Published on November 1, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Louise Dupré
Louise Dupré

Samford University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures will host a lecture featuring visiting author Louise Dupré Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in 202 Burns Hall.

The department welcomes Dupré as part of its celebration of National French Week.

Dupré, a Quebec poet, novelist, dramatist, literary critic and former professor of creative writing, is a member of the Académie des lettres du Québec and of the Royal Society of Canada. Her many honors include the Alfred-Desrochers Prize, the Grand Prize of the International Poetry Festival, the Prize of the Society of Canadian writers, the Governor General’s Award and the Grand Prize of the Quebecor International Poetry Festival.

Also during National French Week and extending into International Education Week, world languages and cultures will begin a free, public Tournées Film Festival that offers six acclaimed films Nov. 7–21.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.