Le Cercle français (French Club) Film:La Haine, 10/1/14, 6:00 pm in HU 354. France has had a long and unfortunate history of intolerance toward outsiders, and this powerful drama from filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz takes an unblinking look at a racially diverse group of young people trapped in the Parisian economic and social underclass
La Dolce Vita (Italian Club) Film: Ciao, Professore, 10/19/14, 7:00 pm in HU 290. Lina Wertmuller's 1992 film "Ciao professore" is a sunny comedy with a social conscience. The conflict in ideology between the Italian North and South comes to a head in this comedy that points out the poverty of some of the towns in the area.
Deutscher Stammtisch (German Club) Film: Goodbye Lenin!, 10/9/14, 8:00 pm in HU 354, "The year is 1989 and East and West Germany are still divided. Alex (Daniel Bruhl) and his sister Ariane (Maria Simon) live in East Germany with their single mother, Christiane (Katrin Sass) who is a staunch Socialist. When Alex’s mother witnesses his arrest on a protest march, she suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma for eight months, just enough time for the Berlin Wall to come tumbling down, along with all of East Germany’s ideals." (from the dvd cover)
El Club de Español (Spanish Club) Film:Juan de los muertos, 10/14/14, 6:00 pm in HU 354. 2011 Spanish-Cuban comedy. "A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government." (from IMDB).
Diana Aldrete will chair a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's
46th Annual Convention in
Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015) called Human Rights Narratives in a Globalized Latin America.
This panel will examine the relation of narratives of human rights in an increasingly globalized Latin America. For more information or to submit an abstract go to NeMLA. Abstract deadline is 9-30-14.
Congratulations to Carmen Serrano (Spn) who was awarded a 2014–2015 Diversity Transformation Fund Award to support a Spanish Heritage Day event this spring.
2015-16 Fulbright US Student Program competition: Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. For additional information contact: Jacqueline Quevedo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carmen Serrano (Spn) presented the paper “Rituals and Virtual Journeys to the Churchyard: Aesthetic Representations of Death in Santa, La amortajada, and Dama de corazones.” at the XX Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa Mexican Studies Conference Irvine, CA (May 2014) . She also presented a paper, “Gallo-Gallina: Gender Performance and the Androgynous Imagination in Elena Poniatowska's Hasta no verte Jesús mío.” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (April, 2014) and she will chair a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's
46th Annual Convention in
Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015), called Contemplating the Missing Pieces: The Fragmented and Grotesque Body. Her call for proposals was accepted by NeMLA in the area of Interdisciplinary Humanities with a cross in Comparative Languages & Theory. Professor Serran also chaired a panel and presented a paper, “Crossing Literary Boundaries: New Latina Gothic in Marta Acosta’s Dark Companion (2012) and Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (2006).”, at the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA). Saarbrucken, Germany (June 2014)
Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Fox (Fre) who was elected Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate.
David Lisenby’s (Spn) interview with Cuba’s renowned playwright Abelardo Estorino was published in the spring 2014 Latin American Theatre Review.