About Shannon McHugh

Shannon McHugh is Associate Professor of French and Italian at UMass Boston. She is the author of Petrarch and the Making of Gender in Renaissance Italy (2023). Her research on Renaissance literature—which focuses on topics including gender and the history of fan culture—has taken her to places ranging from the Vatican Secret Archives to the Walt Disney Imagineering Library.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 29, 2023 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Library is pleased to welcome Lebanese author, Joseph Kai for a discussion of his latest book: Restless (English translation of L’Intranquille). We will dive into Joseph’s own story based in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Join MFA French Associate Guide, Isabelle Slotine, who will reveal the secrets of iconic Palais de Versailles. Isabelle has prepared two remarkable conferences for the French Library.

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Friday, September 29, 2023 2:00 PM To 3:00 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us online for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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