Baamum Nafi Film Poster

Mamadou Dia’s film “Baamum Nafi” selected as a contender for the Golden Stallion of Yennenga award at the Panafrican Film Festival Festival (FESPACO) in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

September 28, 2021

Our colleague Mamadou Dia's film "Baamum Nafi" (Nafi's Father) has been selected as the only feature-length Senegalese film in competition for the 2021 "l'étalon d'or du Yennenga" to be given at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso!

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A message from UVA students to Professor Lyons on the occasion of his retirement

June 2, 2021

Dionne Regis graduating student class of 2021

Class of 2021 Virtual Graduation

May 21, 2021

Congratulations to Marina Peebles, recipient of the 2021 IWL (Institute of World Languages) Distinguished Undergraduate Award

April 12, 2021


Congratulations to Anna Johnson, Caroline Still and Kathryn Williams selected to Phi Beta Kappa Society.

March 31, 2021

Three French Majors elected for Phi Beta Kappa Society

Maya Boutaghou presenting on Assia Djebar’s movies on April 1st at the Essay Film Festival.

March 23, 2021
Maya Boutaghou will be presenting on Assia Djebar’s movies April 1st at the Essay Film Festival.

New Book by Amy Ogden

March 15, 2021

Congratulations to Amy Ogden whose Life of Saint Eurfosine has just been published in the MLA’s Texts and Translations series. 

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Welcome! Abiol Lual Deng, Global Mentor in French

March 9, 2021


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Mamadou Dia at the 2021 Oscars!

March 9, 2021

Mamadou Dia’s film at the 2021 Oscars: “Baamum Nafi” in the race

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Roundtable with writer Nathalie Quintane

March 1, 2021

Virtual Open House for residing in French House 2021-2022 January 25th from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

January 25, 2021

Ph.D student Claire-Marie Brisson interviewed by Canadian Telejournal about assault on Capitol

January 8, 2021

Two Essay Contests - Opportunity to win up to $5000.

January 5, 2021

Please consider submitting essays for these two essay contests we have in the UVa French Department: you can win as much as $5000!

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Congratulations to Mya Singleton

December 18, 2020

Congratulations to Mya Singleton French, major; Bioethics minor (2020) for receiving one of two Academic Achievement Abroad awards given by the 

Mary Beth Allen (UVA French PhD, 2020)has accepted a one year visiting assistant professorship in French at Smith College starting September 2021.

December 4, 2020

Congratulations to Mary Beth Allen, (UVA French PhD, 2020).

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TAPIF program 2021-2022

November 27, 2020

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Antoine Guibal's (UVA French PhD 2017) book on Stendhal.

November 25, 2020

Congratulation to Antoine Guibal PhD, French (2017) on the publication of his book, 

New book by Claire Chi-ah Lyu et al.

November 25, 2020

Congratulations to Claire Chi-ah Lyu on the publication of her co-edited volume of essays, 

Image of the cover of Maya Boutaghou's new book

New book by Maya Boutaghou

November 4, 2020

Congratulations on the release of a new book by Maya Boutaghou,  Qu’est-ce qu’une nation ? (1882). Texte et présentation.

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A. James Arnold wins prestigious prize

October 21, 2020


Plenary Lecture by Deborah McGrady

June 28, 2020

Deborah McGrady will deliver the plenary lecture, “The Politics of Bibliophilia: The Case of Louis d'Orléans” at The Inaugural Durham History of th

Black Lives Matter Solidarity Statement

June 27, 2020

The Department of French grieves with our world, our nation, and our university and local community following the brutal and senseless death of Geo

New Book by Cheryl Krueger et al.

June 25, 2020

Perspectives on Teaching Language and Content by Stacey Katz Bourns, Cheryl Krueger,  and Nicole Mills is now in print (Yale University Press, 2020

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Emeritus Associate Professor Lionel Duisit passed away

June 4, 2020

The Department of French is saddened to learn of the death of Emeritus Associate Professor Lionel Duisit (April 14, 1923 - May 5, 2020). 

UVA Class of 2020 Graduation

May 14, 2020