French and French Studies

For those of you who would like to attend our amazing Sewanee in Paris Program (SIPP) next fall, please contact Professor Aymeric Glacet ASAP. It's an opportunity you don't want to miss.

Welcome to the Francophone world in Sewanee! We are a friendly department of five, and we love French so much that we would welcome any chance to show you our enthusiasm for all things French-related: literature, culture, music, movies, food, and more! We are especially proud of our new in-house opportunity for our students to study in Paris (see our students' blog posts from the current and previous fall programs). On campus, you may practice your French in our classes, at the weekly Table Française (lunch on Mondays at McClurg Dining Hall, at the lovely Maison Française where students reside and where the Department sponsors Francophone programs, at the Sewanee Union Theater for occasional French movies, and in the hallways of Gailor Hall where you will hear us chattering away in the "langue de Molière."

The major in French and French Studies is an interdisciplinary program which examines the language, literature, history, culture, and society of France and of other Francophone countries. The minimum requirement for a major in French and French Studies is nine full courses beyond French 203, as prescribed in the College's Catalog.


Dr. Glacet to Speak at Princeton
April 10, 2018
Dr. Aymeric Glacet will give a Lunch Talk entitled "L'oeuvre monumentale de Claude Simon" about the novelist, Claude Simon and his relationship to monuments and memorials on April 12 at Princeton University.
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High Demand for Teachers of French for SY 18/19
January 15, 2018
The Southern Teachers Agency, the premier placement agency for private schools in the South since 1902, currently has over 1,400 teaching , coaching, and administrative positions for the upcoming 2018/19 school year listed with at nearly 600 private/independent, PreK-12 schools around the South–from Maryland to Miami to Midland, Texas. These private schools are actively hiring teachers for the next academic year, and candidates for middle and upper school positions do NOT need a teaching license or education major to be considered. The best part? Partnering with Southern Teachers to find a position is completely free for candidates!
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Associated Alumni Honors Dr. Poe
December 1, 2017
This year, Dr. George Poe, recently retired from the French Department, the highest honor awarded a faculty or staff member by the Associated Alumni. It is given to a member of the faculty or staff who had demonstrated leadership and a sincere interest in the future well-being of the students of the University of the South and has been supportive of the Associated Alumni.
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