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Asad Javed ’15
En Rose: How the Depiction of Homosexuality in French Cinema has Evolved

Although France legalized gay marriage last year, LGBT individuals in the country still feel marginalized. One contributing factor to this is the portrayal of homosexuality in the media, the topic Asad Javed '15, film and French double major, is spending the summer studying. He is working on the independent Emerson project, En Rose - The Depiction and Reception of Homosexuality in French Cinema, with Professor of French Martine Guyot-Bender.  More ...

Brendon Kaufman '15
The Rapport Between English and French: An Emerging Melange of Languages

Blasé, concierge, and faux pas, among many other words, have become so integrated into the English lexicon that we often forget their French origin. The process of adopting words from other languages has been common practice for centuries, and, in fact, English has more borrowed words than any other language. This stands in stark contrast with French, which prides itself on being a “pure” language. Brendon Kaufman ‘15 was awarded an Emerson Grant to research the use of Anglicisms in everyday French in Paris this summer.  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

Krueger is Co-Translator of Romance Le Petit Jehan de Saintré

Burgess Professor of French Roberta L . Krueger and Professor Emerita Jane H.M. Taylor (Durham University) have co-translated Antoine de la Sale’s fifteenth-century Middle French romance Le Petit Jehan de Saintré, which first appeared in manuscript in 1456.  More ...

John O'Neal
O'Neal Publishes Review of Rousseau Literature in Oxford Journal

Undertaking a time-honored tradition in French bibliography known as the état présent, Professor of French John C. O'Neal reviewed the past 15 years of Rousseau scholarship at the invitation of the editors of French Studies, published by Oxford University Press.  More ...

Cheryl Morgan
Morgan Contributes to Two Books

Associate Professor of French Cheryl Morgan contributed a chapter in La Littérature en bas-bleus. Tome II - Romancières en France de 1848 à 1870 and several entries in Dictionnaire universel des femmes créatrices.  More ...

French Film Festival Presents Step Up to the Plate

Step Up to the Plate, the final film in the Tournées Festival, will be shown on Sunday, March 2, at 4 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. The screening is free and open to everyone; suggested donations of $3. to the Kirkland Art Center are welcome.  More ...

French Film Festival Presents Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa

The next film in the Tournées Festival is Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m., in the Kirner-Johnson Building’s Bradford Auditorium.  More ...

French Film Festival Continues with Polisse

The Tournées Festival continues with Polisse on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m., in the Kirner-Johnson Building’s Bradford Auditorium. The film series is presented by the Department of French in collaboration with the Kirkland Art Center. Film showings are free and open to everyone; suggested donations of $3. to the Kirkland Art Center are welcome.  More ...

French Film Festival Presents The Fairy

The next film in the Tournées Festival is The Fairy on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building.  The Tournées film series is presented by the Department of French in collaboration with the Kirkland Art Center. Film showings are free and open to everyone; suggested donations of $3. to the Kirkland Art Center are welcome.  More ...

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