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Spring Languages and Career Fair, Thur. 3/30 4-6pm

March 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The Spring Languages and Careers Fair will take place on Thurs. 3/30 from 4-6 PM in the Center for Career Development -- 100 Bay State Road, 5th floor. The Fair is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about our language programs in Boston and abroad, to meet representatives from... More

Denecke on the Humanities Crisis and the Archiving of Global Human Memory. 2/27 at 12:30pm

February 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized.

You are invited to this month’s BUCSA Director’s Lunchtime Talk on Monday, February 27 12:30pm at 750 Comm. EPIC Room 204 (Opposite Marsh Plaza). Lunch will be provided. Professor Wiebke Denecke (BU, WLL) will speak on OVERSTEPPING THE “HUMANITIES” CRISIS: REFLECTIONS ON ARCHIVING AND CONCEPTUALIZING GLOBAL HUMAN MEMORY Talk Abstract: Models for studying cultural phenomena in various... More

Archives, Ports, Museums: A Talk with Lisa Lowe. March 1, 2017 at 4pm

February 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The Society, Politics & Culture Workshop in Sociology and the Department of English at Boston University are pleased to present: Archives, Ports, Museums: A Talk with Lisa Lowe Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:00pm CAS Room 200 Lisa Lowe is a distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Center for Humanities at... More

BU Arab-Russian Workshop February 17-18, 2017

February 3rd, 2017 in Cultural Event, Lecture, Workshop.

Russia and the Arab World: History, Literature, Arts Pardee School, Boston University 121 Bay State Rd., Boston, MA 02215 Feb 17-18, 2017 Free and open to the public Visit the website here to view details of the event. Sponsored by the BU Center for the Humanities, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, BU Middle East... More

Chinese philosophy meets Korean Wave: Professor Wiebke Denecke Featured in a Korean TV Series on Ancient China’s Greatest Thinkers

January 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The crew from the Korean TV channel EBS (Educational Broadcasting System) had set themselves an ambitious goal: they wanted to explore how China’s greatest thinkers, like Confucius and Mencius, Mozi, the “Daoists” Laozi and Zhuangzi or the “Legalist” Han Fei, lived up to the worst challenges of their time: constant... More

“Situating Lyric” conference June 7-11, 2017

January 12th, 2017 in Lecture, Workshop.

A major international conference on lyric poetry will be co-hosted by WLL and the International Network for the Study of Lyric this June 7-11. BU with its rich traditions of literary study is an ideal place to inquire into the situation of both “lyric” and “poetry” in literary history, in... More

Mexican Voices, a Reading and Conversation with the Author

January 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Join us for a reading and conversation with Mexican Author Yuri Herrera and Translator Lisa Dillma on Thursday, February 2nd at 6pm at 121 Bay State Road. **Yuri and Lisa will also be speaking at the Literary Translation Seminar on Friday, Feb. 3rd from 1-3pm in STH 625. Please click here to... More

CAS Introduces New Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

November 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized.

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WLL Well Represented at Chinese Language Teachers Conference

November 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Eight WLL Chinese instructors (Weijia Huang, Hongyun Sun, Liling Huang, Huimin Li, Hsinwei-Su, Lingsee Hung, Pengfei Li and Zhe Liu) attended the New England Chinese Languange Teachers Association's International Conference on Learning and Teaching Chinese Language and Culture on October 29th at the College of the Holy Cross. Weijia Huang led... More

Worlds of the Tale of Genji Symposium, November 5

October 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Please join BU faculty from WLL, Art History, English, and Romance Studies for an interdisciplinary symposium celebrating a new translation of on the world’s first novel written by a woman: Lady Murasaki’s 11th century Tale of Genji.   The day will begin with a keynote by the translator, Professor Dennis... More