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  • Chandra Balkaran invited speaker at the United Nations.

    Chandra Balkaran invited speaker at the United Nations.

    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.”
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  • Chris Clarke Nominated for BTBA Longlists Award

    In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Mondiano, translated by Chris Clarke

    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

    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

  • Professor Thomas Spear Honored with the ‘Gardien du Livre’ Prize

    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.

    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.

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  • Works by André Aciman in Media Spotlight

    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 awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Grant

    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

  • A Centennial Celebration of Marie Vieux Chauvet

    Marie Vieux Chauvet

    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
    4:30-7:00 p.m.
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  • Listen to Domna Stanton's podcast with Roxanne Panchasi

    Domna Stanton speaks about her latest book The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing (Ashgate, 2014)

    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

  • Faculty Book: Mary Ann Caws

    Absolute & Other TextsMary Ann Caws, co-translator with Nancy Kline Earth
    (Contra Mundum Press, 2015)






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  • Graduate Center to Host Symposium on Vulnerability

    On Thursday, April 23, the Graduate Center will host “Risquer la Vulnérabilité: Risking Vulnerability,” a daylong symposium that aims to identify what vulnerability means in contemporary social sciences and humanities. Read more