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Elena Vogel Receives National Gabriela Mistral Award

On April 20, 2016, Elena Vogel (PhD, Spanish), Active Member of Florida State University's Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, received the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Award.


Portuguese Students and Instructors Receive Visibility Worldwide

Two FSU students pursuing minors in Portuguese have been awarded scholarships to attend the prestigious Middlebury College Portuguese School during Summer 2016.


Jeremy Kasten published a book chapter:

Jeremy Kasten, who recently received his PhD in Spanish from our Department, published a book chapter "Representing a Trauma Space and Rendering the Real of the Spanish Civil War in Carlos Saura's La caza," in a collective volume, entitled Trauma and Meaning Making published by Interdisciplinary Press.


French Lecture Series Upcoming Event:

Public Lecture by Professor Kathleen Long, Cornell University, Thursday, October 13, 5:00 PM, DIF 009

"From Monstrosity to Postnormality: Montaigne, Canguilhem, Foucault" (sponsored by the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies)


Screening of "Francofonia"

FSU IS HOSTING A SCREENING OF "FRANCOFONIA" BY ALEKSANDR SOKUROV AT THE STUDENT LIFE CINEMA ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 7:00 P.M.


Dr. Robert Romanchuk Receives Teaching Through Transformation Teaching Award

Dr. Robert Romanchuk, Associate Professor of Slavic and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, was one of the fourteen Florida State University faculty members honored by the Transformation Through Teaching program for their transformative influence in the lives of their students inside and outside of the classroom.


FSU is Hosting the Second International Conference on Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World (BHL)

Conference Date: January 27-29, 2017. The goal of the BHL conference is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone world. Hence, the BHL is dedicated to research in any area related to bilingualism, including theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language contact, second language and bilingual acquisition, heritage languages, communication, education, and psycholinguistics. By bringing together researchers from different perspectives we are able to share new insights regarding methodology and get a better understanding of bilingualism.


Christopher L. Schwenk receives Bess H. Ward Honors Thesis Award

Christopher L. Schwenk has received the Bess H. Ward Honors Thesis Award for his project titled “Notions of Nature and Society in Waiãpi Cosmology.” Chris is completing a double major in Religious Studies and Spanish with a minor in Portuguese. His thesis committee includes two faculty members in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Peggy Sharpe and Juan Carlos Galeano, and Joseph Helweg from the Department of Religion.