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Dear students, graduates, and faculty members,

If you would like to share any other campus events you learn about, please send your submissions to me (kdickin@brandeis.edu).



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Upcoming Events

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LALS Film Screening to Inaugurate the 16th Annual Boston Latino International Film Festival at Brandeis University: En el séptimo día/On the Seventh Day

Friday, April 20, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Wasserman Cinematheque
In Spanish, with English Subtitles
Introduced by Sabrina Avilés, Director of the Boston Latino International Film Festival
Free and Open to the Public. Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies with generous support from Film, Television and Media Studies, Brandeis University.
For more information, visit www.bliff.org or contact lcbrown@brandeis.edu

Brandeis Novel Symposium 2018
Friday April 20, 2018

This is an annual one-day event with five speakers, organized around a single novel. Each year, the conference will have a dual focus: both on a particular novel and on the theoretical and scholarly questions it raises. This year’s theoretical and critical topics unfold around the question of Science Fiction and its relationship to other canonical and non-canonical fiction. Visit the Brandeis Novel Symposium webpage to discover what novel we have selected, and to register for the upcoming event.  

One aim of the BNS is to bring together scholars and students who have different reasons for approaching the same text. We think this year’s choice may well draw undergraduate as well as graduate student interest.

Brandeis Bonus: Any Brandeis student who registers for the conference will, thanks to a generous grant from the Dean, receive a free copy of the novel.

With Grateful Acknowledgement to the Brandeis Sponsors: the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, Department of Romance Studies, Department of German Russian and Asian Languages and Literature, and History of Ideas Program.

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Beauvoir: Mourning the Maternal

Lawrence D. Kritzman, Willard Professor of French, Comparative Literature and Oratory, Dartmouth College
Monday, April 23, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room (303)
Co-sponsored by the History of Ideas Program and the Department of Romance Studies.

Ongoing Events:

French and Francophone Club
Join the French and Francophone Club for their upcoming events to practice your French language skills! Open to all levels of language competency. For more information on the upcoming events, see their Facebook page or the upcoming events newsletter here.

Rachel Stutman, President
Autumn Buerkett, Vice President

poster for Café FrancaisCafé Français
Are you interested in practicing your French in a relaxed environment? Do you like coffee and French pastries? Join the French and Francophone club at our bi-monthly French Café. We hope to see you there!

*NEW TIME: we have moved ALL of the remaining French Cafés of the semester to 6:00pm in the Shiffman Faculty Lounge (room 121). The French Café schedule for the rest of the semester has been updated to the following:
March 7
March 28
April 18

image of poster for Fromage with FriendsFromage with Friends
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Ridgewood A Commons
It's back! Join us at our most popular event of the semester and take a food tour of France! We will have over a dozen types of cheese, baguettes, fruit, pastries, sparkling juice and more -- don't miss out!

poster for French Buddy programFrench Buddy Program
The French Buddy program is an academic program designed to create a safe place for French students to study, prepare for exams, or just simply practice language skills with one of their peers. After applying to the program, students will be carefully paired with a buddy based on their application. They will then be free to meet with their buddy wherever and whenever they want. Based on the principles of mutual respect and acceptance, the goal of this program is to help students improve their own French skills, as well as their buddy's.

Apply today! www.tinyurl.com/frenchbuddyapp

If you have any further questions, feel free to email rstutman@brandeis.edu.

Italian Studies UDR Events:

image of ITAL UDR event flyerSerata al Cinema (Con Pizza)
Ciao Professore
Tues. February 13th at 7:00pm, Golding 110

Pane e Tulipani
Wed. March 28th at 7:00pm, Schwartz 112

Italian Game Night
Monday, March 12th at 8:00pm, Ridgewood Commons

North End Caffè Trip
Sunday, April 15th at 1:00pm
*Details may change - keep an eye out for updates.

Tavola Italiana

image of poster for tavola italianaQuesto semestre, abbiamo cinque tavole italiane fantastiche!
Che cosa sono?
Ci incontriamo ad una tavola in Upper Usdan e parliamo in italiano– un modo molto divertente per praticare!

Spring 2018:
Tuesday, February 6 at 12:301:30pm
Wednesday, March 7 at 1:002:00pm
Monday, March 19 at 3:304:30pm
Tuesday, April 17 at 1:002:00pm
Note: each table lasts an hour as listed, but you can also stop by for just a few minutes.

Event reminders, updates, songs, articles, recipes, and more can be found on the Italian Studies Facebook Page.


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Anyone interested in informally practicing their Spanish are welcome to attend Charlamos. Students attend weekly meetings to meet socially, speak Spanish, and to share ideas, music, and photos.

This Spanish language conversation group meets weekly, speaking informally in Spanish.
For spring 2018, Charlamos will meet on Mondays at 12:00 noon in Shiffman 121.

To add your name to the mailing list, please click here.
Please join our Charlamos Facebook Group!

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Co-presidents, Talia Franks (tfranks@brandeis.edu) or Lauren Cohen (lcohen18@brandeis.edu).