French & Francophone Studies NEWS

Dezago '15 Awarded Fulbright to Ecuador

Jordyn Dezago '15 has been selected for the prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Ecuador, giving her a coveted once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow her passion for teaching while advancing her connection with Ecuadorian culture. Through the program, Dezago will work in higher education as an English teaching assistant at an institution where she will instruct and mentor student...  More >>

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 >>

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