AmeriQuests, et quoy plus

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Virginia M. Scott

Abstract

Situating AmeriQuests at Vanderbilt University and in Nashville, Tennessee, Scott explores the meaning of ‘home,’ particularly for academics whose lives are often shaped by ideas rather than by places. She takes us on her own quest for home by telling the story of Jacques Timothé Boucher, Sieur de Mont Brun, an eighteenth-century Canadian fur trapper who made his home near where Vanderbilt University and AmeriQuests now live.



Al situar AmeriQuests en su hogar en Vanderbilt University y en Nashville, Tennessee, Scott explora el sentido de ‘hogar,’ en particular para académicos cuyas vidas son a menudo formadas más por ideas que por lugares. Ella nos guía sobre su propia búsqueda de un hogar, contando la historia de Jacques Timothé Boucher, Sieur de Mont Brun, un trampero canadiense del siglo XVIII, quien hizo su hogar cerca del lugar actual de Vanderbilt University y de AmeriQuests.



Ao estabelecer AmeriQuests em sua casa na Vanderbilt University e em Nashville, Tennessee, Scott explora o significado de ‘casa,’ particularmente para académicos, quem geralmente têm vidas estabelecidas mais por ideias do que lugares. Ela nos leva em sua própria busca para casa ao contar a história de Jacques Timothé Boucher, Sieur de Mont Brun, um canadense caçador de peles do século XVIII, quem fez sua casa perto a onde a Vanderbilt University e AmeriQuests moram na atualidade.



En rappelant que AmeriQuests a son «chez-soi» à Vanderbilt University et á Nashville, Tennessee, Scott examine le sens du « chez-soi », particulièrement chez les intellectuels, dont la vie est plus souvent déterminée par les idées que par les lieux. Elle nous entraîne à travers sa propre quête du chez-soi en relatant l’histoire de Jacques Timothé Boucher, Sieur de Mont Brun, trappeur canadien du XVIIIe siècle, qui s’est établi près de l’endroit où sont aujourd’hui Vanderbilt University et AmeriQuests.

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Scott, V. M. (2004). AmeriQuests, et quoy plus. AmeriQuests, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.15695/amqst.v1i1.2
Author Biography

Virginia M. Scott, Vanderbilt University

Virginia Scott earned a B.A. from Eckerd College, an M.A. from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in French and Applied Linguistics from Emory University. Since joining the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt University in 1988, she has served as Director of the French Language Program, Director of Vanderbilt-in-France, and is currently Department Chair. She has published a number of articles on second language acquisition and foreign language teaching in The Modern Language Journal, The French Review, and Foreign Language Annals, among others. Her book, Rethinking Foreign Language Writing (1996) explores cognitive processes involved when students generate ideas, write, and revise. Her recent work, SLA and the Literature Classroom (2001), centers on how the study of literature in a foreign language promotes second language acquisition. She is currently working on a project analyzing the role of code switching and second language acquisition.