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.


4th Annual International Karaoke Night!
November 9, 2018
The 4th Annual International Karaoke Night on Nov 8th was a raucous event with international food, great music, and prizes! Students sang in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. Our 3 judges, Hiydees Feliciano-Torres C'20, Sewanee citizen, Linda Heck, and Jenna Whitehead C'20 chose the winners based on such factors as voice quality, audience response, and complexity of the song.
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Dr. Ramsey Presents Work at TFLT
November 8, 2018
Laurie Ramsey attended and presented at the Annual Conference of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association. Her session was entitled "Victor Schoelcher: Abolition and the Martinique-Alsace Connection." Building upon a project linked to her current FREN 350 course, "Crossroads of Europe: Strasbourg and its Region", she reported on her summer research into the life and work of Victor Schoelcher, the great French abolitionist, whose father came from Fessenheim in Alsace.
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Dr. Rung & Dr. Preslar Attend Conference of the Society for Utopian Studies
November 6, 2018
Dr. Rung & Dr. Preslar attended the 43rd Annual Conference of the Society for Utopian Studies, entitled "Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder" November 1-3 in Berkeley, California. Dr. Rung presented a paper called "Starships as Dandelion Seeds: Anti-Utopianism in Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora." Dr. Preslar's paper was called "Knowledge is Power: Technology as Catalyst in Revolution and Worldview Transformation." The author Dr. Rung presented on, Kim Stanley Robinson, actually attended his session.
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