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In France, Benin, and Tanzania, Arts and Letters students spend their summers asking questions and finding answers 

Author: Ashley Lo

When summer comes, Notre Dame students travel around the world — to build their language and cultural skills, undertake independent research, and explore career options — growing intellectually and emotionally along the way.  With funding from a wide range of sources, three Arts and Letters students spent last summer researching racism in Paris, interning at the U.S. Embassy in Benin, and speaking Swahili on the streets of Tanzania. Deadlines for applications for summer research, internship, and language immersion funding are fast approaching, with some due at the end of January.

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Through video and book projects, French professor explores why global women writers are gravitating toward Paris

Author: Carrie Gates

For nearly 15 years, Alison Rice, an associate professor of French and Francophone studies, has explored why women writers are being drawn to France and how they are transforming the Parisian literary landscape through innovative works of fiction. She’s conducted 18 filmed interviews in Paris over eight years with authors originally from Iran, Korea, Senegal, and Bulgaria, among other countries. She compiled, edited, and translated the interviews to create an online archive, and is now completing a book project based on the interviews.

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Oda al bombon project

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Notre Dame's Professor Vanesa Miseres brought her students to Holy Cross' immersion first grade to do a messy and delicious project introducing students to Pablo Neruda's odes. Here is a video on Professor Vanesa Miseres food and literature class visit to a first grade class there.On this occasion, the class visited the classroom, ND and Holy Cross students read together Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's Odes to the tomato and onion and we made cocoa and oatmeal truffles ("bombones" in Spanish). They wrote their own odes to the "bombones" as you will see at the end. It was a wonderful immersion for both our students and the children of the SB community. They have an amazing bilingual program.  Link to Video

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Summer Paris 2020

Author: Maurcia Marschke

This six-week intensive program includes cultural components as well as personal engagement with the city of Paris. A
cosmopolitan metropolis and a worldwide hub, Paris is a place we will explore through a variety of lenses. Coursework will
be complemented by guest speakers, guided tours of the city, visits to selected institutions (film production companies,

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The Rome Gateway and the Center for Italian Studies to Collaborate on Enriching the Rome Library Italian Literature Collection

Author: Costanza Montanari

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The Rome Global Gateway and the Center for Italian Studies have started a collaboration to enrich the Rome library collection during the academic year 2018-2019. Due to last year’s success, the collaboration was extended to the current academic year 2019-2020. The first project in this collaboration will involve the acquisition of a collection of Italian literature from its origins in the XIII

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Soledad Acosta de Samper Digital Library in Bogotá, Colombia

Author: Staff

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On October 24, Professor Vanesa Miseres will be addressing the inaugural lecture for the Soledad Acosta de Samper Digital Library in Bogotá, Colombia. This is a joint project of the National Library of Colombia and the Universidad de los Andes. Professor Miseres has also curated the online exhibition on Soledad Acosta de Samper albums and scrapbooks. Miseres lecture will bring a new perspective to the study of one the most renowned and prolific writers and journalists of 19th

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Professors Inés Stranger and Coca Duarte

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Last Wednesday, September 18 the combined classes of Professors Vanesa Miseres and Tatiana Botero we’re visited by Professors Inés Stranger and Coca Duarte, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Theatre School. They were invited by Anne Garica-Romero from FTT. It was a wonderful collaborative opportunity for the students to hear about their work on contemporary Chilean female playwrights and in general about the theatre in Chile since the dictatorship of Pinochet.…

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Efforts to Strengthen Notre Dame Connections with Latin America

Author: Staff

In another effort to strengthen Notre Dame connections with Latin America, Professor Juan Vitulli will visit the Universidad Autónoma de México (CDMX). Due to his innovative research about Baroque culture in the Hispanic World, Dr. Vitulli has been invited by the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas. In this occasion, Vitulli will teach a doctoral seminar titled “Junto a lo clásico, lo nuevo. Lectores, predicadores y poetas en el Barroco de Indias

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