The ongoing lecture series “Theory and Practice of Literary Translation” for 2016 have been posted online.
The lectures are avaiulable to anyone with a BU username and Kerberos password, and include:
Christopher Ricks – Beckett’s Translating Himself [01-29-2016]
Lawrence Venuti – Translating J.V. Foix’s Daybook 1918 – The Strangeness of Minority [02-19-2016]
Virginia Jewiss – This Must Be the Place Getting Italian Films to Speak English [02-26-2016]
Robert Pinsky and Luis Alberto Ambroggio – Translated and Translator – Ginza Samba – Poemas Escogidos [03-04-2016]
Irina Mashinski -Translating as the Art of Variations – Russian Poetry and the Myth of Singularity [03-18-2016]
David Hinton – Translating Classical Chinese poetry [04-8-2016]
Michael Emmerich – On Translating The Tale of Genji into Japanese [04-15-2016]
Frederick Ahl and Sarah Ruden – Translating Vergil’s Aeneid – A Conversation [04-22-2016]
The time has come to say a huge “Thank you!” to our graduating seniors Beza Begosew, Alex Fedurina, Dheandra Jack, and Danielle Smith. You will always be part of Team Geddes! Congratulations on the occasion of your graduation!
With warmer weather comes a series of three new professional development workshops in the Geddes Language Center. First up is a panel discussion entitled “Teaching Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom.” Next we will offer “how to facilitate group-based learning: what do you use and what are the benefits?” on April 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Thirdly we will host a “Faculty Showcase” on April 13, 1:00 – 3:00 PM with presentations by five different Geddes Mini-Grant recipients about their work.
Some of you have suggested that we include relevant information from CLEAR, the Center for Language Education and Research at Michigan State University when we find it. The current issue of the CLEAR newsletter focuses on assessment using ACTFL’s Can-Do Statements. It leads off with an article on the subject by Bill VanPatten (whose webinar we viewed earlier this year in Geddes) co-authored with Walter P. Hopkins. Click here for a link to CLEAR’s website where this resource is featured.
Download our Geddes_flyer for detailed information about our upcoming Faculty Development opportunities. Sign up on our Workshops page.
We hope your summer is going well!
Please find the Geddes summer newsletter attached here. Inside you can learn about Technology Mini-Grants, WikiSpace, DIll, MyGeddes reservations and more…
As always, we’re available throughout the summer for one on one training sessions, and consultations.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
– The Geddes Language Center Staff
More than 50 faculty and staff from BU and neighboring institutions attended our Spring Mini-Conference held April 15-16. For our post-conference site with recordings and slides, click here.
For providing ongoing digital archiving expertise, Production Coordinator Frank Antonelli was cited by Prof. Emeritus John Hutchison last Friday during the program of the Inauguration of the Archive of the Republic of Niger at the African Studies Library. Pictured here are the President of Niger, S.E.M. Issoufou Mahamadou (left), Ambassador of the Republic of Niger to the U.S. Hassana Alidou (center), and Prof. Emeritus John Hutchison. Congratulations Frank for, as John put it, your “extraordinary archivist [work] helping to preserve documents in Nigerian languages, recordings, and even films of the Yazi Dogo Theater Troop. Your knowledge will be vital as we consider [further] collaborative archival projects.”