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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

February 10, 2011


Pause Café

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


Congratulations to Kate Coughlin, who successfully passed her M.A. exam in French Language Learning.


The April 7-9 New Francophonies conference program is now available on-line:

Keynote lectures:
Thursday - April 7
7:30 - 9 pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
CAS Miller Comm Speaker event
Professor Albert Valdman
Rudy Professor of French, Italian and Linguistics, Director of Creole Institute, Indiana University
"Local cultures, global inequalities: is Haiti poor because of its language?"

Friday - April 8
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Room 314A, Illini Union
Professor Sylvie Dubois
Gabriel Muir Professor and Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies, Louisiana State University
"Distinctive Paths of Linguistic and Cultural Resistance: the case of local vernaculars in Louisiana"

Saturday - April 9
10:30 - 11:30 am
Room 407, Illini Union
Professor Françoise Lionnet
Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
"World Literature, Francophonies and Globalized Oceans"

Additional note

Last week we neglected to mention that Azeb Haileselassi is also a contributing author to En Avant!, recently published by McGraw Hill. The preface can be accessed here.

Editorial Note

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