Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dr. Nicole Rudolph/ French Program

Congratulations to Nicole Rudolph, Associate Professor of French Studies at Adelphi.

Nicole recently presented a lecture on February 16 at the Columbia Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

At Home in Postwar France: Modern Mass Housing and the Right to Comfort

A discussion with Nicole Rudolph, Mary McLeod and Herrick Chapman

After World War II, France embarked on a project of modernization, which included the development of the modern mass home. In At Home in Postwar France Nicole Rudolph argues that modernizers looked to the home as a site for social engineering and nation-building, designers and advocates of the modern home contributed to the democratization of French society, and the new French home reflected architects’ and residents’ understandings of modernity. Nicole Rudolph suggests that the modern mass home played a vital role in shaping new expectations for well-being and happiness.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Congratulations Collin and Jessenia!

We are pleased to announce that Jessenia Gonzalez’ abstract submission, "Joaquin Sorolla, the man who showed America the real Spain," and Collin Savage’s abstract "Txakoli in the Basque Country," were selected for presentation at the 30th Anniversary National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Chosen from more than 4,000 submissions, their abstracts demonstrate a unique contribution to their field of study, and we are proud that they have the opportunity to present their work to their peers, faculty, and staff from all over the nation.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Award, 2016.

Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Award, 2016.

         The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites you to submit your creative work in French, Italian or Spanish or  a Translation (French, Italian, Spanish) to enter the Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Foreign Language Writing Award competition.

The competition is open to all Adelphi students.

Contest deadline is Friday, April 8, 2016

1st place will receive $100.00
2nd place will receive $50.00
3rd place will receive $25.00

Send entries to:
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Science 216C or you may email to Ms. Carmen Castellón:

Submissions may include essays, poetry or short stories.

Previous contest winners must wait two years before entering the contest again.

Spanish Honotr Society Announcement

                     Sigma Delta Pi, Tau, Spanish Honor Society
                             APRIL 29, 2016, 1-4, Alumni Hall

Prospective candidates for the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi are currently being selected:

1. Each must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student’s work is of “B” or “A” quality.

2. The candidate for active membership must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken. (The candidate must have earned the grades in completed Spanish courses in order to qualify for membership).

3. The candidate must rank in the upper 35% of his/her class—sophomore, junior, or senior—and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work.

4. Graduate students who have been unconditionally admitted to a degree-granting program may be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.

 5. Sigma Delta Pi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.

Please submit nomination to:

Dr. Raysa E. Amador, 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Italian Program: Dr. Jonathan Hiller

Prof. Hiller's research has been accepted at the following conference:

 "Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts: A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions" at the University of Toronto at Mississauga on March 11-12.   His paper is entitled: "“Noi stasera, danzeremo, e nel vino affogheremo”: The Ideology of Food and Drink in Three Works of Scapigliatura".

Congratulations, Prof. Hiller is busy, very busy, he makes us proud!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Prof. Lin Chinese Program at Adelphi

The 2016 East USA Preliminary Competition, for the 15th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition will take place on April 9, 2016 at China Institute in New York City.
This is an exclusive opportunity for college students to demonstrate their mastery of Chinese language and culture.  The Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition is an international contest sponsored by the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) in Beijing. It is distinguished in cultural and educational exchanges worldwide.

For more detailed information, please see the attached. If you are interested in its participation, please let me know. I will assist you in your preparation.


Lin Laoshi

                                                  CALL FOR ENTRIES
The 15th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students
(7thEast USA Preliminary)
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Applications are now being accepted for the 15th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition. This is an exclusive opportunity for college students to demonstrate their mastery of Chinese language and culture. The winner of the senior level will be invited to participate in the final competition in China, expenses paid.

 The Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition is an international contest sponsored by the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) in Beijing. It is distinguished in cultural and educational exchanges worldwide.

The 2016 East USA Preliminary Competition is sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York
and is co-organized by the New York Service Center for Chinese Study Fellows Inc. and China Institute.

1. Eligibility
Current collegestudents aged 18 to 30, whose first language is not Chinese, are eligible. Those who have participated in previous competitions are not allowed to participate at the same level of the contest as their previous participation.

2. Levels
There are two levels of the competition:

The “Junior” level is for students who have studied Chinese for less than three years.

The “Senior” level is for students who have studied Chinese for three and more years.

3. Competition Categories
The competition consists of two parts:

1) Oral Presentation. In the oral presentation, contestants demonstrate their fluency in speaking Mandarin. Each contestant will choose a topic and develop a short speech around it in Mandarin. Junior-level contestants will deliver a 2-minute oral presentation while senior-level contestants will deliver a 3-minute presentation. Contestants will be judged by language proficiency expression, literacy and presentation. Contestants will also record and submit their presentation as part of the registration process.

2) Talent Show Performance. In the talent show performance, contestants can demonstrate their knowledge of Chinese culture. Each contestant will showcase their talent and the effort that they have invested in a specific aspect of Chinese culture within 5 minutes. The performance can be anything related to China’s unique culture, including singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, calligraphy, Chinese martial arts, or recitation of a Chinese poem. Contestants will be judged by integrity and performance difficulty.


Registration is a two part process:

1) Fill out the online application form at
2) E-mail a recording of the oral presentation to The file size should not exceed 5MB, and less than 3 minutes long. The subject line in the email should be“2016 Chinese Bridge.”

The registration deadline is March 1, 2016. The Contest Committee will invite qualified contestants to take part in the contest later in March.

5. The Contest
The contest will take place on April 9, 2016 at China Institute in New York City. Out-of-area contestants will receive a stipend for lodging and transportation.

5. Prizes and Awards
1) The winner from the senior level will be recommended to participate in the Chinese Bridge Final Competition, taking place in Beijing, China in July, 2016, all travel costs will be covered by Hanban.

2) All contestants will receive a prize and certificate for their participation.

For details, please check the website:
For any questions, please email, or call us at 212-835-5520 ext 200.

New York Service Center for Chinese Study Fellows Inc
China Institute



Dr. Nicole Rudolph, French Program

Let's share the good news Dr. Nicole Rudolph will be delivering paprs at the following conferences:

First, March 3-6, she will be participating in the Society for French Historical Studies' annual meeting at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.  On Friday, March 4, shewill be presenting on a panel called "Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Trajectories: Cultural and Economic Recovery, 1945-1980".  Her paper is entitled “Appliances and Authenticity: Le fabuleux destin de Mère Denis in 1970s France”. 

Second, she has had a paper accepted for the European Association for Urban History's 13th International Conference on Urban History.  The theme of the conference, which will take place August 24-27 in Helsinki, Finland, is "Reinterpreting Cities". The panel she will be participating in is entitled "Reconsidering Mass Housing and Environmental Thought After 1945", and her paper is called, "Nature and the “Third Way” in French Mass Housing: From Public Health to Private Space, 1945-1975."

Nicole makes us proud!


Friday, January 15, 2016

Dr. Ana Simón-Alegre at an International Collloquium in Madrid, Spain

Coloquio Internacional
15 de enero de 2016
Centro Cultural La Corrala - Sala Negra
Calle de Carlos Arniches, 3, 28005 Madrid

Coordinado por Darina Martykánová (UAM) y Nerea Aresti (UPV/EHU)


10:00 – 11:30 Sesión coordinada por Juan Pro (UAM)
  • Sexualidad y movimiento obrero español. La transformación de las identidades masculinas frente a la cuestión del trabajo femenino, 1830-1870  (Jesús de Felipe Redondo, Universidad La Laguna)

  • Identidad nacional y barbarie sexual: los gitanos en el discurso romántico sobre España (María Sierra, Universidad de Sevilla)

11:30 – 12:00 Pausa café

12:00 – 14:15 Sesión coordinada por Florencia Peyrou (UAM)
  • Masculinidades europeas decimonónicas a través del "otro" marroquí (Itzea Goicolea-Amiano, EUI)
  • Identidades de género e identidad nacional : masculinidades en pugna. Cuba 1878-1898 (Pilar Pérez-Fuentes. Universidad del País Vasco/EHU)
  • Los pueblos viriles: masculinidad en el discurso regeneracionista español (los años 1890-1900) (Darina Martykánová, UAM)

14:15 – 16:15 Comida

16:15 – 18:45 Sesión coordinada por María Sierra (Universidad de Sevilla)
  • Disidentes de la masculinidad militarizada: Suicidas, Locos y Perversos sexuales a principios del siglo XX en España (Ana Isabel Simón Alegre, Adelphi University, Nueva York)
  • Miguel de Unamuno: la feminización de la masculinidad moderna (José Javier Díaz Freire, Universidad del País Vasco/EHU)
  • El gentleman vasco frente al hombre español. Masculinidad y civilización en el nacionalismo vasco (1893-1937), (Nerea Aresti, Universidad del País Vasco/EHU)

18:45 – 19:15 Clausura