The Department of French Studies works together with the Center for French and Francophone Studies, an independent but closely allied unit, to put the Louisiana State University French program at the forefront of study of French and Francophone literatures, language, and cultures. In recognition of this, the French Embassy to the United States designated the CFFS as one of the initial centres d'excellence, an honor currently given to only 22 university French programs in the United States. Our research, scholarship, and instruction reflect the historical significance of Francophone languages and cultures for Louisiana, as well as the leadership provided by French studies in the European intellectual tradition. Louisiana State University, an integral part of the Baton Rouge community, is situated at the crossroads of the Francophone world; our Cadjin and Creole history links us to France, to Canada, to Africa, and to the Caribbean. The department is also a member of the network of Chaires Senghor de la Francophonie, designated by the French Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer.
|Date||Event||Time and Location|
|Thursday, Sept. 21||Lecture by Professor Jacqueline Couti, Rice University (sponsored by LSU CFFS)||4:00 pm, Sternberg Salon, French House
|Thursday, Nov. 8||Lecture by Professor Faith Beasley, Dartmouth College||TBA|
|Friday, October 27||Journée d'étude sur la laïcité||TBA|
|Friday, January 26||Lecture by Professor Remy Debes, University of Memphis||TBA|
|Friday, March 1||Lecture by Professor Mike Monahan, University of Memphis||TBA|
|Th-Sat, April 18-20||French Philosophy Today conference (with LSU Philosophy)||TBA|
|Mid-April||Digital Humanities Workshop (with LSU CFFS)||TBA|
In light of recent events, we, the faculty of the LSU Department of French Studies, acknowledge the deep and grievous damage inflicted by sexual misconduct on its victims. The trauma of being a victim of sexual harassment, predation, and assault can cause profound and irreparable harm, permanently altering the lives, health, and careers of those affected. As teachers and scholars, we have a special obligation to root out sexual misconduct, harassment, and assault from our own community, ensure a safe and respectful environment for study and work, and provide support for those who are affected by these crimes. From this point forward we pledge to provide transparency and accountability, to promote justice for all victims, to shield from retaliation all who report such incidents, and to take concrete action in making sure that members of our community do not ever encounter such trauma.
Please navigate to our Resources page for a full statement on Sexual Misconduct from the LSU Department of French Studies.
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