Chandra Balkaran invited speaker at the United Nations.
Chandra Balkaran spoke on 10th March 2017 as an invited speaker from a youth UN organization. She joined a panel entitled “Galvanizing a Generation of Change through Intergenerational Partnerships.”
In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Mondiano, translated by Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke is nominated for the prestigious BTBA Longlists Award for his translation of his translation of Patrick Modiano's "In the Café of Lost Youth" (NYRB Classics), on the longlist for this year's Best Translated Book Award. Read more
Provost Joy Connolly visits the French Program
Our new provost Joy Connolly visited with the French department on the evening of February 23rd and met with faculty and students for an evening of cordial exchanges. Read more
Franck Helmcke presenting Professor Thomas Spear (l.) with the Gardien du Livre prizefor his work promoting Haitian literature. Professor Spear was one of three to receive the award.
Professor. Thomas Spear of the French Program at CUNY Graduate Center was honored in June 2016 at the annual Livres en Folie book festival, held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with the Gardien du Livre—or “Keeper of the Books”—prize for his work promoting Haitian literature. He was one of three recipients of the award.
Acclaimed novels by Distinguished Professor André Aciman (Comparative Literature/French) are drawing major interest — from both major media and Hollywood alike. Read more
Chris Clarke was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Grant. He is among those who will be saluted at the tribute to Rabassa on October 21st, 2016 at the Graduate Center. Read more
This year’s French Department Conference, Mapping Memory, is coming up this Friday, March 11th. Please join us for four exciting panels (Rm. 5409), followed by a keynote address by French artist Prune Nourry, in conversation with the GC’s own Professor Romy Golan! The day will be topped off with a reception at 6:45 pm in the French Department Lounge (Rm. 4202). Read more
Marie Vieux Chauvet
On the occasion of the centennial year of the birth of the seminal Haitian writer
Marie Vieux Chauvet (1916-1973) and the January 2016 publication of the special issue of Yale French Studies devoted to the author,
The Ph.D. Program in French and the Henri Peyre French Institute present
A Centennial Celebration of
Marie Vieux Chauvet
Friday, March 4
Domna Stanton speaks about her latest book The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing (Ashgate, 2014)
Domna Stanton is featured in Roxanne Panchasi's latest podcast, in an interviw about her book The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing. Read Dr. Panchasi's summary below, and check out the podcast on the NBFS website. Read more
Mary Ann Caws, co-translator with Nancy Kline Earth
(Contra Mundum Press, 2015)