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Fall 2012

French table meets every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30, Pinette Room, Thorne

Come join our French Teaching Fellows, faculty and students of all levels of French in French conversation over dinner. Come enjoy this great opportunity for informal exchange in French. Make it part of your weekly routine!

Symposium:

Symposium: "Caribbean Interorality in the New Millennium" Oct. 11-12

October 11, 20129:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Cram Alumni House, Barn (Torrey Barn)

Interorality is the systematic transposition of previously composed storytales into new tales with new symbolic meanings. It is one of the primary and distinctive markers of the Caribbean identity. The current world being fast changing and structured around new modes of communication that redefine interorality and writing at the same time, it is critical to assess and reflect on the current state of the oral culture today in the Caribbean. How has interorality contributed to the construction of Caribbean societies and helped distinguish them in the world? What are its specificities? What are the new forms and new ways according to which Caribbean interorality maintains itself today at the core of Caribbean culture and identity. What is its significance in these societies today?

Scholars from across the country will gather on campus for this two-day interdisciplinary and international symposium. A keynote address will be delivered by Henry Paget, professor of sociology and African studies and director of graduate studies at Brown University. Paget's talk is titled "Afro-Indian Interorality and Caribbean Philosophy."

For more information and the complete schedule of events, go to www.bowdoin.edu/romance-languages/symposia/caribbean-interorality-in-the-new-millennium-2012.

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Symposium:

Symposium: "Caribbean Interorality in the New Millennium" (Keynote and Reception)

October 11, 20125:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Afro-Indian Interorality and Caribbean Philosophy Keynote address with Professor Henry Paget (Professor of Sociology and African Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Brown University, RI)

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Reception with musical interlude by the Bowdoin College Afro-Latin American Music Ensemble

For more information and the complete schedule of events, go to www.bowdoin.edu/romance-languages/symposia/caribbean-interorality-in-the-new-millennium-2012.

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Symposium:

Symposium: "Caribbean Interorality in the New Millennium"

October 12, 20129:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Cram Alumni House, Barn (Torrey Barn)

Interorality is the systematic transposition of previously composed storytales into new tales with new symbolic meanings. It is one of the primary and distinctive markers of the Caribbean identity. The current world being fast changing and structured around new modes of communication that redefine interorality and writing at the same time, it is critical to assess and reflect on the current state of the oral culture today in the Caribbean. How has interorality contributed to the construction of Caribbean societies and helped distinguish them in the world? What are its specificities? What are the new forms and new ways according to which Caribbean interorality maintains itself today at the core of Caribbean culture and identity. What is its significance in these societies today?

Scholars from across the country will gather on campus for this two-day interdisciplinary and international symposium. A keynote address will be delivered by Henry Paget, professor of sociology and African studies and director of graduate studies at Brown University. Paget's talk is titled "Afro-Indian Interorality and Caribbean Philosophy."

For more information and the complete schedule of events, go to www.bowdoin.edu/romance-languages/symposia/caribbean-interorality-in-the-new-millennium-2012.

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French Table

French Table

October 31, 20125:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Come and enjoy conversation while strengthening your language skills.

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French Table

French Table

November 7, 20125:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Come and enjoy conversation while strengthening your language skills.

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French Table

French Table

November 14, 20125:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Come and enjoy conversation while strengthening your language skills.

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