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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

February 13, 2012

Pause Café

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


Prof. Zsuzsanna Fagyal was awarded a Foreign Language Across the Curriculum Grant for the spring of 2012 by the European Union Center. The grant will allow the development of language blogs for the 'Language and Minorities in Europe' (FR 418) cross-listed course, which will offer students the opportunity to read and write on language use and language policy issues in Europe in three European languages in addition to English: French, Spanish, and Italian. French graduate students, Alessia Zulato and Jessica Nicholas, will be assisting with the project.

Just Published

Collections in Context: The Organization of Knowledge and Community in Europe. ed. Karen Fresco and Anne D. Hedeman (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2012). The volume includes essays by Marcus Keller, "The Turk in the Trésor politique (1598/1608) or the Anthological as Political Mode," and by Karen Fresco, "Christine de Pizan's Livre des fais d'armes et de chevalerie and the Coherence of BL Ms. Royal 15 E. vi".

Profs. Zsuzsanna Fagyal & Christopher Stewart 2011. "Prosodic style-shifting in preadolescent peer-group interactions in a working-class suburb of Paris." In: Kern, Friederike and Margret Selting (eds.), Ethnic Styles of Speaking in European Metropolitan Areas, 75–99.

Prof. Patrick Bray. "The 'Debris of Experience': the Cinema of Marcel Proust and Raoul Ruiz." Romanic Review, 101:3 (May 2010) 469-484.

Prof. H. Adlai Murdoch. "Negritude and Postcolonial Literature." Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literatures, vol 1. Ato Quayson, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 1100-1126.

Accepted for Publication

Prof. Annie Tremblay and graduate students Kate Coughlin, Carly Bahler (Indiana University), and Stéphanie Gaillard had the following paper accepted for publication in Laboratory Phonology: "Differential contribution of prosodic cues in the native and non-native segmentation of French speech".

Upcoming Presentations

Prof. Annie Tremblay, graduate students Kate Coughlin and Jui Namjoshi, and Dr. Elsa Spinelli (Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition, Université Pierre Mendès-France) will give the following oral presentation at the 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March 2012): "Overgeneralization of distributional cues across syntactic contexts in non-native speech segmentation."

Of note

Prof. Armine Mortimer's recent book, For Love or For Money: Balzac's Rhetorical Realism (Ohio State University Press), was discussed in a recent article in the New Gazette.

Editorial Note

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