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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

February 17, 2011

Pause Café

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


Congratulations to Professor Zsuzsanna Fagyal who has been elected to the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of French Language Studies. The journal brings together research from the English- and French-speaking traditions and publishes significant work on French phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, sociolinguistics, and the acquisition of French.

Congratulations to Professor Adlai Murdoch, who has been invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy.

Just Published

Emile Talbot, "Writing Nagasaki: Evil and its Transmission in Aki Shimazaki's Pentalogy" has just appeared in *Le Poids des identités. Mémoire et traumatisme chez Aki Shimazaki*, Editions universitaires européennes, 2011.


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"

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