French Studies in and for the 21st Century

French Studies in and for the 21st Century


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846316562
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Philippe Lane is Cultural Counsellor at the French Embassy in Jordan and Visiting Fellow Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Michael Worton is Vice-Provost and Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature, at University College London.

Table of Contents

"Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet, is a welcome contribution to the discipline and is the first collection of essays dedicated to O'Hara."—Years Work in English Studies

Philippe Lane and Michael Worton

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".

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