Classical & Modern Languages

  • Dr. Amy Norgard to give Faculty Forum lecture on video games (April 7, 2022 at 6:00)

    March 31, 2022

    The literature, myths, art, and history of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated later generations, becoming the subject of retellings and reinterpretations. For our generation, video games are a major area of reception of Classical antiquity, but are relatively unexplored by scholarship. From the early days of the medium, a subset of video games […]

  • Emily Johnson awarded research grant

    March 21, 2022

    Emily Johnson (BA Modern Languages-Spanish ‘23; MAE Spanish- Language Instruction ‘24) was just awarded $3500 from the Office of Student Research to fund her Summer 2022 TruScholars project, “Revamping Poor Teaching L2 Vocabulary Teaching Practices.” In collaboration with her mentor, Dr. Stacy Davis, Emily will conduct research as a part of Spanish courses offered by […]

  • 2021 German Graduates win grants to Germany and Austria

    March 18, 2022

    Three graduates from the Truman class of 2021 with majors in German won competitive grants to teach English in Germany and Austria for the 2021-2022 academic year. Karis Chapman won a Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistantship to Rostock, Germany. Cody Boyd and Chase Baker were both granted English Language Teaching Assistantships in Austria. Boyd is […]

  • Dr. Jack Davis speaks at Austrian Cultural Forum

    On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, Dr. Jack Davis (Associate Professor of German) spoke at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York as part of the program Elfriede Jelinek: A Composer, an evening of music and lectures devoted the work of the Nobel Prize-winning author from Austria. Dr. Davis introduced Jelinek’s opera libretti for Bählamms Fest […]

  • Miranda Forbes a Three-Minute Thesis Winner

    March 15, 2022

    Sponsored by Truman’s Graduate Council, the competition highlights original graduate-level research, including a master’s thesis. Currently enrolled master’s students at Truman are eligible to participate, and the competition cultivates their academic, presentation and research communication skills by challenging them to explain the significance of their research projects to a general audience in three minutes or […]

  • Shannon Fetzner to publish paper: “Friendship in Horace’s Satires”

    February 22, 2022

    Shannon Fetzner (BA History 2021, MAE History candidate) has had a paper accepted for publication in the Classics undergraduate research journal Philomathes under the guidance of Dr. Amy Norgard (Classics). Shannon’s paper, entitled “Friendship in Horace’s Satires,” analyzes uses of friendship words – amicus and amicitia – by the Roman author Horace as conveying a deep sense of doubt about friendship as […]

  • Amy Norgard publishes chapter entitled “Bloody Brides: Helen, Iphigenia, and Ritual Exchange”

    February 1, 2022

    Amy Norgard (Associate Professor of Classics) recently published a chapter entitled “Bloody Brides: Helen, Iphigenia, and Ritual Exchange” in the edited volume “Screening Love and War in Troy: Fall of a City,” published with Bloomsbury Press. Dr. Norgard’s chapter blends Classical studies and film studies methods to analyze the characters Helen and Iphigenia as representing […]

  • The Descent is Easy: Illustrating Vergil’s Underworld

    January 13, 2022

    The exhibit, entitled “The Descent is Easy: Illustrating Vergil’s Underworld”, is located on the 3rd floor of Pickler outside Special Collections. It features woodcuts and prints created by Art and Latin students inspired by Vergil’s underworld, didactic information about the art and process, and – the showstopper – two leaves from a 1502 edition of […]

  • Abby Reynolds serves as interpreter at The Children’s Low Vision Project

    December 8, 2021

    Dr. Doman recently reached out to several Spanish majors regarding an opportunity to interpret for a Hispanic woman and her daughter during their visit to a low-vision clinic in Kirksville, so I decided to help out! María and her daughter, Meydi, just moved to Milan from Honduras less than a year ago. Meydi suffers from […]

  • Miranda Forbes wins grant from the Office of Student Research

    October 13, 2021

    Congratulations to Miranda Forbes (BA Spanish; BS Linguistics ’21, Spanish MAE ’23) for winning a $750 grant from the Office of Student Research. Her Grant-in-Aid-of-Student-Research (GIASR) will examine the benefits of implementing digital portfolios in the writing enhanced (Spanish) classroom. Research demonstrates that electronic portfolios can be used as educational tools by instructors for informal […]