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Arts Night

Arts Night is an annual event for the Department of Foreign Literature & Languages.  It is a talent show of sorts that highlights our students' artistic and creative abilities. Each Arts Night event has a theme related to global culture, and features performances and presentations in world languages. 

Please be on the look out for upcoming Arts Night information on this page, as well as our department's Instagram and Facebook!

To watch the performances of our students or view the programs please see the links below: 


Italian Studies: Film Series and Annual Panel Discussions

Join us for our Annual Italian Film Series at UMass Dartmouth, co-sponsored by the Foreign Literature and Languages Department and the History Department. Stay tuned for updates to the 2020-2021 year! Check out our Italian Studies Facebook Group for more information on events and film synopses!

Italian Studies Annual Panel Discussions are held in the spring term and are hosted by the Department of Foreign Literature & Languages and History. These panels and film series are organized by Rose Facchini (Italian) and Matthew Sneider (History).


Past events:

 Faculty Team 'Foreign Language Lovers' wins 2015 Spelling Bee!

Dartmouth Education Foundation Spelling Bee Champions 2016, Foreign Language Lovers

 L to R: 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. 



Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society) Induction, May 8, 2014

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

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


Exciting News About our Faculty!

Dr. Michelle Cheyne in Paris France on sabbatical academic year 2013-2014.
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. 

Past Lectures and Speakers

  • "The Position and Role of Women in and around Gangs in Honduras" Lecture by Ellen Van Damme, PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders; Leuven Institute of Criminology Belgium. Co-Sponsors by Sociology and Anthropology, Foreign Literature and Languages, Health and Society, and Urban Studies. November 20, 2019. 
  • "Sandra Sousa The Transformative Power of Role-Play in Language & Culture Classes" Presentation by Dr. Sandra Sousa, Assistant Professor from the University of Central Florida.  Organized by Dr. Carlos Benavides, Department Chairperson and Spanish Professor.  October 19, 2016 

  • "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. 


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