Al Kirby

February 25, 2019 – A Conversation with Fanny Glissant on the documentary “Slavery Routes”

Date:  Monday, February 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm Venue:  Nygren Studio, Library West – UF For the official kick-off event of the second edition of the TOUT-MONDE FESTIVAL, the Caribbean Contemporary Arts Festival in Miami (March 13-17, 2019) “Echo-Natures,” and on the occasion… Continue Reading →

May 20 – 24, 2019 : French For Health Professional Training Session

Dates: May 20  –  24, 2019 Location: Pugh Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 The Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the U.S., in cooperation with the Paris International Chamber of Commerce and the France Florida Research… Continue Reading →

Representing Translation: The Representation of Translation and Translators in Contemporary Media

In an increasingly global and multilingual society, translators have transitioned from unobtrusive stagehands to key intercultural mediators-a development that is reflected in contemporary media. From Coppola’s Lost in Translation to television’s House M.D., and from live performance to social media,… Continue Reading →

Summer 2019 – Kathleen Diamond Study Abroad Scholarships

For more information, click on the announcement flyer (pdf) Application deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019

NEH Humanities Fellowship awarded to Fiona McLaughlin in 2019-2020 AY

Title: Trans-Saharan Literacies, Writing across the Desert click here for summary. For more information, please click here.  

Summer 2019 – Albert and Rita Smith Scholarship for French and Italian

We are pleased to announce a new scholarship for students of French and Italian. The Albert and Rita Smith Fund for the Advancement of Studies in French and Italian will offer two scholarships of $500.00 each to a worthy student… Continue Reading →

Summer 2020 — Wayne Conner Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Wayne Conner fund for the Advancement of French and Francophone Studies will offer two scholarships of $1000 each to a worthy student.  These scholarships are given to undergraduate students majoring (double major and dual degree students are eligible) in… Continue Reading →

Women at work in twenty-first-century European Cinema – January 2019

Barbara Mennel delves into the ways these films about female labor capture the tension between feminist advances and their appropriation by capitalism in a time of ongoing transformation. Looking at independent and genre films from a cross-section of European nations,… Continue Reading →

2019-2020 Alice M. Zirger Scholarship

The Zirger Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship established in memory of Mrs. Alice M. Zirger. The scholarship was established with a gift from the Zirger family to encourage study in the area of East Asia. The scholarship is awarded to… Continue Reading →


Youssef A. Haddad Examines the social functions of attitude dative pronouns in four Arabic dialects. Analysing data from a variety of sources, including soap operas, movies, plays, talk shows and other audiovisual material, this book examines attitude datives – pragmatic… Continue Reading →

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