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WXXI: Tinkler, Wells on the Crusades

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Courtney Wells and Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Michael Tinkler recently were featured on "Connections with Evan Dawson" to discuss the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's reference to the Crusades during the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month. Along with professors from Nazareth College and the University...  More >>

French Culture Heart of Tournées Film Festival

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges French and Francophone Studies Department will host the annual Tournées Film Festival this February at the Smith Center for the Arts in downtown Geneva, extending its availability this year to local and Finger Lakes communities. French and Francophone Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Jennifer Cazenave and Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Court...  More >>

Koffi-Tessio Discusses Subaltern

The Sentiments & Declarations Series continued on Thursday, Oct. 23, with a discussion, "Hearing The Voice of The Subaltern. Mayotte Capecia's 'I Am a Martinican Woman,'" by Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Marie-Hélène Koffi-Tessio. In 1948 Paris, a young woman from the French Caribbean published the story of her life, received a prize for it and became an instant celebr...  More >>

Gallouët Participates in Annual Meeting

Catherine Gallouët, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone Studies, recently participated in the 2014 Northeastern American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS) conference held recently at Syracuse University. The theme was "Commemoration, Memory, Posterity." Gallouët delivered the paper "Integrating the French 18th century in Today's Liberal Arts Classro...  More >>

Design by Clifford ’08 Worn Pre-Emmys

A design by Morgan Clifford '08 was recently worn by actress Bailey Noble of HBO'S "True Blood" at a Pre-Emmy party, and was then pictured in Gotham magazine. While most designers strive for - and maybe even expect - to have their designs worn on a red carpet, Clifford says the opportunity "kind of came out of nowhere." That's because Clifford has been taking an indirect route to the runway. Clif...  More >>

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