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. With 28 faculty members, over 75 graduate students, and a large number of undergrads majoring in French and Italian, the department fosters a lively and engaging atmosphere for French and Italian studies.
Spring Course Previews
French 211: What is Life?
Taught in English, no knowledge of French required! Want to try to answer the question "What is the definition of biological life?" This is the course for you. See below for an introduction to the course with Professor Miernowski.
French 211: Exploring Paris
Taught in English, no knowledge of French required! Explore the city of Paris through the diverse, historical, creative, and anecdotal perspectives offered by writers, filmmakers, and other artists, as well as by examining maps, listening to songs, and viewing films about the city.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, Lauren Surovi (PhD candidate in Italian) has been named one of five Mellon Public Humanities Fellows at the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities. The Mellon Public Humanities Fellows are part of Engaging …
Josh Armstrong’s new book “Maps and Territories, Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel””
Joshua Armstrong places recent French fiction into dialogue with some of today’s most influential theorists. ‘This book importantly addresses questions that are at the very heart of contemporary debates about our relationship to space and …
Florence Vatan and Anne Vila have co-edited a special issue of Arts et Savoirs entitled “Entre savoir et fantasme: le corps et ses énigmes,” now available on-line: https://journals.openedition.org/aes/
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