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 



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Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship 

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!

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


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