Poetic Worlds 2018

After receiving submissions of poems in numerous different languages, Poetic Worlds will be hosting their biannual poetry reading event to present the works chosen by students, staff, and members of the local community! The event will consist of these multilingual poetry readings, music by Ora Itkin, Salam Murtada, and Nerea Berraondo, and free refreshments (related... Continue Reading →

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French Culture Highlight: Easy French Recipes

When I think of French recipes, some of the first examples that come to mind are baked goods like macarons and soufflés, as intimidating to beginning bakers as they are delicious. Not all French recipes carry the same risk of disaster, however! As an amateur in the kitchen myself, try out these suggestions of (relatively)... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event: Le Cirque Féerique Reading

Heavy snowfalls, like the one we experienced today, leave me feeling nostalgic for cherished childhood memories of frolicking in the freshly fallen snow (and, for me, sitting in one place and eating snow by the mittenful). After a day outside in the cold, my mom would always welcome me back inside with a warm mug... Continue Reading →

French Culture Highlight: Must-See Films on DCL

Cinema: a quintessential French experience. Where would we be today without the works of Georges Méliès, Jean-Luc Godard, or Jean Renoir? In a world much more drab and uninspired, to be sure. Luckily, the University of Minnesota has a veritable treasure trove of movies uploaded to their Digital Content Library (DCL). Among their numerous collections,... Continue Reading →

Internship Opportunities with AFMSP

Alliance Française has four internship openings, and they encourage UMN students to apply! Although the positions are unpaid, they require only 10 hours of work per week in the AFMSP office, with flexible office hours (any time between 9:00am-8:00pm M-Th, 9:00am-5:00pm F, Sa) that can be determined by the intern. Interns are also offered a membership... Continue Reading →

French Culture Highlight: Les Revenants

As the weather finally turns chilly and I bring out my extensive sweater collection from storage, I happily turn towards my favorite autumn tradition: spooky, supernatural stories. This year, I've been lucky enough to find a zombie drama in French that departs from the usual zombie story cliché. Les Revenants (English: The Returned) is a popular... Continue Reading →

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