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April 14, 2020
French Language Courses Continue your French language study, earn VLPA credits, and set yourself to study abroad or travel in the Francophone world! FRENCH 201 A Intermediate French - A term Online MWF 9:40-11:50am FRENCH 202 A Intermediate French - B term  Online MWF 9:40-11:50am FRENCH 315 A Everything but Writing Advanced Oral Skills Development - A term Online TThF 9:40-11:50am  For course details please visit... Read more
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April 3, 2020
Associate Professor of French Louisa Mackenzie has written the epilogue for a recently published book, Early Modern Écologies: Beyond English Ecocriticism. Early Modern Écologies is the first collective volume to offer perspectives on the relationship between contemporary ecological thought and early modern French literature. This volume foregrounds not how ecocriticism renews our understanding of a literary corpus, but rather how that corpus causes us to re-think or to nuance... Read more
Louvre Pyramid
March 27, 2020
All UW classes in spring quarter are being taught remotely. Please see this UW webpage on Facts and information regarding spring quarter 2020. Please contact your instructor or with any questions.
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March 6, 2020
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hills above Cinque terre
February 27, 2020
We are pleased to announce the results of the annual French & Italian Studies Photo Contest! This year we had many excellent photos submitted by students taken while travelling or studying abroad in France and Italy. 19 finalist's photos were selected and are displayed in the C-wing 2nd floor hallway of Padelford, please come see them! 212 members of the French & Italian Studies community voted for their favorites and the... Read more
Lake Leman
February 6, 2020
We are pleased to once again hold our annual French & Italian Studies Photo Contest! Any French or Italian student who has recently traveled to a French or Italian speaking country can submit their two best photos taken there. The FIS community will then vote for their favorite photos. The three entries receiving the greatest number of votes will receive gift cards from the University Bookstore: 1st prize - $75; 2nd prize - $50; 3rd prize - $25. An open house with refreshments will... Read more
UW foreign language alumni
December 16, 2019
On Nov. 6th, seven UW alumni who graduated with degrees in various foreign languages came to campus to take part in a panel discussion to offer advice and answer questions about their careers and how studying a language can impact one’s career and life post-graduation. French & Italian Studies advisor Sabrina Tatta, organized the event along with Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Scandinavian Studies, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, Asian... Read more
author and professor Jean Beaman
December 16, 2019
On October 31st Jean Beaman visited the UW and gave a talk based on past and current ethnographic research in the Parisian metropolitan region. Beaman discussed how racial and ethnic minorities understand and respond to their racialization in a context in which race and ethnicity are not legitimate or acknowledged. Beaman described how racial and ethnic minorities are “citizen outsiders,” as evident of France’s “racial project” (Omi and Winant 1994), which marks distinctions outside of explicit... Read more
Sandrine Zhao on a bridge in Paris
December 16, 2019
French Master of Arts student, Sandrine Zhao was awarded a scholarship from the Eugene Vance Endowed Fund which enabled her to participate in the Summer in Paris study abroad program this past August. While in France Sandrine went on field visits with undergraduate students, assisted the Program director Hélène Vilavella-Collins, and conducted... Read more
Quebec City
December 16, 2019
Starting in Summer 2020 there will be a new direct exchange program to the Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. This program is specifically geared to students who would like to focus on French language acquisition. It is tailored to each student's language level, and allows them to take content courses designed for speakers of French as a foreign language. The École de langues de l'Université Laval offers a... Read more