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.


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Dr. Glacet's Play Debuts at Princeton
December 7, 2018
A new play, "Sans Vincent", written by Aymeric Glacet and his colleague, André Benhaim will be debuted as a staged read-through for the first time on Wednesday, December 12 on the campus of Princeton University. The play is about a common Parisian who wakes up one day convinced that he is the reincarnation of Van Gogh complete with all of his talents.
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Teach English in Francophone Countries
December 7, 2018
Through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), recent graduates have the opportunity to teach English in France and the French-speaking world during the 2019-20 school year. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2019. Please read more for more information.
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Would you like to be a French teacher?
November 15, 2018
The Southern Teacher's Agency, which places teachers in private and independent schools across the Southeast are hiring for the following school year. have opened registration for our Job Fair on Saturday, February 2, in Charlotte, NC. Attending teachers will have first crack at hundreds of jobs at some of the best schools in the region. graduating students who have the potential to become good French teachers should apply as soon as possible to become a candidate with Southern Teachers.
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