Two ECU students, Anna Lawrence (undergraduate) and Ashley Meehan (graduate), won the “Best Paper Presentation Award” at the 13th Annual TESOL / Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference hosted at East Carolina University on February 13, 2016. Their paper, entitled Morphosyntactic Variation in an Emerging Dialect of Spanish in Eastern North Carolina, reports on findings from an ongoing study that investigates the formation of Spanish communities in the rural south. This research is being conducted under the mentorship of Foreign Languages and Literatures faculty member Dr. Stephen Fafulas, current Director of the SoCIOLing Lab.
Einen frohen Rosenmontag wünsche ich Euch!
Here are this week’s and next week’s German Club events:
I. Montag, 8. Februar: ROSENMONTAG (Crazy Candy Give-Away!): Thank you to those who registered with Dr. Jensen to participate!
Wednesday, February 10th @ 5:30pm, Bate Building Room 1028 (please see our updated Filmabend schedule, as well)
The Legend of Rita (Volker Schlöndorff, 2000)
This film follows Rita, a West German who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group in the 1970s. The group robs banks, kills people and inspires a dragnet after a jailbreak. The movie doesn’t make it easy for us: Rita is not an innocent bystander and kills a policeman herself. The Legend of Rita doesn’t adopt a simplistic political view: it’s about the collapse of belief during the last decade of the Cold War. It’s not propaganda for either side, but the story of how the division and reunification of Germany swept individual lives away indifferently in its tide.
II. DELTA PHI ALPHA – NOMINATIONS DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Delta Phi Alpha is the National German Honorary Society. Our chapter, Eta Mu, has been existence since 1970 and aims to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for continued engagement and scholarship.
Please send Prof. Jones (email@example.com) an email by Friday, February 19th if you would like to join and if you think you might meet the criteria for membership. She can work to verify your candidacy:
* A minimum of two years of college or university German or their equivalent (if you are in German 1004 now, you qualify as far as this requirement goes)
* A minimum average of B+ or its equivalent in German courses
* A minimum cumulative average of B- or its equivalent
* Indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature
Internships in Germany: please see the information and application here for internships in various fields offered through the American Association of Teachers of German. Applicants must pay a fee up front to apply, but then receive payment for their work at the host company or university: https://aatg.site-ym.com/?page=Internships
Internships are available in a wide variety of fields, including social services, agriculture, computer science, medicine, finance, chemistry, childcare, and engineering.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who have had at least year of German study. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 at time of departure.
Internship Duration ranges from 2 to 6 months. See specific internship listings on the website for details.
Internship Program Cost is $2,000. The costs include the application fee and placement fee for services relating to placement, housing, work authorization, and visa application. Students must also have a minimum reserve of $1,500 at the time of departure to pay for personal expenses during their stay. See specific internship listings below for details on whether room and board is provided.
Internship Salary: Salaries are paid monthly and depend on the particular internship. Salaries range from €400-2000 per month.
Application Deadline is March 15.
III. Morehead City Music Festival Concerts, February 7 or April 9 — both Saturdays at 8:00pm, you can see another classical music concert with German music and earn a culture point if you are a German student: http://americanmusicfestival.org/program.html These concerts look fantastic and Morehead City is on the beach, a great way to enjoy culture and nature in one weekend!
IV. Please also consider donating to the Syrian refugees on the German Club’s Gofundme website: https://www.gofundme.com/munichrefugees.
Herzliche Grüße an Alle!
Dr. Jill Twark
Edited by Philip Ford (†), Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014
Library Journal Best Print Reference Selection 2014
With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and broad cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this 800,000 word two-volume work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences. An invaluable resource for both the advanced scholar and the graduate student.
The Encyclopaedia is also available ONLINE.
Contributors are: Monica Azzolini, Irena Backus, Jon Balserak, Ann Blair, Jan Bloemendal, David Butterfield, Isabelle Charmantier, John Considine, Alejandro Coroleu, Ricardo da Cunha Lima, Susanna de Beer, Erik De Bom, Jeanine De Landtsheer, Tom Deneire, Ingrid De Smet, Karl Enenkel, Charles Fantazzi, Mathieu Ferrand, Roger Fisher, Philip Ford, Raphaele Garrod, Guido Giglioni, Roger Green, Yasmin Haskell, Hans Helander, Lex Hermans, Louise Hill Curth, Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Brenda Hosington, Erika Jurikova, Craig Kallendorf, Jill Kraye, Andrew Laird, Han Lamers, Marc Laureys, Jeltine Ledegang-Keegstra, Jan Machielsen, Peter Mack, David Marsh, Dustin Mengelkoch, Milena Minkova, David Money, Jennifer Morrish Tunberg, Adam Mosley, Ann Moss, Monique Mund-Dopchie, Colette Nativel, Lodi Nauta, Henk Nellen, Gideon Nisbet, Richard Oosterhoff, Marianne Pade, Jan Papy, David Porter, Johann Ramminger, Jennifer Rampling, Rudolf Rasch, Karen Reeds, Valery Rees, Bettina Reitz-Joosse, Stella Revard, Dirk Sacré, Gerald Sandy, Minna Skafte Jensen, Carl Springer, Gorana Stepanić, Harry Stevenson, Jane Stevenson, Andrew Taylor, Nikolaus Thurn, Johannes Trapman, Terence Tunberg, Piotr Urbański, Wiep van Bunge, Harm-Jan van Dam, Demmy Verbeke, Zweder von Martels, Maia Wellington Gahtan, and Paul White.
2016 MacCaffrey Prize
The winner of the 2016 MacCaffrey Prize was David Wilson-Okamura, for Spenser’s International Style (Cambridge University Press, 2013). In the words of the selection committee:
“Spenser’s International Style ushers the reader into a virtual drawing room where the great literary stylists and theorists of style from a 1500-year span of European history are engaged in vigorous discussion on a range of formal matters. Cicero and Quintilian, Tasso and Du Bellay, Harvey and Harington are just a few of the more vocal guests in this lively parliament of style, and their discourse ranges from sound and ornament to rhythm and meter, from figures of speech to genre. Wilson-Okamura functions as universal translator, rendering intricate technical discussions from multiple centuries and languages into highly accessible—even colloquial—modern English prose. With polish and precision, Wilson-Okamura leads us through the major stylistic influences on Spenser, but, more significantly, through Spenser’s eclectic but original response to those influences: The book is about Spenser’s style, but is itself written with verve and in its chic casual style recalls the opinionated voices of critics such as C.S. Lewis. (“His prosody was no less bold than his politics: stanzas he managed in an English way, rhythm in a Tuscan way, rhyme in a French way… . his style was international but Spenser himself was always independent” .) No matter what a critic’s current theoretical interest may be—ecocriticism, feminism, queer studies—it is a book in which she will find important and always useful readings for the classroom.”