The conference opened with a tribute to Professor Jeannette Ludwig, Associate Professor Emerita of French and former Director of the French Language Program, who passed away in July 2018.
RLL graduate students, L to R: Eric Bulakites (Johns Hopkins University), Kitty Xie, Dijana Savija, Loren Perez Hernandez, Diana Cortes-Evans, Neil Gablenz (kneeling), Fernando Simon Abad, Matt Skrzypczyk, Amelia Gayle, Maria Sinon, Ashley Byczkowski, Nicole Sedor, Joelle Carota.
L to R: guest speakers John Lipski, Pennsylvania State University; William Egginton, Johns Hopkins University.
Elizabeth Bentley--Syracuse University: "What's the Big Deal? Gendered Children's Bibles and the Construction of Gender within Evangelical Christianity."
Jordan Gallant--Brock University: "Sociolinguistic Cues and Lexical Access: A Study of Chinese-English Bilinguals."
Ashley Byczkowski--University at Buffalo: "A Feminine Revolution: The Mother-Daughter Relationship in the Life Writing of George Sand."
(R)Evolutions in the Humanities: Roundtable Discussion. (L to R) Justin Read, University at Buffalo; John Lipski, Pennsylvania State University; Margarita Vargas, University at Buffalo; Fernando Simon Abad, University at Buffalo.
The 8th Annual Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Association Conference was held April 26-27, 2019, on UB's North Campus. Invited keynote speakers were Dr. John Lipski, Edwin Earl Sparks Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University; and Dr. William Egginton, Decker Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University . The conference also featured presentations, a roundtable discussion on teaching Spanish to heritage speakers; a dramatic reading of Mexican playwright Bárbara Colio's play, Julieta tiene la culpa;" and a final roundable discussion on (R)Evolutions in the Humanities.