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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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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 TBD Spring 2017 Sarratt Center Promenade Schedule an appointment to meet with Maite Monchal, ViF Resident Director  on campus dates TBD for Spring 2017  click here    During the Fall and Spring semesters we offer a program of study for students...... 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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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

  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.”...... KEEP READING

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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.

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... KEEP READING

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Robert Barsky discusses Undocumented Immigrants on Planète Terre, France Culture / CERIUM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbQ5iuXg7Mk... KEEP READING

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

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:...... KEEP READING

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

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...... KEEP READING

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

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’”.... KEEP READING

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