Why Study French At New College?

As you would expect from one of the country's top undergraduate liberal arts colleges, the French AOC at New College offers courses at all levels of French language, as well as courses and tutorials on French and Francophone literature, both in English translation and in the original. Advanced students are also given the opportunity to work as teaching assistants within the program.

French Language and Literature area of concentration

As you would expect from one of the country’s top undergraduate liberal arts colleges, the French program at New College offers courses at all levels of French language and courses and tutorials on French and Francophone literature, both in English translation and in the original. Literature course offerings change each year and include surveys and studies of a particular author, genre, or theme, from medieval romance through 21st-century fiction.

Recent Theses

  • Subversion, Refraction and the Do-It-Yourself Proust: Autobiographical Intertexts of La Recherche
  • Film-Poetry Synthesis and the Birth of Experimental Cinema in France
  • Questions de genre: Story and Identity in the Feature Films of Safi Faye
  • Body as Text: Narrative Structures and Gendered Identities in Three Novels by Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Rethinking Québecois Identity in Three Immigrant Novels
  • Reconfigurations de la corporéité dans l’œuvre de Monique Wittig
  • Litt/oral Stories: Strategies of Resistance in Four Novels of the Caribbean
  • Beyond Rational Choice: The Politics of the French Extreme-Right
  • La mise-en-scène de la féminité : la figure de l’actrice dans la littérature française du 19e siècle

Faculty

Alumni

Creative Director
Rodan + Fields, San Francisco, California

Associate Professor of French
Berea College

French to English Freelance Translator and Interpreter

Law Associate
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver

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French Language and Literature Curriculum

French language is taught in a five-semester sequence after which students can enroll in courses and tutorials on literary and cultural topics. Beginning French I & II and Intermediate French I & II focus on oral and written communication.

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Undergraduate Program

New College of Florida offers more than 35 different majors in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as a number of interdisciplinary concentrations.

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