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Languages, Literatures and Cultures Archive

Latin American Film Festival to feature “The Liberator”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature “The Liberator” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

Latin American Film Festival to feature Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature the Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

Latin American Film Festival to feature Chilean film “The Quispe Girls”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature the Chilean film “The Quispe Girls” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

Appalachian alumna named N.C. French Teacher of the Year

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—Laura Parker, a 2011 graduate of Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts program in romance languages, was recently named the North Carolina French Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (NC-AATF). Parker teaches French at Burns High School in Lawndale.

Latin American film series continues with “Kamchatka” on Oct. 2

BOONE—The 2002 film “Kamchatka” will be shown Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room at Appalachian State University as part of the Latin American Film Festival. Admission is free.

Dr. Catherine Fountain from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will lead a discussion following the film.

Latin American Film Festival begins Aug. 28

BOONE—A Latin American Film Festival will be held Thursdays beginning Aug. 28 at Appalachian State University. Admission to the films is free.

Acclaimed Cuban-American author speaks Nov. 4 and 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Jose Kozer, the 2013 Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Award winner, will offer a bilingual poetry reading on Monday, Nov. 4, and an author talk Tuesday, Nov. 5, both at 7 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Common’s Room 114 at Appalachian State University.

13th Annual Queer Film Series begins Oct. 23 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 13th Annual Queer Film Series begins Oct. 23 at Appalachian State University with a showing of “Wish Me Away,” the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay.

Russian language institute attracts high school students from across the state

BOONE—For the second year, Appalachian State University is offering a two-week Russian language institute for high school students.

This year’s institute will focus on Russian language, and Russian business communication and culture. The institute is directed by Dr. Irina Barclay, an assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures.