Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

  • Bridging the gap: Connecting Spanish-language students to content and community

    Kathryn Ringer-Hilfiger

    Kathryn-Ringer Hilfinger, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, would like to share her experience in creating and teaching a new course offered by the Spanish program this fall, titled: “Spanish in Action: Advanced Culture and Communication for Everyday Life.” She will discuss the role of an advanced culture and communication course within the language curriculum and the importance of connecting second language students to the community.

    RLSP 199 serves as a bridge between Spanish 105 or Spanish 106 and advanced classes on literature and culture.

    Please join us on Tuesday, November 18 at 4PM in Hollander 241 for discussion and refreshments!

    Crossover/Kreuzung: German & Austrian Film Festival

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    The German & Austrian Film Festival starts on October 20 and continues for the next two Mondays with a series of films which trace boundaries, and raise issues of identity, possibility and love. All films are in German with English subtitles; admission is free.

    Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian with generous funding from the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Goethe-Institut Boston, and the Program in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
    All films will be shown at Images Cinema at 7pm in German with English subtitles. | Free Admission

    Ten Years in the East: Photographs from Russia and Ukraine

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    Sasha Rudensky, Assistant Professor of Art - Photography at Wesleyan University, will present and speak about her work, which focuses on post-communist Eastern Europe. Rudensky's practice is concerned with understanding the meaning of place as a physical manifestation and reflection of cultural identity, and her photographs trace the loss and recasting of national character that has defined the region’s history for the last twenty years.

    Lawrence 3 | Thursday, 4 – 5:30 pm | October 30
    Sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, Art, German and Russian, and Political Science, the Program in International Studies, and the Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

    Laila Lalami reads from “The Moor’s Account”

    Laila Lalami

    Laila Lalami, will read from her latest book, The Moor’s Account. She is the author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits and Secret Son and teaches Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

    The Moor’s Account is a work of historical fiction, the imagined memoirs of the New World's first explorer of African descent, a Moroccan slave known as Estebanico. Estebanico (1500 – 1539) was enslaved as a youth and traveled on the famed Narváez expedition in 1527 to Florida in search of gold. After one year only four of the six hundred men remained: Estebanico and the Spanish explorers Cabeza de Vaca, Dorantes de Carranza and Castillo Maldonado. They traveled across the unfamiliar continent for nearly eight years, living with Native Americans until finally reaching Mexico City in 1536. This novel recreates Estebanico’s experience.

    Wednesday, October 8 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Griffin Hall, Rm. 3

    Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages, Africana Studies, American Studies and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

    Programs of Study in French-Speaking Countries (2014-2015)

    General Information about Programs of Study in French-Speaking Countries (2014-2015).