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Courtesy: Robin Sabot (Lyon-Exchange Student, 2016-17)

Lyon

Courtesy: Robin Sabot (Lyon-Exchange Student, 2016-17)

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UVa in Lyon 

Courtesy: Amanda Selsky (CLAS '17)

Learn about the summer program in Lyon and the semester and academic year in Lyon

J-Term 2014

Paris

Courtesy: Ari Blatt (Faculty)

Learn about the J-Term in Paris 

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Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship 

We are delighted to invite applications for a Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship in BLACK FRANCE: Race and the Global Francophone Diaspora

In consort with the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the UVA Department of French hopes to provide a departmental home to a Postdoctoral Fellow in Black France (largely construed to include all the current and former territories of France as well as metropolitan France). For more information click here.  Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021.

PhD student Kelsey Jaye receives Battestin Fellowship 

Congratulations to first-yeart PhD student Kelsey Jaye for being one of five winners of the Battestin Fellowships for the summer of 2021. This fellowship offered by The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia provides $3,500 for research on topics of physical or textual bibliography in libraries or archives.

Kelsey Jaye won a Battestin Fellowship for her research project “Mapping Deliverance: Spatial Representation of Slavery and Liberation in the Writings of John Washington.”  John Washington was a formerly enslaved man from Fredrickburg, Va. whose writing and papers, including a unique hand-drawn escape map, are housed in a collection at UVA's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Mya Singleton (CLAS 2020) receives Academic Achievement Abroad award

Congratulations to Mya Singleton French, major; Bioethics minor (2020) for receiving one of two Academic Achievement Abroad awards given by the Forum on Education Abroad for original research accomplished while a student at IFE's Strasbourg Field Study and Internship Program.

While in Strasbourg, Mya combined her studies in French and her passion for medical and health justice by joining a research team at the European Center for Research in Ethics. There, her work focused on the ethical considerations and ambiguities of "The Absence of Informed Consent in the Retroactive Use of Biological Material in Pathological Research". Her findings formed an important part of the grant submission for a large-scale investigation of a huge, unique holding of pathological tissue samples from the 19th and 20th century (housed at the University of Strasbourg), and have been published.

We are so happy to see your work recognized in this way, Mya!

Congratulations to George Hoffmann, PhD UVA 1990 and Professor of French at U Michigan, on winning the MLA's prestigious Scaglione Prize for his latest book, Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, & Connection to Strangers, Oxford, 2017.

Congratulations to George Hoffmann, PhD UVA 1990 and Professor of French at U Michigan, on winning the MLA's prestigious Scaglione Prize for his latest book, Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, & Connection to Strangers, Oxford, 2017.  George’s first book, Montaigne’s Career, Oxford, 1998, also won the Scaglione Prize.  

Congratulations to Maas Award Winners: 1st Place - Michelle Brennaman; 2nd Place - India Eguiguren; 3rd Place - Naina Wodon. The prizes were given at the 2018 Maas Ceremony April 25th.

Professor Cheryl Krueger, Director of the Undergraduate Program presents Maas Award prizes to
First Place Winner, Michelle Brennaman, Second Place Winner India Eguiguren and 3rd Place Winner Naina Wodon
at the 2018 Maas Award Ceremony held April 25th at the UVa  Colonnade Club.

Also receiving awards was Katie Poore, winner of the T. Woody Braxton Award which is administered by the
Jefferson Literary and Debating Society.

Congratulations to these outstanding students.

A new book celebrates the career of retired faculty member Mary B. McKinley. Of the twenty scholars represented, no less than half have a connection with the UVA French department. All three editors and five contributors are former doctoral students.

A new book celebrates the career of retired faculty member Mary B. McKinley. Of the twenty scholars represented, no less than half have a connection with the UVA French department. All three editors and five contributors are former doctoral students of Mary; two contributors (Gary Ferguson and Karen James) are current department members.

For further details, see

http://www.brill.com/products/book/itineraries-french-renaissance-literature

Philippe Roger was recently the guest of Matthieu Garrigou-Lagrange in his program «La Compagnie des auteurs», for a «carte blanche» on French (mis)perceptions of America. The one-hour long program was aired on November 28, 2017. Click on link to hear.

Philippe Roger on France-Culture

Philippe Roger was recently the guest of Matthieu Garrigou-Lagrange in his program  «La Compagnie des auteurs», for a «carte blanche» on French (mis)perceptions of America. The one-hour long program was aired on November  28, from 3 to 4 PM (Paris time). It can be heard online at:  https://tunein.com/radio/La-Compagnie-Des-Auteurs-p837682/?topicId=118303110

The UVA Department of French is hosting The 43rd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies (NCFS) Colloquium at Omni Hotel on the Downtown Mall (Nov. 9-11).  Founded in 1974, the association holds an annual meeting in the autumn click here for more

The UVA Department of French is hosting The 43rd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies (NCFS) Colloquium at Omni Hotel on the Downtown Mall (Nov. 9-11).  Founded in 1974, the association holds an annual meeting in the autumn of each year, in which researchers present their current work in  the literature, history, arts, and cultures of France and the French-speaking world. This year's theme, "Style,"  embraces the often intersecting topics of fashion, lifestyle, self-expression, reading, writing, and poetics.

 

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!

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!

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