Priscilla Charrat to receive Gendell Family and Shiner Family Fellowship
The Program in Jewish Culture and Society is delighted to announce that Priscilla Charrat has been awarded the Gendell Family and Shiner Family Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift to the Program in Jewish Culture and Society from the Gendell and Shiner families and is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student completing a dissertation in the field of Jewish Studies.
Priscilla is a graduate student in The Department of French and Italian, and in Jewish Studies. Her project is entitled "Documents et cheminements: Tracing the Postmemory of the Second World War and the Algerian War of Independence."
Zsuzsanna Fagyal to give plenary keynote address at Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
Professor Zsuzsanna Fagyal will give this year’s plenary keynote lecture at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in the Singletary Center’s Recital Hall on Friday, April 15 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Her plenary lecture is titled: Multilingualism, Ltd.: New Challenges for Linguistic Diversity in Europe.
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.