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Department of French and Italian

Paris Program in Critical Theory

The Northwestern University Paris Program in Critical Theory, inaugurated in Fall of 2001, affords advanced graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with French and European theoretical research by spending one year in Paris under optimal conditions. The Paris program, directed by Samuel Weber, Avalon Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern University, has two major functions: to provide funding for a one year stay in Paris and to create a situation in which that year can be put to best possible use.

The Paris Program provides a full fellowship support for one year to up to five highly qualified graduate students from Northwestern. In the Fall quarter, these students participate in a weekly interdisciplinary seminar organized by the Program's Director, Professor Weber. The Director also assists students in making contact with leading European scholars and researchers in their respective fields. Students spend the rest of the year in study and/or research according to their individual projects.

For further information on this program, see the Paris Program site.