Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures News

Festival to Honor Great German Literary Figure

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s life and work will be celebrated through film screenings, a poetry contest, panel discussions, and performances at a festival to be held November 12–13.

Alumnus Provides Gift to Support Language Resource Center

Language Resource

The Language Resource Center in Alumni Memorial Building—a place where students access computers, labs, and studios to help them learn foreign languages—has received a donation that will support its continued operation.

Part Asian-American, All Jewish?

The journal of which Dan Magilow, associate professor of modern and foreign languages and literatures, is managing editor was referenced in an NPR story. The story is about Jewish intermarriage. The journal,  Journal of Jewish Identities, recently published a special issue on this topic. To listen to the story, visit NPR’s website.

Horiguchi Gives Book Talk at Library of Congress

Noriko J. Horiguchi, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, gave a book talk last week at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Horiguchi’s talk was based on her 2011 book, Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan’s Imperial Body.

Del Caro Heads Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures Department

Adrian DelCaro

Adrian Del Caro has joined the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures as professor and department head. DelCaro comes to UT from Purdue University where he was a professor and a department chair. He has held administrative positions, including department head, at the University of Alberta, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Mississippi State University.

UT’s “Do Deutsch!” Events Continue October 10-14

“Do Deutsch!,” this year’s October celebration of all things German, continues at UT Knoxville with “Do Deutsch!” Week, October 10-14. Starting in late August, a series of creativity contests were held on campus relating to the theme “German(y) in Your Life.” Each entry was to explore an element of Germany, such as its culture, its language, or its influence on America.