French and French Studies

For those of you who would like to attend our amazing Sewanee in Paris Program (SIPP) next fall, please contact Professor Aymeric Glacet ASAP. It's an opportunity you don't want to miss.

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, and more! We are especially proud of our new in-house opportunity for our students to study in Paris (see our students' blog posts from the current and previous fall programs). On campus, you may practice your French in our classes, at the weekly Table Française (lunch on Mondays at McClurg Dining Hall, at the lovely Maison Française where students reside and where the Department sponsors Francophone programs, at the Sewanee Union Theater for occasional French movies, and in the hallways of Gailor Hall where you will hear us chattering away in the "langue de Molière."

The major in French and French Studies is an interdisciplinary program which examines the language, literature, history, culture, and society of France and of other Francophone countries. The minimum requirement for a major in French and French Studies is nine full courses beyond French 203, as prescribed in the College's Catalog.


Dermon Receives Wheat Award
June 5, 2017
It was officially announced during the 2017 Graduation ceremony that Ella Dermon would be the recipient of this year's Linda Wheat Grant for Graduate Study in France. After beginning M.A. studies in French at Middlebury College this summer, Ella will continue her studies in Paris next year towards completing her degree by June 2018. Félicitations, Ella!
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Annie Blau Honored
May 18, 2017
The French Department awarded the Ruggles Wright Prize for the best performance on comprehensive exams to graduating senior Annie Blau for 2017.
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Dr. Poe Teaches his Last Class
May 4, 2017
After 30 years teaching at Sewanee, Dr. George Poe taught his last class on Wednesday, May 3rd. To bring some levity to this bittersweet occasion, the French & French Studies Department had a surprise waiting as he returned to his office. The room was festively decorated with balloons and cards from friends!
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