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Eurovision Reinvented

December 15, 2022 08:00 AM
BYU-rovision packs the house with multilingual performances.
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2022 General Education Professorship Recipient

December 13, 2022 11:36 AM
Bob Hudson wins award for excellence in general education professorship.
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A French Fascination with Mormonism

November 30, 2022 01:00 PM
Explore 19th-century French stereotypes of Mormonism.
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Humanizing Bible Characters

November 15, 2022 08:45 AM
James Tissot experimented with painting uncommon biblical scenes that create rich resonance.
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International Cinema: October 2022 Films Recap

November 14, 2022 08:00 AM
IC explores unique films on cultural convergence.
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Honoring the Fallen

October 23, 2022 01:00 PM
Four BYU students pay their respects to American soldiers who died defending France.
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The Crisis of Afrophobia in Italy

October 15, 2022 01:18 PM
Award winning author Kossi Komla-Ebri describes the prevalence—and effects—of racism in Italy.
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Want to Escape to France? Visit the MOA

January 06, 2022 09:30 AM
Walk the streets of Paris this winter without leaving Provo. (Sadly, no food or drinks allowed.)
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BYU Professors Win MHA Award for Their Publication “Mormon in Paris”

June 30, 2021 12:38 PM
Congratulations to Associate Dean Corry Cropper and Associate Professor Christopher Flood (French & Italian) for receiving the Mormon History Association (MHA) 2021 Best Book on International Mormon History award for their collaborative publication, Mormons in Paris: Polygamy on the French Stage.
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Laurel White

Part-time/Adjunct Faculty, French and Italian
laurelcumminswhite@gmail.com
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French Literature Professor Writes Horror Analysis, Gets Picked for Series Editor Position

February 26, 2021 06:46 PM
French literature professor Marc Olivier made a splash with his book "Household Horror: Cinematic Fear and the Secret Life of Everyday Objects," landing him a series editor position for a new series, Icons of Horror.
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“Mormons in Paris”: Two BYU Professors Analyze Mormon Polygamy in French Culture

February 22, 2021 01:34 PM
Professors Corry Cropper and Chris Flood recently published their book "Mormons in Paris" as an analysis of how the French used early Mormon polygamy to satirize French culture in the 1800s.
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Jim Law

Full-time Faculty, French & Italian
3137 JFSB
(801) 422-2782
jimlaw@byu.edu
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Corry Cropper on Albert Camus' The Plague (1947)

July 06, 2020 12:00 AM
Albert Camus’ novel depicts the city of Oran, Algeria during a contemporary outbreak of the plague. While there are obvious parallels between the plague in the novel and the peste brune (the brown plague, a nickname for the Nazis who occupied France during World War 2), by transforming the threat into an act of nature, Camus shifts the focus from human cruelty to the many reactions to suffering: some pretend it doesn’t exist, some try to escape it, others accept it and try to alleviate pain.
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