Department of French, Italian and Spanish
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is our pleasure to announce the publication Description du projet, edited and prefaced by Jean-Jacques Poucel. In this new critical edition of Description du projet by poet, mathematician and translator Jacques Roubaud, Poucel emphasizes this text as pivotal in the oeuvre of the author. It is a centerpiece in an intellectual journey, striking in what it proposes and in the multiplicity of its investigations. Poucel highlights Roubaud’s project as one foremost of poetry; both as an act of poetry and a reflection upon it, which reveal paths of investigation emerging at the intersection between poetry and mathematics. On the other hand, he explains that the writing is also a means to discover ideas in areas already well explored. Click here for more information.
Students participating in the Alcalá de Henares Group Study Program will have a golden opportunity to be immersed in Spanish culture for six weeks. The courses are offered by the Franklin Institute, a division of the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH), which is one of the oldest and top ranking universities in Spain. It is also known for being the birthplace of the prominent Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
This GSP in Spain will include language training, an internship and three tours to the most important cultural sites of the Spanish peninsula. UAH will place students at international corporations, universities, research, cultural and technology centres in the Madrid area. Learn more...
We are delighted to announce a new combined French course in Winter 2015, FREN 539.06 & 685.03, Histoire littéraire et pratiques littéraires des femmes au Québec. This course is designed to introduce students to the literary practices of women writers in Québec by analyzing a varied corpus as well as writings of women who were prominent, or going against the current, in their time. A cross-disciplinary approach will allow to cover the different perspectives at the issues discussed. The course will be taught by a visiting scholar, Marie Andrée Bergeron. Click here for additional information.