ND offers new graduate exchange with premier French university

Author: Arts and Letters

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The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures this fall will launch a new graduate exchange program at the Universit de Rennes 2 in France.

The most important research center and higher education community for humanities and social sciences in Western France, Rennes 2 enrolls 20,000 students on three campuses and offers a dynamic intellectual community and lively cultural scene.

Beginning in the fall, Notre Dame Ph.D. in Literature candidate Marianne Peracchio will be in residence at Rennes 2 for the academic year and take courses and teach English and American culture to French students. Marie Sanquer will represent Rennes 2 at Notre Dame and will live and teach elementary French classes in South Bend. She will study French literature and second language teaching methodology at Notre Dame and will serve as a writing tutor in the University’s Writing Center.

The exchange program is available to advanced graduate students with a specialization in French and caps five years of collaboration on teaching, publication projects and conferences among faculty at both schools.

*Contact: * Alain Toumayan, associate professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, toumayan.2@nd.edu

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at newsinfo.nd.edu on June 18, 2008.