Tag Archives: Romance Languages and Literatures

Trois Pièces

The Department of Romance Languages & Liteatures vous invite à voir des pièces de théâtre en français:

Les étudiants de FREN 281 / THEA 291 vous présentent Trois Pièces:

  • Tu honoreras ton père et ta mère de Samira Sedira
  • “Ah ! la belle vie” d’Anne Giafferi
  • First Lady de Sedef Ecer

Date: Wednesday, December 9th
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Highwaymen Common Room, RL&L building (300 High Street)
Performances will be in French.

Living the Dream Making it as a Performer Overseas: An Interactive Talk by Clara McBride

Elijah Jimenez ’18 writes in:

After working as a theatre performer and director in Europe for 17 years, Clara McBride is back in Canada, her native land, ready to help young performers interested in trying their chances abroad. This interactive talk will focus on the challenges of integrating the arts scene in Europe, and on using performance to shine through any challenge.

Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Place: Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languages & Literatures building (300 High Street)

Romance Languages and Literatures Open House

2n21madFrom Elijah Jimenez ’18:

Increase your global potential! Study French, Italian, or Spanish, and open the door to life and work experiences on five continents.

Major in:
French studies: reach 250 million speakers worldwide (blue)
Italian studies: reach 65 million speakers worldwide (yellow)
Hispanic Literatures & Cultures: reach 420 million speakers worldwide (green)
Romance Studies: combine 2 languages!

If you are interested in our majors but cannot attend the information session on October 12, please contact Kristine Schiavi (kschiavi[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Monday, October 12
Time: 12PM – 1:30 PM
Place: 300 High Street, the common room

The Sound of Nostalgia

From Romance Languages and Literatures Department:

Nostalgia could be said to be the insuppressible desire to stay in contact with one’s homeland: the need to maintain one’s identity and memories, while avoiding the transformation that every journey inevitably presents. In this sense, music can represent a very important link to the past. The concert will explore the emotive side of the emigration experience through the performance of pieces associated with immigration to the Americas, and through the narration of texts by the great, 20th-century Italian author Cesare Pavese among others.

Flute: Sara Bondi
Piano: David Revuelta
Music by Martín y Soler, Lovreglio, De Lorenzo, Casella, Rota and Piazzolla

Date: Today, Thursday, February 20
Time: 8 P.M.
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

Caffè Italiano

From Italian Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Ottavia D’Annunzio:

If you want to have lunch while practising your Italian, we’ve got what you need!! Come to the “Caffè Italiano“, every Tuesday at Usdan (2nd floor, on the right), from 12pm to 2pm. You’ll be LOVIN’ IT-aly!!

For more information, visit the “Italian at Wesleyan” Facebook page!

Date: Tuesdays, beginning on February 4th
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Place: Usdan – 2nd floor (on the right)

Romance Language Study Abroad Photo Gallery


From Scarlett Perry ’15 and the Romance Languages and Literatures Department:

Come see photos from students studying abroad in Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese speaking countries!

Homecoming/Family weekend, Friday-Sunday, in the Common Room, Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street

11/01/2013, 09:00 AM – 4:30 PM
11/02/2013, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
11/03/2013, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date: Friday, November 1st – Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Time: See schedule above
Place: 300 High Street
Cost: Free

Romance Languages and Literatures Fall Open House

Scarlett Perry ’15 invites prospective majors to an RL&L Department Open House:

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 October 28, please contact the appropriate major representative:

French Studies: Jeff Rider (jrider[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Italian Studies: Antonio González (agonzalez[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Hispanic Literature and Cultures: Octavio Flores (oflores[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Romance Studies: Michael Armstrong-Roche (marmstrong[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Date: Monday, October 28
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: 300 High Street

Murder and Media in the New Rome

9780230108363_p0_v1_s260x420Murder and Romance [Languages]! Scarlett Perry ’15:

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series present:

“Murder and Media in the New Rome”
The Murder of Giovanni Fadda (1878) and the Trial that Followed
by Thomas Simpson

Simpson is Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Italian, Assistant Chair for Italian, and Associate Director of the WCAS Drama Major at Northwestern. His recent publications include Murder and Media in the New Rome (Palgrave, 2010); co-editor and translator, Marco Baliani’s Body of State (FDUP, 2011); contributor to Dramatic Interactions (Cambridge Scholars P, 2011).

Reception will follow.

Date: Wednesday, March 27th
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: The Common Room, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, 300 High Street

McMahon Lecture Series Presents: Elementos de Estetica Araboislamica

Femme fatale Scarlett Perry ’15 invites you to:

A talk in Spanish by Fatima Roldan, Professor of Arabic at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain.

Professor Roldán is the author and editor of numerous books pertaining to the history and culture of Al-Andalus, with emphasis on aesthetics and landscape. Currently she is working on a project that looks into the Arab world as a source of inspiration. She has been the academic director of several international projects and symposia, most recently the Simposio Internacional de Almonaster la Real, 2011 and 2012. Prof. Roldán is also the Director of the Cursos Concertados con Universidades Extranjeras of the Facultad de Filología of Universidadde Sevilla, within which she also directs a Hispano Arabic Summer Program.

Reception will follow.

Date: Wednesday, October 24
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Romance Languages and Literatures, The Common Room, 300 High Street, Middletown, CT