Dr. Dianne Guenin-Lelle of the Albion College faculty will present “The History of ‘French’ New Orleans” on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in the Fried/Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication through the college’s Global French Studies Colloquium.

The talk is in English, and the public is invited.  Admission is free.

Guenin-Lelle is a professor of French at Albion College, where she has taught since 1987.  She is a specialist of 17th-century French literature and culture.

Her current research focuses on Francophone Louisiana, 18th-century French culture and literature, and multicultural language pedagogy. She has taught all levels of French including French Women Writers and Feminist Criticism,  French Louisiana:  The Cajun and Creole Experience, Multicultural France, Quebec:  A World Apart, and French Society from Marie de France to Louis XIV.

Guenin-Lelle obtained a B.A. from the University of New Orleans, an M.A. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a Ph.D. at Louisiana State University.

The visit is co-sponsored by the college’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

The Martha Miller Center for Global Communication is located at 257 Columbia Ave., at the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.