Romance Languages Department
Alison Cooper describes how Rome’s richly symbolic history makes it the perfect setting for a gory twenty-first-century horror movie.
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Meryem Belkaid held a lunchtime faculty seminar in November to shine a light on some of the hardships suffered by public intellectuals during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Carolyn Wolfenzon Niego recalls time spent in Cuba during the reign of Fidel Castro. The Communist dictator died recently after nearly sixty years in power.
” It is sad that now, with Fidel Castro out of the picture, and Obama soon to be also out of the picture, Cuban-American relations are at risk of deteriorating. Cubans do not deserve that, just as they did not deserve the abuses they had to endure after the 1959 revolution.”
“Even in the liberal press (e.g. “El Pais”), columns and collected opinions by intellectuals from around Latin America were skeptical of his (Castro’s) legacy.”
Films will be in French with English subtitles, and followed by a discussion led by members of the Bowdoin community. See full story for complete details.
At its recent meeting in Boston (February 4-6, 2016), the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees promoted seven faculty members to tenured positions.
A book of poetry by Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Hanétha Vété-Congolo-Leibnitz has been shortlisted for the 2015 Small Axe Literary Competition.
A Bowdoin Spanish class recently visited Hanover, N.H., to see Dartmouth College’s Orozco mural, which was painted by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934 in the reserve corridor of Baker Library, now called the Orozco Room.
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature Hanétha Vété-Congolo was recently interviewed as part of a nationwide project by Maine and Canadian francophone associations to speak with native French speakers who teach French and francophone studies.
“Mon parler de Guinée”, [My African Tongue] Prof. Vété-Congolo’s new book of poetry was released in September 2015 with the prestigious Collection “Poètes des cinq continents” of the renown French publishing House, Éditions L’Harmattan.
Since joining the Francophone Studies faculty this July, Assistant Professor Meryem Belkaïd has already garnered great appreciation from both students in colleagues for the many outstanding qualities and expertise she brings to the Department, not to mention her her terrific spirit and sense of humor.