SSHRC Grant for Kenneth Brown
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Kenneth Brown has been awarded a SSHRC grant to pursue the research project Conserving and disseminating modern-era Catalan-language manuscript cultural texts in the Hispanic Society of America. The project’s goal is to edit—and thereby preserve—crucial Catalan cultural patrimony extant in North American libraries and archives. The project co-investigator is Donna Rogers, Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University. More ...
Congratulations to Dominique Perron
Dominique Perron’s latest book, L’Alberta Autophage: Identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l’Ouest Canadien, has been published by University of Calgary Press. Through theories of discourse analysis, the book examines how Canadian and Albertan media have represented oil booms and busts in the province’s recent history, and in particular how the Canadian petroleum industry was able to employ the notion of Albertan identity to suggest a close association of interests between the people of Alberta and several groups exploiting its oil. Details on the book are available at http://uofcpress.com/books/9781552385760. Dr. Perron's next book project will focus on the promotional discourses employed by Canadian universities.
Ozouf Amedegnato Featured on FGS Website
The profile of Dr. Ozouf Amedegnato has been showcased this month on the website of the Faculty of Graduate Studies as part of their series on outstanding staff and faculty. In the feature, Dr. Amedegnato speaks of the importance of searching for links amongst disciplines. His research is divided between Linguistics and Literature, with a particular interest for the dialectical link between them. As a (socio)linguist, he is interested in the contact of languages, language politics, stereotypes and discourse analysis. As a semiotician of literature, his work questions aspects of literary theory, using the corpus of West African literatures from the Negritude movement to current writers.
The University of Calgary became a DELF/DALF Examination Centre in February 2012. The DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) is a diploma issued by the French Ministry of Education. It is divided into six different levels of competency, from basic to proficient level. It is recognized worldwide by institutions and agencies where knowlege of French is required. This diploma is awarded for life and, as such, is an asset on a resume. For more information, please contact Odile Rollin at email@example.com.
Read the UToday feature on our DELF/DALF Examination Centre.