Research Monographs in French Studies

Legenda book series

Research Monographs in French Studies are selected, edited and supported by the Society for French Studies. The series seeks to publish the best new work in all areas of the literature, language, thought, history, politics, culture and film of the French-speaking world and to cover the full chronological range from the medieval period to the present day. Proposals are accepted for monographs of up to 85,000 words, while proposals for ‘short’ monographs (50,000–60,000 words), a traditional strength of the series, are still welcomed.

Proposals. RMFS books must be written in English, with quotations from primary sources given in French and, normally, accompanied by an English translation. They should be sent with one or two sample chapters for consideration to the General Editor, Professor Diana Knight, at (diana.knight@nottingham.ac .uk). All members of the Editorial Committee read all proposals and sample material. Examiners’ reports are sought in the case of proposals based on doctoral theses. We aim to respond to proposals with a decision and written feedback within two to three months.

Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

History. RMFS was Legenda's first named series, and was founded in 1996. Under the general editorships of Michael Moriarty (1996-2005), Ann Jefferson (2005-12), and now Diana Knight (2012-), RMFS has grown to over 50 titles.

Editorial Committee

  • General Editor: Diana Knight (University of Nottingham)
  • Robert Blackwood (University of Liverpool)
  • Jane Gilbert (University College London)
  • Katherine Ibbett (University of Oxford)
  • Shirley Jordan (Newcastle University)
  • Max Silverman (University of Leeds)

Advisory Committee

  • Wendy Ayres-Bennett (Murray Edwards College, Cambridge)
  • Celia Britton (University College London)
  • Ann Jefferson (New College, Oxford)
  • Sarah Kay (New York University)
  • Michael Moriarty (University of Cambridge)
  • Keith Reader (University of Glasgow)
65Contemporary French Poetry: Towards a Minor Poetics
Daisy Sainsbury 
Research Monographs in French Studies 658 January 2021
63The Living Death of Modernity: Balzac, Baudelaire, Zola
Dorothy Kelly 
Research Monographs in French Studies 631 June 2021
62The Language of Disease: Writing Syphilis in Nineteenth-Century France
Steven Wilson 
Research Monographs in French Studies 6228 September 2020
61Geometry and Jean Genet: Shaping the Subject
Joanne Brueton 
Research Monographs in French Studies 611 July 2021
60Louis-René des Forêts and Inner Autobiography
Ian Maclachlan 
Research Monographs in French Studies 6028 September 2020
59The Philomena of Chrétien the Jew: The Semiotics of Evil
Peter Haidu, edited by Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner 
Research Monographs in French Studies 5928 September 2020
58The Poetry of Céline Arnauld: From Dada to Ultra-Modern
Ruth Hemus 
Research Monographs in French Studies 5828 September 2020
57Ying Chen’s Fiction: An Aesthetics of Non-Belonging
Rosalind Silvester 
Research Monographs in French Studies 5728 September 2020
56I Suffer, Therefore I Am: Engaging with Empathy in Contemporary French Women’s Writing
Kathryn Robson
Research Monographs in French Studies 5623 April 2019
55Theorizing Medieval Race: Saracen Representations in Old French Literature
Victoria Turner
Research Monographs in French Studies 5523 September 2019
54Laforgue, Philosophy, and Ideas of Otherness
Sam Bootle
Research Monographs in French Studies 5425 May 2018
53Saints and Monsters in Medieval French and Occitan Literature: Sublime and Abject Bodies
Huw Grange
Research Monographs in French Studies 5317 May 2017
52Balzac's Love Letters: Correspondence and the Literary Imagination
Ewa Szypula
Research Monographs in French Studies 5219 December 2016
51Jean-François Vilar: Theatres Of Crime
Margaret Atack 
Research Monographs in French Studies 5128 September 2020
50Genet's Genres of Politics
Mairéad Hanrahan 
Research Monographs in French Studies 501 July 2021
49France, Algeria and the Moving Image: Screening Histories of Violence 1963–2010
Maria Flood
Research Monographs in French Studies 4926 February 2018
48Pascal Quignard: Towards the Vanishing Point
Léa Vuong
Research Monographs in French Studies 4819 December 2016
47Southern Regional French: A Linguistic Analysis of Language and Dialect Contact
Damien Mooney
Research Monographs in French Studies 4719 December 2016
46Broken Glass, Broken World: Glass in French Culture in the Aftermath of 1870
Hannah Scott
Research Monographs in French Studies 4619 December 2016
45Baudelaire and Photography: Finding the Painter of Modern Life
Timothy Raser
Research Monographs in French Studies 459 October 2015
44Accent, Rhythm and Meaning in French Verse
Roger Pensom
Research Monographs in French Studies 4430 September 2018
43The French Art Novel 1900-1930
Katherine Shingler
Research Monographs in French Studies 4319 December 2016
42Regarding Manneken Pis: Culture, Celebration and Conflict in Brussels
Catherine Emerson
Research Monographs in French Studies 4216 March 2015
41Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship: The Aesthetics of Tyranny
Cécile Bishop
Research Monographs in French Studies 411 July 2014
40Variation and Change in French Morphosyntax: The Case of Collective Nouns
Anna Tristram
Research Monographs in French Studies 401 November 2014