The Department of French and Italian

Italian Placement Testing on 01/12 in HRH 2.106B @ 3:00pm

French Guest Lecturer TsiTsi Jaji

Mon, February 11, 2008 | HRH 2.118

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

In 1966 Leopold Sedar Senghor, the poet who served as Senegal's first president, hosted the First World Festival of Negro Arts (le Premier Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres). While the festival was an important celebration of nègritude, it was also an important forum for the contesting of Senghor's version of black solidarity. Soon other alternative festivals, like the Pan-African Festival held in Algiers in 1969 arose. Through a discussion of writing by participants in the 1966 Dakar festival and recent Senegalese films considering the idea of "celebrating pan-Africa" we will consider the significance, legacy, and limits of Senghor's vision.

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Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for more information.

Café Français

Informal French conversation practice Thursdays in the HRH Lounge (2.118) from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


Italian Placement Testing 

Antonella Olson will be administering placement exams on Friday, January 12th, at 3:00pm and Wednesday, January 24th, at 2:00pm. HRH 2.106B. If you are seeking to take an Italian Language Placement Test, please attend this session. Due to time constraints makeups are not guaranteed. 

Cineforum Italiano

Hosting Italian films with English subtitles every Thursdays at 8:00 pm in Mezes B0.306. 

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800