African filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako will visit Atlanta on Nov. 6 and 7, sponsored by UGA's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the French Consulate, and the Bronze Lens Film Festival. Friday events will include a workshop with Sissako from 5-6:30 pm and a screening of Heremakono (2002) at 7 pm (SCADshow), and on Saturday there will be a screening of Timbuktu (2014) at 4 pm followed by a public discussion with the filmmaker at 6 pm (Woodruff Arts Center). More details at http://www.france-atlanta.org/?p=1249 and please contact Dr.
Two Romance Languages graduate students will present their research on:
Leah Lemberg, "Native and non-Native instructors discourse patterns and feedback in upper-level spanish classes."
Sophie Vainer, "The Effects of Digital Storytelling on Students' Creativity, Motivation, and Target Language Use with Audio and Visual Media."
Textual Machines is an international symposium exploring literary objects that produce texts through the material interaction with mechanical devices or procedures. We define “textual machines” as a perspective on literature and book objects where text is “a mechanical device for the production and consumption of verbal signs” (Espen J. Aarseth).
Crossroads is an interdisciplinary conference led by graduate students in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia. We strive to promote original graduate research by providing a platform for graduate students to hone their professional skills and to engage in discussions with scholars. We are committed to create a sense of community between graduate students across disciplines and institutions.