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Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture

Past Event: Translation Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café

Featuring Arthur Brügger, Gabriel Marcoux-Chabot, Fabienne Kanor, and Madeleine Monette (writers); Andrew Nsirim (translator, PhD, French), Janet Lee (translator, French Alumni); Claire Reising (Moderator, PhD, French)

Faculty Bookshelf

Click here for recent publications by faculty members!

Penser la famille au XIXe siècle (1789-1870)
Claudie Bernard

Penser la famille au XIXe siècle (1789-1870) (Publications de l'Université de Saint-Etienne, 2019)

Early Modern Écologies
Phillip J. Usher

Early Modern Écologies (Amsterdam University Press, 2020)

France in the World: A New Global History
Stéphane Gerson

France in the World: A New Global History (Other Press, 2019)

Richard Sieburth

A Certain Plume (NYRB Poets, 2018)