Entries by Catherine Angst

Intermediate Hindi – Fall 2018

Course Number: HINDI 203 Course Attributes: FL, CZ Course Time: Lecture Tues., & Thurs., 10:05am – 11:20am, Discussion Mon. & Wed., 10:05am – 10:55am Course Description: Students will practice all language skills, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn to communicate and describe their surroundings in all tenses, follow Bollywood movies, short stories, and news […]

Elementary Hindi – Fall 2018

Course Number: HINDI 101 Course Attributes: FL Course Time: Lecture- Tues. & Thurs., 8:30am – 9:45am, Discussion- Mon. & Wed., 8:30am – 9:20am Course Description: This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the Hindi language and Indian culture. The major goal is to develop practical ability to communicate in Hindi for day-to-day needs. Topics […]

Advanced Modern Hebrew – Fall 2018

Course Number: HEBREW 305S, JEWISHST 305S Course Attributes: CCI, FL, ALP Course Time: Tue. & Thus., 3:05pm – 4:20pm Course Description: This course is an introduction to modern Hebrew literature and Israeli culture with an emphasis on critical reading of literary and cultural texts, including prose, poetry, drama, and film. This course will be conducted in Hebrew. Consent […]

Intermediate Modern Hebrew – Fall 2018

Course Number: HEBREW 203, JEWISHST 203 Course Attributes: FL, ALP Course Time: Mon. & Wed., 3:05pm – 4:20pm Course Description: This course will focus on reading, composition, conversation, and language laboratory. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite: Hebrew 101, 102 or equivalent. Placement guidelines. Faculty Biography: Shelli Plesser’s interests are focused primarily on the communicative performance of […]

Elementary Modern Hebrew – Fall 2018

Course Number: HEBREW 101, JEWISHST 101 Course Attributes: FL Course Time: Lecture- Tue. & Thur., 10:05am – 11:20am, Discussion – Mon. & Wed. 10:05am – 10:55am Course Description: This course is an introduction to speaking, understanding, reading, and writing modern Hebrew. Language laboratory. Placement guidelines. Faculty Biography: Shelli Plesser’s interests are focused primarily on the communicative […]

The Transnational Experience: Neither from here, nor from there

by Catherine Angst Mellon Visiting Professor Jill Anderson teaches Duke students about the complexities of the migration story in the Americas.   It’s mid-morning on East Campus and Professor Anderson’s Immigrants in Exile course is a flurry of activity. Students’ hands shoot up as they engage their classmates on their recent reading assignment by Chicana […]

Visual Artist Sandow Birk Visits Duke

by Angela Griffe As part of the Wednesday at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies welcomed Sandow Birk to speak about his lifetime of work in visual arts. The John Hope Franklin Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center, and Duke Middle East Studies Center co-hosted the event which focused […]

Duke Undergraduate Working Group on MENA

  Highlights from students in Duke’s Undergraduate Working Group in MENA at the John Hope Franklin Center’s weekly Wednesdays at the Center series. Josh Curtis and Bryan Rusch will lead a roundtable discussion with six students who participated in DukeEngage in Lebanon, and Duke in the Arab World (Morocco) in the summer of 2017. A […]

inTransit Workshop looks at Art and Migration around Europe

On February 1st, 2018, academics and artists from around the globe gathered at Duke University for the inTransit: Arts & Migration around Europe workshop. The workshop focused on two themes, “Reversible Patterns: Historical and Contemporary Views from Spain, Northern African and the Middle East” and “Northwards across the Grain of Time: France, Flanders and the […]

Blackness Unmoored

by Angela Griffe As part of the Wednesday at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies welcomed Dr. Daphne Lamothe to speak about “blackness unmoored” through an analysis of the lyrics and music video for the song,”Formidable” by Belgian musician, Stromae.   The John Hope Franklin Center and the Humanities […]