Event Archives

January 23, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
French Open House for Undergrads

Pour les etudiants sous-gradues. Come meet French faculty and PhD students in an interactive format [no talking heads here]. Learn about exciting new courses on the docket. Research... View >

March 31, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
POSTPONED: "Talk about the body of the beast: The territories of womanhood." Discussion with author Audree Wilhelmy about her book 'The Body of the Beasts'

Quebecois Author Ms. Wilhelmy discusses The Body of the Beasts, her... View >

December 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:00pm
Critical Theory between Language and the Image

Featuring the students of the 2019 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Seminar:

10:30-11:30 Emma Schwartz, Slavic, "'Through the Snow' and Towards Non-being:... View >

January 22, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
“Soviet Signoras: Personal and Collective Transformations in East European Migration to Italy”

Lecture by Martina Cvajner, Italian Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Sponsored by the European Studies Center.

Across the Western world, the air is filled with talk... View >

November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Una notte al museo

Join the University Art Gallery & the Italian Program for a fun evening featuring a tour in Italian with Prof. Christopher Nygren, food & refreshments and a maker station!

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October 23, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Workshop | Teaching Culture Inclusively

Many language teachers find it challenging to incorporate target culture into their everyday lessons and tend to focus more on grammar and vocabulary. Come to this informal, hands-on workshop to... View >

March 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
POSTPONED: Undergrad Event: 'Mauritian Tales: Re-Imagining Global History in the Indian Ocean'

Workshop in French for all undergraduates with Prof. Bruno Jean-Francois (Penn State). Contact John Walsh [... View >

January 15, 2020 - 4:30pm
Bucolic Movements: 'Transing' the Pastoral

Lecture by Cole Cridlin, Doctoral Student in French (Pitt)

Respondent:  Simi King, Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow (CMU)

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November 6, 2019 - 4:30pm
The Urban Environmental Imaginary of Haitian Literature

Lecture by John Walsh, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies (Pitt)

Respondent: Noah Theriault, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (CMU)

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September 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Lecture in French: "La Reconquête, histoire et politique linguistiques du Québec"

Professor Chantal Bouchard from McGill University in Montreal will offer a lecture in French on language use in Quebec today.

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March 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
POSTPONED: Lecture by Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, "Of Shores and Waves, and Marine Tales: Islands, Oceans, and Fallacies of Colonial Geographies in the Indian Ocean"


Join us for this lecture on Francophone contexts in the Indian Ocean.

While colonial imagination has persistently... View >

February 13, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:45pm
Undergrad Lecture by Manon Garcia: What is a Woman?: Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's ground-breaking The Second Sex, Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will offer a lecture for undergraduates titled '... View >

November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Gender and Sexuality in the L2 Classroom: A Round Table for Faculty and Grad Students

Moderated by Todd Reeser, Chair, Dept. of French & Italian

Presenters: Caitlin Dahl (French), David Tenorio (Spanish), Lorraine Denman (Italian), Brett Wells (French... View >

September 20, 2019 (All day)
Religion, Saints & Sex: A Symposium in Honor of Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

Presenters and Titles:

Gabriella Baika (Florida Institute of Technology), “The Wrath of Agobard of Lyon and Its Cosmic Implications”
Daisy Delogu (University of... View >

January 15, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
"The Horrid Beginning": Boccaccio's 'Decameron' as Archetype of Modern Post-Apocalyptic Narrative

Lecture by Alberto Iozzia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian... View >