Women of Ciudad Juárez
Saturday, March 22, 4pm
Studio 2, Dillingham
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/
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.
Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor in the DMLL, has published Ten Fairy Tales in Latin with Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, in collaboration with Suzanne Nussbaum.
The ten tales include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Pied Piper, and Sleeping Beauty. These popular fairy tales are presented as a script designed to be read aloud as reader’s theater or performed for a larger audience as a mini-drama. Each tale concludes with both a traditional ending and a “twisted ending” – an unexpected alternative conclusion to the story. A puzzle or activity accompanies each tale.
Julia Cozzarelli, Associate Professor of Italian, presented a paper at the conference, "Boccaccio in Washington, DC" on October 5.
Julia Cozzarelli, Associate Professor of Italian Studies and DMLL Chair, wrote an essay that is included in the recently published volume,Approaches to Teaching Italo Calvino, edited by Franco Ricci, which is part of a series of books on teaching literature produced by the Modern Language Association of America. The article is titled, "Reading, Writing, Desire and Closure: Teaching Calvino to Undergraduates in Italian.”