News & Announcements for French and Italian

News & Announcements for French and Italian

  • Professor Eleonora Stoppino, French and Italian, receives IPRH Faculty Fellowship for 2017-18
    3/22/2017
    Eleonora Stoppino, Associate Professor and Italian, has been awarded a Faculty Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH). The IPRH theme for 2017-2018 is “Paradigm Shifts.” IPRH grants fellowships to Illinois faculty and graduate students, who spend the year engaged in research and writing. Faculty Fellows are provided with one semester of release time and research funds. Professor Stoppino also is Undergraduate Advisor in Italian and Director of the Program in Medieval Studies. Her research interests include literature and culture of the Middle Ages and Early Modern period; Dante, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Tasso, the Italian epic tradition, and medieval conduct literature; gender studies; travel literature and Mediterranean studies; philology and semiotics; and animal studies.
  • Professor Manuel Rota, French and Italian, is Center for Advanced Study Associate for 2017-18
    3/22/2017
    Manuel Rota, Professor of French and Italian, has been named a CAS (Center for Advanced Study) Associate for the 2017-18 academic year. Each year, the tenured and untenured U of I faculty are invited to submit scholarly or creative proposals for consideration by the Center’s permanent Professors. Faculty members with winning proposals are appointed Associates and Fellows and awarded one semester of release time to pursue their projects in the coming academic year. Rota’s project is entitled, "Before Unemployment: Work, Idleness and the Uber-working class." Associates are invited to participate in CAS events and have opportunities to present their work to the CAS community. Thus, each year brings together the established and the new in an ever-changing flux of ideas and disciplines.
  • Just Published: “Translation as Innovation: Bridging the Sciences and the Humanities”, co-edited by Patricia Phillips-Batoma
    5/26/2016
    “Translation as Innovation: Bridging the Sciences and the Humanities” was the theme of the second biennial conference coordinated through a partnership between the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois and the Centre d’Études sur la Traduction at the University of Paris Denis-Diderot. The proceedings of that conference, collected here, examine the role of translation in the transmission of knowledge, particularly in the sciences, recognizing translation as a non-neutral activity and instead as an act that may enhance topic awareness or even generate debate. Patricia Phillips-Batoma received her PhD in French from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches courses for the professional track of the MA in Translation and Interpreting, and has an affiliate appointment with the Department of French and Italian.
  • Two French majors included on the 2016 Bronze Tablet
    5/20/2016
    Congratulations to Soffia Kuehner Gray and Alexis March (B.A. in French 2016) who made it onto the 2016 Bronze Tablet, recognizing the most highly achieving graduates college-wide every year: http://www.las.illinois.edu/news/2016/bronzetablet_sp16/
  • French Major Wins Award for Best Research Presentation
    5/12/2016
    Marshall Janevicius, a senior majoring in French, received the Stevick Foundation Excellence in Humanities/FAA Research, Outstanding Presentation award for a presentation about his honors thesis, entitled "The EU, the Schengen Area, and the Refugee Crisis.” Prof. Mroz directed the thesis. Congratulations, Marshall!