Modern Languages & Classics

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First Undergraduate Symposium in Modern Languages & Classics
Siena College, April 10th, 2015


The First Undergraduate Symposium in Modern Foreign Languages & Classics aims to foster and promote the intellectual development of Siena College students and to give them an opportunity to exchange ideas in a collegial environment.

The primary focus of this conference is to enable students to present their scholarly research in Classics and/or Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and other foreign languages.

We invite students to prepare a 10-12 minute (3-4 pages) research paper that addresses a diverse public, including peer students, faculty, and other members of the community.  Papers written in previous semesters are also welcome.

Papers will be delivered in English and should cover topics related to Classics and/or Modern Languages Studies, including, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture: Literature, Film, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts, Art History, etc.
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Siena College programs and certificates in:
    • International Studies
    • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
    • Multicultural Studies
    • Women’s Studies

Please submit your abstracts to Prof. Nathalie Degroult ( by January 23rd, 2015.

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