Babel Newsletter 9/19/14
- The first-ever MIT/Harvard joint edX MOOC, Visualizing Japan (1850s - 1930s): Westernization, Protest, Modernity (VJx), was launched on September 3 with over 9,000 registered.
- Professor Bruno Perreau was interviewed by the French-language magazine Alternatives économiques MORE
Fellowships, honors, awards
- Professor Elizabeth Wood was selected as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for spring 2015. She will be carrying out research in Washington, D.C., on her project “Power and Performance in Putin’s Russia.”
Associate Professor Bruno Perreau will spend academic year 2014-15 as a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. The Stanford Humanities Center is a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to advancing knowledge about culture, philosophy, history, and the arts. MORE
GSL Aassistant Professor Catherine Clark’s essay “The Vidéothèque de Paris, Archive of the Future” was the winner of Contemporary French Civilization’s (CFC) 2nd Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award for best conference paper by a junior colleague in the field of contemporary French civilization and cultural studies. MORE
Conferences and presentations
- GSL Portuguese lecturer Nilma Dominique attended the workshop “The Competent Teacher of Foreign Languages" on Saturday, September 13 at the Instituto Cervantes Observatory at Harvard.
- Professor Shigeru Miyagawa taught a three-day intensive course on linguistics at the University of Brasillia, Brazil, August 19-21, 2014. He also gave two special lectures, one on open education, the other on human language evolution.
- Professor Ian Condry presented a keynote address, “Collaborative Creativity and Media Mix: The Anthropology of Social Value in Anime, Manga, Music, and More,” at the University of Tokyo / Kadokawa Media Mix Workshop, Tokyo, Japan in July.
- GSL Senior Lecturer Takako Aikawa presented a paper, "A Preliminary Report of the Use of Piazza for a Language Class," at the European Conference on Language Learning, held July 9-13, 2014, in East Sussex, UK. The theme of the conference was “Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing."
- GSL Lecturer Nilma Dominique presented a session at the 96th conference of The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in July Panama City, Panama. The title of the presentation was: "The Common European Framework of Reference and The National Standards for Foreign Language Education: a comparison."
- French lecturer Stefanie Goyette's article "An Intemperate Map: Orientation And Disorientation In The Old French Fabliau ‘Les Trois Dames De Paris’" has been accepted for publication in French Studies, and is currently slated to appear in issue 69.2 in the spring.