Alain Mabanckou at the Collège de France

Published: March 17, 2016

On March 17, 2016, UCLA Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Alain Mabanckou, delivered his inaugural lesson at France’s prestigious Collège de France where he has been appointed to the 2015-2016 Chair in Artistic Creation. The lecture was entitled “Lettres noires: des ténèbres à la lumière” (Black Letters: From Darkness to Light). The video link…

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In Memoriam: Dr. Paulette Chandler

Published: March 7, 2016

We are very sad to announce that Dr. Paulette Chandler, who was a Lecturer in the Department of French and Francophone Studies between 1995 and 2001 and subsequently Lecturer in French at the University of Southern California, passed away on Monday March 7, 2016. She was a passionate teacher and students enjoyed her courses. Paulette…

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Prof. Zrinka Stahuljak awarded fellowship with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Published: March 6, 2016

Zrinka Stahuljak, a professor of French and Francophone studies at UCLA, has been named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. Growing up in a minor language (Croatian) in a communist regime of the former Yugoslavia, where nationalist (post-imperial, post-Ottoman and post-Habsburg) and universalist (communist internationalism) narratives were in conflict with each other, I was led to the…

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Intellectual Maverick Takes Helm of Center for European and Russian Studies

Published: November 17, 2015

Photo: Catherine Helie/ Gallimard/ Leemage, 2011  Laure Murat didn’t start out with ambitions to become a university professor. “I hated school,” recalls the Paris native, “I was a very bad student in high school — I just did my baccalauréat” — the rough equivalent of completing a year of college in the U.S. — “and that…

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UCLA Celebrates World Languages Day 2015

Published: October 2, 2015

On October 2, 2015, 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 French, Korean, German, Italian and more! Here are some pictures from UCLA World Languages Day 2015.

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Annual End of Term Reception & Awards Ceremony: June 4, 2015

Published: June 4, 2015

On June 4, faculty and students gathered together to celebrate the end of another school year. Awards were presented to students for Best Essays, Best Majors, Paris Summer Program Award Winners, Education Abroad Award Winners and out-going officers of the Cercle Francophone. Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014-15 Departmental Awards! Martin-Turrill Memorial Awards Best…

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