Category: Postgraduates


Travel Bursaries for A Date with History, York Festival of Ideas, 15th June 2019

Deadline: 10th May 2019 For the third time, the York Festival of Ideas and the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department of the French Embassy and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni are working together to produce 'A Date with History' on 15th June 2019. This year's Franco-British t...

ASMCF Annual Conference 2019

ULIP and The American University of Paris (AUP) will host the annual conference of The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) on 4-6th September 2019. The invitation is now open for proposals of papers or panels which address this year's theme: The Transnational City. ...

CfP: ASMCF Conference 2019: The Transnational City

ULIP and The American University of Paris (AUP) will host the annual conference of The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) on 4-6th September 2019. The invitation is now open for proposals of papers or panels which address this year's theme: The Transnational City ...

Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture 2019

The Society for the Study of French History and The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and Institut Français, Royaume-Uni present the Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture, Monday 14th January 2019. Too hot to handle? Flora Tristan (1803-1844), campaigner for gender equality P...

ASMCF–SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2019

Call for papers 2 March 2019 – All Souls College, University of Oxford Keynote: Dr. Antonia Wimbush, University of Birmingham Entre les couleurs et les visibles prétendus, on retrouverait le tissu qui les double, les soutient, les nourrit, et qui, lui, n’est pas chose, ...

Initiative Fund

The Association’s Initiative Fund provides small grants to individuals who are members of the Association to help defray the costs of research events (conferences, study days, workshops etc.), and support for postgraduate activities and travel (in addition to specific funding for postgraduate conf...

Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture 2019

The Society for the Study of French History and The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and Institut Français, Royaume-Uni present the Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture, Monday 14th January 2019. Too hot to handle? Flora Tristan (1803-1844), campaigner for gender equality P...

ASMCF Annual Conference 2018

New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds. The 2018 annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) took place at Lancaster University from 13-14 September 2018. The event was generously supported by the Yves Hervouet Fund at Lanc...

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2018

The annual ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day took place this year on 3 March 2018 on the theme of 'Conflict'. Keynote Address: 'La France qui tombe? The origins of a language of crisis in contemporary France', Dr Emile Chabal (Edinburgh)...

Postgraduate Essay Prize

The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France is delighted to offer a prize for the best Postgraduate Paper given at the annual conference. The prize consists of a £100 cheque and an invitation to submit the winning paper to the Association's journal, Modern & Contemporary Fra...

Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize

In memory of the late Peter Morris, an award of £250 will be made to a postgraduate student to contribute towards travel costs incurred on a short trip to one or multiple French-speaking countries....

Brian Darling Memorial Prize

The Brian Darling Memorial Prize was established in memory of the late Brian Darling, the founding Secretary of the Association. The prize, to the value of £250, is awarded for an undergraduate essay or dissertation of distinction, which explores any theme/s relevant to the Association's remit (Fr...

Douglas Johnson Memorial Essay Prize

The Douglas Johnson Memorial Essay Prize was established in memory of the late Douglas Johnson, the first Honorary President of the Association. which explores any theme/s relevant to the Association's remit (French history, politics, culture, society, literature, thought, film since 1789, as well a...

Postgraduate membership

Postgraduates are invited to join the ASMCF for the reduced membership rate of £10.00 (US$19; €16) on proof of status (normally a letter from your supervisor/department). Postgraduate membership comprises of year’s subscription to the journal Modern & Contemporary France, which has a sectio...

“L.O.V.E, And Other Disaffections”: Conference Report

On the 4th November 2017, Benjamin Dalton and Dr Adina Stroia hosted the London French Postgraduate Conference “L.O.V.E, and Other Disaffections” at the Senate House Library, with help from the generous funding made available by the ASMFC. The aim of the conference was to bring together graduate...

‘Identity in Conflict’: ASMCF/SSFH Postgraduate Study Day Report

The first panel of postgraduate papers of the 2018 Postgraduate Study Day comprised three papers examining approaches to identity by literary figures across three centuries. Presented in chronological order, the first paper was given by Jessica Kasje (Yale) who re-examined George Sand’s relationsh...

PG Showcase: Alison Marmont, Intersectional “othering” In Contemporary France And The Novels Of Linda Lê And Marie Ndiaye

Across Europe we are witnessing an increasing prevalence in right-wing, exclusionary discourses which foster hostility towards those who are designated as foreign and, therefore, not belonging within the conglomerate’s national borders. Linda Lê and Marie NDiaye, two critically acclaimed contempo...

PG Showcase: Alison Marmont, Intersectional “Othering” in Contemporary France and the Novels of Linda Lê and Marie NDiaye

Across Europe we are witnessing an increasing prevalence in right-wing, exclusionary discourses which foster hostility towards those who are designated as foreign and, therefore, not belonging within the conglomerate’s national borders. Linda Lê and Marie NDiaye, two critically acclaimed contempo...

ASMCF Annual Conference

Lancaster University, Thursday 13–Friday 14 September 2018: New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds The programme for the 2018 annual conference alongside further information can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/languages-and-cultures/research/asmcf-annual-conferen...

‘Identity in Conflict’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

The first panel of postgraduate papers of the 2018 Postgraduate Study Day comprised three papers examining approaches to identity by literary figures across three centuries. Presented in chronological order, the first paper was given by Jessica Kasje (Yale) who re-examined George Sand’s relationsh...

Researching in the BiFi – The Peter Morris Memorial Travel Prize

My thesis examines a group of contemporary French films which I locate as the continuation or evolution of the well-studied New French Extremity trend of the 1990s and 2000s. The New French Extremity has been criticised as an arbitrary grouping, but the body of work written on it proves that it was,...

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2018: Conflict – Programme and Registration

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asmcf-ssfh-postgraduate-study-day-2018-conflict-tickets-42167848169 3rd March 2018, IMLR, Senate House, London   9.30-10.00: Registration 10.00: Welcome Prof. Chris Tinker, ASMCF President 10.15: Professional Development Session I:...

CfP: ASMCF Annual Conference, New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

Lancaster University, Thursday 13 - Friday 14 September 2018 We invite proposals for papers that critically examine the innovation and experimentation that characterise new and emerging forms of expression in the French and Francophone worlds. The relationship between reading and writing is const...

CONFLICT. CfP for the ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day 2018

3 March 2018 The Institute of Modern Languages Research University of London, Keynote: Emile Chabal (Edinburgh) Deadline for abstracts: January 12 2018 Contemporary society is riven by conflict, be it in the public, political or intellectual arena. Even a cursory glance at current new...

PG Showcase: Jonathan Harris on the Berber diaspora

The Amazigh Flag, designed in Paris in 1967 and popularised by the Académie Berbère Source: Pascal Berger http://commentdire.canalblog.com/archives/2008/02/12/7919696.html   France is dotted with hundreds of Berber cultural associations, linking together hundreds of thousands of North A...

‘Modern Mobility & Identity’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

Session 2 of the last parallel session of the day addressed the question of identity in various ways. First with Bryony Leighton (Oxford), who explored the development of prosthetic design throughout the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries with her paper named 'You're made of metal: Where does ...

‘Recording/Remembering Mobility’ -ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

The panel 'Recording/remembering mobility' had a further common theme of inclusion versus exclusion across different types of mobility. Antonia Wimbush's paper, 'Postcolonial mobility: Empowerment of exile' focused on Véronique Tadjo, an Ivoirian writer and lecturer born in Paris, a Fulbright sch...

‘Mobility Politics’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

I thoroughly enjoyed chairing the panel on ‘mobility politics’, which examined the diverse political, cultural, and religious dimensions of mobility in a range of historical and geographical contexts. The papers all spoke to each other well, with similar themes emerging: political inclusion, cit...

‘Mobility and Mental health’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

At the ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day, the panel entitled ‘Mobility and Mental health’ approached the topic of the study day through three rich papers that considered movement in relation to various aspects and concepts of mental illness. The first paper was given by Catherine Annabel (Sheffield) who e...

Mobilising Research beyond the Academy

The second of three professional development sessions at the ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2017 consisted of two papers reflecting on the theme of impact and engagement through research on French literature, history, and culture. We heard from Kate Astbury, Associate Professor and Reader at Warw...

PG Showcase: Mason Norton on Resistance in Upper Normandy, 1940-44

Whether you prefer to call it ‘The French Resistance’ or ‘resistance in France’, the subject of resistance during the Second World War in France poses an interesting paradox for the historian. Whereas most historians of the 20th century work with an abundance of written sources, the sources ...

Thinking Work / Penser le travail: The London Postgraduate French Conference

At the annual London Postgraduate French conference ‘Thinking Work / Penser le travail’, held on Friday 4th November 2016 at the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London, the organizers (Ben Dalton – KCL; Kate Foster – KCL; Adina Stroia – KCL) invited postgraduate...

ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day 2017: Mobility/Immobility Programme

9.30 - Registration and Coffee 10.15 - Welcome 10.30 - Professional Development Session: Funding roundtable Dr David Hopkin (Oxford) Dr Ewa Szypula (KCL/Nottingham) Dr Katherine Shingler (Nottingham) Dr Laura O'Brien (Northumbria) 11.15 - Coffee 11.30 - Professional Development Ses...

PG Showcase: James Illingworth on George Sand

The Mythopoetics of Bodily Representation in George Sand My research, funded by the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership, considers the representation of the body in nineteenth-century fiction, focusing on the works of George Sand (1804-76). The 1800s witnessed major developments in...

Research in the Charente: The Peter Morris Memorial Travel Award 2016

Many congratulations to Adam Spencer (Hull) who was awarded this year's Peter Morris Memorial Travel Award! Thanks to Adam for the following blog post and picture. You can read his whole report and find out more about this prize scheme here. 'The purpose of my dissertation follows on from the w...

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