The MLLL Faculty Lecture Series began many years ago. Its principal aim is to showcase the research interests of faculty from across our department’s many language and linguistic sections, by inviting a variety of MLLL professors to give presentations focusing on their work. We also frequently invite colleagues to participate from other departments at the University of Oklahoma, as well as from outside our institution. For instance, we established in 2005 a faculty lecture exchange with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, and every year we organize a lecture by a colleague at that institution. We have also partnered with the OU editorial offices of World Literature Today to bring in speakers from across the globe.