Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Cultural Events

Modern Languages & Literatures Career Night

Do you wonder where your foreign language will take you?  Curious about how foreign languages are useful in the work force? Learn about a variety of career options for foreign language-learners from a panel of experts.

Date: Monday, October 12 Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Location: Zoom   https://loyola.zoom.us/j/84621558010

French Week 2020

Virtual Museum Treasure Hunt : all week long

              Students can access the link to a treasure hunt that explores several virtual museums.

              Prizes will go to students who complete the activity!

Visages, Villages: all week long until Thursday!

Watch the film Visages, Villages (Faces, Places – available on Kanopy) by Thursday at 6pm to be able to participate in the Kahoot competition!

Monday, November 2nd @ 7pm : Portrait discussion

              French faculty will briefly present their favorite French or Francophone portrait

Students are invited to bring their favorite French or Francophone portrait. They should be ready to say the title of the work, the artist, and why they like it.

Thursday, November 5th from 6-6 :20: Visages, Villages (Faces, Places)

Note: You should watch the film Visages, Villages (Faces, Places - available on Kanopy) before attending this event.

Students will participate in an interactive quiz (ex. Kahoot) about the film Visages, Villages (Faces, Places). Prizes will go to the top contenders!

Sunday, November 8th : French mass

Students will have the opportunity to watch a French mass online (TBD: Notre Dame à Québec, Lourdes, Amiens…)

Italian Rap Music and Diversity Forum: Race, Culture, and Immigration

The event will be held on Thursday, October 29 at 6pm EST via Zoom. This Italian music event will be a presentation featuring several modern Italian rappers. We will watch their music videos and discuss the meaning behind the songs. The songs encompass various topics such as race, culture, and immigration. 

Making the Case for Genocide in Peru: 
Coercive Sterilization of Indigenous Women

A Loyola University Maryland Zoom lecture in English offered by Ñusta Carranza Ko, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Baltimore.

Peru’s national health program Programa de Salud Reproductiva y Planificación Familiar (PSRPF) aimed to uphold women’s reproductive rights addressing the scarcity of maternity-related services. However, while implementing its program, PSRPF undermined respect for human rights by forcibly sterilizing women predominantly of indigenous, poor, and rural backgrounds. Dr. Carranza Ko’s lecture considers the coercive sterilization of these women as a genocide, a term not previously applied to the Peruvian case. Using the normative markers of the Genocide Convention, she will categorically cast the targets of state-led forced-sterilization as victims of genocide because this health malpractice prevents indigenous communities from reproducing. The state’s genocidal intent worked toward destroying an ethnic minority group. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5 PM
To attend, please register beforehand.
Sponsored by the following entities at Loyola University Maryland: Center for the Humanities, Latin American and Latino Studies, Global Studies, Gender Studies,
Modern Languages and Literatures, and Peace and Justice Studies.  For information contact Thomas Ward (tward@loyola.edu) or Natalie Rock (nrock@loyola.edu).