Event: April 29, Critical Language Fellowship Info Session

Date: April 29 Location: Clements 234 Time: 3:00 PM Critical Language Scholarships provide full funding (including airfare, room and board) to spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying a critical language. No minimum GPA is required and students of all majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. Come to this info session to find out more about the application process and timeline! Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/fall2018/cls_infosession Contact: asneal@smu.edu

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Closing night of the International Film Festival

Event Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26 Location: McCord Auditorium (Dallas Hall) Time: 6:30 pm Join us for the closing night of the 4th annual World Languages and Literatures International Film Festival with a special screening of the documentary "Chavela," about the legendary Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. Introduced by the co-director and producer of the film, Daresha Kyi. Lecture begins at 6:30. Screening at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Link for more information: smu.edu/filmfest  

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Event: Feb. 19, When “Great” Works Aren’t Good

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Location: Screening Room – Greer Garson 3531 (Owen Arts Center) Time: 5:30-6:15 pm A roundtable discussion on the ethics of collecting, preserving, and teaching works of art, literature, and cinema that are politically or culturally problematic. Link for more information: www.smu.edu/filmfest    

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Jan. 29 – Feb. 26: International Film Festival

Event Date: Jan. 29 - Feb. 26, 2019 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Dallas Hall 306 The 4th Annual SMU World Languages & Literatures Film Festival will take place January 29 - February 26. All screenings are free and open to the public. More info: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/Filmfestival  

By | 2019-01-09T07:47:29-07:00 January 14th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Jan. 29 – Feb. 26: International Film Festival

Fulfill your Second Language Requirement Abroad!

Event Date: January 24, 2019 Location: Collaborative Commons (Fondren Starbucks) Time: 10 am - 2 pm (drop-in any time) Students interested in fulfilling their second language requirement abroad in Summer 2019 are encouraged to stop by the info table on January 24 to find out more about the following programs and meet program directors: SMU-in-FRANCE (July 6 - August 10), SMU-in-TUSCANY (July 2 - August 5), SMU-in-COSTA RICA (May 27 - June 28). www.smu.edu/international/abroad/programs/summer. Applications are due Feb. 1  

By | 2019-01-11T06:32:03-07:00 January 11th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Fulfill your Second Language Requirement Abroad!

How France’s Yellow Vest protests could influence the U.S.

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: December 17, 2018 Dayna Oscherwitz is an associate professor of French and Francophone studies at Southern Methodist University. She wrote this column for The Dallas Morning News. There is something eerily familiar about the strikes and demonstrations paralyzing France over the past several weeks. Precipitated by rising income inequality and deeply unpopular economic policies, the "Yellow-Vest" protests seem to be just one more iteration of the strikes and demonstrations that erupt in France semi-regularly, one facet of a demand for greater equality and a culturally-specific expression of democratic will. In some ways these weekly Saturday strikes and demonstrations bear similarities with other French protest movements, from the 2005 riots to the strikes of May 1968. But the targeted use of [...]

By | 2018-12-17T06:18:34-07:00 December 17th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on How France’s Yellow Vest protests could influence the U.S.

Event: Oct. 18, Civilian Confinement and War in The Algerian Revolution, 1954-62

Event Date: Oct. 18 Location: Hughes Trigg Forum Time: 6:30 pm Dr. Benjamin Brower (UT Austin) will be speaking on campus about the Algerian Revolution at 6:30 pm in Hughes Trigg Forum. A reception will precede the event. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/WorldLanguages/Events/fall2018/Brower

By | 2018-10-16T07:02:41-07:00 October 16th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Event: Oct. 18, Civilian Confinement and War in The Algerian Revolution, 1954-62

Event: Sept. 11, Literature and Politics: A Conversation with B39 Writers

Date: Sept. 11, 2018 Location: EY Gallery Time:5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact: Lourdes Molina Five writers from Bogotá39, a group of the top Latin American writers under the age of 40, will discuss their work and its relationship with politics. Special guests: literary translator Christina MacSweeney and Dallas's own Will Evans from Deep Vellum Publishing. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP: smu.edu/B39 Link for more information: www.smu.edu/b39  

By | 2018-09-05T18:07:20-07:00 September 5th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Event: Sept. 11, Literature and Politics: A Conversation with B39 Writers

New Board officers begin one-year term

SMU News Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 The Board’s new ex officio faculty representative is Faculty Senate President Dayna Oscherwitz, French area chair in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Congratulations! Three new officers and three new trustees were named to SMU’s Board of Trustees during the board’s spring meeting May 4, 2018. The Board also passed a resolution to honor two former members as trustees emeriti. Robert H. Dedman, Jr. ’80, ’84 has been elected as chair, David B. Miller ’72, ’73 was elected as vice-chair, and Kelly Hoglund Compton ’79 was elected as secretary. Officers are elected for one-year terms and are eligible for re-election up to four consecutive terms in any respective office. The new officers will begin [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:05:52-07:00 June 19th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on New Board officers begin one-year term

Networking in New York: A look into the life of SMU alumnus Meredith Carey

Daily Campus Originally Posted: April 3, 2018 Meredith Carey graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish. She currently works as the Assistant Digital Editor for Condé Nast Traveler. The streets of New York City buzz with anticipation and a frenzied hurriedness. People crowd the streets and hustle to work. Among the crowd is Texas-raised, SMU alumnus Meredith Carey. Carey graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish. She currently works as the Assistant Digital Editor for Condé Nast Traveler, a multimedia company renowned for its high-quality content and international presence. Carey is a jack of all trades, with many different interests and skills. “When I was a sophomore in high school…I always thought I was going [...]

By | 2018-04-03T07:48:25-07:00 April 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Networking in New York: A look into the life of SMU alumnus Meredith Carey
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