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 Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Professor Pierre Force
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Vincent Debaene
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Pascale Hubert-Leibler
Director of Graduate Student Teaching
Director of Academic Administration and Finance
||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.
We are pleased to announce the publication of issue 105.3-4 of the Romanic Review featuring a special cluster "Proust Reread".
||Congratulations to Professor Pierre Force for having been awarded the Prix du rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises (Vermeil Medal) by the Académie française for 2015. The Vermeil Medal was presented to him at a public meeting of the Academy in Paris on December 3, 2015.
||As we are celebrating the centenary of Roland Barthes, we are very pleased to announce the publication of Philip Watts' book, Le Cinéma de Roland Barthes, with an interview with Jacques Rancière.