The Department of French and Romance Philology
Welcome to the Department of French and Romance
Philology at Columbia University. Since its founding in 1890, the
Department has been a thriving point of contact for scholars from around
the world. Comprising distinguished professors with a broad range of
specializations related to French and Francophone literature and
culture, and consistently attracting some of the top graduate students
from around the globe, the Department continues to uphold its tradition
of dedication to teaching and cutting-edge research.
Professor Eliza Zingesser having won The Michael I. Sovern/Columbia University Affiliated Fellowship, awarded by the Provost of Columbia University, will spend six weeks in residency at the American Academy in Rome beginning May 2017.
In addition, she has been awarded the Mellon Course Development Grant from the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality for her course Reading and Writing the Body in the Francophone Middle Ages being taught fall 2016.
||We are thrilled to announce the publication of the original English version of Phil Watts' book, Roland Barthes' Cinema, which includes nine translated texts written by Barthes about cinema, as well as an exclusive interview with Jacques Rancière.