Society of Scholars
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
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2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars
2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars Fellow
Maya Angela Eipe Smith (she/her/hers)
Ne Me Quitte Pas: How a Song Travels across Languages, Geographies, Genres, and Generations
This project is a scholarly monograph about the French-language song “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” whose proposal has been accepted for Duke University Press’s new Singles series. A meditation on translation in the most expansive meaning of the word, this book investigates how a song travels across languages, geographies, genres, and generations. How does it shift, refract, and engage with power structures in various other contexts when it is translated or covered? This interdisciplinary endeavor offers both theoretical and practical interventions in music studies, Francophone studies, race, and gender studies, translation and adaptation studies, language pedagogy, among others.