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  • Mar. 8th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: The International Film Series presents "Force Majeure"
    @ Trabant University Center Theater:
    A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Festival, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family whose lives are turned upside down by an avalanche. Bill Clark hails it as “a challenging, character-driven slow burn and one of 2014's best films.” All IFS film screenings are free and open to the public.
  • Mar. 12th, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Composition Program Brown Bag Lunch: Rethinking the Research Project
    @ Memorial Hall, 3rd floor lounge:
    Turning the research paper into an interesting and relevant project for our students can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching E110. Come to this session to hear from two experienced teachers who tackle this challenge by incorporating their own research interests and projects into the classroom. Jim Casey will talk to us about his experience involving his students in the Colored Conventions Project, which endeavors to transform teaching and learning about 19th century African American political gatherings through digitization. Jess Conrad will discuss her material culture approach to the research paper, as students discover the political potential of objects through primary research.
  • Mar. 15th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: The International Film Series presents "Two Days, One Night"
    @ Trabant University Center Theater:
    Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom. All IFS film screenings are free and open to the public.
  • Mar. 18th, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM: Geoffrey Pullum Lecture
    @ Memorial Hall, Room 108:
    “Heedless of Grammar: How English grammatical education collapsed in the 20th century, and what might be done about it”  Professor Pullum will discuss how literary study once involved close attention to language, and the English language was studied through examples from literature.  But the subjects long ago diverged. Today neither literary critics nor students of literature are taught much about grammatical structure, beyond a hodge-podge of crudely framed and unmotivated prescriptions and proscriptions dating from a century ago.  False beliefs about English grammar are widespread; grammatical terms are utterly misunderstood; insights into grammatical structure are missed; and worst of all, students are encouraged to trust deeply silly books like Strunk & White's The Elements of Style, and to believe that their command of the language is deficient without being offered any clear picture of what proper English is like.  He argues that this situation urgently needs repair.

    Geoffrey K. Pullum is a professor of general linguistics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He formerly taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and served as Gerard Visiting Professor at Brown University in 2012-2013.  He is co-author (with Rodney Huddleston) of "The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language" (2002), which in 2004 was awarded the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award from the Linguistic Society of America.  He has written on numerous linguistic topics, but is best known for his many posts on Language Log and Lingua Franca, and for his entertaining lectures on the grammar of modern English.
    Reception will follow immediately after the talk in the Dome, 3rd floor, Memorial Hall
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