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French Studies



  • 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 »
  • 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 »