Thomas Spear, CUNY, Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises
Professor Thomas Spear (Lehman and GC) received a Grands Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises, given by the Académie française in June 2018 for his lifetime dedication to Francophone literatures. This is long due recognition for his multiple work as a scholar, translator, editor and publisher through his Ile-en-Ile site, of these literatures. Read more
Call Me By Your Name, the film adaptation of Graduate Center Professor André Aciman’s novel, won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay. Read more
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President Emmanuel Macron shared his hope that children learn “both the language of Shakespeare and the language of Molière” at a packed event at the Graduate Center. Read more
The West and What Comes After
The New York Times, 7.8.17 Read more
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