10/11/2019 - The use of Virtual Reality is taking hold of UIUC classrooms and basic language courses in French are at the foref
10/09/2019 - The first Edmay Gregorcy Pritz Scholarship in French was awarded to Hailey Ban, a senior double-majoring in French and Integrative Biology. The scholarship has been established in honor of Ms.
10/07/2019 - Jordan Stump's translation The Barefoot Woman, a novel by Scholastique Mukasonga, is among the five finalists for this year's Nation
02/19/2019 - Amelia Reggi, a current European Union Center FLAS fellow, has recently been named a Fulbright Award finalist for the English Teaching Assistant Program to teach English in Italy.
02/13/2019 - François Proulx (FRIT), Caroline Szylowicz (Rare Book & Manuscript Library) and Françoise Leriche (Université Grenoble Alpes) presented the Corr-Proust project at the New York Publi
12/06/2018 - Illinois researchers have created a website to make thousands of letters written by Marcel Proust available to the public. Caroline Szylowicz, the Kolb-Proust librarian and a curator of rare books and manuscripts, and Francois Proulx, a professor of French, are experts in Proust’s correspondence. They partnered on the project with two French institutions, Universite Grenoble Alpes and the Institute for Modern Texts and Manuscripts.
11/27/2018 - Asura Louise Osborne, a 2018 graduate of UIUC with a Minor in Italian, has won the Dante Society of America Prize for an undergraduate essay.
07/20/2018 - Matthew Schultz is among 5 LAS students who received the honor. A graduate of Prospect High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, he will be learning Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan.
04/20/2018 - Jessica Nicholas, a graduating PhD student in the Department of French and Italian, gave an invited talk titled “Community Translation and Interpretation: Challenges and Rewards,” on April 11 at th
02/20/2018 - Professor François Proulx and graduate students enrolled in the seminar “French 578: Marcel Proust” collaborated on the online exhibition Proust and the Great War.
02/08/2018 - The LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is being awarded to Robert Rushing, professor of French and Italian and
11/16/2017 - Students from Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Ill., were special guests of the Department of French and Italian on Oct. 30.
10/17/2017 - Professor Stoppino will be working on her project, “Ugly Beast, Talking Monkey: Contagion and Education in Medieval and Early Modern Culture”.