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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-chairs: Professor Jeffrey Ravel and Professor Catherine Clark

Guest speakers in Fall 2022. 

Professor Renan Larue (UC Santa Barbara): French Veganism, an Oxymoron?  September 21, 5pm. Room14E.304

Professor Junko Takeda (Syracuse University): Avedik, Louis XIV's Armenian Prisoner: Confessional Conflicts, Involuntary Movement, and Incarceration in the Early Modern Mediterranean. October 12, 5pm. Room E51-275

Professor Zrinka Stahuljak (UC Los Angeles), Medieval Fixers: History, Literature, and the Politics of Translation. October 24, 5pm. Room 14E.304

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