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From Conquest to Camembert: Exploring Connections: Normandy­­-Wisconsin

September 29, 2008

5:00 p.m. Thursday October 2
Room 4151, Grainger Hall
975 University Ave.

Open to the public. Reception follows.

Bill Berg, French Professor
A Wisconsin-Normandy Connection through Literature and Painting

Professor Berg, a specialist in 19th-century French literature and art, discusses the work of painters Boudin and Monet, writers Flaubert and Maupassant.

Keith Busby, French Professor
1066 and All That: Linguistic and Literary Consequences of the Norman Invasion

The influence of Norman French on English language and literature or why a third of the English lexikon is of Romance origin, and why it took a Chaucer to make English a respectable literary medium.

Anne Topham, Wisconsin Cheesemaker
Terroir, Artisanal Cheesemaking, and the Significance of Place

The owner of Fantôme Farm and maker of award-winning chèvre talks about making farmstead cheeses in Southern Wisconsin and France.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, UW-Madison and the European Studies Alliance.

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