A certain tendency of french/Francophone studies in the united states

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Abstract

In 2010, the elimination of several humanities programs at SUNY, Albany-Classics, French, Italian, Russian, and Theater-generated a wave of reactions in the national media (Adler; Huckabee; Jaschik). With this clearly in mind, the New York Times launched a debate on the topic, "Do Colleges Need French Departments?" One can make the following observation: NYT did not title its piece: "Do Colleges Need Classics, French, Italian, Russian, and Theater Departments?" The fact that the best-known American newspaper would resume the cutting of several programs in a university to the single case of French proves that there is a long history of complex Franco-American relations (and a need to analyze these relations) that cannot be ignored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1101-1112
Number of pages12
JournalFrench Review
Volume86
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 2013

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A certain tendency of french/Francophone studies in the united states. / Durand, Alain-Philippe.

In: French Review, Vol. 86, No. 6, 05.2013, p. 1101-1112.

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