Professor Nora Stoppino appointed to committee commemorating Italian Renaissance writer
Nora Stoppino, Associate Professor of Italian, was appointed by the Italian Minister of Culture to be one of the members of the State committee to organize the events to commemorate the 500 years since the publication of Ludovico Ariosto's “Orlando Furioso”.
The committee is composed by the CEO of the Italian Public Television (rai), by the presidents of some Italian regions, by the president of the national archives and by a handful of Ariosto's scholars. The decree bears witness to the fact that the Italian government recognizes Nora as one of the leading experts of this masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance.
“Orlando Furioso” is an epic poem that has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Ariosto was born in 1474 and died in 1533.
Proust and the Arts: a new book co-edited by François Proulx
Proust and the Arts, edited by Christie McDonald and François Proulx, has just been published by Cambridge University Press. It features essays by Nathalie Mauriac Dyer, Sophie Duval, Christie McDonald, Virginie Greene, Susan Ricci Stebbins, John Hamilton, Kazuyoshi Yoshikawa, Suzanne Guerlac, Caroline Weber, Elaine Scarry, Françoise Leriche, Sindhumathi Revuluri, Evelyne Ender, Elisabeth Ladenson, Maurice Samuels, François Proulx, and Antoine Compagnon.
Molly Melching (M.A. ’79, French), Founder and CEO of Tostan, receives the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights.
Alessia Zulato receives the Anthony Jung Award for Best Graduate Student Paper
Congratulations to Alessia Zulato (PhD candidate in French Linguistics) who has received the Anthony Jung Award for Best Graduate Student Paper at the 40th Annual European Studies Conference on October 9-10, 2015 at the University of Nebraska Omaha. The title of her paper is: “Regional Minority Language Vitality and the Case of Franco-provençal in Valle d’Aosta, Italy. The paper will be published in the selected online conference proceedings later this fall.
New FRIT faculty members!
Meet our new colleagues. Professor Aurore Mroz (Ph.D., U of Iowa) specializes in SLATE and comes to us with a rich teaching and research experience in L2 culture, pronunciation, and computer-assisted and computer-mediated teaching and learning environments. Professor Jean-Jacques Poucel (Ph.D., U of Colorado), is a critic, translator, and poet who holds a visiting position in FRIT and is a specialist of modern and contemporary French literature. We are delighted to have them!