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RL student Steward reports on student life in Lyon

RL French major Senna Steward files this report from her time studying in Lyon, France:

For me, the vibrant city of Lyon, France has been the perfect place to study abroad during this academic year. While Lyon is a big, bustling city, the functionality of the public transportation system gives you the impression that everything is close by. I live with an absolutely wonderful host family which allows me to practice speaking French every day and to immerse myself in French culture in its rawest form. At the Université Lumière Lyon 2, I’ve had the opportunity to take interesting classes


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Rigoletto introduces free screening of Cinema Paradiso at the Bijoux

The Italian program and the Department of Romance Languages present: A Special Screening of CINEMA PARADISO (Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore) Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Film When: Thursday May 21st 7.00pm Where: Bijou Art Cinema on 13th Free Entrance with a UO card Prof. Sergio Rigoletto (Italian and Cinema Studies) will introduce the film

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Wacks publishes book on Sephardic literature

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Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literature: Jewish Cultural Production Before and After 1492. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.

The year 1492 has long divided the study of Sephardic culture into two distinct periods, before and after the expulsion of Jews from Spain. David A. Wacks examines the works of Sephardic writers from the 13th to the 16th centuries and shows that this literature was shaped by two interwoven experiences of diaspora: first from the Biblical homeland Zion and later from the ancestral hostland, Sefarad. Jewish in Spain and Spanish


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