Category Archives: French Language and Literature

Commemorating Montaigne’s Essais

French literary scholars are commemorating the 450th anniversary of the beginning of the writing of Montaigne’s Essais. Michel de Montaigne began writing his innovative essays in southwestern France in 1572, the year of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. France Mémoire … Continue reading

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French Courses for Spring 2022

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in European history, Atlantic World history, African history, and World history may need to pursue French language studies. Students at Northern Illinois University and in the Chicago area who are looking for French language classes … Continue reading

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