Events Calendar

Fall 2018

On-campus events

Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Renaissance Literature

Monday, November 12, 6p.m.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room

Join us for a discussion of women’s militarism since antiquity with CUNY Staten Island associate professor Dr. Gerry Milligan. Dr. Milligan will present his latest research on the armed heroines of biography and epic within the context of Renaissance debates over women’s combat abilities and men’s martial obligations.

 

MODERN LANGUAGE & LITERATURES STUDENT INTERNSHIP PANEL

Wednesday, November 14, 6 p.m.
Library Multimedia Room

Panelists:

Zaid Aparicio' 19 (Nursing Major/ Spanish Minor) 
Internship at West Haven VA Hospital

Benicat Benoit '19 (Electrical Engineering Major/ Mathematics Minor) 
Translator for the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

Caroline Goulding '20 (Finance Major/ Asian Studies Minor) 
Internship at Fidelity Investments

Caroline Mahar '19 (Journalism Major/ Italian Studies Minor) 
Internship at ArtOfPerfection Events - Organizing weddings in Italy and U.S.

Julia McNicholas '19 (International Studies, German Major/ Anthropology Minor)
Internship at the Linguistics Society of American in Washington D.C.

Maureen Perry '19 (Poltics and French Major)
Translator for the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
Internship at Make-A-Wish CT

Arianna Tartaglia '20 (Spanish and Communication Major)
Position at Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

Calla Tiberi '16, MA '20 (Spanish and Communications Major/ MA in Teaching & Foundation)
Internship teaching Spanish at Fairfield College Prepatory School

 

Off-campus events

Prof. Jiwei Xiao

"The Auteur with the Camera: The Image in Recent Art Cinema"
October 4-6, 2018
Whitney Humanities Center

Spring 2018

On-campus events

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

March 6-8
All films in original language with subtitles

Monday, March 5    
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
China, 2000
6:00 pm CNS 1

Monday, March 5  
The Student
Russia, 2016
5:00 pm LARC

Tuesday, March 6
Das Versprechen 
Germany, 1995
6:30 pm CNS 207

Tuesday, March 6
Los colores de la montaña
Colombia, 2010
6:00 pm Library Multimedia Room

Thursday, March 8
Deux jours, une nuit
France, 2014
8:00 pm CNS 15

DMLL ALUMNI & CAREER PANEL

Wednesday April 18, 7p.m.
Library Multimedia Room

Alumni Panelists:

Ali Famigletti (Italian, 2014) 
Reservations Executive, Perfetto Traveler

Shawn Hassett (French and German, 2010) 
Senior International Sales, Ulbrich Steel

Klevisa Kovaci (French, 2014) 
Operations Coordinator of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations program of the organization, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation 

Jennifer Rolinson (Spanish, 2001) 
Registered Nurse, St. Vincent's Medical Center

Maria Zachery (Spanish, 1990)
K-12 World Languages Department Coordinator, Westport Public Schools

 

DENNIS LOONEY LECTURE 

Wednesday, April 11, 5p.m.
Library Multimedia Room

Esteemed scholar, author, and director of the Modern Language Association's Office of Programs Dennis Looney, PhD, will present a timely and topical lecture based on his prize-winning study, “Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy.” The public lecture will address the profound and sustained influence of Dante’s work on African Americans works of fiction and film from the 1820s onward. 

 

Off-campus events

Prof. Sara Díaz

“Margherita Costa’s Buffoni
Department of Italian Studies
New York University, April 26, 2018

 

Prof. Sara Díaz

“Buffoonish Loves: Margherita Costa’s Comedy of the Grotesque”
Mirth, Merriment, and Mockery
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University
Renaissance Society of America, March 24, 2018

 

Prof. Michelle Farrell

"El Paquete Semanal: Nuevas Estrategias de Distribución Audiovisual en el Cuba de Hoy” 
Latin American Studies Association Conference
Barcelona, Spain, May 25, 2018  

Fall 2017

Off-campus events

Prof. Michelle Farrell

El Paquete Semanal: Cuba’s Slightly Legal Revolutionary Piracy of Film and Internet between Subversive and Socialist”
Guest Lecturer for Transatlantic Cinemas Course, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, November 17, 2017

 

Prof. Jiwei Xiao

Roundtable Organizer and Presider (Guaranteed Session)
“The ‘Arrival’ of Jia Pingwa in World Literature: Translation and Interpretation”  
Modern Languages Association (MLA) Annual Meeting, January 5, 2018

 

Prof. Jiwei Xiao

Organizer and Participant of a Special Event
“Local Color to World Literature: An Interview with Jia Pingwa”
MLA Annual Meeting
New York, NY, January 5, 2018

 

Spring 2017

On-campus events

ALPHA MU GAMMA
Initiation Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, March 26
3:00 pm Gonzaga Auditorium

 

‌INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
March 6-9

All films in original language with subtitles

 Modern Languages and Literature International Film Festival

Monday, March 6
The Eagle Huntress
UK, 2016
5:00 pm CNS 207

Monday, March 6
A Better Life

USA, 2011
7:00 pm CNS 207

Tuesday, March 7
Young Goethe in Love

Germany, 2010
6:30 pm CNS 207

Wednesday, March 8
Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)

Italy, 2016
5:30 pm CNS 207

Thursday, March 9
Shan he gu ren (Mountains May Depart)

China, 2015
5:00 pm CNS 207

Thursday, March 9
Entre les murs (The Class)

France, 2008
7:00 pm CNS 101 

Be sure to stop by the info desk area of the BCC Wednesday, March 8th from 1:00-3:00 to participate in the various activities that the language clubs are planning and enjoy assorted international desserts!

Part of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK
All events are free and open to the public

 

Capoeira Brazilian Martial Arts

Capoeira Martial Arts flyerFebruary 9, 2017
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Faber Hall

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

 

 

Prof. Michelle Farrell

April 30, 2017

Panel: "Latin American Cinema and Film Festivals: Spaces for New Inter-Disciplinary Dialogue"
Chair:"Nuevas voces alternativas en el campo audiovisual y consumo cultural en la Cuba contemporánea"
Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference
Lima, Peru

 

Off-Campus events 

Prof. Mary Ann Carolan

 

“Chinese in Italy from Documentary to Fiction”
American Association of Italian Studies
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
April 21-23, 2017

Prof. Jiwei Xiao

American Comparative Literature Association  (ACLA) Annual Meeting
Utrecht, Amsterdam, July 6-9, 2017

 

 

Prof. Jiwei Xiao

Panelist, “From The Edges of the World: The Imagination and the Use of ‘The Foreign’ in Modern Chinese Fiction”
ACLA Annual Meeting
Utrecht, Amsterdam, July 7, 2017

 

Prof. Jiwei Xiao

Panelist. “黑猫、洋人、以及 ‘嘿然不语’: 细读《海上花》, 别解“中国梦” [Black Cat, Foreigners, and Silence: Flowers of Shanghai and ‘Chinese Dream’]. Association of Chinese   Literature and Comparative Literature Biannual Meeting. Hong Kong. July 21-23, 2017.

 

All films in original language with subtitles

Fall 2016

On-campus events

Story Time in Spanish

Wednesday, December 14
9:45-11:45
Lower Level BCC 

Please join students of Spanish 111 in welcoming kindergarten classes from Cesar A. Batalla Elementary School (Bridgeport) for Spanish-language story time. Fairfield students will read to kindergarteners from the Spanish-language children’s books they have created in class.

Screening of Un Paese Quasi Perfetto with Director Massimo Gaudioso

Un Paese Quasi Perfetto poster

October 4
6:30 pm
Multimedia room of DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, Italian Studies program, Fairfield University Art Museum, Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Modern Languages and Literatures.

 

 



Screening of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita Poster

November 14
6:30 pm
Quick Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsored by The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts & Sciences, Programs in Italian Studies and Catholic Studies, Fairfield University Arts Museum, Departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Visual and Performing Arts

 

 

The Restless Priest and the Reluctant Pope: From The Mass is Over to Habemus Papam

The Restless Priest Photo

Film Screening and Lecture by Prof. Millicent Marcus

December 5
4:00 p.m.
Multimedia room of DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Sponsored by The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts & Sciences, Pograms in Italian Studies and Catholic Studies, Departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Visual and Performing Arts, and the Fairfield University Art Museum.

 

 

Off-Campus events 

Prof. Mary Ann Carolan

“Once upon a Time in Quentin Tarantino’s New West”
Italian American Studies Association, California State University
Long Beach, CA
November 2016

“East Meets West: Fallaci Interviews Deng Xiaoping”
Florence University of the Arts
Florence, Italy
December 2016


Prof. Sara Diaz

Iuventa corripuit, senecta correxit: The Gendering of Age in Boccaccio and Petrarch”
The American Boccaccio Association Third Triennial Conference
Duke University
October 2016


Prof. Michelle Farrell, Prof. Sergio Adrada Rafael, and Shauna Dresel ’17

"Language Teaching for Specific Purposes: Fairfield University's Medical and Business Spanish"
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Boston, MA
November 2016

Spring 2016

German Club's Annual Dinner

February 9
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Gonzaga kitchen

Students prepare the dinner!

 

Russian Hour

February 11
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Canisius 207

For almost one hundred and twenty years brilliant Russian film makers have been contributing to the world art history. Winners of numerous international festivals, including the Oscars, their names are well known and their works are studied in art colleges worldwide. Come to the next Russian Hour to find out how life, love and history have been captured on Russian film.

For additional information and questions, please contact Professor David McFadden, x. 2371, dmcfadden@fairfield.edu

 

Prof. Michelle Farrell and Shauna Dresel 

Panel presentation: “Connecting Medical Spanish to the Community: Fairfield University's Pilot Program”  
NECTFL 2016 Annual Conference
February 11-13, 2016
New York, NY

 

Alpha Mu Gamma International Students Meet and Greet

February 26
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Levee
Pizza and Soda will be served.

On-campus events

Screening of Men of the Cloth with director Vicki Vasilopoulos

March 2
5:00 pm
Multimedia room of DiMenna-Nyselius Library

This documentary follows three Italian master tailors, Nino Corvato, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti, as they confront the decline of the apprentice system and navigate  other challenges in the twilight of their careers. The film lovingly describes the art of tailoring and reveals the passionate devotion of these men to their Old World craft.

Q&A to follow screening with Vicki Vasilopoulos (director) and Vincent Ferrucci, master tailor

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as by programs in Italian Studies, Black Studies, Judaic Studies, Catholic Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, International Studies, the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the departments of Visual & Performing Arts and Modern Languages & Literatures. For more information, please contact Professor Mary Ann Carolan, mcarolan@fairfield.edu


Modern Languages Alumni Career Panel

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Wednesday, March 16th
7:00 pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room

Come learn from DMLL graduates about their exciting careers in education, finance, healthcare, philanthropy and more...

Refreshments will be served

For more information, please contact Professor Sara Diaz at sdiaz5@fairfield.edu 


International Film Festival

Monday, March 14
Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales)
Argentina, 2014
5:30 pm, Library Multimedia Room

Tuesday, March 15    
Piter FM
Russia, 2006
4:00 pm, CNS 207

Thursday, March 17
Le Chef
Belgium, 2012
7:00 pm, BCC 200

Monday, March 21
BlaxploItalian
USA and Italy, 2015
5:00 pm, Library Multimedia Room

Tuesday, March 22
Die Welle (The Wave)
Germany, 2008
6:30 pm, CNS 303

Alpha Mu Gamma Annual Initiation of New Members & Graduating Seniors Recognition Ceremony

March 20
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Barone Campus Center - Oak Room

Dessert Reception to follow


Screening of BlaxploItalian with director Fred Kuwornu

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Monday, March 21
5:00 pm
Multimedia room of DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Activist director Fred Kuwornu highlights the careers of a relatively unknown segment of the entertainment world, black actors in Italian cinema. BlaxploItalian reveals the personal struggles faced by Afro-Italian and African actors in the past as well as the challenges those actors face in contemporary Italy.

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as by programs in Italian Studies, Black Studies, Judaic Studies, Catholic Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, International Studies, the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the departments of Visual & Performing Arts and Modern Languages & Literatures. For more information, please contact Professor Mary Ann Carolan, mcarolan@fairfield.edu


Screening of My Italian Secret with director Oren Jacoby       

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Thursday, March 31
4:00 pm
Multimedia room of DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Written and directed by Oren Jacoby, this documentary recounts the rescue of thousands of Italian Jews during World War II by ordinary and prominent Italians, including the champion cyclist Gino Bartali.

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as by programs in Italian Studies, Black Studies, Judaic Studies, Catholic Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, International Studies, the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the departments of Visual & Performing Arts and Modern Languages & Literatures. For more information, please contact Professor Mary Ann Carolan, mcarolan@fairfield.edu

 

Off-Campus events 

Prof. Michelle Farrell 

Film screening and presentation:
Maestra/Teacher: Revolution through a Pencil: A documentary screening and discussion on the 1961 Cuban National Literacy Campaign and Current Cuban Crossroads
Fairfield Senior Center 
March 15, 2016 
 
In conjunction with the American Association of University Women


Prof. Mary Ann Carolan

Panel presentation: "Nico Cirasola's Focaccia Blues (2009): Between Fact and Fiction, Italy and America"
NeMLA
University of Connecticut, Harford
March 19, 2016


Prof. Sara Diaz

Panel presentation: “Sodomy and Misogamy in Boccaccio’s Esposizioni
Boccaccio and Questions of Gender
American Boccaccio Association
Renaissance Society of America, Boston
March 31, 2016


Screening of My Italian Secret

Followed by Q& A with Oren Jacoby and Prof.Yael Eliasoph
Congregation B’nai Israel
2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
March 31, 2016
7:00 pm

This event is funded by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as by programs in Italian Studies, Black Studies, Judaic Studies, Catholic Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, International Studies, the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the departments of Visual & Performing Arts and Modern Languages & Literatures.

For more information, please contact Professor Mary Ann Carolan, mcarolan@fairfield.edu


Prof. Mary Ann Carolan

Panel presentation: "Documenting Chinese Youth in Miss Little China (2009)"
Italy and China, Europe and East Asia: Centuries of Dialogue
University of Toronto
April 8, 2016


Prof. Michelle Farrell

Book presentation: La Biblia del Cinefilo / A Cinephile's Bible, the newest book by film critic and Cuban Film Archives Director, Luciano Castillo.
Havana Film Festival NY
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU
April 12, 2016


Prof. Javier Campos

 

Presentation of Poetry
Barcelona Poetry
Barcelona, Spain
May 6, 2016

 

Prof. Michelle Farrell 

Panel presentation: “El contexto actual del cine cubano: de un cine imperfecto a un paréntesis ilegal"
Latin American Studies Association Conference 
New York, NY
May 27-30,  2016 

 

 

Prof. Mary Ann Carolan

Panel presentation: "Fact or Fiction:  Documentary, Docudrama and the Representation of Chinese in Italian Culture" Intersections/Intersezioni
Florence, Italy
June 2-5, 2016

 

Prof. Michelle Farrell 

Panel presentation: "Los nuevos realizadores cubanos: Redefiniendo el cine cubano fuera del ICAIC y fuera de Cuba"
CEISAL Annual Conference
Salamanca, Spain 
June 28-July 1, 2016

 

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