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Graduate Student Notes

Ana Barrios (Spanish) presented "El sabor agridulce del testimonio de Maria de los Reyes Castillo Bueno" at the 19th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso- Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, February 25-26, 2011.

Joanna Broda-Schunck (German) presented a paper on "Die Kultur, die Sprache und Das Leben der Anderen" at theTennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association conference in November 2010.

Dawn Danalis (German) and Michael Kobs (German) co-presented a paper on "Schultze Gets the Blues - And You Get German(s): Language and Identity in East Germany and the US" at theTennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association conference in November 2010.

Joy Essigmann-Hancock (German) presented "Ein kleiner, schwarzer Punkt am weisslichen Himmel: Antarctica & Ice in German Modernism," at the Exploring Environments: Ecocritical Approaches to German Literature and Culture Conference, Harvard University (Nov. 2011). She also received a scholarship from the Huguenot Society for her essay titled "I'm Fighting for that Child: A Huguenot Tradition in American Literature," which will be published in the society's publication, The Huguenot.

Leonel Glees (Spanish) presented a paper entitled "Sirena Selena vestida de pena: travestismo como una identidad de 'Caos' y poder" at the 64th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky at Lexington, April 14-16, 2011.

R. Eric Johnson (German) and Noah Soltau (German) co-presented a paper on "'Pedagogical Basterds': Teaching German Culture and Language with Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds" at theTennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association conference in November 2010.

Lisa Y.F. Parker (Spanish) presented a paper on "La aportación lingüística de los emigrantes de las Islas Canarias al carácter del español en la lengua del jíbaro de Puerto Rico" at the 19th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics, U of Texas at Austin (February 2011), and she also gave a paper entitled "En defensa del idioma como parte de la identidad puertorriqueña: Injértese en nuestro lenguaje el inglés; pero el tronco ha de ser el de español" at the 64th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky at Lexington, April 14-16, 2011.

Luciana Prestes Bean (Spanish) presented a paper entitled "Desconstruyendo esteriotipos y estableciendo nuevas imágenes para Chica da Silva'' at the 64th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky at Lexington, April 14-16, 2011.

Andrew M. Ray (Spanish) presented a paper entitled "La conciencia problemática de una historia hispanoamericana en Historia privada de los colombianos de Eduardo Caballero Calderón" at the 19th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, February 25-26, 2011.

Anja Seiler (German) gave a presentation on "Familiengedächtnis und Vergangenheitsbewältigung: Zum Generationen- und Geschlechterkonflikt in Das Wunder von Bern" at TFLTA in November 2010. She also presented on Ilma Rakusa's poetry collection Love after Love at the International GiG Conference (Intercultural German Studies Association) in Bangkok (August 2011) and she gave a paper on transcultural readings of Ilma Rakusa's poetry at TFLTA (Nov. 2011). In 2010-11, she was a graduate exchange student at the University of Mannheim (Germany) where she taught seminars on "Cultural Theory and its Relevance in a Globalised World," and "Linguistic Interculturalism," and tutorials on the "Introduction to Linguistics."

Noah Soltau (German) presented a paper entitled "Primitive Marks, Social Marks: Jews and Tattoos" at Wayne State University's Center for the Study of Citizenship annual conference, and published a book review on H-Net entitled "Creating Identity and Studying the Enemy: Anthropology at War." He also helped organize and delivered a talk at the International Georg Büchner Symposium in Knoxville Tennessee, which occurred in conjunction with the Clarence Brown Theater's production of Büchner's play, Woyzeck, which he and Dr. Stefanie Ohnesorg translated for the stage.

Abdoulaye Yansané (French) organized a panel on "Thèmes diasporiques" at the 60th anniversary Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Radford University, October 2010, Radford, Virginia. He also served as chair of the Francophone Film panel at the same conference.

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