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Francosphères was founded by Professor Andrew Hussey at the University of London Institute in Paris. Now owned by Liverpool University Press, the journal continues its close association with the University of London and is edited from the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Studies.

Francosphères seeks to question the presence of French language and culture across frontiers and borders, as defined by ‒ but not limited to ‒ the Francophone postcolonial presence, contact with French culture, and the ‘France of the mind’. To this extent, it is a journal of transcultural and intercultural French Studies ‒ about liminal spaces and transference rather than operating within the hierarchy of ‘French’ or ‘Francophone’ culture. 

The journal's overall aim is to advance a dialogue about what it means to work in ‘French’ Studies in the 21st Century – this opens up the possibility of Medieval and Early Modern perspectives on diverse Francospheres. 

Francosphères thus offers an opportunity to reflect critically on ‘concentrations’ of creative and counter-hegemonic endeavours in which the French language, culture or an ‘idea’ of Frenchness have played a determining role, thereby contributing to the development of new critical paradigms for our arguably ‘post-national’ era. 

Papers on the following subjects are particularly welcomed, but these are by no means limitations: 

  • The abolition of ‘French’ literature? 
  • Decolonizing French Studies 
  • French as a trans-national language 
  • Hybridity, plurality, and interculturalism 
  • The poetics and the politics of ‘Frenchness’ or ‘Francité’ 
  • Francophone postcolonial (counter-)memory Translingual writing in French 
  • The cultural circuits of French as a globalized language French as ‘universalist’ dialect 
  • The multiplicity of ‘Francophonies’ and the fragmentation of French culture 
  • The ideologies of ‘Francophilia’ 

Francosphères is an interdisciplinary, bilingual journal and welcomes contributions by francophonists, postcolonialists, historians, memory studies scholars, social scientists, linguists, and film scholars alike. Francosphères is published twice annually and includes articles, book reviews, and interviews. We welcome proposals for special issues as well as individual contributions. 

Francosphères is included in the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Code of Conduct 

LUP is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. We therefore ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to the COPE Core Practices. More info can be found on the COPE website.

There are currently no Calls for Papers for Francosphères.

Founding Editor: 
Andrew Hussey OBE, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Dr Rebekah Vince, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University 

Book Reviews Editor: 
Dr Anna-Louise Milne, University of London Institute in Paris 

Editorial Board: 
Khalid Amine, Abdelmalek Essaadi University
Emily Apter, NYU Erika Fischer-Lichte, Free University of Berlin
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Allen Hibbard, Middle Tennessee State University
Deborah Kapchan, NYU
Christoph Lindner, University of Oregon
Bill Marshall, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
David Murphy, University of Stirling

Please send submissions to the editor, Rebekah Vince, care of Sara Charles

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In partnership with the Open Library of the Humanities, Francosphères is a fully open access journal and all content is freely available. 

There is no Article Publishing Charge for authors and all articles from 2019 onwards are published under a CC-BY license

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Available Content

Volume 11 (2022)
Volume 10 (2021)
Volume 9 (2020)
Volume 8 (2019)
Volume 7 (2018)
Volume 6 (2017)
Volume 5 (2016)
Volume 4 (2015)
Volume 3 (2014)
Volume 2 (2013)
Volume 1 (2012)