Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science


New french consul general in chicago visits UW

October 13, 2017
During his visit last Friday, the new French Consul General in Chicago, Guillaume Lacroix, met with French-speaking academics and researchers from across campus and took a tour of the French House. As Consul, Monsieur Lacroix is committed to increasing and expanding academic and economic partnerships between the University and France. 

FRIT Mobilizes for puerto rico

October 9, 2017
The Climate Committee of the Department of French & Italian is organizing a donation drive for Hurricane Maria relief in collaboration with a group of graduate students with ties to Puerto Rico. Items can be dropped off in the Department's main office, 618 Van Hise Hall, through October 31. Click here for a list of much needed items. 

FRIT contributes to new Dictionnaire Gustave flabuert

October 3, 2017
Faculty member Florence Vatan and graduate student Jeffrey Thomas both contributed to the Dictionnaire Gustave Flaubert that was recently published by Les Classiques Garnier in Paris. In addition to being a very focused work, the Dictionnaire Gustave Flaubert is a substantial contribution to 19th Century French Studies. 

Portrait exhibition gives a face to syrian refugees

September 20 - November 19, 2017
Nevine El Nossery, Associate Professor of Francophone Studies in FRIT and Director of the Middle East Studies Program, will speak at the opening reception of Memory Project: Faces of Joy A new exhibit within the School of Human Ecology, the gallery features handmade portraits of Syrian children living in refugee camps in Jordan. "Memory Project offers a real-world example of how the work of human ecologists to promote global citizenship and solve complex societal problems leads to family and community well-being," says Curator David Newell. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 21 from 5-7pm. More information on the Memory Project and gallery hours can be found here

Outreach & Events

Oct 23, 2017

Come mix and mingle with fellow students, French and Italian faculty, and staff for a casual welcome event at the French House! Light refreshments will be served. 

Oct 24, 2017
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Wondering about a major? Have questions? Want to talk to people in the departments you are considering? Come to the Majors Fair and browse, chat, explore, and ask questions of more than 100 departments, majors, and certificate programs from all eight undergraduate schools and colleges.

Oct 25, 2017
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Un americano a Roma 

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