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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - The Romance Language Department along with the Italian Club of Hunter College will be hosting a CAREER PANEL at the Faculty Lounge on the 8th floor Hunter West starting at 6:30 PM. Feel free to join us to obtain a layout of the various career paths available for students of Italian. For more information, click HERE

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 The Hunter College community is invited to hear a presentation by renowned freelance interpreter Christine Adams at the Chanin Center Room B126 (5:30-6:30pm) . For more information, clickhere


The Centro de Estudios Canarias-America will host its first conference on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 at Hunter College. Several national and international scholars will participate in the event entitled "The Limits of the Atlantic: Island Epistemologies." The event will be in Spanish. Please see the program HERE.

April 7th, 2014 - The Romance Languages along with the French Film Society invite you to a projection and discussion of Marie Antoinette.  

After gaining complete access to Versailles, Sofia Coppola shows a single-mindedly society devoted to the care and feeding of Marie Antoinette as a beehive center on its queen. (-Roger Ebert) 
Beneath the film's highly decorated surface is an examination, touched with melancholy as well as delight, of what it means to live in a world governed by rituals of acquisition and display (-New York Times) 

Join us @ The Chanin Language Center B126 HW  - For more information click HERE 

March 10th, 2014 - The Departments of Romance Languages, Film and Arts Across the Curriculum present: an evening with acclaimed film director Bertrand Tavernier. Mr. Tavernier will discuss his film Coup de Torchon (1981) with Professor Lynn Higgins, author of Bertrand Tavernier (Manchester University Press, 2011).  Coup de Torchon stars Philippe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert in an inspired, neo-noir adaptation of Jim Thompson's novel Pop. 1280. Changing the geographical setting from the American South to French West Africa, Coup de Torchon tells the story of an inept police chief and his feisty girlfriend as the chief turns into a heartless killer. 

Join us @ The Insdorf Screening Room - Chaning Language Center Room B126 HW
RSVP HERE by Friday, March 7th!  


Teach English in Spain- Would you like to teach English in Spain? Education Advisor Francisco Barba-Moran will discuss the program and respond to questions regarding K-12 English or French Language positions in the Spanish Public School system. Tuesday, February 18th at 5:30pm in 1527 Hunter North Building (ART). For more information, click HERE! 

Thursday, November 21st, 2013, Sigma Delta Pi XI presents "IX Festival de Nueva Poesía - Poetas en Nueva York" on the following dates:

Thursday, November 21 - RM 509C (Nicolás Linares, Isabel Zapata, José de la Rosa, Karina Rieke)
Friday, November 22nd - RM B126 (Diego Rivelino, Cristian Cuartas, Elisa Montesinos, Luis Hincapié, María Palitachi)
Monday, November 25 - RM 509C  (Diego Rivelino, Miguel Falquéz, Lena Retamoso, Sergio Rospogliosi, Yrene Santos)

For more information, click here!  To see pictures of the event, click here!

Friday, November 15th, 2013, The department of Romance Languages at Hunter College would like to announce their upcoming mini-symposium on "Emblems of Death in Early Modern Europe". For more information, click here! pdf file - click here! 

Where: Hunter College - Chanin Language Center RM #B126 West
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00PM  

Friday, November 8th, 2013, The department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hunter College along with the sponsorship of other scholarly entities, would like to announce their upcoming Interdisciplinary Symposium on Niccolò Machiavelli named: The Prince at 500. For more information, click here!

Where: Hunter College - Chanin Language Center RM #B126 West 
Time: 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM  

Thursday, November 7th, 2013, The department of Romance Languages and the Italian Club present "Prima Di Gomorra: Rappresentazioni della camorra tra letteratura e cinema". Dr. Paolino Nappi from University of Valencia, Spain will provide a provocative lecture regarding his current research in Italy where he is examining representations in literature and cinema that depict organized crime from multiple viewpoints. For more information, click here!

Where: Hunter College  - Chanin Language Center RM #B126 West 
Time: 5:30 PM  

Friday, October 18th, 2013, The Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies along with fellow CUNY faculty:  Professors Carlos Riobó from City College and Rolando Pérez from Hunter College will be hosting a talk on Severo Sarduy and Cuban Culture at the Graduate center. For more information, click here! 

Where:
The Graduate Center - Room 9206/07
Time: 4:00 PM  

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, El Colectivo Poetas en Nueva York present: Poetas en el Sotano. Theatrical poetry written and interpreted by Nicolas Linares, Christian Cuartas, Diego Rivelino and under the direction of Pablo Garcia Gamez.  

Synopsis: Three poets from Queens decide to gather in a basement. They utilize a closed, unorganized and dirty place. For them, these conditions allow them to appropriate and reflect upon their own reality and the world they live in; transforming the basement into a "place" of vital importance for the illustration of society as a whole. For more information, click here

Where: Hunter College - Chanin Language Center RM#B126 
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Saturday, September 28, 2013, The French Film Society of Hunter College would like to announce our inaugural event happening this upcoming weekend. Everyone is welcome to attend. Pastries, popcorn and beverages will be served. We will be screening Roger Vadim's masterpiece "Et Dieu... crea la Femme" which rocketed Brigitte Bardot to international stardom. 

Where:  Thomas Hunter Hall, Room 105 
When: Saturday, September 28, 2013 (Brigitte Bardot's birthday!!!) 
Time:  1PM (doors open), 1:30PM (brief introduction), 1:45PM (film screening)
    3:30-4:30PM (open floor discussion and birthday cake serving) 

Our club is not just about viewing French films, but about their relevance, significance, 
influence and impact on cinematic history. Our mission is to expand the knowledge & love
of the cinema of France to our community. We look forward to seeing all of you!  

Click here for images and video recordings of our events.

October 2012, Professor Ender’s class Nineteenth-Century French Literature (1800-1850) spent an evening at the Metropolitan Opera House to see the opera Carmen, whose libretto was inspired by a tale by Mérimée studied in class. You can see Students' pictures and testimonials HERE.

Monday, November 26, 2012.  The Department of Romance Languages & the Spanish 276 Class
present a reading in Spanish by Josefina Báez and Margarita Drago
at 7:20 pm in room 509C HW. For more information CLICK HERE

Monday, November 12, 2012. Presented by Maria Cornelio, Coordinator of the Spanish Major Concentration in Translation/Interpretation program in conjunction with the Department of Romance Languages and 2Leaf Press present Translating the Nuyorican Experience. A panel discussion feauturing the translation team of Hey Yo! Yo Soy! Adam Wier, Carolina Fung Feng and Marjorie González with a special appearance by the poet Jesús Papoleto Meléndez from 5:30-7:30pm in the Chanin Language Center B126 HW. For more information CLICK HERE.

Thursday, November 8, 2012. The Department of Romance Languages presents FOUND IN TRANSLATION. A conversation with three great literary translators and writers. Marta López Luaces (Spain), Jeannette L. Clariond  (Mexico) and José Manuel Prieto (Cuba). Come listen to them talk about translation and its relation to their own literary work at 6:00pm in the Chanin Language Center B126 HW. For more information CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The Hunter College Italian Club and Department of Romance Languages present the screening of 18 IUS SOLI: Il diritto di essere italiani (the right to be Italian)  by filmmaker Fred Kuwornu. A documentary about the struggle for citizenship of second-generation immigrants in Italy at 6:00pm in the Chanin Language Center room B126W. For more information CLICK HERE.

Thursday, September 20, 2012. The Department of Romance Languages invites you to a presentation by Catalan poet, writer and photographer, Ramon Dachs. The event will be held in B126 HW at 6pm. For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The Department of Romance Languages invites you to the Annual Poetry Reading Event, in French, Italian and Spanish. The event will take place at 1:30pm in room B126 HW.

Tuesday, May 1st, Weds. May 9th, Fri. May 11th and Mon. May 14th, 2012 in room 1344HW, Xoan Gonzalez Millan seminar room. You are invited to a series of French films titled "Funny in France" Four French cult comedies. This event is organized by French instructor Tim Wilson. For more information CLICK HERE

April 18, 2012 Wednesday 1:30-3:00PM in room B126 HW, Cecile Insdorf Screening Room. The Department of Romance Languages invites you to the Annual Poetry Reading, in French, Italian and Spanish.

March 24, 2012 Saturday 10:00am in room 522 HW The Department of Romance Languages presents a lecture from the Translation/Interpretation program by Mr. Adrian Delgado an interpreter for the United Nations. For more information CLICK HERE

Thursday, February 23, Weds. March 21, Weds. April 18, and Thurs. May 10th 2012 6:00pm in room B126 HW. The Department of Romance Languages cordially invites you to "Contemporary Italian Cityscapes: Screening the Marginal". A series of four films articulating Italian contemporary urban landscapes in their connection to "the other" and "the marginal".  Each of the films articulates a different rendering of the cultural and historical experience of the contemporary Italian cityscape.  For more information CLICK HERE

2011 EVENTS:

November 21, 2011 Monday 4:00PM in room B126HW. Cecile Insdorf Screening Room. The Department of Romance Languages is pleased to present a special lecture by Federigo Argentieri, Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, John Cabot and Temple University, Rome. "The World and Italian Unification". For more Information CLICK HERE

October 31, 2011 Monday 7:30PM in room B126HW. Cecile Insdorf Screening Room. The Department of Romance Languages cordially invites you to attend: Unidos por la Lengua: Jose Olivio Jimenez Biennial Lecture Series "Romancero Pan-Hispánico  Letra y Música de un proyecto inacabado" with Dr. Susana Asensio Llamas. For more information CLICK HERE

October 26, 2011 Wednesday 1:30PM in room B126HW. Chanin Language Center. The Department of Romance Languages and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College. Mario Fratti Internationally Acclaimed Playwright and Drama Critic. Professor Emeritus of Italian Literature at Hunter will present a dramatic reading of his play Garibaldi.

October 17, 2011 Monday 4:00PM in room B126 HW. Chanin Language Center. The Department of Romance Languages and the Calandra Italian American Institute presents a lecture in celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month entitled: The Unification of Italy: An examination of the Historical Significance of Italy's Unification, Past, Present and Future.

May 11, 2011 The Department of Romance Languages cordially invites you to the Prizes and Awards ceremony that will take place at 1.30pm in HW B126.

April 6, 2011 The Department of Romance Languages invites you to the Annual Poetry Reading, in French, Italian and Spanish. The event will take place at 1.30 in HW B126.

March 22, Tuesday in HW B126, Distinguished Professor Paul Julian Smith discussed his text "Lorca and Foucault" with the students in SPAN 704, Contemporary Spanish Theater. For more information click HERE

March 9, Saturday in Lang Recital Hall at 7pm. The Cuban Cultural Center of New York in co-sponsorship with The Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College presented “A Cuban Maestro Revisits The Beatles”. Free admission. Please RSVP: cccofny@aol.com For more information click HERE.

March 7, 2011 at 5:35pm in TH 105, the students in Professor Costa's class (SPAN 342) will perform the sixteenth century comedy Las aceitunas by Lope de Rueda. Their innovative production promises to be surprising. For more information click HERE



PAST EVENTS 2009/2010

Dec. 16, 2010 Thursday at 6pm. There will be a memorial service for Professor Bettina Knapp at B126 HW. Please click HERE for more information.

Nov. 20,2010 Saturday at 7pm in Hunter West, 7th floor, Lecture Hall. "Lolita Lebron: A commemoration of her life." For further information, please click HERE.

Oct. 29, 2010 Friday at 6pm in B126 HW. The North American Academy of Language (ANLE) and the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College are proud to announce the conference on “Tendencias de la poesía española actual.” For more information, please click HERE.

Oct. 27, 2010 Wednesday at 6pm in B126 HW. The Dante Club presents a reading. Hunter students will read Canto's I, XVII and XXXIII from the Inferno. For more information click HERE.

October Lecture Series. In conjunction with Professor Hernandez-Ojeda's course SPAN 370 (Transatlantic Literature: The Canary Islands and the Americas), Professor Germán Santana Pérez from Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will give a series of lectures at Hunter College. Please click HERE for further information.

Oct. 6, 2010 The Dante Club presents a screening of the SILENT FILM L’INFERNO DIRECTED BY Francesco Bertolini & Adolfo Padovan IN 1911. (Adapted from Dante’s Inferno) Free Admission. Refreshments. 1344HW at 1:30pm. Please click HERE for more information.

May 13, 2010 at 4pm in B126 HW, "Pinochet's Trial: Human Rights Violations, Impunity, and the Search for Justice," a lecture by Judge Juan Guzmán Tapia. As the first judge to prosecute former dictator Augusto Pinochet on human rights charges in his native Chile, Juan Guzmán Tapia is hailed as a champion of social justice. In January of 1998, he led the investigation of a lawsuit filed by human rights lawyers against Pinochet. For more information, please click HERE.

May 5, 2010 The Department of Romance Languages cordially invites you to the Prizes and Awards ceremony that will take place at 1:30pm in HW B126.

April 27, 2010 The Department of Romance Languages invites you to the Annual Poetry Reading Event, in French, Italian and Spanish. The event will take place at 1.30 in HW B126.

April 6, SPRING 2010 SPANISH COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW at 7:30pm in room 1441 HW. Contact: Prof. Hortas chortas@hunter.cuny.edu  212-772-5009 or Prof. Perkowska mperkows@hunter.cuny.edu 212-772-5132

March 8, 2010. Emmy-winning documentary MADE IN L.A. on Monday, March 8th at 5.30pm in B126 HW. The filmmakers answered questions from the audience after the screening.  Space is limited. Please RSVP at mhern@hunter.cuny.edu. For more information click HERE.

March 3rd, 2010. The Dept. of Romance Languages and The Italian Club  invite you to a lecture by Prof. Maria Paynter titled Silone's Works Revisited and "Revised":The Proof is in the Text, at 1.30pm, 1334 HW

March 2, 2010.  Hostos Community College - A round table to discuss the edited edition of La resaca by Enrique A. Laguerre La resaca, edited by Professor Marithelma Costa. The participants include Arcadio Díaz Quiñones, Silvio Torres Saillant, Alfredo Villanueva Collado, Orlando José Hernández and Marithelma Costa. HERE you will find further details.

February 9, 2010. From Equatorial Guinea, renown writer Juan Tom ás  Ávila Laurel spoke at Hunter College.  A native of the island of Annobón, now living in Malabo—Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel is an immensely prolific writer and one of the most internationally celebrated. For more information, click HERE

December 29, 2009. Professor Fischer read a paper in the 125th Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Philadelphia, entitled "'El Ojo Silva' de Roberto Bolaño o la ética arraigada de un cosmopolita". The panel Permutations of Cosmopolitanism: Bolaño and Others, was arranged by the MLA Division on Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature.

November & December, 2009. You are invited to a series of French films that will be shown (without subtitles) in room 1344HW at 7pm on Sundays. This event is organized by French instructor Tim Wilson. For more information click HERE.

November 16, 2009. Writers Alfredo Villanueva Collado and Margarita Drago read excerpts from their work in Professor Costa’s course  SPAN. 276 Readings in Modern American Literature on Monday, November 16, 2009. 509C HW.

November 11, 2009.  Wednesday from 6:00-7:30. The Translation/Interpretation Program will have an Open House. Location: Hunter West Building (68th St. & Lexington Ave) Chanin Language Center, room B126 (Subway Level). Get program information and meet current and former students!!! For more information, please contact TransInfo@hunter.cuny.edu

November 7 & November 14, 2009. Extracurricular activities for Spanish MA students. Please click HERE for more information.

October 28, 2009.  New York/Paris Exchange Program informational meeting 1:15-2:45 pm. Room: 206 HW. Click HERE for flyer.

October 21, 2009. The Italian Club presents Dino de Laurentis “Le notti di Cabiria”. 1:00-3:00pm in B126 HW

October 16, 2009. Professor Constanza Lopez was one of the speakers at the conference entitled "Women Narrating Violence in Colombia." October 16, 2009 at 5pm at The Graduate Center, Skylight Room 9100. For more information, please click HERE.

October 7, 2009 1:30-3:00PM, The Romance Languages Department and the Italian Club at Hunter College cordially invite you to the lecture (in English): Elizabeth I’s contradictory Use of Machiavelli’s “mirror of princes", Dr. Paola Baseotto, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Como (Italy). Room TBA, at Hunter College. Refreshments will be served. Please see the flyer HERE.

October 2, 2009. Welcome meeting for new graduate students in our Spanish MA, TOP/TEP programs at 2:00pm. Room TBA

 

Click HERE for past events (prior to fall 2009).