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Pfeffer Gets Fulbright

Professor Wendy Pfeffer has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to spend January-June 2011 in Toulouse, France conducting research on medieval literature and the use of food images in that literature.

Assistant Dean Wendy Pfeffer, Professor of French, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to spend January-June 2011 in Toulouse, France conducting research on medieval literature and the use of food images in that literature. Toulouse is one of France's largest cities, with a large university community and numerous research libraries useful for Dr. Pfeffer's research. The official title of Dr. Pfeffer's project is "The Troubadours' Feast: Food and Drink in Medieval Occitan Literature."
 
Fulbright is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world, supported for more than half a century by the American people through an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress and by the people of partner nations. The program--working with universities, schools, binational Fulbright commissions, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and other private sector agencies--actively seeks out individuals of achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies and selects nominees through open, merit-based competitions. In 2009-2010 approximately 800 US faculty members were awarded Fulbrights. In 2010-2011, eight Americans, including Pfeffer, hold Fulbright research appointments to France.
 
Dr. Pfeffer has spent a good deal of time in France over the course of her career, but never an extended period in Toulouse, which she looks forward to exploring. Toulouse has a rich cultural heritage, a large academic community, and great food. She will also pay visits to UofL students in Montpellier while she's in France.
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