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3rd Annual Bocce Tournament


From Elijah Jimenez ’18:

Come and defend your Romance Languages!
No prior Bocce experience necessary. All levels of Romance Languages and Bocce skills welcome!

Bring your WesFest guest(s)!

Bocce is considered the oldest known sport in world history. From Egypt (as early as 5000 B.C.) to Greece (cir. 800 B.C.), the game was then adopted by the Romans and introduced throughout the empire. It is now the third most popular sport in the world next to soccer and Golf.

Date: Wednesday, April 13 – Friday, April 15
Time: 12PM-3PM
Place: Romance Languages and Literatures Common Room/ 300 High Street


The Official Story [La Historia Oficial]

1985. Argentina. Dir: Luis Puenzo. With Norma Aleandro. 112 min.

In the waning days of Argentina’s military rule, a wealthy woman suspects her adopted daughter might have been forcibly taken from a family of political dissidents and “disappeared” by the government. She seeks to uncover how much her privilege was built on the suffering of others, and whether some justice can yet be realized.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

French Play Auditions

french playFrom Natacha Bielikoff ‘GRAD:

Do you like acting but never got your big break? Do you speak (some) French? Do you want to be a part of the coolest play on campus this semester? Well, come audition for us and join the French theater team!

This semester we are presenting a modern version of Marivaux’s play “The game of love and chance”, a comedy about love and misunderstandings. Much laughs involved.

Show up in DOWNEY 113 anytime between 5.30 and 8pm, all you have to do is read a short passage of the play and discuss with us a little. So we hope to see you there! And also invite your friends, it’s gonna be really fun I promise. There even might be food involved.

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Place: Downey 113
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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

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

Jose Maria Buendia Concert


Wesleyan graduate student (yeah, we have those! They’re super cool!) José María Buendía, whose EP we featured several months ago, is performing his original works live, and he invites you to come and listen:

I will be playing a couple of songs on Sunday April 7th. It will be at the Romance Languages Dept. at 4pm. It will be an acoustic concert, and I will perform the songs from my EP “El ruido de las cosas” and some new ones.

Admission: food item for the local food bank.

Coffee and tea will be provided

Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Place: Romance Languages Dept.
Time: 4 pm
Cost: Food item for the local food bank
Buendía’s website!

Pan-Romance Carnival Celebration [CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER]


Spring is coming… but also that hard time of the year, full of assignments, tests, and exams. Before this Lent of the college life (except that it’s for more than 40 days) join us for the Fat Sunday, the expression of the Carnival Celebration for all the Romance Languages. You’ll have music, food, costumes, prizes, and fun. Open to all current students of Italian, French, Spanish & Portuguese. Costume required. [Update: “We have cancelled the carnival due to the weather conditions. We’ll reschedule it.”]

When: February 10th, 4pm – 6pm
Where: RLL Lounge – 300, High Street
Cost: Costume up!

La Mandragola, by Niccolò Machiavelli

Whoa?Modernized and performed in Italian with English explanations by the students of ITAL 236.

La Mandragola is a comic tale of love, corruption and deceit in Renaissance Italy. Reception to follow.

  • Date:   Saturday, Dec. 11
  • Time:   5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Place:  300 High Street, The Common Room