Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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French Studies



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    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 »
  • Off to Normandy!

    French Studies major Breanna Lynch '14 has been awarded a French government teaching assistantship.  Full story here. More »
  • Félicitations, Bre!

    Congratulations are due French Studies major Breanna Lynch '14, inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at a short ceremony recently. The Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded in 1776, is the oldest collegiate honor society in the United States. Here, Ms. Lynch signs the roll book containing the signature of every student initiated into the Wheaton chapter […] More »
  • Will you be ready for 2050?

    According to a study by investment bank Natixis, French could become the most-spoken language in the world, ahead of English and even Mandarin.  Read on.   More »
  • Heureux Chocolat!

    Skye Paine '00, Assistant Professor of French at SUNY-Brockport, returned to his alma mater to deliver a talk: "Heureux Chocolat: the History of Chocolate in France." Professor Paine explained the history of France and its food culture by examining its complicated relationship with chocolate. Read more here     More »
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    Publications, honors, and creative works

    Professor Edward Gallagher published “‘Saint Adorata,’ a Translation of Apollinaire’s ‘Sainte Adorata’” in Metamorphoses, a Journal of Literary Translation (Fall 2013). More »
  • Trip to the Alps

    Thao Hoang, Henry Arsenault, Chloe Sarapas and Daryl Olson enjoyed their ski trip to the Alps. They are currently studying in Montpellier, France. More »
  • Rendez-vous parisien

    Professor Anderson was recently reunited in Paris with seven French language assistants going all the way back to 1996.  The group convened at a restaurant in the 11ème arrondissement to celebrate nearly two decades of the French Assistantship program.  The food was terrific and the reminiscing copious. Many Wheaton alums began a lifelong friendship with […] More »
  • Professor Gallagher's translation selected as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2013

    Professor Edward J. Gallagher's translation of The Romance of Tristan and Iseut has been selected by Choice (published by the American Library Association) as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2013. In making the selection, the editors considered the following criteria: • overall excellence in presentation and scholarship • importance relative to other literature in the […] More »