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Read article: Italian and French Movie Nights: see our calendar!
Italian and French Movie Nights: see our calendar!
Come see some classics! Cinéclub, Thursday March 7, 6 pm Lucy Ellis Lounge (LCLB) "Cléo de 5 à 7" (Varda, 1962), http://tinyurl.com/3f6ys97a Italian Movie Night, Wednesday, March 27, 5 pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge (LCLB) "Mia...
Read article: Professor Emerita Armine Mortimer publishes new translation
Professor Emerita Armine Mortimer publishes new translation
Professor Armine Kotin Mortimer, Professor Emerita of French Literature in FRIT, has published the translation of Julia Kristeva’s “Dostoyevsky in the Face of Death or Language Haunted by Sex” at Columbia University Press. Professor Mortimer, recipient of the 2020 NEA Translation Fellowship,...
Read article: 21st Century Black Beauty Resistance
21st Century Black Beauty Resistance
Join us in congratulating Amanda Smith who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Friday, December 1. Her dissertation opened a new, and hopefully lasting, focus of our program on Black collectivism and French Black women individuality. Titled “21st Century Black Beauty Resistance:...
Read article: Mount Zion (IL) High School visiting French classes
Mount Zion (IL) High School visiting French classes
Prior to the pandemic, the French program had organized more than one visit of our French classrooms from local high schools in he area. However, our first visit, post-pandemic, with 26 high schoolers from Mount Zion, IL on Wednesday, October 11 was special in many ways. First of all, the...
Read article: Thank you, Professor Mathy!
Thank you, Professor Mathy!
This past October was busy with two Ph.D. dissertation defenses directed by Professor Emeritus, Jean-Philippe Mathy. Elham Karimi Balan, now at Colby College, Maine, defended her dissertation, titled "Writing the Self in the Language of the Other: Trauma and the Body in Autobiographical Novels by...
Read article: Lecture on the Dustanian Text by Prof. Vincent Capps
Lecture on the Dustanian Text by Prof. Vincent Capps
Professor Vincent Hunter Capps from the University of Buffalo gave an inspiring lecture on Thursday, October 26, titled "Raw is Law: Queer Theory and the Dustanien Text." The lecture was addressed to the public, but students currently enrolled in Professor Daniel Maroun's FR 543 graduate...

Highlighted Courses

Movements and Perspectives

Movements and Perspectives

Les Années noires (1940-1944) and their aftermath in film, literature, memoirs and documents such as photography.

FR 322

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French Cultural History, 1789-1968

Survey of French cultural history from the French Revolution to 1968. Taught in French.

FR 336

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Literature and the Other Arts

"Images of Reality, Reality of Images."

FR 324

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Founding Mothers: Female Genealogies in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature

Founding Mothers: Female Genealogies in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature

ITAL 420

middle ages painting

Middle Ages and Renaissance: The Foul and the Fragrant

Middle Ages and Renaissance: The Foul and the Fragrant

ITAL 240

Francophone Worlds

Francophone Worlds

Study of one or several Francophone countries and cultures around the world through language, texts, images, film, and/or other media.

FR 319

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