Department of Modern Languages and Classics

A&S in the News: September 23-29, 2018

Read local, national, and world news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for Hispanic Latino Heritage Month, research on the Ten Commandments, performances in the School of Music, and more. […]

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A&S in the News: May 20-26, 2018

Read local and national news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, research on ecstatic dance, the gubernatorial race, and more. […]

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Horse Ballet? UA Professor Sheds Light on the Understudied Form

From the May 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Jessica Goethals, an assistant professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics,  was recently awarded the William Nelson Prize from the Renaissance Society of America for her 2017 article “The Patronage Politics of Equestrian Ballet: Allegory, Allusion, and Satire in the Courts of Seventeenth-Century Italy […]

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A&S in the News: February 18-24, 2018

Nikolas Cruz School shooter Nikolas Cruz survived: Will it help us understand?: MSN.com – Feb. 18 The carnage at Stoneman Douglas High School shared all of the horror of America’s worst mass shootings. But one scene was unusual – the shooter Nikolas Cruz being led away alive in handcuffs. Of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in […]

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Doing It All

Recent graduate Maria Gerasikova—a Russia native who was professionally waterskiing by age 15—said her first exposure to the summer sport was at an indoor pool in the middle of winter. “In Russia, athletes ski on a cable in the swimming pool during the winter so they can keep training even in cold weather,” Gerasikova said. […]

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A&S in the News: June 18-24, 2017

Maya People Today Dispelling myths about ancient, modern Maya peoples: Publicnow.com – June 19 Think of the word ‘Maya’ and free associate.  Does Mel Gibson’s 2006 film ‘Apocalypto’ spring to mind?  Unless you’re a Mayanist, you’re likely to think of ancient peoples who had a taste for blood and writing skills that were ahead of their […]

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Summer Reading List 2017

As you enjoy your summer months, read through these books written by A&S faculty (and one alumnus) from several departments: Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, by E.O. Wilson Written by one of The University of Alabama’s most distinguished alumni, Half-Earth proposes a plan to preserve our planet’s biodiversity.  In order to solve a problem […]

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Co-Director of UA’s Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship Retires

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Of his 32 years at The University of Alabama, retiring Spanish professor Dr. Michael Schnepf says that his last 10 have been the best. Since 2007, he has been at the forefront of UA’s ties to Cuba, serving as the director of UA’s Cuban study abroad program and the co-director of […]

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French Professor Wins Excellence Award for Educators

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Isabelle Drewelow, an assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, recently won the Alabama World Language Association’s 2017 Alabama Educator of Excellence Award for post-secondary educators. Drewelow, a native of Bordeaux, France, began working at UA in 2010 and is also the French language program director. […]

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Korean Program Receives $10,000 Donation

From the February 2017 Desktop News | The Department of Modern Languages and Classics recently received a game-changing asset from Hyosung USA for the University’s ever-growing Korean program, which now boasts 21 students. Representatives from the company, which manufactures everything from mechanical rubber goods to ATMs, visited The University of Alabama in November bearing a $10,000 […]

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