Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics



Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

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Department News


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Martin Munro (French) is the recipient of the French Voices Award for his translation of Michaël Ferrier's Mémoire d'outre-mer (Gallimard 2015). 


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Speaking of Love: The Love Dialogue in Italian and French Renaissance Literature

Reinier Leushuis, Florida State University

Re-evaluating the dialogue’s place in the literary landscape of the Italian and French Renaissance, Speaking of Love presents the love dialogue at the intersection of a revival of the form and the period’s philosophies of love and desire. Between 1540 and 1580, authors such as Speroni, Tullia d’Aragona, the Venetian poligrafi, Tyard, Le Caron, Pasquier, Taillemont, Marguerite de Navarre, and Louise Labé, feature interlocutors not only deliberating on love but imitating the experience of love in their dynamics of speaking. These love dialogues allow early modern ideologies and discourses of love to be imitated by the reader and rival lyric poetry in conveying amorous experience, validating dialogue as an authentic literary form rather than a tool of philosophical thinking.

Read more about the book here.

Dr. Juan Carlos Galeano’s latest documentary film, “El Río"

“Dr. Juan Carlos Galeano’s latest documentary film, “El Río,” aims to illustrate the unique relationship between the indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon and their land. By drawing attention to and discussing the differences between western ideologies and those found in the Amazon, the documentary increases awareness of the emotional and spiritual effects of environmental resource depletion. Galeano was joined by his former student Callaghan Keane, who traveled to the Amazon as a guest of an indigenous community and “shadowed the whole filming process.” The film is set to debut at a festival in Detroit this summer. For the full article, please click here.”



Leslie N. Wilson - Delores Auzenne Graduate Assistantship Awarded to Sherez Mohamed and Angela Merchan

Sherez Mohamed ( PhD Spanish) and Angela Merchan (MA, Italian Studies) are the proud recipients of the 2017-2018 Leslie N. Wilson-Auzenne Graduate Assistantship for Minority Students from the Graduate School at Florida State University! Leslie N. Wilson-Delores Auzenne Assistantships are awarded to minority graduate students after a steep competition. The award carries a supplemental stipend, plus tuition waivers. Recipients also participate in a professional development program organized by the Graduate School in order to facilitate networking and professional development. Congratulations Sherez and Angela!

2016-2017 Graduate Student Research and Creativity Awards

It is our great pleasure to announce that Shanaaz Mohammed (PhD, French) has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2016-2017 Graduate Student Research and Creativity Awards.

Sultan Qaboos Scholarship Awarded to Two Modern Languages Students for Summer 2017

Two of our Arabic students, Kelly Baker (Middle Eastern Studies major) and Micah Friedman (Religion major) have been awarded the Sultan Qaboos scholarship (SALAM) for Summer 2017 to study Arabic in Manah, Oman.

The SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Only 24 students nationwide were selected for this very competitive scholarship among them our 2 FSU students!