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Designated a “Centre d’excellence d’études françaises” by the French government in 1992 and funded in part through an annual grant from the French Embassy, the Centre Louis Marin for Interdisciplinary French Studies enables collaborative research among scholars working in France, Europe, and North America through colloquia and workshops, and supports programs and events connected to the training of teachers of French. Its advisory board includes members of the Johns Hopkins faculty hailing from numerous departments, programs, and centers.

The interdisciplinary mission of the Centre is borne out by the many international colloquia it has sponsored over the past 15 years. These have included:

  • Paris/Algiers 1969: Declarations of Freedom by the Black American Avant-Garde (2019)
  • Objectif travail: les cinéastes documentaires français dans la tourmente (2019)
  • Louis Marin: Power and Representation (2018)
  • Roland Barthes: To Write, An Intransitive Verb? (2016)
  • New Perspectives in Franco-Maghrebi Cinemas (2015)
  • French for Research and Creation (2014)
  • Translating Constrained Literature (2014)
  • Conjecture in the Age of Diderot (2013)
  • Sexuality and the Fifth Republic (2013)
  • 1962/2012: The World After Algerian Independence (2012)
  • Salammbô: One Hundred Fifty Years (2012)
  • Po&sie, 35 years (2011)
  • Jean Starobinski, le regard critique (2011)
  • Shadows, Mirrors, ‘White Spaces’ (2010)
  • Autour de Jacques Roubaud et Florence Delay (2009)
  • Encyclopédies (2009)