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Harriet W. Bowden (Spanish) recently had the following article appear in Language Learning, for which she was recognized as Quest Scholar of the Week (Nov. 9): "Optimizing Language Instruction: Matters of Explicitness, Practice, and Cue Learning". Stafford, C. A., Bowden, H. W. and Sanz, C. (2012). Language Learning, 62(3), 741-768. She also recently had a paper accepted to Language Teaching Research: "A fine-grained analysis of the effects of negative evidence with and without metalinguistic information in language development". Lado, B., Bowden, H. W., Stafford, C. A., Sanz, C. (in press).

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Millie Gimmel (Spanish) presented "An epistemological analysis of natural history in New Spain" at the South Atlantic MLA in Durham, NC in November.

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Daniel H. Magilow's (German) new book, The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany, has just been published by The Pennsylvania State University Press.

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Natalia Pervukhin's (Russian) article “The Code of Pain in Chekhov” was published in the collection Knowledge and Pain (At the Interface. Probing the Boundaries) ed. by Esther Cohen, Leona Toker and Manuela Consonni. Rodopi, Amsterdam. New York: 2012.

She presented a paper, "First Unofficial Poetry Circle of the 1950s 'MANSARD' and Eternal Exile of Leonid Chertkov, its leader", at the 43rd Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in New Orleans, November 15-18.

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Andy Ray (Spanish) has been selected to be UTK's International Recruiter by the Center for International Education.

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Oscar Rivera-Rodas’ (Spanish) latest book, Picón Salas: Historia de la cultura y cosmopolitismo, was published by the Center for Latin American Studies Rómulo Gallegos, Caracas.

In addition, he has published three articles, “La poética de la historia en Comentarios Reales, del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega”, in José Pascual Buxó (Editor), Teorías poéticas en la literatura colonial. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, pp. 113-148, “El nombre de la duda y la identidad, el despojo y la negligencia”, SUR/versión 1. (Julio-Diciembre 2011), pp. 55-80. Caracas, Venezuela: Fundación Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos (CELARG). [This publication was released in March 2012], and “Franklin Domínguez: una dramaturgia de la posmodernidad”, Conjunto 165 (Octubre-Diciembre 2012), pp. 65-74, La Habana, Cuba.

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Maria Stehle's (German) monograph, Ghetto Voices in Contemporary German Culture: Textscapes, Filmscapes, Soundscapes, was published with Camden House in November.

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Dolly Young (Spanish) is the 2013 President of the Tennessee Teachers Foreign Language Association.



On November 13 the Italian program offered a session during the International Week of Education. Chiara Mariani and Renée D’Elia-Zunino presented a talk on the Importance of learning a Foreign Language, and an article in The Daily Beacon followed: Opinion: Foreign Language Critical to Success.

Their next activity, organized by the Italian Club, and open to all, is Pomeriggio sui pattini.
Join them for an afternoon on skates, and a dinner on December 5 to celebrate the end of a great semester learning Italian! They will meet at 5 pm in front of “Bella Sera” in Market Square and go skating together! Info here: http://www.knoxvilleholidaysonice.com/. After the skating, they’ll go eat dinner together at 7 pm!


The French and Francophone Studies program offered a series of special sessions on the cultures and foods around the French-speaking world November 14, at the Mary Greer Room, Hodges Library. Undergraduates, graduates students, and faculty participated in the event.

Would you like to discover French and African cultures without travelling abroad?
Would you like to enjoy French specialties, and African recipes, learn how to make your own baguette and traditional foufou?
Would you like to show your talents playing “pétanque,” and dancing “Azoto”?

If you think you can be part of these fun and gratifying experiences just to name a few, join us for our


Place: Buffalo Mountain Retreat Center
Dates: Feb. 22-24 2013
Fees: $ 50.00 per participant

Please contact asap for more information:
M. Augustin Bocco from Togo @ abocco@utk.edu
Abdoulaye Yansane from Senegal, @ ayansane@utk.edu
Or Laurent Zunino from France @ lzunino@utk.edu

Sign up soon, places are few!!!



The next MFLL newsletter will be published January 14, 2013. The deadline for submission of news items is 6:30 p.m., January 13. Please send news items to John Romeiser (jromeise@utk.edu).

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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