Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gordon, Harvard, Cornell and Others Prepare for This Weekend's Literatures and Linguistics Colloquium

This Saturday 16n students will take part in a professional exercise only rarely available to undergraduates: In a gathering of their peers from several institutions, they’ll present their papers and engage in rich discussions at the second annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium. The colloquium is cosponsored by the Gordon College Languages and Linguistics and English Language and Literature Departments and hosts students from Gordon College, Harvard University, Seton Hall, Dordt College, Cornell University and others.

Graeme Bird, associate professor of linguistics and classics, and organizer of this year’s event, highlighted the level of student involvement: “We are thrilled to say this colloquium will essentially be student run. Literature and linguistics students will act as moderators of the event, introducing student presenters and aiding in the lively discussion of the presentations themselves.”

Andrew Logemann, assistant professor of English, Emmanuelle Vanborre, assistant professor of French, and Gregor Thuswaldner, chair of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, assisted with planning the event. The colloquium will be held in the first floor classrooms in Ken Olsen Science Center this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Photo: The 2010 colloquium—packed out session at Gordon College.

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