The M.Phil in Cultural Studies

Our M.Phil in Cultural Studies, focusing on the Engligh-Speaking world, allows students to specialise in their chosen area of study, write two dissertations, and take their first steps in an academic career. This research degree is unique in the South of France in providing a thorough training in all aspects of Anglophone studies, literature, history, linguistics and translation, while offering students the chance to organise their own conference and acquire basic training in digital humanities. For more information, click here.

Students interested in beginning research on the 17th or 18th centuries should contact the members of the seminar according to their research specialties:

Nathalie Bernard (Lecturer in Literature and Translation): literature of the 18th century, aesthetic movements, travel narratives, translation of travel narratives…

Ruth Menzies (Lecturer in Literature and Translation): British and French travel literature, comparative literature, utopias, imaginary travels, intertextuality, rewriting…

Anne Page (Professor in History): Early-modern history, Protestantism, the Huguenot Refuge, puritanism and dissent, radicalism, religion and medicine

Helène Palma (Lecturer in History): history of ideas, women, law, Scottish history…

Laurence Lux-Sterritt (Senior Lecturer in History): Early modern history, English Catholicism, women, English convents, religion and the body

Jean Viviès (Professor of Literature): Novel, travel narrative, medicine, Jonathan Swift, James Boswell


Our taught M. Phil seminars in the early-modern and eighteenth-century periods include:

M.Phil, year 1

  • Anne Page, Introduction to the sociology of religions
  • Jean Viviès, The rhetoric of Cultural Studies

M.Phil, year 2

  • Laurence Lux-Sterritt, Constructing identities in early-modern England: narratives and representations
  • Anne Page, Religious minorities in early-modern England: a study of conversions
  • Anne Page, From manuscript to print
  • Jean Viviès, Translation and translation studies
  • Jean Viviès, Editing texts
  • Jean Viviès, Literature, modernity and critiquing modernity.
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