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April 11, 2019

Spring Speaker Series: Misogyny

 

Wednesday, April 24th

Fabian Alfie, Professor of Italian, University of Arizona

“Many Men Talking with the Same Mouth: The Discourse/s of Misogyny in Medieval Italian Literature.”
3:30-5:00PM, 151 McKENZIE HALL

 

 

Wednesday, May 8th

Renée-Claude Breitenstein, Associate Professor of French, Brock University

“Defending the Female Sex: Collected Eulogies of Women in the French Renaissance.”

3:30-5:00PM, 151 McKENZIE HALL

 

Friday, May 17th

Verónica Gago, University of Buenos Aires/CONICET

“El cuerpo del trabajo: una lectura desde la huelga feminista/The body of work: a reading from the feminist strike.”

3:30-5:00PM, CRATER LAKE ROOM SOUTH, EMU

 

Tuesday, May 21st

Samantha Irby

Keynote Speaker: Women in Media Symposium

7:00PM, LILLIS 182

 

February 20, 2019

UO Queer Film Festival Graduate Student Panel

Following the screening of  the film Bixa Travesty (Brazil, 2018), graduate students in Romance Languages will present work developed during Prof. Mayra Bottaro’s Winter seminar, SPAN 680 “Queer Temporalities and Media Aesthetics”.

Biwa Travesty is a documentary about Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman hip pop artist, musician, and performer from  São Paulo who raises her voice for queers of color from the favelas. More information about the film can be found here:  https://www.figafilms.com/bixatravesty

February 13, 2019

Questions in Translation–a symposium

Oregon Center for Translation Studies

Inaugural Symposium: Questions in Translation

Feb. 21-22, 2019

Keynote:  Friday, Feb 22, 3:30-5:00  Browsing Room, Knight Library

“Translation, Advocacy, Friendship”

Karen Emmerich, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Roundtable panels:

4:00-5:30 Thurs. 2/21, “Is translation border crossing?”  110 Fenton Hall

10:30-12:00 Fri. 2/22, “What do ‘good’ translations do, exactly?”  Browsing room, Knight Library

1:30-3:00 Fri. 2/22, “What does it mean to translate context?”    Browsing room, Knight Library

 

Co-sponsored by: Oregon Center for Translation Studies and the Departments of Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Literatures, English, German and Scandinavian, and Romance Languages

November 30, 2018

Cine-Lit 9—A conference on Hispanic Cinema and Literature

 

March 9-11, 2019     Founded in 1990, Cine-Lit is the continuing, cooperative organization between the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon State University that, in conjunction with the Portland International Film Festival, organizes an international symposium on Hispanic film and literature every 3-4 years. The conference is held at the UO PDX and PSU.

This 9th edition highlights the theme of WOMEN (women filmmakers, representations of women and genders and so on).

New for 2019 is a campaign to create two conference sessions dedicated to the presentation of Eugene undergraduate research on Hispanic cinema and culture. A second initiative new for 2019 is that peer-reviewed articles based on conference papers from 2015 (and, later for 2019) will be published in a special issue of the new UO-based academic journal Peripherica

Activities

  • Over three days, professors, graduate and undergraduate students share their research on the relationship between cinema and literature. They also participate in workshops, attend roundtable discussions by the writers and cineastes invited by the symposium, and listen to the keynotes. All meetings are free and open to the public.
  • Each afternoon and evening speakers and audiences have to opportunity to watch the latest Hispanic films featured at the Portland International Film Festival in connection to the themes discussed at the conference.
  • One highlight is the presence of the Hispanic directors invited by Cine-Lit and whose films are featured by the Festival. Cine-Lit participants and our university students interact with these invited artists.

More conference information is available at Cine-Lit 9.

May 21, 2018

Thinking Authenticity Series: Noa Steimatsky

Please join us for the final lecture of the ‘Thinking Authenticity’
Speaking Series

Noa Steimatsky (Berkeley/ACLS)

‘The Face on Film: Made and Unmade’

Wed May 23
3-5pm  Willamette 100

Noa Steimatsky is Fellow of the American Council of Learned Society and  Visiting Associate Professor of Italian at UC Berkeley. Exploring the ways in which the facial close-up has often been described in film criticism as a moment of truth within the cinematic image, the lecture will show that the face is much more than the quintessential incarnation of the person and that our encounter with its representation is also predicated on a sense of ambiguity and illegibility.

Click here to see the event on Facebook.

May 15, 2018

Thinking Authenticity Series: Frieda Ekotto

Please join us to hear Professor Frieda Ekotto, our third speaker in the RL Spring Series “Thinking Authenticity”:

3-5 pm: Willamette Hall 100
“Reading Aimé Césaire in the Era of Black Lives Matter”

It’s a large room, let’s fill it! Please forward the announcement!

Frieda Ekotto is the Chair of the Department of Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of several important scholarly articles, monographs and novels, which address questions of race, colonialism and slavery in the Francophone world. She has also focused on postcolonial feminisms from an African perspective and is currently working on a manuscript “Vibrancy of Silence: Women Loving Women in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Her latest monograph, What Color is Black: Race and Sex Across the French Atlantic, represents a groundbreaking intervention in the field of critical race studies. Her lecture will focus on the Negritude movement and discourses about blackness in the Francophone Atlantic world.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/198449237461597/?ref=3&action_history=null

May 1, 2018

Thinking Authenticity Series: Sánchez Prado

Wednesday, May 2: Professor Ignacio Sánchez Prado
Title: “The Invention of ‘Authentic’ Mexican Food: Rick Bayless, Diana Kennedy, Enrique Olvera”
3-5 pm, Knight Browsing Room

Ignacio Sanchez Prado is Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and one of the most influential scholars of Mexican culture and Latin American intellectual history. Sanchez Prado’s research spans a wide range of areas including neoliberal culture, world literature theory, food studies and cosmopolitanism. Based on his recent work on the circulation of Latin American cultural production both within and outside Latin America, his lecture will focus on the relation between authenticity, ethnic cuisines and neoliberalism through three case studies: Diane Kennedy, Rick Bayless and Enrique Olvera.

Free and open to the public

Co-organizers:
Fabienne Moore (
fmoore@uoregon.edu) & Sergio Rigoletto (srigolet@uoregon.edu)

April 19, 2018

Cinema Francophone: Masculin Féminin (1966, Jean-Luc Godard), April 25th at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a mini-film series, en français! Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m., Willamette 110. All francophiles and cinephiles are welcome!

April 25th: Masculin Féminin (1966, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 110 minutes).

 

With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and each other. French new wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud stars as Paul, an idealistic would-be intellectual struggling to forge a relationship with the adorable pop star Madeleine (real-life yé-yé girl Chantal Goya). Through their tempestuous affair, Godard fashions a candid and wildly funny free-form examination of youth culture in throbbing 1960s Paris, mixing satire and tragedy as only Godard can. Based loosely on two short stories by 19th century French author Guy de Maupassant: “La femme de Paul” and “Le signe”.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/641725366165731/ 

April 4, 2018

Special Screening of FIRE AT SEA (Gianfranco Rosi) on April 19th

The Department of Romance Languages invites you to a Special Screening of FIRE AT SEA (G. Rosi: 2016)

When: Thursday, April 19 (5pm)
Where: PLC 180

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2121597754730134/

Introduced by Prof. Alberto Zambenedetti (U. of Toronto)

An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe.

PROF. ALBERTO ZAMBENDETTI is Assistant Professor of Italian and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. His scholarship focuses on questions of human mobility (from migration to tourism) in Italian cinema and on the relation between film and urban environments.

March 14, 2018

Cristina Moreiras-Menor’s Open Lecture at the UO

The RLGSA (RL Graduate Student Association) is hosting Cristina Moreiras-Menor this week. On March 14th, she will offer a lecture on the film “Biutiful” entitled “Death, Afterlife and the Question of Existence” in 115 Lawrence Hall at 3:30pm.

On Thursday, March 15: Workshop with students and faculty from 10:00 to 11:30 at EMU 230.

Later that Thursday: Mini talk with RL faculty and graduate students from 1 to 1:50 at 306 Deady.

Moreiras-Menor the author of Cultura herida: literatura y cine en la España democrática (Ediciones Libertarias, 2002) and La estela del tiempo: Imagen e historicidad en el cine español contemporáneo (Iberoamericna/Vervuert, 2011). She has also published extensively on authors and filmmakers such as Teresa de Jesús, Rosalía de Castro, Leopoldo ‘Alas’ Clarín, Miguel de Unamuno, Juan Goytisolo, Xosé Luis Méndez Ferrín, Ana Rossetti, Manuel Vazquez Montalbán, Luis Buñuel, Álex de la Iglesia, Mario Camus (among many others), as well on topics such as violence and memory, violence and the state, critical regionalism, the Spanish Civil War, the Francoist Dictatorship, and the Transition to Democracy.

 

 

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