Upcoming Online Speakers' Events with Department Faculty



Poetry Reading Tuesday April 25, 2023 4:00 p.m.

The EXILE AND RESISTANCE series returns with two very special guests: Ghayath Almadhoun, a Damascus-born, Palestinian poet who has lived in Stockholm and Berlin, has published four books of poetry, and is currently a visiting fellow at the Thomas Mann House, and Lan Duong, Associate Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, scholar of postcolonial cinema, gender, and Asian-American studies, founding member of the Critical Refugee Studies Collective, and author of the 2023 poetry collection Nothing Follows. Both speakers address the challenges and complexities of refugee experiences through their writing. Almadhoun and Duong will read selections of their poetry and will then join in a moderated discussion with Paul Lerner, Max Kade Institute director.

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French and Francophone Music in THH 120:

Fridays 2/24/2023, 3/24/2023, and 4/21/2023 from 2pm-330pm in THH 120!

Are you curious about French and Francophone Music?

Do you want to learn songs from a wide range of styles in a low-key environment? Then bring your energy and come join us as we share and sing our our guilty pleasure music with you!

Concluded Events

MARIE RAULIER - Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m. DML240

French Department Social Today February 13, 2023

Monday, February 13, 2023 330pm-530pm at the Fishbowl at the USC Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (34th Street just west of the construction around the old University Church).



Autumn Beat (Film Screening) Wednesday February 1, 2023 7:00 p.m. Ray Stark Family Theater

The Department of French and Italian, the Department of Antropology, and the School of Cinematic Art
in collaboration with the
Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
and the Department of Comparative Literature
invite you to the screening of

Autumn Beat (2022)

Followed by a conversation with Antonio Dikele Distefano, Author and Director of the film.

Wednesday February 1, 2023 7:00 p.m.

Ray Stark Family Theater

TRACY RUTLER-February 1st, 2023, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. DML 240

“Contingent Matter: Pain and Care in Eighteenth-Century France”

February 1st, 2023, 5-6:30 PM DML 240 Professor Rutler is assistant professor of French and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University and co-director of The Committee for Early Modern Studies at Penn State.

This event is generously sponsored by the USC Francophone Research & Resource Center, the USC Department of French and Italian, the USC Department of Comparative Literature, and the USC Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program.

Monday, October 24, 2022

The 1983 March for Equality and Against Racism

Book Talk by Abdellali Hajjat
Monday, October 24, 2022 | 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Location: Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240 (Friends Lecture Hall)

Click here to access QR Code to RSVP. Please RSVP.

ABDELLALI HAJJAT is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Université libre de Bruxelles. In addition to The Wretched of France (2022), he has recently published with Marwan Mohammed Islamophobia in France: How the Elites Forged the “Muslim Problem” (2022).

This talk is generously funded by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the USC Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies, the Francophone Research and Resource Center, and the Departments of French and Italian, Comparative Literature, History, and American Studies and Ethnicity.

  • Department of French and Italian
  • Taper Hall 155 (THH 155)
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0359