News

  • Williams College French Film Festival 2018: La Grande Guerre: Remembering the First World War

    William College French Film Festival 2018

    Over 3 consecutive Mondays at 7PM, on February 12, 19 and 26 (2018), the Williams Department of Romance Languages will screen 3 recent French films at Images Cinema:

    Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2005)

    by Christian Carion
    Monday, February 12, @ 7PM, Images Cinema

    Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) (2004)

    by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
    Monday, February 19, @ 7PM, Images Cinema

    Frantz (2016)

    by François Ozon
    Monday, February 26, @ 7PM, Images Cinema

    All films in French with English subtitles
    Free admission

    * This festival is made possible with the generous support of the Williams College Department of Romance Languages and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. The festival was co-organized by Jane Canova of the Center for Foreign Languages and French Professor Brian Martin who will introduce the films. All films are in French with English subtitles, and are free and open to the public. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street in Williamstown, MA.

  • Winckelmann: Classical Art, Sexual Freedom, and the Prehistory of Gay Identity

    Winckelmann

    Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) rose from poverty in northern Germany to a resplendent life in Rome, as the major art historian of his time. His open courtship of other men as well as his sensational murder made his lifestyle a model for educated men who were sexually attracted to other men, much like Oscar Wilde a century later. These same erotic instincts were behind a willingness to challenge establish morality and imbue the human body with a nobility that paved the way for the emerging conception of the rights of man.

    February 21 @ 4:15 | Hollander 241.

    * Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian, and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Art History and the Dively Committee.

  • Protean Masculinity: Hitler’s Soldiers and Germany’s 20th Century

    Professor Kühne's talk will address how military concepts of masculinity at first enabled German soldiers' support of the Holocaust and, after 1945, provided them with a way to contend with the guilt and shame related to it.

    March 6, 4:15 PM | Hollander 241

Activities

Lunar New Year Dinner

Come and celebrate the Lunar New Year with Chinese faculty, LFs/TA, and students! There will be Chinese food, and fun activities with some great raffle prizes. Hosted by CASO, Asian Studies and Dining Services. Tuesday, February 20 from 5 – 8 pm in Mission Dining Hall.