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.


Apéritif printanier
April 18, 2017
Join us for a spring apéritif on the porch for a game of pétanque in the garden or simply for the pleasure of good food and conversation.
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Dr. Ramsey and Students of French Present Research at MGF Conference
April 12, 2017
Dr. Laurie Ramsey and advanced students of French, Anne Kirk and Eva Miller, presented their research on French and francophone topics at the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives," organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum April 6-8, 2017. Dr. Ramsey's talk was entitled, "Alsace: A Multilingual and Multicultural Space;" accompanied by Anne Kirk's talk, "French 'Laïcité': Republicanism and its Impact on the Franco-Maghrebi Identity" and Eva Miller's address, "An Unending Exodus: North African Jews in France."
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Soirée Jeux
April 12, 2017
Students met on the evening of April 6 at the French House for a night of games, such as Cards against Humanity, Le Loup Garou, Poker, and many others.
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