Arts Night is an annual event for the Department of Foreign Literature & Languages that takes place in the fall term. It is a talent show of sorts that shows off our students talents. The twist is that all perfomances are related to foreign languages.
To watch the outstanding performances of our students or view the programs please use the links below.
Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society) Induction, May 8, 2014
L to R, Front: Wec Jeannie Emmanuel (Inducted 2013), Valerie Boulet, Molly Hillis, Jesse Waidler, Edina Alexandre, Fabiola Antoine (Inducted 2012).
L to R, Back: Jores Kenmoe, Marsha Lapointe (Inducted 2013), Jo Baes, Matt Litchfield
Fun News About our Faculty in a Spelling Bee!
Professors Arora Anupma (English), Stephanie O'Hara (French) and Rose Facchini (Italian) won the local Spelling Bee sponsored by the Dartmouth Education Foundation (DEF) an organization that supports local schools. The spelling bee raised close to $20,000.
Exciting News About our Faculty!
Dr. Michelle Cheyne, Associate Professor of French was on sabbatical in Paris, France for the academic year 2013-2014 doing research for a monograph on artistic ambition and 19th century French Theater. She gave a public lecture on November 27, 2013 at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Parigi.
Her talk, "Pixerécourt, le Federici des boulevards? Du Giudice del proprio delitto au Coffre de few" is a part of the year long seminar, "Corps à coprs: Récits de théâtre italien". Dr. Cheyne was also invited to write the chapter on Balzac's Illusions perdues for the Cambridge Companion to Balzac edited by Owen Heathcote and Andrew Watts for Cambridge University Press.
Italian, German and Spanish films are held throughout the semesters.
To Be Heard Film Documentary~If you don't learn to write your own life story, someone else will write it for you. Director and Producer of this award winning documentary, Amy Sultan, was present during the screening and led a Power Poetry workshop following the film. April 2016. Organized by Dr. Marta del Pozo Ortea and Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's office.
The Language that moves the world: propaganda and its techniques of persuasion. A lecture (in Spanish) by Dr. Alberto Pena-Rodríguez, Associate Professor, University of Vigo (Spain), Nov. 19, 2013. Organized by Dr. Carlos Benavides
Romance Language Pedagogy: A strategy for leanring multiple Romance languages. A lecture by Clorionda Donato, The George L. Graziadio Chair of Italian Studies and Professor of French & Italian. Organized by the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's office.
"Forbidden Marriages: Love and Race in Early 19th-Century France." A lecture by Dr. Jennifer Heuer, History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Frederick Douglass Unity House, Nov. 2, 2012. Organized by Dr. Michelle Cheyne.
"The Marketing of Swedish Crime Novels." A lecture by Dr. Louise Nilsson, Uppsala University (Sweden), April 26, 2012. Organized by Dr. Stephanie O'Hara.
UMD French major Yves Cajuste, president of The Institut Haïtiano-Americain de la Francophonie, presents a lecture by Dr. Samuel Pierre, speaking on "Construire une Haïti nouvelle.", March 17, 2012. Organized by Dr. Michelle Cheyne.
Arts Night: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
Featuring students from the classes of Professors Biron, Carnes, Cheyne, Currey, DeAbreu, del Pozo, Facchini, Khachatryan, Lee, de Melo Benavides O'Hara, Vargas, Youssef & Zhang. Program: Songs, musical performances, poetry readings in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish; Zumba & Salsa lessson. Organized by Dr. Christina Biron.
French Club restarted in Fall 2013 and hosted a number of meetings, events and film night. For information please contact:
Ariel Eloi, firstname.lastname@example.org
President, UMassD French Club
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