Syllabus for Fall 2000
- 9/11 Introduction by
Nicole Vaget at MHC
- Presentation of Gateway
to Europe, Ciruti 9 (7 to 9pm):
- 9/18 "History of
founding of European Union and challenges facing it for today
and in future" a presentation by Julie Fette, assistant
professor of French at MHC, Ciruti 9 (7 to 9pm):
- Palermo, Sicily
- 9/24 "Open Doors"
by director Gianni Amelio
"Palermo A.D.1937: Death Penalty in
Fascist Italy in Gianni Amelio's film "Open Doors"
a presentation by Francesca Santovetti, visiting associate-professor
of Italian at MHC, Ciruti 9 (7 to 9pm)
- 10/1 : "La Dolce Vita"
by diector Federico Fellini
: "La Dolce Vita:Myth and Irony"
a presentation by John
Varriano, professor of art at MHC,
Ciruti 9 (7 to 9pm)
- Towns of the Catalonian region in Spain
- 10/15: "1919, Chronicle
of Dawn", a film by Antonio J. Betancort (1983).
This movie is based on a novel, under the same title, written
by Ramon J. Sender.
- 10/16: Ciruti 9 (7 to 9pm) "The
Impossible Dream of Revolution in Spain" a presentation
by Nieves Romero-Diaz, assistant-professor of Spanish at MHC,
in Ciruti 9 (7 to 9pm)
- The French countryside
- 10/ 22 "Farrebique"
( a chronicle of a year in the life of a farm family
in central France. Views of nature, intercut with scenes of seasonal
activities to emphasize the movement of time), by director
Georges Rouquier (1947)
- This is not a video. You will have
to attend the projection of the film in Dwight 202 on Sunday
10/22 from 7 to 9, or on Monday 10/23 from 4 to 6.
10/ 23: "French
Peasants, a lost civilization", a presentations
by Nicole Vaget, professor of French at MHC, Ciruti 9 (7 to 9pm)
- 10/29: Films on Berlin, Germany:
- Run, Lola Run" by director
- The Murderers are among us"
by director Wolfgang Staudte,
- Wings of Desire" by director
- 10/30: "Spaces for History
in the New berlin", a presentation by Cornelius
Partsch, visiting assistant professor of German at MHC
- 11/6: Presentation by Peter Scotto, associate-professor
of Russian at MHC (postponed)
- 11/12: Film on Portugal: Lisboa
by Wim Wenders
of Lisbon, a presentation by Jose Ornelas, professor
of Spanish and Portugese at UMass
| 11/20: no
| 11/27: no
- 12/1: "A window to Paris"
by director Yuri Mamin to be shown in Ciruti 123, Sunday.
december 3, 7pm,
of St Petersburg", a presentation by Peter Scotto,
associate-professor of Russian at MHC, in Ciruti 9
12/11: Students' presentations
and discussion. + PAPER DUE
- For the final paper you should
select a topic and choose a professor who will guide you in identifying
ressources and will give you a grade for your work. This professor
can be one of the presenters, or any other member of the European
- Please, inform me of your choice
as soon as you can .