10th Annual World Cultures Fair

On Thursday, March 29th the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs hosted the 10th Annual World Cultures Fair. People got to enjoy great food, music, live performances, and learn about a variety of other cultures. Here are just some of the photos taken at the event. You can find many more at the CofC World Cultures Fair Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1593702730708166&type=3

Mark Your Calendar for the 2nd German-American Business Summit

LCWA is excited to announce the confirmation of the 2nd German-American Business Summit on February 8, 2018!

The College of Charleston German-American Business Summit targets German companies in South Carolina and the Southeastern US that are seeking to establish stronger ties to undergraduate education in the region and focuses on workforce needs for German industry in the state.

Details on the event can be found here.

The 1st German-American Business Summit was a booming success! It was held on February 2, 2017 and was attended by 186 students and 100 guests from industries and the community! Detail on that even can be found here. Photos from the event can be found here.

LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series Spring 2017

On Thursday, April 13th at 4:30pm the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting its 2nd World Affairs Colloquium Series.

Ambassador Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer and President of the EastWest Institute will be presenting “The New Diplomacy: In the Trump Era“.

Ambassador Munter has been a career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, while leading a 2,500- employee embassy. Previously he served as Ambassador to Serbia.
Ambassador Munter also served twice in Iraq, leading the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul and then overseeing U.S. civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of U.S. troops. In Europe, he served in the Czech Republic and Poland, where he helped manage the American contribution to those countries’ integration into the global economy. He was a Director at the National Security Council at the White House, and had numerous other domestic assignments at the State Department in Washington. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Munter taught European history at the University of California Los Angeles. He also has been Professor of International Relations at Pomona College in Claremont, taught at Columbia University School of Law, was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and has two honorary doctoral degrees.

The event will be held on April 13, 2017 at 4:30pm in the
Alumni Center, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 86 Wentworth St.

This event is Free and Open to the Public.



Dr. Susan Divine Presents Research at Midwest Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference

At the Midwest Modern Language Association’s 58th Annual Convention on November 10-13 in St. Louis, Missouri, Professor Susan Divine presented her paper “Javier Olivares from La luna de Madrid to El ministerio del tiempo.”  Click here for full conference program.

Inaugural Issue of _Hispanic Studies Review_ Released

Hispanic Studies Review (HSR) is pleased to announce its inaugural issue: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2016).

HSR is an international refereed journal published twice a year by the Department of Hispanic Studies at the College of Charleston. The journal welcomes submissions on cultural studies, applied and theoretical linguistics, and the literatures of the Spanish-speaking worlds and their contact zones. HSR particularly invites scholarship with approaches that are interdisciplinary and/or that engage innovative dialogues. Articles may be written in Spanish or English. HSR only accepts electronic submissions at [hsr@cofc.edu] and each manuscript will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review.

See Guidelines for Authors.

For additional information, please visit the journal’s website at http://hispanicstudiesreview.cofc.edu/.

Dr. Martínez-Gibson Publishes in _Journal of Language Contact_

Professor Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson’s article “Language Contact: A Study of the Spanish
in Two Spanish-Language Presses in Charleston, South Carolina” has been published in the latest 2016 issue of the Journal of Language Contact

12th Annual S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year Program Launched

The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, are proud to announce their 12th annual South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award for 2016. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 10 at 7:15pm in Alumni Memorial Hall at the College of Charleston.

All three finalists will receive award plaques courtesy of the College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, and each finalist and their guests (one guest per finalist) will enjoy complimentary lodging the evening of November 10, 2016 and breakfast on November 11 courtesy of theFrancis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston.

Sigma Delta Pi’s 2016 S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year will also receive a $500 cash award courtesy of D. Virgil Alfaro, III, M.D., Citadel class of 1984.

All questions regarding the contest should be forwarded to Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Founding Director of Sigma Delta Pi’s South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award, College of Charleston:delmastromp@cofc.edu.

Nomination deadline: September 14, 2016. Click here for nomination instructions and the official downloadable form for the 2016 contest.

Hispanic Studies Faculty Collaborate in 65th Annual MIFLC

Sponsored by the College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, the 65th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC) was held in Charleston on October 15-17, 2015.  Hispanic Studies Faculty collaborated in multiple capacities for this event to include organization and presentation.  Dr. Mark Del Mastro served as the 2015 MIFLC President and chaired the Organizing Committee that included Dr. Lola Colomina-Garrigós (Program Director), Professor Devon Hanahan (Internship Director), and Ms. Laura Moses, among other faculty members across the school. Presenting their research were Professors Nadia Avendaño, Emily Beck, Mary Ann Blitt, Edward Chauca, Susan Divine, Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson, Antonio Pérez-Núñez, Marianne Verlinden, Joseph Weyers, Carl Wise, and Allison Zaubi. Chairing academic sessions were Drs. Hilary Barnes, Lola Colomina-Garrigós, Daniel Delgado, Susan Divine, Carmen Grace, Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson, Sarah Owens, Silvia Rodríguez Sabater, Joseph Weyers and Carl Wise.  Conference sessions were held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel on Lockwood Boulevard, and the Thursday night reception and Friday night banquet were both held on the College of Charleston campus.