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Spring 2014
April 21-25

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Events This Week

Upcoming Events

Related Events

Blog Highlights  Announcements
    Events This Week

Book Presentation

Monday, April 21,
4:00 pm

123 David Kinley Hall, 1407 W Gregory St.

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After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia

Speaker: Jessica Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Introductions by: Manuel Rota, Italian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bio & Abstract

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC) and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC). 


Monday, April 21,
5:15 pm

161 Noyes Lab, 505 S Mathews Ave.

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Tell the World About Filmjölk: Ethics and Strategies of Translating Culture-Specific Information

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Willson-Broyles, Swedish-English Translator

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC), Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Center for Translation Studies (CTS).

European Movie Night

Thursday, April 24,
7:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S Mathews Ave.

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Phantomschmerz (Phantom Pain) - Germany, 2009

Marc (Til Schweiger) is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker whose life changes in an instant when he loses his left leg in a hit-and-run accident. Barely out of the hospital, Marc numbs his pain by rushing back into his old selfish life. But when he falls in love with Nika (Jana Pallaske), he finds the strength to turn his life around.

In German with English subtitles.

Organized by the European Union Center (EUC).

ISAMS Conference

Saturday, April 26 -  
Sunday, April 27

Levis Faculty Center, 919 W Illinois St.

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Activist Transformations/Transforming Activism

Keynote Speaker: Adriana Helbig, Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh 
Keynote Lecture: "Ethnomusicology and Advocacy Research: Ukraine as a Case Study"

Papers to be presented include:

  • “'I want to be normal': representations of gender and sexuality in the music of the former Yugoslavia"
  • "Feminism as Nationalism?: A Critical Perspective on Dame Ethel Smyth"
  • "Variation with a Point: Social Critique in Frederic Rzewski’s Polytonal Works"
  • "Staging the Revolution: Live Music and Social Change in “Post”-Revolutionary Egypt"
  • "(En)voicing Pluralism: Janelle Monáe’s Cyber-vocalities"

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC). 

    Upcoming Events

Turkish Studies Symposium

Monday, April 28,
1:30 - 5:30 pm

210 Illini Union, 1401 W Green St.

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gezi park

After Gezi Park Protests – Rethinking Turkish Politics and Political Culture

Fatma Müge Göçek, University of Michigan
Avital Livny, Stanford University
Sinan Ciddi, Institute of Turkish Studies; Georgetown University
Günes Murat Tezcür, Loyola University Chicago
Bill Park, Kings College London

More information, including the schedule, is available on the symposium's webpage.

Organized by the European Union Center (EUC). Co-sponsored by CSAMES, REEEC, CGS, SLCL, the Department fo Linguistics, and the Department of Political Science.

Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, April 29,
4:30 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S Mathews Ave.

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strasbourg university

The French Research University in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Frédéric Ogée, Vice-President for International Affairs, Université de Paris-VII Diderot.
Dr. Christine Musselin, Director for Research, Sciences Po, Paris
Moderator:  Dr. Gilles Bousquet, Senior Special Assistant to the President of the University of Wisconsin System for International Strategies.

Sponsored by the Department of French and French@Illinois.

EUCE Visiting Scholar Lecture

Friday, May 2,
12:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,1080 FLB, 707 S Mathews Ave.

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The Integration of the Arab Mediterranean Countries into the EU Market: The European Neighborhood Policy As a Three-Level Game

Speaker: Christos Kourtelis, King's College London

Bio & Abstract


Modern Greek Studies Documentary Screening

Thursday, May 8,
6:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S Mathews Ave.

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twice a stranger

Twice a Stranger

‘Twice a Stranger’ is a cross media project about the greatest forced migrations of the 20th century, when millions of people were uprooted and moved to new homelands. Based on oral video testimonies, rare film archives and photos this project brings visitors face-to-face with the survivors of these traumatic events. From the Greek-Turkish exchange in 1922-24, ‘Twice a Stranger’ travels to the German-Polish forced migration at the end of WW II, to the Partition of India, and to the Cyprus crisis' in the 1960's and 70's.

More details

Free pizza and beverages.

Co-sponsored by Department of Linguistics, LCTLs, Modern Greek Studies, REEEC, European Union Center (EUC), SLCL, and Department of Media and Cinema Studies.

Conference: Critical Inequalities

Friday and Saturday, May 9-10

Alma Mater Room, I-Hotel, 1900 S. First St.

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Critical Inequalities Conference

A two-day conference featuring keynote lectures by Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study) and Patricia Williams (Columbia Law), and papers by Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers), Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois), Laura Pulido (USC), Mary Romero (Arizona State), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), Margaret Somers (Michigan), Siobhan Somerville (Illinois), and Jeremy Varon (New School).

Event Schedule is listed below and on the event's webpage.

Co-organized by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, Latina/Latino Studies, and Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy, with the co-sponsorship support of the LAS, CAS, French, WGGP, English, GWS, Anthropology, Trowbridge Initiative, African American Studies, Sociology, Comparative & World Literature, EUC, Political Science, and History.

    Related Events


Saturday, April 26,
7:30 pm

Smith Recital Hall, 805 S Mathews Ave.

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Balkanalia Annual Spring Concert: Zbogom selo... Songs of Farewell, Dances of Joy

Organized by the School of Music. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC) and Russia, East European and Eurasian Center (REEEC).

    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights


Is Scotland Ready to Fly Solo? Lack of Preparation Will Lead to Troubling Outcomes if Scotland Becomes Independent

Caroline Clasby, a first-year-student in the Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS) program, asks, "Will Scotland remain part of the European Union if it secedes from the UK? If not, can it quickly obtain membership with the EU? What currency will it adopt? What will be the future of Scottish or the UK’s economics and businesses? Can Scotland survive without the UK?"

Read more on the EUC blog.

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!


MSG Student Job Opening

MGS JobModern Greek Studies: Student Job Opening Communications and Marketing, AY 2014-15
Application Deadline: August 11, 2014

The Program in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking to employ an hourly-paid graduate or undergraduate student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to help promote the program. The student should have excellent knowledge of social media, and is expected to help redesign the program’s website, update the website’s content and look, write blogs and newsletters, design posters and publicity material and assist the program with the organization and publicity of its events. Appointment to this position will be initially made for the Fall 2014 semester, renewable for another semester (Spring 2015), upon satisfaction by the program and the appointed student, and, contingent on availability of funds and satisfaction of both sides, for a longer period thereafter.


  • assist with redesigning the Program in Modern Greek Studies existing website
  • update the website's content and design
  • craft communications that promote the Program's activites, through:
    • blogs
    • newsletters
    • emails
    • Facebooks
    • Twitter
  • design posters and publicity materials
  • assist with coordination and publicity for events

Hours per week: 8-10

Hourly pay: $12-15, depending on skills

Requirements: excellent knowledge of utilizing social media for communications and marketing; excellent web and graphic design skills; good organizational, time management and efficiency skills; ability to collaborate and excellent team-working ethos.

To apply send applications to moderngreek@illinois.edu.

Application materials include:

  1. 1-page cover letter explaining interest in position
  2. CV or resume
  3. Portfolio of design including web-based work
  4. 2 letters of recommendation
Scandinavian Studies Fall 2014 Courses


Fall 2014 Scandinavian Studies Courses
SCAN 101: Beginning Scandinavian I (Swedish)
Meeting Time: MTWR 11:00-11:50 AM

SCAN 103: Intermediate Scandinavian I (Swedish)
Meeting Time: MTWR 12:00-12:50PM

SCAN 240: Arctic Narratives
Meeting Time: TR 2:00-3:20PM

SCAN 252: Viking Sagas in Translation
Meeting Time: MWF 3:00-3:50PM

SCAN 490: Ingmar Bergman & European Cinema
Meeting Time: TR 10:00-10:50AM

SCAN 494: Advanced Swedish
Meeting Time: MTWR 12:00-12:50PM

SCAN 593: Research in Special Topics: "Imagining the Arctic"
Meeting Time: M 2:00-4:50 PM

Center for Translation Studies Fall 2014 Courses


Fall 2014 Translation Courses
TRST 201: Intro to Translation Studies
Meeting Time: MWF 10-11 AM

TRST 406: Translation for the Professions
Meeting Time: W 12:30-2:50 PM

TRST 407: Terminology and CAT
Meeting Time: W 12:30-2:50 PM

TRST 408: Translation Tools & Practice
Meeting Time: W 3-5:20 PM

TRST 412: Spanish/English Translation
Meeting Time: TR 9:30-10:50 AM

TRST 440: Translation Studies Capstone
Meeting Time: Arranged

TRST 500: Translation Method and Ethics
Meeting Time: W 10-12:20 PM

TRST 501: Applied Literary Translation
Meeting Time: T 2-4:20 PM (2nd 8 weeks)

TRST 542: Conference Interpreting
Meeting Time: T 1-1:50 and 5-6:20 PM

Summer Language Study


Summer Language Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)
Institute Dates: June 16-August 9
Registration Deadline: April 30

Language options include Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Wolof, Urdo, and Uzbek.

For more information, visit the SILMW website. For questions, email: silmw@illinois.edu.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in French: Pause Café
Pause Café at Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin), in Urbana. Meets every Thursday at 5:30pm. All are welcome!

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour
Philippson Library, 3114 Foreign Languages Building. Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm, January 30-April 30 (excluding March 26).

Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian Conversation Table
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana, 2nd floor. Every other Monday starting February 3, 4:30-5:30pm.

Italian Conversation Group
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana. All levels welcome.  Every Tuesday at 7:00pm.

Conversation Table in Modern Greek
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana. Every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm.

Arabic Conversation Table
Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center. Every Thursday at 4:00pm.

German Coffee Hour (Kaffeestunde)
Meets during the semester on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. at Caffe Paradiso (corner of Lincoln and Nevada in Urbana). Speakers at all language levels are welcome.



European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429
910 S. Fifth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
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