Center for French and Francophone Studies at LSU

Recent Events

Flyer for Edouard Glissant

On February 3, 2021, the Department of French Studies will honor its former colleague Edouard Glissant, poet, novelist, and thinker on the tenth anniversary of his death by a reading of Glissant's texts in French and English translations. Sylvie Glissant will be speaking.

Readers include: Raphael Lauro, Université de Montréal; Fabienne Kanor, Pennsylvania State University; Alexandre Leupin, Louisiana State University, Emeritus; and Adelaide Russo, Louisiana State University.

The Reading will take place via Zoom at noon (CST) and last for one hour.

Wednesday, February 3, 20201
Online Zoom Conference
password: Pro16


egdges of the state - flyer

Edges of the State
A presentation by Dr. John Protevi

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Online Zoom Conference

Humus Flyer - recropped


A Dialogue between novelist Fabienne Kanor & translator Lynn E. Palermo

October 30, 2020
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Jacques Coursil

Jacques Coursil

Internationally renowned jazz trumpet player and professor emeritus at the Université des Antilles

Workshop I , "Edouard Glissant, poetic"
Workshop II , "Edouard Glissant, poetic"

Poetry and Music Recital
November 22
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Auditorium of the French House (French House)

 Jacques Coursil: Workshop "Edouard Glissant, Poetic", Poetry and Music Recital

Poster announcing three lectures on April 9th and April 11th 2019, by professors from the Université des Antilles

Lectures series by guests from the Université des Antilles and Whitney Plantation 

We are pleased to announce a series of lecture taking place at LSU on April 9 and April 11.

See information below. 


private viewing event poster

Private viewing and book signing of Francis Pavy and Alexandre Leupin’s Visions

Friday, March 29
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Glassell Art Gallery
100 Lafayette Street,
Baton Rouge, LA 70801


Autophagies event poster

Autophagies, reading and presentation by playwright Eva Doumbia and musician Lionel Elian

Thursday, March 21
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Hodges Hall, Room 424

Colloquium event poster

"Édouard Glissant, Radiance and Obscurity"

Colloquium Organized by Louisiana State University and the Université des Antilles
March 20-23, 2018


Media Coverage


Watch Alexandre Leupin's seminar "Lire Édouard Glissant. Introduction à l’interprétation des essais "

L'Être et l'Étant, l'Un, les Universaux

Le Tout-Monde

La Relation



The first part of the exchange between LSU and UA took place in Novembre 2017.


  LSU Is Awarded a $235,000 Grant from the French Government Through the CFFS





For more information see Recent Events 

Cristina Álvarez: 
Lecture: "Ni iranienne ni française : l'universel, selon Chahdortt Djavann"

Read the Text

Pulsions d'écriture:
Participants from l'atelier du libre-écrire directed by Fabienne Kanor perform their final texts. 

Participant Stories and Photos

Ollivier Dyens: 
Lecture: "A New Future for Higher Education: Nursing and Farming an Ecosystem of Intelligent Machines"





The Cultural Services of the French Embassy has launched the fourth edition of the France on Campus Award to celebrate and support initiatives that explore France in new and creative ways.

France on Campus Award