Modern Languages News and Achievements
Emily Wieder, French and history major, participated in the Undergraduate Conference in The Modern Languages March 30 and 31, “Migrations of Cultures,” at the University of Pittsburgh. She presented her paper “Acculturation in the Twentieth Century Francophone Classroom”.
Nobuaki Takahashi, associate professor of Japanese and Asian Studies, presented “Using digital storytelling as an assessment tool for intercultural competence after study abroad” on March 16 at the 2017 American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) spring conference in Toronto, Canada.
Charla Lorenzen, associate professor of modern languages, was selected to review proposals for presentations on foreign language teacher development at the 2017 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages national conference.
Nobuaki Takahashi, associate professor of Japanese and Asian studies, will give a talk on “Traditional Performing Arts and Instruments of Japan” at Millersville University Sunday, Jan. 29. This talk is a pre-show talk for a traditional Japanese drum (taiko) performance by Taikoza.
Mark Harman, professor of English and modern languages, published a review-essay on the eminent Irish-language writer Máirtín Ó Cadhain and two radically different translations of his novel, Cré na Cille, in the Los Angeles Review of Books. The essay draws on a paper Harman presented at the 2016 national meeting of the American Conference on Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.