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Undergraduate Advising

Modern Languages undergraduate majors should contact their advisor for policies and procedures regarding advising. Typically, this involves:

  1. Scheduling an appointment with your advisor or checking their schedule for Office Hours. Most faculty post a sign-up sheet on their office doors with appointment times.
  2. Picking up a blank scheduling (Blue) form in the Modern Languages Office.
  3. Filling out a copy of your credit distribution sheet.
  4. Having a list of course needs and questions ready for your advisor.
  5. Having a plan for your future semesters!

If you don't know who your advisor is, check ULink.

Graduate Advising

The Graduate Coordinator is the advisor for all graduate students except for students who are ABD and writing their dissertations. Dissertation directors are the advisors for their dissertation students. All graduate students must meet with their advisor each semester to discuss their progress toward degree, including selecting courses and comprehensive examination areas, and to discuss any other matters pertinent to their studies.

Where and When

Office hours for all faculty members are posted in the Modern Languages Office and on the door of each faculty member. 

Advising is conducted by appointment with your advisor during the advising period in the middle of the semester.

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”).