This semester the French & Francophone Studies Program has enjoyed inspirational guest lectures and student research presentations.
Bella Milliman ('24) and Maya Lewis ('24) describe their semester-long research and internships in France.
This year's Fauvel Lecture featured a talk on "Grains of Empire, Assimilating Couscous" by Professor Sylvie Durmelat (Georgetown University). Prof. Durmelat examined how couscous, once described as "the national dish of the Arabs" has now been crowned "the favorite dish of the French." More broadly she explored how colonization, decolonization, and their enduring legacy shape everyday food choices.
Prof. Brehm's new book Kaleidophonic Modernity (Fordham UP, 2023) explores the development of mechanical sound recording technology in the nineteenth century by charting the orbits of writers, scientists, and artists in France and the United States.
Announcing the publication of Prof. Michael Leruth's new book on Modern France (ABC-CLIO 2022)
This November we continue to celebrate our students’ research.
Dr. Deborah Lee-Ferrand is now a Lecturer in French & Francophone Studies
Our faculty are constantly engaging in new research, pushing the boundaries of knowledge on issues of pressing importance to the contemporary world.
Denis M. Provencher of the University of Arizona delivered a lecture with the title "Abdellah Taïa's Transfilial Myth Making and Unfaithful Realms of Memory"