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2017 Translation Seminar Lecture Series

By Shawn Provencal
May 2nd, 2017

The complete series of the 2017 Seminar in Literary Translation Lectures are now available at our CAS event recordings resources page.

A direct link to the series (1978-2017) can be found here:  In addition to the 2017 offerings, Geddes has added lectures from the mid-1990s to the website during the Spring 2017 semester.


Heritage Languages Workshop

By S Mark Lewis
March 1st, 2017

Join us March 29, 2-4 PM for an interactive workshop led by Dr. María Luisa Parra, Harvard University, entitled “Heritage Languages in the University classroom: Pedagogical challenges and possibilities” RSVP here.

A Ground-Breaking Effort at Recycling

By S Mark Lewis
February 6th, 2017

Thanks to Alison, our Instructional Services Coordinator, for going to extra effort to ensure that all coffee pods consumed by our faculty, staff, students and friends get recycled. Alison introduced us to the Grounds to Grow On service in late October, and to date we have filled more than four boxes. Kudos!

Kaltura Workshops – 1/18 and 1/20

By S Mark Lewis
January 15th, 2017

Drop in at any time posted on our Workshops page for a quick 20-minute tutorial

DLI Grant Poster

By S Mark Lewis
October 11th, 2016

Geddes was among those who presented a poster at BU’s first Teaching with Technology Festival on October 11, 2016.

Seminar in Translation 2016

By Shawn Provencal
July 19th, 2016

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]

2016Click here to visit the 2016 page.


Summer Newsletter

By S Mark Lewis
June 22nd, 2016

Happy Summer everyone! The latest edition of our newsletter is here: GPS16

Congratulations Graduates!

By S Mark Lewis
May 13th, 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!

Upcoming Workshops

By S Mark Lewis
February 19th, 2016

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.


Winter Newsletter

By S Mark Lewis
December 11th, 2015

We hope you enjoy our Geddes Winter Newsletter.GNW15-16-v2


December 2015