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RLANG Fall Open House


Interested in the Romance Languages & Literatures major? This is the open house for you:

Would you like your undergraduate major to help you:

· Acquire familiarity with another culture on that culture’s terms?
· Acquire the kind of linguistic and cross-cultural proficiency required for 21st-c. life and careers?
· Put you into deep and meaningful contact with some of the most rewarding literary, cinematic, and visual texts ever created?
· Explore the past as it unfolds in France and the Francophone world,
Italy, and Spain and the Hispanophone world, including Latin America?
· Incorporate study abroad as a key component of your studies at Wesleyan?

Pizza will be served!

If you are contemplating a major in one of our programs but cannot attend the information session on November 3, please contact the appropriate major representative:

French Studies: Catherine Ostrow (costrow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)
Italian Studies: Ellen Nerenberg (enerenberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)
Hispanic Literature and Cultures: Maria Ospina (mospina[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)
Romance Studies: Michael Armstrong-Roche (marmstrong[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Date: Monday, November 3
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: 300 High Street common room

Boccaccio and Women at 300 High St.

The Medieval Studies Program, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series present “Boccaccio and Women” by Marilyn Migiel P’14, professor of Italian, Cornell University:

Professor Migiel is the author of Gender and Genealogy in Tasso’s “Gerusalemme Liberata” and A Rhetoric of the “Decameron,” which was awarded the MLA’s 2004 Howard R. Marraro Prize for the best book published in North America on an Italian subject in the preceding two years. She has also co-edited a volume devoted to Refiguring Women: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance. Her work in progress includes a book-length study dealing with the moral and ethical dimension of the Decameron, a translation of the Decameron, and a translation of selected novellas of Matteo Bandello.

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Place: Common Room, 300 High Street
Cost: Free