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.