Tag: Department of Modern Languages and Classics


Exploring Race, Gender, and Religion in Cuba

Grad Students Study Social Topics and Publish Online Magazine From the July 2013 Desktop News | A group of students participating in Dr. Maha Marouan’s graduate seminar got the opportunity of a lifetime this summer to study race, gender, and religion in popular culture in Cuba. The course is one of the first developed exclusively for graduate students as part of the College’s Alabama-Cuba Initiative. The trip, which took place during UA’s interim term in May, was led by Marouan along with […]

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Spanish Professor Receives Award from State Foreign Language Teachers Association

Dr. William Worden, a professor of Spanish and director of the Spanish program in the College’s Department of Modern Languages and Classics, has been named the winner of the 2013 Post-Secondary Award by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers. The award recognizes a top instructor of foreign language in the state. Worden will be honored this spring at the organizations’ annual conference. Worden earned his Ph. D. from Brown University and has been a faculty member in the Department […]

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Classics Professor to Translate Rare Religious Texts from Latin to English

A volume of commentaries on the Bible written in Latin by Protestant reformers in the 16th Century will soon be translated for the first time into English by Dr. Kirk Summers, professor of Classics in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.  Summers has been asked to serve as Latin translator for a soon to be published volume of the texts that were written by historic authors who are not well-known to modern readers. “These volumes will make available texts […]

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