Guest speakers

Scholarship + Stimulation

Throughout the year, a lively, diverse guest speaker series provides additional scholarship and stimulation.

Recent speakers include:

  • André Thibault from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, spoke about the regional variations of the French language in France
  • Alison Rice from the University of Notre Dame gave a talk entitled “The Accent Complex: Worldwide Women Writers Reemphasize Francophone Immigrant Experiences in Paris”
  • Eugenio Refini from Johns Hopkins University presented on “The Theater of Conscience: Drama, Education, and Spiritual Practice in Late Renaissance Venice”
  • Philip Comeau of the University of Quebec at Montreal: “The Effects of Social Change in Acadian French.”
  • Alain Gauthier, stage director of the Indiana University Opera Theatre production of L’Étoile, discussed his work
  • Eleonora Stoppino of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Warrior Women and Savage Beasts” about a recurring theme in Italian Renaissance literature

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