Loyola University Maryland's department of modern languages and literatures will celebrate French Week with a series of events from Nov. 4 - 9. The week, which is designed to encourage appreciation of French culture and language, focuses this year on Francophone West Africa.
The following events are free, open to the public, and will be held at the University's North Charles Street campus:
Wednesday, Nov. 4
The West African film Bamako will be shown in the Loyola/Notre Dame Library auditorium at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5
Kenneth Harrow, professor of African literature and cinema at Michigan State University, will present "African Cinema: A Paradigmatic Approach and the Sentence-Image in Sissako's Bamako" in English, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Library auditorium.
Monday, Nov. 9
Amadou Koné, a professor of French at Georgetown University, will present "The Socio-political Function of Theater in Pre- and Post-Colonial West Africa," in English, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room in the Andrew White Student Center.
Loyola students of French may also participate in a guided visit in French at the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., followed by dinner at the Bistro D'oc restaurant on Saturday, Nov. 7, as well as a celebration of Mass in French and English at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Baltimore on Sunday, Nov. 8.
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