French Studies in and for the 21st Century

Edited by Philippe Lane and Michael Worton

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ISBN: 9781846316555

Publication: July 7, 2011

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French Studies in and for the 21st Century draws together a range of key scholars to examine the current state of French Studies in the UK, taking account of the variety of factors which have made the discipline what it is. The book looks ahead to the place of French Studies in a world that is increasingly interdisciplinary, and where student demands, new technologies and transnational education are changing the ways in which we learn, teach, research and assess. Required reading for all UK French Studies scholars, the book will also be an essential text for the French Studies community worldwide as it grapples with current demands and plans for the future.

Michael Worton is Vice-Provost and Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature, at University College London.

Attaché for Higher Education at the French Embassy in the UK and Visiting Fellow Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Presentation Philippe Lane and Michael Worton Introduction Baroness Jean Cousins S.E.M. Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Ambassadeur de France au Royaume-Uni. M. Jean-Paul Rebaud, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes. Diana Holmes : The historical perspective : British Universities and French Studies ». Research and Public Engagement Strategies Adrian Armstrong: “The “exception anglo-saxonne”? Diversity and viability of French studies in the UK”. Charles Forsdick: “Why French Studies matters: Disciplinary Identity and Public Understanding”. Michael Kelly: “Learning from France: the public impact of French scholars in the UK since the Second World War”. The development of Women in French Studies Michelle Cohen, Hilary Footit, Amy Wigant: “Gender and the French language : the longue durée of French Studies in the UK. Gill Rye: “Contemporary women’s writing in French: Future Perspectiveson Formal and Informal Research Networks”. The Place of Literature Simon Gaunt, Nick Harrison : “Teaching French Literature in UK Universities in the 21st Century”. Alain Viala : “Oxford, Theatre and Quarrels”. William Burgwinkle : “Defining (or redefining) priorities in curriculum when the good times have flown”. Susan Harrow, Eddie Hughes : The Place of Linguistics in French Studies Today Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Kate Beeching, Pierre Larrivée, Florence Myles : “French Linguistics Research and Teaching in UK and Irish HE Institutions”. Andy Rothwell, Jo Drugan : “The Rise of Translation”. Theatre, Cinema and Popular Culture David Looseley : “Popular Culture, The Final Frontier: How Far Should We Boldly go?” Phil Powrie, Keith Reader : “Teaching and Research in French Cinema”. Maire Cross : “Diversity and Difference in French Studies: 1979-2009: A Case Study of the Association of Modern and Contemporary France”. Post-Colonial Studies and War and Culture Nicola Cooper, Debra Kelly : “War and Culture within and without French Studies: The “Cultural Turn” From France to the World Beyond and Back Again”. Emmanuel Godin, Tony Chafer : “An Area Studies Approach in a European and Global Context: French Studies in Portsmouth”. David Murphy: “French Studies and the Postcolonial: The demise or the rebirth of the French Department?” Maryse Bray, Hélène Gill, Laurence Randall : “French Studies and Employability at Home and Abroad: The Experience of Westminster”. Adventures in Language Teaching Dominique Borel : “Technologically-enhanced programmes: opportunities and challenges”. Jim Coleman, Elodie Vialleton : “French Studies at the Open University”. Laurence Auer : “Culturethèque: un outil au service des études et recherches francophones”.

this is an exceedingly helpful volume for thinking about the perplexities, but also the potential, of the current moment in the field of French studies.
Michael Lucey   French Studies, vol 67, no 1

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

310 Pages

ISBN: 9781846316555

Publication: July 7, 2011

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