Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Afternoon abroad: Franco-BU

Afternoon Abroad event was a success.

Franco-BU members enjoyed welcoming other potential members as well as all Bryant students and staff. Everyone enjoyed casual conversation while eating delicious crepes.

Friday, November 2, 2018


Chers tous, chères toutes !

Notre prochaine pause-café aura lieu le mercredi 7 novembre, 15h30-16h30 ! c'est dans notre salle habituelle - Fisher #1.
Venez nombreux !

French Events Fall 2018

French Film Series: B ienvenue à Marly-Gomont  (2016) 3 : 30-5 : 00 pm, October 10th
French Film Séries:  Le hérisson (2009)  3 :30 -5 :00 pm, November 17th
Fête des morts,  November 1st, 2-5 pm in Rotunda, Unistructure
Afternoon Abroad/ French cuisine,  November 28, 3-4 :30 PM
Night in France,  December 5th, 3 :30- 5 :00pm

French Restaurant in area or Boston : TBD
Voyage Culturel à Québec : TBA

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Modern Languages and Franco-BU present Invited speaker Dr. Jean-Godefroy Bidima

Dr. Jean-Godefroy Bidima, a leading international scholar in
Continental Philosophy, Arts and Literature of the Francophone World, African Philosophies, Juridical Anthropology and Medical Ethics, gave an insightful lecture on the philosophy of art in French –

Situating objects of art at the intersection of multiple relations between religion, economics, materiality, fetishism and spectrality of artistic representations, the philosopher deconstructed art at every level, while revealing complexities in its reception and production. He subsequently links art to utopia to reflect on the following questions: What qualifies as art nowadays?  How does art transform society? What will constitute an object of art in the future?

The event was followed by Q&A in French and English. We all appreciated Dr. Bidima’s erudition, wit and sense of humor!

Modern Languages Award Ceremony 2018: French at Bryant

2018 French Language Awards

Congratulations to Aleah Grady, Kathleen Gonzalez, Victoria Japhet, Eva Ballester and Shruti Kansara!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Québec Trip 2018

Franco BU's biggest event this Spring was our annual trip to Canada. 
We drove eight hours with 11 students and 1 advisor to Québec for the one of a kind Carnaval de Quebec. This festival is unlike any other in the world. The Carnaval de Québec has been celebrated annually since 1955. The most famous attractions of this winter festival are the night-time and daytime parades led by the Bonhomme. This trip was a wonderful opportunity for students to practice their french and learn about French culture.