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Department of World Languages


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All events related to our department (not including student clubs) are organized below. These events are for current USF students only unless stated otherwise.

Fall 2022 Events

november 28

Linguistics Majors: "How to: Grad School" Workshop & Employing Linguistics workshop

november 18

Kaffeestunde w/ the USF German Culture Club
Come enjoy some coffee & pastries while practicing your German conversational skills!
Dr. Grieb will be providing tutoring aid for ANY level of German.


November 1-2

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) w/ El Club de Español
Come join the USF Club de Español for our Día de Muertos event!

october 27

Oktoberkfest 2022
The USF German Culture Club and USF Department of World Languages invite you to our Oktoberfest at USF event! Food and refresments will be provided.oktoberfest

october 15

Hispanic Writers in the United States: V
We (The Spanish/Latino section of WLE and the Spanish Graduate Student Association) will hold our Fifth Installment of the Hispanic Writers in the United States series face-to-face for the first time in two years! On this occasion, Dr. Elguera and Dr. Brescia will be reading fiction and talking about the “aesthetics of displacement in the United States”.

october 13

Bridging the Gap: Research and Writing Strategies for Multilingual Scholars
International and other multilingual scholars may encounter unique challenges in the academic writing process, especially when it comes to publishing empirical research. In this workshop, attendees will be guided through key strategies for navigating these challenges, including developing an awareness of reader expectations, drawing on available resources and networks, and editing for grammatical clarity. By the end of this workshop, attendees will have learned about and practiced valuable skills for writing and revising research articles.

september 30

Charting Uncharted Territory- Affect and Effect
Dr. Blitvich will be delivering the inaugural presentations of our annual “Behind the Screen” speaker series, sponsored by the Digital Discourse, Media & Writing Lab in WLE. In her talk, "Charting uncharted territory – Affect and effect," Blitvich will discuss her ground-breaking work which examines the role of language in online cancel culture. Blitvich will share how she navigated methodological challenges and how her research on this topic has changed her own thinking about online aggression.

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september 21

 Cine Foro "También la Lluvia"

Cine Foro "También la lluvia"- Movie and discussion. Christian Elguera from St. Mary's University/Pablo Brescia from USF/Heike Scharm from USF

On the day that appears in the calendar alternatively as “Columbus Day” and "Indigenous Peoples’ Day” , we will watch a movie about representation of the conquest and of indigenous people in Latin American cinema.

A film that has been described by Mick Lasalle (San Francisco Chronicle) as an "irresistible thing - a movie about the making of a movie - combined with a bit of a history and a political message."

september 18

The Racialized Future in "O Presidente Negro"  by José Monteiro Lobato: Science Fiction and Race in Brazil and USA
USF ISLAC (Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean), the USF Library, and the Spanish section of the USF Department of World Languages invite you to this lecture in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Featuring Dr. Christian Elguera, who is this year’s recipient of the Latin American Science Fiction Travel Grant.

September 14

Translation Workshop with Daniele Pantano
Daniele Pantano will be conducting a Workshop on Translation for the USF Department of World Languages. Pantano, who is a Reader (Associate Professor) and Leader of Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln in the UK is a prolific poet, critic, artist, and translator. Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to attend. Part of his presentation will involve interactive activity that should be both instructive and stimulating.daniel pantano


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