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CAS professor wins award for best first book

TAMPA, Fla. -- Professor Anne Latowsky of the Department of World Languages has won the Best First Book of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA). The award is for her book "Emperor of the World: Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority," a project supported by a 2009-2010 Faculty Research Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In her book, Latowsky explores Charlemagne's encounters with the East and explains the myths of imperial praise which evolved over time regarding the empowers whereabouts and intentions. Latowsky further demonstrates in her book how these legends represent an expression of Christian Roman universalism.

Latowsky teaches multiple courses specialized in medieval French literature and Latin. She also serves as the faculty adviser for study abroad in France and is the director of USF's French Master of Arts program.


Filed under:Arts and Sciences World Languages    
Author:Kristen Jefferis