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  • Domna Stanton to Give Lecture at Columbia University

    Distinguished Professor Domna Stanton will present a lecture entitled "Enslaved to Chocolate: Culture, Commerce and Gender in 17th Century France" at Columbia/Maison francaise on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00 P.M. Professor Stanton explores the cult of chocolate introduced by Spanish-born queens to the court of Louis XIV and retraces its production through France's Atlantic slave trade and imperial rivalvies. Her talk highlights the ambivalences that attended the medicalization and sexualization of chocolate as its consumption expanded into the city street. Read more

  • Faculty Book: Mary Ann Caws

    The Modern Art Cookbook
    (Reaktion Books, 2013)
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  • Glowing Reviews for "The Modern Art Cookbook"

    Professor Mary Ann Caws' new book is out, and The Modern Art Cookbook is receiving glowing reviews. Here is the summary from the University of Chicago Press website:

    "Matisse, Picasso, Hockney—they may not have been from the same period, but they all painted still lifes of food. And they are not alone. Andy Warhol painted soup cans, Claes Oldenburg sculpted an ice cream cone on the top of a building in Cologne, Jack Kerouac’s Sal ate apple pie across the country, and Truman Capote served chicken hash at the Black and White Ball. Food has always played a role in art, but how well and what did the artists themselves eat? Exploring a panoply of artworks of food, cooking, and eating from Europe and the Americas, The Modern Art Cookbook opens a window into the lives of artists, writers, and poets in the kitchen and the studio throughout the twentieth century and beyond." Read more

  • The Graduate Center Announces New Five-Year Humanities Fellowships

    In an initiative to promote innovation in doctoral education, the Graduate Center, City University of New York, will award up to eight new Humanities Fellowships to students entering in Fall 2014. Read more

  • Faculty Book: Nancy K. Miller

    Breathless: An American Girl in Paris
    (Seal Press, 2013)
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  • Ph.D. Program in French Alumnus Patrice Mothion Recognized for Teaching Excellence

    Patrice Mothion (Ph.D. 1996, Ph.D. Program in French) was selected as one of the "Best 300 Professors" in a joint project conducted by the Princeton Review and Ratemyprofessors.com. Read more

  • Faculty Book: Mary Ann Caws

    Pierre Reverdy
    (New York Review of Books Poets, 2013)
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  • In Memoriam: Giuseppe Carlo Di Scipio

    Giuseppe Carlo Di Scipio, 66, died on June 15, 2013. Di Scipio was a stalwart and dedicated member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center. Born in Abruzzo, Italy, Di Scipio came to the United... Read more

  • Faculty News: Jerry Carlson Supervises Emmy Award-Winning Video

    Prof. Jerry Carlson (Comparative Literature, French, Film Studies CP), serves as senior producer for the CUNY TV series "Nueva York," which has won a New York Emmy Award for Best Arts... Read more

  • Faculty Book: Andre Aciman

    Harvard Square
    (W. W. Norton, 2013)
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