Oberlin News

Obies Using Languages: Kyle Dominy, ’17

Obies Using Languages: Kyle Dominy, ’17 {0}

This Tuesday, second-year Kyle Dominy sat down with Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco to interview him in Carrasco’s first language, Spanish, which Kyle is studying in HISP 303. Kyle cites his experience growing up playing baseball in Arizona as the impetus for his project, which focuses on Spanish-speaking baseball players. As lecturer Barbara Sawhill has previously(…)

Origins of the Vietnamese Writing System: Quốc Ngữ

Origins of the Vietnamese Writing System: Quốc Ngữ {0}

Recently I attended a fantastic lecture by Professor Christopher Lovins as part of the Oberlin Korean Student Association (OKSA) Biennial Conference, and while not the main takeaway by any means, I learned a little bit of something about the origins of hangul, the modern day Korean writing system. I should probably actually provide some more(…)

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita {1}

College senior Dennis Kachintsev has been translating Mikhail Bulgakov‘s The Master and Margarita since the start of his junior year in the hopes of generating more interest in what he considers to be one of the finest novels ever written. He has permitted the language lab to post the first chapter of this work in(…)

Oberlin O Brasil: Festa Brasileira!

Oberlin O Brasil: Festa Brasileira! {0}

Oberlin is hosting a big Brazilian festival as a part of the Oberlin Brazil Project, and it’s been a huge success so far. Read about it on the Oberlin news site and check out the the events calendar. Coming up… April 15 Showcase of Performance and Improvisation ensembles with special guests Marcus Santos, Adriano Dos Santos, and(…)

12 Hours in South India…In Oberlin!

12 Hours in South India…In Oberlin! {0}

On Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day!), Oberlin will host its very first Thyagaraja Festival. The festival, celebrating South Indian culture and artistry, will take place over 12 consecutive hours at the Apollo Theater and feature performances by South Indian musicians. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! 2pm Tuesday, April 22nd – 2am Wednesday,(…)

Translation Symposium Lecture!

Translation Symposium Lecture! {0}

“Stories of Rivalry and Betrayal: Translator Figures in Borges, Cortazar, Walsh, Scliar, and Coelho.” Monday, April 7 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center   Please join us for this 2014 Comparative Literature Symposium lecture event. Speaker Rosemary Arrojo is Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Her work has focused(…)