Current Schedule

All events are listed in Central Time. This quarter, they will all be in-person, but you can join us via Zoom as well. Please contact Ryan Brown ( or Rachel Tils ( to join our mailing list & receive papers and Zoom links!


April 5

Yuting Cai (UChicago, PhD Student in Romance Languages and Literatures)

“Living Among Things: The Intersubjective Poetics of Francis Ponge in Le parti pris des choses

Tea Room, SSRB at 12:30

April 12

Michèle Lowrie (UChicago, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in Classics and in the College) and Barbara Vinken (Professor of Comparative Literature, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich)

“Carmen: Law and Sacrifice in Merimée and Bizet”

Tea Room, SSRB at 12:30

April 19

Conference: “Islands of Scale: Forms of Globality in the French Antilles”

John Hope Franklin Room, 9am-6pm

May 3

Lou Gargouri (UChicago, PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures)

“Unlocking and Overcoming Family History through Embodied Testimonies in Gardiennes by Fanny Cabin”

Location TBD

May 17

Yann Robert (University of Illinois, Chicago, Associate Professor of French)

“The September Massacres: From Vigilantism to Social Banditry”

Tea Room, SSRB at 12:30