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University hosts annual Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures this March

The Georgia Southern Department of Foreign Languages will host the 14th annual Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL) from March 23 to 24 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, Georgia.

This conference is oriented toward the participation of scholars from both public and private institutions of higher education from the region and beyond. Faculty, staff and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Keynote speaker, Sheri Spaine Long, Ph.D., is an accomplished scholar, author, editor, award-winning teacher and educational leader. She specializes in Spanish language, literature and culture as well as emerging trends in language pedagogy and international education. Long is editor of Hispania – A journal devoted to the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese, the scholarly journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. She is currently the executive director of the Alabama World Languages Association. Her plenary session presentation is titled “Rebuilding the Language Curriculum from the Back Seat,” and her special presentation at the conference is titled, “Publishing Your Work in Scholarly Journals.”

The conference includes topics on:

  • Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Spanish Peninsular Studies
  • Spanish American Studies
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • East Asian/Chinese Studies
  • ESL
  • Minorities and Multicultural Studies
  • Literary Criticism
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Hispanic Caribbean Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Language and Technology
  • Special topics in language, literature, culture, pedagogy and film

Registration is now open, and information can be found here.

SECCLL has also created The Coastal Review, an online, open access, peer-reviewed and indexed journal that is published annually by the Department of Foreign Languages. Any person that presents a paper at this annual conference may submit a revised version of a presentation for possible inclusion in the journal.

For more information on SECCLL, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving 20,673 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit


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