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.


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FLL Faculty Elected President of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts

Dale KnickerbockerDr. 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.


First Christmas Concert Success

First Christmas Concert SuccessFLL 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.


Honored Instructor Award

Honored Instructor AwardOn 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).


Faculty Author Book Award

A ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of faculty who have contributed to the prestige of East Carolina University and the scholarship of higher education through the publication of scholarly books between July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 was held at the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. (Photography by Rhett Butler)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).


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