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Monday, March 31: 4:00 pm in Pugh Hall 120

TRAUMA, TESTIMONY AND HISTORY: Life in Jewish DP Camps (1946-50) - a talk by Uta Larkey

Free and open to the public.

Made possible by the Norman and Irma Braman Chair in Holocaust Studies, German Studies of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the generosity of the Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Arlyn S. and Stephen H. Cypen.

Tuesday, March 11: 7:30 pm concert in Music Building room 101.
Wednesday, March 12: 10:40 am to 5:00 pm - Friends of Music Room

Interdisciplinary International Symposium on French Music and Literature Plus Concert, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Scholarly presentations interweave creative influences of music on literature, and literature on music, from the 18th into the 21st centuries by major French authors and composers, including Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Marcel Proust, Marguerite Duras, and Julien Gracq. For more information please refer to the Festival website iwclib.org and Symposium web-poster (pdf).

The Concert is part of the 18th International Festival of Women Composers which includes music by Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Cécile Chaminade, Mélanie Bonis, Nadia Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre, Lili Boulanger, Marie-Claire Alain, and Francine Aubin. 

This event is sponsored by the France-Florida Research Institute and the International Studies Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.  It is free and open to all.

February 5, 3:00 - 3:50pm Dauer 215

French & Francophone Studies: Information Session

For more information, click here in pdf

FALL 2013

November 15 and November 16, 2013

French in Contact / Le Français en contact

For more information, click here to download poster (jpg)

Contact information:   Hélène Blondeau or Alioune Sow

November 4 and November 6, 2013 - Reitz Union Auditorium - 8:00PM

Two Films of Shohei Imamura:
Japan Foundation Mini-retrospective

Shohei Imamura
Click here to download poster (pdf)

Monday, November 4. The Ballad of Narayama (Narayama-bushi ko) 8:00 pm. Reitz Union Auditorium
1983 A final pilgrimage to Mount Narayama at the age of 70 was the last gift one would make to fellow villagers in the remote snow country of Japan. The matriarch Orin is ready for her journey, but first she must find a wife for her eldest son, Tatsuhei. The paucity of food and abundance of copulation lend notes of burlesque to the austere beauty and somber reality of meeting the deity of the mountain.
1983, 130 min. Winner of Palme d’Or, Japan Academy Prize Picture of the Year

Wednesday, November 6. Black Rain (Kuroi ame) 8:00 pm. Reitz Union Auditorium
Yasuko managed to avoid the bombing of Hiroshima, but was caught in the black rain that fell afterwards. She’s now in her early 20s, with her aunt and uncle anxious to marry her off, but potential suitors are scared away by rumors of radiation sickness. In this adaptation of Masuji Ibuse’s novel, Imamura explores the psychological and social aftereffects of the atomic bombing. With gestures to Ozu, under whom Imamura worked as an apprentice, Imamura brings a ragged edge to the social fabric.
1989, 123 min. Winner of Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year

Sponsored by: Japan Foundation, New York, RUB Entertainment/Programs, Arts & Leisure, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and The Center for Film and Media Studies.

October 12 - 13, 2013 - Pugh 302

Southeast African Languages & Literature Forum (SEALLF): 4th Annual Conference.

For more information, please click on following links:

Contact information: Dr. Charles Bwenge at cbwenge@africa.ufl.edu

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