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633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706

October 2018

The Medieval Model: Boccacio’s “Decameron” Between History and Actuality

October 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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Speaker: Professor Marco Veglia, University of Bologna Abstract: In a world where all is "liquidity" and contingency, we should learn a new approach to reality from the literary perspective of Boccaccio. He was, as Dante…

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May 2019

Subha Xavier, “Heurts poétiques en langue sino-française: Les textes migrants de Shan Sa et François Cheng”

May 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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September 2019

Noëlle Benhamou, “Maupassant, l’homme qui aimait les femmes?”

September 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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Noëlle Benhamou, Associate Professor, University of Picardie Jules Verne Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies. This event is made possible with generous support from Jason Yackee, the University of Wisconsin Law School,…

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October 2019

Samuele Pardini, Elon University

October 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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Samuele Pardini, Associate Professor of Italian, Elon University Samuele F. S. Pardini holds a Laurea degree in Letters and Philosophy from the Universita' degli Studi di Pisa, Italy, and an M.A. and a Ph.D in…

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November 2019

19th-Century French Poetry with Catherine Witt and Nicolas Valazza

November 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706

Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore, and the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Sciences. Catherine Witt,…

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October 2021

Tristan Vigliano, “How to Study Humanism and the Representation of Islam? A Dispatch from the Fronts of Today’s French ‘Culture Wars'”

October 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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Sponsored by the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund, the Department of French and Italian, the Center for Early Modern Studies, the Religious Studies Program, the Middle East Studies Program, the Early Modern…

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September 2022

“The French 2022 Elections and the Transformations of French Politics,” Presentation by Sylvie Daviet, Introduced by French Consul General Yannick Tagand

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism and the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies.   Sylvie Daviet is a full Professor of Geography at…

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October 2022

“Geopoetics at the crossroads of literature, geography and botany,” Rachel Bouvet

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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Co-sponsored by European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, the Anonymous Fund, and the French House About the talk:  Geopoetics opens a transdisciplinary field at the intersection of literature, arts, earth sciences and human…

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November 2022

“What is Zeitgeist Literature?,” Christy Wampole

November 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, and the French House. Christy Wampole is a professor of French at Princeton University. Her specific areas of focus are nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century French,…

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