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Emilee McArdle wins award at European Union Tournament
Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 CDT
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
Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 CDT
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
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:00:00 CDT
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.