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FRENCH AND ITALIAN.NEWS

Jan 22, 2021
The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is pleased to announce three new student prizes named for three people whose lives and careers spanned France and the United States, bringing French and American culture and society into dynamic conversation with one another. The Josephine Baker Honors Thesis Prize: Deadline: May 15, 2021 The Louise Bourgeois Essay Prize: Deadline: March 15, 2021 The James Baldwin Essay Prize: Deadline: March 15, 2021 More information can be found here: https://francestanford.stanford.edu/funding/student-prizes  
Jan 04, 2021
The DLCL community mourns the loss of Ralph Hester, a prominent professor of French in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Hester died Nov. 29, 2020 at his Stanford home. He was 88. Hester, professor emeritus in the French and Italian Department of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, spent his entire 37-year career at Stanford. He twice served as chair of the department and as director of Stanford’s French overseas programs in both Tours and Paris. His legacy in the Department of French and Italian will continue via the the Ralph M. Hester Endowment Fund...
Jun 11, 2020
Cécile Alduy, Professor of French Literature and Culture and Chair of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, recently wrote an article for The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University regarding gender and the COVID-19 pandemic. The article, "The Elephant in the Room is a Homeschooled Toddler (and Sometimes Three)" was published by The Clayman Institute on June 4, 2020.
Jun 05, 2020
It is with utter pain, rage and disgust at the abhorrent murder of George Floyd and the countless other victims of racism and targeted police violence that precede it that I write in the name of the DLCL community.   The DLCL stands in solidarity and compassion with all the communities that are hurt, threatened, unsafe, discriminated against just because they were born one color, rather than another, in one family instead of another, or, since racism goes hand in hand with misogyny, homophobia and other kinds of despicable bigotry, because of their sex, gender, origin, nationality, age...
Oct 17, 2019
Two DLCL undergraduates, Isabelle Carpenter (Comparative Literature and International Relations) and Clara Romani (French and History), have been named Hume Humanities Honors Fellows at the Stanford Humanities Center for the 2019-20 academic year.   Every year, eight Hume fellows are selected by a Stanford Humanities Center committee after being nominated by their faculty advisors. Each fellow receives a stipend for research funding and an individual desk in the Humanities Center office; most importantly, fellows participate in specially tailored group activities both with their...
Feb 20, 2018
Art and Power: Patronage and Politics in Europe from the Old Regime to the Present This conference examines the history of state arts patronage in Europe and its legacy in the present. Presentations on literature, music, theater, and the visual arts will provide an interdisciplinary examination of the origins and the tensions underlying the European model of state arts funding, along with a contemporary perspective on how and why European governments seek to support the arts today by the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States. The panels will address...

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