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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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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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016-17 Departmental Awards!

Published: June 6, 2017

Martin-Turrill Memorial Awards Best Essay Awards Hannah Jakobsen Bruce Oliver Alexis Cabrera Best Major Award Hannah Jakobsen   Edgaro & Francesca Acosta Paris Summer Program Awards Susan Aguilar Joi Allender Gina Grainda Justin Llama Rhiannon Wilson   Carol Minuck Fund for French Education Talia Fossa   Merrill Scholarship for Best Teaching Associate Coralie de Mazancourt…

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Humanities Dialogues Provides Casual Space to Discuss Meaning of Words

Published: June 4, 2017

Students, staff and faculty have been discussing what words like “democracy,” “humanity” and “heroism” mean in meetings over the course of the year. Humanities Dialogues consists of biweekly meetings, in which participants discuss a word and the different meanings associated with it. The program was created by various UCLA departments in languages and humanities in…

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Festival de Crêpes: May 16, 2017

Published: May 16, 2017

On Tuesday, there was a great turn out of undergraduates who came to Royce Hall to enjoy crêpes à volonté and learn more about the Department of French and Francophone Studies major and minor programs. Here are a couple photos of the event:

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