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151. Language, Literature, and . . . ? New Models for Foreign Language Departments

Thursday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Issaquah, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on Slavic and East European Literatures

Presiding: Jessie M. Labov, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Speakers: Thomas J. Garza, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Tomislav Z. Longinovic, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Robert Romanchuk, Florida State Univ.; Gabriella Safran, Stanford Univ.; Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya, Florida State Univ.

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Session Description:

A roundtable on Slavic and other foreign language departments addressing the changing demands of students, administrators, and the profession itself. After a brief overview of the challenges presented by disciplinary paradigm shifts and the recent fiscal crisis, presenters will offer their ideas for viable solutions, work-arounds, and strategies that have been (or could be) successful in the face of institutional change.


  • Slavic and East European Literatures

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