Department News

TRANSLATION IN ACADEMIC AND JOB MARKETS

LCL Professors Peter Constantine and Jacqueline Loss and PhD student Charles Lebel conducted the workshop on April 13th about translation and the job market organized by LANGSA. First, Professor Constantine reflected on the role of translation within the academia today and pointed to a paradigm shift that took place in 2009. Until then, translation was […]

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Reading/Rethinking Refugees with Sebastian Wogenstein

Sebastian Wogenstein, professor of German and Comparative Literature, presented the fourth of this year’s LCL colloquia series lectures in a talk entitled Reading/Rethinking Refugees. He began with a breakdown of the numbers of current worldwide refugees to illuminate why the issue is such a pressing one. Wogenstein referred to the refugee crisis as “one of […]

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Puerto Rican Author Mayra Santos Febres Returns to UConn

The renowned Puerto Rican author, poet, and professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayra Santos Febres returned to UConn on March 11 to give a talk in Spanish for undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty. Santos Febres is the author of many celebrated novels, including many she discussed in her talk: Sirena Selena vestida de […]

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WHY PEOPLE HAVE AN ACCENT WHEN LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE

LCL’s Assistant Professor Chunsheng George Yang presented, on March 8th, his contribution to the departmental lecture series entitled ‘Acquiring the pronunciation of second language Chinese’. Since his graduate studies, Dr. Yang has been interested in language pronunciation and has wondered why people have an accent when speaking a second language. His pedagogical research examines the […]

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A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF DISCUSSIONS USHERS IN UCONN’S NEW PROGRAM IN LITERARY TRANSLATION

On February 21st, the International Mother Language Day, the Konover Auditorium in the Thomas J. Dodd Center hosted the launch of UConn’s Program in Literary Translation, with the visit of three acclaimed translators of world literature who participated in the conference ‘Translation and Human Rights in Troubled Times’. The award-winning translators defended that translation can […]

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Graduate Feature: Meet William Stark

William Stark, a Ph.D. candidate in the Spanish Studies section, has come a long way from his native Colorado to pursue research in contemporary Chicano and Latino performance art and cultural production. The fourth year student is writing his dissertation on transcultural performance by Latino and Chicano performance artists in the United States and Mexico. […]

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Professor Nan Meng Joins Chinese Program

Nan Meng joined the LCL’s Chinese section as Assistant Professor in Residence last Fall, after having studied and worked in four other universities in the US. Professor Meng received her B.A. in English Language and Literature at Shandong University, her hometown in northeastern China. She moved to the US to do her M.A. in Teaching […]

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Transferable Skills for Humanities PhDs: Stacy Hartman and the MLA visit UConn

On February 1st and 2nd Stacy Hartman, Coordinator of Connected Academics at the Modern Language Association, gave a talk about alternative careers in the humanities and led workshops for PhD candidates and faculty across departments. Her main objective was to help students and faculty think more broadly about career opportunities available with a doctorate degree, […]

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LCL to Celebrate New Program in Literary Translation on February 21rst

The Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages will host an evening of talks by award-winning translators to celebrate the launch of its new Program in Literary Translation. Three distinguished speakers will present on literary translation and human rights.  These incluse Carles Torner, Executive Director of PEN International, Edith Grossman, translator of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes […]

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