The DLCL has moved to a new website: dlcl.stanford.edu.
Submit your code/poetry to the Stanford Code Poetry Slam, sponsored by the Department of Literatures, Cultures,and Languages! Submissions due November 6th, finalists invited to present their work at a poetry slam on November 20th. Cash prizes and free pizza! See tinyurl.com/codepoetryslam for details. Experiments encouraged!
Please be sure to check out an interview with DLCL's Jorge Ruffinelli, "On Latin American Literature and Cinema." Read the full interview here.
Jorge Ruffinelli is Department Director and Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, Professor Ruffinelli taught at the school of Letters of the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico, and he collaborated in all the major cultural journals and newspapers in Latin America. In Mexico, he founded and directed the literary journal “Texto crítico” for twelve years. In the United States, Dr. Ruffinelli is a member of various international editorial boards, and has directed the journal “Nuevo texto crítico” since 1987. Since the 1990s, his research has focused on Latin American cinema. He is completing the first “Encyclopedia of Latin American Cinema,” for which he has written around two thousand articles about feature films from and about Latin America. A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Professor Ruffinelli lives and works in Stanford, California.
The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for 2014-2015 and to request applications, due by December 1, 2013.
The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is open to professors at German universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments in a historical humanities department other than literature, such as History, Philosopy, Religious Studies, Art History or Music History with a specific focus on any area within German Studies. Applicants should have a strong record of teaching.
The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at Stanford University will normally be on research leave from his or her home university and will be appointed at Stanford for one academic quarter (three months) to be scheduled at mutual convenience. A stipend is available to help defray costs of the visit. The Visiting Professor will be expected to offer one course, typically in seminar format. The visitor will be fully integrated into the academic and intellectual life of the department, including participation in colloquia. In addition, the Visiting Professor will deliver one formal lecture, advertised to the university community and open to the public.
The academic quarters for 2014-2015 are autumn: September 22 - December 12; winter; January 5 - March 20; and spring: March 30 - June 10.
Applications should include a statement of interest, a full C.V. and bibliography, a selection of proposed courses, a description of teaching experience, and the preferred term for residence at Stanford. Inquiries and applications should be sent electronically (with attachments) to Ms. Charo Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in congratulating French and Italian Professor Dan Edelstein! He is the director of the project "Networks in History: Data-driven tools for analyzing relationships across time," which has been awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant. Read more about this grant here.
Hey DLCL community! We hope you are having a wonderful summer. Wondering what's been going on in Pigott Hall recently?
Stanford is currently undergoing our SESI upgrade (switching from steam heat to energy efficient hot water). Read more about the SESI Project.
At the same time, Pigott Hall is also undergoing major space renovation projects. For those of you who are around this summer, you may notice that the halls are filled with relocated furniture, books, and duct tape. You might be wondering about the construction noises and odd smells. But rest assured, it is all so that we can enjoy a safer, functional, and more organized building in the fall. And for those of you who are not around this summer, expect to see some exciting new changes in Pigott Hall next quarter!
SESI is a campuswide initiative. For those who are interested to see the campus' progress as a whole, see the map below. To everyone who is actively roaming the campus this summer, please note that one-lane road closures will continue on Santa Teresa Street as well as Campus Drive between Lomita Drive and Roth Way. For further SESI scheduling, please visit the piping and building conversion site. Stay tuned! Regular updates to follow!
Last Thursday, May 23rd 2013, the DLCL's Comparative Literature department celebrated their annual year-end event, the Spring Fête. This year, we convened at Vino Locale, a small wine bar in downtown Palo Alto. The Division would like to thank Professor David Palumbo-Liu for organizing the event once more. Faculty, staff, and graduate students were all able to wind down, and enjoy some good food, wine, and live music. This year marks the end of Professor Palumbo-Liu's tenure as director of the Comparative Literature department. Palumbo-Liu notes, "I'm particularly proud of expanding Comparative Literature to include faculty in Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Hebrew, Turkish and Arabic, thereby extending our global reach and historical depth. I am delighted to pass the reins to Professor Monika Greenleaf (Slavic and Comparative Literature). I also thank Christine Onorato, our amazing administator." Thank you to all in the DLCL who contributed to this significant and successful event.
Included below are a few photos from the event. We hope that many of you can join us next year!
ILAC student Adam Morris Reviews Julian Assange's book Cypherpunks in the Los Angeles Review of Books
Congratulations to FRIT lecturer Marie-Pierre Ulloa on her title as "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres"!
Dear Students and Colleagues,
Please join the DLCL in congratulating FRIT lecturer Marie-Pierre Ulloa, who was recently awarded the honorific title of "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Republic - Minister of Culture and Communication - for her "significant contribution to the propagation/diffusion of French and Francophone culture in the US." Read more about her new title, and be sure to congratulate her if you see her. This is a very significant accomplishment!
More information about Marie-Pierre Ulloa.
Ruth Starkman is a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. Please see her Huffington Post blog entry on "Preparing the Next Generation of Humanities Scholar Teachers at Stanford." Please also visit Ruth Starkman's Official Huffington Post blog for her past entries on a wide variety of interesting topics.
A philosopher and nurse by training, Ruth Starkman currently teaches "The Rhetoric of Biomedical ethics" and "Science, Democracy and Social Media." In addition to teaching and tutoring students, she is the author of two books and writes on political theory, ethics, medicine, science, the Middle East and higher education.
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- Slavic Languages and Literatures
- BiblioTech Program
- Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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