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 (see our students' blog posts from the first fall). 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. Mills' Article Published
February 10, 2016
Kathryn Oliver Mills' article about her late husband, “The Stable Doubt of Wil Mills,” has just appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of The Hopkins Review. This piece is the product of her work selecting and editing Wil’s Selected Poems (University of Evansville Press, 2013). Measure Press will publish his last two manuscripts, "Arriving on Time" and "The World That Isn’t There", in early 2017.
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Sewanee Students invited to Participate in French Twitter Contest
January 22, 2016
À vos marques, prêts, twittez ! Pour une deuxième année consécutive, le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques a le plaisir d'organiser, en collaboration avec Richelieu International, le Concours de twittérature des Amériques.
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Paris en deuil
November 16, 2015
After the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13th, the students and faculty attending Sewanee's Semester in Paris program, as well as other Sewanee students studying in Paris, have all been accounted for and are safe this morning. George Poe, who is in Paris directing the program, alerted students' families as soon as the safety of each student could be confirmed. Poe and program partner Academic Programs Abroad will continue to monitor the situation to determine next steps. As more is known, the campus community will be updated. Please keep George, Sylviane, our students, and their fellow Parisians' in your thoughts. Read more to find a detailed accounting of these events from the perspective of our faculty and students.
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