CANCELLED/POSTPONED: Decolonizing Scholarship Lecture Series: "Poaching French Theory as Decolonial Practice" with Lydie Moudileno


Location: Not Applicable

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[IMPORTANT: Please note that this event has been canceled for September 29th, 2023. We are currently assessing if we can find a date to reschedule it.]

All Notre Dame faculty, staff, and students are invited to this lunchtime lecture in the Decolonizing Scholarship series. Professor Lydie Moudileno will present "Poaching French Theory as Decolonial Practice." Please plan to attend to be part of this vital addition to the Nanovic Institute's ongoing discussion on decolonization.

About the Speaker

Lydie Moudileno is the Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French, professor in comparative literature, and professor in American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC). Her work focuses on diasporic imaginaries in global contexts, with a focus on postcolonial France and Francophone cultures from Africa and the Caribbean. Her recent publications include two substantial studies on postcolonial France: Mythologies Postcoloniales is a study of colonial signs and racialized myths in 21st-century France, inspired by the work of Roland Barthes (co-authored with E. Achille, Ed. Champion, 2018). She is also the co-editor of a multi-contributor volume documenting physical and immaterial traces of Empire in the French Republic, Postcolonial Realms of Memory (Liverpool University Press, 2020).

About the Series

The Nanovic Institute, with its strategic emphasis on “peripheries” and de-centering the center, is committed to fostering research and teaching that presents European studies in a new light. The Nanovic Institute is pleased to announce our fall 2023 lecture series, Decolonizing Scholarship. This series will feature scholars from various academic disciplines at the top of their fields engaging issues in disciplines including Philosophy, Theology, French and Francophone Studies, Ethnic Studies, and more.

Attend the Event

This event is free and open to the public. 
Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes before the lecture (at 12 noon).