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, thought, theory, culture, film and language of the French-speaking world. The target length for books in the series, whilst not cast in stone, is 50,000–60,000 words, in the interests of achieving a strongly focused argument. As innovation is a priority of the series, volumes should predominantly consist of new material, although, subject to appropriate modification, previously published research may form up to one third of the whole.

Proposals. RMFS books must be written in English, with quotations from primary sources given in French and, normally, accompanied by an English translation. Proposals may include critical editions as well as critical studies. 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 more than 50 titles.

Editorial Committee

  • General Editor: Diana Knight (University of Nottingham)
  • Robert Blackwood (University of Liverpool)
  • Jane Gilbert (University College London)
  • Shirley Jordan (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Neil Kenny (All Souls College, Oxford)
  • 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)
53Saints and Monsters in Medieval French and Occitan Literature: Sublime and Abject Bodies
Huw Grange 
Research Monographs in French Studies 5315 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 5115 November 2017
50Genet's Genres of Politics
Mairéad Hanrahan 
Research Monographs in French Studies 501 March 2018
49France, Algeria and the Moving Image: Screening Histories of Violence 1963–2010
Maria Flood 
Research Monographs in French Studies 4915 November 2017
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 4415 August 2017
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
39Dada as Text, Thought and Theory
Stephen Forcer
Research Monographs in French Studies 3922 July 2015
38Marie NDiaye: Inhospitable Fictions
Shirley Jordan 
Research Monographs in French Studies 3815 August 2017
37Stendhal's Less-Loved Heroines: Fiction, Freedom, and the Female
Maria C. Scott
Research Monographs in French Studies 3728 May 2013
36Echo's Voice: The Theatres of Sarraute, Duras, Cixous and Renaude
Mary Noonan
Research Monographs in French Studies 361 July 2014
35The Subversive Poetics of Alfred Jarry: Ubusing Culture in the Almanachs du Père Ubu
Marieke Dubbelboer
Research Monographs in French Studies 3530 January 2012
34Furetière's Roman bourgeois and the Problem of Exchange: Titular Economies
Craig Moyes
Research Monographs in French Studies 3421 December 2012
33The Livres-Souvenirs of Colette: Genre and the Telling of Time
Anne Freadman
Research Monographs in French Studies 3310 October 2012
32Maryse Condé and the Space of Literature
Eva Sansavior
Research Monographs in French Studies 321 June 2012
31Dreams of Lovers and Lies of Poets: Poetry, Knowledge, and Desire in the Roman de la Rose
Sylvia Huot
Research Monographs in French Studies 3123 April 2010
30Syntactic Borrowing in Contemporary French: A Linguistic Analysis of News Translation
Mairi McLaughlin
Research Monographs in French Studies 3012 May 2011
29Voices and Veils: Feminism and Islam in French Women's Writing and Activism
Anna Kemp
Research Monographs in French Studies 296 September 2010