We are pleased to offer visiting students tutorials in French and Spanish.  There is a long and rich tradition of Modern Languages study in LMH. As one of the largest subjects in college, our library holdings are considerable.

Range of courses

Michaelmas Term:

Study of the 19th-century French Novel. This includes a fortnightly seminar to discuss critical essays on the Realist novel, as well as 3 or 4 tutorials from the following topics: the Romantic confessional novel (Chateaubriand, Constant, Claire de Duras); Balzac; Flaubert and Sand; Zola and the Goncourt Brothers.

Hilary Term:

to be determined with the tutor

Trinity Term:

Study of 20th- and 21st French and francophone literature. We run a small fortnightly seminar to discuss critical essays on important debates in the period (from Surrealism and Existentialism to the Nouveau roman and feminist theory), alongside 3 or 4 tutorials on a very wide range of topics on texts from the period, including modern theatre, autobiography, experimental writing, literature and History, and touching on questions of gender, class and ethnicity.

In addition to the above, a class in Translation from French literary texts into English is available each term.

Other options proposed by students may be offered in consultation with the French tutor.

Spanish Literature of the 20th century – particularly the poetry of Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca and other poets of the 1927 group; women’s writing; modernism and avant-garde.
Other options suggested by students will be considered, but will need to be agreed with our Spanish tutors in advance.

If there are any topics which are of particular interest to you which are not listed here, please email the Visiting Student Administrator for advice.

Advice on submitted written work

Please submit 2 recent essays relevant to the topics you are interested in pursuing at LMH.

Tutors and lecturers

French: Prof Marie-Chantal Killeen (Fellow and Tutor in French at LMH) and Dr Chimene Bateman (Stipendiary Lecturer at LMH)