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October 1st Deadline for Dissertation Workshop

Sep. 27, 2012—  Attention Ph.D. Students! October 1st is the deadline for signing up Dissertation and Prospectus Writing Workshop Series! Please follow this link to register. Dissertation and Prospectus Writing Workshop Series Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Graduate School, the Graduate Development Network, and the Writing Studio Thursday, October 11 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Arguments and Evidence: Making...

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Co-Errance Meeting on October 12th

Sep. 26, 2012—Venez nombreux à notre première réunion de Co-Errance ! Benoît Houzé (notre étudiant en échange de MICEFA) nous fera une présentation : Un album inédit de Tristan Corbière : peinture et poésie mêlées vendredi 12 octobre de 17h à 19h Center for Second Language Studies Furman Hall 001 Apportez à boire (jus, vin, bière) et des « snacks »...

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McGill University Accepting Job Applications

Sep. 25, 2012—Appel à candidature Poste de professeur en littérature de langue française spécialisé en « essai et prose d’idées » Le Département de langue et littérature françaises de l’Université McGill sollicite des candidatures à un poste de professeur spécialisé dans le domaine de l’essai et de la prose d’idées. Il s’agit d’un poste conduisant à la...

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Upcoming Memorial for Dr. Dieter Sevin

Sep. 24, 2012—On Monday, October 1st, there will be a celebration of Dr. Dieter Sevin’s life in Benton Chapel at 4pm. Dr. Dieter Sevin, former chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages at Vanderbilt University, died of pancreatic cancer on July 29, 2012, at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee. He was 73. A specialist in...

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Professor Tucker’s Participation in Summer Research Program

Sep. 24, 2012—This past summer, Professor Holly Tucker worked in London with undergraduate Liz Deangelo at the Wellcome Library for the History of Medicine. The research project was funded by the Vanderbilt University Summer Research Program. You can hear more about Liz’s work and her collaboration with Professor Tucker here.

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September 28: Talk on Pedagogy

Sep. 20, 2012—The Center for Second Language Studies is pleased to announce a talk, “Theme-based Language Teaching in the 21st Century,” by Dr. Jianhua Bai on Friday, September 28 at 3:10 in Furman 114. All graduate students in French are expected to attend.    

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Deadline in October for a Chicago Conference

Sep. 20, 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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Upcoming Deadline for Graduate Conference in Toronto

Sep. 20, 2012—Sunday, September 30th is the deadline for applying to the 3rd International Graduate Student Conference on Latin American and the Caribbean. This conference will be held on March 15-16, 2013 at York University (in Toronto, Canada).

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Upcoming Deadline for In Trans Conference in NYC

Sep. 20, 2012—Saturday, September 29th, is the deadline for submitting abstracts for In Trans: Reading Between and Beyond, a conference which will take place November 8-9 in NYC.

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Senior French Major Career Night

Sep. 20, 2012—Qui : Senior French Majors Quand : October 24th at 5pm Quoi : Career Night Où : Furman 207 and lounge Venez nombreux !

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September 24: Deadline for McGill Conference

Sep. 19, 2012—Graduate students who are interested in participating in Colloque Générations should apply by September 24th. This conference will take place on November 22-23 at McGill University in Montreal.

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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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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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Professor Sharpley-Whiting named the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in AADS and French

Sep. 11, 2012—On August 28th, a ceremony took place to name Professor Tracy D. Sharpley-Whiting the new Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in African American and Diaspora Studies and French. Congratulations, Professor Sharpley-Whiting!

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Congratulations to Eva Dessein!

Sep. 10, 2012—Eva Marguerite Suzanne Dessein succeeded in passing her Ph.D. dissertation defense on August 17, 2012. The title of her dissertation was “Identity Construction in Multilingual Environments: A Case Study of the Study Abroad Experience.”

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Congratulations to Olivia Grenvicz!

Sep. 10, 2012—Congratulations are due to Lisa Olivia Grenvicz who successfully passed her Ph.D. dissertation defense on August 14, 2012. Her dissertation was entitled “Redefining the ‘Supplement’ in 18th-century French Travel Literature: 1750-1789.”

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In Memory of James Patty, Professor Emeritus

Aug. 31, 2012—James Patty, Emeritus Professor of French 19th century French literature 1925 – 2012               James Patty passed away on August 25th. He was 87. Professor Patty was the last of the group of Baudelaire specialists involved with the founding and development of the Baudelaire Center (led by Professors Poggenberg,...

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Professor Holly Tucker honored at 2012 Fall Assembly

Aug. 26, 2012—Holly Tucker, professor of French and Italian, received The Chancellor’s Awards for Research for her book, Blood Work: A Tale of Murder and Medicine in the Scientific Revolution, which sheds new light on the infancy of blood transfusions.     A Chancellor’s Award for Research recognizes excellence in research, scholarship, or creative expression. All tenured...

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Prof. Barsky named to the Institute for Advanced Studies

Apr. 24, 2012—Professor Barsky has just been named to the Institute for Advanced Studies, Toulouse, for 2012-2013. He will research radical Zionist organizations active in France and the United States, in the context of work he’s doing on Avukah, the Jewish Student organization that existed in the United States from 1925-1942, part of his broader work on...

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Congratulations Daniel!

Jan. 31, 2012—Congratulations to Daniel Ridge who successfully passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense on January 27, 2012.  His defense dissertation is titled: “Pierre Louÿs, jeune homme de lettres”                            

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