Hi, my name is Spyridon 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.
|Sep 18, 2018||Why is it important to learn a foreign language, and more specifically French? To get the joke!😉|
|Aug 28, 2018||After a year at the Scholars’ Lab as part of the Praxis Program Fellowship, I will be back to my home department this Fall 2018, teaching two sections of accelerated French for beginners (FREN 1050). See calendar & lesson planning here.👨🏻🏫|
|Aug 7, 2018||The new school year is around the corner so here is a little method of action for students and teachers.|
|Jul 14, 2018||☞ New Website|
|May 4, 2018||
UVA Reveal Launch 🚀
|Apr 20, 2018||Humbled and honored to receive an All-University Graduate Students Teaching Award 2017-18🏆. My friends Candace (Sociology) and Ross (Politics) received one too. Hooray. 🙌 Thank you note. 🙏|