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. 

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.

Eliza Zingesser, 2019 Junior Faculty Grant recipient, discusses her work in an interview with Jennifer Leach, Assistant Director of Faculty Advancement, for the PROVOST'S SPOTLIGHT.

Madeleine Dobie is a recipient of the Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award in recognition of the excellence of faculty as teachers and mentors of both undergraduate and graduate students within and outside the classroom setting.

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University, hosted Elisabeth Ladenson for three events as part of the 2019 Walter A. Strauss Lecture Series: The Author in the Margins.


Recent Publications

book jacket: STOLEN SONG
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.

book jacket: En quête d'Afrique(s) : Universalisme et pensée décoloniale
En quête d'Afrique(s) : Universalisme et pensée décoloniale

En quête d'Afrique(s), Souleymane Bachir Diagne & Jean-Loup Amselle. Anthony Mangeon (Préfacier); Albin Michel (Editeur). 

Open to Reason book jacket

Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s OPEN to REASON examines the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time.

Une histoire de la guerre book jacket

Thomas Dodman's Une Histoire de la guerre, published with the Editions du Seuil, is a global history of war in all its facets from the nineteenth century to the present.