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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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Elsa Filosa was named a Harvard University Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 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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