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An essay on the state of the profession in the humanities by William Franke newly published in Diacritics.

Sep. 24, 2015—        Read Professor Franke’s essay, “Professional Dantology and the Human Significance of Dante Studies.”   https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/diacritics/v042/42.4.franke.html#resp02

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Deauville Teaching Program Announced

Dec. 14, 2014—Two teaching internships in Deauville, France, will be awarded to a French-speaking candidate who has experience or promise as a teacher of English for young students.  The selected intern will teach English in the primary schools of Deauville for the entire academic year. To see a brief overview of the program and the city, click...

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April Stevens Recipient of Research Award

Apr. 1, 2013—April Stevens, an ABD student in French, has received a College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Award. Congratulations, April!

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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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Professor Elsa Filosa to be Honored at Reception

Jan. 31, 2013—On Monday, February 4th, there will be a reception at 4:15 p.m. at the Robert Penn Warren Center in honor of Vanderbilt faculty who published books in 2012. Congratulazioni, professoressa Filosa!  

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Willie Geist, VU ‘97 – TODAY Show Host Uses French in Interview

Nov. 16, 2012—Alumnus Willie Geist, ’97, TODAY Show host shares this quote with us after using his French in an interview with actor Bradley Cooper: “In four years of highlights at Vanderbilt, the biggest was my time in Aix-en-Provence with the Vanderbilt-in-France program. The French language took me that semester to corners of Europe I never thought I’d...

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Recent Alumnus Auditions for France’s National Superior Conservatory

Nov. 5, 2012—Christopher Owen Anderson, who graduated in 2012 as a French major, has been applying to start his Master of Music Performance at the National Superior Conservatory in Paris. As a part of the audition process, he recently passed a French language examination and will go to Paris the first week in March to audition live...

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Brown to Host Conference: Call for Papers

Oct. 31, 2012—Tuesday, January 15th is the deadline for submitting abstracts for (Ex)îles, the annual graduate student conference of the Brown University Department of French Studies. Îles et exils : ces deux termes évoquent l’un comme l’autre des réalités très concrètes ; mais l’un comme l’autre ouvrent le champ à de nombreuses interprétations moins littérales, qui nous...

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Lecture on Literature and Research on October 26th

Oct. 25, 2012—“Zooming in on Literature: Computational Thinking and Research Paradigms in the Humanities” Robin Valenza, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Friday, October 26th at 4pm Buttrick 101 This lecture will be followed by a reception from 6-7:30 in the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at 1801 Edgehill Avenue. For...

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Registration Open for THATCamp

Oct. 24, 2012—    The Center for Second Language Studies, the Center for Teaching, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy, and Warren Center’s Digital Humanities Seminar are pleased to announce the inaugural THATCamp Vanderbilt University on November 2-3, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference:...

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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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Professor Emerita Tracy Barrett joins John Seigenthaler on NPT

Oct. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University Professor Emerita, Tracy Barrett, joins John Seigenthaler on Nashville Public Television’s “Word on Words” series on Sunday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m. on channel 8.         October 12-14 is the Southern Festival of books and for NPT, the Festival is a golden opportunity to grab numerous nationally recognized authors for...

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Upcoming Deadline for Graduate Student Conference

Oct. 11, 2012—Monday, October 15th, is the deadline for applying to the 2013 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference which will be held on January 24-26, 2013 at the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies in Chicago. Although a wide range of disciplines will be discussed, abstracts and papers should concern a “medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe...

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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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Patricia Ward Gave Keynote Addresses

Oct. 1, 2012—Patricia Ward, professsor emerita, recently gave two invited keynote addresses:  “Women Readers of the Song of Songs”at a conference in New Orleans on the Bible and Literature, sponsored by the South Central Region of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, and “Fenelon and Classical America” at a seminar-workshop on Fenelon in the Enlightenment at the...

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