Department of French and Romance Philology  


Ph.D. in French

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French Graduate Student Association

About The Modern Salon

The Modern Salon focuses on French and Francophone literature, thought and history from 1800 to the present. Started in 2003 by graduate students of the Department of French and Romance Philology, the Salon meets twice a semester to discuss an article or book chapter by a guest speaker. Normally a work-in-progress, the text is circulated to participants approximately a week in advance.

The Modern Salon provides an informal forum for those working on 19th to 21st century French and Francophone literature, philosophy, and intellectual and cultural history to create a committed community of scholars. We are open to all members of the Columbia community.

For more information, please contact Vincent Debaene, Elizabeth Marcus, Diana King or Matthew Trumbo-Tual.

Calendar - Spring 2012 Guests

April 2012: Dominique Jullien

Calendar - Fall 2011 Guests

October 25, 2011: Nick Nesbitt (Princeton University), “From Jacobinism to Black Jacobinism: The Politics of Equality in the Age of Revolutions”

December 6, 2011: Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University), “Chères lectrices: Cinderella Powder, Poet Queens and the Woman Reader”

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