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Paul Miller’s book chapter “Boukman in Books: Tracing a legendary Genealogy” was published in The Caribbean Oral Tradition,

“Boukman and Books: Tracing a legendary genealogy.” The Caribbean Oral Tradition: Literature, Performance, and Practice. Studies in Oral History. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 167 – 190. To access the article click here.  ... KEEP READING

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FRIT Grad Students Abby Broughton and Nathan Dize have published an update of their digital project “A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789”.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest update of our digital project A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789. “A Colony in Crisis is a digital exhibition that addresses a colonial flashpoint, the moment when failed grain harvests in France fueled escalating political tensions between white planters in Saint-Domingue...... KEEP READING

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Virginia Scott and Cara Wilson will present a workshop on Friday, November 4, at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers Association entitled Mapping La Princesse de Clèves.

November 4, Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers Association French Workshop: Mapping La Princesse de Clèves Room: Franklin Presenters: Virginia Scott, Vanderbilt University & Cara Wilson, Vanderbilt University Presider: Saralee Peccolo-Taylor, Pellissippi State Community College La Carte de Tendre and La Princesse de Clèves — What is the connection between these two 17th...... KEEP READING

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Nathan Dize published a new interview on H-Net Haiti with the translators of Stella: A Novel of the Haitian Revolution

The series, entitled Haiti in Translation, features interviews with scholars and translators of fiction and non-fiction relating to Haiti in Haitian Creole, English and French. The goal of the series is to highlight the work of translators working on projects relating to Haiti, to draw attention to new additions to the field of French and...... KEEP READING

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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.

Andrea Mirabile. “Lorenzo Lotto di Anna Banti: fra Longhi e Berenson.” Italica 93.2 (2016): 262-273.... KEEP READING

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Congratulations to Lynn Ramey for receiving the SEC faculty grant

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!... KEEP READING

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

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.... KEEP READING

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

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?... KEEP READING

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Robert Barsky’s New Novel is Hatched

  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...... KEEP READING

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

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...... KEEP READING

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

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).... KEEP READING

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

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,...... KEEP READING

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Study Abroad Fair January 25th, 2017 Spend a semester at Vanderbilt in France! Click here for more information

To learn more about spending a semester at VANDERBILT IN FRANCE come to the Study Abroad Fair January 25, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Commons Multi-Purpose Room Maite Monchal, ViF Resident Director will be on campus January 23 – 27   To schedule an appointment to meet with her  click here    During the Fall and Spring...... KEEP READING

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William Franke presented lectures at the Beijing Capitol University and University of Frankfurt during the summer 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”...... KEEP READING

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

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

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