The European Studies Consortium (ESC) promotes and supports inquiry into Europe related issues that engage scholars across disciplinary and collegiate borders.
The Institute for Global Studies and The European Studies Consortium would like to congratulate the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awardees for Summer 2013 and the upcoming Academic Year 2014.
Western Europe Summer 2013
Madeline Reibe, Undergraduate, Intermediate Italian, Department of French and Italian
Kristen Stoeckler, PhD, Beginning Turkish, Theater
Amanda Taylor, PhD, Intermediate Italian, English
J. Adelia Chrysler, PhD, Beginning Yiddish, Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch
Rachel Schaff, PhD, Beginning Czech, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
Western Europe Academic Year 2013-2014
John Stanoch, Undergraduate, Intermediate Russian, Linguistics & Russian
Timothy Bell, Undergraduate, Intermediate Italian, Physiology/French and Italian Studies
Jean Costello, Undergraduate, Intermediate Russian, Mathematics
Felicia Stevens, Undergraduate, Intermediate Dutch, Theater Arts & Dance
Paul Vig, PhD, Intermediate Dutch, Department of History
Andrew Hoyt, PhD, Intermediate Italian, Department of History
Margarita Kopelmahker, PhD, Advanced Russian, Theater Arts & Dance
Lucas Franco, PhD, Intermediate Norwegian, Political Science
Program schedule available for download by clicking the link below:
"Burning the Sea: Clandestine Migrations in the Age of Globalization" is a symposium designed as an interdisciplinary conference that will bring together fifteen scholars from various national and international institutions, with a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Panelists will discuss contemporary clandestine human migratory flows across the Mediterranean Sea between southwestern Europe and North- and Sub-Saharan Africa, as they are represented in French, Francophone, and Spanish literature and cinema. Panels will also examine these migratory patterns, concentrating on how they are accounted throughout history, in mass media, and political discourse.
Convened by Hakim Abderrezak, Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota
Silvia Bermúdez, University of California-Santa Barbara
Sabrina Brancato, University of Bayreuth
Carla Calargé, Florida Atlantic University
Sylvie Durmelat, Georgetown University
Claudia Esposito, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Anouar Majid,University of New England
Brinda Mehta, Mills College
Valerie Orlando,University of Maryland-College Park
Gema Pérez-Sánchez, University of Miami
Liliana Suárez-Navaz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, Yale University
Dominic Thomas, UCLA
Shaden Tageldin, Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota
Ofelia Ferran, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota
Nabil Matar, Department of English, University of Minnesota
William Viestenz , Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota
Sponsored by: University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Special Events Programs,
European Studies Consortium, Institute for Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Immigration History Research Center, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Department of French and Italian, Institute for Advanced Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Department of History, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Department of English, Department of Anthropology.
Hakim Abderrezak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research deals primarily with Maghrebi literature and cinema, and Mediterranean Studies.
His most recent publications include an article on the topic of clandestine migration in francophone Moroccan "illiterature," an interview with Algerian writer Boualem Sansal, and a book chapter on the film Il était une fois dans l'oued (Once Upon a Time in the Oued). His work has appeared in various journals, such as Sites: Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Critical Interventions, and The Journal of North African Studies.
He co-edited a special issue of Expressions Maghrébines on Plurilingualism in the Maghreb (Winter 2012). His forthcoming book is entitled Ex-Centric Migrations: Europe and the Maghreb in Mediterranean Cinema, Literature, and Music (Indiana University Press 2014).(Continue Reading)April 15th, 2013