Professor Stephanie Forgash
Upon completion of her B.A. in Spanish at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Professor Forgash continued with an M.A. in the same area and at the same institution, and then spent a year teaching Spanish language at Central Piedmont and Rown Cabarrus Community Colleges respectively. She then moved to Viña del Mar, Chile, where she taught English for a year to the Chilean Navy, and then returned to the U.S. in 2017 to begin her current position as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Hispanic Studies. Beyond the classroom, she is also an active member of the department’s Basic Spanish Language Program Steering Committee, and an active collaborator in Hispanic Studies’ distance education curriculum.
In Professor Forgash’s own words:
I feel extremely privileged to work alongside so many talented students and faculty members in the Hispanic Studies Department. For me, reminiscing on my own personal Spanish journey and seeing it transpire through my students’ experiences is the most rewarding thing about being an educator. At the end of the day I am someone who has lived the life, traveled the journeys, and learned the lessons and only aim to serve as a compass and road map for those who will follow. Whether it is through the various levels of Spanish I teach or trying to develop new testing strategies with the BSLP Steering Committee, I am always learning, and that is truly why I love what I do.
The Department of Hispanic Studies congratulates Professor Stephanie Forgash for her various contributions and for being selected for our December “Hispanic Studies Faculty Focus.”
Stay tuned for January 2019’s feature…
On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the 39th Annual Conference of the Philological Association of the Carolinas, Professor Nancy Nenno gave the keynote address entitled “From Corpse to Core: Death and Detection Across the Language Curriculum.”
Professor Ruppert-Smith, M. presented in a panel entitled “Enhancing Intercultural Competency through Courses” at the Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Society in Denver, CO in October 2014.
Professor Morgan Koerner’s book chapter “Beyond Media Critique: Performance and Pop-cultural Pleasuresin Elfriede Jelinek and Frank Castorf’s Raststätte oder sie machens alle” has been published in A Different Germany: Pop and the Negotiation of German Culture.
Professor Morgan Koerner’s latest article “Beyond Drama: Postdramatic theater in upper level, performance-oriented foreign language, literature and culture courses” has been published in the Scenario 8.2 (2014): 1-16.
At the annual ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) conference in San Antonio, Texas in November 2014, Professor Stephen Della Lana made two presentations:
1) Changes in the Landscape: Study Abroad Programs in the 21st Century
2) Putting German to work: The Summer Internship Program in Germany
The Department of German and Slavic Studies, the Global Business Resource Center, the Global Awareness Forum and the Initiative Public Choice and Market Process sponsored a roundtable discussion entitled”The Night the Berlin Wall Fell and Germany rocked! A 25th Anniversary Commemoration of the Fall of Berlin Wall” on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7 pm in the Mathematics and Science Building, Room 129.
Moderator, Dr. Peter Calcagno, Professor of Economics, College of Charleston
Dr. Wolfgang Elfe, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German, University of South Carolina
Dr. Richard Bodek, Professor of History and Coordinator of the Faculty Liberal Arts & Sciences Colloquium
Dr. Rene Dentiste Mueller, Professor, Director of the International Business Program
Dr. Malte Pehl, Assistant Professor, International Studies Dept.
Dr. Max Kovalov, Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process and Adjunct Instructor, Political Science Dept.
The panel discussed this monumental event in terms of its place in history and offered first -hand accounts of how Germany’s division has impacted the panel members’ lives. The presenters also highlighted historical memory from post-Soviet economic and political perspectives.
Professor Stephen Della Lana highlighted in Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/where-world-berlin-wall-283566
At the German Studies Association Annual Conference on September 18-21 in Kansas City Missouri, Dr. Nancy Nenno participated in a three-day seminar entitled “Black German Studies” and presented her study titled “Thinking in Multiples: Generating Black Diaporas in Austria.”
At the same conference, Professor Corey Twitchell collaborated in the seminar “German-Jewish Literature after 1945: Working Through and Beyond the Holocaust” where he presented research on the deployment of Yiddish language and literature in post-Holocaust novels written by German Jews.
Professor Nancy Nenno’s study “Language, the Voice and Esperantism in Early German Sound Film: The Case of Niemandsland” has been published in the journal Colloquia Germanica 44,3 (2011).