News from Modern Languages and Literatures

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  • October 17 Image preview
    Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Melanie Baca-Ortiz ’16, a double major in French & International Relations currently studying abroad at the Lake Forest College in Paris program. More »
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    Students visit Chicago to embrace Chinese culture. More »
  • October 6 Image preview
    Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Yaritza Cambron ’15, a biology  major currently studying abroad at Lake Forest College in Granada, Spain. More »
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    Professor of French Cynthia Hahn’s new book of poetry, Co-incidences, is written in English and French. It was published by French company Alfabarre, which also released Hahn’s translation of Evelyne Accad’s Femmes du Crepescule
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  • September 29 Image preview
    Lebanese author and activist, Dr. Evelyne Accad, spent time with students this September. More »
  • September 17 Image preview
    Students and faculty joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and United Asia in celebration of the Moon Festival. Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, it is one of the most popular festivals in China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand. It is a celebration of harvest and a time for family reunion. They had calligraphy, moon cakes, and delicious Chinese food! More »
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    Professor of Spanish David George published an article over the summer titled “Teatro do Pequeno Gesto: O Último Tango no Rio de Janeiro de Nelson Rodrigues,” in the online journal Bastidores do Teatro.

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  • September 10 Image preview
    Professor of Spanish David George will publish book on noir cinema in 2015. More »
  • June 17 Image preview
    After a competitive selection process, three Lake Forest College students won Gilman Scholarships to offset the cost of their study abroad experience in the fall. More »
  • May 7 Image preview
    Malia Ogawa ’14, a history major with a minor in French, was selected to teach English in Versailles, France, for the next academic year, under the French Government Teaching Assistantship Program. Likewise, Anna Kogan ’13, a French and Spanish major, was also selected to teach English on the program in Toulouse, France, starting next fall. Two former students and French majors have already completed teaching assistantships under this selective program, William Stafford ’10 and Jennifer Lindblom ’11.
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    Lake Forest College students earned a bronze medal in a regional Chinese language competition. It was the first time Lake Forest participated in the event and it was the only small liberal arts college represented. More »
  • April 22 Image preview
    Psychology professors taught Alyssa Parr ’13 how to use a complex statistical technique usually reserved for second- or third-year PhD students while she was working on her senior thesis about high school dropouts. More »
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    Victoria Egedus ’14 will be published as the lead author for research she completed about the deadly virus while studying abroad in Costa Rica last spring. More »
  • March 31 Image preview
    Professor of French Cynthia Hahn won the 2014 Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership. The campus community attended a ceremony on Monday, April 7 in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel to honor her. More »
  • March 27 Image preview
    The professor of Spanish and Portuguese is one of 16 academic translators in four countries who contributed to the 21 translations of the newly-published Ex Cathedra: Stories by Machado de Assis (New London Librarium). The book is the largest and most significant collection of translations of short stories by Machado de Assis, Brazil’s most renowned writer, in almost 40 years. More »
  • March 13 Image preview
    Professor of French Cynthia Hahn played host to Lebanese author Evelyne Accad in early March as part of the 10th annual Lake Forest College Literary Festival. The two presented at a handful of events together in Chicago and on campus. More »
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    Prof. Barr was one of twelve winners for the Poetry That Moves Contest for her piece, in Spanish and English, “Cézanne’s Beets/Las remolachas de Cézanne.” It will be on posters in Metra buses in the North Shore May. Her short story, “Transit City Authority of River City,” appears in the Winter 2014 issue of The Examined Life Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  Available only in print. In addition, a memoir, “Maggie’s Pearls,” appears in the “Short Take” section of The Persimmon Tree Literary Magazine, and two additional poems, “This and That” and “Charms,” appear in issue number 16 of the Journal of Modern Poetry.
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  • December 13 Image preview
    French major Katelyn McAuliffe ’15 received the Burke-Romero Annual Scholarship to support one student on the Lake Forest Paris Program each fall. More »
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    We are pleased to note that French major Melanie Baca-Ortiz ’16 has received the Courtney Doherty Wright ’88 La Magnifique Vie Française Annual Scholarship. More »
  • December 5 Image preview
    Lake Forest College, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Chicago, the Alliance Francaise de Chicago, the University of Chicago Graham School, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago hosted a celebration on October 16, 2013 of Marcel Proust and Swann’s Way (Du côté de chez Swann), first published in 1913. More »
  • November 27 Image preview
    George belongs to a group of translators who have collaborated on a forthcoming bilingual anthology of short stories by Machado de Assis (1839-1908), generally considered Brazil’s greatest writer. More »
  • November 25 Image preview
    Lake Forest College men’s soccer player Mahir Mameledzija ’14 was named the Capital One Academic All-American® of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on November 22. The chemistry and Spanish double major helped lead Lake Forest to back-to-back conference titles in 2012 and 2013 and the Foresters made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 33 years this season. He plans to attend medical school in the Chicago area after graduating from Lake Forest College. More »
  • October 5 Image preview
    In an email to Associate Professor of Spanish Gizella Meneses, the Spanish and education double-major said, “I remember transferring into the Lake Forest Spanish program my junior year not even knowing the future tense, conditional, past participles, or subjunctive. Now, three years later, I am a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching in a public school in Barranquilla, Colombia.” 
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  • September 25 Image preview
    “Second Generation Stories: Growing Up Latino/a in Chicago,” was screened on September 25 at the Skokie Public Library; on September 30 at the Addison Public Library; and in February at Indian Trail Public Library in Wheeling. It will also screen at Elmhurst College later in semester. More »
  • September 24
    Read Professor Cynthia Hahn’s spotlight interview and find out what she likes best about teaching at Lake Forest College. More »
  • July 19 Image preview
    Professor Hahn led the Rhino Poetry Forum workshop on French poetry and translation at the Evanston Public Library on June 24, 2012.  More »
  • May 15 Image preview
    Please visit this website created by French and art major Lauren Skibiski, completing a senior research project with Professor Hahn this semester on “The Marais,” a culturally rich district of Paris. This project is the culmination of research begun during her semester on the Lake Forest Paris Internship Program in fall 2011. More »
  • March 8 Image preview
    Tuesday, February 28, the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the International Relations Program hosted both Consul General of France Graham Paul, and Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Onno Hückmann, for a very well-attended presentation on “Trans-Atlantic Relations.” While Consul General Paul focused on the long-standing importance of European-U.S. trade relations, Consul General Hückmann addressed the eurozone crisis. Current French-German rapprochement was evidenced by the consuls’ complementary stances on the need for EU member solidarity and continued strong ties with the U.S. Engaging discussion with Lake Forest College students and faculty ensued. 
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  • March 8 Image preview
    Matt DeMaris ’12 is a student majoring in French and international relations. Currently completing the Lake Forest College In The Loop Program, he recounts the French experience in Chicago via his own blog, “The French in Chicago.” The blog is written entirely in French. DeMaris, a recent participant in the College’s Paris Internship Program, is researching connections between Paris and Chicago for a tutorial with Prof. Cynthia Hahn.

     His blog can be found at More »