2019 GKA National Italian Honor Society

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Our Program is proud to recognize the outstanding undergraduate scholarship in the field of Italian Studies of the following students who were inducted in the National Italian Honor Society this Spring: Vanessa Cai (Art History and Italian Studies, ’20) Emily Knoche (European Studies & French & Francophone Studies, ’19) Marisa Lemma (Government major & Economics… Read More

An Inspirational Teaching and Learning Experience

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Ziyue Shen, Class of 2019 From professors to students, everyone I have met in my three years of Japanese studies has inspired me to become a TA and to share this cordiality. My job as a TA is to assist professor Kato in teaching JAPN 201 & 202 while simultaneously learning teaching skills in MDLL… Read More

Adelle Else Wins the Alexander Stephan Undergraduate Essay Prize in German Studies

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Adelle Else is a freshman in the Class of 2022. She intends to major in either International Relations or Psychology, but holds a special interest in German Studies through her personal and academic background. From her initial exposure to the German language and culture through classes at her high school, to beginning her academic journey… Read More

Public Performances and Hidden Transcripts in Faculty-Alum Collaborative Research

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The latest issue of Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl, one the foremost publications on Nahua communities in Pre-Columbian and Colonial Mexico, includes a study of a 16th-century epiphany play co-authored by Katherine Brown (HISP ’13; PhD candidate, Yale University) and Prof. Jorge Terukina. Published by the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de… Read More

Professor Yanfang Tang will retire by the end of Spring 2019.

Professor Yanfang Tang will retire by the end of Spring 2019.  We will miss her! http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/yxtang/home https://www.wm.edu/as/modernlanguages/faculty/tang_y.php

Delta Phi Alpha: New Member Initiation, 2019

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German Studies is proud to acknowledge the 2019 members of our German Honor Society chapter. The ceremony took place at W&M’s German House on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Our inductees, in alphabetical order, are: Grace Bruce, Manasi Deorah, Ziyi Fu, Nadege Lebert, Emily Maison, Kelsey Marshall, Meredith Radel, Patrick Salsburg, Daniel Sheaffer, Lou Sheridan. Lena… Read More

Frank Shatz, Holocaust Survivor, Speaks at W&M

Frank Shatz is a Holocaust survivor in the Williamsburg area who came to speak to the college on March 13th, 2019. During the Holocaust, Frank escaped and joined the underground Nazi resistance in Hungary, and after the Nazi regime ended, he lived under communism, moved around the world, and eventually came to Williamsburg. Shatz ended… Read More

Slow Food in a Fast Food World

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By Judith Tauber Last summer, I conducted my Freshman Monroe Research Project on the Slow Food movement under the guidance of my wonderful advisor, Professor Mattavelli. I had been exposed to the principles of Slow Food—without realizing it—nearly my entire life because my family places immense importance on choosing only organic, local foods. However, I… Read More

MLL Research Showcase

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On Friday, April 12th, graduating seniors, theirs friends, and faculty gathered to attend the inaugural MLL Research Showcase. Eight students from the Chinese, French and Francophone, German, Hispanic, Italian, and Russian Studies Programs presented on projects they had been working on for the past year and more. Posters featuring images that illustrate their arguments and… Read More

Declassifying Argentinian Dictatorship

Hispanic Studies Professor Silvia Tandeciarz (along with History Professor Betsy Konefal) has been working with William and Mary on archival research that brings stories of persecution and political violence to light. This important international project has generated a network of studies that help to tell a story of of the many women and men persecuted… Read More

Professor Calvin Hui has received a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship

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Another good news! Professor Calvin Hui has received a highly prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship to finish his book project entitled _Useless: Fashion, Media, and Consumer Culture in Contemporary China_. This book draws on film and fashion to track the emergence of consumer culture in China’s encounter with global capitalism. The first part… Read More

Professor Calvin Hui has received tenure and been promoted to Associate Professor of Chinese Studies

  Good news! Professor Calvin Hui has received tenure! He will be Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at William and Mary beginning in fall 2019! See his faculty profile: https://www.wm.edu/as/modernlanguages/faculty/hui_calvin.php  

Professor Jennifer Rhee’s Book Talk _The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor

Professor Jennifer Rhee from Virginia Comonwealth University gave a book talk entitled The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor (Minnesota University Press, 2018). This talk was held on 17 April 2019, Wednesday, at 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Washington Hall Room 315.  Book: https://www.amazon.com/Robotic-Imaginary-Human-Price-Dehumanized/dp/1517902983/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547854082&sr=8-1&keywords=Jennifer+Rhee Abstract: This talk draws on her book, The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and… Read More

Professor Yiman Wang’s talk on Chinese-American Actress Anna May Wong

The Chinese program was excited to present Professor Yiman Wang’s talk concerning the first Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong. This talk was held on 27 March 2019, Wednesday, at 5:00-6:20 p.m. in Washington Hall 315. Title: Regarding Anna May Wong: An “Oriental Flapper’s” Transnational Stardom Abstract: Anna May Wong (1905-1961), the most well-known pioneering Chinese-American screen-stage-television performer,… Read More

MLL Receives Both 2019 Jefferson Faculty Awards

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MLL is honored to have received both of the 2019 Jefferson Faculty Awards. Silvia Tandeciarz, Chair of MLL and Professor of Hispanic Studies, is the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award, and Jennifer Gülly, Senior Lecturer and MLL Associate Chair of Departmental Affairs, has received the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award. The award ceremony took place… Read More

Jennifer Gully receives the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award

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Jennifer Gully, Senior Lecturer of German, received the 2019 Jefferson Teaching Award at a ceremony on January 31. The Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award is a tribute to several members of the faculty who influenced and encouraged Thomas Jefferson. The award is intended to recognize today’s teachers on the faculty. It is made annually to a younger… Read More

Silvia Tandeciarz receives the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Award

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Silvia Tandeciarz, Chair of Modern Languages & Literatures and Professor of Hispanic Studies, received the 2019 Jefferson Award at a ceremony on January 31. The Thomas Jefferson Award is given each year to a member of the William & Mary family for significant service through his or her personal activities, influence and leadership. Read about Prof…. Read More

Finding Cajun, documentary by Prof. Nathan Rabalais

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:30pm – 4pm Tucker Hall, 127A (Tucker Theater) Directed by W&M professor Nathan Rabalais, Finding Cajun (2018) makes its Virginia premiere during the W&M Global Film Festival. The documentary presents a critical perspective on the origin and evolution of Cajun identity. Q&A with director to follow. In the film, we see… Read More

Arabic Links: A New Textbook for Arabic

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Prof. John Eisele and Prof. Driss Cherkaoui are putting the finishing touches on the first volume of a textbook series for the Arabic language which will be published by the American University in Cairo Press, entitled “Arabic Links” (in Arabic: كتاب التواصل). The series attempts to handle the issue of Arabic language variation (often termed… Read More

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