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MLCL Student Receives the Gregory Hudson Award for Writing Excellence in the Humanities

July 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Recent MLCL Graduate William Wallis was recently named the winner of the prestigious Gregory Hudson Award for Writing Excellence in the Humanities for his thesis "Betwixt and Between: Ubertino Carrara and Lin Zexu".  MLCL's Margaret Litvin described his work: Beyond mere erudition, William Wallis’s writing shows an original, thoughtful approach to... More

New Course! CAS XL 100

June 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Introduction to Literature. WR 100 Equivalent CAS XL 100 introduces basic methods of literary study through interpretation and discussion of texts from a wide variety of literary traditions. Topics include symbolism, genre, translation, film adaptation, cross-cultural appropriation, and theories of “cultural capital.” We will pay special attention to the question of... More

BU to Host National Korean-Learning Conference

June 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University is proud to host the 19th Annual American Association of Teachers of Korean Conference from June 19 to 21st.  Please find all information here.

2 MLCL Professors Awarded Humanities Fellowships at BU

May 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Two MLCL professors, Abigail Gilman and Yoon Sun Yang, took a selfie on the way to the BUCH Incoming Fellows' luncheon on May 2.  Professor Gillman will be a Jeffrey Henderson Senior Research Fellow and Professor Yang, a Junior Faculty Fellow for the academic year 2014-2015.

Six Boston University Students Receive Honors in National Russian Essay Contest

April 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Six Boston University students won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, as well as Honorable Mentions, in the National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest, sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian ( Over 1,000 students from all over the United States compete in the contest every year, and many of... More

Undergraduate Jewish Studies End of Year Party

April 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

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, 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... More

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: Declare a minor in Korean online!

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... More

2014 Persian Symposium

March 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

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