Three faculty members and a graduate student presented on various topics related to the First World War at the Armistice & Aftermath: a World War One Symposium. The symposium is part of the commemoration of the Copper Country’s involvement in WWI. Ramon Fonkoue presented on “Art and activism in Abel Gance’s film Jaccuse: Revisiting anti-war sentiment in French art and society a century later”. Dany Jacob’s presentation was titled “’Pour la France! Pour ma famille!’: Legacies in Rouad’s Champs d’honneurs”. Laura Fiss also presented on “Recalling the trenches from Club Window: Contrasting perspectives in Dorothy Sayers and P.G. Wodehouse”. Graduate student Edzordzi Agbozo presented on “World War One & Africa: Contesting history, nation, and identity in ‘Western Togoland’”.
As usual, snacks and light refreshments will be served. Any level of French is welcome. Don’t forget to share it with your friends. Hope to see you there.
Join us at la Peña, the Spanish conversation hour hosted by the Department of Humanities and the Modern Languages Program. We come together several times during the academic year to speak Spanish in an informal social gathering. Come relax, meet Spanish speakers of all levels, and have a light snack and refreshment. Friends welcome!
La Peña is held from 5-6 p.m in Walker 120A. Join us on the following Tuesdays for Fall 2018:
- September 11
- September 25
- October 9
- October 30
- November 13
- November 27
Featuring Maple Sugar Folk and guest performers Andy Fiss and Abraham Romney.
Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Karin Schlenker, German Lecturer, email@example.com.
Café Français activities will resume this week. As usual, we will meet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday in Walker 120C. Join us for an hour of laid-back conversation in a francophone setting. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. Any levels welcome.
Join Modern Languages faculty and students from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 in Walker 134 for a unique celebration of French, German and Spanish Holiday traditions. Appearing live will be the French Canadian group Maple Sugar Folk as well as guest performer Andy Fiss.
Learn songs in each language for the sing-along and listen to traditional holiday music. Play Holiday Bingo and enjoy a variety of treats from different cultures. No prior language experience required. Families are welcome.
For more information, contact Karin Schlenker.
The Museum’s Office of Survivor Affairs is proud to offer schools, civic groups, military bases, and other institutions nationwide the opportunity to hear a Holocaust survivor share his or her experiences. Every year, our survivor speakers reach hundreds of different audiences, providing thousands of people across the country and abroad with the moving and memorable experience of listening to them recount their stories of suffering, loss, and survival.
The speaker will be Peter Gorog, born Péter Grünwald in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, on March 10, 1941. Peter’s father, Árpád Grünwald, worked as an office manager at the Franklin Publishing House and his mother, Olga Schönfeld, was a hat-maker. Hear his story, and learn how his experience can inform society today.
Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931
Modern Languages hosts a language celebration of French, Spanish, and German.
The French-Canadian group, Maple Sugar Folk, will perform and help teach songs in French, German and Spanish. There will also be guest performers.
There may be some games played if time allows. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, April 11th