Spring 2017 Issue

elcome to the Spring 2017 issue of Global Voices, the News and Events pages for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William & Mary. As we say goodbye to our graduating seniors, we asked them to reflect upon their time with us at the College.  A special section of this issue is devoted to them, the Class of 2017 !

The Spring has been yet another enriching semester in MLL, with faculty publishing groundbreaking monographs, visits from special guests in multiple disciplines, and faculty-mentored research projects in which our students play a key role.  Students share their experiences outside the classroom, whether at the Muscarelle Museum, in local music concerts, in DC, or abroad.  MLL alums come back to visit us, or comment on their lives after graduating from the College.

As usual, we would love to know how you are doing!  Send us your news, stories, and updates here !

Graduation Photo Album

Spring 2017 Features:

  • A State-Wide Japanese “Jam” Session
  • Celebrating the Hispanic Studies Community
  • Encuentro Latino: First W&M Latinx Alumni Reunion in Washington, DC
  • Faculty-Mentored Research: Students Translate and Publish Essay by Cuban Filmmaker
  • Gabrielle Hibbert Successfully Defends Honors Thesis
  • History, Unevenness, and Urban Space in Japanese Cinema: Prof. Sasaki Presents on Kawashima’s “Suzaki Paradise: Red Light” (1956)
  • Innovative Honors Thesis Research in Francophone Studies
  • Jack Weaver ’17 receives Fulbright/USTA award to teach in Austria
  • Japan Section Year-End Prizes
  • Jessica Armstrong ’17 receives Fulbright Research Grant to study in Köln/Cologne
  • Katie Freund (HISP ’17) awarded Fulbright ETA Scholarship
  • Meredith Wolf ’17 receives Fulbright ETA to teach in Germany
  • Plumeri Award for 2017: Elena Prokhorova
  • Prof. Calvin Hui won two more external fellowships!
  • Prof. Terukina publishes book on ‘Grandeza mexicana’ (1604)
  • Recent HISP Alums Will Pursue Advanced Degrees
  • Russian Music Ensemble Takes Williamsburg By Storm!
  • Senior Seminar Publications on Francophone Louisiana Writers
  • Sophia Yates Reflects on her Study Abroad Trip to St. Petersburg
  • Students and Faculty Share Their Research at MACLAS Conference
  • Subtitling “Non Perdono” – a Collaborative Project
  • The Italian Program Goes to the Museum
  • Undergraduate Conference on Modern Chinese Literature
  • W&M’s Shodo Performance at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Winter Break in Germany – Afua Asenso
  • More In This Issue:

  • (Re)EnActments of Belonging: Prof. Baker Presents on “Mexicanidad” in Cabaret and Film
  • A Lifetime of Experiences in one Short Semester, by Daniel Tay (’19)
  • A New Monograph on Osaka, and a New Translation of Tanizaki’s “The Maids”
  • Allison Corbett (HISP ’09) on Multimedia Oral History Project
  • Award-Winning Cuban Filmmaker Aram Vidal visits W&M
  • Delta Phi Alpha Induction 2017
  • From Page, To Stage, To Screen: Performance and Classroom Dynamics
  • Hollywood Made in China
  • Inclusion and the University: A COLL 300 (“Unrest”) Presentation with Freedom University
  • Italian Studies Month at W&M
  • Jack Weaver ’17 receives Fulbright/USTA award to teach in Austria
  • Japanese Honor Society Inductees for 2018
  • Jessica Armstrong ’17 receives Fulbright Research Grant to study in Köln/Cologne
  • Man-Made Women: A Film Series
  • Meredith Wolf ’17 receives Fulbright ETA to teach in Germany
  • Monsters, medical oddities and changing mindsets – Attending the “Odd Bodies” conference
  • Prof. Calvin Hui Gave Keynote at Stanford U
  • Prof. Stock Invited to RiverRun International Film Festival
  • Professor Nathan Rabalais (French and Francophone Studies) publishes book of original poetry
  • Putting my Italian to Use at the Muscarelle, by Lowry Palmer (’17)
  • The Adventures of Lena Klavin in the Russian Imperial Capital
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