Publication of two articles.
Sheri has earned tenure at Hillsdale College in Michigan!
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.
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 of Mary; two contributors (Gary Ferguson and Karen James) are current department members.
For further details, see
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 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.
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!