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Cynthia Barnett

Cynthia Barnett

Senior Instructor of Spanish
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 304-B, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

MA, Murray State University | MA, Bethel College | BA, Oregon State University

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Spanish for Agriculture
  • Spanish for Occupational Safety and Health

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Robert (Moses) Fritz

Robert (Moses) Fritz

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-3, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington | MA, Indiana University, Bloomington | MA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven | BA, Hanover College

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Early Modern Spanish Literature
  • History of Science
  • Cognitive Literary Studies

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Yoko Hatakeyama

Yoko Hatakeyama

Senior Instructor of Japanese
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-1, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

MAs, Murray State University | BA, Aoyama Gakuin University | ACTFL OPI tester of Japanese | Passed the Japanese Language | Teaching Competency Test (日本語教育能力検定試験合格証)

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Study Abroad 
Martin Kane

Martin Kane

Instructor of Spanish
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-7, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

MA, Miami University | BA, Miami University

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature
  • Language Assessment
  • Second Language Acquisition
Stephanie Peck

Stephanie Peck

Administrative Assistant
Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts

Faculty Hall 4A, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

Elena Picech

Elena Picech

Associate Professor of Spanish
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-2, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

PhD, Johns Hopkins University | MEd, Millersville University | BS, York College of Pennsylvania

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Latin American Culture
  • 20th-Century Literature
  • Film
  • Modernity

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Ben Post

Ben Post

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-4, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison | MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison | BA, Calvin College

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Colonial Latin America
  • Early Modern Hispanophone Theatre
  • Literature and Religion

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Roxane Riegler

Roxane Riegler

Associate Professor of French and German
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-8, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

PhD, University of Maryland | MA, University of Salzburg

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • 20th- and 21st-Century Germanophone Literature
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Migration Studies

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Tanya Romero-González

Tanya Romero-González

Associate Professor of Spanish, Global Languages Coordinator
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-5, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

PhD, Yale University | MPhil, Yale University | MA, Miami University | DEA, Universidad de Málaga | BA, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • 19th- through 21st-Century Peninsular Literature and Film
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Interdisciplinary studies (including film, cultural, and gender studies)
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Technology-Mediated Teaching and Learning

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Thérèse Saint Paul

Thérèse Saint Paul

Associate Professor of French
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-9, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

PhD, University of Edinburgh | MA, Universite de Liege | BA, Universite de Liege

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Comparative Medieval Arthurian-Celtic Literature
  • French Language and Civilization
  • French for Business

BOOKS:

  • Parlons Affaires. An integrated Open Learning Course with Audio- cassettes and role-play cards. In collaboration with Gordon Millan. U of Strathclyde Publications, 1990.
  • Students' Experiences and Approaches to Learning in the B.Ed Primary Degree. With D.F.M. Christie. U of Strathclyde, Division of Psychology and Education Publications, 1988.

ARTICLES:

  • "De peur d'oublier, réalisme magique et mémoire dans Les Lieux Communs de Xavier Hanotte." Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, vol. 22, 2018.
  • "The 'Fun With Languages' Project: Making learning another language an early priority." With Hendley. National Newsletter for Early Language Learning (NNELL), Spring/Summer 2016.
  • "'Beyond Simenon': faire découvrir la littérature francophone belge aux USA." Francographies, Peter Lang, 2010.
  • "'Le Carnaval de Binche': symbole d'une identité régionale." French Review, vol. 81, no. 6, May 2008, pp. 1154-1173.
  • "Lieux Communs, Xavier Hanotte." AATF Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 4, 2008, pp. 17-20.
  • "Nous sommes tous des playmobiles, Nicolas Ancion." AATF Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 2, 2007, pp. 17-19.
  • "La littérature de Belgique." AATF Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 1, 2007, p. 21.
  • "French for Green Business." Global Business Languages, vol. 11, 2006, pp. 113-140.
  • "French for Green Business: a case in postcolonial entrepreneurship." JOLIB/Journal for Languages and Business, vol. 17, no. 1, 2006, pp. 43-74.
  • "Teaching Bio-and Cultural Diversity in French: Ethno-pharmacology in Martinique." Language and Culture Out of Bounds: Discipline-Blurred Perspectives on the Foreign Language Classroom, edited by Vicki Galloway and Bettina Cothran, Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Professional Development Series Handbook, vol.6, 2006, pp. 108-133.
  • "Developing Cultural Awareness with International Business Students: A Look at Empathy Breakdown." Global Business Languages, vol. 5, 2000, pp. 61-75.
  • "Business and the Semiotics of Food: American and French Cultural Perspectives." Global Business Languages, vol. 2, 1997, pp. 119-128.
  • "A Forgotten Heroine in Medieval English Literature." A Wyf There Was: Essays in Honour of Professor P. Mertens-Fonck, edited by Juliette Dor, Liège Language and Literature,1993, pp. 247-255.
  • "L'Au-delà celtique. Quelques témoignages d'après les sagas anciennes, la littérature arthurienne et la tradition orale." Les Témoins de l' Au-delà II, Tradition Wallonne, 10, 1993, pp. 117-132.
  • "The Most Useful course I have had in a French Department (student quote)." Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions, U of Eastern Michigan, Eric Microfiche, 1992.
  • "Etait-ce vraiment aux échecs que jouait Tristan? La Représentation de l'Antiquité au Moyen Age." Wiener Arbiten zur Germanischen Altertumskunde und Philologie, Hgbn. von H. Birkhan, 20, Band Karl M. Halosar, 1980, pp. 259-268.
  • "La Harpe et la Rote dans le Sir Tristrem." Actes du Colloque Littérature Musique et Société, edited by D. Buschinger and A. Crepin, Honoré Champion, 1979, pp. 467-481.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

  • "Le Mariage de Sire Gauvain et Dame Ragnelle." Patrimoine Littéraire Européen. Anthologie en Langue Française, 6, edited by Jean-Claude Polet, DeBoeck Université, 1995, pp. 211-214.
  • "Les Ballades anglaises et écossaises: La Reine d'Ecosse; Le Garçon et le Manteau; Le Roi Orfée; Le Roi Henri." Patrimoine Littéraire Européen. Anthologie en Langue Française, 6, edited by Jean-Claude Polet, DeBoeck Université, 1995, pp. 14-23.
  • "Robert Thornton: Sire Percyvell de Gales." Patrimoine Littéraire Européen. Anthologie en Langue Française, 5, edited by Jean-Claude Polet, DeBoeck Université, 1995, pp. 671-675.
  • Contributor to Regional Varieties of French. Glasgow U Language Centre, directed by Prof. K.Varty, Dr. D. Bickerton and Dr. P. Davies, U of Glasgow Publications, 1989.
  • "Satire des gens de Kildare." Ms. Harley 913, tr. Ecritures 79, Cahier du Cercle Interfacultaire de Littérature de l'Université de Liège. Pages de Littérature anglaise médiévale, 1979, pp. 31-33. 
Akane Shirata

Akane Shirata

Adjunct in Japanese
Global Languages

M.Ed., George Mason University

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Heritage Language Education
  • Cultural Identity Development 
Jie Wu

Jie Wu

Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
Global Languages

Faculty Hall 4A-10, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071

PhD, University of Washington, Seattle | MA, University of Colorado, Boulder | BA, Fudan University

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Traditional Chinese Poetry
  • Literary and Textual Criticism
  • Philology
  • Literary and Cultural History

ARTICLES:

  • "A Political Eulogy that Dazzles: Yang Jiong's (650-ca. 694) 'Fu on the Old Man Star.'" Asia Major, vol. 31, no. 1, 2018, pp. 47-89.
  • "Vitality and Cohesiveness in the Poetry of Shangguan Wan'er (664-710)." Tang Studies, vol. 34, no. 1, 2016, pp. 40-72.
  • "The Stele and the Drunkard: Two Poetic Allusions from Xiangyang." Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry, edited by Nick Williams and Ping Wang, U of Hong Kong P, 2015, pp. 165-188.
  • "Kang Dawei yinxiang" (On David Knechtges). Newsletter for International China Studies, 9, June 2014, pp. 353-356.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

  • Contributor to Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature. Volume Two. Edited by David R. Knechtges and Taiping Chang, Brill, 2013, pp. include 1077-1086, 1233-1236, 1309-1312, 1348-1351.
  • Translator of "Introduction to Culture and Power in the Reconstitution of the Chinese Realm, 200-600," by Scott Pearce, Audrey Spiro, and Patricia Ebrey, Harvard U Asia Center, 2001, pp. 1-32, 245-253. In Dangdai xifang hanxue yanjiu jicui Zhonggu shi juan (Treasury of Contemporary Western Sinology. Medieval Chinese History), edited by Leo K. Shin, Shanghai Publishing House of Classical Texts, 2012, pp. 117-151.
  • Contributor to Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature. Volume One. Edited by David Knechtges and Taiping Chang, Brill, 2010, pp. include 223-226, 239-242, 272-275.
  • Contributor to Ta Kung Pao.
  • Contributor to Hong Kong Commercial Daily.

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