January 21-23, 2013

“Frozen Time, Liquid Memories (1942-2012)”
A film by Dragan Kujundzic

Harn Museum

Part one: “The Racija“; the Danube, Novi Sad, January 1942
Part two: “They Were Children“; Vel d’Hiv, Paris, July 1942
The footage filmed by Dragan Kujundzic commemorates the seventy years since the two round-ups of the Jews, one in Novi Sad (today Serbia) in January 1942, and the other in Paris in July 1942. In Serbian and French, with subtitles in English. The screening will be followed by the author’s explanation of the project.

For more information, contact Dr Dragan Kujundzic (dragan@ufl.edu)

January 25, 2013

3-3:30pm, Center for African Studies, Grinter Hall, 404

Miles Larmer (University of Sheffield)
“Rethinking the Katanga Secession”

The event is free and open to public.

For more information contact Dr Luise White (lswhite@ufl.edu)

March 19, 2013

17th International Festival of Woman Composers, Baughman Center

For more information contact Dr Miriam Zach (minerva@ufl.edu)

Or visit: 17th International Festival of Woman Composers

Wednesday, April 3, 3-5pm in Pugh Hall 212

David Wills, “From Point to Breathturn: Poetic Space in Cixous and Celan”
David Wills is professor of French and English at SUNY-Albany and a fellow of the London Graduate School. His major work, on the originary technicity or prostheticity of the human,is developed in Prothesis (Stanford, 1995), Dorsality (Minnesota, 2008), and in the forthcoming Inanimation. He has also co-authored or co-edited books on Thomas Pynchon, Derrida and film theory, deconstruction and the visual arts, and edited a text on Godard’s Pierrot le fou. He is translator of a number of works by Jacques Derrida, including The Gift of Death and The Animal That Therefore I Am, and Jean-Luc Nancy’s On the Commerce of Thinking.

The event is co-sponsored by the France-Florida Research Institute, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and German Foundation Fund.

May 2013

Commemoration of 450 years of French History on the first Coast.

November 15-16 2013

Workshop: French in Contact/Le Français en Contact

Day 1

“Pathways to integration: gender-split and variable phonology in multi-ethnic youth vernaculars in Paris”

Zsuzsanna Fagyal-Le Mentec
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This presentation is part of the FFRI French in Contact/Le Français en Contact Workshop. 

 Day 2

Starting 10am

Ecrire l’urgence, réinventer le romanesque haïtien

Yolaine, Parisot

Université de Rennes 2

Migration et pratiques théâtrales à Bamako

Alioune Sow

University of Florida

Rap and Islam in France: Arabic Religious Language Contact with French

Benjamin Hebblethwaite

University of Florida

Dakar’s Centenaire Pidgin: an emergent trade language in a West African Chinese market

Fiona Mc Laughlin

University of Florida

French in contact on the Island: Cultural Diversity and Individual Trajectories in Montréal

Hélène Blondeau,

University of Florida