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09/13/2020

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Los juegos y el deporte fueron muy importantes en la #cultura nazarí. Era común participar en torneos, expediciones de caza, juego de cañas y otras diversiones más intimas, como el ♟️ajedrez o las tablas.

Además, practicaban actividades lúdicas y de relax en los baños, así como 🎵 bailes al aire libre, en los que participaban asiduamente los sultanes. Los niños🧒🏻, por supuesto, tenían juguetes realizados especialmente para ellos.

#MuseoAlhambra #MuseosAND #VuelveAlMuseo #PiezasDelMuseo

Wright Museum of Art
07/22/2020

Wright Museum of Art

We are so thrilled to announce the fall 2020 George S. Parker Faculty Curator Associate Professor of Spanish, Amy Tibbitts. Although it will be virtual this year, we look forward to developing an exhibition on the Spanish Civil War along with Amy and her students! #ParkerFacultyCurator #SpanishCivilWar #CuratingWithStudents #CourseLeadExhibition #InterdisciplinaryLearning #WrightMuseumOfArt #BeloitCollege #BeloitProud

Check out this fantastic virtual gallery of work by Prof. Mazouz's French 240 class this semester!Entitled « Les Femmes ...
05/19/2020
Les femmes qui lisent sont dangereuses

Check out this fantastic virtual gallery of work by Prof. Mazouz's French 240 class this semester!

Entitled « Les Femmes qui lisent sont dangereuses », or “Women who Read are Dangerous,” this features works culled from the Wright Museum of Art that are presented in French and English. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Lucy (Huixin) Li for putting this virtual exhibition together!

Félicitations, class of 2020!
05/17/2020

Félicitations, class of 2020!

05/17/2020
Beloit College

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

FELICIDADES!  A toast and best wishes to our Spanish Language Seniors!  olé!
05/17/2020

FELICIDADES! A toast and best wishes to our Spanish Language Seniors! olé!

Farewell toast with Japanese Language and Culture seniors and their sempai!卒業おめでとう!!!🎉🎉🎊🎊。#TurtleGraduation
05/17/2020

Farewell toast with Japanese Language and Culture seniors and their sempai!

卒業おめでとう!!!🎉🎉🎊🎊。

#TurtleGraduation

Amazing presentations form Prof. Mazouz's French 240 class today — in a curated, annotated exhibition! Can't wait until ...
05/08/2020

Amazing presentations form Prof. Mazouz's French 240 class today — in a curated, annotated exhibition! Can't wait until the virtual museum goes live.

Congratulations to the newly-inducted members of the Beloit chapter of Phi Sigma Iota (ΦΣΙ)!  Very excited to see the gr...
05/07/2020

Congratulations to the newly-inducted members of the Beloit chapter of Phi Sigma Iota (ΦΣΙ)! Very excited to see the great things these seniors do!

Beloit SSEC
04/30/2020

Beloit SSEC

Congratulations to Gray Denney '20 who has received the Mitsubishi Fellowship in Japanese Studies to pursue graduate stu...
04/09/2020

Congratulations to Gray Denney '20 who has received the Mitsubishi Fellowship in Japanese Studies to pursue graduate study in the University of Pittsburgh Interdisciplinary Masters of Arts in East Asian Studies program. Gray is a Japanese Language and Culture Major with a History minor.

Congratulations to Emma Hahn '20 on being selected to participate in the JET Program starting this fall! Emma studied at...
04/08/2020

Congratulations to Emma Hahn '20 on being selected to participate in the JET Program starting this fall!

Emma studied at Akita International University in the spring of 2019, and she is a Japanese Language and Culture and International Relations double major with a Museum Studies minor.

“We want to have a plan and feel less uncertain. And this plan is adaptable to whatever we can find in the fall. It’s op...
04/03/2020
College announces two-class modules for Fall 2020 and plans for COVID-19 disruptions

“We want to have a plan and feel less uncertain. And this plan is adaptable to whatever we can find in the fall. It’s optimistic. All we’re doing is trying to find a sunny patch in a kind of cloudy situation… The two things that are in our control are the calendar—so we start as late as we can, which is September 8 so COVID-19 can burn itself out—and the curriculum.” —Provost Boynton

Disclaimer: All interviews for this piece took place over the phone. On Tuesday, March 31, Beloit College President Scott Bierman sent an email to the student body announcing academic calendar and…

MLL faculty working together to prepare to start remote teaching on Monday.
03/21/2020

MLL faculty working together to prepare to start remote teaching on Monday.

Emily Kratz (’21): “More profoundly than anything I am traditionally studying, study abroad is pushing my boundaries, bo...
03/04/2020
Postcard from France: Volunteering with a refugee resettlement organization

Emily Kratz (’21): “More profoundly than anything I am traditionally studying, study abroad is pushing my boundaries, both personally and of what I thought was possible for my life beyond Beloit. While classes are a major part of my time here, I feel like I have grown so much, especially in becoming more independent and confident in navigating new situations and in solving problems. I will definitely take that forward in my life, as much as any skill I would learn in the classroom!”

Postcard from France, while Emily Kratz ’21 is learning and growing in the classroom, she is engaging with a community as an English teacher at a refugee s...

2020 Beloit International Blocks! Join us in Spain and Morocco! A few more spots are still open! Contact us if intereste...
02/20/2020

2020 Beloit International Blocks! Join us in Spain and Morocco! A few more spots are still open! Contact us if interested!

02/19/2020
Amazing Professors - Center for Language Studies

Come learn Chinese, Japanese, or Russian at the Center for Language Studies (CLS) this summer!

College student Lauren speaks about the passion of the professors at Beloit College's Center for Language Studies.

Emily Kratz (French/Political Science, ’21) read Nina Bouraoui's Mes mauvaises pensées last semester at Beloit and then ...
02/11/2020

Emily Kratz (French/Political Science, ’21) read Nina Bouraoui's Mes mauvaises pensées last semester at Beloit and then got to meet the author in person while studying abroad at Science Po Rennes!

Spain and Morocco anyone? Join us for the International Beloit Blocks this summer! 💃 olé
01/21/2020

Spain and Morocco anyone? Join us for the International Beloit Blocks this summer! 💃 olé

2019 Exchange students Farewell Ceremony
12/12/2019

2019 Exchange students Farewell Ceremony

Saying Farewell to some of our Beloit Exchange students! What an awesome journey! And as you all said, we know you will ...
12/12/2019

Saying Farewell to some of our Beloit Exchange students! What an awesome journey! And as you all said, we know you will be back!

Fantastic presentation today by Alex Cullison (MLL/Anthro ʼ20):“'I Have Plenty of Things to Say': Language Choice Among ...
11/20/2019

Fantastic presentation today by Alex Cullison (MLL/Anthro ʼ20):
“'I Have Plenty of Things to Say': Language Choice Among Senegalese Woman Writers.”

Thank you for sharing your traditions and cuisine!
11/11/2019

Thank you for sharing your traditions and cuisine!

Celebrating Being a Beloiter with my Fab Exchange students who cooked delicious food!
11/11/2019

Celebrating Being a Beloiter with my Fab Exchange students who cooked delicious food!

Saturday at 2pm! Last film of the Tournées Festival!“Mainstream films such as Philadelphia (1993) and Dallas Buyers Club...
10/04/2019
120 Beats Per Minute review – fury meets ecstasy in the face of the Aids crisis

Saturday at 2pm! Last film of the Tournées Festival!

“Mainstream films such as Philadelphia (1993) and Dallas Buyers Club (2013) were careful to treat the solemn history of the Aids crisis with hospital gloves, but this tendency towards tasteful seriousness frames their central journeys as a stoic and sexless death march. What feels revolutionary – and revelatory – about this film and its characters is the way they resist that urge, managing to find moments of galvanising fury and ecstatic joy while in the grip of debilitating disease. Electronic musician Arnaud Rebotini’s dissonant, humming, house-inflected score – and the metronome-like heartbeats that underscore the action – are reminders that, even on their deathbed, a person has a pulse. In its dying gasps, the film grasps at life.”

French director Robin Campillo succeeds in uniting personal and political to electrifying effect

09/15/2019
Beloit College Tournées Film Festival

Beloit College Tournées Film Festival

This Thursday at 7pm, Hendricks Center for the Arts!

Free to the public thanks to the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. Thanks to the support of MLL, History, Religious Studies, French Club, Media Studies, Music, and Political Science!

09/04/2019
Landscapes in Transition Japan

Landscapes in Transition Japan

In May/June 2020 the Landscapes in Transition course will travel to the Oga Peninsula, Akita prefecture, Japan. There we will study how cultural heritage and geoheritage intersect, and consider the role they can play in sustaining rural communities. Not only is the peninsula home to the famous Namahage New Year’s practice, but it is also home Oga Peninsula-Ogata Geopark, which preserves over 70 million years of earth history. Watch for information sessions in September.

Meet our Awesome International Exchange students!!!
08/21/2019

Meet our Awesome International Exchange students!!!

Landscapes in Transition Japan
06/28/2019
Landscapes in Transition Japan

Landscapes in Transition Japan

Following our 2018 field study, Gray Denney ‘20 is doing an internship in Semboku this summer. You can read more about it (in Japanese) here:

It was great fun to see MLL's soon-to-be graduates at the Senior Gala! Congratulations to all!!!
05/17/2019

It was great fun to see MLL's soon-to-be graduates at the Senior Gala! Congratulations to all!!!

Celebrating the Best!  felicidades! Congratulations to our Seniors on their amazing accomplishments!
05/11/2019

Celebrating the Best! felicidades! Congratulations to our Seniors on their amazing accomplishments!

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I would like to kindly share an announcement about my forthcoming book with the University Press of Mississippi. "BLACK LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF SLAVE INSURRECTION: Manzano, Plácido and Afro-Cuban Religion" is my book's new tentative title. My project examines how black Cuban writers transformed the spirituality of the subjugated into an instrument of liberation. My central claim is that Manzano and Plácido (Valdés’ pen name) used Catholicism Romanticism and Neoclassicism as a symbolic language for African-inspired spirituality. They contested the redemptive narrative of Catholicism and transformed early Cuban literature into an instrument of black liberation. My lecture, "In Search of My Brother: The Ghosts of Slavery in Black Colonial Cuba" based on a part of my forthcoming book:
I am copying and pasting a message that has been sent out by an institution where I taught German at back in the 1990s... and I think Beloit College should act similarly: "On behalf of Illinois Wesleyan University Admissions: If you participate in a peaceful protest against gun violence and are disciplined by your school, we will not penalize you in the admissions process."
I miss Prof. Wyatt and Prof. Bova.