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Undergraduate Jewish Studies End of Year Party

April 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized

End of the year party

Two MLCL Students Win Fulbright Awards!

April 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized

We are excited to report that two German Language and Literature Majors have won prestigious Fulbright Scholarships.  Congratulations Matthew Egger and Alex Williams!

 

Matthew Egger

Matthew Egger

 

Matthew Egger, graduating senior was awarded a Fulbright grant for next year.

He will be attending the first year of a Master’s program in classical archaeology and ancient numismatics at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.  The research area of focus is a site on the Western Anatolian coast dating to the Hellenistic Period called Herakliea on Latmos.

During the summer months Matthew will be engaged in archaeological excavations under direction of Junior Professor Richard Posamentir, where he will apply the technical skills and cultural-historical knowledge gained at Tuebingen working directly in the field with a German research team.

Matthew has spent his undergraduate career preparing for the Fulbright application process by pursuing a degree in German language and literature. German and American practices of archaeology are quite different; Americans approach the practice of archaeology through an anthropological lens, whereas in Germany, archaeology is its own unique discipline.  The goal of this project is to help to bridge the disciplinary gap between German and American styles of archaeology, while coming to more accurately understand our shared Western material heritage.

 

 

Alex Williams

Alex Williams

Alex Williams, a graduating senior majoring in German Language and Literature and Linguistics, has won an English Teaching Assistant Fulbright. Alex will teach English in Turkey in the coming year. He plans to use classics of American theater, such as Death of a SalesmanRaisin in the Sun, and M. Butterfly, to help his students strengthen their ability to use the English language and also to gain a better understand of past and contemporary issues in American society. He is still waiting on pins and needles for his placement in Turkey, but knows he will be sent to a top-notch university.  As a cultural ambassador, Alex aspires to build on skills he gained while studying in Turkey through the Critical Language Scholarship and at the TU Dresden through the BU Study Abroad Program.

 

Korean Minor

April 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized

You can minor in Korean at BU!

To find out the requirements for the Korean minor, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/mlcl/korean/

Declare a minor in Korean online!

http://www.bu.edu/casadvising/major-minor-declaration-form/

Sattariya: A Classical Indian Dance Performance by Prateesha Suresh

April 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Join us on April 23, 2014

2:30-3:30pm

855 Commonwealth Avenue Concert Hall

Sattriya Dance is one of eight classical dances of India, the word sattriya is derived from sattra meaning monastery. Traditionally it was performed by the monks initiated into the devotional order of poet-saint Shankardev. This dance performance is a dramatic retelling of mythological stories dealing with God, Gurus and the Devotees.

It is performed by Prateesh Suresh who is trained in three classical Indian dances. She recieved her trainings at Kalakshetra, the premeire classical dance institute in India. She has been performing the classical Indian dances for more than two decades. She also runs a dance school and Pratishruti Foundation in Mumbai for the promotion of classical Indian Art. For more information please see http://sattriyadance.com/sattriya.

Sattriya Dance Performance (2)

 

2014 Persian Symposium

March 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Join us for the 2014 Persian Symposium! See the full schedule here!

Perisan Lit

Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival with David Pilling

March 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Time: 6:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014
Location: The BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road

In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling captures the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Japan. Free and Open to the Public – Book Signing and Reception to Follow

Co-sponsored by Japan Society Boston and the Center for the Study of Asia at Boston University

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Bhaktamāl: Redefining the Sacred in Premodern India

March 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Come to Professor Abhisheka’s talk on redefining the sacred in Pre-modern India.  The talk will be on Wednesday, April 2 from 4:30-6pm in STH 625.

 

A Film about Anna Akhmatova Screening and Conversation

March 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized

March 28, 2014, 4-5 PM with a Reception to follow

Sargent College, Room 102

635 Commonwealth Avenue

By the time Anna Akhmatova was twenty-five, fate had granted her every conceivable gift: poetic talent, character, beauty, and fame amidst a brilliant generation. She was then inundated by the tragedies of her century: the arrests of her loved ones, starvation, wars and revolutions, isolation, betrayal. Yet Akhmatova emerged victorious, armed with mere words of poetry.

That victory is the core of the film. Yet A Film about Anna Akhmatova is not a biopic. Rather, it is recreates a story akin to ancient tragedy. The director draws on archival footage, unique recordings of Akhmatova’s voice, and her portraits, with commentary by the poet Anatoly Naiman, who knew Akhmatova in her last years.

 

MLCL’s Wiebke Denecke publishes the new Norton Anthology of Western Literature

February 27th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Used by thousands of students in the US every year, the Norton Anthology of Western Literature has for decades been a giant in the landscape of literature and liberal arts education. Over the past few years Wiebke Denecke has spearheaded this anthology and the Norton Anthology of World Literature (published in 2012) with a small editorial team under the leadership of Martin Puchner.

For this new ninth edition the new editorial team has reimagined this classic by introducing dozens of new selections and translations, all-new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a completely revamped media program.

To quote Norton: “This is the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of “the Norton” ever published.”

Check it out:

http://books.wwnorton.com/books/The-Norton-Anthology-of-Western-Literature/

Read more about it here!

Creating and Crafting Muslim Women’s Autobiographical Writing in South Asia

February 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized

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