The Department of French and Italian

Italian Placement Testing on 08/28 in HRH 2.106B @ 1:30 pm

FIGSO Working Paper Series

Clare Perry, Anne Gaskill, Sarah Lube

Fri, April 20, 2012 | HRH 2.118 (Lounge)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

FIGSO Working Paper Series

Sarah Lube

Reading Anxiety in the Flour Scene from Béroul’s Tristan and Iseult: Anxieties about Genealogy and the Transition from the Oral to Written Word

This paper provides a close reading of the flour scene in Beroul's Le Roman de Tristan. There are two distinct readings of this scene examined in this paper: one in which the scene may be read as suggesting an anxiety about the loss of orality in the transition from oral performance to the written word, and one in which the scene may be read as reflecting an anxiety about the dangers posed by female sexuality to genealogy.

Anne Gaskill

Velar obstruent palatalization in Picard: an OT-CC reanalysis

My current research explores dialectal variation in Picardie, focusing on the palatalization of velar obstruents. In the many varieties of Picard spoken within the region, four degrees of palatalization are observed: /k/, /kj/, /ʧ/, and /ʃ/. In this presentation, I explore the usefulness of OT-CC in examining this type of chain variation.

Clare Perry

Drastically Different Bedrooms: A comparison between Michel Millot’s Escole des filles and the Marquis de Sade’s La Philosophie dans le boudoir

I examine Libertine literature's movement toward sexual violence.

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Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for more information.

Le Cercle français

Informal French conversation practice Fridays in the Texas Union's Cactus Café from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


Italian Placement Testing 

Professor Antonella will be administering placement exams on Monday, August 28th in HRH 2.106B at 1:30 pm. If you are seeking to take an Italian Language Placement Test, please attend this session. Due to time constraints makeups are not guranteed.

Cineforum Italiano

Hosting Italian films with English subtitles every Thursdays at 8:00 pm in Mezes B0.306. 

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