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Aug 29, 2014

Welcome to the Fall 2014 French Section Newsletter with information about:

*Faculty news

*Opportunities in French

*Easy recipe

*Course information

*Extracurricular events Study Abroad

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Aug 20, 2014
Interest in learning Chinese has led to a dramatic increase in Chinese language courses, as well as a minor in Chinese studies, at Wright State.
Aug 10, 2014

The American Association of Teachers of French, Ohio Chapter, recently elected new officers. Wright State's French Instructor, Karine Daddah was elected Secretary-Treasurer, Lucas Hoffman is the new President, Mary Townsend is the association new Vice President and our recent Wright State's French graduate, Samantha Martin manages the "Grand Concours".

Dr. Pascale Abadie and Dr. Kirsten Halling were past Presidents of the AATF Ohio and Dr. Hertzler was also a past Treasurer.

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Jul 25, 2014

The Study Abroad annual trip to Paris and Bordeaux, France with professors Halling and Abadie from the department of Modern Languages was featured in an article in the Dayton Daily News!

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Jul 22, 2014

Dr. Melissa Doran completed her PhD in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University in May 2014. Her dissertation, "(De)Humanizing Narratives of Terrorism in Spain and Peru," examined the humanizing and dehumanizing discourses at play in the literary and filmic representation of the conflicts between the Spanish State and ETA and the Peruvian State and Sendero Luminoso. With a particular focus on the actors of these conflicts, her project...

Jul 17, 2014

The French Club celebrated Bastille Day at Professor Abadie's house on Sunday July 13th.
Each student and professor brought a French dish to share.
It was a great opportunity to speak French and enjoy some delicious French food!
Vive la révolution!

 

Jul 9, 2014


Dr. Maan Jiang Broadstock, Instructor of Chinese at Wright State University, was the Lead Teacher of  the University of Virginia's summer 2014 STARTALK Student Chinese Academy for Virginia high school students. She is pictured teaching Taichi fan.

Click on this link to see the UVA students' program and...

Jul 1, 2014

Dr. Pascale Abadie completed her PhD in the department of Romance Languages at the University of Cincinnati in March 2014.  Her dissertation, “Vers de nouveaux horizons dans la littérature Subsaharienne de Mariama Bâ à nos jours” studied how Sub-Saharan women authors have been writing since the 70s, it was with Mariama Bâ and her novel "So long a letter" that African women's literature finally became recognized as a genre. Bâ’s novel, published in 1979, has inspired many women to write...

May 21, 2014

The French cuisine and cinema summer class (FR 4940) is featured in the Guardian!

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May 14, 2014
 
Dr.Yuliya Walsh, adjunct teacher of Russian in the department of Modern Languages received her Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Culture from the Ohio State University on April 3, 2014.
 
The title of her dissertation is: "Forms of Address in Contemporary Ukrainian Newspapers. Morphology, Gender and Pragmatics." 
 
The ceremony took place on May 4,2014 at the Ohio State Stadium...

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