2018 ASMCF Schools Liaison & Outreach Funding awarded to French Studies at Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Steven Wilsonhas been awarded £480 to organise two French Outreach Days to be held for AS-Level pupils at Queen's University Belfast in February 2019. This collaboration between French Studies at QUB and NICILT (Northern Ireland Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research) will be a major event with around 200 pupils (40% of … Continue reading 2018 ASMCF Schools Liaison & Outreach Funding awarded to French Studies at Queen’s University Belfast

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 Professor Máire Cross (Newcastle University) Flora Tristan was described in the … Continue reading Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture 2019

Outreach Project and Teaching Resources: Life Under Occupation

This post is part of a series on outreach projects undertaken by ASMCF members. Dr Wendy Michallat’s work on British student Madelaine Blaess's papers offer a fantastic opportunity for schools to integrate historical documents and the latest academic developments into their schemes of work. The Madeleine Blaess diary and Phoney War letters are an exciting … Continue reading Outreach Project and Teaching Resources: Life Under Occupation

ASMCF-funded: Schools event organised by French at Stirling

Dr Fiona Barclay and her colleagues at the University of Stirling organised an event for pupils in the local area to discover what studying French at university is like and the careers it can lead to. Meanwhile, their teachers attended two CPD sessions on approaches to teaching and assessing cultural materials and culture topics. Schools … Continue reading ASMCF-funded: Schools event organised by French at Stirling

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 contemporary French authors reject attempts to label them and their works because of their ethnic backgrounds. … Continue reading PG Showcase: Alison Marmont, Intersectional “Othering” in Contemporary France and the Novels of Linda Lê and Marie NDiaye