School of Languages & Cultures - French Taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying French at university.

French writing in a book

Representation of Migration

When: Thursday 18 March 2021, 3.45pm - 5.15pm

Places available: 250

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC

Expression of interest form

Recent currents of migration have fuelled daily topics in the international press, but this is a subject that also attracted many photographers keen to challenge media representations of migration.

This talk looks at a series of photographs which document La Jungle near Calais and settlements in the centre of Paris where several photographers captured traces of migrants in the last 20 years.

Looking in detail at the work of Jacqueline Salmon, Mathieu Pernot and Eliza Larvego, we will question to what extent the artistic productions studied not only transcend disciplines, but also create a historical and critical text that reinscribes the story of the refugees within a neo-colonial and global context in which France plays a major role.  


Time Activity 

Log in and get comfortable

3:55pm Welcome & introduction to the department - from Admissions Tutor David McCallam
4:05pm Academic taster lecture: Representation of Migration, Dr Sophie Watt

Q&A on the taster lecture

5:00pm Q&A about Languages at Sheffield - with Admissions Tutor and UG ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

We look forward to meeting you!

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