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Department of French and Italian

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

April 27, 2015, 4-6 pm, Crowe 2-130

 

"Irruption and Awakening: The Masonic Plays and Revolutionary Festivals of Francois Félix Nogaret"

Featuring Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Historians routinely explain the importance of Freemasonry to the French Revolution by claiming that the brotherhood served as an incubator for emerging political ideas. But Masonic lodge activity, or "craft" also provided a source of memorializing practices that were adapted to the political and cultural programs of the 1790s. This talk examines the operations of memory inscribed in a collection of short Masonic, or "adoniramite" plays by François-Félix Nogaret, who served as librarian to the Comtesse d'Artois before the Revolution and later wrote numerous Revolutionary festivals.

 

Pannill Camp teaches drama and performance at Washington University in Saint Louis. He is the author of The First Frame: A Cultural History of Enlightenment Theatre Space (Cambridge University Press) and is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Arts of Brotherhood: French Freemasonry in Performance.

 

 


 

May 8, 2015, Time TBD, Crowe 2-130

 

"Charlie Hebdo and Beyond: Language, Power, Perspective"

A roundtable discussion featuring Makram Abbes,l'ENS de Lyon

 

Sponsored by the French Interdisciplinary Group (FIG)


 

 

May 11, 2015, 4-6 pm, Crowe 2-130

 

"Maximes, poésies et récits: rhétorique et politique dans les textes arabes des Miroirs des princes"

Featuring Makram Abbes,l'ENS de Lyon

 

Co-sponsored with FIG

 

Makram Abbès is Professor of Islamic Thought and philosophy at Ecole Normale Supérieure- Lyon and member of Triangle Action, Discours, Pensée Politique et Economique. His areas of research include Islamic political and juridical thought ; political and moral thought in Islam, in particular the works of Al-Farabi, Averroes and Avempace. He is the author of innumberable articles and essays. His latest work is entitled AL-MAWARDI, De l’éthique du Prince et du gouvernement de l’Etat, which he translated and edited, preceded by Essai sur les arts de
gouverner en Islam (2015).

 

 


May 19, 2015, 4:30-6:30 pm, Harris-108

 

"The Silence of the Lambs: The French Pastourelle and Critiques of the Hundred Years War"

Featuring Lizaveta Strakhov, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

 

Elizaveta Strakhov is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in French Medieval Literature. She received her A.B. magna cum laude in History and Literature at Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 


 

May 29, 2015, Time TBD, John Evans Center

 

"Radicalisms: Movements and Moments"

Graduate Students' Conference featuring Dr. Kevin Floyd, Kent State University

 

Radical has come to refer to a social and political stance considered to be an alternative, risky, or subversive way of thinking about established views and order. This conference seeks to explore the different meanings of radicalism and the forms it takes across a variety of fields of inquiry.

 



 

 

 

Ongoing Events

La Table Française
You are warmly invited to join us for lunch, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and getting to know your fellow students and professors in a casual setting. Every Monday at 12:00 p.m. in the ISRC dining hall at 1835 Hinman.

 


Ciné-Club

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 11th at 5:30pm in Forum Room of the University Library

Join us for screenings of French language films, followed by discussion and refreshments with faculty from the French Department. Please check this page for more information about upcoming meetings.


Café Francophone

Please join us for Le Café Francophone, where you can practice your French conversation and get to know fellow members of the French Department. Check this page for information about upcoming meetings.


Tavola Italiana

Come enjoy refreshments and conversation in Italian at meetings of the Tavola Italiana. Spring Quarter meeting dates:

Wednesday, May 20th, 12-1pm

 

Monday, June 1st, 12-1pm


 

Italian Film Series

Join us in the Library Forum Room for screenings of Italian language films, followed by discussion and refreshments with Italian Department faculty. Spring Quarter screening dates:

Wednesday, April 15, 6pm

Wednesday, April 29, 6pm

Wednesday, May 13, 6pm

Wednesday, May 27, 6pm


Irruption and Awakening: The Masonic Plays and Revolutionary Festivals of Francois Félix Nogaret
April 27, 20154:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Maximes, poésies et récits: rhétorique et politique dans les textes arabes des Miroirs des princes
May 8, 20154:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Silence of the Lambs: The French Pastourelle and Critiques of the Hundred Years War
May 19, 20154:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Radicalisms: Movements and Moments
May 29, 201510:00 AM - 8:00 PM