Kayla White '14

Hey!

My name is Kayla White and I’m from Silver Spring, MD but being from the DC Area, I always claim I’m from DC.  I’m a sophomore French and Psychology double major here at Amherst and I absolutely love both of the departments. 

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Kayla White '14

Hey!

My name is Kayla White and I’m from Silver Spring, MD but being from the DC Area, I always claim I’m from DC.  I’m a sophomore French and Psychology double major here at Amherst and I absolutely love both of the departments. 

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The French House

The French House is an academic theme house that is located within King Dormitory on the Amherst College campus. Although residents and French-speaking guests are required to speak French to each other while in the House, residency is open to francophones of all levels of ability. The department's teaching assistants live with the French House residents.

Contact Information

Department of French Amherst College P.O. Box 5000 Amherst, MA 01002-5000 Phone: 413-542-8251 Fax: 413-542-2759 Department Office: 201 Barrett Hall For more information, please contact the Department Coordinator, Elizabeth Eddy (eaeddy@amherst.edu). See also:

About the Department

The objective of the French major is to learn about French culture directly through its language and principally by way of its literature. Emphasis in courses is upon examination of significant authors or problems rather than on chronological survey. We read texts closely from a modern critical perspective, but without isolating them from their cultural context.

Laure Katsaros Receives Mellon New Directions Fellowship to Study Architectural Design

Associate Professor of French Laure Katsaros has received $262,500 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through its New Directions Fellowship program, which exists to “assist faculty members in the humanities … who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.” Katsaros’ award will support her in earning a master’s degree in the history and philosophy of design from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2014–15, and in traveling around France to visit several distinctive architectural sites. Her goal is to produce a final project for the master’s program, and eventually a book, tentatively titled Glass Architectures: Utopian Surveillance from Fourier to the Surrealists.