Congratulations to Elisabeth Bloxam, McCormack-Reboussin Scholar for 2014-2015

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Congratulations to Elisabeth Bloxam (’15), the latest recipient of the McCormack-Reboussin scholarship in French & Francophone Studies! Starting this summer, Elisabeth Bloxam will research an honors thesis entitled ”Le Mythe et la Mémoire : Les séquelles de la deuxième guerre mondiale en France à travers ses monuments nationaux.”

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

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Congratulations to Preston Heinlein (’14) for his election to Phi Beta Kappa!   And congratulations to our many seniors who have been selected to teach English in France through the French Embassy’s TAPIF program: Laura Bolger (’14) and Emily Eyestone (’14) have been placed in Bordeaux Samantha Fansler (’14) will be going to Lille Preston… Read More

2014 William & Mary French & Francophone Film Festival

The William and Mary French and Francophone Film Festival brings every year award-winning french language films. The program starts this year on Friday January 31 and will run until February 28. For more details about the program,  consult the festival website (wm4f.wm.edu). You can also watch the trailer:

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

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

Student Profile: Bridget Carr ’12 (Video Feature)

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Bridget Carr, one of our graduating seniors in French and Francophone Studies, was kind enough to sit down and talk with us right after she defended her Senior Honors Thesis on French relations in Senegal. Prof. Nicolas Medevielle and I talked to Bridget about her study abroad research, how she used that research to develop… 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

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

Bellini Colloquium Talk: Vlad Dima

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Thursday, April 21st, 4:00 PM, Washington 315 Sound Moves: Sonic Space in French and Senegalese Cinemas This presentation explores the ways in which sound creates a new sense of spatiality in the films of Jean-Luc Godard and Djibril-Diop Mambety. Both directors challenge the primacy of the visual by foregrounding how aural planes affect and alter… 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

Bellini Colloquium Talk by Nicolas Medevielle

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Location: Washington Hall 315 Wednesday, February 16, 4pm The Bellini Colloquium in Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to invite you to a talk by Nicolas Médevielle, Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies “Maps of Desire: French Renaissance colonial Ventures and Cartography” Wednesday, February 16, Washington Hall 315, 4 pm From the 1530s on,… 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

The 2011 Tournees Film Festival: A Town Called Panic

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February 19, 2pm All films will be shown at the Kimball Theater on Duke of Gloucester Street For more information visit the Film Festival website here: http://frenchfilm2011.blogs.wm.edu/

The 2011 Tournees Film Festival: Home

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February 18, 2011, 7pm All films will be shown at the Kimball Theater on Duke of Gloucester Street For more information visit the Film Festival website here: http://frenchfilm2011.blogs.wm.edu/

The 2011 Tournees Film Festival: Welcome

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February 11, 2011, 7pm All films will be shown at the Kimball Theater on Duke of Gloucester Street For more information visit the Film Festival website here: http://frenchfilm2011.blogs.wm.edu/

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

Congratulations to our latest Phi Beta Kappa initiates!

Ashley Hoover, Ingrid Heiberg, and Michael (Macs) Smith have just been invited for induction.

Congratulations to Professor St.Onge

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To honor Professor Ronald  St.Onge’s forty years of dedication to the College of William & Mary, on the occasion of his retirement the Department of Modern Languages has established a fund for a prize to be awarded every year to the senior in French & Francophone Studies with the most promising plans for graduate work…. 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

Five French students receive teaching assistantships from the French government

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Our warmest congratulations to Christine Bobal, Juliana Glassco, Katelyn Moscony, Michelle Thibault, and Kelsey Williamson, our graduating French majors (’08) who have been awarded teaching assistantship by the French Ministry of Education and the office of Cultural Services at the French Embassy. They will teach English and American culture to students in major French cities… Read More

French student receives McCormack-Reboussin scholarship for research on 18th C. organs

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CONGRATULATIONS TO LAURA WAGSTAFF, the recipient of the McCormack-Reboussin scholarship for 2007-09! Laura will travel to France in the summer of 2008 to do research for her honors thesis on the eighteenth-century French pipe organ. In addition to working at the Bibliothèque de la Musique in Paris, Laura plans to visit key organs built by… Read More

French student receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

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Ariel Hunsberger, a double-major in French and European Studies, just received a Fulbright Assistanship to teach English to high school students in the Principality of Andorra. During her stay there, she also plans to conduct a reading and discussion group with parents and children on the topic of fairy tales, and to study the intersections… Read More

Five French students receive teaching assistantships from the French government

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Our warmest congratulations to Christine Bobal, Juliana Glassco, Katelyn Moscony, Michelle Thibault, and Kelsey Williamson, our graduating French majors (’08) who have been awarded teaching assistantship by the French Ministry of Education and the office of Cultural Services at the French Embassy. They will teach English and American culture to students in major French cities… Read More

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