Spring 2015 Calendar of Events

French Language Table

January 21, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

January 22, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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French Language Table

January 28, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

January 29, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Film Screening: Charlie Hebdo Documentary, "C'est Dur D'être Aimé Par Des Cons"

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January 30, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris at the beginning of this month, the Bowdoin French Club, the Famille Francophone, will be holding a public screening of Daniel Leconte's 2008 documentary, C'est Dur D'être Aimé Par Des Cons (“It’s tough being loved by jerks”). The film follows the 2006 court case that was brought against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in the wake of their decision to publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. It will be shown in French with English subtitles, with discussion to follow in English.  

The movie offers fascinating and unprecedented insight behind the scenes at this controversial publication. It also raises important questions about free speech and satire in France, a country with very different laws concerning freedom of expression. The discussion will provide an opportunity to reflect on these questions as well as the social and political consequences of recent events.

The Bowdoin Famille Francophone (aka “Bowdoin French Club”) is a student-run organization operating under the auspices of the Bowdoin Student Government. It seeks to promote Francophone values, culture and interests to the wider Bowdoin College community.

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Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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February 2, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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French Language Table

February 4, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

February 5, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Sherryl Vint: "To Seek Out New Worlds: Science Fiction in a Global Perspective"

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February 5, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Sherryl Vint is professor of Science Fiction Media Studies at the University of California, Riverside, where she co-directs the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies program. She is the author and/or editor of several books, including Bodies of Tomorrow (2007), Animal Alterity (2010), The Wire (2013), Science Fiction: A Guide to the Perplexed (2014), and The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (2011, with Mark Bould). She co-edits the journals Science Fiction Film and Television and Science Fiction Studies.

Her talk will present an overview of science fiction in a global context, exploring the ways common science fiction icons appear differently when embedded in multiple local contexts, and will discuss the significance of the recent explosion of science fiction across the globe. 

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Arielle Saiber at asaiber@bowdoin.edu.  

Sponsored by the Departments of Romance Languages and English and the Cinema Studies and Gender and Women's Studies Programs.

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French Language Table

February 11, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

February 12, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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February 16, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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French Language Table

February 18, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

February 19, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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French Language Table

February 25, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

February 26, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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March 2, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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French Language Table

March 4, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

March 5, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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French Language Table

March 25, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

March 26, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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March 30, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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Spanish Language Table

April 2, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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April 6, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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French Language Table

April 8, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

April 9, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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French Language Table

April 15, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

April 16, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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April 20, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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French Language Table

April 22, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

April 23, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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French Language Table

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April 29, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Spanish Language Table

April 30, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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Tavola Italiana (Italian Table)

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May 4, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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French Language Table

May 6, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

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