We are pleased to announce the winners of the first ever French & Italian Studies Academic Awards. Over 20 students submitted projects completed in French & Italian Studies courses during the 2020-2021 year. All of the winning projects showed original thinking and excellent understanding of the material and the Department of French & Italian Studies would like to commend all of the students who submitted projects during this challenging academic year. We would also like to thank Associate Professor Maya Angela Smith and Associate Professor Richard Watts for their efforts to evaluate and select our awards winners. We plan to host the French & Italian Studies Academic Awards again, so students please consider submitting a project next year!
Top Prize Winners
- Austin Gergich -- Essay, "À la recherche de mon être non-binaire : réflexions sur les études de genre non-binaire en français"
- Amanda Hosmer -- Architectural model, "Une salle de classe pour Rousseau"
- Pippa Marple -- Translation project, "Questioning the Western Gaze: Imaginary Representations of the Mythical Orient"
- Tessa Gardiner -- Board game, "Les Pensées de Pascal Jeu"
- Emilee Kaminski -- Essay, "Redefining the Genre in Dheepan: A Nuanced Portrait of an Ersatz Migrant Family"
- Jacqueline Airut Murphy -- Essay, "Pronoms neutres en France"
- Emiri Ninomiya -- Essay, "Water, Trauma, and Collaborative Memory in Rivers Solomon's The Deep"
- Marlena Rooney-Wilcox -- Translation and reflection project, Excerpts from Frédéric Lenois, Coeur de Cristal
- Jack Sherman -- Essay, "Cultural Comorbidities: Acceleration of Living Language Loss in Quarantine, The Case of Occitan"
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated!