2007 Workshops


THE CENTER FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS IS PROUD TO PRESENT FOUR (4) FREE SATURDAY WORKSHOPS FOR ALL VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS


CLASSICS WORKSHOP

MARCH 31, 2007
1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Then Dinner
8:00 P.M. Play

On Saturday, March 31, 2007, the Virginia Players will be offering Sophocles Oedipus Rex at the Helms Theater at the University of Virginia. The Classics Project of the Center for the Liberal Arts invites all teachers to participate in a program featuring the Oedipus , with lectures by faculty and the Director of the play, a roundtable discussion of strategies for teaching the play to high school students, and, finally, the performance of the play itself.

Participation will be limited to 40 teachers.
Workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Helms Theater

Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles
Translated by Peter Meineck & Paul Woodruff

 


SPANISH WORKSHOP

APRIL 14, 2007

“Julia Alvarez y la República Dominicana (con entrevista)”
Zehmer Hall
8:30 – 3:30 p.m.

We plan to discuss the history of the Dominican Republic, Trujillo’s brutal dictatorship, and read Julia Alvarez’s amazing novel, In the Time of the Butterflies. Presenters will include Tico Braun (on the history of the DR), Mané Lagos (on women’s writing in LA), and Gustavo Pellón (on Vargas Llosa’s astonishing La fiesta del chivo). In addition, we have scheduled a phone interview with JULIA ALVAREZ, an opportunity for you to talk with her and ask questions. We will screen several short scenes from the movie version of “In the Time of the Butterflies” (with Salma Hayek and Edward James Olmos).

I URGE you to read In the Time of the Butterflies before the workshop; if you can, also read La fiesta del chivo. You will not regret this, I promise you. Both are easily available, new and used, from at http://www.amazon.com
THERE WILL BE NO SPANISH SUMMER INSTITUTE IN 2007

 


GERMAN WORKSHOP

APRIL 28, 2007
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BUILDING
8:30 – 3:30 P.M.

Deutschland Aktuell
Gegenwartskultur im Unterricht

Presentations
Kurz und gut macht Schule – A New DVD for Classroom Use
Craig Childers Goethe Institut Washington

Werbung im Unterricht –Learning German through advertisements
Marcel Rotter University of Mary Washington

Die multikulturelle Gesellschaft in Deutschland –Multiculturism in Germany
Mine Eren Randolph Macon College

Neue deutsche Literatur im Unterricht: Teaching contemporary German Literature
Susan Wansink Virginia Wesleyan College

Video-Clips im Deutschunterricht: Hennings Haus”,”Top”, “Extra”
Video Clip in the German Classroom
Andrea Machesney Maury High School
Panel Discussion and Shorter Presentations
Viewing the Familiar from a German
Vera Niebuhr University of Mary Washington

 


FRENCH WORKSHOP

MAY 5, 2007
ZEHMER HALL
8:30 – 3:30 P.M.

Correspondances: La France et
L’Amérique se répondent

Presenters on the UVa Faculty in French with specializations in French linguistics, literature, and cultural studies, will show how the language and cultures of France and the US intersect in the material they study and teach. Audience discussion, questions, and participation is encouraged. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and to meeting new teachers.

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