2015-2016 Events

FALL 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Pierre Lemaître
Les "coulisses du roman": l'arrière-cuisine de l'écriture" 
Music Room, Rochambeau House





Monday, October 19, 2015
Gary Wilder, Associate Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York
Hear/Here Now Aimé Césaire 
Music Room, Rochambeau House







Monday, November 9, 2015
Peggy Kamuf, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California
"Why, on the death penalty, begin with literature?"
5:30 pm
Marcuvitz Auditorium, Sidney Frank Life Sciences Building

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Kamel Daoud, Writer, Author of Meursault contre-enquête (The Meursault Investigation)
Readings & Discussion in French and English
Music Room, Rochambeau House



Thursday, December 3, 2015
Pierre Alferi, French novelist, poet and essayist
A lunchtime discussion and reading in French. ( For Faculty & Graduate Students)
Library, Rochambeau House

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Pierre Alferi, French novelist, poet and essayist
Blablabla, Rossignol Manuel
6:30 pm
Music Room, Rochambeau House



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Prof. Katie Chenoweth, Princeton University 
"French in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" 
Music Room, Rochambeau House







Thursday, February 25 – Thursday, March 3, 2016
2016 Providence French Film Festival
Cable Car Cinema and Café
Click here for film descriptions 



Friday, March 11, 2016
Prof. Laura Odello, Collège International de philosophie
"'Lascia ch'io pianga': L'excès des larmes - du texte à l’écran"
Music Room, Rochambeau House



Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie 2016

All Week:
La Grande Cueillette de citations  
A scavenger hunt awaits you!  Think of a quote that inspires you in some way, and place it in a public space on campus.  The goal is to find the quotes others have posted, taking pictures of those which you particularly like most. 

Monday, March 14, 2016
Prof. François Furstenberg, The Johns Hopkins University
"When the United States Spoke French"
The John Carter Brown Library

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Concours de photographie
Music Room, Rochambeau House

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Screening of "Le Petit Prince"
Wilson Hall 102

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Soirée Lecture
Library, Rochambeau House


Monday, March 21, 2016
Prof. Anne-Lise François, University of California, Berkeley
"In the Cowslips Peeps I Lye: Rousseau, Clare, Climate Change, and Telling the Time of Day
Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106 
Co-Sponsored by the Department of French Studies 




Thursday, March 24, 2016
Prof. Christopher Semk, Yale University
"In Calypso's Grotto: Sound, Meaning, and Sacred Eloquence in Seventeenth-Century France"
Music Room, Rochambeau House






Friday, April 8- Saturday, April 9, 2016  
24th Annual Graduate Student Conference in French Studies
Intermediality / Intermédialité
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Morgane Cadieu, Yale University


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Petit Goûter 
Library, Rochambeau House 





Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Prof. François Proulx, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Proust at the Ends of the Earth"
Brian Room, Maddock Alumni Center






Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Lecture théâtrale: Meursault, contre-enquête
Guy Ben-Aharon directs Nael Nacer in a staged reading of Meursault, contre-enquête by Kamel Daoud. Considered a literary and historical retelling of Albert Camus' celebrated novel, L'Étranger, Daoud's Meursault, contre-enquête gained popularity and was awarded many prizes, including the Prix Goncourt du premier roman in 2015. 
Music Room, Rochambeau House






Thursday, April 28, 2016
Brown University Degree Days
Music Room, Rochambeau House



Thursday, May 12, 2016
Undergraduate Forum 
Music Room, Rochambeau House

Honors Thesis:
Ross Di Spenza

Freshmen Prizes:
Clarice Brough
Iris Cronin
Gabriella Elanbeck
 Yan Yee Gretal Ho
Makedah Hughes
Saanya Jain
Kevin Madoian
Anna Magavern
Kasturi Pananjady-Kamala
Andrew Robbin
Noah Ruttenberg
Davis Tantillo
Alexandra Walsh
Hallie Wolff

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Commencement 2016
Immediately following University Commencement Excerises
Rochambeau House Gardens