Staff research in French

Our staff conduct research in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Contemporary French literature.
  • Linguistics and phonology.
  • Medieval literature, feminist readings of medieval romance.
  • French cinema, French and European vs American cinema.
  • Translation studies including audiovisual translation (subtitling).
  • Feminist, post-colonial, poststructuralist and comparative approaches to Francophone North African and Pacific literatures and their translation.

As a postgraduate student of French, you can draw on the expert supervision of our academic staff.


The Pacific French Research Centre

We host the French Pacific Research Centre. The Centre undertakes research on language and literature in New Caledonia, as well as historical connections between France and New Zealand.

Find out more about the French Pacific Research Centre.