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Radio Canada Interview on the New Major

Dr Amir Khadem discusses his award-winning doctoral research

Student Shannon Coyne reflects on job shadow experience

Congratulations to our Fall graduates

Nada Chehayeb receives Jan Chalk Award

The Gateway - Proposal could see all MLCS majors condensed into one

Houssem Ben Lazreg on defining terrorism

Amir Khadem wins the Governor General's Gold Medal!

Congratulations, Amir, on the outstanding achievement recognized by this award. MLCS is proud to have scholars of such calibre among our alumni.

Distinguished Visitor Ana Lopez

MLCS is happy to be hosting Distinguished Visitor Dr. Ana M. López, Professor of Communication and Latin American film scholar from Tulane University.

Off Island On Screen

Off Island / On Screen: Cuban Contemporary Migrant Cinemas: Thursday November 9 to Sunday November 12

SSHRC Connections Grant Recipients

Dr. Rao and Dr. Ruetalo received SSHRC Connection Grants

SSHRC Insight Grant Recipient

Dr. Laforest receives SSHRC Insight Grant 2017-2021

Dr Odile Cisneros Wins Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Welcome to our visiting scholars

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Shifra Armon, Fulbright Scholar, and Anna Seidel, visiting DAAD scholar, to our Department in Fall 2017.

TEDx UAlberta talk by Daniel Laforest

In this talk, MLCS professor, Daniel Laforest explores the connections that exist between the physical body, loss, and how these both interact in emergent stories about one's life.

Speaking the Language of Opportunity

A wonderful article on MLCS Undergrad, Paige Ross. Fluency in four languages is a doorway to the world for Paige Ross.

The Francophone European Immigration to the Prairies

The FREN 312 class has created posters showing the Francophone European presence in Western Canada. The posters are on display in the Rutherford Galleria (between Rutherford North and South) until June 30th. Stop by and check them out!

Axel Perez Trujillo wins Killam Memorial Scholarship

The Isaac Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship is the most prestigious graduate award administered by the University of Alberta. Congratulations, Axel!

Amir Khadem receives prestigious postdoc

Amir Khadem wins the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

AIZEN Conference on Zola Mirbeau and Naturalism

June 8-10, 2017: The University of Debrecen in Hungary will host a three-day International Conference on Zola, Mirbeau and Naturalism. The French ambassador in Hungary and the Rector of the University of Debrecen will attend this event, organized by our very own Anna Gural-Migdal and Sandor Kalai of the University of Debrecen.

Houssem Ben Lazreg wins Graduate Student Teaching Award

Houssem Ben Lazreg is the latest of many MLCS Teaching Award winners. Here he is (right), pictured with Mathieu Martin-Leblanc, our French language coordinator. We are very proud of our graduate student teaching team!

"The Francophone European immigration in the Prairies" poster exhibition

The 2016 Nobel Prize Celebration: Bob Dylan

In case you missed it! you can now watch online the 2016 Nobel Prize Celebration featuring the work of Bob Dylan. This event took place on March 14, 2017 at the Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building. Sponsors: KIAS, Faculty of Arts, Canadian Center for Ethnomusicology, Sound Studies Initiative, Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, Department of Music

Join us for the 3 MT UAlberta Finals on April 13

After Amelia, Stephen, and Houssem, our three stellar 3MT candidates, made us proud in the semi-finals, we are pleased to report that Houssem has made it on to the finals.

Don't miss Gateway latest issue!

Check "In Soviet Russia, Clothes dress you" on page 10-11. Elena Siemens, MLCS Associate Professor, comments on few fashion trends.

More triumphs for MLCS

MLCS at the UAlberta International Research Symposium

On March 7 in the Telus Centre atrium International research interns from around the world presented the research efforts they have undertaken in collaboration with Alberta professors.

Faculty of Arts Teaching Awards Recipients

Congratulations go to all, of course, but we are particularly pleased to congratulate our MLCS winners, Houssem Ben Lazreg for the Graduate Student Teaching Award and Xavier Gutierrez for the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award (Early Achievement). I am thrilled to see them both recognized for their outstanding commitment to excellence in teaching. With best wishes to all, Dr. Beard, MLCS Chair.

The Changing Image of the "Self" in the Digital Era

Interview with Marilène Oliver & Daniel Laforest

UofA Campus Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 2017

The annual U of A Campus Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women was organized by students in the Department of Native Studies and held on February 14, 2017.

Do we need modern language graduates in a globalised world

The Edmonton Arts Council has announced its 2016 winners of Cultural Diversity in the Arts project grants, as well as the Edmonton Trust Funds awards.

Congratulations to Iman Mersal recipient of the 2016 Cultural Diversity in the Arts project grants

Trustworthy advice for a post-truth world

Professor William Anselmi is featured in this article by Geoff McMaster.

Hygge: the Danish secret to surviving winter

Dr. Van Deusen, professor of Scandinavian Studies, talks about the Danish antidote for their long cold winter in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM.

Daria Polianska talks about the Ukrainian Christmas Eve

Did you know that today is the Ukrainian Christmas Eve (Orthodox)? Daria Polianska, PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures in MLCS, talks about the Ukrainian Christmas Eve on the CBC Edmonton AM radio.

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