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  • Dana Strand Publishes

    May 15, 2017

    Dana Strand

    ​ recently published​ "Reading Assia Djebar in Dialogue," in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Assia Djebar

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    ​e​d. Anne Donadey, MLA, 2017.​

  • Lindsay Brandt ('17) and Ed Hendrickson ('17) have been accepted to teach on the TAPIF program for 2017-18 academic year. Lindsay will be living in Lille, Ed in Montpellier.

  • Stéphanie Cox's entry for the 2017 departmental tee-shirt won in an online vote against several other worthy competitors. See it here, and order yours soon!

  • Chérif Keïta was interviewed on BBC Newshour, on April 28, after he participated in the National Awards Ceremony of South Africa in Pretoria, during which Nokutela Mdima Dube, the previously unheralded heroine, was honored by President Jacob Zuma, 100 years after her death, as part of the celebration of Democracy Day 2017. Keïta was also featured in the Sowetan, a South African daily newspaper.

  • Scott Carpenter published "How to feel a lot better about America: Take a look at La Belle France," in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The commentary dealt with the current French political elections, providing some comparisons with the rather unstable situation in the U.S.  He also recently presented a paper entitled "Getting to Know You: Identity Politics in 'La Belle Dorothée'" at the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes. At the same venue, he participated in a round table discussion about "Baudelaire and 'other people'."

      
  • April 10, 2017: Cathy Yandell presented a paper entitled "Mobility and the Writing Subject in Jean de Léry's Histoire d'un voyage dans la terre du Brésil," at the recent Renaissance Society of America conference in Chicago.

  • February, 2017: French and Francophone Studies sponsored a series on "Technology, Gender, and the New World," along with Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the departments of Classics, History, and Women and Gender Studies; the Humanities Center; the Global Engagement Initiative, and the Dean of the College. Lecturers included Martine Sauret (Macalester), Katie Chenoweth (Princeton), and Todd Reeser (University of Pittsburgh).

  • Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, recently gave a talk at the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad, in Athens, Greece. His topic was: "Grappling with Difficult Topics While Studying Abroad."

  • Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, had his documentary film, "Remembering Nokutela" (2013) screened on October 28, during an event organized by AfroBeat Radio, Brooklyn, New York, and participated in a Q&A session with the audience by Skype.

    • Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was invited to give a screening of his film, uKukhumbula uNokutela/Remembering Nokutela, and a talk at the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary and to present a paper at the CIHA Blog Conference on Religion, Governance and Humanitarianism in Africa, October 19 through 21, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Recently, Remembering Nokutela had its second broadcast this year on national South African television SABC3, at the opening of the 2016 Women's Month in the country. The Witness newspaper featured my research in an article titled, "A Forgotten Heroine Has Been Returned to her Rightful Place."

  • Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, wrote "Bringing One Woman's Side of History to South Africa," for the Saturday, August 27 issue of the Northfield News.

  • Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, has published an article in the online journal Arts and Savoirs, "The Dialogic Body and the Humanist Woman in the Self-Portraiture of Catherine des Roches." This volume of the journal is the English translation of a collection to be published in Paris by Éditions Garnier in 2017, Savoirs, identités et représentations des femmes à l’époque moderne, edited by Caroline Trotot.