French PhD University of Kent School of European Culture and Languages

Kent offers an excellent environment for postgraduate study in French literature, thought, culture, society and the visual arts from the 18th century to the present. A PhD in French enables you to undertake a substantial piece of supervised research in the subject that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is worthy of publication. French at Kent was in the top ten in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. Our main research interests include word and image studies, narratology, literary theory, psychoanalysis, medical humanities, sociolinguistics, postcolonial studies, gender studies and autobiography.

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A PhD in French enables you to undertake a substantial piece of supervised research in the subject that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is worthy of publication.

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French at Kent was in the top ten in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. Our main research interests include word and image studies, narratology, literary theory, psychoanalysis, medical humanities, sociolinguistics, postcolonial studies, gender studies and autobiography.

Over the duration of the PhD, you produce an original piece of research in English or in French. Previous doctoral theses have included ‘Deleuze and Anti-Humanism’, ‘Haptic Experience in the Writings of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot and Michel Serres’, ‘Le Livre Fermé: The Fortune of Rousseau's Educational ideas in the Primary Schools, ‘Photobiographies,‘De l'abject et du sublime: Georges Bataille, Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett’.

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