Columbia Department of French

NEWS

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).

Congratulations to Soraya Limare, who has been named as a fall 2022 Camargo Foundation Fellow.

Conference honoring the late Professor Henri Mitterand
Friday, March 25, 10am-6pm, Paris-time. At 4:30pm (11:30 NY time) there will be a round table on Henri Mitterand's "Années à Columbia" with former colleagues and students Pierre Force, Antoine Compagnon, Heidi Holst-Knudsen, Dominique Jullien, Séverine Martin, and Göran Blix. Please request the Zoom link to this event from Benita Dace.

Congratulations to Sophia Mo, who has been selected for a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her project, Sisterhood in Translation: Gender, Nationalism, and Cross-colonial Solidarity in Algeria.

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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.