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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society) Induction Ceremony (4/8)

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
2016 Pi Delta Phi Induction Ceremony 
will take place on 
Friday, April 8,  5-7 p.m. 
in Rm 300 of St Augustine Center.  
Our guest speaker is Dr. Anikó Ádám, 
who will give a talk on 
"Les métamorphoses de la cathédrale gothique 
aux 19e et 20e siècles".

We hope you will join us for the lecture and to celebrate the new Pi Delta Phi members!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

April 2016 Foreign Film Series Screenings

NEXT WEEK the April screenings of the Spring 2016 Foreign Film begin with the Italian film "Tutta la vita davanti" on April 6th and is followed by a screening of the Chilean film "No" on April 13th! Both screenings begin at 7pm and take place in Bartley 1010! We hope to see you there!

"Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Week from April 4-9, 2016.

The Department of Romance Languages 
& Literatures
is proud to present
"Celebration of Mexican Mural Art,
Film and Culture"
Week
from April 4-9, 2016.


Join us for our first event of the series with a film screening of "Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime" by Xavier Robles. The screening will take place on April 4, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:45pm in Driscoll Hall Auditorium (132). $5 Suggested donation for entry. 50% of the entrance fees through donations of the screening are for the students of Ayotzinapa.






The second event is a lecture titled “Building Bridges: Cultural Activities that Bring Communities Together” by Ana Flores, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center Mexican Cultural Center. The talk will take place on April 5, 2016 from 6:30-7:45pm in Falvey Library Room 205. Attendees will learn about Mexico and the Mexican community in the Greater Philadelphia area.








The third event will take place over the course of three days is titled: "Paint a Mural with Us: Mexican Social Movements" (April 7-9) where students will paint a mural about the struggle for social equality in Mexico from 12-3pm each day in SAC courtyard!







We hope you will join us for these wonderful events!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"Paint a Mural with Us: Mexican Social Movements"


Join us for the third event of our "Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Series as we paint a mural about the struggle for social equality in Mexico April 7-9th from 12-3pm in SAC courtyard!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Love to Brussels


Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out 
to everyone in Brussels today. 

Congratulations to 2016 Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society) Inductees!


Congratulations to our
2016 Sigma Delta Pi
(Spanish Honor Society)
Inductees! 

Our 2016 Sigma Delta Pi Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5:00pm—7:00pm in St. Augustine Center 300. Our guest speaker is Dr. Cristina Soriano (Villanova University), who will give a talk on the "Libros y Colonización en la América Española."

We hope you will join us to celebrate the new Sigma Delta Pi members!


"Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Series (April 4-9)

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is proud to present "Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Series from April 4-9, 2016.

Join us for our first event of the series with a film screening of "Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime" by Xavier Robles. The screening will take place on April 4, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:45pm in Driscoll Hall Auditorium (132). $5 Suggested donation for entry. 50% of the entrance fees through donations of the screening are for the students of Ayotzinapa.




The second event is a lecture titled “Building Bridges: Cultural Activities that Bring Communities Together” by Ana Flores, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center Mexican Cultural Center. The talk will take place on April 5, 2016 from 6:30-7:45pm in Falvey Library Room 205. Attendees will learn about Mexico and the Mexican community in the Greater Philadelphia area.

The third event is a three-day event titled: "Paint a Mural with Us: Mexican Social Movements" (April 7-9) where a mural will be painted by Villanova students and local high school students. More information to follow.

We hope you will join us for these wonderful events!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Thank you BRIDGE Society Event Attendees!

Thank you to everyone who attended last week's BRIDGE Society RLL Mentoring and Alumni Networking Event and made it a successful evening!









Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


TODAY (3/17): "Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema"

TODAY IS THE DAY! Join us for a lecture by Dr. Brendan Hennessey (SUNY Binghamton) titled "Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema" at 5pm in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Library!

Dr. Hennessey’s current book focuses on neorealist director Luchino Visconti, and explores the relationship between formalism and realism in the postwar Italian blockbuster. His scholarly interests include: auteur and popular cinema, the modern novel, representations of technology, theories of adaptation, and Italian American cultural studies.

April 2016 Foreign Film Series Screenings


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The April screenings of the Spring 2016 Foreign Film begin with the Italian film
"Tutta la vita davanti" on April 6th and is followed by
a screening of the Chilean film "No" on April 13th!
Both screenings begin at 7pm and take place in Bartley 1010!
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

TONIGHT: BRIDGE Society RLL Mentoring and Alumni Mentoring Event!

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures invites you to attend a student mentoring and networking event TONIGHT (March 16th) from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall on campus. 

Villanova University alumni who have studied languages and literatures have excelled in a wide range of careers. From financial services, business, and communications to medicine, technology, education, and public policy, our alumni are highly desired by major employers who seek to hire critical thinkers who are culturally aware and intellectually curious.

During this event you will participate in engaging and informative discussions with other students, alumni, and other working professionals, all in an effort to share knowledge and best practices for exploring career and internship opportunities.

Don’t miss this incredibly worthwhile event!

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/romance-languages-and-literatures-alumni-and-student-mentoring-event-tickets-19894452844 

Spring Foreign Film Series Screening TONIGHT: "Uma história de amor e fúria (A Story of Love & Fury)"

TONIGHT (March 16th):
The Spring Foreign Film Series returns
with the Brazilian film
"Uma história de amor e fúria
(A Story of Love & Fury)"

at 7pm in Bartley 1010!

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Former Portuguese student, Dan Wood, publishes his translation of Resistance and Decolonization by Amílcar Cabral!

Dan Wood, a former student of Portuguese,
publishes his translation of a book by
the African revolutionary, Amílcar Cabral!


Resistance and Decolonization 30% pre-order discount
(Use code APR1630)

Rowman & Littlefield International is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of Resistance and Decolonization written by Amílcar Cabral and translated by Dan Wood. This volume is the first English translation of two important works by the major revolutionary figure, Amílcar Cabral.

How can a people overthrow 500 years of colonial oppression? What can be done to decolonize mentalities, economic structures, and political institutions? In this book, which includes the first translation of the text ‘Analysis of a Few Types of Resistance’ as well as ‘The Role of Culture in the Struggle for Independence,’ the African revolutionary Amílcar Cabral explores these and other questions. These texts demonstrate his frank and insightful directives to his comrades in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde’s party for independence, as well as reflections on culture and combat written the year prior to his assassination by the Portuguese secret police. As one of the most important and profound African revolutionary leaders in the 20th century, and justly compared in importance to Frantz Fanon, Cabral’s thoughts and instructions as articulated here help us to rethink important issues concerning nationalism, culture, vanguardism, revolution, liberation, colonialism, race, and history. The volume also includes two introductory essays: the first introduces Cabral’s work within the context of Africana critical theory, and the second situates these texts in the context their historical-political context and analyzes their relevance for contemporary anti-imperialism.

“Amilcar Cabral defines African critical theory as well as radical African politics. This book shows the unfailing engagement and the rigourous thinking a concrete philosopher needs in order to decolonize a society. That’s true even in contemporary struggles. This book belongs to the “postcolonial library”
– Seloua Luste Boulbina, Research Associate in Philosophy, University of Paris VII


Resistance and Decolonization is a tour-de-force in the bourgeoning field of Cabral studies and/or the epistemology that can be called Cabralism from the decolonial epistemic perspective. The spectre of Cabral haunts us and the fundamental questions which he raises from the positionality of being dehumanized bring about the unmasking of coloniality in the modern colonial world. Dan Wood’s translation, as a decolonial testament, instils that Cabral still lives and another world is possible.”
– Tendayi Sithole, Associate Professor of African Politics, University of South Africa


Use code APR1630 to save 30% on the print or ebook when ordering online at www.rowmaninternational.com or call +44 (0)1752 202301.

(This discount cannot be combined with any other special offers and only applies to purchases made directly from R&L or RLI.  Print and ebooks cannot be combined in the same order. eBooks can only be ordered online, and are currently sold individually. Delivery charges will be additional. Quotations for international shipping can be provided on request.)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spanish and Hispanic Studies students: Apply to lead Social Entrepreneur Corps programs this summer!

Social Entrepreneur Corps (SE Corps) provides service-learning internships to students from around the world, in which they serve as community consultants for our sister organzations Community Empowerment Solutions (CE Solutions) and Soluciones Comunitarias (SolCom). SE Corps is looking for energetic, creative, dedicated staff to mentor these groups of students and guide them in meaningful, impactful field work.  If you are interested in applying or want more information, visit:
http://socialentrepreneurcorps.com/were-hiring-apply-to-lead-social-entrepreneur-corps-programs-this-summer/

Friday, March 11, 2016

BRIDGE Society RLL Mentoring and Alumni Networking Event on 3/16!

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures invites you to attend a student mentoring and networking event on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall on campus. Please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/romance-languages-and-literatures-alumni-and-student-mentoring-event-tickets-19894452844 to register to attend the event.
 
Villanova University alumni who have studied languages and literatures have excelled in a wide range of careers. From financial services, business, and communications to medicine, technology, education, and public policy, our alumni are highly desired by major employers who seek to hire critical thinkers who are culturally aware and intellectually curious.

During this event you will participate in engaging and informative discussions with other students, alumni, and other working professionals, all in an effort to share knowledge and best practices for exploring career and internship opportunities.

Don’t miss this incredibly worthwhile event!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

"Uma história de amor e fúria (A Story of Love & Fury)" 3/16 at 7pm!

The Spring Foreign Film Series returns with the Brazilian film "Uma história de amor e fúria (A Story of Love & Fury)" on Wednesday, March 16th at 7pm in Bartley 1010!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

“Transgender in the Nineteenth Century” TOMORROW - March 9th!

TOMORROW (Wednesday, March 9th): We hope you will join us for “Transgender in the Nineteenth Century,” a lecture by Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University) in Falvey Memorial Library Rm 205 at 4:30pm. The event is co-sponsored by Gender and Women’s Studies and Nineteenth-Century French Studies. See you there! More info: https://go.activecalendar.com/Villanova/event/transgender-in-the-nineteenth-century/

Hispanic Graduate Program TODAY at 4:30pm in Connelly!

TODAY (March 8, 2016): Attend the Graduate Open House to learn about the new options in the Hispanic Graduate Program offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures from 4:30pm - 7:00pm in the Villanova Room in Connelly Center!