French & Francophone Studies NEWS

Design by Clifford ’08 Worn Pre-Emmys

A design by Morgan Clifford '08 was recently worn by actress Bailey Noble of HBO'S "True Blood" at a Pre-Emmy party, and was then pictured in Gotham magazine. While most designers strive for - and maybe even expect - to have their designs worn on a red carpet, Clifford says the opportunity "kind of came out of nowhere." That's because Clifford has been taking an indirect route to the runway. Clif...  More >>

Gallouët Awarded Kinghorn Global Fellowship

Catherine Gallouët, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone Studies, is the recipient of the 2014-15 John Readie & Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellowship. Established in 1970 and generously endowed by Dr. and Mrs. William Reckmeyer in honor of John Readie and Florence B. Kinghorn, the fellowship honors outstanding faculty at HWS who have exemplified global citize...  More >>

Faculty Present Work in South Africa

Four members of the HWS faculty presented papers at the 40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA) this spring. The conference, "Texts Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid," featured the work of Professor Emeritus of French and Francophone Studies George Joseph, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessi...  More >>

Collaboration on Gallouët's New Book

Catherine Gallouët, professor of French and Francophone studies, has studied Marivaux her entire career. While she has also published extensively on other writers and other subjects, Gallouët has been drawn back to the 18th century French playwright, essayist, and novelist, for his surprisingly contemporary subject matter and the modernity of his style. "That's the reason he is the most produced ...  More >>

Ackley '90 on Teen Employment

Having a job is, according to Doug Ackley '90, "the difference sometimes between somebody making the decision to go to the streets and find ways of making money, or staying in school because they have money from a real job and they're not worried about having their basic needs met." Ackley was quoted recently in an article in the Democrat and Chronicle as the director of Rochester Programs for th...  More >>

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