Based on fieldwork in four of the largest Sephardic communities in the United States, this talk sheds light on how Judeo-Spanish-speaking Sephardim in Los Angeles, New York City, South Florida, and Seattle have managed to preserve their heritage language for the past century. In particular, this talk considers the impact that contact with Peninsular and Latin American varieties of Spanish has had on the linguistic structure of Judeo-Spanish and the constant negotiation of Sephardic identity.
The Department of Modern Language's ASL 1993 will host RIT/NTID's Theater. Sunshine 2.0 is a professional traveling theater troupe based at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. The troupe provides performance and activities for deaf and hard-of-hearing educational topics pertaining to the Deaf experience.
Perspectives on Teaching Portuguese at Mainstream Schools for K-8 Portuguese teachers and specialists focuses on cultural products, practices and perspectives. This workshop details various interventions that any instructor can easily and quickly integrate into his/her lesson plans that will allow students to experience a diverse collection of cultural experiences and perspectives. The day-long workshop will be led by Dr. Megwen Loveless, Tulane University.
You are invited to attend an Insider’s Guide to Federal Government Service session on Thursday, February 7th at 3:30pm in GC 355 sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), U.S. Department of State, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives.
Following the session, Diplomat in Residence Monique Quesada is offering a workshop on Writing a Personal Statement that Pops at 5:00pm in GC 355.
Se analizará en las novelas elegidas tres variables: las formas de la representación del cuerpo de la mujer indígena, objeto del deseo sexual; las configuraciones discursivas del sujeto violador; y la relevancia de este motivo narrativo en la estructura global de la novela, y en particular sus convergencias y divergencias con la ideología del mestizaje.
The Department of Modern Languages invites you to explore the many languages we offer at FIU. There will be games, karaoke, performances, food, prizes and more. Come and try your language skills with us!
This lecture will argue for the importance of Benegas' pioneering and unique understanding of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of fields and his crucial idea of “symbolic capital” as applied to this poetic terrain. It will then proceed to focus on Benegas' own poetic production in her long career, now full of awards and recognition.
Osvaldo Succi will be at FIU at the Collaborative Online International Learning Leadership Institute where twenty-nine participants in the US, Mexico, and Japan will exchange ideas on how to initiate, sustain, and grow international teaching and learning collaborations across undergraduate and graduate curricula through the use of technology. Please see flyer for more details.
This great project came to be by the chance discovery in Montreal of the records of Brother Marie-Victorin's botanical field work in Haiti. It's amazing research that crosses disciplines at FIU. Please RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-quebec-to-haiti-plants-cultural-identity-and-religion-in-the-late-1930s-tickets-59008399712).
This half-day event will connect students, FIU alumni, and young professionals with European companies present in South Florida. This event is free to FIU students and alumni. Professional business attire and resumes are required. RSVP at: http://go.fiu.edu/youreuropeancareerstartshere. Please see flyer for more details.
A 2008 raid conducted by ICE utilized federal agents, multiple helicopters, and spent $5.2 million to arrest 389 workers employed at an Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa. Many of these workers were children laborers from Guatemala who came to America looking to support their families. The U-Turn, directed by Luis Argueta, examines the lives of a group of women and children during the eight years after the raid took place.
In honor of Dr. Marian Demos, her contribution to classical studies, and in support of the Marian Demos FIU Scholarship. The keynote lecture will be by Dr. Gwyn Davies, Department of History, Florida International University entitled "Caesar's Commentaries: 'Tweeting' Fake News in the Classical World". There will also be presentations by former students of the Humanities Program, delicious food and drink worthy of a Roman emperor, and classical games with door prizes for everyone.
The Chinese Cultural Festival will take place in the GC Panther Suite. This event is open to all FIU students. There will be games, art, engaging discussions, a dumpling eating contest, and much more! Please see flyer for more details.
Giornata Nazionale dello Sport presso le Comunita' degli Italiani all'Estero in occasione della Festa delle Repubblica will take place on Wednesday, May 29th. It will take place in SIPA 125 at 10:30am. Francisco Porcella, an Olympic champion of surfing, will be speaking at this event along with Cristiano Musillo, Dr. Magda Pearson, Niccolo' Porcella, and Pietro Porcella. Please see flyer for more information.
"The dictator and his demons: the Maduro sect that kidnapped Venezuela" is a journalistic investigation that uncovers unknown and obscure facets of the Venezuelan dictator and his circle of trust. Maduro and his close men entered the sect of Sai Baba, in India, to find peace and ended up exercising power in the most cruel and ruthless way against their adversaries. It is an investigation with more than 80 interviews that reveal how a conclave has made systematic crime their way of governing.
The changes Cuba experienced following the collapse of the Soviet Union compelled Cuban filmmakers to rethink the role of cinema in the 21st century. This lecture will provide an overview of the current production in Cuban cinema, the boom of independent films, the new ways of film consumption and distribution, and the current role of the Cinemateca de Cuba (the Cuban film archive).
Chinese Salon, formerly Chinese Corner, will hold the first meet-up in GC 287A from 3pm - 4pm on Monday, September 9th. Everyone is welcome to practice speaking Chinese and and meet new friends. Routine meetings will be held at the same time and place every Monday this semester. Please feel free to share this information with your friends.
On September 19th, the “Inffinito-Brazilian Film Festival” of Miami will bring to FIU two exciting and thought-provoking new films from Brazil: the documentary Latin Wars (2018) by Alice Lanari and Pedro Asbeg and the LGBTQ Socrates (2018) by Alex Moratto.
The screenings will be at 3 pm and 5 pm respectively in Graham Center 140.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages at FIU, LACC, and the Brazilian Culture Club.
VII Miami Music Festival from Around the World Presents: Venezuelan Chamber Music. Luciana Kube, Germán Marcano, Carlos Silva, and Clara Marcano will be performing.Tickets are available at: http://www.miamiworldmusicfestival.com/
Talking Black in America is part of the Language and Life Project, which focuses on research, graduate and undergraduate education, and outreach programs related to language in the American South. Please see flyer for more information.
At the turn of the 21st century, the closure of most of Cuba's sugarcane mills created two critical needs. First, the loss of these cultural referents produced a void that demanded a representational space. Second, this harrowing experience established the need to rescue the role that sugar had played in Cuba's history, identity, and culture. The book Azúcar agridulce responds to these needs by examining various works that were produced to Cuba's sugar debacle.
The JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at FIU. Registration for the test begins on Monday, August 26, 2019. Please see the JLPT website for more information.