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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents:
Demande à ton Ombre, by Lamine Ammar-Khodja, 83 min, France, Algeria, 2012.
Arabic, French with English Subtitles

We would like to invite the French & Italian and English departments to the Fall Symposium of the Graduate Students of French of Italian, which will take place on Friday, October 5th from 1pm to 4pm in Nicholson 145. The presenters are Kate Droske and Jiewon Baek.
More information and details will follow in the coming weeks.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact either Courtney Pyrtle (matth193@umn.edu) or I (ferr0382@umn.edu)
We look forward to seeing you there.
Courtney and Déborah

Francophone, Francophile, French-Canadian ancestry…or know someone who is, or is interested? Consider passing this post along, about a very special event in Minneapolis September 28-29, 2012. Here is the final, detailed program: 2012 Franco-Fete Final Program.pdf

Franco-Fête will include all the elements of a fine program: family, food, fun…along with academics, history, music…

Friday, September 28, 2:30 pm, 112 Folwell Hall
Lynn Festa: "The Cook, the Thief, the Knife, and the Other: Possession and Loss in Eighteenth-Century Tahiti"
Dept. of English, Rutgers University. Lynn is a comparatist working in the 18th century. She is doing a TEMS presentation on Enlightenment birds-eye views (intersection among aesthetics, science, and history).

David Kertzer -- Professor, Brown University

"Evil Conspiracies and Common Enemies: Mussolini, the Vatican, and the Origins of the Italian Racial Laws"

Monday, September 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Cowles Auditorium, HHH
Reception following in the atrium.

Andrea Ciccarelli is Professor of Italian at Indiana University. He has published widely on Italian literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on modern and contemporary writers. His current book projects are on Exile, Migration, Borders in Contemporary Italian Culture and Tradition and Innovation in Modern Italian Culture. Andrea Ciccarelli is the editor of Italica, the quarterly journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian.

Monday, April 23, 2012
3:00 pm, Folwell 10

A reception follows the lecture.

Eric Marty -- Professor, Université Paris 7-Diderot

"Why Did the 20th Century Take Sade Seriously?"

Friday April 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Folwell 123
A reception will follow the lecture.

Roundtable: Corbin Treacy

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Human Rights Graduate Minor Colloquium, "Human Rights Research in Action"
Leah Entenmann & Corbin Treacy
Monday April 23, 2012, 3:30 pm
260 Social Sciences

Claire Nouvet, "Annihilation Through Consumption: Dali’s Double Game"
Date: 03/02/2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 123 Folwell Hall
Cost: Free
Annihilation Through Consumption: Dali’s Double Game

Relentlessly and shamelessly, Dali claims to expose in his literary corpus all of his "secrets" which he "feeds," one by one, to his avid readers. One, in particular, will be exposed, most notably in La Vie Secrète de Salvador Dali: the vital role that Gala (his wife and muse) played in making any creative act possible. For all this exposure, the name of "Gala" will be shown to mark in fact the site of a secret that remains intractable. A maternal figure, Gala indeed stands in for an originary and annihilating experience of consumption that preempts self-constitution. And it is ultimately this annihilating consumption that Dali not only "feeds" to the oblivious consumers of his works, but also turns into a creative matrix of sorts.
Name: Department of French & Italian
E-mail: frit@umn.edu
Phone: 612.624.4308
Sponsored by: French & Italian

6 December 2011 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM 1210 Heller Hall


Dépêche de Northfield: Meeting Maryse Condé

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Our own Déborah Ferrand shares glowing notes from her trip to Carleton College, with Sarah Boardman and Séverine Bates, to hear Maryse Condé last week:

Some of us had the extreme pleasure to attend the lecture given by Maryse Condé at Carleton University on April 20th. As graduate students and future specialists of francophone literature, it was really an honour to meet such an incredible woman and author.

From Cathy Yandell at Carleton College:

Nous sommes très heureux de vous inviter, vous et vos étudiants, à la conférence de Maryse Condé à Carleton, suivie d'une discussion avec l'auteure.

Featuring Two Lectures:

"Godard's Wars"
Philip Watts, Associate Professor of French, Department Chair, Columbia University

"Thoughts on Giorgio Agamben's Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive"
Jeffrey Mehlman, Professor of French, Department of Romance Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University

"Humanities, For Sake of Humanity:" Inside Higher Ed

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Dan Berrett's report on the Symposium on the Future of the Humanities is worth a read:

"Translation Routes"
Friday March 25th at 3:30pm
Nicholson Hall 325

Akshya Saxena, "In Other Words: Reading Dainik Jagran's Sangini"
Dan Dooghan, "Polytopic Texts and Incremental Apprehension: Republican China's Contribution to Translation Theory"
Michelle Baroody, "The Untimeliness of World Literature"
Greta Bliss, "Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Vital Antagonisms of Maghrebi Untranslation"

This Friday (3/11) UMN's political theory colloquium will host Jill Locke (Political Science and Women's Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College). Jill will briefly present her work "Rousseau, The Misfit's Hero," followed by a longer discussion. The colloquium will be in 1314 Social Sciences at 1:30; coffee will be served.

The paper is at http://www.polisci.umn.edu/centers/theory/schedule.html

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