Hi, my name is Spyridon (Spyro) Simotas. I am a PhD candidate in French at the University of Virginia. My research focuses on French contemporary literature and digital media. More precisely, I examine the websites of three contemporary French authors, and I identify the ways in which they challenge preconceived notions of publishing, materiality of the text, and authorship. ¶ On a different note, over the past 5 years, I have developed a daily yoga practice. I am grateful for what I’ve learned so far, and I will keep on practicing because the lessons on the mat are truly life lessons.
Aug 25, 2019
This Fall I will be teaching two sections of FREN 2020
and one section of FREN 1050
. Students click on the appropriate link to find useful ressources for you. See you in class!
New Cabell Hall 369
Tuesday 3:30 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Thursday 3:30 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 6:30 pm
May 1, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Last week I presented a paper
in the 20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium in Oklahoma City. I really enjoyed the conference and the city. Photos
Oct 28, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
Here is a Log
to help students record their daily progress and discover patterns in their learning over time. It is designed for my FREN 1050 students this semester, but it can take many iterations. My inspiration for this kind of daily self-tracking comes from Feltron’s Annual Reports
. Thanks to Professor Karen James for the help!
Sep 18, 2018
Why is it important to learn a foreign language, and more specifically French? To get the joke
Aug 28, 2018
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