Ximena, played by the incomparable Paulina García (Gloria) is an illiterate woman in her fifties, who has learned to live on her own to keep her illiteracy a secret. Jackeline, is a young unemployed elementary school teacher, who tries to convince Ximena to take reading classes. Persuading her proves to be an almost impossible task, till one day, Jackeline finds something Ximena has been keeping as her only treasure since she was a child: a letter Ximena’s father left when he abandoned her many years before. Thus, the two women embark on a learning journey where they discover that there are many ways of being illiterate, and that not knowing how to read is just one of them. Cosponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures and Center for Social Concerns
Italian Studies at Notre Dame is hosting a workshop via teleconference on Inferno XXII with scholars and students from the Universities of Leeds, Notre Dame and Cambridge. You may feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the workshop and brief discussion to follow.
FREE ADMISSION Tuesday, February 24 at 8pm Salut Les Cubains (1962)/Memories of Underdevelopment (1968) These two portraits of 1960s Cuba capture the spirit of life in the early days of the Revolution. Constructed almost entirely from photographs taken by master French filmmaker Agnes Varda on a trip to Cuba in 1962, Salut les Cubains is an engaging essay on the nation’s music, culture and history. Set in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion, Memories of Underdevelopment follows a writer who struggles to come to terms with the new Cuban society as he commits to stay in his homeland while those close to him emigrate to the United States.…
Italian Studies at Notre Dame is hosting a workshop via teleconference on Purgatorio_ XXIII with scholars and students from the Universities of Leeds, Notre Dame, and Cambridge. You may feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the workshop and brief discussion to follow. A lecture by Peter Hawkins of Yale University on _Inferno_ XXIII, _Purgatorio_ XXIII, and _Paradiso XXIII will take place at 1 p.m. (EST) in Cambridge to be broadcast online at a later date.