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FRONTIERE Newsletter

As we look forward to Spring semester, The Department of French and Italian wishes you all a splendid end-of-2019. This issue of FRONTIERE celebrates many events, initiatives, and honors. We recently learned from Jennifer Kmetich and John Lundy, who met in French 103, got engaged on the oval, and they credit the collaborative environment of their French course for their courtship. Teaching excellence is celebrated through Danielle Marx-Scouras receiving the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, travel, becoming multilingual, and exercising the imagination are all captured in the Old French Reading Group, and our commitment to community engagement is clear in the outreach seminar “Quebec in and for the 21st Century: Art, Culture and Innovation.”


Recent News

January 16, 2020
The Department of French and Italian Scholarship Competition 2020 is now open. All materials must be submitted online by Friday, February 14, 2020. Full details as well as the application can be…
December 12, 2019
We would like to congratulate several of our graduate alumni on recent publications in leading French & Francophone journals. Xinyi Tan (Ph.D. 2018) had her first article accepted in Dalhousie…
December 6, 2019
Mackenzie Wright, a fifth-year Romance Studies major graduating in the spring, has a unique view of medicine thanks to her interest in humanities. “If I hadn't chosen to study Romance languages, I…
December 5, 2019
For the third year in a row, the Department of French and Italian will sponsor the Mediating Italy in Global Culture Summer School in Bologna, Italy.  The Department of the Arts, University of…

People Directory

Ted Emery
Italian Senior Lecturer
Dana Renga
Chair and Associate Professor of Italian Co-Director, The Film Studies Program
Gloria Torrini-Roblin
Senior French Lecturer
Harry Kashdan
Postdoctoral Researcher in The Global Mediterranean