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French Studies



  • Convivialité

    The Department hosted graduating French majors and former majors going back to the class of 1966 for a wine and cheese reception in the Clark Language Lab during Reunion Weekend, sharing reminiscences and making connections.  All signs indicate that the event will become an annual tradition! More »
  • Chapeau bas!

    Congratulations are due Kylie Brewer and Carrie Slayton, this year's recipients of the Littlefield-Mandell Prize in French. Bonne continuation à toutes deux! More »
  • Vivent les artistes et poètes!

    Creative work by Professor Danehy’s French 235 students is now on display. A photo cannot do these pieces justice: stop in the Meneely lobby for a closer look! More »
  • Wheaton students publish translations

    Wheaton students from Professor Anderson's translation course have contributed their translations to the Collaborative Translation Project at the University of Michigan. The project aims to make Diderot and D'Alembert's Encyclopédie (1751-1772), comprising some 70,000 articles, available in English. Contributions from Wheaton include, among others, 'cuckoo', 'pirate', 'everlasting', 'heather', and 'imperfect'.   More »
  • Ionesco's "Leçon" at Wheaton

    On Thursday, October 8 in Weber Theatre, La Compagnie Caravague from Paris presented Eugene Ionesco's La Leçon for a large crowd of students from Wheaton College and area high schools. Troupe founder André Nerman declared himself "delighted," not only by the success of the show but also by classroom interactions with Wheaton students during the actors' […] More »
  • Practice practice practice!

    The French Conversation Table gives anyone at Wheaton a chance to practice French with native speakers in a casual setting. Drop in for ten minutes, or stay the full two hours! Each Monday from 5-7 p.m. in the refurbished Chase Small. More »
  • Faculty in Print: Kirk Anderson

    Professor Anderson’s article, “Song ‘Adaptations’ and the Globalisation of French Pop, 1960-1970” recently appeared in the journal “French Cultural Studies” (UK). His findings are based on a statistical analysis of French pop charts in the 1960’s, a watershed decade for the globalization of popular music. More »
  • Thirteen new Pi Delta Phi members

    Thirteen seniors were recently inducted into Wheaton’s chapter of the national French honor society, Pi Delta Phi. Please congratulate: front L-R: Sarah Balun, Daryl Olson, Olivia McGrath, Thao Hoang back L-R: Henry Arsenault, Arlinda Hasandjekaj, Chloe Sarapas, Juwan Mimes, Aissatou Diouf, Amanda Mullaney, Margaret Yurgielewicz, Kathryn Burleson, Pauline Bickford-Duane More »
  • Picture of chocolate

    Sweet lesson

    Wheaton Alum Skye Paine discusses the relationship between chocolate and France in an hour-long lecture, ending with free chocolate samples. More »
  • Jacques Brel à Wheaton College

    After a decade of success with performances in Japan, Russia, and Morocco, as well as a 26-month run in Paris, André Nerman and his troupe recently returned to Wheaton with "Jacques Brel ou l'Impossible rêve," featuring Mr. Nerman (voice, guitar), Nelly Anne Rabas (voice), and Laurent Clergeau (piano).   Brel (1929-1978) is a towering figure of […] More »