Spring Semester News

It’s good to be able to start the 2014 blog entries with some excellent ‘French at Stirling’ news so…

Hearty congratulations to our PhD student Jamal Bahmad who successfully defended his thesis on Moroccan cinema in January. Jamal’s thesis is entitled ‘Casablanca Belongs to Us: Globalisation, Everyday Life and Postcolonial Subjectivity in Moroccan Cinema since the 1990s’ and, during his studies under the supervision of David Murphy, he published articles on New Urban Moroccan Cinema in Francosphères, the Middle East Journal of Cultural Communication, and in the Journal of North African Studies. Best wishes to Jamal for the future!

If you’re interested in coming to undertake postgraduate work in French and Francophone Studies at Stirling, the School of Arts and Humanities is offering a number of research postgraduate bursaries at £6000 per annum for students starting a research degree programme in the coming academic year 2014-15. Further information about these bursaries can be found here and staff in French welcome enquiries from prospective applicants.

Our fields of expertise range from African cinemas and cultures to sexualities and Republicanism in contemporary France via pied noir history and postcolonial feminism, travel writing, early cinema, Quebec politics and film and much else besides. Full details of staff research interests and contact details can be found via the Staff pages here. (We live in the Division of Literature and Languages so just click through those links!)

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