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Upcoming Events

FR 389 film showing

2/9/2016 | 6:30 pm

<p>148 Armory</p>


2/9/2016 | 7:00 pm

<p>Expresso Royale on the corner of Oregon and Goodwin in Urbana.</p>

Pause Café

2/11/2016 | 5:30 pm

<p>Expresso Royale on the corner of Oregon and Goodwin in Urbana.</p>

Go to the Department of French Events Calendar for information about other upcoming events.


Professor Nora Stoppino appointed to committee commemorating Italian Renaissance writer
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:00:00 CST
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
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:00:00 CST
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.
Alumna Molly Melching receives the Thomas J. Dodd Prize
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:00:00 CDT
Molly Melching (M.A. ’79, French), Founder and CEO of Tostan, receives the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights.