News and events

  • Italian Canadian Diaspora Speaker Series: Gianna Patriarca

    All are welcome to attend the next Italian Canadian Diaspora Speaker Series event on November 19 at 5 p.m. in Plaza 600F.

    GIANNA PATRIARCA – My Voice in Three Languages

    Gianna Patriarca is an award winning author of 8 books of poetry , a children’s book and a collection of short fiction. Her work is extensively anthologized in Canada, Italy and the USA and appears on University courses in all three countries. Her work has been adapted for Canadian Stage and CBC radio drama and featured in numerous documentaries. Italian Women and Other Tragedies, is in its 4th printing, translated into Italian and launched at the University of Naples Orientale and Bologna. Gianna is featured at the museum Pier 21 in Halifax. She is the first recipient of the Science and Cultural Award from the Italian Chamber of Commerce, awarded the Farfalla D’Argento from Rome in 2016, and in 2017 was awarded the Spirit of Ontario medal from the Congress of Italian Canadians. Her collection of short fiction All My Fallen Angelas, was long listed for the Griffin prize in 2016. She has read her work at Yale, Purdue, Paterson New Jersey and numerous universities and cities in Canada. She is currently working on a collection of poems, Time to be Old, and a novel, The Sicilian’s Bride.

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    Samedi 17 Novembre 2018, de 14 à 15 heures

    Admission par donation, 5$ suggérés | Membres et étudiants gratuit

    Rejoignez le tour en français de nos expositions.
    Guide: Catherine Parayre, Langues modernes, littératures et cultures & Etudes en arts et culture, Université Brock.

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  • German Film Series

    The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is pleased to host the first film evening of the year for students and film enthusiasts. The film will be in German with English subtitles. Participants can choose among 5 or 6 films!

    When: Thursday, October 25 at 5 p.m.
    Where: TH 269 C (in the CDH)

    All are welcome! The event is free and snacks will be provided.

    For more information, please contact:

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  • Examining migrant experiences in art and literature

    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.


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  • Brock-Niagara French Contest marks 40 years

    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.

    Read the full story in the Brock News

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  • Call for Papers– 7th International Conference on Image and Imagery

    The conference “Im/Migrant Passages: Crossing Visual, Spatial and Textual Boundaries” will be held on October 10 and 11, 2018 at Brock University.

    Proposals are welcome.

    The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.

    Download Call for Papers

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  • You never know when a second language will come in handy

    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!

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  • Call for Papers– Storytelling and Trauma: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

    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.

    Download Call for Papers

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  • The Museum in the Hallway / MLLC

    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.

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  • 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.

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