French & French Studies

Sewanee: The University of the South

Welcome to the Francophone world in Sewanee! We are a friendly department of five, and we love French so much that we would welcome any chance to show you our enthusiasm for all things French-related: literature, culture, music, movies, food, wine, and more! There are opportunities to study in France. On campus, you may practice your French in our classes, at the weekly Table Française (lunch on Mondays at McClurg), at the lovely Maison Française where students reside and where the Department sponsors Francophone programs, at the SUT for occasional French movies, and in the hallways of Gailor Hall where you will hear us chattering away in the "langue de Molière."

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Sewanee Alumnus Wins National Excellence in Teaching Award

September 18, 2014

Tracy Rucker (C'94) has won the AATF's (American Association of Teachers of French) Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award for Secondary Education.

Foreign language degrees pay off!

September 8, 2014

According to a study published in the Wall Street Journal and conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, among liberal arts graduates, the highest paying entry-level salaries are paid to students with foreign language and literature degrees. The average starting salary for foreign language degree holders in 2014 was $46,900/year.

Dr. Mills receives Mellon Globalization Forum Grant

April 23, 2014

Dr. Kathryn Mills earned a Mellon Globalization Forum course development grant for her French 417 course called "Pulp Fiction: the Roman Policier in the 19th and 20th centuries."

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French Table

McClurg (at the end of the nave)

Mon, October 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Meet with French-speaking faculty, staff, students and community members for French conversation over lunch every Monday at the end of the nave in McClurg at noon.

L’heure du thé (Tea Time)

French House

Thu, October 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Please come to a tea hour at the French House in honor of Holly Grout, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama. Later in the afternoon, in Gailor Hall at 4:30, Professor Grout will give a talk entitled "The Politics of Pulchritude: Miss Universe 1928." The talk is sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Colloquium, the Lectures Committee, and the Department of French and French Studies.

Sewanee: The University of the South

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October 2014