The French and Italian Research Seminar was started in 2015 with the purpose of highlighting research by advanced graduate students, faculty and academic staff in our department. Once a month during the academic year we invite three participants to present their current research in a condensed but accessible form, and then to field questions from the public. We attempt to strike a balance between graduate students and faculty, French and Italian; the languages are English, French and Italian. Since its inception the seminar has attracted a large following, with 35-50 people in attendance from within and outside the department.
Annalisa Casciani, Agricola Cornelia S.p.a: the Cognitive Power of Agriculture in Baruchello’s Aesthetic Experimentation
Jarmilla Sawicka, Evaluating the Efficiency of Blended vs Face-to-Face Learning in French 347 and 348
Jeffrey Thomas, Flaubert en Corse
Jelena Todorovic, Dante and His Heretics: A Historical Perspective
Lauren Goodspeed, Genre-based Writing and Textual Borrowing: How Elementary-level Collegiate French Learners Use Model Texts to Design Meaning
Lauren Surovi, "Per procacciarvi il rimedio con il proprio sangue": Pietro Aretino and the Satirical Remedy
Matteo Billeri, A Femisit on Futurism: Sibilaa Aleramo's 'Il futurismo italiano' (MS, 1912)
Nevine El Nossery, Fictional Truth in Francophone Women's War Memories and Autobiographical Novels
Rommel Jimenez, Olimpia the Abandoned or Olimpia the Fool?
Sandra Descourtis, The Story of Ilona: Translanguaging Moments
Sarah Forzley, Toward a Postcolonial Trauma Theory: Assia Djebar's 'Le Blanc de l'Algérie'
Vlad Dima, Peaullicule: From Sound to Skin
Anne Vila, Tips for Scholars from Dr. Tissot
Anthony Radoiu, Medieval and Early Modern Poetic Experiences of Captivity: Realities of Confinement, Visions of Liberty
Ben Hair, Albert Camus & Modern Buddhism : A Secular Ethics for the 21st Century
Caitlin Schaer, How to Explain a Supernatural Illness: The Case of Tarantism in Southern Italy
Eric Wistrom, Border States of Luminary Allegory and (Counter-)Exemplarity in Théophile de Viau’s Theophilus in carcere
Francois Tochon, Poetry, Depth, and Displaced Children
Gilles Bousquet, Carlo Annelli, Caitlin Yocco, Learn Local, Live Global? Exploring a University’s Alumni and Global Connections
Irene Hatzopoulos, Directorial Voice in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Comizi d'amore
Jarmila Sawicka, Sheets of Sound: Composing Jazz om Christian Gailly’s Un Sloir au club
Jennifer Morgan, Music of Mortality: The Use of Percussion Instruments in Danse Macabre Texts
Katherine Blackman, Remembering Shame: “La fausse honte” in Rousseau’s La Novelle Héloïse
Kristin Phillips-Court, Vasari's Unforced Error
Lauren Surovi, A Sublime Virtù: Translating History, Power, and the Human in Machiavelli’s Principe
Martine Debaisieux, Peau d’Ane” musicienne, ou les entremises de la perversion chez Jacques Demy
Patrick Rumble, Paolo Gioli: The Last of the [First] Filmmakers
Richard Goodkin, Sociology between Mathematics and Literature: Émile Durkheim’s Calculus of Suicide
Ritt Deitz, Alumni Involvement as Pedagogy : Storytelling in the Professional French Masters Program
Samantha Mattocci, Boccaccio the Scribe: the Case of MS Laurenziano Pluteo 29.8
Stefania Buccini, Seventeenth-Century Fiction Lost (and Regained)
Tessa Sermet, A Train that Never Stops: The Cyclical and the Linear in Le Transperceneige/Snowpiercer
Ullrich Langer, Meanings of the Ephemeral (Petrarch, Noir Désir, Ronsard)
Amy Clay, You just messed up my whole idea of how this works: One L2 French learner's knowledge about agreement & the 'passé compose'
Caitlin Yocco-Locascio, The Body as Trash in Cedric Klapisch's 'Paris'
Heather Willis Allen & Lauren Goodspeed, Facilitating Foreign Language Writing Development through Textual Borrowing
Jan Miernowski, Humanism, Antihumanism, Posthumanism
Jeffrey Thomas, Flaubert à Nîmes
Joshua Armstrong, Point of No Return: the Threshold of Animal Extinction in Jean-Christophe Bailly and Eric Chevillard
Kelsey Roy, Libertine Spectatorship and Ingenues in Diderot's 'Salon de 1765'
Nathan Germain, Water, Earch, and the Infinity of Being: Relational Identities and Immortality in Hugo and Verne
Paola Villa, Falling Down a Stairwell : Complex Narrative Planes in Italo Calvino and Francis Ponge
Vlad Dima, Gr8 Form Over Content