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Professor Antoine Compagnon's new edition of Proust's Essais sits on the desk of President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée palace.

Additions to the graduate student community (Fall 2022) are: Brooke Habit (University of Virginia); Carlos Malache Silva (CUNY Graduate Center); R.J. McIntyre (University of California Berkeley); Armel Jovensel Ngamaleu (Universite de Douala); Sara Rani Reddy (University of Notre Dame); Eponine Senay (Universite Paris IV- Sorbonne); Jesus Israel Suarez Martinez (Columbia University Columbia College).

Congratulations to Katherine Raichlen on the successful doctoral dissertation defense, Historicizing Identities: Family Stories and Twentieth-Century Jewish Migration in Francophone Literature and Film, that took place on June 28, 2022.

Congratulations to Noni Carter on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation, Homo narrans: In pursuit of science's fictions of the 'human' in 18th-century speculative science and 20th- and 21st-century speculative literature, on May 31, 2022.

Pierre Force’s book Wealth and Disaster was cited in the May 21, 2022 New York Times story about Haiti’s independence debt: “The Ransom”.

Congratulations to Jeanne Devautour, who has been awarded a Mellon Humanities International Travel Fellowship for Fall 2022.

New in print: Maryse Condé, a Writer for our Times (Yale French Studies, 140), edited by Madeleine Dobie and Kaiama L. Glover. This new volume of essays considers the work of Professor emerita Maryse Condé in light of contemporary social and political dynamics and movements, from #MeToo and BLM to the existential threats of climate change. The volume includes translations by PhD students André Pettman (Elsa Dorlin), Sophia Mo (Myriam Cottias) and Nadrah Mohammed (Cilas Kemedjio).

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Recent Publications

Book jacket: Une histoire de la guerreDu XIXe siècle à nos jours
Une histoire de la guerre Du XIXe siècle à nos jours
Une histoire de la guerre Du XIXe siècle à nos jours

Voici Une histoire de la guerre, dans tous ses aspects et toutes ses dimensions, depuis l’essor des États-nations au début du XIXe siècle jusqu’à la quasi-disparition actuelle des affrontements interétatiques.

Book jacket: Le fagot de ma mémoire: De Saint-Louis à New York, itinéraire d'un philosophe musulman
Le fagot de ma mémoire: De Saint-Louis à New York, itinéraire d'un philosophe musulman

The philosopher and professor retraces his life between Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, Ziguinchor, Dakar, Paris, Chicago, New York, places that formed this man of three continents.

book jacket: STOLEN SONG
STOLEN SONG: How the Troubadours Became French
STOLEN SONG: How the Troubadours Became French

Eliza Zingesser's Stolen Song documents the cultural appropriation of troubadour song as French, elaborating a new approach to questions of political and cultural identity.