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


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


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


Courtesy: Ari Blatt (Faculty)

Learn about the J-Term in Paris 


Students Speak! French at UVA

Music: Mattia Cupelli "The call"

Listen to French contemporary composer Pierre Bastien.  

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Black Lives Matter Solidarity Statement

The Department of French grieves with our world, our nation, and our university and local community following the brutal and senseless death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and too many others to name, including the nine worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We stand in solidarity with the peaceful protests against police brutality, structural racism, and white supremacy that have caused the death of so many black people to date. 

Deborah McGrady will deliver the plenary lecture, “The Politics of Bibliophilia: The Case of Louis d'Orléans” at The Inaugural Durham History of the Book Conference: Bibliophilia and Bibliophobia via zoom on 29 June 2020 at 5 pm London time/12 pm EDT.

PhD Candidate Mary Beth Allen Defends

The University of Virginia Department of French
announces the Final Examination of 


Doctoral Candidate Bachelors of Arts, University of Oklahoma, May 2007
Master of Arts, University of Oklahoma, May 2012

“Imperial Diplomacy in the Early Modern Mediterranean Mouley Ismaël’s Marriage Proposal for a Daughter of Louis XIV”
1:00 pm, Wednesday,
July 15, 2020 Virtual Meeting on Zoom

The Department of French is saddened to learn of the death of Emeritus Associate Professor Lionel Duisit

April 14, 1923 - May 5, 2020 Lionel R. Duisit, born in Lyon, France, in 1923, passed away on May 5, 2020, at the age of 97. He is survived by his four children, Chris, Lorraine, Vivian, and Eric, and six grandchildren. He moved to Charlottesville with his wife, Yvaine, in 1966, and was a professor of French literature at U.Va. for nearly 25 years. In more recent years, he spent time with his two daughters, one in Washington, Va. and one in Atlanta, Ga., before moving permanently to Atlanta.


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