French and French Studies

For those of you who would like to attend our amazing Sewanee in Paris Program (SIPP) next fall, please contact Professor Aymeric Glacet ASAP. It's an opportunity you don't want to miss.

Welcome to the Francophone world in Sewanee! We are a friendly department of five, and we love French so much that we would welcome any chance to show you our enthusiasm for all things French-related: literature, culture, music, movies, food, and more! We are especially proud of our new in-house opportunity for our students to study in Paris (see our students' blog posts from the current and previous fall programs). On campus, you may practice your French in our classes, at the weekly Table Française (lunch on Mondays at McClurg Dining Hall, at the lovely Maison Française where students reside and where the Department sponsors Francophone programs, at the Sewanee Union Theater for occasional French movies, and in the hallways of Gailor Hall where you will hear us chattering away in the "langue de Molière."

The major in French and French Studies is an interdisciplinary program which examines the language, literature, history, culture, and society of France and of other Francophone countries. The minimum requirement for a major in French and French Studies is nine full courses beyond French 203, as prescribed in the College's Catalog.

News

Soirée Pétanque
Bocce/Boules Tournament: French House vs. Italian House
April 3, 2019
The French House will compete against the Italian House in a tournament of a game traditional to both France (boules/pétanque) and Italy (bocce) on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m on the lawn of the French House. Come play in the fresh spring air. May the best team win! You don't have to live in the French or Italian House to participate. French & Italian picnic fare will be served.
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Soirée talent à la maison française
April 1, 2019
On Wednesday, March 27, the French House hosted a talent show, and both students and faculty demonstrated their hidden talents: singing, reciting poetry, and playing musical instruments.
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Frédéric Dard Lecture
March 28, 2019
French author, Maxime Gillio, will be on campus to give a lecture entitled "Frédéric Dard/San-Antonio, or Fifty Years of French Literature" on Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium. Read more to find out more about the prolific French author, Fréderic Dard.
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