Fall 2015 FREN & ITAL Courses

FREN 235x – Intermediate Conversational French: Culture, Society and Communication

FREN 250 – France and its Others

FREN 300 – French Grammar and Composition

FREN 320 – French Cinema

FREN 330 – Critical Writing in French

FREN 351 – Research in French and Francophone Cultures

FREN 410 – Crimes of Passion in French Classical Theater: Les crimes passionels dans le theatre francais classique

(Original Course Numbering) ITAL 470 – La letteratura italiana tra moderno e postmoderno
(Revised Course Numbering) ITAL 402 – Italian Studies in Modernity
Section 34444
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Extended Deadline for the Rome Program

The Rome Program (May 21-July 10) is still accepting applications for this summer!
The application deadline for the up to eight-unit program is extended to March 13, 2015.

Applications available in the French and Italian Department 155 in Taper Hall.
Attached to this email you will find specifics about the program that offers Italian 120, 150, 220 224 and a Problem without Passport Course (Dornsife students and Italian Majors qualify to apply for a $3000 SURF grant).

For more information visit (and like) our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/USCRomeSummerSession.

Women Write the Mediterranean – Symposium March 5-6, 2015 (USC -UCLA)

USC Department of French and Italian and UCLA Department of Italian Present:

WOMEN WRITE THE MEDITERRANEAN:
A Transnational Symposium in Memory of Anna Maria Ortese (1914-1998)

Organized by Lucia Re and Gian Maria Annovi

Thursday, March 5th | 3:00 PM  – 6:30 PM | USC, DML 233
Friday, March 6th | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | UCLA, Royce 236

This symposium addresses the relationship between women writers and the Mediterranean, considered as a diverse region of interconnected histories and identities. It brings together scholars from different backgrounds to reflect on the possibility of a transnational critical conversation and dialogue about modern Mediterranean women writers such as Anna Maria Ortese, Malissa Bey, Leda Rafanelli, Nagwa Sha’ban, and Etel Adnan, among others.

Gian Maria Annovi, Univeristy of Southern California
Andrea Baldi, Rutgers University
Beatrice Mousli Bennett, University of Southern California
Lia Brozgal, University of California, Los Angeles
Cristina Della Coletta, University of California, San Diego
Hala Halim, New York University
Olivia Harrison, University of Southern California
Gil Hochberg, University of California, Los Angeles
Lucia Re, University of California, Los Angeles
Barbara Spackman, University of California, Berkeley

Co-sponsored by UCLA Dean of Humanities, UCLA Dean of Social Sciences, UCLA Department of Gender Studies, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, USC Dean of Dornsife College, USC Francophone Research and Resource Center, USC Center for Feminist Research, USC Department of Comparative Literature, USC Middle East Studies Program, and USC Libraries.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Info: annovi@usc.edu or re@hummet.ucla.edu

 

ROME 2015 SUMMER PROGRAM

The Rome Program (May 21-July 10) is now accepting applications for this summer!  The application deadline for the up to eight-unit program is February 13 (applications available in the French and Italian Department 155 in Taper Hall).  Attached to this email you will find specifics about the program that offers Italian 120, 150, 220 224 and a Problem without Passport Course (Dornsife students and Italian Majors qualify to apply for a $3000 SURF grant).  For more information visit (and like) our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/USCRomeSummerSession.

Dornsife Degrees Get Jobs! Learn From Successful Alumni

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Trojan Presentation Room (TPR), Student Union B3 (basement)

Are you trying to figure out your career choices after college? Ever wonder what you can do with your undergraduate degree?

A student’s major does not dictate their career options or possibilities. The Dornsife Advising Office will be hosting a panel of Dornsife Alumni who graduated from the college with one major and are now successfully employed in a different field. The panel will consist of alumni from a range of majors including Spanish, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Art History who are now working in areas such as sales, research, business, law, and management. Learn about their experiences as undergraduates and how they were able to able to make the most of their time at USC.  Discover the importance of transferable skills and how they contribute to your success when searching for a job and internship.

Problems without Passports in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches…experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499, invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.

INFO SESSION to be held Tuesday, January 27, 3 – 4:30pm in Taper 120.

Refreshments served!


Dijon Meeting: Nov 20th THH 120 3:30pm-5pm.

The Department of French and Italian at USC offers students the opportunity to improve their knowledge of French language, literature, and culture – while earning four university credits – during our four‐week summer program.

Dijon, two hours southeast of Paris by train and three hours from Geneva, is the capital of Burgundy, France’s most famous wine region and lies at one of Europe’s historic crossroads. The city boasts a famous university and is a renowned center of art, commerce and industry.

During the program, students will have time to enjoy the city’s considerable charms, as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra‐curricular activities. Weekend excursions are planned so that the students may discover some of France’s historical and artistic treasures.

4 weeks-4 units (May 31-June 26, 2015)

For more information, contact: Dr. Colin Keaveney or the French Language Program Director, Prof. Atiyeh Showrai, at showrai@usc.edu.