Archives for Language and Linguistics

The Global Language(s) of Scholarship

Academia today often requires dialogue across cultures, especially in addressing global issues, old and new. These faculty from very different disciplines have been busy with such work: Marv Wilson, professor of biblical studies, recently delivered the Ninth Annual Edwin M. Yamauchi lectureship at Miami University, Oxford, OH, March 7-9. His lecture combined chapters of a new book he's written, scheduled for publication in Read full article »

Models of Excellence, Scholars in Dialogue

Gordon professors from very different fields are often invited to offer their insights and expertise on teaching and dialogue at national gatherings. Here are three recent examples: In January as the Joint Mathematics Meeting gathered in Baltimore—"the world's largest mathematics meeting in the world"—Karl-Dieter Crisman, associate professor of mathematics, was there as well. In a poster presentation, Crisman discussed Gordon's long-running relationship with Read full article »

Teaching Teachers of French Through Technology and Cinema

Though Emmanuelle Vanborre, associate professor of French and chair of Languages and Linguistics, spent much of her summer in her native country of France, she'll be bringing her scholarship August 22 to Boston's French Consulate. In a workshop on cinema and French language acquisition, Vanborre will explore the use of technology in the language classroom through online activities that help Read full article »

Art at the Intersection of Culture and Consumption

This spring, the Spanish theatre journal Estreno (Estreno 39.1, pp 14-25) will publish an article from Pilar Pérez Serrano, associate professor of Spanish, her first in this respected journal. Here's how Pérez Serrano described it: Pérez Serrano "The article entitled, "The Song of the Sirens: Awareness and Survival in the Era of Capitalism," is about a new play written by Raúl Hernández Garrido, Read full article »

Camus: An Imaginative and Complex Literary Guide

Last year, Emmanuelle Vanborre, assistant professor of French, spent a lot of time, so to speak, with French philosopher Albert Camus. During her  sabbatical, Vanborre re-read many of Camus's works while editing a new book of essays on him that's just been released (by Palgrave Macmillan Publishers) entitled, The Originality and Complexity of Albert Camus's Writings. Emmanuelle Vanborre The book is an extension Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Salzburg Symposium & Program Explores Dynamics of Sacrifice in European Culture

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters.  Five Gordon professors will return to Austria July 9-August 13 for the second annual symposium of the Salzburg Institute of Gordon College with the University of Salzburg. Co-directors of the Institute, Thomas Brooks, professor of music, and Gregor Thuswaldner, associate professor of German and linguistics, along with Susan Brooks, professor Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Touching the Ancient Texts

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Graeme Bird, associate professor of linguistics and classics, has always been fascinated by the ancient stories and their modern meanings. And his students can't help but catch his vision, as the Gordon Tartan recently reported. From June 13-16, he travels to Texas as Read full article »

Developing New Literary or Linguistics Scholars

            It takes a village (of scholars) to raise a new scholar. At least, that's the ethos behind the Third Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium, taking place Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Gordon. The collaboration between the English department and the Department of Languages and Linguistics includes English professors Andrea Frankwitz and Andrew Logemann, and Gregor Thuswaldner, Moises Park and Read full article »

Facing the Past . . . on Austrian Public Television

Interviewed (in German) on Austrian Public Television ORF for its news show, "Zeit im Bild," Gregor Thuswaldner, associate professor/chair of Languages and Linguistics, discussed Thomas Bernhard, one of the most important and provocative European writers of the 20th century. Thuswaldner, who grew up in Salzburg, Austria, and now directs Gordon's new Salzburg Institute, travelled to Austria during January 2012 for the interview. Here's Thuswaldner's Read full article »

The Virtues of French Cheese

Written exclusively by Gordon faculty members and administrators, Faith + Ideas = is a regular column exploring relevant issues and intellectual interests for our community as well as the broader culture. Several weeks ago, professor of French Damon Di Mauro enlightened readers on the virtues of French cheese...and how those virtues speak to the magic of higher learning. The subject came Read full article »