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  • 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 …

  • Special issue of Arts et Savoirs

    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/

  • Vlad Dima’s new book

    Vlad Dima’s new book, The Beautiful Skin: Fantasy, Football, and Cinematic Bodies in Africa, is forthcoming in fall 2020, with the Michigan State University Press. Professor Dima will present his book at the “Africa at …

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  • NEW FRENCH COURSE CONNECTS LITERATURE AND MEDICINE

    This 3 credit course, taught in French, will examine “Les maux et let mots: La médecine et la culture de Molière à Mesmer” / “Woes and Words: Medicine and Culture from Molière to Mesmer.” Using the …

  • COURSE ON MACHIAVELLI REACHES ACROSS DEPARTMENTS & PROGRAMS

    ITALIAN 365: Machiavelli and His World is a three credit course that introduces students to the major works of Machiavelli through the close reading of his writings in cultural and historical contexts. Offered jointly with Political …

  • ITALIAN STUDENTS EMBODY THE WISCONSIN IDEA

    Undergraduate and graduate students in this semester’s ITALIAN 450 class took on an interesting project: translate Carlo Goldoni’s comedic play La familia dell’antiquario, or The Antiquarian’s Family, into English. Inspired by an article about the UW-Madison professor who founded …

  • FRENCH ALUMNI PUBLISH TEXTBOOK FOR LANGUAGE & LIT CLASSES

    Elizabeth Berglund Hall, Anne Theobald, and Mark Hall, all UW-Madison French Ph.D. alumni, are co-authors (with James Pfrehm, German) of TEXTURES, a new textbook for the transition from language to literature and culture-centered courses. The …

  • 2018 HILLDALE LECTURE ON ‘HUMANITIES AS ARTS OF ATTENTION’ AVAILABLE ONLINE

    In April 2018, the Department of French and Italian hosted Professor Yves Citton who presented the 2018 Hilldale Lecture in the Arts & Humanities entitled “The Humanities as Arts of Attention in the Age of Computational …

  • DAY OF THE BADGER

    Day of the Badger (DOTB) is a campus-wide annual giving effort that actually begins at 5 p.m. Central Time on April 8, and runs for 1848 minutes, until midnight on April 9th. It’s a day …

  • TODAY! DAY OF THE BADGER!

    Help support our department TODAY during the Day of the Badger Campaign.  You have until midnight tonight April 9th to make your donation.  Any amount given helps our students, faculty and programs flourish, keeping the Department of French …

  • THANK YOU

    Thank you to everyone who donated to our department during the Day of the Badger. Your support will help our students, faculty and programs. We appreciate your loyalty and hope to see you soon at …

  • Pellegrino Artusi and the Culinary Unification of Italy: Opening Lecture

    Please join us for the opening events of this wonderful, ongoing exhibition. To open the event, Alberta Lai, the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago, will be providing welcoming remarks. Following this, Professor …

  • Azouz Begag to Speak at the French House

    Azouz Begag, a writer, former minister, and a researcher at CNRS will be speaking at the French House (633 N. Frances Street, Madison WI) on Wednesday, March 13 2019 from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM. Monsieur Begag’s …

  • CINETECA ITALIANA INTERVIEW

    Italian Ph.D. graduate student, Hilary Emerson, was recently interviewed about the Cineteca Italiana film series on WORT.  The UW Cineteca Italiana is a graduate student initiative that showcases a variety of classic & contemporary Italian films …

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