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Modern Languages & Literatures

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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 p.m.

  • 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

Learn more about the film series.

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

  • April 2016 - TBD

Learn more about the colloquium.

German Events

  • Friday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 at Seton Court - Frillabend
  • Sunday, Nov. 8, at Zion Lutheran Church - Lutherfest
  • Sunday, Dec. 6, from 4-6 p.m. in the HUG Lounge - Niklausfeier

Japanese Events

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

  • Monday, Sept. 21 - Martial Arts of Japan
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21 - Japanese Movie
  • Friday, Nov. 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

  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. on the 4th Floor Program 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 at tward@loyola.edu.

Arabic Events

  • Friday, Sept. 25, 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 Excuse my French! A brief discussion about the movie will take place with Prof. Inas Hassan and sesame seed candy will be served.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. in MH 442 - Ms. Iman Awad, a Loyola alumna, will speak about "Forging a Career through Embracing Diversity."
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in MH 442 - The annual Henna/Mehndi workshop. 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 on any of these events, 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 French Week poster. Throughout the week, there will be an exhibition of books about Napoléon in the LND library.

Italian Events

  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in KH B01 - 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." For more information, contact Natalie at nrock@loyola.edu.
  • Monday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in KH B01 - Dr. John McLucas of Towson University will give a lecture called "After the Fall—Rome's Survival and Rebirth from Barbarians to Barberini." Sponsored by the Center for Humanities, Classics, Italian Studies, Medieval Studies and Modern Languages & Literatures.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, Fred Kuwornu, the director of the film “Ius Soli,” will present his documentary about Italy, social justice and immigration. Learn more about the documentary. Contact Dr. Alessandra Montalbano at amontalbano@loyola.edu for more information.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in KH B03. Italian lecture titled "The Italian Mezzogiorno in International Perspective" to be presented by Dr. Michele Alacevich. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Natalie at nrock@loyola.edu.