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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.

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A Great Visit by Frieda Ekotto

On May 15th and 16th, U Michigan Professor Frieda Ekotto visited the UO and gave a talk titled “Reading Aimé Césaire in the Era of Black Lives Matter” as part of the RL Spring Series “Thinking Authenticity.”

Professor Ekotto generously gave us a copy of her latest project, a 90 min. documentary film Vibrancy of Silence: A Discussion with My Sisters, produced and filmed by Professor Ekotto and Marthe Djilo Kamga, which highlights the creative achievements of six Sub-Saharan African women in various intellectual and artistic fields (in French with English subtitles).

Stay tuned for a screening in the fall!

November 28, 2017

Alumnae in French Share TAPIF Advice and Professional Journeys

On November 27, Professors Alexandre Albert-Galtier and Fabienne Moore welcomed back alumnae Zoe Anton and Lauriene Madrigal for an information session on TAPIF, the Teaching Assistantship Program in France.

This was also an opportunity to hear about how French has played an important role in their professional journeys since graduating from UO. As Zoe put it “Your French will help in ways you do not know yet! You might not go into teaching or translating, you might end up in a different field, but your language skills will serve you no matter what you consider.” Both Zoe and Lauriene confirmed how a TAPIF experience, is “a great asset on a CV, makes employers look twice at a job application, and is a great conversation starter.” Classroom management, public speaking, adaptability, and autonomy are some of the skills that transfer well on the job market.

Zoe Anton graduated from UO in 2006 with a BA in International Studies and a BA in French with a minor in Communications. She participated in TAPIF in 2006/07 where she lived in Nantes and was a teaching assistant at Lycée Camille Claudel in Blain, France. Zoe then completed a MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Throughout her career she has worked in sustainable development master planning for firms in England, Gabon (where she lived for two years), and Luxembourg with clients across the globe. Zoe has recently returned to the United States where she works for The Urban Collaborative, a master planning and design firm, helping governments plan for long-term sustainable growth.

Lauriene Madrigal was in the French immersion program in Eugene as a child and graduated with a B.A. in Art History & Visual Culture Studies, and a French Language & Literature minor from Whitman College in 2014. She had not studied abroad during her college years, so she participated in TAPIF this past year, (2016-17) where she was an assistant at a collège and lycée in Sablé sur Sarthe, but chose to live in Angers in the Loire Valley.  She is currently a commercial sales manager with Bridgestone Americas, managing dealerships’ sales representatives and their fleet relationships for commercial truck tires.

For the perspective of a UO alumna in the TAPIF program now, check Amanda’s current blog from Cognac:

For information on TAPIF, see



October 25, 2017

2017 RL MA students rejoice post forum performance

On Friday, October 20, 2017, from 12 to 5:30 pm, the RL department got together for the annual MA Fall Forum. This year, we listened to rich and wonderfully varied presentations by eleven second-year MA students who presented their research in a formal conference setting of four sessions chaired by doctoral students, followed by Q&A.

Check below the enclosed program to read the tantalizing abstracts!

Director of Graduate Studies Fabienne Moore and Graduate Coordinator Lena Cottam organized the event, a highlight of the MA program.

Congratulations to Yasmin, Stacey, Linguesh, Kiana, Laurel, Rafa, Miki, Riccardo, Lara, Austin and Peter for stimulating intellectual exchanges that are the foundation of our RL community.

December 1, 2015

Global Perspectives on the November 13 Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Our Department Co-sponsored an open discussion on global terror networks, imperialism, states of exception and increased militarization with a selected group of experts and a lively participation from the public.

image image image image imageThursday, December 3, EMU Ballroom, 12-2pm

Speakers: Cory Browning (RL), Angela Joya (IS), Matthias Mathijs (IS, Johns Hopkins), Fabienne Moore (RL), Sebastián Urioste (RL), Anita Weiss (International Studies).

Here is what some Romance Languages students had to say about the event:

“The panel discussion of the terrorist attacks in Paris was a well-planned and a thoughtful event. The professors […] that were giving their lectures brought up some well thought-out insights that I did not know or even realize were being taken into factor when discussing the terror attacks in Paris.”
Moriah Frazier

“I found the discussion to be a great learning experience and I hope I can attend more events like this in the future.”
Abby Hauth

“It was refreshing to be able to get the perspectives of people who weren’t the media and weren’t overly biased in their comments.”
Meaghan Donovan

“After hearing everything people had to say in this seminar I believe our best weapon against incidents like this is education. […] People need to be able to see the humanity of the situation in the world and examine it so that they can come to an educated conclusion.”
Hank Manilla

And Romance Languages Professor Leah Middlebrook wrote:

“The discussion was powerful and moving, and the audience engagement and response demonstrates how much we need these types of events right now […] The thoughtful conversation that took place in the second half of the program did much to counteract the sense of helplessness and frustration that has been building over the past months.”

Sponsored by the Program in European Studies, the Department of Romance Languages, the Department of International Studies, and UO International AffairsParis

February 28, 2014

French Language Group takes to the kitchen!

Je cuisine, tu cuisines, il/elle cuisine… Students in the French Language Program in the Global Scholars Hall gathered for two delicious cooking show and tell.

The demonstration kitchen in the Global Scholars Hall has been busy! On April 19, GSH French Language Assistant Rylee Wightman shared a favorite recipe of Belgian waffles with French majors, their Francophile friends in GSH, and Professor Fabienne Moore (language coordinator for the program). Ingredients, preparation, cooking and tasting: tout en français et avec des rires!

A week later, on April 26, crêpes were l’ordre du jour, with an appetizing selection of fillings: le Nutella, des fraises, des myrtilles, des bananes, du citron, du caramel beurre salé and, from Professor Moore’s Toulouse region, du sucre à la violette. Who discovered the art of the right preparation (sans grumeaux s’il vous plait)? Who tried flipping a crêpe? Who was the most gourmand and stuffed his/her crêpe to the brim? We shall not say… The point of the Vivre en français GSH program is for juniors in GSH to practice French outside the classroom in a relaxed setting, while connecting with each other! FrenchLangGroupCooking3 FrenchLangGroupCooking2 FrenchLangGroupCooking1

April 12, 2011

Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution

Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution
The RL speakers series is organized by Fabienne Moore and Tania Triana and has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Department of Romance Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Latin American Studies Program, & Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. For information, contact or  Events are free and open to the public.

Submission or Omission: Haiti’s Challenge in Latin America
presented by Myriam J.A. Chancy Americas/Bartolomé de la Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies: Thursday April 14, 7:00 pm in Lillis 182
Myriam J.A. Chancy, Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Vice-President of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers & Scholars. Dr. Chancy is author of the novels Spirit of Haiti and The Loneliness of Angels and the critical study Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women.

THURSDAY APRIL 28, 4:00-5:30 PM Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Juan Flores and Miriam Jiménez Román will present and sign copies of their new co-edited book, The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. Following the book presentation at 5:30, Darrel Couturier will lead a museum tour of the exhibition “Race, Identity and Diapora: Cuba Today.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2:00 PM in Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
US premiere screening of Red Sun in the Sunset by Cuban director Marina Ochoa Tanda, a documentary about Japanese people in Cuba. Sponsored by The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the UO Romance Languages Department, and DisOrient Asian American Film Festival. Free admission. [55 min.] in the Romance Language World.

“Buque otra negra pa trabajá’: A Visual History of Popular Revoltin Hispaniola”
presented by Sara E. Johnson: Thursday, May 5, 6:30 pm Lillis 185
Sara E. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Literature of the Americas in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. She is the co-editor of Kaiso! Writings By and About Katherine Dunham and Una ventana a Cuba y los Estudios cubanos. Her book The Fear of French Negroes: Transcolonial Imagination in the Revolutionary Americas, is forthcoming from University of California Press. *reception following

“The Grand Rue Galerie’s Urban Environmental Aesthetics: Or, The Post-Primitivist Modern, Machinic Urbanism, & Vodou Bricolage in Port-au-Prince”
presented by Jana Evans Braziel: Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 pm Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Jana Evans Braziel is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Affiliate Faculty in Africana Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Braziel is the author of: Duvalier’s Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora. Braziel is currently working on “Riding with Death”: Precarious Life and Creative Production in the Streets of Port-au-Prince, a book addressing human rights, political economy, and environmentalism in Haitian literatures, arts, and films. *reception following

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