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  • The University at Albany, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures seeks a full-time lecturer in 20th and/or 21st century Spanish Peninsular literature and cultural studies to begin fall 2015. The ideal candidate will have a solid grounding in more than one genre/media, an interest in transatlantic studies, and the experience/ability to teach at all levels. Responsibilities include teaching 3 courses/semester and full involvement in the undergraduate program which may include advising and mentoring students. PhD in Spanish and native/near-native fluency in Spanish and English required.  Degrees must be from a university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. This position is renewable annually based on performance, programmatic needs and funding; salary competitive. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2015 and will continue until filled. Submit CV, cover letter, and a writing sample via Interview Exchange at http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=53779. Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates shortlisted for a Skype interview. More info: www.albany.edu/llc. UAlbany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish-Linguistics - The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University at Albany seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Spanish Linguistics to begin September 2015.  PhD in Spanish Linguistics required in-hand by August 2015.  Specialization open, although preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in second language acquisition or candidates whose research profile complements the existing strengths of the department.  Ideal candidates will have an established research profile/potential and solid teaching credentials.  Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English required.  Review of applications will begin November 10, 2014 and continue until filled.  Submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample and statements on teaching and research to the Spanish Linguistics Search Committee at:  http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=52256.  Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.  Degrees must be from a university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.  UAlbany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

  • 12/4/14 - Deutscher Stammtisch film: Die Fremde (When We leave), 8:15pm in HU 354. "Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation." (from IMDB)

  • 12/10/14- LLC Seminar Series: Timothy Sergay (University at Albany), "The Conventions of Editing Academic and Other Formal Documents in English". 1:00 pm, HU 354.

  • Congratulations to PhD student, Jaime Mundo had an abstract accepted for the Hostos Scholar Colloquium sponsored by Hostos Community College, CUNY as part of the activities celebrating 175 years of the birth of the Puerto Rican educator and writer, Eugenio María de Hostos. The title of the presentation is "La función del juego imaginativo y la fantasía 'En barco de papel'".
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  • Professor Emeritus Herman Prins Salomon had his book "Queimar Vieira em Estátua" (“Burning Vieira in Effigy”) published 9/11/14 in Portugal by Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas “Alberto Benveniste”.

  • Diana Aldrete will chair a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 46th Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015) called Human Rights Narratives in a Globalized Latin America. This panel will examine the relation of narratives of human rights in an increasingly globalized Latin America. For more information or to submit an abstract go to NeMLA. Abstract deadline is 9-30-14.

  • Congratulations to Carmen Serrano (Spn) who was awarded a 2014–2015 Diversity Transformation Fund Award to support a Spanish Heritage Day event this spring.

  • 2015-16 Fulbright US Student Program competition: Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. For additional information contact: Jacqueline Quevedo at jquevedo-schutter@albany.edu.

  • Carmen Serrano (Spn) presented the paper “Rituals and Virtual Journeys to the Churchyard: Aesthetic Representations of Death in Santa, La amortajada, and Dama de corazones.” at the XX Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa Mexican Studies Conference Irvine, CA (May 2014) . She also presented a paper, “Gallo-Gallina: Gender Performance and the Androgynous Imagination in Elena Poniatowska's Hasta no verte Jesús mío.” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (April, 2014) and she will chair a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 46th Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015), called Contemplating the Missing Pieces: The Fragmented and Grotesque Body. Her call for proposals was accepted by NeMLA in the area of Interdisciplinary Humanities with a cross in Comparative Languages & Theory. Professor Serran also chaired a panel and presented a paper, “Crossing Literary Boundaries: New Latina Gothic in Marta Acosta’s Dark Companion (2012) and Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (2006).”, at the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA). Saarbrucken, Germany (June 2014)
      
  • Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Fox (Fre) who was elected Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate.

  • Don’t miss LLC’s variety of language clubs and tables including:  Deutscher Stammtisch, La Pause Café, Tavola Italiana, Russian Learner's Club, La DolceVita, El Club de Español, UAlbany Tango Club.  See this page for meeting times and more information.

  • Complete your Spanish master’s degree in just 1 year! 


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