• Nicolas Portugal Earns His Doctorate

    Nicolas Portugal, an Assistant Instructional Professor in French, has earned his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Congratulations, Dr. Portugal! 

    On Friday, October 27, he successfully defended his dissertation, entitled  "A FRENCH 9/11? FRENCH LITERATURE IN THE WAKE OF TERRORISM." His advising committee included Drs. Brett A. Kaplan, Laurence Mall, Jean-Philippe R. Mathy, and François Proulx. 

  • Join us in person or virtually for RLL’s inaugural Virgilio Lecture Series featuring Adriana Cavarero (Università degli studi di Verona). The talks, entitled “Women and Monsters: the uncanny of maternity in literary imagination," will be held on October 24, 27, & 31, 2023 from 5:00-6:30 PM.