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17th Annual French Week A Success

The French Section of the Department of Foreign Languages recently coordinated Georgia Southern’s 17th Annual French Week, a national celebration of the francophone world’s culture, history, and diversity.  Approximately four hundred people from the campus community and beyond enjoyed presentations by CLASS faculty on Napoleon (Jeff Burson of History), Manet (Tiffanie Townsend of Art) and the youth of France (Virginie Ems-Bléneau of Foreign Languages), as well as a “Matinée Musicale” (Linda Cionitti, Michael Braz, and Tamara Watson Harper of Music) and a concert of French folk music (Jean-Paul Carton, Professor Emeritus, and Dominique Carton of Foreign Languages).  Other activities included two contemporary French films, a talent show in French (with participants from the United States, France, Morocco, Burkina Faso, and Gabon), a presentation on Haiti’s health care, and daily menus from the Dining Commons of classic French dishes.

Of particular interest this year was the participation of Philippe Broutin, a French avant-garde artist who was in residence for the entire week, thanks to a grant from CLEC.

Broutin mixed media performance (First two photos, L – R: Philippe Broutin, Jeanine Lombard, Tamara Roberts, Isaiah Robinson): 

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Berlin concerto

 

 

 

 

 

French Art Event with Broutin: Exhibition open, Reception, and Meet the Artist @ Bluprint Studios and Gallery in Statesboro.

Dr. David Seaman and Philippe Broutin
Broutin shows David's portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippe Broutin and Trish Carter, Bluprint Gallery Owner
Trish & Broutin

 

 

 

 

 

Broutin artist talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matinée Musicale:

Clarinet group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flautist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Tamara Harper and Linda Cionitti
Tamara Harper & Linda Cionitti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation on Haiti’s healthcare (Nancy Waters and the Methodist Church Medical Mission Team):

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For more information, please visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/foreignlanguages/frenchweek

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