Department of French and Italian

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nevine El Nossery, Sarah Forzley, Lauren Surovi
Sep 20, 2017
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Presentations include, "A Feminist on Futurism: Sibilla Aleramo's Il futurismo italiano" ; "Evaluating the Efficiency of Blended vs Face-to-Face Learning in French 347 and 348"; and "Dante and His Heretics: A Historical Perspective"

Feb 13, 2017
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Presented by Italian Professor Kristin Phillips-Court, this seminar, focuses on Machiavelli’s frequent recourse to images of the Italian terrain as a means of communicating knowledge in The Prince and his other literary works. Phillips-Court's driving questions regard how Machiavelli’s descriptions and figurations of the land reveal the liminality of his thinking, which combined reasoned observation with a singular poetic imagination. 

Apr 7, 2017
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Dangerous Liaisons: Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Italy.

Through a selection of literary and visual references to female readership starting from the period of the Catholic Reformation, the talk will address modes of reading and of representing Italian women readers in the eighteenth century. 

Mar 17, 2017
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Éric LE CALVEZ, Professor of French at Georgia State University

General topic title: "Et la lourde machine se mit en route.": L’analyse génétique de Madame Bovary

Professor Le Calvez’s particular specialty in genetic criticism: 2017 will be the year celebrating 160 years since the initial volume-publication of Madame Bovary.  He is currently preparing a monograph dedicated to the “avant-textes” & “brouillons” of this same novel.  Interaction with Prof. Le Calvez would provide our graduate students with a unique experience with this critical approach to literature that not only is asserting its importance in 19th-century studies, but to literary criticism as a whole.