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Wagnerian Talk on February 8th

Feb. 6, 2013—The Department of French and Italian is proud to co-sponser a lecture entitled “What is Isolde Inhaling? Modernity, Meaning & Wagner’s Music.” Nickolas Vazsonyi of the University of South Carolina, will speak on this topic at 3:10 p.m. on February 8th in 206 Buttrick Hall. A reception follows in the Max Kade Center.

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Dr. Whidden and Dr. Ridge to host “Journée d’études: Arthur Rimbaud et les Zutistes”

Jan. 31, 2013—The Department of French and Italian welcomes Dr. Seth Whidden of Villanova University. Dr. Whidden will be a Pascal Pia fellow at the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French studies from April 8th through April 12th. Title:”Journée d’études: Arthur Rimbaud et les Zutistes” Place: W.T. Bandy Center, Central Library Time: 3:10, Tuesday April...

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October 31st: Linguistics Professor to Give Talk

Oct. 24, 2012—Professor Gillian Wigglesworth Professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics University of Melbourne, Australia Ecology, Equity, and Ethics in Education in Aboriginal Australia Wednesday, October 31, 4:10, 101 Buttrick   Gillian Wigglesworth received her PhD in 1993 from La Trobe University with a thesis entitled “Investigating children’s cognitive...

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Digital Storytelling Talk this Friday

Oct. 24, 2012—FATT 10-26  Friday October 26 at 3:10 in Furman 001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING: Engaging students in speaking in the classroom Presentation by Todd Hughes For more events related to French and/or Italian, please see our Events page!

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Andrea Mirabile to Speak this Friday

Oct. 23, 2012—The Film Theory and Visual Culture Seminar presents ANDREA MIRABILE (Assistant Professor of Italian, VU) “Multimedia Archaeologies: D’Annunzio, Belle Epoque Paris, and the Total Artwork” Friday, October 26 12noon-2pm Robert Penn Warren Center We’re delighted to announce our first guest of the 2012-2013 academic year. Our own Andrea Mirabile will present a paper taken from...

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Julius Grey to Speak on Thursday, October 11th

Oct. 11, 2012—  Julius Grey, a renowned Montreal lawyer, will speak at the Robert Penn Warren Center at 3-5pm. A noted immigration authority, Grey has published widely and in 1984 authored Immigration Law in Canada. He is also an expert on constitutional law and has taken on many significant cases in this area as well as in...

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Professor Paul B. Miller to Speak at Bowdoin Symposium

Oct. 10, 2012—Paul B. Miller is participating in the symposium, “Caribbean Interorality in the New Millenium” at Bowdoin College, October 11-12. He will give a talk entitled “Books and Boukman: Tracing a Legendary Genealogy.”

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Dr. Damian Catani to Present on Baudelaire

Oct. 8, 2012—Dr. Damian Catani, visiting W.T. Bandy Fellow from Birkbeck College, London University, will present on Tuesday, October 16th at 3 p.m. in the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies, Central Library, 8th floor. His topic is “Modernity, Evil and Ethics: Reading Baudelaire through Eliot, Sartre and Bataille.”

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September 20th “ON WRITING” with Robert Barsky

Sep. 17, 2012—WHAT: On Writing: Journal Article Writing WHEN: Thursday, September 20  4:15pm WHERE: Black Cultural Center Auditorium This semester, On Writing will feature a panel discussion on Journal Article writing with three Vanderbilt professors and journal editors. Larry W. Isaac is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Sociology and editor of American Sociological Review. Robert Barsky is...

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September 20th, Caribbean Studies Reading Group with Annette Quarcoopome

Sep. 17, 2012—Thursday, Sept. 20 Caribbean Studies Reading Group, 1 p.m. at the Warren Center. This seminar focuses on the study of literature, history, politics, culture, and society in the Caribbean Basin, or the nations bordering and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, including the Bahamas and parts of Central and South America, as well as its diaspora...

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October 5th Professor Debrauwere-Miller to Speak on Antisemitism in France

Sep. 17, 2012—                                            Professor Debrauwere-Miller has been invited to speak at Yale University in October 5, 2012. She will give a lecture on “France and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” For more information on this conference, visit the...

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Reading of Play by Dan Church on April 1st!

Mar. 19, 2012—“Vous avez quel âge?” was a hit one-man show starring Jean Piat in the Théâtre de la Comédie des Champs-Ëlysées, premiering in February 2010. Françoise Dorin, daughter of “chansonnier” René Dorin, was born 1928. She became an actress in her father’s shows at the Théâtre des Deux Ânes and then in the “legitimate” theatre with...

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Ritt Dietz March 23rd

Jan. 15, 2012—Ritt Dietz is the Executive Director of the Professional Masters Degree Program at University of Wisonsin-Madison.  Dr. Dietz will speak on March 23rd to students about opportunities for graduates of French Studies programs.

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Richard Howard Lecture March 23 to 24, 2012

Dec. 13, 2011—Professor Richard Howard will be giving a lecture on March 23-24, 2012. He is the Pulitzer Prize & MacArthur “Genius” Grant winner, as well as a poet, critic and translator of over 100 volumes from the French. More information about his lecture will be forthcoming.

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Lecture presented by Nick Nesbitt of Princeton University

Nov. 2, 2011—Lecture presented by Nick Nesbitt, Dept. of French & Italian, Princeton University

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