Futures of French is a seminar series exploring new directions in French Studies and highlighting the work of early career scholars.
Anna Rosensweig is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Rochester. Her work focuses on early modern literature and culture, the intersections of literature and political theory, and performance studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Tragic Opposition: Rights of Resistance on the Early Modern Stage, in which she locates a new genealogy of rights in early modern tragedy. Rosensweig has also begun a second book, Building the Royal Body, which investigates how early modern dramas and political ceremonies align the king's body with elements of urban architecture.
Mame-Fatou Niang is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. She works on contemporary France, Postcolonial and Transnational Studies, Media, and Urban Planning. Her recent research examines the development of Afro-French identities, and the works of female writers of the banlieue. She is also a photographer and the co-author of a photo series on Black French Islam. In 2015, she co-directed a documentary entitled “Mariannes Noires: Mosaïques Afropéennes” in which Seven Afro-French women investigate the pieces of their mosaic identities, and unravel what it means to be Black and French, Black in France.
Commentator: Jeanne Etelain (French, NYU)
Chair: Cécile Bishop (French, NYU)
Co-sponsored by Institute of French Studies and Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture