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Jun 30, 2022
  Sarah Prodan, Assistant Professor of French and Italian addressed the graduates at the DLCL 2022 Commencement on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Dinkelspiel Auditorium with the following speech: "Hello, and a warm congratulations to our graduates! My name is Sarah Prodan, and I am a faculty member in the Department of French and Italian. It is my pleasure and my honor to speak to you on behalf of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. In preparing for today, I contemplated many different addresses. Some of them humorous. One of them titled “Of Unicorns”:  not the...
Jan 22, 2021
The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is pleased to announce three new student prizes named for three people whose lives and careers spanned France and the United States, bringing French and American culture and society into dynamic conversation with one another. The Josephine Baker Honors Thesis Prize: Deadline: May 15, 2021 The Louise Bourgeois Essay Prize: Deadline: March 15, 2021 The James Baldwin Essay Prize: Deadline: March 15, 2021 More information can be found here:  
Jan 04, 2021
The DLCL community mourns the loss of Ralph Hester, a prominent professor of French in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Hester died Nov. 29, 2020 at his Stanford home. He was 88. Hester, professor emeritus in the French and Italian Department of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, spent his entire 37-year career at Stanford. He twice served as chair of the department and as director of Stanford’s French overseas programs in both Tours and Paris. His legacy in the Department of French and Italian will continue via the the Ralph M. Hester Endowment Fund...
Jun 11, 2020
Cécile Alduy, Professor of French Literature and Culture and Chair of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, recently wrote an article for The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University regarding gender and the COVID-19 pandemic. The article, "The Elephant in the Room is a Homeschooled Toddler (and Sometimes Three)" was published by The Clayman Institute on June 4, 2020.
Jun 05, 2020
It is with utter pain, rage and disgust at the abhorrent murder of George Floyd and the countless other victims of racism and targeted police violence that precede it that I write in the name of the DLCL community.   The DLCL stands in solidarity and compassion with all the communities that are hurt, threatened, unsafe, discriminated against just because they were born one color, rather than another, in one family instead of another, or, since racism goes hand in hand with misogyny, homophobia and other kinds of despicable bigotry, because of their sex, gender, origin, nationality, age...
Oct 17, 2019
Two DLCL undergraduates, Isabelle Carpenter (Comparative Literature and International Relations) and Clara Romani (French and History), have been named Hume Humanities Honors Fellows at the Stanford Humanities Center for the 2019-20 academic year.   Every year, eight Hume fellows are selected by a Stanford Humanities Center committee after being nominated by their faculty advisors. Each fellow receives a stipend for research funding and an individual desk in the Humanities Center office; most importantly, fellows participate in specially tailored group activities both with their...