Tammy Collins (German, MA) was featured in a recent Chattanooga Times Press article about her work at the Brown Academy in Chattanooga to provide bilingual instruction to 50 pre-kindergarten through first grade German students as part of Hamilton County’s efforts to accommodate children of the new Volkswagen plant employees.

Joy Essigmann (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, November 5-7.

Michael Handelsman (Spanish) has received the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association's 2011 Jacqueline Elliott Award for teaching and service in higher education.

Daniel H. Magilow (German) published an essay about the writer Kurt Kersten, a German political exile who spent much of World War II in Martinique. Dr. Magilow’s biographical article appeared in the reference series Deutschsprachige Exilliteratur seit 1933 (German language exile writing since 1933), ed. John M. Spalek (De Gruyter/Saur, 2011).

Maria Stehle’s (German) article “Transnationalism Meets Provincialism: Generations and Identifications in Faserland, Kurz und schmerzlos, and Selam Berlin” will appear this month in an edited volume on "Generational Shifts in Contemporary German Culture," by Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Susanne Vees-Gulani in Camden House, December 2010.

Yulan Washburn's (emeritus, Spanish and Portuguese) audio book, The Eloquence of God, has appeared as a 6 CD set from Audio Book, Daystar Productions, LLC, Knoxville. (865) 602-7777.


The next MFLL newsletter will be published January 17, 2011. Please send news items to John Romeiser (

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