The Department of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, provides a rich program with ample opportunities for interdisciplinary study and with important strengths in literary interpretation, critical theory, the study of civilization, cinema, theoretical and applied linguistics, and computer-assisted teaching. Members of the faculty have received national and international recognition; graduates serve on the faculties of numerous colleges and universities both in this country and abroad.


News & Announcements

The Great War: Experiences, Representations and Events
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:00 CDT
The Department of French and Italian, and French@illinois are major co-sponsors of the unique cross-campus initiative marking the 100th anniversary of the onset of World War I. For information about events, exhibits and more, go to:
Declaration of the Department of French and Italian about Dr. Salaita's Un-Hiring
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 CDT
Graduate students collaborate on online exhibition of Proust letters
Tue, 27 May 2014 08:00:00 CDT


Pause Café

9/18/2014 | 5:30 pm

Expresso Royale in Urbana, at the corner of Goodwin and Oregon

Pause Café

9/25/2014 | 5:30 pm

Expresso Royale in Urbana, at the corner of Goodwin and Oregon

La Grande Illusion (1937): Film Screening

9/26/2014 | 7:00 pm

Armory Building, Room 101