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Nathalie Porter, Daniela D’Eugenio & Jacob Abell present at ACTFL conference

Three members of the Vanderbilt University French and Italian Department presented at the Annual ACTFL conference in the Music City Center in Nashville, November 17 – 19, 2017 Nathalie Dieu-Porter, Principal Senior Lecturer in French Beyond the Classroom: A Project-Based French for the Professions This project-based approach to a French for the Professions course emphasized...... KEEP READING

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French Grad Student, Jake Abell, is directing Le fils du tapissier (épisode de la vie de Molière), a Haitian one-act play by Charles Moravia.

  Le fils du tapissier (épisode de la vie de Molière) What:                 A two-evening run of a Haitian one-act play by Charles Moravia Directed by Jacob Abell, Vanderbilt doctoral student in French and Comparative Media Analysis and Practice When:                November 15 and 22 (Wednesdays) at 7:30 p.m. Where:                The Darkhorse Theater, 4610...... KEEP READING

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Congratulation to Letizia Modena for being selected for the Provost Research Studio Program

Letizia Modena, Associate Professor of Italian, was selected for the Provost Research Studio Program, 2017-18. The Provost Research Studio Program provides funds to bring to Vanderbilt scholars with expertise in the selected faculty member’s research area to comment constructively on his or her scholarship. The funds may be used, for example, to bring researchers to...... KEEP READING

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Jacob Abell facilitates discussion with Holly Tucker at Barnes and Noble Book Signing for her book “City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris”

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Nathalie Dieu-Porter is presenting a talk,”Making Connections: A Project- Based Approach to French for the Professions”

  Nathalie Dieu Porter will present “Making Connections: A Project- Based Approach to French for the Professions” Fri, November 17, 2017  1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Music City Center Room 102B This session explores how to better connect language study with students’ academic and career interests using a project-based approach in a French for the Professions...... KEEP READING

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Andrea Mirabile has been invited to give a lecture on Pound and D’annunzio at Emory.

EMORY UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN PRESENTS Dr. Andrea Mirabile Associate Professor, Italian and Cinema & Media Arts Vanderbilt University Thursday, September 21 at 5:30pm Callaway C103  Ezra Pound and Italian Art: Between the Avant-Garde and D’Annunzio  ... KEEP READING

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Quebec Roots Band, Genticorum, performs at Vanderbilt in Sarratt Cinema, Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 8 PM

Quebec Roots Band, Genticorum Monday, Oct 30, 2017  8:00 PM  Sarratt Cinema   For more than a decade, Genticorum (www.genticorum.com)  has been a fixture on the international world, traditional, folk & Celtic music circuit. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native Quebec, this dynamic trio incorporates today’s North American and European folk cultures into their...... KEEP READING

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Elsa Filosa has been awarded with the Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography to be held at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography July 10–28, 2017 The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California Directed by Professor Maddalena Signorini, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” This three-week residential course offers an intensive introduction to reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval though the early modern periods. The...... KEEP READING

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Congratulations to Paul B. Miller for his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure appointment

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Professor Paul B. Miller has been invited to present his research on the topic of Latin American and Caribbean Jewish writers at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) on April 26, 2017.

Professor Paul B. Miller has been invited to present his research on the topic of Latin American and Caribbean Jewish writers at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) on April 26, 2017.... KEEP READING

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Nathan Dize published an interview with Susan Pickford, the translator of Jean Métellus’ play Anacaona, in the Caribbean Studies journal SX Salon

  Nathan Dize published  an interview  with Susan Pickford, the translator of Jean Métellus’ play Anacaona,  in the Caribbean Studies journal SX Salon 24, Februrary 2017. This interview is part of a series he edits on H-Net Haiti called “Haiti in Translation. Read the interview here.  ... KEEP READING

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Andrea Mirabile published an article on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s (mis)reading of Ezra Pound in “Letteratura e letterature”

  “Pound e Pasolini: tra polemica ideologica e magistero formale.” Letteratura e letterature 11 (2017): 13-20.   http://www.libraweb.net/articoli.php?chiave=200709801&rivista=98... KEEP READING

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Anthère Nzabatsinda recently published « Poésie et langue ésotérique chez l’Abbé Alexis Kagame, Poète du Rwanda » in RYTHME ET SENS .

« Cet ouvrage représente une rencontre, celle des poètes avec leurs lecteurs, celle de textes poétiques et de leurs interprètes, celle des esprits qui s’expriment et qui s’évertuent à se comprendre. Tous les auteurs publiés ici se sont donné pour but d’éclaircir des textes de poètes connus, de poètes provenant de différents pays et de différentes...... KEEP READING

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Holly Tucker’s newest book, “City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris” receives recognition

Holly Tucker’s newest book, “City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris” has been selected as one of the American Library Association’s “Spring Picks” and is among the “Most Anticipated Books” for history from Publisher’s Weekly. To read more: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=4294992668... KEEP READING

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Nathan Dize reviews a new translation of the Haitian novel Stella

Vanderbilt French Graduate Student Nathan Dize reviews a new translation of the Haitian novel  Stella: A Novel of the Haitian Revolution by Emeric Bergeaud. Edited by Lesely S. Curtis and Christen Mucher. New York: New York University Press, 2015. xxxviii + 195 pp. $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-9240-2. Read the review here:https://networks.h-net.org/node/116721/reviews/163202/dize-bergeaud-stella-novel-haitian-revolution... KEEP READING

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