School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS)
Mr Emmanuel Godin
Principal Lecturer, European Area Studies
School of Languages and Area Studies
King Henry I Street
Emmanuel Godin teaches in the field of French and European studies, with responsibilities for the following undergraduate units: Introduction to French studies ; Political and social change in contemporary Europe, Comparing extreme-right parties and movements in Europe; Power and politics in contemporary France, and France contemporaine. His research interests cluster around the history and the present political dynamics of the French right within its European context. Emmanuel regularly contributes reviews on French politics and society to journals such as Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Modern and Contemporary France and French studies.
Emmanuel is the final year and dissertation tutor for all European and International Studies programmes. Working closely with the University’s Department for Employability, he coordinates the School’s employability policies.
- Francophone Studies
Current Research Projects
Following the conference he co-organised with Prof. Dave Hanley on ‘The mainstream right in Europe and the populist temptation’, (11 November 2011), Emmanuel is preparing an article evaluating the porosity between the UMP and the French extreme right. The article is to be published in March 2013 in the Journal of Contemporary European Studies.
Emmanuel is currently completing a book on France since the 1970s, to be published by Reaktion Books in 2013. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the book seeks to evaluate the narratives of French decline and renewal that a variety of actors, within and outside of France, have generated over the past 40 years, as well as the relative importance of domestic factors and external constraints in the formation of such narratives. Particular attention is devoted to the Sarkozy’s presidency to highlight key tensions between modernising reforms and the way they are articulated by a variety of public actors.
Finally, with Prof. Martin Evans, he is revising the second edition of France since 1815, London Arnold, which is to be published in 2013.
The Extreme Right in Europe
- Mammone, A., Godin.E. and Jenkins, B. (eds) (2012). Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Contemporary Europe London, Routledge.
- Mammone, A., Godin, E. and Jenkins, B. (eds) (2012). Mapping the Far Right in Contemporary Europe Local National, Comparative, Transnational. London, Routledge, London.
- Mammone, A., Godin, E. and Jenkins, B. (eds). 'Government Participations, Mixed Fortunes, Support' special edition of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 17, 2009.
- Mammone, A,. Godin, E. and Jenkins B. (eds). 'The Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe: Cultural and Spatial Perspectives' special edition of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 16, 3, 2008.
- Godin, E (2004). 'Does it make sense to treat the Front National as an exception?' in E. Godin and T. Chafer (eds), The French Exception. pp.61-75, Oxford: Berghahn.
French Politics and Society
- Godin, E., Vince, N. (eds.) (2012). France and the Mediterranean: international relations, politics and history, Oxford: Peter Lang.
- Chafer, T., Godin, E (eds.) (2010). The end of the French exception? Decline and revival of the French model. London, Palgrave Macmillan.
- Godin, E. (2008). 'French Catholics and the Liberation: Political and Religious Values' in M.Riera and G.Schaffer (Eds)The Lasting War: Reconstructing Society and Identity in Britain, France and Germany after 1945. Basingstoke Palgrave, pp 133-53.
- Godin, E. (2007). 'Provincial elites and the Empire: the case of Rennes (1880-1905) 'French History, 21, 1, March, pp 65-84.
- Godin, E., Chafer. T (eds) (2005). The French Exception, Oxford, Berghahn.
- Evans, M. and Godin, E. (2004). France 1815-2003 London: Arnold.
- Godin, E. (2001) 'La Fédération Française des Etudiants Catholiques (FFEC) de l'Entre-Deux Guerres au Régime de Vichy', Revue d'Histoire de l'Eglise de France, 87, 218, Jan, pp.87- 110.
- Godin, E. (2000) Intellectuals Catholic and the Nation French in Post- War France, South Central Review 17(4), pp 45-60.
- Godin, E. (1996) ‘Le néo-libéralisme à la française: une exception?’ Modern and Contemporary France, NS4 (1), pp61-70.
- Godin, E., Chafer, T (2011 .‘An area studies approach in a European and global contexts’ in Lane, P., Worton, M. (eds.) French Studies in and for the 21st Century, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, pp 197-206.
- Academic Website: French History 1815-2003.
- Co-organiser with Prof. Dave Hanley of the conference ‘The mainstream right in Europe and the populist temptation’ , 11 November 2011, University of Portsmouth
- Co-organiser with Dr Natalya Vince of the 2009 ASMCF annual conference: 'France and the Mediterranean', University of Portsmouth, Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th September 2009.
- Co-organiser with Dr Natalya Vince of the conference ‘France, North Africa and the Middle East’, 28 March 2009, University of Portsmouth.
- Organiser of the conference ‘The 2008 French presidency of the EU’, 3 December 2008, University of Portsmouth.
- ‘Sharing voters, ideas and organisations: linkages between Sarkozy’s UMP and Le Pen's FN’ . Conference ‘The mainstream right in Europe and the populist temptation’: University of Portsmouth, 11 November 2011.
- ‘A critical assessment of France’s Arab policy in 2011’: ASMCF Annual Conference, University of Stirling 1-3 September 2011.
- ‘The extreme right in Europe: new research questions’: Shifting Trends Seminar Series: University of Westminster, London, 16 March 2011.
Membership of Editorial Boards
- From 2004 to 2008, Hon. Secretary of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF).