Foreign Languages
College of Arts and Humanities


Dr Seaman’s Translation Featured at Symposium

Emeritus Professor of French Dr. David Seaman’s intellectual activities will be the subject of a symposium in Italy next week when his translation of Arcanes du désir will be discussed and dissected.


Maddie Harvin’s last semester at Georgia Southern

Maddie Harvin, a Ruffin Humanities Scholar and Spanish Major, has been busy during her last semester at Georgia Southern. As a graduating scholar, she was invited to talk to our wonderful donors about her experiences at Georgia Southern.

Maddie also finished her Honors Thesis last Friday. Congratulations Maddie!

GS Model Arab League Success at ARMAL

The Georgia Southern University Model Arab League (MAL) received many top awards at the Appalachia Regional Model Arab League (ARMAL), held at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia (November 1-3).
Georgia Southern’s delegation consisted of ten students representing the United Arab Emirates throughout the weekend. Delegate Hannah Johnston served as the Head Delegate for the organization. The rest of the students served on the following councils: Environmental Affairs, Social Affairs, Political Affairs, Palestinian Affairs, and Economic Affairs.
Three delegations received the Outstanding Delegation award, the highest award to earn at the conference, and one delegation won Distinguished Delegation, the second highest award. Students Emily Zanieski and Miranda Peterson won Outstanding for Environmental Affairs, Angelic Showalter and Claudia Hopper won Outstanding for Political Affairs, Daniel Betor and Lauren McIntosh won Outstanding for Palestinian Affairs, Henry He won Distinguished Delegation for his performance in Economic Affairs.
Overall, Georgia Southern’s Model Arab League won Distinguished Delegation for their performance throughout the entire conference. This was also the most awards the organization has won overall in several years.
MAL is a simulation event that allows students to represent diplomats from 22 Arab countries that are members of the Arab League. Established in 1983, MAL is the National Council of U.S.-Arab Relations’ flagship student leadership development program. Students interested in the study of the Arab world and language created the Model Arab League Student Club at GS under the supervision of Jacek Lubecki, Associate Professor of Political Science and Youssef Salhi, Senior Lecturer of Arabic.

Ems-Bléneau reviews Holt

Dr. Virgine Ems-Bléneau’s review of The Politics of Wine in Early Modern France (by Mack Holt) will be published in the French Review in March 2020 (issue 93.3). Félicitations, Virginie!

French Week 2019

Visit French Week for a schedule of this year’s exciting events. You are cordially invited to attend any and all of them. We hope to see you there.

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