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Your commentary on events, namely in the francophone world but also on Duke campus, or your wonderment about a new word or turn of phrase – all is welcome on our blog, in English or French. The format can be as short as a flash of wit, or as long as necessary to get an idea across. It’s your call. Send your post on French in all shapes and sizes to cffs.duke@gmail.com Thank you!

L’actualité, notamment dans le monde francophone, mais aussi vos commentaires sur la vie à Duke ou encore la découverte d’un mot ou d’une expression, tout est le bienvenu sur ce blog, en français ou en anglais. Le format peut être aussi court qu’un trait d’esprit ou aussi long qu’il le faut pour faire passer une idée. À vous d’en décider et de faire vivre le français dans tous ses états. Envoyez vos posts à cffs.duke@gmail.com Merci !

Forum Postings

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Le succès des programmes bilingues français aux Etats-Unis

Août 28th, 2019 par Clément Thiery

Les programmes bilingues sont en plein essor aux Etats-Unis. Avec plus de cent...


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

LINK: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-46897151

The widow who asked eight French presidents for the truth...


Sunday, October 7, 2018

It is with profound sadness that we have learned of Pascale Casanova's passing at age 59 on September 29 in Paris. A highly innovative literary critic and a wonderful person, she had been...


Friday, September 14, 2018

After six decades of official silence, President Macron recognized on September 13 that a youthful antiwar intellectual, the mathematician Maurice Audin, was tortured to death in Algiers in 1957...


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The campus novel invented by English-speaking writers made a splash some years ago, with Duke providing more than the décor.  In Changing Places (1975), David Lodge creates Morris Zapp, a...


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Bastille Day — July 14 — is a day to join the Department of Romance Studies in celebrating the good news of a Chair in French and Francophone Studies. The donor of this generous gift has named the...


Monday, April 30, 2018

In November 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened on the island of Saadiyat in the United Arab Emirates. The museum is the product of an intergovernmental agreement between France and the UAE and as a...


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

By the end of this year, the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) is due to release a new four-year assessment of the status of French – it should rather be a Plural: of French...


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

“Combien de langues parle-t-on en Caroline du Nord ? Deux : l’anglais et le mauvais anglais ! “ Cette blague remonte aux années 1970, époque à laquelle seulement 2% des Nord-caroliniens de plus de...