Elvira with students, inTransit

An experimental installation designed by faculty and students provides context and gives significance —again – to the political talk of caravans and a “medieval” border wall.  Read more about In Transit: Arts of Migration around Europe, and visit the small show on view at the Nasher... read more about Callot’s Caravan & Cresques’ Atlas, Romance Studies at the Nasher Museum »

Walter Mignolo

During a ceremony at the Richard Hoggart Building today, Romance Studies/Literature Professor Walter Mignolo was awarded an Honoris Causa degree from the University of London, Goldsmith, for his work devoted ‘to understanding and unravelling the historical foundation of the modern colonial world... read more about Professor Walter Mignolo awarded an Honoris Causa degree from the University of London, Goldsmith »

Storytelling in Medicine and Health

Professor Deborah Jenson and Bass Online Assistant and PhD Candidate in Latin American Studies, Silvia Serrano, featured in Global Health Institute article on the course, "Storytelling in Medicine and Health".  The course explores the link between the humanities and the sciences through the... read more about "Storytelling in Medicine and Health" Featured in Article from the Global Health Institute »

Cons ti tu cion

  Marcos Canteli, Resident Director of Duke in Madrid, will participate in the reading/performance of his book, Cons ti tu ción, at the prestigious Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. Professor Canteli completely disassembles the text of the Spanish Magna Carta (Spanish 1978 Constitution)... read more about Cons ti tu ción reading by Marcos Canteli at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid  »

Marshall Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to two Duke seniors who were awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship!  One of the winners, Julie Uchitel, is a neuroscience and French double major who while studying Proust, Flaubert, and neuroscience, draws connections between the humanities and the... read more about Congratulations to French double major Julie Uchitel, recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship »

Prix Femina

Philippe Lançon awarded the Femina  & special Renaudot Book prizes In this season of literary awards on both sides of the Atlantic, we are delighted that our colleague has won two prestigious awards for his work, Le Lambeau (Gallimard).   The Femina came first, the all-... read more about Philippe Lançon awarded the Femina  & special Renaudot Book prizes »

Assemblea book cover

Assembly, written by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, published in September 2017 with Oxford University Press has now been published in Italian!  Congratulations to first year Romance Studies graduate student, Tania Rispoli on translating Assemblea! In recent years "leaderless" social... read more about Assemblea »

Programa Paris

On December 10, University Paris-Nanterre will host an event recognizing the international contribution of our colleague, Professor Walter Mignolo. Entitled “Mondialités mineures. Géopolitiques des savoirs et des littératures” and organized by Silvia Cotarini, Claire Joubert, and Jean-Marc Moura,... read more about Mondialités mineures. Géopolitiques des savoirs et des littératures »

Pascale Casanova

The Department of Romance Studies mourns the passing of Pascale Casanova at age 59 in September in Paris, following a long and debilitating illness. Casanova was a Researcher at the CNRS; Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage. Her fields were literary sociology and 20th-century French... read more about In Memoriam: Dr. Pascale Casanova »

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The Romance Studies Department wishes to recognize and congratulate the following graduating seniors on their awards: Robert J Niess/ Alexander Hull Award for Excellence in French:                 Madeline Jennings... read more about Romance Studies Class of 2018 Awards and Distinctions »