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Modern Languages & Literatures

Cultural Events

Language, Literature and Society Colloquium

*Due to an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, Loyola's 2020 Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Colloquium on Language, Literature, and Society has been canceled. We hope to reorganize the event in the future.*

Connections and Conversations beyond Borders
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 11.00-4.00
4th Floor Programming Room

11.00 - "Bilingual Memories: Singing Exile, Hearing Exile in France and North Africa," Dr. Ziad Bentahar, Towson University
2.00 - "Crossing Borders and Seeing through Others' Eyes: Hispanic-Japanese Encounters of the Early Modern Period," Dr. Robert Ellis, Occidental College
3.00 - "'The Habit that Hides the Monk': Missionary Fashion Strategies in Late Imperial Chinese Society and Court Culture," Dr. Eugenio Menegon, Boston University

For more information, contact Natalie.

Chinese Club Events

February 21, 4.00 - Movie "Crazy Rich Asians"
March 13, 4.30 - Pingpong Tournament
March 27, 4.00 - Movie "Tiny Times"
April 17, 3.30 - Picnic (inclement weather date is 4/24)
For more information, contact Dr. Yu Stearns.

French Club Events

French game night- February 7th LLC 7 pm
LGBTQ+ awareness film - Feb. 21st Library Auditorium 4 pm  
Raclette Night- March 13th LLC 4:30-5:30pm
Poisson d’Avril- April 1st LLC 5-6 pm

French Tour of Washington DC: Saturday, April 4th

A two hour tour of Washington DC lead by Ms. Catherine Rochereul, followed by a picnic at the National Mall. Students will learn about Franco-American relations since 1776. They will also learn about three notable Frenchmen whose actions were linked to independence from Great Britain, and the birth of Washington, DC: Lafayette, Rochambeau, and L’Enfant.

French Films

These films will be shown at 2.30 in the LND Auditorium:

Sunday, February 23 - "A Voix haute" (Speak Up)
Sunday, March 29 - "Les Heritiers" (Once in a Life Time)
Sunday, April 19 - "Tout ce qu'il me reste de la revolution" (Whatever happened to My Revolution)

Italian Club Event:

February 10th  4- 5 p.m. in CO 133: Carnival Mask Making: Come and learn about Italian Carnival and How to Make an Italian Mask; hosted by Christine Giuffrida and the Italian Club members.

ITALIAN WEEK 2020 (February 23-27):

LA BELLA LINGUA: The Impact of Italian language in the U.S. and the WorldSunday, 23 February, 3:00-4:30 p.m.: Italian Mass at the Loyola University Alumni Chapel, Fr. Giuliano Gargiullo  from Our Lady of Pompei Church, Celebrant.

Monday, 24 February, 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Workshop on Italian Gestures: Speaking Italian without Words: A Practical Workshops for Learning the Basics for Communicating with Italians through your hands, arms, and the body. Presented by Dr. Applauso and the Loyola Italian Club; location; Maryland Hall 444

Tuesday, 25 February, 6:00-7:30 p.m. : Cosmoportism(o) and World Languages: How My Road Led to Rome and Beyond, lecture by Dr. Zekeh Gbotokuma, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Morgan State University & Founder and President of Polyglots in Action of Diversity, Inc  (prospected location in Knott Hall B01).

Wednesday, 26 February, 7:00-9:30 p.m.: Italian Music Concert: Come to listen and sing Italian songs in dialect and Italian languages. Location: in the Hug Lounge.

Thursday, February 27 at 7:00-8:30 p.m.: Italian Movie Presentation, Screening, and Discussion: I due papi [The Two Popes] presented by Dr. Applauso; Location: KH B01

Other Italian Events in March and April 2020:

25 March, 6:00-8:00 p.m. DANTEDi` CELEBRATION: “A Dante Soundtrack: Music from Hell, Purgatory and Paradise,”  lecture by Dr. Francesco Ciabattoni, Professo;r of Italian Literature, Georgetown University (location TBA)

22 April, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: L’ ultimo film italiano: Italian Movie presentation and screening by Dr. Paul Oorts; location: Loyola Library Auditorium.

Arabic Club (Arabyola) events spring 2020
1- Arabyola Magic Lamp Competition

The event is open to All Loyola community.  Participants will play Kahoot and answer general questions about Arab, Middle East and Islamic culture.  3 winners will receive 3 magic lamp awards. The magic lamp in this picture is the real lamp that the winners will get J 

Date: Friday Feb 21 from 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM, Room: TBA   

2- Arabic Language ( Arabyola ) short movies festival

Three Arabic short movies will be screened and discussed at the event
This Time (هذا الزمان)
Hair cut (قَصّة شَعْر)
The Dice player لاعب النَرْد) 

Date: Monday March 16 from 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM, Room TBA

3- Arabyola Club Cuisine invites you to cook & taste
Moroccan Couscous الكسكس المغربي
The national dish of the countries of Maghreb

Participants will learn about the origin, recipes, different types and nutrition of the Moroccan Couscous.
Date: Wednesday April 15   from 4:00 pm -5:30 Pm    Room TBA



Chinese Club
Friday, Sept. 13 at 3.00 - Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration, VVR2
Friday, Oct. 4 at 4.00 - Movie Screening: Curse of the Golden Flower, VVR1
Friday, Oct. 25 at 3.00 - Calligraphy Workshop, VVR2
Friday, Nov. 1 at 4.00 - Movie Screening: IP Man 3, VVR1
Friday, Nov. 15 at 3.00 - Game Hour, VVR2
Friday, Dec. 6 at 4.00 - Movie Screening: Body Guards & Assassinates, VVR1

Career Night
Modern Languages & Literatures will hold a Career Night on Monday, October 21, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Knott Hall B01.

Arabic Events
Arabic Club Movie Screening - Wednesday, October 2 at 3.00, "Tomorrow's Children  ا  أطفال الغدّ"
An award winning short documentary about six Syrian children who escaped the war in Aleppo and got stuck in child labor.

Arabyola's Guest Speaker will be on Wednesday, October 23 at 4.30.  The guest is Lobna, or Luby Ismail.  She is a leading authority in Cultural Competence, Diversity, Inclusion, Islamophobia, and Arab Culture.  The title is "Arab and American Muslims facts: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges."

Finally, there will be the 7th Annual Henna/Mehndi Workshop on Wednesday, November 20 from 2.30-4.30.

Italian Club Event
Thursday, September 26 from 5.00-7.00 in MH 242 - Film Ciao, Professore! with brief introductory presentation about the Italian education system.  The trailer of the film can be seen here:  https://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2783878681
Friday, October 25 - Rome Study Abroad session with Q and A; room TBA.
November 8 or 15 - cannoli making; room TBA
December 6 or 7 - Holiday Party; room TBA

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Fall 2020 Courses

Due to the Corona Virus, we are working remotely until further notice.

Nora Benedict

Nora Benedict

Nora credits her Loyola education with affording her critical thinking skills and relationships with faculty, both of which inspired a career in academia

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