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  • June 22, 2021

    June 22, 2021

    Ukrainian student Anastasiia Lebedenko has long-been passionate about literature. So when she decided to pursue post-secondary education in Canada, SFU’s unique undergraduate program in world literature immediately attracted her.

  • June 02, 2021

    June 02, 2021

    Congratulations, Mizuki Giffin! Your academic achievement and outstanding leadership are consistent and without question. You are a most deserving recipient of the Robert C. Brown Award.

  • May 26, 2021

    May 26, 2021

    The Department of World Languages and Literatures is pleased to congratulate Dr. Melek Ortabasi on earning a prestigious fellowship from the Japan Foundation for Japanese Studies research in Japan.

  • March 29, 2021

    March 29, 2021

    Inspired by her memories of dancing as a child, Rhiannon Wallace brings a joyful tale of artistic passion and self-acceptance to life in her first children’s book, Leopold’s Leotard.

  • March 29, 2021

    March 29, 2021

    A Gothic-without-borders online conference Hosted by the Department of World Languages and Literatures in tandem with the SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

  • February 19, 2021

    February 19, 2021

    When the COVID pandemic forced SFU to go online, Professor Elena Caselli, a term lecturer of Italian in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, was not was not ready for the change. But by the beginning of the fall session she had adapted and was ready to deliver a course specifically designed for the remote environment.

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