French News & Announcements Archive


The 2014 Tournées Festival of Contemporary French Cinema

The JHU Tournées Festival, now in its fifth year, will bring seven French-language films to the Homewood Campus February 20 to March 2. This year’s screenings—all free and open to the public—include a physical comedy, thrillers, a behind-the-scenes documentary on a fabled restaurant, and Leos Carax’s indescribable Holy Motors.


In the Margins

Meet two academic sleuths who are looking in places long ignored to discover new things about old texts.


Stephen Nichols Named AAAS Fellow

French professor Stephen Nichols is among the new members elected to the 2013 class of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Romanesque Signs

Romanesque Signs: Early Medieval Narrative and Iconography is a classic of medieval scholarship that laid the foundations for viewing literature as an historical artifact that should be read in conjunction with the art, architecture, sculpture and religious rituals produced in the same period.


Savoirs en Récits II

Le dix-neuvième siècle a connu une ambition encyclopédique nouvelle, il a rêvé d’un rapport assuré au monde et à la connaissance, mais il a connu aussi bien – ce faisant – un rapport déroutant à la fragmentation, à la pluralité, aux contradictions, aux illusions.


Styles of Enlightenment

Styles of Enlightenment argues that alongside its democratic ideals and its efforts to create a unified public sphere, the Enlightenment also displayed a tendency to erect rigid barriers when it came to matters of style and artistic expression.


Rethinking the Medieval Senses

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How much can we know about sensory experience in the Middle Ages? These essays examine the psychological, rhetorical, and philological complexities of sensory perception from the classical period to the late Middle Ages.


Eric Rohmer

Few filmmakers have taken the principle of the “talking picture” so far as Eric Rohmer, the internationally renowned director.