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In Cinema, Sound is the Key

Alumnus Vlad Dima (PhD 2010) discusses life as an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he researches French and francophone cinema and crafts unique courses, such as one that explores the representations of the undead in literature and film. His new book offers the first comprehensive study in English of films by Djibril Diop Mambety, and argues that the Senegalese auteur uses soundscapes to generate alternate narrative planes.
French and Italian Students

A Revolutionary Debate

Who would you be in the French revolution? A feminist, a member of the bourgeoisie, or perhaps Lafayette himself? Through a three-and-a-half week long role-playing game, FREN 1501/1502: Gateways to French and Francophone Studies offers first- and second-year students the chance to find out where they would fit in the grand debate. The class also includes guest lectures and group discussions to further explore French language, culture, and history.
teaching assistant program in france

TAPIF Fellowship Award

The Department of French and Italian (FRIT) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has partnered with the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) to provide scholarships to graduate program applicants currently participating in, or having completed, the TAPIF Program.
Kathleen Rider and her students in Rome, Italy.

When In Rome

Kathleen Rider teaches a biannual global seminar focused on urban renewal in Rome. Rider created the program to help students see beyond the country’s rich history and better experience it as a diverse, 21st-century place.

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