Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science


Study abroad deadline: UW in Paris, spring 2018

September 11, 2017
The deadline for the UW in Paris Spring 2018 program is September 29, 2017. This program has a pre-requisite of Fourth Semester French. Program details are available at or here

a case for cultivating alumni relations in farnce

September 11, 2017
Chair Gilles Bousquet has co-authored an article with Bernard Belloc, Honorary President of the Université de Toulouse-1 Capitole, that recently appeared in the French publication Dépêche AEF, similar to the Chronicle of Higher Education in the US. Together, they argue that alumni in France represent an untapped resource and, as such, an enormous opportunity for French universities who engage them. UW-Madison is a great example of successful alumni engagement that can and should be adapted in France, they say. Read the full article here

Attendees from the AMU receptionFRIT hosts scientists from Aix-Marseille

August 8, 2017
The Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, the UW-Madison Department of French and Italian and la Maison Française recently co-sponsored the visit of nine doctoral students from Aix-Marseille Université for the 2017 Bacteria and Phages Meeting at UW-Madison. This week-long stay included a reception with UW-Madison faculty with ties to France and with AMU graduates currently working at UW-Madison. 

Outreach & Events

Sep 25, 2017
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Open to the public. Talk in English.

Oct 6, 2017
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“Verso il moderno: il Seicento tra accademie e mercato librario.” Open to the public. 

Oct 15, 2017
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Featuring Francesca Brenico

Oct 17, 2017
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Living Room, a talk by Warren Motte, College Professor of Distinction, University of Colorado-Boulder

About the talk: The talk, in English, will discuss how space is imagined in works by Georges Perec and Edmond Jabès