Postgraduate Research Seminar
Fortnightly research seminars are held in the Dept of French during term. Details of these seminars can be found below. All are welcome. Click on these hyperlinks for maps of TCD and to locate the Arts Building on campus. Changes to the programme sometimes occur so visitors may wish to check with email@example.com before attending.
Staff and Postgraduate Seminar
All seminars on Tuesdays at 5.00pm in AB 4096
Hilary Term 2012
Tuesday 24 January (HT week 2):
Dr. Loïc Guyon (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick): Scènes vagabondes. Les pièces de voyage dans la littérature française
Tuesday 7 February (HT week 4):
Sarah Gubbins (TCD): The Poetics of Perception in Nerval’s Aurélia
Tuesday 21 February (HT week 6):
Rosie MacLachlan (TCD): 'On écrit aussi pour les autres': Relational Identity in Nina Bouraoui's
Tuesday 6 March (HT week 8)
Donna Canada-Smith (TCD): Tradition and Nostalgia in the Parc Monceau
Tuesday 20 March (HT week 10)
Robert Kilroy (TCD): Marcel Duchamp: A Parallax View
Tuesday 3 April (HT week 12)
Dr. Claire Moran (Queen’s University, Belfast): Performance in 19th-Century French Portraiture
A useful resource for researchers in French studies is the website Fabula which lists conferences and publication notices. It is possible to subscribe to the newsletter operated by the Fabula website via email here. Researchers should also become acquainted with Francofil, which provides a useful forum for discussion and lists upcoming research events. Similarly, the H-France list posts regular updates on subjects of interest for those concerned with the study of French and Francophone culture and history. Nineteenth-century specialists may also wish to subscribe to the Dix-neuf list. A comprehensive list of journals in the field of French Studies is available here.
Many online dictionaries are available, the most comprehensive of which being the online version of the Trésor de la langue française. Access to a range of dictionaries from centuries past is available here.
With regard to online library resources, details of TCD’s French collections are available elsewhere on the website of the Dept of French. It is also possible to access the Bn-Opale Plus catalogue of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It is worth noting that the BNF also offers a searchable catalogue of online texts, many of which are only otherwise available on microfile in Paris. This is called Gallica. Online versions of large numbers of texts are also available at the Bibliothèque électronique de Lisieux and on Google Books. Some other useful research tools include the Persée digital journal archive, the image archive of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the CALAMES manuscript archive, the Joseph Sablé Centre for 19th Century French Studies, the Globe-Gate resource on nineteenth-century French literature, and the audiovisual archive provided by Ina.fr. Further image resources include the ARTstor digital library, the online archive of the Roger-Viollet photo agency and the web site of the Agence photo de la Réunion des musées nationaux. The 'Collections' search engine on the culture.fr portal also allows keyword searching of the records of many national collections containing images.
There are numerous possibilities for sourcing secondhand and antiquarian books in French on the internet. Chapitre, CPEDERF and Abebooks are just some of these. The principal scholarly societies devoted to French and Francophone studies in the Republic of Ireland and the UK include the 'Association des études françaises et francophones en Irlande' (ADEFFI) and the Society for French Studies.
Further resources for French postgraduates are available on the websites of ADEFFI and of the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies.