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French and Francophone Studies
   
   
  

Welcome to the Department of French and Francophone Studies

 Female undergraduate student reading, Trent Building, University Park
The Department of French and Francophone Studies is housed in the historic Trent Building
 
  We are one of the largest Departments of French in the UK, offering a wide range of degree combinations and an extensive choice of undergraduate modules in all areas of French Studies. Much of our teaching, especially in the final year, is research-led, which means that our students are taught by lecturers who are recognized experts in their field. Our language teaching is supported by a team of five native-French speakers (lectrices, lecteurs), four of whom work for us as part of an established exchange agreement with partner institutions in France.

The Department has 21 full-time lecturers, all of whom are research-active, producing high-quality research of international significance. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Department was ranked third in the UK in terms of ‘Research Power’, which takes into account the number and proportion of research-active staff submitted in each unit. The Department publishes its own journal, Nottingham French Studies, founded in 1961. We also have a thriving postgraduate community, and are able to offer research supervision in all areas of French Studies.
 

Professor R Chapman
Head of Department

 
 

 

News

Oscar winners 201314

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Organised by the Education Network of the Students' Union, the Staff Oscars is a student-led event. The nominations judging panel is comprised of School Education Reps, elected students who act as 'head course reps' for their School/Department. The process is then overseen by both the Education Officer and Postgraduate Officer, the joint figureheads of the Network.

Three members of staff awarded in 100 Heroes celebration

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We are delighted to inform you that Professor Bernard McGuirk, Dr Gianluca Sergi and Dr Nickolas Luker were nominated as one of the 100 Heroes!

British Academy grant successes for Nottingham academics

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Latest British Academy successes for academics from the faculties of Arts & Social Sciences

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Upcoming Events

Conference in May 2014

Date
08 - 09 May 2014
Description
Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies: East and West in Dialogue on 8-9 May 2014, at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

Dr Nicole Fayard Translating Shakespeare

Date
15 May 2014
Location:
Trent B4
Description
Dr Nicole Fayard (Leicester University) 'Translating Shakespeare' All welcome!

Beyond PhD: Post-doctoral Fellowships and Career Development in the Arts and Humanities

Date
19 May 2014
Location:
College Court, University of Leicester
Description
A free one-day conference for arts and humanities early career researchers (and potential researchers) at the six universities of the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, sponsored by the British Academy.

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Department of French and Francophone Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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