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Cover Story

  Suzanne Tierney with Moai statue off of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Our alumni have had extraordinary careers: from CIA personnel to medical translators, their paths have led them in diverse directions, but many have been able to foster or even expand their language and cultural knowledge even after graduation. …

Message from the Chair

Dr. Annette Giesecke and Michael Curran in the Wyoming Mountains The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DLLC) annual end-of-year convocation is an event that we faculty cherish. It is at this event that we, together with their family and friends, celebrate the achievements of our graduates. It is also …

Student Feature

Our featured graduate and undergraduate students, Kevin Murphy and Kyla Dickens, discuss how study abroad impacted their journeys to language learning, literary and cultural appreciation, and how they have shared their experiences with others.   Kevin Murphy (MAFLL Spanish 2017): My Journey with Languages and Literature Kevin Murphy in Rio …

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

Presently, I am out in St. Louis, Missouri teaching Spanish at MICDS as well as coaching their 7th and 8th grade FTC robotics team. This spring I will be traveling with a group of our high school students to Argentina as part of an exchange program, and I will also …

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Student Awards

In keeping with tradition, German faculty and students again worked hard to raise a study abroad scholarship for our Winter Session Program in Leipzig during the annual Delaware Sängerbund’s Oktoberfest which took place from September 15 to September 17, 2017. This year’s raffle prizes included a beach cruiser and two …

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Alumni Updates

Dr. John Cunicelli (MAFLL Spanish 2005) student of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Temple University, successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Donoso the Humorist: A Case of Entropy.” Congratulations to John!

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Faculty/Staff Notes

Dr. Meredith Ray has been awarded a 2017 research fellowship from the Renaissance Society of America for her new book project, “East of Italy: Early Modern Women Abroad in Italy, Poland, and Dalmatia.”

Books Published

Bill Gates enjoying the Analects of Confucius Drs. Jianguo Chen and Chungmin Maria Tu. The Analects of Confucius Revisited (Shandong Province: Shangong Friendship Publishing House China via its international branch-Nishan Press, 2016). The Analects of Confucius, consisting of 20 chapters with a total of more than 15,000 characters, is unique in that …

Special Events

Introduction to DLLC graduate and undergraduate language programs for Delaware language teachers and their students. The Open House will be an opportunity for the DLLC to share information about our current graduate and undergraduate offerings, admissions procedures, financial programs aimed at helping Delaware students, and the work of UD’s Partnership …

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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!


Dr. Rachael Hutchinson gave the Keynote address at Replaying Japan August 22, 2017 . The keynote was titled ‘Refracted Visions: Transmedia Storytelling in Japanese Games,’ rethinking how we use the term ‘transmedia’ and how it can possibly be applied to artistic and thematic readings of Japanese videogames. In her talk, …

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Other News

Area high school teachers gather for a photo On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, four hundred ninety-six high school students, approximately fifteen French students from the Lycée François I Fontainebleau and approximately eighty University of Delaware students participated in a lively Journée de la Francophonie. During this day-long event, students, teachers …

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