Department to host Spanish Linguistics Conference
John Given, Director of Classical Studies, has published an annotated translation with historical introduction of The Fragmentary History of Priscus. Attila, the Huns, and the Roman Empire AD 430-476. Arx Publishing 2014. This edition is the first translation based on the recently published new text of Priskos's Greek fragments by Pia Carolla. Prof. Given situates Priscus of Panion's account of Attila the Hun, Hunnic culture, and activities in their historical, literary and linguistic context at the intersection of three ancient languages (Greek, Hunnic, and Latin).
Built to Divide, Torn Down to Unite
ECU German students commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
New Humanities Courses for Spring 2015!
FORL 1662 Intro to Hispanic Studies
(FC:HU, GD). CRN 33213. TTh 11-12:15 with Prof. Purificación Martínez. No knowledge of Spanish necessary. All instruction and reading in English. Texts include The Diario of Christopher Columbus's first voyage to America, 1492-1493, readings about the Spanish Inquisition and Latin America, Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits, units on Hispanic/Latino identity in the United States, code-switching, Spanglish and much more.
FORL 2620 Cannibals, Pirates, Hurons and Slaves
(FC:HU). CRN 33229. TTh 2-3:15pm. Prof. Nicolas Medevielle is offering this course on French Literature in Translation on a new Pirate theme, Of Cannibals, Pirates, Hurons and Slaves. The French Experience in the Americas. All instruction in English. Also available in Honors section 299 (35941) and for French majors and minors as FREN 3700 (33261) Special Topics in French or Francophone Literature or FREN 4700 (33263).
FORL 2690 Intro to German Cinema
(FC:HU). CRN 33236. T 3:30-6:30 with Prof. Susanne Lenné Jones. No knowledge of German necessary. All films subtitled. Learn why Germany was the original Hollywood, with stylish Weimar classics like "Metropolis"; study how Hitler used the genius of Leni Riefenstahl to create the look and feel of his Arian vision; films about life and art under Communism in East Germany such as "The Lives of Others," and much more.
Study Abroad Summer 2015!
This department sponsored summer study abroad program in Berlin features one month of study in Berlin, including 6 sh German language at the BIS School in Berlin and/or 3 sh GERM 3700 or FORL 2600 on The Holocaust and its Remembrance. Day trips and guided excursions in and around Berlin included in the $3500 fee; optional side trips to Dresden or the Spreewald.
This department sponsored summer study abroad program in Paris features one month of study in Paris, including a 3 sh culture class by ECU faculty and a 4 sh French language course from the Institute Catholique. Students are housed in an international student resident hall. Students will learn how to get around in Paris by public transportation, appreciate French cuisine, visit museums, take walking tours of various neighborhoods, watch French films see a French play, conduct interviews, etc.
ECU in Argentina
This department sponsored summer study abroad program in Argentina features 6 sh of coursework and includes loads of extracurricular activities: tango lessons, soccer games, horseback riding, theatre, and a visit to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and the birthplace of the tango. For more information, contact Prof. Rebecca Howes (email@example.com)
This department sponsored summer study abroad program in Granada features one or two months of study in Spain, including home stay and 3 meals per day, with instruction at the University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages; Weekend trips to Seville and Cordoba (July program includes 2 day trips instead); and guided tours of the Cathedral, Royal Chapel, Albaicín old Arab district, and Alhambra.
Jessica Rassau, senior in Classical Studies and the Honors College, and Kyle Binaxas, a double major in Russian Studies/Psychology, have received Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Awards in support of their research. Jessica is studying abroad in Italy and Greece, researching ancient Spartan military culture and Spartan participation in the Persian Wars. Kyle's project grew out of his spring 2014 readings with Prof. Murenina on Aesthetic Choices in Soviet Animation and the Thaw of the 1960s. He is currently working with Prof. Hernandez in the Dept. of History.