Past Events-Modern Languages - Carnegie Mellon University

Past Events

Professor Diane-Larsen Freeman (University of Michigan), lectured on "The Goal of Modern Language Instruction" on April 4, 2013.

Nicholas Vazsonyi lectured on, “Why Wagner?  Some Thoughts on the Occasion of his Bicentennial” on March 21, 2013.

Professor Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin College) lectured on “History, Memory, Truth: Cultural Capital in Spain's Memory Wars”  on March 6, 2013.

Professor Susan Berk-Seligson (Vanderbilt University) lectured on “The Linguistic Construction of Youth Gang Violence: Talk about the Mara Salvatrucha and the Mara 18 of El Salvador and Guatemala" on March 4, 2013.

Betina González lectured on “Imagination and Literary Creation: Narratives from Seed to Prose”, on February 20 2013.

Ms. Jessica Rivera (soprano) & Professor Mark Carver (piano) performed a program of Hispanic songs in Kresge Theater on January 25, 2013.

A research colloquium, Poetics and Performance: Bridging Global and Local Currents [pdf], featured presentations by A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities Rebecca Starr (Modern Languages) and Candice Amich (English). It took place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4:30-5:30, in the Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53, with a reception following.

The Department of Modern Languages is proud to have hosted the 2012 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). The conference, one of the premier conferences on second language research in North America, was held from October 18-21 on the Carnegie Mellon campus.  SLRF 2012 was organized by students and faculty in the Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition, together with students and faculty from the Departments of Linguistics, Psychology, and Instruction and Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.