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Announcements for Grad Students – 12/4

December 4, 2009

1. W301 Permission

2. SPEA Overseas Education Callout for Grad Students

3. GPSO Announcements

4. Department of French & Italian Spring 2010 Course

5. International Summer Program – Sommerhochschule in Strobl, Austria







1. W301 Permission

Grad Students – If you have not registered and received permission for W301 – West European Politics for Spring 2010, you need to do so ASAP or your seat may be given away! Email to ensure your spot is reserved!

2. SPEA Overseas Education Callout for Grad Students


Would you like to study abroad?

Come discover your options.


When: Thursday, Dec. 10th, 4:00pm

Where: Smiley Atrium

Who: Director of Overseas Education, Bill McGregor and colleagues including Diane Henshel, Henry Wakhungu, and David Audretsch

Refreshments will be provided.

3. GPSO Announcements

–  Carpool Survey – Raffle for free gift cards

–  Ritmos Latinos Salsa Fiesta with live music by Tro…

–  Native American Community Center of Bloomington: a…

–  City Lights Underground Film Series, Dec 4th

–  Mathers Museum Dec Events

–  SoFA gallery this week

–  Dept of Criminal Justice: Colloquium Series – “The…

–  Assistantship with West European Studies

**These announcements and more can be found at the GPSO blog:


GPSO Social Hour

When:  Friday, December 4th, 7-9pm 

Where:  FARM Bloomington, 106 E. Kirkwood Ave., downstairs in the ‘Root Cellar’ 

What: Come mingle with fellow grad and professional students while enjoying free food courtesy of the GPSO!

GPSO Rock Climbing

When:  Wednesday, December 9th, 7-9pm 

Where:  Hoosier Heights, 5100 S. Rogers, Bloomington, IN 47401

What: Hoosier Heights will be open to IUB graduate and professional students and their friends and family.  Fun for all levels of experience, from first-time climbers to 5.13 lead climbers! $5 (includes admission and lessons for beginners)

**Information on these events and more can be found at the GPSO website:  www.

4. Department of French & Italian Spring 2010 Course

FRIT F635 – Studies in 18th Century French Literature
L’Écriture au féminin au Siècle des Lumières

This course will be taught by a distinguished guest professor from the University of Nancy, France: Catriona Seth (PhD Paris-Sorbonne, 1995). The class will be taught in French but papers can be written in English.

Class number 25998
Tuesdays 4:15-6:15

Le siècle des Lumières voit la publication d’un grand nombre d’œuvres rédigées par des femmes. Sans nous interdire d’en évoquer d’autres, nous étudierons en particulier six auteurs qui donnent une idée de l’étendue des champs couverts. Les Mémoires particuliers de Madame Roland nous permettront d’aborder l’autobiographie. Nous évoquerons la correspondance en nous appuyant sur les lettres de Julie de Lespinasse à Condorcet. Le texte d’idées sera représenté par le Discours sur le bonheur de Mme du Châtelet. Les fictions de Mmes de Graffigny (Lettres d’une Péruvienne), de Charrière (Lettres neuchâteloises) et de Staël (un choix de nouvelles) nous conduiront à envisager des questions formelles (le roman épistolaire, la nouvelle), mais aussi thématiques (la représentation de l’étranger, l’héroïsme au féminin, l’éducation des filles…). Nous aurons ainsi l’occasion et de nous pencher sur l’évolution des mentalités et de constater combien l’écriture au féminin a contribué à l’éclat de la littérature française du temps.

5. International Summer Program – Sommerhochschule in Strobl, Austria

The International Summer Program is located in the picturesque village of Strobl in the Salzkammergut region, one of Austria’s most attractive summer vacation areas. Students and faculty are accommodated in high standard single and double rooms at the program’s beautiful summer campus on the shore of Lake Wolfgang.

The four week program offers high level European Studies courses in the morning and German language courses in the afternoon. The language courses are offered at four different levels of proficiency.

The unique Strobl experience is enhanced by an extensive extracurricular program including sports courses (windsurfing and tennis), mountain hiking, and excursions to Salzburg, St. Wolfgang and the Ebensee Concentration Camp Memorial.

The campus life creates an environment which encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers. The alumni network of former Sommerhochschule participants enables students to stay in touch even long after their stay in Strobl.

Apply now at!  For a brochure containing detailed information about this unique opportunity, email

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