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PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR VINCENT DESROCHES TO LECTURE AT REED ON POSTCOLONIAL THEORIES AND THE CASE FOR FRANCOPHONE STUDIES

Portland, OR (November 11, 2003)—Vincent Desroches will present a lecture titled Postcolonial Theories: The Case for Francophone Studies on Wednesday, November 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Vollum lounge at Reed College.

Sponsored by the Reed College division of literature and languages and the anthropology and political science departments, the lecture is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Reed events website or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

Vincent Desroches is an assistant professor of French at Western Michigan University, where he directs the Francophone Film festival of Kalamazoo. He has written articles on Quebec and Haitian poetry and recently edited a special issue of Quebec Studies on Postcolonial Theory.

Francophone studies include research and teaching in French language literature, politics, history, cultures, language, identities and related studies. Regions of interest have grown to cover Africa, the Caribbean, North America and the Indian/Pacific Oceans in addition to francophone Europe.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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