Fulbright Contributes to Dynamic Irish Program at UConn

UConn is lucky to host Sinéad Murray as this year’s Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Irish (Gaelic). Sinéad is a passionate advocate for the Irish language and for Irish Studies both at home, in Ireland, and among those here abroad who are interested in the history, language and culture of Ireland. There is a […]

[Read More]

The Practical Side: Equipping Graduate Students for Jobs

The Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages welcomes a mix of Masters and Ph.D. students in German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Comparative Literature (which includes a Chinese Studies Program). Graduate students in programs in the humanities are well aware that the employment landscape has shifted decisively in the past twenty to thirty years. This said, […]

[Read More]

Liansu Meng’s Ecofeminist Illumnination of Poet Chen Jingrong

As part of the LCL Faculty Colloquium Series, Liansu Meng, Associate Professor of Chinese, presented “Ecofeminism Avant La Lettre: Chen Jingrong and Her Creative Translation of Baudelaire.” The presentation was excerpted from her essay in Chinese Poetry and Translations: Rights and Wrongs (Amsterdam University Press, 2019) edited by Maghiel van Crevel and Lucas Klein, a […]

[Read More]

Spotlight: Stefan Bronner

Dr. Stefan Bronner, Assistant Professor in Residence of German Studies, obtained his PhD in Germanistik at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg and has published on a wide range of topics including German literature and culture, postmodernism, continental philosophy, spirituality, and the contemporary world. Bronner’s work is deeply rooted to his passion for literary scholarship. Bronner has become […]

[Read More]

Upcoming Events

  1. 2/26 Yiddish Tish Discussions
  2. 2/26 Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Andrea Celli
  3. 2/27 ISSS Coffee Hour
  4. 2/27 Writers Who Edit, Editors Who Write Series
  5. 3/4 Departmental Meeting
  6. 3/4 CinemAGEnder: How Hispanic Cinemas Visualize Sexuality and Memory in Old Age
  7. 3/11 Berel Lang: “Against the Lachrymose View of Jewish History—Again”
  8. 3/18 “How Yiddish Changed America and America Changed Yiddish” with Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert
  9. 3/25 Yiddish Tish Discussions
  10. 3/25 Yiddish Tish Discussions

Spotlight: Verena Aschbacher

Verena Aschbacher, a new Ph.D. student in German Studies, grew up in South Tyrol (Südtirol in German), Italy. Verena’s small hometown lies at the border of Austria and Switzerland and people from the area speak regional dialects of German and Italian. This borderland zone combines Mediterranean and Germanic languages and cultures in the midst of dazzling […]

[Read More]