It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of Helen Tartar, editorial director of Fordham University Press. She's been instrumental in bringing French works to an English readership.
To celebrate the worldwide celebration of the Francophonie this month, the French Cultural Service in Chicago ask prize-winning writer Abdourahman A. WABERI from Djibouti to share his thoughts on its meaning today.
CALL FOR PAPERS - The Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association is organizing its 40th annual colloquium. The theme will be based on the "art of getting away" and how it is percieved and treated throughout 19th century French literature.
The 4th edition of UniFrance’s online film festival, My French Film Festival was met by unprecedented success as results grew four-fold compared with 2013. With viewers from 205 countries, the festival totaled 4 million viewings from January 17 to February 17, 2014.The festival featured a selection of 10 feature films and 10 shorts subtitled in 13 languages and available across 20 platforms.
Mathieu Gallet has been officially appointed to succeed Jean-Luc Hees at the head of Radio France, the French public service radio broadcaster. At 37, he will become the youngest CEO in the history of the station. He is set to take office in May 2014. His nomination was confirmed Thursday, March 27th by the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA, an independent administration in charge of the regulation of various electronic media in France, such as radio and television).
On February 21st, Relativity Media (pres. Tucker Tooley) announced the creation of a U.S. distribution and marketing joint venture with EuropaCorp (CEO Christophe Lambert), according to Variety. Both companies will benefit from this joint venture by distributing each other’s films. With this agreement, Relativity Media opens up the US market for Europacorp’s films. EuropaCorp will have to pay $130 million over six years for US distribution rights.
Enhance your knowledge of French culture while improving your language and teaching skills... The SPCD (Stages Pédagogiques de Courte Durée) program of the French Embassy awards 40 grants each year to qualified primary and secondary school teachers of the French language.
Each year the Cultural services of the French Embassy provide around 40 grants, called SPCD, for American teachers who wish to attend summer training sessions in France.