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Fourth volume of Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality published, posthumously - expert comment from Prof Stuart Elden

"The issues he was concerned with – madness and mental illness, medicine and health, punishment, sexuality – remain pressing issues today and Foucault’s investigation of these issues, and perhaps especially the questions he asked about them, mean he continues to be a regular reference. With the publication of this book, we are continually finding new work to explore and think with him.” Professor Stuart Elden comments on today's publication.


Insurrection over chocolate spread - expert comment from Dr David Lees

"The French are well known for their tradition of revolt and rebellion but few would predict such open insurrection over chocolate spread." Dr David Lees from French Studies comments on France's 'Nutella Riots'.

Fri 26 January 2018, 09:54 | Tags: French Studies, France, Food

Macron's Calais visit to "shore up popularity" - Dr David Lees

"Yet Macron is facing discontent at home around his economic plans and it is clear he is deeply concerned about public opinion on immigration." - Dr David Lees, French Studies in the University of Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Thu 18 January 2018, 16:47 | Tags: Faculty of Arts, France

Macron won’t let protests interfere with economic change: Dr David Lees

Dr David Lees, expert in French culture and politics from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, comments on the protests in France against President Macron's labour law reforms.


Macron won the debate—but Le Pen’s voters won’t care

Last night’s head-to-head debate between the two remaining candidates in the race to become the next French president was not a classic, but Emmanuel Macron landed the heaviest blows write Dr David Lees, Teaching Fellow in French Studies


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