Joseph Acquisto, Global Village Faculty Director and Professor of French, (802) 656-3575
Joseph Acquisto joined UVM in 2003 after receiving the Ph.D. from Yale University. He specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century French literature, with particular emphasis on lyric poetry and the novel. His research interests include the relations between music and literature, the notion of modernity in intellectual history and the arts, and philosophical approaches to poetry. His first book, French Symbolist Poetry and the Idea of Music (Ashgate, 2006), argues that music, as theorized rather than performed or heard, serves as a privileged mobile space of poetic creation and dialogue for major and minor poets from 1850-1930. His second book, Crusoes and Other Castaways in Modern French Literature: Solitary Adventures (University of Delaware Press, 2012), demonstrates how the Robinson Crusoe myth becomes a vehicle for exploration of larger questions about the reception of texts, modes of reading, and the relationship between popular and serious literary traditions. He is currently working on a study of antimodernism, pessimism, and the rethinking of the ethics, metaphysics, and esthetics of salvation in Baudelaire and Cioran.
His teaching focuses on French literature of all periods and intermediate and advanced language courses. He is core faculty in the Honors College, teaching the year-long interdisciplinary freshman seminar, The Pursuit of Knowledge: Universities, Disciplines, Engagement. He has also taught interdisciplinary sophomore seminars and graduate courses on modernity and modernism in philosophy, critical theory, and the arts.
Sarah Reid, Global Village Program Coordinator, (802) 656-9816
Sarah Reid completed her Master's of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2008 from UVM, and greatly enjoys encouraging students to "think globally and act locally." She's worked on summer programs with Fulbright Scholars from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, and spent five summers as a teaching assistant for a UVM London theatre course. A big proponent of traveling to new places, she studied abroad in the Netherlands, Guatemala, and Belize; and spent a year teaching English in Japan with the JET Programme.
Global Village Residential Learning Community
633 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0385, USA
(802) 656-4200 (Phone)
(802) 656-0812 (Fax)
2016-2017 Program Directors
Dennis Mahoney, Faculty Adviser
Ellen Jones, Student Leader
Oliver Pomazi, Student Leader
Kazuko Carlson, Faculty Director
Kevin Sword, Student Director
Maxfield Davis, Student Director
Rebecca Seippel, Student Director
La Maison Francaise
Charles-Louis Morand-Metivier, Faculty Director
Mi Jo Mucklow, Student Director
Julia Epstein, Student Director
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