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Faculty Research

December 2014

Dr. Dominique Thévenin (emerita) had her book review of "Le cas Eduard Einstein" by Laurent Seksik published in The French Review, Vol. 88, No. 2, December 2014.

October 2014

Dr. Dominique Thévenin (emerita) had her book review of "La baie vitrée" by Sébastien Brébel published in The French Review, Vol. 88, No. 1, in October 2014.

September 2014

Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller presented a paper titled "Spoken French in a Phonetics Course: Impressions and Applications" at the fifth annual conference on Pronunciation of Second Language Learning and Teaching, held Sept. 5-6 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Dr. Kelly Biers presented a paper titled "Vowel and Consonant Epithesis in French" at the 19th Mid-Continental Phonetics and Phonology Conference Sept. 12-14 at UW-Madison.

Dr. Eva Santos-Phillips (emerita) had her interview (including an introduction, filmography and bibliography) on Latina documentary filmmaker Sonia Fritz, titled "Latina Documentarian: An Interview with Sonia Fritz (Web Exclusive)," published in Cineaste: America's Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema, Vol. 39, No. 3, Summer 2014. 

August 2014

Dr. Josh Brown and Dr. Martina Lindseth had their article "Making Study Abroad Meaningful, Intentional, Experiential and Transformative" published in the August/September 2014 issue (Vol. 9, Issue 4, pages 24-26) of The Language Educator, a publication of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

July 2014

Dr. Martina Lindseth and Dr. Josh Brown had their article, titled "An Uplifting Experience: A Course Sequence Designed to Facilitate Proficiency Development" published in the spring 2014 issue (Vol. 47, No.1, pages 49-55) of Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of German.

June 2014

Dr. Josh Brown's article "Portfolio Assessment in College-level Business German Courses," co-authored with Beate Brunow (Wofford College), was published in the German as a Foreign Language Journal, 2014, Issue 1, pages 93-117.

May 2014

Dr. Jessica Miller co-presented a paper titled "Spoken French in a Pronunciation Course: Impressions and Applications" with Dr.Frédérique Grim (Colorado State University) at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching April 24-26 in Snowbird, Utah.

Dr. Analisa DeGrave's paper "'Not Nowhere': 'Walking Bridges' in an AmeRícan Utopia" was published in The AmeRícan Poet: Essays on the Work of Tato Laviera, edited by Stephanie Alvarez and William Luis, New York: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 2014, pages 82-121. 

April 2014

Dr. Tomomi Kakegawa and her three co-authors' workbook, titled "Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook," was published by Routledge in April 2014. This workbook can be used both independently and alongside the "Modern Japanese Grammar: A Practical Guide," also written by the same authors and published by Routledge. The workbook contains grammar exercises and language tasks for learners of Japanese from beginning to advanced level.

Dr. Matt Waters' article "Earth, Water, and Friendship with the King: Argos and Persia in the Mid-fifth Century" was published in "Extraction and Control: Studies in Honor of Matthew W. Stolper," ed. M. Kozuh et al., The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2014, pages 331-336.

Dr. Paul J. Hoff gave a presentation titled "Culinaria: El arte de cocinar y el placer de comer" at the 2014 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held March 20-22 in St. Louis, Mo. This was an invited "all-star session" based on the success of the presentation at 2013 Central States Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Dominique Thévenin's book review of Alice Ferney's "Cherchez la femme" was published in The French Review, Vol. 86, No. 7, March 2014.


February 2014

Dr. Jessica Miller had her article, titled "Encounters with the Cajun Culture Through a Domestic Intercultural Immersion Experience," published in The Language Educator, January 2014, 9(1), pages 50-53.

Dr. Dominique Thévenin had an article titled "Un Secret" published in "Allons au Cinéma: Promoting French Through Films," published by the American Association of Teachers of French, 2014.

Dr. Jessica Miller had her pedagogical article, titled "The Artist," published in "Allons au cinéma: Promoting French through Film," a publication of the American Association of Teachers of French. It presents teaching material to develop language proficiency around the award-winning film "The Artist." 

Dr. Tomomi Kakegawa co-authored a reference book titled "Modern Japanese Grammar: A Practical Guide" with Naomi McGloin (UW-Madison), Mutsuko Endo Hudson (Michigan State University) and Fumiko Nazikian (Columbia University), which was published by Routledge in November 2013.

Dr. Matt Waters' book, titled "Ancient Persia: A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire 550-330 BCE," has been published by Cambridge University Press.

December 2013

Dr. Dominique Thévenin's review of Bernard Pivot's "Oui, mais quelle est la question" was published in The French Review, Vol. 87, No. 2, December 2013.