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French & Francophone Studies News


The 2023 Fauvel Lecture

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.

Kaleidophonic Modernity

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.

Modern France

Announcing the publication of Prof. Michael Leruth's new book on Modern France (ABC-CLIO 2022)

Starring New Faculty

Dr. Deborah Lee-Ferrand is now a Lecturer in French & Francophone Studies

Exciting Faculty Research

Our faculty are constantly engaging in new research, pushing the boundaries of knowledge on issues of pressing importance to the contemporary world.