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Jan 07, 2016
Read the full citation on The Medieval Academy of America's Website. 
Nov 13, 2015
Join us as we honor Prof. René Girard (1923-2015), the inaugural Andrew B. Hammond Professor in French Language, Literature and Civilization, during a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, at Stanford Memorial Church. The renowned Stanford French professor was one of the 40 immortels of the prestigious Académie Française. He died at his Stanford home on Nov. 4 at the age of 91, after long illness. Girard joined the Stanford faculty in 1981. He is the author of nearly thirty acclaimed books, including the provocative and seminal Deceit...
May 13, 2015
French and Italian lecturer Marie-Pierre Ulloa recently conducted an extensive interview with prominent French-Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai. The interview has just appeared in La Vie des Idées, a major French online intellectual journal for current intellectual debates. Read the interview here: http://www.laviedesidees.fr/Le-cinema-est-plus-autoritaire-que-la-litterature.html
Aug 15, 2014
I draw your attention to Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, "The Future of Reading?  Memories and Thoughts toward a Genealogical Approach," in the summer 2014 issue of Boundary 2:  An International Journal of Literature and Culture, which many of you will remember hearing as a How I Think about Literature talk.
May 06, 2013
ILAC student Adam Morris' review of Julian Assange's book Cypherpunks was published on the front page of this weekend's Los Angeles Review of Books: http://lareviewofbooks.org/index.php This is the link to the article: http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=1621                 
May 06, 2013
Dear Students and Colleagues, Please join the DLCL in congratulating FRIT lecturer Marie-Pierre Ulloa, who was recently awarded the honorific title of "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Republic - Minister of Culture and Communication - for her "significant contribution to the propagation/diffusion of French and Francophone culture in the US." Read more about her new title, and be sure to congratulate her if you see her. This is a very significant accomplishment!   More information about Marie-Pierre Ulloa.

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