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.

Upcoming Events

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French Professors Participate in Body Conference
April 15, 2016
Professors in tge French Dept are contributing to "'Why All the Fuss about the Body?': An Interdisciplinary Conference on Local and Global/ized Bodies". As part of a panel on Bodies as Machine, Dr. Don Rung will deliver a talk entitled, “Reconstruction/Reincarnation: Navigating the Posthuman World of Charles Stross’s Accelerando”. Dr. Aymeric Glacet will moderate a panel on "The Dead Body", and Dr. Kathryn Mills' talk, “The Body: Sacred or Profane?” is part of the panel, "Body, Sex, Gender".
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Elara Sherman to Conduct Research this Summer
March 31, 2016
French major Elara Sherman has just been awarded a student/faculty Collaborative Research grant to do work with Professor Kathryn Mills this summer. They’ll be exploring “Enigmas on the Lyre: the possibilities and limitations of poetry for expressing the ineffable.” Congratulations, Elara!
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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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