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Feb 20, 2018
Art and Power: Patronage and Politics in Europe from the Old Regime to the Present This conference examines the history of state arts patronage in Europe and its legacy in the present. Presentations on literature, music, theater, and the visual arts will provide an interdisciplinary examination of the origins and the tensions underlying the European model of state arts funding, along with a contemporary perspective on how and why European governments seek to support the arts today by the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States. The panels will address...
May 12, 2017
The DLCL community mourns the loss of Marc Bertrand, professor emeritus of French. Marc Bertrand taught French civilization and cultural history to generations of students during his time at Stanford. He died April 28, 2017 at 83. Read the full article HERE. 
Apr 07, 2017
FRENCH 133: Introduction to Francophone Literature from Africa and the Caribbean taught by Dr. Marie-Pierre Ulloa. Students authored vignettes on their couscous dinner experience at Bistro Vida. Bistro Vida is a French restaurant located in downtown Menlo Park, opened in 1998 by Egyptian cosmopolitan owner Ali Elsafy. Born in Cairo, Ali speaks five languages, English, Arabic, French, Italian, and Spanish.The menu features traditional French-style bistro cuisine, and couscous, and our dinner was generously sponsored by the Stanford Mediterranean Studies Forum. Read more here. 
Oct 25, 2016
Marie-Pierre Ulloa conducts an interview with Alice Kaplan (Yale) and fiction writer Tobias Wolff. Read the full interview here. 
Jun 07, 2016
The Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education, named after the late president of the Board of Trustees who served from 1953 to 1958, recognizes outstanding service to undergraduate education and to the quality of student life. Join us in congratulating Marisa Messina a senior in symbolic systems and French, and coterminal master’s degree candidate in communication (media studies) for receiving the 2016 Dinkelspiel Award.  Read the full article
Jun 07, 2016
We are pleased to announce the 2015-16 School of Humanities & Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching winners:   Professor Bruce Owen (Program in Public Policy) - Dean's Award for Lifetime Achievements in Teaching   Professor David Lummus (Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages-French & Italian) - Dean's Award for Achievements in First Years of Teaching   Professor Chris Potts (Department of Linguistics) - Dean's Award for Achievements in Teaching   Professor Brian Conrad...