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SU announces Languages, Literatures, Linguistics spring schedule

LLL presents an array of events with national, international scholars

Mar 17, 2014 | Article by: Rob Enslin

Photo of Rania Habib

Rania Habib


The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (LLL) in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce its spring schedule of events. Everything is free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 315-443-2175.

“This lineup is one of our most ambitious yet,” says Gail Bulman, associate professor of Spanish and chair of LLL. “The array of events speaks to the breadth and depth of the department. There is something here for everyone, whether you’re a student, a professor, or a member of the campus community.”

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 19
101 Steele Hall
3:45 p.m.
Reading in Spanish by Puerto Rican author Eduardo Lalo, best known for Simone (Corregidor, 2012), winner of the 2013 Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize

Thursday, March 20
The Leonard and Ruth Sainsbury Library, Tolley Humanities Building
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LLL Faculty Working Papers Series, featuring Kathryn Everly, professor of Spanish literature and culture; and Rania Habib, assistant professor of linguistics and Arabic, co-sponsored by The SU Humanities Center

Monday, March 24
Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge (900 E. Genesee St., Syracuse)
1-4 p.m.
Retirement party for William Ritchie, professor of linguistics, as well as undergraduate and general graduate advisor for the Linguistic Studies Program

Wednesday, March 26
Venue TBA
3:45 p.m.
Lecture and screening, presented by Monica Facchini, assistant professor of Italian at Colgate University

Thursday, March 27
The Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages
4 p.m.
Lecture: “Why Do We Repeat?” by Seiichi Makino, professor emeritus of Japanese and linguistics at Princeton University, funded through the generosity of The Japan Foundation

Thursday, April 3
Venue TBA
4 p.m.
Lecture by Meera Lee, Faculty Fellow in the Humanities and affiliated faculty member in the Asian/Asian-American Studies Program at SU

Wednesday, April 9
Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle (H.B. Crouse Hall Breezeway)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
World Cultures event

Tuesday, April 15
311-A H.B. Crouse Hall
11 a.m.
Lecture: “Política cultural y teatro clásico en la España última” (“Cultural Politics and Classical Theater During the Spanish Golden Age”) by Luciano García Lorenzo, professor of Language, Literature, and Anthropology at the Council for Scientific Research (Madrid)

Time and venue TBA
Presentation on American Sign Language by Carol Neidle, professor of linguistics and French at Boston University

Wednesday, April 16
Time and venue TBA
Linguistics lecture by Neidle

Photo of Frederick Luis Aldama

Frederick Luis Aldama

Thursday, April 17
108 Hoople Special Education Building 
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discussion about the state of the Latino/a graphic novel by Frederick Luis Aldama, Distinguished Professor of English at The Ohio State University

3:30-5 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library
Lecture: “The Science of Storytelling” by Aldama

Friday, April 18
Venue TBA
Noon to 1 p.m.
Future Professoriate Program (FPP) Lecture: “Techniques for Language Teaching From the Method of (De)Suggestopedia,” by Iara Mantenuto, teaching assistant at SU and assistant researcher at Alfred State College

1-2 p.m.
Venue TBA
FPP panel discussion with Mantenuto, Lily Jaffie-Shupe, and Yue Wu, all of whom are LLL teaching assistants at SU

Friday, April 25
Hillyer Room, Bird Library
9 a.m. to noon
French Graduate Student Colloquium

Kittredge Auditorium (room 340), H.B. Crouse Hall
2:30-5 p.m.
Gerlinde Ulm Sanford Award Ceremony

LLL is one of SU’s largest, most diverse academic departments, providing instruction in 18 languages to more than 6,000 students. The department offers 10 majors, including a new joint degree with the School of Education in Spanish education; and three master’s degrees in French, Spanish, and linguistics. Most of LLL’s academic programs are interdisciplinary and experiential, offering additional study opportunities through SU Abroad.

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Contact Information

Rob Enslin
315-443-3403
rmenslin@syr.edu