Friends

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

Lyon

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

Lohr

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 

Spotlight

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!

New Courses

FREN 4580 Black Philosophers in French

FREN 3585 France Today 

RACE in the US, France and the Francophone World: Intersections and Divergences


Grad Students Speak! French at UVA

Intermediate Maas Entries Due

The Department of French awards up to $500 for excellent essays written by intermediate-level learners in FREN 2010, 2020, and 2320 at the University of Virginia.

If you were enrolled in FREN 2010, FREN 2020, or FREN 2320 last year (Spring, Summer, or Fall term 2020) and are therefore eligible to submit your work for this year's Maas Essay Prize competition for Intermediate French Language and Culture. 

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