News & Announcements for French and Italian

News & Announcements for French and Italian

  • Robert Rushing's book wins prize of American Association of Italian Studies

    Professor Robert Rushing’s new book, Descended from Hercules, Biopolitics and the Muscled Male Body on Screen ( won the award for best new book in the "Film and other Media Studies” category of the American Association for Italian Studies.

  • François Proulx's Proust article in PC Magazine

    François Proulx's current project with Caroline Szylowicz (UIUC Library), recently awarded funding from the French Embassy, is profiled in a long article in PC Magazine:

  • Emilee McArdle wins award at European Union Tournament

    French and Global Studies major Emilee McArdle won 3rd place for her participation in the Environmental Council at the Midwest Model European Union tournament at Indiana University on April 22, 2017.

  • Kevin O’Keefe included on “Senior 100” List

    Congratulations to French senior Kevin O’Keefe who is featured on the years “Senior 100 Honorary List.”

  • Proust 21, a New Consortium for Digital Humanities and French Literary Studies
    The Department of French and Italian and the University Library are pleased to announce the creation of the Proust21 Consortium for Digital Humanities and French Literary Studies. This research consortium brings together the Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (Centre national de la recherche scientifique/École normale supérieure, Paris), the Université Grenoble Alpes, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A first project by this consortium, “Marcel Proust’s World War I Letters: A Digital Edition,” has just been awarded major funding by the Centers of Excellence of the French Embassy in the USA and the Mission du Centenaire (WWI Centennial Commission, France). The consortium’s research team will edit, digitize and annotate nearly 300 letters by or to Marcel Proust related to World War I, making them publicly available on an open-access website. Graduate students enrolled in French 578: Marcel Proust (Fall 2017) will contribute to this project.