Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Cultural Events

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The Mrs. Regina Ann Haig International Film Series
All film showings will be held in the Loyola/Notre Dame Auditorium.  Refreshment will be served at 6.30 and movies begin at 7.00.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Mid-August Lunch (Gianni di Gregorio)
Presented by Prof. Alessandra Montalbano

Wednesday, Oct. 21 - South Kitchen (Faith Akin)
Presented by Prof. Patrick Brugh

Tuesday, Nov. 17 - Tampopo (Juzo Itami)
Presented by TBD

German Events
Frillabend: Friday, Sept. 18 at 5.30 at Seton Court
Lutherfest: Sunday, November 8 at Zion Lutheran Church
Niklausfeier: Sunday, December 6 from 4.00-6.00 in the HUG Lounge

Japanese Events
All events will be at 4.00 in MH 442.
Monday, Sept. 21 - Martial Arts of Japan
Wednesday, October 21 - Japanese Movie
Friday, November 20 - Japanese Tea Ceremony

Chinese Events
Monday, Sept. 14 - Movie Screen: Mulan
Friday, Sept. 25 - Mid-Autumn Celebration: Riddles and Mooncakes
Saturday, Oct. 10 - Chinese Cuisine Escape
Monday, Oct. 26 - Movie Screen: Tiny Times 1
TBD in November - College Town Chinese Karaoke Gala
Thursday, Dec. 10 - Chinese Tea Ceremony

Spanish Events
On November 4 at 7.00 pm on the 4th Floor Programming Room, there will be an event called Artesanos Don Bosco: Artisans of the Andes. Come and learn about the non-profit organization that supports self-employed, skilled artisans of Peru, view their art and buy their products. This event has been organized by Dr. Ward's class and the Artesanos Don Bosco.  For more information, contact Dr. Ward.

Arabic Events
The Loyola Arabic Language Club, otherwise known as Arabyola, presents a movie screening in the Language Learning Center, MH 443, on Friday, Sept. 25 at 3.30.
The movie is titles Excuse my French! A brief discussion about the movie will take place with Prof. Inas Hassan and sesame seed candy will be served.

Ms. Iman Awad, a Loyola alumna, will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, October 21 at 4.00.  Her talk "Forging a Career through Embracing Diversity" will be at 4.00 in MH 442.  For more information, contact Dr. Inas Hassan at ihassan@loyola.edu

The annual Henna/Mehndi workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11 from 4.00-5.30 in MH 442. Students will learn about different henna design, create henna design or get a design and write their names in Arabic with colored henna cones.

For more information, contact Dr. Hassan at ihassan@loyola.edu .

French Week

Thursday, November 5, at 7pm, Fourth Floor Program Room: Film--Le colonel Chabert, presented by Dr. André Colombat;
Sunday, November 8, from 1-3pm, Evergreen Quad--Capture the Flag, Napoléon-style;
Monday, November 9, at 6pm, Fourth Floor Program Room—Keynote speaker, Dr. David Bell, Princeton University, “Napoleon Bonaparte and the Cult of Glory”
Tuesday, November 10, at 7pm, Fourth Floor Program Room—Soirée dansante, contradanse lessons and Napoleonic-era refreshments;
Wednesday, November 11, at 6pm, Knott Hall B03—Presentation, Dr. Laurent Dubois, Duke University, “Napoleon’s role in the re-establishment of slavery in the French Caribbean”
Saturday, November 14 from 9:30am-2:30pm, departure from Jenkins Lot: Excursion—Treasure Hunt at the BMA, guided visit of the Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society, and sampling of French pastries from Pâtisserie Poupon. $5, see Natalie Rock in MH454 to register.

For more information, please take a look at the poster. Throughout the week, there will be an exhibition of books about Napoléon in the LND library.

Italian Events

There will be an Italian lecture on Wednesday, November 18 titled "The Italian Mezzogiorno in International Perspective."  The lecture will be presented by Dr. Michele Alacevich at 5.00 in KH B03.  Refreshments will be available.  For more information, contact Natalie

The Italian section is pleased to announce that on Thursday, November 12, the director of the film “Ius Soli” will present his documentary.  Fred Kuwornu will talk about his documentary about Italy, social justice and immigration. For more information, see:
http://italiansinchicago.com/2014/11/19/the-strange-case-of-citizenship-in-modern-italy-a-documentary-by-fred-kuwornu-on-nov-21/  Contact Dr. Alessandra Montalbano for more information.

The History Department and Italian Studies are sponsoring a talk given by Dr. Steven Hughes titled "Italy's Conflicted Entry into World War I: Honor, Virility and the Roots of Fascism."  This talk will take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 4.00 in KH B01. For more information, contact Natalie.

Dr. John McLucas of Towson University will give a lecture called "After the Fall -- Rome's Survival and Rebirth from Barbarians to Barberini."  This will be held on Monday, October 12 at 4.00 in KH B01.  Sponsored by the Center for Humanities, Classics, Italian Studies, Medieval Studies and Modern Languages & Literatures.

Visit the Rendezvous Haiti webpage to learn more about an exciting new service program in Haiti coordinated by French instructor Catherine Savell.

updated 11/6/15 ner