Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chinese New Year Performance
On Feb. 17, about 70 students taking Chinese language and literature classes attended traditional Chinese performances at the Chicago Symphony Center, put on by the Sichuan Opera Troupe and Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, with pre-concert performances by Chicago Dongfang and Yellow River Performing Arts troupes. Students taking Chinese at Loyola have plenty of opportunities to experience Chinese culture firsthand without leaving the city as venues such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and Chicago's two Chinatowns frequently host events introducing Chinese history and culture.
Chinese New Year's Celebration at Loyola
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, more than 600 Loyola students participated in festivities hosted by the Chinese Student Association and the Vietnamese Student Association on Feb. 13 in Damen MPR. The event included lion dance, calligraphy demonstrations and practice, games, and cultural presentations in Chinese and English.
Day of the Dead Conversation
Spend an afternoon with local artist Teresa Magaña as she discusses how her Mexican heritage and traditions, such as el Día de los Muertos, have influenced her artistic production. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a Chicago artist! Conversation followed by Skullie painting workshop at 5:00 PM.
Enjoy Mexican pastries and a free raffle of authentic Mexican art!
**First come first serve - sign-up sheet available at 4:15 PM talk.**
Study Abroad in Córdoba, Spain!
The Office for International Programs and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will be hosting an information session on Thursday, November 16 from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Language Learning Resource Center (LLRC), Crown Center 208 about the summer 2018 faculty-led study abroad program in Córdoba, Spain.
Transform your life, expand your imagination, broaden your worldview, and introduce an international dimension to your academic experience.
Immerse yourself in Spanish life and culture while earning credit for your major or minor.
Hone your Spanish skills at the University Loyola Andalucía in Córdoba, Spain.
DZIADY, Part II (Forefather's Eve)
Please join the Interdisciplinary Polish Studies Program for a dramatic student reading of DZIADY, Part II (Forefather's Eve) by Adam Mickiewicz.
Guest pianist Brandon Walton will play Chopin, and a Polish dinner will be served.
A Conversation with Sandra Cisneros
Attend an intimate discussion with Loyola alumna, Sandra Cisneros. The acclaimed poet, short story writer, and novelist will discuss her experiences growing up in Chicago, comment on our current political climate, and read from her works.
Register for the event at https://goo.gl/forms/R79G8Miz6CpYNfyH2.
Language Placement Assistance at Freshman Orientation
What class is best for you? Let us help. Members of the MLL Department will be available during summer registration sessions to help answer questions related to foreign language placement. See also the Language Placement section of our website.
For specific questions regarding placement in a specific foreign language, contact one of the language coordinators. For general questions, contact David Pankratz at email@example.com or Heather Crews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLL Film Screening: Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
All are invited to the next film in our international film series on the topic of migration. Shun Li and the Poet (2011) will be screened Wednesday, April. 5 at 7pm in the Damen Cinema. The film is in Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles. Free popcorn will be served!
Story: "Shun Li works as a bartender at a pub in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon and is striving to get her papers and bring her son from China to join her. Bepi, a Slavic fisherman, nicknamed “The Poet” by his friends, has been a regular at the pub for years. A tender, delicate friendship grows between Shun Li and Bepi, but gossip soon threatens their innocent relationship, a bond that had once transcended two very different, yet not at all distant cultures."
An informal conversation will follow.
View the flyer: Shun Li and the Poet Flyer
MLL Information Table 2017
Are you interested in learning about internationality, foreign language, or studying abroad? Visit the Spring 2017 MLL Information Table! Department of Modern Languages and Literatures professors will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the various courses, major and minor programs, study abroad programs, and events that the department has to offer. Stop by and discover the opportunities that Loyola and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures has for you!
Damen Student Center, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Come one, come all to Carnevale! Italiola, Spanish Club, German Club, French Club, LASO, and the Polish Student Alliance invite you to Carnevale on Friday, February 24th from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Damen Den, Damen Student Center. Enjoy food, games, prizes, and Special guests, Loyola Acafellas! See Carnevale flier for more details.
Sponsored by Student Activities and Greek Affairs & Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
The Germania Club of Chicago - A History and some Curiosities
The Director of the German Studies Program, Reinhard Andress, PhD, will present a talk entitled "The Germania Club of Chicago - A History and some Curiosities" on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 PM at the DANK Haus.
For more information about this FREE event and to register to attend, visit http://www.dankhaus.com/event-2448935.
MLL International Film Showing: Amreeka (2009)
All are invited to the next film in our international film series on the topic of migration. Amreeka (2009) will be screened Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm in the Damen Cinema. In English with some English-subtitled Arabic. Free popcorn will be served!
Synopsis: A Palestinian single mother, Muna, and her son resettle in Chicago from Jerusalem, with bittersweet results. Although Muna is college-educated, she settles for work at White Castle. While friends come from unlikely places, her son, Fadi, meets prejudice at school. How will the family respond to pressures of American life and American youth culture?
A brief informal conversation will follow the screening.
See the flyer: Amreeka Movie Flyer
One Year Later
The Italiola Italian Club, Colleges Against Cancer, and The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures invite you to a film screening of One Year Later, the story of an American woman who takes a cathartic trip to the Italian Alps one year after completing cancer treatment. It addresses the emotional side of cancer survivorship and the process of moving on.
The film will be shown on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 P.M. in the Damen Cinema, located in Damen Student Center.
All are invited! For more information see the flyer: One Year Later
MLL Information Fair 2016
Are you interested in learning about internationality, foreign language, or studying abroad? Then the MLL fair is for you!
The fair is open to all students. Meet with Department of Modern Languages and Literatures professors and discover the opportunities that Loyola has for you.
Damen Student Center, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
MLL Film screening: Sin Nombre (2009)
All are invited to the next film in our international film series on the topic of migration. Sin Nombre (2009) will be screened Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7pm in the Damen Cinema. In Spanish with English subtitles. Popcorn!
An informal conversation will follow. Story: Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events. The New York Times writes, “The caressing, honeyed light in the film beautifies and softens every ugly moment in this equivocating (inspirational yet hardboiled) story about geographic and moral border crossings.”
See the flyer: Sin Nombre Movie Flyer
LUC Spanish Club invites you to celebrate life!
LUC Spanish Club invites you to celebrate life with the 2014 film, The Book of Life! It will be hosted in the Damen Cinema located in Damen Student Center on Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00pm. The film will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.
The Book of Life is a vibrant fantasy adventure story about Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mystical, and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.
See the flyer: The Book of Life Showing Flyer
Co-Sponsored by Modern Languages & Literatures International Film Committee
Voices of Hiroshima
All are invited to a presentation by Mr. Takashi Teramoto, one of the few remaining survivors of the Hiroshima A-Bomb. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience history first-hand. Interactive readings in English and Japanese will be included, followed by a generous reception.
October 27th, 6pm, Information Commons 4th Floor, Lake Shore Campus. Co-sponsored by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Click here to see the flyer: Voices of Hiroshima
MLL Film screening: Welcome (2009)
All are invited to a screening of the French film Welcome (2009), the third film in our international film series. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7pm in the Damen Cinema. In French with English subtitles. Popcorn! An informal post-viewing conversation will follow.
This forceful drama about clandestine migration in the northern French port City of Galais follows the relationship, struggles, and dreams of a French swimming instructor and a Kurdish boy who arrives in France and dreams of crossing the English Channel. This film takes place in the "Jungle of Calais" in which approximately 6,000 refugees, and growing, live in impossible conditions, making it as relevant today as when it was first released in 2009.
All are invited! For more information see the flyer: Welcome Movie Flyer
The Color of the Ocean
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures invites you to a film screening of The Color of the Ocean, the second film in our international film series. The film, in German, French, and Spanish (with English subtitles) will be shown on Wednesday, April 13 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Damen Cinema located in Damen Student Center.
Woven around the dynamic of African refugees seeking a better life in Europe, this story is a compelling drama about the human struggle between duty, ethics and compassion.
All are invited! For more information see the flyer: The Color of the Ocean Flyer
Second Annual Graduate Symposium in Hispanic Studies
Every spring the Spanish Masters program of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures hosts a Graduate Symposium in Hispanic Studies. The most recent symposium on February 27th 2016 focused on Justice: En pro de los menesterosos - La Justicia. The symposium opened with comments from Loyola's Dr. Joy Gordon, Ignacio Ellacuría SJ Professor of Social Ethics. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Cecilia Salmerón Tellechea of the Universidad Iberoamericana, the Jesuit university of Mexico City.
In addition to the participation of graduate students from Loyola and nearby universities, this year's symposium included an undergraduate panel. For more information on this event and Loyola’s Spanish Graduate Program see http://www.luc.edu/modernlang/ma-spanish/.