Société des Anglicistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur

La Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur

The SAES  (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur)  provides opportunities for those researching and teaching English language, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples to exchange information, discuss issues of common professional interest and work together.

The SAES has nearly thirty affiliated societies  specialising in particular areas of English studies. In association with the AFEA (Association Française d’Études Américaines), the SAES provides research grants to doctoral students and teachers. The SAES is a member of ESSE (The European Society of the Study of English).


Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World is an international online peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually by the SAES. This interdisciplinary journal has a triple aim: to encourage innovative interdisciplinary research; to make cutting-edge research freely available; to make full use of the possibilities offered by digital publication by encouraging the use of different modes of expression: text, image, video, podcasts, hyperlinks…

Annual Conference

The SAES organises an annual conference which is held every June in a French university. Some of the workshops are held in English, others in French.  For more information, and subscription details,  see Congrès Annuel.

The 2020 Conference will be held at the University of Tours. on the 4th, 5th and 6th of June 2020

The conference theme is “Renaissances”



Our members  benefit from an internal mail system (Messagerie) that allows them to contact all other registered members by e-mail.  Members receive frequent messages concerning teaching appointments, forthcoming conferences, recent publications, as well as other information relevant to the English-speaking world. They also have access to our  on-line interactive directory, which contains the names, adresses, e-mail addreses and research specialities of all our members.  For more information on this feature, see Espace  adhérents.



As well as our  annual conference, held every June in a French university, we organise a two day event every September, for members of the SAES and members of our affiliated societies. See Journées de Septembre.

Our site offers a comprehensive list of forthcoming conferences (“colloques”) dealing with research and teaching of the English language, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples. Most of the calls for papers have an English version. See Colloques et Journées d’études    There is also a list of conferences that deal specifically with parts of the national syllabus connected to France’s national teaching examinations, the agrégation externe and agrégation interne ; see Colloques et Journées d’études sur les programmes de concours.

December 3rd 2020 At Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Limerick 11th International George Moore One-Day Conference George Moore at Home: with Women, Writers, Dramatists, Artists, in France and Ireland, in Salon and at Newgrange.

This one-day event includes a performance of a comedic piece, ‘A Question of Style’, penned by playwright Conor Montague and directed by David Clare (MIC). Set in Coole Park, the play is based on the ill-fated collaboration between Moore and Yeats to create a dramatic...
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Colloque de la Société d’Études Anglaises Contemporaines /ICTT (EA 4277) Henry Lefebvre famously established the individual’s “right to the city” as “a cry and a demand. This right slowly meanders through the surprising detours of nostalgia and the return to the heart...
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29th and 30th May, 2020, Nanterre. 15th International and Annual Conference, Campus Condorcet REECRIRE L’HISTOIRE/REWRITING HISTORY

Société d’Activités et de Recherches sur le monde Indien (SARI) In collaboration with the Espace/Écritures Research Group (CREA, EA 370) of Paris Nanterre University 15th International and Annual Conference, 29th and 30th May, 2020 Campus Condorcet REECRIRE...
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18th June 2020. Warwick. “Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Discipline”

  Pre-conference panel on getting published & networking event for postgraduate students and early career researchers and practitioners Supported by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)  19th-20th June 2020: Conference at the University of Warwick,...
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8-9 octobre 2020 « Temps libre / Temps du travail: rencontres, ruptures, articulations » Université Paris-Est Créteil

  Date butoir d’envoi des propositions (résumé de 300 mots et court CV) : 1 avril 2020 Envoi des réponses : courant juin 2020 Dans un article devenu un texte de référence intitulé « Temps, discipline du travail et capitalisme industriel » (1967), l’historien E....
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24-25 April 2020 Writing the World Wars University College Cork

  Keynote Speakers: Prof Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University Prof Barbara Meazzi, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis Prof Phil Cooke, University of Strathclyde Prof Federico Faloppa, University of Reading Organizers: Giovanni Pietro Vitali and Silvia Ross...
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Vendredi 11 septembre 2020 LE PARTI TRAVAILLISTE ET JEREMY CORBYN Journée d’étude EHESS (CESPRA)/Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (CREW)

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : 30 avril 2020 Maison de la Recherche, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Salle du conseil 4 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris   L’arrivée de Jeremy Corbyn à la tête du parti travailliste en 2015 a été sans aucun doute...
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les 18 et 19 mars 2021 « Biopouvoir en culture de l’écran ». Rennes Colloque co-organisé par Rennes 2 (ACE) et l’UBO (HCTI).

Dans le cadre du cycle de colloques portant sur « Formes et représentations du pouvoir et de l’autorité en culture de l’écran », les universités de Rennes 2 et de Bretagne Occidentale organisent la seconde déclinaison de cette réflexion collective et portée par...
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15th-16th October 2020 Invisible Lives, Silent Voices In the British Literature, Arts and Culture of the 20th and 21st centuries Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Professor Guillaume Le Blanc, Université Paris 7 – Paris Diderot Dr. Esther Peeren, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)   In his ground-breaking work, L’invisibilité sociale, French philosopher Guillaume Le...
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20 June 2020, University of Aberdeen East of Scotland Annual Cross-Sector Conference New Perspectives on Language Teaching and Learning

    Call for Papers   Learning and Teaching Languages in Changing Environments   The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, the Applied Languages section of the School of Humanities at the University...
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The SAES has a Research Commission, which convenes several times a year. In 2016, it published a White Paper on the current state of  research in English  within French universities and research institutions. The French version of the paper is available here.

For a list of English research groups in French universities,  please see this page : Equipes de recherche

Our members regularly publish books. For a list of recent publications, see this page ; Fonds SAES.

2400 members

The society has over 2400 members. Full membership is open to anyone who teaches (or has taught) English  in any part of the French higher education system. Doctoral students enrolled in a French university, as well as teachers of English in foreign universities, may also apply for membership. Please see Adhésion.


The SAES has a special commission dedicated to university teaching and training.  It convenes several times a year. Recently, it has produced a comprehensive survey on the teaching of English for specific purposes. This, along with other related information, can be found here.

The Board

The board comprises ten members. They can be contacted via their email addresses, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can contact us via


University lecturer and professor positions, as well as temporary assistant positons (for doctoral students)  are published on a national site managed by the French Ministry for Education.

Lecteur and maître de langue positions (native speaker assistant positions) are advertised by each university, either on its internet site or via its English department. A few positions are mentioned on this page


Log in to our members' space : the on-line interactive directory

Only current members are allowed access to the on-line interactive directory.

Full membership is open to anyone who teaches (or has taught) English  in any part of the French higher education system. Doctoral students enrolled in a French university, as well as teachers of English in foreign universities, may also apply for membership. Please see Adhésion.

Contact us

The SAES  board comprises ten members. They can be contacted via their email addresses, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can contact us via