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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

March 3, 2011


Pause Café

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

Great News

Leïla En-Naili has accepted a tenure-track position at Central Michigan University for 2011-2012 and Audrey Evrard has just accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of French at Drew University next year.


Congratulations to the two recipients of the Department's 2011 awards for excellence in teaching: Jui Namjoshi receives the junior K.A. Looney Teaching Award and Arnaud Perret the senior K.A. Looney Teaching Award. They will be listed on the program of the campus's Celebration of Teaching Excellence ceremony and reception in the ballroom at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center on April 26 at 7 p.m.
--Cristina Toharia and Karen Fresco

Congratulations to Professor Adlai Murdoch, who has been been appointed to the editorial board ofResearch in African Literatures, the top Africana Studies journal in the country.


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"

Editorial Note

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