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  • Que dites-vous?...C'est inutile!...Je le sais! Mais on ne se bat pas dans l'espoir du succès! Non! non, c'est bien plus beau lorsque c'est inutile! Cyrano de Bergerac  by  Edmond Rostand.


  • Kathleen wrote a bilingual Spanish and French thesis on Women of La Española, (The Dominican Republic , Haiti and the Diaspora), directed by Professors Israel Reyes and Keith L. Walker, ninety pages in Spanish and ninety pages in French.

    Dean of Faculty,  Michael Mastanduno congratulated Kathleen on her accomplishment.

    "The selection committee praised La mujer de La Española: Raza, sexualidad y espiritualidad en la isla y en la diáspora for its ambition, precision...

  • Professor Blanc has a PhD in Contemporary History from the Université Lumière Lyon 2, France and is an Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris.



    Au commencement de la Résistance. Du côté du musée de l’Homme, 1940-1941, Le Seuil, 2010, 511 pages

    Co-editor and Contributor

    • Chercheurs en Résistance....
  • On June 6th, 2014 faculty members, graduating majors and minors and their parents gathered together in the gallery of the Rauner Library for the annual French and Italian Department Honor Prize Ceremony. Recipients were honored for their academic achievement with prizes made possible by the generosity of Dartmouth's alumni. Congratulations to our 2014 majors and minors in French and Italian!

    Prizes and Recipients


  • This week, about a hundred young area students will experience a morning of Dartmouth-style language instruction, blending class work and drills, in nine languages: French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Chinese, Greek, and Arabic.

    Based at Dartmouth’s William Jewett Tucker Foundation, Language in Motion (LIM) connects Dartmouth students who have intercultural experience—through language...

  • Dartmouth is the top-ranked Ivy League institution and sixth overall among doctorate-granting institutions for percentage of undergraduates studying abroad, according to a report released this week by the Institute of International Education.

    More than 64 percent of Dartmouth’s Class of 2011 studied abroad.


  • Read the full story, published by Dartmouth Alumni News.

    In the Office of Alumni Relations current installment of “Good Reads,” 13 Dartmouth faculty members share their summer book recommendations. The faculty picks include A Farewell to Arms, suggested by Chair of the Department of French and Italian Graziella Parati, as the...

  • Imagine a couple of college students hanging out after class and tweeting about popular music. Now imagine them claiming that they’re working on their foreign language homework. Yeah, right.

    But at Dartmouth, such students would be telling the truth. Language instruction has its feet planted firmly in the 21st century, with Twitter and blogs and other Generation Y-friendly pedagogical techniques supplementing traditional drills and textbook exercises.

    Tania Convertini, director...

  • Former New Jersey congressman and United Nations representative Frank J. Guarini ’46 has committed $10 million to enhance Dartmouth’s off-campus international education programs.

    The gift will endow the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education, encompassing the Office of Off-Campus Programs and allowing Dartmouth to strengthen the strategic oversight, coordination, and content of existing and new off-campus study opportunities...

  • Lawrence Kritzman, professor of French and of comparative literature, has been named to the Legion d’Honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The award, created by Napoleon in 1802 to honor meritorious service to France, is the highest that the country bestows on an individual. It is reserved for those whose merits or accomplishments have made a positive and significant impact on...