October 9, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Violette Leduc Wounded at Birth: The Bastard, the Insult, the Writer

Lecture by Kaliane Ung, Visiting Assistant Professor of French
This talk on French writer Violette Leduc examines her particular take on the insult from the perspective of sociology and... View >

October 31, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Debauchery and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France

Lecture by Lisa Jane Graham, The Frank A. Kafker Professor of History at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. Hosted by the Early Modern Worlds... View >

November 6, 2019 - 4:30pm
The Urban Environmental Imaginary of Haitian Literature

Lecture by John Walsh, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies (Pitt)

Respondent: Noah Theriault, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (CMU)

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November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Gender and Sexuality in the L2 Classroom: A Round Table for Faculty and Grad Students

Moderated by Todd Reeser, Chair, Dept. of French & Italian

Presenters: Caitlin Dahl (French), David Tenorio (Spanish), Lorraine Denman (Italian), Brett Wells (French... View >

January 15, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
"The Horrid Beginning": Boccaccio's 'Decameron' as Archetype of Modern Post-Apocalyptic Narrative

Lecture by Alberto Iozzia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

In my presentation, I link contemporary expressions of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narrative to Giovanni Boccaccio’s... View >

January 15, 2020 - 4:30pm
Bucolic Movements: 'Transing' the Pastoral

Lecture by Cole Cridlin, Doctoral Student in French (Pitt)

Respondent:  Simi King, Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow (CMU)

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February 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Watts lecture, Manon Garcia (Harvard): "From Abdication to Independence: Beauvoir’s Philosophy of Love as Emancipatory Analysis"

Join us for the Watts lecture in French studies. Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Prof. Phil Watts... View >

February 13, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Undergrad Lecture by Manon Garcia: What is a Woman?: Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's ground-breaking The Second Sex, Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will offer a lecture for undergraduates titled '... View >

March 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Lecture by Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, "Of Shores and Waves, and Marine Tales: Islands, Oceans, and Fallacies of Colonial Geographies in the Indian Ocean"

Join us for this lecture on Francophone contexts in the Indian Ocean.

While colonial imagination has persistently represented islands and archipelagoes of the Global South as vulnerable... View >