Alumna Announced as Winner of 2019 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French

Published: January 6, 2020

Dr. Thea Fronsman-Cecil, former PhD student of the UCLA French & Francophone Studies, has been announced winner of the 2019 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French. She submitted a proposal for her book “Nous bâtirons un monde nouveau:” Punk polemics, aesthetics, and everyday life in metropolitan France and was selected as the winner for…

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Humanities Dialogues Symposium 2019

Published: June 14, 2019

The Humanities Dialogues are a series of meetings that foster fruitful and interesting conversations throughout the academic year. Students and members of the UCLA community are invited to explore the meanings of words / concepts essential to the human experience and to share their own experiences and ideas. This initiative was made possible with the…

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Professor Zrinka Stahuljak Visiting the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick (U.K), February 19-26, 2019

Published: February 13, 2019

The University of Warwick is delighted to welcome Professor Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA) as an International Visiting Fellow in 2018-19. Prof. Stahuljak will be participating in a series of research events taking place between 19th and 26th February 2019. Focusing on the theme of translation in the Middle Ages and beyond, events during Prof. Stahuljak’s visit include…

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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 prominently featured as an analyst on CNN and CNN International. Given his extensive knowledge of European culture and politics…

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2019-2020 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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