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Off-Campus Events

Boston Public Library

Spanish-English Language Exchange
Every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Connolly Branch
English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this fun, informal conversation class.

More information on any of these events can be found on the Boston Public Library Events Calendar.

French Cultural Center

Yoga in French
Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
French Cultural Center
Weekly yoga class taught in French integrating breathing exercises (pranayama), fundamentals of yoga poses and guided relaxation.

Future events can be found on The Events Page at the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française Boston.

Harvard Film Archive

Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 9:00 PM - The Matrix
Friday, Apr. 18 at 7:00 PM - Bastards
Saturday, Apr. 19 at 7:00 PM - Oratorio for Prague
Saturday, Apr. 19 at 7:00 PM - A Report on the Party and the Guests
Saturday, Apr. 19 at 9:00 PM - A Hole in the Head
Sunday, Apr. 20 at 5:00 PM - Ladies of Leisure
Sunday, Apr. 20 at 7:00 PM - It Happened One Night
Monday, Apr. 21 at 7:00 PM - American Madness
Friday, Apr. 25 at 7:00 PM - A Loaf of Bread
Friday, Apr. 25 at 7:00 PM - Diamonds of the Night
Friday, Apr. 25 at 8:30 PM - Martyrs of Love
Saturday, Apr. 26 at 7:00 PM - Pearls of the Deep
Saturday, Apr. 26 at 9:00 PM - You Can't Take It With You
Sunday, Apr. 27 at 5:00 PM - Forbidden
Sunday, Apr. 27 at 7:00 PM - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Monday, Apr. 28 at 7:00 PM - The Younger Generation

Please check the Full Film Series for the most updated schedules.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Introductory tours in French occur every Wednesday at 11:15 am.

Introductory tours in Spanish occur at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

Boston University

For future events, please check the BU Department of Romance Studies Site.

Boston College

Dante at Boston College: "De Vulgari Eloquentia"
Monday, April 28 at 7:30 AM
Devlin 101
Professor Vincent Pollina of Tufts University will present Dante's "De Vulgari Eloquentia," as part of the ongoing program on Dante's minor works.

For future events, please check the BC Romance Languages and Literatures Calendar.

Harvard University

For future events, please check the Harvard Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.


For future events, please check The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Events page.

MIT Research Seminar in French and Francophone Studies presents two seminars:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mary Lewis, Professor History, Harvard

'Sovereignty and Empire in the Imperial Mediterranean: The Case of Tunisia"

4:30 pm

MIT campus, E51-275After invading Tunisia in 1881, the French installed a protectorate in which they shared power with the Tunisian ruling dynasty and, due to the dynasty’s treaties with other European powers, with some of their imperial rivals. This “indirect” form of colonization was intended to prevent the violent clashes marking France’s outright annexation of neighboring Algeria. But as Mary Dewhurst Lewis argues, France’s method of governance in Tunisia actually created a whole new set of conflicts. In one of the most dynamic crossroads of the Mediterranean world, residents of Tunisia— whether Muslim, Jewish, or Christian—navigated through the competing power structures to further their civil rights and individual interests and often thwarted the aims of the French state in the process.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Author DIDIER ERIBON, Professor of Sociology at the University of Amiens (France)

Book presentation "Returning to Reims"

5:00 pm

MIT campus, 4-231Discussant: MICHAEL LUCEY, Professor of French at the University of California BerkeleyAfter his father dies, Didier Eribon returns to his hometown of Reims and rediscovers the working class world he had left behind thirty years earlier. For years, Eribon had thought of his father largely in terms of the latter’s intolerable homophobia. Yet his father’s death provokes new reflection on Eribon’s part about how multiple processes of domination intersect in a given life and in a given culture. Eribon sets out to investigate his past, the history of his family, and the trajectory of his own life.

Suffolk University

For future events, please check Suffolk University Modern Theatre Events page.

Tufts University

For future events, please check The Department of Romance Studies News and Events.

Wellesley College

For future events and information, please check The French Department website and Facebook page, The Italian Studies website and Facebook page, and The Spanish Department website and Facebook page.

Yale University

The 9th Annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinema
April 10-13, 2014
Movie titles coming soon!

For more events, please check the Department of French Calendar, the Italian Department News and Events Page and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Calendar.