Graduate Program in French Studies
Our graduate program is the home of advanced studies on French and Francophone literatures, cultures, and societies. Faculty expertise encompasses many fields from the Middle Ages to the present, in several French-speaking countries and regions of the world. Students receive training and guidance in literary and cultural theory, critical methods, research and teaching applications of information technology, modern linguistics, narratology, hermeneutics, socio-cultural and psychoanalytic interpretation. Focal areas of research include the historical interactions between French-speaking cultures, questions of gender and race, and relations between writing, drama, cinema and philosophical thought.
Additional Resources: Lectures by invited speakers, Annual French Film Festival of Providence, films and conferences, extensive University library collections, exchange programs with the Universities of Lyon and Burgundy, computer facilities and study areas in Rochambeau House.