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Current Events

Nancy Morejón Visits SJSU

World-renowned Cuban Poet, Nancy Morejón will be presenting her newest book at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Saturday, September 13 from 4:00-5:30 in room 225.


Book Presentation by Dr. Anne Fountain

The Department of World Languages and Literature proudly presents Anne Fountain, Ph.D. and her newest book, José Martí, the United States and Race on Wednesday, September 17 in Clark Hall 412 2:00-3:00.



Past Events 

Department of World Languages and Literatures

Graduation Ceremony and Reception

The WLL graduation ceremony and reception is open to all graduating Undergraduate and Graduate students graduating in Spring 2014 and Summer 2013 and Fall 2013. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 22nd from
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the University Theater.

Foreign Languages Week 2014

March 3-7, 2014

Come celebrate and experience the diversity of your community at Foreign Languages Week. Keynote Speaker Misako Rocks, graphic novelist and 2010 Woman of the Year by Nikkei women's magazine, will talk about her rags to riches story as well as sign autographs after her speech. March 4, 5pm-6pm at MLK Library rrom 225/229. View our Calendar of Events and be sure to mark your calendars!
FLW 2014 and Misako Rocks

Department of World Languages and Literatures Graduation Ceremony and Reception

May 4, 2013 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library room 229-225 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduation Ceremony and Reception is open for all graduating students graduating in May 2013 and for those who graduated in December 2012 and August 2012. For more information on this event, please click here or contact Eleanor Marsh at You can also RSVP here for this event.

A Night of Fado

March 10, 2013 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Support the Portuguese Studies Program of San José State University with an evening of Fado, a Portuguese genre of music. Appetizers and Portuguese wine will be served after a showing of the film, "Heaven's Mirror: A Portuguese Voyage" by Joshua Dylan Mellars. This event will take place at SES Hall, 1375 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara, CA. For tickets and more information, please contact Maria Alsheikh at (408) 807-4702. All proceeds go to the Portuguese Studies program here at San José State University.

Foreign Languages Week 2013

March 4-8, 2013

Come celebrate and experience the diversity of your community at Foreign Languages Week. Special Events include German students performing songs and poetry, a Japanese Sumie Workshop, a Presentation of Mexican Folklore and Dances, a demonstration of Arabic Calligraphy and many others. Expand your knowledge of and appreciation for all of our different cultures and traditions at this year's Foreign Languages Week! 
More Information  and Calendar of Events 

 You Can Go to Cuba

January 7-18, 2013

There are currently no more informational sessions for this event.  Please contact Anne Fountain at 408-258-7006 or with questions and for more information. More information about the You can go to Cuba event [PDF]. 

Isabel Allende Day

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Isabel Allende is the most popular living woman writer today, having sold more than 57 million books world wide. She is the author of nineteen books that have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Isabel Allende will be on the SJSU campus November 27. More information about the Isabel Allende Day event.

Bay Area American-Iranian Novelist Anita Amirrezvani

November 19, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Library Room 225/229

Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in San Francisco. Her novel, The Blood of Flowers, has been translated into over 25 languages. Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers is an anthology co-edited by Amirrezvani and SJSU's Persis Karim and will appear in 2013. More information about the Novelist Anita Amirrezvani event [PDF].

Homage to Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes

October 17th - November 15th, 2012 

The New York Times wrote that Carlos Fuentes was one of the most admired writers in the Spanish speaking world. He is also known for being a great influence in the Latin American literature "boom" of the 1960's and 70's. Join us in celebrating his life.  More information about the Homage to Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes event [PDF].