French and Francophone Graduation Prizes announced.

Congratulation to the four students sho received a Graduation prize in French and Francophone Studies this year. Kayla Grant is the recipient of the St.Onge prize. Angela Hayes received the Pierre Oustinoff prize. Madeleine Aggeler and Jasmin Harper are the corecipients of the MLL French Book Award.  

Six William & Mary Students receive a Teaching Assistantship in France for 2013-2014!

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Congratulation to our French and Francophone seniors! This year, 6 of you are heading to France to teach English! Angela Hales, Rachel Eilbott, Kayla Grant, Jasmin Harper, Daniel Hodges and Alix Kashdan who received a French embassy Teaching Assistantship and will be teaching in France in 2013-2014. Rachel will be teaching in French Guyana, while… Read More

Giulia Pacini (French & Francophone) on “Invaluable Trees”

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  Associate Professor of French & Francophone Studies Giulia Pacini talks about her book on trees and eighteenth-century cultures of nature:   You just co-edited a volume entitled Invaluable Trees: cultures of nature, 1660-1830, published by the Voltaire Foundation in Oxford (2012). Why are you so interested in trees? Why were they important in the… Read More

Madeleine Aggeler ’13 Senior Profile: French and Francophone Studies

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My name is Madeleine Aggeler and I’m a senior at William and Mary, majoring in French and History. My parents’ started sending me to french schools when I was in kindergarten, and I was not aware that an English education was an option until the first grade, when my cousin told me that they got… Read More

Jasmin Harper ’13 Senior Profile: French and Francophone Studies

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Since I was six years old, I’ve been in love with the French language. I tried to teach myself French by listening to cheesy “Family Circus Lyric Language French” tapes. At that time, however, I definitely could not imagine the day that I would be graduating from W&M as a French and European Studies double… Read More

Catherine Lipper ’13 Senior Profile: French and Francophone Studies

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My name is Catherine Lipper, and I am a graduating senior originally from New Providence, NJ.  I am a double major in International Relations and French and Francophone Studies.  I first became interested in both international relations and French when I lived abroad in London, England for four years during elementary school.  While at W&M,… Read More

Fête de la Recherche

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An annual “Fête de la Recherche” (faites de la recherche!) features the student research that takes place at the core of the French & Francophone Studies program. Students often present projects from their studies abroad in Montpellier, France, as well as longer papers written in association with I.F.E internships in Paris, Bruxelles, and Strasbourg. Other talks frequently showcase independent Monroe… Read More

French and Francophone: Students scholars tackling the world. How the McCormack-Reboussin scholarship is transforming the lives of French and Francophone Students.

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Research is at the center of the French & Francophone Studies program. Students are able to conduct research projects in many different ways, as the annual Fête de la Recherche demonstrates: short projects done while studying in Montpellier; longer projects conducted while studying and doing an internship through the I.F.E program in Paris, Strasbourg, or Bruxelles; Monroe projects; and honors theses…. Read More

French & Francophone: ” Faites/Fete de la recherche” Come meet us for the Third French and Francophone Fete de la recherche, November 10th

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  Every year the French & Francophone Studies program organizes a lively conference to showcase student research. The Fête de la Recherche is both a moment of intellectual exchange, and a sociable event with music, fun stories, and good food. The students deliver presentations entirely in French, and answer questions about the process of doing… Read More

The deadline for the 2013-14 McCormack-Reboussin scholarship is now November 26th 2012. Have you applied yet?

USE THIS TIME TO TALK TO THE FACULTY ABOUT YOUR IDEAS! THE FINAL PROJECT CAN DISCUSS ANY TOPIC PERTINENT TO FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE STUDIES, AND CAN BE WRITTEN IN EITHER ENGLISH OR FRENCH. The McCormack-Reboussin scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a rising senior (= current junior) French and Francophone major at the… Read More

Grice, Eve (class of 2011)

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After graduating in May 2011 with a B.A. in French and Francophone Studies (Highest Honors/McCormack-Reboussin scholar) and Women’s Studies, Eve is now a Flagship Fellow starting her first year in the Women’s Studies Ph.D. Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. There, she will continue integrating her interests in French and Francophone studies and… Read More

Lauer, Abby (Class of 2009)

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After graduating from William and Mary in 2009 with a major in Biology and a minor in French, Abby attended Harvard Law School where she studied intellectual property  law. She is now an Associate in the intellectual property department at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the law firm’s Washington, DC office. Studying French at William… Read More

Wagstaff, Laura (Class of 2009)

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Following graduation in 2009, Laura Wagstaff (McCormack-Reboussin Scholar 07-09) moved to Washington, DC to pursue a career in higher education and multicultural exchange. She has held positions in the Development & Special Events department of Washington National Opera and in Georgetown University’s Office of Advancement. Currently, Laura serves as the Assistant Director in the Georgetown… Read More

Carr, Bridget (class of 2012)

Bridget, the 2011-12 Reboussin scholar write:  “I currently hold a term appointment (renewable for up to four years) at the U.S. Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. as a “paralegal specialist.” In the Antitrust Division I have the opportunity to work side-by-side with the attorneys preparing for depositions, serving subpoenas, interviewing witnesses, and… Read More

Bellini Colloquium Talk: Thursday 4th, October. 3.30pm. Washington 315. Pr.Giulia Pacini “Invaluable Trees, or how and why trees and wood mattered in the long eighteenth century.”

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Thursday 4th, October at 3:30pm in Washington 315 Throughout the eighteenth century, trees stood at the intersection of numerous and often competing discourses of value. Across Europe and   North America, they were viewed both as precious commodities and as ‘the true monuments of nations’, as Bernardin de Saint-­Pierre noted in 1784,underscoring the imposing and inescapable… Read More

Fostering Student Research in French & Francophone Studies

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Students of French & Francophone studies have done original research for years. In order to recognize students who embarked in such projects and inspire other students to do the same, the French & Francophone studies section decided to create an annual Student research conference in 2010. In this video interview, Stephanie Kumah, a senior (French… Read More

Dukes, Leonore (class of 2010)

Lenore Dukes taught English in 2010-2011 in the Académie of Creteil (just outside of Paris, France). “I’m excited to bring my experience and knowledge of American society to my teaching. I hope to continue my research on French engagements with diversity through the institution of public schools – as well as to enjoy living in… Read More

Czajka, Casey (Class of 2010)

In the Fall of 2010 Casey Czajka started a PhD program in the Department of French and Italian at Tulane University. She intends to research the politics of death and mourning in France. In particular, she plans to study state funerals under the French Third Republic and the ways in which such public displays of… Read More

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE GRADUATING SENIORS!

We wish to extend a special tribute to the following students for their outstanding honors theses in French & Francophone Studies: Eve Grice Philippe Halbert Macs Smith And congratulations to the recipients of our graduation prizes in French & Francophone Studies: This year’s St.Onge prize goes to Macs Smith The Pierre Oustinoff prize goes to… Read More

2000 attend the 2011 Tournées French & Francophone Film Festival

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The 2011 Tournées French & Francophone Film Festival was attended by about 2000 people this year. The 5th French & Francophone Film Festival took place from January 28th to February 25th at the Kimball Theater in Williamsburg.  Organized by prof. Magali Compan (MLL. French & Francophone) , the French & Francophone Film Festival was made possible… Read More

Spence, Melanie (Class of 2002)

“I’m currently living in Washington DC, after having completed an MA in international administration at the University of Denver and 2 years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa.  I now work for Population Services International (www.psi.org) an international NGO that works in malaria, reproductive health, child survival and HIV in over 60… Read More

Hunsberger, Ariel (Class of 2009)

Ariel received a Fullbright Scholarship to teach English in Andorra and is currently working at the Chronicle for Higher Education “I came to William & Mary as a near-native French speaker and I was looking for a program that could offer insightful and current commentary on French language and culture.  Throughout my four years in… Read More

Lonabaugh, Kevin (Class of 2010)

Kevin Lonabaugh (French/Francophone Studies and Biology, Monroe student and Phi Beta Kappa), has just been informed by the French Embassy that he received an Assistantship for next year and that he will teach English in 2010-11 in a French lycée in Corsica. “During my four years at the College, I decided to double major in… Read More

Julia Zamecnik ‘11: from William and Mary to NATO

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When I got to college, I’d completed my language proficiency requirement and was fully prepared to stop taking French, and in fact I didn’t take any French my first semester at William and Mary. However, I can honestly say that restarting French was one of the best decisions I’ve made since arriving on campus. I’ve… Read More

Fête de la Recherche

Our first annual French & Francophone Studies research conference took place on Saturday, Nov. 13, between 9am and 1pm, and it featured six twenty-minute formal presentations by students in our program. These talks featured: three ongoing honors theses projects; research done as part of a student internship in Paris; an original video produced in one… Read More

William and Mary Students in Paris

Two French and Francophone Studies majors are currently studying in Paris, France (at the I.F.E). Besides her classes on European and French politics and culture Bridget Carr (’11) is doing an internship at a French think tank, IFRAP, and will conduct her research in public aid to development Eve Grice (’10) is doing an internship… Read More

French Studies alumna accepted in Ma/PhD program in Georgetown

Kathryn Ticknor, who majored in French Studies and Linguistics in 2007,, has been accepted in the Master’s and Phd Program in Linguistics at Georgetown University

Prof. Fauvel receives 2010 Plumeri Award

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Professor Maryse Fauvel (MLL Francophone studies) has won a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence. Created by alumnus and former Board of Visitor member Joseph J. Plumeri (’66), the Plumeri Awards are given annually and recognize faculty who demonstrate exceptional performance in research, teaching and service over a number of years. Last year, Katherine Kulick,… Read More

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