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Andrea Mirabile published an article in Italica on the intersections between literature, biography, and art history in the work of Anna Banti.

Oct. 13, 2016—Andrea Mirabile. “Lorenzo Lotto di Anna Banti: fra Longhi e Berenson.” Italica 93.2 (2016): 262-273.

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Congratulations to Lynn Ramey for receiving the SEC faculty grant

Oct. 10, 2016—Congratulations to Lynn Ramey for receiving the SEC faculty grant to further her work with Daniel O’Sullivan at the University of Mississippi on her 3-D historical immersive environment, “Brendan’s Voyage” designed to teach medieval French language and culture!

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Paul Miller’s Interview with Rene Depestre was published in the Afro-Hispanic Review

Sep. 20, 2016—Paul B. Miller’s article  “Un cubano mas?: An Interview with Rene Depestre about his Cuban Experience”   has just come out in The Afro,Hispanic Review Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 2015).  Read the piece here.

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In the Huffington Post Bob Barsky discusses how immigrant literature can help understand ways to prevent terrorism

Sep. 12, 2016—Huffington Post has published an article by Bob Barsky, “Want To Prevent Lone Wolf Terrorism? Promote A ‘Sense of Belonging’ Among Immigrants”, where he uses immigrant literature research to help us understand ways of preventing terrorism.  Click Here to read the article.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-us/want-to-prevent-lone-wolf_b_11868462.html?

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Robert Barsky’s New Novel is Hatched

Aug. 25, 2016—  Robert F. Barsky has published his first novel, Hatched.  It is available in paperback on Amazon. A well-respected chef in New York City has decided to fulfill a lifelong dream, to open a restaurant that is devoted entirely to “eggy” creations in the smart Wall Street area of the City. Working with an inspired architect, John...

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Lynn Ramey presented her work on Digital Humanities and Medieval Culture this summer at UCLA and University of Sydney

Jul. 14, 2016—Lynn Ramey presented the following talks and workshops this summer: “Collaborative Storytelling in Unity3D: Creating Scalable Long-Term Projects for Humanists.” Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites. UCLA. June 20, 2016. ‘Representing Medieval Culture Through Time and Space: Cyprus at the Crossroads.” Cultures of Modernities in the Global Middle...

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Patricia A. Ward, Professor Emerita, is the author of an essay, “Continental Spirituality and Eighteenth-Century British Protestant Readers.”

Jul. 14, 2016—Patricia A. Ward, Professor Emerita, is the author of an essay, “Continental Spirituality and Eighteenth-Century British Protestant Readers,” pp. 50-71 in Heart Religion: Evangelical Piety in England and Ireland, 1690-1850, ed. John R.D. Coffey (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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18th Century Book Exhibition in Central Library curated by Graduate Students Abby Broughton, Kathryn Devine, Bonnie Griffin and Cara Wilson

Jun. 29, 2016—Sensuality and Textuality: Experiencing the 18th Century Book May 2016 through March 2017 Lobby of Central Library, Vanderbilt University   The French Enlightenment is often labeled in literary studies as the period where the novel developed and flourished as a distinct genre. This exhibition was part of a graduate seminar that sought to problematize this interpretation,...

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Spend a semester at Vanderbilt in France! Click here for more information

Jun. 29, 2016—VANDERBILT IN FRANCE  FALL 2017 STUDY ABROAD FAIR Thursday, August 31 from 1:00 – 4:00 Sarratt  Rooms 216/220  To learn more about the program or schedule an appointment to discuss the program contact  VIF Resident Director Maite Monchal   During the Fall and Spring semesters we offer a program of study for students who wish to major...

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William Franke presented lectures at the Beijing Capitol University and University of Frankfurt during the summer 2016

Jun. 29, 2016—William Franke gave an inaugural lecture (“Liberal Arts Education in East Asia: The Unspeakable Basis of Comparative Humanities”) for the opening of a new School of Foreign Studies in the Beijing Capitol University of Business and Economics (CUEB), May 26, 2016. He is conducting a 2016 summer-semester block seminar on “Apophatische Theologie und neuzeitliche Philosophie”...

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Virginia Scott’s article, “Multi-competence and language teaching” was published in the The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence.

Jun. 27, 2016—  Virginia Scott’s article, “Multi-competence and language teaching” was published in the The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence.   Read article here.

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Congratulations to Louis Betty, recent Vanderbilt Ph.D., on his new book: Without God: Michel Houellebecq and Materialist Horror, published by Penn State Univ. Press

Jun. 27, 2016—  Without God: Michel Houellebecq and Materialist Horror by Louis Betty Entirely brilliant from a methodological point of view, Without God sheds a great deal of light on the work of Michel Houellebecq. Given its very broad perspective and the importance of the issues at stake, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers.”...

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Jessica Greenfield was selected by the Center for Teaching to be one of the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year.

Jun. 27, 2016—Jessica Greenfield was selected by the Center for Teaching to be one of the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. 5-26-2016

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Congratulations to Lynn Ramey for her recent publications, invited lectures and workshops, and grant awards:

Feb. 1, 2016—Publications Black Legacies: “Race” and the European Middle Ages. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014). Paperback edition: July 2016. Ramey, Lynn, and Rebecca Panter. “Collaborative Storytelling in Unity3D: Creating Scalable Long-Term Projects for Humanists.” Interactive Storytelling. Ed. H. Schoenau-Fog et al. Vol. 9445. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer-Verlag, 2015: 357–60. Invited Lectures and Workshops:...

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Vanderbilt in France Information Sessions to be held during the week of Feb. 1st-5th

Jan. 27, 2016—Maite Monchal, Director of Vanderbilt if France will be on campus during the week of February 1st – 5th to speak with students interested in studying abroad in southern France.  Click here to find a list of days, times and places to meet Maite and hear more about the programs. Monday, Feb. 1st 6pm – 7pm...

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Professor Barsky talk at the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Yale Law School on February 25th.

Jan. 20, 2016—Professor Barsky will be giving a talk at the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Yale Law School Center for International Human Rights, on February 25th. The talk is entitled “”Dirt, Filth, Infection, and Border Crossings: Rendering Human Beings ‘illegal’ and ‘foreign’”.

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Bob Barsky has published a Commentary in Fortune Magazine on the recent Court of Appeals ruling on Immigration

Nov. 13, 2015—  What the Legal Setbacks on Obama’s Immigration Plans Say About the Grey Areas of U.S. Border Patrol COMMENTARY by Robert F. Barsky NOVEMBER 13, 2015 10:27 AM EST SEE ARTICLE

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French Embassy now accepting applications for teaching assistants

Oct. 14, 2015—TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM IN FRANCE Work in France for 7 months teaching English to French students! Program Dates: October 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017 Job Duties: Assistant teaches English classes for a total of 12 hours per week in up to 3 schools. Assistant serves as a resource person in conversation groups, organizes activities and...

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Susan Kevra has published an article in Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

Oct. 14, 2015—An essay by Susan Kevra was just published  in Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, “From Raw to Cooked: Amy Tan’s “Fish Cheeks” through a Lévi-Straussian Lens.” 

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