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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Hugh Davidson Essay Prize Deadline October 1, 2019

Hugh M. Davidson Essay Prize

The Hugh M. Davidson Essay Prize commemorates a beloved teacher and colleague who was also internationally admired for his scholarly publications, particularly on Blaise Pascal. 

The $500.00- prize will be offered once a year to an undergraduate student who is judged to have written a worthy essay on a subject in the field of medieval and early modern French literature and thought.  For the purposes of this competition, subjects will be considered acceptable if they concern writings in French prior to 1800.

Philippe Roger co-sponsored conference examining the past, present and future of the journal "Critique" in June at a castle in Normandy. Martin Rueff, a Professor at the University of Geneva will be a guest lecturer this Fall.

A week-long conference examining the past, present and future of the journal Critique, took place in June at Cerisy-la-Salle, a beautiful castle in Normandy with a long history of important intellectual encounters. For detailed infos on the colloquium, go to


Deborah McGrady named Executive Editor of the Journal, Digital Philology

Deborah McGrady is the new Executive Editor of the journal, Digital Philology:A Journal of Medieval Cultures, which is published with the Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval texts and cultures. It fosters new research that challenges traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations, that introduces new methods of engaging with medieval materiality, and that advances the applied and theoretical promise of the digital humanities.


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