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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

The national and international prestige of the Department is reflected in the range and quality of its scholarly activities: invitations to lecture and present papers in the UK and abroad, editorial activity, reviewing, consultancies and refereeing, and individual honours.

Editorships of journals. Cornick is managing editor of M&CF, and chair of the editorial board.

Editorships of monograph series. Ricketts is General Editor, Publications de l’Association Internationale d’Etudes Occitanes.

Election to Learned Societies. During the period, Ricketts was elected Member of the Société Archéologique, Scientifique et Littéraire de Béziers, of the Medieval Academy of America, and of the Council of the Association Internationale d’Etudes Occitanes.

Membership of national and international organizations. Birkett: completed term as President of AUPHF in 1996. Hughes: Secretary of AUPHF 2000-present. Crossley: member of Centre de recherches révolutionnaires et romantiques (Clermont), Groupe d’étude sur les civilisations de la vigne et du vin (Bordeaux). Kitson: honorary member of the European Centre for the Study of Policing (Open University). Perkins: Associate Member of the Centre Jacques-Petit, Université de Franche-Comté. Ricketts: member of URA 1153 (associated with the CNRS and the Sorbonne), Etude et édition de textes français du moyen âge (dir. Suzanne Thiolier).

Organisation of national and international conferences. Birkett, Cornick, Rowe: 3-day international conference, France: History and Story: French National Identity, Birmingham, 1999, French Embassy funded. Cornick, Kitson: Algeria: Post-War Perspectives, Birmingham, 1996, ASM&CF funded. Hughes, Noble (Spanish, Durham): international conference, Phototextualities, Durham, 1999, British Academy funded. Ince: Critical Beckett, Birmingham, 1998. Ince, Harvey (Birkbeck), international conference, Duras, Femme du siècle, Institut français, London, French Embassy funded. Kitson: international conference, The French Detective in Fact and Fiction, Birmingham, 1998. Postgraduate conferences: Fell, Tinker, Paris, Birmingham, 1999, ASM&CF funded; James: G M W Reynolds, Birmingham, 2000.

Invited papers at international and national conferences at the following venues: Birkett: Institut Français (Kingston U.), Institute of Romance Studies, Anglia Polytechnic U.; U. de Franche-Comté, U. de Lille II. Cornick: Paris (2), Utrecht, Westminster, Salford, Liverpool (ASM&CF), Cerisy, Lille, Dijon. Crossley: Cardiff, Bangor; Vascoeil (2), Marseilles, Aix, Bordeaux (2), Paris, Besançon. Hughes: Romance Studies Institute, London, Aberdeen, Kingston, Kent, Lille, Sydney, Philadelphia. Ince: Cambridge, Kent. Kitson: Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent (2), Amsterdam, Ottawa, U. of Sussex, Open U. Mason: Grenoble, Bordeaux 2000, Bangor. Perkins: Durham; Warwick. Ricketts: Purdue (Indiana), Vancouver, Paris (Sorbonne). Wood: U. de Franche-Comté. Papers given by postgraduates are listed under research groups, in the previous section.

Invited lectures/research seminars at HEIs (excluding exchange workshops with U. de Franche-Comté). Birkett: Cambridge, Dundee, Reading, Keele, U. of La Rioja, Logroño (2), U. of Zaragoza, U. of Stuttgart. Cornick: Sussex, Portsmouth, Keele (2), Nottingham. Crossley: Bristol, Oxford (2). Hughes: Reading, Keele, Royal Holloway, Warwick, Wolverhampton. Ince: Salford (ESRI), Warwick (2), Exeter. Kitson: Swansea. Perkins: Oxford, Warwick. Ricketts: Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche d’Oc (Paris IV), U. of Uppsala, Stockholm U., U. of Jyväskylä (Finland), U. of Geneva, U. of Groeningen (Netherlands), CREMM-TROBAR (Carcassonne), U. degli Studi di Roma „La Sapienza“, Centre Inter-Régional de Développement de l’Occitan, Béziers, U. of Geneva, U. of Munich, Exeter, Glasgow.

Journals staff have reviewed for include: French Studies, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, MLR, Medium Aevum, Modern and Contemporary France, Literature and History, Journal of Modern History, French History, THES, TLS, Eighteenth-Century History. Various staff have contributed extensively to two major scholarly reference projects in UK French Studies: The New Oxford Companion to French Literature, and the Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture ( Hughes, Reader).

External Funding not cited in RA4. Birkett: £150 British Council (via U. of Zaragoza); £400 University of La Rioja. Kitson: £8,225, AHRB research study leave. Mason: Voltaire Foundation: £300. Wood: £2k from Comité pour les OC de Benjamin Constant. Conference and speaker funding: approx. £800 from French Embassy, £600 from ASM&CF.

Ph.D. external examinerships. Birkett: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham, UCL, (also internal examiner for English Department, Birmingham). Cornick: Nottingham. Crossley: Oxford. Hughes: Newcastle, Oxford. Perkins: Bristol. Ricketts: Cambridge (2), Sorbonne, Groeningen. Wood: QMWC. Research masters: Birkett: Strathclyde; Crossley: Bristol; Perkins: Warwick.

National and International Honours. Birkett, Crossley, Wood: Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Ricketts: Vice-President of Centre de Recherche et d’Expression des Musiques Médiévales, Pennautier (Carcassonne).

Visiting posts. Kitson: 2000-2001, Chercheur Associé, IHTP.

Research-based Consultancies.

Refereeing for publishers: Birkett: CUP, Exeter UP, Macmillan, Manchester UP, Oxford UP. Crossley: CUP. Cornick: Longmans Higher Education, Routledge, Palgrave-Macmillan. Hughes: CUP. Wood: Yale UP, University of Nebraska Press.

Refereeing for learned journals: Birkett: Eighteenth-Century Fiction, French Cultural Studies, Journal of English Studies (U. of La Rioja; member of editorial board), Literature and History, Nottingham French Studies. Crossley: MLR, Modern France, Romantisme. Cornick: French History, Journal of Area Studies (member of editorial board), Nottingham French Studies. Hughes: Body and Society, M&CF, Romance Studies, MLR. Ince: Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy. Kitson : M&CF. Mason: History of Political Thought. Perkins: Social History of Medicine. Wood: Voltaire Studies, Annales Benjamin Constant, Eighteenth-Century Fiction.

Refereeing for grant applications: Birkett: AHRB, Leverhulme. Cornick: British Academy funding application, application to Marshall Travel Fund, Washington. Perkins: British Academy Larger Grants Application. Ricketts: AHRB grant applications; assessor for the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften to the Dictionnaire de l’Occitan Médiéval (Munich). Wood: Leverhulme.

Promotions and appointments to Chairs and Readerships: Birkett: External Assessor, Professors and Readerships Promotions Committee, Middlesex; personal chairs in Glamorgan, Salford; established chairs in Leeds, Limerick; Readership, Bradford.


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