French Research

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MPhil/PhD

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Part Time, Full Time

Arts & Humanities graduate class
RESEARCH PROFILE
  • 2008 RAE National Ranking: Second.
  • Current number of academic staff: 14 (all research active).
  • Current number of students: 15.
  • Recent publications:
    • After Bataille: Sacrifice, Exposure, Community;
    • Poisoned Words: Slander and Satire in Early Modern France;
    • Martyrs to Love: Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature;
    • Postcolonial Criticism: History, Theory and the Work of Fiction;
    • The Politics of Racism in France;
    • Literature & Material Culture in the Second Empire;
    • Furetière’s Roman bourgeois and the Problem of Exchange;
    • The Calendar in Revolutionary France - Perceptions of Time in Literature, Culture, Politics;
    • Marco Polo’s Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity.
  • Current research projects:
    • The Literary City under Bourbon Absolutism; 
    • Fascism, the Left and Political Corruption;
    • Proust and Cinema;
    • Revolutionary Time;
    • Colonial Education;
    • Gossip and Nonsense in Renaissance France (AHRC funded);
    • The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript (HERA funded);
    • Queer Theory in France (AHRC funded);
    • Medieval Literary Culture (AHRC funded).
KEY FACTS
Head of group/division
Dr Johanna Malt/Dr Andrew Counter
Awarding institution
King's College London
Duration
Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. September to September, January to January or April to April.
Location
Strand Campus.
Student destinations
Many of our recent PhD graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia. Other destinations include teaching, journalism, cultural management.
Year of entry 2014
Offered by
Lecture theatre