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The Annual Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Colloquium on Language, Literature and Society

April 6, 2016, 4th Floor Programming Room
Theme: Silence, Blanks and X's: Censorship, Politics and Self-Expression

11.00 - "Self Censorship: Hiding Information in Medieval Diplomatic and Technological Texts" by Dr. Kelly DrVries, Loyola University MD
12.00 - "Ne Imprimatur: The Curious Case of Robert Southwell, SJ" by Dr. Robert Miola, Loyola University MD
3.00 - "How the China Narrative has been Shanghaied - Censorship and Its Consequences" by Dr. Miles Yu, United States Naval Academy
4.00 - "The Gordon W. Prange Collection: The Archive of Censorship under the Allied Occupation of Japan" by Dr. Yukako Tatsumi, Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland Libraries

Sponsored by Asian Studies, Catholic Studies, The Center for the Humanities, Chinese Studies, Communication Department, English Department, History Department, Liberal Studies, Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Medieval Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures, Writing Department

Learn more about the colloquium.

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Cervantes' Death

The lecture "Cervantes (1547-1616): The Man who invented Fiction" will be presented on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5.00 pm in Knott Hall B03 by Professor William Egginton, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at The Johns Hopkins University.  There will be a book signing after the lecture. Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities, Modern Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Latino Studies, The Messina Program, and Education for Life.

Essay Contest

The Essay Contest will be held on Wednesday, April 6 (Intermediate: 103, 104, 162) and on Thursday, April 7 (advanced: 200- and 300-levels).  Both will be from 5.00-6.00 in MH 442.  What you need to do:

  • Register with Natalie Rock (MH 454) by Friday, April 1
  • Receive the essay prompt on Monday, April 4
  • Bring a dictionary to the LLC on the appropriate day
  • Each essay will be graded by three judges for grammar, vocabulary, style, content, and organization
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each language during the Modern Languages & Literatures Awards Ceremony on April 29.

For more information, contact Natalie.

Chinese Week

  • Saturday, February 6 - 9.45 am - 4.30 pm,m Trip to the Freer/Sackler Galleries in Washington D.C.: Museum Tour and Chinese New Year Workshop (Bring $10 for lunch. For reservation, please contact Dr. Yu Zhang
  • Wednesday, February 10 - Lecture at 3.00 in DS 075 by Counselor Bin Li of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China. Lecture titled "The Chinese Economy in 2015." Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Jinghua Wangling
  • Friday, February 12 - Dumpling Party at 5.00 in Lange Lounge.

A book exhibit called "China in Change" will be at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library all week.  Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Department of Economics.

Italian Week

The theme for this year's Italian Week is Messina: Culture and Civilization in Italian and Jesuit Tradition. 

  • Thursday, February 18 - 4.30 in KH B03, keynote lecture given by Father Thomas McCoog of Fordham University, "The Jesuit College of Messina and the Preferential Option for Education."  
  • Sunday, February 21 - 3.00 in the Alumni Memorial Chapel, Mass in Italian.
  • Monday, February 22 - 6.00 in the 4th Floor Programming Room, Dr. Luca Grillo will give a lecture.
  • Tuesday, February 23 - 7.00 there will be an Italian film called "L'uomo delle stelle" (The Star Maker) by Giuseppe Tornatore. Presented by Dr. Matthew Harper. 
  • Wednesday, February 24 - Sicilian food tasting, places limited. By reservation only with a $10 fee. Contact Mrs. Risso Robberto to reserve your spot.
  • Thursday, March 8 - 7.00 in McGuire Hall, "Tarantelle e canti d'amore" by I Giullari di Piazza, led by Alessandra Belloni and John La Barbera.

The Mrs. Regina Ann Haig International Film Series

All film showings will be held in Maryland Hall 443.  Refreshment will be served at 6:30 and movies begin at 7.00 p.m.

  • February 24, 7.00 - Das Wunder von Bern (German)
  • March 17, 7.00 - The Blue Kite (Chinese)
  • April 7, 7.00 - Seven Beauties (Italian)

Learn more about the film series.

German Events - Filmfreitag

  • Friday, February 12 - Film titled "Kokowaah," 3.00-5.00 in MH 442
  • Friday, March 11 - Film titled "Beautiful Bitch," 3.00-5.00 in MH 443
  • Friday, April 8 - Film called "Phantom Pain," 3.00-5.00 in MH 443.

Also, on April 15 the German Club will co-host a "Grillabend" with the Chinese Club at 5.30 in Seton Court.

Japanese Events

All events will be at 4 p.m. in MH 442.

  • February 19 - Japanese Calligraphy
  • March 23 - Japanese Festivals
  • April 18 - Japanese Movie

Chinese Club Events

  • February 22 - Movie at 5.00 in MH 443 
  • March 11 - Game Hour at 3.00 in MH 442
  • April 1 - Pingpong Tournament at 4.00 at the FAC
  • April 15 - Shaokao-Grill Party (co-hosted with German Club) at 5.00 at Seton Court lawn
  • May 3 - Movie at 5.00 in MH 443

Spanish Events

  • Thursday, February 18, at 6.00 p.m.there will be a lecture called "Latinos, Media and Politics: What Everybody should Know." This lecture will be given by Professor Federico Subervi. Room TBA. For more information, contact Dr. Ward at tward@loyola.edu.

Arabic Events

  • Friday, February 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Language Learning Center, MH 443 - The Loyola Arabic Language Club, otherwise known as Arabyola, presents a movie screening of Amreeka. A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in a small town in Indiana.
  • Friday, March 18, at 4.00 p.m. in MH 442 - Culinary Workshop. Students prepare and taste varieties of Arabic sweet and sour dishes and vote for the best one.
  • Friday, April 1, from 4 .00 p.m.- Field trip to the Walter's Art Museum to see "Exploring Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy: A Marker of Poetry and Prayer." 

For more information on any of these events, contact Dr. Hassan atihassan@loyola.edu.

Poetry Contest

The Poetry Contest will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6.00-8.00 in the Reading Room. To be eligible, students must be taking a 103-level course or higher  in any language. Please consult with your instructor before applying. Application forms can be gotten from your instructor or the Language Learning Center. For more information, contact Natalie.