Classical & Modern Languages

  • 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 […]

  • Amy Norgard awarded a SAL Mini-Grant

    October 8, 2021

    Amy Norgard, Associate Professor of Classics, has been awarded a SAL Mini-Grant to support a hands-on approach to teaching Latin and Classics courses through paleography – that is, the study of old handwriting – in tandem with the study of rare books and manuscripts. Dr. Norgard will teach students to write Latin and English in […]

  • Dr. Stacy Davis has just published a book chapter

    October 4, 2021

    Congratulations to Dr. Stacy Davis, who has just published a book chapter entitled “La alegoría metaficticia de la muerte del arte en Doña Berta” in an edited volume Crear entre mundos: Nuevas tendencias en la metaficción española (Editorial Albatros). In this chapter, Dr. Davis examines how nineteenth-century Spanish author Leopoldo Alas (“Clarín”) achieves a metafictional […]

  • Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi named an honor chapter for 20-21

    September 28, 2021

    Truman State University’s Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named an honor chapter for its outstanding activities in 20-21, the 28th consecutive year Truman has earned this prestigious distinction, which represents the longest continuous “Honor Chapter”-run in the 102-year-history of Sigma Delta Pi.  The first award was received […]

  • Dr. Amy Norgard appointed as the Vice President of CAMWS

    June 16, 2021

    Dr. Amy Norgard (Classics) has been appointed as the Vice President for the State of Missouri for the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (or CAMWS).  Through this position, Dr. Norgard will collaborate with representatives from other states to promote the discipline of Classics within the state, region, and nation. The position is […]