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Cover Story

Community Engagement has become a top priority for the University of Delaware in recent years. In the spring of 2015, Provost Grasso launched the UD Community Engagement Initiative with the goal of enhancing the university’s identity and contributions as an engaged university. In the same year, the Carnegie Foundation for …

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Message from the Chair

Drs. David Winkler, Gladys Ilarregui, Rafaella Santucci, Cornel West, Annette Giesecke, and Ikram Masmoudi at the Ecce Homo! human rights symposium sponsored by the DLLC Explore. ENGAGE. Become a global citizen. Learning one or more new languages has undisputed, significant benefits, but Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DLLC) faculty …

Student Feature

Micah Peterson with employees and interpreters he interviewed in Chinese for his thesis work in Mozambique This past winter I travelled to South Africa to interview Chinese migrants for my senior thesis. As I approached a Chinese store owner to make conversation, I tried to think of a question to …

Faculty Feature

  On January 31, 2017, Dr. Ángel Esteban inaugurated the lecture series “Letras Capitales” with a talk on his recent novel La estirpe de Babel.  “Letras Capitales” is produced by the “Centro Andaluz de Letras” in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture of Granada, Spain. According to the newspaper, “Granada …

Alumni Column

After graduating from UD in May 2016, Rebecca Jaeger (BAFLL Spanish, History, and Biology 2016) and Shane Sanders (MAFLP French 2016) completed one-year Fulbright experiences in Spain and Senegal, respectively. Below you will find their insightful comments on the unique opportunities afforded to them as teachers of English during their …

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Student Awards

Evangelista Barylski  (Chinese major, German minor) received a one-year scholarship from the Confucius Institute to study at Xiamen University in China. Iliana Burgos (BAFLL Japanese, Comparative Literature 2017), Kimberly Marcozzi (BAFLL Japanese, English 2016), and Shaoqing Ni (BFA Visual Communication, Japanese Minor 2017) received the Yotsukura Prize for excellence in …

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Alumni Updates

Marianne (Stillwaggon) Grenier (BAFLL Three Languages: Spanish, French, and Italian 1993) received her Masters of Arts in Education: Curriculum & Instruction and Teacher Certification from the University of Connecticut in August 2017. She graduated with a 3.96 average. She is now teaching Spanish Immersion (also known as FLES – Foreign …

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Faculty/Staff Notes

On Nov. 2, 2017 faculty, staff, and friends of the DLLC said farewell to longtime staff member, Deandra Batts. Throughout her nine years with the Department, Dee has been an invaluable resource and friend. While we are sad to see her go, we congratulate her on her new position on …

Books Published

Dr. Hans-Jörg Busch. A Complete Guide to the Spanish Subjunctive. New York: Routledge, 2017. A Complete Guide to the Spanish Subjunctive is the most complete reference guide to the use of the subjunctive in Spanish. After an exhaustive review of published literature on the subjunctive, and a thorough discussion of all the …

Special Events

On Oct. 17-18, 2017, Artist Julio Broca from the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades “Alfonso Vélez Pliego,” Benemérita Universidad Autónoma of Puebla, Mexico, gave two workshops on social justice and art in Mexico.  The first was entitled, “Wounded Cities: Julio Broca and the Role of the Artist Following Disasters: …

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Study Abroad Feature

On Febr. 2, 2016 the Siena, Italy Winter Session group attended to the Rai 1 (Italian National television show): La prova del cuoco. The host mentioned the name of the UD and thanked the students for being there. It was an exceptional experience for the students!

Noteworthy

          In this historical moment charged with humanitarian crises and xenophobic nationalism, the DLLC hosted a four-day symposium on ethics, engagement and human rights in April, 2017. The principal theme of the symposium was learning from the past to combat present and future atrocity. The event opened …

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Other News

Photograph by Honors student Matthew Mossbarger Students in Professor Joan Brown’s Honors/Graduate seminar on Contemporary Hispanic Fiction by Women attended a performance of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on October 22, 2017, with support from the Honors Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures …

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