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Language of the Month: Russian!

BU's Educational Resource Center highlighted the Russian language program as the language of the month in their latest issue. Click the link below the see the full publication! Russian Language of the Month

3/5/21 at 5:30 pm New Books in East Asian Literature: Flowering Tales: Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan

New Books in East Asian Literature The 2020-2021 theme: Kinship, Sexuality, and Emotions ………………………………………. Flowering Tales: Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan Friday, March 5, 5:30 pm to 7 pm (EST) Takeshi Watanabe (Wesleyan University) https://bostonu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqf-GgrDkqH9RPSWTiuhv64tkNmCetVpcJ   Telling stories: that sounds innocuous enough. But for the first chronicle in the Japanese vernacular, A Tale of Flowering Fortunes (Eiga... More

2/10 at 4:00pm, New Books in East Asian Literature: Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities: Kinship, Migration, and Middle Classes

New Books in East Asian Literature The 2020-2021 theme: Kinship, Sexuality, and Emotions ……………………………………………………………….. Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities: Kinship, Migration, and Middle Classes John Wei (the University of Otago, New Zealand) Wednesday, February 10, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm (EST)   Please register for the event: https://bostonu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdOqrpzspGNwGFFB-GgbMqfdBJFJ8kPrN?fbclid=IwAR0ZCkbxe_WICksJ-Slgmm1BFINPKtXdEbXg9xWyRzGFw84lxPoz8QXiNwc   In Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities, John Wei brings light... More

Penguin to Publish Sassan Tabatabai’s Translation from Persian

Professor Tabatabai has signed a contract with Penguin to publish his translation of Sadegh Hedayat's The Blind Owl, which is one of the most significant Persian novels of the 20th century. He was working on this project during his Professional Development leave last semester. The Boston Experimental Theatre Company performed The Blind... More

Big Fat Books Conference 2021: Ulysses

For Spring 2021, WLL and Classics will collaborate to host a symposium on James Joyce’s novel  Ulysses. Published in 1922, Ulysses is now nearing its hundredth anniversary. The many and diverse questions the novel raises, including its relationship to Homer and its global impact, make it a natural choice for... More

German Schnitzeljagd (Scavenger Hunt)

On Friday, September 18, the German Program organized a Schnitzeljagd (scavenger hunt) for our German students on campus. 4 teams of 18 students total competed. Each team gave themselves the German name of a fairy tale. To ensure social distancing, two teams each were sent out in 15 minute intervals... More

Chinese Events

Chinese Program Events Fall 2020 The Chinese program hosted six events this fall semester to enhance students in-person learning experience. The event series featured a wide range of topics that supplemented our curriculum and gave students opportunities to connect with different professors and peers in the program. Students spoke highly of... More

Hindi Events Highlights

The Hindi-Urdu program organized two in-person, LfA events for its students this semester. The first event was a game of scavenger hunt played outdoors on campus in September. The game was created using an app called Goosechase and required student teams to work together to solve clues in Hindi while... More