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Warren Motte - Book Release

July 11, 2017

French Fiction Today focuses on the French novel in the twenty-first century, examining a series of works that are exemplary of broader currents in the genre. Each of these texts wagers insistently upon our willingness to speculate about literature and its uses, in an age when the value of literature... Read more »
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Masano Yamashita - Book Release

May 8, 2017

Jean-Jacques Rousseau face au public: problèmes d’identité by Masano Yamishita Masano Yamashita examines the articulation between Rousseau's rhetorical strategies of addressing the reader and his philosophical conception of communication. Her book, Jean-Jacques Rousseau face au public: problèmes d'identité , highlights the originality and the lucidity of Rousseau faced with the... Read more »
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Documentary Photographer - Mario Badagliacca - April 25

April 24, 2017

French and Italian Department presents: MARIO BADAGLIACCA Tuesday, April 25 at 5:00PM in HUMN 125 Reception to follow on 1st floor in Eaton Humanities What does it mean to be an Italian abroad today? This photographic essay invites us to explore the common background elements leading Italians to migrate, but... Read more »
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French & Italian Soccer Game - April 26

April 18, 2017

The Rematch 2017! French students vs. Italian students! Who will win this time? Come show your soccer spirit and cheer on your classmates! Wednesday, April 26th at 4:30pm at Sewall Field, near the Rec Center. Contact Susanna Saurini for more info.Read more »
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Charif Majdalani - April 27

April 13, 2017

Charif Majdalani Thursday April 27, 2017 at 5pm in HUMN 125 Reception will follow in HUMN 350 Lecture will be in French Award winning Lebanese author Charif Majdalani will discuss the just released English Translation of his novel Moving the Palace. The book is a modern day Odyssey: recounting the... Read more »
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Italian Film Fest: April 7 - 16

March 23, 2017

Enjoy the local premieres of six recent, critically acclaimed Italian films at the 2017 Italian Film Festival USA of Boulder. All films shown in original language with English subtitles on the campus of the University of Colorado-Boulder. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, CU’s Department of French and... Read more »
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Traveling the Haitian Atlantic - Marlene Daut - MAR 14

March 10, 2017

The French & Italian Department presents: Marlene Daut Traveling the Haitian Atlantic Tuesday, March 14th at 5:00 pm Center for British and Irish Studies-Norlin Library Marlene Daut is associate professor of English at UVA. Her first book, “Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in... Read more »
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Tavola Italiana - MAR 14

March 10, 2017

Tuesday, March 14 in HUMN 190 at 2:00 PM ITAL 2130 Presents: Tavola Italiana - Incontro con lo scrittore italiano Gaetano Barreca Come join us for a video conference with Italian writer Gaetano Barreca. He will talk about his fairytale, 'Lo Scoiattolino Pasticcione e L'Albero dei Sognidesiderio'. The presentation wil be in Italian.Read more »
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La Memme Nakita - French Club Film - MAR 15

March 9, 2017

Join us on Wednesday, March 15 from 5-7PM in HUMN 1B80 La Femme Nikita ( Breathless ): 1990 In French, with English subtitles A thriller from Luc Besson Punkish, psychotic, and drug-ridden Nikita ( Anne Parillaud ) fires her gun into a cop's face following the stick-up of a drug... Read more »
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Biscotti Cooking Class - March 1

Feb. 28, 2017

On March 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the UMC 457 Join the DSCC and the French and Italian Departemtne for a Biscotti Cooking Class! Free Event with Refreshments! Please wear close-toed shoes and meet in the fron of the UMC Alferd Packer Grill.Read more »