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Participez au futur francophone en Louisiane et dans le monde !

Come to UL Lafayette to earn your undergraduate degree in French, your Masters in French, or your Ph.D. in Francophone Studies and be part of the Francophone future in Louisiana and the world.

Our university is located in the heart of French Louisiana, a cultural crossroads joining many areas of the contemporary Francophone world that share historical and linguistic roots. As a French student at UL Lafayette, you’ll experience first hand our unique culture, heritage, and multicultural diversity. Lafayette and Acadiana will be your classroom.

At all levels, the breadth and reach of the courses and approaches reflect this diversity and richness to make the experience at UL Lafayette unique. Our dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary programs cover the literatures, cinema, and cultures of France, Belgium, Quebec, Acadia, Louisiana, the Antilles and Haïti, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Maghreb.

Opportunities to use your French abound! Multiple French tables and gatherings around the area let you interact with multiple generations of native Cajun French speakers, who link the past to the present and the future.

Students from all over the Francophone World come together at UL Lafayette to explore the rich variety, hybridity, and créolisation of the global Francophonie using a variety of approaches: literary, linguistic, critical, ethnographic, cinematographic, historical, culture and folklore studies.

French Major

Through a rich variety of coursework ranging from language and cultural studies to literature and civilization, your abilities in French will flourish, and you’ll be ready to make your mark on the world – en français !

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French Minor

A minor in French is the perfect complement to any degree, providing important skills to enhance your professional options.

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Masters in French

Our Masters program will allow you to broaden and deepen your understanding of the Francophone World and enhance your ability to conduct research in your field. Alone, it can enhance your competitiveness on the job market, or it will prepare you for even more advanced and specialized study in your field.

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PhD in Francophone Studies

Our unique program prepares you for a career in higher education. You will enter the highly competitive academic job market with specialized training in research, teaching, and professional skills.

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Venez étudier avec nous-autres !

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).