News Links to Department Sites

The following articles have been collected from the departments and programs within the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. For specific news articles from one of these departments or programs, please visit the following pages:

American Sign Language News Asian and Slavic News French and Italian News
German News Linguistics News Literary Translation News
Spanish and Portuguese News Center for Language and Culture Learning News FLARE News

Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures News

Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Culture: Advocating for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academy

Monday, December 6, 2021
A symposium organized by the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DWLLC) at the University of Iowa, supported by an International Programs Major Projects Grant. Following the resurgence of protests against racialized police violence since May 2020, citizens, activists, artists, and academic communities across the globe have renewed efforts to reflect on and respond to issues of race and ethnicity and racial and ethnic discrimination. The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures has joined these efforts.

News from around the Division

Q&A with Hadley Galbraith, 2021 Global Student Award Winner

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Hadley Galbraith is a recipient of the 2021 Global Student Award, which recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate student who are leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. Hadley is a PhD student (French and francophone world studies) from Topeka, Kansas.

New Episode of Translators Note

Sunday, January 16, 2022
A new episode of Translators Note audio podcast, , was just released, edited by Claire Breger-Belsky, featuring conversations on Collectives and Community.

Dare to Discover:  Roland Koku Gamia, Ph.D. student, French and Francophone World Studies Explores early African feminism

Friday, January 14, 2022
“Koku is now working on a highly innovative project that promises to make a significant contribution to the field of Francophone Studies. His dissertation examines representations of women in the sub-Saharan African novel from the pre- and post-independence decades, that is, the 1950s and 1960s.” – Roxanna Curto, Associate Professor of French and Spanish


Friday, January 14, 2022
The Center for Language and Culture Learning will be one of the hosts for the Midwest Association for Language Learning Technology on February 5th. Check out the conference program here. 

Jennifer Shyue recipient of a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Literary Translation Fellowship

Friday, January 14, 2022
Jennifer Shyue, 2020 graduate of MFA in Literary Translation is our our newest recipient of a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Literary Translation Fellowship. Jennifer also has her translation of Chinese-Peruvian poet, Julia Wong Kcomt’s Bi-rey-Nato/Vice-royal-ties, just published by Ugly Duckling Presse.