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Katie Aldred, BA French and Italian (2010)

Italian and French graduate Katie tells us about her time at Leeds, the value of the year abroad, and how she is using the skills she developed at Leeds in her current job.
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Jason Allen-Paisant, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

I am Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Modern Languages & the Centre for World Literatures.
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Margaret Atack, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3379

French film and fiction of the Vichy years; postwar war/occupation narratives; French women’s writing; roman/film noir; French culture of the 1950/60s; 20th century French thought and culture
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Jamal Bahmad, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

+44 (0)1133430102

I'm a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. My research interests centre principally on North African and Francophone cinema and cultural studies.
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Laura Boyd, Research Postgraduate Student

"Negotiating Masculinity: The writings of non-combatant men in France and Britain during the First World War."
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Terry Bradford, Teaching Fellow in French & Interpreting

+44 (0)113 343 3492

I teach professional translation (incl. MA in Translation Studies), interpreting, French for Academic/Specific Purposes, & the Foundations of Modern French Thought.
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Ros Brown-Grant, Professor of Late Medieval French Literature

+44 (0)113 343 3491

All aspects of medieval literature; manuscript studies; iconography; gender/sexuality in the Middle Ages
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Mary Burrows, BA French and Japanese

Mary spent her year abroad at Nanzan University and tells us about her time in Japan.
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Mary Burrows, BA French and Japanese

Mary spent her year abroad at Nanzan University and tells us about her time in Japan.
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Sebastien Cador, BA French

Sebastien enjoys the wide range of modules on offer and talks about how the French department has something to offer all of its students!
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Simon Croft, BA French (2010)

Recent graduate Simon talks about his study year abroad: spent in Nimes in the South of France.
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Hollie Deste, BA French

Hollie reveals the best thing about Leeds University, tells us her favourite things to do in Leeds and gives her top-tips for new students.
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Carly Ellis, BA French (2013)

Carly graduated in 2013 and talks about how her degree has helped her career.
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Alison Fell, Professor of French Cultural History

0113 343 8879

Women and war; French Culture and the First World War; French and British women in the interwar period; French women's writing
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Rachel Flannery, BA French and Italian

As a Joint Honours student Rachel studied in France for her term abroad and spent a further year working as a language assistant.
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Joseph Ford, PhD Student in French and Francophone Studies

twitter: @mrjoeford

Francophone North African, particularly Algerian, literature; Francophone intellectuals; theories of representation; memory and trauma.
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Karima Gaci (FHEA), Teaching Fellow in French

01133430672

French as a foreign language pedagogy; French grammar teaching; Second language acquisition and learning (FLE); Grammar descriptions, discourses and general linguistics
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Polly Galis, PhD Researcher

Thesis research on 'Sexual Representation in the Work of Nelly Arcan, Annie Ernaux & Nancy Huston', under the supervision of Professor Diana Holmes & Dr Claire Lozier
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Alice Goacher, BA French and German

Recent graduate Alice tells us about studying abroad in both France and Germany, and about her dissertation research.
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Melisa Guler, BA French and Italian Beginners

Melisa describes the best things about Leeds University and shares her memories of spending a study year abroad.
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Lois Haines, BA French and Italian

Joint honours student Lois talks about her plans for her upcoming study abroad.
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Madeline Hale, BA French and Music (2013)

Joint Honours graduate Madeline reflects on her time at Leeds and how she found it rewarding to study two subjects. Madeline developed a passion for teaching on her year abroad and is taking up a PGCE
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Grace Harland, BA French and Italian

Grace studies both French and Italian at Leeds. She spent a term in France and a year studying in Verona, read here story here.
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Alice Hawkins, BA French and Italian

Alice is a Joint Honours student at Leeds, studying French and Italian. She spent a year teaching in Italy and a term studying in France.
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Richard Hibbitt, Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature

+44 (0)113 343 3495

Nineteenth and early twentieth-century French literature; comparative literature; the fin de siècle; dilettantism and cosmopolitanism.
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Diana Holmes, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3496

Women writers in France, late nineteenth century to the present; popular and middlebrow fiction; French cinema
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James (Jim) House, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3489

Algerian War of Independence; histories of antiracism in France from the 1930s; Algerian migrations to France since 1919; colonial racism in France; colonial governance in Algeria and Morocco.
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Beatrice Ivey, Research Postgraduate Student

Cultural memory, Gender Theory, Algerian War of Independence, France, Algeria, Francophonie, Literature, Theatre, Film.
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Rachel Killick, Professor of Quebec Studies and Nineteenth-Century French Studies

0113 343 3479/80

Canada. 19th century poetry, novel, short fiction; all areas of Quebec culture and literature.
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Sam Knight, BA Arabic and French (2012)

Arabic and French graduate Sam Knight talks about his study abroad in Morocco and France, and about life after graduation - with some advice for future students.
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Claire Launchbury, Visiting Research Scholar

Contemporary French and Francophone cultures and societies, especially Lebanon; post-Holocaust culture; the city; memory, identity and migration; popular musics; film and visual cultures; opera
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David Looseley, Emeritus Professor of Contemporary French Culture

The contemporary history of cultural policies, institutions and practices, with particular emphasis on popular culture.
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Claire Lozier, Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3489

Twentieth-century aesthetics of the extreme; baroque aesthetics; sublime; abject; obscenity and pornography; representations of death; stylistics; rhetoric; Georges Bataille; Jean Genet; Samuel Becket
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Georgina Males, BA French

Georgina studied French at the University and also took the opportunity to learn Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan as part of her studies too.
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Laurence Newbery-Payton, BA French and Japanese

Laurence spent a year studying in Japan and a term in France. Read his story here.
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Jessica Perry, BA French and International Relations (2015)

Jessica reflects on her time at Leeds including her study abroad year in Quebec.
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Sam Platt, BA French and Russian B

Read Sam's experience of studying French and Russian at Leeds here.
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David Platten, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3496

20th and 21st century French literature, especially crime fiction; popular culture and film; aesthetics
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Helen Powell, BA English and French

Find out which societies Helen is a member of and what top tips she has for new students.
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Natalie Raperport, BA French and German

Recent graduate Natalie spent a term studying in Munich before undertaking an 11 month internship with a French publishing company for her year abroad.
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Philippa Read, Research Postgraduate Student Postgraduate Tutor

White Rose Studentship holder on "Classical Influences on European Discourses of Heroism in the War Effort and Peace Movement 1914-24" network.
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Kirsty Riley, BA (Hons) French and Linguistics

Kirsty reflects on her time at Leeds, including taking Discovery modules from the School of Education to complement her experience of teaching in France, ultimately leading to her applying for a PGCE.
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Sarah Roderick, BA French and Spanish

Sarah shares her top tips for new students and her favourite things to do in Leeds.
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Paul Rowe, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3485

Nineteenth-century intellectual culture, and in particular on Benjamin Constant; Franco-German cultural transfers; the press; the Saint-Simonians
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Nigel Saint, Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 2955

Modern theories of the visual (Marin, Didi-Huberman); writing on the visual arts since 1800, including theory, criticism and literature; modern fiction, especially Yourcenar, Perec, Toussaint.
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Kamal Salhi, Reader in Francophone, Postcolonial and African Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3501

Francophone and post-colonial studies: politics and aesthetics of African cultural production, post-colonial theory, North African cultural and language policies, the cultures of independence
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Max Silverman, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3486

Cultural memory, trauma and violence; colonial and post-colonial theory and cultures; immigration, race, nation and citizenship; representations of the city.
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Sarah Smith, BA French

Sarah shares her experience of her year abroad and explains why the Otley run is one of her favourite things to do in Leeds.
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Judith Snape, BA French and Spanish

Judith explains why the open day helped her choose French and Spanish at Leeds and which society she is secretary of.
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Kellie Snowden, BA French and German

Kellie explains why Leeds felt 'right' after visiting on an open day and her favourtie things to do in Leeds.
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Andy Stafford, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3498

Critical theory, especially the work of Roland Barthes; African and Caribbean literature, politics and historiography; the forme brève
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Hannah Stott, BA French

Final year student Hannah spent her year abroad studying in Quebec, Canada with three of her fellow students.
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Annita Taylor, BA French and German

Annita graduated with a Joint Honours degree in French and German. As a joint honours student she spent time in both France and German. Read her story to find out more.
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Nina Wardleworth, Teaching Fellow in French

Literary depictions of the Second World War in the French Empire; Colonial subjects in the French Resistance; Cultural Representations of the Harkis; The Arab Spring in the Maghreb
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Sarah Waters, Senior Lecturer in French;

+44 (0)113 343 3473

Social protest and conflict in contemporary France; social movement theory (Alain Touraine, Pierre Bourdieu); May 1968; altermondialisme; 2008 economic crisis
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Paul White, Lecturer in Classics

+44 (0)113 34 30693

Classical Latin and Neo-Latin literature, particularly poetry; comparative literature; classical reception; the classical commentary; Renaissance humanism in Europe; history of education
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Justine Wightman, BA French and Linguistics (2014)

Recent graduate Justine reflects on her time at Leeds including becoming a member of the Mind Matters Society, joining a local choir and teaching English in Brittany for seven months.
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Sophie Woodrow, BA French

Sophie explains why she chose Leeds and what her plans are after graduating.
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