French News and Events

  • MAY 1st  The French Majors Symposium is tentatively scheduled for May 1st, from 10am-2pm in PHIL511.  This event's date is subject to change due to snow days.
  • APRIL 25th  The French Program will host the all-day event Beyond Tradition: French Studies and Popular Culture, 1800-2013.  Please join organizers Prof. Masha Belenky, Prof. Kathryn Kleppinger, Georgetown's Prof. Anne O'Neil-Henry, the Department, French Embassy, as well as invited scholars from around the country for this event!  
  • APRIL 22nd 12:00-2:00PM  RGSLL welcomed Haitian author Louis-Philippe Dalembert to campus
  • NOVEMBER 9th 12:00-2:00PM Visiting Prof. Waberi was on campus to discuss his novel Transit with translators Nicole and David Ball and GW Assistant Professor Kathryn Kleppinger.  Abdourahman Waberi is the author of several works and has received many awards and fellowships throughout his career. His work, originally published in French, has been translated in English, German, and Italian. Join us for a reading and discussion of his 2003 novel Transit, which was recently released in an English translation. Transit is a polyvocal novel spanning France and Djibouti and engaging with themes of war, dictatorship, and migration. Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kathryn Kleppinger moderated the event, in which the author and his translators, David and Nicole Ball, read excerpts from the work and discussed writing and translating.
  • Francophone Symposium: The Francophone Symposium was on Friday, December 2. Invited speakers included Sylvie Durmelat (Georgetown), Valerie Orlando (UMD), and Lydie Moudileno (UPenn).