The University has recently taken out a subscription to the electronic journal Dix-Neuf. This is the journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, a forum for cutting-edge research in nineteenth-century French and francophone studies in all relevant disciplines. It is interdisciplinary in focus and seeks to promote wide-ranging critical and theoretical debate. In the generic national report on French for the Research Assessment Exercise, Dix-Neuf was picked out for particular commendation.
The journal brings together a team of internationally recognised scholars on its editorial and advisory boards. Cambridge's French Department is represented by Dr Nicholas White, one of the joint editors, and Dr Michael Tilby, who sits on the advisory board.
Two issues of the journal are published each calendar year, one in April and the other in October. The second issue each year tends to be on a specific theme, with a named guest editor or editors. In 2008 the theme was marriage in nineteenth century France. In 2010 the special issue was devoted to Théodore de Banville, and in 2011 was entitled Flaubert : shifting perspectives.