• In/dependence: Capturing Women in (New) French Cinema


    The Tournées Festival is organized by the Williams College Department of Romance Languages and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with generous support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

    Images Cinema

    February 15 / 7PM
    Camille Claudel, 1915 by Bruno Dumont, 2013, 97’

    February 22 / 7 PM
    Abus de faiblesse / Abuse of Weakness by Catherine Breillat, 2013, 105’

    February 29 6:15 PM / 7PM
    La Noiraude - 6:15PM
    Bande de filles / Girlhood by Céline Sciamma, 2014, 112’ - 7PM

    Paresky Auditorium

    March 2 / 7PM
    Alphaville: une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution/ Alphaville de Jean-Luc Godard, 1965, 99’

    March 9
    La religieuse / The Nun by Guillaume Nicloux (Saint and Sinners course)
    Guillaume Nicloux, 2013, 100’

    March 16
    L'Apollonide, souvenirs de la maison close / House of Pleasures by Bertrand Bonello, 2010, 125’

  • Marcher le monde: Walking (in) the World

    Fabienne Kanor

    “Walking (in) the world, means retracing the paths of undocumented migrants and exiles to tell their stories. It expresses the belief articulated by Saint-John Perse, that sometimes, writing is a form of repatriation.”

    ❉ Screening of La noiraude: February 29 | Images Cinema, 6:15 PM

    ❉ Talk by Fabienne Kanor, Author, filmmaker, and former journalist
    March 1, Griffin 3, 6:15 PM

    Sponsored by the Williams College Department of Romance Languages with generous support from the Lecture Committee, Davis Center, Programs in Africana Studies, Comparative Literature, Global Studies, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • The Arab Caliphate Remade: Writing Vizier Culture from Iran to the Red Sea


    Conscious of the increasing use of the word caliphate today, Professor Samuel England will attempt to shed light on the caliph’s dynamic historical identity in Classical Arabic. He will focus on the political, geography-themed literature that proliferated in the tenth century to sharpen our definition of the caliphate as a cultural space rather than a modern revival of a medieval state.

    Samuel England is Assistant Professor of African Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin. His research interests focus on classical Arabic poetry, medieval court cultures of the Middle East and the western Mediterranean, and al-Andalus and Spain.

    Sawyer Library, Mabie Room | Tuesday, March 15 at 4:15pm-5:30pm

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  • Oktoberfest 2015 at Williams

    Oktoberfest at Williams

    On October 21, 2015 the German Department hosted the annual Oktoberfest with Bavarian food, drinks, music and dancing. The students in German classes also organized festivities in each of the dining halls. The dining hall with the most beautiful decorations (Paresky - decorated by German 101) received a prize later at the department's private Oktoberfest in Dodd. The event featured Bavarian/Austrian food, music, drinks and decorations.