Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Prof Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano | 2017-08-01 | photo

York professors host Toronto's Cuban community in discussion on culture and identity

  Toronto’s Cuban community gathered on July 7 for a Community Conversation, hosted by two York University Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) professors, to address issues of culture and identity surrounding their island nation. Spanish language and culture Professor Julio Fonseca from the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, alongside the department’s […]

Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua | 2017-06-05 | Photo

Vaughan mayor calls all to the table for a Community Conversation inspired by Italy

Food is an integral part of tradition and heritage. Italian food traditions, especially, have progressively influenced cultural norms in Canada. On June 15, City of Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua welcomed guests to city hall to spark interest on the topic of shifting traditions and new experiences regarding Italian food experiences in the Greater Toronto Area […]

Prof Ted Goosen on translating Murakami from Japanese to English on CBCs-Q | Photo

CBC interviews Prof Goosen on the subtle art of translating Japanese author Murakami

  CBC Radio's Tom Powers interviewed professor Ted Goosen, a professor in Humanities, who has helped translate several of the Japanese works of Haruki Murakami, one of the world's best-known writers, including his recently published story collection, Men Without Women.  In Japan, Murakami fans line up at bookstores when his novels are released. One million copies of his novel 1Q84 […]

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Academic excellence earns York student a trip to Portugal

  York University's Portuguese & Luso-Brasilian Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) has announced Wendy Roza as the recipient of the Portuguese Gives You Wings award, sponsored by Azores Airlines. This award aims to recognize academic excellence in an elementary Portuguese language class (POR1000). Roza excelled in Portuguese 1000, earning a final […]

Prof Maria-Joao Dodman addresses Portuguese EE community 2017-04-20 photo

Networking event brings Portuguese-speaking leaders to York U to discuss experiential learning

  Portuguese-speaking leaders and business professionals convened at the Keele campus recently to discuss the myriad of experiential learning opportunities available to students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). Portuguese is now the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Research has shown that there are many professional and cognitive* benefits […]

Daughters of the Vote at House of Commons, photo 2017-03-30

York students attend historic Daughters of the Vote initiative at House of Commons

Nine York University students were among the 338 young women to attend Equal Voice Canada’s historic Daughters of the Vote initiative in the House of Commons on International Women’s Day (March 8). The young women were representatives for each of Canada’s federal ridings, and made Canadian history by taking their seats in the House with […]

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Community Conversations launch gives voice to Portuguese-speaking communities

  Community Conversations, a new initiative in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies within the Global and Community Engagement portfolio, is designed to encourage stimulating, inspiring and inclusive dialogue among different communities on local and global issues that matter most to them. “This first event truly embodied our vision of Community Conversations. It […]

Jana Vizmuller-Zocco and Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano

New volume explores relationship between social media and universities

  Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Professors Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano and Jana Vizmuller-Zocco, of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, have co-edited a new volume titled Social Media: Implications for the University published by Aracne Editrice in Rome, Italy as part of the series on Social Theory, Communication and Media Studies. Jana Vizmuller-Zocco […]

Adler Book Cover

Two LA&PS professors win Canadian Jewish Literary Award for their book

  English Professor Julia Creet and humanities Professor Sara Horowitz have won the 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award in Jewish Thought & Culture for their book, H.G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy. The award was shared with Amira Bojadzija-Dan, a research associate with the Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, who co-edited the book […]