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Teaching Assistant Professor of French Search Open

Teaching Assistant Professor of French. The Department of French and Italian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications ...

Just Published: “Translation as Innovation: Bridging the Sciences and the Humanities”, co-edited by Patricia Phillips-Batoma

“Translation as Innovation: Bridging the Sciences and the Humanities” was the theme of the second biennial conference coordinated through a partnersh...

Two French majors included on the 2016 Bronze Tablet

Congratulations to Soffia Kuehner Gray and Alexis March (B.A. in French 2016) who made it onto the 2016 Bronze Tablet, recognizing the most highly ac...

French Major Wins Award for Best Research Presentation

Marshall Janevicius, a senior majoring in French, received the Stevick Foundation Excellence in Humanities/FAA Research, Outstanding Presentation awa...

Charlotte Prieu appointed to SAGE

Charlotte Prieu,graduate student in French, has been appointed to the committee Students Advising on Graduate Education (SAGE): http://www.grad.ill...

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Welcome to the Department of French and Italian

Our faculty focus in their research and teaching on French and Italian as well as the literature, visual culture, and other forms of cultural production in these languages in France, Italy and throughout the world.

Our course offerings cover a broad historical and thematic spectrum from medieval culture to postcolonial literature, contemporary film or sociolinguistics. Below are the subfields in which several faculty members share particular strengths.

Members of the faculty have received national and international recognition; graduates serve on the faculties of numerous colleges and universities both in this country and abroad.