"Poaching French Theory as Decolonial Practice": Decolonizing Scholarship with Lydie Moudileno


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (View on map.nd.edu)

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 that the Decolonizing Scholarship lecture series will continue in the spring 2024 semester. This series will feature scholars from various academic disciplines at the top of their fields engaging issues in disciplines including French and Francophone studies and art history. This semester's speakers join a growing library of insightful presentations from scholars in other fields. All of these past lectures have been recorded and may be viewed in full.

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 p.m.).

Originally published at nanovic.nd.edu.