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Professors Lynn Ramey and Roger Martinez-Davila (UCCS) awarded $240,000 grant for NEH institute

Sep. 21, 2021—Lynn Ramey, professor of French, was awarded a $239,569 Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). She will use this grant to launch the Immersive Global Middle Ages Institute for Advanced Topics, a 28-month initiative studying the use of immersive digital technologies for teaching and learning about the...

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An online series of recorded talks by leading scholars who have consulted the collections in the Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies

May. 11, 2021—Responding to the pandemic, we have made available a new online series of recorded talks by leading scholars who have consulted the collections in Vanderbilt’s W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies  and thereby advanced their scholarly work. This effort coincides with the 2021 bicentenary of the birth of Charles Baudelaire, celebrating the...

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Pennsylvania Press has published Raisa Rexer’s book The Fallen Veil

Feb. 1, 2021—  The Fallen Veil: A Literary and Cultural History of the Photographic Nude in Nineteenth-Century France Between 1839 and the end of the nineteenth century, millions of nude photographs of the female form—artistic, pornographic, and everything in-between—were produced in France, the birthplace of photography. Drawing upon government records, legal decisions, newspaper accounts, and contemporary literature,...

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Zoom conversation: Makenzy Orcel, author of The Immortals, and Nathan Dize discuss the book & future of Haitian literature

Jan. 25, 2021—  The Immortals is set in an infamous neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, on Grand-Rue, where many women, young and old, trade in flesh, sex, and desire. We learn, in glimpses and fragments, about the lives of women who fall in love with the moving images of television, the romance of a novel, and the dreams of escape....

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Nov. 11, 2020—    Nathalie Dieu-Porter’s textbook Affaires Globales from Georgetown University Press is now out and available for course adoption Order here   Develop language skills and cultural knowledge essential for a career in the francophone world Affaires globales’ broad scope of disciplines and cultural content will appeal to students interested in a wide variety of careers while...

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VU Italian Professor Elsa Filosa and colleagues publish Niccolò Acciaiuoli, Boccaccio, e la Certosa del Galluzzo: Politica, religione ed economia nell’Italia del Trecento,

Nov. 2, 2020—    Niccolò Acciaiuoli, Boccaccio, e la Certosa del Galluzzo: Politica, religione ed economia nell’Italia del Trecento, edited by Alessandro Andreini, Susanna Barsella, Elsa Filosa, Jason Houston, and Sergio Tognetti.Rome: Viella, 2020. For more information: https://www.viella.it/libro/9788833134468     This volume contains proceedings of the conference held on June 10-12, 2019 at the Certosa in Firenze,...

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Prof. Raquelle Bostow’s digital archival exhibit “WOMEN OF ROSENWALD: CURATING SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH THE ARTS (1928-1948)”

Jun. 17, 2020—Click here to access the exhibit  Women of Rosenwald: Curating Social Justice through the Arts Raquelle Bostow, (2017 Ph.D Vanderbilt) Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Fisk University, Visiting Scholar in French at Vanderbilt, designed, created, and managed the Women of Rosenwald digital archival exhibit. This exhibit utilizes materials from the Special Collections housed at Fisk University’s John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin...

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French faculty member, Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Apr. 27, 2020—Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French, is Vanderbilt’s winner of the 2020 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. The awards, now in their ninth year, recognize faculty members from each of the 14 Southeastern Conference universities who have excelled in teaching—particularly at the undergraduate level—and research....

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CENSORED: Controversial Art in Modern and Contemporary French Culture – Film & Speaker Series – Spring 2020

Jan. 9, 2020—FRENCH MOVIES / ENGLISH SUBTITLES / REFRESHMENTS SERVED Vanderbilt University Spring 2020 January, Monday 27 Authors’ Room, Central Library, 5:30 pm: Andrea Mirabile on Louis Malle’s Les Amants February, Tuesday 11 Authors’ Room, Central Library, 5:30 pm: Anthony Contreras on Jean-Luc Godard’s Une Femme mariée February, Friday 21, Authors’ Room, Central Library, 5:30 pm: Meghan...

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The French Department is co-sponsoring “Au cœur de Mai 68,” a traveling exhibition of 43 previously unpublished photos of the 1968 Paris protests

Jul. 19, 2018— “Au cœur de Mai 68,” an exhibition of photos  by Philippe Gras and a film by Dominique Beaux Vanderbilt University Law School lower level April 30 – November 16, 2018 Vanderbilt is hosting an exhibition on the May ’68 French student and labor protests featuring 43 previously unpublished images taken by acclaimed photographer Philippe Gras....

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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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