French & Francophone News

 The Inaugural Fauvel Lecture In French & Francophone Studies
Friday, 23 February 2018 127A Tucker Hall 5:00 - 6:30 pm.
Prof. Maryse Fauvel

Open to the public

This exciting new lecture series, recognizing the distinguished career of Prof. Maryse Fauvel, will begin with a lecture entitled “Screening Racialized France: Immigration, Discrimination, and Citizenship in Contemporary French Cinema” by Prof. Cybelle McFadden (W&M ’97) from University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

The Fauvel Lecture Series honors Prof. Maryse Fauvel upon her retirement after 26 years of extraordinary dedication to The College of William & Mary. Guest lecturers will speak to the latest trends in French & Francophone cultural studies, engaging issues of socio-political relevance through original analyses of literature, new media, and other texts broadly defined. The series will focus in particular on issues of diversity, inclusion, and finding common ground in the increasingly diverse societies of the Francophone world.

This lecture is sponsored by the Wendy & Emery Reves Center for International Studies; the Dean’s Office; the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures; the Program in European Studies; and the Program in Film & Media Studies.

Senior Neal Courter's Remarkable Story

Read the full article from the Digest on French and Francophone Studies senior Neal Courter

Forget Me (Not)? : Zarine Kharazian's research in Paris
News about our McCormack Reboussin scholar in France
William & Mary student Zarine Kharazian ’17 shares news about her research on "the right to be forgotten" and differing views between the U.S. and France when it comes to preserving (or deleting) one's digital past. Zarine is a double-major in French and Francophone Studies and Government. Read the whole story!
Fête de la Recherche

Our sixth annual French & Francophone Studies research conference took place on Friday, Sept. 30, between 3:30 and 6 p.m., and it will showcase our students’ research and discussions with French major alumni. ​