Marking the commencement of the new academic year, the International Fellows, under the supervision of Blanca Tyler, organized the much-anticipated International Desserts Night. Hailing from Argentina, Germany, France, Morocco, China, Russia, Japan, and Italy, the fellows not only animate the Language Houses throughout the year, but they also transformed the Landrum Hall with vibrant colors, tantalizing aromas, and diverse flavors representing cultures from across the globe.
Friday, Sept. 22, the College of William and Mary’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures issued a statement opposing West Virginia University’s recent decision to discontinue its World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Program.
Baylee manages to multiply herself and teach English to immigrants and refugees at the Washington English Center, and to both professionals and K-12 students at a Korea-based startup. Her main activity, however, consists of implementing the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, and developing programs and opportunities to bring foreign leaders to the US in support of US foreign policy goals. At the IVLP, Baylee was recently promoted to Senior Program Associate.
Sam is excited to open a new chapter of her life this coming fall, and advance her skills for research and service, as she will start a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature and Culture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This program will allow Sam to enhance her pedagogical profile.
Estonia is the next destination of PBK inductee Tom J. Plant (HISP & IR ’22). Thanks to a most prestigious and extremely competitive Fulbright Research Award, Tom, currently an analyst at Valens Global, will spend 9 months designing and analyzing wargames as media literacy for national defense that can serve address the dangers of mis/disinformation as a national security threat.
On Friday, April 7, the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures hosted our annual spring event, the Undergraduate Research Showcase, in Blow 332. We were excited to have seven presenters and five wonderful presentations from the Chinese, French/Francophone, and Russian studies programs.
Prof. Brehm's new book Kaleidophonic Modernity (Fordham UP, 2023) explores the development of mechanical sound recording technology in the nineteenth century by charting the orbits of writers, scientists, and artists in France and the United States.
The Hispanic Studies program caught up with Dr. Álvaro Garrote Pascual, the newest tenure hire in Hispanic Studies, after his first full semester teaching at William & Mary. Dr. Garrote Pascual is an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. Here is what he has shared about his work and first months at W&M, during the Fall 2022 semester.
Blanca Tyler ('09), Administrative and Language House coordinator, receives W&M Values in Action Award
More than twenty-five students participated in a lively Karaoke Night hosted by Japanese House on Thursday, November 30.
This November we continue to celebrate our students’ research.
Dr. Deborah Lee-Ferrand is now a Lecturer in French & Francophone Studies
Our faculty are constantly engaging in new research, pushing the boundaries of knowledge on issues of pressing importance to the contemporary world.
After two years’ absence due tp the pandemic, International Fellows are finally back to the Language Houses.
Álvaro Garrote Pascual specializes in Medieval literatures and cultures.
Daniel Johnson joins Japanese Studies faculty
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures honored its 2022 graduates at a ceremony on May 21st.
Silvia Tandeciarz receives 2021 Plumeri Award
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest!!!
Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, visited campus on February 16, 2022, to discuss the 2022 Beijing Olympics and its connection to the state of US-China business.
Please join me in congratulating Lu Ann Homza on the publication of her book: Village Infernos and Witches’ Advocates: Witch-Hunting in Navarre, 1608-1614, published January 19, 2022 by Pennsylvania State University Press.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2021.