Prof Horne with Ambassador's entourage in the rotonda

French Ambassador in the U.S. awards Prof. Janet Horne

November 11, 2022

UVA students with French Ambassador to the US

UVa students meet the French Ambassador to the U.S.

November 11, 2022


Jazz at the Maison Française

October 21, 2022

The Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU, along with the UVA French Department and Center of Excellence, and the UVA French Club are thrilled to p

Professor Blatt's New Book: The Topographic Imaginary, Attending to Place in Contemporary French Photography

September 29, 2022

Description from the publisher's page

Join the French & Francophone club at UVA

September 21, 2022

Bonjour à tous! The French & Francophone Club is extremely excited to be hosting a quiche event this Saturday, the 24th, at 5 PM in the Pavilio

Maya Boutaghou

Prof. Maya Boutaghou in Le Studium

September 5, 2022

This year (September, 2022 to June, 2023) Professor Maya Boutaghou will be a visiting researcher in Le Studium with her project on interdisciplinar

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Graduate Student Meghan O'Donoghue receives Fulbright Award

June 21, 2022

Meghan O’Donoghue recently received a Fulbright Open-Research Award to conduct archival research in Aix-en-Provence, France, for six months in Fall

Graduate Student Emily Marks receives the Chateaubriand Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship

June 21, 2022

Emily Marks received a Chateaubriand Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship to support her dissertation research in Paris for Fall 2022.


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

February 28, 2022

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

Flyer for the Summer Language Institute Information Session

Summer Language Institute

February 10, 2022

The 2022 Summer Language Institute is now accepting applications!

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Department of French's Dr. Karen James engages with Global Mentor

January 14, 2022

Karen Simroth James shares her thoughts on the Global Mentor Experience

Graduate Symposium Flyer

Graduate Symposium - Rethinking the Margin

December 4, 2021

Rethinking the Margin: From the Middle Ages to the Present Day the department of French • The University of Virginia

"Fingers, Flesh and The Power of Touch in Madame Bovary."

November 29, 2021

"Fingers, Flesh and The Power of Touch in Madame Bovary."

NCFS Unbound

NCFS Unbound with Kari Weil and Cheryl Krueger

November 19, 2021

On Friday, November 19, 2PM Eastern Kari Weil (Wesleyan University) will be discussing her new book, Precarious Partners: Horses and their Huma


Dr. Cheryl Krueger presents "Flower Power: Stories of Violet Perfume" at 19th Century French Studies Conference in DC

October 28, 2021

Cheryl Krueger will present her paper "Flower Power: Stories of Violet Perfume" at the 46th Annual Nineteenth -Century French Studies Conference (O


Dr. Claire Lyu presents "When the World Comes to Matter: A proposal for a Post-Linguistic Understanding of Poetry" in DC

October 27, 2021

Claire Lyu will present her paper "When the World Comes to Matter: A Proposal for a Post-linguistic Understanding of Poetry" at the 46th Annual Nin


Dr. Elizabeth Hall presents “Curriculum Design and Equity in Language Learning” at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

October 27, 2021

Dr. Cheryl Krueger speaks on "The Language of Perfumers in Nineteenth-Century France" at the colloquium Le Parfumeur: Évolution d'une figure depuis la Renaissance

October 14, 2021

On October 14, Cheryl Krueger spoke on "The Language of Perfumers in Nineteenth-Century France" at the colloquium Le Parfumeur: Évolution d'une

Baamum Nafi Film Poster

Mamadou Dia film Baamum Nafi selected as a contender for the Golden Stallion Award

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!

picture of john lyons

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.