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

Aug. 9, 2017—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...

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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.

Jul. 7, 2017—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...

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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

Jan. 27, 2017—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

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

Jun. 29, 2016—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,...

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

Jun. 27, 2016—  Virginia Scott’s article, “Multi-competence and language teaching” was published in the The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence.   Read article here.

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Congratulations to Elsa Filosa on the publication of her edited volume, Boccaccio 1313-2013

Jan. 20, 2016—Scholars from both sides of the Atlantic contributed essays to this collection of selected conference proceedings. The essays in Boccaccio 1313-2013 adopt multiple critical approaches and deal with a variety of themes relevant to current trends in Boccaccio studies, including new historical and biographical perspectives on Boccaccio, the themes of friendship and fame, the author’s...

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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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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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Jul. 28, 2011—Welcome to the Department of French & Italian. We offer a lively program of study that reflects the University’s commitment to excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching at all levels. Our diverse faculty includes scholars whose work explores the intersections of race, gender, law, and religion. More than 300 students study French and Italian at...

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