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Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172980
Bozeman, MT 59717-2980

Tel: (406) 994-4448
Fax: (406) 994-6199
Location: 117 Gaines Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Galen Brokaw

Modern Languages & Literatures Past Events

2012

Word Wide Poetry Festival: A Night of World Languages
Thursday, April 12, 2012
6-8 p.m. in the Weaver Room
at the Emerson Cultural Center
See the flier here!
Read the press release here.

Cynthia Bejarano
We are lucky to have Professor Cynthia Bejarano visiting again from New Mexico State University. Her area of expertise is the US-Mexico border violence. She has agreed to give an informal and student-centered talk based on her interviews with border patrol in Chihuahua.

Dispelling Myths and Confirming Realities: Living with Violence at the U.S. and Mexico Border
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
4:10-5:45 p.m.
101 Gaines Hall

See the flier here.
Read the press release here.

 

2011

 

Emilio Ferrín Gonzales on "The Arab Awakening"
November 2, 2011

Article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: click here

Emilio
Yu Hua, Acclaimed Chinese Novelist
November 14, 2011

Article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: click here

See the talk on YouTube: click here

 

Yu Hua

 

2010

Cynthia Bejarano . . . See the flier
Terrorizing Women: Feminicide and Gender
Violence at the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Monday, September 13, 2010
5:30 to 7:00 PM
SUB Ballroom C, Montana State University

Uschi Frank . . . See the flier
The Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Reunification
Eyewitness Account by Uschi Frank
Monday, October 25th
12:00pm -12:50 p.m.
Leon Johnson Hall 346, Montana State University
- brought to you by the MSU German Program & the University German Club

 

2007

German film series, 2007-08

Azouz Begag, noted French novelist, essayist, screenwriter, sociologist, and former French Minister for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities, visited MSU during fall 2007. He gave a public lecture on October 30 at 7:00 p.m. in SUB Ballrooms B&C.

Marilyn Bolles Guggenheim, Professor of Japanese and Director of Japan Studies at MSU, introduced the film After Life at the Bozeman Film Festival. The screening took place at the Emerson Center and was followed by a discussion.

The latest books by Bridget Kevane (Spanish), "Profane & Sacred: Latino/a American Writers Reveal the Interplay of the Secular and the Religious," and Patricia Simpson (German), "The Erotics of War in German Romanticism," were featured at the Annual Holiday Authors' Reception Nov. 29, at Borders Books.

Stephen Trejo, Professor of Labor Economics, University of Texas, Austin, TX, spoke about "The SocioEconomic Progress of Mexican Americans" as part of the Borderland Lecture Series on november 8th.

Azouz Begag, noted French novelist, essayist, screenwriter, sociologist, and former French Minister for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities, visited MSU this fall. He gave a public lecture on October 30 at 7 p.m. in SUB Ballrooms B&C.

Helena Maria Viramontes, Author and Professor of Creative Writing at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) gave a talk titled "Borders and Crossroads on the Streets of East L.A." in September as part of the Borderland Lecture Series.

Two German films, Costa Gavras "Amen" in September and Sönke Worthmann's "The Miracle of Bern" in October attracted good crowds in the first German film series.

Patricia Simpson , Professor of German introduced the film The Lives of Others at the Bozeman Film Festival.

 

2006

The Department sponsored a two-part film series last year, "Why Don't They Just Go Home?", presented in conjunction with the Bozeman Film Festival.

Pam Fitzpatrick & Paul Dix gave a presentation entitled "Living with the Consequences of U.S. Policy: A Nicaragua Photo/Testimony Project" on March 8.

 

2005

Filmmaker Mark Eisner was here for a showing and discussion of his film ¡Pablo Neruda! ¡Presente! in April.

 

2004

Klaus Berghahn gave a talk titled "Peace in the Age of Terrorism - Immanuel Kant's Peace Utopia" in October.