News & Events
Tea with French Studies Student Liaisons
A tea will be held for all French Studies majors on Friday, November 1st at 4:00 pm at Dawes House. This tea is an opportunity for students to engage in an open dialogue about any questions, concerns, or new ideas they may have for the department. The department's student liaisons will be present to record any topics discussed and communicate them to department faculty. It's also a great way to meet fellow French students and enjoy some delicious treats. We hope to see you there!
Presentation of the Major in French Studies
Tuesday, October 29, 4-5 pm
Poetry Center, Wright Hall
Want to learn more about the major in French Studies? Please join us for a brief presentation at 4 pm on Tuesday, October 29 and bring a friend along! Light refreshments will be served.
"World Cinema, Local Film: A Conversation with Mariette Monpierre"
Friday, October 25, 12:10 p.m.
Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright Hall
Mariette Monpierre, award-winning filmmaker and Smith alumna (AMS '85), will speak about her artistic and intellectual trajectory from Guadeloupe to Paris to the United States. Monpierre's acclaimed debut film Elza (2012) is the first feature by a female director filmed in Guadeloupe, and has received awards at the Pan African Film Festival, at the Roxbury International Film Festival, and at FESPACO.
A screening of Elza (in French and Creole with English subtitles) will take place on Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Stoddard Hall at Smith College.
Both events are wheelchair accessible and open to the public. For further information contact Dawn Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Hannah Freed-Thall '02 for winning the Malcolm Bowie Prize from the Society for French Studies for her article "Prestige of a Momentary Diamond: Economies of Distinction in Proust," New Literary History (2012).
Louis Pasteur: The Man, His Science & His Ethics
Monday, September 9, 4:30 PM
Edward G. Bernstine, Ph.D. will give a lecture on Louis Pasteur in this installment of the Life Sciences Colloquium Series. This event is hosted by Stylianos Scordilis. Refreshments will be served in McConnell Foyer, starting at 4:00 PM.
All students considering a French course should take the French placement exam, to be offered on Thursday 29 August 2013 in McConnell B15. There will be two sessions, at 1:00-2:00 PM and at 2:00-3:00 PM.
If you studied French in high school, we will pre-place you in one of our courses according to your Achievement and/or Advanced Placement test scores. We strongly encourage you to take our own French placement test administered during orientation, as it will let us place you more accurately than the standardized tests.
Thursday 29 August, 10:15-11:45 AM
New Student Welcome Reception
Wednesday 28 August, 4:30-5:30 PM
Seelye Lawn (rain location, Campus Center)
Jacobson Center French Tutors
Wiame El Bouhali, Yamanda Kaychouhi Boumakh, Clementine Hamelin, Mariem Ayadi
By appointment: email@example.com, ext. 3056
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La Table française: Join us!
Every Monday, beginning 9 September 2013, noon-1:05 p.m.
Duckett House Dining Room (Room A or B on alternating weeks). Non-board guests must sign the log in the room they're using. Smith students who are on the Board plan should swipe their cards at the check-in desk.