French Studies


French Studies offers a range of research programs encompassing the study of French and Francophone literature, cinema, history and society.  The French language is one of the most widely spoken European languages, while French culture pervades many aspects of daily life.


Dr Françoise Grauby, Dr Caroline Lipovsky, Dr Elizabeth Rechniewski, Dr Michelle Royer

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Department of French Studies, School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)

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Academic staff have a wide range of expertise including areas in Medieval French, Literature in French from Africa, the Caribbean, Switzerland and Canada; contemporary French society; French cinema; French syntax, semantics, and pragmatics; French literary theory; and French-speaking cultures other than France.

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French culture, language, cinema, history, medieval French literature, Discourse analysis, translation studies, European cinema, colonisation, decolonisation, society, literature, society and politics, politics, postcolonial French speaking world, theatre, history of ideas, sociology of literature and culture

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 445

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