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FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES NEWS

Koffi-Tessio Discusses Subaltern

The Sentiments & Declarations Series continued on Thursday, Oct. 23, with a discussion, "Hearing The Voice of The Subaltern. Mayotte Capecia's 'I Am a Martinican Woman,'" by Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Marie-Hélène Koffi-Tessio. In 1948 Paris, a young woman from the French Caribbean published the story of her life, received a prize for it and became an instant celebr...  More >>

Gallouët Participates in Annual Meeting

Catherine Gallouët, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone Studies, recently participated in the 2014 Northeastern American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS) conference held recently at Syracuse University. The theme was "Commemoration, Memory, Posterity." Gallouët delivered the paper "Integrating the French 18th century in Today's Liberal Arts Classro...  More >>

Design by Clifford ’08 Worn Pre-Emmys

A design by Morgan Clifford '08 was recently worn by actress Bailey Noble of HBO'S "True Blood" at a Pre-Emmy party, and was then pictured in Gotham magazine. While most designers strive for - and maybe even expect - to have their designs worn on a red carpet, Clifford says the opportunity "kind of came out of nowhere." That's because Clifford has been taking an indirect route to the runway. Clif...  More >>

Gallouët Awarded Kinghorn Global Fellowship

Catherine Gallouët, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone Studies, is the recipient of the 2014-15 John Readie & Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellowship. Established in 1970 and generously endowed by Dr. and Mrs. William Reckmeyer in honor of John Readie and Florence B. Kinghorn, the fellowship honors outstanding faculty at HWS who have exemplified global citize...  More >>

Faculty Present Work in South Africa

Four members of the HWS faculty presented papers at the 40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA) this spring. The conference, "Texts Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid," featured the work of Professor Emeritus of French and Francophone Studies George Joseph, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessi...  More >>