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March 2017

Tournées Festival – La belle saison/Summertime

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Mandela Auditorium,
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Edouard Louis “The End of Eddy”

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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We invite you to our upcoming lecture and discussion with contemporary French novelist, Edouard Louis. Louis' work has found wild success in recent years with two major publications En Finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (2014) and Histoire de la Violence (2016), publishing both novels before the age of 24. His lecture, The End of Eddy, will take place on Thursday, March 23rd at 5:00pm in Toy Lounge and will focus on the language of violence as well as the social, literary and artistic effects of violence in literature.

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ROMS On-Campus Recruitment Event

March 27 - March 29

A special event for students who have been accepted into our graduate program for Fall 2017. This event is designed to help answer incoming student questions, introduce students to our current graduate students and meet with our graduate faculty.

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Montse Armengou-Spanish Filmmaker and Documentary Screening

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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We are excited to host Catalan filmmaker and journalist Montse Armengou. Please join us for an interview and screening of her acclaimed documentary Te sacaré de ahí, abuelo (I will get you out of there). When: Wednesday, March 29th at 4pm Where: Toy Lounge Montse Armengou is a very well know Catalan journalist from TV3. Te sacaré de ahí, abuelo: “I'll get you out of here, Abuelo!” invokes the solemn promise made by Joan Pinyol, the grandson of a Republican soldier…

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23rd Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies – Dia.gnosis

March 30 - April 1
April 2017

Vicente Pérez de León – “El retablo de las maravillas” de Cervantes en el contexto de la revolución cultural anti-supersticiosa

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Wilson 202,

In the anti-superstitious discourse, shaping European worldview from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, intellectual arguments and methods used in early science were anticipated. On the one hand, doctors were considered valid authorities when it was necessary to probe that a popular medical treatment was not effective. On the other hand, priests were responsible of assessing if a belief or folkloric practice could be considered diabolic. This paper explores how these two aspects of the anti-superstitious discourse are used as…

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ROMS Colloquium – April Weintritt

April 12 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dey 305, Dey Hall, UNC
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Reading Marathon One Hundred Years of Solitude

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A marathon reading to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the publication of One Hundred years of Solitude. Would you like to read a few pages? In English or Spanish. Please sign up and encourage your students to participate! https://iamquixote.com/the-department-of-romance-studies-unc-cien-anos-de-soledad/

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ROMS Colloquium – Catherine Fountain

April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Please join us as Visiting Associate Professor Catherine Fountain presents: Naming languages and naming people: Glottonyms and ethnoyms in linguistic descriptions from New Spain.

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Paolo Bartoloni “Objects in Italian Life and Culture: Fiction, Migration, and Artificiality”

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Paolo Bartoloni is Established Professor of Italian Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previously he taught in Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Sydney where he was Founding Director of the program in International and Comparative Literary Studies. He has published extensively on continental theory and philosophy, especially the works of Giorgio Agamben, Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Gianni Vattimo, and Mario Perniola, and their impact on the reception of authors such as Blanchot, Calvino, Caproni, and Svevo. His…

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