News and Events
Arts Night is an annual event for the Department of Global Languages & Cultures. 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.
To watch the performances of our students or view the programs please see the links below:
- Arts Night Program 2016
- Art Night Videolink 2016
- Arts Night Program 2015
- Arts Night Video Link 2015
- Arts Night 2014 Program
- Arts Night Videolink 2014
- Faculty Arts Night Program 2014
- Faculty Arts Night Videolink 2014
- Arts Night Program 2013
- Arts Night Videolink 2013
- Arts Night Program 2012
- Arts Night Videolink 2012
Italian Film Series and Annual Panel Discussions
Join us for our 6th Annual Italian Film Series at UMass Dartmouth, co-sponsored by the Foreign Literature and Languages Department and the History Department. This year commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Vittorio Emanuele II and the 150th anniversary of the capture of Rome! This fall, we will be taking a look at the Unification (Risorgimento) period in Italy.
Italian Studies Annual Panel Discussions are held in the spring term and are hosted by the Department of Foreign Literature & Languages and History.
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.
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.
- UMassD 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.