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Congratulations to Hannah Ellis!

Heartful congratulations to French major Hannah Ellis, who has been admitted with generous scholarships to several top-ranked law schools in the US! Starting this Fall, she’ll study International Law at George Washington University.

Spanish major with French minor awarded Gilman scholarship

Abigail Zurita-Calvario, an Honors College senior majoring in political science and Spanish and minoring in French, was recently awarded a U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship for study abroad. This award aims…

2020 Sweetser Prize awarded to Kubaitis

The Department of French and Francophone Studies is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Marie-Odile Sweetser Prize for excellence in French Studies: French club president Emily Kubaitis. The Sweetser Prize is…

Pedro Antonino named Fulbright English Teaching Assistant

Pedro Antonino, an MA student in French and Francophone Studies who will complete his degree in May 2020 has been named a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for the upcoming academic year. Pedro will…

Thornton to Senior Lecturer

Jessica Thornton has recently been recommended for promotion to Senior Lecturer. This recommendation, which is currently before the University Board of Trustees, reflects Jessica’s ongoing commitment to students in the French program at…

Rosario, Schaefer and Davies admitted to PhD programs

The Department of French and Francophone Studies is pleased to announce the following successes of current and former students of its M.A. program. Amy Rosario, who is finishing her M.A. in May, will…

New book by Ellen McClure

Ellen McClure, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies and History, and Director of UIC’s Engaged Humanities Initiative, has recently published a new book. The Logic of Idolatry in Seventeenth-Century French Literature, looks at…