Conversatorio with Eduardo Lalo and students of Indigenous Cultures

Conversatorio with Lalo - Rivera class - Fall 2020

This fall, Hispanic Studies’ newest faculty member, Dr. Carlos Rivera, organized a conversation with the author and indigenist activist Eduardo Lalo for his students of HISP390. Students first read his novel Historia de Yuke (El Yunque rain forest in Puerto Rico) and then had the opportunity to ask the author about his book. A video… Read More

Zombies, Ghosts and Videos

 In Dr. Gaytan Cuesta’s Fall 2020 class “Zombies, Ghosts and the End of the World in Latin American Film and New Audiovisual Media” students created video-essays. These are stored at the Media Center and can also be seen on the YouTube channel “Butaca Abierta” at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZYh0k1oE2sHh6kMK32yFlA

Students Tell Ghost Stories in Spanish

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In the class of Elementary Spanish (HISP 103), Doctora Gaytán Cuesta organized a Gost Tour in Spanish with her students! The students had costumes and gave a complete tour of Colonial Williasburg’s most haunted places, including the Wren Building, Tucker, the Sunken Gardens, Kimbal Theater, The WytheHouse, the Public Gaol and the Market House. They… Read More

Every Day an Adventure: Studying Abroad at Akita International University

Caleb Rivers

Caleb Rivers There is not a moment that I don’t think fondly of the time I spent at Akita International University (AIU). I originally went to AIU to strengthen my Japanese language skills, but the experience became so much more. The Japanese students and international students always stood beside one another and helped lift everyone… Read More

Academic, Professional, and Personal Growth Abroad

Kelly Shea

Kelly Shea After studying the Japanese language for several years at William & Mary, I was fortunate to expand upon my learning at Keio University. I couldn’t have asked for a better study abroad experience. I learned alongside many older classmates who were in Japan to work and sought to improve their Japanese language skills…. Read More

A Successful Semester for the New Italian Club

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By Isabel Conti ‘22 in consultation with Alyssa Glauser ‘22 and Judith Tauber ‘21 Despite the constraints of a remote semester, William & Mary’s newly created Italian Club has grown and had great success in providing students with conversation hours, cooking lessons, and cultural activities over Zoom. We were able to provide students with an… Read More

Congratulations to our December Graduates!

Mariana

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DECEMBER GRADUATES! As the semester draws to a close, the Program in French & Francophone Studies salutes graduating major Manon Diz and graduating minors Michael DeMatteo, Margaret Lawrence, and Mariana Erana Salmeron. We are very proud of your diverse accomplishments and know that you will fare well in the years to come…. Read More

A Spectacular Project

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“Who has the right to script their own story?” This is the question that French and Music double-major Paul Hardin has been asking himself for over a year now, as he fine-tunes the script of Spectacular, a musical theater production which he hopes to see performed on campus by the end of his senior year…. Read More

Student-run newspaper Gazeta 2020

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This Fall, our student-run newspaper Gazeta published two successful issues online. Follow the link and enjoy reading! Gazeta

Russian Music Ensemble: Fall 2020 Pop-up Performance

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On 31 October 2020, the Russian Music Ensemble, Gallery Players, and Middle-Eastern Music Ensemble held a Pop-up Performance. The event was well attended, and the audience enjoyed a wonderful musical performance.

Kudos to our Teaching Assistants!

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Every year a group of advanced students is invited to serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) for our FREN 101-202 language classrooms. These students — typically majors in French & Francophone Studies — enroll in a department-wide foreign language pedagogy course (MDLL 401) and conduct observations of professional instructors in action. They also meet every week… Read More

A Virtual Fête de la Recherche

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Just like our students’ research, the Fête de la Recherche goes on!   Once again, a highly motivated group of seniors organized, publicized, and graciously hosted this signature event of the French & Francophone Studies Program. The 2020 Virtual Fête was a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and alumni to hear about research recently conducted… Read More

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