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!

8 comments:

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...

+JMJ+

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...

Marcelle!

Laeta istud lego! Curabo mox ut tibi scribam.

Nonne est "Tutti" tanti? ^_^