Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Cultural Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Spanish Lecture on Tuesday, September 30 at 4.00 in Flannery room 230 - Grandes Escritores que fueron bibliotecarios by Professor Angel Esteban of the Universidad de Granada and the University of Delaware.  He will discuss his new book "El Escritor en su Paraiso" which is about authors who have lived working as librarians.  Sponsored by Modern Languages & Literatures, LALS, the Dean of First Year Students.  
For more information, contact Dr. Ward or Natalie Rock.


NATIONAL FRENCH WEEK 2014 

November 4-12, 2014
Paris: A Moveable Feast

To celebrate National French Week, the French Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is organizing a week of cultural events focusing on the city of Paris entitled, “Paris, A Moveable Feast” to be held at Loyola University Maryland.  

Tuesday, November 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.    Alumni Chapel
Two francophone musicians, Pierre-Nicolas Colombat (pianist) and Brendan Conway (violinist), will perform a selection of classical French music by Debussy, Ravel, Franck and Poulenc

Wednesday, November 5 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  CO 133
Question and answer session with the New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnic

Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m.  4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center
Keynote address in English by Adam Gopnik entitled, “Paris Through American Eyes” 
Mr. Gopnik is author of several books about France: Paris to the Moon, Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology and The Table Comes First:  France, Family and the Meaning of Food.

Thursday, November 6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  3rd Floor Reading Room, Andrew White Student Center
 "Midnight in Paris", an evening of French karaoke and song.  Bring your voice and we'll provide the music and lyrics.  The French Club will sell refreshments during the event.
 
Saturday, November 8  Departure from Jenkins Lot at 9:00 a.m. Return by 4:30 p.m.
Excursion to Philadelphia to visit the Barnes Collection followed by lunch at the restaurant Crêperie du Beau Monde, an award-winning restaurant in Philadelphia.
Students will pay $15 for their meal. Participation will be limited to four faculty members from sponsoring departments and twenty-four students on a first-come basis.  Priority will be given to students studying French. 

Monday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. 4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center
Rev. John Conley, S.J. will give a presentation on “Jesuit Connections to Paris” 

Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 in the Library Auditorium.
Showing of the film Joyeux Noël (2005) with an introduction by Dr. André Colombat, Director of in International Programs and Professor of French.  The film is in French with English subtitles.

Wednesday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel.
Rev. John Conley, S.J. will conduct a bilingual mass in French and English.

Throughout National French Week there will be an exhibit about Paris in the Loyola-Notre Dame Library.
Except for the excursion to Philadelphia all of our French Week events are free and open to the public. 

Sponsors: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Center for the Humanities, Messina, Modern Masters Reading Program, Education for Life, Student Activities, Honors Program, Department of Communication, Global Studies, Office of International Programs, Film Studies, Catholic Studies, Department of History, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Theology.

For more information, contact Mme. Haggstrom or Natalie Rock.  

Chinese & Japanese Events

Japanese Events
10月3日
Conversation and culture lesson about Japanese food.

10月10日
Japanese drama: The Hours of My Life

10月17日
Japanese conversation and culture lesson: History of japan

11月07日
Conversation and Japanese culture lesson: Shinto (Japanese Religion)

11月14日
 The highest formal speech in Japanese.

12月5日
Review festival/party

Japanese Language & Culture Table, Fall 2014
All events will take place at 5.00 in MH 442:

September 22 – Japanese Calligraphy
October 24 – Martial Arts of Japan
November 19 – Japanese Movie

Chinese Culture Events, Fall 2014
September 29, 1.00-2.00 in MH 442 – Language Table
October 10, 3.00-4.00 in MH 442 – Calligraphy
October 25 – D.C. Trip
November 7 – Chinese Language Table
November 19, MH VVR1 – Beijing Opera Mask Painting
December 7, MH VVR1 – Movie Screening: “Yip Man”

Loyola Arabic Language Club (Arabyola) presents:  أحلام الزبالين  “Garbage Dreams”
A movie viewing on Friday, September 26th at 4:00 PM in MH 444

“Turning trash into cash in Cairo - an important film that depicts the perils of modernization” -Nathan Andersen

Please join us in celebrating the first event of the Arabic Language Club this semester. A popular Egyptian candy عسلية)/ Assaliya) will be served.  A brief discussion will follow. For more information, contact Arabic language professor Dr. Inas Hassan at ihassan@loyola.edu. We look forward to seeing you!!

Also, an Arabic Henna/Mehndi workshop is scheduled for early November. Students will learn about different henna design, create henna design or get a design and write their names in Arabic with colored henna cones. 

Poetry Recitation Contest
The Poetry Recitation Contest will be held on Monday, October 27 from 6.00-8.00 in the Reading Room.  Students currently taking a language can pick up a flyer in the Language Learning Center (MH 443) to enter the contest.

The Mrs. Regina Ann Haig International Film Series

The films will be shown at 6.15 in the Library Auditorium.

Wednesday October 1- Il ladro di bambini, 1992, Gianni Amelio. Presented by Matthew Harper, Phd.

Wednesday, October 29 - Lost on Journey, 2010, Raymond Yip.  Presented by Yu Zhang, Phd.

Monday, November 17Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998. Walter Salles.  Presented by Tania Rosas-Morales, Phd.

Sponsored by the Alexander M. Haig Endowment Fund.

Wednesday December 3, 6:30 in the Library Auditorium - Italian “ULTIMO FILM”  The film is called "Nuovomondo" (in English “Golden Door”) by Emanuele Crialese.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuovomondo

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

updated 9/25/14 ner