On September 7 and 19, 2017 two catastrophic earthquakes devastated southern and central Mexico, leaving half a thousand dead and hundreds of thousands affected by the damages in buildings and urban infrastructure. Mexico City was severely hurt, but also many smaller cities and rural communities already suffering from extreme poverty. There are around 150 thousand destroyed or damaged buildings in six states, and the Mexican government estimates that reconstruction efforts will cost more than 2 billion dollars.
Citizen participation in salvage and relief efforts have been widely spread around the country and Films for Mexico is a collaborative effort to help from New York City. Mexican filmmakers, distribution companies, and several sponsoring organizations at the Graduate Center, including the Comparative Literature, History, and LAILC departments, worked to create a series of screenings of contemporary films from Mexico to raise awareness and promote donations to NGOs working on reconstruction in Mexico City, Puebla, Morelos and Oaxaca.
Film screenings will take place at The Graduate Center Thursdays and Fridays in October from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Our Professor Paul Julian Smith will introduce Carmín Tropical (Mexico, 2014). Directed by Rigoberto Pérezcano. It won Best Feature Film at the Morelia International Film Festival. Carmín Tropical tells the story of Mabel, a muxe, third gender people in Zapotec communities, that returns home to her village in Oaxaca, Mexico to find her friend’s killer.
Friday, October 13, 6-8 pm, Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, CUNY
For more information and other film screenings visit: filmstudies.commons.gc.cuny.edu
This lecture will review the current situation of multilingualism in schools in Catalonia taking into account recent developments in four aspects: 1) demographics of Catalonia and the school population, 2) language competence achieved by students, 3) language ideology of agents involved in schools, and 4) teaching methodologies related to bilingual education. The developments will be analyzed examining data from recent research projects.
Llorenç Comajoan-Colomé (Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington) is Associate Professor at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, where he teaches in the Department of Language and Literature Teaching at the School of Education, Translation and Humanities. He coordinates the Research Group on Education, Language, and Literature and the M.A. Program on Teaching Catalan as a First and Second Language. He is a member of the Research Centre for Sociolinguistics and Communication at Universitat de Barcelona. His research interests are educational sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and language teaching.
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Nuesto LL Journal se complace en lanzar la convocatoria para el segundo número del volumen 12, “Cuerpo, Comunidad y Lenguaje.” Envíe su trabajo para el 15 de octubre. Para pautas e información complementaria haga clic aquí.
Our LL Journal is pleased to announce its Call for Papers for the second number of volume 12, “Body, Community, and Language.” Please send your submission by October 15. For guidelines and more information click here.
Elebash Recital Hall or Segal Theatre
Under the high auspices of President Emmanuel Macron of the Republic of France, the Graduate Center will co-host an event on Wednesday, September 20 with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy during which President Macron will announce the establishment of the French Dual Language Fund to promote and support bilingual education in the U.S.
In addition to remarks by President Macron, our very own Professor Ofelia García will offer remarks.
The Graduate Center has arranged for the event to be simulcast so that members of the Graduate Center community — students, faculty, and staff — may watch it live together. To watch the simulcast, please come to Elebash Recital Hall or Segal Theatre by 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20.
For more information about the French Dual Language Fund click here
More: Professor Ofelia García’s remarks can be found here
Únete a nosotros para celebrar el lanzamiento de Queer Mexico: Cinema and Television since 2000 y Spanish Lessons: Cinema and Television in Contemporary Spain, los últimos estudios de Paul Julian Smith, Profesor Distinguido del Programa Doctoral de Lenguas y Literaturas Hispánicas y Luso-Brasileñas. Con el Profesor David A. Gerstner (CSI, CUNY), editor de Queer Screens.
Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.
Please join us as Professor Paul Julian Smith, Distinguished Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures, launches his new books Queer Mexico: Cinema and Television since 2000 and Spanish Lessons: Cinema and Television in Contemporary Spain. With Professor David A. Gerstner (CSI, CUNY), editor of Queer Screens.
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The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
invites you to attend
The Presentation of the LL Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1
Join the HLBLL community in celebration of the launch of another issue of the LL Journal and the hard work of its editors and all its contributors! Volume 12, Number 1 will go live on Friday, May 12 at 6:30pm.
The LL Journal is a multi-disciplinary, open-access, electronic journal dedicated to the investigation of various realms of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies including literature, language, and culture. A collaboration of HLBLL’s students as editors, readers, and designers, the Journal has contributors from all over the world and invites us all to engage in reflection and discussion. The LL Journal is hosted on the CUNY Academic Commons. Previous issues of the Journal, dating back to 2006, can be found on their site.
The Journal’s presentation will be followed by an end-of-the-semester reception.
This event is free and open to the public.