The Department of French Studies works together with the Center for French and Francophone Studies, an independent but closely allied unit, to put the Louisiana State University French program at the forefront of study of French and Francophone literatures, language, and cultures. In recognition of this, the French Embassy to the United States designated the CFFS as one of the initial centres d'excellence, an honor currently given to only 22 university French programs in the United States. Our research, scholarship, and instruction reflect the historical significance of Francophone languages and cultures for Louisiana, as well as the leadership provided by French studies in the European intellectual tradition. Louisiana State University, an integral part of the Baton Rouge community, is situated at the crossroads of the Francophone world; our Cadjin and Creole history links us to France, to Canada, to Africa, and to the Caribbean. The department is also a member of the network of Chaires Senghor de la Francophonie, designated by the French Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer.
|Date||Event||Time and Location|
|Wednesday, February 9
||Soirée Francophone: Pétanque||4:00 pm, LSU Parade Grounds
|Monday, February 14||Lecture: Dr. Solimar Otero (Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology,Indiana University; former Director of LSU Program in Comparative Literature)||3:00 pm, Location TBA|
|Wednesday, February 16||Soirée Francophone: Pause Café||4:00 pm, City Pork at LSU Design Building|
|Monday, February 21||Lecture: Dr. Nicolas Guilliot (Assistant Professor of Linguistics at theUniversité de Bordeaux), “ Negation, Polarity, and Negative Concord Across the Romance Languages: Who Does(n’t) Understand Nothing/Anything?”||4:00 pm, 129 Allen Hall|
|Wednesday, February 23||Virtual Theatres: International Study Day||10:30 am to 4:30 pm, 303 LSU Student Union|
|Wednesday, February 23||Soirée Francophone: Les Intouchables Film Viewing||6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 135 French House|
|Wednesday, March 9||Lecture and reception: Joe Boone (Professor of English, USC; author ofThe Homoerotics of Orientalism)||4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Grand Salon, French House
|Wednesday, March 9||Soirée Francophone: Pause Café||4:00 pm, City Pork at LSU Design Building|
|Wednesday, March 23||Soirée Francophone: Pique-Nique||4:00 pm, LSU Parade Grounds|
|Thursday, March 24||Lecture: Jack Stetter, Loyola New Orleans, " Spinoza in France after 1968"||3:30 pm, 135 French House|
|Wednesday, March 30||Soirée Francophone: Pause Café||4:00 pm, City Pork at LSU Design Building|
|Wednesday, April 6||Soirée Francophone: Amélie Film Viewing||6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 135 French House|
|Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8||Graduate Student association Virtual Conference||Time TBA, Online via Zoom|
|Saturday, April 9||Rally Day||8:00 am to 12:00 pm|
|Friday, April 15||Lecture: Lindsey Steward (University of Memphis), “Zora Neale Hurston’s Secret Laughter: Contributions to African American Philosophy”||3:30 pm, 135 French House|
|Wednesday, April 20||Sternberg lecture for the Honors College: John Protevi (LSU Dept. of French Studies), “Human Nature”||6:00 pm, Location TBA|
|Date TBA||Lecture: Mame-Fatou Niang (Associate Professor of French and Francophone studies at Carnegie Mellon University; PhD, LSU Dept. of French Studies, 2012)||TBA|
|Date TBA||Dept. of French Studies Annual Awards Ceremony||TBA|
|Saturday, May 21||College of HSS Diploma Ceremony||TBA|
In light of recent events, we, the faculty of the LSU Department of French Studies, acknowledge the deep and grievous damage inflicted by sexual misconduct on its victims. The trauma of being a victim of sexual harassment, predation, and assault can cause profound and irreparable harm, permanently altering the lives, health, and careers of those affected. As teachers and scholars, we have a special obligation to root out sexual misconduct, harassment, and assault from our own community, ensure a safe and respectful environment for study and work, and provide support for those who are affected by these crimes. From this point forward we pledge to provide transparency and accountability, to promote justice for all victims, to shield from retaliation all who report such incidents, and to take concrete action in making sure that members of our community do not ever encounter such trauma.
Please navigate to our Resources page for a full statement on Sexual Misconduct from the LSU Department of French Studies.
Featured Projects and Events:
Celebrate the cultural links between Brittany & Louisiana
4023 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Two leading actors of the Breton traditional musical scene, Thomas Moisson and Roland Conq, will share elements of fest-noz music letting audiences step into Brittany for one evening.
There will also be a screening of the documentary film, “Copains Comme Cajuns”, which explores the surprising similarities between Louisiana and Brittany.
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THE LSU CENTER FOR FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE STUDIES
& THE DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH STUDIES PRESENT:
THE HAITIAN PAST
A COLLABORATIVE LECTURE BY
LAURENT DUBOIS & KAIAMA L. GLOVER
John L. Nau Ill Bicentennial Professor of the History & Principles of Democracy and Africana Studies
University of Virginia
Kaiama L. Glover
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies
Barnard College, Columbia University
Laurent Dubois and Kaiama Glover will present their joint work on the complementary relationship between literature and history in Haiti, and how these discourses work together to broaden our understanding of colonialism, resistance, and the pursuit of Black liberation.
Thursday, October 20th, 2022
Sternberg Salon, Honors College
Louisiana State University
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For the Annual Friends of French
West Baton Rouge Musem
845 N Jefferson Avenue
Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Complimentary Tours of the Museum
Music by Cajun Roots
Catering by Louisiana Bayou Bistro
French Bread courtesy of Tout Va Bien
$40 per ticket for Friends of French Members
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