Spanish students present research in spring courses

Students in SPAN 3040. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Students present their research on literary topics Andrew Gasparini, Clare Howley, Maggie Langland, and Joanna Lilly presented their research in the course ‘Introduction to Hispanic Literary Forms’ (SPAN 3040) offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera in the Spring 2019 semester. Students analyzed works by Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, José de […]

News from French and Spanish student societies

FPS member Kelly Burns (right) at the Language and International Business Conference. Photo courtesy of Mari Lentini.

French: The French Professional Society (FPS) is a pre-professional society for students with a strong interest and background in French and/or French-American relations that wish to apply these interests to their career. FPS meets monthly as a club as well as informally with individual members who want to learn more about the opportunities available to […]

Spanish student presents research at national conference

Jamie Plummer at the conference. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Jamie Plummer, a psychology major and Spanish minor, completed her research in SPAN 4970 (Creative Inquiry Project: The Hispanic World through Film, Literature, and Media) offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera in the Spring 2019 semester. Jamie presented her research paper “Machismo, Poverty, and Gender Violence in City of God (2002) by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund” at […]

Department hosts annual International Business Conference

Students at a roundtable discussion. Photo courtesy of Clemson University.

The Department of Languages hosted the annual Language and International Business Conference (formerly the Language and International Trade Conference) on March 13 in the Hendrix Student Center. The conference provides leadership opportunities to students of foreign languages, promotes awareness of international businesses in Upstate South Carolina, and gives students networking and job opportunities. The theme […]

Faculty member receives CU SEED grant

Gabriela Stoicea

Congratulations to Gabriela Stoicea, assistant professor of German, for earning a 2019 Tier One CU SEED grant. Her book project is titled Fictions of Legibility: The Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin. Gabi also received a Humanities Fellowship from the Clemson Humanities Hub to fund this project. […]

Faculty news, Fall 2018

Jody H. Cripps, assistant professor of ASL, served as editor-in-chief of the Society for American Sign Language Journal, which released its second volume. He presented his article from the journal “Stuttering-Like Behaviors in American Sign Language” at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention in Boston. Cripps published another article, “Exploring Signed Language Pathology: A Case Study of Professionals […]

Spanish students present research

SPAN 3050 students. (Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.)

Students in two 3000-level Spanish courses presented their research on literary themes as well as on social, economic, and political topics. SPAN 3040 students Elisabeth Amini, Erin Clark, Anna Corontzes, Kara Donovan, Courtney Grayson, Madison Herin, Sarah Mcerlean, Allie Mchugh, Melissa Pratt, Hannah Reach, Maegan Reed, Keasler Rothemich, Bryson Rudolph, Mary Elizabeth Schaible, and Jacob Stackelhouse […]

Faculty member invited to speak at honor society ceremony

On November 7, Arelis Moore de Peralta, assistant professor of Spanish and Health, was the invited speaker at the annual ceremony of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at the Madren Center. She was also inducted into the society as a faculty member by Provost Bob Jones. “It was an absolute honor for me to be there, particularly […]

In memoriam: Margit Sinka, professor emerita

Margit Sinka

The Department of Languages mourns the passing of Margit Sinka, professor emerita of German, who passed away on October 28, 2018 at the age of 76. Margit was born during World War II in Hungary. She and her parents moved to Vienna, Austria, before immigrating to the U.S. and settling in a Hungarian neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. […]

Department senior named undergraduate student representative for honor society

See the original press release here. Philip Sikes, Student Affairs CLEMSON — Emily Scircle, a senior at Clemson University, has been named an undergraduate student representative to the Executive Board of Directors for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Scircle was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 2017 and serves as the chapter’s undergraduate […]