The Department of French at Durham is one of the most prestigious in the UK, as our high position in the national league tables confirms, with high-quality teaching and an international reputation for excellence in research. We are strongly committed to carrying out research in all periods, from medieval and early modern studies to the contemporary. We are situated at the cutting edge of our discipline, with research and teaching expertise in literature, cinema, theatre studies, political and critical theory, philosophy, cognitive methodologies, translation, post-colonialism, gender and lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/transsexual studies.
Staff are closely involved in the running and activities of the following institutes and research centres:
- Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- Centre for Humanities Innovation (CHI)
- Centre for Intercultural Mediation (CIM)
- Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies (CNCS)
- Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures (CVAC)
At postgraduate level, we offer an MA by Research, and supervision of PhD topics in all of the areas mentioned above and more, depending on the research interests of the individual student. Candidates should, in the first instance, contact the member of staff whose research interests correspond most closely to their proposed topic.
Students wishing to take French as an elective or subsidiary subject, rather than as part of a named degree programme, should contact the CFLS
Durham DH1 3JT
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 3421