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Monday, January 16, 2012

7:00PM – Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville

“Bled Number One” by Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, 2006 (97 min)
Barely released from prison in France, Kamel is deported to his birthplace, a small village in Algeria stuck between mountains and the sea. This enforced exile obliges him to lucidly observe a country undergoing change, split between a desire for modernity and the weight of ancient traditions…

This program is free and open to public.

UPDATE: Click here to download poster (JPEG)


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

7:00PM – Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville

Les Bureaux de Dieu” by Claire Simon, 2008 (115 min)
Women of all ages, ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds meet in the waiting room of a busy family planning clinic in Paris. They’ve come in search of information, advice, birth control, abortion, or just someone to talk to as they figure out what their sexual activity means for themselves, their partners, and their families. With Nicole Garcia, Nathalie Baye, Isabelle Carré, Béatrice Dalle…

This program is free and open to the public.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

6 – 9PM – Harn Museum of Art

Edouard Glissant : Un monde en relation / One world in relation
Hommage a Edouard Glissant: Video film by Manthia Diawara (with subtitles). 2009 (60 min).

Before the screening, a selection of poems will be read by Dr. Bernadette Cailler.

UPDATE: Click here to download program (PDF)

This event is sponsored by France-Florida Research Institute and the Harn Museum.

This program is free and open to the public


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

7:00PM – Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville

“La France” by Serge Bozon, 2007 (102 min)

In France in the darkest days of the Great War Camille receives an alarming letter from her soldier boyfriend. Disguising herself as a man she sets off to try and find him. As she lives near the Western Fromt she joins a group of French soldiers without too much trouble. But there’s something a bit odd about these stragglers, and it’s not just their habit of bursting into song at every opportunity.

This program is free and open to the public.

It is organized by Dr. Sylvie Blum-Reid, Associate Professor of French and Film in the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department.


Monday, February 27, 2012

4:05 – 5:00PM – 219 Dauer Hall- (O. Ruth McQuown Room)

“Métissages et marronnages en féminitude de calazaza” by Suzanne Dracius, FFRI Visiting Professor

During her visit to the University of Florida, Suzanne Dracius will visit with students in FRW 4281/6288: “The French Novel in the 20th-21st Centuries;” FRE 3502: “Francophone Cultures;” and HAI 2201: “Haitian Creole.”

UPDATE: Click here to download the flyer announcement (PDF)


September 14-15, 2012

Out of Africa: The Work of Memoirs in Contemporary Africa

This workshop considers memoirs as deeply political texts written in specific and critical contexts. While they are local in their production, they are distinctly transnational in their circulation. Memoirs represent crucial contributions to African ideas about memory, but at the same time, these memoirs have become critical to Western ways of understanding Africa in ways that often elide the complexities of contemporary Africa with the authority of personal memory.

The FFRI will sponsor the visit of Dr Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University.

Further information and the complete program is available here (PDF)


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

5:30 pm – 210 Pugh Hall

“The chanson de geste and the Orient” by Catherine Jones.

Dr. Catherine M. Jones is Professor of French and Provencal, University of Georgia.

She is the author of The Noble Merchant: Problems of Genre and Lineage in Hervis de Metz (North Carolina, 1993) and Philippe de Vigneulles and the Art of Prose Translation (Boydell & Brewer, 2008). She is a leading internationally recognized scholar on medieval epic.

She is the Vice-President and President of the Société Rencesvals, North-American Branch, and International Vice-President of the Société Rencesvals.

For more information, contact Dr. William Calin ( wcalin@ufl.edu)

This program is free and open to the public.


Thursday, November 7, 2012

Workshop: “Corpus Linguistics and Francophone America

Organized by Dr Hélène Blondeau. Speakers include France Martineau, Naomi Nagy, Mireille Tremblay.

For more information, contact Dr. Blondeau ( blondeau@ufl.edu)

This program is free and open to the public.

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