Event Archives

February 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
From Abdication to Independence: Beauvoir's Philosophy of Love as Emancipatory Analysis

Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Professor Philip Watts and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex:"

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March 30, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
POSTPONED: Out of time: Politics of Fantasy in French Cinematic Romance of the 2010s

Lecture by Mary Harrod (Warwick, UK)

Abstract of talk: This paper will consider how tropes of time-travel and ... View >

January 31, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Italian Open House for Undergrads

Come and learn about new courses, research possibilities and study abroad. 

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April 30, 2020 - 9:00am to May 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
POSTPONED International Colloquium: French Cinema and the Challenge of Cinematic Genres

While genre is a widely accepted notion in film and media studies, Raphaëlle Moine argues that in the case of France, “not only are there very few theoretical publications devoted to the notion of... View >

April 16, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
CANCELED: ​Student performance of L'Ecole des Femmes

Come see French students put on a play in French. Not to be missed!

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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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