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Luis C. Cano (Hispanic Studies) will be the keynote speaker at the International Colloquium Escrituras del Nuevo Mundo: Lo Fantástico y las narrativas del futuro (Writings of the New World: The Fantastic and the Narratives of the Future) organized by the Center for Literary Studies Antonio Cornejo Polar and the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. The subject of the keynote is Latin American Science Fiction and the Literary Canon. The Colloquium will be held from October 24 to 26 in Lima, Perú.

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On September 25, rain-soaked students enjoyed Bratwurst and other gastronomic delights at The German Studies Program Annual Picnic in Tyson Park. The winners of the cooking contest included Halley Hampton (see picture), who celebrated her 21st birthday by cooking Leberknödelsuppe, John Urbano, Nathan Farcasin, and Austin Glidden. The event was organized by Beth Bradley and co-hosted by the German Club. The picnic (see picture) kicked off the series of German Club events for the semester.



The Italian Table is on Wednesday mornings 10:00-11:00 am at Starbucks in Hodges Library, and on Fridays from 2:30-3:30 pm, same place. We also have “Italian Talk Day” on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm at the International House. This event is hosted by the three Italian exchange students.


For our Italian Cinema Series 2013, we offer:
Benvenuti al Sud by Luca Miniero, 2010, 102 min.
Oct. 14th 4:00-6:00 pm, Hodges Library Room 129
Alberto, a postmaster trying to secure a transfer to Milan to please his wife, attempts a subterfuge, which results in his banishment to a small town south of Naples. Culture shock ensues.


UT Ready for the World, the Italian Program, and MFLL will present a second lecture by Dr. Ferdinando Fasce (University of Genoa, Italy):

Advertising and Consumption in the American Century

On Monday, October 7, 11:15 a.m., Hodges room 212
“War is the Health of Advertising. U.S. Admen in the Two World Wars”.
The event is organized by Dr. Flavia Brizio-Skov as part of the linkage program between UTK and UNIGE.


From Rocky Top to the Top of Your Game: Forging the Path to a Global Career,
Presented by Chad Goldman

Friday, October 4
10:10-11:15 a.m.
Hodges Auditorium

Chad Goldman, UT Alumnus (Spanish and World Business), is Vice President of Marketing at CauseForce, an international company that works with non-profit organizations to assist in fundraising for their mission. In describing how he defined his international career, he will reveal how you can forge your path after graduation to achieve the global career that you want. Following his presentation, there will be a Q&A session and a meet-and-greet reception with light refreshments. Please RSVP at the following link by midnight on Wednesday, October 2: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8401596401/eorg.


Emily Elizabeth Pace’s (French and Francophone Studies) doctoral dissertation defense is scheduled for October 9 at 2:30 pm in 309 Hodges Library. This is a public event. All are invited. A copy of her dissertation will be available in 701 McClung Tower. The title is “From Shell to Center: Gaston Bachelard and the Transformation of Domestic Space in the 19th Century French Novel.”




If you are looking for a way to create engaging presentations using Prezi but haven't had the chance to come to the LRC trainings, you now have the opportunity to learn the basics with OIT's Prezi workshop. Margaret Atkins will introduce you to Prezi and walk you through setting up a Prezi account, learning best Prezi practices, and creating a simple Prezi. For upcoming basic Prezi workshops through OIT, visit https://tiny.utk.edu/oitprezi. The LRC will continue to conduct advanced Prezi workshops, and you can of course schedule time with Doug for a personal consultation about how to use Prezi in your courses.


The LRC Workshop Series continues in October with tools of interest for both instruction and research:

Thursday, October 3 at 1PM: Friends Don't Let Friends Use MS Word: Scrivener Basics.

Wednesday, October 9 at 1PM: Evernote and Mendeley for Teachers and Researchers.

Wednesday, October 16 at 1PM: Advanced Prezi Concepts for Teachers and Scholars.

Thursday, October 24 at 1PM: Mobile Tools in the FL Classroom: QR Codes


The TELL Classroom recently underwent a sound and projection upgrade to accommodate high definition video and audio from laptops and mobile devices. Feel free to drop into AMB 3 to see the changes, or to visit the LRC reservation page to schedule the room for your class.


The next MFLL newsletter will be published November 4. The deadline for submission of news items is 6:30 p.m., November 3.

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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