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William T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies

Fine Arts Gallery presents ‘The Dada Effect’ starting March 16

Feb. 28, 2017—Recognizing the centenary and far-reaching importance of a pivotal modern art movement, the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery has partnered with Vanderbilt’s W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies to present "The Dada Effect: An Anti-Aesthetic and Its Influence," an exhibition set for March 16 through May 27.

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Library hosts viewing of death mask for Baudelaire, ‘twin soul’ to Edgar Allan Poe

Oct. 31, 2016—The W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies hosted a viewing of Charles Baudelaire’s death mask on Oct. 28. Baudelaire was an important 19th-century French poet whose translations of Edgar Allan Poe into French are still considered the best to date.

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Student-curated projects launch Vanderbilt Libraries exhibition

May. 4, 2016—Students in two College of Arts and Science classes drew on rare materials from Vanderbilt Special Collections to create exhibits for "The Campus Curates: Illuminations, Enlightenment and Discovery," now on display at the Central Library.

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Vanderbilt’s W.T. Bandy Center new home for Verlaine Collection

Apr. 11, 2016—An extraordinary collection of works by and about Paul Verlaine, one of France's most celebrated poets of the late 19th century, has been acquired by Vanderbilt University's W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and French Studies.

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Two Vanderbilt faculty participate in international conference

Jun. 21, 2013—Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature and director of the W.T. Bandy Center at Vanderbilt, will co-host the international conference “Shifting Attitudes: Radical Upheaval and its Legacies” at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France, on June 28. The daylong conference will explore changing attitudes from an array of perspectives in relation...

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Baudelaire expert James Patty has died

Aug. 31, 2012—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James S. Patty, who helped found the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 25. He was 87. A reception in Patty’s memory is scheduled 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the University Club of Nashville (2402 Garland Ave.). Born in Florence, Ala., Patty...

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Vanderbilt’s Sharpley-Whiting named to The Root 100 list

Oct. 20, 2010—Vanderbilt professor T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting was named one of the top 100 young leaders of the African American community by the The Root, an online magazine founded by scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sharpley-Whiting is the author of Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women and editor of The Speech: Race...

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