French and Francophone Studies


French and Francophone Studies offers a range of research programs that encompass the study of French and francophone modern and contemporary literature, cinema, art, theory, linguistics and translation.
Our department is a vibrant community of researchers, teaching staff and students. We hold regular seminars and events that seek to engage with the French-speaking community at large and provide a platform for new and exciting research in French and Francophone Studies.


Associate Professor Michelle Royer, Dr Caroline Lipovsky, Dr Elizabeth Rechniewski, Associate Professor Françoise Grauby, Dr Léa Vuong, Dr Clara Sitbon, Dr Sonia Wilson, Dr Carolyn Stott

Research Location

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

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* If you are interested in undertaking a research project with us, please consult our academic staff profiles on the Department of French and Francophone Studies page and email our Postgraduate Research Coordinator Dr Léa Vuong to register your interest and discuss your proposed project.

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translation studies, Modern French literature, contemporary French literature, francophone literature, French theory, World cinema, French cinema, francophone cinema, visual art, visual cultures, film and media studies, self translation, translingual writing, linguistics, sociolinguistics, Digital Humanities, autobiographical writing, gender studies, life writing, diary writing, women’s writing, artists’ writings, word and image studies, modern and contemporary art, feminist theory, literary criticism, post-structuralism, authorship theory, representations of Paris in literature and culture, hoaxes, fakes and forgeries in literature, Louise Bourgeois, women artists, intersection of genre and gender, pedagogy of French as a Foreign Language, South Pacific literature, art and culture, cultural memory, trauma studies, The Holocaust, Rwandan Genocide

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 445

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