Video Interview: Study Abroad in St. Petersburg 2013 Recap

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In this interview with Prof Fred Corney, we find out about the research projects our students tackled during the William & Mary Study Abroad in St. Petersburg program in the Summer of 2013. Fred discusses some of the interesting projects and gives his own perspective on the real importance of this research component in our… Read More

Volunteering for Unicef in Perugia

The mugs at the Farmers Market. All the mugs had various pictures and captions that featured the cartoon character Pimpa.

When I arrived in Perugia I knew that I wanted to become a part of the community as quickly as possible. At first I was not sure how I could accomplish this but after speaking with the faculty at the Umbra Institute, an opportunity to work with the Perugia office of Unicef presented itself. I… Read More

Cuban Film and Culture at W&M


The Hispanic Studies program hosted the U.S. premiere of two films by Oneyda Gonzalez in October.  “The Elf” and “Waiting for the Wild Boar to Fall” were screened in the Botetourt Auditorium.  The newly reconfigured space was filled to capacity.  Students had several opportunities to meet with the Cuban filmmaker, scriptwriter and poet during her… Read More

Japanese: Writing Fukushima

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The world watched in horror on March 11, 2011 as Japan experienced the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis, known in Japan as “3.11.” Two-and-a-half years later, the troubled Fukushima Daiichi plant continues to leak radioactive water, victims languish in temporary housing, and the cleanup effort remains monumental.  Japanese Studies Professor Rachel DiNitto… Read More

French: Prof. Maryse Fauvel on her new book


Professor Fauvel speaks about her latest book on two new Paris museums Q: Hi Professor Fauvel. You are a specialist in French/Francophone contemporary literature and cinema, and you have published articles and books in both fields. What made you write a book on two new museums in Paris: Exposer l’autre : essai sur la Cité… Read More

Interview: New Chinese Faculty Members Calvin Hui and Lunpeng Ma


This year, we are excited to have two new faculty in the Chinese program: Calvin Hui and Lunpeng Ma. Calvin Hui (PhD in Literature, Duke University, May 2013) is Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies. His research focuses on modern Chinese humanities (film, media, literature), critical theory, cultural studies, with an emphasis on Marxist theory, gender… Read More

Video Interview: German Studies Welcomes Prof. Jennifer Gully

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New German Studies faculty member Jennifer Gully talks with Mike Blum about her research and teaching. Jennifer received her M.A. at the University of Vienna and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her research focuses on translation as a conflicted and often antagonistic process in literature and film. The “clash of languages” has become… Read More

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