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  • The Larry Scher Memorial Award recognizes the best essay presented at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies colloquium by an untenured PhD within the first 6 years of receiving the degree. The title of Professor St. Clair's paper was "Fuites esthétiques - Rimbaud's Sensational (Eco)poetics" which he presented at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies colloquium in October.


    Par les soirs bleus d'été, j'irai dans les sentiers,
    Picoté par les blés, fouler l'herbe...

  • The Making of the University of California Book of North African Literature: How to Put 2500 Years of Maghrebian Literature Into One Book

    11/06/14, Habib Tengour & Pierre Joris

    The Making of the University of California Book of North African Literature, or: How to Put 2500 Years of Maghrebian Literature Into One Book
    The University of California Book of North African Literature recently published by the University of California Press is volume 4 in the Poems for...

  • There’s a certain sinking feeling one gets when thinking of the perfect thing to say just a moment too late. Perhaps a witty parting word could have made all the difference. There is no English word to express this feeling, but the French have the term l’esprit de l’escalier—translated, “stairwell wit”—for this very phenomenon.

    Nor is there an English word to describe the binge eating that follows an emotional blow, but the Germans have kummerspeck—“grief-bacon”—to...

  • 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...