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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

April, 2011


Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale, (Oregon and Goodwin) 5:30pm, Thursdays. All are welcome!


Congratulations to Lizzie Owens, who has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of French at Old Dominion University in Virginia.

Congratulations to Professor Annie Tremblay, who has received an Arnold O. Beckman Research Award for 2011-12 for her project "Segmenting Speech into Words: What Eye Movements Can Tell Us about Foreign-Language Learning."


Professor Laurence Mall was invited by the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d'Ulm, Paris, to participate in the Séminaire Rousseau, "Manipulations, bienveillance, liberté: Autour du livre V de l'Emile." Her paper, presented on March 18, was titled "Une Lecture d'Emile dans la perspective de l'éthique ducare." Professor Mall will be co-editing a special issue of L'Esprit Créateur, "Rousseau et le discours des émotions."

Just Published

H. Adlai Murdoch. "Aimé Césaire, the Colonial Exhibition and the Modernity of the Black Atlantic." Afromodernisms, guest ed.F. Sweeney and K. Marsh. International Journal of Francophone Studies. 14.1&2 (2011).

Reading Group

The Modern French Studies Reading Group will be meeting on Thursday, April 21st to discuss Irène Némirovsky`s La chaleur du sang (2007). Time TBA. If you are inteseted in participating, please contactDan Brant or Brian Hunt.

Editorial Note

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