Department of Modern Languages

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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2017

October 5, 2017
"The US by the Press: Impact of the Foreign Policies in Central America"
Associate Professor, Damaris Serrano

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the twelfth presentation in its lecture series, "The US by the Press: Impact of the Foreign Policies in Central America" on October 5, 2017. Damaris Serrano is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the department of Modern Languages at Wright State University.


April 7, 2017
"Lost and Found in Translation: on the unintended and willful consequences of dubbing and subtitling "
Senior Lecturer, Michelle Cipriano

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the eleventh presentation in its lecture series, “Lost and Found in Tanslation:  on the unintended and willful consequences of dubbing and subtitling" on April 7, 2017. Michelle Cipriano is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish in the department of Modern Languages at Wright State University. 

Lost and Found in Translation Brochure (PDF)


2016

October 12, 2016
"Rap Revolution: The Effects of Banlieue Poetry on French Culture, Language and Politics"
Dr. Kirsten Halling

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the tenth presentation in its lecture series, “Rap Revolution:  The Effects of Banlieue Poetry on French Culture, Language and Politics" on October 12, 2016.  Dr. Halling is a Professor of French in the department of Modern Languages at Wright State University.

Dr. Halling's Biography (PDF)

Rap Revolution Brochure (PDF)


April 1, 2016
“Caves in Spanish Culture and Everyday Life”
Dr. Ksenia Bonch Reeves

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the ninth presentation in its lecture series, “Caves in Spanish Culture and Everyday Life” on April 1, 2016.  Dr. Bonch Reeves is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the department of Modern Languages at Wright State University.  She spoke on how Spain’s caves may be famous for prehistoric paintings but there are a myriad of ways Spaniards make caves an extension of home.  

Dr. Bonch Reeves' Biography (PDF)

Caves in Spanish Culture and Everyday Life Brochure (PDF)


2015

November 5, 2015
"Monks, Muslims and Believers: Monasticism and the Early Islamic Movement"
Dr. Joshua Mabra

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the eight presentation in its lecture series, "Monks, Muslims and Believers: Monasticism and the Early Islamic Movement" on November 5, 2015. Dr. Mabra is an Assistant Professor of Arabic in the department of Modern languages at Wright State University. He explored the religious identity of the first Muslim communities by analyzing their interactions with, and attitudes towards, Christian monks.

Dr. Mabra's Biography

Monks, Muslims and Believers Brochure (PDF)


April 2, 2015
"Why Do We Love to Hate the French?"
Dr. Pascale Abadie

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the seventh presentation in its lecture series, “Why Do We Love to Hate the French?” on April 2, 2015 to learn about French culture from a native Parisian! Dr. Abadie is an Assistant Professor of French in the department of Modern Languages at Wright State University. She discussed different aspects of French culture that are coveted by people around the world.

Dr. Abadie's Biography

Why Do We Love to Hate the French Brochure (PDF)


2014

November 12, 2014
"(De) Humanizing Narratives of Terrorism in Spanish and Peruvian Films"
Dr. Melissa Doran

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the sixth presentation in its lecture series, "(De) Humanizing Narratives of Terrorism in Spanish and Peruvian Films" by Dr. Melissa Doran, on November 12, 2014. Dr. Doran is an Instructor of Spanish in the department of Modern Languages at Wright State. She discussed narratives of humanization and dehumanization as encountered in Helena Taberna’s film Yoyes (2001) and Fabrizio Aguilar’s film Paloma de Papel (2003).

Dr. Doran's Biography (PDF)

(De)Humanizing Narratives of Terrorism in Spanish and Peruvian Films Brochure (PDF)


April 15, 2014
"The Art of Translation"
Dr. David Lee Garrison

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the fifth presentation in its lecture series, "The Art of Translation" by Dr. David Lee Garrison,  on April 15, 2014. Dr. Garrison has published translations of Spanish poets from the Renaissance to the present days, taught translation, and served as a court interpreter during his career as a Professor and Chair of Modern Languages at Wright State. He read from his work and discussed the process of translation and the many choices a translator must make. Dr. Ksenia Bonch-Reeves, Associate Professor of Spanish, introduced Dr. Garrison. The event was organized by Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar, Assistant Professor of Spanish.

Poems (PDF)

Dr. Garrison's Introduction (PDF)

The Art of Translation Summary (PDF)

 


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