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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

May, 2011


Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale, (Oregon and Goodwin) The final Pause for the semester will be Tuesday, May 10th, at 5:30pm. All are welcome!


Congratulations to Dan Brant, who has been awarded the graduate student IPRH Prize for Research in the Humanities for his paper, "Images of Empire: Colonial Cartographic Cinema in Interwar France," written for CINE 503 "Historiography of Cinema" in Fall 2010.

Keynote Addresses

Professor Adlai Murdoch. "Framing Difference: Migration and Creolization in the French Caribbean." Keynote Address: Taft Lecture. Presented to the 31st Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, May 5-7, 2011.

Professor Zsuzsanna Fagyal delivered the keynote address at the French and Italian Graduate Student Conference "Contrasts: Cinematic, Literary and Linguistic Development through Difference" in Texas, Austin, on April 22, 2011. The title of her presentation was: "Convergence: the tonal marking of cooperative social interaction in a preadolescent friendship network"

Invited Lecture

Professor Marcus Keller gave an invited lecture on "The Aesthetics of Nationhood in Seventeenth-Century France" in the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies and a talk on "Thinking Through the Turk: The Muslim as Paradigm in Renaissance France" at the symposium "The Middle East and the Turks in Early Modern European Literature" at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, on March 30 and 31.

Just Presented

Professor Adlai Murdoch. "Visualizing Transformation: Migrating Caribbean Identities in a Filmic Framework." To the 37th African Literature Association Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 13-16 April, 2011.


A special issue of the Newletter will be issued May 19 to publish the accomplishments of graduate students in French during the past academic year. After this special issue, the Newsletter will suspend publication and resume in the Fall.

Editorial Note

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