Recent News

Associate Professsor Susan Gaylard

Our very own Susan Gaylard, Associate Professor of Italian Studies has been awarded three fellowships for the upcoming year! Professor Gaylard has won the Renaissance Society of America-Kress Bodleian Library fellowship for research at the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, this summer. Professor Gaylard has also won a fellowship from the the Harry Ransom Center at the Univeristy of Texas, Austin, for archival research next year. She will also be a fellow with the Simpson Center Society of Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Use your summer to improve your language skills, prepare for Fall Quarter, and set yourself up to study abroad! We offer a variety of French language classes, Italian language classes, and content courses during Summer Quarter. Our first year intensive classes are a great way to learn French or Italian quickly and require no prior language ability. See below for our full list of French and Italian classes, and check out UW Summer Quarter for general information!

Hailey Burgess

Hailey Burgess, a doctoral candidate in French studies recently attended the graduate student conference “Crossing Borders, Breaking Walls” at Indiana University. At the conference she presented a paper from the second chapter of her dissertation which focuses on animals in Gustave Flaubert’s Salammbô. Hailey’s dissertation focuses on 19th century French and Francophone-Postcolonial literatures, using the theoretical framework of Animal Studies to situate her close-readings and analysis.

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The UW French Cinema Club has announced its screenings for Spring Quarter!

French Cinema Club presents a series of films about immigrant and refugee stories in the francophone world. Movies from France, Canada and Senegal will be screened every first and third Tuesday of the month, until May 30th. The first screening will be held Tuesday, April 4th at 5:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium (Allen Library North). Free food and refreshments always offered!

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2016-2017 Graduates, join us for our departmental Graduation Gala on Friday, June 9th at 4.00pm! It will be held in Communications 202/204. We will serve light antipasti and drinks, socialize and celebrate your accomplishment! Business casual attire.