Announcing the Maison Française/St Catherine's College Visiting Fellows in Modern and Medieval Languages

Announcing the Maison Française/St Catherine's College Visiting Fellows in Modern and Medieval Languages

St Catherine’s is pleased to announce that from Michaelmas 2017, the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages will welcome the first Maison Française/St Catherine's College Visiting Fellows in Modern and Medieval Languages. They will lecture in the Faculty, be housed at the Maison Française Oxford (MFO) and be Research Associates at the College. The MFO was founded as a research institute after the end of the Second World War as a way to maintain links with French universities and encourage Franco-British academic collaborations.

The fellows have been revealed to be Laurence Campa, a specialist in twentieth-century French poetry, and Michel Magnien, who focuses on the French Renaissance. They thus represent an interestingly diverse range of study. Madame Campa, hailing from the Université Paris 10-Nanterre, has recently published work on Guillaume Apollinaire along with much on the First World War, while Professeur Magnien, from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, boasts publications on Du Bellay and Montaigne, among many others.

Professor Roger Ainsworth, Master of the College, says “It is a pleasure to be able to build on our strong tradition of learning and research in Modern Languages at the College by hosting the new Visiting Fellows”. We look forward to welcoming them to Oxford, and in particular to Catz, in the autumn.