Congratulations to Aubrey Gabel, winner of a Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant, for her project “Outliers: Contemporary French Writers Playing Politics”!
University College London welcomed hundreds of virtual attendees to the video journal launch event, "We Have Always Been Medieval" - Bruno Latour and the Premodern, on the special issue of the Romanic Review, Category Crossings: Bruno Latour and Medieval Modes of Existence.
CURRENT DEBATES: Black Lives Matter in a TransAtlantic Context
Since the horrifying murder of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis police force, protests have erupted across the world, not least in France, which has seen its own share of police violence against minoritized people, and which has its own deep history of slavery. We are sharing these recent articles, Tear Down that Statue, Mr. Macron!, and I'M SUFFOCATING, that reflect and build on the protests and that invite and inspire us to think anew about race and inequality in a Transatlantic context. Please connect with ColumbiaFrench at Facebook for more articles on these current debates.
Elisabeth Ladenson, General Editor of the Romanic Review, announces new collaboration with Duke University Press with the debut issue: Catergory Crossings: Bruno Latour and Medieval Modes of Existence, edited by Marilynn Desmond and Noah Guynn.
SOULEYMANE BACHIR DIAGNE ABOUT COVID-19
Listen to Souleymane Bachir Diagne's interview on RFI about the coronavirus situation in New York and the social inequalities that this health crisis highlights. Check out also his philosophical analysis of this pandemic given to the Senegalese media SenBaat.