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French Scholar Janet Beizer Talks about Harlequins, Patchwork Eating in 19th Century France

On Tuesday, March 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Withers 331, Dr. Janet Beizer, Professor of French and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Romance Languages at Harvard University, gave a talk entitled, "Savor the Harlequins:  Patchwork Eating in Nineteenth-Century Paris." Her presentation, accompanied by slides of archival images, focused on "the harlequin" or recomposed leftovers, as an alimentary and [...]

Cultural Critic Luis Duno-Gottberg Visits NC State

On March 19th Dr. Luis Duno-Gottberg, associate professor at Rice University, gave a talk at the Department of Foreign Languages entitled: "Lumpen Sovereignty: Mutations of ‘The People’ and The State in Contemporary Venezuelan Politics." Dr. Duno-Gottberg is the author of La humanidad como mercancía: La esclavitud moderna en América (2014) among other books, and specializes in 19th, 20th and 21st century [...]

In Language Acquisition "Rules" Don't Matter, Says Renown Expert Bill VanPatten

When it comes to acquiring a second language, "rules" — in the traditional sense of the word — don't matter. That was the controversial message that Dr. Bill VanPatten conveyed to his audience during a recent invited talk at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The talk was part of the department's Spring 2015 Brownbag/Research Talks series that this year includes lectures by [...]

Spring 2015 Brownbag/Research Talks

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites the NC State community to attend our Spring 2015 Brownbag/Research Talks Series. Since its inception in 1907, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is committed to the teaching of modern and classical languages, literatures, and cultures as an indispensable part of the University's mission. It strives to make increasing contact between cultures a daily reality for [...]

Alums Receive Prestigious Awards

Alum Receives Florence Steiner Award Last November, Alum Ken Stewart received the Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Education (K-12) during the Southern Conference on Language Teaching in San Antonio, Texas. Ken completed his MA in Spanish in 2007 at NC State and currently teaches at Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, NC. Alumna Wins Oustanding Doctoral Research Award Also, Dr. Stephany Brett Dunstan [...]