Scholarship enables students to pursue research for a year in a French-speaking country.
Department of French
Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions
020 7848 2765/2232
Department of French
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS