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

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

a case for cultivating alumni relations in fRAnce

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



Outreach & Events

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