Foreign Languages & Literature
Give yourself an edge in today’s competitive international job market by speaking a foreign language.
The linguistic proficiency, cultural awareness, and critical thinking that come with study of foreign languages combine well with the needs of any profession. Employers know that an employee who speaks a second language and understands foreign cultures is more likely to help the company grow and change. Graduates with a second major in a foreign language are hired faster, at better pay, and have more rewarding careers.
Dr. Dale Knickerbocker, Hispanic Studies Professor, has been elected president of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts, an organization of scholars, writers, and publishers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in literature, film, and the other arts, with over 500 members from 27 countries.
FLL hosted its first-ever Weihnachtskonzert (Christmas Concert) at Greenville’s Museum of Art on December 1. The sold-out event featured time-honored holiday music performed by professors and students from ECU’s School of Music and homemade baked goods, all for a good cause: The concert raised money for student scholarships.
On December 3, six FLL professors received Honored Instructor Award by ECU’s Office of Campus Living and the Residence Hall Association for their “invaluable contribution to student learning”: Prof. Ninfa Bayas (Spanish); Dr. Ann Borisoff (Spanish), Prof. Lisa Ellison (Classics), Prof. Tatjana Goodman (German), Dr. Susanne Lenné Jones (German), and Dr. Javier Lorenzo (Spanish).
Congratulations to Dr. Dale Knickerbocker and Dr. Katherine Ford for receiving ECU’s Faculty Book Award in November for manuscripts published last fiscal year: Knickerbocker for Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from Around the World (Illinois, 2018), and Ford for The Theater of Revisions in the Hispanic Caribbean (Palgrave, 2017).