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Assistant Professor of Italian, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Italian)
Professor of Comparative Literature and French
Graduate Student, French Studies
Professor Emeritus, French
Professor, Architectural History/Art History
Associate Professor Emeritus, French
Professor Emeritus, French
Part-time Lecturer of French
Professor of French, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (French)
Administrator
Associate Professor in Italian
Lecturer, French / 200-level French Language Coordinator
Professor and Chair of Department of English
Professor of History
Senior Computing Specialist
Graduate Student, French Studies
Senior Lecturer in Italian
Associate Professor of Art History
Associate Professor of Art History
Associate Professor of French
Graduate Student, French Studies
Senior Lecturer in Italian
Principal Lecturer in French/100-level French Language Coordinator
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Student, Italian Studies
Associate Professor of Italian
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Alumna, French Studies
Teaching Associate in Italian
Graduate Student, French Studies
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Lecturer in Italian/100-level Italian Language Coordinator
Lecturer in Italian, Undergraduate Academic Counselor, Graduate Program Adviser
Chair
Associate Professor of French
Professor Emeritus, French, Comparative Literature, and Comparative Religion
Senior Lecturer in French/300-level French Language Coordinator
Associate Professor of French
Graduate Program Coordinator
Senior Lecturer Emerita

Past Events

2017

Title Date Time Location
The French Election and the Future of the European Union
Sabine Lang, Richard Watts, Frank Wendler, Ernesto Peñas-Lado
May 15 6:30pm Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room (225)

2016

Title Date Time Location
2016 FIS Undergraduate Photo Contest Gala Nov 18 1:30pm to 3:00pm Padelford C-242
Scholars' Studio - Equity Research (featuring FIS graduate student, Lise Lalonde)
Lise Lalonde
Nov 17 4:00pm to 6:00pm Presentation Place, Research Commons, Allen Library South, UW Seattle
KERASCOËT: A Conversation with French Illustrators Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset
Marie Pommepuy & Sébastien Cosset
Nov 4 4:00pm to 6:00pm CMU 226
The 7th Annual Eurochannel Short Film Series Oct 27 7:00pm to 9:00pm THO 101
Journal Rappé: Rap, the News, and Urban Activism in Senegal
Xuman and Keyti
Oct 27 4:00pm CMU 120
Film screening: "Maratona Infernale" Sep 24 to Sep 25 Seattle Center Armory - Loft 2
Come celebrate the birthday of Rome with us! Apr 21 6:30pm to 8:00pm GLD 322
Prophesizing the Global. A Conversation with Fabrice Monteiro.
Fabrice Monteiro
Feb 11 4:00pm to 5:20pm CMU 120

2015

Title Date Time Location
FIS Undergraduate Photo Contest Gala Nov 18 4:00pm to 5:30pm PDL C-242: FIS Conference Room
French Internship Info Session, Monday 11/9/2015
Timothy L. Carlson
Nov 9 4:00pm to 5:30pm PDL C-242: FIS Conference Room
Italian and American Poetry in Translation
Giuseppe Liberto, Lucia Gazzino, Alfredo De Palchi, Quintino Di Marco, Francesco Accolla, and Mark Strand
Mar 7 6:00pm The Ryan James Fine Art Gallery
Thinking with Cats (Seattle Arts & Lectures talk)
Louisa Mackenzie, Associate Professor
Feb 27 7:00pm Henry Art Gallery Auditorium, UW (Seattle)

2014

Title Date Time Location
Lola Lafon: New French Fiction
Lola Lafon
Oct 22 3:30pm to 5:00pm CMU 218 D (Simpson Center for the Humanities)
A Knight is Changed into a Bear: Magic, Fiction and Monumentality in 'Le Roman de Perceforest'
Denyse Delcourt (Associate Professor, French Studies)
May 21 4:30pm CMU 226
Italian Club Potluck May 21 3:30pm Campus location - TBD
Life Sentences: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading
Megan Sweeney (Michigan)
May 20 4:30pm CMU 120
Creole Deviance: Coming ‘Out’ in the French Antilles
Bénédicte Boisseron (Montana)
May 16 3:30pm CMU 202 (Simpson Center for the Humanities)
In the Workshop of the Mind: Collaborative Relationships in Early Modern Europe
Ann Blair (Harvard)
May 14 4:00pm CMU 120
Powerful and intrepid women: Artemisia Gentileschi in Venice
Prof. Jesse Locker (Portland State University)
May 5 4:00pm ART 003
Bilingual Poetry Talk 
Pierre Alféri
May 1 4:30pm Alliance Française de Seattle (rm 204) 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle
Talk at the Alliance Française de Seattle 
Pierre Alferi
May 1 4:30pm Alliance Française de Seattle's médiathèque
Malraux's Death Sentences
Lawrence Kritzman (Dartmouth)
Apr 25 3:30pm Petersen Room, Allen Library (4th Floor, Room 485)
The Future of French and the Future of the Humanities
Lawrence Kritzman (Dartmouth)
Apr 24 3:30pm THO 211
La Grande Bellezza - film screening Apr 23 4:30pm SAV 139
Keur-Gui Crew Hip-Hop Performance Apr 11 7:00pm Ethnic Cultural Theater
The Role of New Technology in Language Teaching
Giuseppe Tassone, Lecturer in Italian Studies
Apr 10 6:00pm Harborview Medical Center - Research & Training Building Auditorium
Society of Textual Scholarship Annual Meeting Mar 20 to Mar 22 Various locations around campus
Student Poetry Reading for Italian 341 (Poetry in Translation) Mar 14 6:30pm Ryan James Fine Arts
Latent Adjacencies in Manuscript and Digital Technologies
Elain Treharne (Stanford)
Mar 13 4:30pm Yukon Pacific Room, UW Club
European Union Integration: Toward the Unites States of Europe?
Dr. Franco Frattini
Feb 13 9:00am 115 William H. Gates Hall
Italian Club Movie Night  Feb 12 6:00pm GWN 201
Italian Club Kick-Off Event!  Jan 23 2:30pm to 4:20pm HUB Room 340
 Literary History, Book History, and Media Studies 
Meredith McGill (Rutgers)
Jan 16 4:00pm Communications 120

2013

Title Date Time Location
Hip Hop and Democracy: The Power of Youth Movements in Africa  
THIAT, a Senegalese hip hop artist and social/political activist from the group Keur Gui Crew
Dec 5 4:30pm CMU 120
Books as Social Media
Leah Price (Harvard)
Dec 2 4:00pm HUB 145
Print Culture in India
Ulrike Stark (Chicago)
Nov 15 3:30pm Allen Auditorium, Allen Library
Anti-semitism as a Christian Problem
Ruggero Taradel
Nov 7 7:00pm UW Tower Auditorium
Tempo di Vendemmia - Mercato Italiano Dinner/Fundraiser for Italian Studies  Nov 3 5:00pm Holy Rosary Parish Hall
Environmental Imagination at the Crossroads 
Dr. Lawrence Buell, Professor of American Literature, Harvard University
Oct 31 6:30pm Kane Hall, Room 110
Italian Studies in Rome & Calabria info session (Spring 2014) Oct 25 2:00pm THO 125
Inoperable Communities in the Cloud: Server Farms and the Ideology of Participation
Tung-Hui Hu
Oct 3 4:30pm Allen Auditorium, Allen Library
FIS Graduation Gala for Graduating French and Italian Majors Jun 14 1:00pm to 3:00pm Waterfront Activities Center
Spring Graduate/Faculty Colloquium Jun 7 2:30pm SAV 168
French Club - conversation group Jun 6 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
French Club - conversation group May 30 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
French Club - conversation group May 23 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
French Club - conversation group May 16 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
Cultural Preparedness Meeting - (French Studies and Comp Lit study abroad in France/Martinique program participants) May 14 5:00pm to 7:00pm MEB 238
French Club - conversation group May 9 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
French Club - conversation group May 2 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
"Nuts and Bolts" - Study abroad meeting (France/Martinique) Apr 25 5:00pm to 7:00pm LOW 101
French Club - conversation group Apr 25 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
Tempo di Primavera dinner and fundraiser for Italian Studies  Apr 22 5:00pm Ristorante Luciano
French Club - conversation group Apr 18 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
French Club - conversation group Apr 11 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
French Club - conversation group Apr 11 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
Visa meeting Apr 9 4:00pm to 5:00pm LOW 105
French Club - conversation group Apr 4 4:30pm to 5:30pm Suzzallo Cafe
Italian Movie Night  Mar 21 4:30pm to 6:30pm SMI 105
French Club Mar 12 4:00pm to 5:00pm Suzzallo Cafe
French Club Mar 5 4:00pm to 5:00pm Suzzallo Cafe
Festa Italiana - potluck Mar 1 4:30pm to 6:30pm TBA
French Club  Feb 26 4:00pm to 5:00pm Suzzallo Cafe
Tavola Italiana Feb 20 1:30pm to 2:30pm Paccar Cafe
French Club Feb 19 4:00pm to 5:00pm Suzzallo Cafe
Tavola Italiana Feb 13 1:30pm to 2:30pm Paccar Cafe
French Club  Feb 12 4:00pm to 5:00pm Suzzallo Cafe
Tavola Italiana Feb 6 1:30pm to 2:30pm Paccar Cafe
French Club Feb 5 4:00pm to 5:00pm Suzzallo Cafe
"Senegalese Immigration to Europe: Negotiation of Borders and Conceptualization of Identities"
Maya Smith (Ph.D. UC- Berkeley, spring 2013)
Feb 1 1:30pm Petersen Room, Allen Library (4th Floor, Room 485)
Tavola Italiana Jan 30 1:30pm Paccar Cafe
French Club Jan 29 4:00pm to 5:00pm Suzzallo Cafe
"The Cursed Writer: Women, Publicity, and Novels for Adolescents in Nineteenth-Century France"
Alexandra Parfitt (Ph.D., Yale University, 2010)
Jan 28 4:30pm Allen Auditorium, Suzzallo Library
Framing Rome Exploration Seminar - Info. Session Jan 25 2:00pm SMI 105
Info Session on FIS Study Abroad Programs in France or Martinique! Jan 24 4:00pm SMI 305
"The Origins of Scandal: Constructing a Campaign against the Imprisonment of Minors"
Kari Evanson (Ph.D., New York University, 2012)
Jan 22 4:30pm Allen Auditorium, Suzzallo Library
French Club Jan 22 4:00pm to 5:00pm Suzzallo Cafe
Italian Studies in Rome & Rogliano info. session Jan 18 2:00pm THO 134
"Literary Studies in the Digital Age: Text, Context, Intertext"
Glenn Roe, University of Oxford, UK
Jan 18 1:30pm Petersen Room, Allen Library (4th Floor, Room 485)
Tavola Italiana Jan 16 1:30pm Paccar Cafe
Martinique Summer 2013 - Environmental Cultural Studies in the French Caribbean Jan 11 2:30pm DEN 205

2012

Title Date Time Location
Italian Review Session Dec 7 3:30pm to 5:20pm THO 134
Festa Italiana Nov 29 5:00pm to 7:00pm HUB, Room 340
Info. Session - Study Abroad Programs in France and Martinique Nov 27 4:00pm SMI 120
Italian Studies in Rome & Calabria info. session Nov 16 2:30pm SAV 156
Italian Club Meeting Nov 15 4:30pm SAV 158
French Grad Program General Meeting Nov 15 4:00pm B-202 Padelford Hall
SIFF and Cinecittà Luce presen The Fourth Annual Seattle Italian Film Festival, "Cinema Italian Style" Nov 15 to Nov 20 SIFF Cinema Uptown
Italian Studies in Rome & Calabria info session Oct 26 2:00pm SAV 156
Study Abroad Fair Oct 17 10:00am to 2:00pm Mary Gates Hall Commons
"Dante and the Early Tradition of his Commedia"
Beatrice Arduini
Oct 14 2:00pm Kane Hall 225 (Walker-Ames Room)
Dante and the Early Tradition of his Commedia
Beatrice Arduini, Assistant Professor of Italian
Oct 14 2:00pm Kane Hall, Room 225 (Walker-Ames)
Graduate Student Job Market Workshop -open to FIS graduate students on the job market this year Oct 11 2:00pm PDL B-202 B
Festa Italiana at Seattle Center Sep 29 to Sep 30 Seattle Center - Fisher Pavilion
Bastille Day Celebration Jul 14 11:30am Seattle Center - Fisher Green
FIS Graduation Gala Jun 8 1:00pm to 3:00pm Waterfront Activities Center
Preparing for the Academic Job Market
Richard Watts & Susan Gaylard
Jun 6 2:00pm PDL B-202B
Italian Club - Final Exam Review for Italian Language Students Jun 1 Exact time and location TBA
Italian Club - Final Exam Review for Italian Language Students Jun 1 Exact time and location TBA
Italian Club - General Meeting May 30 4:30pm to 5:30pm THO 234
Italian Club - Aperitivo May 23 12:30pm to 2:30pm RAI 116
Study Abroad in Paris and Nantes Programs May 22 4:00pm to 6:00pm SMI 211
Spatial Nostalgia and Fashion Celebrity: Dior by Dior
Dr. Ilya Parkins, University of British Columbia (Okanogan Campus)
May 17 3:30pm Allen Library Auditorium
Italian Club May 16 4:30pm to 5:30pm THO 234
Study Abroad in Nantes/Paris Programs May 8 4:00pm to 6:00pm SMI 211
Italian Club - World Language Day Presentation May 4 Exact time and location TBA
World Languages Day for High School Students May 4 UW- Seattle Campus
Italian Club Aperitivo May 2 12:30pm to 2:30pm Room TBA
Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis
Alice Kaplan (French, Yale University)
May 1 4:00pm CMU 120
“Maladies à vendre”/”Branding Illness”
Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen
Apr 26 4:30pm CMU 120
Italian Club Apr 25 4:30pm to 5:30pm THO 234
Study Abroad in Nantes/Paris Programs Apr 24 4:00pm to 5:00pm SMI 211
From Fragment to Fame. How Dante's Convivio Became a Cultural Icon
Beatrice Arduini (Ph.D., Indiana University)
Feb 24 2:30pm Petersen Room (Allen Library, 4th Floor, Room 485)
Dante's Ambivalence Toward the Lustful
Tristan Kay (Ph.D., The Queen's College, University of Oxford, UK)
Feb 17 1:00pm Petersen Room (Allen Library, 4th Floor, Room 485)
Letters from France
Jean François Porchez (Award-winning French designer)
Feb 16 7:00pm Good Shepherd Center Chapel in Wallingford
Letters from France: Jean François Porchez on Culture and Identity in Type Design
Jean François Porchez (Award-winning French designer)
Feb 15 7:00pm to 9:30pm Kane Hall, Room 110
Exile and Rhetorical Closure in Dante's De vulgari eloquentia and Convivio
Laurence Hooper (Ph.D., University of Cambridge)
Feb 10 3:30pm Petersen Room (Allen Library, 4th Floor, Room 485)
Boccaccio's Fragile Friendships
Jason Houston (Ph.D., Yale)
Feb 3 2:30pm Petersen Room (4th Floor, Allen Library, Room 485)
"Renaissance Revival. The Alessandro Maggiori Collection: Art and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Italy "
Ricardo de Mambro Santos
Jan 22 2:00pm Kane Hall 225 (Walker-Ames Room)

2011

Title Date Time Location
"Wines of the Venetian Empire"
Chris Zimmerman, NW Regional Manager of Vias Imports Ltd.
Jun 24 7:00pm Kane Hall 225 (Walker-Ames Room)
Tempo di Carnevale dinner & fundraiser for Italian Studies Mar 6 5:00pm Osteria la Spiga

2010

Title Date Time Location
Special Screening of Giulia non esce la sera Apr 14 6:30pm Kane Hall 220
Tempo di Vendemmia dinner & fundraiser for Italian Studies Feb 21 5:00pm Elysian Fields Restaurant

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