Research seminars  

Lecture audience

For further information on any meeting, contact the organiser of the event, or the French Studies Secretary, Mrs J Turner

The Caribbean in translation

The Caribbean in translation

Muirhead tower - Room 121
Professor Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool) delivers this Modern Languages research seminar
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Dr Bradley Stephens (University of Bristol) delivers this French Studies research seminar.
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Conferences and workshops

  • Major international conference 'Women's Film-making in France 2000-2010'. French Institute and IGRS, 2-4 December 2010. (Keynote lecturers: Martine Beugnet, Ginette Vincendeau, Emma Wilson.) Co-organiser: Kate Ince (with Carrie Tarr). See or IGRS website for full programme.
  • Major international conference ‘Dirt and Debris’, Ninth annual conference of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, University of Birmingham, 7-9 April 2011. Organiser: Andrew Watts.
  • Synergies/IFRU sponsored conference on « Dialogue des cultures : les rapports entre le monde francophone et le monde anglophone dans le domaine des langues et des cultures, » 13-14 mai 2011, Institut Français de Londres. Organiser: Martyn Cornick with Mike Kelly (Soton) and Debra Kelly (Westminster).

Past events

  • ColloquiumMontesquieu's Vision of a United Europe: “One Nation Made Up of Many.” ’ 29 April 2010. Organiser: Ursula Haskins Gonthier
  • Lecture Birmingham Centre for Contemporary History Annual Guest Lecture: John MacKenzie on ‘ Imperialism and Popular Culture in Britain and Europe ’ (5 May 2010). Organiser: Berny Sèbe.
  • Public event and launch for research projectThe French in London ’. 2 July 2010.  Co-organiser Martyn Cornick with Debra Kelly (Westminster).
  • Major conferencePoetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French since 1945’. 16-17 July 2010, IGRS and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Speakers including Mary-Ann Caws, Philippe Met, Jean-Pierre Bobillot, Susan Harrow, and performances by practising poets. Co-organiser: Emma Wagstaff.
  • Major public and academic event: ‘The Hundredth Anniversary of the Institut Français de Londres: Heritage for the Future’. 16 September 2010, Institut Français du Royaume Uni, London. Round table: Lisa Appignanesi (President of English PEN), Sylvestre Clancier (President of French PEN), Christopher MacLehose (MacLehose Press). Co-organisers: Jennifer Birkett, Martyn Cornick, in conjunction with the Institut Français.
  • Major international conference: 17th Annual Conference of the UK Sartre Society, September 2010. Co-organiser Angela Kershaw, Secretary of the Society. (Also co-organised 16th Conference, 2009.)