COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Spring 2020

Congratulations to Kenny Fernandez, Ellise Johnson, Cara Levine, and Shams Mohajerani, on finishing their senior work and on their graduation as Arabic majors. ألف مبروك التخرج. Titles of their senior work are in the poster below.

Arabic senior work presentations Spring 2020

Fall 2019

- Students of Arabic 413 ('Arabic across History) translated verses from a variety of Arabic poems and held an evening with Arabic poetry, reading the poems and disucssing issues around poetry translation.

Arabic poetry evening

- Shams Mohajerani '20, a double major in Arabic and Film and Media Culture won the annual study abroad photo contest for his “Skatepark Dreams” picture, pasted below, which he shot while studying at the Middlebury School in Amman, Jordan. More information at this LINK.

Skatepark Dreams by Shams Mohajerani

Winter 2019

Rose Adams '18.5 finished her Arabic senior work in January 2019. The project is entitled ذكرى الغريب Memory of a Stranger: The History of New York's Syrian Quarter and the Pen League Writers. You can listen to Rose Adams’ podcast here.

Rose Adams' Podcast

Summer 2019

Lucy Grindon '19, a history major and an Arabic minor, participated in the community engagement program Jiran جيران during the summer of 2019. Jiran, a Middlebury initiative, is a summer language program that pairs intermediate and advanced Arabic students with underserved Arabic-speaking families in New Britain, Connecticut.

Jiran logo

Fall 2017

Lorenzo Greenbaum '17.5 finished his senior work project entitled “What are the components of 'the Rabat Identity' and how do they differ from other cities in Morocco?” Lorenzo gave a presentation on the topic on Dec 11, 2017 in the Arabic House.

Student-faculty work

Summer 2018: Mari Odoy '20 and Will O’Neal '20, who have been studying Arabic at Middlebury since Fall 2016, worked with Prof. Dima Ayoub on her Arabic paratexts project during the summer of 2018. In this article, Mari and Will talk about their project experience.

Summer 2017: Professor Dima Ayoub and Priyanjali Sinha '18 on a project to expand a database on paratexts of Arabic literature in translation. Read about the project here.

Arabic students in the news

- Ellen Bevier and Cassandra Wanna on work with refugees in Jordan:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/half-world-away-new-england-ties-among-those-working-support-refugees-jordan#stream/0

- Lorenzo Greenbaum at an international conference on teaching Arabic in Rabat, Morocco:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGrTpomclgQ&feature=youtu.be&t=648

- Helena Hlavaty talking about Arabizi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_JLl2Xt4LM&feature=youtu.be&t=270

Other students' activities

Winter 2018: Beginning Arabic 102 Journalism Club: 

http://sites.middlebury.edu/arabicjournalismclub2018/

Fall 2017: “The War of Basus” by the students of Arabic 410: Classical Arabic Prose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTv8J9UmKKI&feature=youtu.be 

Winter 2017: Beginning Arabic 102 Journalism Club: 

http://sites.middlebury.edu/arabicjournalismclub2017/

Department of Arabic

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