• Department of French

    The Department of French offers an extensive range of courses in French and Francophone language, literature, and culture.

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    We recommend that applications be submitted by December 18. The final deadline for applications is January 4.

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    Explore the language, history, literature, and culture of France and the francophone world.


Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture

Faculty Bookshelf

Click here for recent publications by faculty members!

Parrots and Nightingales
Sarah Kay

Parrots and Nightingales (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)

Phillip John Usher

L'aède et le géographe: poésie et espace du monde à l'époque pré-moderne (Classiques Garnier, 2018)

Hannah Freed-Thall

Spoiled Distinctions: Aesthetics and the Ordinary in French Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Richard Sieburth

A Certain Plume (NYRB Poets, 2018)