CERCLL is leading a new initiative on campus in this series of events and professional learning communities for the University of Arizona’s faculty, administrators and graduate students to explore today’s best practices and models for foreign language, literature and culture departments.

We are hosting the launch event on Friday, September 27, 2019 (2:00-5:00 pm, with reception following) in the Student Union. It will feature world-renowned speakers who have a record of innovative program development, and who will share transdisciplinary initiatives they have lead on their home campuses. This will be followed by breakout sessions in which participants can focus on themes of specific significance to them. Through these conversations, we will identify future directions to explore as a campus. The event will conclude with a reception.

Featured speakers:

  • Gillian Lord (Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Florida), Transdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Language in the 21st Century
  • Charlotte Melin (Professor of German University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), Foreign Languages and the Environment: The Turn toward Sustainable Humanities
  • Domna Stanton (Distinguished Professor of French, CUNY; former President of the MLA), Forging Alliances, Developing New Trans-fields: A Future for the Modern Languages


Organized with the College of Humanities.

Free to attend! Registration is required by September 23rd.

For full details, including presentation abstracts and the link to register, click here