Professor Waryn is involved with the CULTURA project, originally designed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The CULTURA project shows a concrete and dynamic way in which the Web can be used to foster understanding between two groups of students living in their own country. It offers learners (and teachers alike) a unique comparative, cross-cultural approach for gradually constructing knowledge of other values, attitudes and beliefs, in an ever-enlarging construction of the foreign culture.

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Shoggy Waryn was born and educated in France and England and he received his MA in English from the University of Dijon. After moving to the United States, he received his Ph.D in Film studies from the University of Iowa in 1997 with a dissertation entitled : French Television, French Culture: State Television in the Age of Globalization.
He taught French at MIT for several years, developing a Web-based cross-cultural project, Cultura, which provides a unique comparative approach for understanding another culture. This project was created in collaboration with Gilberte Furstenberg and Sabine Levet and has grown to include many more colleagues from several universities.
At Brown, Shoggy teaches French language courses and French film classes ranging form intro to film analysis to period coverage such as "the Golden Age of French Cinema !*(%-1945). HIs film activities include the French film collection (over 3000 titles so far) and the Providence French film Festival.

. He has imported Cultura as a model for French and other languages notably Spanish (with Beth Bauer) and Russian (with Lynne Debenedette). He has also served as Resident Director of the Brown-in-France program in Paris.

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Senior Lecturer in French Studies
French Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 2494
E-mail: Shoggy_Waryn@Brown.EDU

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On The Web:
Cultura Community
French music resources for the classroom

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Collaborators at other institutions:
Gilberte Furstenberg (MIT)
Sabine Levet (MIT)

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