France Field School

The France Field School will spend 8 weeks in Summer 2015 studying expatriate literary culture in Paris, Tours, and surrounding cities. Through a range of coursework and excursions to museums, galleries, monuments, and more, students will have the opportunity to learn about some of the most exciting international cultural exchanges of the modern period. The Field School includes two upper-division courses in English literature and, in partnership with the Université François-Rabelais in Tours, offers a French oral practice and conversation course that will allow students to develop their French-language skills and deepen their appreciation of the linguistic exchanges central to expatriate literary culture.

For more information, be sure to check out SFU’s Study Abroad Destinations and Field School Director, Dr. Colette Colligan's France Field School page.

Field School News

This summer 2015, from June 23-June 26, the English Department's France Field School will be in full swing with special guest speaker Professor Norman Cornett. Introducing us to Paris' international jazz culture, Professor Cornett will lead a series of 'dialogic' sessions coordinated with a lecture on interwar jazz culture, an outing to a jazz club, and an exchange in person with an invited jazz composer/musician. In the words of Professor Cornett, "A dialogic session enables musicians and listeners to experience a meeting of the minds by creating a non-threatening learning environment where the only wrong question is the unasked question." Find out more about Professor Cornett's dialogic philosophy here.

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Photo credit: Amy Flockhart