Chérif Keïta gives public lecture22 October 2020
Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, gave a public lecture titled “The Sunjata Fasa: Musical Performance and the Articulation of Identity in the Mande World” as a guest of the Africana Studies Program of Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts. In late September, he was invited by the Voice of America radio to comment on the death of Mali’s former military dictator, General Moussa Traoré.
Scott Carpenter, interviews22 October 2020
Scott Carpenter, Marjorie Crabb-Garbisch Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, has recently engaged in several interviews about his book, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris, including a national event with the Fédération des Alliances Françaises (interview with Don George, of National Geographic), “On Travel” with the Armed Forces Network, and Next Chapter Booksellers (interview with Lorna Landvik). He is also a featured local author at the Minnesota Book Festival.
3 August 2020
“Scott Carpenter’s recently published book, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris, is getting rave reviews. See https://sdcarpenter.com/ for further details!”
18 November 2019
Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, recently gave a paper, “The Criminal Woman’s Body: Les Funestes et miserables regrets de Marguerite d’Auge…
25 October 2019
Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, will be celebrated at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (Boston, MA) with a round-table…
26 September 2019
A national order of France, the honor is bestowed upon distinguished academics who “contribute actively to the expansion of French culture in the world.”
16 September 2019
Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, gave a lecture at what is now known as “Sorbonne Université” in June. The title of…
Students teach on the TAPIF Program14 June 2019
Eliot Ayala ’19 in Versailles, Bri Fitzpatrick ’19 in Nantes, Sophia Buehrer ’19 in Saumur and Kate Richardson ’19 in Oléans have been accepted to teach on the TAPIF program for 2018-19 academic year.
Moliang Jiang ’1831 May 2019
Moliang Jiang (French minor ’18) will attend Columbia Law School in the fall of 2019.
13 May 2019
Scott Carpenter, Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, published two essays in the volume Keywords for Travel Writing Studies(Anthem, 2019); his contributions bear the titles “Humor” and “Fiction.”