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.


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Soirées at the French House
February 12, 2019
French House director, Dr. Julian Ledford, has put together a program of fun events for the spring semester. Venez nombreuse à la Maison française! Read more to find out about all of the events.
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Soirée crêpes
January 24, 2019
Welcome the return of the sun with a delicious meal of crêpes for the French holiday, Chandeleur at the French House on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30pm.
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Dr. Mills Publishes Article
January 16, 2019
Kathryn Mills’ article entitled “Eloquent Confusion: Christian Wiman’s Long Home” is forthcoming from "Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality", a biannual journal published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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