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Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series 2020-21

Join faculty, staff, and community members at the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series to hear faculty members discuss their research.

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This lecture series is named for the late Carol de Dobay Rifelj, who came to Middlebury in 1972 as an Assistant Professor, serving also at that time as Director of the Château, and of the French House. Carol received tenure in 1979, was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 1985, and was named Jean Thomson Fulton Professor of French in 1993. She retired from Middlebury in spring 2010 after 38 years on the faculty. An energetic scholar, Carol was the author of several books and numerous articles and essays. She was also active and innovative in electronic publication, producing a significant website, Le Lexique, that won a prize in 1996 from the American Association of Teachers of French and has continued to be an influential resource for French teachers worldwide.

During her time on the faculty, Carol served on all of the College’s major committees, and she held numerous administrative posts, serving as Dean of the French School from 1985 to 1987, as Dean of the Faculty from 1991 to 1993, and as the Dean for Faculty Development and Research from 2004 to 2007. Carol was an unstinting supporter and advocate for the faculty and their professional development. It is thus richly appropriate that this lecture series, which features Middlebury's own faculty, bears her name.

All are welcome to attend. Spring dates will be added soon.

Lectures will be held via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, October 7 | 4:30 Virtual Middlebury
Patricia Saldarriaga, Department of Luso-Hispanic Studies, "Decolonizing Global Zombie Cinema"
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https://middlebury.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcuuoqjspG9w5tNGaPc4Yx81v0mfqaGXY

Wednesday, October 14 | 4:30 Virtual Middlebury
Eliza Garrison, Department of History of Art & Architecture, “The Golden Spaces of the Uta Codex”
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https://middlebury.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdOmopjopGtedX0GoiiNbbF2PkNU-L3j1

Wednesday, October 21 | 4:30 Virtual Middlebury
Bettina Matthias, Department of German, “Narratives from Rented Rooms: The Literary Fascination with Hotels and their Dwellers in early 20th Century Germany and Austria”
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Wednesday, October 28 | 4:30 Virtual Middlebury
Ellery Foutch, Program in American Studies, “The Glass Ballot Box and Political Transparency, 1856/2020”
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Wednesday, November 18| 4:30 Virtual Middlebury
Kristin Bright, Department of Anthropology, “Critical Play in The Body Online Lab”
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https://middlebury.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcuGhrz4pHtbTbxtaq4SbRdtbTpXJYCCq