Posts Tagged ‘Language (Modern and Classical)’

2018 International Film Festival Starts

The Allegheny College Department of Modern and Classical Languages will present its free 2018 International Film Festival, a five-week series of foreign films to be shown at The Movies at Meadville at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays between Jan. 31 and Feb. 28.

The series begins on Jan. 31 with the 2017 French film “Faces Places” in which 89-year-old Agnes Varda and 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR team up to co-direct this documentary. They travel through the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing portraits of the villagers. The movie documents these encounters as well as the unlikely friendship the filmmakers formed along the way.

Allegheny Presents Its Annual International Film Festival

The Allegheny College Department of Modern and Classical Languages will present its free 2018 International Film Festival, a five-week series of foreign films to be shown at The Movies at Meadville at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays between Jan. 31 and Feb. 28.

The series begins on Jan. 31 with the 2017 French film “Faces Places” in which 89-year-old Agnes Varda and 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR team up to co-direct this documentary. They travel through the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing portraits of the villagers. The movie documents these encounters as well as the unlikely friendship the filmmakers formed along the way. (more…)

Herrman Presents at Panel on Identity in Greek Oratory

Frank T. McClure Professor of Greek and Latin Judson Herrman presented a paper on “Others as Athenians in the third Philippic” at a panel on identity in Greek oratory for the Celtic Conference in Classics in Montreal in July 2017.

Reeck Authors Chapter in Book on Arab Novelistic Traditions

Professor of French and Chair of International Studies Laura Reeck contributed the chapter on France to The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions (ed. Waïl S. Hassan), which was just released.  In the chapter, Reeck creates a literary history for what could be called the Arab diasporic novel in France.

Ludewig, Reeck Present at Literature Symposium Roundtables

Assistant Professor of German Julia Ludewig and Associate Professor of French Laura Reeck presented on roundtables at the GLCA World Literature Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 1-3.  Their contributions to the roundtables were based on position papers titled “Distributed Visual Storytelling in Reineke” and “The French Case: Questions of Diversity in the Global Literary Ecology.”

Riess Short Story Translation Published

Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Barbara Riess’s translation of the short story “Brutal Mirage” by Guillermo López-Prieto was published in this month’s Cuban Counterpoints: Public Scholarship about a Changing Cuba.

Riess will be taking a group of 12 Allegheny students with Prof. Brittany Davis to Cuba for an Experiential Learning Tour, “Revolutionary Products,” on May 18.

Renowned String Quartet Brings New Perspective to Study of Language at Allegheny College

Works by Mozart, Beethoven and Bartók, performed by the award-winning Alexander String Quartet, resounded in a third-floor classroom on a recent morning in Allegheny College’s Ruter Hall.
But the students taking in the performance weren’t attending a music course. Instead, they were studying German language and literature. (more…)

Allegheny College to Present International Film Festival

The 2017 International Film Festival, sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages at Allegheny College, kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Movies @ Meadville with “After Spring,” a feature-length documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis. (more…)

Herrman invited for residency in Geneva

Judson Herrman, associate professor of classical studies and Frank T. McClure Chair of Greek and Latin, has been invited for a residency in November 2016 at the Fondation Hardt pour l’étude de l’Antiquité classique, a research institute for classics in Geneva. Herrman will work on his book manuscript, Selected Political Speeches of Demosthenes.

Reeck participates in BBC Radio story

Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Laura Reeck Participated in a BBC Radio story on soccer in the French Banlieues. She discussed attitudes toward the Euro 2016 soccer championship in the French banlieues, specifically in the banlieue of Bondy. Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03yptx9
“This has a backstory shared with my students from last semester who took a course on the French banlieues with me. I reached out to Fouad Ben Ahmed after reading articles by George Packer featuring him in the New Yorker Magazine. My students and I entered into a relationship with him over the course of the semester though email exchanges and a video conference. On a short trip to France in June, I had the privilege of meeting Fouad Ben Ahmed — recently called “Ambassador of the Banlieues” in a LeMonde newspaper article — in person and interpreting for him in this BBC piece. I also worked with the journalists to identify and interview residents of Bondy,” said Reeck.