Department of Modern Languages – Fall 2017

Department of Modern Languages – Fall 2017

Sophia Mizouni

  • Will present a paper, “Lifestyle in Baudelaire’s Bedrooms,” at the 43rd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium that meets at the University of Virginia, November 9-11.


Susan Nevins

  • Attended a five-day series of workshops at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Penn., in June. The workshops focused on theory and practice in second language acquisition and teaching and were facilitated by linguists from Penn State and Carnegie Mellon Universities. She received a Faculty Development Grant to support her training.
  • Continued her research on a Revolutionary War Era African American soldier, John Lynde, and his family. Her writing took her to Glens Falls, N.Y., to pursue information related to John’s granddaughter and her husband, who fought in the Civil War and became a canal man in that area. (One of their neighbors included abolitionist Solomon Northrup, who wrote Twelve Years a Slave.)  She participated in the Works in Progress meetings and is finishing an article about the family.

Kaitlin Thomas

  • Has been invited to join Top Hat Innovations as a lead content author to develop intermediate and advanced Spanish language and culture e-texts.
  • Presented “From the Ground Up: Curricular Redesign and Innovation” with Dr. Gina Sherriff at the November 2017 ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) conference in Nashville, Tenn. 
  • Published the article “E-books: Essential for Teaching Culture in Foreign Language Classrooms” on September 8 for the Education Week Global Learning blog.