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FRENCH AND ITALIAN.NEWS

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...
May 12, 2017
The DLCL community mourns the loss of Marc Bertrand, professor emeritus of French. Marc Bertrand taught French civilization and cultural history to generations of students during his time at Stanford. He died April 28, 2017 at 83. Read the full article HERE. 
Apr 07, 2017
FRENCH 133: Introduction to Francophone Literature from Africa and the Caribbean taught by Dr. Marie-Pierre Ulloa. Students authored vignettes on their couscous dinner experience at Bistro Vida. Bistro Vida is a French restaurant located in downtown Menlo Park, opened in 1998 by Egyptian cosmopolitan owner Ali Elsafy. Born in Cairo, Ali speaks five languages, English, Arabic, French, Italian, and Spanish.The menu features traditional French-style bistro cuisine, and couscous, and our dinner was generously sponsored by the Stanford Mediterranean Studies Forum. Read more here. 

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