The department pursues high-quality, interdisciplinary research across the range of French studies and French and francophone literature; French history, politics and society; French thought and critical theory; feminist and gender studies; francophone and postcolonial studies; cinema and the visual arts; linguistics and translation studies.
All current full-time members of French and Francophone staff are research-active. Their research was ranked 5th in the UK in the latest Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014) for "Research Power", and they are pleased to be at the forefront of the field of francophone studies.
The department has a thriving postgraduate community, and is able to offer research supervision in most areas of French and Francophone Studies.
The department is home to the Science Technology Culture research group.
- The department organises major research conferences both at home and internationally
- The department publishes its own journal, Nottingham French Studies, founded in 1961.