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French Studies



  • Annual pre-commencement reception for French major and minor alums (1967–2017)

    Our Annual reception for French major and minor alumni, Meneely Language Lab, 4:30 p.m., Friday 19 May 2017. From left to right, Professors Kirk Anderson and Cécile Danehy, Rebecca Maitland ’17, Gretchen Ellis ’69, Lori St. Germain Fineman ’81, Meghan Scrimgeour ’07, Elizabeth Parant ’17, Professor Jonathan Walsh *present but not in picture were Sara Dreier […] More »
  • French Studies major Rebecca Maitland '17 was awarded the Littlefield-Mandell prize in French at Honors Convocation. Ms. Maitland, who was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, will spend the coming year as a language assistant at a lycée in Normandy. Bon vent, Rebecca! (photo: Keith Nordstrom) More »
  • Student film shot in French

    Students in Professor Anderson's course "Translation, Art & Craft" translated the dialogue into French and helped with the subtitles. Now, Ellie Levine's Dance of the Outsider is making the rounds of festivals nationwide. More here. More »
  • Professor Walsh publishes translations of two novels by Claudine-Alexandrine de Tencin

    Jonathan Walsh, Professor of French Studies, published translations of two novels by Claudine-Alexandrine de Tencin, Memoirs of the Count of Comminge and The Misfortunes of Love (Toronto: ITER Academic Press, 2016), preceded by an introduction and a foreword by Michel Delon. More »
  • Internships in France

    Did you know that by law, all internships in France are paid? Here's a great place to start. More »
  • Filming en français

    Media and language classes team up to produce foreign film, featuring original script by Ellie Levine ‘18 and starring Ibrahim Nshimirimana ’19, from Burundi, and Clara Colas ’19, from Paris, France. More »
  • French author on tour

    The Department of French Studies are proud to be co-sponsors of this event! More »
  • Versailles

    Wheaton students Eryn Hoang '18 and Zelda Zhao '18, both studying in Paris this semester, recently spent a day exploring the Versailles palace and gardens. Ask Zelda why she prefers Louis XV to Louis XIV! More »
  • student work: subtitles

    Professor Anderson's French 307 (Translation: Art & Craft) students added English subtitles to a series of French t.v. commercials. Follow the links to find out about "ugly" vegetables, mothers who spit in their yogurt, and more. La Laitière / U les nouveaux commerces / Bonne Maman / Lactel / Intermarché légumes moches / Le Chat […] More »
  • 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 »