2010-2011 Awards & Scholarships

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is proud to announce the 2010-2011 graduating student awards and scholarships: Dr. J. Richard Guthrie Scholarship in German Studies Anna S. Kim Judson R. Peverall Kai I. Simenson Elaine M. Vega Elsa S. Diduk Scholarship in German Studies Judson R. Peverall Dobro Slovo Scholarship in Russian Studies William… Read More

Eleonora Figliuoli Wins Juan Espadas Award

(left to right):  Barbara Tennebaum (Library of Congress), Edith Couturier (National Endowment for the Humanities), Sofía Herrera, Eleonora Figliuoli, Professor Regina Root

We were on our way to Pittsburgh. When we passed gallant windmills similar to those described in Cervantes’ Quijote, I feared we might be lost. But, it wasn’t until we read the sign that said “Welcome to Ohio,” that I became certain we were indeed lost. That’s always been a staple in my life: getting… Read More

Mike Blum receives 2011 Duke Award

by Erin Zagursky | April 19, 2011 When Mike Blum received a phone call from William & Mary President Taylor Reveley telling him that he had won this year’s Duke Award, the academic technologist suspected that his friends were playing a trick on him. When he next got a call from the president’s assistant and… Read More

Bellini Colloquium with Jorge Terukina

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“Creoles, Peninsular Newcomers, and Aristotelian ‘Economic Thought’ in Balbuena’s Mexican Grandeur (1604): a Transatlantic and Pre-Disciplinary Inquiry” Jorge Terukina, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Wednesday, March 23, 4:00pm. Washington Hall 315 Bernardo de Balbuena (Valdepeñas, Spain, c.1563 – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1627)’s long poem praising Mexico City, published in 1604, has usually been read as… Read More

Chinese film digs out of poverty

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By Katherine Chiglinsky February 24, 2011 (originally published in the Flat Hat) In the middle of the night, when the police are avoiding unpaved roads, a group of miners transports petrified wood to Shanghai and Beijing. For a group of Uighur miners, this transport of petrified wood is their first stepping stone out of poverty: one… Read More

Faculty Profile: John “Rio” Riofrio (Hispanic Studies)

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John “Rio” Riofrio is a faculty member in Hispanic Studies. His interest in Latino and Latin American Studies influence much of his research and his courses. In this video profile, Rio discusses his class on Mexico, his research for an upcoming book, and what he likes about teaching at William & Mary. In the video,… Read More

Russian Maslenitsa 2011

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story: Ashlin Ross | photos: Mike Blum Maslenitsa is a great time for the Russian Department to come together and enjoy each other’s company. In Russia, Maslenitsa is a celebration of the sun. In the Russian House, it’s a celebration of friendship and the spring semester. Every year enormous amounts of Russian food is prepared… Read More

Conference: Post-Soviet Television: Global Formats and Russian Power

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The international symposium “Post-Soviet Television: Global Formats and Russian Power” aims to offer a survey and a critical, reflective assessment of new approaches to the study of television in post-Soviet Russia. During the 1990s Russian television experimented with the new formats and modes of production (private, public, foundation-sponsored, joint-stock company). By the beginning of the… Read More

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