Centre Louis Marin for Interdisciplinary French Studies

French Embassy in the United States logoDesignated a “Centre d’excellence d’études françaises” by the French government in 1992 and funded in part through an annual grant from the French Embassy, the Centre Louis Marin for Interdisciplinary French Studies enables collaborative research among scholars working in France, Europe, and North America through colloquia and workshops, and supports programs and events connected to the training of teachers of French. Its advisory board includes members of the Johns Hopkins faculty hailing from numerous departments, programs, and centers.

The interdisciplinary mission of the Centre is borne out by the many international colloquia it has sponsored over the past 10 years. These have included:

  • New Perspectives in Franco-Maghrebi Cinemas (2015)
  • French for Research and Creation (2014)
  • Translating Constrained Literature (2014)
  • Sexuality and the Fifth Republic (2013)
  • 1962/2012: The World After Algerian Independence (2012)
  • Salammbô: One Hundred Fifty Years (2012)
  • Po&sie, 35 years (2011)
  • Jean Starobinski, le regard critique (2011)
  • Shadows, Mirrors, ‘White Spaces’ (2010)
  • Autour de Jacques Roubaud et Florence Delay (2009)
  • Encyclopédies (2009)
  • Edouard Glissant (2007)
  • Madame Bovary, The Novel as a Modern Art (2006)