Elyse Dengler and Meg O’Sell (pictured), L&IH majors, participated in Dr. Graciela Tissera's Creative Inquiry project (The Hispanic World through Film, Literature, and Media) and presented their research at the XIII Jornadas “Borges y los otros” International Conference (Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 21-23, 2013). The conference, organized by Fundación Jorge Luis Borges, includes specialists in Argentinean Literature, communication and media researchers, historians, critics and professors in general. These Sessions propose to study the work of Jorge Luis Borges in the context of Argentinean Literature, considering “others” as his precursors, contemporaries and/or successors, whether they be identified with his aesthetics, or associated by imitation of or contrast to his aesthetics. The universe of Borgesian others will thus constitute the reader-writer canon formed in the Literature of Argentina around his writing.
Research Papers (presented in Spanish):
Session: Literatura borgeana y otras artes
Elyse Dengler: “Cinematic Labyrinths and Symmetries in ‘Death and the Compass’ by Jorge Luis Borges”
Meg O’Sell: “Borges and ‘The South’: Text and Filmic Perspectives on the Essence of Time and Space”
The professional presentations at the XIII Jornadas “Borges y los otros” International Conference were made possible through competitive travel grants awarded by the Creative Inquiry Program.
The Iota Phi Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi initiated new members at Clemson University. Elyse Dengler (pictured) received this distinction for her scholastic record, her achievements in the field of Hispanic studies, and her demonstrated support of the goals and ideals of the society. Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. The Society's insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón. Sigma Delta Pi's colors are red and gold, its flower is the red carnation, and its motto is the Greek phrase “Spanías Didagéi Proágomen” meaning “Let's go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language.”
Madison Bailey, Elyse Dengler, Grace Stonecypher (pictured), Erika Burton, Mahvash Husain, and Emily Winburn presented their research on International Health and Hispanic Culture, a Creative Inquiry project mentored by Dr. Arelis Moore and Dr. Graciela Tissera.
Daniel Grant, Grace Winchell, Nicole Cooper, Maghan Knight, Jay Patel (pictured), and Hannah Miller presented their research on The Hispanic World and Service Learning, a Creative Inquiry project mentored by Dr. Graciela Tissera.
Victor Montilla, Aubrey Lawson, Michael Harris, Margaret Boyd, Ben Vukov, Spenser Staub, Alexa Parker, Patrick Wagner (pictured), Calie Berry, Kaela Gardner, Diamond Joseph, Jessie Phillips, and Kayla Wardlaw presented their research on Health and Business Topics in Film, a Creative Inquiry project mentored by Dr. Graciela Tissera.
Nancy Parra, Lisa Dueñas, and Ashleigh Frialde (pictured), L&IH majors, participated in Dr. Graciela Tissera's Creative Inquiry project (The Hispanic World through Film, Literature, and Media) and presented their research at the Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures in Savannah, Georgia (April 4-5, 2013). SECCLL is a scholarly conference organized by The Department of Foreign Languages and the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University. The conference attracts scholars from the region and beyond. SECCLL is oriented toward the participation of scholars from both public and private institutions of higher education. It is a collegial and respectful environment marked by a rigorous and productive exchange among academics. Some of the topics include scholarship in French, German, Spanish, Linguistics, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian, and Special Topics, among others, in language, literature, culture, pedagogy and film.
Session: “Individual versus System: Cinematic Perspectives on Control and Rebellion”
Ashleigh Frialde: “Filmic portrayal of Social Factors in Children´s Critical Experiences”
Lisa Dueñas: “Buñuel and Piñeyro: Representations of Dehumanized Spaces and Conflicting Emotions”
Nancy Parra: “Two Face Mirror: The Unbalanced Scale of Power and Culture through Film”
The professional presentations at the Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures were made possible through competitive travel grants awarded by the Creative Inquiry Program.
Elyse K. Dengler
American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Award
The Spanish faculty presents a medal from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and a certificate, accompanied by a cash prize from the Spanish faculty, to recognize outstanding achievements in the study of Spanish language and literature.
Patrick J. Wagner
Language and International Health Academic Honor Award
The Language & International Health Society gives this award to a Language & International Health major who demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities.
Michael A. Harris
Language and International Health Award of Excellence
The award is given to a senior Language & International Health major for outstanding academic achievements, professional conduct, and unconditional service to multicultural communities.
Spenser M. Staub
Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research
The award is given to a Language & International Health major for outstanding academic research on international health topics.
Faculty and Staff of the Department of Languages would like to congratulate Spenser, Patrick, Elyse, and Michael for their academic accomplishments