Symposium dedicated to the
celebration of Languages

Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
3 November 2005

Program Committee:
Flor Maria BuitragoEileen Ketchum
Santa Zanchettin

Special thanks for funding support to
Marjorie Hass, Provost
Carol Shiner-Wilson, Dean of the College for Academic Life
Joan Marx, Head, Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Tom Tenges, Executive Director, LVAIC
Forum & Lectures Committee

Other support:
Paulette Cramer, Director of Special Events
Linda Wirth, Faculty Secretary, Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Andrew Woodward, Language Learning Center Technician
All Faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Session I: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Languages and History
Ettinger 203
Moderator: Dr. Richard Niesenbaum, Muhlenberg College

Christine Haddad and Lisa Lovallo, Lafayette College
“Gods and Conquest: The Evolution of the Codices Borgia, Azoyú, and Vatican”

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Kristen Srnecz and Adam Schieffer, Muhlenberg College
“On Site: Exploration of Early Slavic Civilizations”

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Languages and Religions
Ettinger 213
Moderator: Dr. Joan Marx, Muhlenberg College

Drew Krumholz, Muhlenberg College

“Liberation Theology in Central America: The Pros and Cons and the Possible Ramifications”

Nadine Goldman, Muhlenberg College
“The Dreyfus Affair: Roots and Effects of Anti-Semitism in France”

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Becky Gould, Muhlenberg College
“The Jews of Morocco”

Languages and Cultural Identity
Ettinger 212
Moderator: Professor Mirna Trauger, Muhlenberg College

Maura McCarthy, Muhlenberg College
“The Portrayal of Latin America in Hollywood Film”

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Jamie Schneider, Muhlenberg College
“La representación de la crisis de identidad puertorriqueña en ‘La guagua aérea’”

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Jennifer Kuhn, Muhlenberg College
“Innovaciones técnicas del Boom en la obra de Borges”

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Session II: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Languages and Women’s Studies
Ettinger 203
Moderator: Dr. Kathryn Wixon, Muhlenberg College

Rachel Courtney, Muhlenberg College
“Mother Russia: The Feminine Roots of Russia”

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Sara Jay, Lafayette College
“Shaping Feminine Identity in Marguerite de Navarre’s La Comédie
des Quatre Femmes (1542)”

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Amanda Clossen, Moravian College
“Marie: Le Mystère of a Medieval Woman Writer”
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Session II: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Languages and Politics
Ettinger 213
Moderator: Dr. Anna Adams, Muhlenberg College

Cristin Irwin, Muhlenberg College
“Human Rights Abuses in Guatemala”

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Anna Petrie, Muhlenberg College
“Los Desaparecidos de Argentina”

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Aaron Solomon, Muhlenberg College
“Criminalized Economy for a Post Soviet Polity”

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Poster Session: 2:00-4:30

Ettinger 212

Poster Display: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Poster Presentations: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
(Poster participants will be on hand to answer questions and
give short presentations of their work)

Carolyn Ciarrocchi: “Professional Uses of French” <
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Lindsey Galvan: “Cuatro artistas puertorriqueños contemporáneos”
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Matthew Jakubik: “Russian Rock Music: A Sociocultural Perspective”
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Daniel Skoczylas: “Environmental and Cultural Conservation in Latin America”

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7:00 p.m. Lecture - Dr. Terry Osborn


Miller Forum
“Advocating Language Education in a Market Economy”

Dr. Terry Osborn
University of Connecticut

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