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Emilee McArdle wins award at European Union Tournament

French and Global Studies major Emilee McArdle won 3rd place for her participation in the Environmental Council at the Midwest Model European Union t...

Kevin O’Keefe included on “Senior 100” List

Congratulations to French senior Kevin O’Keefe who is featured on the years “Senior 100 Honorary List.” http://www.las.illinois.edu/news/article/?id...

Proust 21, a New Consortium for Digital Humanities and French Literary Studies

The Department of French and Italian and the University Library are pleased to announce the creation of the Proust21 Consortium for Digital Humanitie...

Two Alumnae Recently Tenured

Leila Ennaili and Lizzie Black, who both graduated with a Ph.D. in French Studies in 2011, were recently awarded tenure by Central Michigan Universit...

Eric Becker featured in Belgian local news

Specializing in French linguistics, Eric Becker is featured in the latest edition of PF Magazine after doing fieldwork in Leeuw-St. Pieters-Leeuw abo...

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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.

ABOUT FRENCH

ABOUT ITALIAN