Unrepresentable Violence: Making Kuña
Thursday, April 11th
4:30pm - FREE
In Paraguay, women’s rights have become a focus of certain legislative and human rights efforts. However, failure of legal and societal systems result in a lack of protection for women suffering from intersectional forms of discrimination, which also extends to the normalization of child labor in the case of criadazgo, and to attitudes toward sex and sex work. Kuña is a documentary project in which the systems of gender oppression are explored, their connections analyzed, but most importantly, vibrant sites of resistance are upheld. Dr. Eva Romero will describe the creative process and how the goals of the documentary were transformed through feedback from research subjects. She will also address how having theorized issues of representation made representing gender violence challenging in specific ways, as she balanced these challenges with the desire to establish an emotional connection with the spectator.
La Tertulia - Spanish Conversation Group
UVM’s Spanish Club has brought back La Tertulia for another semester! Come by and hone your Spanish skills with good snacks and good company every Thursday at 6:00pm in L/L B102. For more details, please consult the poster.
Friday, March 29th
1:00pm - FREE
4:00pm - FREE
6:00pm - FREE
The Italian Program and the Vermont Italian Cultural Association were pleased to welcome Andrew John-Christopher Nucatola to UVM! A renowned stonemason and philosopher, he spoke on the state of Italian historic conservation in Venice.
4:30pm - FREE
Honoring his promotion to Full Professor, Antonello Borra will be delivering a lecture on contemporary Italian poetry and its impact on the environment. The lecture will be immediately followed by a reading Prof. Borra's new collection of poetry about the treatment of Italy's mentally ill.
5:00pm - FREE
John Dewey Lounge
Valeria Gennero is Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of Bergamo, where she also teaches Methodology and History of Literary Criticism. She is the author of four books: La manomissione del genere [The Manumission of Gender] (2015), La conquista dell'Est. Pearl S. Buck tra Stati Uniti e Cina [The Conquest of the East: Pearl S. Buck between the US and China] (2008), L’impero dei testi. Femminismo e teoria letteraria anglo-americana [The Empire of the Texts: Anglo-American Feminism and Literary Theory] (2002), and L’anatomia della notte. Djuna Barnes e Nightwood [Anatomy of the Night: Djuna Barnes and Nightwood] (2002). She has also published extensively in the fields of women’s writing and modernism, literary theory, contemporary literary and cinematic representations of queer subjectivity, feminist criticism and queer studies. All are welcome to her upcoming talk - more details can be found on the poster.
5:30-6:30 pm - FREE
Waterman Memorial Lounge
Professor E. Bruce Hayes is Associate Professor of French and Chair of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Kansas. A world renowned specialist of farce in the late Middle-Ages and the Renaissance and François Rabelais, he is the author of Rabelais's Radical Farce. Late Medieval Comic Theater and Its Function in Rabelais (Ashgate, 2010). He is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and the co-editor of a Special Issue of Yale French Studies celebrating the scholarship of Edwin Duval. His presentation tonight is taken from his current book project, Castigating Comedy: Polemical Humor during and before the French Wars of Religion.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Art exhibit: 1:00-5:00 pm
Reception and meet the artists: 3:30-5:00 pm - FREE
Williams Hall, Third Floor (outside the Colburn Gallery)
Artists: Nora Ciottoli, Diana Danelli, and Elena Parati
The artists' collective ticon3 was formed in 2008, with the purpose of examining the concept of time in the flow and transformation of nature and the human body. The artists' gaze dwells on internal and external landscapes, and on the infinite variables of perception, representation, and memory. Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages & Linguistics; Art & Art History; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; and European Studies. Questions? Contact Professor Cristina Mazzoni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:00 pm - FREE
Waterman Memorial Lounge
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
4:00-5:00 p.m. - FREE
Waterman Memorial Lounge (338 Waterman Building)
Department majors, minors and faculty are invited to stop in and enjoy some refreshments during the first week of classes. We hope to see you there!