Boivin Center For French Language And Culture Lectures At Umass Dartmouth

BOIVIN CENTER FOR FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE LECTURES AT UMASS DARTMOUTH For further information, contact Professor Mel Yoken, Director of the Boivin Center at: Myoken@umassd.edu or 508-999-8335

BOIVIN CENTER FOR FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE LECTURES AT UMASS DARTMOUTH 

For further information, contact Professor Mel Yoken, Director of the Boivin Center at: Myoken@umassd.edu or 508-999-8335 

March 10 
'`Marcel Proust: The Great Adventurer" Boivin Center lecture by Professor William Carter, 
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Browsing Area at 4 pm. Book signing to follow 
lecture; free admission. 

Professor William Carter, author of the monumental work "Marcel Proust: A Life," will be speaki about the life and work of the celebrated French author, Marcel Proust. The classic novel "Remembrance of Things Past" embodies an age of immense artistic and social change. This world and time will be discussed by Professor Carter, one of our most eminent critics of Proust. 

April 7 
"French and American - Working together or apart?" Boivin Center lecture by 
Polly Platt. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Browsing Area at 4 pm. Book signing 
to follow lecture, admission free. 

Polly Platt, the best selling author of "Savoir Flair" and "French or Foe," takes a humorous approach in her examination of the complex relationship between the French and Americans. Her indepth analysis of the French and French culture, becomes a fascinating and amusing "how to" manual for the uninitiated American. Polly Platt has lived in France for the last twenty-f~ve years, and she also runs "Culture Crossings", a training organization for cross-cultural exchanges. 

April 30 
Film: Sisters in Resistance Tifereth Israel Synagogue, in New Bedford at 7 pm Free admission. 

Film maker, Maia Weschler, will discuss and answer questions after the screening of her f~lm "Sisters in Resistance". The documentary explores the story of four French women who in their teens and early twenties risked their lives to fight against the Nazi occupation of France. These women were not Jewish or Communists, and were not at risk for arrest until they joined the Resistance. Within two years, all four were arrested by the Gestapo, and then deported to Ravensbruck concentration camp as political prisoners. They all survived with one another's help. Today they remain purveyors of conscience, activists and intellectual leaders in their field. This award-winning film brings to life their story of courage and friendship that continues to this day. Co-Sponsored by the Boivin Center, Center for Jewish Culture & Holocaust Education Committee of the Jewish Federation. 


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