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Spring 2016

Hope College French Film Festival

Join us February 4-6 for a series of contemporary French films being shown as part of the Hope College French Film Festival! All films are FREE and $4 for the general public, and include a post-screening discussion with members of the Hope faculty. Note that all films are in French, but will include English subtitles. Please view a minimum of one film; a second film will give you 5 extra credits or bonus points.

Thursday, February 4
Graves- Winants Auditorium

Bande de filles – 7:30pm

Friday, February 5
Knickerbocker Theatre

Deux jours, une nuit – 7:30pm

Saturday, February 6
Knickerbocker Theatre

Marie's Story – 3:00pm
Timbuktu – 7:30pm

*The Film Festival Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors that made this festival possible: Hope College Cultural Affairs Committee, the Office of Multicultural Life and International Education, the Office of Events and Conferences, the Phelps Scholars Program, as well as the departments of Modern and Classical Languages, International Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and History.

Speakers Series

Monday, January 25
Study Abroad: Round table of returning students from French-speaking countries
MMC Auditorium 135
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, February 17
Dr. Michel Pichot, Aquinas College
"French Migration to Algeria in the 19th Century: The Life Story of Henriette Orcière"
MMC Auditorium 135
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, March 3
French Student Research and Creative Writing

MMC Auditorium 135
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Monday, April 4
Susan Haigh '14, Fulbright Scholar 2014- 15, Perpignan, France
"Life After Hope College"
MMC Auditorium 135
4:00 - 5:00pm

Films This Term at Granberg

1st Fl Library, 6:00 - 8:00pm

March 2, 3
Des hommes et des dieux- Of Man and God
Deeply moving true story of self-sacrifice

April 11, 12
L'affaire Farewell

Additional Events

Friday, April 15
15th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creative Performance
DeVos Fieldhouse
2:30 - 5:30pm
More Information Here
Online Registration: January 15 - 31

Extra Credit Events

+2 credits with a brief report/ 1-2 paragraphs

Wednesday, February 3
Arts & Humanities Day
Maas Auditorium
12:00 - 2:00pm

Friday, February 19
Arts & Humanities Symposium: "Music, Art, and Placemaking"
1:00 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, February 24
CIS Engaging the Middle East: Understanding Contemporary Changes
Opening Keynote Address: Shibley Telhami

Thursday, February 25
CIS Engaging the Middle East: Understanding Contemporary Changes
Opens with a major address by Robin Wright, followed by department and focus sessions throughout the day.

Rencontres Françaises


Beginning Wednesday, January 20, join us 6 times on Wednesday this term (Jan. 20, Feb. 3 & 24, March 9 & 30, April 13) from 4:00 to 5:00pm at Lemonjello's Coffee (61 E. 9th Street) for conversation with Lucie Gaucher. All levels of French welcome. There is no particular agenda or topic of discussion, just casual conversation and games in French.

*Note that while the Pause-Café does not count for co-curricular credit, any students currently enrolled in a French course can still receive 1 bonus point toward their course grade for each time they attend (up to 6 extra or bonus points)

FRENCH CINÉ-CLUB (voir les annonces sur le site français : http://www.hope.edu/academic/language/french/events.html)

Films from the French ciné-club (In French without English subtitles)  will also earn co-curricular credits. For students from the F201 level and up.