French Studies research
We are one of the leading research groupings in our field in the UK.
Our research is interdisciplinary and wide-ranging, with a particular emphasis on the visual cultures of France and the French-speaking world.
We are proud to number among our ranks internationally leading scholars working in fields as diverse as early medieval studies; French Enlightenment drama and culture; French art; exotic literature; cultural memory of the Holocaust in France; contemporary French and francophone cinema and photography; contemporary dance, popular music and performance; gender, sexuality and ethnicity in contemporary French and francophone cultures.
A dynamic research culture is maintained through regular research events and conferences and by externally funded individual and collaborative research projects, which generate leading publications and impact in the fields concerned.
Our research influences and engages with the wider community, in Manchester and beyond.
Our experts offer research training and supervision in French society, philosophy, culture and more.
We are consistently highly ranked for our innovative research in Modern Languages and Linguistics.