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Elsa Filosa was named the Harvard University Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for 2015-16, a Villa I Tatti Fellowship for research on the Italian Renaissance

Jul. 27, 2015—        Elsa Filosa, Andrew W Mellon Fellow Boccaccio and the Florentine Coup (1360-61) 2015-2016 The Harvard University Center awards fifteen Villa I Tatti Fellowships annually, each for twelve months, for post-doctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance from the 14th to the 17th century. Fellows live in the Florence area and have...

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Congratulations to Robert Barsky on his new book: Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law: The Flight and the Plight of People Deemed ‘Illegal’

Apr. 16, 2015—  Professor Robert Barsky’s newest book applies insights from the realms of language theory, literature and law to the complex interaction between undocumented immigrants and host countries. Published by Routledge Law, it will appear in the summer of 2015. http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/books/details/9781138849488/

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Holly Tucker’s Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution was awarded a China Times Book prize

Jan. 21, 2015—Holly Tucker’s Blood Work:  A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution was awarded a China Times Book prize, the most prestigious publishing award in Taiwan.

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“Cultural Modernism in the Americas III: The French and Italian Avant-Garde.” October 23rd-24th, in The W.T. Bandy Center

Oct. 8, 2014—When: October 23rd – 24th Where: W.T. Bandy Center, 8th Floor, Central Library What: “Cultural Modernism in the Americas III: The French and Italian Avant-Garde.” Conference Program: PROGRAM Avant-Garde Symposium

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Congratulations to Lynn Ramey on her new book: Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages

Aug. 20, 2014—      “A provocative study of western racial attitudes. Ramey adds an important, likely controversial, and well-written scholarly challenge to the argument that racism in the West was the product of nineteenth-century science.”–Hamilton Cravens, coeditor of Race and Science “The significance of this book extends beyond the medieval past. Black Legacies shows that behind myths of...

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Paul B. Miller publishes two articles

Sep. 12, 2013—  Paul B. Miller, Assistant Professor of French, has published “I Hear Therefore I Know: Post-Dictatorial Traumatic Expression and Death and the Maiden” in Studies in American Jewish Literature and “La plus froide ironie: distance et proximité ethnographiques chez Alejo Carpentier et René Maran” in Presence Africaine.

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Way to go Future Graduates! Join us as we honor our French and Italian students at our Senior Reception 2013!

Apr. 15, 2013—Thursday April 18th, 2013 Furman Hall 208 @ 5:00 PM Awards, Prizes, and Refreshments! We will announce the winners of the Lancaster Prize in Italian and the Gardner Prize in French. Amélie de Gaulle, representing the French Consulate, will present the French government prizes. Any questions regarding this event should be directed to Tamra.m.hicks@vanderbilt.edu or...

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Paul B. Miller to present lecture

Apr. 12, 2013—Paul B. Miller, Assistant Professor of French, Caribbean and Latin American Studies,  will be presenting a lecture at the Gordon Jewish Community Center on “Jews and Judaism in Latin American and Caribbean Literature” on Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm.

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April 2013 Conference “Cultural Modernism in the Americas I: Québec” at the W. T. Bandy Center

Apr. 11, 2013—April the 18th and 19th A two-day international conference will be held in the W. T. Bandy Center (in the Central Library). Guests from Québec and Canada will be speaking in French and English about the emergence of modernity in Québec and the ways in which this process was influenced by French modernism. Several speakers will...

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Pursue Your Interest in French and Italian Outside the Classroom

Oct. 8, 2012—Interested in furthering your understanding of French and Italian? Check out our new Events Page!  

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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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Congratulations Louis Betty!

Jun. 27, 2012—      Professor Louis Betty, who lectured in the French Department at University of San Francisco for the past two years, has just accepted a tenure track position at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Louis Betty received his PhD in French Literature from Vanderbilt University in 2011. His research interests include religion and philosophy...

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Congratulations Rob Watson!

Apr. 17, 2012—Congratulations to Robert Watson who successfully passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense on April 16, 2012.  His defense dissertation is titled: “Cities of Origin, Cities of Exile. Maghrebi Jewish Diasporic Life-Writing in French. 1985-20″.

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Robert Barsky named new head of house at Ingram Commons

Apr. 10, 2012—Robert Barsky will be faculty head of West House, replacing Jo-Anne Bachorowski, associate professor of psychology. Barsky is professor of French and Italian with a joint appointment to the Department of English. An eminent member of the humanities division of the College of Arts and Science, Barsky teaches literature and works in immigration studies, linguistics...

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“The Liar” by David Ives at the Neely Auditorium April 6,7,12,14 @ 8pm

Apr. 5, 2012—The Liar By David Ives April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8pm April 8 at 2pm   Fresh from a successful world premiere at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., David Ives’ vivacious adaptation of Corneille’s 17th comedy delights with linguistic wit and slapstick style. When the new man-about-town is a compulsive liar and...

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New Books Network interviews Robert Barsky on his book “Zellig Harris: From American Linguistics to Socialist Zionism.”

Mar. 13, 2012—In this meticulously-researched biography, Zellig Harris: From American Linguistics to Socialist Zionism (MIT Press, 2011), Robert Barsky casts a great deal more light upon Harris’s story.  Exploring his involvement in the Avukah student group in the 1930s and 40s, Barsky shows how Harris not only strove to advance the cause of socialist Zionism, but also shaped...

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Vanderbilt Professor Holly Tucker named finalist for the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Feb. 21, 2012—Professor Holly Tucker (French and Italian Department) has been named finalist or the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her recently published book: Blood Work A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution. Click here for more information.

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Warren Center Graduate Student Lecture April 20, 2012 4:10PM

Feb. 21, 2012—French and Italian Department graduate student Robert Watson will be giving a lecture titled: “Shared Histories, Interdependent Memories: Screening Jewish-Arab Nostalgia in France and North Africa” on Friday April 20, 2012 at 4:10PM at the Robert Pen Warren Center.

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Faculty New Book Reception

Jan. 18, 2012—                                     

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