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Prix Marguerite-Mallet

Félicitations to Dr. Irène Oore - winner of the 2016 Prix Marguerite-Maillet. This annual prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the development and study of Acadian and French Canadian literature.

Honorary degree

Michel Deguy receives Honorary degree at the University of King's College Encaenia 2016
Michel Deguy was born in Paris, France, and has occupied a unique place on the French intellectual scene since the late 1950s. His work as a professor, writer, editor, translator, public intellectual and director of journals and cultural institutions has been recognized in France, Europe, and worldwide. An ambitious poet who coined the phrase “geopoetics” in 1960s, Deguy continues to energetically pursue a life-long quest for the “extreme referent”. He is recognized for the range and originality of his work, and for his prolific and inventive contributions. From winning the Prix Mallarmé for his poetic oeuvre to the Prix Diderot-Universalis for his journal Po&Sie; from the John Hopkins colloquium of 1968 which launched “French Theory” in America to and ongoing participation in the European Graduate School; from his direction of the Collège international de Philosophie to his monthly philosophical chronicles on the radio network France-Culture; from the erotic poet to the mourning philosopher; from the lyrical traveler to the outraged citizen, few bodies of work today equal the passionate, lucid and selfless engagement of Michel Deguy’s evolving corpus. Deguy is the translator of Sappho and of Heidegger, the interpreter of Pseudo-Longinus and of René Girard, Emeritus professor at Paris VIII, recent Honorary Doctor of the University of Athens, and is defender of the university and of its highest theoretical and philosophical standards.

Mission accomplie pour les 24 heures du roman | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

L'aventure des 24 écrivains francophones qui ont participé à la rédaction d'une œuvre sur Samuel de Champlain à bord du train l'Océan a pris fin à Toronto.


Dijon Information Session

November 1st at 11:30 in McCain 1116

Everyone welcome!

Dijon Program


French Lecture Series

October 28, 2016

Graduation Celebration

Congratulations to all of our 2015/16 graduates! We are very proud of your accomplishments.

Convocation brunch with our newest graduands: Jacqueline Smith, Isabel Patterson, Minette Murphy and Yasmin Beydoun.


April Awards Ceremony

Félicitations to this year's scholarship and prize winners:

  • Marcelle Cendres Sandhu Memorial Prize: H. Pinsent, M. Wedge
  • Ruth Murray Scholarship: D. Castrilli, R MacIntosh
  • French Department Scholarship: Deborah Castrilli, Sara Heembrock 
  • Prof. & Mrs. Robert Lloyd McIntosh Prize in French: M. Apostolides
  • Sabah Metlej Scholarship in French: T. Richardson, N. Slaunwhite
  • Prix de l'Ambassadeur de Suisse: M. Murphy
  • Prix du Consul Honoraire de Liban: M. Frith
  • Prix de l'Alliance Française: S. Bassil

T. Richardson celebrates with her family

M. Gray receives her award from Dr. Iris Black


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