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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

December 06, 2011

Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale, (Oregon and Goodwin) 5:30pm. Meets this Thursday (12/8) and next Thursday (12/15). WIll resume on Thursday, January 19th after winter break. All are welcome!

Doctoral Defense

On Nov. 28, Todd Hamilton successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis: "Guyanité Expressed: The poetics of Serge Patient and Élie Stéphenson in the (re)construction of a national literary allegory". His committee consisted of professors H. Adlai Murdoch (director), Alain D. Fresco, Wail S. Hassan, Jane Kuntz and Laurence Mall. Congratulations, Todd!

Just Published

Laurence Mall. "Politiques de l'auteur." Le Magazine Littéraire 514 (Décembre 2011), 58-59. Hers is one of a series of essays by Rousseau specialists in a Dossier marking the 300th anniversary of his birth.

Just Presented

Prof. Keller gave a talk on "Classicist Ideas of France" at the International Conference "The Idea of France" (University of Pittsburgh, Nov. 10-13).

Michael Foster presented a paper entitled "Assessing the Effectiveness of Incorporating Native Speaker Talk into Speaking Tasks" at the 4th Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand on November 18, 2011.

Editorial Note

Please contact Brian Hunt at bbhunt2@illinois.edu by noon on the 1st of every month if you have news you would like mentioned in next week’s newsletter. Please ensure that submitted items are print ready.