Articles: Tags: Language (Modern and Classical)

Herrman Awarded Visiting Fellowship at University College, Oxford

Judson Herrman, associate professor of classical studies and Frank T. McClure Chair of Greek and Latin, has been awarded a visiting fellowship at University College, Oxford, for the Hilary Term (January-March) 2017. These fellowships recognize “distinguished external scholars” who can contribute to the academic community in Oxford and benefit from its resources. While in residence

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Reeck Contributes Three Translations to Anthology

Associate Professor of French Laura Reeck contributed three translations to Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics (eds. Harrison and Villa-Ignacio, Stanford UP). Souffles was a leading anticolonialist Marxist journal whose publication spanned 1966-72. Professor Reeck translated “Interview with Ousmane Sembène”; “The World Festival of Negro Arts, or the Nostalgics

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Humanities Research Opens Students’ – and Professor’s – Eyes

Catherine LeBlanc and Leah Thirkill spent last summer reading Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Although you may picture them sitting by the beach leisurely paging through the novel, the scene and purpose for their reading was much different. Instead, the students were on campus conducting humanities research alongside Briana Lewis,

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First Dragon Boat Festival hosted on campus

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and the Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness hosted a Dragon Boat Festival in the lobby of North Village C on Thursday April 16, 2015. The festival is celebrated across China and some other Asian countries. Dragon boat festivals often include dragon boat races on lakes and

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Department Close-up: Modern and Classical Languages

When students choose majors like chemistry, computer science or music, their path to a related profession can be fairly straightforward. But what about students who study the language arts? We sat down with five seniors who soon will graduate with majors or minors from the Modern and Classical Languages Department. The students are: Emma Brooker

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Riess Publishes Translation of Short Story Anthology

Cubanabooks has published a translation by Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Barbara Riess of an anthology of María Elena Llana’s short stories, Domicilio Habanero, or An Address in Havana. A bilingual collection, An Address in Havana highlights Llana’s most critically successful stories, a mixture of fantasy and dark humor. Llana’s short stories contain

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A Walk on the Wild(life) Side

From as far back as she can remember, Lee Ann Streshenkoff ’17 has wanted to be a veterinarian. “I have always loved animals,” says Lee Ann, a chemistry major and psychology and Spanish minor. Since her freshman year, Lee Ann, a Pittsburgh native, has been serving as a Bonner Scholar at Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation &

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Hernandez Contributes Chapter to Book on Contemporary Venezuelan Literature and Culture

An article by Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Wilfredo Hernandez, “De la ‘loca’ rebelde al gay integrado: representaciones del sujeto homosexual en la dramaturgia de Isaac Chocrón,” came out in December. This book chapter analyzes the depiction of gay characters in two plays by the leading Venezuelan playwright between 1970 and 2010. It

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