Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Adelphi Authors and Artists Exhibition 2019

I want to share with you photos of the opening reception of Adelphi Authors and Artists Exhibition which took place on Monday, December 2 from 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 
 
Dr. Archer  talked about the Process of Coloring of Stainless Steel and Dimensionalism in Art (5:00 p.m.) and she also had an stainless steel piece in the exhibition.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Adelphi University Libraries, the Adelphi Authors and Artists Exhibition is an annual tradition. This exhibition showcases recently published and artistic works submitted by faculty, administrators and staff through December 2019. The exhibition can be visited until December 14.

I urge you to visit the PAC, 2nd floor to see the work of our colleague.

Congratulations, Ines.

Adelphi Authors and Artists Exhibition, 2019

I want to share with you photos of the opening reception of A

delphi Authors and Artists Exhibition which took place on Monday, December 2 from 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Dr. Wadhera's book Original Copies in Georges Perec and Andy Warhol,  published by Brill ǀ Rodopi, was part of the exhibition.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Adelphi University Libraries, the Adelphi Authors and Artists Exhibition is an annual tradition. This exhibition showcases recently published and artistic works submitted by faculty, administrators and staff through December 2019. The exhibition can be visited until December 14.

I urge you to visit the PAC, 2nd floor to see the work of our colleague.

Congratulations, Priya 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

French Program, Dr. Wadhera





I am pleased to share the following good news about Dr. Wadhera, she has had a paper accepted to the 37th annual 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies Annual Colloquium to take place in Lincoln, Nebraska this coming spring.  The theme of the conference this year is “Parler la terre / Speaking the Earth” and her paper is called “Parler la cuisine :  Honoring the Contribution of Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson (1940-2018).”  Ferguson was a mentor of hers from Columbia who was one of the first scholars to discuss food in a French literary context.  

Congratulations Priya,


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, Adelphi's inaugural American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) workshop on "The Role of Grammar in a Proficiency-Oriented Curriculum".

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Adelphi, together with the Highs School Program, offered today, Tuesday, November 5, Adelphi's inaugural American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) workshop on "The Role of Grammar in a Proficiency-Oriented Curriculum". More than 18 educators from across Nassau county signed up and attended this important event. Dr. Steve Everett, Provost and Executive Vice President and Dr. Vincent Wang, Dean of Arts and Sciences gave the welcoming remarks. As a Chair, this is the first of the many workshops we plan to organize, I look forward to continuing more enduring collaboration between our current and future languages HS partners! THE DLLC welcomes and values working with the HS programs and the students.











Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Italian Program, Dr. Jonathan Hiller



Sharing more good news with you, this time from our Italian Program, Dr. Hiller was at a conference at Georgetown University last Saturday (October 26), entitled “Italian Language and Culture Conference: Challenges in the 21st Century Italian Classroom”. His talk was entitled “Brutti ma buoni: How to use less-than-masterpieces of Italian cinema to engage students”. The conference was supported by the Italian foreign ministry as part of the international “Week of the Italian language” initiative.

Congratulations, Jonathan for your continuous research work!


Monday, October 28, 2019

French Program, Dr. Priya Wadhera

Absence  in Georges Perec
Priya Wadhera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The celebrated 20th-century French author Georges Perec was a member of the influential OuLiPo group of writers who believe constraints are liberating. Perec made an indelible mark on the history of French literature with his varied and virtuosic œuvre. Case in point is Perec’s La Disparition (1969), a 300-page novel that entirely lacks the letter “e.” This gesture of literary bravado also has a deeper meaning. The lack of “e” evokes a lack of “eux” or them, those who died in the Holocaust, including Perec’s mother. In this paper, Dr. Wadhera studies another stark absence that pervades his works:  the lack of food. Perec’s protagonists rarely eat and the little food one sees are mere scraps, crumbs, morsels. She aims to understand this gesture in an era inaugurated by Marcel Proust, an author whom Perec greatly admired, and his “madeleine episode” which offers a position of privilege to food.        

Priya Wadhera is Associate Professor of French at Adelphi University in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  She earned her doctorate at Columbia University where she stayed on for three years as a lecturer in the department and Director of the Maison française before joining Adelphi in 2007. She has been the most senior member of the French program for over a decade at Adelphi where she savors her time in the classroom.
  
Over the years, Dr. Wadhera has established herself as a specialist of Georges Perec.  Her first book, entitled “Original Copies in Georges Perec and Andy Warhol,” came out in 2017 with Brill | Rodopi.  She has given papers throughout the US and France on his works, including by invitation at the Association Georges Perec in Paris, and later this semester in Australia at a conference drawing scholars from around the world who will be speaking on the OuLiPo.  Her published articles on Perec include one recently accepted to the authoritative Cahier Georges Perec, which gathers scholarship from the world’s foremost perecquiens.  In fact, this article was one of four she placed in peer-reviewed journals while on a recent yearlong sabbatical.  “Absence in Georges Perec” is based on another one of those articles.