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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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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.

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