Events

Upcoming Events:

Dr. Jorge Garcia to Present at Faculty Colloquium on April 3

Dr. Jorge Garcia, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be presenting “Contesting Liberalism in 19th Century Mexico:  A Conservative Utopia” on Thursday, April 3rd for the fifth Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.   

Professor Garcia received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin in 2010.  His research interests include in Mexico and Central American literature, culture and intellectual history; Latin American contemporary crónicas; civic responsibility and community engagement through filmmaking in underserved communities. He recently presented work in a conference titled “Counterstories of Greater Mexico” at Cornell University. 

The IC Faculty Colloquium, launched in 2012, is a monthly event designed to provide a forum for faculty to share with one another their scholarly and creative work. This is a chance for people across department and school lines to learn more about the exciting pursuits of their colleagues and to engage with one another as members of a common learning community.

The Colloquium will take place from 5:00p.m.-6:30p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.  We will enjoy wine, appetizers, an outstanding presentation, and excellent conversation.   The first half-hour will be a social time during which we will hear a live music performance from faculty members.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact MaryAnn Taylor at mataylor@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3113. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 

Spanish Major Meet and Greet, Friday, April 4th, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. at the Lower Business School Atrium.

Are you thinking of majoring or minoring in Spanish? Are you wondering about course requirements or about how many credits you need for a Spanish major or minor? Would you like to find out about opportunities to use Spanish on campus and in the community? Come and learn about your options!

You are welcome to the Spanish Major Meet and Greet, Friday, April 4th, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. at the Lower Business School Atrium.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Annette Levine, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, at 607-274-3252 or alevine@ithaca.edu

 

Annual Modern Languages and Literatures Celebration, Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Every year, Modern Languages and Literatures hosts a celebratory event during which we honor our outstanding seniors, both majors and minors. This year, the title for the event is "Writing Aloud: From Pages and Stages to Music and Melody." We will celebrate with songs, poetry, and other creative performances. The event will be held in the Handwerker Gallery from 4:30-6:30 and is free and open to the public. For more information, email Maria DiFrancesco (mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu).

 

Past Events, Spring 2014

Teatro Travieso Presents Women of Ciudad Juárez

Teatro Travieso will give a powerful performance that addresses the realities of life for women living, and dying, in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Ciudad Juárez is one of a number of regions that is bearing witness to Femenicide (feminicidio). Women are disappearing and being murdered in a climate of impunity.

Para informarse más acerca del tema: http://www.mujeresdejuarez.org/

The play, written by Cristina Michaus, has been translated to English by the director, Jimmy Noriega. The performance will be followed by a Q & A with the director and members of the cast.

Jimmy A. Noriega, Assistant Professor of Theater at College of Wooster, is the 2014 recipient of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) prize for Teaching Innovation and is currently touring with Teatro Travieso as they present the play, Women of Ciudad Juárez, on university campuses.

Teatro Travieso/Troublemaker Theater, will also host an acting workshop on Sunday, March 23rd, open to all Ithaca College students interested in performance and social justice. The workshop will explore the challenges of embodying roles that deeply engage with the identities and realities of victims, perpetrators, and accomplices.  

 

Distinguished Italian Writer Dacia Maraini to Give a Lecture at Ithaca College

Dacia Maraini, a world-renowned novelist, journalist, playwright and activist, will give a lecture entitled "Saints and Rebels: Portraits of Women in History" at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Handwerker Gallery. Maraini will talk about the representation of women in her plays and novels. The lecture will be followed, at 6:00 p.m., also at the Handwerker Gallery, by the dramatic reading of Dacia Maraini's play, Charlotte Corday, translated by Marella Feltrin-Morris and adapted by Emily Jackson.


Past Events, Fall 2013

IC Teatro to Perform in Cornell Conference on Democracy and Dictatorship in Latin America

 IC Teatro will perform the play "A propósito de la duda" this Friday, September 27th, as part of the conference entitled "Democracy and Dictatorship: Past and Present" taking place at Cornell University. 

"A propósito de la duda" is one of the foundational plays of the theater movement, Teatro por la identidad, devoted to raising awareness about human rights abuses in Argentina during the military dictatorship of 1976-83.

Teatro por la identidad works to raise awareness regarding the missing grandchildren of the Argentine dictatorship era. Approximately 500 babies and children were taken from their biological families, appropriated, and raised under false identities by families tied to the military junta. Grandchild 109 was just recently "recuperated" this past August. He's 38 and is now learning his true identity. 

The performance follows a talk by the president of the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers of the May Plaza), Estela de Carlotto.  

Friday's event will take place from 5-7pm in Goldwin Smith Hall (room 132) on the Cornell University Campus.   

For more information about the conference or for more details about the performance, please contact Annette Levine: alevine@ithaca.edu

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Annette Levine at alevine@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3252. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 

Harvest of Empire: Immigration and the Spanish-Speaking World, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at 3pm

Eduardo Lopez, co-director and producer of Harvest of Empire, the documentary based on the book by renowned journalist, writer and activist Juan Gonzalez, will be visiting Maria DiFrancesco's ICSM (Exile, Immigration and Terror: The Spanish-Speaking World) on Wednesday Sept. 18th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Taughannock Falls Meeting Room of the Campus Center. Although officially a class visit, faculty and students interested in the topic of immigration, particularly immigration from the Spanish-speaking world to the United States, are welcome to come to the presentation and to participate in the ensuing dialog. Mr. Lopez will show some clips from the documentary and be available to answer questions from audience members. Attendance is limited to 50, so please RSVP to Tina Bennett by 4:00 p.m., Monday Sept. 16th if you would like to attend.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Tina Bennett at tbennett@ithaca.edu (425 Muller). We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

James Pfrehm to Present at the Faculty Colloquium September 12, 2013

On Thursday, September 12th, James Pfrehm, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be presenting "Technolingualism: Language and Technology in Dialogue." The talk will take place at 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. 

On-going for Spring 2014

Spanish Conversation Group: Meets Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm in the Pub (the Fish Bowl). This group is open to all Spanish learners. Come speak Spanish and make new friends in a casual atmosphere. All those interested in the Spanish-speaking world are welcome to come. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Maria DiFrancesco at mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible. 

On-going for Fall 2013

French Conversation Group: Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 pm in the Pub.  (look for the table with the French flag). This group is open to all French learners. Come speak French and make new friends in a casual atmosphere. Francophones and Francophiles of all levels are welcome! Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Elizabeth Berglund Hall at ehall@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-5768. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible. 

Spanish Conversation Group: Meets Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00pm and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm in the Pub. This group is open to all Spanish learners. Come speak Spanish and make new friends in a casual atmosphere. All those interested in the Spanish-speaking world are welcome to come. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Maria DiFrancesco at mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible. 

Italian Conversation Group: Meets Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm in Friends 209.This group is open to all Italian speakers. Come speak Italian and make new friends in a casual atmosphere. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marella Feltrin-Morris at mfeltrinmorris@ithaca.edu. For other information, contact Brando Benetton: bbenett1@ithaca.edu.

 

Spring 2013 events
Beautiful Señoritas, performances on April 27th and April 28th

Don't miss IC Teatro's upcoming performances of Beautiful Señoritas, by renowned Cuban writer and columnist Dolores Prida. Performances take place on Saturday, April 27th at 7pm in the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), 330 E. MLK/State St; and on April 28th at 6pm in Textor 101, Ithaca College.

In her essay "The Show Does Go On" (Breaking the Boundaries), Dolores Prida describes Beautiful Señoritas as "a modest one-act musical play that poke[s] fun at longstanding Latin women stereotypes—from Carmen Miranda to Cuchi Cuchi Charo to suffering black-shrouded women crying and praying over their tortillas to modern-day young Latinas trying to re-define their images."

The play, which is performed in English, is both deeply moving and deeply humorous.

The performance features four female lead actors, Gipsy Fernández, Yuberky Reyes, Eva María Toure, and Reisy Veloz, who have been a consistent presence within IC Teatro. 

IC Teatro’s production is sponsored by the Department of Modern Language and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Department.

Multicultural Voices, Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Every year, Modern Languages and Literatures hosts "Multicultural Voices." This celebratory event honors our outstanding seniors and gives all IC students enrolled in MLL classes an opportunity to express their passion for languages and cultures through various performances: songs, poetry readings, one-act plays, and/or other creative activities. Performances in English will be considered, provided that they are connected with a language offered by the DMLL. This year, our event will be held on Monday, April 22nd in the Handwerker Gallery. If you are interested in participating, or if you would like more information, email Maria DiFrancesco (mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu) or James Pfrehm (jpfrehm@ithaca.edu).

Careers in Modern Languages and Literatures, Monday, April 1st, 2013

John Bradac (Director of Career Services)  will facilitate discussion on a number of issues specifically related to job searches,  career paths and networking for students with degrees in Modern Languages and Literatures. Space is limited to 38 people. Please RSVP by March 29th to Tina Bennett (tbennett@ithaca.edu) or call 607-274-3106. For more information, contact Maria DiFrancesco, Spanish professor and program organizer, at mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu.

When: Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 6pm
Where: 101 Muller Center, Career Services Office
Free pizza and beverages!

Harira, March 5, 2013

Come see Ana Diosdado's H​arira performed by IC Teatro. The play will take place at 6pm in the Handwerker Gallery. For more information, contact Annette Levine (alevine@ithaca.edu).

 

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