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April 26, 2021
We are very pleased to announce the first ever French & Italian Studies Academic Awards! All students who have enrolled in a French & Italian Studies course during the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to submit one project completed in a FIS course. Examples of submissions could be recorded presentations, well-written and researched papers, or other creative projects that exhibit innovation (in any format or medium). Please share with us your best work from FIS courses this year.  ... Read more
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April 15, 2021
A new study abroad program will be offered starting in Winter 2022. Rome in Residence is UW’s campus abroad, hosted at the UW Rome Center, located in the ancient heart of Rome just off the Campo de’ Fiori. This program is open to pre-majors and students in any major. You have the opportunity to study in Rome while completing general education requirements in English Composition (C), Individuals & Societies (I&S), and Visual, Literary & Performing Arts (VLPA). For a full 15-credit... Read more
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April 12, 2021
Associate Professor of French studies Maya Angela Smith has published an essay "A People's Song Upon the Waters"  for Zó... Read more
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April 8, 2021
The French Studies Nantes program still recruiting! Earn 15 UW credits in autumn 2021 while studying French at the University of Nantes in France! Have you thought about starting or continuing French in France this coming fall )or for the entire year)? The Nantes program is still accepting applications and it is a wonderful opportunity to begin or continue French while earning UW credits. Some study abroad and FIS scholarships are available. No previous French language experience required!... Read more
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February 26, 2021
     Take French online with us in summer 2021 and continue your French language study, earn VLPA  credits, and prepare to study abroad or travel in the Francophone world! Register for summer courses here. Email with any questions about summer French courses. FRENCH 103 A Elementary French - A term  (Synchronous Online... Read more
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February 1, 2021
Associate Professor of Italian Studies Beatrice Arduini is taking part in a new series of podcasts  Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time.  This collaborative initiative between New York University's Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, and the Dante Society of America aims to produce podcast conversations about all 100 cantos of the Divine Comedy, to be... Read more
Associate Professor Maya Angela Smith
December 14, 2020
The Modern Language Association of America announced it has awarded the twenty-eighth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies Associate Professor Maya Angela Smith for her book, Senegal Abroad: Linguistic Borders.... Read more
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November 23, 2020
What is a medieval manuscript? How was the act of reading different in the medieval period? This course examines what a medieval manuscript typically consisted of and explores a broad and diverse manuscript culture and reading culture particularly in Italy, France and Spain in the Middle Ages. At a time of digital transformation, medieval manuscripts give us cause to consider the ways in which the book as a medium served to shape the modern experience of reading. We will explore how manuscripts... Read more
October 20, 2020
Associate Professor of Italian Studies Beatrice Arduini recently published her first book. Dante’s Convivio: The Creation of a Cultural Icon examines the tradition of the Convivio, Dante's unfinished treatise, in manuscripts and early... Read more
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October 12, 2020
Associate French Professor and Director of Canadian Studies Rich Watts and colleagues Michael Biggins, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Heekyoung ChoAsian Languages and Literatures, were awarded a 2020-21 grant to continue developing programs and activities on new research in translation studies, including program building at the graduate level and the creation of alternative professional pathways for graduate students.... Read more