FRIT Labs are the Department of French & Italian's informal lunchtime meetings to discuss our ongoing research and teaching activities. We prepare for conferences, publication, and exams; we showcase new initiatives, explore course ideas, and discuss new research relating to French or Italian and associated disciplines. Papers often precirculate. For information or to sign up for a session, contact Ioana Pribiag.

2018-2019 Schedule

All presentations take place on Mondays from 12:00-1:15 PM in Folwell Hall 317 unless otherwise specified.

September 10: Research Goals, Scrivener Demo

September 28 (Friday, 1:00 PM): Michael Gott (University of Cincinnati), "Crossing 2.0? Migration, Mobility, and Technology on Screen (and as the Screen)"

October 8: Agnès Schaffauser, "Soccer Dreams and Clandestine Migrants in French Graphic Novels"

November 5: Abraham Lamptey, "Fortress Europe and Hospitality in (Forced) Unsanctioned Migration"

December 3: Siobhan Craig (Department of English)

January 28: Research Goals

February 11: UMN IT, "Taming Your Email"

February 25: Amgad Serour, "Staged Affects of Suffering: Shame, Coercion, and Anger in The Battle of Algiers"

March 4: Conference Prep & Practice

April 1: Prof. Jennifer Row, TBA

April 15: Prof. Susan Noakes, “Building the Idea of the Global Middle Ages”

April 29: Prof. Bruno Chaouat, Discussion of Hannah Arendt's "Truth and Politics"