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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

World Languages

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/andreas/guests_world_languages.html
World Languages Guest Artists

The Department of World Languages, through the generosity of David and Lowell Andreas in honor of their wife and mother, hosted the following Artists in Residence from 2007-2014. Most included a public master class or public performance at Minnesota State Mankato.

 

LeirenDr. Terje Leiren

Professor of Scandinavian Studies (Histroy), University of Washington
World Languages & Cultures, November 6, 2014

Dr. Terje Leiren is Professor of Scandinavian Studies (History) at the University of Washington. He presented a lecture based on his recent research on events surrounding the development of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. Since it is the 200-year anniversary of the signing of the Norwegian constitution, Dr. Leiren has been invited to share his expertise with students, faculty at MSU. His lecture will appeal to those interested in the wider European context such as World Languages & Culture, History, Political Science, International Relations. Lecture Title: “A Miraculous Year? Norway and the Great Powers in 1814”.
Website: https://scandinavian.washington.edu/people/terje-i-leiren

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PikeDr. David Pike

Professor, Director Of Research, The American University of Paris
World Languages & Cultures, April 3-4, 2014

Dr. Pike is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Contemporary History and Politics at the American University of Paris. He is also Director of Research at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris, and fellow of the Royal Historical Institute. He served as Co-Chairman at the International Conference on War Crimes and War Criminals at Stanford, where he also served as Assistant Director at the Institute of Hispanic-American and Luso-Brazilian Studies. He has published many books and articles on different aspects of World War Two, as well as on the Spanish Civil War. His book, Spaniards in Mauthausen, is currently being turned into a movie: The Eyes of Mauthausen. Dr. Pike delivered three talks. “Franco’s Role in World War II”; “The Constitution Versus the King: British Support for American Resistance, 1766-1783 and “The SS Archipelago: Everyday Life”.
Website: http://www.ags.edu/international-relations/about-agsird/agsird-faculty/david-pike

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SZempelSolveig Zempel
St. Olaf College

World Languages & Cultures, October 23, 2013
Ph.D., Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, with supporting fields in English and Linguistics
Dr. Zempel started as an instructor in 1976, then became an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor of Norwegian. She taught Norwegian language and literature, as well as courses in immigration literature and one round of the Great Conversation, a five term great books program. She retired officially at the end of August 2012.

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szalczerEszter Szalczer

Associate Professor, Director of History
Literature and Criticism, University of Albany
2012

Eszter Szalczer holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the City University of New York and a Doctorate in Comparative Literature from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Professor Szalczer teaches courses in dramatic literature, theatre history, criticism, dramaturgy and research. She is an internationally published theatre scholar, specializing in modern drama and performance in general and in the work of Swedish playwright August Strindberg in particular. Her piece "Nature's Dream Play: Modes of Vision and Strindberg's Re-definition of the Theatre" (Theatre Journal 2001) was awarded the Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize by The American Society for Theatre Research. She is recipient of many other prestigious research awards, including fellowships from the American-Scandinavian Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Marshall Eakin

World Languages & Cultures
Year 2011-2012

Marshall Eakin is a historian of Latin America specializing in the history of Brazil. Although his work spans all of Brazilian history, his major publications have concentrated on economic and business history, industrialization, and the processes of nationalism and nation-building--primarily in the twentieth century. Spoke on "Independence, Mythmaking and National Identity in Brazil", "Does Latin America Have a Common History," and "Collision of Cultures: The Discovery of the Americas."

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Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/historydept/eakin.html

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reynoso

Cruz Reynoso,

Former Justice of the California Supreme Court
World Languages & Cultures
Year 2011-2012
Delivered two addresses as an Andreas Speaker.Spoke on ""Gaining the Upper Hand in International Business"" and "How Civil Rights Disparities are Straining Democracy."

Website: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/faculty/reynoso/

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JLearyJim Leary
World Languages & Cultures
October 7, 2011

James P. Leary received his B.A. in Literature from the University of Notre Dame in 1972. In 1973, he earned his M.A. in Folklore from the University of North Carolina. Leary earned his PhD in Folklore and American Studies from Indiana University in 1977. His research focuses on the folklore of the Upper Midwest, especially Scandinavian Americans, indigenous and immigrant people, and rural and working class peoples. Leary teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Scandinavian Studies Department and the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies. In 2012, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Iceland.

 

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Ivy Cooper

World Languages & Cultures, 2010 Fall

Ivy Cooper, is a professor of art history at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Cooper specializes in contemporary art and art theory, public sculpture, minimalism, and American art history.

She met with students and faculty of the Art History Round Table to discuss a tour of public art on campus for area seventh graders, which was hosted by the Art Department. She also visited classes in the Scandinavian Studies and the Art departments.

Lecture/multimedia presentations to students of art and mod land, lecture, public discussion with small group of MSU students and take part in community outreach with middle school groups touring public Art on the MSU campus

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Cristina Garcia

The Lavin Agency, Cambridge, MA
World Languages & Cultures
2009 Spring

Cristina García was born in Havana in 1958. Her parents chose to live in exile when Castro assumed power. Because she was two years old when they left, she has no memories of Cuba; this lack has shaped her academic interests and pervades her writing, where memory is a constant motif. García grew up in New York City and attended Barnard College. After completing a master's degree in international relations at Johns Hopkins University, García began a decade-long period of work in journalism, ultimately attaining the position of bureau chief for Time magazine in Miami. Beginning in 1990, she devoted herself full-time to writing fiction. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and received a Whiting Writers Award in 1996. Visit classes and a public lecture.

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Michael Seidman

University of North Carolina-Wilmington
World Languages & Cultures
2009 Fall
Michael Seidman, professor of history at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, presented “ Spanish Socialist Idealism: The posters of the Republican Zone during the Spanish Civil War” with discussion that followed. That talk was titled “ The Posters of May 1968 in Paris.”Visited a Spanish class, Public lecture and Round Table discussion

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Georges Liberman

President of Xiring France
World Languages & Cultures
2008 Spring

Georges Liberman, CEO of Xiring, a Paris-based firm and a key European provider of security solutions for remote transactions, presented a talk entitled "Global Negotiating Business Strategies: Chinese, Japanese and European," The talk, sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment in Arts and Humanities, was open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

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