In contrast with a long history of Western representations of Japan as inferior and irrational, Michele Monserrati's Searching for Japan identifies a positive overarching attitude toward the Far East country in modern Italian culture. Expanding the horizon of Italian transnational networks, normally situated within the Southern European region, this book reinstates the existence of an alternative Euro-Asian axis, operating across Italian history. Continue reading »
Ostriches, cows, hogs, cats, a pony and a dog…and a single person remain in the nuclear zone in Fukushima. 55 year-old Naoto Matsumura lives alone with these animals in Tomioka, a town located only 12 kilometers away from the melted-down nuclear power plant.
In last few years, Naoto has been the focus of media attention, being covered by CNN, ARTE and other major overseas networks. But due to government restrictions, his story has remained largely untold in the Japanese media. Until now, there has never been a feature-length documentary film on him and the reality of life in the exclusion zone.
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If you know more than one language, or are generally interested in languages and linguistics, join us for a panel presentation on the topic of translation and interpreting with three local professionals.
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The Spanish Club, the Williams' Department of Romance Languages, and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Culture invite you the Noche de película, where we will be screening the film Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory) (2019) by the acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.
❖ Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm | Paresky Auditorium Continue reading »
Over 3 consecutive Mondays at 7PM, on February 17, 24 and March 2 (2020), the Williams Department of Romance Languages will screen 3 recent French and Francophone films at Images Cinema:
❖ February 17 @7PM: Jean-Philippe Gaud’s Tazzeka (2018)
❖ February 24 @7PM: Alain Gomis’ Félicité (2017)
❖ March 2 @7PM: Amandine Gay’s Ouvrir la Voix (Speak Up) (2017) Continue reading »
Join us for a discussion of the various factors that led to this moment for Yemen, in addition to an exploration of potential means for deconfliction and deescalation.
❖ Tuesday, March 10 | 6 p.m. Q&A to follow lecture Continue reading »
It's easy to hear from the news that US blue-collar workers have suffered because of Chinese exports to the US. However intuitive this idea might be, how much should we believe it? This talk will break down the academic research on Chinese exports and US employment to show that the reality is far more nuanced.
❖ Thu. Jan 9, 4 pm – 5 pm | Hollander Hall 241 Continue reading »
Join Romance Languages Department and Professor Juan Carlos Galeano for a viewing of El Río. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session.
Professor Galeano (Florida State University) was born in the Amazon region of Colombia. He is the author of several books of poetry on the Amazon and he is also a filmmaker that draws on his close connection to the Amazon River Basin.
❖ Monday 11/11 at 8:00 | Matt Cole Room of the Environmental Center Continue reading »
In their lecture, Professors Robert Boatright and Valerie Sperling (Clark University) will explore how Donald Trump’s misogyny in the 2016 presidential race changed how Congressional campaigns were waged in 2016 and 2018, and how the Trump factor may affect the 2020 elections.
❖ Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 4 pm | Schapiro 129 Continue reading »
This event is an indigenous language workshop in collaboration with Nico Guerrero Suárez (University of Pennsylvania), Ana Alonso and Isaura de los Santos Mendoza (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) on November 21st from 7.00 to 8.15 PM in Sawyer 308.
❖ Thursday, November 21 @ 7PM | Stetson 308 Continue reading »