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NOVEMBER 2007

Lecture by Dr. Joaquín Sueiro

Thursday, November 1, 2007
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MLL Conference Room, Merrick Building 210-01
 
Dr. Joaquín Sueiro, Universidad de Vigo, will speak on "Las relaciones entre la lengua y el poder: el caso de la política lingüística española en la América Colonial"
MLL Conference Room, Merrick Building 210-01. Refreshments will be served.

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“THE WORLD OF BRUNO DUMONT”

Saturday, November 3, 2007
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
THE WORLD OF BRUNO DUMONT”
THIS FILM SERIES IS CO-ORGANIZED WITH THE MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE. 4 FILMS FROM THE AWARD WINNING FRENCH DIRECTOR WILL BE SCREENED AND PRESENTED BY DR. RALPH HEYNDELS AND CHARLES MICHAEL (ENGLISH DEPARTMENT) ON NOVEMBER 2, 16, 23, AND 30, AT MBC, 512 ESPANOLA WAY, SOUTH BEACH.


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Special Seminar by Didier Eribon, "Insult and the Making of the Gay Self"
This lecture is a part of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM "Les Passions de / The Passions of Jean Genet"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MLL Conference Room, Merrick 210-01
 
DIDIER ERIBON
"INSULT AND THE MAKING OF THE GAY SELF"

DIDIER ERIBON, is Co-director of the Center for Sociology of the Homosexualities at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and Professor at the University of Picardie – Jules Vernes. He was Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Advanced Study of Princeton University in 2006 and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003-04 and 2004-05. He is the author of Une morale du minoritaire. Variations sur un thème de Jean Genet and has recently published D’une révolution conservatrice et de ses effets sur la gauche française. He has extensively written on Michel Foucault, on gay studies (Réflexions sur la question gay, translated in English under the title Insult and the Making of the Gay Self ; Les Etudes gays ; Hérésies. Essais sur la théorie de la sexualité ; Dictionnaire des cultures gays et lesbiennes), and on Claude Lévi-Strauss, Georges Dumézil, André Gide, Marcel Proust, among others. He contributes regularly to the influential French weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur and other periodicals.

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Special Lecture by Frieda Ekotto
This lecture is a part of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
"Les Passions de / The Passions of Jean Genet"

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
52:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Richter Library Conference Room, Third Floor


RIEDA EKOTTO is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature, at the University of Michigan, where she is also on the faculty of the Center for African American and African Studies. She is the author of L’écriture carcérale et le discours juridique: Jean Genet and the co-editor of Narrative and Confinement. She is currently completing The Aesthetic of Race: Which Color is Black? Jean Genet as Négritude Thinker, and has published on Frantz Fanon, Leila Sebbar, Calixthe Beyala, Medhi Charef, Mariama Bâ, Dany Laferrière, Sony Labou Tansi, Amélie Nothomb, Arthur Rimbaud, André Gide, commodity exchange and women in Maroon societies, “négritude” and “black identity”, borders in France and the condensed symbol of political space, comparative slaveries, Francophone theater and African cinema. She has also published a novel entitled Chuchote pas trop.

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The Passions of Jean Genet
Two day Conference from Thursday, November 15 - Friday, November 16, 2007.

Thursday, November 15, 2007
7:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wesley Gallery
 
"The Passions of Jean Genet." Symposium organized by Dr Ralph Heyndels

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Special Session by Abdellah Taia, "Jean Genet, Abdallah, et moi"
This Lecture is part of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
"Les Passions de Jean Genet / Jean Genet’s Passions"

Friday, November 16, 2007
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
CAS Wesley Gallery


ABDELLAH TAIA is a Moroccan writer who lives in Paris for the last 8 years. After having studied French literature at the Universities of Rabat, Geneva and Paris-Sorbonne, he started writing fictional texts of autobiographical inspiration: three short stories in Des nouvellles du Maroc (Paris: Paris-Méditerranée, 1999); Mon Maroc (Paris: Séguier, 2000); Le rouge du tarbouche (Paris: Séguier, 2005; Casablanca: Tarik, 2006); L’Armée du salut (Paris: Seuil, 2006). He recently authored with Frédéric Mitterand a book of photos and texts entitled Maroc 1900-1960 (Paris: Actes Sud, 2007). The first openly gay autobiographical writer published in Morocco, Abdellah Taia appears also in Rémi Lange’s film Tarik el Hob (The Road to Love), which will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Espanola Wy, South Beach, on November 15, at 7:30 PM
This event is co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France. Reception will follow.

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FEBRUARY 2008

Translation and Transitions
Two day Conference from Friday, February 15 - Saturday, February 16, 2008.

Friday, February 15, 2008
7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room; Merrick 210-01
 
UM Graduate Student Conference, co-hosted by the Departments of English and Modern Languages and Literatures. "Translation and Transitions" Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alfred MacAdam, Columbia University.

Graduate Student Conference Program
 

Seventeenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium
Three day Conference from Thursday, February 21 - Saturday, February 23, 2008.

Thursday, February 21, 2008
7:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Modern Languages Department


Seventeenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium; cosponsored by the Departments of History and Modern Languages and Literatures. "Spectacle and the Spectacular in Early Modern Europe." Keynote Speakers: Valeria Finucci, Duke University, "In Search of a Sexual Fix: The Peruvian Elixir"; and Alison Weber, University of Virginia, "Believing is Seeing: Stigmata, Spectacle, and the Fall of an Aspiring Saint".

MRB Program
 
 
MARCH 2008

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
This day-long workshop from 9:30AM - 5:00PM, on the place of culture in foreign language learning and the implications of sociocultural theory in the classroom, will include han...

Thursday, March 6, 2008
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wesley Gallery
 
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Spring 2008 TOPIC: "Sociocultural Theory and Language Teaching: Teaching Culture through the Integration of Texts and Projects in Second Language Classrooms" Date: Thursday, March 6th, 2008 Sponsored by: McGraw-Hill Hosted by: Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami Organizers: Dr. Heather Allen, Dr. Eduardo Negueruela Place: Wesley Gallery Workshop Leaders: Dr. Heather Allen Dr. Eduardo Negueruela Dr. Gabriela Appel (confirmed) Dr. James P. Lantolf (invited plenary, confirmed) Workshop description: Integrating both text-based lessons and projects in second language classrooms are concrete ways to teach language through culture in informative ways. In this workshop, participants will learn about the theoretical basis for the importance of culture in language teaching (Sociocultural Theory). Participants will work on applying specific principles to developing both appropriate text-based lessons and coherent projects for their second language classrooms; and finally they will reflect on how to assess their students' linguistic and cultural development. Format of the workshop: Lectures, participants’ mini-presentations, group discussions, and hands-on activities Schedule: 9:30 – 10:00 am Welcome: Coffee and registration 10:00 – 10:30 am Introduction –Overview of sessions (Allen, Negueruela) A sociocultural take on language learning Defining culture and its practical implications 10:45 - 12:00 Culture, Projects, and the second language classroom ; (Gabriela Appel) 12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 - 3:00 pm Hands-on session 3:00 - 3:30 pm Coffee break 3:30 – 5:00 pm Plenary: Sociocultural theory and language teaching; (Dr. Lantolf) 5:00 – 6:00pm Closing remarks and final reception

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