Hispanic Studies at MACLAS 2018

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By Christina Baker and Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra The Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) is an interdisciplinary professional association that promotes and develops interest in Latin America studies. Held in 2009 at William & Mary, Hispanic Studies has often had a strong presence at this yearly event in the form of Faculty and Student presentations…. Read More

New Book: Michael Leruth, French and Francophone Studies

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In this video, Prof. Michael Leruth talks to us about his latest book Fred Forest’s Utopia: Media Art and Activism published, this year by MIT Press. As mentioned on the MIT Press webpage, Prof. Leruth “shows that Forest chooses alternative platforms (newspapers, mock commercial ventures, video-based interactive social interventions, media hacks and hybrids, and, more recently, the… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Brett Brehm, French and Francophone Studies

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Welcome to our new Faculty member, Brett Brehm, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies with a specialization in 19th Century French Studies. His current research focuses on the history of color photography and its connections with literature and the visual arts. Brett is also  working on a book project, “Kaleidophonic Modernity: Sound, City and Technology.” For… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Huang-wen Lai, Japanese Studies

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I am very pleased to introduce an exciting new addition to our staff this year, Dr. Huang-wen Lai.  He has a remarkable background, having taught courses on Japanese language, literature, culture and film at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In addition, he is… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Michael Hill, Chinese Studies

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New Faculty Profile: Michael Hill, Chinese Studies Nicole Cook (International Relations and Chinese, 18’)   Welcome to William and Mary! Now that you’ve been in Williamsburg for a few months, how has your time been so far? I’ve been having a great time! I have two really excellent classes this semester, a senior seminar and… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Noel Blanco Mourelle, Hispanic Studies

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This year, we are excited to welcome Dr. Noel Blanco Mourelle to join the Hispanic Studies Program. Dr. Blanco Mourelle is an Assistant Professor, coming to us from Columbia, where he finished his Ph.D. in 2017. We sat down with Dr. Blanco Mourelle to get to know him, his research, and his teaching a little better. How do… Read More

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