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MIT Global France Seminar


The MIT Global France Seminar aims to bring together MIT faculty, instructors, and graduate students from across disciplines interested in the study of French and francophone cultures around the world. The seminar series is free and open to the public.

The MIT Global France Seminar was launched in 2013 (under the name "MIT Research Seminar in French and Francophone Studies"). Why “Global France”? The seminar seeks to expand notions of French Studies beyond the Hexagone and relationships of formal empire to include networks of social, cultural, and intellectual influence. Its events and participants seek to reconceptualize French and Francophone studies in a global context.  

Founding chair: Professor Bruno Perreau
Co-chair: Professor Catherine Clark

Guest speakers. Spring 2024.

Mathias Enard (writer, Goncourt prize laureate). Event hosted by Harvard University & co-sponsored by French+. CANCELLED.

Professor Ariane Chebel d'Appolonia (Rutgers University). Violent America, Violent France. March 18. 5pm. Location 14E.304 (MIT campus)

Jean-Pierre Bekolo (film director). The Transformative Power of Afrofuturist Cinema. April 17. 5pm. 14E.304 (MIT campus)

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