french News & Announcements Archive


Representation and Power / Pouvoir et Représentation

On March 9 and March 10, 2017, the Centre pluridisciplinaire Louis Marin at JHU is pleased to celebrate its 25th anniversary by honoring its namesake, the French semiotician, literary critic, and historian of ideas Louis Marin (1931-1992). The international colloquium “Power and Representation/Pouvoir et représentation” brings together a dozen scholars from France, Italy, Germany, and […]


April 8: Roland Barthes, To Write: An Intransitive Verb?

Friday, April 8: To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of essayist, critic, and writer Roland Barthes, who attended the interdisciplinary 1966 conference held at Johns Hopkins on “The Languages of Criticism and the Science of Man,” the Centre Louis Marin and the French section of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures are […]


François Bon to Spend Week in Residence

Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Creative writer, multi-media artist, and digital activist François Bon spends a week in residence in the French section of GRLL. The author will conduct a five-part creative writing workshop (see times and locations here), take part in a roundtable on the book and the writer’s craft in the digital age (Oct. 29), perform selections from _Rock ‘n Roll: Un portrait de Led Zeppelin_ (Nov. 1), and screen and discuss the film _Paysage fer_ (Nov. 3). View the flier.


Balzac, l’éternelle genèse

L’ensemble de La Comédie Humaine est le résultat d’un immense travail de révisions et de transformations s’étalant de 1829 à 1855. De façon nouvelle et diversifiée, cet ouvrage aborde ce travail. Les études qui y sont réunies abordent des questions jusqu’alors peu étudiées : le rôle de la correspondance de Balzac pour une compréhension plus […]


Stephen Nichols Receives Humboldt Research Award

Stephen Nichols, James M. Beall Professor of French and Humanities, has been granted a prestigious Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. Click to read more.


Oct. 24-25: “French for Research and Creation” Conference

Join scholars and policy-makers at the international conference, “Le français pour la recherche et la création”/”French for Research and Creation,” Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25. What is the role of language in scholarly pursuit and creative practice? How does the use of one particular language—French—amidst a multiplicity of languages influence research across the disciplines […]


Translating Constrained Literature Conference

Join the Centre Louis Marin on the Homewood Campus on Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, for an international conference, Translating Constrained Literature. View the program here.


Job Posting: Assistant Professor of French Literature

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of French literature with expertise in Renaissance to early 17th-century French literature. Click to learn more.


Junior Lecturer Receives New Position

The French section is pleased to announce that Hanna Roman has received, and accepted, the three-year Mellon position of Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies in the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt University.