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Congratulations to David Birdsong

2015 Chaire Internationale in Empirical Foundations of Language

Tue, Dec 2, 2014



“French Citizens, Colonial Subjects: The African Diaspora in France and the Right to Exist.”

Dr. Hervé Tchumkam of SMU, will give a lecture entitled “French Citizens, Colonial Subjects: The African Diaspora in France and the Right to Exist.” This event is hosted by FIGSO as part of their annual lecture series, and will take place on Thursday, November 13th in CLA 0.102 at 5 p.m.

Wed, Nov 12, 2014


Transformed Epistemologies of the Mediterranean? The Case of Contemporary Italy

Norma Bouchard, Professor of Italian Literary and Cultural Studies at UConn, will give a talk on the the transformed epistemologies of the Mediterranean on Friday, November 14, 3:00 PM, in HRH 2.118. A reception will follow the talk.

Tue, Nov 11, 2014


“French Colonial Pedagogy in the Work of Djebar and Cixous.”

Dr. Brigitte Weltman-Aron of the University of Florida will deliver a lecture entitled “French Colonial Pedagogy in the Work of Djebar and Cixous.” on Monday, November 17th at 12 noon in UTC 3.112

Mon, Nov 10, 2014


Remembering World War I

UT alumnus and French World War I Veteran, Henri LaCour, honored in Houston ceremony.

Sun, Nov 9, 2014


Undergraduate Advising for the Spring 2015 semester opens on Monday, October 20th

The first day for undergraduate registration is Monday, October 27th. Undergraduate Advising will be provided by the department starting Monday, October 20th. For further information contact the Undergraduate Adviser, Tim Ashlock, by phone at 512-475-6463 or by email at tashlock@mail.utexas.edu.

Fri, Oct 17, 2014


Be sure to read UT French and Italian Department alumnus Richard Gray's recently published monograph,"Francophone African Poetry and Drama: A Cultural History since the 1960s"

In 2006 Dr. Richard Gray completed a Ph.D. in French. His dissertation was in the area of French radio drama.

Sat, Oct 11, 2014


Congratulations to Carl Blyth & Douglas Biow, recipients of a Title VI grant!

Associate Professor Carl Blyth of French Linguistics & Professor Douglas Biow of Italian Studies have each received a Title VI grant from the Department of Education

Wed, Oct 1, 2014


Carl Blyth receives Title VI grant for COERLL - Congratulations, Carl!

Carl Blyth, Associate Professor of French Linguistics, has been awarded a four-year Title VI grant by the Department of Education to continue the operation of the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL).

Tue, Sep 30, 2014


University Lecture Series: Dr. Guy Raffa Presents

Dantemania: Looking Back Today for a Better Tomorrow

Wed, Sep 24, 2014


Yasmina Fawaz, Valérie Masson, and Sarah Roe Advance to Ph.D. Candidacy!

We are pleased to announce that Yasmina Fawaz, Valérie Masson, and Sarah Roe have successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy.

Tue, Sep 16, 2014


French & Italian Department alumna publishes book

Sabrina Parent publishes "Cultural Representations of Massacre" this past July

Mon, Sep 15, 2014


Congratulations to Dr. Bonifazio on her new book!

Schooling in Modernity investigates government sponsored filmmaking in postwar Italy.

Thu, Sep 4, 2014


Professor Wayne Rebhorn's translation of The Decameron wins the PEN Award

Dr. Rebhorn, Celanese Centennial Professor of English, is also a member of our department's Italian Graduate Studies Committee. His course, ITL 390K BOCCACCIO'S DECAMERON, is a popular offering with graduate students in Italian Studies.

Wed, Sep 3, 2014


Welcome Back Students!

Fall Classes Start August 27th

Tue, Aug 19, 2014


America's Favorite Global Cuisine

A recent survey found that Italy comes out on top

Tue, Jul 29, 2014


France Loves Real Books

France pushes new legislation to protect local bookstores

Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Happy Bastille Day!

Join us in celebrating Bastille Day on July 14, 2014

Tue, Jul 8, 2014


Cheers to France winning 2 - 0 Against Nigeria

France passed 2nd Stage to advance to Quarter Finals in World Cup 2014

Mon, Jun 30, 2014


Meredith Lehman and Nick Spinelli Advanced to Ph.D. Candidacy!

We are pleased to announce that Meredith Lehman and Nick Spinelli have successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in French Studies! Félicitations, Meredith and Nick!!!

Mon, Jun 23, 2014


Study Abroad Programs in full force

We would like to recognize all the students currently studying abroad in the Italian Study Abroad Program in Rome and the French Study Abroad Program in Lyon.

Wed, Jun 11, 2014


Congratulations Professor Wettlaufer!

Congratulations on winning a Liberal Arts Council Endowed Teaching Award. The award is given annually to four professors in the College of Liberal Arts for demonstrating outstanding teaching and a commitment to their students and the college.

Tue, May 20, 2014


Congratulations Professor Lagarde!

Francois Lagarde adds one more title to his list of publications.

Tue, May 6, 2014


Congratulations to Julia Haschke & Kimberly Chiu

Fall 2014 IFE Scholarship Recipients

Mon, Apr 14, 2014


Congratulations, Alex!

Dr. Alexandra Wettlaufer - Recipient of Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Fri, Apr 11, 2014


Congratulations, Elizabeth Florea!

Elizabeth has been selected to participate in the Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography at the Getty Research Institute.

Tue, Apr 8, 2014


Elizabeth Florea, Stephanie (Russo) Krilov and Beatrice Mabrey Advanced to Ph.D. Candidacy!

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Florea, Stephanie (Russo) Krilov and Beatrice Mabrey successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy.

Mon, Mar 24, 2014



Megan Oprea and Anna Troyansky Advanced to Ph.D. Candidacy!

We are pleased to announce that Megan Oprea and Anna Troyansky have successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in French Linguistics! Félicitations, Megan et Anna!!!

Mon, Feb 24, 2014


Congratulations Amanda Dalola

Amanda Dalola, Spring 2014 Ph.D. recipient, has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of French Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and in the Linguistics Program at the University of South Carolina.

Mon, Feb 10, 2014


Richard Kern talk is rescheduled to 5 p.m. TODAY, February 7, in HRH 2.118.

"Medium and Addressivity in French Online Exchange"

Fri, Feb 7, 2014

Dr. Richard Kern - Univerisity of California, Berkley


Monique Murphy Advanced to Ph.D. Candidacy!

We are pleased to announce that Monique Murphy has successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in French Linguistics! Félicitations, Monique!!!

Wed, Jan 22, 2014


New PhD Alumna in French

The Office of Graduate Studies has conferred a Ph.D. in French to Anne Gaskill (French Linguistics).

Fri, Jan 10, 2014


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