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The Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies is committed to the advancement of French Studies across disciplines at UW-Madison and throughout the world. 

Since 2000, the CIFS has worked to facilitate diverse collaborations, the development of new teaching programs, research partnerships with francophone institutions, student exchanges, guest visits, and outreach activities to foster collaboration between individuals interested in French Studies.  

Here you will find ways to explore and connect with francophone happenings on campus and around the globe.

  • University of Aix-Marseille Delegates Visit the Wisconsin State House with UW-Madison PFMP Students
  • University of Aix-Marseille Delegation Visits the Wisconsin State House
  • Yvon Berland, President of Aix-Marseille University Visits the Wisconsin Capital Building
  • University of Aix-Marseille University Delegation Meets with UW-Madison PFMP Students to tour the Wisconsin State House
  • Aix-Marseille Delegation Meets with UW-Madison's Foundation

Welcome to CIFS/Centre d'Excellence

Latest News

October 20, 2016
Interested in studying abroad in Italy next semester? There is a NEW $1,000 CIAO scholarship available. Apply by November 15, 2016!

October 11, 2016
New Study Abroad Program in Rabat, Morocco! Apply by January 27 for summer program. Check it out here!

August 25, 2016
FRIT is hiring Student Office Assistants for fall. Apply here. 

August 25, 2016
'Bilinguals are More Attractive, Say 71% of Americans.' Read the CNN article here.

August 16, 2016
ALUMNI CONVERSATIONS: Douglas Lechner, Department of Defense Education Activity. Class of 2012. Read the interview here. 

August 1, 2016
ALUMNI CONVERSATIONS: Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Class of '95. Read the interview here

 

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Outreach & Events

Badger High School Visit

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:00
Students from Badger High School in Lake Geneva, WI visit UW and FRIT!

Théorie et pratique: la description de Nogent

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 16:00
Éric LE CALVEZ, Professor of French at Georgia State University General topic title: "Et la lourde machine se mit en route.": L’analyse génétique de Madame Bovary  

Henri Henri

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 19:30
Free screening of Martin Talbot's Henri Henri. "Il allait rallumer le monde...Une ampoule à la fois." 

Variations homodiégétiques dans les brouillons du premier chapitre de Madame Bovary

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 16:00
Éric LE CALVEZ, Professor of French at Georgia State University General topic title: "Et la lourde machine se mit en route.": L’analyse génétique de Madame Bovary Professor Le Calvez’s particular specialty in genetic criticism: 2017 will be the year celebrating 160 years since the initial volume-publication of Madame Bovary.  He is currently preparing a monograph dedicated to the “avant-textes” & “brouillons” of this same novel.  Interaction with Prof. Le Calvez would provide our graduate students with a unique experience with this critical approach to literature that not only is asserting its importance in 19th-century studies, but to literary criticism as a whole.