Thursday, April 23, 2009

My next move:

Grad school! I've been accepted to the Classics program at the University of Kentucky. Some of you already know about it, but for those who don't, I should say that it's an MA program, and that it's distinctive for its emphasis on active Latin and more recent Latin literature. Within the MA program is a series of courses where Latin, as in much of European history, is the language of instruction. This Institute for Latin Studies is the work of Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova - if you go here, you can watch videos of them speaking fluent Latin to each other and to students. Last summer I went to a conventiculum led by Dr. Tunberg, and loved it. (Sadly, I don't think I'll be able to go this summer because of work.)

I'm really excited, because I know that I will learn how to teach Latin at UK, and I will go deeper into Latin literature than I ever thought was possible when I started learning the language.

My mom actually went to UK for library school. It's funny how life turns out!


Santiago said...

whoa, you have the Italian greek verb book!

Meredith said...

*Oh* yeah!

(That's my mom's, actually. But I've commandeered it.)

some guy on the street said...


That seems to be about only a fifth as far from here as your current abode!

And in other matters, isn't commandeering *so* much fun?

All the best to you!

dylan said...

congratulations on your acceptance!

Enbrethiliel said...


Those videos are great! I'm sure you'll have the time of your life. =)

paul bowman said...

Wow. Exciting prospect! Glad for you.

Anonymous said...

Tibi magnopere gratulor, Mereditha!

This is really awesome. Getting a master's and Grad Certificate (for oral Latin) at Kentucky was probably one of the very best decisions I've ever made.

I also liked the Italian "Tutti" in your pic. I used to have the "translation"--which was a (still largely in Italian) clone of that one, except with English on the spine and for the preface--but have pretty much destroyed it from too much recreational Greek use!

Drop me a line in Latin sometime? I always appreciate opportunities to practice, especially since I'm surrounded by (modern) Greek over here! Ut pancratice valeatis et tu et benevoli tui lectores- Marcello

Meredith said...


Laeta istud lego! Curabo mox ut tibi scribam.

Nonne est "Tutti" tanti? ^_^