Fall 2018

Welcome to the Fall 2018 Issue of Global Voices, William & Mary’s Modern Languages and Literatures newsletter. Our students have been busy this past summer, and this issue is full of stories and reports on summer study abroad activities, research trips, and work and internship experiences in foreign languages.

Back on campus in Williamsburg, things have also been quite international. From the Great W&M Asia Cook Off to World Pasta Day at the Italian House, culinary traditions were studied in an academic and a hands-on manner. The tutors in our language houses organized a week-long, multicultural Fairy Tale event, with each house screening a fairy-tale movie from their culture, serving typical snacks, and facilitating a discussion on culture-specific aspects of the fairy tale tradition. We had many guest speakers give talks on diverse topics and speak to our students about their research.

MLL welcomed a diverse group of new faculty this fall. We spoke with Angélica Serna Jeri and Rachel Varra, Assistant Professors of Hispanic Studies, with Vanessa Brutsche, Matteo Cantarello, Anna Horáková, and Daniel Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professors of German, Hispanic, French and Francophone, and Japanese Studies, respectively, and with Davinia Pastor Pastor, Visiting Lecturer of Hispanic Studies. You can read up on their research and teaching interests below!

Thank you to the Web Committee for gathering all our stories!

Jennifer Gully

Senior Lecturer of German Studies

Chair, Web Committee

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Fall 2018 Featured Stories:

  • Great W&M Asia Cook Off!
  • Fête de la Recherche 2018
  • Talk: East Asian Cinema’s Occidental Eye: Fair Ophelia and Sweet Hamlet
  • Post-socialism in Hong Kong: Zone Urbanism, Urban Horror, and Post-1997 Hong Kong Cinema
  • Adventures in Beijing (by Brian Donahue)
  • Summer Study Abroad – Beijing, China (by Annecy Daggett)
  • A Way of “Giving Back” to Her Home Town, Akita, Japan
  • Invaluable Learning Among Extraordinary People
  • Bringing Down the Busts: Moscow’s Park of Fallen Soviet Monuments
  • Elizabeth Sutterlin Spends Six Weeks in St. Petersburg
  • The Adventures of Kathrynn and Katherine in the Land of Catherine the Great
  • (Italian) Language at Work
  • Märchen – German Fairy Tales
  • World Pasta Day at the Italian House
  • Hispanic Studies at the 2018 Summer Research Showcase: Declassifying Videla’s Argentina
  • Moments of Activism: Student Movements and the 100 Years of Women Weekend
  • Grace Bruce is a German RA at the Governor’s Academy
  • Welcome (Back) Language House Tutors!
  • Faculty Profiles:

  • Welcome New Faculty: Rachel Varra
  • Welcome New Faculty: Vanessa Brutsche
  • Welcome New Faculty: Anna Horáková!
  • Meet Daniel Johnson, New Faculty in Japanese
  • Welcome New Faculty: Angélica Serna Jeri
  • New Faculty Profile: Matteo Cantarello
  • New Faculty Profile: Davinia Pastor Pastor
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