French and French Studies

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. 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.

Upcoming Events

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Dr. Mills grades National French Placement Exam
July 2, 2015
Kathryn Oliver Mills just completed her 4th year of grading the ETS French Advanced Placement exam for high-school students in Cincinnati, Ohio---10 days of seeing what our incoming students are learning in high-school, and of comparing notes with other teachers of French at the high-school and University level.
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Sewanee Professors Contribute to MTSU's SymPOEsium
June 19, 2015
Dr. Bill Engel and Dr. George Poe both presented at MTSU's symposium on "Poe and Place" or "SymPOEsium on Place".
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Refugees in Canada Topic of Discussion at Forum
April 9, 2015
In an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Sewanee Women's Center, and thanks to the hard work and organizational skills of Davante Jennings, Kathryn Oliver Mills welcomed an old friend from Oxford University to the Sewanee campus. Janet Dench is the executive director for the Canadian Council on Refugees (CCR). The CCR is a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world. On Tuesday, April 7, Janet talked with Sewanee students and faculty about her work with the Canadian government and refugees in the particular contexts of domestic and gender based violence, sexual orientation discrimination, and women's issues.
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