The Francophone Faculty Group is an interdisciplinary collection of faculty at Washington and Saint Louis Universities, with interests around the Francophone world. Our members are specialists in literature, history, anthropology, art history, African studies, and other areas. We meet usually twice a semester to discuss work in the field, which we define as the study not only of the French-speaking world beyond France, but also of France in its relation to its historical and cultural Others: its political interlocutors, ethnic and religious minorities, former colonies, etc.
In addition to providing a forum for critique of our own scholarly work, we invite a guest lecturer to campus once a year for a session open to the public. Our guests have included Lydie Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania), Mireille Rosello (Universität van Amsterdam), Abiola Irele (Harvard University), and Christopher Miller (Yale University).