Francophone Week Meme Contest Winners

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Enjoy these Francophone Meme Contest Winners

Three Arts & Sciences students participate in Q&A with Leïla Slimani

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Three Arts & Sciences students participate in Q&A with Leïla Slimani.

Francophone Week March 20th-26th, 2021

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Join the the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures for Francophone Week, March 20th-26th, 2021.

Publication of Liquid borders: migration as resistance

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Program congratulates Professor Mabel Moraña latest publication, Liquid Borders migration as resistance with Routledge.

Professor Michael Sherberg publishes The Decameron Fourth Day in Perspective

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures congratulates Professor Sherberg on the publication of his book, The Decameron fourth day in perspective with the University of Toronto Press.

Graduate Fellow Olivia Lott lauded with PEN translation honor

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PhD candidate Olivia Lott was named as a finalist for a prominent literary award, the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. In this Q&A, Lott talks about the process of bringing ‘Katabasis’ to new audiences, about her reaction to the PEN shout-out, and for her recommendations of additional must-read translated poetry books.

Professor Tili Boon Cuillé publishes Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures congratulates Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature Tili Boon Cuillé on the publication of her new book, Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France with Stanford University Press.

Prof. Ignacio Infante Receives Emerson's 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures congratulates Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Ignacio Infante on his selection as one of Emerson’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients. The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards Program, now in its 31st year, recognizes approximately 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area annually for their leadership in and passion for teaching, their contributions to student learning, and their knowledge and creativity.

Professor Rebecca Messbarger wins the Rome Prize Fellowship in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

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The department extends a huge congratulations to Professor of Italian Rebecca Messbarger, who is the recipient of a Rome Prize fellowship in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies from the American Academy in Rome (AAR).

Publication of Mabel Moraña's Philosophy and Criticism in Latin America: From Mariátegui to Sloterdijk

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Program congratulates Professor Mabel Moraña on the publication of her new book, Philosophy and Criticism in Latin America: From Mariátegui to Sloterdijk, as part of the Cambria Latin American Literatures and Cultures Series with Cambria Press.

On Race, Colonialism, and Falling Monuments in Spain and the US, By Professor Akiko Tsuchiya

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On June 4, 2020, the governor of Virginia ordered the removal of Richmond’s monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, amidst demonstrations across the country against police brutality and systemic racism. His announcement provided a renewed momentum, among racial justice activists, to demand the elimination of all public symbols of white supremacy. Other cities across the nation soon followed suit, ordering the dismantling of Confederate statues, even as protesters, in many places, took the lead in toppling these monuments.

Juan Manuel Ramírez Velázquez Wins Research Fellowship at the University of Tulsa

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures congratulates Hispanic Studies graduate student Juan Manuel Ramírez Velázquez on winning a 2020-2021 Short-Time research fellowship at the Helmerich Center for American Research at the University of Tulsa.