Foreign Languages and Literature Events and Conferences
Stammtisch German Conversation Table
Join us for casual conversation auf Deutsch! Stammtisch is a German conversation table that meets every Thursday 4:00-5:30pm during the fall and spring semesters (excluding university breaks).
Students of all levels of German are welcome! We are currently meeting via Zoom.
For more information and meeting password please contact Dr. Gwyneth Cliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tertulia Spanish Conversation Hour
Spring 2022 Tertulias will take place in 101 Arts & Sciences Hall at 2:30 P.M. on the following Mondays: February 14, March 7, and Monday April 25.
Join us for Tertulia, Spanish conversation hour, that meets once a month during the spring and fall semesters. Students of all levels of Spanish are welcome! It is organized and sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and the UNO student members of Sigma Delta Pi.
Language for the Professions Series
Language for the Professions Series is held once a semester. All students and faculty are welcome. Although the event highlights the importance and role of bilingualism in theses professions the event is held primarily in English. It is organized and sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Translation for Subtitling & Voiceover in Film and Television: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 4 to 5 P.M.
Quentin Rambaud is a translator, voice-over and subtitler working in the entertainment industry. He recently won the Ataa 2021 prize in the English-language film subtitling category for his work on the film Yesterday. His work includes subtitling for popular Netflix series such as Breaking Bad and True Blood, to name a few.
The Annual FLL Honors and Awards Ceremony is held once a year to celebrate our top achieving students in each language we offer at UNO. All students, faculty, friends and family are welcome to join us in recognizing their exceptional language achievement. This event is organized and sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.
The 16th Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching was held virtually on Feb. 5, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Dr. Dale A. Koike, Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, presented the keynote titled "Heritage Language and Learning/Teaching: From Research to Practice."
Lee Perez, an ESL teacher in grades 5-8th and Nebraska's 2022 Teacher of the Year, gave closing remarks.
To find additional details and recordings see the full colloquium program on the event page.
UNO Sponsors: The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, the Office of Graduate Studies, and the Writing Center.
About the Colloquium
MALT Colloquium on Language Teaching is held yearly and organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and the Master of Arts in Language Teaching Program (MALT). This conference seeks to create a community of local area language teachers and learners, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and encourage research in the field of language education.
The Master of Arts in Language Teaching program is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to take courses in a wide range subjects from literature, culture and linguistics in the target language to second language acquisition theory and teaching methodology. See additional events organized by MALT.
European Studies Conference
47th European Studies Conference: October 7-8, 2022 Online and in-Person Sessions
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 47th European Studies Conference, which will be held on October 7-8, 2022, welcomes papers on European topics in all disciplines. Founded in 1975, our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and from abroad. Areas of interest have been art, anthropology, history, literature, current issues, and prospects in cultural, political, social, economic, or military areas; education, business, international affairs, religion, foreign languages, philosophy, music, geography, theater, and film.
Please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words via our online form. Please, state if you want to present online or if you want to come to the University of Nebraska- Omaha campus. Include your name, full address, institution affiliation, day telephone, and email address with the proposal. Graduate students are invited to apply for Award for the Best Graduate Student Paper in the amount of $250.
Deadline to submit an abstract for presentation is May 15, 2022.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Lyden, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska, Blizek Professor of Religion and Film, and Editor of the Journal of Religion & Film.
The title of his presentation is: “Moving Images: The Changing Representation of Immigrants and Refugees in European Cinema and Television”
About the European Studies Conference
The Annual European Studies Conference, sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, brings together individuals from diverse disciplines, but united in their interest in the area between the Atlantic and the Urals. Interdisciplinary panels, workshops, plenaries, and performances bring perspectives and insights that have earned the conference a reputation for high academic quality.
Other FLL Events
October 26, 2021 | A Conversation with Mexican Writer and Scholar José Ángel Navejas
Dr. Navejas spoke about his experience as an undocumented immigrant and the transformative power of higher education. The conversation was held in English, Spanglish and Spanish; with participants encouraged to use the language of their choice.