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FALL 2015

November 2015
Le Mois du Documentaire/Month of the Documentary

For more information, click here to download flyer announcement in pjg.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sylvie Blum at (sylblum@ufl.edu) or visit at http://franceflorida.clas.ufl.edu/

Friday, November 20, 2015
at 7:00pm - The Wooly, 20 N Main Street

Filmmaker Shannon Silva --- Film Screening

- 29 Places I Once Called Home (2006)
- It’s a Girl Thing: Tween Queens and the Commodification of Girlhood (2012)
- Observational Narrative (2015)

Funded by the Waldo W. Neikirk Professorship.

For questions, please contact Barbara Mennel at mennel@ufl.edu.

Friday, October 30, 2015
at 4:00PM in Atrium, Ustler Hall

Public talk about migration in Europe on Film: “Queering Asylum: Refugees in Recent European Cinema”
by Katrin Sieg (Georgetown University)

Many of the refugees reaching European shores now include gay, lesbian, and transgendered people, who seek protection from persecution for belonging to a "specific social group" in their country of origin.  The enshrining of gay rights in EU law seemingly signals the victory of glbt rights as human rights.  What perverse impulse, then, drives some European filmmakers to call the idea of a cosmopolitan, ethnically diverse and sexually tolerant Europe into question?  The talk discusses the films Unveiled (dir. Angelina Macaroni  2005) and Jaures (dir. Vincent Dieutre, 2012) to ask how queer European cinema has helped to envision alternatives to the current asylum regime, which would better correspond to the lived realities of glbt people in Europe and outside of it.

Katrin Sieg is Professor of German and European Studies at Georgetown University.  Her areas of research are modern and contemporary German theater, and European cultural studies.  She is the author of three monographs on twentieth-century German theater and performance, including Ethnic Drag: Performing Race, Nation, Sexuality in West Germany (2002) and Choreographing the Global in European Cinema and Theater (2008).  She has published in journals in women’s studies, theater, German, and European studies.  Among her ongoing areas of interest are German and European popular culture, Turkish-German theater and literature, and Afro-German film and performance.  Her two current research projects revolve around efforts to decolonize European ethnology museums, and films and performances by and about refugees.

For  questions, please contact Barbara Mennel at mennel@ufl.edu or Amie Kreppel at kreppel@ufl.edu.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
1:55 - 3:55 pm in 302 Pugh Hall

Globa(e)al Shakespeare and Translation
Pedagogy of Global Shakespeare -
Dr. Ema Vyroubalova - School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Filming Othelo by Orson Welles's Cinemal d'archive - Prof. Richard Burt, Department of English

Prof. Femi Osofisan's Wesoo, Hamlet or The Resurrection of Hamlet (Nigeria) - Dr. Kole Odutola, Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

A roundtable on Glob(e) al Shakespeare and Translation - Prof. Hal Rennert, Emeritus, Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Shakespearean drama in translation and adaptation, pedagogy, politics, commerce, media, and popular culture.

For further information contact Dr. Dror Abend-David at dabend@ufl.edu.




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