Dominique Perron's Book Shortlisted for GG Award
We are delighted to announce that Dominique Perron has been short-listed for the Governor General’s Prize for Non-Fiction in French for 2013 for her book L'Alberta Autophage: Identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l'Ouest canadien, published by U of C 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.
Pierre-Yves Mocquais Appointed Officier des Palmes académiques
We are extremely proud to celebrate Dr. Pierre-Yves Mocquais’ elevation to the title of Officier within the French government's Ordre des Palmes académiques for distinguished service to the cause of French education and culture. In 2005 Dr. Mocquais was bestowed the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques for his research on the cultural practices of the francophones in the Canadian prairies and his promotion and defense of the values of francophonie. This order was originally founded by emperor Napoleon I in 1808 to decorate notable academics of the Sorbonne University. The scope of the honour was later extended to those excelling in services rendered to education, culture and science, both in France and overseas.
NEW: Group Study in Cuenca, Ecuador (Spring 2014)
We are very pleased to introduce the new Spanish Language and Culture Program in Cuenca. Coordinated by Dr. Luis Torres, the program will help students focus their academic interest in areas that are international or global through the study of culture, politics, history and business. This program will combine the academic requirements with experiential learning opportunities, which will provide full immersion in a setting that will increase students’ intercultural and societal skills. The balance of critical reflection and immersion will provide students with an opportunity to not only better understand Spanish culture but also themselves and others. More ...
Le Cercle Benveniste
Le Cercle Benveniste is an informal linguistics club. Founded by Dr. Ozouf Amedegnato, the club is intended as an exchange forum where anyone interested in language can come by and discuss, informally and in French, issues related to linguistics. It is, in a way, a peripatetic school where participants will - just like Emile Benveniste - walk in different corners of the discipline and examine the shadows, the preconceptions, and impasses; in a nutshell, they explore different aspects of language, looking for Problems of General Linguistics. Everybody is welcome! Click for more information and the bulletin.