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If you weren't already enthused about the screening of Dreyer's Passion of Joan of Arc with a live musical performance by the Orlando Consort or if you just simply want more insight into the movie and the score, check out the article in C-ville this week

March 29, 2017

The Department of French wishes to express its most heartfelt condolences to the family of former Ph.D. student Anna Norris, who passed away last week. Go to the link below for Anna's obituary can be found.

March 23, 2017

Congratulations to doctoral student Andrew Hill, the winner of a Battestin Fellowship to pursue summer research at the Rare Book School and among the manuscripts of our Special Collections!

March 13, 2017

Congratulations to doctoral student Andrew Hill, the winner of a Battestin Fellowship to pursue summer research at the Rare Book School and among the manuscripts of our Special Collections!

More information on the Battestin (which is not just for medievalists!) can be found at http://bsuva.org/wordpress/battestin-fellowships-2/

Congrats to Liz Groff and the team of French Film Festival co-organizers for putting on a wonderful show this year!

March 2, 2017

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Professor Janet Horne, one of many UVa French professors who regularly teach COLA Courses, is featured in a recent article in UVA Today.

February 10, 2017

Prof. Janet Horne, one of the many UVa French professors who regularly teach COLA courses, was featured in a recent article in UVa Today about mentoring first-year undergraduates. Click the link to read the article.

Prof. Philippe Roger recently presented a lecture, at the invitation of Prof. Antoine Compagnon, at the esteemed Collège de France in Paris .

February 7, 2017

A recording of Prof. Roger's lecture, on Antoine de Rivarol, is available below.

Congratulations to graduate student Eric Essono Tsimi for the imminent publication of his new novel, "Les Ex ne meurent jamais," forthcoming from L'Orpailleur Press in a few short weeks!

February 6, 2017

UVa graduate student, Eric Essono Tsimi will have the imminent publication of his new novel "Les Ex ne meurent jamais," forthcoming from L'Orpailleur Press in a few short weeks!  Congratulations Eric!

The Department of French is delighted to welcome Prof. Vincent Michelot, from Sciences Po in Lyon, who joins us this semester as a visiting professor teaching an undergraduate seminar on contemporary French politics and society.

January 24, 2017

The Department of French is delighted to welcome Prof. Vincent Michelot, from Sciences Po in Lyon, who joins us this semester as a visiting professor. Professor Michelot, a long-time friend of the department, is teaching an undergraduate seminar on contemporary French politics and society.  He is also busy keeping French readers of Le Monde informed about the presidential transition of power here in the U.S.

New 4+1 M.A. Program in European Studies, under the direction of Prof. Janet Horne, is now accepting applications for fall 2017 enrollment

January 6, 2017

Professor Janet Horne, inaugural Director of European Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a new Interdisciplinary M.A. degree in European Studies at the University of Virginia.

Is Europe in Your Future?  Make it Happen!

The M.A. in European Studies--with a 4+1 B.A./M.A. option-- trains students to think across disciplines and cultures and apply a diverse array of methodologies to the study of Europe in a global framework.

This program offers an intense, scholarly environment--including one semester of study in Europe-- that will challenge students and position them to be more successful in finding their place in the global workforce.

Now accepting applications for fall 2017 enrollment.   

Current undergraduates should apply in the spring of their 3rd year. Deadline: May, 1, 2017

Check out the European Studies website: http://europeanstudies.as.virginia.edu/

A Workshop in Business French will be offered to PhD students, May 29-June 2. Deadline for applications January 31, 2017!

January 3, 2017

Deadline for applications January 31, 2017!  

Click here for details

Click here for Registration
 

Studying Abroad, at Home: Language Houses Offer Local Immersion Experience

November 15, 2016

      Inside La Maison Française, the University of Virginia’s “French house,” it’s not unusual for resident and third-year student Sarah Rupert to sip from her teacup while enjoying live music in the common room with her fellow housemates.

Click here for article in UVA Today, November 15, 2016  

 

                                             

Articles presented at “Stendhal’s Many Lives” colloquium

November 15, 2016

Published in L’Année stendhalienne (Paris: Honoré Champion, 15, 2016), all four contributions to the colloquium “Stendhal’s Many Lives”, which took place at the University of Virginia on September 19, 2014, were recently published in L’Année stendhalienne (Paris: Honoré Champion, 15, 2016). For the organisation of this colloquium, Antoine Guibal received generous funding from the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures and the Department of French at UVA.

Antoine GUIBAL (University of Virginia)
“Avant-propos” (p. 9)

Philippe BERTHIER (Sorbonne Nouvelle)
“Phares” (p. 15)

Philippe ROGER (EHESS/CNRS, University of Virginia)
“Vies majuscules, vies minuscules” (p. 27)

David F. BELL (Duke University)
“Les « Vies » de Stendhal, ou comment écrire une biographie pour devenir romancier ?” (p. 49)

Jacques NEEFS (Johns Hopkins University)
“Écrire de soi comme d’un autre, lire d’un autre comme de soi” (p. 65)

Virginia Film Festival 2016 Filming at the Borders: Migrating to Europe Today

November 3, 2016

Sponsored by the UVA Department of French and the UVA Program in European Studies with special thanks to the International Rescue Committee (Charlottesville). These films invite dialogue about the urgent topic of migration and about the role that images and narratives play in bringing it more fully to our awareness.

Jennifer Tsien to give a public lecture at the University of Colorado-Boulder

September 22, 2016

Jennifer Tsien will give a public lecture at the University of Colorado-Boulder on Thursday, Sept. 22 on pro-French seditious speech and song in 1790’s Spanish Louisiana, titled “Of Songs, Rumors, and Suckling Pigs: the French Revolution Goes to the Americas.” She will also be giving a seminar on the Mississippi Bubble, conspiracy theories and rumor on Wednesday 21st of September.