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Dr Craig Moyes
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Dr Craig Moyes

  • Academics

Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies | Associate Fellow, IMLR, University of London

Director of Quebec and French Canada Research Network (QaFCaRN). Associate Fellow of Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR).

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Craig Moyes has a BA in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, a DEA in LIttérature et Civilisation Françaises from the Université de Paris III and a PhD in LIttérature Comparée from the Université de Montréal. He was Director of Studies in French at Christ's College Cambridge before coming to King's.

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • Early modern French and comparative literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Québécois literature and film

17th- and 18th-century literature, especially as it relates to political and economic thought; contemporary Québécois fiction and film.

Craig Moyes would welcome doctoral students interested in 17th and 18th century literature, especially as it relates to political and economic thought or contemporary Québécois fiction and film.

For more details, please see his full research profile.


Craig Moyes teaches on a range of undergraduates modules including: Introduction to French Literature, Text and Performance, French Narrative Texts,Comedy in French Literature before 1700, Final Year Core Language, Literary Representations of the Honnête Homme, The City in the Literature of the Ancien Régime and Identity and Alienation in Québécois Literature and Film. 

He also teaches a module on the MA/PGDip French Langauge and Culture programme entitled What is a (French) Classic?

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • Member of Cercle 17-21(Sorbonne nouvelle—Université de Paris III).
  • Member of CRIST (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire en sociocritique des textes, Montréal).
  • Contributions to The Dictionary of Literary Biography, The Cambridge History of French Literature, Le Point, Prospect, BBC Radio.
  • Recipient of Research in Paris fellowship (Ville de Paris, 2010); Faculty Enrichment Grant (Government of Canada, 2007).
  • Director of the Quebec and French Canada Network (QaFCaRN).
    • Formerly: Director of the Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies, Institute of Modern Languages Research.
  • Winner of Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies at McGill University in Montreal (Autumn Term, 2015).

Selected Publications

  • Marcelle Gauvreau, Lettres au Frère Marie-Victorin. Correspondance sur la sexualité humaine (edited and introduced by Yves Gingras and Craig Moyes). Montréal: Boréal, 2019.

  • Craig Moyes, "« Un réaliste et rien de plus »? Pour une lecture sociocritique du Roman bourgeois”. Repenser le réalisme, edited by Claudia Bouliane et Barnabey Wesley. Montréal: Cahiers Remix, 2018.

  • Craig Moyes, “Faire frontière en Amérique: l’inquiétante étrangeté d(‘)u(n) cas québécois (Voyage en Amérique avec un cheval emprunté)”. Modern Languages Open, 2017.

  • Craig Moyes, Furetière’s Roman bourgeois and the Problem of exchange: Titular Economies. Oxford: Legenda, 2013.

  • L’Échelle des valeurs au XVIIe siècle: le commensurable et l’incommensurable. Études françaises vol. 45, no. 2, 2009 (edited and introduced by Craig Moyes).

For a complete list of publications, please see his full research profile.