The Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages will host an evening of talks by award-winning translators to celebrate the launch of its new Program in Literary Translation. Three distinguished speakers will present on literary translation and human rights. These incluse Carles Torner, Executive Director of PEN International, Edith Grossman, translator of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes […][Read More]
On Friday morning at the LANGSA conference during the panel centered around Queer migrations, LCL graduate student Ryan Evelyn delivered his paper, “Small Places, Voiceless Faces: Ambiguity and Cultural Displacement in Two Novels by Gide and Guibert.” Ryan discussed gender representations, specifically the representation of masculinity in homosexuality as well as the concepts of cultural […][Read More]
On February 1st and 2nd Stacy Hartman, Coordinator of Connected Academics at the Modern Language Association, gave a talk about alternative careers in the humanities and led workshops for PhD candidates and faculty across departments. Her main objective was to help students and faculty think more broadly about career opportunities available with a doctorate degree, […][Read More]
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- 2/16 Audience Selection Round for Playwriting Contest
- 2/21 Celebrating Launch of Program in Literary Translation
- 2/22 Yiddish Tish Luncheon Discussion
- 2/22 Departmental Meeting
- 2/23 Toward Critical Infrastructure Studies
- 2/23 Peter E. Gordon to Present The Disenchantment of the Concept
- 3/1 Fellow Research Talk: Daniel Hershenzon (LCL)
- 3/2 Sustainable Foods in Florence, Italy Info Session
- 3/7 Judaic Studies Faculty Meet and Greet
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
OtherCharter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford
Jewish Plays Project has conducted an international search for the best unpublished plays on Jewish themes. On February 16 at 7 pm at Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT), audience members will vote by smart phone to select the winning play to send to New York City for the final round of competition in the playwriting contest.
Enjoy, and judge, this year's top three finalists. Watch a cast of stellar actors read 20-minute sections from three plays, hear Jewish Plays Projects Founder David Winitsky share the latest trends, and then use your cell phone to vote for the play that should continue on.
About the plays:
The Book of Esther by Gina Stevensen (Brooklyn, NY)
An Orthodox 17-year-old girl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, questions her life and her community and pushes beyond the boundaries of it.
The Laws of Blood by Barry Jay Kaplan (Woodstock, NY)
A ghost memoire writer encounters a unique personal history that unlocks part of his own past.
After the War by Motti Lerner (Ramat HaSharon, Israel)
An ex-pat Israeli musician returns to perform a concert in the territories - and to make peace with the family he left 18 years ago.
To date, winning plays for 18 Jewish Plays Projects have gone on to production in New York, London, Tel Aviv, and many US cities.
Take part in this fun and innovative project, and help select a winner!
Reserve your FREE tickets by following this link: https://jpwchartford2017.eventbrite.com
This event is produced in cooperation with UConn's Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium, Dodd Center
Attending this event counts towards Sophomore Honors.
The Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages celebrates the launch of UConnâs new Program in Literary Translation with an evening featuring three distinguished literary translators: Carles Torner (Executive Director of PEN International), Edith Grossman (translator of Miguel de Cervantes, Gabriel GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez, and others), and Esther Allen (translator of Jorge Luis Borges, Rosario Castellanos, and others). The evening will include discussions and a forum on literary translation and human rights. Refreshments will be included.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusDodd 104
On Wednesday, February 22, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, the Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion group, led by Professor Sebastian Wogenstein, will meet in the Dodd Research Center, room 104.
The Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion group is a small, intimate gathering of members from the community and campus who meet monthly to read and speak Yiddish.
These sessions are open to any and all faculty, staff, students, and community members.
All reading and speaking levels are welcome.
Please bring a bag lunch, and we will provide dessert and drinks!
The Yiddish Tish is a program of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Storrs CampusOak Hall 236
The first Department meeting of 2017.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusLH 205
For more information, please visit: http://dhmediastudies.uconn.edu/upcoming-events/
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusClass of '47 room - Babbidge Library
Harvard Professor Peter E. Gordon will present "The Disenchantment of the Concept: From Heine to Adorno" for the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life's Konover Special Lecture Series. The event is co-sponsored by UConn's German Studies program.
Professor Gordon is a renowned expert in the field of German history and philosophy as well as German-Jewish thought. He is the author of numerous books, including: Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy (2003), which was the recipient of the Salo W. Baron Prize from the Academy for Jewish Research for Best First Book, the Goldstein-Goren Prize for Best Book in Jewish Philosophy, and the Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas for Best Book in Intellectual History. He is also the author of Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos (2010), which received the Barzun Prize from the American Philosophical Society.
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusBabbidge Library, 4th Floor, Room 4-153
UCHI Fellow Daniel Hershenzon will present "Captivity, Commerce, and Communication: Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean."
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusSU 325
The Sustainable Food and Environmental Systems Program at the International Studies Institute at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence invites students to spend the Fall Semester studying sustainable food and environmental systems in Italy in its three key dimensions: the environment, economy and society.
The SEFSP is tailored for undergraduate students of agricultural sciences, environmental studies, nutritional sciences, economics, business administration, sociology and history, as well as for those generally interested in food and sustainability studies.
Come learn more about this unique study abroad opportunity at the info session!
Many scholarships are available: http://abroad.uconn.edu/scholarships/
For more program information: http://abroad.uconn.edu/program/uconn-sustainable-food-and-environmental-systems-florence-italy-faculty-led/
Education Abroad Office, Rowe 117, Storrs Campus
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs CampusStudent Union, Room 303
On March 7, faculty and staff from the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life will be hosting a meet and greet in the Student Union, room 303, from 3-5PM.
We hope that you will join us during this casual walk-in event, get to know some of our faculty, and find out about our upcoming events and courses for the fall 2017 semester! We will have pizza available to all students who stop in. We hope to see you there!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Irish culture, people, landscape, and language? Meet Niamh Nic Leoid, Fulbright scholar, native Irish speaker, and new addition to UConn’s Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages. She will be here through the academic year teaching beginner and intermediate Irish. Perhaps the first thing one must know […][Read More]