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Tours Group Study Program in Spring 2015

During the Spring Semester of 2015 students will have the opportunity to spend time in Tours (France). Participants will be immersed in a French milieu in order to enrich both their linguistic and cultural experience. Tours, in the heart of the Loire Valley, is surrounded by some of the most striking examples of French Renaissance architecture, including the famed Châteaux de la Loire. Students will take two courses; one language course in collaboration with the Universite François Rabelais, and another focused on the culture and literature of the French Renaissance. Click for more on the Tours GSP or contact Dr. Daniel Maher (


RevilATIONS Conference, 30 October - 1 November

We are delighted to announce a graduate conference, RevilATIONS. Organized by Víctor Bedoya, Juanma Martínez, Montse Niño, Daniela Spago and Annemie Treier, the conference will feature multidisciplinary perspectives on the spectrum of malevolence. Presentations will explore themes such as good vs. evil; language of evil / evil in language; representations of evil in religion, or space, or time, or art; violence (both symbolic and physical); power, greed and money; prejudice and its shadows; gender: the good, the bad and the ugly; and Satan as hero. Ronald Shusterman (Université Jean- Monnet - Saint-Etienne) and Dominique Perron (University of Calgary) will participate as invited speakers. On Friday, October 31, Dr. Shusterman will present Evil, Cosmology, and the Fact/Value Distinction, and on Saturday, November 1, Dr. Perron will hold the talk The University as Evil. Click here for the complete program.

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund for Study in a Second Official Language Award

These awards are offered by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), and are for Canadian students who wish to improve their proficiency in a second language at a university which functions in that language.
Up to three awards, valued at $7,000 each plus transportation expenses for one return trip between the recipient's place of residence and the university to be attended as well as a letter of congratulations signed by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, are awarded each year at the undergraduate level. The deadline to apply is November 24, 2014.
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Week of the Italian Language, October 20-24

Please join us in celebrating Italian Week, held October 20-24. An interesting selection of Italian films with English subtitles will be screened each evening in Craigie Hall D420. We also proudly welcome Dr. Patrizia Bettella from the University of Alberta and Dr. Domenico Pietropaolo from the University of Toronto. Dr. Bettella will present a paper titled, “Female Intellectuals in Early Modern Italy: Elena Lucrezia Cornardo Piscopia, the First Woman Graduate in the World” on Friday  October 24 at 3:00pm. Dr. Pietropaolo will present “Umberto Eco on the Middle Ages and Medievalism” on Tuesday October 28 at 12:00pm. The events are free of charge and open to all. Click here for complete information.