The Department of French and Italian

2015-2016 Conference Presentations

Brynes, Stephanie.  7th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies, Toronto, Canada
Doussot, Audrey.  Societe de Dix-Neuviemistes Annual Conference, Paris, France 
Fawaz, Yazz.  African Literature Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
Green, Viola.  Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Griffiths, Josh. Reseau Francais de Phonologie, Nice, France; The 8 th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, Aarhus, Denmark
High, Karina. Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages 46, Stonybrook, New York.
Leconte, Maxence.  North Eastern MLA, Hartford, Connecticut 
Le Pichon, Sarah. Societe de Dix-Neuviemistes Annual Conference, Paris, France.
Macé, Fanny.  PCA/ACA National Conference, Seattle, Washington
McBride, Adam. The 8 th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, Aarhus, Denmark
Ozel, Clemence. Women in French, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Spinelli, Nicholas. Pleasure and Suspicion; Durham, North Carolina.
Wright, Jocelyn.  Femmes Créa(c)tives: The Life and Work of Francophone Women in the Arts and MediaExeter, UK; Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference, Lexington, Kentucky; Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, Tennessee
Zembski, Laetitia. Societe de Dix-Neuviemistes Annual Conference, Paris, France

2014-2015 Conference Presentations

Bynes, Stephanie. 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin
Bucci, Robert. AAIS, Bolder, Colorado; NeMLA, Toronto, Canada
D'Amora, Paola. South Central MLA, Austin, Texas; AAIS, Boulder, Colorado 
Doussot, Audrey. 40th Annual 19th Century French Studies Colloquium, San Juan, Puerto Rico; INCS 2015, Atlanta, Georgia 
Fawaz, Yazz. Winthrop-King Conference "Culture/Identity/Politics: Eloge de la Creolite, 25 Years On", Tallahassee, Florida
Griffiths, Josh. Workshop in General Linguistics,  Madison, Wisconsin
Hoti, Altina. South Central MLA, Austin, Texas
Hotz, Stephanie. South Central MLA, Austin, Texas; AAIS, Boulder, Colorado
Leconte, Maxence. URI Graduate Student Conference, Kingston, Rhode Island 
Lehman, Meredith. 40th Annual 19th Century French Studies Colloquium, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
Mabrey, Beatrice. NeMLA, Toronto, Canada
Macé, Fanny. Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants, Nashville, Tennessee
Marchetti, Ettore. ACTFL-Annual Convention and World Language Expo, San Antonio, Texas
Masson, Valérie. INCS 2015, Atlanta, Georgia 
Mayne, Elizabeth. SLA Graduate Student Symposium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Neupane, Rozen. Spanish in the US and Spanish in Contact with Other Languages, New York, New York
Nichols, Jenna. CUNY Conference on Multilingual Phonology, New York, New York 
Ozel, Clemence. Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Greenville, South Carolina; Missed Connections (IIU Comp. Lit. Graduate
Conference), 
Bloomington, Indiana 
Rabatin, Matt. ACTFL-Annual Convention and World Language Expo, San Antonio, Texas; AAIS, Boulder, Colorado
Swankie, Ryan. Pain and Pleasure (Equinoxes 2015), Providence, Rhode Island
Voeks, Ashley. Constraints; 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin
Wright, Jocelyn. UCLA French and Francophone Studies Touch Conference, Los Angeles, California

2013-2014 Conference Presentations

Bush, Amanda. AAIS Conference, Zurich, Switzerland
D'Amora, Paola.
South Central MLA, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dalola, Amanda. Modern Languages Association, Chicago, Illinois
Doussot, Audrey. Illustrative and Narrative Construction, Paris, France
Hotz, Stephanie. NeMLA 45th Annual Convention, Harrisburg, PA
Lehman, Meredith. The Emile Zola Society, London, England; 39th Annual Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium, Richmond, Virginia
Lube Roe, Sarah. The Newberry 2014 Graduate Multidisciplinary Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Marchetti, Ettore. New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema, Bloomington, IN
Nichols, Jenna. 44th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, London, Ontario
Post, Rebekah. 28th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Gainesville, FL; 44th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, London, Ontario
Rabatin, Matthew. NeMLA 45th Annual Convention, Harrisburg, PA
Russo, Stephanie. Contrastive Linguistics and Diachrony, Ghent, Belgium; Chronos II, Pisa, Italy
Spinelli, Nicholas. 39th Annual Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium, Richmond, Virginia
Swankie, Ryan. No Man’s Land at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Voeks, Ashley. South Central Renaissance Conference, Tuscon, AZ

2012-2013 Conference Presentations

Bacuez, Nicholas. 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, Missouri.
Dalola, Amanda. New Sounds 2013, Montreal, Canada.
D'Amora, Paola. Ninth Annual Graduate Comparative Literature Conference, The University of Texas at Austin.
Demos, Melissa. The American Association for Italian Studies 33rd Annual Conference, Eugene, Oregon.
Fawaz, Yasmina. Ninth Annual Graduate Comparative Literature Conference, The University of Texas at Austin; IN TRANS: Reading Between and Beyond, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, City University of New York Graduate Center.
Florea, Elizabeth. The American Association for Italian Studies 33rd Annual Conference, Eugene, Oregon.
Lehman, Meredith. 38th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Lube Roe, Sarah. At Play in the Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945, Chicago, Illinois.
Mabrey, Beatrice. The American Association for Italian Studies 33rd Annual Conference, Eugene, Oregon.
Masson, Valérie. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies 2013 Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Murphy, Monique. Thinking, Doing, Learning: Usage Based Perspectives on Second Language Learning, Odense, Denmark. New Sounds 2013, Montreal, Canada.
Nichols, Jenna. 2012 UIC Bilingualism Forum, University of Illinois, Chicago. New Sounds 2013, Montreal, Canada.
Ozel Clémence. Ninth Annual Graduate Comparative Literature Conference, The Universtiy of Texas at Austin; Fifth Annual Foreign Language Film Conference, Birmingham, Alabama. 
Perry, Clare. 69th Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
Post, Rebekah. 2012 UIC Bilingualism Forum, University of Illinois, Chicago; 27th Annual Arabic Linguistic Symposium, Bloomington, Indiana.
Rabatin, Matthew. 69th Annual South Central Modern Language Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
Russo, Stephanie. Linguistics Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts.
Spinelli, Nicholas.
 2013 Conference of the Southeastern Women's Studies Association, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Troyansky, Anna. Diachro VI: Le français en diachronie, Louvain, Belgium. 

2011-2012 Conference Participation

Ambrosetti, Laura. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2012, Washington, D.C.
Bacuez, Nicholas. 162nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, California; NINJAL International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology, Kyoto, Japan; 42nd Annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Cedar City, Utah; Colloque du Réseau Français de Phonologie (RFP), Paris, France; Satellite Workshop of LabPhon 13, Advancing Prosodic Transcription for Spoken Language Science & Technology, Stuttgart University, Germany.
Dalola, Amanda. 42nd Annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Cedar City, Utah.
Gertken, Libby. Linguistic Association of the Southwest, South Padre Island, Texas; Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2012, Washington, D.C.; L2 Proficiency Assessment Workshop, Montpellier, France.
Jensen, Laura Jayne. New Ways of Analyzing Variation, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Lehman, Meredith. Normes et Formes, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; The 2012 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
Mignot, Charles. Structurer l'argument, Paris, France.
Oprea, Megan. Société Internationale de Diachronie du Français, Nancy, France.
Perry, Clare. The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Dallas, Texas.
Post, Rebekah. 42nd Annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Cedar City, Utah.
Rabatin, Matthew. American Association of Italian Studies, Charleston, South Carolina.
Russo, Stephanie. 1st Meeting of Young Researchers in Romance Languages, Madrid, Spain; Linguistics Society of America, Portland, Oregon.
Spinelli, Nicholas. The 2012 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; (Dis)locating Justice, The Center for Women's & Gender Studies 19th Annual Emerging Scholarship Conference, The University of Texas at Austin. 



Graduate Student Request for Travel Funds

For students in the French graduate degree programs, this is the initial application to request a conference travel award. Required documentation must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to travel. For further details, please see the French Fellowship Policy.

Italian Studies students who wish to receive funding for conference travel are highly recommended to speak to their Graduate Advisor as early as possible, preferably at the start of the fall semester.


Those who are advised to request Departmental funds should also use the Graduate Student Request for Travel Funds.  It must be submitted along with proof of conference participation and an abstract of the presentation a minimum of two weeks prior to travel.  


Students who are approved for a Professional Development Award from the Graduate School should compile the necessary documents, as outlined in the PDA information below, and contact the Graduate Coordinator when ready to apply.  


International Travel
International travel for academic purposes must be authorized by the International Office.  Failure to receive proper authorization could affect your scholarship.  Please review the Travel Authorization website and turn in all required paperwork at least two weeks prior to your departure. 


Professional Development Awards (PDA)

The Office of Graduate Studies also provides support for students to attend major professional meetings at which they present an original paper based on their research.





  • Department of French and Italian

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