The seventh annual Image and Imagery conference was held at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts Oct. 10 and 11. Organized by Associate Professors Catharine Parayre, Carmela Colella and Tamara El-Hoss of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture, this year’s theme was “Im/Migrant Passages: Crossing Visual, Spatial and Textual Boundaries.” Scholars from Brock and beyond gathered to reflect on the migrant experience as expressed in literatures and the arts. The keynote artist’s talk was given by Leila Abdelrazaq, a Palestinian artist and author based in Detroit. She talked about her debut graphic novel, Baddawi, in which she shares her father’s experiences living in a Palestinian refugee camp. Abdelrazaq explained how her art draws on various cultural motifs to explore issues related to diaspora, cultural identity, refugees and borders. Pictured from left are El-Hoss, Parayre, Abdelrazaq and Colella.
The Brock-Niagara French Contest celebrated its 40th anniversary Wednesday, May 9, with close to 200 students from across the region visiting campus for the competition.
The annual event is organized by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures in cooperation with local school boards.
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Shout out to Ariana, a 4th year student who used her Spanish skills today to help a visitor who didn’t speak English feel welcome. You never know when your second language will come in handy!
The Conference Storytelling and Trauma: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary will be held on October 6th to 7th, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.
Proposals for presentations, displays, exhibits, round tables, panels, interactive workshops are welcome.
The deadline for submissions is May 11th, 2018.
Cables and Squares (April 2018)
This inaugural exhibition in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures showcases students’ creative works this year as well as in the past. One side of the hallway is sober and pale: writing and lithophanies are placed around a small graffiti piece by local artist Mat Vizbulis. The opposite side is colourful and turbulent, with two children books made by students and the expression of our thanks to Brock Radio for its support of programs in different languages. Cables and Squares brings together texts, images, sounds and performance.
ti< Journal of text-and-image criticism/ creation —— un journal de critique/ creation texte-et-image
The new issue of ti< (7.1, 2018) is now online. It features creative works by students in French Studies, Studies in Arts and Culture, as well as by Arnie McBay (MIWSFPA) and by the members of The Willow Community at Rodman Hall.
Saturday 7 April (2-3pm)
Rodman Hall Art Centre
Nous découvrirons les expositions ‘Up Close and In Motion’ (oeuvres de la collection permanente de Rodman Hall), ‘Just Resting My Eyes’ et ‘Core’.
Pour vous rendre à Rodman Hall, veuillez consulter https://brocku.ca/rodman-hall/learn/tours/
The winner of last week’s skill testing question is: Nicola Scocchia. Congratulations, Nicola!
This week’s challenge is:
Name at least *six* of the historical figures whose images are included in the collage in the display cases in the Library and the Thistle corridor.
Please send your responses to: email@example.com