ItemCultural Studies and Languages Presents: Mario Bellatin(Bennington College -- Events, 2022-03-24) Bellatin, MarioBorn in Mexico, Mario Bellatin studied theology and film. He has over 60 books published that have been translated into 22 languages. ItemBennington College's Language Series Offers Interdisciplinary Events in French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Spanish (Press release)(2019-04-01) Bennington College; Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures; Redmond, Natalie (Associate Writer)Press release, April 1, 2019. ItemThe Aesthetic of Chinese Art, Music, and Culture (Poster)(Bennington College, 2010-04-21) ItemDiasporic Translations : A Conversation with Katrina Dodson (Poster)(2018-04-04) Dodson, Katrina; Center for the Advancement of Public ActionKatrina Dodson is the translator from the Portuguese of The Complete Stories, by Clarice Lispector (New Directions, 2015), winner of the PEN Translation Prize and other awards. ItemBlack French Matters(2018-11-02) Casey (French rap artist); Soumahoro, MaboulaCASEY, French rap artist in conversation (in English) with Maboula Soumahoro, professor of African-American Studies at Université de Tours, France. Sponsored by: French, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Provost's and Dean's Office, SCT, and Music. ItemForeign Language Series (Poster) Spring 2018(2018-03) Whimberly, Michael (Presenter); Martinez, Evett (Presenter); Barney, Nick (Presenter); Hennessy, Nick (Presenter); Mame-Fatou, Niang (Presenter); MacPhee, Eleanor (Presenter); Nam Phuong Thi Doan (Presenter); Montano, Domenica (Presenter); Prescott, Anne (Presenter); Gilman, Anne (Presenter); Ugolini, Beatrice, Class of 2016 (Presenter); Seifert, Lewis (Presenter)Lectures and performances presented by the Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures. ItemRokhaya Diallo (Poster)(2016-11-06) Diallo, Rokhaya (Writer, Journalist, Film Director, and Activist); Soumahoro, MaboulaFilm screening and conversation on race and multiculturalism through a transatlantic lens with Maboula Soumahoro. Sunday November 6, 2016, 7pm, Tishman Lecture Hall. ItemForeign Language Series (Poster) Presented by Bennington College and The Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures(2017-03)Poster for lecture series held Spring 2017. ItemForeign Language Series (Poster)(2016) Underwood, Benjamin '13; Beasley, Faith (Dartmouth); Paco, Diana di (Universidad de Murcia); Scott, Alex; Kennon, Heather; Smedley, Bryce (Visiting Faculty); Alfano, Barbara; Anastas, Ben; Coronel-Molina, Serafin; Baumann, Michael (Chef, Chanticleer Restaurant)Date, time and place of events : How to Conduct Independent Research Abroad: Lessons learned from developing clean energy projects in Nepal and China / Benjamin Underwood, MARCH 24, 2016 -- France and India in the Seventeenth Century / Professor Faith Beasley (Dartmouth) APRIL 7, 2016 -- Life Beyond Bennington: Teaching English Overseas / Alex Scott and Heather Kennon, and visiting faculty member, Bryce Smedley, APRIL 28, 2016 -- Bewitched, Bothered, or Bewildered? A conversation about Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels / Barbara Alfano and Benjamin Anastas, MAY 12, 2016 -- Minority Languages Rights, Preservation / Dr. Serafin Coronel-Molina, MAY 19, 2016 -- French Cuisine / Chef Michel Baumann of Chantecleer Restaurant, Manchester, VT, TBA All events at 7 pm at EAC 1 ItemWoman Writers : (Poster) From Convent to Brothel(2016-02-29) Mariani, DarciaIn Medieval and Early Modern Europe, writing was considered almost biologically incompatible with the bodies of women. The only women who had available to them the peace and the time for study were either those who dedicated their lives to God, or the courtesans (le cortigiane) who, having to amuse men, needed to have grace and wit, but also instruction, intelligence, and wisdom: things that were not expected of a housewife and mother. Dacia Maraini, novelist, playwright, essayist, and activist, is an important voice in Italy today, just as she has been for decades. She is the author of more than fifty books, including her international bestseller, The Silent Duchess (1990), which received one of Italy’s highest literary honors, the Premio Campiello. Date, time and place of event : Monday • February 29, 2016, 7:00 pm, Tishman Auditorium, Bennington College. ItemLanguages in Action (Poster)(2016-04-10) Tran, Mai; Marks, Kagan; McPherson, Brendan; Njoya, Ornella; Pompetti, Lucia; Taneja, Prashansa; Melvin, Tommy; Harnett-Marshall, Patrick; Milligan, Michaela; Salcedo, Jocelyn; Martinez, Ivett; Dobson, AmyStudents working in a range of fields including Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish will present their original research, community outreach, study abroad, and lives after Bennington. Date, time and place of event : Sunday, April 10, 2016, CAPA Lobby ItemRemembering World War II in Japan (Poster)(2015-09-24) Siniawer, Eiko Maruko (Williams College)Date, time and place of event : Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7-8pm, EAC 1. What do you tell the dead when you lose? How should you deal with a history of both wartime aggression and victimization? What should be at the heart of national identity in a new postwar era? What does it mean to come to terms with the wartime past? This talk will explore how Japan has grappled with these questions from the end of the war to the present day. And it will examine how, in the contested and politicized terrain of war memory, various Japanese have debated what it means to mourn, atone, apologize, forgive, forget, and remember. Eiko Maruko Siniawer is Professor of History at Williams College, where she specializes in the history of modern Japan. Her first book—Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists: The Violent Politics of Modern Japan, 1860-1960—examined the relationship between political violence and democracy through a focus on the professionally violent. Her current book project (tentatively titled Affluence of the Heart: Waste in Postwar Japan) is on the changing conceptions of waste and wastefulness in Japan from the 1940s to the present. Professor Siniawer holds a PhD in history and an AM in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. ItemThe Fall 2015 Foreign Language Series (Poster)(2015) Stanton, Domna (CUNY); Siniawer, Eiko Maruko (Williams College); Validivieso, Christina '16; Yeachin, Tsai; Harnett-Marshall, Patrick '16; Lombardi, Giancarlo (CUNY); Village School of North BenningtonDate, time and place of events : September 10, 2015, 7:00 pm, CAPA Symposium, Professor Domna Stanton (CUNY) (French) Enslaved to Chocolate: Empire and Religion, Commerce, and Gender in Louis XIV’s France (Lecture) -- September 24, 2015, 7:00 pm, EAC 1, Professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer (Williams College) (Japanese) Remembering World War II in Japan (Lecture) -- October 6, 2015, 7:00 pm, EAC 1, Cristina Valdivieso ’16 (Spanish) Exclusion and Architecture: The Myth of Old Guayaquil (Advanced Work Presentation) -- October 22, 2015, 7:00 pm, EAC 1, Yeachin Tsai (Chinese) Meditation in Daily Life (Workshop) -- November 3, 2015, 7:00 pm, EAC 1, Patrick Harnett-Marshall ’16 (Spanish) Sor Juana after Calderón (Advanced Work Presentation) -- November 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm, EAC 1, Student teachers at Village School of North Bennington, Language Teaching Insights (Presentation by Bennington students) -- December 3, 2015, 7:00 pm, EAC 1, Professor Giancarlo Lombardi (CUNY) (Italian) Screening Terror: Cinematic Representations of Italian Political Terrorism (Lecture) ItemCinema Reuse and Neighborhood Revitalization in Rome (Poster)(2015-05-14) Bowen, Edward; Tombini, Claudia (Photograph)Date, time and place of event : May 14, 2015, 7pm, East Academic Center 1. In Rome—Italy’s political and cinematic capital— there are currently 40 abandoned cinemas. City leaders and activists have seen different political, economic, and social potentials in the recovery of these spaces. This talk presents the discourses and practices of the activists who physically occupied the Cinema America from 2012 to 2014 to prevent its demolition and protect its zoning for cultural purposes. Based on findings from a survey and interviews conducted with residents, this talk examines to what extent the protest frames of the occupiers resonated with city residents. Paolo Sorrentino presents Fellini’s La dolce vita at the occupied Cinema America. Photo by Claudia Tombini ItemDon't Shovel (Poster) : The Use of Farming and Culinary Tools as Resistance in Julie Otsuka's "The Emperor Was Divine"(2015-03-26) Izumi, Katsuya; East Academic CenterJulie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine (2002) discusses the traumatic experiences of a Japanese American family who, along with more than 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans, was sent to internment camps during the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. With its unusual use of farming and culinary tools, this novel can be read as a resistance statement both in its historical context and in Asian American literary traditions. Dr. Katsuya Izumi’s research focuses on food and identity in Asian American literature. He has taught American literature, English writing, and Japanese. ItemGraphic Novels and the Art of Storytelling Post 9/11 (Poster)(2015-04-02) Takakjian, Cara; East Academic CenterCARA TAKAKJIAN - Assistant Professor - Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Bucknell University. In a discussion of contemporary Italian graphic novels, we will see how the comic medium—with its hybrid language and focus on reader participation—is uniquely adept at storytelling in the post 9/11 era. An analysis of the works of the comics artist, Gipi, reveals the comic form’s potential for melding the personal and the universal, and for engaging with contemporary problems of visuality in terms of looking, seeing, and understanding. Ultimately, Gipi’s comics comment on the ethical implications of our participation, or lack thereof, in the events that surround us, as he implicates himself and his readers in our current historical moment.