French

The French program at Johns Hopkins University features a distinguished and dynamic faculty with expertise in early modern, modern, and contemporary French literature, as well as in topics in cultural studies, film, and the teaching of the French language. We offer an undergraduate major and a minor, as well as a PhD in French literature.

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paris/algiers 1969: declarations of freedom by the black american avant-garde

At the close of the 1960s leading black American musicians associated with the “free jazz” scenes of New York and Chicago left for Paris. Weary of a poisoned U.S. political climate and eager to work, they would spend months or even years in the French capital seeking new opportunities to perform and record, often alongside […]


Objectif travail: les cinéastes documentaires français dans la tourmente

Documentary filmmakers have long endeavored to make visible and to give voice to the aspirations and struggles of workers and working communities. Featuring the work of prominent filmmaker/journalist Marcel Trillat, this symposium highlights the ways in which French documentary films takes stock of changes in the workplace from the factory to the school classroom, to […]


Tournées Film Festival- February 26th – March 7th

From Feb. 26 to March 7, the 2019 Tournées Film Festival at JHU will bring six contemporary and classic French-language films to Hopkins’ Homewood Campus. This year’s screenings–all free and open to the public–include a rousing drama about political activism, a groundbreaking work of ethno-fiction, and important documentaries from masters of the form. The festival […]

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