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Fri Jan 1, 2010

World-Class Dante Expert Comes to Notre Dame

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Location: Italian Studies

One of the world’s leading Dante scholars, Zygmunt G. Baranski, is slated to join the faculty next fall as the University’s first Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies. He will also serve as a distinguished visiting professor this semester.

Baranski comes to Notre Dame from the University of Cambridge, where, since 2002, he has been the Serena Professor of Italian and, between 2002-2006, head of the Department of Italian in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. From 1987 to 2002, Baranski first held a Personal and then an Established Chair in the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Reading, where, for many years, he was also head of the department.…

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Notre Dame Launches Italian Studies Program

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Location: Italian Studies

The University of Notre Dame is already home to an impressive number of scholars whose research and teaching focus on Italy and the culture and history of a part of the world central to the birth and development of Western civilization.

Now, thanks to support from the College of Arts and Letters and Office of Research, the University will further extend its engagement in “all things Italian” with an international and interdisciplinary program in Italian studies.…

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Student Wins Women in French 2010 Best Essay Award

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Location: Romance Languages Department

Claire Reising, a Notre Dame senior majoring in French and English, won a 2010 Prix Du Meilleur Essai (best essay) award from Women In French (WIF), a national organization affiliated with the Modern Language Association. WIF bestows several awards to highlight the work of outstanding female researchers in French and francophone studies. Reising was given the one annual award to undergraduate students for an essay written in French by a non-native speaker.…

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Parroquín Connects Spanish and Service Learning

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

By Mark Shuman

Rachel Rivers Parroquín joins the University of Notre Dame faculty this year as an assistant professional specialist who will both teach Spanish and lead an expansion of service learning programs for Spanish majors.

Rachel Rivers Parroquin

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Colloquium a Springboard for Learning and Mentoring

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

By Mark Shuman

colloquium panelists

Last fall, when Bridget Franco wrote in a letter that she was coming back to Notre Dame for a football game and was willing to share her latest research with current students, Associate Professor of Spanish Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams was delighted to hear from the “stellar” former student.…

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Italian Major Pursues Passion for Language and Meaning

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

By Joanna Basile

Martinez-Montavon

Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon’s passion for languages began well before she came to Notre Dame. Her parents grew up in Mexico and South America, and she grew up in the United States speaking Spanish at home as her first language. She learned English while in daycare and then studied French in middle school. Now in college, she’s fallen in love with yet another language.…

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Perry and Olivera–Williams Win Joyce Teaching Awards

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

By Mark Shuman


 

Two faculty members of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department have been named recipients of the 2010 Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Literary Models

Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams, associate professor of Spanish and director of the Latin American Studies Program, and Catherine Perry, associate professor of French, were among 20 Joyce Award winners selected from across campus. The awards honor faculty who create environments that stimulate significant student learning, elevate students to a new level of intellectual engagement, and foster students’ ability to express themselves effectively within their disciplines.…

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French Students and the Community Language Bank

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

Notre Dame students have joined with the American Red Cross to form a Community Language Bank. A key mission of the Language Bank is to ease refugees’ transition to their new life in the United States. Senior Chris Meister developed the idea after a trip to Kenya, where he realized that there are many refugees in the United States who don’t speak English, and that Notre Dame has the resources to help them.…

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Wed Apr 7, 2010

Douthwaite’s Frankenstein Research Wins “Best Article” Award

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

By Lisa Walencus

Julia Douthwaite

The editorial board of the European Romantic Review and the executive committee of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism have chosen an article by Julia Douthwaite, professor of French in Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, as the winner of their Best Article of 2009 award.…

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Tue Jun 15, 2010

Professors Amago and Jerez–Farrán edit book on Franco

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

A new book in the Kellogg Institute’s series with the University of Notre Dame Press explores how citizens in Spain confront memories of Franco’s dictatorship. Unearthing Franco’s Legacy: Mass Graves and the Recovery of Historical Memory in Spain is the most recent addition to the Contemporary European Politics and Society Series.…

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