"I Will Not Sugar-Jacket How Much of a Cheapsteak You Are!
L2 use at the crossroads of humor and social commentary on American TV".
James G. Mitchell (Ph.D. Cornell University, 2001) is Associate Professor French, Italian and Linguistics at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. His overarching research specialization is second language acquisition, specifically aspects of classroom acquisition and second language pedagogy.He recently completed a longitudinal study of attitudes toward Italian acquisition and how those attitudes change over time with greater experience learning the language. Lately, his research agenda has also been focused on the use of second languages and the portrayal of second language speakers in popular media in the U.S. as well as the attitudes these representations convey about the groups they purport to depict.
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (original title)
150 min - Action | Biography | Crime - 25 September 2008 (Germany)
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Of Gods and Men (2010) Des hommes et des dieux (original title)
122 min - Drama | History - 8 September 2010 (France)
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.