French Research

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MPhil/PhD

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Part Time, Full Time

Arts & Humanities graduate class
RESEARCH PROFILE
  • REF rankings 2014: The Modern Languages departments are ranked 9th in the REF's power rankings which take into account the quantity and quality of research activity and performed well in terms of impact with 100% of their research rated as having an outstanding (4*) or considerable reach and significance
  • Current number of academic staff: 13 permanent (all research active).
  • Current number of students: 18.
  • Recent publications:
    • Marco Polo’s Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity
    • Poisoned Words: Slander and Satire in Early Modern France
    • Furetière’s Roman bourgeois and the Problem of Exchange
    • The Calendar in Revolutionary France - Perceptions of Time in Literature, Culture, Politics
    • Inheritance in Nineteenth-Century France
    • The Collector in Nineteenth-Century French Literature
    • Georges Labica: un philosophe en colere
  • Current research projects:
    • Medieval Francophone Literary Culture outside France
    • Deviant Speech in the Early Modern Period
    • Horace in the Eighteenth Century
    • World History as World Court: The Theatrical Origin of Human Rights
    • Sexuality under the Restoration
    • Casts, Imprints and Traces in Modern and Contemporary Art
    • The Cinematographic Imaginary in Proust
    • A Future for Alcibiades: Male Homosexuality after Foucault, Lacan and Bersani
    • The Politics of Racism in France
    • Colonial Education
KEY FACTS
Head of group/division
Professor Simon Gaunt
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 2015
Offered by
Maughan Library