Events in UCIS

Wednesday, October 9

12:00 pm Workshop
Study Abroad Basics
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
1:30 pm Lecture
Violette Leduc Wounded at Birth: The Bastard, the Insult, the Writer
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of
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This talk on French writer Violette Leduc examines her particular take on the insult from the perspective of sociology and gender studies, and will ask the following question: how does Violette Leduc overcome her feeling of illegitimacy as a woman writer? I investigate the so-called “tarnation” that Leduc places at the heart of a bastard’s existence. In her works, the “wound” (blessure) is inherited from the “womb” (utérus) and is linked to a female existence. The writer regards her unfortunate birth as a shameful stain that relegates her in the margins of society, excluding her from the prospects of a career, money, success, and love. In this talk, I will show that Leduc’s attitude to her condition as an illegitimate daughter informs and propels her writings. What are the stakes of claiming to be a “bastard” as a literary identity? Leduc’s style and themes redefine the boundaries of sex and gender and consider kinship across generations, as she takes her place in a lineage of powerful writing women.

2:30 pm Workshop
Nationality Rooms - Art Materials Workshop Series
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Michael Walter, Nationality Rooms Tour Coordinator and Quo Vadis Advisor, will show some examples of paper from different regions, discuss paper and printmaking tied into the Nationality Rooms’ famous historical figures or actual use in Rooms, and offer some examples of different types of prints.

3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Immigration, Families and Education: Realities and Approaches to mitigate Consequences
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas (CLAS)
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Panoramas Rountables Series

6:00 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!