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 


Mya Singleton

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


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


Students Speak! French at UVA

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.




‘’BAAMUM NAFI’’ DE MAMADOU DIA REMPORTE LE PRIX LONG MÉTRAGE FICTION Le réalisateur sénégalais Mamadou Dia a remporté, avec son film ‘’Baamum Nafi’’ (Le père de Nafi en pulaar), le prix du meilleur long métrage fiction de la 36e édition du Festival international de cinéma ‘’Vues d’Afrique’’ de Montréal, au Canada

(Agence de Presses Sénégalaises)


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