- Libraries & Spaces
We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.
Haitian Caryatids by Adolf Dehn (1895-1968)
Color lithograph, 1952
In this exhibition, we use the term “Francophone” loosely to designate a vast, rich and varied landscape of literary production, where the language of expression is French.
This area of literature is of considerable interest to researchers and students at Georgetown, and Lauinger Library has been fortunate in its attempts to build a strong collection of Francophone literature. We have achieved this through active purchasing, through grants, and several private donations. Without the last two, our collections would not be what they are today.
Our exhibition focuses on contemporary Francophone authors from across the world who have received some degree of recognition abroad. It aims to give them and their work the attention which they deserve.