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La Masseria Delle Allodole
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Moore Filene Auditorium
Carmine Abate is an Italian author. He has written numerous short stories, novels and essays, mainly focusing on issues of migration and the encounters between disparate cultures.
Part satire, part thriller, this film, based on the novel by Amara Lakhous, presents a panoply of characters from different cultures that populate an apartment building in Rome. After the death of a shady character named the "Gladiator", the tenants negotiate cultural boundaries and personal differences as they deal with the aftermath of this crime.
e story, drawn from La masseria delle allodole, the best-selling novel by Atonia Arsian, tells about the Avakian clan, an Armenian family living in Turkey. The Avakians ignore to the rising tide of Turkish hostility until they are surprised by the arrival of a Turkish military regiment that annihilates every male member of the family and forces the ladies to trek off into the Syrian desert. Meanwhile, a handsome Turkish officer falls in love with a female Avakian and makes an aggressive attempt to deliver her from certain death, even as the circumstances surrounding him attest to the astounding difficulty of doing so.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Moore Hall, Filene Auditorium
Grazia, played by Valeria Golino, is a free-spirited mother of three, married to a shy fisherman, and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic-depressive behavior - one moment she's laughing wildly and swimming half-naked in the sea, while the next she's curled in a ball on her bed. Out of her earshot, the adult members of her extended family vaguely discuss sending her to a facility of some sort in northern Italy.
George M. Roth Distinguished Professor of German at Georgetown University
"Linking Literary - Cultural Content and Second Language Learning: Opportunities and Imperative for College Programs"
Collegiate foreign language programs are being challenged to assure that learners acquire sophisticated literary-cultural knowledge for a global world; they are being asked as well to assure that learners acquire diverse non-native languages to professional levels of ability. In this talk Heidi Byrnes will consider approaches to designing genre-based integrated and articulated curricula in order to attain those goals.
May 10, 2012
Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)
Please click on the link below to enjoy the video from Professor Byrnes' lecture.
Assistant Professor of Italian, Wellesley College
Dictates of Love and Death: Towards a Theory of Poetic Language in Dante's Vita Nuova and Commedia
Monday - May 7, 2012
212 Dartmouth Hall
"Out of Touch" F.T. Marinetti's Il Tattilismo and the Futurist Critique of Separation
Thursday, April 19th
217 Dartmouth Hall
This talk will reconstruct the historical, cultural and ideological background of F.T. Marinetti's Il tattilismo: Manifesto futurista (1921) as one of the key texts that inaugurated the second-wave of Futurism after the demise of the movement during WWI. In particular, it will map out the scientific and philosophical references that subtend Marinetti's text and will also place the Manifesto within the wider context of the, mostly French, anti-ocular discourse as reconstructed by Martin Jay in his Downcast Eyes. Marinetti's text will be then analyzed in the light of the general "critique of separation" espoused by many European Avant-Garde movements
"Dante and Pope Benedict XVI on the Personhood of the Fetus"
Monday, April 16th
217 Dartmouth Hall
This talk will examine ways in which Dante's thought can productively redefine the terms of the current debate on the beginning and end of life regarding two issues in particular: first, the interplay between mediated and unmediated processes of creation, and second, personal presence or personhood as distinct from biological identity. It will analyze Pope Benedict XVI's use of the concepts of personal presence and the "immediacy" of the soul by comparing them to medieval definitions in Dante and Aquinas, a source for both Dante and the pope.
Join the French Club on Wednesdays or Thursdays in the Spring Term!!
April, 4th: European Night at 8 in One Wheelock
April, 12th: Crêpes Party at 6.30 in Hitchcock Hall
April, 19th: Film: 1st film of the cycle French Women Filmmakers (Thornton 105)
April, 25nd: French-Italian Art Exhibition at the Hood Museum
May, 3rd: Board Games Night at 6.30 in Hitchcock Hall
May, 10th: 2nd Film of our cycle (Thornton 105)
May, 16th: 3rd Film of our cycle (Thornton 105)
May, 17th: Coffee time get-together in Dartmouth Hall: meeting the professors
May, 14th: Music Party in Hitchcock Hall
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Wed., April 4th | 8-11pm | One Wheelock
EUROPEAN NIGHT PARTY
Wed., April 11th | 7pm | TBA
MOVIE "Quando sei nato non puoi piu' nasconderti"
Wed., April 18th | 7pm | Hitchcock Lounge
PROSE AND POETRY READING
Wed., April 25th (tentative) | 7pm | HOOD MUSEUM
"UNDER THE HOOD" - DISCOVERING THE ITALIAN & FRENCH COLLECTIONS at the Hood Museum of Art
Wed., May 2nd | 7pm | TBA
MOVIE "Lezioni di cioccolata"
Sun., May 6th | 4pm | Brace Commons
Wed., May 16th | 7pm | TBA
MOVIE "C'era una volta in America"
Wed., May 23rd | 7pm | Brace Commons
COOKING NIGHT: I piatti dell'estate!
Free Screening of BREATHLESS, starring Richard Gere
After the screening a conversation with the Director, Jim McBride
Monday, February 13, 2012
Moore Hall B03
Come see the movie Quentin Tarantino cited as one of the "coolest" movies, commenting: "Here's a movie that indulges completely all my obsessions - comic books, rockabilly music and movies."
"Vita, Gomorrah, Vita nuova: Life in Translation" A lecture by Virginia Jewiss
Monday, February 13, 2012
206 Dartmouth Hall
Virginia Jewiss is Lecturer in the Humanities at Yale University and Director of the Yale Humanities in Rome program. Her translations from Italian to English include Melania Mazzucco's novel Vita, Robert Saviano's Gomorrah, and the screenplay for Paolo Sorrentino's This Must Be the Place.
French Movie Night!
subtitles in English
All are welcome
Wednesday nights, 7:30 pm, Thornton 105
Schedule, Fall 2011
October 5: Ridicule (Patrice Leconte, 1996)
An impoverished provincial lord must learn to navigate the social codes and games of wit in Louis XVI's court at Versailles in order to get financial backing for an irrigation system that would save his struggling province. Opposing Enlightenment ideals against social injustice, this film critiques the decadence and corruption of aristocrats in eighteenth-century France.
October 12: Le Nom des gens (Michel Leclerc, 2010)
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match. (synopsis by IMDb)
October 19: La Reine Margot (Patrice Chéreau, 1994)
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (IDMb)
Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas père.
October 26: Eden à l'ouest (Costa-Gavras, 2009)
One man's dogged search for freedom and a better life leads him on a picaresque journey in this comedy-drama from celebrated filmmaker Costa-Gavras. Elias (Ricardo Scamarcio) is a young man from a nameless country in the Mediterranean who has tossed away his passport and paid a smuggler a handsome fee to be hidden inside a ship making its way to Europe. When immigration authorities stage a surprise inspection, Elias jumps ship along with a number of other unauthorized passengers, and hours later he washes up on the clothes-optional beach of a luxury resort on the Southern coast of France. (Rotten Tomatoes)
November 2: Inch'Allah dimanche (Yamina Benguigui, 2001)
The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, Zouina struggles against her mother-in-law's tyrannical hand and her husband's distrustful bitterness in an attempt to adjust to her life in exile. (IDMb)
Questions? Contact Prof. Aimee Kilbane
Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature
" The Geopolitics of Oil in Italy, Images and Ideas from Fascism to the Libyan 'Rebellion' "
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Carson Hall L01
The Italian subsoil contains limited fossil fuels so Italy has a complicated history of importing oil and marketing it as "national" (particularly under the Fascist Regime). This talk will consider cultural images surrounding oil in Italy, from the fascist ventennio through the current Libyan conflict.
Upstairs in the new “Dining Commons” formerly known as Thayer
Tuesday, April 12th 12-1
Wednesday, April 20th from 12:30-1:30
Tuesday, April 26th from 12-1
Wednesday, May 4th from 12:30-1:30
Tuesday, May 10th from 12-1
Wednesday, May 18th from 12:30-1:30
Tuesday, May 24th from 12-1
Wednesday, June 1st from 12:30-1:30
Thursday, April 7th
Le fate ignoranti
April 14-15thThe Italian club @ Dimension: come to welcome the admitted '15s and their parents and show what the Italians do here at Dartmouth. April 14th Leede Arena 6:30.As a special event we will offer an “Italian merenda” with tiramisu’ cooking lesson: McCulloch 1st Floor Lounge: April 15th from 3:30.
Thursday, April 21st
La notte di San Lorenzo
Sunday, May 8th
Cooking Night: PIZZA!!
Brace Commons, 1st floor
Thursday, May 12th
Brace Commons, 1st floor
Thursday, May 26th
Thursday, June 2nd
Notte prima degli esami
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