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Alumna Announced as Winner of 7th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award Competition

Published: September 5, 2018

Dr. Katelyn Knox, who received her Ph.D. from the UCLA Department of French & Francophone Studies in 2013, has been announced winner of the 7th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award competition. Dr. Knox received the award for best conference paper submitted by a junior colleague in the field of contemporary French and Francophone civilization and…

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L’immolation, une longue histoire politique

Published: April 19, 2018

Professor Laure Murat recently wrote an op-ed that was featured in the French newspaper, Liberation.  La joggeuse qui passait par là a d’abord cru que c’était un tas d’ordures qui brûlait. Quand elle s’est approchée, à distance des policiers présents, elle a distingué une silhouette. L’odeur, c’était celle de la chair calcinée. David Buckel, célèbre…

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Professor Zrinka Stahuljak invited to present at Collège de France

Published: April 18, 2018

Depuis l’engagement occidental en Afghanistan et en Iraq, le terme de « fixeur » est devenu fréquent pour désigner, quasi exclusivement, des hommes qui rendent des services multiples aux journalistes et aux armées étrangères. Le fixeur est en réalité un très vieux terme journalistique qui désigne un homme à tout faire dans des situations de conflit : c’est…

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Q&A: UCLA Department Chair Discusses Recent Appointment as CNN Commentator

Published: March 13, 2018

  Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, was appointed as the European affairs commentator for CNN, according to a UCLA press release. The Daily Bruin’s John Tudhope sat down with Thomas to learn about his journalism background and his upcoming role as a commentator. Daily Bruin: What will your position…

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Professor appointed European affairs commentator for CNN

Published: March 6, 2018

Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, and acting chair of the departments of Germanic, Italian, and Scandinavian languages, has been appointed the European affairs commentator for CNN. Thomas has been featured prominently as an analyst on CNN and CNN International. Given his extensive knowledge of European culture and politics…

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2018-2019 Applications Available for Teaching Assistant Program in France

Published: October 6, 2017

Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. offer approximately 1,200 teaching assistantships for American citizens and permanent residents to teach English in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Assistants are…

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UCLA Celebrates World Languages Day 2017

Published: September 29, 2017

On September 29, 2017, UCLA celebrated World Languages Day by introducing students to a variety of opportunities for language study and cultural activities available to them on campus. With help from student organizations and foreign language departments, students explored more than 20 world languages offered at UCLA including Basque, Catalan, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese,…

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Professor Alain Mabanckou’s ‘Black Moses’ Makes Headlines

Published: July 27, 2017

“Our heroes tend to be orphans,” Zinzi Clemmons writes in her debut novel “What We Lose,” and the more you look the more the literary universe seems all but built by them. They stretch from Beowulf to Batman, from Tom Sawyer to Harry Potter, Pip to Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre to Anne of Green…

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The UCLA Division of Humanities features Ph.D. student, Gina Lorenz

Published: July 26, 2017

Gina Lorenz tends to live life in pairs. She’s a musician (sings and plays piano) but is also a music theorist. She absolutely loves, and has lived in New York City, but currently lives in, and loves Los Angeles. A graduate student in UCLA’s French and Francophone Studies Department since 2013, Gina is also learning…

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