“French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD,” reads IMDB’s plot summary of French filmmaker Gaspar Noé’s latest cinematic creation, “Climax.” What this plot summary, and any summary of the film…
Bertrand joined Stanford’s French department in 1966. Upon his retirement in 2000, he remained an active educator on campus, teaching classes to undergraduates as well as adult Continuing Studies students.
A French musical artist recently visited Stanford and talked to the Daily about his experiences on campus.
Professor René Girard, a member of the prestigious Académie Française, has died at 91.
Dishes like fish provencal and chicken breast roulade may sound intimidating to the novice cook, but FRENLANG 60E: “French Cooking” makes fine food accessible to students looking to develop their culinary skills.
A whole forced cultural assimilation can be started with the destruction of the culture’s language. As soon as a cornerstone of culture is destroyed, the rest of the culture will soon follow. To stop destroying diversity and start closing the gap between global powers, we should start learning less popular languages and work on preserving more culture.
Stanford undergraduates continue to take language courses out of interest rather than to fulfill a language requirement, according to the latest annual report from Stanford University Language Center.