Upcoming Events for Grad Students

In the upcoming weeks, the department of English and World Languages has lots of exciting events that are offered to both our graduate and undergraduate students. These events foster both a sense of community and professional development skills, so there are existing opportunities for whatever you are looking to enhance in your grad school experience.

February 13th

Join Spanish club for their early Valentine’s celebration by watching The Book of Life (2014) and enjoying some delicious treats. The event will take place at 7pm in McComsey room 205. You do not have to be fluent in the language to participate in the club, as it is open to all levels of language learners. For more information on the event, you can follow Spanish club on their new Instagram page @mu.spanishclub or the department page @ville.englishworldlanguage.

February 14th

            The department of English and World Languages is hosting a new series titled “Faculty Focus: Research Talk,” where professors from the department will discuss and answer questions about their current research projects. This week, Dr. Baldys will present on “Disability and Victorian Feminism: Narratives of Resistance in the Novel of Mona Caird” and Dr. Rea will present on “Striking Out in Ybor City: Baseball, Affordable Housing, and Rhetorical Violence.” These research talks will not only focus on the research, but also present a unique opportunity for students to ask questions on how to present their research at conferences. For more information on this event, please check out the flyer we made on our department Instagram page @ville.englishworldlanguage.

At 6pm in Myers Auditorium, Film Club will be showing La La Land as their film for that week. This is the perfect movie to watch on the holiday, as it not only showcases all the different side of a relationship, but also allows for discussions between friends after the viewing of the film.

February 20th

            Save the Date! We will have a reading from a poet on this date, so stay tuned for more details.

February 28th

            Dr. Jakubiak has arranged for the internationally acclaimed Polish poet and Scholar Julia Fiedorczuk to read from her latest book titled Psalms. Psalms was awarded the prestigious Wisława Szymborska Prize in Poland in 2018, and her work has been translated into more than 20 languages. This event will take place on Wednesday, February 28th, at 2pm in the Ford Atrium, located inside McComsey. For more information, follow us on our Instagram page.

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