Summer 2020

Letter from the chairs

“I learned that things didn’t have to go as they were supposed to.” These words uttered by one of our French undergraduate students from the study-abroad program in Aix-en-Provence captures what has been perhaps the most important lesson of the past academic year.

Until March we marked many successful events and research accomplishments in FRIT. Interdisciplinary conferences organized by our faculty brought together undergraduate and graduate students along with scholars from IU, the US, and abroad to investigate the work and legacy of African filmmaker, producer, and historian Paulin S. Vieyra (September), to delve into the Lyric Landscapes of the Middle Ages (February), and to explore the world of comic books in Panels on Panels (February).

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