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GOOD NEWS

Les Essif

Les Essif's (French and Francophone Studies) article, “Reimaginations of ‘America’ and Cultural Identity in the Expatriate Drama of Koffi Kwahulé,” just appeared in the Fall 2013 volume of Comparative Drama.

Annachiara Mariani

Annachiara Mariani’s (Italian) article, “The Catastrophic Modernity and the Uncivilized Civilization in Luigi Pirandello and Luigi Antonelli,” has been published by Romance Notes 53.3, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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MFLL and Africana Studies welcome Ana Cristina Conceição Santos from the Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil. Professor in Education at said university and Ph.D. candidate at the Federal University of Fortaleza, Ana Cristina was awarded a government of Brazil scholarship to spend one year doing research at UTK on Afro-Brazilian Women’s Movements under the guidance of Dr. Dawn Duke.

 

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Stefanie Ohnesorg (German) received the Boltzius Award November 10, 2013, in Atlanta. The award was presented by German Consul General Christoph Sander. Named after German pastor Johann Martin Boltzius, the award honors extraordinary citizens in the Southeastern United States for their ongoing commitment to promoting German language and culture.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MFLL FACULTY SEMINAR PRESENTATION

"Apple of my Eye: Redirecting Gazes, Shifting Masculinities in Contemporary Tunisian Women's Novels"
Professor Douja Mamelouk
4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 1210 McClung Tower

Professor Mamelouk will also be leading discussions in the "Muslim Journeys: Points of View" series at the Cedar Bluff Public Library in Knoxville. This event will take place thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and an American Library Association grant awarded to Humanities Tennessee. For more information click here.

FRENCH FILM SCREENING

The French movie “La Belle et La Bête” by Jean Cocteau will be shown at 6:00 p.m., February 18, at the Hodges Library Auditorium. In French with English subtitles. Contact Florence for info at fabadtur@utk.edu.

 

ITALIAN

Italian Table: Every Wednesday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and every Friday 2:30 – 3:30 pm outside Starbucks in Hodges Library.

UTK World Showcase features Italy Feb.17–19
Join us for a three day event organized by our UTK Italian Club featuring:

1. Coffee House Monday Feb. 17– Screening of film Lezioni di cioccolato, by Claudio Cupellini
The movie will be presented by Dr. Flavia Brizio-Skov and followed by a discussion panel.
Biscotti and chocolates will be served – 6:00 pm @ IHouse

2. Cooking Demonstration Tuesday Feb.18 – learn how to make REAL bruschetta, and a Prosciutto e melone appetizer, and taste it! Event is followed by Tombola Napoletana- come and win lots of prizes! 6:00 pm @ Ihouse

3. Culture Night Wednesday Feb.19 – come to an evening of food and entertainment!
Menu offers Spaghetti al pomodoro, Eggplant Parmesan, Orange Salad and deserts.
Entertainment includes music, Commedia dell'arte, dances and plays.
5:30 pm @ IHouse

ARABIC FILM SCREENING

 

NEWS FROM THE LRC

 

LRC BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES — "THERE ARE NO DUMB QUESTIONS"

Every alternating Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm - 1:30pm the LRC will offer a special series to learn about the LRC and computing in language, literature and humanities courses. In the first half of each session we will present a specific topic (which we will announce on the preceding Monday). The second half we will concentrate on your personal questions about any topic. Please bring your lunch and be ready to ask and share!

MICROSOFT OFFICE PROPLUS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

The University now offers students free access to download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus desktop applications. That's right! Students now get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher for FREE. This software is available online through a student’s Volmail account and can be installed on up to 5 devices. Any student whose primary affiliation is "student" (GTAs, that would be you) is eligible for this program; faculty and staff do not qualify at this time. Please click on the appropriate link to get instructions for downloading and installing the software for Windows, Mac, and Mobile Devices.

LRC SURVEY COMING SOON!

No, we didn't forget...the LRC is using the new Qualtrics survey tool purchased by the university and we expect to be sending a survey out to get your feedback and ideas on workshop topics and modes of delivery very soon. We are also interested in hearing your suggestions to enhance and personalize faculty services, so when you do receive the invitation to participate, we ask that you fill out the anonymous survey at your earliest convenience so that we can work to quickly implement suggestions.

 

NEXT MFLL E-NEWSLETTER

The next MFLL newsletter will be published February 17, 2014. The deadline for submission of news items is 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16. Please send news items to John Romeiser (jromeise@utk.edu).

CONTACT US
Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
701 McClung Tower | Knoxville, TN 37996-0470
E-mail: mfll@utk.edu
Phone: 865.974.2311 | Fax: 865.974.7096
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