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Bellini Colloquium

Une soirée chez madame Geoffrin, 1755

The Bellini Colloquium is a lecture series sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. It is named after the first Professor of Modern Languages at the College, Carlo Bellini, a native of Florence, Italy and close friend of Thomas Jefferson. Bellini taught French and Italian from 1779 until 1803, and holds the distinction of being the only Professor to stay in residence at the College when classes were suspended for two years during the Revolutionary War.

Please join us for this exciting series! 

 


Spring 2014 Program:

Fall 2013 Program:

  • Calvin Hui, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
    "Rubbish"
    Thursday, 21 November 3:30 in Washington 315 (download event flyer)
  • Michael Leruth, Associate Professor of French & Francophone Studies

    "Interface as Utopia:  The Media Art and Activism of Fred Forest."
    Thursday, 7 November 3:30 in Washington 201 (download event flyer)
    Mary A. Knighton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies 
    "Making Sense of Nonsense in EdogawaRampo's Insect Narratives"
    Thursday, 26 September 3:30 in Washington 315 (download event flyer)

 Spring 2013 Program:

  • Teresa Longo, A&S Dean of Curriculum Review & Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
    "Humanity Rendered Visible:  It's the Nature of the Beast"
    Thursday, 25 April at 3:30 in Washington 315 (download event flyer)
  • Roundtable with Maryse Fauvel, Professor of French & Francophone Studies, Kate Conley, Dean of the Faculty of  Arts & Sciences and Sibel Zandi-Sayek, Associate Professor of Art History
    "Museums: sites of memory and oblivion."
    Thursday, 14 March at 3:30 in Washington 315
  • Roy Chan, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
    "The People's Heartstrings: Female Sociality, Revolutionary Affect, and Dreams in Zong Pu's Fiction."
    Thursday, 28 February at 3:30 in Washington 315

Fall 2012 Program:

  •   Meredith Clark, Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
    "Interweaving Verbal, Visual and Tactile Spaces:  Andean Textile Imagery in
    the Works of Two 20th-Century Latin American Poets"
    Tuesday, 11 December at 12:00 in Washington 315 (download event flyer)
  • Bruce Campbell, Associate Professor of German Studies
    "The Spark of the New:  Radio, Modernity and Civic Life in 20th Century Germany"
    Thursday, 1 November at 3:30 in Washington 315
  • Giulia Pacini, Associate Professor of French & Francophone Studies
    "Invaluable Trees, or how and why trees and wood mattered in the long eighteenth century"
    Thursday, 4th October at 3:30 in Washington 315 (download event flyer

Spring 2012 Program:

  • Luke Eilderts, Visiting Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies
    Thursday, 26 January in Washington Hall 315 at 3:30pm
  • Robert St. Clair, Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies
    Thursday, 22 March in Washington Hall 315 at 3:30pm
  • Robert Leventhal, Associate Professor of German Studies
    Thursday, 19 April in Washington Hall 315 at 3:30pm

Fall 2011 Program:

  • Round table discussion "From article to book"
    Participants:
    Rachel Dinitto, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies
    John Riofrio, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
    Anne-Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies
    Francie Cate-Arries, Professor of Hispanic Studies
    Tuesday, 25 October in Washington Hall 315 at 3:30pm (download event flyer)
  • Emily Wilcox, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
    "Inheriting the Future: The Socialist Realist of Legacy in Contemporary Chinese Performance"
    Wednesday, 9 November in Washington Hall 301 at 3:30pm (download event flyer)

Spring 2011 Program:

  • Nicolas Médevielle, Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies
    "Maps of Desire: French Renaissance colonial Ventures and Cartography"
    Wednesday, February 16
  • Jorge Terukina, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
    "Creoles, Peninsular Newcomers, and Aristotelian 'economic thought' in Balbuena's 'Mexican Grandeur' (1604):
    a transatlantic and pre-disciplinary inquiry"
    Wednesday, March 23
  • Vlad Dima, Visiting Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies
    "Aural Narrative Planes in Film"
    Thursday, April 21 (download event flyer)  

Fall 2010 Program:

  • Michael Cronin, Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies
    "City, Empire, and Flow: Osaka and the Philippines in Oda Sakunosuke’s Waga machi"
    Thursday, October 21 
  •  John Riofrio, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
    "Joe Arpaio and the Biopolitics of Migration"
    Wednesday, December 1
     

 Spring 2010 Program:

  • Roy Chan, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
    "Broken Tongues: Race, Sacrifice and Geopolitics in Vsevolod Ivanov's Armored Train 14-69"
    (April 2010)