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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

April 13, 2012

Pause Café

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


Congratulations to Jessica Nicholas who has successfully passed her MA examination in French Linguistics, with the participation of Professors Zsuzsanna Fagyal (Chair), Jean-Philippe Mathy, and Annie Tremblay as committee members. Jessica will continue to work in the department's PhD program starting from fall 2012.

Just Published

Prof. Laurence Mall. "Le Physique de l'art de plaire': l'érotique de la parure féminine au XVIIIe siècle (Marivaux, Rousseau, Laclos)", in La Question sexuelle, Interrogations de la sexualité dans l'oeuvre et la pensée de Rousseau, ed. Jean-Luc Guichet (Paris: Classiques Garnier, collection "L'Europe des Lumières", 2012): 75-89.

Prof. Laurence Mall."L'Ego-philosophie à la manière de Diderot (Réfutation d'Helvétius)". Littérature 165 (March 2012): 16-35.

Upcoming Lecture

Naomi Nagy (Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto) will present "Language contact and lexical change in Faetar, a variety of franco-provençal" on Tuesday, May 1 2012; 4-5 pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB. This is part of the First Annual Illinois Romance Linguistics Lecture in collaboration with: French Forum, Linguistics Speaker Series, and SIP Lecture Series.

Editorial Note

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