YoL 1x2 Events

 

DepartmentSemesterEventEventDateEventDescription
AMESALL/ReligionFall 2022Moscow Aramaic CircleCharles Häberl, together with Sergey Loesov and other faculty at the Higher School of Economics, coordinates weekly meetings of the Moscow Aramaic Circle in person (in Moscow) and via Zoom, Thursdays from 8pm to 10pm Moscow Time (GMT+3). The Circle unites HSE and Rutgers faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate), and independent scholars to discuss Aramaic from a historical and comparative perspective through linguistic fieldwork and critical reading of Aramaic texts in a seminar format.
German, Russian, & East European Lang. & Lit.Spring 20235th Annual Rutgers Translate-a-thon02/24/2023The annual Rutgers Translate-a-thon is dedicated to bringing together students and speakers of many different languages around short-term translation projects that benefit the Rutgers and wider community. In 2023, we'll celebrate the fifth anniversary of this campus-wide event, generously hosted by the Rutgers Language Center. Join us for translation projects involving many of the languages taught and spoken at Rutgers, as well as food, workshops, performances, a raffle drawing for translation-related prizes, and more. All are welcome! For further details, visit our website: https://sites.rutgers.edu/translate-a-thon/. To propose a translation project, please write to and .
Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish LifeSpring 2023Reading Biblical Narrative04/18/2023The Hebrew Bible exercises a highly sophisticated narrative art that deploys a variety of distinctive conventions and techniques unlike what is found in other narrative traditions. The lecture will undertake an introduction to these narrative procedures with special attention to the use of repetition as a way of better appreciating the artistry of the Hebrew stories.
Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Portuguese Program)Fall 2022Quiosque 2022The Portuguese Program of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host a series of conversations with leading thinkers, activists, and personalities in Brazil. Our guests will engage with participants on different topics, such as racism, feminism, visual arts, the environment, indigenous people, the LGBTQIA+ community, journalism, and contemporary politics. These conversations, all in Portuguese, will be virtual and live-streamed via Stream Yard simultaneously across multiple social media platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgd-9_nS68Q-nkddtA0Y8kw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RUPortuguese There will be one guest per month, starting in September and ending in December.
Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Portuguese Program)Fall 2022Telecollaboration in PortugueseOnce a week, students who study Portuguese will meet Brazilian students from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora on Zoom. It will be a one-on-one conversation about different topics, 30 minutes will be in Portuguese and 30 minutes in English (so Brazilian students also can practice their English skills). This is an extra activity open to all students of all levels who are studying Portuguese.
Spanish and PortugueseFall 2022International Translation Day09/29/2022The International Translation Day celebrates the work of language professionals, from translators and interpreters, to terminologists and language teachers. These play an enormous role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security. Rutgers organizes a series of activities to celebrate this day.
South Asian Studies Program, Global Asias InitiativeFall 2022The Idea of Indian Literature Book Launch11/10/2022Charu Gupta (University of Delhi), Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers), and Samah Selim (Rutgers) discuss Preetha Mani's new book The Idea of Indian Literature: Gender, Genre, and Comparative Method, which explores the paradox that a single canon could be written in multiple languages.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish LifeFall 2022Rutgers Jewish Film Festival10/30/2022The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival sponsors film screenings in a variety of languages.
FrenchFall 2022« Why Would I Learn Anything About French Culture ? » presentations10/24/2022During this week, students are invited to present their own findings about the importance of French Culture in their life. Our seminar focuses on two emblematic women: Madame de Lafayette who wrote the first "psychological" novel from a female point of view (1678); and Diam's who is the first French woman who broke the glass ceiling and performed "Rap Music". Both figures say something about French Culture, its evolution, its prejudices and its ability to question patriarchy. Students depart from their society and what they know to understand the past: I am helping them in doing relevant comparisons (and be mindful of anachronisms). During this special week, they will be responsible for presenting their own point of view about gender roles, equities, human rights, rap culture and French Old Regime.
Asian Languages and CulturesFall 2022The language of AIDS stigma in China10/06/2022Our speaker, Chung To, founded Chi Heng Foundation in 1998 to assist children orphaned by AIDS in central China whose parents contracted the virus via unsanitary blood trade in the 1990s. Despite political sensitivity and other difficulties, Chung developed a systematic and sustainable program which has cumulatively supported over 30,000 children whose parents have died of or are dying of AIDS in over twenty provinces in China. Viewed by many as a best practice model of its kind, the program has become the largest nongovernmental effort focusing on helping children impacted by AIDS in China. In his talk, Chung To will discuss language issues surrounding AIDS stigma in the context of his efforts to raise awareness of AIDS among the public through organizing exhibitions and launching media campaigns. Named as “Ten Future Leaders of China” by People Magazine and “Ten Model Citizens in China” by Phoenix TV, Chung has been a visionary leader in the NGO field, contributing to the development of civil society in China through constructive dialogue with government leaders. Moderator: Professor Louisa Schein, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University
Russian and East European Languages and LiteraturesFall 2022Slavic Slam: An Evening of Poetry and Performance11/02/2022Performance of poetry, songs, and skits (pre-recorded, and live) by students of Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian of all levels in a Zoom event from 4:30-6pm. There will be prizes for best performance, best costume, best production value, and other categories, but all students will be equally applauded and praised for their brave participation!
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish LifeFall 2022Reading Biblical Narrative, A Lecture by Renowned Bible Scholar and Translator Robert Alter04/19/2023The Hebrew Bible exercises a highly sophisticated narrative art that deploys a variety of distinctive conventions and techniques unlike what is found in other narrative traditions. This lecture will offer an introduction to these narrative procedures with special attention to the use of repetition as a way of better appreciating the artistry of the Hebrew stories. Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, the magnificent capstone to a lifetime of distinguished scholarly work, won the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation.
FrenchFall 2022Why Would I Learn French"": presentations12/14/2022This would be a follow-up event on the last day of class. Students are invited to present their own findings about the importance of French Culture in their life. Our seminar focuses on two emblematic women: Madame de Lafayette who wrote the first "psychological" novel from a female point of view (1678); and Diam's who is the first French woman who broke the glass ceiling and performed "Rap Music". Both figures say something about French Culture, its evolution, its prejudices and its ability to question patriarchy. Students depart from their society and what they know to understand the past: I am helping them in doing relevant comparisons (and be mindful of anachronisms). On this date, students will be responsible for presenting their own point of view about gender roles, equities, human rights, rap culture and French Old Regime.
Asian Languages and CulturesFall 2022“Everything in the World Is Doubled”: English and/as Translation in 21st Century Asian Writers’ Anglophone Fiction 10/18/2022Fujii Hikaru, Tokyo of University, is a scholar of American literature and translator. Professor Fujii notes that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer fits into a certain literary mold: an American author writing about the American experience. For many people, that genre—explorations of America by Americans—has formed a basis for understanding the United States. The context is shifting, however. When multiculturalism really started to take root around the 1980s, second- and third-generation minority writers started writing out of their own identities. Things were a bit different back then: American society embraced those new voices as elements of cultural diversity—that inclusiveness made the narratives wholly “American,” all part of the American story. In the 21st century, though, we’re seeing more and more immigrant authors writing in non-native English. Instead of setting their works in their adopted home of the United States, the writers in this new wave tend to opt for “somewheres” and often weave their narratives through their home countries; they portray life in their native lands and navigate the space between their two “homes.” Yiyun Li, from China, Junot Díaz, from the Dominican Republic, and Aleksandar Hemon, a Bosnian writer, all fall into that category. It's in this sense that Professor Fujii will argue their literary worlds are "doubled."
Asian Languages and CulturesFall 2022Create a Kanji/Hanzi/Hanja Contest11/01/2022The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures is inviting submissions to its Create a Kanji/Hanzi/Hanja Contest, where students can create their own Chinese character. The contest is a fun way for students to interact with Chinese characters and explore the beauty and possibilities of a pictographic writing system. The contest is open to Rutgers students and will run from November 1 to 10, 2022. To enter the contest, fill out the submission form (https://forms.gle/a7rkfPbQEkan5CdLA) and upload an image of the Chinese character you created with its meaning in English. The Chinese character must be your original made-up character. While individual submissions are welcome, we especially encourage students to collaborate with a partner and submit their entry as a pair. A student can submit up to 2 entries, including individual and pair submissions. Submit only one Chinese character per entry. For pair submissions, both students should fill out a submission form. The Selection Committee will choose three winning entries, and a fourth winner “Crowd Favorite” will be determined by the attendees at the Celebration of Languages event on November 16. The winners will be chosen based on originality. Student’s proficiency in Chinese characters will be taken into consideration. Each winning entry will receive a $50 prize. For pair submissions, each student will receive $25. This contest is sponsored by ALC. For inquiries, contact ALC Language Program Coordinator, Dr. Jenny Yang ().
The Language CenterFall 2022A Celebration of Languages11/16/2022Learn about language programs and opportunities at Rutgers and enjoy music, games, prizes, and food!
ItalianFall 2022BEYOND STEREOTYPES: Italian Cuisines and Cultures11/17/2022A Posterboard Exhibit by Students of Italian 232 Course. Stop by the exhibit in the Rutgers Academic Building WEST wing - first floor atrium. Here is a sampling of some titles: The Journey of Sauce. Calabrian Cuisine and History. The Grain with so Much to Gain. Italian VS Italian-American Cuisine, plus many more.
FrenchSpring 2023What's Teaching French Like? Careers in NJ 12 Education02/27/2023What's Teaching French Like? Careers in NJ 12 Education and Teaching Internships in France Presentations with K-12 French Teachers, Q&A and hands-on Teaching Demos
FrenchSpring 2023Public Book Talk by Emily Marker (Rutgers-Camden), author of Black France White Europe04/06/2023Black France, White Europe illuminates the deeply entangled history of European integration and African decolonization. Author Emily Marker maps the horizons of belonging in postwar France as leaders contemplated the inclusion of France's old African empire in the new Europe-in-the-making. European integration intensified longstanding structural contradictions of French colonial rule in Africa: Would Black Africans and Black African Muslims be French? If so, would they then also be European? What would that mean for republican France and united Europe more broadly?
FrenchSpring 2023Sexual Consent04/13/2023I am invited to present my book (its possible translation could be: Take No For an Answer. Reclaiming the French Canonical Texts through the Female gaze) by the university of Orléans to discuss with Irène Théry's book on sexual civility (her book published in 2022 looks at the MeToo movement from an historical perspective). We will look at the notion of "sexual consent" through the lens of history, literature, laws and sociology.
English/ Intensive English ProgramSpring 2023Celebrating English Accents04/24/2023In commemoration of World English Language Day, the Intensive English Program is celebrating English Accents and encouraging international students to take pride in their English Accents. Event program includes presentations, performances, games and dinner.
Raritan Quarterly ReviewSpring 2023The Art & Act of Translation: A Roundtable Discussion04/04/2023Tuesday, April 4, 2023 3:50 - 5:10 pm Reception to follow Location: New Brunswick Theological Seminary Hageman Hall 35 Seminary Place New Brunswick, New Jersey raritanquarterly.rutgers.edu humanities.rutgers.edu/yol