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Humanities Colloquium Capstone Lecture

Tue, 2020-03-10 10:58

The Future of the French Revolution

Dr. Yvon Grenier
Department of Political Science

Thursday, 26 March 2020
7:30 p.m.
Mulroney Hall 2032

Spanish Language Film Series - All About My Mother

Tue, 2020-03-10 09:21

All About My Mother - Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.  After Esteban's tragic death on his 17th birthday, Manuela quits her job and journeys to Barcelona, where she hopes to find her son's father, Lola.  Instead she is reunited with old friends, but tragedy strikes again.  

TW:  This film contains portrayals of violence (sexual and otherwise) and drug use.

15th Annual German Day at StFX

Tue, 2020-03-03 13:50

Please mark you calendars for the 15th annual German Day at StFX!  Come take part in welcoming distinguished guests, ranging from politicians, artists, and alumni!  Learn about all the projects offered through the German classes.  German cakes and desserts will be served!  Everyone is welcome.

Spanish Language Film Series - No

Mon, 2020-03-02 15:10

No - Military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive - René Saavedra - to head their campaign.  With limited resources and under the constant scrutiny of the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.  (Description adapted from:

Latinx Youth Response to the "Trump Effect" - St. Francis Xavier Jules Léger Lecture Series

Wed, 2020-02-19 15:19

Scholars have shown an increase in racial discrimination and hate crimes since Trump’s election—what is dubbed the “Trump effect.” The Pew Research Center found that nearly half of Latinxs report that discrimination based on their ethnicity and/or race has worsened since Trump’s election. While it is clear that Latinxs are among the targets of nativism, how Latinxs experience and respond to this increasingly hostile climate remains in question. Two findings emerge from interviews with 40 Latinx young adults ages 18-25 in Chicago.

Spanish Language Film Series - The Motorcycle Diaries

Fri, 2020-02-07 09:34

The Department of Modern Languages and several partners are proud to present the following films during the Winter 2020 semester:

Spanish Language Film Series

Fri, 2020-01-24 10:24

The Department of Modern Languages and several partners are proud to present the folliwing films during the Winter 2020 semester:

El Norte--February 5 @ 5 pm in MULH 4022

The Motorcycle Diaries--February 27 @ 6 pm in MULH 4022

No--March 9 @ 3:15 pm in CO 333

All About My Mother--March 19 @ 4:15 pm in MULH 4032

Please see attached poster for more information

Under the Same Moon (la Misma Luna) Film

Tue, 2020-01-21 15:53

Under the Same Moon is a movie about the love between a mother and a son knows no boundaries.  Kate Del Castillo, Adrián Alonso & Eugenio Derbez.  Featuring an appearance by LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE.

Molière - Department of Modern Languages Foreign Film Series

Thu, 2019-11-14 11:10

One of the most outstanding period dramas in cinematographic history,‘Molière’ was produced 40 years ago, but it remains as fresh as the day it was released.

All welcome, join us on November 13th and 20th in MULH 2030 @ 7 pm.

Molière - Foreign Film Series

Tue, 2019-11-05 10:16

The Department of Modern Languages Foreign Film Series (Special 2 night event) is pleased to present

one of the best costume dramas in cinematographic history.

‘Molière’ was produced 40 years ago, but it remains as fresh as the day it was released.

It is captivating and enchanting.


All welcome, join us on November 13th and 20th in MULH 2030 @ 7 pm


Exhibition of Indigenous Art

Fri, 2019-09-13 14:49

Grand Opening:  October 23 at 5:15 p.m.  McNeil Gallery - Schwartz School

Featuring the work of Indigenous artists:  Jay Bell Redbird, David Brooks, Gordon Fiddler, Loretta Gould, Darren Julian, Alan Syliboy, Halina Stopyra.

Presented by:  Friends United, StFX German Society, Rolf Bouman, StFX Art Gallery & St. Francis Xavier University

Foreign Film Night: Juste la fin du Monde (Xavier Dolan, 2016)

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:13

The Department of Modern Languages invites you to attend a Foreign Film Night on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00 PM in SCHW330.

We will present Juste la fin du monde (Grand Prix, Festival de Cannes 2016), by Canadian director Xavier Dolan, in French with English subtitles.

Casting: Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux.

14th Annual German Day at StFX

Wed, 2019-03-06 10:20


Guest speakers

 • Dr.Kathrin Misera-Lang, German Consul General, Montreal

 • Chief Stephen Augustine,Associate Vice President, Cape Breton University, Indigenous Affairs Unama’ki College                                                                                                              

 • Nangula Taimi Itembu, StFX Alumna, Harvard University

 • Jay Bell Redbird,Indigenous Artist Friends United & Redbird Gallery

Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland Film

Tue, 2019-01-29 13:55

The Department of Modern Languages is showing the German Film


A film about immigration and the question: “Where is home?”

On February 5th  at 6:30pm in Schwartz 330

Everyone is welcome

Politics of Architecture in Contemporary Argentine Cinema

Tue, 2018-10-09 12:27

A lecture by Dr. Amanda Holmes (McGill University). Details TBA.

2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

Mon, 2018-09-24 10:19

The German Society, Friends United, and The Gallery proudly present the 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition at St.FX.

On October 16 at 5:15pm you are invited to the opening of our exhibition.
The exhibition will be featuring the work of Jay Bell Redbird and Halina Stopyra as well as some of their collaborations.

Addresses by Dr.Kent MacDonald, president of Saint Francis Xavier University, Marlis Lade, German coordinator and a smudging ceremony conducted by Kerry Prosper,Pak’tnkek First Nation will begin at 5:30pm.

Refreshments to follow.

La passion du livre-objet : trois grands classiques du 19ème siècle illustrés par Benjamin Lacombe

Mon, 2018-03-12 19:07

Dr. Isabelle Baugé (Department of Modern Languages) will present French artist Benjamin Lacombe's illustrated editions of three 19th-century novels (Hugo's Notre-Dame-de-Paris, Mérimée's Carmen and Carroll's Alice in Wonderland).
The evening will be an opportunity to talk about literature, architecture, cinema (Peter Greenaway, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Tim Burton), opera...
We will also discuss the importance of the book as object in the digital age and the role of the senses in the reading process.
Open to everyone!

13th German Day Celebration

Wed, 2018-03-07 11:29

All re welcome to our 13th German day celebration on March 23, at 3pm at Dennis Hall, Coady West.

 “FOOTPRINTS” from Germany to Canada.  

Guest speakers from Ottawa, Halifax and StFX, student’s presentations, Video about our Germany trip, German cakes. 

Spring Convocation

Mon, 2018-02-26 15:44

 Spring Convocation will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Charles V. Keating Centre and you are cordially invited to participate in the many events associated with this memorable weekend! If you can't be here in person, join us online for the celebration as it will be broadcast online starting at 9:00 am ADT (morning ceremony) and 3:00 pm ADT (afternoon ceremony). 

For more information please visit



Wed, 2018-02-14 09:48

Thème:  De l'école à l'image:  littérature et identités africaines à l'épreuve de l'Occident. 





Depuis ses origines, la littérature africaine d’expressions étrangères s’est toujours

intéressée aux questions d’identité. Elle aborde souvent ces questions à travers le

thème de l’école occidentale arrivée en Afrique avec la colonisation. Aujourd’hui, un

autre thème semble remplacer l’école dans ces questions d’identité : il s’agit des