Enlightenment, Modern Languages

What early French female press can tell us about a key period for women in public life

This piece was originally published on The Conversation. Straddling the private and public domains, the early French women’s press – the various published journals and pamphlets that began to appear in the 18th and early 19th centuries – can provide a unique insight into women’s everyday struggles and successes during a particularly turbulent period in France’s … Continue reading

Modern Languages

‘Rin-Tin-Tin and the Cancan’

In his new book, Montmartre: A Cultural History, Nicholas Hewitt delves into the history of the neighbourhood to discover how the bohemian cultural hub pioneered the new the avant-garde in painting, theatre and literature. ‘What is Montmartre? Nothing. What must it be? Everything’, proclaimed Rodolphe Salis in 1881, when his cabaret Le Chat Noir launched an … Continue reading

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5th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award

Our colleague Larry Schehr was strongly committed to the mentoring of junior faculty in the field of French Studies. We are proud to continue his good work at Contemporary French Civilization (CFC) with the 5th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award. This competition is open to all untenured junior colleagues who have received the PhD within the last seven years and … Continue reading