FAS professor awarded France’s Légion d’honneur

first_imgSusan Rubin Suleiman, Ph.D., A.M., A.B., has won many awards over her storied career as an educator and writer, but was recently awarded Légion d’honneur, France’s highest decoration, a particularly poignant recognition of her work and personal connection to France and its people. Her fascination with France began as a child, later informing her studies as an adult, and ultimately defining her career.The February ceremony was held at the Residence of the Consul General of France, M. Arnaud Mentré. Professor Suleiman shared the story of her illustrious career, “one full of zigzags, detours, circling’s back. And yet, when I think about it retrospectively, it does appear to have a certain logic and continuity.”The common thread that tied her past to her present was always France. Suleiman grew up in Budapest and a visit by her aunt from Paris sparked her initial fascination with the culture. As life in communist Hungary grew more dangerous for the Jewish people, Suleiman’s mother hired a French tutor, and after they escaped she studied at a French school in Vienna. As they waited for entry into the United States, Suleiman spent six months learning French grammar at the convent school of Sainte-Rose de Lima in Port-au-Prince.Suleiman assimilated to American life, but reignited her passion for France in college while studying at Barnard. She later earned a Ph.D. in French literature from Harvard in 1969. Suleiman recalled, “The great encounters that marked my intellectual life and writings from the 1970s on, were all linked, in some way, to France: structuralism and post-structuralism, feminism and psychoanalysis, the study of cultural memory and history.”Professor Suleiman is the C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France and Research Professor of Comparative Literature, and retired from full-time teaching in 2015. An accomplished writer, Suleiman has authored and edited numerous books and more than 100 articles on contemporary literature and culture, including “Crises of Memory and the Second World War, Risking Who One Is: Encounters with Contemporary Art and Literature,” and the memoir “Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook.” Her most recent book, “The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France,” is a look into the life of novelist, Irène Némirovsky and her relationship to Judaism, her Jewish background, and the issues of “foreignness” in 20th-century France.Mentioning this publication as she received her award, Suleiman said, “it seems to me that this book brought together, or more exactly returned to, all of the subjects that have been important to me, in my life and in my teaching and writing: fiction, history, mothers, children — and yes, during all that time, France.”last_img read more

Zenga: ‘Nainggolan’s season over’

first_imgWalter Zenga hit out at Cagliari for ‘gifting’ Sampdoria a 3-0 win yesterday and ‘thinks’ Radja Nainggolan’s season is over. Cagliari had no response to Samp’s three goals and Zenga was disappointed about his team’s ‘lack of conviction’ going forward. “We lacked conviction in our shooting, then we gifted them two goals, which crippled us,” he said after the game. “We switched to a back four in the second half, but it didn’t do anything. Rather, we did better in the first half. Federico Bonazzoli was particularly deadly, scoring a brace for Samp.Advertisement Loading… “He was very good, but it’s difficult to stay in the game after conceding similar goals. You pay for these mistakes in Serie A. read also:Serie A: Immobile, Alberto cut Lazio gap to Juve back to four points “My frustrations come from the fact that we were playing well and covering the pitch well.” Nainggolan missed the trip to Marassi with a calf injury, so how serious is it? “I think his season is over, in part because there are only two weeks left.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Real survive early Atletico onslaught to reach final

first_imgBy Rik SharmaMADRID, Spain (Reuters) – Real Madrid survived an early Atletico Madrid onslaught to reach the Champions League final, 4-2 on aggregate yesterday and set up a mouth-watering clash against Juventus.Atletico roared into a two-goal lead in the semi-final second leg with a Saul Niguez header and Antoine Griezmann’s penalty, but Isco notched in the 42nd minute for Real who saw out the game calmly to lose 2-1 on the night and ease into the final.Real, who won the first leg at home 3-0, have now eliminated Atletico from the competition in four consecutive seasons, including the 2014 and 2016 finals.Zinedine Zidane’s side can become the first team to retain the Champions League title when they face his former club Juventus in the final in Cardiff on June 3.“It’s special, for sure, (Juventus) gave me everything,” Zidane told reporters. “But I’m with Real Madrid, another club of my life. It will be a beautiful final.”Atletico’s final European game at the Vicente Calderon before they move stadiums will be remembered for the fantastic atmosphere the supporters created as they tried to help their team overcome their arch-rivals.But Simeone’s men could not break their European curse against Real.“The first 20 minutes of this magic night at the Calderon will be remembered forever,” the Atletico coach said. “We have to be proud of the players. They kept hope, showing we weren’t talking for the sake of talking but because we believed.”Driven on by the deafening Calderon, Atletico started well, creating more danger in the opening minutes than they managed in the entire first leg before Saul nodded home Koke’s corner in the 12th minute.When Raphael Varane brought down Fernando Torres four minutes later and Antoine Griezmann converted the penalty, the comeback seemed a real possibility.But Real, who last failed to score 61 games ago, were not to be denied. Karim Benzema’s sensational solo dribble on the left byline took out three Atletico defenders and he cut the ball back for Toni Kroos to drive a shot at goal.Jan Oblak made an excellent save to keep the German at bay but Isco was on hand to poke home from close range and give Real a precious away goal.Atletico continued to press but Navas pulled off a fine double save to deny Yannick Carrasco and Kevin Gameiro.Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had added a second for Real but it was harshly ruled out for offside and the visitors calmly kept possession in the closing minutes to stay on course for a 12th European Cup.last_img read more

Babayaro Laments Drogba’s Disgrace at Cote d’Ivoire FA Election

first_imgFormer Super Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Babayaro yesterday said that he is yet to come to term with the result of Cote d’Ivoire FA election where African football legend, Didier Drogba, scored zero vote at the poll.The ex-Chelsea star was tipped as the favourite to defeat challengers Idriss Diallo and Sory Diabate to the exalted office.But in last Sunday’s election conducted among former Ivorian players through video conferencing, the two-time African Player of the Year scored zero out of the 14 votes available. Just like Drogba, incumbent Vice-president Diallo got no votes as league President Diabate reaped 11 ballots, while three withdrew.Didier Zokora, who was Drogba’s assistant captain, shockingly was among the retired players who failed to approve the choice of the 42-year-old to lead Ivorian football for a new lease of life.Babayaro in an interview with bsnsports.comsaid the outcome of the election clearly explains the disharmony among footballers after retirement from the round leader game.“My brother did you see Drogba score zero in a vote cast by ex-internationals in his country? Have you noticed how many players’ union we have even here in Nigeria? And ex internationals Union too? Can you see what is happening to Edema Fuludu and Victor Ikpeba (at Delta FA) with very little or no support from their constituency of ex internationals?“That is the lot of African players, envy, jealousy, hate etc. Synergy is near impossible for now,” stressed the 1993 Under-17 World Cup winner with Golden Eaglets.Babayaro attributed the root cause of these disharmony to petty envy.“First, I will attribute this to envy because most times, ex-internationals seem to envy themselves especially when one is thriving. There is so much envy and bad blood amongst us former footballers,” Emmanuel Babayaro told BSN Sports Whatsapp platform.Drogba’s shock loss in the Cote d’Ivoire Football Association poll to Sory Diabete came as a rude shock to many football fans in the African continent.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more