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3438671262?profile=originalInterested in continuing your French studies by joining a vibrant and diverse French-speaking community just a few miles from New York City? It's not too late to enroll for credit-bearing French courses at Montclair State University (NJ) this fall (Sept. 4 to Dec. 19). https://www.montclair.edu/modern-languages-and-literatures/programs-of-study/french/

For more information about any of the online or in-person courses below feel free to contact Elizabeth Emery (emerye@montclair.edu). Montclair State also offers special programs for Adult Learners (65+) residing in NJ.


18th Century Seminar: The Senses and Performance in the Enlightenment - 46857 - FREN 532 - 01

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Dr. Pascale LaFountain

This course will center on the evolving relationships among the five senses, materialist philosophy, literary drama, and the public sphere in 18th-century French culture. It is impossible to separate the advancement of the Enlightenment project from developments in 18th-century theories of the senses and public performance. Under consideration will be questions of mind/body duality, the formalization of body language on stage, the centrality of blindness/sight metaphors to Enlightenment theory, bodily metaphors used in literature, and links between 18th-century thought and cognitive science today. Readings will include dramatic, scientific, theoretical, and philosophical works by Condillac, la Mettrie, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Diderot, Beaumarchais, Sainte-Albine, Riccoboni, Noverre, and others.

Research Seminar. - 46858 - FREN 603 - 01

Hybrid course meeting (some Mondays on campus 5:30-8 and others online) Dr. Elizabeth Emery

 “Research Seminar” lays a foundation for many of the writing and research skills integral for study at the graduate level in French. Students will hone these skills through the development of an independent research project defined by their own scholarly interests. Through workshops and discussion, participants in the class will have produced a substantive essay formatted for further development as a conference paper and/or article submission to a professional journal.

Introduction to Translation Theory. - 46855 - FREN 503/APLN 560 - 01

Online, Dr. Marisa Trubiano


An exploration of the history, theory, and methods of translation and translation practice as a means of engaging with a practical examination of the methodological and theoretical assumptions inherent in the field of translation studies. We will read and analyze some of the key texts that have inspired the development of translation theory and look at the key role played by translators across the globe and in professional settings.

The course will be taught in English with special language-specific modules and speakers discussing Literary & Audiovisual Translation, Theory & Accessibility to Media.

Upper-level Undergraduate Courses

(we also offer all levels of beginning and intermediate language instruction)


Mastering French French Grammar Review FREN203

Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm  Dr. Rabia Redouane


French Phonetics. - 45185 - FREN 205 - 01

Monday/Wednesday 11:30-12:45 Mme Harriet Saxon


Translation I. - 41069 - FREN 350 - 01

Online Dr. Joanna Dezio


France from World War II to the Present - 46854 - FREN 360 - 01

Monday/Wednesday 10-11:15am Dr. Lois Oppenheim


Eighteenth-Century French Literature

Tuesdays 5:30-8 pm Dr. Pascale LaFountain

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