In French we have a wide range of research specialists anf research interests, including many aspects of French literary and visual culture from the medieval to the contemporary, linguistics, and French thought.
- Specialists in linguistics carry out research in the sociolinguistics and linguistic variation of contemporary French.
- Recent and contemporary writing: including biographical fiction, women’s writing, and modern critical theory.
- Medieval French literature and culture
- Renaissance thought and literature
- French and Francophone cinema
- Eighteenth and nineteenth-century visual art.
Research carried out by staff in French deals with issues including the reception of Classical myth, sexuality, gender, war and trauma, and questions of ‘race’, citizenship, and national identity.
Our staff in French are involved in the following centres connected to Modern Languages.
- A Critical Edition of the Works of Bruscambille
- Beckett Testimonies
- Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure
- The Exeter manuscripts project
- French Libertine Verse (c.1600-1622): A Pilot Project for Editing the "Recueils satyriques"
- Gender, Islam and the "free woman" in the Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing
- Gossip and Nonsense: Excessive Language in Renaissance France
- Painting for The Salon? The French State, Artists and Academy, 1830-1852
- The Body Besieged: Conflict and Trauma in Contemporary Francophone Women's Writing
- The Reception and translation of classical literature in contemporary women's writing