While our research is distinguished by a commitment to the full chronological range of French literary studies, and shows a consistent emphasis on some of the traditional research activities of the discipline (such as textual editing and archival research), the Department of French also has significant research strengths in some of the more recently developed areas of French Studies, such as:
Research in the Department of French is also distinguished by the energetic fostering of dialogue and discussion between individual members of staff, and between staff members and research students - taking place through regular research seminars and reading groups, as well as through a vibrant context of overlapping interests.
Professor of French Language and Literature
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate
Reader in Early Modern French. Co-Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies.
Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Reader in 18th century French studies. Co-Director of the Centre for Enlightenment Studies.
Professor of French & Vice Dean (Research)
Professor of French and Postcolonial Studies
Reader in French Literature & Visual Culture
Reader in French and Francophone Women’s Writing; Head of Department of French
British Academy Research Fellow
Lecturer in French
Reader in Political Theory
Lecturer in French & European Studies
Reader in French and European Politics
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