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Centre Francophone at Webster University

Webster to Host Quebec Gaming Industry Conference

May 03, 2019

Centre Francophone at Webster University has received a $12,000 grant to organize a symposium on the video game industry in Quebec, as well as on issues related to translation and cultural localization in French. Professor and Centre Francophone director Lionel Cuille said the conference on Oct. 5 will demonstrate to American technophile students that French studies are are also an asset for their career prospects. High school audiences will also be welcome, with the symposium concluding with an esports competition.

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Sandra Jenkins of Webster on WALB News

In the News: Faculty at border; Film, TV, Video; Fort Stewart's Jenkins

April 22, 2019

Faculty and students in the Film, Television, and Video Production program will be interviewed on 107.3 RAF at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. .... Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Mary Ann Drake and Silvia Navia will be interviewed on the April 25 "St. Louis on the Air" about their trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to offer legal advice and health services to migrants. ... Fort Stewart director Sandra Jenkins was interviewed on WALB about her efforts to support scholarships for first-generation students from low-income families.

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Lionel Cuillé

News Around Webster: Cuille, Cosic, Johnson

January 18, 2019

Lionel Cuillé published an essay on French novelist Emile Zola in the European journal RELIEF. ... Zlatko Cosic's exhibition, STORY 4: SCENES 1-9, has been selected for the Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival, Caserta, Italy. ... Ashley Johnson was a panelist at two entrepreneurial-focused events this winter in St. Louis and Dallas.

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French author Leila Slimani

Centre Francophone Bringing French Author Leila Slimani to St. Louis

January 17, 2019

The Centre Francophone is set to welcome French author Leila Slimani to St. Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the St. Louis County Library. Author of the internationally bestselling thriller “The Perfect Nanny,” Leila Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.

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Lionel Cuillé

News Around Webster: Cuille, Ibroscheva, Kleinman, Cosic

November 12, 2018

Elza Ibroscheva presented at the ECREA conference, “Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation," in Switzerland. ... Lionel Cuillé gave a lecture at the international conference "Paul Claudel : résolument contemporain" at Paris-Sorbonne University. ... Kim Kleinman published a featured review, “Working at the Intersection of the Histories of Science, Technology, and Agriculture” in Agricultural History. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at international film festivals in Tehran, Miami, Marseille and St. Louis.

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Bennett said Webster's globalized curriculum helped prepare him for the coming year in Germany.

Webster Student Wins German Young Professional Fellowship

May 03, 2018

Jake Bennett, a Webster University student majoring in International Relations with a minor in German, has been awarded the coveted Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The immersion program, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually selects 75 American and 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18-24 to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts.

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Centre Francophone high school French essay contest

Webster Hosts 92 Students in Centre Francophone Essay Contest

May 02, 2018

Webster University hosted 92 French language students from high schools across the St. Louis region for the Centre Francophone's annual French essay contest. The contest is open to students from any local high school who are in the second, third, fourth and fifth years of French language study.

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Nikolaos Antonakakis

Around Webster: Antonakakis, Cuille, Jensens, Rosenblum

April 17, 2018

Warren Rosenblum is giving two talks this week on the origins of the Nazi euthanasia program. ... Vienna's Nikolaos Antonakakis published a guest post for the London School of Economic's British Politics and Policy Blog drawing upon research with Ioannis Chatziantoniou and David Gabauer. ... Lionel Cuillé spoke at Brown University on the 50th anniversary of the Paris student revolution. ... Gina Jensen and Scott Jensen were presented the CSCA Outstanding Contributions to Forensics award.

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Professor Paula Hanssen with Samantha Womack

European Studies Major Wins German Travel Scholarship

March 20, 2018

Samantha Womack has received the Summer 2018 St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities travel scholarship for students studying German and/or working in a German-speaking country. She is looking forward to learning more about German culture and working in Europe during the internship in the state of Baden-Wurtemberg close to Stuttgart, our sister city.

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March 10 includes a Germaine Dulac double bill with an original score and live accompaniment by the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra.

Webster Film Series Presents French Film Festival with Cinema St. Louis

March 08, 2018

The 10th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the 1990s, offering a revealing overview of French cinema.

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See the exhibit in May Gallery March 2-31.

May Gallery: Centre Francophone Hosts Exhibit, Talk 'Mon Paris' by Peter Glendinning

March 07, 2018

The Centre Francophone will host an artist's talk with Peter Glendinning, whose "Mon Paris" ("My Paris") is on exhibit in the May Gallery March 2-31. The talk at 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, in Sverdrup Room 123, is moderated by Webster University faculty members Bill Barrett and Lionel Cuillé. Glendinning shares his vision of Paris having rented an apartment in the Marais annually for two weeks each summer.

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Zoey Bruce, Matt Margulis and Paula Hanssen

Snapshot: German Language Students Sing Bilingual Carols

December 14, 2017

German language students in International Languages and Cultures attended the the German American Heritage Society party on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Alumni House to entertain the members and enjoy some German specialties. The Society provides an annual scholarship for students going abroad to study the German language and be immersed in the culture.

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Spanish students visit Red Latina

Spanish Language Students Visit Red Latina

December 12, 2017

On Thursday, Dec. 7, students in SPAN 1100 (second semester Spanish), had an opportunity to put their language skills to good use when they met with the president of the bilingual newspaper Red Latina, located on Washington Ave. Students shared their future plans for networking, advertising and interest in working with Hispanic communities in the St Louis area.

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