January 22, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
“Soviet Signoras: Personal and Collective Transformations in East European Migration to Italy”

Lecture by Martina Cvajner, Italian Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Sponsored by the European Studies Center.

Across the Western world, the air is filled with talk... View >

January 23, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
French Open House for Undergrads

Pour les etudiants sous-gradues. Come meet French faculty and PhD students in an interactive format [no talking heads here]. Learn about exciting new courses on the docket. Research... View >

January 31, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Italian Open House for Undergrads

Come and learn about new courses, research possibilities and study abroad. 

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February 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
From Abdication to Independence: Beauvoir's Philosophy of Love as Emancipatory Analysis

Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Professor Philip Watts and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex:"

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February 13, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Undergrad Lecture by Manon Garcia: What is a Woman?: Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's ground-breaking The Second Sex, Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will offer a lecture for undergraduates titled '... View >

March 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
'Mauritian Tales: Re-Imagining Global History in the Indian Ocean'

Workshop in French for all undergraduates with Prof. Bruno Jean-Francois (Penn State). Contact John Walsh [] for more information. 

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March 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Lecture by Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, "Of Shores and Waves, and Marine Tales: Islands, Oceans, and Fallacies of Colonial Geographies in the Indian Ocean"

Join us for this lecture on Francophone contexts in the Indian Ocean.

While colonial imagination has persistently represented islands and archipelagoes of the Global South as vulnerable... View >

March 30, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Out of Time: The Politics of Fantasy in French Cinematic Romance of the 2010s

Lecture by Mary Harrod (Warick, UK)

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March 31, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
"Talk about the body of the beast: The territories of womanhood." Discussion with author Audree Wilhelmy about her book 'The Body of the Beasts'

Quebecois Author Ms. Wilhelmy discusses The Body of the Beasts, her... View >

April 16, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
​Student performance of L'Ecole des Femmes

Come see French students put on a play in French. Not to be missed!

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April 30, 2020 - 9:00am to May 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
International Colloquium: French Cinema and the Challenge of Cinematic Genres

While genre is a widely accepted notion in film and media studies, Raphaëlle Moine argues that in the case of France, “not only are there very few theoretical publications devoted to the notion of... View >