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November 2016

Yacine Balah to visit UF

November 1, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

a conversation with Yacine Balah Tuesday November 1st, 2016 10.45am, Dauer Hall, 215 Frères ennemis features two completely opposite characters: one is a member of the FLN and the other is a soldier in the French army. Given the circumstances, the film raises an important question: how would any human being react toward the situation in the context of the Algerian war? Even though the film does not have a purpose of providing a solution, it sheds light on the…

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Retour sur image: Patrick Modiano et la Mémoire; la Mémoire de Patrick Modiano

November 16, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday November 16, 2016 4pm, Dauer Hall, 215 Martine Guyot-Bender is the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor and Chair in the Department of French at Hamilton College. She is the author of Poétique et politique de l'ambiguité chez Patrick Modiano (Paris, Lettres Modernes, 1999) and co-editor of Paradigms of Memory: The Occupation and Other Hi/stories in the Novels of Patrick Modiano (New York, Peter Lang, 1998), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on cultural stereotypes, French popular fiction, and…

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February 2017

“Français de souche, Français de papier, Français de branche” a talk by Michaël Ferrier

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday, February 27, 2017 4.05pm, Dauer 215. A creative writer, researcher and professor at Chuo University, Japan, a country where he has lived for many years, Michaël Ferrier was born to a family with a very rich and diverse ancestry: Alsace, Mauritius, Madagascar, India … In his early years, he lived in several countries, Chad and Madagascar included. A graduate from the École Normale Supérieure, he holds an agrégation as well as a doctorate from Paris-Sorbonne (Céline et la chanson,Ed.…

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March 2017

“1000 lettres de la Grande Guerre. Le témoignage singulier des peu-lettrés” a talk by Agnès Steuckardt (Univ. Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France)

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, March 21 , 2017 4pm, Pugh Hall,  210 Abstract: Les écrits ordinaires de la Grande Guerre ont été peu exploités par les historiens. Dans le célèbre ouvrage de Jean-Norton Cru, Témoins, les professions libérales et les intellectuels représentent la quasi-totalité des témoignages. Un rééquilibrage commence à s’esquisser dans l’ouvrage récemment dirigé par Rémy Cazals, 500 témoins ; toutefois, même lorsque les historiens s’intéressent aux les classes populaires, ce sont toujours les plus lettrés, comme le tonnelier Louis Barthas, qui…

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“L’Autographe et son double: Nineteenth-century Forgeries of Seventeenth-century Manuscripts” a talk by Volker Schröder (Princeton)

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, March  22 , 2017 3pm, Pugh Hall,  302 Volker Schröder (Associate Professor of French) studies early modern literature and culture, with a special focus on the reign of Louis XIV (1660-1715). He received his doctorate in French literature from the University of Tübingen (Germany) and has previously taught at the University of Salzburg (Austria) and Duke University. His publications include a monograph on Jean Racine’s tragedy Britannicus, an essay collection entitled Présences de Racine, a critical edition of Marie-Anne…

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“Acadian French in Contact: Connecting the Past and the Present”. A lecture by Ruth King (York University, Toronto Canada)

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, March  29 , 2017 3-4pm, Pugh Hall 210 Professor of Linguistics at York University in Toronta, Canada, Ruth King has published widely on grammatical variation and change in contemporary French varieties and on the sociolinguistic history of the language. Her research areas include language and dialect contact, minority language varieties in the media and language and identity. Abstract Acadian French refers to varieties of French spoken in Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces and in parts of eastern Québec. In this…

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June 2017

“Another Rousseau. Re-imagining a Writer using his Silences”. Keynote lecture by Michael O’Dea (Université Lyon II)

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, June 1, 2017 5pm, Ulster Hall Michael O’Dea is Emeritus Professor of French at the Université Lyon II (France) and is a specialist of Rousseau and music. His latest publications include the edited volumes Rousseau en 2012. Puisqu’enfin mon nom doit vivre. SVEC 2012:1; Rousseau en musique, co-edited with P. Saby and O. Bara as a special issue of Orages, littérature et culture 1760-1830 (2012) and Rousseau et les philosophes, SVEC 2010:2. On June 1 at 5pm, he will…

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August 2017

French in Contact series: “Particularités des contacts de langues à La Réunion : band zoreil i di à ou qu’on ne débouche pas des cadeaux… ben i fé quoé alors ?” a talk by Dr Gudrun Ledegen

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

27 September  2017 3pm, Pugh 210 Gudrun Ledegen is Professor of Language Sciences and Sociolinguistics at the Université de Rennes 2 in Rennes, France. She specializes in the syntax of spoken French and language contact (French and Réunion Creole). Full biography and publications Abstract La situation de contact linguistique à La Réunion présente des particularités remarquables par la proximité linguistique des langues en contact : R. Chaudenson proposait la notion de 'osmoticité' lexicale (1993) ; nous examinons ce contact particulier…

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“Francophonie and Françafrique” a talk by Dr Thomas Hale

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4pm, Pugh Hall 302 Francophonie and Françafrique For this presentation, Dr. Thomas Hale will discuss the concepts of Francophonie and Françafrique. More particularly, he will show that while Francophonie and Françafrique have offered France different tools for influencing francophone countries in Africa, French support for the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, an exemplar of soft power, is waning. The hard power of La Françafrique, France’s shadowy operations in francophone Africa, has attracted criticism by anti-colonial activists…

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September 2017

“Deaf Cinema”: closed captioning, audio description, and the reinvention of silent film

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, September 18, 2017 4pm-7.30pm, Dauer Hall 215 Program 4:05pm OPENING REMARKS, Dr. Mary Watt (Associate Dean, CLAS) 4:10pm  Jean-François Cornu, “’Deafness’ in subtitled and Dubbed Versions” Jean-François Cornu is a professional translator specialising in subtitling and the translation from English into French of books on cinema and art. A former Senior Lecturer at the University of Rennes-2, France, he is now an independent film researcher who focuses on the history and practice of film translation, and the work of Alfred…

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