The Inaugural Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Spring Symposium

Monday March 25, 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Greenbriar Theater, Plemmons Student Union


Tuesday, March 26, 2019,
8:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Belk Library, Room 421

The program begins on Monday evening with a screening of a film by German professor Kevin Kennedy, followed on Tuesday with a variety of presentations by Appalachian State University faculty and graduate students on their language and culture related research, creative works and pedagogy. This event is hosted by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DLLC).

Monday, March 25, 2019 - Greenbriar Theater

  • 6:30-8 p.m. / Documentary: Baron Maximilian von Ketelhodt

  • Kevin Kennedy (DLLC) - Screening followed by Questions & Answers

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - Belk Library, Room 421

  • 8:45-9 a.m.: Coffee & Cookies

  • 9:-10:15 a.m. / Enriching our pedagogy - moderated by Kevin Kennedy

    • Catherine Fountain (DLLC) - "Tech, texts and textbooks in the language classroom"

    • Brent James (DLLC)  - "'Pod·a·go·gy': Creating and collecting podcasts and incorporating both into your teaching"

    • Beverly Moser (DLLC) - “Wait, What? All world language students are developing intercultural communicative competence, right?”

    • Questions & Answers

  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. : Coffee Break

  • 10:30-11:45 a.m. / Poetry in Translation - Moderated by TBA

    • Benito del Pliego (DLLC) - “Language Barriers and the Multicultural Canon: U.S. Poetry in Spanish”

    • Andres Fisher (DLLC) - “Critical approaches on the (un)translatability of poetry: from Gertrude Stein to the Beats under the scope of Haroldo de Campos”

    • Leon Lewis (Department of English) - “Mi alegría y mi persona: The Source of Soledad Montoya’s “sorrow” in Federico Garcia Lorca’s Romance de la pena negra”

    • Questions & Answers

  • 11:45-1 p.m.: Lunch Recess

  • 1-2:30 p.m. / Reading Fiction - Moderated by Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand

    • Darci Gardner (DLLC) - “Criminals and Collaborators: Georges Simenon, Cognitive Bias and the Task of Assigning Guilt”

    • Adrienne Erazo (DLLC) - “Nasty Women: The Politics of Female Identity in Antonio Ortuño’s La fila india”

    • Wendy Xie (DLLC) - “Serialized Storytelling, Melodrama of Affliction and Politics of Tears”

    • Don Presnell (Associate Director of Advising) - “Iconographic Intertextuality of Don Quijote”

    • Questions & Answers

  • 2:30-3 p.m. Coffee Break

  • 3-4:30 p.m. / Linguistics - Moderated by Benji Souza

    • Jacob Sherwin (DLLC) - “Instead of Renouncing it, Pronounce it: French L2 Learners' Self-assessment of Pronunciation”

    • Paul Sebastian (DLLC) - “Asynchronously Layered Linguistic Landscapes”

    • Alyssa Kermad, Lexie All, Sammi Desotelle and Kiersten Nipper (DLLC) - “Building Service Learning into a Linguistics Course for Pre-Service Translators, Interpreters and TESL Instructors”

    • Questions & Answers

  • 4:30-4:45 p.m.: Coffee Break

  • 4:45-5:15 p.m. / Creative Writing - Moderated by Patricia Ortiz

    • Martial Frindethie (DLLC) - "Liquid Poetics"

    • Questions & Answers

  • 5:30-7 p.m. / Happy Hour at the Boone Saloon in downtown Boone

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Published: Mar 22, 2019 10:13am