The Department of French & Italian at UW-Madison is home to a vibrant community of professors, academic staff, undergraduate and graduate students, guest and visiting scholars, and friends and alumni. Through our faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates majoring in French and Italian, the department fosters a lively and engaging atmosphere for French and Italian studies.

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GAFIS April 2021

Education and Events on Campus

Summer 2021 Course Preview






Questions? Contact Heather Willis Allen at hwallen@wisc.edu

In this online course, students gain experience in creative writing through a cyclical approach to creating and refining texts in French. In each course module, students will begin the unit by exploring a new author and genre via Canvas-based readings and webinars and by completing analyses of model texts; next, they will participate in pre-writing workshop activities before drafting a text; finally, they will receive feedback from their instructor and peers through digital writing conferences and online peer review. Genres explored include description of symbols and memories, ethnotexts based on observations of public spaces, playful poetry and prose texts that manipulate language and style, and personal podcast narratives.

This is an 8-week three credit fully online course that will run from mid June until early August 2021.

Non UW-Madison student? To enroll in this course, complete the free online Visiting Undergraduate (UNVS) Student application https://acsss.wisc.edu/apply/  and show proof of a 2.0 GPA at your current institution with an official transcript.

Upcoming Events

Mon 12

La Cineteca Digitale

February 2 - April 27
Fri 16

Fostering a learning community

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 16

Research Café

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 28

FRIT Research Seminar

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm