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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

James Wolynetz enjoying a Russian winter with one of the locals in Suzdal, Russia James Wolynetz Jr (BA Russian and International Relations 1984) writes “As a graduate of the Class of 1984, I‘ve begun to reflect on my great career as a U of D alumnus. After the guidance and …

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Faculty/Staff Notes

Dr. Joan L. Brown, Elias Ahuja Chair of Spanish, presented a talk on the future of Hispanic Studies at Harvard University’s Cervantes Institute on April 19, 2018. She spoke about the importance of diversification, professionalization and a foundational canon for graduate education. The presentation was part of a panel commemorating the …

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

Martinique study abroad director Flora Poindexter and her students were featured in the France-Antilles newspaper on January 17, 2018. Congratulations to the group for their hard work in their internship placements! http://www.martinique.franceantilles.fr/regions/centre/immersion-en-terre-martiniquaise-451890.php  


          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

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Steinberger and the students in FREN456: Theater Workshop for their recognition in UD’s Review! The article highlights the transfomative experience that learning a language through performance affords the students in the French program at UD: https://udreview.com/learning-performing-fren456-french-theater-workshop/

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