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Monthly Departmental Newsletter

Monthly French Newsletter

February, 2013

Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale, (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana. Meets every Thursday at 5:30pm. All are welcome!


CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Hauser, who passed her MA examination on February 6, 2013. We wish Sarah all the best!


Professor Armine Mortimer, "The Invisible Punctuation of Sollers's Paradis." MLN 127.4 (September 2012): 924-941. The full text can be accessed here from the UIUC network.


Dan Brant attended the conference "Haiti in a Globalized Frame" held at Florida State University's Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. The title of his paper was "Traumatic Encounters: The Reframing of Haiti in Post-Earthquake Testimonies".

Brian Hunt presented a paper, "Phantom Limb Syndrome and Parisian Beur Borders in Mathieu Kassovitz’s 'la Haine' (1995)" at "Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean" a conference held at the University of Illinois.


The French American Student Organization has organized a weekly study group that will meet at the Undergraduate Library at 4pm on Sundays. This is a great opportunity for students in French language courses. For more information, please contact the faso at

Ediorial Note

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