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NEWSLETTER 



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Vol, XX. No. 1 October, 1966 



Dear Colleagues: 

In extending greetings to you as the N^, oL^TTSR begins its txventieth 
year. I reiterate our intention to keep you informed as conpletely as 
possible about v/hi,t is going on here at the U of I, to some extent 
about oui' profe.;sional "world" elsewhere, and occasionally about readers' 
concerns and news as they i-.ay be coriniunicated to us and which ive are 
eager to have. 

One of the newest events on the U of I ca-:pus is the arrival of Dr. 
Clayton L Dauson as Trofessor of -ussian and >.ead of the Jepartiient of 
Slavic Languages and Literatures, trofessor Ja.vson con.es to our faculty 
with a rich :,nd highly successful experience in research and te^^tbook 
preparation in the Russian language. His Ph.D. thesis at Harvard was on 
i^erivational Suffixes of iiussian ? ouns and he has contributed articles 
to learned journals on the structure of «iussian. He is the author and 
editor of Intensive )>.us sian , Univ. of Syracuse, 5 vols., 1954-1957 and 
the princi;)al author of i.odej^n iljuasiSJl IjH* Marcourt, Brace, 1964-1965, 
the r. ost widely used audio-lingual textbook, ^r. .lawson has been language 
advisor to the .^.XT Force and quality control officer of all languages 
taught in intensive language training courses for military personnel at 
the Institute of Tec.u.ology in Dayton, Chio. Ke comes to Illinois from 
the dur.i position at Syracuse University of Chairman of the Jepartiaent 
of Slavic Languages i nd /.ssociate Director of the .liastern i^uropean 
L£\ngxiage Frograir. V.elco.r.ei irofessor Davvsoni 1 

A sharp and deep concern of many teachers expressed in Articulation 
conferences here at the U of I last fall and 1 st spring, in which high 
school a^d university teachers mot to discuss conmon interests and 
problems, was the harmful influence of the National i erit Scholarship 
Tests oh the Foreign Languages. ' , 

Cn June 21, I wrote Dr. John I Stalnaker, President, National lerit 
Scholarsi.ip Corporation, ia part as follows: "This past year (1965-66) 
at both conferences a mtLtter uas presented concerning the National f erit 
Scholarship Tests. -Ithough this is not, strictl,' spea'.iing. a high school- 
U of I articulation matter, it came up quite naturally as a corollary to 
the problem of the continuous (vs. interrupted) study of .jj,)anish, and was 
voiced at both C'^nferences by a large number of high sciiool teachers, 
without dissent and with t/ie vocal concurrence of all. 

"The higii sciiool teachers said they lose, in the senior year, or in the 
senior and junior years, n any of their best students because of the 
National erit Scholarship tests^ the story going like this: The best 
students are a. ong the rost ambitious. Their parents are similarly 
ambitious. They know the co. petition is severe and only a small percent 
of top students will win or even get on a Ser.i finalist , Finalist, or 



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'•Commended" list, which riiay sain useful ^irefertnent in other competitions, 
nence they wish to study those subjects most clooCly allied to the 
knowledge and skills which will be tested. Since there is no foreign 
language compoent among the tests, they elect tu drop foreign language 
study in favor of other subjects v.hich are i. ore likely to help them 
make a high score in ^h:. r>,ationni . erit ociiolarship Tests. igh school 
counselors seem to find nothing objectj ohable in this line of reasoning 
and approve— pernaps even recoinmeud and urge--this course of action in 
prof^ramming. 

"Thus a body blow is de ivered to aigii sciiool-university articulation, 
since college foreign language requirements must subsequently be net 
and the resulting interruption in high school study or lack of continuity 
between high school anu college study has created a damaging barrier to 
the high degree of success in meeting them which these "b^st" students 
snould be able to achieve. This short-sighted policy — or, at least, 
practice--may indeed gain higher scores than otherwise and may r.iove 
students on into college witii preferment of different kinds; but, con- 
versely, it is bound inev^itably to make it more difficult for these 
students to meet, with the distinction all should expect, the foreign 
language requirements of the Univer"sity, not to mention the useful 
application of a ^jarticular foreign language to the study of many under- 
graduate disciplines and, of course, subsequently of virtually all 
graduate fields, iome students thus handicapped never get over it. 

"This result, I ai;j sure, was the the intention of the I^JIiSC, but it seens 
to be an umeniable side effect. The question is: what can be done about 
it? Can the iu SC include in the future a foreign language component? If 
not, can it include "culture" questions based on learning that \.ould 
cone through foreign language study? If not, car, it issue statements that 
ivould correct ti>e short-siglited policy novj ^jractised? If not, what can 
it do to repair damage it did not intend to cause? 

"I do not find in your 1965 Guid e any i.iention of foreign languages, not 
even among special, distinguishing, or "unusual" achievements; yet 
foreign languages are substantially the only college preparatory subjects 
not tested. It is inueed unfortunate that such an influential agency as 
the NI'xSC in aetermining quality in preparatory education should have 
produced an adverse effect in any area of study and particularly that it 
should have become, uowever unintentionally, a negative influence in 
what has become an area of critical need in our neitional life." 

Dr. Stalnaker's reply follows, in part: "The study of foreign languages 
is of great ir.iportance >nd shouiu be encouraged, i.e both agree, but I 
cannot agree with your assessment of the influence of the i.erit Program 
on the study of the foreign languages, or wita your statement about 
secondary school counselors. 

"It is not the intention of TwloC to influence t',:e curriculiuii. in fcict 
we have carefully designed tlie test we use to measure general educational 
development, and not attaini-ent in a k articular field. For exanple, we 
do not attempt to measure specific knov, leage in physics, advanced math- 
ematics, economics, or foreign langua{^:es, although \.'e recognize the 



great importance of each, U'e restrict ourselves to the area of develop- 
ment common to virtually all college-bound students, including those who 
come from small or ill-equipped secondary schools v/here curricular 
offerings are restricted*. o 

"The greatest influence on what courses a college-bound student takes in 
secondary school, we believe, is probably the college entrance and 
college graduation requirements. If the college requires or even encour- 
ages foreign language for admission, its applicants will study foreign 
languages, we believe. 

"In some random checking of the winners of the Merit Scholarships, we 
find that most of them have studied foreign languages. Perhaps we should 
make a more careful study of this matter. Such a study, given adequate 
publicity, might have the effect you seekp It would establish that most 
of those who win Merit Scholarships have studied foreign languages. 

"The Merit Selection Committee, I can assure you, gives thorough consider- 
ation to distinguished achievement such as unusual proficiency in one or 
more foreign languages ^ As you point out, we could state this fact more 
effectively if we mentioned it in several of our publications, and we 
shall plan to do so. ; 

"If you think it worthwhile, I shall be glad to have the study I propose 
undertaken and reported, so that you can use the results in your news- 
lettero" 

In my rejoinder I expressed the hope that he v/ould indeed make the study 
proposed, and Dr. Stalnaker's latest word is: "We shall undertake the 
study that I mentioned and as soon as we have some results from it, I'll 
send them along to you," v/e shall all await those results with interest 
and with hope and meanwhile watch for the more effective statements on 
foreign languages now planned, as stated, for several NMSC publications. 

V/. II. Shoemaker, Head 

Dept. of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese 

ETS EXAMS. The departments of French and German are inaugurating the use 
of the standardized ^rench and German exams of the Educational Testing 
Service of Princeton, New Jersey, for the Ph.D. proficiency exam. This 
year both the traditional 600 word translation exams and the ETS exams 
will be given, credit being given for passing either exam (but a student 
may take both the traditional and ETS exam with penalty for failing only 
the traditional exam). Graduate students are urged to take the ETS exam 
in addition to the traditional one to aid the departments in their 
evaluation. To this end, the ETS exams will be given free of charge this 
year. 

EXHIBITION. The Center for Latin American Studies presented a Cornell- 
Guggenheim Latin /imerican Art collection "The Emergent Decade" at the 
Krannert Art Museum Sept. 18- Oct. 9 and on Sept. 25., a lecture by 
Thomas Messer, Director of the Solomon R Guggenheim i useum. 



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IMLTA MEETING. The annual meeting of the Illinois Modern Language Teach- 
ers Association will be held Nov, 6 at the Holiday Inn East in Spring- 
field, in conjunction with meetings of the various AAT groups which have 
been invited to hold their meetings Nov, 5. Program Chairman for the 
IMLTA this year is Sister Gregoire, OP, of Rosary College. The tentative 
program scheduled includes the election of officers, and committee rep- 
orts in the morning session, and repetition of the discussion groups 
held last year, in the afternoono A special stress will be placed on the 
discussion between new teachers and teacher trainers o 



COMPARATIVE LITERATUREe The office of the Program in Comparative Liter- 
ature has moved to 401 Lincoln Kail, and ivill be open from 1-5 pm Monday 
through Friday© 

During the first semester Professor Haskell M Block of Brooklyn College 
is a Visiting Professor in the Prograraa He is teaching two courses: 
Comparative Literature 451 [the Symbolist Movement] and 461 [the Modern 
Dramaio 

oh Oct, 19 Professor Hans Galinsky, Director of the American Studies 
Division of the University of Kainz, delivered a lecture on "The Image 
of Germany in the Works of William Carlos Williams," Professor Galinsky, 
a native of Breslau, Silesia, received his academic education at . the 
Universities of Heidelberg and Breslau, and at King's College, Londonc 
He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Breslau in 1932 in Comparative 
Literature, his doctoral dissertation dealing v/ith "Lucrece in V/orld 
Literature". Before taking over his position at the University of Nainz; 
he taught at various German universities, including Freiburg and Tubing- 
eno Prof. Galinsky Is the author of several books dealing mainly with 
the literary relationship between Germany and the United States, as 
well as American speech: Die Sprache des i'unerikaners (2 vols,, 1952, 2nd. 
ed, 1959) is the title of his first niajor publication^ followed by 
Germany as Seen by D.. H. Lawrence and T, S, Eliot ( 1956 ) , Amerikanische s 
und Britisches Englisch (1957^ Amerikanisraon der deut s chen Ge^enwarts - 
sprache (1963), T, S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" (1964), and 
others. 



FRENCH NOTES — Prepared by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

The new academic year has begun in the French Department in a most 
dynamic fashion, which the notes to follow can only summarize. 

New Senior Staff Members. The department is welcoming tv/o new members, 
Mademoiselle Fernande Bassan and ^Jadame Anne Marie Sagi. Mademoiselle 
Hassan , a most cosmopolitan professor, has her licence and doctorat 
both es-lettres and from the Sorbonne. She has taught in Stockholm, 
Nemours, Paris, Goucher Coll., at Summer Institutes (Colby Coll., U of 
N. Dakota) U of Toronto, and Trent U (Canada). Her publications include 
books (Les Garnets d'Orien t de Cai gnart de Saul cy( 184 5-69), PUF, 1955, 
Chateaub ri and et la Terre-Sainte , PUF, 19597, several articles, mostly 
about Chateaubriand, and many reviews. 



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Madame Sagi, whose poetry has often been honored in France, is back with 
us after another stay in Paris. In January, 1966, Mrs, Sagi obtained, at 
the Alliance Fran^aise de Paris, the "Diplorae Supirieur de langue fran- 
Qaise" (2 written and 3 oral exams) with "Mention tres honorable" 
simultaneously with the "Diplorae Superievu? d 'Etudes fran^aises modernes" 
(2,3 exams) with the same "Mention". In the "epreuve supplSmentaire de 
dissertation sur la litterature classique" her grade of 18/20 (a record 
breaking maximum) carried with it the mention "Tres honorable, avec 
felicitations du jury"o 

Summer 1966 Activities of Senior Staff. The French Dept. of the U of I 
had probably the largest delegation at the recent 10th Congres Inter- 
national de la Federation Internationale des Langues et LittSratures Mod- 
ernes held at the U of Strasbourg from August 29-September 3. Present 
were Professors Renee Hubert, Judd Hubert, Gabriel Savignon, and iSdwin 
Jahielo Mrs. Hubert was Chairman of a section in addition to reading a 
"communication" on "Le role de I'actuel dans la poesie de Breton et 
d'Apollinaire"a Mr. Hubert read Prof. John Simon's paper on "The use of 
the journal in modern French writing"o It should be noted that the 
ambiance at Strasbourg, where the meeting was well attended by several 
hundred persons, was most pleasant and fruitful, and much less hectic 
than the huge MLA conventions in the USA, Furthermore, the receptions by 
the organizers, the University and City authorities, were most friendly 
and quite lavish o 

Prof. Fred Jenkins taught linguistics last summ.er at the tJanadian Summer 
School of Linguistics, U of Alberta, Edroontono 

Miss Barbara Bucknall and Mr. Price attended the meetings of the Societi 
des Amis de ^^^^arcel Proust in Paris and Illierso Miss Bassan attended the 
Colloque de Coppet (Vaud, Switzerland) on the occasion of the 200th 
anniversary of Mme de Stael's birth, as well as the Reunion de 1 'Assoc- 
iation Internationale des Etudes Frangaises in Paris. Prof, Charles A. 
Knudson attended the Congress of the International Arthurian Society held 
in Caen, Aug^ 12-185 where he gave a paper "Les Versions en vieux norrois 
des romans de Chretien de Troyes:le cadre". 

Other Faculty News. Prof, ^^nudson has published, jointly with Prof. Jean 
Misrahi, the chapter "French Medieval Literature" in The Medieval Liter - 
ature of Vi'estern Europe; A Review of Research , Mainly 1930-1960 (N.Ya U. 
Press for MLA July 1966) 

Our friend and former Visiting Professor here, Jean Ehrhard, is Visiting 
Professor at the U of Tenno, Knoxville, this year. 

Prof. Philip Kolb has had a very active sabbatical leave in France, 1965- 
66. He worker, mainly at the Bibliotheque Nationale, on Proust manuscripts 
toward a future biographical study which will trace the stages in comp- 
osition of Proust's novelo In addition, he acquired the text of 235 lett- 
ers, most of them unpublished. He also finished a volume of Proust's 
letters which Plon published in June od 1966, Lettres retrouvee sn The 
book had a very good critical reception in the French press. The letters 
themselves are part of a collection acquired by the U of I. In connect- 



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ion with his recent Proust work Chqix de lettres (Plon) Mr. Kolb was 
interviewed on I^rench.XV in Sept. 1965» He also lectured 'at Carabridse, 
King's Coli,(U of London), the universities of Kent, Leicester, Sheffield, 
in Holland, and at the U, of Orleans, Ten French radio programs of 15 min* 
each presented Lettres retrouvoes ^ with readings of the origionals and 
commentaries by Prof, liolb, who also was on the introductory broadcast q 
Lastly J . Prof , Kolb attended neetixigs , both, in 1965 and 66, of the Society 
des j\riiis de Marcel Proust, pi^esiding at the 1965 lectures at Illiers,; he 
also attended other conferences abroadc 

Departmental Activitieso The Cenacle group, which aims at after-hours, in- 
formal literary discussion between students and staff, opened its 1966-67 
seuBDix on the topic "La disparitipn du heroe au XXe siecle"o The Cercle 
JFVangais hels a French Hooteaanny given by Prof <. Paul Barretter The Fre nch 
Table is now open for lunch on Thursdays in Latzer Hall, YMCA9 The Journal 
Club's chairman for this year, Mr© David Lee kubin, has arranged and 
announced a most interesting series of publiu lectures to take place at 
8:00 pioi NoVo 9 [Marcelin Pleynet "La fin du XIXe Siecle et I'art racderne"j 
and Dec, 12 [Roch Mirabeau, "A Glance at the Creole Language of PIaiti"]o 
The Club heard Bernard Weinberg of the U of Chicago speak Octo 6 on "Anal- 
yse formelle d'uu sonnet de Du Bellay" and on Octt 24, Robert Champigny of 
Indiana U, who spoke on "Stylistique et ontologiesla thiori e des geares"c 
The Novt, 9 and DeCs 12 lectures will be heard in the General Lounge of the 
Illini Union^ 

French 101 Telephone Programo The Language Laboratory of the U of I, Prof, 
M K Meyers Coordinator j has introduced this fail an experimental service a 
Students in French 101, or indeed anyone wishing to do so, can phone froa 
anj'where in the Champaign-Urbana area (toll-free) certain laboratory num- 
bers and listen to (as well as repeat) taped programs of their oral work. 
The ten minute tapes can be heard over and over and are available 24 hrs* 
a davo By arrangement with Illinois Bell, the tapes are carried ou regular 
telephone lines so that anyone in the USA may call, if he cares to pay for 
the callo The tapes are planned to supplement, not replace, regular lab 
worke Telephone numbers are: Pro9:ram A: 333-3785 [124 for calls placed on 
campus phones], or 333-3780 if either number is busy,, Program E; 333-3706 
[125 for campus phones] if busy, 333-3783. A "Random Access Number" 333- 
3784. may be used to request any other French 101 tape at any time the 
Lab is open, that is Mon-Thurs 8-6 7-9, Fri 8-6, Sat 9-12,, Sun 2-4 7-10, 
Ne wsletter Readers will be informed more fully in subsequent issues, or 
details may be obtained upon request from the Language Laboratory© 

Treteau de Paris. This French theatre group, which in the past has given 
excellent performances, on this campus during its Aaerican tours, will be 
at the U of I Auditorium Thurs. 8:00pm NoVo 3 for a performance of 
Moliere's Les Femmes Siivantes, in laodern dress, and of course, in French* 
The novelty this, year is that the Treteau organization has secured the 
services of the famous Comedie de I 'Ouest , one of France's best repertory 
theatresw The group has recen.t;ly perfoniied the play in Great Bi^itain where 
the praise ivas unanimcus and unqualified-) For the present Canadian-American 
tour of over 80 cities, the set designer Claude Bessou has chosen Fop Art 
settings and the costumer Paul Pert, extravagant costumes c Also new will 
be the inclusion in the cast of Yves Gaso, one of France's most brilliant 



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actors as well as directors. The director of the play will be Guy Pari- 
got, himself an outstanding actoi'. Tickets are ^1.50 and 12,50 at the 
mini Union Box Office. 

GEI^IwiN NOTES — Prepared by Frof« Carol I^iller 

V;e are pleased to greet seven new colleagues this year. Dr. Juw fon 
IVearinga has been appointed an assistant Frofessor. His dissertation, 
Heliand and Jiatessaron, was presented to the U of Utrecht and has appear- 
ed as No. 5 in the series Studia Gernuinica . i.ssrs Clayton Gray Jr., 
Giinther Moist, j-age J^ rr,ensen, Siegfried i.ews, Ivainer oell, and David 

ilson have been named Instructors. I r, Gray has been studying at the U 
of Calif, .-ierkeley, where he is preparing a dissertation on "Linne" imag- 
ery in the works of .olfrr-tn von ^-schenbach. "OasDild des lienschen in den 
liomanen vom Karl Inimermann" is the subject of I r. Giinther hoist's v.ork 
at the U of Texas. I.r. Hoist, formerly of the U of I, taught last year 
at Southwest Tex. State Cll. Ir. J^rgensen is assisting .rof. i.itchell 
with the new course, icandinavian 101, He his edited several volumes 
while still a student at the U of Aarhus. iir. ^^ainer Jell, who taught 
last year at lirown U. is interested in "The Idea of Death and Its rjepres- 
entation in 'Carr.ino eal' and 'Orpheus Descending' by Tennessee illiams". 
He studied at the U of -..iel. fir. > ilson and i.r. Lews are from the U of I. 
The former is studying the works of ..obert I.usil and the latter, " \.elt - 
literatur in Icr any: - Study in Literary Tastes", witu the period 1871- 
1390 receiving special enphasis. To all these new members. Welcome] 

Congratulations are in ordei- for > rofs, ».arry ^»aile, '"utu Lorbe, '..erner 
j.braham, Verne ochjTiidt, and Charlotte ^ranca forte, I'r. Ilaile was pronoted 
from .ssoc. rof. to . rofessor, and iss Lorbe from ..sst. 1 rof . to vssoc, 
Irof. ^rs. . brahcun and Schir.idt were promoted to the rank of ssistant 
Professor, I-rs. 3rancaforte recently completed her th.D. ;.er dissertation 
"Daniel Casper von Lohensteins Ireisgedicht Venus: .^ine Untersuchung von 
Text, jtruktur, .uellen, una Gprache" v.as written under the su^jervision 
of Irof. .hillipson, Irs. ^rancaforte is now an -sst. rof. at the U of 
Wisconsin, ladison. 

Several new courses havebeen introduced by the department. German 392, 
Topics in ^erman Literature, with intensive study of individual authors 
or other I'estricted topics, is available for advanced undergraduates and 
graduates. This semester rof, Hans Schlutter is giving a course on the 
works of 'einrich von Kleist, Second semestei', rof. Herbert Knust will 
offer "The li'jic Theater" and irof. ..erner i-brttham "i.eadings in Old High 
Geraan". On the graduate level, greater variety is the result of three 
sci dnars (460, 461, 462) being offered on literary topics of interest up 
to the time of Luther, after the time of Luther, and problems of linguist- 
ics and philology respectively. 

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft. ^rof. John ?rey addressed the first meeting 
Oct. 13 on the tO;)ic "Die stumme jegegnung. Beobachtungen zu Thomas Iianns 
Tod in Venedig ". The second meeting of the „roup will be Nov, 3 at which 
time I rof . rank -^yder of i^ndiana U will be tiie guest speaker. 



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Faculty Sominaro The program of one section of the Faculty Seminar will 
center this year on a discussion of ti^agecly. The other group will discuss 
philological and linguistic questions. Specific programs have not yet 
been announced. The Kaffeestunde is still meeting Wednesdays from 2-4 
but the place has been changed to the Faculty Lounge due to changes made 
to the Gothic Roomo 

Faculty Publicationso Recent major publications by the department include 
three articles. Prof. P M Mitchell's ''The Scandinavian Literary Engage- 
ment" appeared in Essays presented to H G Leac h j Prof. John k Frey pre- 
pared the "Anglo-German Literary Bibliography for 1965" tihich appeased 'in 
the July 1966 issue of JEGP JVJon atshefte (LVIII, No. 2) included "The 
Suicide Motif in E T A Hoffmann's 'Der Goldene Topf", a study written bj' 
Prof. Jcunes R McGlatheryo 

SLAVIC NOTES — Prepared by Profso Evelyn Bristol and Prank Y. Gladney 

Our new Head, as last year's readers of these notes already know, is Prof, 
Clayton L. Dawson, previously Chairman of the Dept. of Slavic Languages 
at Syracuse U and senior author of the textbooks Modern Rus sian I and 
Mod ern Russian II . Prof, Zbygniew Foleje'.vski, who was visiting here last 
year, has remained as Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures c A 
new member of the staff is Miss Jana Tuzar, Instructor in Russian. She is 
currently completing her dissertation on Dostoevskij and Karel Capek for 
the U of Wisco Another new instructor is I'-'r^ Borys Bilokiu*, who is pre- 
paring a dissertation on the Russian poet Tjutdev for this departments 
New Teaching Assistants are Mrs, Marina Bliss, who is on leave from 
Principia Colic, Elsah, where she is an Instructor, Mr. Steven Hassman, 
Miss Patricia Koller, Mr* Edward Napier, Miss Lynda Sawaryn, and Mr. 
Jack Schillinger* Several new instructors were expected from Jugoslavia 
and Poland but were, for various reasons, unable to join the staff, and 
Mr© Basil Koverdan has returned to VVarsawo Prof* Kurt Klein has returned 
from his sabbatical leave, and Prof« Teraira Pachmuss is on sabbatical 
leave during the fall seraesterv 

Several members of the staff conducted their research away from the U of 
I during the summer. Miss Paciimuss was in Europe interviewing former 
friends and associates of the Russian poet-critic Zinaida Hippius (pro- 
nounced "Gippius", hard G) in connection with a book she is v.iiting, 
Z inaid a H ippius , An Intej^l ect ual Pro fileo Miss Pachmuss spoke in Capri 
with the poet's former secretary Mr^ Vladimir Zlobine; in Stockholm she 
met with Mrs, Greta Gerrell, the Sv.edish painter, in Nice, with Mro 
Georgy Adamovich, and in Paris with ^;r, Victor Mamchenko, a Russian poets 
From Mrs. (jerrell she received 250 unpublished letters written by Hippius 
between 1931-45 and the artist's personal reminiscences of their friend- 
ship auring that periods From Mr, xiamcuenlco sne received an additional 
50 unpublished letters 

Prof, Evelyn Bristol was in Berkeley, Calif* ^ completing a book, Fedo r 
SoloRub as Lyric Poet ., Prof„ Frank Y. Gladney took his Faculty Summer 
Fellowship to Cambridge, Masso where he continued his research on Russian 
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Recent publications by members of tiie faculty include two articles by 
Miss Pachinuss: "Ivan Bunin through the Eyes of Zinaida Hippius" in the 
current Slavonic and East Europea n R e vi ew and "Cexov v kritike Zinaidy 
Gippius" in the August issue of La Renaissance (Paris), In addition, Miss 
Pachiauss has accepted an invitation to lecture in November at the U of 
Western Ontario on "The Importance of Dostoevski j 's Themes for the Pres- 
ent". She will also conduct a colloquium on the poetry of Zinaida Hippiuse 
Prof. Theodore Vi, Lightnor "took part in the third congress of the Czecho- 
slovak Society of Arts and Sciences in i\merica held ,at Columbia Sept, 2- 
4, reading a paper entitled "On Old Slavonic ^t/zd from tj/dj". The 
current Illinois Journal of E ducation carries remarks pertaining to the 
teaching of Russian by one of your reporterse 

ytoroj zavtrak za russMm stolom » Bor^il may not be on the menu Tuesdays 
in Latzer Hall of the U of I YImCA, but the language spoken is Russiano 
Students participating in this and other activities of the Russian Lang- 
uage Club this year are fortunate to have as faculty advisers two native 
speakers of Russian, Mrs. Gera Millar and Mr, Lew LapiduSo Pri.iatnogo 
appetita l The first meeting of the Russian Language Club on Oct 18 will 
be reported next month along with details of the first annual Russian 
Language and Area Center picnic at Hessel Park, Champaign, Oct. 16. 

R usski e fil 'my . Prof, Steven P« Hill has announced a tentative schedule 
of films to be shown by the Russian Club this year. On Sept. 28 "V/elcome, 
Kostja — or, No Trespassing!" a satiric comedy in which a Soviet "Big 
Brother" is overthrown by a gang of disobedient kids, was screened. "The 
Queen of Spades", a color production of Cajkovskij's opera based on 
Puskin's "Pikovaja Daraa" filmed in 1960, will be shown Nov. 1, Scheduled 
for Dec, 13 is "Quiet Flows the Don, part I", a 1957 color epic based on 
Nobel prize winner Mixail Soloxov's novel* 

Prof. Irwin IVeil of Northwestern was brought to the campus last month by 
the Department and the Russian Language and Area Center to give a lecture 
entitled "Tolstoy and Stendhal", Prof, U'eil pointed to Tolstoj's indebt- 
edness to the French rtriter in irilitary descriptions, A deeper similarity 
between the two writers, according to the speaker, is the tendency of 
their heroes to search for rules of the game by which to play life. 

Here are the results of the 3rd annual 111, H S Russian Contest held 
last May at Rich Township, 78 students competed for honors in Russian I, 
60 in Russian II, and 37 in Russian III, First prize winners received 
sets of Russian language records supplied through the courtesy of Mr. 
LeRoy l.ollins of Russian Language Specialties, They were Bob Behr, New 
Trier. Russt I, and Charty Becker, New Trier, Russ, II (Their teacher: 
Miss Margaret Drucker) and Anne C, Mei r,I3insdale, Russ. Ill (Mrs, Alice 
Glowacki), Second and Third place winners in Russ, I were Mr, Frank 
Petronaitis' students April Fritsch and Debby Gage of Lyons l\vp. In Russ« 

II 2nd and 3rd were taken by Diane V.hittenberger, Horaewood-Flossraoor (Mr* 
Peter J. Buchas) and Tony Janicki, Lyons Twp, (Mr. Petronaitis), In Russ, 

III the runners-up were Steve Carhart and James D. Winship, Lyons Twp, 
(Mr. Petronaitis}, The contest was organized and run by Mrs. M, June 
Stevens of Forest View, with major assistance from Mrs. Glowacki and Mr, 
Petronaitis, 



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Fall Ai.TSEEL lieeting. Concurrently with the annual I'.LT.i meeting at the 
Holiday Inn .last in Springfield (see p. 4), there ivill be, on Frio, Nov, 
4, u meeting of the 111. Chapter of i./.T >iijX, starting at 7:30 pm in the 
Kennedy icoom. To satisfy the need for more frequent exchange of ideas 
among 111. i.ussian teachers, so obvious to pc.rticipants in last Tiay's 
stimulating discussion at Chicago Circle, the following program has been 
planned: "IL^/ro and rro^^ramned ^Uissian" by ; itcheil Ludwinski, Univ. IIS, 
"Techniques in Building a a rogram in igh ocaool ^^^ussian" by Frank Petroii- 
aitis, Lyons Tv/p. K3, and I arion J. .-eis, Ca.; ark and ^^iver Forest HS, 
and "Some New Jevelooments in Soviet i'^ilnis" by Jt^iven r. Till, U of I, 
Urbana. ihe fourth speaker will be i rof . Clayton L. -awson, .ead of the 
Lept. of oii..vic Languages and Litei^atures , U of I, v,rho v.ill addi'ess him- 
self to the problem of curriculum in the ^reparation of -^ussian Teachers, 
There v.ill be a shoi'^t business meeting and refreshiiients. Discu3sion will 
be limited only bj'^ the necessity to. rest up for the full I' LT.i program 
on Saturday, The dining room opens at 5 pm; registration is from 5:30 - 
8:30pm. For room reservations call (217) 529-5431, 

Sr^JJIoh, IT..LI^.N, . I\T) PGfiTUGU^E NOTSo — Prepared by Jane Killam 

On September 29 I-rof, and I.rs. ..illiam M. Gl.oev.ialier gave a well-attended 
reception for the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Depjirtment in the 
General Lounge of the lllini Union. The affair gave new and returning 
faculty inembers a chance to become acquainted. 

The liepartment this year -.velcomes two new faculty members, associate 
Professor ^^obert S Lott received his ...3 from .-thens College, (-ila,), in 
1951, and his i A in 1952 from the U of ..la. .le received his Ph.D. in 
1958 from the Catholic U of .-iiierica ('.Vash. UC ) . He previously taught at 
the U of J la., the Catnolic U of ...merica, and at the U of Georgia where 
he was an ivSsoci<»te Professor of Spanish. Le is the author of a book on 
Juan Valera, Fsycnology in Pepita Jimenez: t^ Stylistic 3tudy, a book on 
Azorin, and articles on Uarcia Lorca and iiuero V'allejo, the latest appear- 
ing in the r>iay 1966 Syrrir osiuir. . Dr. Lott is especially interested in 
Jiomance otylistics <^n^ no-orn French literature. He is at present at 
work on a second book about Valera. 

Visiting Lecturer in Portuguese, Prof, vinoar -iex holds a licentiate 
degree in Philosophy froni the University of Sao Paolo and has studied 
at the University of ..ennes, the Sorbonne, the University of Feidelberg, 
and Johns iiopkins. lie taught philosophy for 5 years at the University of 
Sao Paolo, i.r. j.iex is doing doctoral work on uavid Hume at present. 

Faculty Summer. Prof. J !! -^ ^.llen anu Ir, jAbx. attended the Colloquium 
of Luso-Brasilian -jtudies held at ilarvr.rd U, -Cambridge, .ass., .ept. 7-10. 
Frof. Curtis . . ^InylocU attended the L.nguiGtic Society of "r.crica 
meeting held in July. Prof. Jose. S Flores spent the summer in I adrid 
where he directed the University of f-.adrid's Classrooras Abroad progreun. 
Dr. Luis Leal taught in I.exico. Profs. J H ;J ..lien, S .. Baldv/in, . H 
Forster, u A Kahane, . A I.orinigo, and ;, H Shoeiiiaker, aided by five 
graduate assistants, staffed the .departmental program in the recent 



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summer session, attended b^ over 260 registrants. 



New Instructors, former Tercliing , ssist; nts in the department, are Tr, 
.volando .i liino josa-Smith, V'.r .', Albert I- Tiature, Lr. Gaiy 15 ^-l Scavnicky, 
and f-Ts. Claire Olson S^oke, 



Cn Oct. 25 the ^panish, Italian, and Portuguese department sponsored a 
lecture, in conjunction with the Spanish Club, by Jose Luis Cano, the 
Literary I'.ditor and Secretary of Insula, the Kadrid JTiOnthly literary 
magazine, ue si^oke on "La generacion poeticu de 1927: su evolucion", 
A lecture entitled "The soviet Union in Latin ^merica" was presented on 
Oct. 13 by Herbert S Din^rstein, Irof. of ;joviet studios and .director of 
the Soviet . rograiri in tiiC Scuool for -dvanced international studies of 
Johns Hopkins, iiic Lecture was sponsored hj the Center for Latin-;.merican 
Studies, the Center for --ussian Language and ^.rea otudies, anu the Social 
Gcience Lecture Coiranittee. 



This year the Jepartment inaugurated an orientation program for the new 
teaching assistants. - -ginnin, on ^^ept. 8, a week before registration, the 
new assistants cisse- bled for five days of practice teaching, laboratory 
monitoring sessions, films and discussions on language learning, and 
informal coffee breaks an^a luncheons, Trofs. o . Laldwin, and . L i^ein- 
hc rdt were in charge, aided by instructors - ? iature, . .. winojosa-Smith, 
and G - - Scavnicky, 

Under a new plan adopted last spring for the I. a Conipi^eher.sJ^ve Lxarn, a 
single exam will be given rnd evaluation . ade eacn registration period 
by a ^epartmv.ntpl conuiiittee on a date near the end of the period, to be 
set and announced by the Coinsiittee Chairman. Chairmen for the 19G6-67 
CoiTjnittees are: Italian : Irof, i i^trangcrli , r ortuguese :l-rof . .lien, 
Tcacii ng of Spanish ; Prof, 'lores, S .^anish and 3 pan e ^.mer. Literature and 
Span . Lin-.ui sties ; ^Jem I, Irof Allen, oera. il ^rof, Floies, 

A new course has been added, Spanish 419, Cervantes: Don Quixote and 
representative minor v;orks, ^-Iso, added to the Ph.D. requirements in the 
t'epartment has been a iiinimure amount of teacuing experience on the univ- 
ersity level, at least one course in each of two semesters. 

The j^epartme.t granted 26 Kn, degrees during the last year. Recipients 
were: Cecilia li Allen, Luiz G .raujo, ^duardo Beltran, -ndrea iiradbury, 
nnn --ruzas, James Car.:eron, Ve nna Christensen, ; arco j. Colina iareja, 
diehard I- i>cerr, ..rthur i'"isher. Sifter I. Ju-titia Gaynor, t>anute J 
Gudaitis, 1','ancy J i.all, ^ .omf s Jones , Joan I. I'.ane, i.arian F Kragness, 
Susan Bass Tiarcus, i.aria iiodoucek lerkowic^., Judith lills, Lorraine V 
lainter, I.aria C inheiro, Prances Quittel, Helen il Jaciuk, Leri Sein- 
feld, Carol Stack, and ennis D .est. 



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The first meeting of the Spanish Club featured Latin /unerican songs and 
guitar music when it was held October 5 in the General Lounge of the 
mini Union. On October 13 the Club sponsored a film, Subida al cielo , 
directed by Luis Bunuelo Other meetings are scheduled for October 25, 
when the Club will be co-sponsor with the Department of a lecture by 
the poet and literary critic Jose Luis Cano, and on November 17 when 
Prof. Luis Leal will speak, at 8:00 pm in the General Lounge of the 
mini Union© On December 16 the traditional Christmas party will be 
held, at 7:30 pm in Latzer Hall (The U of I YMCA). Officers for 1966-67 
are President Catharine Cortes (Kacomb US), Vice-President Gordon Glen 
Muirhead (Central HS. Plato Center), Treasurer I.alcolm MacKenzie (Francis 
\'J Parker HS, Chicago), and Secretary Pamela McCollum (Granite City HS ), 

The weekly tertulias are being held as formerly every Friday afternoon 
from 3:00-4:30 in the Neivman Hall Cafeteria, The tertulias are for Grad- 
uate and Undergraduate students alike, as well as guests and interested 
visitors, to enjoy an afternoon of informal conversationo 

Ruben Darfo Centennial, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, is 
observing the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Ruben Darfo, who was 
the great poet of Nicaragua during this past century, with a celebration 
to take place during the week of his birth, Januciry 18, at his birthplace 
of Metapa, or Ciudad Dario as it is now called, in the capital of Managua, 
and the university city of Leon where the poet grew upo 

Plans have been made to fly to Guatemala City and visit the places which 
Dar£o knew there, and then to continue by bus as far as Costa Rica, In 
each republic of Central -imerica, the various cities will be visited . 
where he lived, attended school, or wrote for the local press. This will 
be the first time that such a tour has been contemplated o 

The Ruben Darxo Centennial Tour will be under the leadership of Dr. Eve- 
lyn Uhrhen Irving, who has carried on extensive research on the life and 
work of the poet in both Spair. and Central i\merica, and Dr, Thomas Ball- 
antine Irving, who was formerly a Professor at the National University 
of San Carlos in Guatemala and has specialized in Central ilrnerican Lit- 
erature* 

January is one of the cooler months to visit the /imerican tropics. Inter- 
ested persons may write Dr„ Evelyn U. Irving at North Central College in 
Naperville, Illinois, 60540, for detailsa 

AATSP News for the 1967 National Spanish Tests: Those member teachers 
who receive order forms by Noveinber 1, 1966, are urged to order their 
tests for first, second, third, fourth, and fifth year students as soon 
as possible. Those teachers who wish to receive information and to 
order tests should contact Mr, Howard Shelton, Illinois Testing Chairman, 



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Vol, XX No. 2 .. ■ ^"^ November .1966 

, EASTERN LANGUAGES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

The Department of Linguistics at the U of I has announced that this 
fall, 1966, a third year has been added in several of their present 
two-year language courses. The linguistics Department offers a^.wide 
variety of Asian languages, many of which are taught only when: there 
is a demand for them, but a substantial number of which are taught 
year after year. Sanskrit, Kashmiri, Turkish, and Korean are "occas- 
ional" languages (Korean will be offered next year) while the two-year 
old Department offers regulair courses in Arabic, Burmese, Chihese, 
Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, and Modern Greek. Total enrollment in 
the regularly scheduled courses is 78; broken down, Arabic 13, Bur- 
mese 3, Chinese 24 (and yet considered -the, most difficult because 
of the alphabet system) .Hindi 13 > Indonesian 4, and Japanese 21. 
The courses are offered in cooperation with the Asian Studies 
Curriculum. Until recently,: these languages were taught only casually 
and often without University credit. 

Probably of the greatest interest to our readers will be the Arabic 
program. Courses in Arabic are offered on three levels, elementary 
(201), intermediate (203), and advanced (303). 201 and 203 are taught 
four hours per week (1 unit) and 30-3, three hours ; per week (^unit) . 
Ten of the thirteen students enrolled are undergraduates (in 201, 4 
out of 6; in 203, 1 of 2; in 303, 5 out of 5) and most of them are 
in the LAS College, although engineering is also represented. Since 
the courses can be used for fulfillment of the language requirement, 
it is possible that later enrollments will show more graduate students 
in advanced courses. There is at present no literature course offered 
but one will be added to meet future demands. The classes 'on the 200 
level have one hou perweek of required laboratory work; the U of I 
language laboratory provides a special table for exotic languages. 
Tapes arerrtade by Mr. Daud Atiych Abdb, a native of Jerusalem, Jordan, 
but at present there is little need of an extensive library collection 
since the courses being taught are still only the basic language 
courses. The main library of the U of I has recently added a Far 
Eastern Library on the first floor which is utilized by students in 
the Asian languages courses. When a literature course is added to 
the Arabic offerings, prevision for library research will be made; 
any additional material for the present is supplied by the course 
instructor. 



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LECTURES, The Comparative Literature Program presented a lecture by- 
Prof. Haskell M Block, Visiting Professor in the Program, on Nov» 16» 
The iBcture was entitled "The Impact of French Symbolism on Modern 
American Poetry"* A lecture entitled "ViTiat's Wrong V/ith Semantic 
Theory?", by James D McCawly, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at 
the U of Chicago, was presented by the Linguistics Club on Nov© 14. 

MLA/ERIC, The Modern language Association has entered into an agree- 
ment with the U S Office of Education to serve as one of 12 subject- 
matter clearinghouses which will collect, review, and process 
current educational documents into a national system of information 
storage and dissemination known as the Educational Research Inforra»»t 
ation Center, or ERICo The MLA/ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching 
of Foreign Languages will collect such documents as reports and 
addresses at FL meetings on all levels (state, regional, national), 
lectures and speeches at KDEA FL Institutes, internal curriculum 
studies in school systems and Universities, state departments of 
education surveys, and articles of small-circulation periodicals* 
Specifically, the MLA/ERIC program is concerned with significant 
information on instruction on the so-called commonly taught foreign 
languages (pre-school to graduate), French, German, Italian, Russ- 
ian, Spanish, and the classical lemguagesf seeking to serve the FL 
teacher, administrators, end researchers* Information collected 
deals with methodology of research, methods, materials, and equip** 
ment, applied linguistics, psychology of languages and language 
learning, culture, curricular problems and developments, and teacher 
qualifications and training* Monthly abstracts of stored material 
will be available, as well as low-cost copies and an annual biblio- 
graphy. Material submitted to ERIC may be typed, mimeographed, 
dittoed, or printed; if possible, two copies should be sent. Such 
material should be sent to the MLA/ERIC, 4 Washington Place, NY, NY, 
10003, 



IMLTA MEETING, At the Nov, 6 meeting of the Illinois Modern Language 
Teachers' Association held in Springfield, Prof. Bruce Mainous was 
elected President for a two-year term beginning in January, 1966, 
Prof. Mainous, Head of the French Dept. at the U of I, will suceed 
Dean Helmut Meyerbach of Loop Jr. Coll., President since 1964, Prof* 
Mainous has been at the U of I since 1937, and French Dept, Head 
since 1965, He has been particularly interested in undergraduate 
education and in training HS teachers to improve the quality of HS 
education. In 1963 he wras awarded the Palmes Acadlmiques by the 
French Govt, for his contribution to the advancement and popular- 
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Elected Vice President was Albert Turner of Evanston Twp, HS, Mr. 
Turner has been active in the AATSP and is a member of the Committee 
on Advanced Spanish Piacemento He replaces Sister Gregoire, 

Continuing as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, were Lena Luc- 
ietto(Chicago Board of Education) aad Irnia Stefanini (Niles IV HS, 
Skokie). After the elections, a business meeting'was held, at which 
the four sub~committee reports were read by Mary Anne Brown (Loop 
Coll,. Chicago City Coll.) FLES . Ruth Schafer (Dixon US) High School , 
Elizabeth Michael (E Ill« U. ) Teacher Training ^ and Francis W 
Nachtraann (U of I) College o ■ 

The series of recommendations made in the teacher training report 
given by Mis§ Michael suggested that : : MLA-NADSTEC Guidelines for 
teacher education programs in the modern foreign languages be 
endorsed, that they be implemented by all institutions, that guide- 
lines for a uniform snethods course be established on the state level, 
that the MLfi proficiency . exfun be used before teaching experience 
begins, that all institutions continue profeepional contact with 
graduates for one year, that McA, level courses be offered in 
»jmmer sessions, and that a methods course be required at the grad- 
uate level for all FL majors. 

The college committee recommended that language department chairmen 
at all Illinois Universities attend a conference to achieve greater 
unifonr.ity in such matters as placement, articulation, major require- 
ments etc. 

After the business meeting, Daniel Cardenas (U of Chicago) spoke on 

"Curricular Innovations ;Their impact on the FL Continuum", In the 
afternoon work sessions were held, with discussion conducted by the 
four committee headso Minutes of the four meetings are to be submit- 
ted to the President . for future guidance. In connection \vith the 
IMLTA, the AATF, AATG, AATI , and AATSEEL met Nov. 5^ 

NDEA INSTITUTES^ This year an NDEA Institute for 40 teachers of 
Spanish will be held by Knox Coll., Galesburg. The, third-level insti- 
tute is for teachers in Illinois and surrounding atates; it is the 
only institute offered in Illinois, or by an Illinois school this yearo 

MLA MEETINGo The annual, Modern Language Association's December meet- 
ing is being held this year in New York, from Dec, 27-29, at the 
Statler Hilton and Sheraton Atlantic hoiels» Concurrenj;ly, meetings 
will- be held by the College English dissociation (Dec, 27), the Amer- 
ican Historical Association(DgC. 28-30), the American Name Society 



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(Dec, 28-30), American Studies Association (27-29), and the Linguistic 
Society of iunerica (28-30), Several of the AAT groups will also be 
meeting during the four day period. Publications of the various 
groups should be consulted as to place and dates* 

Also in December, is the /imerican Philological Association meeting, 
which will be held ^^ec, 28-30 in the Commodore Perry Hotel in 
Toledo, Ohio, 

FRENCH NOTES — Prepared by Prof.- Edwin Jahiel 

Enrollment in French courses follows very closely the figures of 
last yeasr, lOO-level courses: 1,638 students; 200-level; 366 ; 
300-level: 171; and 400-level: 129 (excluding the two doctoral 
language requirement courses, 400 and 401). The total, 3043# ' 

Chicago's CUFA (Cercle Universitaire Franco-Am6ricain) is planning 
a special 3 week trip to France in the summer of 1967, Precise 
arrangements have not yet been made— pending return of questionnaires 
which CUFA asks interested persons "to fill out and mail to U'illiam, 
c/o CUFA PO Box 945, Chicago, 111, 60690, In order to assist CUFA, we 
list below the main points : full .name, address, office and home 
phone, names of persons accompanying, choice of 3 weeks of travel in' 
one of following months--June, July, August, Sept, (to be specified), 
which of the 4 months is impossible, does 3 weeks seem too long, too 
short, what length of time is available for such a trip^ The prices 
will depend on results of the questionnaire and on the number of 
participants. They will, howevep, be for the round-trip approximate- 
ly equal to a standard one-way flight from Chicago -to Paris, Eligible 
are: all CUFA members of 6 months standing prior to departure (to 
leave in June, one must be a member by December) and all immediate 
family members. Membership to CUFA is SlO per year. 

The U of I French Club's second activity this year, Oct, 20, was an 
illustrated lecture by Prof. Allan Laing, U of I Dept, of Architect- •, 
ure, on "Paris Past", > 

On Oct. 26 a tasting of French wines and table delicacies was held at 
Carriage Lane, Urbana, sponsored by M, J.-L, Mandereau, Consul General 
of Prance, Chicago, M. R. Lemercier, French Commercial Counselor, - 
Chicago, the Comite National des Vins de France, and various import- 
ers and distributt)rs. Most notable was a 1959 Medoc(red), Chateau 
Cantermerle (CiN.May & Co, Cgo), followed, at a respectable dist- 
ance, by a 1959 Chateau La Tour-du-mons (C.N.May), a 1962 Nuits-St. 
Georges (Austin Nichols & Co. Cgo) and a 1962 Meursault and a 1964 
Puilly Fuisse (both A Nichols) 



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IbI Hov, the ART Cinema in Champaign was host to 4he French Faculty 
at thd U of I for a showing of La Vieille Dame Indigne, the first 
film of young RenI Allio, starring 82*year old Sylvie. This rooviei 
which has won several distinctions » is after a story by Bertold 
Brecht* Also in Nov* the Film Society, which has been running a 
se<}uence of major documentary films, showed Jean Rouch*s Chronique 
d'uD etCf the most important work of the cinSma-vSritS school* 
The showing was followed by a discussion which pointed to the fact 
that, whatever the intrinsic "cinematic" merits of the film are, 
Chroaique (distributed by Contemporary Films) can be used by a French 
teacher to give his class certain insights into French life which a 
traditional documentary or a fiction film could not possibly approx- 
imate* 

WILL-TVf the U of I Station, has extended Channel 12*3 viewing area 
thanks to a new 1,047 foot tower. The N,E,T, Play of the \7eek and 
the weekly Cinema i^ncore (sic) programs have been resumed* Quality 
varies in the first, but the French plays are overall well done* In 
the film group, notable are V.'altz of the Toreadors , a striking adapt- 
ion of Anouilh, and Tati's U^ Uncle * 

The second meeting of the CSnacle had as its topic "La Littirature| 
est-ce un art sur le m§me plan que les beaux-arts? En existe-t-il 
un vocabulaire common?" Host and Moderator was Prof. John Simon* 

Prof* John Simon was given a French hinistry Foreign Affaires grant 
for post-doctoral research on Valery Larbaud and a related study, to 
be carried out in Europe during the spring and suhuner of 1967* Prof* 
Simon is the author of two recent articles: "A Study of Classical 
Gesture: Hanry James and Mme. de Lafayette" in Corop » Lit, Studies y 
Summer 1966 (origionally a paper read at the 1965 MLA) and "The 
Presence of Musset in Modern French Drama", French Review ^ Oct* 1966* 

Prof. Mainous, Prof. F W Nachtmann, and Prof* Bassan attended the AATF 
and IMLTA meetings held Nov 5-6 in Springfield, Prof, Nachtmann has 
also been active in the "University-High School Articulation Program" 
which sends university representatives throughout the state of 111* 
to explain the U of I to parents, teachers, and students, and answer 
any questions they may have* 

FRENCH TELEPHONE PROfiRAM. This program is a first in the United 
States, insofar as other language laboratory telephone service 
systems are of a limited access^ and used only in conjunction 
with specific telephone installations* The French 101 service is 
in addition to regularly scheduled laboratory sessions. The material 
in this course id from the text Listening , Speaking , Reading , Writing 
French , by Thomas H Brown* Initial reaction to the program was so 



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favorable that a second French program was started, primarily aimed 
at students of French 215 and 216 (Advanced Oral) but useful to 
various other classes, from French 104 through Advanced Diction. 
Material in this program consists ofi poems which are heard in full, 
then in segments, with pauses for' repetitions . The poems are changed 
each Tuesday afternoon. The telephone number for this program is 
333-3781. Response to this second French program has been very good: 
several classes other than 2 15-16 have been using it. The benefits 
of the system are already clear, as proven by improved diction and 
intonation. These programs are very popular with teachers and stud- 
ents, and demand for new applications are continually made to the 
Language Laboratory. 

On Nov. 9 Marcelin Pleynet, Editor of Tel Quel and Visiting Prof, 
of French at Northwestern U, addressed the French Journal Club on 
"La Fin du XIXe Sifecles et I'art moderne". 

The Treteau de Paris performance of Les Femmes Savantes in Urbana 
on Nov. 3 was a complete success. The ultra-modern acting, nearly 
absurd setting and costumes, and the old text, in no way cut or 
altered, combined into a coherent whole, into another demonstration 
of "Moliere parmi nous". The play was given a farcial slant rather 
than a comedy of manners direction in order to stress movement in a 
somewhat slow-paced text, and to minimize the effect of alexandrines, 
topical references, and archaic phrases » 



GERMAN NOTES — Prepared by Prof. Carol Miller 

The Department welcomed 16 new Teaching Assistants this year. Two 
of that group completed their undergraduate study at the U of I, 
Mr. Thomas Johnson and Mr. Dieter Meister. Several others are from 
the state of Illinois, although they may have studied elsewhere. 
These include Mr. David Couch (M.A. State U of Iowa), Mr. Harold 
Felty (B.A. U of Mich.), Miss Kathleen Marbarger (Northwestern U) , 
Miss Ruth Sault (M.A. Syracuse U) , and Miss Julie Wolfert (Lawrence 
Coll. Appleton Wise.) Other new assistants are Mrs. Eileen Biro 
(U of Ariz.), Miss Melinda Censich (Calif. State Coll, California, 
Penn.), Miss Rosemary Hoffmann (U of N.C.), Mr. John Howard {TS of 
Oregon) , Miss Renate Redlich (Tulane U) , Miss Adele Thorburn (Mid- 
dlebury Coll.), Mrs. Rita Kummel (Diploma, Goethe U, Frankfurt, Ger.), 
Mr. Werner Mayer (Diploma, U of Tubingen), and Mrs. Margit Resch 
(M.A. U of Hamburg) . The majority of these new assistants have 
studied at some time in Europe. To them all, the Department extends 
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An orientation progiram, for these new teaching assistants was oonSuct- 
ed by the German Dept. from Sept. 7-13. This program, offered for 
the first time this year, served to acquaint our assistants with the 
teaching materials and methods presently used in German 101 and 102. 
The program covered daily phonetic exercises, teaching demonstrations 
by the staff, drill exercises, discussions of MLA films, and exper- 
imental teaching by the assistants. The orientation course was planned 
and directed by Prof. Herbert Knust, with the assistance of Prof s . 
James McGlathery (associate director, Ruth Lorbe, Erik Graubart, 
"Gunther Host, and Siegfried Mews. 

In the October Newsletter mention was made of a new course being 
offered, German 392. This reporter asked Profs. Abraham and Knust 
to explain what they would be doing in their sections of the course 
in the spring semester. Prof. Abraham will be doing readings in 
Old High German with emphasis on Tation and Otfried . Approximately 
half the semester will be devoted to Old Saxon (Heliand) , with an 
introduction into comparative philology of Old High German, Old Saxon, 
and Old English dialects. The other section will be "The epic theater", 
a survey of "non-Aristotelian" structures in the history of Drama 
with intensive discussion of Brecht's theories and plays. The course, 
conducted by Prof Knust, will also be open for students of Compar- 
ative Literature. 

The Fruchtbringende Geselllschaft scheduled two open meetings for 
the month of November. Prof. Franz G. Ryder of the German Dept. at 
Indiana U spoke to members of various departments on the topic 
"Some Approaches to the Language of Poetry" . The paper dealt 
primarily with statistical studies of the language as one possible 
method of criticism of poetry. On Nov. 17, Prof. W.P. Lehmann of 
the U of Texas spoke on "Reflections of Germanic Legal Terminology . 
and Situations in the Edda " Prof. Lehmann is known for his work in 
Old Norse Law as well as in linguistics and several other fields. 

The first meeting of the year of the Faculty Seminar was held Nov. 
11. Prof. Schier, the Chairman, has announced the basic topic 
"Tragedy" and at the first meeting Profs. Pauline Schwalbe and 
John R Frey led the discussion of the theories of Plato and Aris- 
totle and those of Friedrich Schiller. As usual, a bibliography 
was circulated prior to the meeting so all participants would 
have an opportunity to prepare for the session. 

The Enrollment figures for the fall semester show a total of 
2485 graduate and undergraduate students. This is the largest, 
by almost 250, of any Big Ten school. There are 912 registered 
in 101-102, with 591 in 103-104. In the 200-level courses, 
designed for juniors and seniors, there are 243 students, Wj.th 



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another 115 in the 300-level courses (for advanced undergraduates and 
graduates) . On these two levels, 207 are in literature courses 
and 151 are in advanced composition and conversation. 516 Graduate 
students from other disciplines are in the 400-401 courses in 
Reading German. 108 registrants are listed in the other 400-level 
(Graduate) courses. A very significant increase is seen in the 
number of Graduate students, who, now total 73. There are 103 
undergraduate German majors, including those, in the Teacher 
Training Curriculum. 

The time has coma again for HS teachers of German to consider the 
AATG National Contest. Students in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year classes 
are eligible to participate in the contest, v;hich will take place 
in the spring. Those interested should write to Josef Ryberg, Dept. 
of For. Lang. Southern 111. U, Edwardsville, 111. 62025. 

The fall meeting of the Souther 111. Chapter of AATG was held on 
Nov. 4 at Springfield in connection with the IMLTA meeting. Prof. 
Helmut A Hartwig, President of the Chapter, of SIU, presided over 
a program of four papers, two by members of this Department. Mr. 
David Couch (U of I) spoke on "Goethe's Own Stage Acaption of Goetz 
von Berlichinqen " . Rev. Charles W Speck (St. Bede Acad. Peru, 111.) 
on "A Participant Reports on the SIU-NDEA Overseas Institute for 
Advanced Study in German, 1966", Prof. Werner Abraham (U of I) on 
•Wiltu dich schicken zu v;isheit. So mustu Ian dine dorheit'. Etudien 
zu einem Wahsagetext des spaten Mittelalters", and Prof. Kurt H 
Guddat (Ohio Wesleyan U) on "Heinrich Boll and the New German" . 



SLAVIC NOTES — Prepared by Profs. Evelyn Bristol and Frank Y. Gladney 

The Slavic Dept. has maintained a total enrollment almost the same 
as a year ago, with 552 student registrations versus 561 last year 
at the same time. Total enrollments appear to be leveling off in 
the past few years, after the sharp jumps in the imn^ediate post- 
Sputnik era of 1958-61. Here are the comparative total student 
registrations in all Slavic Department courses on the 10th day 
of classes each October since 1957s 

YEAR TOTAL CHANGE YEAR TOTAL CHANGE YEAR TOTAL CHANGE 

1957 63 1S60 372 9.7% 1963 527 2.3% 

1958 238 261.9% 1961 507 36.3% 1954 538 2.1% 

1959 339 42.4% 1962 515 2.0% 1955 561 2.7% 



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For 1966, the total enrollment of 552 represents a decline of 
1.6%. This smoothing-out of the growth curve seems to be typical 
of Russian-Slavic enrollments in many schools around the country. 
A breakdown of the registration totals this October shows that there 
has been only a tiny variation from last year's figures on the 
individual le\feis. The 100-level courses (266), 300-level (71), 
and the 400-401 reading courses (64) are virtually identical with 
last year, each rising or falling by only, one or two students. 
The 200-level courses (85) have risen slightly, from 80 last year. 
The other Slavic languages, SerOo-Croatian, Polish, Ukrainian, 
with a combined total of 19 in three courses, have also risen 
slightly from a total of 15 a year ago. The only change of any 
magnitude has been a decline in graduate registrations' (40C)-level 
except 400-401) , with 47 this year versus 68 in 1965 (an all-time 
high; previously the total had not exceeded 50) . This latter drop 
may be reversed next year with an expected increase in the number 
of graduate fellowships which can be offered to Slavic majors. 
The number of Russian majors is 10 in straight Russian and 9 in 
Russian Teacher Training. The number of candidates for graudate 
degrees is 34, including 14 for the Ph.D. 

The first meeing of the Russian Language Club took place on Oct. 
18 in the Illini Union. Miss Sandra Moehring related her impress- 
ions of her summer trip to the Soviet Union, illustrating her 
talk with slides of cities, palaces, and monuments. Mr. Mixail 
Belous, Kiev Poly technical Institute, who ife currently an exchange 
student at the U of I, recited poems by contemporary writers 
including Okud^ava, Kedrin, and ^'engeli. Other entertainment 
consisted of piano pieces by Prokof 'ev played by Mr. Fred Thayer, 
a filmstrip of PuMkin's "Fairytale of the Golden Cockerel," and 
folk dancing led by Mr. Steven P. Hassman. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton L. Dawson were hosts at a reception held for 
members of the Department in the Illini Union Oct. 11. New members 
and old appreciated this annual opportunity to become acquainted 
and exchange notes at the beginning of the academic year. 

Cold weather and cloudy skies had some effect on attendance at 
"the first annual Russian Language and Area Center picnic at Hessel 
Park on Oct. 16, but they did not dampen the spirits of the two 
or three dozen who came. While some manned the barbecue pits and 
mixed salad, others worked up appetites with volley ball and soft 
ball. The picnic was sponsored by the Center and organized by Mr. 
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Recent events of interest include a lecture by Praf • Alexander 
Vucinich, Dept» of Sociology, on "Russian Scierice under the Last 
Czar" on NqV. 7 and another by Prof, Michael Petrovich, U of 
Wise. , on "Communism as a Sfecular Religion" on Nov, 10, The 
first meeting of the Roundtable of the Russian Language and Area 
Center was devoted to a discussion of research conditions in the 
USSR by Prof, Ralph T. Fisher, Jro, Director of the Area Center, 
and Prof, James R, Millar, Depte of Economics, both of whom have 
done recent research there. 



AATSEEL, On Nov, 4 in Springfield, thelllinois Chapter of AATSEEL 
held a successful meeting which was attended by over 30 Illinois 
Russian teachers. Four papers were read, Mr, Mitchell Ludwinski 
(Univ. HS) remarked, in "PLATO and Programmed Russian", the wide 
use of computers in the future and described a project under way 
at Uni» High for producing programmed materials for teaching the 
reading of Russian, Such materials could be used by students sit- 
ting before individual television screens and typing responses on 
Russian typewriters. The second paper was presented jointly by Mr, 
Frank Petronaitis (Lyons Twp HS ) and Mr. Marion J, Reis (Oak Park 
and River Forest HS ) . They talked on attracting and holding students 
in Russian courses. Prof, Steven P, Hill (U of I) spoke on "Some 
New Developments in Soviet Films", pointing to the sharp rise in 
movie making since the death of Stalin, and the introduction of 
the modified profit motive among cinema personel. The last speaker 
was Prof, Clayton L, Dawson (U of I), who read "A Second Look at 
Structural Drills" in which he urged the sensitive teacher to 
stay alert to the dangers of over-mechanization and boredom. He 
proposed a number of modifications for structural drills, 



SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES Prepared by Jane Killam 



Enrollment figures for the first semester in the Spanish, Italian, 
and Portuguese Department total 2283, Of this number 1911 are in 
Spanish, 205 in Italian, and 167 in Portuguese, The advanced 
courses in Portuguese show a total enrollment of 87, those in 
Italian 73, and in Spanish, 769(( 359 in 200-level, 217 on 300- 
level, 193 on 400-level), Approximately half of the students on 
the 300-level, and all on the lOO-level are graduate students. 



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Gerald A. Petersen, now at Florida State University, Gainesville, 
recently completec! the Ph.D. degree in the Department. His thesis, 
done under the direction of Professor Luis Leal, was entitled 
"The Narrative Art of Pedro Prado". 

On November 5 the first meeting of the Mesa Redonda was held at 
the home of Prof. Luis Leal. The topic chosen for discussion was 
"La intencioln literaria de la obra didactica". The next Mesa 
Redonda will be held December 9 at the home of Prof. Marcos A 
Morinigo: the topic will be "El misticismo". 

Departmental Publications. Recent publications by faculty members 
include two anthologies pf cuentos by Professor Luis Leal: El 
Cuento veracruzano (Aguila o sol) and EJL cuen to mexicano de los ■ 
oriqenes al modernismo (Serie Nuevo Mundo, B^A.) . 

An article by Professor William H. Shoemaker, "Cara y cruz de la 
novlistica galdosiana" appears in Hispanic S tudies in Honor of 
Nicholson B. Adams , Chapel Hill (U of NC Press), 1956, pp. 151- 
166. 

A volume of collected studies Homenaje a. Rodriguez Monino (Edit- 
orial Castalia) contains articles by three faculty members: "La 
huella de Gonzalez de Selas en la poesia de Quevedo editada por 
Aldrete" by Prof. James crosby, "Letra y espiritu de 'La Arau- 
cana ' en la historia de Chile de Fr. Antonio VaTzauez de Espinosa", 
by Prof. Marcos A Morinigo, and "Sol y sombra de Giner en Galdos" 
by Prof. William H Shoemaker. 

An article by prof. Luis Leal "El movimiento estridentista" has . 
appeared in Meinoria ( Institute International de literature Ibero- 
americana) . 



On Nov. 2 Prof. George A Huaco of Yale U gave a lecture entitled 
"Sociology' of the Novel, the Mexican Case, 1915-1955". 

On Nov. 15 the Spanish Club joined the Univ. Film . Society to 
present an afternoon showing of The Give n l7ord (O p agador de 
Promessa s) , a Brasilian film based on the play by Oswaldo 
Massaini. The Club also sponsored a lecture on Nov. 17 by Prof. 
Luis Leal, who spoke on "Lo real maravillooO en las Americas". 



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The Italian Club showed a film "Leonardo da Vinci, Giant of the 
Renaissance" on Nov. 15. Plans are being made for a lasagna dinner 
to be held early in Deceiaber. 



Graduate Students . Many returning graduate students report a busy 
summer. Maria C Pinheiro was an Instructor and Assistant Director 
of the Portuguese language training program of the Peace Corps at 
Marquette U, Milwaukee, v;isc. Mrs. Flora Breidenbach participated 
in an NDEA Portuguese Institute at the U of Wise. Nancy Hagebak 
and Arnold Penuel spent part of their summer vacation in Puerto 
Rico, Alix Zuckerman and Edward Borsoi traveled to Mexico, and 
Jane Killam spent the summer teaching English in Colombia. 

The Dept. is welcoming 41 nev; graduate students this year. New grad- 
uate students are: Luisa Sophie Amiguet (BA 1962 Trinity Coll.), 
John W Brawand (BA 1951 Wheaton Coll.), Brenda S Copley (BA 1966 
U of I), Peter Dillingham (BA 1966 Williams Coll.), Frank Falco (BA 
1962 U of I), Michelle P Marcus (BA 1966 U of I), Lynne C Staedke 
(BA 1965 Milliken U) , Anje C Van der Naald (BA 1963 Carleton U, MA -- . 
1965 U of I) . 

New Fellows are Mario M Diaz (BA '62 Colby Coll., MA '64 U of I) , 
Suzanne Goldsmith (BA '65 Wayne State), Marilyn Mathanson (BA '65 
Wayne State), Bro. Jordan David Phillips (BA '56, MA '62 St. Mary's 
Coll.), Margaret Snook (BS '66 So. Conn. Coll.), and John Strange 
(BA '66 Florida State). 

There are 27 new Teaching Assistants this year. They are: Mrs Monica 
Meyer Atkins (BA '66,Bucknell U) , Sebastian Biagi (BA '65 U of I) /- 
Pedro F Campa (BA '65, MA '66 Florida State), Cornelius Carr (BA '65 . 
Villanova) , Louise E Carter (BA '64 Florida State), Robert Q Carter 
(BA '64, MA'66 Texas Tech. Coll.), Catherine Ann Chuipek (BA '66 
Adelphi) , Bruce Herold (BA '65 Rutgers), Judith S Honigstock (BA '66 
U of Rochester), Lenore House (EA '64 Bradley U) , Ward H Hurst (BA 
'66 Florida State), Alexander Kersevan (BA '61 U of Calif. Berkeley), 
C.J. Kertesz (BA '66 Hobart Coll.), Richard B Klein (BA '60 Elmhurst 
Coll, MA '62 U of I), Karen Loxley (BA '66 Manchester Coll.), Diane . 
Oyarzun (Licenciatura '57 U Cathoiica, Valparaiso Chile, MA '62 
Bradley U) , Irraa Padovani (BA '62 U of Puerto Rico, MA '65 Middlebury 
coll.), Richard Joseph Page (BA '66 Villanova), Jacqueline L Purdy 
(BA '65 Hartwick Coll.), David Frederick Schultz (BA '66^ U of Roch- ,.-. 
ester), Jose da Sousa (BA '64 L^do; res'UniVo derC^sarS), 'S^'^phdh.if : 
Summerhill (BA '56 U of Toronto), and Guil?-ermo Trevino (Licenciatura 
'58 Escolasticado Misioneros Espiritu Santo, Mexico). 



The U of I Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly 
by the Modern Language Departments of the U of I under the direction 
of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, Prof. William H 
Shoemaker, Head. The Newsletter is available without charge to all 
interested persons in Illinois and other states. Editor: Miss Jane 
Killam. Communications should be addressed to Editor, 224 Lincoln 
Hall. U of 111.. Urbana 111. 61801. 



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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 

NEWSLETTER 



Vol, XX No, 3 



DeceiTilier 1966 



Felices Pascuas 



Feliz Natal 




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'' ■ ADVANCED PLACEMENT. 



Latest information on the Advanced Placement Program of the College 
Entrance Examination Board and the reaiiits of its tests in foreign 
languages submitted to the University of Illinois reveals the 
following: 

lo) the nurber of schools represented, the number of students sub- 
mitting examinations, and the number of examinations have all risen 
to new heights, BUT 

2)) of 599 examinations submitted, only 41, or less than 7%, were in 
the foreign languages, although AP tests were taken -- and therefore 
AP programs Were provided in the schools — by 152 (c,25%) in English, 
145 (c.24%) in two Histories, and 120 (20%) in Tiathematics, Only one 
other subject. Physics, with 16, had fewer examinations than had the 
largest of the foreign languages, Spanish \ijith 19* 

3») Of the 41 foreign language exams, 21 earned Advanced Placement 
and college credit, as follows: 13 of 19 in Spanish, 6 of 11 in 
French, 1 of 4 in German, and 1 of 7 in Latin, In the other fields 
only in English and Physics did the number of those earning placement 
and credit fall below 50%, 



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Many inferences may be drav/n from these figures, but it is obvious 
that good results have been achieved in Spanish and French (the 
figures for German are probably too small to be significant) 
suggesting that other schools might join the program with con- 
fidence* 



— Prof. V/cH, Shoemaker, Head 
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese 
Department 



MLAo Illinois will be well represented in the upcoming I-iodern 
Language Association i«eeting to be held Dec. 27-29 in Nev/ York 
(at the Statler Hilton and Sheraton Atlantic). Among the part- 
icipants are the following: 

Group Chairmen & Secretaries ; Curtis Blaylock (U of I )Chairman of 
Comparative Uoniance Linguistics j Haskell Block( Visiting Prof. U of 
I), Secretary of Comparative Literature 8j Evelyn Bristol (U of I) 
Chairman of Comp, Lit, 8; Zbigniew Fclejewski (U of I) Chairman of 
Slavic 2; Johu K Simoa (U of I) Secretary Comp. Lit, 5? and 
Bernard l.einberg (U o^ Chicago) Chairman of General Topics 1* 

Members, Advisory & Nominating Committees (*Chairman 1966, **Chair- 
Jjlaii' 1967Ti *^Curtis Blaylock. (U of I ) Comparative Romance Lisxg, j 
Evelyn Bristol (U of I) Comp, Lit. 8; **Zbigniew Folejewski (U of 
I) Compe Lit. 8 and Slavic 2; ♦"Ronee Hubert (U of I) French 7} * 
Luis Leal (U of I) Spanish 7; *Ralph E Matlaw (U of Chicago) Slav, 
Ij Bruce Morrissette (U of Chicago) Romance Section and *Prench 7; 
*Tilliam H Shoeaiaker(U of I) Spanish 5} and Bernard u'einberg (U 
of Chicago) General Topics 1. 

Members , Bibliography & Research Committees (*Chairman); Merlin 
H Forster~(U of I) Span. 7; Uilliam T Starr (Northwestern) French 
7 and *French 6, 

Nominate d for Office 1967 ; Haskell Block (Visiting Frof. U of I) 
for Chairman of Comp« Lit* 8; Charles A Knudson (U of I) for 
Secretary of French 1; John K Simon (D of I) for Chairman of Compe 
Lit, 5; and Irwin Weil (Northwestern) for Secretary of Comp. Lit, 
8. 

Papers ; James C Bruce (U of Chicago) "The Poetics of Emil Staiger" 
General Topics 1; Barbara C Bowen (U of I) "Rabelais and the 
Comedy of the Spoken U'ord" French 2, Daniel N Cardenas "Nueva luz 
sobre Raz on de smor j; Benuestos del agua y del vino (analisis 
morfo-sintacticoT" Spanish 1; Albert R Ciriilo (Northwestern) 
"Giulio Camiilo's Idea of a Theatre ; The Enigma of the Renaissance" 
General Topics 7; Frank Gladney (^of I) "On Relative Clauses in 



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Rv.ssian" Slavic 2; Francois Jost (U of I) "The Image of Russia 
in V.'estern KatJ.onai Literatures" Conpo LitrS? Judd it Ui>.b6i*v(li":.of I) 
"Pertharite et la nouvelie critique" Fi-ench 3; William T Starr 
(Northwestern) "Holland and Schillerj Elective Affinities?" 
CDmpc Lit. 7; and Edwin J l','ebber (Northwestern) "The riba ldo as 
Literally symbol" Medieval Interdepartmental Section^ 



The MLA meeting is held consecutively with meetings of the various 
AAT groups „ The AATF is being held from Dec, 26-29 at the Hotel 
New Yorker, A,\TG from Dec27-30 at the Sheraton Atlantic, AATI from 
Dece 26-2S at the Sheraton Atlantic, AATSEEL Dec. 27-29 and AATSP 
Dec. 28-30 both at the New Yorker. 

Participants from Illinois in the AAT meetings include: 

AATF Roger Pillet (U of Chicago) reading a .joint paper (with Lee 
Spar kman, Seat tie Wash.) "FLES and the Objectives of the Contempor- 
ary Elementary School". 

AATSEEL Hugh McLean (U of Chicago) Chairman of a. Literary Discuss- 
ion Section on Gogol, Marion J Reis (Oak Park, River Forest HS) 
"The Illinois Chapter's Work in Building a Solid High School 
Program in Russian", James Rice (U of I Chicago) Secretary of the- 
Lzterary Discussion Section on Gogol, J G Tolpin (Northwestern) 
"Russian in the Education of an American Scientist", and Irwin 
Weil (Northwestern) "The Problem of Tradaition in Soviet Literature"* 

AATSP Luis Leal (U of I) "Borges y la novela" and Frank Morales 
(Ilie State U at Normal) "El uso de la artesania en la ensenanza 
de la cultura"o 



CONFERENCE OF SCHOLARS, The MLA in its annual meeting in New 
York is organizing a "Conference of Scholars" (No. 40, Dec, 29 
10:15-11:30 am at the "Village" in the Hilton) for the purpose 
of discussing mutual problems of State Modern Language Assoc- 
iationsc The problem areas: scope of operation and general 
organization, types of programs sponsored, state coordination 
between FL teachers on elementary, high school, and college 
levels 5 means of dissemination of information regarding research 
and recent developments in FL teaching, type of coordination 
between State Modern Language Associations and State Departments 
of Education, and discussion o(£ State FL Bulletins by Kenneth 
Mildenberger, Invited are State Modern Language Association 
presidents, past and present, and State FL Supervisors. As for 
all conferences, attendance is limited to 35. Interested persons 
write John Michalski (U of Hawaii) for admission. 



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NEW STUDEiNT«TEACHEli SUFEilVISOR,, Mr. Charles Daigh, a doctoral 
candidate in the ^ of I Geriuan Department, has been appointed 
to a permanent position as assistant to Dr. Gilbert C Kettlecampi 
the Supervisor of Foreign Language Student-Teachers in the U of 
I College of ^ducatioHo Mr. Daigh replaces Dro Robert Cannc.day, 
working with student-teachers in the local and Chicago areas, 
and teaching a methods course in Foreign Language teachingo 
Another appointee from the U of I German Department is Mrs, 
HenrJ Stegemeier, also a doctoral candidate, who helps with 
the supervision of student-teachei's. This year there are 76 
student-teachers; 36 working in the first semester and 40 sched- 
uled for the second semester; next year a total of over 100 are 
expected* The students teach for two weeks at the opening of the 
school year and then return to the same school for six or seven 
weeks of teaching experience later in the academic yearo 



COMP;JL\TIVE LITERATURE, The Comparative Literature Program spon- 
sored a lecture Dec. 7 by Professor Alain ^enoir, Chairman of the 
Comparative Literature Department at the Univ. of California at 
Berkeley, The lecture was entitled "Comparative Literature: Prof- 
essional and Cultural Responsibilities", 



NEW PERIODICAL, The NLA FL Program Note s has changed character. 
The MLA is publishing a new bulletin. Foreign L anguage An nals , 
which will contain current news, notes, statistics, etco, and is 
aimed at a broad FL readershipa 



NALLD DIRECTORY, Again this year the RALLD is sponsoring a direct- 
ory of language laboratories in each state© There is a separate 
high school and college directory. For a school system to have its 
lab listed in this directory, there is no charge nor any need to 
associate with the organization. In May 1966 the first issue was 
sent out to all who indicated an interesto A second issue is to 
appear very soon. Anyone interested in listing hie sclioal-*^ lab 
( and thereby receiving the directory) should send, by February 
1, 1867, his name, title in the school system, school name and 
address (city and county) to Dr. Evelyn Uhrhan Irving, North Cent- 
ral College, Naperville, 111. 60540, Please include 15 ^ in stamps 
and a large Manila envelope for mailing the directory* 



OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD, Several programs of possible interest to 
our readers have come to our attentiono Two of them, V/ork or 
Study Abroad Schools, and the Experiment in International Living 
offer opportunities for participation both on the student and 
chaperone levels. For information on the Vl'SA Schools..., write Mrs, 
Rita Ross, Dean of Jidmissions^ V/SA Schools, Marine Plaza, Milwaukee 



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Wisconsiiij 53202, For information on the Experiment, write to 
Leadarshlpj The Experiment in International Living, Putney Vt( 
05346 o 



COPE IIIo MODERN Li\NGUAGES: TEACHING AND TESTING, This is the 
third in a series of Conferences on Practical Evaluation (COPE) 
sponsored by the Educational Testing Servicers Cooperative Test 
Division, with the cBsistance of the Modern Language Association 
and Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. 

COPE III is concerned with the audio-lingual practices currently 
in use in foreign language teaching and the resultant changes of 
techniques for testing the basic skills © It has been developed by 
ETS for school administrators, curriculum specialists, guidance 
personnel, and foreign language teachers. The program is conducted 
by a member of the ETS Professional Staff and a foreign language 
consultant. It consists of three partso a motion picture, "Modern 
Techniques in Language Teaching", a sound filmstrip which describes 
techniques for testing the basic language, and a series of minia- 
ture tests of listening, speaking, writing, and reading, which are 
administered to the participants to demons tnate the techniques o 
A school may conduct its own program ( the ETS program is free 
but participation is limited )o Materials for such workshops can 
be ordered for $10,00 and include the filmstrip, the LP record, 
and 26 ditto masters for reproducing a booklet containing 
suggestions for px-eparing classroom examinations, and a discuss- 
ion of the basic principles of lang'^age tests, test construction, 
student preparation; administration, and evaluationo The motion 
pictursL is available at a nominal rental fee from 35 educational 
institutions throughout the United States or may be purchased 
directly from Teaching Film Custodians for Sl70<,00, 

The first two programs in the series, COPE I and II, are concern- 
ed with the design of a school -e basic testing program, and the 
construction of classroom tests respectivelyo Further information 
and details about any of these programs may be obtained by writing 
Mrs» Jean F Reiss, Field Service Coordinator, Cooperative Test 
Div^ision, Educational Testing Service, Princeton N J 18540a 



FRENCH NOTES — Prepared by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 



Mo Lucien Goldmann, author of Le Die u cache . Pour une so ciologie 
du roman, and other works, spent Nov, 17 and 18 on the (J of I 
campus. He gave a lecture, participated in meetings with students, 
and led a Cenacle discussion 



The CSnacle meeting on Dec. 8 had for its theme "Qu'est-ce que la 
comedie?" 



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Mrs. Ren^e Hubert spoke at the South Atlantic MLA Meeting in 
Charlotte, NC on "Andre Breton and Achem von Arnem, Affinities 
between Surrealiam and German Romanticism" in November, The 
same conference was attended by Mr. ^iainous who also attended 
the Chicago meeting of Heads of Language Departments of the Big 
Ten universities, 

Mr. Roch Mirabeau addressed the ournal Club on Dec. 12 on the 
Haitian Creole dialect* 

Carne's film, Les ^isiteurs du Soir, was shown by the Department 
in December to French 1C3/104 reg, students currently studying the 
scenario. Staff and graduate students were also guests of the 
Department© 

Mr, Viens and Miss Pietrangeli are now members of a regional 
"Committee to Rescue Italian Art Inc." which will try to raise 
funds following the recent damages caused by floods in Italy, 



The French Telephone ProgramjA Continuation, Illinois Bell Tele- 
phone Company reports that 12000 calls were received by the U of 
I Language Laboratory in the first four weeks of the French Lab 
program's operation^ This figure does not include the poems-by- • 
telephone program which was started after the origional French 
101 Programo Progress continues to be excellent. Some questions 
have been asked us about the "fidelity" of the playback. The 
frequency range of the telephone line, approximately 100-4000 Hz» 
is totally adequate for voice, especially since there is no sudden 
cut-off, A major limitation would be the mouthpiece of the receiver 
which gets entirely bypassed in our process. Furthermore, in this 
area, lines are new, underground, and unspliced, which results 
in good clarity. 

The telephone program is receiving nation-wide attention: several 
publications refer to it. Recently Voice of j\merica intervievtred 
by telephone (appropriately) Mr. Nolan of our Departmrnt, and will 
rebroadcast segments of our program on its network. Plans now 
call for an extension of the program so that handicapped students 
may get all their laboratory work (not just the supplementary 
materials now used) done via telephone. The numbers for the 101 
program are: Program A , 333-3785 (l24 for calls from campus phones) 
and Program B , 333-3786 ( campus 125), If the numbers are busy, 
333-3780 (a) and 333-3783 (B), The "Random Access Number", for use 
in requesting any other tape for French 101, is 333-3784 (but this 
number, unlike the others, can only be used during regular lab 
hours). The poetry tapes, changed weekly, are at 333-3781, 



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University and High School Articulation, The French Department 
will hold its first University- High School articulation progpam 
next April in conjunction with the Spanish Departments These 
articulation programs have been offered for several years by the 
U of I to high school administrators and counsellors and to teach- 
ers of certain subjects, but this will be the first patticipation 
of the French Departraento The Freneh and Spanish teachers of high 
schools which sand most students to the Urbana campus will be in- 
vited to participate u The administrators of the French Department 
will outline our courses and goals for them and answer their quest- 
ions about our procedurco They will be invited to meet oui; teachers, 
visit our classes, and to confex' with their former students who 
are now registered in our French courses o The cooperation of a 
considerable part of the French Department will of course be necess- 
ary to make the program a success a 



The French Department and Le Cercle Fran^ais sponsored two films 
"Les Ecrivains de Provence" aadr"Un9 Jouraee au Lycee" ( the first 
in black and white, the second in color) November 17o Admission was 
freeo 



The Department regrets to have to announce the departure of Mr. 
and ^»rs, Judd Hubert as of September 1967, The Huberts will return 
to California- where they will both be Professors in the French 
Dept, of the U of California at livinco 



At the annual meeting of the IMLTA at Springfield, Nov, 6, Mr, 
Mainous was elected President for the next two years ^ his term to 
start January 1, 1967, The meeting was attended by Mr. l^iainousg 
Miss Bassan, Mr. Laprevotte, and Mr. Nachtnianne 



V/e call the following item to your attention: ALLIANCE FR/iK^AISE - 
Le jury du Prix Litteraire de la Federation des Alliances Fran^aises 
aux Etats-^nis a decide de soumettre aux auteurs un sujet de con- 
cours: vie et moeurs scolaires ou universitaires dans les fitats- 
Unie d 'aujourd 'hui (essai; roman, dialogue, recit ou coate). Les 
manuscrits, dactylographies en 3 exemplaires au moinsj devroni 
etre deposes au secretariat du Prix: M,, Marc Blancpain, secretaire 
general de 1 'Alliance Fran^aise, 101, bd Raspail, Paris 6 , avant 
le ler mars 1967, Le prix comporte une recompense de 2,000 dollars 
la traduction en anglais et la publication aux Etats-Unis par les 
soins des Editions WilliEun Morrowo 



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GEKMAN NOTES — Prepared by Prof. Carol Miller 



The German Department welcomed two guest speakers during the 
month of November, On the 3rd, Prof. Frank G Ryder of Indiana U 
addressed a special meeting of the ^'ruchtbringende Gesellschaft 
on the topic "Some Approaches to the Languages of Poetry"o Profc 
VJ P Lehmann, a Germanist and Linguist from the U of Texas, discuss- 
ed at the Nov, 17 meeting of tae group, "Reflec;J;ions of Germanic 
Legal Terminology and Situations in the 'Edda'", These open meet- 
ings attracted members of other departments as well, and each 
concluded with a lively discussion of the papero 



The second meeting of the year of the Faculty Seminar was scheduled 
for Dec. 16. Profc Hans J Schiutter agreed to speak on the theories 
of tragedy of Eiuil Staiger^ The views of Benno von u'iese were con- 
sidered as a counterpoint for the discussion. 



Four articles by members of the Department have appeared recently» 
Prof, Herbert Knust treated the subject "Tristan and Sosostris" in 
the 2£Z1?£ lii Li ttferature Comp aree (vol, XL, Noe29 pp, 235-245), 
"'Aira': Towards an interpretation of Trakl" was published in the 
Germanic^ Revue (Nov, 1966, pp, 264-278), The paper grew out of a 
report presented origionally by Profo Rudolf Schier at the ^acuity 
Seminar© Vol, VT of Ki e rkegaar di ana includes a lengthy biblio- 
graphy "S^ren Kierkegaard-litteratur 1961-1966" which was compiled 
by Mr, Aage Jj^rgensenr, Prof, Hans J Schiutter 's study "Der Rliythmus 
im strengen Knittelvers des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts , " appeared 
in Euphcrion (vol, 60, Hefte 1/2, pp, 48-90), 



Reviews by a number of members of the department have been pub- 
lished recentlyo /imong them are those by Profs, E A Philippson, 
P M Mitchell J and John R Frey in the current issues of JEGP and 
The German Quarterlyo 



Activitoes of students in the department are becoming more varied© 
The German Club has been reorganized under the sponsorship of Mr, 
Giinther Holsto Tj^e group intends to work with the International 
Fair at the Illini Union in early Decembero On the evening of 
Dec, 19 the group will sponsor a Christmas program in Latzer Hall 
of the YMCAa At that time the Christmas Story will be read 
according to the Biblical texts and at points in the texts 
appropriate songs will be performed by the German Choir and a group 
of instrumentalists. The singing of some traditional songs is 
also planned. The Club hopes to continue the policy of bringing 
classic Gei^man films to the campus. 



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The German Choir has been practicing regularly under the direction 
of Prof, Hans Schliitter, The group, v.'hich sings many types of music 
from motets to "Volkslieder", spent the first weekend in December 
rehearsing at the U of I's Allerton Kousct Special emphasis v/as 
placed on the music to be presented at the German Club Christmas 
Program and on that which they sang at the Advent service of the 
Lutheran Student Foundation on Dec, 7. The choir sings a capella 
or accompanied by instrumentalists, 

Kaffeestunde continues to be a favorite meeting place of German 
students. Others who speak German should realize that they are most 
welcome to attend when they have timeo Coffee and conversation can 
be found on Wednesdays between 2 and 4 PM in the ^'acuity Lounge of 
the Illini I'nlon- 



"Der zerbrochene Krug", a comedy by Heinrich von Kleist, has been 
made into a movie by Emil Jannings and others. This version was 
brought to the U of I campus on ^ec. IS for showing to students in 
the Kleist class (Germo 392) and to other students and members of 
the department o 



SL^UTLC NOTES — Prepared by Profs o Evelyn Bristol and Frank Y Gladney 



At the second meeting of the Russian Language Club on Deco 8, V, 
Ardov's "Babuskina Pobeda" (Grandma's Triumph) was presented by 
Mr, Douglas Clayton and Miss Natasha Jermihov* Prof. Ralph T, Fisher, 
Jr. , next took us on a pro g ulka po Lenin -^ra du showing slides of 
points of interest in that cityt, St^ Petersburg was also the sub- 
ject of verses by PuMkin, Biok,^ and Axraatova which were read by Mr, 
Richard Chappie and Mr. Ilymaa Reisman, graduate students in the 
Department, The program closed with songs, dances 3 and refreshments. 

On Nov, 10, Prof, Michael B, Petrovich, U of V/isconsin, presented 
a lecture on "Comnunism as a Secular Religion." The quasi-religious 
traits of Communism; according to Prof, Petrovich, are an aspect 
of the movement which must be taken more fully into account in 
estimating the future of Comniunism, 

At the first meeting of the Roundtable of the Russian Language and 
Area Center, which is being chaired this year by Prof. Zby^niew 
Folejewski. Prof, Fisher and Profo James R. Miliar, Dept, of Econ- 
omics j discussed research conditions for U'estern scholars in the 
USSRo During the question and answer period we heard of comparable 
experiences from members of the audience who have participated in 
the Soviet exchange. 



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On Dec. 12 the Russian Area Center and the Depto of History 
sponsored a lecture by Prof, Oliver H, Radkey, U of Texas, en- 
titled "Reflections on the Russian Revolutionr. " 



Several members of the Department will be in New York after 
Christmas for the MLA meeting,, Profc Evelyn Bristol is Chairman 
of the comparative literature section devoted to Slavic-western 
literary reiationso ^hat session will hear a paper by Prof, 
Francois Jost, Chairman of the U of I Program in Comp. Lit, , 
entitled "The Image of Russia in Western National Literatures." 
Prof« Zbygniew Folejewski is Chairman of the Slavic and East 
European linguistics sectiong ivhere papers will include Prof, 
Franlc Y Gladney's "On Relative Clauses in Russiano" Another Illo 
Russian teacher scheduled to be heard is Mr, Marion J Reis of Oak 
Park and stiver Forest HS, whose paper before the KS methodology 
section of AATSEEL is entitled "The Illinois 'Chapter 's work in 
Building a Solid High School Program in Russiano" 



Prof, Hill has informed us of sources of Russian-language films 
in the USAo The U of I Visual Aids Service, 704 Sc 6th St. in 
Champaign 61820, has four 15-minute non-subtitled documentaries 
on the USSR produced at Syracuse Univ. renting for about $4e00 
each. Short subjects are available also from the Film Center^ 20 
E, Huron St,j Chicago, 111*, 50611o The only source of 35min Russ«» 
ian films in the country is Artkino Pictures^ 723 7th Avco. NY5NY 
10019 J although to save on shipping costs it is advisable to deal 
with Ai^tkino's Midwest agent Teitel Film Corp., 410 So Michigan, 
Chicago, 60605» After a Russian feature-length film is reduced to 
16nun ( as a rule, 3-4 years after it is imported into the USA), it 
is available from seA^eral other sources: Film Center has a near 
monopoly with probably more than ICO different features; the Mus- 
eum of Modern Art in NY has a few classics; Audio Film Classics, 
2138 Eo 75th St.,, Chicago 60649, has a few, as does Contemporary 
Films, 614 Davis St,, Evanston, 111, 

Scheduled at the U of I (Decembar 13) was "Quiet Flows the Don, 
Part I" a 1957 color epic based on Nobel Prize winner Mixail 
Soloxov's novel,> Other films to be presented by the U of I Russ-^ 
ian Club, in the Spring semester, are "Don Quixote" starring 
Nikolaj Cerkasov, and "The Fate of Man" a 1959 festival prize 
winner based on the story by Soloxov and starring Sergej Boxidarcuk, 
The above are very tentatively scheduled for Feb, 15 and March 15 
respectively. On May 17 we will see "When the Trees Were Tall," a 
1963 comedy-drama of an outsider in uodern USSR (by the director 
of "The House I live Ino") 



Russian Placement o This fall 63 entering freshmen took Russian 
placement exams given by the Deptu The breakdown by years of HS 
Russian according to Prof, Klein's count is as follows: 3 students 



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had 1 year, 30 had 2 years, 20 had 3 years, and 10 four. (The 
amount of HS Russian was unknown for 5, bringing the total of 
Freshmen entering with Russian to an all-time high of 68, 25% 
more than in 1965-66) . The number placing at the expected course 
level on the basis of the rule 1 yr of HS Russian equals one sem- 
ester at the U of I was 15, or 24%. 8 (13%) place 1 or more courses 
higher. 19 (30%) place 1 course below, another 21 (33%) placed 
2 or more courses bilow. Comparing the students according to the 
number of years of study, we note that less than h (7) of the 30 
who had 2 years placed at the expected level or higher; 1/3 placed 
1 course lower; while 13 (44%) started again in 101. On the other 
hand, of the 20 who came with 3 years of HS Russian, 3 place in 
the expected 4th semester course and 6 placed even higher; 5 drop- 
ped to 1 course lower, 3 two courses lower, and two started anew 
in 101. Finally, of the 10 who came with 4 years, 5 placed as ex- 
pected beyond Russian 104, 1 in 104, and 3 in 103. The figures 
present a strong argument for having more than 2 years of Russian 
in HS - 50% of those who did place as high or higher -than expected, 
while of the students who had had 2 years or less only 24% did so. 
Still, these figures average out to show that 37% placed at or 
a^ove the expected level compared to 15% in 1964-65. This must be 
attributable to the improved quality of Russian instruction in Ill- 
inois high schools. 



SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES - Prepared by Jane Killam 

Dr. Marcos A Mormigo is the author of the new Diccionario Manual 
de Americani & mos published in September in Barcelona. 

Mr. David Hershberg recently received the Ph.D. from the Univ. of 
Michigan for his thesis "A Critical Study of the Treatment of Class- 
ical Sources in Juan de Zabaleta's Erroj-es celebrarlos" . 

On Dec. 14 the Dept. sponsored a lecture by Carlos Gorostiza, 
Argentinian pL:iywright and D.-xnatist in Res.\''j-*3nce at Indiana State 
U, Terry Haiute . The lecture v;as entitled "Panorama del teatro 
argent ino". 

In the spring semester the Department will have Prof. Hugo W Cowes 
of the Universidad de Buenos Aires as a Visiting 'Lecturer Prof. 
Cowes will be teaching 3 courses. Span. 306, 311, and 422. 

The Mesa Redonda met on Dec. 9 at the home of Prof. Morinigo to 
discuss the topic "Aproximacion al misticismo" . The neiit reunion 
will be held Feb. 17 with the topic "El drama:,: espectaculo o lit- 
erature?" 

SPANISH CLUB. The last meeting of the semester was held Dec. 16 
with a Christmas party in Latzer Hall (YMCA) . The fiesta navidena 



included a jainata for the children and 2-MjLl§I}?i:5P^l« dances and 
rsf resJiinents . The neict meeting is schedviled for Fab. 16 at v;hich 
time a representative from the Conference on Inter-Air.ericnn Student 
Projects will present a pronrem. The Italian Club sponsored a 
Car ne va le di Natale on Dec. 12 with music, a buffet, and entertain*- 
msnt . Graduate students in the departnient again serenaded the Upper 
Faculty memJbers at their homes with Christinas songs. Four graduate 
students, Lenore House, Irma Padovani, Alix Zuckerman, and Gary 
Scavnicky, participated in the annual "Copacabana" held Dec 2-3 
and also sang for the International Fair held Dec. 9-10, 

Due to a typographical error the names of four new Graduate Assist- 
ants were omitted from some of the Nov. issues. Editorial apologies 
go to Diane Magdich (B*A.. '66 Douglass Coll. Rutgers), Lois Navid 
(A«E<. '65 U of Calif. Berkeley), Dagoberto Orrantia (E^A. '66 N. Mex. 
Highlands U) and Luis OyarEun (Licenciatura '57 U Catolica, Valpar- 
aiso Chile, MJf^, '62 Bradley U) . 

The Department is fortunate to have a larrge number of highly qual- 
ified graduate students this year. Native speaker of the language 
are: Monica Meyer Atkins (Bolivia, Peru), Sebastian Biagi (Italy), 
Pedro Campa (Cuba), M^MoDiaz (Spain), Peter Dillingham (Venezuela, 
Argentina, Brazil, Carribean) , Frank Falco (Italy, Venezuela) , 
Luis Oyarzun (Chile, Guatemala, Mexico), Dagoberto Orrantia (Mex.), 
Irma Padovani (Puerto Rico, Spain), Jose da Sousa (Brazil) and 
Guillermo Treviifio M (Mexico) . 

Many others have traveled and studied abroad: Luisa S Amiguet (France, 
Guatemala, Spain, Gem^any, Central America, and other countries in 
Europe and the carribean) , John W Brawand (missionary-linguist among 
the Rabinal-Achi Indians in Guatemala), Robert Carter (Mex.), Louise 
Cartisr (SJl,), Judith Honigstock (Spain, Mexico >, Leiior-© House (Kak.), 
Alexander Kersevan (Italy), CoJ. Kertesz (Australia^ Ceylon, Italy), 
Richard B Klein (Mex., Spain, Sport.), Karen Loxley (Mex.), Diane Mag- 
dich (Spain), Marilyn Nathanson (Europe, Mex.), Lois Navid (Mex.), 
Ero. Jordan D. Phillips FSC (Spain), Jacqueline Purdy (Spain), David 
Schultz (Colombia), Lynne Staedke (Meic, Costa Rica), Stephen SusTimer- 
hill (Spain) and Anje van der Naald (Spain) . Omitted from the list 
of Graduate Students spending the summer abroad v/as Catherine Jeff- 
9rys, who spent the summer in Mexico p working on her thesiso 

Several come to the U of I V7ith teaching experience: Luisa Amiguet, 
Pedro Campa, Robert Carter, McM.Di'as, Lenore House, Alexander 
Kersevan, Richard Klein, Luis Oyarzun, Irma Padovani, Lynne Staedke, 
Guillermo Trevino, and Anje van der Naald. 



The U of I Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is pviblished jointly 
by the Modern Language Departments of the U of I under the direction 
of the Dept. of Spabish, Italian, and Portuguese, Prof. William H 
Shoemaker, Head. The Newsletter is Available without charge to all 
interested persons in 111. and other states. Editor: Miss Jane 
Killam. Communications should be addressed to Editor, 224 Lincoln 
Hall p U of If Urbana. 111. 61801. , . 



/YU-tX ' (A<3Lyrx^ 



UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 

NEWSLETTER 



"Vol. XX No. 4 January 1967 

THE COMMITTEE TO RESCUE ITALIAN ART, INCORPORATED 



The letter reprinted below is being circulated here a^t the Univ- 
ersity of Illinois by fapulty members concerned over the damage 
and possible loss of cultural material in the disastrous November 
floods in Florence, Italy. The tragedy is perhaps felt more 
keenly by art historians, but has a profound effect on anyone 
interested in culture, not only of the Italian people, but of 
the Western Hemisphere. Damage to libraries and archives affect 
the Modern Languages directly, interrupting, or halting completely, 
scholarly research. 



On the night of November 4, the Arno River burst its banks in 
the worst flood since the fourteenth century. Huge amounts of 
water and mud swept through the city of Florence, in many places 
developing into violent whirlpools. In places it reached depths 
of twelve to fifteen feet. Tanks of crude oil burst, and this 
unrefined oil added enormously to the damage to buildings and their 
contents. 



There is probably a greater concentration of important historical 
and artistic material in Florence in a small area than in any 
other city in the world. Iluch of this is a basic part of all 
western culture. Reports reach us that some 1300 works of art, 
many of them masterpieces, have been seriously damaged or destroy- 
ed, by being soaked in oily water and swept out of their normal 
locations. It may be impossible to ever repair the tragic damage 
to the great libraries and archives. 



It will take many years to begin to repair this destruction, 
which is far greater than all the danage Florence suffered 
during World War II. A National Committee to Rescue Italian Art 
has been formed, with Mrs. John F. Kennedy as honorary president, 
to bring this tragic situation to the attention of the American 



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public, and to collect a large national fund for materials and 
personnel needed in the tremendous tasks of salvation and re- 
storation of thousands of priceless objects and great buildings. 

Two regional Illinois committees have beeti appointed. One of 
them is at the University of Illinois. We hope that many of you 
will want to make a contribution, tax-deductible, to C.R.I. A. 
(Committee to Rescue Italian Art) . Your contribution can be sent 
to the Chairman of the local committee at 110 Architecture Bldg. 
He will record it and forward it to the national headquarters of 
the organization. 

Allen Weller, Chairman (Dean of 

the College of FAA) 

Deno Geanakoplos (History) 

Alan Laing (Architecture) 

Angelina Pietrangeli (French, 

Italian, Spanish) 

Minerva Pinnell (Art) 

Edwin Rae (Art) 

Soulima Stravinsky (Music) 

Alexander Turyn (Classics) 

Claude Viens (French) 



UNIVERSITY LIBRARY EXIilBir OF SLAVIC BIBLES. An exhibit of Slavic 
Bibles has been prepared by the University of Illinois Library 
for display through February 9 in the first floor corridors of 
the University Library. Slavic Bibles date from the ninth century 
when Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, apostles to the Slavic 
peoples, first translated the Holy Scriptures into Church Slavic, 
using the Glagolitic alphabet which they had composed. One of 
their devoted followers, another Saint Methodius, the Archbishop 
of Bulgaria, originated Cyrillic, also a Church Slavic alphabet. 
Materials for the exhibit were selected and annotated by Dmytro 
Shtohryn, the Head Slavic Cataloger at the Univ. of 111. 

The exhibit contains original editions, reprints, reproductions, 
and new editions of the Bibles. The history of the early Slavic 
Bible is shown in the earliest Church Slavic, and in almost all 
of the modem Slavic languages — Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, 
Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Ukrainian, and White Russian, 
as well as in the Glagolitic, Cyrillic, latin, and Gothic 
alphabets . 



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LECTURE, The Linguistics Club sponsored a lecture January 9 by 
Prof. .iHtonio Tovar of the Department of Classics, who spoke on 
"Questions on Linguistic Typology," 

FOREIGN LIBR/iRY EXPERTS A*r CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE, The University 
of Illinois will be host to distinguished figures in librarian- 
ship from thre*' continents When the international Conference on 
Education for Librarianship opens-; June 12, The Conference, last- 
ing until June 16, is part of the University of Illinois 
observance of the centennial year 1967-68^ and anticipates the 
seventy-fifth anniversary of education for librarianship which 
falls in 1968e The event will be partially supported by a $7500 
grant to the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library ^ 
Science from the Council 6n Library Resources, Inc., f'ashington, 
DC, and is being conducted by the Graduate School of Library 
Science through the U of I Division of University of Extension, 
Ten speakers will cor.ie from the USA and ten from Europe and 
Latin America* They include two from South America: Sr Luis 
Floren (Director, Escuela Inter-Americana de Bibliotecologia, 
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia) and Sr, Pablo 
Velasquez (Associate Director, Escuela Nacional de 3ibliotecarios 
y Archivestas, Mexico, DF), Sr Floren will speak on the history 
and present status of education for librarianship in South 
America and Sr, Velasquez will speak on the place of the library 
school in the central government. Three speakers come from 
France: Victor Penna (Division of l-ibi^aries, docurnentation, and 
archives, UNESCO, Paris) and Maurice Piquerd (Administration des 
Bibliotheques, Univ, Paris') both speaking on curriculiiin principles 
and practices, and Paul Poindron (Director dies Bibliotheques de 
France, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris) speaking on research and 
advanced study. Other speakers are: Bengt Hjelraqvist (Library 
Section, National Board of Education, Stockholm, Sweden) whose 
topic is the history and present status of librarianship in 
continental Europe, G,A, van Riensdijk (Director, Bibliotheek-en 
Documentatieschool, i\msterdam, Netherlands) speaking on the 
recruitment and selection of students, and Horst Kunze (Director 
Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, GDR) speaking on improving 
faculty and teaching methods. 

The Conference will be condugted in English with frequent summar- 
ies in Spanish and German, A many papers as possible will be 
translated and preprinted in English, German, and Spanish for 
advanced distribution to registrants, giving the speakers an 
opportunity to summarize their papers and leaving them free for 
discussion. To register for the Conference ( fee 5^35) write to 
the Graduate School of Library Science 329 Library U of I, Urbana, 
Illinois, 61801, for a registration blank. The fee includes the 
preprinted papers. 



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NORTHEAST CONFERENCE. The fourteenth annual Northeast Conference 
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages will be held at the Sheraton- 
Park Hotel in iVashington DC April 14-15, 1967, There will be 
reports prepared by three working committees: "Foreign Language 
Entrance and Degree Requirements", "The Reading Skill", and "The 
Teaching of Literature"o Tj^ere are no individual membership dues 
for the conference, financial support comes from sponsorship by 
schools and educational groups, A contributor of S25 or more per 
year becomes a sponsor, with the privelege of naming a represen- 
tative to the Advisory Council, Such sponsorship can be import- 
ant for the participating institution as well as for the Conf- 
erence, since the representative receives free registration and 
a free copy of the reports. To register for individual attend- 
ance, send $5 (this includes a copy of the reports sent in 
advance) to Mrs. Wancy IV Lian, 910 V.'estend Avea NY NY 10025. 
For sponsorship, write Dro Donald V/alsh, P Box 310, Madison, 
Conn, 06443. 

As in past years, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of 
the University of Illinois will sponsor two official delegates 
to the Conference, This year thiey are' Prof, Gunther Hoist of 
the German Department, and Prof. Keith Myers of the French Dept, 



1967 FL UTEEK, National Foreign Language I7eek will be celebrated 
this year from April 12-18. Tieachers of both classical and modern 
foreign languages are urged to plan activities to call attention 
to the importance of their subjects. Information and posters 
about the week can be obtained from Dr. James Fonseca, Calif, 
Lutheran College, Thousand Oaks, California, 91360, 



LANGUAGE FlVJa The French Department and the Film Society held 
a showing of a short film, Exchange of Uords, on Jan, 20, The 
film, of interest to persons in various fields, such as coinmun- 
ications, English as a Foreign Language, and the ^^'odern Lang- 
uages, was made by a Fulbright scholar abroad at the time of 
the filming. 



FIFTH YEAR HIGH SCHOOL SPANISHo High schools which do no^ yet 
offer a fifth year of Spanish (or of any foreign language) but 
are contemplating such a program may be interested in the follow- 
ing report from Rock Island, which is experimenting this year 
with tlic» first 5th year Spanish class in the history of the 
school. There are fourteen members and it is team- taught by John 



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Blomberg and Andres Cruz-Zayas of Puerto Rico. There is no text 
and the facilities of the entire department are open to the 
students: class library, tapes, slides, film strips, films, mag- 
azines, newspapers, novelty materials ^tc. At present Mr. Cruz- 
Zayas is lecturing on La Celestina . Each student works on a 
personal project of his own choice. The class recently attended 
an all Spanish Sunday School and Church service as a voluntary 
activity. This group came from three fourth-year classes last 
year and those classes left a record of 30 out of 31 placing in 
the advance placement program. The majority intend to go on with 
Spanish in college j with six or seven wanting to become Spanish 
teachers. Two of them teach in the Saturday classes for the talent- 
ed, trying out various methods on fifth and sixth graders, again 
under the direction of Mr. Cruz-Zayas. 

Further information on the program, its successes and problems, 
can be obtained by writing Mr. John Blomberg, Dept. Chairman of 
Spanish, Rock Island HS, Rock Island Illinois. 



AATSP MEETING. The Do^viistate chapter of the AATSP will hold its 
spring meeting April 15 on the Urbana campus of the University of 
Illinois.. Speakers scheduled for the meeting are Prof. Ricardo 
Kavas-Ruiz of the Department of Romance Languages, Northwester^, 
speaking on "Influencias brasilenas on la obra de Neruda y Guillen", 
Mr. Randall Marshall of McGraw Hill, speaking on the nationally 
acclaimed FLES program for Hackensack J J (with which he was for- 
merly associated), and Dr. James IIcKinney, Chairman of Romance 
Languages at Wes tern CUhiv . Macomb, who will speak on "Spanish in 
Secondary Schools". Membership in the AATSP, which is a requisite 
for attendance of the meeting, can be obtained by writing Mrs. 
Emile Byars, Box 10, Peoria Heights, Illinois 61614, sending dues 
of $6 ($4 for student members) . This amount includes a subscript- 
ion to Hispania. 



FRENCH NOTES - Prepared by Prof. Edwii Jahiel 

Most of the senior members of the French Dept. attended the recent 
MLA Meeting in New York. Mrs. Bowen read a paper on "Rabelais and 
the comedy of the spoken word"; Mr. Hubert discussed "Peiftharite 
et la nouvelle critizue''; Mr. Jost's paper was on "The Image of 
Russia in Western National Literature."; Mr. Jahiel presented 
■'Cinema, Culture, and Students" and "A New Development in Language 
Laboratory Practice". 



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Following the meeting of the Film Study Advisors, film screenings 
were held continuously on Dec. 30s from 8ara until midnight under 
the joint sponsorship of FSA and the American Federation of Film 
Scoieties, both represented by Messrs. Levant, Starr, and Jahlel. 



Mrs. Hubert's article "Beckett's Play Between Poetry and Perform- 
ance" has appeared in Modern D rama for December, 1966. 



Mr. David Lee Rubin, a recent recipient of the Doctorate here, has 
accepted a position at the University of Chicago. 

Two Illinois professors appear in a new book just published by 
Pergamon Press, London, England, entitled Advance s in the Teaching 
of Modern Languages , II . Professor Francis W. Nachtmann of the . 
University of Illinois French Dept. is the author of Chapter IX, 
'Observation of Demonstration Classes as a Method of Teaching 
Teachers", a description of the French Department's program for. 
tralning new Graduate Assistants. Professor Roger A Pillet of the 
University of Chicago has contributed Chapter XII, "Prospects for 
FLES". The volume is edited by Gustave Mathieu of California State 
College at Fuller ton, Krho is also the author of one of the articles. 
The other contributors include John B. Carroll and Jack il. Stein of 
Harvard, Paul Pimsleur of Ohio State, Albert Valdman of Indiana U, 
Gerald Newmark of the System Development Corporation, Calif., 
George A Scherer of the University of Colorado, David I! Feldman of 
California State College at Fuller ton, and Everett V O'Rourke of 
the California State Department of Eduacation. 



French Cultural Activities in Chicago ^ for January 1967, included: 
Recitals by pianist Jean Casadesus, baritone Gerard Souzay, organist 
Jean Langlais; the opening (Jan. 26) of Moliere's Vie Imaginary 
Invalid, by the National Repertory Theater; Films, Hiroshima , Mon 
Amour ,, Jules et Jim, La G rande Illusion, Un Homme et Urie F emm e , La 
Guerr e des Bouto ns , Le Soupi rant , Le Journal d'une Femme de Chanbre ; 
Exhibits of Manet, Changall, Beaudin, Vasarely; and a number of 
lectures. All these events are announced in the monthly bulletin 
put out by the Services Culturels Francais, 919 N. Michigan, Chicago, 
111. 60611. This bulletin, available without charge upon request, 
is a must for those who are interested in cultural events in the 
Chicago area. 



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High School French Contest. The 1967 High School French Contest foe 
Downstate Illinois will be held at two centers. One, at ISU, Normal 
for high schools north of a line drawn between Leopoldyille and 
Granite City, while the second, at SIU, Carbondale, will be for 
high schools south of that dividing line. The tests will begin at 
9 am and end at noon. Tests will be corrected immediately, with 
winners announced before students leave. There will be an informal 
program for students and parents in the afternoon while the teachers 
are correcting the exams, "en masse" which eliminates partiality., 

Deadline for entry is February 25, 1967. TeacViers need not be nembers 

of AATF to enter students. The entry fee ig 15c per exam, payable 

to Prof. John Thomas V/issman, Dept. Foreign Languages, ISU Normal, 

Illinois 61761. Teachers should include their names and those of the 

participating students. The number of students participating at each , 

level should be included (levels eire French I, II, III, IV, and V, 

and include two divisions each, A and 0^ (A for students who have 

begun instruction in Jr HS or HS-rgrades 7-12, with grades 7-8 considered 

as French I, equivalent to French begun in grade 9 — and division 

JB for students with outside experience pr with FLES. 

Prizes will be Ftench Government medals and books from the Cultural 
Services of the French Embassy in NY, and will be awarded in each 
division on every level. All pupils of French in public and parochial 
schools (junior or senior HS) in downstate Illinois may enter, but 
native French pupils are not eligible. 

Sample tests and tapes are available. For 15<? each, 1966 tests may 
be obtained from Mr. James W. Glennen, National French Contest, . 
Wisconsin State Coll., River Falls, Wise. (It is suggested that 
these exams be used to choose students for the competition) and 
tapes, at $2.50, may be ordered from Sermons and Pictures, Inc. 
P Box 15499 Atlanta Georgia 30333. Specify level when ordering 
tests and tapes. No orders can be sent after ilarch 1. 



GERMAN NOTES - Prepared by Prof. Carol Miller 



Two new courses have been approved by the faculty of the College 
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and will be offered beginning next 
fall. Both on the undergraduate levels they are German 201 (German 
Literature since 1648 in English Translation) and German 208 
(German Source Readings from the History of Science) . The former 
course will treat outstanding prose works and indicate trends in 
German Literature. A three-hour course, it will be open to students 



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with no knowledge of German. German 208 is based on the premise 
that a student of German should be conversant with more than the 
usual literary works in poetry, drama; or prose. In this frame-work 
certain 18th- and 19th-centory contributions to physics, chemistry, 
and biology will be discussed as literature. The prerequisites for 
this three-hour course is German 104 or the equivalent. 

A minor change in the requirements for a major in German was also 
approved. IJhereas, formerly; the stipulation was that a student 
should complete at least six hours in the 300 group courses, now 
it is specified that he should take 302, 303, 320, and one other 
literature course on the 300 level. 



The MLA meeting, and that of the Linguistic Society of America, both 
held in Hew York, attracted many members of the faculty. Professors 
Harry Haile, P.M.Kitchell, E.A.Philippspn, Henri Stegemeier, Clayton 
Gray, James Mc Glathery, Siegfried Mews, Carol Miller, Rudolf Schier, 
Hans Schlutter, and David V7ilson participated in the meetings as 
members of the organization. Some were also active in the committees 
of their various groups, and Prof. Mitchell served as Secretary in 
the Scandinavian meeting. 



A footnote might be added to the remarks made in the December issue 
of the Newsletter concerning the Christmas Program presented by the 
German Club and the German Choir. The entire program was tape- 
recorded and was broadcast from St. Louis to Chicago by radio 
station WILL (AM) on Saturday afternoon, December 24. 



The time has come to bid farewell to Mr. Aage J^rgensen. Mr. J^rgensen 
came in September to spend one semester teaching the new course in 
Scandinavian 101 and a course in Germans as wall as to be research 
assistant to Prof. Mitchell. He will stay here another few weeks 
continuing his work before he returns to the University of Aarhus 
where he will hold a research position as "kandidatstipendiat". It 
has been a pleasure to have Mr. Jjjrgensen as a colleague, and we 
wish him continued success in his future undertakings. 

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The telephone as a teaching tool . In the spring semester of 1966 
and fall 1966/67, one telephone line and magne-cord automatic tape 
machine were set aside for the German proficiency sections on the 
102/103 and 103/104 levels. It was, from the very beginning on. 



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intended to support the students' progress along two principal lines: 
A, inprovement and stabilization of pronounciation, B, Conversation 
about a familiar topic* These goals were pursued practically by: 
ad A« question-- space left for answer of student-- answer of teacher- 
space left for repetition by student, ad B, only questions were 
asked about topics known, patterned to specific answer expected. 
Methodological guide lines in this program were: syntactic trans- 
formations, obserfation of "principle of progress", of word frequency, 
and application of idiomatic expressions. Twenty-eight tapes , on 
altogether new topics, have been madCo Students reacted enthusiastic- 
ally in the beginning} spot ehecks throughout the semester proved 
that the lines were busy until midnights. Studying results were very 
satisfyingo Impi-ovement was strikingly noticeable with determined 
students who assured "it gives them another chance". 

Purposely, pure drill in grammar was cut out in order to give the 
student full scope for the badly needed "guided conversation" — an 
aspect in out teaching where time is always short. It cannot be 
emphasized enough that the availability of this technical means 
constitutes, for the level of the conversation and composition classes, 
a clear advantage over the language laboratory, because it enables 
the student to make use of the material: repeatedly, without losing 
time, at the hour of his greatiest learhing capacity. Last but not 
least, it is one step toward developing the student's personal 
responsibility (studying motivation), in getting away from the student 
who goes to the lab only to get his attendance card marked. 



— Werner Abraham 



SLAVIC NOTES - Prepared by Profs, Evelyn Bristol and Frank Y,Gladney 



The annual Slavic banquet of AATSEEL, held December 28 in New York, 
was as always a great success. Prof, Rufus Mathewson of Colunbia 
gave an address on the subject of the teaching of graduate students 
in Slavic, He contended that Slavic graduate students are .overly 
prone to doctrinaire approaches to literature, such as those of the 
sociological or formalistic schools of criticism. 



At the December 14 meeting of the Russian Language and Area Studies 
Roundtable Miss Jana Tuzar of this di apartment spoke on "Dostoevski j 
and Capek," She discussed Dostoevskij 's extensive influence on the 
twentieth century Czech writer's philosophical outlook and on his 
detective story techniques. 



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Professor Temira Pachmuss has been awarded a research grant by 
the iimerican. Philosophical society for the sunjmer of 1967 to 
edit and annotate the first volurae of Zinaida Hippiug » letters 
;to her conteraporarieSft Miss Paclimuss has an article entitled . 
"Anton Chekhi^T in the Criticism of Zinaida Gippius" in the ■ 
current £tudes Slaves et Est -Sur opeennes o 



Professor Steven P, Hill has been awarded a University of Illinois 
Faculty Research Award for the summer of 1967^, which he will 
use to continue his research into Russian cinema, -, 



Bradda Books has just issuedNa Dne (Lower Depths), an edition 
of Maksim Gor'klj's play edited with introduction, not&e, and 
vocabulary by Professor Kurt Klein of this; department -and Mr« 
Ira Goetz, formerly of this de;partment» 



SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES - Prepared by Jane Killam 



Professor Luis Leal attendedi the first meeting of the thirteen- 
th Congre so de Literatura Iberoamericana which was held froB 
Jafuary fe-Sl. at UCLA, Dr. Leal acted as commentator for a paper 
read by John S, Phillips of Indiana University (Bloomington) . The 
paper. dealt with an unfinished novel by Ruben Dar£o, Pro de 
Majorca* 



Dr. David Hershberg has heen prpmpted to the rank of Assistant, 
Professor in the department. He. has also been awarded a Summer 
Faculty Fellowship for 1967, which he will use to prepare a 
critical, annotated edition of Juan de Zabaleta's Errores 
celebrados. ; , . ; • 



Dr» W. Curtis Blaylock has accepted a summer position at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 



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On February 14 the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Port- 
uguese will sponsor a lecture by Prof, Mafr Jos$ Benardete^ . 
recently retired as a long-time Professor at Brooklyn College, 
Prof. Benardete will deliver the lecture on "The al. jamas 
(Jewish communities) and Their Relevance to Spanish Culture"* 



The Department will offer a new course nesct year, Spanish 309, 
The course, an Introduction to Medieval Literature, will be 
the first o.. that subject available to undergraduates « Prof, 
Spurgeon W Baldwin will teach the course. 



The next mesa redonda will be held February 17 at the home of 
Professor William H, Shoemaker, The topic under discussion, 
"El drama, i espectaculo o lectura?" will be presented by 
Graduate assistant JosI R, Cortinac The topic for the December 
meeting "el misticismo" was presented by Graduate Fellow 
Patrick Dustc 



Again this year the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Department 
will participate in the articulation conference which is held 
twice yearly on the Urbana campus, This High-School-University 
Articulation Conference is designed to strengthen the relations 
between high school and university teachers. 



Successful candidates for the M,Ap degree in the exam given on 
January 7 were the following: MrgR Bettie Rose Lowi Baer (B,A, 
1965 Michigan State, a Teaching Assistant), Jerry L Bauer (B,A, 
1965 Brigham Young U. NDEA Title IV Fellow). Marvin D'Lugo (B.A, 
1965 Brooklyn College; NDEA Title IV Fellow), Dru Dougherty, 
(B, If,, 1965 Hamilton College, NDE.I Title IV Fellow), Dominick L, 
Finello (B,A, 1965 Brooklyn College, Teaching Assistant), Mrs, 
Carole Ebersol Klein (BcA, 1965 DePauw U, Teaching Assistant), 
Raymond Spoto (B,A, 1962 Northern 111, Uj Teaching Assistant), 
and Miss Alix S. Zuckerman (B,A, 1965 Brooklyn College, Teaching 
Assistant), The exam committee was composed of Prof* J,H,D» Allen 
(Chairman^ f and Professors David llershberg, Luis Leal, and 
Angelina Pietrangeli, The committee for the second semester 



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New Booklet. I talian In the M odern World , published by the Ital- 
ian Culture Council, is a comprehensive 36 page booklet intended 
to augment information given in the leaflet Why I^ ^ Glad I^ Studied 
It alian which the council issued in March 1966. The book- 
let contains fifteen replies by members of different professional 
fields,, to a questionaire on the usefulness of Italian in their 
work. Copies may be obtained for 25? from the Italian Culture 
Council, Inc., 567 Newark Ave., Kenilworth N J 07033. 



The Spanish Club has announced the schedule of events for the 
spring semester. On February 16 there will be a lecture by a 
representative of the Conference on Inter-Zonerican Student 
Projects. On February 23 'Macario", a new Mexiaan film based on 
the short novel by B Traven, V7ill be shown. On March 9 and 30 
there will be lectures. On April 6 a film version of Ricardo de 
la Vega's "La verbena de la palona", in color, will be shovm, and 
on April 13 a celebration of Pan American Day will be held. The 
last meeting of the year is the annual Poetry Contest, April 27. 



A film series presented annually in Chicago by Northwestern Univ. 
Spanish Club and the Pan American Council included this year : 
Pueblito, La Verbena de la paloma . En la^ nit ad del mundo , and El 
hombre de papel . Pueblito was shown Nov. 19 and La verben a de la 
paloma on Jan. 14, while the other t^ro are scheduled for February 
18 and March 18 respectively. The films are shoxm in Thorne Hall, 
Superior and Lake Shore Drive. A film festival will be held April 
21-22, with five films - including Rosario y la escoba , to be shown. 
Admission is $1.00 for each film, students accompanied by their 
teacher will be admitted for 50c. For more information on the 
series (This is the sixteenth annual series, a season subscription 
can be o^itained for the series beginning in the fall) write to 
Prof. P. R. Eershey, Director, Northwestern University Spanish 
Club, Evening Division, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 
or to Marcella Hurley, Pan American Council, P Box 1233, Dept. T, 
Chicago Illinois, 60690. 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is 
published jointly by the Modern Foreign Language Departments of 
the U of I under the direction of the Dept. of Span., Ital., and 
Port., Prof. William H. Sheemaker, Head. The Newsletter is avail- 
able without charge to all interested persons in Illinois and 
other states. Editor: Miss Jane Killam. All communications should 
be addressed Editor, Mod. For. Lang. Newsletter, 224 Lincoln Hall, 
U of I. Urbana. Illinois. 61801. 



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UNIVERSITY OP ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 
NEWSLETTER 



Vole XXo No^ 5 Tebruary, 196? 



CIC SUMMER PROGRAM IN MEXICO 

The Coinmittee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), consisting of the 
Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago has announced 
plans for a summer program in Mexico to be held at the Univer'sidad 
Ibero-Amerlcana in Mexico City from June 19 to August 11, 1967o The 
program, designed for undergraduate • students in the various disci- 
plines, is open to such students who can demonstrate an ability in 
the use of Spanish.. Only students from CIC institutions will be 
eligible J full credit ( 8 hours) for the successful completion of 
the program will be automatically transferred to the home -university 
of the student enrolled 

The Unlversidad Ibero-Americana is one of ^^^exico's distinguished 
institutions of higher learning, Located in the suburb of Churubusco^ 
ten miles from the center of Mexico City, it has a new and rapidly 
growing physical plant. It has an excellent library and a modern 
language laboratory* 

Classes will be conducted five days a week from i;-7 in the afternoon.. 
The normal curriculum would consist of three basic courses: Analisis 
gramatical y analisis estillstlco (2 hours), Llteratura mexicana del 
siglo XX, and Civilizacion hispanoamericana (both 3 hours), Permis-. 
slon may be granted however, to substitute a course from the regular 
curriculum of the Unlversidad Ibero-Americana for one of the above, 
the only requisite being that the substituted course be conducted in 
Spanish, 

An applicant must have the equivalent of 3rd-year college level com- 
petence in Spanish, have an overall B average, with a 3,5 out of I|.,0 
average in his major, successfully complete the MLA test in reading 
and listening comprehension in Spanish, and must arrange for a per- 
sonal' interview with, and obtain a letter of recommendation from, 
the faculty representative of the home department. 

The fee of |600,00 Includes transportation (round trip between Mex- 
ico City and either Chicago or Saint i^ouis), room and board (all 
participants will be housed with mexican families, not more than 2 



p?»r house, and will receive a standard breakfast and two other meals, 
one light and the other heavy, plus light laundry service), tuition, 
and other scheduled activities (including three supervised excursia 
to such sites as the Pyramids of Tootihuacan, or the ruins cf Tula, 
or a tour of Mexico Cltyc ) The fee does not cover books, innoculatlca: 
or health Insurance, The latter may'be had for $25.00 for the eigb«-' 
week session* Some scholarship aid will be available. 

Participation is at present limited to $0 students* Further lnforma«». 
tion and application data may be obtained by writing to Prof, Daniel 
Cardenas, Director, CIC Summer -Program in Mexico, The Univ. of Chic»-- 
ago,> 1050 E 59th St, Chicago, Illinois, 60637c 

Faculty representative for the program at the Urbana University of 
Illinois campus is Dr, Joseph II, Dp Allen, Prof, Merlin H, Forster 
will be a member of the teaching staff. 



ARTICULATION CONFERENCE, The Spanish section of the Articulation 
Conference held in the spring has been postponed due to diff iculties)|| 
on the administrational level. Possibly the conX'erence will be held 
in the fall of I967, on the 2^-26 of October, 



UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FRENCH HOUSE, As of September 196?, the Univ. 
of Illinois will have a "French House" residence for women. The 
building designated for this purpose by the Housing Office is the 
yellow frame structure just south of the brick building housing 
McBride»3 Drug Store and other shops. It is currently being used 
as one of the ordinary University housing units. As a French house, 
it will provide residence space for from 16 to 22 women students 
majoring in Frencho Presiding over it will be a native French speak) 
ing Graduate Assistant who will be employed for only that purpose. 
The building has cooking facllitiesj but the details of the food 
service have not been worked out. The principal meal at least will 
be taken in common, and arrangements will be made to accoimnodate 
guests at the meals. The resident Graduate Assistant will be in charr 
of arranging programs for the semester, and some of the smaller scall 
activities of the French Department, such as meetings of the French 
Club, may be scheduled in the French House o The addition of this 
facility la an attractive innovation with a great potential for in- 
creasing Interest in the study of French at the University oflllinO' 



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FELLOWSHIP GRANTS, The University of Illinois has received a grant 
of $136,290 from the United States Office of Education for sixty 
graduate fellowships in foreign languages and related fields. The 
University is one of three institutions in Illinois selected to 
train ll|.8 graduate students under the program, and one of fifty-two 
institutions throughout the nation selected to train a total of 
1,814.$ students, included in the University'. s grant are funds for 
the summer of 19^7 and the I967-68 academic year programs on South 
Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, East Europe, the Middle East, and 
Latin America. Eligible students must be studying an approved non- 
Western language under tlie provisions of the National Defense Educ- 
ation Act and must also be working in a related discipline such as 
anthropology, economics, geography, history, linguistics, literature, 
philosophy, political science, or sociology. 

Applications for the funds were made by the University' s Center for 
Asian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies^ and Center for 
Russian Studies, Urbana, Professor Angelina Pietrangeli is Chairman 
of the University's National -defense Foreign Language Fellowship 
Committee, 

— U of I Faculty Letter, January 
• ZS, 1967, No, I3i^, p. 6, 



TELEPHONE TEACHING, An electronic blackboard-by-wlre teaching system 
ha s sent voice communications and handwriting over telephone lines 
for a long-distance illustrated lecture. The demonstration was spon- 
sored by Purdue University and General Telephone and Electronics 
Corp. James S, Miles, director of Television at Purdue, said the 
system appears to have many applications in education, particularly 
in continuing education to sparsely populated areas distant from 
universities or colleges. Costs seem to be low enough to make the 
effort feasible 



PAUL CLAUDEL SOCIETY, Professor Harold A, Waters, Department of 
Languages, the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, 
02881, would appreciate hearing from those interested in forming a 
Paul Claudel Society in the United States, ^he Paris society offers 
recordings of Paul Claudel' 3 poetry. 



NORTHEAST CONFERENCE, The fourteenth annual Northeast Conference on 
the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the largest and oldest in the 
country, will be held this year on April 13-1$ in V/ashington, D, C, 
Official delegates from the University of Illinois will be Prof, 
Gunther Hoist of the German Department and Prof, Keith Meyers of 
the French Department. Also planning to attend from the Urbana 
campus are Prof, Jose Plores of the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese 
Department, and Prof, Bruce Kainous, Head of the French Department, 



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FRENCH NOTES -- Prepared by Prof, ^dwin Jahlel. 

Teachers and Professors may be interested by the following develop- 
ments In our oral courses. The present program Includes a sequence 
of four courses, French 211, 212, 215, and 216, in which each lower 
number is a prerequisite. French 211 follows the 101-101^ courses or 
their equivalent. (Note that, through placement or proficienery tests 
students are allowed, in fact encouraged, to "jump" one or more 
courses, with credit, if they are able to, ) Some change is taking 
place in the 211-12-15-16 sequence this semester. Assistants will be 
visited by a senior staff member on a more regular basis than before 
in order to coordinate better the work of various sections and for 
passing on to others the better devices or experiments that individ- 
ual Instructors invent. The aim is to refine a product which has 
steadily improved over the years. The staff in those courses is of 
the highest caliber, all experienced teachers, most of them native 
speakers of French, the non-French teachers being excellent speakers 
of the language. In conjunction with this program, and with the 
cooperation of the Office of Instructional Resources, the vi(1eotaping 
of ■ classes (followed by editing, analysis, and group discussion) 
will be inaugurated. The very successful program of poems by tele- 
phone (q,v, in this section) now includes 211 and 212 in addition to 
215-16. 

The major change will occur in 215-216 in the fall of I967, Courses 

215 and 216 will be abolished ( except for a "close-out" section of 

216 for those vjho must complete a, previously taken 215). A new course 
French . 217, will replace the earlier ones. French 21? will be a 
crash course of an intensive nature, meeting eight hours a week, 
giving the students [\. credits, and taught by two teachers per sectior 
Details will be worked out later this term and this summer by Mr, 
Jahiel, 



will G. Moore, Fellow and Tutor, St, John's' College, Oxford Univer- 
and author of Mollere ; A New Criticism and of French Classical Llt > 
erature ; An Essay , was the guest of the French Department February 
16 and 17. Mr, Ho ore led a Cenacle discussion on Seveateenth Cent- 
ury Literature and Recent Criticism, ' and gave a lecture on Salnt- 
Slmon, Balzac, and Proust, 



The Department of French tries- to encourage the reading of French 
magazines ofl a general nature by students in oral courses. In which 
there Is a side benefit of oral reports ( on current events; :. etc; ) 
based on those magazines. The Library Is rich In periodicals but they 
cannot leave the building, hence the French Department subscribes to 
a number of publications which are loaned to the students. No one of 
the magazines has proved exceptionally popular except for Far is - Match 
which, whatever its weaknesses and "low-brow" nature, does lend it- 
self to fairly simple discussions in the classroom. Some luxurious 
glossies can be of help also, e.g. Realites , L' Express , which 
follows the Time - Newsweek format more and more, is rather more diffi- 
cult to use: since there is no point in summarizing orally an already 
terse news-story, the student is left with essays and other longer 
articles, but these are generally of a political or social nature 
which is beyond the knoxiiledge of most students. Arts et Loisirs , 
while changing format several times-, (from newspaper down to Expre3 3 <- 
like size)has, with each step, cut down the "Arts" aspect while 
increasing the "Loisirs" side. I.e. calendar of events. The Selectior 
Hebdomadalre of the daily Le M onde is of a serious nature and high 
caliber, but overspeclallzed for undergraduates though excellent 
reading for advanced students. 



A number of French films were shown locally in recent weeks, some of 
them being re-runs which find easily a new public. They included: 
Varda's Le Bonheur , Malle's 2^zle dans le Metro , and Lelouch' s Un 
Homme et une Femme , and Bunuel/T)'ali~3 Un Chi en Andalou , Campus 
groups plan to bring Trwffaut's _Tlrez sw le Pianist e, Brcca 's 
Candide, Godard' s Alph a vllle .and A' Bout de Sou ffle , Resnals' L< Annee 
Dernlere a Marienbad , and others. Some of the above will be shown 
at the "Depot" which is a new, Independent center for the arts, 
housed in an abandoned Urbana railroad station and converted into a 
community organization by faculty and students of the University, 
The opening event, March 1, 196?, will be End game ( Fin d_e partle ) 
by Samuel Beckett (re-christened Thomas Beckett by one newspaperl). 



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Nearby Cha nute Air Forcse base in Rantoul 
February Pine Arts Festival, The Festival 
energetic Chaplain, Major Richard Miller, 
ionesc-''s The Bald Scprano^ and Beckett's 
drew on local (Chanutej -i-"-!---!- -i-^-i- ^n 



Illinois had its fourth 
was organized by the 
and insrluded two plays, 

Waitin g for Godot o These 

talent which did a very fine jobo 



Prom time to time teachers contact me with requests for suggesting 
French films, starting film series, etc, The best and simplest 
method for serious organization is to join the American Federation 
of Film Societicrs, or AFF'S, (ll|i| Bleecker Stc N.Y,, N.Y, 10012) o 
For rental of Fr-'jnch films on a small and irregular scale, the prob- 
lem is embarassmont of choice rather than paucity of available filmc, 
not that in the USA one can find everything, but because, of all 
countries except England, proportionaiely more French films are 
available than of any ether nationalityo These are for nen-commerclal. 
showings (which does not preclude charging admission) and in l6nim, 
I will be glad to assist anyone in making final selections but It 
would be easier if you first familiarized yourselves with catalogues 



and made initial choices <, Happily the great 
French filmu are distributed by a handful of 
all", with offices in the Chicago area« These are; 



majority of available 
very reliable firms. 



FILM CENTER (Brandon Films distributor) 2C E. Huron St. Chicago, 
Illinois, 60611, Attention Mr. Duckm-an or Mr, Braun, 
CONTEMPORARY FILMS (Att„ Mr, Boos) 828 Custer Ave, Evanston, 60202, 
AUDIO FILM CLASSICS (Att, Mrs, Desmond)2l38 E. 75" St, Chicago 6061|9« 
TRANS-WORLD FILMS (Att, Mr, 0'Gorman)332 S., Michigan Ave, Cgo,6060i|. 
CONTINENTAL 16 in N,Y, (21|1E,. 3[| St) has few but finie French films. 
Also ROYAL 16 (711 5th Avep NYC 10022). Non-profit FACSEA, (972 5th 
Ave. NYC) has a great many films, mostly shorts of an educational 
nature, which does not at all mean they are dull — some are gems. 



The French Department's Committee for participation in the Univ. of 
111, Centennial Celebration (Mrs. Hubert, Mr, Jost, Mr. Gray, Mr, 
Jahiel) origionally proposed a Baudelaire Symposium since the cent- 
ennial year coincides with the 100th anniversary of the poet's death 
("I'm glad you're dead you rascal you" Fle urs du Mai , lib. cl.). 
However the university Committee turned down this proposal as not 
having enough popular appeal. The French Committee is now trying 
to find a "cross-cultural" English-speaking French-oriented willing 
and available lecturer. An additional possibility is tlie performance 
of a French play by an English-speaking group of high caliber. 



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Poems-by-phone. The number Is now 333-3782. Poems change each Monday 
morning. This semester we are starting an entirely new seiies ("B") 
of which the first 8 items are, with starting dates: Malherbe, 
"Eeaute mon beau soucy" (Feb. 6); Musset, "Tristesse" (Feb, 13); 
Leconte de Lisle, "L'Astre Rouge" (Febo 20); Baudelaire, "RecuSille~ 
ment" (Feb, 27)5 Mallarme, "Brlse Marine" (March 6); Laforgue, 
"Complalnte de I'oubli des morts" (Mar,13); Apollinalre, "Le Pont 
Mirabeau" (April 3); and Apollinalre, "Les Colchiques (Apr, 10)» 
The poems are being used in French 211-12-15-16, optionally by 
other courses, e.g. I^Irs. Stravinsky's French class at Urbana H Se 



Much fuss is being made nowadays, belatedly though correctly, about 
the possibilities of Educational Television, TV, whatever its short- 
comings, has been educational in France, England, and elsewhere for 
years* This Newsletter urges its readers, as it has done in the 
past, to check the U of I station, WILL-TV, Channel 12, if they are 
within receiving distance. This station carries many fine programs 
which include much French material, not just the famous French Chef, 
but films, N.E.T, Playhouse productions such as La Marmlte after 
Plautus, by the Theatre de la Mandragore, which was given in Feb, 
This, the famous Aulularla , partly furnished the basis of Molier's 
L< Avars , It was dons In French, with subtitles? j actors wore maslcfi' 
spoke and acted in stylized fashion, and did pantomime. 



Professor Philip Kolb gave a lecture at Northwestern University on 
February 8, entitled "Proust: The Making of a Novel", 



On January 20 the French Department and the Film Society presented 
a 30 minute film. Exchange of Words , which film was brought to our 
attention by Prof, Elton Hockirjg of Purdue University, This is a 
cinema-verite type of movie, made by an American Fulbrlght scholar 
in a recent English-language workshop for advanced students of Eng- 
lish in Poland, Aside from its "candid" aspects, the film is quite 
interesting from the pedagogic point of view, and could be seen with 
profit by language teachers and students. Its maker is ReW, Adams, 
who can be contacted at 3^0 B,58th St N,y, N,Y, (Apt, 5C), 10022, 
The film is in black and white, l6mm. 






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GERMAN NOTES -- Prepared by Prof, Carol Miller. 



The beginning of ■ the .semester marks the extension of the Telephone- 
Taps service to three other courses, 102', 211, and 212o The 102 
program begins with the texts from German 101, and will speedily 
catch up with 102 class activitieso Prof, Knust, director of 101 
and 102, describes the program as having a thrse-fold purpose: 

a) To activate student '.s homework, especially to improve listening 
and speaking abilities » 

b) ■To offer a systematic revi&w of the language program for continu- 
ing students, 

c) To enable new students from high school to adjust to the materials! 
and methods used in the teaching of German at the U of I, j 

The first of 90 tapes to be used this term, combine texts for aural 
comprehension with questions to be answered and grammatical exercis- 
es to be performed by the students* The tapes are available at any 
hour of the day or night at the number 333-378^ (for on campus 
phones, 1214.}, 

, The 211 and 212 programs feature performances of radio plays. During 
.Jthe first five weeks of the semester, the 211 students will hear 
Priedrich Dtlrrenmatt' a Die Panne , one fifth each week. Das Schlff 
Esperanza by Fred von Horschelmanh is scheduled for use in 2l^, 
Both of these tapes are available at 333-3780, with the 211 tapes 
being played from 8 AM Monday to 8 AM Thursday and the 212 tapes 
the rest of the week. For all courses there is a random access 
number, 333-378L|., the Language Laboratory number which la avalD^bl© 
when the Laboratory is open. At this number the attendant will play- 
any tape on request. This service is open of course to anyone inter-! 
estad, not only to students enrolled in courses. 



Faculty summer fellowships have been awarded to four members of the 
department. Professors Juw fon Wearinga, Herbert Knust, James Mc- 
Glathery, and Verne Schmidt, Prof, fon ^earinga will try to find 
out more about the relationship of Frisian and Saxon in the period 
of Charlemagne by means of a comparative phonological and morphol- 
ogical study. He will be working primarily in the U of I Library, 
Prof. Knust is currently engaged in a study of banquet and altar 
scenes In German di'aaaa, Profo McGlathery is prepej?ing an interpret- 
ive study of the tales of S.T.A* Hoffmann, considering the tales as 
psychological experiences of the heroes rather than as autobiegrajihy 
or mythology, approaches which have dominated Hoffmann criticism to 
date. Prof, Schmidt will be in Stockholm continuing his research on 
Strindberg, with special exophasls on the letters and additional 
secondary literaturee 



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The Kaffeestunde will meet again this semester in the Faarulty Lounge 
of the Illini Union from 2-L). on V/ednesday, Students and .acuity meet 
over coffee to speak German and to hear tapes, now and then, of 
German music or cultural programs. 



Congratulations are in order for Dro Richard D'Alquen on the complet- 
ion of his PhoD, His dissertation, "A New Approach to the Problem 
of Gothic al and au" was written under the supervision of Prof, E,A# 
Philippson, Dr, D'Alquen has been a member of the faculty of the 
German Department of Northwestern Univ. since September, 



Pruchtbringende Gesellschaft met on February 16 in 209 Illini Union, 
At that time Prof, Harry Haile's topic was "Hegira", a chapter from 
the Goethe biography he is currently preparing. 



SLAVIC NOTES — Prepared by Profs, Evelyn Bristol and Prank. Y. Gladne 

A lecture entitled "The Theory and Practice of the Experimental 
Theater in Soviet Russia: Personal Experience" was presented on Feb, 
li| by Prof, Herbert Marshall, Visiting Professor in the Dept, of 
Theater, Southern Illinois Univ, Prof. Marshall is a graduate of 
the Higher Institute of Cinematography in Moscow and has participated 
in various phases of theater and cinema experimentation as an assist- 
ant director of a number of Moscow theaters. 



Prof, Marshall's department at SIU hag an opening for a graduate 
assistant with knowledge of Russian, The work Involves cataloging, 
researching, and translating Russian materials and helping to set up 
the Center for Advanced Studies in Soviet and East European Theatre 
and Cinema, 



The Roundtable of the Russian Language and Area Center will hear 3 
speakers this spring. The first was Prof. Polke Dovring of the Agri- 
cultural Economics Dept, in the College of Agriculture, who spoke 
Peb. 21 on "Soviet Inter-Industry Tables of 1959 "» Prof. Hill will 
speak on March 21, followed in April by your male reporter. 



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The first spring semester meeting of the Russian Language Club took 
place Feb. 22 at the YMCA, Hto Benjamin P. Uroff , who' was to 
^^ve talked on Russian Music of the 19th century. Illustrating- his 
talk with piano aelectlons,'? was,; unable to do so due to lllnesso 



A course In Slavic bibliography Is being offered for the first time 
this semester by the Ucof I»Graduate school of Library Science, The 
Instructor Is Prof, Laurenc'e Miller, Head of the Special Languages 
Section of the U, of I, Library, 



V/lth the approach of spring, the Slavic squad Is making ready to 
field a softball team in the Faculty-Staff slow-pitch league again, 
unbowed but bloody after four previous seasons of failure (cumulative 
record: 5 wins, 19 losses). But with the return of heavy hitters Jack 
Schilllnger, Roger Phillips, and Alex Vorobiov^ along with what 
should be a more stabilized defensive all gMnnan'O, manager Steven Hill 
hopes the team will be able to give a better account of itself this 
time. It would be nice also if several of the other LAS departments 
would join History, English, Speech, and Slavic in organizing soft- 
ball teams this year, so that the competition would not be so much 
limited to teams from the scientific and technical fields, (which 
usually win the championships I ) 

— Prof. Steven Hill 



SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGRJESE NOTES — Prepared by Jane Killam 

The Department welcomes Dr. Hugo W, Cowes of the Unlversldad de 
Buenos Aires as a Visiting Lecturer for the current spring semester 
and the academic year 1967-68. Prof. Cowes received his PhaD, degree 
in Philosophy and Letters at the Unlversldad de Buenos Aires, and 
from 196ij. until a few months ago he was Research Professor of Modern 
Spanish Literature a t that university. He taught for several years 
at the Unlversldad de La Plata and at the Unlversldad de C6rdoba, 
The author of many studies on 20th century literary .'figures (most 
notable among them are brief studies of Unamuno, Lugones, and Antonio' 
Machado, and a book on Pedro Salinas), Prof, Cowes is currently 
engaged in preparing studies of Valle Inclan, of the n&vel of Azorin. 
and -' Mlro, and of the Argentine novel from I88O-I950, 



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Portuguese 111 will be taught this year for the first time in a 
summer sessiono The course is an accelerated beginning course which 
will be given for a tital of 20 hours weekly, 16 hours of classwork, 
and [). hours of Laboratory, It is now being taught for the second 
time in regular semesterso 

A new course, an introduction to medieval literature, has been 
approved for the senior-graduate level of instrusrtion. Heretofore 
no such course has been available to undergraduates. It will be 
taught by Prof, Spurgeon Baldwin, and will probably be offered in 
the second semester of 1967-68, The course offers a substantial 
enrichment of both undergraduate major and M,A, curricula . 



Prof, Jose Flores is the co-editor (along with Charles Johnson , U 
of Georgia; Fred, P, Ellison, U of Texas; and Miguel A Riestra, U 
of Puerto Rico) of an article "The Non-Specialist Teacher in PLES" 
published in the February I967 Modern Language Journal (Vol, Ll), 
pp. 76-79. 



Congratulations go to Dr» Richard M, Reeve, Assistant Professor at 
The Ohio- State University. Dr, Reeve received his Pli.D> , degree from 
the U of I this February with a thesis entitled "The Narrative 
Technique of Carlos Puentes (195^-^^)" written under the direction 
of Prof, Luis Lealo He holds a BoA» degree from the University of 
Utah. (I960), and an Mo A, from the U of I (1962), 



Jose Flores of this department and Dr. Gilbert Kettelkamp of 
the College of Education have been invited as consultants to a 
language workshop to be held March 10 for the Danville Community 
Consolidated Schools (District 118). The workshop will begin at 
8:30 am and continue through the entire school day. 



Prof, Malr Jose Benardete, recently retired as a long-time Professor 
at Brooklyn College, was unable to attend the recently scheduled 
lecture on the al jamas , due to injuries he substalned in a fall. 



The "mesa redonda " was held on Feb, 17 at the home of Prof, William 
H, Shoemaker, Graduate Assistant Jose R, Cortina presented the topic 
for discussion — "El drama, i espectaculo o literatura?", Plansi-for 



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the March meeting are still Incomplete, It is possible that instead 
cf a discussion the group will hear a lecture by Ana Maria Bar3'en8ch.^ 
ea and a tentative date has been set for March 16 or l7o 

1 

1 

One of the most important of several new intra-departmental regulat- 
ions which have been adopted ia that having tc' do with a qualifying 
examination for new Ph,D, candidates entering the University of Ill- 
inois with an MeAo degree from elsewhereo Beginning in September of 
1967, any such candidate must take, as a qualifying exam, the depart-- 
mental MoAo examination given at the end of his first semester. 
Successful performance on this examination^, certified by the pertin- 
ent examination committee^ and the approval of all professors of his 
first semester courses will be required for acceptance as a candidate 
for the Ph.Du degree© 



The Spanish Club presented a lecture on February 16 by a represent- 
ative of the Conference on Inter-American Student Projects, On the 
23 the movie "Macarlo" (based on a short novel by B, Traven) was 
shcwHo Scheduled for March 9 is a lecture by Graduate Teaching 
Assistejit German D^ Carrillo^ who will speak on "Mitos y leyendas 
entr6 los indios Chibchas de la altiplanicie colombiana". The lecture 
will ., be held in the General Lounge of the Illlni Union, at 8:00 pm. 
Another lecture is scheduled for March I3n The speaker is to be 
Prof, Merlin H, Porster; the topic will be announced later » 

The Circolo Italiano met on February 28 in Gregory Hall, at which 
tirira they saw slldos of Dro David Hershberg^s recent trip to Italy, 
Dr» Hershberg lectured in both English and Italian, j^ 

The weekly Friday afternoon Tertulia sponsored by the Spanish Club 
is new being held from 3-l|.:30 pm in the Federal Room of the Illlni 
Union, As all Spanish Club meetings, the Tertulia is open to the \ 
public, i 



The Univeraity. of Illinois Modern Foreign. Language Newsletter is 
published jointly by the Modern Foreign Language departments of the 
University of Illinois under the direction of the Department of 
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, Professor William Ho Shoemaker, 
Head* The Newsletter is available without charge to all interested 
persons in Illinois and other states. Editor: Miss Jane Klllam, 
All communlaati!7ns should be addressed to Editor, Modern Foreign 
Language Newsletter;, 22i4. Lincoln Hall^ Urba n a, Illinois, 6I8OI0 






UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 
NEVJSLETTER 



• yei;. XX, Uo . fe y-arch 19b7 

THE ACE EVALUATION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION 



Last year (1966) the American Council on Education (ACE) published 
an Assessment of Quality in Graduate Education , based on a question- 
nalre answered by i;000 college faculty members tliroughout the USA in 
the summer of 196^. They answered two main questions evaluating 
graduate departments granting Ph.D. degrees in their own fields, the 
first question about the quality of the graduate faculty at each 
university in the given department, the second about the effective- 
ness of tiie doctoral program (from the standpoint of an entering 
graduate student). According to press reports published at the time, 
the University of Illinois was among the highest ranking schools, 
and in one general overall ranking was surpassed only by California, 
Harvard, and Stanford in the whole country. 

The main section of the Assessment Itself makes a national comparison 
of the 106 universities rated for each Individual discipline (depart- 
ment) in response to the question about "quality of the graduate 
faculty". Although Illinois did not lead all 106 universities of the 
nation in anyyone discipline, it did rank very high in several. 
Those of special interest to our readers are " library resources " (not 
actually a discipline) 6th in the nation; Spanish , tied for 6-7th; 
English , tied for ll-12th; German , 13th; Classics and History , both 
l^th; French , 16th; and Philosophy , 19th, In response to the second 
question, the ratings were very similar, with ten different depart- 
ments ranking in the top ten in the nation. 

More specifically, in regard to the main interests of this Newsletter > 
the foreign language departments, here is how the picture looks, as 
presented by the ACE Assessment (rankings and point averages are taker 
directly from it). The top five schools are given, followed by all 
Midwest schools in the leading twenty. Point averages were on a 3 
point scale for "program", and a 5 point scale for "faculty" 

RUSSIAN. No ratings were given in the Assessment , which says the 
following about Russian: "The only field in the entire survey which 
had less than a 70^ rate of replies to the questionnaire. Origionally 
It was included, but only nine departments were identified as having 
Ph.D. recipients in 1953-62; later evidence indicated others should 
have been included". 



GRADUATE FACULTY 



1, Harvard 

2, California 
Princeton 
Bryn Mawr 
Yale 

6.5 Michigan 
1©, Cincinnati 
12, Chicago 



3« 

k^ 
5o 



4o63 

kcOO 

3.97 
3c88 

3.71 
3.60 

307 
3.22 



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CLASSICS 



lij.-17. I ll ino i 3 , Wisconsin 
18-33. Northwestern, Ohio State, 
Minnesotao 



GRADUATE PROGRAM 



3. 

5, 

9o 

13. 



1.- Harvard 2,67 

2. Princeton 2.29 

California 2,li|. 

Bryn Mawr 2.05 

Michigan 1.92 

Cincinnati 1.78 

Chicags 1.55 



lij.-22. Illinois , Minnesota, 

Northwestern, Wisconsin, 



FRENCH 



1. 


Yale 


1;.70 


2. 


Columbia 


k»k3 


3. 


Harvard 


If. 15 


u. 


California 


3.98 


5. 


PrincetT>n 


3.85 


7. 


Wisconsin 


3.76 


8. 


Chicago 


3.63 


10, 


, Michigan 


. 3.U8 


15. 


, Indiana 


3o23 


16, 


, Illinois 


3.19 



17-2i|, Minnesota, Ohio State 



1. 


Yale 


2,68 


2. 


Columbia 


2.35 


3. 


Harvard 


2,17 


k' 


Princeton 


2-. 12 


5o 


California 


2.06 


7. 


VJi scons in 


1.99 


9, 


Chicago 


1.86 


11. 


Michigan 


1,72 


1^. 


Indiana 


lo61| 


16» 


33. Illinois, 


Minnesota, 



Northwestern, Ohio State, 
V/ashington (St.L), West- 
ern Reserve, . 



GERMAN 



1. California i;,39 

2. Harvard U.31 

3. Yale 1J.30 
k, Texas 5.16 
5. Pennsylvania 3.81; 
7. Indiana 3.63 
9. Ohio State 3,38 
11, Michigan 3.3O 

15, Chicago 3,27 
13, Illinois 3.21). 
llj., Wisconsin 3.23 

16. Northwestern 3,21 
20-21, Washingt6n (St.L.) 
22-26. Minnesota 



3. 



la Harvard 2.51 

2, Yale 2.^3 

California 2o26 

Texas 2.11 

Pennsylvania 2,05 

7, Indiana It 99 

9. Michigan 1.8ij. 

11. Chicago 1,72 

12, Wisconsin 1.71 
1^.5. Northwestern 1.68 
III. 5. Ohio State 1.68 
16, Illinois 1.60 
19.-28. Cincinnati, Minnesota 

Washington (St.L.) 



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PACULTY 



PROGRAM 









SPANISH 




1, California 






1^.78 ' " .. 


. 1. California 


2, Wisconsin 






1+.13 


2, Harvard 


3, Harvard 






ii.io 


3, Wisconsin 


if., Michigan 






U.02 ■ 


I|., Michigan 


5, UCLA 






3.8$ 


5. UCLA 


6.>5 Illlfaois 






3.69 


7. Illinois 


6,5 Princeton 






3.69 


15* Chlca go 


12, Chicago 






3.3U 


18-36. Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, 


17-26, Indiana, 


Mi 


nnesota . 


Minnesota^ Missouri, North- 


Northwestern, 


Ohio 


State 


western, Ohio State, 



Thus the Assessment shows that Illinois' strongest language depart- 
ment is Spanish (6-7th in the nation and 3rd in the Midwest), In 
Classics, French, and German, Illinois placed approximately 15th in 
the nation, and 5th in the Midwest, However, the Assessment data have 
a number of limitations pointed out in the publication itself. All 
the numerical ratings were derived from subjective evaluations by 
individual faculty members, several disciplines were not Included at 
all ( Russian, General Linguistics, Oriental Languages, Portuguese 
and Italian), and the compilation was done in .the summer of 19614. whicl 
is now nearly three full years Ago, With these qualifications, the 
Assessment can be considered more realistically. 



— Prof, Steven P. Hill 



NATIONAL HUMANITIES FOUNDATION AWARD, On February 1st an announcement 
was made of the first recipients of the new National Humanities 
Foundation Awards, An award was made to Prof, Charles A Knudson of 
the French Department, one of two such awards made on the Urbana 
campus of the U of I, The other recipient was Prof, Mervln R, Dilts 
of the Classics Department, Prof, •''■nudson will study French epic 
poetry while on sabbatical leave next year, spending most of his time 
in Paris , ' 



CSMLTA MEETING, The Central States Modern Language Teachers Associat- 
ion annual meeting will be held this year on May 5-6 in Cincinnati, 
Ohio at the Netherland-Hllton Hotel, Since the program will not be 
printed in the organization's publication, the Modern Language Journal 



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we summarize it here for our readers who may be interested in attend- 
ing, Spe?:kor3 for the Friday banquet and Saturday luncheon are Dr, 
James Bo--:;..-n (Foreign Service Institute) and Dr, Howard Lee Nostrand 
(08 of Washing-ton). Dr. Bostain will speak on "What Are a Language" 
and Dr. Nostrand on "The Socio-Economic Context", The program includer : 
the following seven sections: 

FLES WORKSHOP. Sister Ruth Adelaide j(Cq11. of Mt. St. Joseph on the -. 
Ohio) "Aims of FLES"; Dr. Rose Lamb (Pyrdue U) "Aims of Elementary fp 
Language Arts"; Prof* Bette Ratte (Purdue U) "Common Skills"; and 
Miss Virginia Garibaldi. (Indiana Lang. . Progr ami "Specific Procedures"e 

TEACHER TRAINING, Dr, David Wiggle sworth (Behavioral Research Labs,) 
"Programmed Language Instruction"; Dr. Diane Pretzer (Bowling Green 
State U) "A Foreign Study Program for Prospective Language Teachers"; 
Prof, Clemens Hallman (Acting Dir, Indiana For. Lang. Program) "The ij 
Role of the MjAPL Proficiency Tests in State Certification"; Dr, ' 
Theodore E, Rose (U, of Wise) "The Experienced Teacher Fellowship 
Program", Ml 

FRENCH, M, Rene Allewaert (Attache Culturel, Chicago) "Nouvelles des 
Services Culturels"; Dr. Theodore Mueller (U of Kentucky) "Programmed 
Learning, Promises and Difficulties"; and M, Jean Casagrande (Indiana 
U) "Certains aspects de la syntax poetique de Mallarme", 

GERMAN. Prof. Roger Cole (Western Mich, U) "Die Reform in der Berliner 
Schule"; and Prof. Hans -Werner Gruninger (Visiting Prof. Kalamazoo 
Coll) "Brecht und die Tradition", 

ITALIAN. Sr. Maria Michele (Rosary Coll. River Forest 111.) "Metodl 
da lei a dottadi per lo sviluppo de la conversazione "5 and Prof, 
Antonio De Bellis "International Citizenship-American a Vicenza", 

SPANISH, George J. Edberg (Temple U) "Affluence, and Fluency"; Helen 
S, Green (Hudson Ohio) "The Foreign Language Teacher Teaches Inter- 
national Citizenship"; Dr, Wesley Childers (Pershing Coll,) "The 
Lioness's Divorce Suit: A Fable with International Dimensions"; Prof© 
JJ.fr 3d Oi-fen Aldridge (U of ilaryland) "Camilo Henriquez and Thomas 
Paine", 

FOREIGN STUDY AND EXCHANGE. Dr, Frank Grittner (Wise, For. Lang. 
Supervisor) "Choosing the Foreign Study Program: Guidelines for Admin- 
istrators, Teachers, and Language Students", 



ARTICULATION CONFERENCE. The Arti^^ulation Conferences scheduled for 
April by the French and Spanish Departments of the University of 
Illinois have been postponed until October 25-26, I967, 



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PRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Faculty Summer Fellowships have' been awarded to Mr, Gabriel Savignon 
(for a study of the Idea of Monarchy in the Tragedies of Cprneille) 
and to Ifr. Burl Price ( for a Chronology of Proust's life and works, 
in collaboration with Mr. P. Kolb). A third recipient, Mr, Roy HarriS; 
h&B- declined the honor, as unfortunately he is leaving us for an 
Assistant Professorship at the U of Pennsylvania, where he will be 
the French Philology Specialist, 

Mr, David Ruben has received his Ph.D. with a dissertation entitled 
"An Encircled Demon: The Chief Sonnets of Abraham de Vermeil", 

The noted French actor, Pierre Viala, now tfturing the USA, gave a 
recital of poetry March 15 at the University of Illinois, under the 
auspices of the French Department and the French Club, 

As the Sultan would say "Enough is enough!" There are limits to 
Francophilia, as proved by the recent theft of a Renoir miniature, an 
oil painting of a laundress "La Blanchisseuse" (ij."xi4.") from the U of 
I' 3 Krannert Art Museum, 

The latest Cenacle meeting was on the topic: "Comment peut-on 
enseigner la litterature, " The discussion was led by Mrs, Bowen* 

The enrollment figures for French, Comparing February 1966 with Feb, 
1967 are as follows: lOQ-Level . 11^39 then I385 now; 200-Level, 53^ 
then, 1+69 now; 300-Level, Ibl then 169 now; Ii.OO-Level7Tfmie.n,12J 
now ;' and 14.00-401 (the 3rad'aate reading courses) l|.60 then,ij.9ij. now. 

The French Major and Minor requirements have been revised and expand- 
ed as of September I967, Majors: two types, (a) French Literature and 
(b) Language and Linguistics and for the minor, there is an enlarged 
list of fields and a deletion of the first two semesters of a modern 
foreign language. Details of the changes will appear in the official 
U of I Bulletins, 

Le Cercle Franqais has taken olsyer the Franch Coffee Hour this year 
and appears to be quite active. On February 23 it scheduled a prevlev 
of the March elections, featuring Prof, Edward Lewis, noted U of I 
Political Scientist and Francophile; on March 7 there was a talk, 
"Student Life, F ench Style", 



I 

The French Department Drama Group will perform Courtellne's La Peur 
des coups and Holiere's Monsieur de Pourceau^nao April 2$ in 112 
Gregory Hall, no admission charge, Mrs, Bowen is the organizer. 

Journal Club talks for the balance of the terra include:- March 6 Prof, 
C.A.Knudson spoke on "Old Norse Translations of Chretien de Troyes" 
and on March 20, Prof, Prangois Jost lectured on "Gallia est omnia 
dlvisa in partes tres: reflexions sur les etudes litteraires", April 
5 there will be "A Reading of Poems" by Prof. Renee Riese Hubert', 
April 17 "Aesthetic Distance and Psychic Distancing in the Theatre 
of Jean-Paul Satre" will be presented by Mr. Timothy Reiss, and May 
1 there will be a lecture "Giono et le provengal" by Prof. Alphonse 
Roche, 

New Courses, Several new courses have been approved for the fall, in 
what is probably the major transformation in this Department's history; 
Some of the new courses are: FRENCH 105-INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY FRENCH, 
8hrs weekl^r, equivalent to 101-102; FRENCH 195-PRESHMAN SEMINAR; 
FRENCH 203-SELECTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE, intended and timed 
for teacher-trainees; 209-STUDIES IN FRENCH POETRY5 217-ADVANCED ORAIi 
FRENCH; 219-FRENCH LIT, OP THE MIDDLE AGES; 23O-FRENCH LIT, OF THE 19 
CENT,; 255;-INTRODUCTION TO PRE^ICH LIT, IN TRANSLATION; 215-PRENCH 
STYLISTICS; and i|81-0LD PROVENpAL: HISTORICAL GRAI#iAR. 

ALLIANCE PRANCAISE CONTEST. The Junior Board of the Alliance Pranqaisf 
of Chicago has opened a contest for high school students in Cook 
County. A $$0 prize will go to the best essay in two categories (one 
for students with 3 full years of High school French, the other for 
students with special backgrounds), Teacrhers interested in entering ' 
students should write Mrs. Thomas Hall, 2^0 Dennis Lane, Giencoe 111, 
60022, All entries (300-^00 words on "A propos d'une oeuvre d'un | 
ensemble d'oeuvres d'art francaises du XXe siecle que vous connaissez 
bien (f ilms, chansons, tableux,oieces de theatre) faites ressortir sous 
forme de dialogue ou de debat quels elements characteristiques de 1' 
esprit frangais y apparalssent" ) must be in by April 15* 



Gilbert Chlnard Award, The Society for French Historical Studies and 
the Institut Prangals de Washington are creating' a Gilbert Chinard 
Award of $1000 for the best manuscript in the field of Franco -America 
Relr.tlous prior to I9OO and meeting the high standards 6f these two 
societies. The 196? award due date is June 1 196? and the 1968 award 
due date is December 1, 1967* Manuscripts are to be sent to Prof, 
John C, Rule, Ohio State University, History Department, Columbus 
Ohio k^2l0. 



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The Mel Howard Company is touring the USA with a prize-winning cast, 
under the auspices of the French Govt., performing Les Fourberies de 
Scapin . They will be in the general area: April 22 (U of V7isc. at 
Milwaukee), April 2Ij. (U of Indiana), and April 26-27 (Alliance Pran- 
Qaise, Dgtroit), 

In addition to Endgame , already performed in March, the new Depot 
Theatre has tentatively scheduled for this season two other French 
plays. Genet's Les Bonnes , and a work by Arrabal, as well as several 
Nouvelle Vague films. 

GERMAN NOTES — by Prof. Carol Miller 

The second semester enrollment figures show two encouraging facts. 
The increased course offerings in the 2tO-level, especially in 20th 
century literature, have attracted some 20% more students (26i| as 
opposed to 220 last year, as of March 1), The introduction of new 
courses under the heading 392 (this semester 'Epic Theater' and 'Read- 
ings in Old High German' ) contributed to the 2$% increase in enroll- 
ment in 300-level courses (from 95-120 ),• Other figures for the sem- 
ester include 200 students in 101, 530 in 102. 178 in IO3, and 3U7 in 
101|. In l\.00 and [|.01 (graduate reading courses) there are 212 and 288 
respectively.Ij.1 students are registered at the 1^00 level. 

Courses to be offered in the fall semester I967-68 on the graduate 
level will be: 301-German l-it. to 1700(Stegemeier) ; 303-Composition 
and Conversation; 307-Structure of the German Language (Nock, Knust); 
32a-History of Germ. Civilization (Stegemeier) ; 332-Schiller (Prey); 
36G-Phonetics (Nock); 392-Sec.C — Hugo on Hofmannsthal (Lorbe), Sec, 
P— Der Sonett in der deutschen Dichtung vom Bariick bis sur Gegenwart 
(Schlutter) Sec, W — Old Saxon (fon Wearinga), Sec, Z< — Faroese(Poulse. 
ij.ll-Pro Svaiinar(Mitchell) ; i^l^-^^iddle High German (Nock, Antonsen); 
ili4.1-Romantlcism (McGlathery) ; i|62-Advanced Seminar in Philology and 
Linguistics (Antonsen); i;95-Bibliography (Prey); and Scandinavian i;05 
Old N^rse (Mitchell, Poulsen) , Reminder might also be included of the 
new course German 208-German Source Readings for the History of Scien 
ce (Haile), 

Nine students have completed their Master's degree in German during 
the last two semesters. Mr, David Blackburn (B.A, U of 1/ is now 
teaching at Unity HS, Tolono. Miss Bennie Sue Curtis (B.A. U of I) is 
continuing her studies here. Mr. Paul Donovan (B.A, Boston Coll.) has 
a position at the U of Delaware. Miss Sue Hird (U of Durham, Englanc" 
is teaching at the U.of Edmonton, Can, ;«'Ir. Nelson McMillan has returr. 
ed to his Alma Mater, Morehouse Coll. to teach. Miss Penelope Pepple 
(U of Mississippi) has accepted a teaching associateship at- the U of 



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Calif, Davis, whese she will continue her studies. Mrs. Rita Terras 
is now at the U of V/isc. l^ir. Allen Viehmeyer (Western 111, State U) 
is continuing his work here. Our cengratulatlons to these studentsl 



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Mark your Calendars I A German dinner has been scheduled for Sunday 
evening April 16 at the campus YMCA, Mr. Werner Mayer has assumed 
responsibility for the program and as of this (still very early) 
writing, the plans are for i'ir, Mayer to present a slide-lecture on 
Germany, for the German Choir, under the direction of Prof, Hans 
Schliitter, to sing, and for Mr. Rainer Sell -to speak on the topic 
"American Plays on German Stages after 19ij.5"» 



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The German Club is becoming much more active this semester. The facul- 
ty adviser, Mr. Rainer Sell, provided the following report on plans: 

The German Club, in search of more convivial surroundings, moved away 
from campus to the basement of the Thunderbird on S, Goodwin Ave, Urb, 
There we hope to meet every Thursday night at Jpm and listen to a 
talk given by faculty members, graduates, or undergraduates. This is 
meant to provide entertainment and the basis for informal discussion. 
The beginning was made on Feb, 23, when Werner Mayer (who has studlec 
at the Universities of Tubingen and Heidelberg, among others) gave an 
excellent analysis of the roots of National Socialism, some aspects of 
its ideology, and the tragic position of the German Resistance, togeti. 
er with a brief discussion o£ the so-called Neo-Nazi movement in 
Germany t6dayi (topic: Nationalsozialismus und Neo-Nazis. Die Prag- 
wiirdigkeit einer historischen Parallele). The second maeting on Maj?ch 
9 featured Rainer Sell (Univ. of Kiel, Brown U, editor) speaking on 
Germany ( "Diautschland fur Anfanger"), VJe hope that these meetings 
every two weeks will bring the members of the club, faculty, . graduate 
students and guests together. We are in the process. of making more 
use of films and -other materials available from the German Consulate 
in Chicago, a, source not often utilized until now, ' ij 



SLAVIC NOTES — by Profs. Evelyn Bristol, P. Y.Gladney, and S.P.Hill 



Prof. Polke Dovring's Roundtable talk last month entitled "Soviet 
inter-IndBstry Tables of 1959" dealt with Soviet input-output tables 
and the tantalizing partial glimpse which. they afford into the effi*» 
ciency of Soviet agriculture and industry. 

Prof,. Hill ts Roundtable talk on March 7 (Not Mar. 21 as previously 
announced) had the title "Experimentation in Russian Cinema: the Rise 
and Pall of a Pilm Pormalist." The main subject of the talk, which 
was illustrated, was Leo Kuleshov, a leading figure of Russian cinema 
in the 1930' So 



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Prof, David Joravsky, a Sosrlet .specialist at Northwestern U,, gave a 
lecture on March 6 in the History of Science Society Distinguished 
Lecture Series entitled "Science and Freedom in the U.S.S.R," 

On Mar, 13 we were privileged to hear two talks by Dr. Zuzanna Topol- 
inska of the Institute for Slavistics, Polish Academy of Sciences, and 
currently Visiting Asst, Prof, of Slavic Linguistics at the U, of 
Chicago, Miss Topolinska's afternoon talk, sponsored by this depart- 
ment, was concerned with the current status of the Sorbian languages 
in East Germany, and with the Kashubian dialect of Polish, Addressing 
the Linguistics Club in the evening, she discussed syntactia influence 
of German on neighboring Kashubian, Sorbian, and Lithuanian, Miss 
Topolinska is a specialist in the prosody and syntax of the West and 
South Slavic languages. 

Prof, Herbert Marshall of SIU, who spoke here Feb, li|-.l5, is a prom- 
inent authority on Soviet poetry, theater, and films. One of his lect- 
ures was on Soviet experimental theater and emphasized the innovation; 
of Melerhold and Tairov, The other was a colloquium discussion on 
Soviet poetry ( especially Mayakovsky and Evtushenko), about which he 
has published three books of translations and commentary. Since Prof, 
Marshall, a native Briton, is Visiting Professor at SIU and might 
return to England in a couple of years, other educational institution;' 
around the state would be well advised to invite him to give an illusi 
rated lecture while he is still in this country. His vast store of 
fascinating stories about Soviet writers, plays, and films, gained fr^ 
seven years spent in the USSR (1930-37) plus recent visits and his 
large collection of rare photographic slides make him a most enlight- 
ening and entertaining lecturer. 

Prof, Gladney has been awarded a grant by the American Council of 
Learned Societies to support his sxommer's vjork In Russian grammar. 

The Slavic Dept, can report a significant increase in undergraduate 
majors compared to last fall. While spring figures show an expected 
ebb compared with the fall figures, the amount of majors' in straight 
Russian and In Russian Teacher Training both has doubled» (Figures in 
the fall were 10 and 9 respectively, they now stand at 23 and 21,) 
The same trend can be seen in the graduate program, V/ith fewer grad- 
uates in all compared to last October, we have an important increase 
in the percentage of students working for a Ph.D. (29«7^ last fall 
but 55.8^ now .} 

At the Russian Language Club last month a group of 3rd year students 
presented a dramatization of Krylov's fable "The Quartet," Several 
Russian 101 students next sang "Evenings near Moscow," and one of 
their number, Cheryl Shugan, accompanied herself singing "The Guerill' 



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Song" and several other selections. Then Joseph Bosrysowicz recited 
Puskln's "The Demons." The major item on the program was a series of 
Russian ^nd Eastern European folk dances, the Peddlar»s Basket, the 
Fisherman, the Troika, the Little Sweetheart, and the Little Whip, 
which was performed by a group of students in native costume under the 
leadership of IVlr. Steven P. Hassmann, . . 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Jane Killam 

The Dept. and the Mesa redonda sponsored a lecture March 16 by Ana 
Maria Barrenechaa, Prof, of Literature at the Univ. of Buenos Aires, 
and Visiting Scholar in Residence at Duke UmiVe Prof. Barrenechea, 
author of several books on Borges ( Borges , the Labyrinth Maker; La 

— •■•-- - -> - -' — ^- Joree Luis Borges; and La 

y realid- 
participated in the discussioi 



on March 1? held by the *>a;a redonda . 

With the Division of Humanities, the Dept. spomsored the Mar, 21 lect- 
ure "Realiam and Naturalism in Portugal and Brazil: with reference to 
French and other western literatures", by the Brazilian poet and crit. 
Jorge de Sena, Professor of Portuguese at the U, of Wisconsin, 

Profc James 0, Crosby's critical edition of Quevedo's Polltica de 
Dios has at last reached this country. It is a monumental volume, the 
result of many years of work and packed with detailed erudition. It 
was published jointly by the U of I press and Editorial Castalia, 
printed by the latter* s Artes Graf leas Soler in Valencia, and its 
colophon date is October l\., I966, Prof, Crosby is at present in Spain 
with his family, on research leave to the U of I Center for Advanced 
Study, of which he is this year an Associate Member, He will be back 
in residence in Urbana next September, Prof » Crosby is also the autht 
of an article "A New Edition of Quevedo's Poetry" which appeared in 
the October issue of the Hispanic Review (Vol, XXXIV, No, 4» 1966, 
pp. 328-337.) 

Other faculty publications include an article by Prof, Robert E, Lott 
"Una cita de amor y dos cuehtos de Juan Valera" which appeared in the 
January I967 Hispan^f 11a (Wo. 29,pp.l3-20), and a review by Claire Oc 
Szoke , an Instructor in the Department, Mrs, Szoke reviewed The Miav 
M anusc ript of Benito Perez Gald6s by Robert J, Vfeber, in Hispanof ila 
TNo. 25", September 19^, pp. 63-63), 

Prof. John F. Garganigo, Ph.D. U of I I96I4., and now a member of the 
Spanish faculty at Washlngfeon U, St. Louis, has just published in 
Montlvideo, Uruguay, his critical study El perf 1 1 del gaucho en 
algunas novelas de Argentina y Uruguay (Editorial sTntesis ), The colo 
phon bears the date "Agosto,196Fr but copies have just reached us. 



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On March 18 Graduate Fellow Daniel E<, Gulstad gave a paper "Toward a 
revision of Linguistic Metatheory" at the 12th annual National Conf- 
erence on Linguistics, sponsored by the Linguistic Circle of New York 
and held at the Biltmore Hotel in New York, 



Faculty Lectures, Prof, Henry Kahane gave a paper at the December 
meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in New York, The titi 
Was "The position of Southern Italia n Breek," 



Prof, Luis Leal participated in the Pacific Northwest Conference on 
Foreign Languages March 17-18 held at Spokane, V/ashington, He read a 
paper entitled "Los tres 'Nocturnasr de Ruben Darlo" to commemorate 
the centennial of Darlo' s birth. Also participating in the meeting 
was Mr, Jack Willey, a doctoral candidate at the U of I who is at 
present on the faculty at Gonzaga Univ. Mr, Willey directed a two- 
act play by Augustin Moreto y Cabana "El lindo don Diego", 



Enrollmenta Figures on enrollment for the second semester show a total 
of i680 atudents enrolled in Spanish, 212 in Italian, and 157 in 
Portuguese, This represents an increase of 61 students over the same 
tilme last year (1619 total enrollment in March 1966) for Spanish , 
an Increase of 67 (li;5 in March I966) in Italian, and 26 more than 
last spring in Portuguese (I3I in March I966), In all, the total of 
20i|.9 students represents an increase of iSk over the 1895 students of 
last springy with the largest increase seen in Italiano- 



New Ph,D, requirements, In the February issue, mention was made of new 
intra departmental requirements for the doctorate. In addition tc the 
changes mentioned, the following changes have been instituted: The 
language requirements still specify a reading knowledge of two other 
languages but the choice 01 languages has been considerably broadened 
and tailored to fit the field of specialization of the individual 
candidate. High proficiency in only one language will not be accepted 
in lieu of two languages, however. Specialist in Latin American Lit, 
now must take only Portuguese 3OI, instead of the 3OI-3O2 courses 
once required. The preliminary exam has been shortehed to 12 hours 
( once 16), with no more than two additional hours in the minor. The 
exam will cover four main areas of specialization, with 6 hours in th 
main field and 2 in each of the other fields. 



Miss Catherine Cortes (Macomb HS 196!j.), a Junior Spanish major, has 
received a Gulbenkien Grant for summer study at the University of 
Lisbon, The grant is one of twenty made nationwide. 



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Inquiries have reached us about -a summer school program in Spanish foi 
high school students. We have been obliged to reply that we have no 
program specifically for such students, BUT high school students who 
wish to take appropriate summer school courses here on the Urbana 
campus may apply to be admitted as "special" students and, with the 
proper sponsorship, of their high school, they are entirely eligible. 
The high school itself can determine the credit it wishes to give for 
the courses taken and the achievement made. The courses available in 
the summer session of I967 together with the approximate high school 
equivalences are: Spanish 101-102 (1st year HS or 1st and 2nd year), 
103-(2nd or 3rd year HS), 10[^-(3rd or i^th year HS), 211-212 (Ii.th or 
5th year HS) and 30^-307 (for those who have qualified for advanced 
placement. 



Spanish Club, The club presented a lecture by Graduate Assistant 
German Carrillo March 9 on "Mitos y leyendas entre los Indios Shibchaf 
de la altiplanlcie Colomblana", On April 6 the Club will present a 
film "La verbena de la paloma". The film is open to the public, the _ 
a dmission charge is ^OJc. On April I3 the Club will hear a lecture 1 
"El amor, la soledad, y la muerte en la poesla de Javier Vlllarrutia" 
by Prof, Merlin H, Porster, in the General Lounge, Illini Union, 8 pn 

The Club has announced plahs for the annual Poetry Contest to be held 
April 27 for undergraduates. Tentative groupings for the contest are 
as follows: Category I, Span^ 101 ; Category II, Span, 102 ; Category 
III, Span. 103-10[| ; Category IV, Spanish 211-212-2ri-222 ; Category 
V, Span, 2I3-2II1 — 300' s; Category VI, Native speakers of Spanish, Ita' 
and Port, There will also be categories for students in Italian and 
Portuguese, one corresponding to 101-10i|. courses in each language 
and another for the 2OO-3OO level courses,. ... 

The Club will also sponsor a play "Yo tamblen hablo de la rosa" by 
Mexican playwright Eialllo Carballldo, which will be performed by a 
group of gHHduate and undergraduate students under the direction of 
Graduate Fellow, Marvin D'Lugo, The play will be performed in the 
Auditorium of the Veterinary Medicine Building (I50) on May 5-^ at 
8 P.M. 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is 
published jointly b^ t^e iHodern Language departments at the Unlversit 
od Illinois under the direction of the department of Spanish, Prof, 
William ^^, Shoemaker, Head, The Newsletter is available without charge 
to all interested persons in Illinois and other statese Editor: Miss 
Jane Killam, Communications should be addressed to Editor, 22ij. Lin- 
coln Hall, Urbana, Illinois, 6ISOI, 



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Ui^IVijRSITY OF, ILLINOIS . 
Moderti Foiriegn Language 

NEiiSLFTTER' 



Vol. XX, No. 7 . April. 1967 



MUSEUM EXHIBIT 



The French in America vjas the theme of a photographic exhibit in the 
University of Illinois Classical and European Culture ^luseum in 
Lincoln Hall. The exhibit, which ran through April 15, drew upon 
contemporary materials for most of the photographs, which included 
early French maps, old uarkers, portraits, drawings, and personal 
letters. The exibition, on loan from the French Embassy, emphasized 
the colonial period (1524-1782) and told the story of French explor- 
ation, wars, trade, and colonization in the part of i:>iorth America 
that is now the U.S.A. J including the entire Atlantic coast to the 
tip of Florida, the Pacific Coast from Canada to lionterey, the Great 
Lakes Region, The .lississippi, Arkansas, and Hissouri River Valleys, 
and the foothills of the Rockies. 



Displays, with English captions. Indicated the Importance jDf the 
French heritage in the formation of our country and explained the 
survival of French narAes, especially in the Midwest. The exhibit 
also depicted^ in proper historical perspective, the achievements 
of French pioneers and sodiers such as Champlain, La Salle, Jollet, 
Marquette, Iberville, Bienville, La Veraudrye^ Montcalm, La Fayette, 
R^ochambeau, de Grasse, and others. 



The Museum of Classical and European Culture is open from 10-12 a.m. 
and 1-5 p.m. lionday through Friday, 9-12 a.m. of Saturday, and 2-5 
p.m. on Suniay vjhen University classes are in session. 



SUMI'IER COURSE IK SECOi^DARY EDUCATION IN FOREIGH LANGUAGES 



The University of Illinois Urbana Sumiaer Session will offer a one 
unit graduate course. Secondary Education 456 — Problems and Trends 
in Specialized Fields of Secondary Education, with a section for 
foreign languages the last four weeks of the summer session (July 17 
to August 12). For further information, contact the Department of 
Secondary Education, 395 Education Building, University of Illinois, 
Urbana, Illinois, &1301. 



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COMPASATIVE LITERATURE. Tlie Program la Comparative Literature has 
announced that Professor A. Owen Aldrldge, Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland and the 
Editor of Comparative Literature Studies , has accepted a postition at 
the University of Illinois as a Professor of Comparative Literature. 
His duties will begin In September, 1967 and will Include the teach- 
ing of two seminar courses each semester. The fall semester he will 
teach 451-Llterary Movements (Studies In the Enlightenment) and 461* 
Seminar in Literary Forms (Connalssance ds L'Ecranger). 

The Program in Comparative Literature Is growing rapidly and expects 
an enrollment of 45-50 students In 1967-68. At the present the 
ettrolLneht Is limited to graduate students. 



University-High School Articulation. The Conference on Unlverslty- 
Hlgh-School Articulation in the Foreign Languages » origlonally 
scheduled for April, has been postponed until the fall. The Confer- 
ence will include the Departments of French, German, and Spanish, 
Italian, and Portuguese, and will be held October 25-26, 1967* ; 



UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTIONAL AWARBS. Four faculty members in the 
foreign languages have been the recipients of undergraduate instruct- 
ional awards for the suimaer of 1967. They are among thirty six U 
of I faculty members who received awards March 14 at a meeting of the 
Board of Trustees. - In the French Department, awards went to Profs. 
Edwin Jahlel and Francis W. Nacatmann, lb the German Department to 
Professor Rudolf Schler, and in the Slavic Department to Raslo 
Dunatov. Details of the award winning projects can be found in this 
issue, in the r'espective departmental notes. 

At the Chicago Circle campus, Wulf Kopke, Associate Professor of 
German, also received an award. The Awards were established in 1965 
to encourage faculty interest in improving the quality of under- 
graduage instruction. 



Electra. The Department of Classics presented the film Electra . bcised 
on the play by Euripides. The film, shown April 13, was directed by 
Michael Cacoyannls and starred Irene Paoas. 



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CSMLTA MEETING. As previously announced, the CSMLTA will hold its" ' 
50th annual meeting Hay 5-6 at the Nether land Hilton, Cincinnatti, 
Ohio. The section meetings, to be held on Saturuay May 6, v/ill include 
a number of people from Illinois, including Dr. Jose Sanchez of the 
U of I Chicago Circle campus, who will be Chairinan of the Spanish 
section, in which a paper 'Carailo Henriquez and Thomas Paine, 
Citizens of the World'' will ba read by Prof. Alfred Owen Aldridge, who 
will be a Professor of Comparative Literature here in Urbana in 
the fall of 1967. 



LECTURE. On April 7 the Linguistics Department, with the Russian 
Area Studies Center, sponsored two lectures by Prof. Roman Jakobson 
of Harvard and MIT. Prof. Jakobson spoke on "The place of linguist- 
ics among Sciences'' and ' Xiie Grammar of Poetry." 



SUrCIER SCHOOL COURSES. The Summer School of the University of 111. 
at Urbana is offering a fine selection of courses for students of 
modem foreign languages. During the eight week session, from June 
19-August 12j the following courses are to be offered; (an asterisk 
indicates the regular 101^104 sequence. French, German, Russian and 
Spanish 382 — Language laboratory techniques (Meyers) will be offered. 
Courses numbered 400-401 are reading courses for graduate students, 
491 is an independent reading course, and 49S is thesis preparation.) 

FREHai * 202-Introduction to French Literature II (Barrette) ? 211- 
212-Oral Frencli; 311 Dii tion francais; 313 Phonetique de la langue 
francaise (Jenkins); 314-French Syntax (Jenkins): 323 XVII Cent. Lit. 
(De Ley); 334-Contemporary Lit. 11 (Gray):, 335-French Civilization 
425-Explication de te>:tes I (Jahiel) : 460-Seminar in French Lit. 
(Gray, Jost) ; 400-401, 491, 499. 



GERIIAN * 210-IIasterpieces of Genaan Lit. (Abraham): 211-212-Conv. 
and writing (Kolst, Graubart) , 260-LyricE and Ballads (Lorbe) ,; 291- 
Senior thesis and nonors; 392 Topics in Germ. Lit. (Nock); 415- 
Middle High Germ. (Antonsen) • 400-401j 499. 



ITALIAI'i 491; 499. Anyone interested in Italian 400 in the summer 
has been asked to write ilr. Kertesz, 224 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111 
61801, or Prof. Green, 100 English Building, Urbana. The course 
would stress medieval prose and would be for reading ability only. 



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PORTUGUESE . 491; 499; and 111, an intensive beginning course. 



RUSSIAN . 101^ 112~Intensive second year course, (equivalent to 
103-104); 321-Readings in Russ. Lit.-Pushkinj Lermontov, Gogol; 
326-Ma sterpieces of Russian Lit.; 400-401; 491 (Pachmuss) . 



SPANIS H. * 211-214-Intennfcdiate. advanced conv. and comp. (Flores); 
222- Span. Amer. Prose Fiction of the XX Cent. (Baldwin)? 306- the 
Generation of 1893 (Lott) ; 303-Sp3n. Amer. Lit. to 1880 (Leal); 332- 
South Aiaerican Culture (Meinliart) ; 351-PIionetics (Flores) ; 352-Syn- 
tax (Shoemaker) ; 405 -Bibliography (Allen) ; 415-Renaissance and 
iiaroque Poetry (Allen); 424-Contemporary Span. Drama (Lott); 433- 
Span. Amer. Essay (Leal); 491; 499. 



ASIAN LANGUAGES . Also of possible interest is the program offered in 
Asian Languages, The University of Illinois Urbana campus will offer 
courses in Bengali , Lastmiiri (elementary only, Hindi, Persian (only 
elementary) , Sansk rit, Tamil (Intermediate and advanced only) Telug , 
and Urdu. In addition, CIC institutions can take advantage of the 
University of Michigan's offerings in C hinese and Japanese , and the 
course offerings in Mongolian and Uzbek at Indiana University. 



LATIN . A special course will be offered in Latin, Latin 391, 
Medieval Latin. Section B will be taught completely in Medieval 
Latin. The course will cover different literary forms and various 
kinds of dociiraents in prose and verse, dating from 500-1400 a.d. 
Prereguisite for the course is an adequate reading knowledge of 
Latin (Completion of 401, or 202, or the equivalent) and is given 
for three hours (3/4 unit) credit, IF.JF at 2 pm. 



LINGUISTICS MEETIIJG. The Third Annual Regional Conference of the 
Chicago Linguistics vSociety will be held May 6 at the Center for 
Continuing Education, 1307 E. 60 th Street; Chicago. Anyone desiring 
more informatio?:. can obtain it from that address. 



FRENCH NOTES ~ by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 



Dr. Fred Jenkins is now an Assistant Professor both in French and 
in Linguistics. 



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Dr. Vincent Bowen and Mrs, Barbara Bowen will be on sabbatical next 
year. Br. and Mrs. Hubert will move to the Irvine campus of the U. 
of California. Dr. Herbert De Ley will teach at Riverside (Calif.) 
as a visiting faculty member. 



Drs. Nachtmann and Jahiel have received the first instructional ' 
awards given to the Department of French by the U of I. Purpose 
of these awards is to encourage faculty interest in systematic . 
improvement of the quality of undergraduate teaching. Projects 
proposed by faculty members are considered by a special .committee, 
which sends its recorameadations to the Board of Trustees. Dr. 
Nachtmann' s project is the restructuring of the French 103-104 
sequence. Dr. Jahiel 's project is the formation of an intensive 
terminal course in oral French. 



The well-known Professor Henri P6yr.e. ^f Yale will be on campus next 
fall, for one week, as the French Department's sepecial Centennial 
Lecturer. 



National Foundation on the Arts and liumaiiities Fellowships,. A follow- 
up note and an item on Page 3, March 1967 Newslet ter . The award won - 
by Prof. C. A. Knudson is one of the 57 Senior Fellowships granted. 
The other two grants to U of I members ars ainong the 130 SuiiLmer 
Fellowships. Two more Senior Fellowships ijere granted in the field of 
French Literature, to Profs. Ruth Dean of My. Holyoke, and Hugh 
Davidson of Ohio State. 



A large number of members of the. U of I French Dept. attended the 
Annual Kentucky FL Conference in .April. .Prof . Judd Hubert xv'as one of 
the speakers . ...... 



Because of a conflict v;ith the Old Vic's visit to campus, the French 
plays (Courteline, La Peur Jes Coups ; Moliere's M. de Pourceaugnac) 
were rescheduled to Wed.- Hay 3, G:OG:;p.m. 112 Gregory Hall. 



The Cercle Francais held a follow up meeting on After the French 
Elections," in March. Speaker was Prof. E. Lewis, Political Science, 
who had previously spoken on "Before the French Elections" to the 
same group. 



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The theme of the April Cenacle meeting was "Le mythe dans la litter- 
ature coritemporsiua". Discussion vtas led by Dr. Gray. 



SIU has announced its 14th annual FLES Workshop to be held June 20 - 
July 14, 1967. It is open to FL students and to elementary teachers 
with one year or more of College French, German, or Spanish, and also 
to high school teachers interested in teaching a language to grade 
school children. The Workshop is under the direction of Dr. Vera 
Peacock of the Dept. of FL and Dr. Ted Ragsdal'e of the Dept. of Elem. 
Education. 



Three items of interest, drawn from the monthly nevjsletter of the 
French Cultural Attache of Chicago are: 

Rare books. We wish to draw attention of musical scholars and 
qualified researchers to the aquisition last fall by the Newberry 
Library, 60 W. Ualton^ Chicago, of many books from French pianist 
Alfred Cortot's library of rare music books. 

French Camp in Indiana. The Language Centre in Indianapolis is spon- 
soring a camp for Jr. HS and HS students in Pokagon State Park, 
Angola, Indiana, this summer. There will be two sessions of 13 days 
between July 15-Aug. 12. Enrollment $110 each session. Interested 
persons can contact Mr. Cari Nethers, Director of the Lang Centre, 
3840 N. Coll. Ave ., Indianapolis . This organization is also interest- 
ed in receiving applications from Native French Counselors-Teachers 
with some experience in teaching and camping. , ' 

French Camp in North Dakota. The ilary College Benedictine Sisters 
holding a French camp from Aug 16-26 would also like to hire Native 
French Counselors. The salary is $75 for the 10 day session. Any 
inquiries should be addressed to Sister llary Marmion, Coordinator, 
Mary College, Apple Creek Rd., Bismark, N. Dak. 



AATF Meeting. On April 8 at the Urbana campus the AATF held a meeting 
which included a pedagogical session in which Prof. Velinsky (NIU) dis- 
cussed memory and its implications bfr the language learner; Prof. • • 
Martine Cauche of ISU spoke on 'L'Ens61nment des langues entrangeres 
en France' and Prof. Paul Barrette of the U of I spote on "An Eclectic 
Approach to Language Teaching". In the afternoon session, Prof. Mona 
Huston of Indiana U spoke on "Writing and eating; The Economics of 
Literature in France." 



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April 1917, 50 yrs. ago, the U.S. entered IWI, : A UP news story, among 
others, relates the impression made in France at the time by U.S. 
involvement. The article, as reprinted, by the local (C-U) paper, has 
the writer, retired UPI staffer J-ean de Gandt,. .conclude his story 
thus; "Many thought Pershing said it,, but. it was Col. <:. E. Stanton 
of Pershing's staff who said, "Lafayette^,; nous viola I" 



GEEl>iAI^I NOTES ~ by Prof. Carol Ililler 



Prof. Rudolph Schier has been awarded an Undergraduate Instructional 
Developaent Award for the sumiper 1967-. Prof. Schier^ who has taught 
the conv-conp. courses 211-212-303-3Q4 during the oast 4 years, will 
continue his work of revising the courses. The 211-212 courses review 
grammar, and practice writing and speaking German by treating radio 
plays and current newspaper articles. - llr. Schier will now complete 
the change in 303 so that the course will be conducted completely in 
German. The students will be asked to perform simple tasks, eg. to 
draw a picture, and to verbalize and define these actions which are 
normally performed unconsciously, thus increasing their ability to 
handle abstract language. The students' papers are then used as the 
basis of class discussions. 



Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t had ^as its guest lecturer at its March 
meeting, Prof. Erik Dal, George ;Miller Prof, at the U of I School of 
Library Science. this year, who spoke on the topic "On Publishing Hans 
Christian Andersen' . Dr. Dal, who has been Head of the Danish Div. of 
the Royal Library of Denmark since 1963, is the most prolific scholar • 
in the field of bibliography iti Denmark. Ke is giving the Windsor 
lecturers at the U of I in April. Dr. Dal received gold medals in 
musicology and Scandinavian Literature at the Universitifee of Aarhus 
and Copenhagen in the 1950's, and received the Ph.D. degree from the 
U of Copenhagen in 1960. He is currently editing a critical edition 
of Hans Christian Andersen's tales. 

On April 28 Prof.. Werner 3etz from liunich will be the guest speaker. 



Faculty Seminar met oil April 14 to hear Prof. Ian C. Loram of the U 
of Wise, speak about Friedrich Durrenmatt's concept of tragedy. He 
stressed especially the idea and function of Death as part of that 
concept. As usual, selected materials were placed on reserve in the 
library, so that those attending could prepare themselves for active 
participation in the discussion. 



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The activities of the students In the Dept. are continuing. In add- 
ition to the program announced earlier for the German dinner at the 
Univ. YMCA, which consisted of a slide lecture on Germany by Mr. 
Werner Mayer, songs by the German Choir, and a tSlk on American plays 
on the German stage by Mr. Rainer Sell, there were folk dances direct- 
ed by Sigrid Weinmann and zither music performed by John Snyder and a 
Beethoven duet played by D. Oriss and J. Snyder. Master of ceremonies 
was Siegfried Mews. After the program a color movie about Germany 
was shown. 

The German Choir is preparing Jens Rohwer's "Nun bitten wir den heil- 
igen Geist", a chorale motet for choir and solo soprano. They will 
sing on May 21 at the Lutheran Student Foundation Chapel. Details of 
this May program will he announced later. • 

The German Club is showing movies with greater frequency at its Thrus. 
evening meetings at the Thunderbird. On March 23, the film was 
"Deutsche Stadte und Landschaf ten ' and on April 6, "'Germany's Youth 
Today". Meetings with talks by faculty members and other programs 
are planned for April and Hay. The Fa ust fiM, starring Gustaf Griind- 
gens in his production of Goeth?:*E classic as it V7as performed in 
the Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, is to be shown under the 
auspices of the German Club on May 12 in the U of I auditorium. This 
color, sound motion picture is highly recommended. 

Another film, being shown not on campus, but in the commercial theaters 
of the state, is "Marat/Sade". Officially titled 'The Persecution and 
Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the 
Asylum of Chareton under the Direction of the Harquis de Sade, it is 
the Royal Shakespeare Company's English production of Peter Weiss 's 
play. The stage piroduction. and this version are among the all-too- 
few opportunities we have to see contemporary German drama. 



SLAVIC NOTES ~ by Profs. Evelyn Bristol, F.Y.' Gladney, and S.P. Hill 



At the second spring meeting of the Russian Language Club, held March 
16 at the Univ. YMCA, students and faculty ir.embers were privileged to 
hear recollections and readings by Prof. Catherine Ziablowa of Mich. 
State U. , who was formerly associated with the acting companies in 
Moscow and Leningrad and is a fomer student of the well known direct- 
or Stanisiavskij. Prof. Ziablowa read excerpts from Gogol' and ^exov. 



Roman Jakobson, Samuel H. Gross Professor of Slavic Languages and 
Literatures at Harvard Univ. and Institute Professor at MIT, came to 
Urbana April 7 as guest of the Department, the Linguistics Department, 
and the Russian Area Center. After a luncheon in his honor, Prof. 



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Jakobson addressed' the Linguistics Club on "The Place of Linguistics 
among Sciences." His evening. lecture, also delivered to a standing- 
room audience, was entitled 'The Grammar of Poetry'' and dealt with 
the poetic uses of grammatical categories. 



Several members of the Department, the History Department, and the 
Special Languages division of the Library attended the Second Nation- 
al convention of the /unerican Association for the Advancement of 
Slavic Studies, which took place in Wash. D.C, March 30-April 1. 
The prOj^ram included symposia on Tolstoj and Dostoevskij and on 20th 
century Pvussian poetry, as v/ell as sessions on Slavic history, econ- 
omics, and political science. Present were Prof. Evelyn Bristol, Ilrs, 
Norman Bruce, Prof. Ralph T. Fisher Jr., Prof. Frank Y. Gladney, 
Prof. Kurt Klein, ilr^ Petro Kolesnyk, Prof. Lawrence H. Miller, ilr. 
Fredrick Ryan, Dr. Dmytro Shtohryn, and Mr. Benjamin P. Uroff. 



The Department and the Russian Area Cent.er are providing funds for a 
trip to eastern Europe this summer for lir. Anthony Vanek, a PH.D. 
candidate in the Linguistics Department, who X'.'ill buy Kashubian and 
Serbian books for the library's Slavic collection. 



At the Poetry Festival held at the Chicago Circle campus in conjunct- 
ion with the U of I Centennial celebration April 9, there x^^as an hour 
of Russian poetry recitations by Yoran Braginsky, Stephen Hathaxjay, 
and Lenny Buzyna, students in the Circle Russian Department, and by 
Nick EriQikhov. . . 



The 4th annual 111. AATSEEL hS Russian Contest will.be held .May 20 
at Forest View HS^ Arlington Heights. Competiiig -high schools may 
enter up to four students in the first year contest, four in the 2nd 
and six in the 3rd. The entry fee is 75? per contestant; lunch is 
$1.25. For further infomnation, write immediately to the director, 
Mrs. M. June Stevens at Forest View. .• 

The 111. Chapter of AATSEEL will hold its annual spring meeting on 
May 13 on the 5th floor of the. Chicago Cirttle Center on the U of I 
campus, starting at 1:30. Jointly in charge of the program in the 
absence of Mr. Frank Petronaitis, who is on sabbatical leave in the 
Soviet Union this semester, are Mrs. Wilma Hoffmann, U of I Chicago 
Circle, who is Secty-Treas. this yearj and Mr. Marion J, R^ls, Oak 
Park and River Forest HS, The program will consist of a paper 
entitled "Pisemskij and the Radical Critics of the 1860 "s" (in Russr 
ian) by Prof. C. D. UsJzynski, Illinois Institute of Technology; a 



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brief summary of the history of AATSEEL, including the 111, chapter, 
by Prof. Kurt Klein of this Department j a paper entitled "Te:its in 
Context: Beginning Russian Literary Texts' by Sister Arline Keown, 
Mundelein Coll.; and a report oiS the Workshop for iiS Teachers on Feb. 
4-April 22 sponsored by the 111. Office of Public Instruction and the 
111. chapter of AATSELL by its director, ^Irs. Hoffmann. Attempfes are 
being made to schedule a paper on linguistics also. 



Mr. Rasio Dunatov has received an Undergraduate Instructional Award 
for work this summer on producing testing and review materials 
appropriate for audio-lingual courses. They will be used experimental- 
ly In conjunction with an NDEA supported project 'The Inprovement of 
College Level Student Achievenent through Changes in Class Room Exam- 
ination Systems" headed by Prof. R.E. Spencerj Head of Measurement and 
Research Division of the U of I Office of Instructional Resources. 



Correction; The number of undergraduate majors in Russian and in 
Russian teacher training has not doubled as reported in March, but 
has remained relatively stable — with 19 junior and senior majors, 



The Department's sumraer offerings include two advanced level liter- 
ature courseij (in Russian, including lectures) to be taught by poet 
and professor Igor Chinnov of Kansas, Russian 321 and 326 (see p. 4). 



Prof. Clayton Dawson announces the appointment of a new Visiting 
Lecturer for 1967-68, Ilrs. Visnja Barac-Kostreniic from Yugoslavia, 
who did her studies at the Universities of ICazan (USSR) and Zagreb 
(Yugoslavia). Her specialization is Turgenev within the field of 
Russian and Tffugos lav literature generally, aiid she has written art- 
icles on Turgenev, \'raz5 and Preradovic. 



One Russian film remains this spring: Kogda derevVja byli bol'simi 
( When the Trees Were Tall^^, 1952) a modern comedy-drama about a drunken 
loafer who pretends for his own reasons to be the long lost father 
of a pretty teen-age war orphan. Auditorium, Wed, May 17. 



The victory hungry Slavic Softball Squad is now in the midst of its 
5th season, with gaaes on April 25, Hay 2 and 9 (5:30pir). Despite an 
opening trouncing at the hands of the History I'ept. (16-1 — Prof. 
Frank Gladney's home run), the players are still hopeful. Brilliant 
defensive plays by Mr. Vorobicv, Mr. Ryan, and Prof. Hill were reason 
for opt -misa. Fans are invited to come out and root. 



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SPANISlIs ITALIM, AND PORTUGUESE UOTES — by Jane Killam 



In Jan. cf this year^ a thesis written here at the U of I by Dr. 
Gloria Ceide Echevarriaj now at Eastern 111. U. , was published by 
Studiuni in Llexico. The title of the work is EL haikai en J^ lirica 
meji^jcana . The thesis was prepared under the direction of Prof. Luis 
Leal, and was subaittad in 1565. 



Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc. have just published the text Siglo 
Veii ite prepared by Prof. Luis Leal and Prof. Joseph Silverman. 
The book contains literary selections from Spain and Spanish America, 
and is designed for intermediate courses with multiple objectives. The 
selections are presented within their historical and cultural context 
with background essays, and color illustrations. The text is accompan- 
ied by a Teacher's manual, and magnetic tapes. 



On April 15 the U of I was host to the annual meeting of the Downstate 
Chapter of the AATSP. The welcoming address was given by Prof. Jilliam 
H. Shoemaker, Head of the Spanish Department, and Hr. Richard Klein, 
also of the Department. The program consisted of three topics: In- 
fluencias brasilenas en la obrei de Neruda y Guillen" by Prof. 
Ricardo I\iavas Ruiz of Northwestern, "The Nationally Acclaimed FLES 
Program of Hakensack NJ" by lir. Randal Marshall, Senior FL Editor 
McGraw Hill, and "Spanish in Secondary Schools" by Prof. James Mc 
Kinney, Chainaan of Romance Languages at Western U. Macomb. Officers 
elected for the coming year are as follows: President-Mr. Travis 
Poole, Coordinator Unit 4 Schools, Cha-^paign, Vice-Pres.-Dr. Jaiaes 
McKinney, Chm. Romance Lang. Western U. Itacomb, Secretary-Treas.-Mrs. 
Gladys Leal, Champaign Central US, Recording Secty.-IIrs. Dorothy Dodd, 
Quincy HS, and Contest Chnn. --Mitchell Ludwinske, University IIS, to be 
at Jefferson Jr. IIS next year. 



The Department will sponsor a lecture by Prof. Ernesto 'fejia Sanchez 
on April 25. Prof. Ilejia Sanchez, Catedratico de Lengua y Literature. 
Iberoamericana at the Universidad Nacional de Mexico, will speak on 
Nuevos datos sobre Rube'n Dario.' 



On April 14 the Center for Latin American Studies sponsored a lecture 
by Mr. Bert N. Corona, Pres. of the ilexican-American Political Assoc, 
Member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Calif. Committee), and 
a Consultant for Manpower Opportunities Project (A Calif. State Proj- 
ect of the U.S. Dept. of Labor.). Mr. Corona spoke on "'The Mexican 
'Tope-Iberoamericano' in the United States." 



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Prof. Merlin H. Forster will deliver a lecture "El amor, la soledad, 
y la muerteen la poesia de Xavier viljarrutia" on the loth of ''lay 
at 8:00 pn in 223 Gregory Hall. Tiie lecture , sponsorec by the Span. 
Club, was postponed from April 13. , 

Spanish Club plans for the rest of the seuiester include the poetry 
contest to be held April 27 at GsOO pa in the General Lounge of the 
mini j'aions and a play, "Yo tainbien h?,bio de la roaa" by Emilio 
Carballido. The play to be presented by a group of graduate and under- 
graduate students, will be presented Ilay 3, 5, 6 in Room 151 of the 
Veterinary Medicine Building. The Hay 3 ptrformance is a dress 
rehearsal open, by complimentairy ticket, to high school students. The 
May 5-6 performances will also require complimentary tickets although 
admission is free. As of this writings all tickets for Friday, Hay 5 
had been distributed, with a very few remaining for Saturday and 
V/ediiesday. The play is a farce, with a large cast. Participating are 
Lynn Staedke (Tona) , Robert Carter (Polo), and Dagoberto Orrantia 
(Maximino) in the leading roles—all are Graduate Teaching Assistants. 
As the Professors, Guillermo Trevirio (GTA) and Ilarvin D'Lugo who 
also directs, a Graduate Fello", and as the Locu^t^o£ ,Luis Oyarzun 
(GTx\) . In the supporting roies are undergraduates Roberta Keillor, 
Kathy ICahler, Aliya Cheskis, Arthur and Gordon tluirhead, and Grad. 
Teaching Asst. Raymond Spoto. Music is being supplied by Steven 
Meshon. Alix Zuckerman (GTA)play3 the Intermedlarla a 



The Department has 5 new Teaching Assistants and one returning member ■ 
this semester, iirs. Margo C. Deley (5. A, 1965). returns to the staff 
after 8 months iii France where she woi:ked as a part-time translator 
and Re- search Assistant. New Assistants are Ilr. I, Lamer of Argentina 
(M.A. 1959^ U of B.A.) who has been associated with the Facultad de 
Filosofia y Letras of the U of B.A. since 1956, the Institute Nacional 
Superior del Professorado since 1961, and the Colev^io Nacicnal de B.A. 
since I960; Miss Miriam Simon (B.A. U of I 1967), Hiss Maria Zelia 
Simonetti of Sao Paolo Brasil (^B.A. 1962 Univ. de Sao Paolo, Licen. 
1963, post-graduate work 1965) v7ho has taught in Brasilian high 
schools and is at present "nere under the Partners of the Alliance 
Program (Center for L.A. Studies) and is working for her M.A. in 
English as a second language, Mss Maria Sada (B.A. Indiaiia 1967) 
and Miss Jari Taylor (B.A. 1967 U of t) . Other new members of the 
Department are Mr. William Impens who is returning after a stmester 
absence (B.A. Loyola 1964, M.A. U of I 1966), Miss .laria Asin, Miss 
Prudence Berline (B.A. 1967 U of I) and Miss Donna Fritz (B.S. in 
Educ. Eastern 111. Uo). 



The U of I Mod. For. Lang. Newsletter is published Jointly by the 
Mod. For. Lang. Depts. at the U of I under the direction of the Dept. 
of Spanish, Dr. V/illiam H. Shoemaker, Head. Ihe ..ewsletter is avail- 
able without charge to all interested people in Illinois avid other 
states. Communications should be addressed to the Editor, Miss 
Jane Kill ar. u 224 L incoln Hall^ Urbana Illinois. 61801. 



UNIVERSITY OP ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language ■ 
. •: NEWSLETTER ^ ^ ' 

Vol. XX, No. 8 ~" May, 196? 

: ORIENTATION PROGRAM 

Starting with the fall of 1967, all four of the major foreign languages 
departments .at the U of I will offer an orientation program to new 
Teaching Assistants,- Such progi*a-ms have proved so successful in the 
past that they are being adopted by many of the large departments which 
annually receive a great number of new Graduate Teaching Assistants, 
The purpose, of the orientation program is twofold. New Assistants are 
given a chance to become acquainted with the university arid their 
colleagues wi^thin the departments before the semester actually begins, 
and those new to the teaching profession are givan intensive training 
in the teaching methods used by their department. In the past, it has 
been this practical aspect which has provoked the most enthusiastic • 
response from the participants^ 

In most cases the program is planned to begin on Thurs, Sept, 7, and 
continue until Wed, Sept, 13. Registration begins on Sept, ll\.. The 
program is in most cases limited to new appointees v;ho are new to the 
U of I or new to teaching, or both. The Slavic Dept, plans to open 
their program to present TA' s who might like to observe. 

With some individual departmental variations, the program planned will 
include language lab training, MLA films, phonetics exercises, lectures 
on teaching theory , practice drills, demonstration of methods, and 
practice teaching by the participants, with critiques from their coll- 
eagues. At present the Slavic Dept. is investigating the possibility of 
using high school classes for the practice teaching .experience, all 
the other departments plan to conduct the entire program on the caapua. 

Prof, Francis W. Nachtmann is again in charge of the program for the' 
French Dept, which last year trained approximately 20 new Assistants, 
He will be working with four other faculty members. Prof. Herbert Knust 
is in charge of the German Dept, program., which expects to have about 
25 participants. He will be working with 1;. members of the present staff 
and possibly one new faculty membar. Prof, Rasio Dunatov is in chanrge 
of the Slavic program, with the other members of the Slavic faculty 
aiding him in a program that expects about II4. participants. The Span, 
Italian, and Portuguese program will again be under the direction of 
Prof, Warren L, Meinhardt, , with a staff that Includes Profs, Spurgeon 
V/, Baldwin and VJ, Curtis Blaylock, and Messrs, R,R, Hino josa-Smlth and 
David Torres, The program last year trained some 3O new appointees and 
is expected to have about that number again this year. 



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NORTHEAST CONFERENCE. The 1[|. annual Northeast Conference was held In 
Wash. D.C. on April 13-1^0. The largest gathering of PL teachers In the 
country, it was again well attended by teachers of all levels. Repres- 
enting the U of I at the' Conference this year were Profs. Bruce H, 
Mainous, Francis W, Nachtmann, and M. Keith Meyers of the P""ench Dept.j; 
Prof. Jose S Flores of the Span., Ital. and Port, Dept.; Prof. Ruth 
Lorbe and Gtinther Hoist of the German Dept,; the latter as Official 
Representative from the U of I College of Liberal Arts. 

As is customary, the Conference Board of Directors appoints working 
committees to investigate certain tcpics and submit reports. These are 
sent out ahead of time and discussed during the main session. This year; 
three working committees submitted reports. The themes were 1) The 
Teaching of Reading 2) The Times and Places for Literature and 3) Trendd 
in FL Requirements and Placement, The reports are quite detailed, 
reflecting upon previous ones and adding newer findings, ; 

Central to this year's Conference was "Times and Places for Literature"' 
to which an additional plenary session was devoted. It might be of 
interest to touch upon some of its more controversial key propositions 
especially since they invariably seemed to raise more questions than 
they answered. If it is maintained that there can be no study of a 
foreign literature worthy of the name without a solid foundation in the:^ 
language, then one naturally wonders how much constitutes "a solid foun 
atlon"? In fact, Prof. Spaethling, a member of the committee, asked if 
perhaps we are not requiring too much control of the language before we 
admit the student to a literature course. Since the members of the 
VJorking Committee were by no means in agreement on all points, the wide 
divergence of opinions voiced from the floor was not surprising. Other 
propositions touched upon the degree of explicitness in definition and 
analysis that is demanded of the student in a literature course. It was' 
feljj that this should not exceed the level of what they ever do. in thel:' 
English classes. This was also a part of another key proposition: in 
order to determine the student's capacity to respond to a proposed lit-«- 
erary experience, the teacher must examine with some precision at least' 
four areas: 1) the student's literary experience in English, 2) his 
level OS socio-psychological maturation, 3) '^is current interests and 
reading habits, and I4.) his overall FL achievements. It cannot be denied" 
that these demands ase rather high, 

•TTrends in FL Requirements and Placement" concerned itself with the 
continuity problem. Instruction of the modern FL teacher should be con- 
ducted in the foreign language with a variety of native speech and 
written language. More professional contact is needed between the high 
school and university faculties. But the focus of this problem lies in 
the placement of the entering student in college. Placement procedures 
based entirely on the time-span of the student's previous exposure to 
the Pi are not useful and should be discontinued. Ideally each student _ 
should be placed at a level for which his previous preparation fits him 
and no loss of credit should result from the operation of the placement 
system. It was also felt strongly that a national test is needed which 
examines the college PI requirement and includes "everyday culture". 



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While some of the comments from the floor had a good deal of merit and 
v;ere indeed received well, the great number of people in attendance did 
prove a bit unwieldy at least at the plenary session. This was not 
exactly ameliorated by the fact that the printed reports were sent out 
much later than usual. The reports of the three working committees, as 
well as back copies, can be obtained at $2.50 each fror.i the liLA Materials 
Center, 4 Wash. Place, NY 10003 NY. 

Gunther Hoist, Dept. of German 



KENTUCKY FL CONFERENCE. The U of Kentucky held its annual FL Conference 
on April 27-29 at Lexington. On the program from the U of I were Prof. 
Judd Hubert of the French Dept. reading a paper "La Notion de plenitude 
chez Corneille"; Prof. Luis Leal of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and 
Portuguese reading a paper "El realismo magico en la iiteratura hispano- 
americana"; and Prof. Icko Iben, Archivist in the U of I Eibrary, who 
read a paper 'Historical and Critical Notes on the Press of Iceland". 

The Kentucky FL Quarterly is receiving a new name and format. It will 
become the Kentucky Romanc e Quarterly and V7ill be restricted to histor- 
ical and interprecatiye articles in Romance scholarship. 



SIU VISITING PROFESSOR. VJord has been received that Dr. Lincoln Canfield, 
who was Visiting Professor at the U of I in the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, 
and Portuguese in 1963, will be Visiting Professor at SIU in Carbondale 
for the academic year 1967-68. Dr. Canfield, of the U of Rochester, is a 
well-known speaker and authority in Linguistics. He v/ill be available 
for lectures during the year. 



FRENCH NOTES ~ by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 



Two Visiting Professors in French have been announced for 1967-68. Prof. 
Jean Misrahi of Fordham U will teach Medieval Literature and French Phil- 
ology, and Prof. Bruce Ilorissette of the U of Chicago will teach 17th 
Century French Literature. 

Dr. Joseph Yedlicka^ a Professor of French at DePaul U, visited the U of 
I to attend the Honors Day celebration in response to the invitation of 
Dean Fred H. Turner, Director of the U of I Centennial. Dr. Yedlicka is 
the National Executive Secretary of Pi Delta Phi. The French Dept. held 
a coffee hour in his honor on May 4 at the U of I YllCA. 



Mr. Alphonse Roche, Visiting Professor at Northwestern save a lecture 
'Gione et le provencal" on May 1. 



Mlas Luisa Jones, Graduate student in French, spoke before the Linguist- 
ics Club. Her topic was e.e.cummings and linguistic theory. 



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Pi Delta Phi held Its annual banquet May 17. New members are: Membres 
dloloraes, Willi am Smart and Lucie Owen Xhesz, and Mambres reguliers , 
Barbara Anderson, Valerie Burke, Ellen Flerlage, Rosalyn Kaplan, Ellen 
Larrimore, John Livingston, Christine Myers, Chr:^.stie Olson, Carol Schar- 
hag , Nancy Steffes, and Step'. en Young. 



The last Cenacle for the year consisted of an explanation of a poem by 
tiessrs. Gray J, Hubert, and Rubin. 



The French Dept. presented Moliere's Monsieur de Po urceaugnac and Court- 
eline's La Peiir des coups, in French ^ with students and faculty players^ 
to a large audience May 3. 

A poetry contest was held for students of French in May. 



Mrs. Martha Fisher is retiring this summer after ser-zing as Dept. Secre- 
tary for 14 years. A dinner was held in her honor on May 24, when she 
was presented with an electric typewriter by members of the Dept. Mrs. 
Fisher will remain in Urbana and take typing jobs at hone. Me wish her 
a iiappy retirement and pleasant work. 



The 50th annual meeting of the CSMLTA held its golden jubilee convention 
in Cincinnati. Tlie French Section speakers were M.Rene Allewaert , Cult- 
ural Attache, French Embassy, Chicago; Dr. Theodore Mueller, U of Kent- 
ucky; and ;I. Jean Casagrande, Indiana University. 



M. Rene Allevraert, Frencti Cultural Attache in Chicago, announces that he 
will be transferred to another post after June 15. In his latest monthly 
bulletin he takes leave of the French- sreaking community of the Middle- 
west, and thanks it for its sustained interest in French culture. In 
return, we, the French-speaking community, wish to thank Mr. Allewaert 
for his excellent §upport and many activities, and wish him the best of 
luck in his new post. 



The U of I Foundation has received from I rs. Herman Krannert two oil 
pointings, one, "The Banquet of Tereus' by Rubeuc, the other "Juno" by 
Ingres. The works will become part of the permanent collection of the 
Krannert Art Museum. The Rubens is the origional sketch for a painting, 
mostly inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Ingres ±j 3 portrait head 
of a conteraporar;/, Mme. Jacques Ignace Hittorf in the guise of the Greek 
goddess. Unfortunately, another small Rubens, "The laundress" recently 
acquired by the Krannert Museum, was stolen in May, along v;ith several 
other small paintings. 



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During the last months several children's films, including French works, 
were shown at the Depot, Jean Vigo's classiE Zero de conduite was also 
also shown on campus, along with the feeble film Candlde, WILL-TV had a 
NET showing of Montherlant' s Le Njaytre de Santia£0 and. G-lraudoux' s Tiger 
at the Ga^es. Along the latter, TV offering, on' the same night, were 
"Uocteau's La Voix humaine and Miller's The Crucible , on commercial 
networks. This embarrassment of theatrical riches and conflicts points t 
the desirability of having, the earlier the better, a national ( even 
international) organization of easily available videotapes and films, 
WILL-TV also presented, on May 5> a Cineposium program devoted to the 
discussion of Rossif's splendid film Mourir a Madrid, 

A highlight of the recent Kentucky PL Conference was the first US showln 
of Malraux's only film L'Espoir (Sierra de Teruel ) or Man' s Hope , (1938) 
The film was made' during the Spanish oivil war and all but one copy o:?J 
the documentary-style film was later destroyed by the Germans, The deman 
for the film is great, and there is hope that Mr. Malraux may be persuad 
as Minister of Culture, to make the film available to special audiences 
in the USA, The print seen in Kentucky had no subtitles (the dialogue ws 
in Spanish)but there must exist somewhere a copy with French subtitles, 

iiS Figaro announced the installation of 3O U of I architecture students 
at La Napoule Art Foundation in France for a semester study, under the 
title "Trente etudiants americains bien tranquilles, " 

GERMAN NOTES — by Prof. Carol Miller 

The Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft was pleased to have Prof. Werner Betz 
as its guest lecturer on April 29. ^^e is Professor of German and Nordic 
Philology at the U of Munich and is known for his books on the Latin 
influence on Old High German, his work on the grammar of Old High German 
as editor of a dictionary, and as author of numerous scholarly articles. 
Prof, Betz spoke on "Moglichkeiten und Grenzen Germanlatischer Sprach»*t 
kritik," The last meeting of the year was held May 1$,- at which time 
Prof, Herbert Knust of the Dept, disouased his work about "Moderne Var- 
lationen des '^ edermann -spiels » " 

The -Philological Section of the Faculty Seminar met May 8 to hear Prof, 
Juw fon Viearinga talk on a subject of his current research, "Analysis an 
Synthesis of a Vowel Diagram," Prof, fon Wearinga joined the Dept. this 
year. 

Spring brings a number of meetings which have attracted members of the 
Bept, On April I3-I6, Miss Ruth Lorbe and Mr. Giinther Hoist represented 
the U of I at the NorthEast Conference on FL in Washington DC, Mr. Hoist 
report can be found'on pp. 2-3 of this issue. The U of Kentucky FL Conf , 
on April 27-29 was attended by Prof, Francis Nock, Ruth Lorbe, Herbert 
Knust, and Werner Abraham^ Mr, Giinther Hoist spoke to the So, 111, AATG 
meeting in Decatur on May I3 about the "Basic German -Program at the U of 
I Urbana." Prof. Herbert Knust also attended the meeting. The Purdue Cor 
erence on American studies was held April 21-22, Mr. Erik Graubart and 



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Mr. Ralner Sell participated in the meeting which was concerned with 
Comparative Literature and Folklore. Curing this period we were pleased 
to have as ~guests on our campus Prof s, ■ Zucker, French, and Lledloff of 
SIU« Their April 29 visit gave us a chance to discuss possibilities for 
future collaboration between the two Departments, 

Prof, Rudolf . Schler' s article "Natural Objects and the Imagination: 
Morlke's View of Poetic Language" appeared in the .March Issue of the 
Modern Language Quarterly (XXVIII, pp, [|5-59). 

Delta Phi Alpha, the German honorary fratwrnity , initiated 11 new membe? 
this spring: Michael J, Powell, Thomas G, Rauter, Klaus D. Hanson,^ Ruth 
E, Wagoner, Mary Kay ^chsllberg, Carl H, Zangerl, Sylvia J, Eisenberg, 
David N, Toth, Ann MoGehe, Diane Slngman, and Carol Ames. Each of the 
initiates wrote an essay, poem, or story,, on the topic "Abschled"o The 
initiation was held May 22 in the Illinl Union. As part of the U of I 
Centennial Celebration, the National Secretary-Treasurer of the organizer- 
atlon. Prof, Adolph Wegener was on campus Mayli.-^ to participate ih the 
Honors Day convocation. 

The German Club and German Choir extended an "Invitation to sing VolkslleB 
er for the Month of May" accompanied • by the choir and an instrumental 
ensemble o The program was held on May 11 at the McKinley Foundation, On 
the I3-II4. of May, the Choir held their spring rehearsal weekend at Hott 
Memorial Center and the Allerton House in Monticello, They practiced, 
among other selections, the chorale motet by Jens Rohwor which was per- 
formed May 21 at the Lutheran Student Foundation with Mrs, Gertrude 
Fischer and Mr. Clayton G^ay participating. At the Delta Phi Alpha 
Initiation on May 22 the Choir sang. a group of madrigals from various 
lands. 

The German Club's program for May has inclucjed a variety of events. PIIttt 
and lectures .were presented at the Thursday night meetings at the Thunde 
bird Resturant, On May 11, they co-sponsored .an evening o£ singing. On 
April 23 they presented the film "Me gmd the Colonel" and May 2 the lon£- 
awaited "Faust" film. Attendance at these films was very good. 

This year the Dept. has collected essays in German, interpretations of 
poems, translations of poetry, e.g. Rllke, and models of precis writings 
done by students In Germ. 113,211,212,303,301;, The best of these will 
be prepared in book form and distributed to the students. 

The may issue of the Newsletter provides the opportunity to bid farewell' 
to those who are leaving the U of I. Dr. Alfons ^^ger came to the UI foi 
the second semester to teach Scandinavian 102 (Norwegian) and German, Hf 
is a native of Munich and studied at the U of Munich, He also has workec 
in Oslo, At the end of the year, he and his wife will be returning to 
Copenhagen, Prof, VJerner Abraham has been here as a Fulbrlght Exchange 
Lecturer for the past two years and is now returning to his home, Vienn/* 
Austria, Prof, Verne Schmidt has boen invited to join the faculty of 



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Trlnlty U, San Antonio, Texas. Mssrs, David Wilson and Siegfried Mews 
have been instructors at the U of I while finishing their academic worki 
Mr, V/ilson has accepted a position at Carnegie Institute of Technology, 
Pittsburg, and Mr, Mews at the U of N.C, at C^^apel Hill. During the 
summer, Mr, Mews will be teaching at North Cgntral Coll*, Naperville, 
111, With these colleagues go our best wishesl 

SLAVIC NOTES — by. Profs, Evelyn Bristol, F.Y„Gladney, & S.P. Hill 

The annual Initiation banquet for members of Dobro Slovo, the- honor 
society for Slavic majors, was scheduled to take place May 19« Prof, Kur 
Klein, faculty adviser for the U of I Zeta chapter of Dobro Slovo, repoi 
that invitations were extended to 12 new student members and 3 honorary 
members from the faculty. Students invited include: Alexandra Andrich, 
Cynthia Birr, and Tamara Kenstowicz (undergraduates), and Richard Chappl 
Eranoes Greaser, Steven Hassman, J.L.Martin, VJUliam ^apier, Hyitian Reis- 
man. Jack Schlllinger, Kathleen Spaulding, and Alex Vorobiov (graduate 
students). 

The Russian Club^s last meeting of the year took place on April 27, and 
featured a talk by Prof, Benjamin Uroff (Hist, Dept,)on national motifs 
In Russian music of the nineteenth century. Prof. Uroff also played 
several short pieces on the piano to Illustrate his very interesting 
presentation. As at most of the previous meetings, Mr, Steven Hassman 
organized some Russian folk dances in which a number of students partlci 
ated. 

Prof, Jan Kott of V/arsaw Univ., who is currently visiting at Yale U.', 
gave a lecture May 1 entitled "The Geneology of Modern Polish Drama", 
He spoke primarily on the theater of the absurd, saying that in Poland 
it was politically committed. Earlier on the same day he conducted a 
seminar on modern Polish poetry. Prof, Kott is a specialist in drama 
and the author of Shakespeare , our Contemporary . His visit to Urbana was 
sponsored jointly by the Dept, and the Center for Russian Language and 
Area Studies. 

The Posev publishing house in Germany is publishing Prof, Temira Pach- 
muss' article "Sergeev-Censkl j v k*itlke Zinaidy Glppius" in Grani,No,63 

Prof. Frank Gladney spoke to the Pussian Area Center Roundtable April 18 
on "Slavophile Linguistics", He attempted to trace certain empiricist 
views on linguistic research which are currently popular in the Soviet 
Union to the writings of K,S,Aksakov, Prof, Gladney was recently elected 
to represent assistant and associate professors in the Dept, as a member 
of the University Senate, 

Also scheduled for the annual 111. AATSEEL meeting in Cjiicago May 13 was 
a paper by Prof, Howard I Aronson, U of Chicago, "Problems in Teaching 
Russian Vocabulary", 

Prof. Dawson announces the appointment for I967-68 of Mrs, Catherine 
Hiitonen-Ziablowa of Michigan State U as Visiting Lecturer in Russian, 



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Mrs, Elizabeth Talbot of Brown- U, as Instructor In Russian (half-time) 
and iir, Anthony Okinczyc of Lankato State Coll„, Minn,, as Instructor in 
Polish and Russian Literature, It was recently learned that Prof, Zbig- 
niew Folejewski will take a leave of absence next year to be a visiting 
professor at the U, of British Colombia. 

During tYre summer Prof, Clayton Dawson will travel widely in the Soviet 
'^nion in order to study contemporary Russian and observe any recent 
changes in the language. Prof. James Millar and Mrs., C-era Millar will 
also be in the Soviet Union; he will study economic developments and she 
will investigate methods of language teaching, especially in regard to 
Intonation and phonetics. Prof, Temira Pachmuss will visit" Stockholm, 
Belgrade, Zagreb, Rome, Nice, and Paris in connection ilfch her study 
of the symbolist poet Zinaida Hippius., All these projects will be spons" 
ored by the Russian Center, Prof, -Evelyn Bristol will be in Berkeley 
working on the nineteenth -century poet W.M, Jazykov, . 

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This spring eight students will be receiving their B,A, in the Slavic 
Department; Donna Berg, Carol Grodzins, Tamara Kenstowicz, and Ben Wood 
(Russian Language and Literature), and Zora Mrksich, Marsha Ginning, 
Carol Palmer, and Douglas Tucker (Russian T-:acher Training), The total 
number of recipients of .the B^A,,. including the Fgbruary graduation, is 
eleven. This compares with a hi'gh of ll\. graduates in 1963-61;,' and a low 
of at the beginning- of the rise of Russian studies in I960, (In 1958-.^^ 
there were 3jl93'9-60, 0; 1960-61, 5; 1961-62, 9; 1962-63, 9;1963-6l|, llj.; 
196i|-65, 11; 1965-66,9; .and I966-67, 11, 



SPANISH, t.-ALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Jane Klllam 



With this issue the Dtpartment bids, farewell to a number of graduate 
students. New Ph,D,'s and doctoral candidates leaving us this June 
are: Dr, Anje van der Naald, who will be on the faculty at Queens Coll- 
ege (Queens, New York.), and Dr, Jose Ramon Cortina who will be at Purdue 
University, Indiana, Others leaving are Edward Borsoi, going to V/ayne 
State University; German Carrillo, going tq, Brovjn University ' (Providence 
R.I.); Mrs. Sandra Messinger Cypess, going to Duke 'University (Durham, 
N.C, );Daniel Gulstad, going to the University of Missouri at Colombia; 
Albert P, Mature, re ♦turning to Newberry Coxiege (Newberry . S, C,, ) • John 
Means, who holds a Jniversity of Illinois Graduate Fellowship for I967- 
1968 and will spend part of , the time in Brasil, Gary E.A. Scavnicky, I 
going to the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Walter Thompson, 
who will be on the faculty at M^ioAlester College, (St .Paul Minnesota), 
V/e wish these colleagues every success in the fu-ture. 



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Several members of the Department gave lectures in the pa.it month, Dr» 
V/llllam H, Shoemaker conducted a two-hour seminar on Spanish Realism 
and Naturalism for a small group of graduate students and faculty mem- 
bers on the afternoon of April 10 at Vanderbilt University, In the 
evening he spoke in English on the Generation of 1898 to an audience 
of about 3^0 In the Law Audijforium, Prof, Shoemaker also delivered 
the 15th annual Cervantes Lecture at Fordham i^niversity on April 2l^, 
He spoke on Cervantes and Galdos to an audience of about 3OO, 

Dr. Luis Leal delivered a lecture on April 21 at SIU in Carbondale, 
He spoke on "Darlo en Mexico" as part of a four day Pan American 
Festival on the theme "Ruben Darlo: Symbol of Latin American Cultural 
Unity", Dr. Leal also spoke at the Latin American Night held May 13 
by the International Students Association, 



Members of the faculty attending the Kentucky Foreign Language Confer- 
ence in Lexington, in addition to Prof, Luis Leal, who read a paper 
"SI realismo magico en la literatura hispanoamerlcana", were Professors 
Spurgeon W, Baldwin, V/, Curtis Blaylock, Merlin H. Forster, David 
Hershberg, and Robert E, ^ott. Prof, Jose S, Plores attended the 
Northeast Conference in Washington DC, 



Dr, Jose S, Flores has been invited to speak at the NDEA Institute 
being held at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, in July, Dr, Flores 
will speak on hispanic eulture. 



The last me^ji redonda was held on May ^ at the home of Prof, Jos^ S, 
Plores, The topic for the discussion session was "la herencia de 
Ruben Darlo", 



The May issue of Hispania includes an article "Antonio Rodriguez- 
Monino Socio Honorario de la AATSP" (pp, 3>kS-3k7 ) by Professor VJllliam 
H, Shoemaker, and a review by Associate Professor Robert E, Lott of 
Bl naturalismo espanol ; historia externa de un movimiento literario by 
Walter T, Pattison (pp, 387-398, 



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Professor Merlin 'i. Porster gave a lecture to the Spanish Club on May 18 
18, He spoke on "El amor, la soledad, y la muerte en la poesia de 
Xavler Villarrutla. " 



On May 10 the Initiation ceremony for SigiTia Delta PI, Spanish Honorary 
Society, was held under the direction of the adviser Jose Buergo and 
the officers, German Carrlllo, President, and Marta Prancescato, Vice 
President, Initiated as honorary members were Profc Hugo W, Cowes and 
Marfa del Rosario de Cowes, After the ceremony. Prof, Cowes delivered 
a public lecture to an audience of about a hundred hispanof lies. He 
spoke on "Acotaciones a la teor£a del esperpento," New members of Sigma 
Delta Pi are: Undergraduate^ Cheryl Bisk (River Forest), Carol Deering 
(Ft, Sheridan), Katherlne Kahler (Wilmette) Mary Mc arthy (Peoria), 
Sue McKibbin (Springfield), Marsha Mugg (La Grange Park ), Mary Mugg 
(La Grange Park), Evellnda Sharp (Ashton J, and Carol Unkelhaeuser 
(Waukegan) and Graduates ; Flora Breldenbach, Karen ^oxley, Janis Luke, 
Marilyn Nathansdn, Lois liavid, Luis Oyarzun, Irma Padovani, Manuel 
Prezha, Raymond Spoto, Stephen Summerhill, and Gulllermo Trevifio, 



Spanish Poetry Contest, On April 2 the annual poetry contest was held 
by the '' of I Spanish Club, There were eight categories* Judges were: 
Portuguese 102 r. Mca^ Flora Breldenbach,, Miss Maria Pinheirp, and Pj?of, 
J, H.D.Allerie. Winners were Jeanne Masek (1st) Kathy Barberlc (2nd) and 
Phyllis Hetrick (3rd). Spanish 101 -102 judges were Albert Mature, Prof, 
Paul Barrette (French Dept.} ^and Prof* V/arren L, Melnhardt, and winners 
were Nancy Rogers (1st) and Patricia Ostrowski (2nd), Sp anish 103-101; 
judges were: Prof. Angelina Pietrangeli, Prof, J,K»DoAllen, and Profe 
William Blddle, and winners vsere Suzanne Nichols (1st) and Ben Gonzales 
(2nd). Judges in Spanish 211 -212-2 1g-221 -222 were: Albert Marure, Mrs. 
Claire Szoke, and Prof ., Warren Melnhardt and winners were: Linda Winke 
(1st), Mary -^eiple (2nd;, and Gustav Nys-trom (3rd). For Italian 101 , 
judges were Prof. Paul Barrette (f'renc?i Dept.}, Mr, I Ler'ner, and Mrs, 
Flora Breldenbach, and winners were Ann Kerr (1st) and Barbara Piazza 
(2nd), Winners for Italian 102 were: Marilyn Bochte (1st), Valerie 
Weinhouse (2nd), and Mark Leonetti (3rd) 5 the judges were C, J, Kertesz, 
Victoria i^irkham, and -Prof, Pietrangello Italian 103 >.lCli«211 winners 
were Myra Lazerwith (1st) and Sandra Kertzberg"(2ndT; judges were Mr. 
Lerner, Prof. Melnhardt, and Prof, Barrette, The judges for the native 
speakers were Prof. Pietrangeli, Prof. Melnhardt,. and Mrs. Breldenbach: 
VJlnners in this category were Anna Bruno (Italian) and Francisco Squllo' 
(Cuba) and Marco Duarte (Colombia). 



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A large group of graduate and undergraduate students w orked on the 
presentation of a modern two-act farce, "Yo tambien hablo de la rosa " 
by Mexican playwright Emilio Carballldo, The play was performed on the 
nights of May 3, 5, and 6, to a total audience of over six-hundred. 
Held in the auditorium of the Veterinary Medicine Building, and given 
with no admission charge, the play was dii&ected by Graduate Fellow 
Marvin D'Lugo, Jane Killam, Graduate Teaching Assistant, was in charge 
of sets, lighting, and technical crews. Graduate students in the large 
cast were: Lynne Staedke (Grad, Dorm. Asst.) as Tona, Robert Carter 
(Grad, Teach. Asst.) as Polo, Alix Zuckerman (GTA) as the Intermediaria, 
Dagoberto Orrantia (GTA) as Maximino, Guillermo Trevifio (GTA) a?o the 
1st Professor, Marvin D'Lugo (GP) as the 2nd, Prof essor, and Raymond 
Spoto (GTA) in several small roles. Undergraduates taking parts were: 
Allya Cheskis <Oak Park HS), Katherine Kahler (New Trier HS), Roberta 
Keillor (Pymatuning Valley HS, Andover Ohio), and Gordon and Arthur 
Mulrhead (Plato Benter, Central HS), In charge of complimentary tickets 
was Mrs, Carol D'Lugo, On the technical crew were Jane Killam, Mrs, 
Jacqueline Orrantia, Cheryll Lotsoff (Austin HS, Chicago), Sue Roeder 
(Watseka Comm, HS), and Penny Smith (Harper HS Chicago and St, Marys 
Coll, Notre Dame, Indiana), 



AATSP, Attending the AATSP meeting on the Urbana campus of the U of I 
in April were : Mrs. Ruth Adams (Urbana Jr, HS), Richard B Alexander 
(Rockford Coll.), Mrs, R,F,Anderson(Mattoon HS), Enoch M Anderson (Oak 
Lawn, Reavis HS), Dr. Harry Babbitt (Rockford) Dr. A.W.Billingsley 
(ISU, Normal), V/arren S, Bonnell (Lake view HS, Decatur), Lucy Burroughs 
(Champaign), Em-ilie H, Byars (Richwoods Comm. HS, Peoris), J.H.Castilla 
(EIU, Charleston), Katherine Clawson (Sterling TWP HS), Dr, Hugo Cowes 
(U of I), Dorothy Dodd (Quincy Sr. HS), Dan Ferreira (Homewood-Plossmoor 
Joseph A, Ferreira (Northwestern HS Sciota)Dr, Harry Gillespie (WIU 
Macomb) Marion Hathaway (Champaign), Dr. H. Reade Heskamp (MacMurray Col 

Jacksonville), Lydia Holm (Bloomington) , Harriet S. Hutter (Illinois 
Wesleyan)Mrs. Carol lUein (U of I) Mr. Richard Klein (u"of I), Mrs, 
Gladys Leal (Champaign Sr. HS), Dr. Luis Leal (U of I), Bill Lee (Moline 
HS), Arnold B,Levine (Urbana Jri. HS), Mitchell S.Ludwinski (Jefferson 
Jr. HS ) Champaign ) , Dr. James McKinney (Western 111, Macomb), Raul 
Mendigutla (Jacksonville HS), Elolse Metzger (Pekih Co'mm.HS) Dr. Angelina 
Pietrangeli (U of l), Travis B, Poole (Champaign Unit I).), Josie Rahn 
(Urbana Jr. HS), Jose Rencurrell, Lionel 0. Romero (Edison Jr. HS), 
Marsha Schwartz(U of I), Howard Shelton (Jefferson Jr. HS Champaign), 
Prof. William H. Shoemaker (^ of I) , Miriam Simon (Edison Jr. HS), Mrs, 
Ruth Straw( Sterling TV;P HS), Mrs Lenore Tucker (Mt. Sterling), William 
Turner (Galesburg Comm HS), Dr. Rodolfo E Vilaro (ISU, Normal ), Barbara 
Watson (ROVA HS Oneida), and Allegra Wllber (Westfield HS), 



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The Italian Club held an evening of song on April 20 in the 
of the Thunderbird Kestaurant. Song sheets were distributed 
professional accordionist accompanied the singers. 






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The next issue of the I^ewsletter will appear in October 19.67 under the 
Editorship of Mrs, Rinda Young. An^ items of general interest sent to 
the Editor before Sept« 1^ will be included in the first issue. A chamge 
of address blank is included below for the convenience of those whose 
addresses will change during the summer, . 



I take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of yfciu who have shown an] 
interest in the Newsletter, and ti^ express- my special gratitude to those 
who have taken the time to contribute itemso Warm thanks go to my felloW':| 
editors of the past yea r, Dr, Carol Miller, Dr. Edwin Jahiel, Dr. Eve-j 
lyn Bristol, Dr. Brank Y. Gladney, and Dr. Steven Hillp and Jro Prof. 
William H. Shoemaker, whose guidance has been invaluable. 



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Vol. XXI, No. 1 October. 196? 

Dear CoXleague,a': 

It Is "a pleasure to extend to our colleagues near and far 
on behalf of all the foreign language departments the tra- 
ditional greetings which mark the opening number of the 
Newsletter each year, I wish also to welcome to the News- 
, letter its new editor, Mrs, Rinda Young, We wish her well 
in her new responsibility, and assure her that we shall do 

■ what we can to facilitate her task, 

..It might well be said that the keynote of the new school 
:. year is a move toward unity in the profession. As I look 
ahead to the coming events involving foreign language 
■ . teachers, it seems to me that each is a supporting step in 

■ the movement toward more unity, better communications, and 
• a. stronger profession, 

■ The first event which comes to mind is the S6hool-University 
Articulation Conference in Foreign Languages to be held at 
the University of Illinois on October 2$ and 26, To judge 
by the fact that about 200 requests to attend have been 
received by this time, even before the official invitations 
have been sent, the Conference is arousing much interest 
and will be well attended. The invitations will go out soon, 
A Conference to address itself to the problem of affording 
the college freshman a smooth transition f rom his high school 
language to his college language is very much in order. The 
Departm^ent of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese has broken 
ground. by participation in articulation conferences the last 
two years. This is the first time a conference has been held 
exclusively for foreign languages, and the first time all 
foreign language departments at the University of Illinois 
have participated. The principal aim of the conference is 
better comnrunlcation between schools and the University 
foreign language depar|;ments, communication which will result 
in understanding each others' problems and in moving toward 
a solution of those problems to the. benefit Of s tudents and 
teachers alike, .. ■ ' * •■■;-' '"'''■ ''^ \' ■■■■ 

Following closely on the Articulation' Conference will be the 
annual meeting of the Illlhbls Modern Language Teachers 
Association on November 3 and i| at the- LaSalle Hotel in 
Chicago, The main concerns of the meeting will focus on 
two importnat questions: (1) the organization of the Amer- 
ican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and (2) 
Fifth Year High School language and the Advanced PLACEMENT 
PROGRAM, In the only state association which unites the teachers 



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all the modern foreign languages, a plea for more unity 
is going to be heard at this Annual Meeting. This has to 
do vi th the newly organized American Council for the 
Teaching of Foreign Languages, or A^CTF-L-, liCiTA has been 
invited to become the state organization of ACTFL, This 
proposition will be placed before the membership at the 
meeting on Saturday morning, November i;. It is worthy of 
note that in the name "ACTFL, " the word "Modern" does not 
appear. The reason for this omission is obvious. As a 
•step toward uniting the modern language teachers and the 
classical language teachers in their common interest, an 
invitation to attend the meeting of the Executive and 
Advisory Board _of the IMLTA on the afternoon of November 
3 has been extended to the officers of the Illinois Classical 
Conference, I shall describe informally the plans for the 
annual meeting; members of the IMLTA and of the AAT' s will 
receive their prograr.is shortly. The afternoon of Friday, 
November 3 has been set aside for committee and board maet- 
ings, Friday evening after dinner is reserved for meetings 
of the AAT's, The IMLTA will meet. in full session on Sat- 
urday morning, November I|.. There will be the usual busi- 
nes meeting, followed by the program on ACTFL, The Key- 
note speaker will be Dr. Stephen A, Freeman, formerly Vice- 
President of Middlebury College, and the originator and 
Director of the Middlebury Foreign Language Programs. His 
topic will be "ACTFLo" The meeting will be halted for the 
annual IMLTA luncheon, and resumed in the afternoon. The 
afternoon session will be devoted to the Advanced Placement 
Program, The speaker will be Dr. Harlan P. Hanson, 
National Director of the Advanced Placement Program, the 
necessity for considering Advanced Placement is a sign of 
the progress made in high school foreign language teaching, 
as more and more teachers find themselves faced with the 
problem -- an agreeable one, it must be said, -- of organ- 
izing a course in fifth-year language. For many. Advanced 
Placement provides the answer, V'e are extremely fortunate 
to have two such knowledgeable speakers to deal with these 
•two matters of utmost current importance, ACTFL and Advanced 
Placement, 

I am happy to be able to report also that the concept of 
unity among the practitio'ners of our profession is having 
its effect here at the University of Illinois, For some 
time we have had in operation a Basic Foreign Language 
Committee, an inter-departmental commit"tee composed of the 
coordinators of elementary and intermediate instruction in 
the various languages, to consider common problems. The 
cross-listing of certain courses vjith the Department of 
Linguistics, and the presence of the growing program in 
Comparative Literature make us more avjare of our interests 
in common and with the Department of English as well. 
Finally, in addition to cooperative planning on the Articu- 
lation Conference, we have been in close touch on a most 



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excitlng prospect, and one which will express in concrete 
form the concept of the unity of the profession, the plans 
for a new and artistically conceived building, the Foreign 
Languages Building, now in an advanced stage on the drawing 
boards, and intended for corapletion in 1971« 

With all best wishes for a successful I967-I968. 

Bruce H. Mainous, Head 
Department of French 



DEPARTMENT OP COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. The Department of 
Comparative Literature this year welcomes two new members. 
Prof. Alfred 0. Aldrldge and' Prof , Robert Knust. 

Mr. Aldrldge received his M.A, from the University of 
Georgia and his Ph.D. from Duke University. He also holds 
the degree of Docteur d'Unlversite, University of Paris, 
Dr. Aldrldge is the editor of Comparative Literature Studies 
now published at the U. of I, 

Prof. Knust received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State 
University in I96I in the field of comparative literature, 
Ilr. Knust is an Associate Professor and has been a member 
of the U, of I.'s Department of German since 1965, 

The Program in Comparative Literature and the Department 
of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese sponsored a lecture by 
Prof. Rocco Montano of the University of Maryland on Oct- 
ober 10 at I|.:00 p.m. The title of the lecture was "Human- 
ism from Dante to Petrarch, " 

The Department of Comparative Literature has announced that 
they will have a symposium with some outstanding scholars 
on Thursday and Friday, iJoveraber 9 and 10. Five speakers 
will be Included in the program. The first three are 
scheduled for Thursday evening beginning at 8:00 p.m. and- 
the other two are scheduled for Friday at i^rOO p.m. The 
Friday program will conclude with a panel discussion in 
which all five speakers will participate. The guest speak- 
ers are: Chandler Beall, Director of the Program in Com- 
parative Literature at the University of Oregon and editor 
of the Journal, Comparative Literature ; Harry Levin, Irving 
Babbitt Professor of 'Comparative Literature, Harvard Univer- 
sity; Victor Zanje, professor of German, Princeton Univer- 
sity; Sheldon Sacks, professor of English, University of 
Chicago; Georges May, professor of French and Dean of the 
College, Yale University, The theme of the symposium is 
"The Art of Narrative." 

MIDV/EST/MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION. The 196? annual meeting 
of the Midwest/Modern Language Association will be held 



November 2-l^. at Purdue University^ Lafayette, Indiana, The 
program theme will be "The Revival of Romance," The after- 
noon of Friday, Nov, 3rd Dr. Luis Leal of the U, of 1,'s 
De-partment of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese will present 
a paper entitled, "Ruben Dario, novelista," Dr. Elmer H, 
Antonsen of the U, of I.'s Department of German will present 
a paper entitled "The Proto-Germanic Dipthongs and Their 
Development. " 

A,A,T,S,P, Members will soon be 3?eceiving a circular describ- 
ing the activities that are planned for this year and the 
very fine anniversary program that is planned for the Down- 
state Chapter meeting on April 6, 1968 (Mark your calendar), 
VJe urge you to forward your dues now if you have not already 
done so, as we are in the midst of our Membership Drive, 
How about telling a colleague, x^^ho is not a member, about 
our Association? Remember - National Dues $5,00, Local 
Dues $1,00, Send j^our check of |6,00 to I^s, Gladys Leal, 
TreaSft, Champaign Central High School, 610 W, University 
Ave,, Champaign, 111, 61820, Students pay only $J,»OQ, All 
students a re welcome to join this professional association. 



Rosary College of River Forest, Illinois announces a per- 
formance in its auditorium of the Olaeta Basque Festival of 
Bilbao at 8:15 Pom, Sunday, October 29. The program will 
present dances and music revealing the life of the Basque 
provinces of Spain and Prance, 



FRENCH NOTES — by Prof, Edwin Jahlel 



Staff News, Prof, and Mrs. Knudson, Profs. V, and B, 
Bowen, are in Europe on sabbatical leave. Prof, De Ley 
Is a visiting member of the Riverside (Calif.) campus. 
Visiting Professors in the Department of French for this 
year are: Bruce Archer Morrissette, presently Chairman 
of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 
University of Chicago; Jean Misrahl, presently Chairman 
of the Department of Modern Languages, Fordham University, 
Joining the senior staff as Assistant Professor of French 
is Robert S, Thompson, Ph.D. Yale, coming from Emory Univer- 
sity. Not teaching, but here as a member of the Center for 
Advanced Study for this year, is Dr. E. Ahearn, on leave 
from the French Faculty of Brown University. New Lecturers 
and Instructors, some already associated with the Dept. in 
the past as Assistants, are; P.E, Baker, Mrs, D. Bartle, 
P.R. Mandera, T.J. Reiss, E, Talbot, and G, Trail, 



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Total figures for French Staff this term: Instructors and 
Lecturers, 11; Assistant/Associate/Full Professors, 23; 
Teaching Assls tants, approximately 68o Enrolment in French 
is about the same as last year, approximately 3,000 students. 

Treteau De Paris, The annual visit of this excellent theatre 
organization on this campus, as a part of their American tour^ 
has become a treat as well as a tradition. This year the 
Treteau de Paris will present Tu caret on Thursday, Nov, 9 
at 8:00 p^m, in the U. of I, auditorium, Spcsnsors of this 
performance are the French Department and the Star Course 
Series of the U. of I. Tickets, priced at |2.50 (General 
Public) and $2,00 (Students, University and High School 
Faculty) are available by writing the Illini Union Ticket 
Office, Texts of the play are available at Follett's Book- 
store, 

New Courses, The following courses are offered this year 
for the first time: French 10^, Intensive Elementary French, 
an 8-hour course combingin 101 and 102; French 195, A Fresh- 
man Honors Seminar; French 203, Selections in Contemporary 
Literature, especially aimed at Majors in Teacher Education; 
French 209, Studies in French Poetry; French 217, an 8-hour 
course in Advanced Oral French replacing the former 21^ and 
216; French 219 marks the first time that French Literature 
of the Middle Ages is taught at the undergraduate level; 
P'rench 23O, Romanticism, is part I of the two-semester 
course French Literature of the Nineteenth Century; French 
315, Stylistics, now rounds out the Advanced Language 
Courses, -French ij.60, the Seminar courses, include this 
semester: Readings in Old French Texts, Intended for non- 
French majors; a Seminar of Voltaire; a Seminar on French 
Baroque Poetry'to be followed next semester by its counter- 
part in Baroque Theatre; a Seminar on Theatre and Cinema, 

Activities of the Staffs Miss Bassan did research in •.' 
France all summer, and attended the Congress of the Asso- 
ciation Internationale des Etudes .Fran^aises in Paris and 
the International Congress of Comparative Literature in 
Belgrade, The first of these Congresses was 'also attended 
by Messr, Kolb and Jahlel, both doing research in France, 
Mr, Nachtmann worked in Switzerland, 

Mr, F, W, Nachtmann has been. retained by the Educational 
Testing Service of Princeton, N, J,, to serve as chairman 
of a committee of French professors to devise new forms of 
the Graduate Reading Examination for Ph.D, candidates, Mr, 
Nachtmann has been active for some years in the WLA annual 
conference on the "teaching and testing of languages for 
Ph.D, candidates, and he is the author of a review grammar 
for such students. He attended on September 21-22 in 
Princeton the first meeting of the committee designated 
by the Educational Testing Service to devise new forms of 
the French Reading Examination for Ph,D, candidates. 



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Mr. Simon will give a paper on Valery Larbaud during the 
Octobef 27-28 meeting of the S.CoMoL,Ao at Baton Rouge, 



The French Club Coffee Hour is again being held each 
Tuesday from 3^00. "to i|:30 pem, in the' Gothic Room of the 
mini Union. The gathering is informal and people may 
come and go as they wish. 



The French Department has its weekly luncheon on Thursdays 
at the YMCA across the street from the Department, Students, 
friends, visitors from out of ir>wn are ^-welcome. 



The Language Laboratory's Telephone Poems, used by oral 
French courses and others, are accessible to anyone dialing 
333-3782o Texts of the poems, Series 3* 8-11 new items, may 
be obtained at the French Department, 



Peace Corps Worker.s on Campus, P,C, representatives on a 
large tour" of campuses have addressed several French classes, 
in French, on possibilities for work in French-speaking 
areas, especially of Africa, . ' 

French Activities and Events, These seem to become more 
numerous on campus and In the community each year, French 
films to be shown in the area include, Dreyer's Passion, of 
Joan of Arc, Bresson's Trial of Joan of Arc , Marker's Le 
Mystere Koumiko , Duvlvler's Foil de Caret te as Film Society 
offerings. 



The Centennial Year activities include many events which 
would come under the general scope of "French interest" notes, 
A sampling of these events follows, 

Oct. 2, A, Moles, Univ, of Strasbourg, lecture on Infor- 
mation Theory, 

Oct, C, Kipnis, former Marcel Marceau student, lecturfe 
and recital on the Mime and his Art. 

Oct, 12, Anne Clancier, psychiatrist, lecture on "La 
Psychanalyse et la Litterature, " 

Oct. 10-. Prof, Leigh, Cambridge Univ., lecture on Rousseau. 
Nov, 2, Prof. Poirion, Univ. of Grenoble, lecture on "Villon 
et Charles d' Orleans," 

Nov, 9-10, Symposium on Narrative Art, 
Dec, L|.-9» Prof, Peyre of Yale will be on campus and 
deliver a lecture on Malraux and the Arts, Prof, Etiemble 
of the Sorbonne will a Iso spend several days here and 
deliver a public lecture. 



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GERMAN NOTES — by Prof. Carol Miller 

The German Department is pleased to greet several new and 
returning colleagues this year. Prof, Elmer H, Antonsen 
studied at the U, of I,, and wrote his dissertation under 
the supervision of Profo E, ' A, Philippson, Since that time 
he has been a member of the faculty of Northwestern Univer- 
sity and the U. of Iowa, As an Assoc, Prof, here he is 
teaching courses in Germanic philology. His recent publi- 
cations include "Suprasegmentals in German, " Language l\.2, 
587-601 (1966) and ''Proto-Scandinavian' and Common Nordic," 
Scandinavian Studies 39, 16-39 (1967)„ Johan Hendrik Poulsen 
has joined the Department as a Visiting Assistant Professor 
for the year I967-680 A native of the Faroe Islands who has 
studied at the Universities of Iceland and Copenhagen, he is 
teaching Scandinavian 101, Faro ese, and Old Icelandic, 
During the year I966-67 he served as a Co-editor of the 
Arnamagnean Commission's Dictionary of Old Norse in Copenhagen, 
Miss Eva Maria Schneider is assisting this year with the 
introductory language program. She studied Spanish and 
English at the University of Heidelberg and taught for a 
time at the German Cultural Institute in Madrid, Most recent- 
ly she has been in Bad Relchenhall where she was associated 
with the Goethe Instltut, whose materials we are now using, 
Mr, Roy F, Allen comes to, us from the Univ. of VJisconsin, 
where he has been a student. His major research interest is 
Carl Sternheim and his relationship to German Expressionism, 
At present he is teaching intermediate German while he 
completes his. dissertation. The fifth person is not new to 
many readers of the Newsletter , Mr, Gunter Eberspach was 
at the University of Illinois as an exchange teacher in 
1963-65, then returned to Mainz for two years to continue 
his studies. He will now be closely involved with courses 
in conversational German and the German Club, Dr, Charles 
F, Daigh is now teaching German 281, the Teacher Training 
Course. As Asst. Prof, of Secondary and Continuing Educa- 
tion he will also be concerned with supervising student 
teaching in German, Last year Dr. Daigh completed his Ph.D. 
In German at the U, of I,, where his dissertation topic 
was "The role of literature in the education of youth in the 
Third Reich, " Me welcome thSse new faculty members to the 
U, of I. 



Congratulations are in order for Herbert Knust who was 
promoted to the rank of Assoc, Prof, Prof, Knust now holds 
a joint appointment in the Departments of German and Compar- 
ative Literature, During the summer he attended two confer- 
ences in Europe, the Erste Internationale Deutschlehrer 
Tagung in Munich and the 5th Congress of the International 
Comparative Literature Association in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 
This summer also saw publicgition of his book V/agner . The 
King , and "The Waste Land^ by Pennsylvania State University, 



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The speakers for the first two meetings of Pruchtbringende 
Gesellschaft have been announced. On October 19, Prof, Det- 
lev Schumann, formerly of the U, of I., but for some years 
a professor at Brown University spoke. Prof, H, G, Halle, 
head of the Department, is scheduled to speak on Nov, 16 in 
the Faculty Lounge of the Union, His topic will be Die 
Leiden des .jungen Wert hers by Goethe, 

Tuesday, Sept» 26, the Danish "concretist"' poet Vagn Steen 
discussed "Art and the l/ord" in a public Illustrated lecture, 
Mr, Steen was on campus for about 5 days meeting with student 
and faculty groups and observing the university's use of ed- 
ucational television. His lecture was sponsored by the U, 
of 1. Graduate Program in Comparative Literature and the 
Dept, of Germanic Languages and Literatures. 

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL GERMAN TEACHERS^^ The German Dept. is 
currently engaged In bringing up to date its listing of High 
School German teachers, particularly in the area of the So, 
111, Chapter of AATG. Please drop a card with your name, 
address, and the high school at which you teach to Mr. Gi5ntlier 
Hoist, Dept. of German, 371 Lincoln Hall, Univ. of 111,, 
Urbana, 111, 61801, If you know of teachers who are not 
receiving the Newsletter , please let us know. 

The Telephone Tape program for German has been continued this 
year. Tapes for 102 are being played on Sunday and Monday, 
New this semester is the series of tapes for German 101, The 
number for on-campus phones is I2I4. and for off-campus is 
333-3785» Although designed primarily for students, the 
service is also available for the public. 

The German Club organized early this year under the super- 
vision of Gunter Eberspach of the Dept, Officers of the 
club have been elected as follows: Pres, Frank J. Pesce, 
Chicago, Vice-pres. Erik Mitchell, Urbana, Treas, Paul Nowack, 
Addison, 111., Sec. Paul O'Hearn, Champaign, Publicity Chair- 
man Orr Goodson, Woodstock. Films will be shown by the 
group on Oct. 26 and Nov. 9 in Gregory Hall, Titles will 
be announced later. Other plans for the year include meet- 
ings, social gatherings, a dance, etc, 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Profs, Evelyn Bristol and P. Y. Gladney 

We enter our eighth year as a department (our fourth as a 
department of Slavic languages and literatures) with a full 
time staff of thirteen, a part time staff of twenty. The 
newcomers are Dr, Visnja Barac-Kostrencie, a VisltjLng Lee- 



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ttirer from Zagreb, Mrs, Catherine Zlablowa, a Visiting 
Lecturer from Michigan State, and three Instructors: Mr, 
Anthony Oklnczyc of Mankato State College, Minnesota, Mrs. 
Elizabeth M, Talbot of Brown Univ. (half time), and Dr, 
Michael Curran of Harvard Univ. Dr, Curran spent last year 
at Moscow State Unlv, and returned to Harvard during the 
summer to defend his Ph. Do dissertation on the 19th century 
Russi an dramatist A, V, Suxovo-Kobylin, Dr, Rasio Dunatov 
has been promoted to Assistant Professor of Russi 'an. The 
following are new Teaching Assistants: l^'Ir, Victor Bahmet, 
Mr, John D. Clayton, Miss Prances P„ Greaser, Mr. Leo M, 
Kazanlwskyj, I-lrs, Tamara I, Kenstowicz, Mr, George W, Mazelis, 
I^lr, James P, Nelson, Mrs, Rosemary Nelson, Miss Nolen J. 
Robertson, Mrs, Nellie P, Schachowsko j, I^ir, Peter E, Sutter, 
and Mrs, Lois R, Woodruff, 

The Center for Russian Language and Area Studies' first 
visiting speaker this year was Prof* John Molino of the 
Columbia Unlv, Dept, of Psychology, who spoke on October 
10, Prof, Thomas 'v'inner, Slavic Languages, Brown Unlv. Is 
scheduled to speak on Dec, I4.. The Russian Area Center's 
annual picnic was held on Sunday, October 15, at Klckapoo 
State Park, Prof, Dunatov taking chart;e of arrangements. 

Two articles by Prof, Temlra Pachrauss have appeared in 
Russian periodicals, "Zlnalda Hippius' Correspondence with 
Savlnkov" in Vozdusnye Puti , I967, No. S, and "Zlnalda 
Hippius on Kuprln as an Artist" in La R enaissance (Paris), 
1967, No. 186, 

At Chicago Circle the Russian enrolment is around 250, The 
staff includes I'-'lrs, VJllma Hoffmann, i'lrs, Wanda Zlellnski 
Sorgente, Rev, Mr, Maurice Myers, and Mr, Dennis Wheland, 
A Russian Club has just been formed. The second round of 
Russian workshops for high school t eachers of Russian started 
October 7 to run for six Saturdays starting at 9:00 a.m, at 
Chicago Circle, Mrs, Hoffman is in charge, 

FALL AATSEEL MEETING, Concurrently with the annual IMLTA 
meeting at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago the Illinois Chapter 
of AATSEEL will hold its fal2i meeting on Friday evening, Nov, 
3, starting at 7:30 p,mo The program will include Frank 
Petronaltls, Lyons Twp, H.S,, who will give "One American 
Teacher's General Impressions of Soviet Education," Roger 
DeGarls, Northwestern Univ., who will present "Puskln's 
Concept of the Poet," and Frank Y, Gladney, Unlv. of Illinois 
(Urbana), vdao will present "Russian Orthography for the 
Learner: Too Phonetic or Not Phonetic Enough?" In addition, 
Mrs, Wilma Hoffmann, president of Illinois AATSEEL and 
and organizer of the meeting, will give a report on the 
meeting held earlier the same day with Prof, Stephen A, 



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Freeman, Middlebury College, explaining the relationship 
of the newly formed American Council on the Teaching of 
Foreign Languages to the AAT'So 

During the summer Prof, Clayton Dawson traveled extensively 
in the Soviet Unionj, where he collected tape recordings of 
Russian in order to study the current state of the language. 
He visited over sixteen cities from Leningrad to Kiev and 
from central Asia to the Caucasus and Crimeao His project 
is sponsored by the Center for Russian Language and Area 
Studies p Profo Temira Pachmuss spent much of the suirmer in 
western Europe interviewing former associates of the Russian 
poet Zo Hippius in connection with her projected publication 
of that poet's correspondence with several eminent Russian?, 
including N, Eerdjaev and Po Mlljukovo Miss Pachmuss 
traveled to Paris, Nice, Munich, and Sweden^ Among her 
interviexiJees \-iere the writer Teraplano, the critic Adamiovich, 
and the Swedish artist >ierell. The latter presented her 
with 250 unpublished letters by Hippius dated I93I to 19l4-5« 
Miss Pachmuss' project is sponsored Jointly by the libraries 
of Yale Univ.j and Columbia UniVe and supported by the Amer- 
ican Philosophical Society (Not by the Center for Russian 
Language and Area Studies, as was erroneously reported in 
last May's "Slavic ilotes")^ In August Kiss Pachmuss attended 
the Fifth International Congress of Comparative Literature 
in Belgradeo In July Prof, Franl: Gladney attended the 
summer meeting o|' the Linguistic Society of America^ Profr 
Rasio Dunatov was the recipient of an Undergraduate Instruc- 
tion Award for the summer, Profo Evelyn Bristol spent the 
summer in Berkely in connection with her research on Russian 
symbolist poetry. 

The Russian film "Don Quixote, " vias presented by the Russian 
Club on Sept, 27, It was a notable success, drawing over 
900 }3eople. The Club's next projected cultural event was a 
shov;lng of the film "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" on 
October 2l\., Faculty advisors for the Club this year are 
Miss Jana Tuzar, Mrs. Ziablowa, and Prof. Steven P, Hill, 

The Slavic Dept» held ah orientation program for new teaching 
assistants September 7-13 under the direction of Dr, Rasio 
DunatoVo The dozen and a half participants heard lectures, 
vievjed MLA films, and took part in practice teaching at 
University High School (arranged in cooperation with Dr, 
C, Curtin), The practice teaching was rated by participants 
as the most valuable part of the program. Other participat- 
ing staff members were Profs, Dawson and Gladney, 

The following are the results of the Fourth Annual Russian 
Contest sponsored by the Illinois chapter of AATSEiiL at 



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at Forest View H, S, last May 20 under the direction of 
Mrs. June Stevens with assistance from Mrs, Alice Glowacki, 
In Russian I Myron J, Lebiecki of Lane Technical H, Su and 
Steve Whitcombe of Forest View tied for first » James Goehmann 
and John Dykert, both of Lane Tech., took second and third. 
In addition 52 students representing 20 schools were graded 
Superior and 29 students from 19 schools Excellent, In 
Russian II first place went to Dmytrio Halkyn of Lane Tech., 
second to Eileen Eletnick of Rich Twp» East, and third to 
Robert Solotke of Evans ton Twp, The grade Superior went to 
29 students from 15 schools and Excellent to 29 students from 
16 schools. In Russian III Linnia Bass of Forest View won 
first prize, Richard Ferguson of James B. Conant second, and 
Harlan l\Taite of Lyons Twp, thirs» There were 12 Superiors 
representing seven schools and 18 Excellents representing nine 
schools. 



SPMISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Rinda Young 

On the evening of September 28 Professor and ¥irs, V/illlam 
Shoemaker gave a reception in the General Lounge of the 
mini Union for members of the Department. The well- 
attended affair offered the opportunity for new and returning 
Department members to- become acquainted early in the semester. 

This year the Department welcomes two new faculty membera, .•I2rt» 
Thomas C, Meehan and MrSo Maria Elena Bravo de Maharg, Dr, 
Meehan, Assistant Professor of Spanish comes t o the Dept, 
from Brown University, He took his PhoD, degree at the Univ, 
of Michigan under the direction of Prof. Enrique Anderson 
Imbert. At present his major field of interest and research 
is the contemporary Spanish American novel, Mr, Meehan 
taught at Dartmouth from I96I to 1961]. aid at Brown Univ. 
from I96I1-I9670 Mrs. Maharg comes to the Department as 
Instructor of Spanish from the Institute de Cultura Hispanica 
in Madrid. She is a doctoral candidate at the Univ. of Madri d i 
and is interested in the field of comparative literature, 
Mrs. Maharg took her first M,A, in Spanish, French and English 
at the Univ. of Salamanca and. her. .soeon<i iin Ainsneic&n ^literature 
■at-:tihQ •UniV^r'&£t|t of iN(Sj3*'la'i.-£nE>oIi'Ma8» ]>lE]a&HahaBgi Eiae taught 
•a year, a.t the -Jiniiversity- of. Salaraancao 

Dr, Hugo VJ, Cowes continues tn the Department as a Visiting 
Lecturer from the University of Buenos Aireso 

Prof, J, 0, Crosby has returned to teaching ih the Depart- 
ment after a year's appointment to the University's Center 
for Advanced Study, de spent most of the year in Madrid with 



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his family While enganged in fui^ther research and study of 
the manuscripts of Quevedo's Suenos « 

Prof, Marcos' A, Morlnlgo Is currently on sabbatical leave 
and Is affiliated vjlth the Real Acsdemia Espanola In work 
on the Dlctionaryc He will return at the end of January, 

Pacutly Summer, Dr, Henry R, Kahane spent the summer in the 
Mediterranean region, Ot particular Interest to Prof, Kahane 
vjas southern Italy where he viisited Sicily and southern 
Italian areas in which Greek is still spoken, possibly a 
heritage from antiquity, Dr, Cowes tauglit at the State Univ. 
of New York at Buffalo, He gave a seminar on the theatre and 
poetry of Pedro Salinas and taught a course on the modern 
Argentine novels Prof. Blaylock taught at the sumiaer sess- 
ion at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, Prof, 
Flores gave a talk entitled "El hlspanlsmo y los hispanistas 
en los Estados Unidos" July 20 at the NDEA Spanish Language 
Institute held at Knos College, Galesburg, Illinois<, Prof, 
Leal spent the summer in Mexico where he participated in 
a seminar on Azuela at the University of Mexico, 

Publications by members of the Depaiftment include several 
articles i)Ublished. by Dp„ Kahane and hia pifOr: They are: 
"Byzantinromanica" which appeared in s. testimonial volume 
for the German Byzantinologlst, F, Doelger; "Les Elements 
Byzantlns dans les Langues Rdaances" in the testimonial volume 
for the Swiss philologist, S. Burger; "Five Romance Etymolo- 
gies" in the memorial volume of the English philologist, 
John Orr ; "Greek in Southern Italy" in tne K. Lewent Memorial 
volume of the German provenzalist, Romance Philo l ogy , May 
1967» Prof, Leal published an article^ "El realismo magico 
en la literature hispanoamericana" in Cuadernos Americanos , 
Aug. 1967.. 

Book reviews^jublished by members of the Department include; 
a review by Prof. Blaylock of Mater_l_als for the Stud y of the 
Etruscan Languag e by Murray Fowler and 'H, S. Wolfe in 
Romance Philology vol, XX, no. U, Sh^-^S^i a review by Prof, 
Cowes of La poesl a de Fe dr _o S alinas by E. Feal Deibe in 
Filologla vol= X (Buenos' Aires); TvJo reviewsby Prof, Lott, 
one of a book on Azorfn by leliodoro Carpintero in vol. I. 
no, 1 of the new Revista de Estudio s H ispanlcos (May 196? j, 
and one of Jose Luis Cano's El escritor y su aventura in 
the July 1967 issue of Books Abroad;' two reviews b; Prof, 
Melnliardt, one of Conclencla Intelectual de America, Carlos 
Ripoll, edc in^ Book _s Abroad vol, b,l, no. 3, 33O, and a 
review of Fernandez de Llzardi , Jo_se Joaquin," Qbras ;II, Teatro 
In Hispania vol. L (Sept. 1967) ,"613-^157" 

Three former Teaching Assistants, Sylvia Brann, A. M, Penuel, 
and D, Torres have been promoted to the rank of Instructoro 

The first meeting of the Spanish Club, held the evening of 



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October 5th in the General Lounge of the Illlni Union, 
featured a program given by Prof, J, 0. Crosby with slides, 
music and poetry of Spain, New officers of the Spanish 
Club for 1967-68 are:- P,:i?ea<, Malcolm FajKenzie, Vice-pres, 
Becky Catching, Sec. Janice LaRassa, Treas, Alice Bennett, 

The following persons received Phr.D, degrees from this Dept, 
during the past academic year: Victor Baptiste, Edward 
Borsoi, Virginia Burbrid^e, Jose R, Cortina, Valeria Sestieri 
Lee, Albert Po Mature, Gerald Peterson, Richard Reeve, Walter 
Thompson and Anje C, van der Naald, 

MoA, degrees conferred by the Dept. in June and August include 
Monica Atkins, Sylvia Bello, C. D, Bevelander, Louise Borsoi 
(Portuguese), John Brawand, Catherine CliuJ^iek, Margo De Ley, 
Carol D'Lugo, Suzanne Goldsmith, Nancy Hagebak, Edward Hayes, 
Judith Huston, Victoria Kirkham, Janis Luke, Maxwell Mowry, 
Marilyn Nathonson, Bro. David J. Phillips, Manuel Presha, 
Marsha Schwartz, Margaret Snook, Mary Louise Sponsler, 
Ronald Youngo 

The weekly tertulias are being held as formerly every 
Friday afternoon from 3:00-i|:30 in the Federal Room of the 
mini Union, The tertulias are for Graduate as well as 
Undergraduate students and visitors interested in an after- 
noon of informal Spanish conversation. 

Dr. M, H. Forster went to Mexico this summer representing 
the U, of I, in the CIC Summer Program in Mexico City. The 
CIC, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, is composed of 
the Big Ten Universities plus the University of Chicago, 
Dr, Forster was one of two faculty members present from 
these institutions. Director of this first CIC Summer School 
was Dr. Daniel Cardenas of the Univ. of Chicago. The session 
was held on the campus of the Universidad Ibero-Americana 
and classes ran from June 19 to August 11, The 2i\. students 
participatlngi in the program traveled by bus as a group 
from Chicago to Mexico City, All students were successfully 
placed with Mexican families and were happy with their homes. 
Prof, Forster reports that the institution has a nice campus 
with excellent, relatively new classroom facilities. The 
CIC Summer Program had the use of several classrooms. Three 
courses were offered, Analisis gramatical y analisis esti- 
llatico, Literatura mexicana del siglo XX, and Civilizacion 
hispanoamericana. Prof, Forster taught the course on contem- 
porary Mexican literature. Classes were held in the after- 
noon from i4.:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A number of lectures were 
presented as an integral part of the courses. The lectures 
included specialists in topics being studied and authors 
beign discussed in the literature course. Prof. Forster 
observed that the sumraer school's location in Mexico enhanced 
the program in making it possible to invite outside lecturers. 
He felt that the students were wll prepared for and interested 
in the courses and he saw great progress in language studies 



and in understanding of the culture. Extra-curricular 
activities included a tour of Mexico City at the beginning 
of the session and excursions organized by the Universidad 
Ibero-Americana alraost every weekend. Trips were made to 
several cities including Taxco, Cuernavaca, and Acapulco^ 
Excursions were also made to several archeological sites. 
Organized tours of several museums within the city were 
made, especially in connection with the civilization course. 
Prof, Forster expressed the opinion that this first CIC 
Summer Program was very worthwhile and he hopes it can be 
continued,, 

On October 9, 196? there was a meeting of the CIC for the 
Summer School in Mexico' to assess the success of the session 
heldthis past summer and to make plans and arrangements for 
the 1968 session, Dr,'J, Ho D. iAllen attended the meeting 
as the delegate from the U„ of lo 

This year for the first time the Language Laboratory is 
provid -ing telephone programming to Spanrsh Students o Spanish 

102, 102' , and IO3 are participatingo ProgramiTiing is 
scheduled as follows: 102 tapes on Sundays and Thursdays, 
102' on Tuesdays and Fridays, IO3 on Mondays, V/ednesdays, 
and Saturdays, The schedule is arranged in such a way that 
the days do not coincide with da^rs students go to the labo 
Tapes m.ay be heard by calling 333-63^0, 



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U'. of I„ under the direction the Dept, of Spanish, Italian 
and :Pbrttiguese, Prof^ William H, Shoemaker, iKeado The News- 
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LIBRARY 
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Modem Foreign Language 

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Vol. XXI. No. 2 Novcrober. 1967 

SCHOOL-Ul^lIVEESITY FOREIOJ IAI\IGUAGE 
ARTICUIATIOH COKFEREl^CE • 

The University of Illinois' first School-University Foreign Language 
Articulation Conference was held on campus Wednesday and Thursday, 
October 25 and 26, The conference began Wednesday afternoon with a 
registration period held from ^:00 to 6:00 in the Illini Room Lobby. 
Co-Chairmen of the Conference were J,S, Flores, Dept, of Spanish, and 
F,l/, Kachtmann, Dept, of French, Dr« Kachtmann presided at the dinner 
meeting held that evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. iir, Robert W, Rogers, 
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, save the welcome 
which was follo':ed by four speeches, James T, Harshbarger gave a brief 
introduction entitled "liJhy a Foreign Language Articulation Conference" 
in which he described the t;vpe of student the U, of I, is getting this 
year. This ^^as followed by a talk, "Freshman Profile 196?" given by 
Charles E, Wax'wick, Associate Director of Admissions and Records, and 
aspeech on "Foreign Language Placement' Procedures at the University of 
Illinois" presented by Lax-jrence 11, Aleamoni, Research Assistant Professor 
in lieasurement and Research Division, The dinner meeting concluded vdth 
a speech entitled "School-TJniversity Langiiage Teachers - Problems of 
Communication" given tj Joseph S, Flores, Professor of Spanish, After 
the dinner session separate meetings vjith programs arranged by the U, 
of I, language departtnents \rere scheduled. Chairmen for these meetings 
were G, Savignon for French, Kenri Stegemeier for German, Richard T, 
Scanlan for Latin, Kurt Tllein for Russian ^^rho presented a survey of 
the teaching of Russian in Illinois high schools, and ' illiam H. Shoe- 
maker for Spanish, Thursday morning was reserved to provide the oppor- 
tunity for teachers to visit language classes on the U. of I, campus. 
During the morning, interviews with former students of teachers were also 
held. Presiding at Thursday's luncheon meeting was Joseph, S, Flores, 
Professor of Spanish. Four speeches were also presented at this meeting, 
Gilbert C, Plettelkamp, Professor of Secondary and Continuing Education, 
spoke on "Demand and Availability of Foreign Language Teachers," Paul 
J, Ilagelli, Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
and Chairman of the Foreign Languages Building Committee, gave a "Progress 
Report," Richard ii, i'iarsh. Director of University'- Honors Program, spoke 
on "The Advanced Placement Program in the Htate of Illinois." Richard 
T, Scanlan, Associate Professor of Latir^ presented "Problem Areas in the 
•■ caching of Foreign Languages in the Secondary School." The conference 
concluded viith a second round of section meetings for the individual 
language^ xjith the exception of Latin teachers who utilized the time 
visiting Latin classes and touring the Classics Library and Museum, 
Chairmen for this group of meetings xrere F, Ii, Jenkins for French, Harry 
Haile for German, Rasio Dunatov, Russian, and J, S, Flores for Spanish, 
Conference committee members and other U, of I, faculty members who 
participated in the conference include: J, J, Bateman and R, T, Scanlan 
of the Classics Department; S, 1,', Shinall, G, Ii, Savignon, F. M, Jenkins, 
J. K, Simon, F, Handera, P, Barrette, H, Benouis and E, Jahiel.of the 
French Department; G, J, Hoist, H- Xnust, H, Stegemeier, Ruthe Lorbe and 



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R. Schier of the German Department; K, Klein and R, Dunatov of the 
Russian Department;. W.L, Ileinhardt, D, R, Hershberg, VJ, C, Blaylock 
and S, W. Baldwin of the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 

All teachers attending the conference were requested to fill out eval- 
uation questionaires. Judging from the responses on these questionaires, 
the majority of those TJho attended had very favorable opinions and felt 
that the conference x-ras successful, A similar School-University Foreign 
Language Articulation Conference is being planned for the. next, academic 
year. 

As many people have expressed a desire to see a list of all those who 
attended the conference, wb will include such a list at the end of this 
Newsletter, 



IMLTA lEETING, The D'lL'ZA annual meeting x^ras held at the LaSalle Hotel 
in Chicago on November 3 and ^, At the General Meeting held Saturday 
morning Dr. Bruce Mainous, President of HCjTA and Head of the Department 
of French, U, of I,, presided and delivered the I/elcome, At the business 
meeting which follox>red, Prof, Vincent J, Cosentino, SIU, xnias elected 
Secretary and Fr. Charles Speck, St, Bede's Academj'', Peru, xjas elected 
Treasurer, The featured speaker of the morning meeting xjas Stephen 
Freeman, Director of the l-Iiddlebuary Language Schools, X'jho described the 
complexity of the language teacher's profession and made a strong plea 
for support of the newly orgardzed American Council of teachers ofrFofeign 
Languages, At the afternoon session Harlan P, Hanson, Director of the 
Advanced Placement Program of the College Board was the speaker. After 
the main address, the HILTA voted unanimously to become the Illinois 
affiliate and representative of ACTFL, Since the Latin teachers are 
now invited to join in the Illinois organization and are expected to 
accept the invitation at their next meeting, the name of the Illinois 
organization xdll be changed to IFLTA (Illinois Foreign Language Teachers 
Association) to accomodate the new members. 



FRENCH NOTES ~ by Prof, Edxjin Jahiel 



AM URGENT REQUEST 

Me are making a mailing list of persons xJho xrant to be informed as early 
as possible of events on the Urbana campus such as the performance of 
the Treteau de Paris, To get on this list please send a postcard x^Jith 
your name and address to: Prof, E, Jahiel, French Dept,, 2^ Lincoln 
■Hall, Univ, of Illinois, Urbana, 111, 61801, Please do this now . It is 
possible, for instance, that the Treteau de Paris xiiill perform En 
attendant Lovot in March 1968 on this campus, and Tartuffe next October, 
We want to let you know as early as possible. 



Linguistic Results of Survpy of Practices in Foreign Language Classes, 
Early in Jxine our department received a communication from Ann F, Gut, 
Department of Education and Roipance Languages, Clark University, con- 



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veying the results of a survey she had taken earlier and for which our 
department had been asked to fill out a questionnaire, 300 schools were 
chosen at random from the list of four-year colleges in the 1966 Direc- 
tory Issue of I.II.L.A, m-1 responses were received, of which 2JU- were 
used in the final tabulations, Follox\ring are some of the pirincipal 
practices observed by Miss Gut, with comments added concerning where we 
fit into the pictiire: 

1, Fifty- two per cent of the schools offer class instruction three times 
per week, 28 per cent meet four times, and 18,5 per cent meet five times, 
(Our department is with the 28 per cent) 

2, Ninety-one per cent of the schools have 5^ minute periods with an 
average of 20-30 students per section (89 per cent) , (¥e also belong 
vdth this group) 

3, No single textbook appears to be in general use across the nation. 
The first year texts most often cited were Harris, J, and Leveque, A,, 
Basic Conversatioral French (25 per cent) , with Brown, T, French ; Lis- 
tening . Speaking . Reading . V.Viting and Lenard, Y, Parole et Pensee each 
used by 12 per cent of the schools. In second year courses, 1^ per cent 
each are using Harris, J, and^eveque. A, Intermediate Conversational 
French and Mondelli, R, and Fran9ois, P, French Conversational Review 
Grammar . All schools that use the Brown book reported that their class 
materials are either wholly or partiallj'- based on modern structural 
linguistic analysis, vjhile some schools using the other four texts were 
either unsure or negative about the linguistic basis of these materials, 
^, Ninety per cent of the schools provide oral practice in the language 
both as part of their class time instruction and in the language lab- 
oratory, 

5, Drill materials as they appear in the text are used by 19 per cent 
of the schools. An additional li^ per cent are modifying these drills, 
22 per cent use these drills and supplement them, and 24 per cent of the 
schools both modifj'- and supplement these drills, 

6, Among the conclusions that the author draws from this study is that 
a definite need still exists in this country to better acquaint both 
present and future language teachers \^Iith the scientific study of lan- 
guage (linguistics) with all of its implications to the applied art of 
language teaching. 



Lectures past and future, in addition to those annoiinced in our October 
issue, 

Oct. 18. Prof, R, IJellek (Yale) "The Name and Nature of Comparative Lit- 
erature" 

Oct, 30, Prof, Jean Loiseau (Bordeaux) "A Frenchman's Approach to Shake- 
speare • 

Dec, 5. Prof, H, Peyre (Yale) 
Dec, 7» Prof, Rene Etiemble (Sorbonne) 
Dec, 11, Critic Roland Barthes 



I-Ir, F, H, Naohtmann addressed, on Oct, 27, the FL Teachers of the Crown 
Point, Indiana subdivision of the Indiana State Teachers' Association on 
"What the college language teacher expects of the entering freshman," 



The French Choral Group held meetings on October 25 and November 1, 

Cenacle, Its first meeting, on October 26, discussed, under Prof, 
Stanley E, Gray, the subject "Le role de la pensee dans la poesie," 

The November 9 "Showcase" program on VJILL-TV consisted of Bert Greene's 
"Ily Mother's House" a play based on Colette's 'autobiographical novel 
"La liaison de Claudine," 

French House, 901 S,- Lincoln Ave, formerly "Beta House" has this year 
been turned into the "French House," It is now the home of 1? Under- 
graduate girls, most of them, majoring in French and the others iriterested 
in the language. They are under the supervision of two Graduate students , 
one acting as "House Mother", liiss Angelica Shirley, the other, a French 
native, ^^iss Paulette Bessac, arranging the cultiiral activities, " French 
±3 the official language of the House, The meals are prepared every 
weekday by an excellent cook, French-speaking guests are welcome, pro- 
vided they give a day's notice. Every Thursday evening, the students 
gather, for an informal program of entertainijient in French: songs, games, 
film or slide sho^^^s, tall<s, sketches, etc,-, , everybody seem^ verj* en- 
thusiastic about the experiment. Cost for room- and board per semester 
is $370. The French House is, at present, full to capacity, 

GERMAN NOTES ~ by Prof, Carol Filler 



Enrollment figures for the fall semester seem to be a traditional 
part of the November Newsletter. As usual, the majority of our students 
are in the basic language 'courses , There are currently 836 registered 
in the 101-2 sequence and another 562 in 103-^, the second year courses. 
The courses hOO-kOdl offer instruction in reading technical German for 
graduate students in other fields. At present ^35 are enrolled, -For 
students proceeding beyond the basic level, the department has expanded 
its offerings on the 200-300-^00 levels. Nine courses for juniors and 
seniors (200) have an enrollment of 235. 151 graduate and undergraduate 
students are taking 30O level courses — a marked' increase over last 
year. The 400 level courses have 75 graduate students. The total 
enrollment of 229^ is dox-m slightly. 

We are pleased to welcoine an xmusually promising group of I8 new teach- 
ing assistants this year. Eleven of their number -had completed MA's 
before coming to U. of I,, eleven have extensive worl: cr study experi- 
ence in Europe, and three are native speakers of Gernn, They are: 
David Armborst (B.A. llairion College, 11. A, U, of lowa'i, Renate Ashober 
(Kundelein College), Loweil Bangerter (B,A,, M.A, Stanford U,), Dean 
Castle (B,A., n.A, Brigham Young U,) , Sonja Eilenberger (B,A, vJilson 
Coll,, !;,A, i iiddlebury) , Theodore Etherington (B.A, U, of North Carolina), 
PaulGarcia (B.A,, M,A, '"Jueens) , George Hoder (B.A. St, Mary's Coll,), 
Rudolf Hofmeister (B.A., i;.A, U, of Iowa), Giles Hoyt (B.A, Harpur Coll., 
H.A. State U, of New York, Binghamton) , Ellis Levin (B.A, U, of .1,, M.A, 
U, of Chicago), Richard Lippmann (B.A, Columbia), Karl Mat sen (B.A, 
Wartenburg Coll,, M,A, U. of Arizona), Marvin Heinz (B.A,, H,A, U, of 
14icliigan) , Donna Christine Sell (B,A, Skidmore, M.A, Brown), Robert 






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Stone (B.S,, M.A, U, of I.), Arthur Flodstrom (B.A, 3t, Mary's Coll.) 
is teachiing Scandinavian 101, ilichaEl Poviell (B.A, U, of I,, Chicago 
Circle) was an assistant last spring. In addition to their academic 
credentials, several of them have full time teaching experience in high 
schools or colleges, including Tiss Eilenberger (College of Wooster) , 
Mr, Gsrcia, Mr, Levin, l-ir. Katzen, Ilrse Sell (U, of Rhode Island), and 
Mrs, Stone (colleges in I'ississippi and Louisiana) , They should be an 
asset to the department. 

The last weekend in October Profs, Knust and Schier went to Baton Rouge, 
La, for the South Central I'lLA meeting. 

The weekend of October 13i Fi'ofessor Francis Nock was at Princeton, K,J, 
in his capacity as chairman of the coipmittee to revise the German tests 
in the Educational Testing Service Graduate School Foreign Language 
series. These tests are designed primarily as a means of testing the 
language abilities of Ph^D, candidates, and have been prepared for French, 
German, and Russian. The U, of I. has accepted these tests as a proof 
of fulfilling the language requirer.ents for the Ph„D, It is appropriate 
that the U, of I. accept these tests since Prof, Nock has been actively 
working with then since thej"- were first discussed and he and Prof, 
Nachtmann of French are chairmen of the groups revising the tests at 
present. 

There were also well knowrfcermanj.sts on campus as guest lecturers. Prof, 
Benno von Wiese of the U. of Bonn presented a paper entitled "Gestal- 
tung und Deutung des '/ahnsinns in der deutschen Dichtung des 19 » und 20, 
Jahrhunderts" in the Gregory Hall auditorium on I^ov, 9. Prof, von 'Jiese 
is knoiim for his editions of poetry, his interpretations of the German 
Novellen, and other writings on the intellectual and literarj' history 
of modern Gerniany, This semester he is a visiting professor at the U, 
of Minnesota, The visit was sponsored by the Fruchtbringende C-esell- 
schaft. 

The Comparative Literatujre Centennial Symposium on the topic "University 
in Motion: The Art of the liarrative" was held on Nov, 9-10 in the Law 
Auditorium, Prof, Victor Lange of Princeton H, was one of the part- 
icipants , 

VJith preregistration for the spring semester taldng place just after 
Thanlcs giving , it seems an appropriate time to Mention new courses being 
offered by the department and the graduate offerings for the term^ 
German 112 Introduction to Germanic Studies should introduce students 
(from freshm.an level on) to the study of Genvanic philology, the cult- 
ural history of German speaking peoples and the liistory of German lit- 
erature. The course carries 2 hours credit. Gei-man 201 xras offered 
for the first time this fallt, It provides the student a chance to study 
modern German literature in trans ]-ation<. Texts discussed include novels, 
essays, and plays from l6^8 to the present. Students are taking this 
course as part of their General Education program. Prof, Haile mil 
teach these courses. Prof, Ruth Lorbe is teaching 305 i Modern German 
Poetry as an added course. This spring a].so marks the first time that 
German 250-251 (The Ilovelle of the 19th century'- and the Novelle of the 
20th century) have been offered in the same semester. Graduate courses 



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include 303-304 (advanced composition and conversation) taught by Profs, 
Sell and Antonsen, 33i (The Age of Lessing) with Prof^ Sch;-?clbe, and 36O 
Phonetics ft The Special Topi.'-.6 392 mil treat the works of Ihomas liann 
with Prof, Schluttert Prof,, Nock is teaclang 4j6, l-Iiddle Migh German, 
and Prof. Antoncien is teachj.ng 420 and 426. IliS'i-ory of the German lan- 
guage and Gothic, Prof, Ph'-JAppson will offer 432, Gc^rman Literature 
1400-1700 and a seminar (460) on "Der Ackermann aus Bolunen," Schiller 
is the topic of Prof, Prey's 46l seminar. 



SLAVIC NOTES — by Profs. Evelyn Bristol, F. Y, Gladney & S. P. Hill 



The Slavic Department can report a sharp 24^5 rise in total onrollment, 
with 685 student registrations comrjared ;vdth 552 last year at the same 
timCo The jump seems to be a heaj.thy one, not spiitred by any current 
events, as Russian studies have on occasj-on been in the past, and reflec- 
ting at last the strengthened position of the department relative to 
other Sla'/ic programs in the country. Here are the comparative total 
student registrations in all Slavic Department courses on the 10th day 
of classes each October since I960; 



YMR 


TOTAL 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


TOTAL 


CHANGE 


I960 


372 


9.7f- 


.1964 


538 


2,lfo 


1961 


507 


36,3% 


1965 


561 


4.3^ 


1962 


515 


2,0fo 


1966 


552 


1.6/. 


1963 


527 


2o35^ 


1967 


685 


24, if^ 



A breakdown of the registration totals shows that gains are particularly 
noticeable at the 200-level (present enrollment 119), 300-level (97), 
and 400-level (63, exclusive of the reaciing courses 400 and 40l), The 
figure for graduate enrollments represents a recoupment of former losses 
(the all-time high in 1965 was 68) and is owing in part to the increased 
niimber of graduate fellov;ships available to Slain-c majors. The 100- 
level also shows a significant rise (324 compared to 266 last October) • 
The graduate reading courses 400 and 401 (68 enrollments is up only by 
four) • The only area showing a decline is that of the other Slavic 
languages, Polish and Serbo-Croation (l4). The number of junior and 
senior majors has risen to I8 in Russian and to 13 in Russian Teacher 
Training 

Among topics discussed at the School-Universitj'- Articulation Conference 
in the Russian section meeting on Thursday was the level at which enter- 
ing students are being placed on the basis of their performance on the 
Russian placeirent test. Prof, Hill has sumarized similar results before 
("Slavic Notes", Nov., 1965, p, 8) and has now made a comparison with 
this jrear's results, obtaining the following picture: 



YEAR 


NO. 


STUDENTS 


AVi:. RUSS, 
H.S. STUDY 

2.24 yrs, 

2.24 

2.49 

2,46 


AVE. PLACEMENT 
LOSS 


1964-65 
1965-66 
1966-67 
1967-68* 




63 
5^ 
68 

48 


1,11 semesters 

0.69 

0„7^ • 

1.33 



*( summer and autumn only) 



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"Average placement loss" is the difference betT'een "ejqDected" and actual 
placement on the basis of 1 U.S. year equals 1 U,I, semester. 

In 196^65, a "howemade" U.I, p^^cement test -.as used for Russian; since 
1965-66, the ETS Ilodern Languase Association tests have been used. 

All high school students tal-ang the placer;ent test, with or without 
H,S, Russian credits, and at whatever time of the -'ear they were tested, 
are included in the above table. The onl3' exclusions are students 
transferring from other collefjes (who must automatically continue with 
the next coiirse in order) . Presumably the 1967-68 totals Tvdll be in- 
creased by additional takers in January-, 1968, 



The comparison shows that the average term of Russian study in high 
school has risen slightly, from 2-1 /^ years (for students entering in 
196^) to 2-1/2 years nox\% But the "average placement loss" has been 
more erratic, i^rLth an optimiun of 0,69 sem^esters loss in 1965-66, and. a 
low of 1,33 semesters loss in the current year. Part of the difference 
is accounted for by the fact that in each of tB65-'66 and 1966-6? there 
were 3 students x^Jithout high-school Russian X'Jho placed 1 or more semes- 
ters higher than expected. Even if their results xrere subtracted from 
the table, hoxrever (and that is a debatable point), the average placement 
loss xjould still be 0.92 in 1965-66 and 0,88 in 1966-67— x;hich remains 
noticeably better than the loss of 1,33 iri the current year. Since no 
alteration or tightening-up of the cut-off points for i^lacing at vari- 
ous levels has played a role here, the 1967-68 crop of Russian .students 
must have been somex:hat less prepared than those of the two previoxas 
years. 

The fall meeting of the Illinois Chapter of A.\TSEEL took place on 
Movember 3 in Chicago x-rfLth iirs, 'Mima Hoffr.ann presiding and about two 
dozen in attendance, I'ir, Roger DeGaris of Northwestern U, read a paper 
on Pushkirfs "Queen of Spades," Frof, GDadney spoke against phonetic 
spelling in Russian, In place of the scheduled paper of Ilr, Frank , 
Petronaitis, who vras unable to attend because of a broken leg, .Pi:o;f» 
Dxmatov spoke about the placement of Russian students at the U, of I, 
A prolonged and vigorous discussion folloxred. 

Everyone in the Slavic Dept, was deeply, shocked and saddened by the 
tragic death of Ilr, Kyiuan Reisman, a 23-i''ear-old graduate student from 
San Bruno, Calif, Mr. Reisi.:an had just reti.urned from a sximmer trip to 
the USSR and x^as about to enter his seconjd year of graduate work in Slavic 
x-jhen it was annoianced in local papers on Sept, 15 that he had been found 
dead of self-inflicted gunshot vounds on Prospect Avenue north of Cham- 
paign, This tragic decision, apparently taken in a state of despondency 
brought on by personal problems and the Vietnam conflict, and after Ilr, 
Reisman had x-n?itten letters to several people explaining his intention, 
cut short a brilliant career of one of our very best graduate students. 
After graduation in 1966 from the U, of Calif, at Riverside, Reisman 
received an 'WEA Title IV Fellox-jship for th^'ee years of graduate study 
at the U, Of I, I-Ir, Reisman x«fas rated both as a ver;- outstanding student 
and as a very personable young man by all his teachers. All our syiii- 
pathies go to I'ir, Reisman^s bereaved parents. 



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SPANISK, ITALIAl^', AND PORTUGHrSE KCT2S — by Pdnda Young 



Enrollment figures for tlie first semester in the Spanish, Italian, and 
Portuguese Department total 2,277, Of this number 1,882 are in Spanish, 
222 are in Italian, and 173 in Portuguese, The advanced courses in Port- 
uguese show a total enrollment of 55. those in Italian 52, and in Spanish, 
837 (390 in the 200-level, 220 on the 300-level, 22? on the 400-level) , 
Prof. Shoemaker , Head of the Dept, of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 
has made the following statem^ent concerning the use of the Pass-Fail 
system in the Department, The Departmiont makes eligible for the Pass- 
Fail option all courses .open to undergraduates e::cept Spanish 352, Sjmtax, 
These courses may be so used by any undergraduate student who elects to 
take them, with the following HrrAtations on majors: all courses used by 
an undergraduate major to satisfj'' major requirements are excluded from 
the Pass-Fail system, an undergraduate major m.ay be permitted to take 
a maximum of two courses beyond his m.ajor requirements under the Pass- 
Fail option. 

Prof, B, H, Mainous, Head French Dept, and Prof, Shoemaker, Head Dept, 
of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, joined their opposite numbers of the 
CIC institutions in the annual meeting of the Big Ten (and Chicago) 
Romance Languages Department Chairmen, The meeting tliis year was held 
at the O'Hare Airport the afternoon and evening of Thursday, Nov, 9<i 



Prof, J, H, D, Allen attended a meeting of the CIC Summer School com- 
mittee at O'Hare Airport the afternoon and evening of October 9, The 
full comiTii.ttee was present; Prof, Hulvihill, VJisconsin; Prof, Walther, 
Purdue; Prof, Cardenas, Chicago; Prof, r^latkin, Ohio State; Prof, Allen, 
U, of I, The meeting ijas also attended by Hr, Salivak, Director of CIC 
and Mr, Deninoff , Assistant Director, Mr. Cardenas gave a report on 
last summer's program. After a dj scussion of various aspects of the 
program the committee unanimously decided to continue operating next 
year at the same location, the Universidad Iberoamericana in ilexico City, 
Prof, Forster, U, of I, was nominated to be next' year's Director with an 
additional Big Eleven staff member to be appointed. These decisions 
were confirmed by CIC's liberal arts deans at a later meeting. 

On October 19th Prof, Leal presented a lecture at Baldvjin 'Jallace College 
entitled "The llew Mexican Novel" as a part of the college's Humanities 
Series , 

Prof, L, Leal has been named a member of the Committee of Examiners 
of the Spanish Graduate Record Examination at ETS in Princeton, 

Prof, Shoemaker's article "Cartas de Pereda a Galdos y echo borradores" 
appeared in October in the belated publication of the Boletfn de la 
Biblioteca de Menendez Pelscyo, XLIl(l966), pgs, 131-172, 

Past events of the Spanish Club include a program on El Salvador 
presented by Dr. John Thompson, Head of the Dept, of Geography, U. of 
I,, the evening of October 26, On November l6 Prof, Luis Leal gave a 
talk on iliguel Angel Asturias, x-iinner of the 1967 Nobel Prize for lit- 



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erat\ire. Futvire events in the Spanish Club program include a talk to 
be given by Gioillenno Trevino on Mexico, with the date yet to be an- 
nounced. The Spanish Club Christmas party for professors and their 
families and other department members vdll be held the evening of Dec, 
15. 

The Italian Club is holding weekly conversation sessions every Friday 
afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Gothic Room of the Illini Union. 
Anyone interested in an afternoon of informal Italian conversation is 
welcome to attend. 

New Coxirses, Tito new Spanish courses vrill be offered for the first 
time this coming semester, Spring semester 1968. They are Prof, Lett's 
Seminar in Twentieth Centurj'- Spanish Literature, Spanish 445, and 
Spanish 309, Introduction to lledieval Spanish Literature to be given 
by Prof, Baldwin, 

The Spanish, Italian, and Portu.guese Department welcomes a large number 
of new graduate students this year. New Graduate Students are: Mrs, 
Adriana Aldridge (3,A, 1964, M.A. 196? U, of I-Iarj^land) ^ Mr, Enoch M, 
Anderson (B,A. Illinois State 1957), tS-S? Julie Fi'iederich (B,A, U. of 
I. 1967), Mr. J. A. Hinton (B.A, U, of I, 196?), Mr, Delano D, Xruzan 
(B.A, Western 111. U, i960), I-dss Carol Larson (B.A. U. of I, 196?), Mr. 
A, Perrone (B.A, Assumption College 196?), iliss Iva Polk (B,A. Fisk Union 
1967), I'Irs, Joan D. Solaun (B.A, U. of Pennsylvania 1958), Mr. T, A, 
Stevenson (B.A, VJashington U, 1966), l-Iiss Felicia Sworsky (B.A, Rosary 
College 1967), Miss i4ary Elizabeth Wright (B.4. U. of Nebraska 1966), 

New NDEA Fellows this year are: Mr, E, J, Carney, Title VI, who was with 
the department last year, Miss i^thryn Lewis, Title IV (B.A, Indiana U, 
1967), Mr. Stanley E. Peromsik, Title IV (B.A, U. of I^ssouri St. Louis 
1967), Mr. George F. Sanborn, Title IV (B.A. Boston U. 1967), 1^. 
Richard A. Valdes, Title VI (B.A. Princeton U. 1964, M.A. Stanford U, 
1966) , 




There are nineteen new Teaching and Research Assistants: I4iss Pamela 
Carpentar (B.A. Colorado College 1967), -irs. Prudence Cole (B.A. U. of 
I. 1967), Mr. Gerald Dreller (B.A, Trinity, Hartford 1961) , Miss Jane 
Fitch (B.A, U. of I. 1966), Miss Nyla Gilkerson (B.A. U, of Kansas 1967), 
Mr. Ronald A. Hescott (B.A, Northern Michigan U, 1957, M.A. National U, 
of Mexico 1961), Karen T. Hickey (B,A. Villa Madonna College 196?), Mss 
Hanuela Juarez (B.A, Our Lady of the Lke College 1967), Mr. Arthur 
Jurado (B.A. Mexican College, Rome, Italy 1957, M,A, Gregorian U, Rome 
1961, M,A, U, of the Americas, Mexico City 1967),Mrs. laa S. Lerner 
(B.A. Colegio Nacional, Corrientes, Arg. 1958, M.A. U, of Buenos Aires 
1965), Mr, Edxrard Malinak (B.A, U, of Michigan 1965, M,A, lachigan State 
U. 1967), Miss Barbara E. Olson (B,A. Augustana College 1967), Mr, 



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Onoratino Marrocco (B.A, State U, of New York, Buffalo 1966), IUss 
Joanne Ramstad (B.A. The Colorado College 196?), Hr, Roberto Severino 
(B.A. Columbia Union College 196?) , Mr, Sieni Guido (H.C.L.. U. of I, 
1967, Dottore in Giurisprudenza, Procuratore Legale) , Ilr. Malcolm 
Silverman (B.A, Queens College 196?), Mrs, Ronni L, Stillman (B.A, 
Boston U, 1965, M.A. Rutgers 196?), Mrs, Isolde J. V/arren (B.A. Bonn, 
Germany 1965, Doctorat 3® cycle 1966) , 14iss Mary Anne Vaikinson (B.A, 
U. of Buffalo 1967) . 



FOLLOVmW IS A LIST BY LANGUAGE OF THOSE WHO ATTEIIDED THE SCHOOL- 
UNr^ERSITY FOIIEIGN LANGUAGE ARTICULATION CONFERENCE 

FRENCH 



Anderson, Peter A, 
Arnold , Maurine 
Avery, Charles 
Bagley, Joseph C, 
Brooks, Mary Ellen 
Bucholz,* Clifford- 
Burnham, Jane 
Carey, Helen F, 
Christy, Donald 
Cochrane , Lydia 
Collins, Mary (Mrs.) 
Crailj, Patricia 
Croney, Joseph 
Cudecki, Edwin 
Dare, Virginia 
DeSchryver, P. Steven 
Egan, Patricia 
Foell, Sandra 
Gaudio, Louise M, 
Gieseking, Ruth 
Griffith, Paul T. 
Guertin, Lois 
Henne, Bert rand. J, 
Hoebel, Margaret A, 
, Holbrook, Daniel T, 
Hopkins, Gail (Mrs,) 
Huber, John P. 
Hunt , Jane 
Kellogg, Elizabeth 
Lavering, Turrell 
Lewis, ReidH, 
Major, Helen B, 
Manuell, Emily 
Mes sling, Mary Kay 
Nealeigh, Thomas 
Merriman, Derald 
Nickel, Margaret 
Pavler, Diane 
Pedigo, Billie June 



Guilford H, S. 
Pontiac Twp, H.S, 
Thornridge Ho S, 
Alton H.S. 

Dpxmers Grove N, H,S 
Lake Park h',S, 
Niles Typ. H.S, 
Geneva Comm, H,S, 
Ifetoon H.S, 
U. of Chic. Lab 
Freeport H„ S,, 
ITaukegan Ti-rp, H.S, 
Pekin Comm, H,S, 
Chicago Brd-, of Ed, 
Bement H,S, 
VJheaton Central H.S 
Urbana H.S. 
Fremd H.§,~ . 
Mieeling H.S. 
Altamont Commo HoS, 
Maine Tx.jp„ H.S,, S. 
Maine Sg, H.S. 
E, Levden H,S. 
Princeton H.S, 
Maine Twp^ H.S, W,_ 
Farmington Comm, H,^ 
N, Chic, Commo H,S, 



Rockford, Ili, 
Pontiac, 111. 
Dolton, 111, 
Alton, 111. 
Doxmers Grove, 111, 
Roselle, HI. 
Skokie, 111. 
Geneva,- 111, , . 
Mattoon, 111, 
Schools Chicago, 111, 
Freeport, 111, 
V/aukegan, 111, 
PeldLn, ill, 
Chicago, 111. 
Bement, 111. 
V.Tieaton, 111, 
Urbana, 111, 
Palatini, 111, 
l^Jheeling, 111, 
Altamont, 111, 
Park Ridge, 111, 
Park Ridge, 111, 
Franklin Park, 111, 
^Princeton, 111. 
Des Plaines, 111, 
Farmington, 111, 
North Chicago, 111. 
Toluca, 111, 



Toluca H.3 
Champaign Central H.S, Champaign, HI. 
Evanston , T-ijp , H.S, Evanston, 111, 
Croxm Po-nt H, S, Crown Point, Ind, 
Lowpoint-VJashburn H.S, VJashburn, 111, 
Palestine H.S, Palestine, 111. 
Quincy Senior H.S. .Quincy, 111, 
Barrington Console HS Barrington, 111, 
F,L, Supervisor 
Metamora H,S, 
Crystal Lake Com, HS 



Springfield, 111 
Metamora , 111, . 
Cr:/3tal Lake, .^ll. 



Beleville Twp, H,S, E, Belleville, 111, 



Perr, Jane 
Posavac, lirB', 'fendy 
Puchalski, Audi'ey 
Ptangl, Herbert 
Riser, Phyllis A, 
Shipman, Barbara J, 
Shown, iladge 
Steiner, Florence 
Stover, Farren 
Stra\'insky, Franyoise 
Sully, George 
Teugh, Alice 
Verttmov Seville Geyer 
Vleiss9, Paul H, 
Wheeler, Sharon 
I'j'illett , Jane 
Yarber, Ilarion (Mrs.) 

GERI-IAN 

Adams, liarguerete (llrs 
Baer, Katherine 
Battaglia, Thoijias 
Bernhard, Marcia 
Boersma, Halph II, 
Cluver, Zsther II, 
Cohn, I'alph 
Coleman, Nanette 
Dressel, Floyd 
Dufner, Donald T, 
Grothen, Harold 
Halbreiter, Ilai^.' Lou 
Hudson, Dolores 
Jones , Catherine 
Koppi, Stefan 
Link, Arlene A, 
I'lauersberger, Yudita 
Fiillei-, Patricia 
Noack, Sigrid 
Oglesby, Robert 
Peasey, David VJ, 
Pfeil, Gertrude 
Rader, Diane 
Rathert , Florence 
Smith, L, C. 
Stein, Joseph 
Tali, Tiiu M. 
Watkins, Eugene C, 
VJhite, Richard J, 
VJilliams , Richard 
^mmerman, Ellen, C, 

RUSSIAN 



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Frankfort Comm. U.S. VJest Frankfort, 111, 

RantQul H.S, Rantoul, 111, 

Lourdes H.S, Chicago, 111, 

Elk Grove H,G, Elk Grove Village, 111. 

J, Sterling Iloi'ton VJest Berwyn, 111, 

James B, Conant H.S, Hoffman Estates, 111, 



Auburn H.o, 
Glenbrook H,S, 
Belleville Tvjp, H.S.H 
Urbana H.S, 
Forest Vievr H,S, 
Riverside-Brookfield HS 
Do'.:ners Grove Horth 
Morton East H.S, 
Areola Senior H,S, 
Hat toon Senior H,S, 
Cary-Grove Cornm, H.S, 



,) Lane H,S, 

Barrington Consol, KS 
Downers Grove H.S, So, 
Champaign Central HS 
Napeirville Comm, H.S, 
Commimity H.S, 
Ridgewood H.S, 
Fenger H,S, 
Pekin H.S, 
Forem.an H,S, 
Elmwodd Park H.S, 
Liberty/ille K,S, 

• Prospect H,S, 
Lane Tech. H.S, 
Breraen H.S, 
Kenwood Ii,S, 
Lane-Tech, 
Lourdes H.S, 
Fast Campus 
'. aukegan Txirp, H,S, 
University H,3, 
Ottawa Ttijp, H,3, 
Lane tech H,S, 
Lyons T'>jp, H,S, 
■William Frerad H,S, 
Foi-est Vievj H.S, 
J.S, I-Iortan H,S. E, 
V'aterloo Public K.S, 
Rich Central H.S, 
•Thornton Twp, K.S, 
Thomridge H,S, 



Auburn, 111, 
Korthbroolc, 111, 
Belleville, 111, 
Urbana, 111, 
Arlington Heights, 111, 

Riverside, 111, 
Dowiers , Grove , 111, 
Cicero, 111. 
Areola, 111, 
liattoon, 111, 
Carj'-, 111. 



Chicago, 111, 
Barrington, 111, 
Doxmers Grove, 111, 
Champaign, 111, 
Naperville, 111. 
Blue Island, 111, 
Horridge, 111, 
Chicago, 111, 
Pekin, 111, 
Chicago, 111. 
Elmwood Park, 111, 
Liberty/ille, 111, 
Mount Prospect, 111, 
Chicago, 111, 
ladlothian. 111. 
Chicago, 111, 
Chicago, 111^ 
Chicago, 111, 
Joliet, 111, 
IJaukegan, 111. 
Urbana, 111. 
Ottawa, 111, 
Chicago, 111, 
La Grange, 111, 
Palatine, 111. 
Arlington Heights, 111, 
Cicero, 111, 
..aterloo, IDJL, 
Olympia Fields, 111, 
Harvey, 111. 
Dolt on, 111. 



Babris, Peter F, 
Buchas , Peter 



Arlington H.S. 
Homewood-Flossmoor 



Arlington Heights, 111, 
Flossmoor, 111, 



Curtin, Constance 
Dev;ey, James H, 
Glovracki, Alice 
Grants, Valdis 
Jerabek, iiarta M, 
Koncius, Joseph 
McComas, Charles T, 
Pctronaitis, Frank C, 
Reis, Iferion J, 
Turner, Rita 
VJhyte, Trudy 
V/oodruff, L.W, (llrs.) 

SPAHISH 



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University H,3, 
James B, Conant H.S, 
Hinsdale, U.S. 
Elk Grove Village 
J, Sterling Morton HS 
Riverside-Brookfield H3 Riverside, 111, 
University H.S, Ilonral, 111, 
Lyons Ttjp, H.S, la Grange, 111, 
Oak Park & River Forest Oak Park, 111, 
Morton Fg.st H.S, Cicero, 111, 
Thornton Fractional IIS Lansing, 111, 
University H.S, Urbana, IJl, 



Urbana, 111, 
Hoffman Estates, 
Hinsdale, 111. 
Elk Grove, 111, 
Berwyn, 111, 



111. 



Anderson, Donald H. 
Brandon, James L. 
Brox-m, Frances Se 
Brovjn, Sherman 17, 
Choldin, Hannah (Mrs,) 
Clav7son, Kathy 
Crawford, Doris 
,Crom,e, Richard K, 
Curry, James J, 
Daipery, Mrs, liarilyn G, 
daRosa, Gentil G, 
Davi5, Martha Sue 
Deninger, H, Jane 
Diaz, Antonio 
Dodd, Dorothy 
Eastraond, Linda 
Fletcher, Barbara 3, 
Fiani , Sandra 
Gallagher, John Jay 
Gates, Suellyn 
Gebauer, Garv. M, 
Goodell, llargaret V/, 
Goodfellow, Velta 
Howard, Ernest 
Castle, Mrs. Pat 
Jacobs, James L, 
Johnson, i'ancy Strenme 
Klinger, Terese 
Kurtz, (Rev.) Robert 
Leahy, Margaret 
Lombardo , Vincent , 
Haculan, Mario 
Madigna, l.Ielen F, 
Masterson, Meredith 
Hess, rlary Jane 
Metzger, Elpisc 
Montgomery, Dona 
Moot, Bernelle 
Morton, Kathryn 
Phillips, Guy R, 



.Maine Tvrp, H.S, E, 
V/aterloo K,S, 
Knox College 
Knox College 
3d, Ed. FL Consultant 
Sterling Tvro, H.S, 
'..'aukegan 'ftrp, H.S, 
Lavijence vi lie , Ti-jp . HS 
Prospect H.S, 
Metamora T>jp, H.S. 
IJiles T-jp, H,S, 
Ifeson City H,S. 
ifecon H.Ss 
Glenbard West H.S, 
Qiiincy Sr, H.S, 
DoT-mers Grove Ilorth 
Champaign Cent, H^S, 
Frankfort Comm. H.S, 
VJheaton i'orth H.S, 
VJheeling-District Zl^■ 
Rantoul T^/jp, H.S. 
Lisle Coom, H.S, 
Mat toon Sr. H.S, 
Alton H.S. 
FL Supervisor 
Forest View H.S, 
Pantoul Twp, H.S, 
Miles Twp. H.S, V/. 
Gordon. Tech, H,S, 
Peotone Comm. H.S, 
Barrington Consol, HS 
Grant Coirim, H.S^ 
Fenger H.S, 
Palatine H,S, 
Ottawa Tvrp, H.S. 
Pekin Comm. H.S, 
Catlin Twp. H,^, 
Rantoul Tvjp. H,S, 
Morton 'h-rp, H.S, 
Morton H,S, West 



Park Ridge, 111, 
Waterloo, 111, 
Galesburg, 111, 
Galesburg, 111, 
Chicago, 111, 
Sterling, 111, 
Waukegan, 111, 
Lawrenceville , 111, 
Mount Prospect, 111, 
Metamora, 111, 
Skokie, 111, 
Mason City, 111, 
Macon, 111, 
Glen Sllyn, 111, 
Quincy, 111, 
Do'v-mers Grove, 111, 
Champaign, 111. 
Vfest Frankfort, 111, 
■■Jheaton, 111, 
'•Jheeling, 111, 
Rantoul, 111, 
Lisle, 111, 
llattoon, 111, 
Alton, 111, 
Ms.comb, 111, 
Arlington Heights, 111, 
Rantoul, 111. 
Skokie , 111, 
Chicago, 111, 
Peotone, 111, 
Barrir.gton , 111, 
Fox Lake, 111, 
Chicago, 111. 
Palatine, 111, 
Ottawa, 111, 
Pekin, 111. 
Catlin, 111, 
Rantoul, 111, 
Morton, 111, 
Morton, 111. 



Poole , Travis 
Erats 5 Jorge 
Renninger, Ann 
Riley, Dorothy 
Smith, Iiarsha 
Stahlheber, Ho^^rard. 
Stotland, Diane 
Sirezenski, Thomas 
Taylor, I-lildred L, 
Varner , Patricia 
Velasco, Manuel 
Vilaro, Rodolfo E. 
Vonasek, Mary 
Watson, Barbara E, 
Williams , Curt 
Winters, Mrs. Helen 
Wright, Lynne 

LATIN 

Knglese, C, F, (Mrs,) 
Bekiares, B\iron 
Bottenfield, Lois 
Coyne, Dorothy (Mrs,) 
Davis, Henrietta 
Dunn, Generosa 
Evjart, Elenor (ilrsc) 
Fisher, 1-Iarion R, 
Flaherty, Patrick 
Greer , Susane 
Griest, Bessie 
Hawes , Virginia 
Krueger, Helen 
Krecek, Judith 
Lament, Helen 
Munce, Mary J, 
Nie, Don 

Sierford, Clarice 
Soltis , Joseph 
VanderVJeyden, George 
Walsh, Marian 
Weinstein, Leonard 



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F, L, Coordinator 
Knox College 
Farmington Comm, H,So 
Roanoke-Benson H,S, 
Mansfield H.S,, 
Rochelle.Txjp. H.S, 
Austin H.So 

Farragut H.S., Dist 10 
•Morrison Comm, H^S, 
Peotone Jr, H^S, 
Jacksonville HcS, 
University High School 
J. Sterling Morton 
R,0:.V«A, H. S,. 
Ottawa Twp, K.S, 
Ilinonk-Dana-Rutland HS 
Trioka Unit Schools 



McHenry H.S. 
University H, S, 
Central H.S. 
Pontiac HoS, 
Pekin Comm. H.S, 
Waukegan Txrrp. H.S, 
Eastridge H^S, 

Maine Twp. H.S, 
New Trier West H.S, 
St r eat or Txjp, H.S, 
Rantoul Twpo H.S, 
Gray slake High 
Ei- Alton-Wood River 

Cissna Prk H.S, 
Morrison H.S, 
Bloomington H.S, 
Ridegewood H.S, 
Eantoul T'.-jp, H.S, 
Ottawa H.S. 
Komewood-Flos smoor 
Catlin H.S, 
Glenbrook H. S. 



Champaign, 111, 
Galesburg, 111, 
Farmington, 111, 
Roanoke, 111, 
i:ansfield. 111, 
Rochelle, Ill» 
Chicago, 111. 
Chicago, 111, 
Morrison, 111, 
Peotone , 111, 
Jacksonville, 111, 
Normal, 111, 
Cicero, 111, 
Oneida, 111, 
Ottawa, 111 9 
Minonk, 111, 
Hopedale , Armington , 14inier 



McHenry, Ill„ 
Urbana, Illo 
Champaign, 111, 
Pontiac , 111. 
Pekin, 111. 
Waukegan, 111, 
Kankakee , 111, 
Park Ridge, 111. 
Northfield, 111, 
Streator, 111, 
Rantoul, 111, 
Grayslake , Ill„ 
HS VJood River, 111. 
Cissna Park, 111. 
Morrison, 111. 
B loomingt on , 111 , 
Norridge, 111, 
Rantoul, 111, 
Ottawa, 111, 
Flos smoor. 111. 
Catlin, In, 
Northbrook, IJl, 



UNIDENTIFIED AS TO LANGUAGE 



Alfille, Eve J, 
Arnholt , Jim 
Beattie , Olga 
Bennett, Richard 
Bond, A.J. (Mrs.) 
Chiang, Song (Mr.) 
Ewart, Elenor 
Ferguson, Loy 
Fischer, Frances 
Gavin, Kevin 



Rich East H^S, 
i4attoon Sr. H.S„ 
Pleasant Hill Coirnn, 
Galena H.S, 
East Ridge H.S. 
Wellington Comm, 
Eastridge H.S, 
Glenbard East H.S, 
Alwood H.S. 
St. Mel High 



Park Forest, 111, 
Mattoon, 111, 
Pleasant Hill, 111, 
Galena, 111, 
Kankakee, 111. 
VJellington, 111, 
Kankakee, 111, 
Lombard, 111, 
Alpha, 111, 
Chicago, 111, 



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Gillis, Halter 
Harter, Lucille 
Hoffmann, Wilma 
Jasnon, Carol 
Jensen, Gordon 
Koch, I'iildred B, 
Krecek, Judith 
McKee, Genevieve 
Kasur, Eva 
Mittag, llarlin 
I.4ohr, Lorraine 
Montgomery, , Dona 
Neal, Carolyn 
Patterson, Evelyn 
Rivero, Eulalia 
Rosales-Si.las, Jose 
Royer, Bonnie . 
Schrader, Jo 
Sister Viarj Constance 
Swanson, Bradley 
Swinford, Ciarice 
Trimble, Hugh 
Vanderweyden, George 
Vinson, Judy 
Wheeler, G, Edward 
Williams, Dan 
liJilson, Dena 



Barrington H.S, 
Taj.'lorville H.S, 

Champaign Centennj.al 
New Tiuer H.S. East 
Mid-County Sr, High 
Cissna. Park.H.Sc 
Alwood H.S, 
Niles Twpo H.S, 
East H.S, 
ABL H.S. 
Catlin H.S, 
Eastridge H.S,. 
New Trier H.S, East 
Mt, Pulaski H.S, 
Spalding H.S, 
Buckle3'- Lcda K.S. 
Vandalia H.S, 
Siena K.S. 
Providence H.S, 
Rantoul Twp. H.S, 
Wellington Comm„ 
HomexTOod-Flossraoor HS 
Chatsworth H.S. 
Bloomington H.S, 
University H.S, 
Vandalia H.S/ 



Barrington, 111, 
Taylorville, 111, 

Chicago, 111, 
Champaign, 111, 
VJinnetha, 111, 
Varna, 111, 
Cissna Park, 111, 
Apipha, 111, 
Skokie, 111, 
Aurora, 111, 
Broadlands, 111, 
Catlin, 111, 
Kankakee, 111, 
Winnetka, 111, 
i'lt, Pulaskigj 111, 
Chicago, 111. 
Budkley, 111, 
Vandalia, 111, 
Chicago, 111, 
New Lenox, 111, 
Rantoul, 111. 
Wellington, 111, 
Flossmoor, 111, 
Chatsworth, 111, 
Bloomington, 111, 
Urbana, 111. 
Vandalia, 111, 



The University of Illinois iiodern "oreign Lang'aage Newsletter is 
published jointly by the modern language dei^artmwnts of the Ui of I, 
under, the direction of the Dept, of Spaiush, Italian, and Portuguese, 
Prof, William H. Shoemaker, Head. The Newsletter is available xijith- 
out charge to all intei'ested persons in Illdnois and other states. 
Editor: Ilrs, Rinda R. Young; Communications should be addressed to 
Editor, MFL NEl^JSLETTER, 224 Jincoam Hall, Urbana, Illinois, 618OI. 



I / )oa- »~ dn 



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DIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
Itodem Foreign Language 

NEWSLETTER 



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Vol. XS^ Ho. 3 Deccnber, 19€7 

Felices Pascuas 
Feliz Natale 
Buon Natale 

Joyeux Noel 
Frbbliche V«eihnachten 

C PoJK^ecTBOM XpHCTOBbM 



Dean Rogers on Foreign Languages* 

Dr, Robert W, Rogers, Dean of the U, of I, College of Liberal Arts 
and Sciences, expressed his ideas concerning the two-year language 
requirement for graduation from L.A.S, in a recent article. Dean 
Rogers pointed out that this requirement is not unique to the U« 
of I, but is a requirement for graduation in the majority of liberal 
arts colleges. He added that "if a liberal education is defined as a 
coxirse of study that frees men from ignorance, arrogance, superstition, 
and fear by increasing the number of choices he may make when faced 
with the necessity for decisions, then the direct study of a second 
language and literature is an integral part of preparation for mature 
life," 

In discussing the frequent question, "will the student ever use the 
langviage he is reqiiired to take?," Dean Rogers suggests that in 
actuality this question "avoids in large part the object of language 
study," which is that the student "acquire a better comprehension 
of the manner in which language works, of the viay in which language 
reflects different perspectives upon the life and thought that 
characterize several cultures," He emphasizes that even if the 
foreign language is never used abroad by the student, the knowledge 
of a foreign language tJlll help him better understand his own Ian- • 
guage, "Ife know that those who have studied additional languages 
do tend to use English more effectively. Moreover, in a world where 
national survival is coming to depend more and more upon the ability 
of citizens to vinderstand aind appreciate cultural differences, the 
need for .mastering one foreign language, if not two or three, is be- 
coming more urgent," . ■ 



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Dean Rogers proceeds by discussing some of the difficulties created 
by the language requirement incl«ding-the shortage of teachers in ■ 
both secondary schools and colleges .and the costs involved in devel-' 
oping facilities for good language instruction. He points out that 
"language studj^ ideally involves a highaly structured, carefully 
articulated curriculum xath each seraester or year depending upon what 
has been learned before," In actuality, a student very rarely finds 
such a progran, espociall^in the' transition betxreen high school and 
college. Dean Rogei's indicates several efforts being made to lesson 
the difficulties. For example, the preparation and distribution by the 
I/ILA of materials to aid in improving standards of instruction and 
evaluation, the l^JDEA summer institutes, and the U, of I,*s School- 
University Articulation Conference held in October, 1967, "Iwhat is 
being attempted is first of all, the developement of a set of common 
goals or pxirposeso" He then specifies that "secondly, the effort 
at articulation has concerned the .place or role of- the language lab- 
oratory in language learning," 

In recent years increasing emphasis has been placed on the spoken 
language and with this the language laboratory has developed. The 
introduction of the oral-aural methods has created a need for "re- 
visions in teaching methods which impose demands on teachers that 
cannot quickly be met," Dean Rogers states that "in spite of what 
some may say, the language laboratory is no substitute for traditional 
forms of instruction, but may effectively supplement them," He in- 
dicates that it is essential for the teacher to know the limitations 
as well as the potential of the language laboratory to use it ef f e'&i 
tively. 

Dean Rogers concludes by emphasizing that "language teachers have 
not been complacent under the protection of a general graduation 
requirement that is not likely to be rescinded; they have instead 
worked ^^dth devotion, energy, and imagination at the task of making 
their subject more meaningful, vital, and relevant th the situation 
of our time," 

♦This article is an abridgement of one Dean Rogers prepared for the 
Champaign-Urhana daily newspaper, the Kews-Gazette , "Illini Horizons," 
issued on November 5, 196? and is similar in content to the address 
of welcome he gave at the School-University Foreign Langxxage Articu- 
lation Conference, 



MLA, The 196? annual meeting of the Modern Langiiage Association 
will be held December 27-29 in Chicago at the Palmer House and 
Conrad Hilton Hotels, General and Section meetings will be open 
to the public, hovjever, attendance at Group and Conference sessions 
will be limited to registered participants wearing identifying badges. 
Among the participants from the University of Illinois and the state 
of Illinois are the folloi^ring; 

Group Chairmen & Secretaries ; Irtvfin Weil (Northwestern Univ,) Chair- 
man of Comparative Literature 8; John K, Simon (U, of I,) Chairman 



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of Comparative Literature 5; Charles A, I^udson (U. of I,) Secretary 
of French 1; B.lliam M, Schuyler (U, of I, Chicago Circle) Co-Cgair- 
man of the Thursday General Meeting, 

Mgmbers, Bibliography & Research Committees (*Chaimien) : *TJilliam T, 
Starr (Northwestern UniVo) French 6; Merlin Fcrcter (U, of I,») 
Spanish 7» 

Members, Advisory & Nomination Coirmttees (*Chainnon) *Zbigriiew 
Folejewski (U, of I,) Comp, lit, 8; Evelyn Bristol (U, of I.) Comp, 
Idta 8; John Simon (U, of I») Comp, Lit. 5? Zbigniew Folejewski (U, 
of I.) Slavic 2; Curtis Blaylock (U, of I.) Comparative Romance 
Linguistics} William H, Shoemaker (U, of I») Spanish 5» 

Nominated for Office 1968 ; lailiam H, Shoemaker (U, of I,) for 
Secretary of Spanish 4^. 

Papers ; Eduardo Betorer-Parfs (U, of I^ Cliicago Circle) "El caso 
Blasco-Tbanez" Spanish ^; George Haley (U, of Chicago) "Theatrical 
Performance in Salamanca" Spanish 2; VJulf Koepke (U, of I, Chicago 
Circle) "Enzenbergers bose C-edichte: Zorn und Warnung" German 5; P«M. 
Mitchell (U, of I,) "The Unspoken Assumption" Comp, Lit, Section, 

Conference Discussion Leaders ; Philip Kolb (U, of I©) Conference 
10 on "Present and Future Research Project on the Proust Manuscripts 
at the Bibliotheque Nationale;" Luis Leal (U, of I,) Conference 30 
on " Critical Interpretations of the Mexican Revolution in the Novels 
of Carlos Fuentes," 



ACTFL, The first annual meeting of the American Council on the 
Teaching of Foreign Languages will be held in cooperation with the 
MLA annual meeting in Chicago on December 27, 28, and 29, The 
various meetings xvdll be held in the Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel, 
The General Session will feature an address by Prof, Dwight ¥, 
Allen (Stanford University) entitled "Flexible Scheduling," Other 
speakers in the General Session will include: Robert Kogan, Execu- 
tive Secretary-Designate of the National Council of Teachere of 
Englishj Prof, Gordon Silber of the State University of New York, 
Buffalo; and A, Bruce Gaarder of the U,S, Office of Education who 
will speak on "Foreign Language Learning in the Year 2000," The 
program x-Jill include sessions for the various levels of language 
teaching and sessions by problem areas. One feature which should 
be of particular interest is the clinics at xirhich specialists wilJ. 
be available whom classroom teachers may consult on professional 
matters, 

CHICAGO, The National Association of Language Laboratory Directors 
will conduct free Drop-In clinics at the December foreign language 
meetings in Chicago, These clinics x^Jill be staffed by competent 
specialists with whom teachers visiting the ICLA/ACTFL meetings may 
consult concerning planning or running a language laboratory. They 



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id.ll be held from 3^00 to 5^00 poiiio on Wednesday and Thursday, 
December 27-28, in the Eiiibassy Room of the Sheraton-Blackstone, 
The interested public is invited, 

**An addition to the General Section may be found on the last page, 

FRENCH NOTES ~ by Prof^ Edvdn Jahiel 

REQUEST REPEATED 



We are making a list of persons who want to be informed as early as 
possible of events on the Urbana cairpus such as the performances of 
the Treteau de Paris, To get "on this mailing list please send a 
postcard with your name and address to: Prof, E, Jahiel, French Dept,, 
244 Lincoln Hall, Univ. of lUdnois, Urbana, 111, 6l80l, Please do 
this now . It is possible, for instance, that the Treteau de Paris 
will perform En attendant Godo t in March, 1968 on this campus, and 
Tartuffe next October, We vjant to let you know as early as possible. 

Professional Activities of Department Members, Professors Bassan, 
Aldridge, Misrahi, Price and Mrs, Buttxirff attended the Midwest 
Modern Language Meeting at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, 

Professors Mainous and Nachtmann attended the meeting, of the Illinois 
Modern Language Teachers Associaticn at the LaSalle Hotel in '-'hicago. 
Professor Mainous is currently the president of the IMLTA, , The fea- 
tured speaker of the morning meeting was Stephan Freeman, Director 
of the Middlebury Language Schools, x-Jho described the complexity of 
the language teacher's profession and made a strong plea for support 
of the newly organised Ameidcan Council of Teachers of Foreign Lan- 
guages, After his address, the Il-ILTA voted unanimously to become the 
Illinois affiliate and representative of the ACTFL, Since the Latin 
teachers are nox\r invited to join in the Illinois organization and are 
expected to acdept the invitation at their next meeting, thonane of 
the Illinois organisation will be changed to IFLTA (Illinois Foreign 
Language "Teachers Association) to accomodate the new members. 

Professor I4ainous also attended meetings at lotra City (with I'Ir. Simon) ; 
in Chicago (Big Ten Language Dept, Heads) j and in Atlanta (;S, Atlantic 
MLA meeting) - - - sll m-thin one week. 

The schedule for the three simultaneously visiting Centennial guest 
lecturers was, as we went to press, as follox'Js: 

Henri Peyre: 

Tuesday, December 5 8 p.rao - 112 Gregory Hall, Centennial Lectvure 

"Malraux and the Arts" (in English) 
Wednesday, December 6 8 p,m, - 112 Gregory Hall, French Department 

Journal Club "L'Histoire et les histoiriers" (in French) 
Thursday, December 7 4 p,m, - Gregory Hall Theatre, "Are humanities 

Worth Saving" 



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Rene Etiemble; 

Thiursday, December 7 8 poUic - Law Auditorium, Centennial Lecture 

"Parlez-Vous FranglaisT" (in English) 
Wednesday, December 13, 8 pom, - Room D, Law Building, French Dept, 

Journal Club "L' Esprit des lois de llontesquieu" (in French) 
Thursday, December 1^ 8 p«m» - Law Auditorium, Centennial Lecture 

"China "and the Vfest" (in English) ;• 

Roland Barthes; •' . 

Sunday, December 10 8:30 pem»-- Cenacle at Professor Gray's home, 

"De I'oeuvre a la critique" (in French) 
Monday, December 11 8 p,m, - Room D, Law Building, French Department 

Journal Club, "L'Ar^lyse structm-ale du recit" ■ 

It should be noted that the activities listed are only the public 
ones i,e,, all of the gentlemen above spent a large number of hours 
as guest speakers in many regular:!^ • scheduled courses, 

GERIIAN NOTES — by Prof, Carol Ililler 

Professor Philip M, Mtchell has been named to the order Knight of 
Dannebrog by the King of Denmark, Mr, Loren Petersen, Consul General 
of Denmark, came to Urbana to confer the honor in ceremonies in the 
Illini Union on Monday, December 11, This recognition is a tribute 
to his work in Danish literatijre. 

Two members of the department have recently presented papers to 
professional groups , Prof, Elmer Antonsen spoke to a combined session 
of the German Faculty Seminar, Linguistics Section, and the linguistics 
Seminar on October 26 about "Old English Digraph Spellings," Novem- 
ber ^ he was at Purdue University for the annual meeting of the lid- 
west Modern Language Association and read a paper "Pro to-Germanic 
Dipthongs and their Development," During that meeting Mr, Antonsen 
was elected for a two year term on the Executive Committee of the 
group. The weekend of November J-k also saw a meeting of the combined 
Illinois chapters of AATG in Chicago, Mr, Gunther Hoist told them 
about "Basic Language Program at the U, of I,, Urbana," 

As of this writing the December meeting of the Fruchtbringende 
Gesellschaft is scheduled for December 1^ in the Illini Union, At 
that time Professor Harry Haile is to present a paper entitled 
"The Biographical Locus of Vferther," 

The German Club Christmas celebration was a cooperative effort of 
faculty and students. The pfogram xras held in Latzer Hall of the 
inCA on Thursday, December 7. It included a musical program performed 
by the German Choir and instrumentalists, who played an original 
arrangement of German Christmas carols. The audience also joined in 
the singing of some songs, Mrs, Christa Jacobs directed a group in 
the presentation of a Hessian Christmas play from the late 15th cen- 
tury, Frank Pesce, club president, read '.Jolfgang Borchert's "Die 



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drei dunklen PConige," After the program coffee and cookies -were 
serve(Jo 



The German Choir also participated in the traditional Candlelight 
Advent Service of the Lutheran Student 'Foundation, In llovember, 
they were invited by the Graduate Students* Association to sing at 
one of their meetings. The group spent December 2-3 at Allerton 
House, the U, of I, property in Ilonticello, for their winter rehearsal 
weekend, ■ ■..,••. 



Students were also concerned xJith the Illini Union's International 
Fair on Dec, 8 and 9. As in the past, Mrs, Sigtid ■•feirariann, a TA 
was responsible for collecting materials • for the German display. 
This year the group had more space, Rm, 217, for the exhibit, which 
included pictures of Germany and famous Germans, as well as goods 
made there, Ilembers of the German Club helped x^th the setting up 
and staffing. 



Four entertainment programs featured native songs and dances performed 
by T'lrs, Weimann, Rosemary Hoffmann, Edmiond Remys, Paul O'Heam and 
14atthias von Oppen, 



The Illini Folk Dance Society held an open session in the Union Ball- 
room this month. At that time folk dances of northern Europe (mainly 
German) were performed by members of the society and simple dances 
were taught to those in attendance. 



SIAVIC NOTES — by Profs, Evelyn Bristol and F, Y, Gladney 



On December 1^ the Russian Club screened "The Lady with the Dog" 
(Dama s sobacko j) , a psychological drama directed by Joseph Heifitz 
and starring Alexis Batalov and lya Savina, based on A, P, Chekhov's 
short story. An audience poll was conducted before the showing to 
determine what Russian film would be shown llay l4, Tlie revised sched^J.e 
of films for the spring semester is "Ballad of Love," "Leo Tolstoy," 
and "Soviet Slapstick" on Februarj'- 12 (8:15 pem.) and "Ix)ok Out for 
Cars!" on April 1 (8:15 p.m,). 



The Russian Area Center and the Dept, of History brought Prof, Allan 
W, Fisher, llichigan State University, to the campus on November l6 
for a lecture on "Enlightened Bespotism and Islam in Russia," His 
afternoon colloqtiium topic was "Ottoman Archives and the Study of 
Rus so-Turkish Relations," 



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The Roundtable of the Russian Language and Area Center held its 
first meeting of t?ie yeai- on November 20, Prof, Keith- A, Ilitchins, 
a nei<r appointment in the Department of History, discussed "The 
Influence of the Russian Revolution on Rumania, 1917-18," 

Members of the Center met for a "shop-talk" luncheon on November l'^ 
in the Illini Union, 



Prof, Victor Terras, formerly of this Department and now at the 
University of 'Jisconsin, lectured here on December 6, sponsored by 
the Department and the Russian Area Center, His topic was "Dostoevsky 
and Kafka: a Stylistic Parallel," He also addressed an afternoon 
colloquium on the topic of llandelshtam. 



More on school-university foreign language articulation, A frequently 
asked question by the high school teachers of Russian attending the 
recent articulation conference \-jas : How can we better prepare our 
students to place in the proper course once he gets- here? Prof, Dunatov 
would ansxrer the question thus : Since not all high school students 
taking Russian will go to college, and since not all of those who do 
go will come here, we feel it xrould be unfair to the other students 
for the teacher to prepare his students to do well in our exam, simply 
because we happen to give one, VJe would suggest ratfier'that the high 
school teacher find out from the various college departments in the 
area what materials are used at what level and what kind of placement 
exams, if any, are used. Then 'have the school library acquire the 
texts and make them available to the students. When a student has 
decided on a college, his teacher will be able to teli him exactly 
\-jhat the college students at the level corresponding to his are expected 
to knovj. With the aid of his teacher, the student can then readily 
ascertain '/hether his knoxjledge of Russian is adequate for that level, 
and if it is not, he can tr;^' to improve it. 

Here at the University of Illinois we use the MLA Listening and 
Reading Comprehension tests, A student is placed at -whatever level 
his score equals or surpasses the IIEAK score of our students at the 
same level. 



Two members of the Department will contribute papers to the post- 
Christmas conference of the American Association of Teachers of 
Slavic and East Eurppean Languages in Chicago, Prof, Theodore M, 
Lightner mil read "Old Church Slavic Verbs v.Jith Unexpected Nasal 
Vowels in the Present Tense;" Prof, Gladney will speak on "Russian 
Orthography and the So-Called Morphemic Principle," 

SPMIISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE — by Rinda R, Young 

A chapter of Phi Lambda Beta, a new Portuguese Honor Society compar- 



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able to Sigma Delta Pi for Spanish, has recently been organized on 
campus. The U, of I, chapter is Ganma Chapter and is the third to 
be organized. Prof, J, H, D, Allen has announced that fifteen members 
were initiated December 7, The three classes of membership in Phi 
Lambda Beta are: active members, undergraduate or graduate students 
who are taking or have taken Portuguese; honorary members, teachers 
of Portuguese who have distinguished themselves by scholarly cont- 
ributions to the field of Portuguese studies; associate members, 
faculty and others who have made substantial contributions to Port- 
uguese, At the initial meeting of the U, of I, chapter one honorary 
member, one associate member and thirteen active members were initiated. 
The honorary member will be Prof, Allen and the associate member who 
has been invited to be initiated into Phi Lambda Beta is Prof, Charles 
E, NoxtoII, U, of I,, History Department, who has published a history 
of Portugal, laught the history of Portugal and Brazil, and has pub- 
lished articles and reviews relative to Portuguese history. Active 
members to be initiated are: I4iss Catherine Cortes, Mrs, Flora 
Breidenbach, Miss Norma Capel, I'lr, Marvin D'Lugo, Mr, Gerald Dreller, 
Mr, Pedro Campa, Mr, Jose Buergo, Mr. Louis H, Quackenbush, Mr, 
Joiin B, Means, llr, Bohdan Saciuk, I'lr, George F, Sanborn, Mr, Malcolm 
Silverman, Miss Mary Jane Hudson, and Bari Weintraub, 



The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese & n the Portuguese 
Honor Society, Phi Lambda Beta, sponsored a lecture by Massaud Moises, 
professor of Portuguese literature at the University, of Sao Paulo, 
Brazil, on Thursday, December 7 at 8:00 p,m. He is a visiting pro- 
fessor this year at Indiana University, The lecture was entitled 
"A Ficgao Brasileira na Epoca do Realisrao^" - 

II Circolo Italiano has elected the folloxiriLng officers for the 1967- 
1968 academic year: President, Gene Bliim; Vice President, Aida 
Alonzo; Secretaiy-Treasurer, Sarah Heikoff, II Circolo id-ll sponsor 
a booth at the International Fair which will emphasize Italy's 
cultural contributions to the world. 



The November meeting of the Mesa Redonda took place on the 17th at 
Prof, Leal's home. The topic discussed ^^^as "La Tragedia" and was 
presented by Prof, Lott, The last meeting of the Mesa Redonda was 
held on December 15 at the home of Prof, Flores, The subject, "La 
Novela" was presented hy Prof, Leal, 



Fiesta de Navidad, The Spanish Club Christmas party for professors, 
their families, and other department members was held the evening 
of December 1^ in cooperation vjith the Copacabana club. The Fiesta 
Navidena began at 7:30 in room 31^ of the Illini Union, The program 
included the singing of Christmas carols and the traditional pinata. 
As in past years, a group of graduate students from the department 
organized the Coro de Villancicos and participated in the Fiesta 



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de Navidad, The group also made their traditional visits to the homes 
of several of the professors to sing for them and their families on 
December 18, 



Two monographs by Profe Liiis Leal have aprjeared in recent months. 
Mariano iL"M§.T^l -^''id El c uen to hi s-p n - ^C3.rti.ex ''i c ano have been published 
by Centro Editor de America Latina in Buunos Aires, 



The Department is fortunate this year in having a large number of 
well-traveled and experienced graduate students. Native speakers 
include Arthur Jurado ( Spain- Italy) , Lfa Lerner (Argentina), Roberto 
Severino (Italy) , Isolde VJarren (Portugal) , and Guido Sieni (Italy) , 



New graduate students who have had previous teaching experience ares 
Adriana Aldridge (Teaching Assistant at U.. of I'laryland College Park 
and Instructor at the U, of liarylaiid, Baltimore campus), Delano D, 
Kruzan (Macomb 111, H.S,,) , Mary Anne VJilkinson (Coipus Christie, Texas), 
and Mary Elisabeth Wright, and Julia A, Stacy (summer 196? Simson 
College) « ; - 



Many other new assistants have traveled and studied abroad: Enoch 
Anderson (Mexico) , Pamela Carpentar (Italj'-, Spain, Latin America) , 
Prudence Cole (Mexico) , Gerald Dreller (Madrid, Italy, Brazil) , 
Julie Friederich (Spain and other European countries) , Nyla Gilkerson 
(Mexico), Karen Hickey (Spain), J, Maharg (Spain, Portugal), 
Edward Malinak (Mexico) , Onoratino Marrocco (Spain, France) , Cathy 
Miller (Mexico) , Connie Rae Moore (Mexico) , Barbara Olson (Spain) , 
Louis Quackenbush (Chile, Peru), Joanne Ramst^d (travels in Europe), 
Malcolm Silverman (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Central America, Haiti) , 
David Stillman (France, Austria, Mejd.co, Spain), Ronni Stillman (Spain,, 
Mexico) , Sally T-gcker (Mexico) , '/Jilllam Zanghi (Italy) , 



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** Addition to General Section 

Calls for Foreign Language Teachers received by the Educational 
Placement Office between September 1, 1966 and August 31, 196? for 
the 1967-68 School Year were as follow; 

Elementary Schools 



French 


tik 


German 


1 


Italian 





Latin 





Russian 





Spanish 


59 


Greek 





Japanese 





Portuguese 





Hindi 







io4 


Totals for 




previous year 


28 



Hich Schools 


Colleeres 


80^ 


220 


291 


106 


5 -. 


6 


205 


8 


2k 


, 18 


845 


180 





2 





1 





1 





1 



2174 543 
1627 571 



The University of Illinois Ilodern Foreign Language Newsletter 
is published jointly by the modern langiiage departments of the 
U, of I, under the direction of the Dept, of Spanish, Italian and 
Portuguese, Prof, -lilliam H. Shoemaker, Head. The Newsletter is 
available x^Jithout charge to all interested persons in Illinois 
and other states. Editor: llrs, F.inda R, Young, Communications 
should be addressed to Editor, IffiX NEVJSLETTER , 224 Lincoln Hall, 
Urbana, Illinois, 618OI, 



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UNIVERSITY OP ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 
NEVISLETTBR. 



Vol. xyj. No. k January, 1968 



NEV FOREIGN LAN Gfl' AGES BUILDING 



The new Foreign Language building will be located at 
the southeast corner of the Quadrangle between Daven- 

. port Hall and Smith Music Hall. The eight million 
dollar, five story, red-brick building will provide 

.office facilities for the Modern Foreign Languages, 
Classics, and Linguistics faculty as well as for the ■ 
divisions of. English as a Second Language and Corapar-. '. 
atlve Literature. ,> •• 

All classrooms will be equipped with audio and video 
equipment and vjill be connected with the University- 
wide closed-circuit television system and the University's 
Computer -Based Education Research Laboratory. Class- 
rooms will be of two types: traditional and seminar types. 
The latter will provide an informal atmosphere with inter 
locking tables and moveable chairs which vjill be ideal 
for conversation courses. Two uniquetf'eatures of the first 
floor will be an all-weather enclosed courtyard area and 
a large informal student-faculty lounge or meeting room. 

When completed, the language building will provide 
perhaps one of the most technically developed and 
innovative language laboratories in the world. One 
of the unique features vjill be the 2i|i; Plato terminals 
which provide audio and video recording equipment. 
There will be tv.'o library type laboratories, designed 
for use by introductory language courses, each equipped 
with i|9 Plato type multi-media learning carrels. There 
will also be six classroom-t^.pe language laboratories 
each equipped with 21 Plato" booths. The language 
laboratory will include: a collection of foreign 

language instructional visual and audio programs; a 
library of other foreign language instructional material 
such as slides and transparencies; facilities for ad- 
vanced research in phonetics; portable audio and visual 
equipment; and computer-based multi-media instructional 
facilities which the student may use on his own or as a 



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member of a class. The latter will be provided by the 
Plato video system which is under development by the 
Computer-Based Education Research Laboratory at the 
U. of I. 



Architects for the new Foreign Language Building v/hich 
is scheduled for completion the String of 1971 are 
Holabird and Root of Cfiicago, The new building promises 
to be a unique and exciting addition to the instructional 
facilities on the University of Illinois campus^ 



NDEA LANaiAGE INSTITUTE. A level 2 and 3 NDEA Spanish - 
Language Institute for [|.0 secondary teachers will.be 
conducted June 17 through August 2, 1968 at Knox College, 
The Institute is for teachers in Illinois and surrounding 
states and is the only one offered in Illinois this year. 
For information concerning this Institute direct mail 
to: Sherman W, Brown, Director j NDEA Institute^ Modern- 
Language Department, Knox College, Galesburg, 111. 6ll|01, 



LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE. The Linguistic Society of America 
will conduct its annual Linguistic Institute June 17 
through August 10, I968 on the University of Illinois 
campus. Professors J, H. D. Allen and Henry R. Kahane, 
Dept, of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, will partici- 
pate as members of the faculty. Admissions are open to 
undergraduate as well as graduate students. A special 
feature of tais 1968 Linguistic Institute will be a 
series of seminars for advanced graduate students. 
Requests for information concerning the Institute . V 
should be addressed to: Robert B. Lees, Director 
1968 Linguistic institute, Department of Linguistics, 
U. of I., 309 Davenport Hall, Urbana, 111. 61801, 



LECTURE. The University Linguistic Club sponsored a 
lecture by Eric R, Hamp, professor. University of Chicago, 
entitled "Some Lost Albanian Kin Terms" the evening of 
January: 18,, 5-968, . . 



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PRENCH NOTES -- by Prof, Edwin' Jahlel . ■ ' . 

hAILING LIST FOR FRENCH EVENTS 

Those who have wished to send in their names but have 
not done so yet are again asked to send a note or 
postcard to: Prof. E. Jahiel, French Dept., 2I4.I1 Lincoln 
Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana, 111, 61801, The 
response has been very good up to now and a useful ' 
mailing list will result, Mosf of the French activities 
of possible interest to readers, of ■ the Newsletter can 
be announced, in time, in the Newsletter itself, H;ow- 
ever, various delays often make Newsletter announcements 

appear much too late to allow readers to plan ahead. 
The mailing list will be used for such cases - and for 
supplementary information, posters, etc., whenever 
possible. Please keep sending in your names. 

For the coming months we can announce already the following! 

February I3, 8:00 PM, 222 Illini Union: i Professor Jean 
Misrahi (Visiting Professor of French at the U. of I,, ■ 
of Fordham University, of Brownr University as of 1968f 
1969) on the Chanson de Roland, 



February 28, Dr. V'ilga Rivers, who received her Ph,D, . 
from the University of Illinois in 1962 and who is • 
presently at lionash University, Claytpn,. Victoria (Aus- 
tralia), will speak on "Active Lanruage Learning" in 
261 Illini Union at 8:00 PM, Kiss 'Rivers, has written. . 
a widely q uoted book. The Psychologist and the Foreign 
Language Teachers 



March S, 8:00 PM, 222 Illini Union: Professor Henry 
Kahane (Professor of Spanish and Itall&n and specialist 
in romance linguistics) on "Chretien de Troie's Grail," 



March 20, 8:00 PM, Law Auditorium: Pierre Viala, the 
actor-recitalist who gave a successful redital of French 
poetry last year on this campus, will a gain give a per- 
formance. The public is invited, Fir. Viala will visit 
classrooms on March 22, 



March 21, 8:00 PM, Audltoriugi: The Treteau de Paris 
will present Samuel Beckett's "play En Atte n dant Godot 
- - - the most famous and influentiaT play in the New 
Theatre, of Theatre of the Absurd, not only in France 
but throughout the world. The jlay will be co-sponsored 
by tae Star Course and the Department of French. This 
will be the first time that a Treteau de Paris troupe 
will have come to this; campus twice in one academ^ic 
school year. Tickets will go on sale in early March, 
The next NewsTetter Will give details. The text of En 
Attenda'nt Gpdo't is available, in a specially priced 
edition from Follett' s Eookstore, Vjright and Green, 
■Champaign, Illinois 61820* Pri'c'e: |1.00. VJe hope 
that several Instructors, other than those on this 
campus, in colleges, and high-schools, will have their 
students. rea4 3n A ttendant Godot and make arrangements 
for their classes" to attend the March 21st performance. 



April 2, 8:"60 PM, 2^2 Illini Union: Professor -3dward 
Ahearn (Assistant Professor of French at Brown University, 
Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study for 1967-1966) on 
Rimbaud, 



On April 23 and 21^, Mr, Edouard Morot-Sir, the French 
Republic' s "Cultui'al Counselor and Representative in 
the United St8:te3 of F'rench Universities, 'ilmbassy of 
Prance, will be the guest of the University of Illinois, 
in Urbana, Mr. Morot-Sir will give two talks: on 
April 23 (sponsors: French Department and Cercle Prangais) 
at . 8:00 PM in the Law Building, room D on "Esprit 
frahgals et humour anglo-saxonj" on April 2U (sponsors; 
French Depai'tment and Philosophy Department) on "The 
Philcscphy of J, P, Sartre" (same time, same place), 

Mr, Jean Digras, the new Cultural Attachel in Chicago, 
will accompany Iir. Morot-Gir, Both gentlemen will 
officially inaugurate the uaison Franqalse on this 
campus c 

April 30, 8:00 PM, 222 Illini Union: Professor David 
Hayman (Ppfefessor of Comparative Literature at the 
University of Iowa) on "A Definition of Farce." 



Professor Knudson, now on sabbatical in Franco, and 
Professor von Proschwitz (GBteborg University )■ were 
the guests of honor of a special " reception given. last 



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December l[|.th by the Dean of The "p'aculte del Lettres 
Qt des Sciences Humaines" of the Sorbonne, and the . . 
Directeur des Etudes de trangaisa 

Among the guests 'at the reception 'were Professors 
Fabre, Garapon, Deloffre, Wa;gner, Gougenheim, Prappier, 
Le Gentil, Regnier, and Saulnier, At the request of 
]yir, Knudson, Iroressors Vincent and Barbara Bowen, of 
our department, who are also curiently in Paris on leave, 
were included in the guest list. 



Professional Activies of Department Members, During 
the Cliristmas holidays tlie following raembers of the 
department were engaged in professional activities as 
f ollovjs : 

MLA Meeting, Chicago: 

Prof, John Simon v:as Chairman of Comparative Literature 
5 ( Anglo-r'rench) , papers and discussion on Relations 
between criticism in French and Englisho 

Prof. Philip Kolb was Discussion Leader of Conference 
10: Present and Future Research Projects on the Proust 
Manuscripts o 

Prof, Sdwln Johiel was co-chairman of Conference 26: 
Film Study in the Liberal Arts Discipline, , 

Prof, Keith l^iyers participated in Conference 39: Audio- 
Visual Materials and Teacher Training, He contributed 
a discussitin pg^ er entitled "Plato, . the Teacher ' s Mentor, 
Dialogue with the Computer," _: , 

Others who attended the MLA convention in Chicago were 
Professors Mainous, Aldridge, Barrette, Gray, Mlsrahi, 
Bassan, Jost, Price, Morrissette, Mr. and Mrs, Mall, Mr, 
and ViTSc Persaud, Mr, Reiss, . ■. 

AATF Meeting, Miami, Florida: 

Prof, F. W, i^Iachtm.ann delivered an address on ttie subject 
"Problems of Articulation betv;een High School and College 
Language Courses," 

Others who attended the AATF Meeting were Professors Buy 
and Noelle Laprevotte. ai:id Professor Thqmsono 



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The lilinols-Iowa .Year Abroad Program will begin in 
1968-69. Detailed information may be obtained by 
contacting Frof « Gabriel Savignon, 22^ Lincoln Hall, 
Urbana, or Frof. J, T. rJothnagle, Dept. of French & 
Italian, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 5221+0, 



A Claudel Newsletter, (distributed free) will begin 
appearing soon, sponsored by tlie French Cultural Ser- 
vices and the University of Rhode Island. For details 
write: Claudel Newsletter, Dept, of Languages, Univ. 
of Rhode Isl&nd, Kingston, R.I, 02881. Editor is Prof, 
Harold A. V'aters. 



Be ing formed novj (details will follow) is the Society 
of French-speaking friends of Scharnhorst-Gneissenau- 
Prinz Eugen. Chairman is Prof, Victoria B. Falls, 



GERMAN NOTES — by Prof. Carol Miller 



The German Department will conduct an audio-visual 
language course in the spring semester 1968. Three 
sections of this experimental one hour course will be 
offered on Saturday morning of each week: Section I, 
Sat. 9-10, Section II, Sat. 10-11, Section III, Sat. 
11-12, Students currently enrolled in the regular 
course German 101 may participate in this audio-visual 
course on a voluntary basis. If not enough regular 
students register for this course, other interested 
persons may attend as well, (They si^iould contact Prof, 
Knust in 371 Lincoln ilall for further information.) 

The audio-visual course is complete in itself, and at 
the same time supplementary to the regular course German 
101, The booklet I_ch spreche Deutsch will be used in 
the Saturday section as well as in the regular 101 
sections, and it is closely related to the German 101 
telephone program which will be continued in the spring 
semester, 

Herbert Knust 



Professor Ernst A, Phllippson of the Department was 
elected to membership in the Deutsche Gesellscahf t fur 
Volkskunde ; the occasion was the Congress on Religious 



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Folklore held in Wurzburg October 1-6, I967, under 
the presidency of Professor Gerhard Hellfurth. Pro- 
fessor Phillilipson was in Eiirope doing research during 
his Sabbatical .leave this fall. 



Lyrisch e Standpunkte, Inte rpretationen m qderner Gedichte 
by Professor Ruth Ea Lorbe was .published by the Bayer- 
Ischer Schulbuch-Verlag, Munich, this year. The inter- 
pretations in the book are designed to aid teachers in 
the literature classes .of the gymnasien, Kr, Klaus 
Hanson did a' study on "The Tauchnitz Col lection of 
Britis h and Ame rican Au t hers between 1841 and I'^OO, " 
His work has been included on pages 53-59 of the recent 
Yearbook of Com parati ve Gen eral L itera ture , 



The majority of the members of the faculty took ad- 
vantage of the proximity of Chicago and attended the 
MLA meetings. Professor P, K, Mitchell spoke to the 
Comparative Literature Section on "The Unspoken Assumption," 



During the month of January the activities of students 
are severely curtailed by the press of v;ork of the end 
of the semester. The German Choir has reported two 
programs from before the vacation. On December 16, they 
appeared in. Bloomlngton, Indiana as guests of the German 
Department of Indiana University, Parts of this pro- 
gram \jere then taped and ^^JeI e presented on the U of I, 
radio station WILL on the 23rd and 25th of December, 



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Advance announcement might now be made of the anticipated 
visit of Professor Walter Dietze of the University -^f 
Leipzig, Professor Dietze has done considerable re» 
search on Quirinus luhlmann in Eastern European and 
Russian libraries and has had some remarkable findings. 
He is currently in this country making a lecture tour, 
which included a paper at the FiLA, This paper, "Zeit- 
stimmung und Zeitkrltik in Raabes Ch roni k der Sper- 
lingsgasse , " was well receivod„ It Ts hoped that Pro*. ■ 
fessor Dietze will be able to spend several days on 
campus and have informal discussions with students as 
well as the more formal lecture on Feb, 15 to Frucht- 
bringende Gesellschaf to 



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SLAVIC NOTES — by Frofg, Evelyn Bristol & P. Y, Gladney 



A workshop for translating Soviet poetry will be offered 
by the Department in the spring semester. It will be 
directed by Professor Herbert Marshall of SIU, who has 
published volumes of translations from Majakovskij and 
Voznesenskij, Professor Marshall intends to publish a 
volume of translations resulting from the workshopo 
Poets under consideration include contemporaries like 
Rimma Kozakova and Bulat Okudzhava, Other new courses 
will include Russian Literature in Exile by Professor 
Pachmuss, a seminar in Russian drama by Professor Hill, 
and. a seminar in Yugoslav literature by Professor •_■ 
Kostrencic, 



The Roundtable of the Center for Russian Language and 
Area Studies met last December 18 to hear Prof, Alexander 
Ringer of the Department of Music talk "on Socialist 
Realism and Soviet MusiCe Guest lecturers' for the 
Center during the spring term will include Prof. Jeremy 
Azrael, Unlv, of Chicago (political science), Profo 
Jerzy Karoz, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara 
(economics). Prof, Richard Pierce, Queen's Univ., Ontario 
(history),- and Joseph Rowe, Univ. of Michigan (physics). 



Prof, Rasio Dunatov's work in developing audio-lingual 
tests for lOO-level Russian under his Undergraduate 
Instructional Award last summer was recently judged to 
be "the most outstanding in terms of its prospective con- 
tribution to undergraduate education, and Prof, Dunatov 
received the Special Award of $1,000 which has been 
made possible by a grant from the Standard Oil (Indiana) 
Foundation, 



Prof, Temira Pachmuss was invited to give a seminar on 
Zinaida Hippius at Indiana Univ. on January 9 for the 
graduate students in Slavic, They are preparing the 
correspondance between Hippius and Mark Vishnyak for 
publication in the next volume of Indiana Slavic Studies , 
Miss Pachmuss has been awarded a research-travel grant 
from the Russian Area Center for this summer. She will 
travel in Europe interviewing former associates and 
acquaintances of Zinaida Hippius in conneetion with Miss 
Pachmuss' forthcoming publication of Hippius' literary 



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legacy. This volume will supplement Miss Pachmuss' 
scholarly study, Zlnaida Hlpplus; An Intellectual Profile, 



Prof. Gladney has been awarded a University Research 
Board Summer Faculty Fellowship to continue his work on 
Russian syntaxe . 



Prof, Valdis J. Zeps, Visiting Professor of Slavic Lin- 
guistics from the Univ. of VJlsconsln, will teach Old 
Church Slavonic and Introduction to Slavic Linguistics 
in the Department tliis summer in connection with the 
Linguistic Society of iimerica' s Linguistic Institute 
be'ign held this year at this campus. 



The second semester film program of the Russian Club 
will be inaugurated on Monday, February 12, with four 
very different and outstanding films: Ballad of Love 
("Dvoe," 1965, 1^-0 min.), a modern urban" Johnny Belinda 
story, winner of eight international prizes and one of 
the' few perfect Russian films seen by Prof, Hill; Leo 
Tolstoy (1953> 50 min,), a documentary about the classic 
writer with scenes from stage productions of his works; 
and Soviet Slap s tick ( "Samogonshchlki, " "Fes Bardos i 
neobychnyi kross, " 1960-62, 3O min,), the first two 
modern Soviet pantomime comedies, made in the style of 
Chaplin, Bugs Bunny, and the Lavendar Hill Hob, 



The current year's film program was determined by a poll 
taken by Prof. Hill last spring. When the third most 
desired choice. Three Sisters, proved unavailable, a 
second poll was held in December to determine a replace- 
ment. The most prefersed choice. Girl and the Tru mpet 
Player , has been scheduled for May^lii, ' The Polls show 
the audience tastes to be evenly balanced between classical 
literary adaptations ( "ekranizatsli ") and modern subjects. 
In the last three years there have been three films of 
each type annually. It is of Interest to note and compare 
actual attendance at various types of films after they 
have been voted in and sclieduled. Of the i|0 features 
shown by the Russian Club (L|. of them with the YMCA co- 
sponsorship) over the past nine years, the largest paid 
attendance figures have been as follows: Don Quixote 
(1967-68) 977, Eugen e Onegln. (1962-63) 55'2, Quie t Flowa 
the Don (I967-68) 5l5, Lady with the Do£ (1967-68) L|.20, 



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Alexander Nevsky (1962-63 )• [|09, Resurrection (1965-66) 
ij.06. Cranes are Flying (1965-66) 377, Shadows of Forgotten 
Ancestors ("1967-68) 351, Fate of a Man (I966-67T 3II, and 
Queen of Spades (I966-67) 277« 



In some years the Russian Club has shown a deficit, which 
the Russian Area Center and the Slavic Dept, were kind 
enough to make up. In the last three years, however, the 
Club film program has not only supported itself but has 
also helped finance other Club- activities when needed. 
Prof, Hill hopes that the present auocessful pattern can 
continue in future years, especially since films are such 
a fine source for learning about language and culture. 



Prof, Hill notes a parallel between his polls and devel- 
opments in the Soviet Union, Soviet scholars, researchers, 
writers, and critics have been showing great interest of 
late in all kinds of questionnaires, opinion soundings, 
interviews, and audience polls, formerly prohibited under 
the title of. "bourge-ois sociology,". One' •import ant sphere 
of application of the "sociological methods" has been 
Russian cinema, vjhtfre numerous attempts are being made to 
ascertain audience preferences, to give awards based on 
critics' votes for annual best film, best performance, 
etc, and for the first time to publish statistical in- 
formation on the number of admission tickets sold, - 



The return of the Chashka Chayul After a considerable 
hiatus, the Russian Club has reorganized the weekly Tea 
Hour for the second semester of this year. It will meet 
every Tuesday afternoon from 2 to i). p,m, in the YMCA 
basement. Room B, ai d will provide a fine opportunity for 
students and teachers to meet and chat informally in 
Russian over a Coke or cup of coffee. Everyone inter- 
ested in speaking Russian is invited, whether or not he 
Is a student ot teacher this semester. The first gath- 
ering will be Tuesday, Feb, 13, 



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SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Rinda Young 



Ki", Ramon Bela y Armada, Jefe de Seccl5n de los Estados 
Unidos in the Institute de Cultura Hispanica (Madrid) and 
Eirector of the Fullbright Commislon in Spain, spent the 
day and evening of Monday, January 8th on our campus. He 
visited with administrative officials of the University 
as well as with members of the Department, 



Prof, Antonio I'lar£a Badla-Margarit, catedratico nurrierario 
de la Historia de la Lengua Espanola in the University of 
Barcelona and currently visiting professor at the Univer-- 
sity of VJisconsin, 1 ectured before an" eagerly receptive 
audience Thursday evening, January 11 on the topic "Leyenflo 
el Cantar del Cid,"; This was the third visit of Prof, 
Badla-Margarit to lecture on our campus since he came as 
a visiting member of the faculty of Georgetown University 
in 1962. His subject is one of his new enthusiasms; he 
seeks to discover the stages of the development of Cas- 
tilian from the original composition of the Cid in the 
middle of the 12th century to the uniquB manuscript of the 
beginning of the li|th century which has survived. 



H. A, Murena, Famous Argentine essayist and novelist, 
will be a guest on campus and lecture on "Literatura 
Argentina actual" on Feb, 19, at 8:00 PM<v 



Included in the Spanish Club's proposed schedule for 
the spring semester is a program of a dramatized reading 
of Pablo Neruda's Espana en el corazori. The program 
is being organized by Marvin D'Luco and other graduate 
students in the Department, 



The -Portuguese coffe-hour, Batte-papo, met twice to- 
wards the end of the fall semester. At the second meet- 
ingone student brought a guitar and the group sang 
Brazilian and Portuguese songs. Plans are being made 
for the Batte-papo to continue on a regular basis during 
the spring semester. 



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An article, "Acotacioneg a la teorfa Vallelnclanesca del 
esperpento, " by Prof. H, Wo' Cowes, Visiting Lecturer from 
the University of Buenos Aires, appeared recently In 
Razon y fabul a- of the University of the Andes in Bogota, 
no, 14., Nov, -Dec. I967, pp, 2i|-3'3o Two reviews of Prof, 
Cowes' bodk Relacion yo-tu y trascendenciaen la obra . 
drama^ilsa -.de . Pedro . Salinas Save been J)ubll3hed: one by 
Robert SesT"in Boletin Hispanlque , Vol 69, no. 1-2, June 
1967, pp, 295, snd one .b'y Anijonio Tovar in Gaceta Ilustrefla, 
a£b'" 12, no 5U9. 



The University of Illinois' Film., Society will present 
1953 Italian film entitled I Vit6llonl , directed by 
Pelllnl, on Feb. 28. "^ ' ' " " . _ '' 



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Dr. Jose Sanchez, professor of 'Spanish, ■University of 
Illinois, Chicago Circle, and lirs, Sanchez will lead, a 
22-day guided tour through Spain for American Express 
this coming summer « ' . ' . ■ .. 



Several members of the Department attended the MLA '. 

meeting in Cliicago during the Christmas sracation, 
ProfG^^sc;." Leal waa Discussion Leader for Conference 30 
on "Critical Interpretations of the Mexican Revolution 
in the Novels of Carlos FuenteSo" 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language News- 
letter 13 published jointly by the modern language depart- 
ments of the U, of I, under the direction of the Dept'» of 
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, Prof, V/illlam H<, Shoemaker, 
Head. The Newsletter is available without charge to all 
persons in Illinois and other states « Editor: 
R, Young, CorriTtiUnications should be addressed 
MPL NEl-^SL.ETTER, 221; Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111, 



Interested 
Mrs, Rinda 
to Editor, 
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Ul-Jr;1TiSITY OF ILLIROIS 
ilodern Foreign Languase 
Nl.-BLETTER 



Vol. XXI. No. 5 February, 1968 



YEAR ABROAD PR0C214M E: FRi\NCE 



Starting in the academic ;/ear 1968-1969| the University of 
Illinois, together ^^^.th the University of Iowa, plans to sponsor 
a year abroad program in France, constituting the equivalent 
of. a year in residence on the American campus. 



The program i/ill consist of five weeks of intensive language 
rSviexiT and orientation at the University of Grenoble, follovred 
by eight months at the University of Rouen. Accompanied by a 
professor of French from one of the spor^sdring institutions 
who will act as local adr.iinistrative director of the program 
and advisor, the students viill take a specially organized 
curriculum, the equivalent of 30 credit hours of upper- level 
classwork (generally speaking, 12 credit hours of advanced 
courses of literature and 18 credit hours divided between ad- 
vanced work in language and civilization) , These courses x-dll 
be taught by French professors and the students' performance 
will be recorded on his regular university transcript. 



Planned for French and French Education majors in their junior 
year, the program is nevertheless open to any student ra;ali- 
fied to apply. An applicant should ;iave a 3 •75 university 
average and a 4,00 average in French and should have completed, 
before participating , two semesters of introduction to French 
literature (French 201 and 202, or the equivalent) and two 
semesters of language classes beyond the four semesters of 
the introductory sequence — that is, any combination of two 
semesters of intermediate composition and conversation, A 
civilization course is recommended also. 



Special student group travel arrangements will be offered. 
Both in Grenoble and "ouen participants x-dll be able to live 
with French "families. The students vail pay only for trans- 
portation, living expenses and the usual tuition fees. The 
total cost is expected to be $1700-$l800. Every effort xAll 
be made to make s(iholarshd.ps and loans available to interested 
applicants. 



The deadline for appljdng vri.ll normally be I. 'arch 1st, The 
applicants will be selected by a local screening committee 



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and their names announced in I larch. Application forms and 
a detailed brochure ■vdll be available through the major ad- 
visor of the Department of French, Professor Gabriel Savignon, 
225 Lincoln Hall, The program is administered by a joint 
committee from the Universities of Illinois and Iowa, Pro- 
fessor John K, Simon, Chairman. Transfer students are invited 
to apply; a detailed description and application form.s are now 
available. 



PROPOSED TAX FOR TRfi.VEL i^^ROj^D, \ie are indebted to Albert 
Turner of Svanston Township High School and Vice-President of 
H'lLTA for the preparation of the follovdng infor*mation and 
recommendation of urgent action by all readers of the Meirsletter . 



"As you no doubt know, President Johnson has amiounced plans to 
submit to Congress a bill authorizing the taxing of American 
citizens traveling outside the '-'estern Hemisphere, lie under- 
stand that the bill may be submitted to Congress on 17 January, 

"VJliatever the advisability of such a tax, unless special con- 
sideration is irritten into the bill this move t«jill have a 
serious effect upon the abilitji- of stvidents and teachers of 
modern languages to travel outside the l.'estern Hemisphere for 
study and research purposes. The importance of foreign study 
and research needs no detailing here, 

"Hay I urge that you let your feelings in this connection be 
made Icnovm by neans of a letter to one or all of the Governirinet 
officials named below, as x:ell as your Congressman and Senators, 
and further that you encourage the officers of your association 
and at least five of :/our colleagues in different institutions 
'to x-nrite or telegraphj 

"Action should be taken immediately!" 



The Honorable Hubert H, Humphrey The Honorable Dean Rusk 

Vice President of the United States Secretary- of State 

5121 New Senate Office Building U,S, Department of State 

VJashington, D. C. 20510 2201 C Street, K.'J, 



Dear Mr, Vice President; 



Washington, D. C. 20520 
Dear ilr. Secretary: 



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The Honorable Henry H, Foivler 
Secretary of the Treasury 
UjS, Department of the Treasury 
l5th and Pennsylvania Ave» , N,w, 
V/ashington. D, Co 20220 

Dear ilr^ Secretary: 



Tlie Honorable Joseph l.j Barr 
Under Secretary of Treasury 
lJ,So Department of Treasury 
J 5th and Pennsylvania Av, Nli' 
\/ashinston, D,C, 20220 

Dear Mr< Secretary: 



Tlie Honorable Alexander B, Trowbridge 

Secretary of Coinnierce 

U, S, Department of Coramerce 

1 4th and Constitution, N.V/, 

Washington, D, C, 

fiear Ilr, Secretary: 



The Honorable Alan S^ Boyd 
Secretary of Transportation 
Department of Transportation 
800 Independence ^ive, , S.V/, 
Washington, D, C^ 20590 

Dear -iTo Secretary: 



The Honorable Donald G^ Agger 

Assistant Secretary for International Affairs 

DepartiTient of Transportation 

800 Independence Avce, S, ., 

'.Vashington, D, C, 20590 

Dear lir. Secretary: 



AATSP. TKb Illinois Dovmstate adapter of AATSP is once more 
asking its members and prospective members to send in their 
local and national dues if they have not already done so, The 
annual meeting will be held on April 6 at the Illini Student 
Union Building, lierabers will receive a detailed announcement 
of this meeting very shortly. Correspondence regarding the 
Spanish Contest Exams should be sent to ilr, liitchell Ludivinski, 
Jefferson Junior I'igh School, Champaign, 111, liembership dues 
should be sent to the Secretary-Treasurer, Ilrs, Gladys Leal, 
Champaign Central High School, 610 i.. University Ave,, Champaign, 
111. 



NORTHEAST CONFJ-REMCE ON THii TSAQIING OF FGRiilGN LANGUAGESe 
The 15th Annual Meeting of the Conference devoted to the 
improvement of Foreign language taching v.ill be held Thursday 
through Saturday, April 4-6, 1968 at the Hotel Americana in 
New York City, The 1968 program is entitled "Fl Learning: 
Assessing Some lievelopmentse " Teachers interested in receiving 
programs and registration and hotel reservation forms should 
write to Mrs, Nancy '..'o Lian, 320 Riverside Drive, New York City 
100 25, Professor S, L, Shinall, Department of French, will be 
the U, of 1,'s official delegate at the meeting. Prof. J» S, 



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Flores, Department of Spanish Italian and Portuguese, will 
also attend this meeting. 



OSCAR LHCES GIFT TO U. OF I, LIBRARY, Professor Oscar Lei-ds 
has given the original manuscript and recording tapes of inter- 
views that he conducted in preparation of his' best-selling book, 
The Children of Sanchez , to the University Library at Urbana- 
Champaign, Professor Le^^rLS has been a staff raember of the 
University f6r nineteen yearK, He- conducted research for tliis 
publication, which is based upon interviews in Spanish x\!ith the 
so-called Sanchez family, from 1957-61 in Mexico,. 
Professor Lewis also plans to give the Library the manuscripts 
and tapes from several of his other books o 



THE EXPERI['IEKT IN INTERNATIONAL LIVirG, The Experiment in 
International Li\'ing seeks leaders for summer groups iiihich 
travel to 50 countries in Europe, Central and South America, 
Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East, Groups consist 
of from ten to twelve members of precollege, college or post- 
college ages. Leaders should be American-born and educated; 
between 25-^5'> experienced in living abroad, in teacliing or 
group work, in simple living and camping. Leaders to French, 
German, Spanish and Italian speaking areas must be fluent in 
the language. Other languages needed include Serbo-Croation, 
Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, All expenses paid plus honorarium: 
$200 for first- time leaders; $300 for subsequent service. Early 
application recommended ; deadline March 20 p Address inquiries to; 
Leadership, The Experiment in International Living, Putney, 
Vermont O53460 



LINGUISTICS CLUB, A Lecture sponsored by the Linguistics, 
French, Spanish and Humanities Departments x-fas presented by 
Professor Klaus Heger, University of Kiel, on February 12, 
1968, The lecture was entitled "Language and Dialect: a 
Linguistic and Socialinguistic Problem," 



FRENCH NOTES ~ by Prof, Edwin Jahiel 



EN ATTENDAT GODOT played by the Treteau de Paris cast ^^dll be 
performed at the Auditorium of the Urbana campus, University of 
Illinois, on March 21 1968, a Thursday, at 8 p,m. The tremen>- 
dous popularity of this work will probably create a large demand 



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for tickets, so, please note the follol^4ng: 

Texts of the play are available at Follett's bookstore, V. 'right 
and Green Streets, Champaign, Illinois 6l820, in a specially 
priced and well-printed French edition. Price: $1,00, 

Ticket •prices . Once again x-je x^rere successful in lowering the 
ticket prices for non-student buyers. Tickets are: $2,50 
(General Adndssion) and $2,00 (Jr. High, High School, College 
students and faculty or staff neinbers) , Please note that the 
lower price applies to students and teachers from any school. 

Ticket sale . The sale Xidll begin on ^"tednesday March 6, 1968, 
and x^^.ll be available by mail-order from: Illini Union Ticket 
Office, 17^ Illini Union, Urbana, Illinois 6l801, 'hen order- 
ing by mail please enclose a self -addressed stamped envelope. 



Readers of the Newsletter may be interested in France Actuelle . 
a semi-monthly report on Modern France, sponsored by a private 
association of French businessmen, (for sample copy ui-ite Mrs, 
Joan Raushenbush, Director, France Actuelle . 221 Southern Build- 
ing, Washington, D, C, 20005) This 8-page publication contains 
items that teachers could use •with profit in their classrooms. 
For example, a recent issue devoted most of its space to a well- 
documented and well-illustrated article on the Metro, the most 
progressive and sophisticated underground communications system 
of its kind in the world. This is the IcLnd of factual report 
which lends itself xjell to non- literary conversation in inter- 
mediate courses. 



General de Gaulle is one of the most vrritten about figures of 
all time, but most books or articles treat the man, the politician, 
the strategist, Foxj comes a boo^ "Charles de Gaulle" on de Gaulle 
the writer, in the collection "Classiques du ^D[e Siecle" (Editions 
Universitaires) , The author, Dominique de Roux, i<rho is also the 
director of the collection, attempts to stick to a literary 
analjT-sis of the General, The results are, an part, pure Nouveau 
Jargon, and, to illustrate this, may x<ie quote from Le Monde's 
review of the book, vrith only one comment which is, ,if you think 
that this is anti-X'Titing, remember that it is mild stuff com- 
pared to what crosses a professor's desk each day in the x^Jay of 
professional c-riticism. The excerpt from He Monde follows: 

"Ce parti pris de neutralite et la volonte d'aborder les orvages 
du general sur le seul plan de la critique litteraire et sur le 
memo ton que s'il s'agissait de parlor du nouveau roman about- 
issent a des considerations d'une extreme obscurite ou: le 



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lecteur perd vite pied, Qu'on en juge par cette seule phrase: 
'Saisir, dans sa rnarche meme, la dialectique opposant, dans 
cette ecriture, cette ecriture elle-meme, en tant a_ue signi- 
fication, au-dela de; toute signification irnmediateiv.ent saisis.sable, 
aux mots dont elle se saisit et se dessaisit, c'est approcher le 
secret de" cette predestination qxa. en fait I'horizon de sa 
rencontre avec I'histoire, y etablit le charp clos de sa devotion 
tragique envers le neanj? necessaire des choses qui ne sent qu'en 
tant que'depasseraent, et si, corrane le dit Hegel 'ce que' nous 
sommes nous le soinmes 'liistoiiquement' , parvient ou parviendra, 
a I'heure voulue, au pouvoir d'etre elU.e-neme, de par elle-meme, 
le'destin, '" 



The "new" French Coffee Ho\ir, sponsored by the French Depart- 
ment and the Cercle Francais . i-jill be held this semester at 
the j'laison Franjaise 1901 South Lincoln, Urbana, 3-'+:30 p.m. 
every Tuesday, Everyone is welcome. 



Staff News, We are limiting these items for this issue to 
make room for the front-page announcement ^of the Year Abroad 
Program, . •■ 



Professor Robert Thomson has, a faculty summer research fellow- 
ship ^^rhich X'd.11 enable him to x<rork on Ilauriac (Frangois) next 
summer in Paris, "■ - ; 



Professor Gabriel Savignon and his id.fe, Gandra Savignon, have 
been appointed to direct the Vichy program of Classrooms Abroad 
this coming summer. 



Since 1956, Classroom.s Abroad has been organizing intensive 
lan^.uage proj^^rams in Europe; participants take an entirely 
special series of classes in small groups taught hy "ualified 
native instructors, live vdth local families and have a specially 
designed cultural program consisting of weekend excursions, 
attendance at theatre and music festivals, and the like. Pro- -,■ 
fessor B, H, flainous. Head of the Department of French, iras 
Director of the Rouen program of Classrooms Abroad in 1965, 
Professor J, R, Simon has been in charge of a number of groups 
and is, ^i/ith his \<i±fQ, responsible for the organization of all 
the French programs. 



The Vichy program is for elementary students of French who 
have successfully completed from one to tvxo iresrs of college 



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French or the equivalent. There are also "intennediate-level" 
programs in Neuchatel, Sxiditzerland, and Rouen, and an advanced 
group in Grenoble, 



A number of students from colleges and universities (as -•lell 
as secondary schools) in Illinois participate in Classrooms 
Abroad each summer, (There are also courses in German, Spanish, 
and Italiano) 



GERlIAl^ NOTES — by Prof. Carol Ililler 



Professor VJalter Dietze iras guest speaker at the February meet- 
ing of the Fruchfbringende Gesellschaft . The program was a 
colloquium on Quirinus lOjlilinann, the subject of an excellent 
book by Professor Dietze, Professor Elmer Antonsen of the U, 
of I, is scheduled to address the group at its March meeting. 



The 70th anniversary ©f the birth of Bertolt Brecht on Feb- 
ruary 10, 1968, was marked in Europe and America by Germanists, 
Two Brecht programs are being given this month on the U, of I, 
campus. The German Club presented the Brecht Players in 
"Aspects of Eertolt Brecht" in Latzer Hall on Saturday evening, 
the 17th of January, The songs were from "Bie Dreigroschenoper," 
"Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Ilahagonny" and "Mutter Courage," 
There were also sketches, prose and poetry from his other writings. 
The Brecht Players, comprised of students and staff of the German 
Department vmder the direction of Ilrs, Christa Jacobs, made a 
highly successful debut last spring with their presentation of 
the complete "3 Penny Opera," On February 28-iiai'ch 2, the Uni- 
versity Theater is presenting "llother Courage," directed by 
John Ahearn, 



The German Club has announced programs in addition to the Brecht 
Abend for February and early March, On February 22, the movie 
"Jedermann" will be sho'-ni in 100 Gregory Kail, This is the film 
of the stage production by the Wiener Burgtheater of the well- 
known Kofmannsthal xrork. The performance is in German without 
subtitles. 



Mrs. Sigrid Weinmann and members of the Folkd?nce Club will 
cooperate xd.th the club for an evening of German folkdancing 
on March l4 in the upper gym of the English Building, There 
will be demonstrations of the dancing and instruction for those 
present. 



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Foiir students completed the degree of M,A, this semester. They 
are Larry Kerkhoff, Thomas Smith, 1-Irs. Sonja HiixholrJ^, and MrSo 
Christa Jacobs^ liro Smith, a graduate fellow, and llrs,, Jacobs, 
a teaching assistant are continuing work for the Ph»D, at the 
U. of lo 



Professor Pe Mo Mtchell has been appointed an Associate of 
the Center -for Advanced Study for the spring semester. The 
. appointment permits him to devote full-time to his personal 
research. Professor Rudolf Schier has also received a full- 
time departmental research appointment for this semester. 
Professor E, A, Philippson has returned from a one semester, 
sabbatical leave- 



There is one new teaching assistant this semester, Mr, Uwe 
Klinger has been studjdng here on a graduate fellowship, Mr, 
Graeme Tytler ha?' returned from England and is teaching in the 
Department while completing his studies in Comparative Lit- 
erature, 



Professor Hans J, Schlutter reports that his Miszelle "Kohlhaas, 
Ide und die Welt" has appeared on page 3$h of the recent 
Z eitschrift fiir durtsche Philologie (vol, 86, IV) „ 



SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof 5, Steven P. Hill & Kurt A. Klein 



The Russian Coffe e Hour is being held from 3 to 5 P*!^. every 
Tuesday in the YL4CA bassmant, Room B (not 2-4 p.ma as previously 
announced) » 



On February 6th the Russian Area Center and the Department of 
Art sponsored a lecture on contemporary Rumanian art by Pro- 
fessor Comarnoscu of the University of Bucharesto On February 
19 the Center cosponsored with the Department of Geography a 
lecture on changes in the ethnic structure in eastern Europe 
caused by Wox'^ld War II by Professor Leszek Kosinsld. of the 
Institute of Geography, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 



On February 8 Ifro Alex Alexander, Columbia University, delivered 
a seminar psper entitled "The Russian Fold Epos and the Fairy 
Tale : a Comparison of Patterns , " 



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A new English translation of Ilayakovslcy's The Bedbug , by graduate 
students Eileen Thaienber^ (Comparatiye Literature) and John D, 
Clayton (Slavic), will be presented at the Depot Theater in 
Urbana March 6-10, under the direction of lliss Thalenberg, 
The famous play was originally performed in I929 at Ileirhold's 
Theater, with his favorite actor of buffoon and sad-sack roles, 
the beloved Igor' Il'insl<y, as Prisypkin; Shostakovich did 
the music, and the Itukry 'nil-csi artists the sets. The Bedbug ■■ 
vicioioaly satirizes "bourgeois" -vjeaknesses of the eax-ly Soviet 
period in the 1920 's, and also pokes fun at Comnunist sloganeer- 
ing ahd life in the fut\ire. After Mayakovsky's suicide and the 
rise of socialist realism at the beginning of the 1930 's, the 
play was put on the shelf until after Stalin's death, when 
Yutkevich and Pluchek resurrected it at the Moscow Satire Theater 
in 195^» Since then it has been staged in many Russian, East 
European, and western theaters, and the new Thalenberg-Clayton 
free adaptation should give a fascinating nevT look at the modern 
classic, which is again very relevant in the Brezhnev-Xosygin 
period. 



The Softball squad of the Slavic Department throws doxm a 
challenge to the other U, of I, language departments to or- 
ganize teamS' and play this spring in the faculty softball 
league (slow-pitch) . The deadline for team managers to sig-n 
up x-Jith the Intramural Office is March 15 » In the past, teams 
have been entered from German (mgr. James McGlathery) , Slavic 
(mgr, Steven Hill) , Spanish (mgr, Robert Carter) , and Speech 
(mgr, Thomas Scheidel) , and. it is to be hoped that at least this 
many, and perhaps also French, Classics, and/or linguistics 
can also enter the competition this spring. 



Monday, April 1, is a verj' appropriate date for the next Russian 
Club film. Look Out for Cars ! (Bei'egis' avtomobilia) , at 8:15 
in the U, of I. Auditorixun. In the Soviet comedy hit of 1966, 
the xTOrld-famous dramatic star of Hamlet and Iline Days of One 
Year . Innokenty Smoktunovsky, plays a meek insurance clerk 
x^jho by night turns into a modern Robin Hood, stealing cars 
from the rich and selling them to help the poor. But in re- 
lentless pursuit is the detective, played by Oleg Efremov, 
head of Moscovr's "Contemporary Theater" (Smol-±xinovsky is the 
leading classical actor of Leningrad's "Grc.nd Dramatic Theater,") 



According to the tables in the survey compiled by Victor Terras 
(SEEJ . Vol, XI, Ko. ^), the situation x^ith the teaching of Russian 
in Illinois high schools looks alarming: a loss of 9^2 students from 
196^^ to 1966 ~ 2,322 students vs, 1,380. Actually it is not 
that bad. Let us try to get the real picture. In Terras' 
table the number of Russian programs is given as ^5 for both 
public and parochial high schools, of which only ?8 schools 



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replied to his questionnaire. According to oixr last survey 
(forthcoming in the March, 1968 issue of the Illinois Journal 
of Education ) in the spring of 196? (i.e., the same academic 
year as polled in the Terras survey) there xrere 66 public high 
schools offering Russian (exclusive of parochial schools) . 
Fifty-six of these schools reported a total of 2,101 students. 
If we estimate an average of 25 students for each of the 11 
schools not reporting xto arrive at an additional 275 enrollments, 
which would bring the total to 2^376, This figure already exceeds 
the niimber of 2,322 for 196^. If we had the, data for the 
parochial schools this gain xrould be even higher. It. is true 
that in some of our schools large-scale e;qDerimental programs 
in the teaching of Russian are in progress which involve a con- 
siderable part of the entire high school population, and that, 
therefore our n\imber of 2,101 enrollments is high. We should 
know in -the near future how many of these students t-Jill' actually 
continue '\-ixth Russian, Next fall another survey of the teaching 
of Russian in Illinois will be made. Professor Klein takes this 
opportunity to ask the assistance of "high school teachers in 
gathering the necessary information. 



SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Rinda R, Young 



The distinguished Dante scholar. Dr. Rocco Montano, x^all join 
the University faculty in September, 1968 as -Professor of 
Italian and of Comparative Literature, He will hold a dual 
appointment in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 
and in the Program of Comparative Literature. Dr, Ilontano, 
after a long and distinguished career in his native Italj^, has 
taught in this country at the Catholic Universitjr of America 
and the University of liar^rland. He is the founder and principle 
editor of Umanesimo / '^'uai'-terly of Italian and Are ri can Culture, 
He is the author of nine books dealing I'jith Dante', the renais- 
sance and I-ianzonias well as nurr.erous articles in Italian and 
English on Italian literar;?- subjects. He is at present engaged 
in the preparation of two books : A Histoiy of Dante ' s Poetry 
and From Italian Humanism to Shakesneare , 



Dr, H, R, Kahane is serving as Vice-President of the American 
Names Society and he is also a member of the National Screening 
Committee for Fullbright Fellowships, 

Professor Kahane has also been elected to permanent membership 
in the University of Illinois' Center for Advanced Study, 



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Professor Marcos A, Morxriigo has returned to the U, of I, campus 
after a semester's sabbatical leave which he spent in preparation 
of a book dealing id-th the history of the penetration of American 
Indian language XTOrds into the Spanish language. He was affil- 
iated with the Real Academia Fspanola in Madrid , During July and 
August of 1967 Professor Horinigo and his wife traveled exten- 
sively through Italy, France and England, 

Professor Ilorxnigo has written an article for the Homena.ie a 
Federico de Onis (who was a professor at Colximbia University) 
which will be published this year by Columbia University, Hew 
York, Also soon to be published, by the Editorial Anaya, 
Salamanca, is an . edition of Martin Fierro prepared by Professor 
Horinigo with linguistic notes. Professor Morinigo has also 
been engaged in preparation of an edition of the Araucana for 
the Editorial Castalia 



Three new Teaching Assistant joined the Department this semester: 
Mrs. Jari T. Engelmann (B.A, University of Illinois, 196?), 
Judith A, Huffaker (A.B, Knox College, 1966), and Hector Romero 
(B.A, University of Illinois, 1966, M.A, r^oosevelt University, 
1968) , New appointments to graduate students this semester 
include: Mrs» Adriana G. Aldridge (Teaching Assistant), Mrs, 
Lia S. Lerner (Fellow), Miss Cathy J, Miller (Fellow), Miss 
Margaret L, Snook (Fellow) , and Mr, David M, Stillman (Fellow) • 



M,A, degrees were conferred by the Department in January I968 
on Dagoberto Orrantia, Lynne C, Staedke, Neal J, Strange, 
Stephen J, Summerhill, Lois R. Navid, and John A Voorhees, 



Phi Lambda Beta, Portuguese Honor Society, recently held an 
election of officers. Results are as follow: President, John 
Means, Vice-President, Flora Breidenbach, Secretary, Viary Jane 
Hudson, Treasurer, George Sanborn, The first initiation X'jas 
held December 7 after which Mr, Massaud Moises, professor of 
Portuguese literature at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 
gave a lecture on "A Ficgao Brasileira na Epoca do Realismo," 



The Circulo laterario Espanol met on February 15 and Mr, Gmllermo 
Trevino presented a slide-lecture entitled "El valle del Anahuac 
en su prosa y poesia," The Spanish Club's weekly Tertulia re- 
sumed beginning February 9. They are held on Fridays from 3:00 
to ^:30 in the Tavern in the Illini Union. Students in conver- 
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The Spanish P ress by Henry F, Schulte is among the Spring 
publications of the University. Press, It relates "The story 
of the Spanish periodical Press. — ".from its begimiing in 1^70, 
through five centuries of Spain's stormy history, to the 'moment 
of truth' reached under Franco's new Press and Print L^;j of 1966," 



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The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter 
is published jointly h^r the modern language departments of the 
U, of I, under the direction of the Dept, of Spanish, Italian 
and Portuguese, Prof, '. illiam H, Shoemaker, Head, The News- 
letter is available i:dthout charge to all interested persons 
in Illinois and other states, Editor: Ilrs, Rinda K, Young, 
Communications should be addressed to Editor, MFL NEWSLETTER, 
22^ Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois, 6l80U ^^ 






UNIVERSTTY OF ILLINOIS 

Modern Foreign Language 

NS-JSLETTER 



Vol. XXI. No. 6 ! larch. 1968 

1968 CIC SUMffiR PROGRAM IN IffiXICO 



The Conunittee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) , consisting of the 
Big Ten ixniversities and the University of Chicago, idll sponsor for 
a second year a surmer foreign study progran in Mexico, This program, 
to be held at the Universidad Ibero-Americana from June 17th to August 
9th, 1968, is intended primarily for undergraduate students from these 
institutions vJhose area of specialization is Spanish, It is open, 
however, to students from other disciplines who have a demonstrated 
ability in the use of Spanish and who may find study and residence 
abroad to be of value in their special fields of concentration. All 
students enrolling in the program must have the equivalent of a third- 
year college-level competence in Spanish, and must shox^ a 3.5 (out of 
^,0) average grade in Spanish courses. 

The site of the 1968 program will again be the Universidad Ibero- 
Americana in Mexico City. The campus is located in the suburb of 
Chxirubusco, approximately ten miles from the center of the city, and 
has a r\ew and rapidly expanding physical plant. Its major facilities, 
including library and modern language laboratory, are of excellent 
quality. Faculty members representing Big Ten institutions yrxll be 
Professor Merlin H, Forster, University of Illinois, as Director, and 
Professor David L, Wolfe, University of Michigan, as Assistant Director 
and member of the teaching faculty. Other faculty members villi be 
draxm from the Ibero-Americana staff. 

Classes will be conducted from ^ to 7 in the afternoon, Monday through 
Friday, and participants xidll be expected to enroll in an eight-hour 
basic program consisting of three covirses: Analisis gramatical y 
composicion avanzada, Literatura mexicana del siglo XX, and Civili- 
zacion hispanoamericana. Students x\rhose major field of concentration 
is not Spanish may be granted perrrassion to substitute a course from 
the regular curriculxom of the Universidad Ibero-Americana, provided 
only that it be conducted in Spanish, Full credit for successful com- 
pletion of the program i-jill be transferred automatically from the Uni- 
versidad Ibero-Americana to the home university of each. student enrolled. 

Participants x^ill be housed with Mexican families , and it is anti- 
cipated that the experience of becoming a part of a Mexican household 
x<rill add greatly to the linguistic and cultural benefit' to be gained 
by each student. The multi-faceted life of Mexico City, one of the 
great centers of Hispanic civilization, is used to erudch the total 
cultural expeidence for the student, and the program offers as well 
several supervised excursions to important cities and archeological 
sites outside the capital. 



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Students and staff members i-jill travel as a group on the initial trip 
to Mexico City, Transportation-wi-li-be by chartered bus, with a 
possible part-day tour enroute-of the- San Antonio 1968 HemisFair, 
Since many students may desire to stay in Mexico beyond the closing 
date of the program, arrangements for return travel X'jill be the re- 
sponsibility of each individual participant. 

Student interest thus far has been very gratifying, and it appears at 
the date of this vjriting that the group will be somewhat larger than 
that of the initial program last year, A total of twenty- two students 
enrolled in last summer's program, and in spite of the somewhat limited 
numbers, it was considered to be a success both by students and parti- 
cipating faculty members. The follox^7ing excerpt from an item x^fhich 
appeared in the February, 1968 number of I Novedades i , published by the 
Department of Modern Languages at Purdue University, is one student's 
enthusiastic reaction to last year's program: 

After gleaning facts from a, brochure and setting them davm 
in the' colorless style of' the paragraphs above, we were not 
satisfied vjith ^^^hat we had leaiTied and XiTritten, Hoping to 
find out a bit more, we looked up one of the students who par- 
ticipated in the program last year and asked her ho\<r she had 
found the experience, ■ 

It was not necessary to ask rtany more questions. The girl, a 
Purdue senior named Dorothy Carlton, tiirned out to be articulate 
and straightforvjard; and her recollection of last summer's ac- 
tivities " tjas as fresh and enthusiastic* as if she had just returned, 
Vfe should- have taped the inte^viex^^: her report coxild have been 
'excellent publicity for the program:, ' ' ' . 

It vias "wonderful". She x^shee she could go again. The courses 
wefe demanding and the standards \<iere hi gh;^ the, teachers were 
first rate, and the system of rotating instructors every tx-jo 
x^^eeks for small recitation sections of eight students vjas a good 
one. Regular lectures were interestingly supplemented by special 
ones given by some of the xjriters being studied in the contemporary 
literatxire course. Final exams were 20 minute orals. She had to 
work hard, and she learned a lot; but there was still time for 
fun, and she "had a ball". After the first evening or two, the 
Americans seldom x^^ent out as a group; they quickly found Mexican 
companies and their social life was typically Mexican, Living 
x^ath a family who spoke no English really obliged her and her 
roommate to use and improve their Spanish, Excursions to Taxco 
and Puebla were exciting diversions. As far as Miss Carlton 
could tell, all the others enjoyed and profited from the sximmer 
as much as she did (pp , 4-5) • 

A successful initial year and the prospects for an even larger second 
year, then, make possible this encouraging progress report on a pro- 
gram which may well become a very important continuing foreign study 
opportunity for undergraduate Spanish majors in the eleven CIC insti- 
tutions, 

M, H. Forster, Director 



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LAS JUNIOR COLLEGE PROGR.(lI^. Professor J. S. Flores was appointed to 
the Liberal Arts and Sciences Team for visiting Chicago City College 
on Friday, Feb, 27, Prof, Flores represented the Modern Language 
Departments, This is pairt of a program in which representatives of 
the U, of I, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been visiting 
those Illinois junior colleges v:hich supply a large portion of trans- 
fer students who enroll in LAS, Associate Dean Robert A, Waller is 
college coordinator of the program which aims to facilitate transition 
of the junior college student to the University. Representatives of 
vairious LAS departments and faculty members from the junior college 
meet to discuss problems of mutual interest. At .present 12 junior 
colleges are participating; however, the program may be expanded in 
the future. 



LINGUISTIC BISTITUTE, The calendar for the Linguistic Institute to 
be held on the U, of I, canpus this summer is as follows: 
Tuesday, J-une 18 Registration 

First day of instruction 
Wed., July 24 & Thurs,, Annual Meeting of the Asso- 
July 25 elation for ilachine Trans- 

lation and Computational 
linguistics, 
Fri,, July 26 & Sat,, Summer Meeting of the Lin- 

July 27 guistic Society of America, 

Thurs,, August 8 Last day of instruction 

Fri,, August 9 & Sat,, 

Aug, 10 Summer session examinations 

The Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will be the 
highlight of the Institute, The Forum Lectures have long been one 
of the outstanding featxires of the Institute, These ledtures will 
provide an opportunity for participants to hear and discuss original 
research papers presented by distinguished scholars. There i\dll be 
two Forum Lectures presented each vjeek on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 
The public will be invited to attend. 

The lingviistics Depai'tnent would like to announce that National 
Defense Foreign Language fellowships under the NDEA Title VI program 
are available for sximmer, 1968 study in the Tinsiiistic Institute, 



FL MEETING, A meeting sponsored by the Foreign Language Department 
in the Office of Public Instruction will be held April 19 and 20, 
1968 at Bloomington, 111, The meeting will be called the Illinois 
Conference for the Standardization of Foreign Language Education, 
The goals of the Conference are as follow: 

1, "To establish standards of achievement which will 
be expected of all high school students continuing 
in the first college course. 



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2, "To establi.sh a similarity of teacher training require- 
ments vjith special emphasis upon methodology and the 
supervision of practice teaching, ^ •. 

3« "To establish sound articulation requirements at all 
levels of instruction," 

Attendance at the conference will be by invitatipn only. 



FL STUDENT TEACHERS, Prof, Gilbert C. Kettlekamp of the Education 
Placement Department has announced that there has been an increase 
of over 25^ in the number of applications made for Student Teaching 
in foreign languages. 



CSI'iLTA, The 1968 meeting of the Central States I'iodem Language 
Teachers Association will -be held the first week of Hay at the La 
Salle Hotel, Chicago, No further information is available at the 
time of this writing. Details will be included in the April issue 
of the Nex^^s letter. 



OREiER OF THE PALI4ES AC/uD^LIIQUES . The Cultural Attache of the French 
Government in Chicago, il, Jean Digras has announced that the Order 
of the Palmes Academiques has been awarded to Dr. Vera L. Peacock, 
Professor emeritus of French, at Southern Illinois University, for 
her efforts and contributions over many years toward the spread of 
French Culture throughout the U.S. A, The actual presentation of the 
award ■will take place some time this spring, 

... J,- Cars'- Oavis 



UNIVERSITY OF KENT'aCIIY SPRING CONFERENCE, The annual Spring Con- 
ference of foreign languages at the Universitjr of Kentucl<y will be 
held Api-il 25-27. Prof, L. Leal, Department of Spanish, Italian, and 
Portuguese,- will direct the section on the Spanish American short 
story. 



POSITIONS OPEN, DePauvj University in Greencastle, Indiana, has several 
openings in French, in Spanish, and in a combination of the. two; 
wanted, candidates mth the Ph.D. or even A,B,D, (all but degree) and 
teaching e:<perience or other good qualifications. Pas'- scale and 
fringe benefits are reportedly good, ^.Jrit,e: Prof, Ralph Carl, De- 
partment of Romance Languages, 



SUl'DffiR COURSES, The Summer School of the U. of I. is offering a 
largo selection of courses for students in m.odern foreign languages. 
During the eight-week session (June I8 through August 10), the 



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follox-Jing courses will be offered: (French, German and Spanish 382 — 
Language Laboratory Techniques (Meyers) i Courses numbered ^0-401 — 
reading courses for graduate students; ^91 — special topics; ^99 — 
thesis preparation) 

FRENCH . 101-104; 201 Introduction to French Lit, (Gray) ; 211-212 
Oral French; 224 French Lit, of the 17th Century (Laprsvotte) ; 233 • 
French Lit, of the Contemporary' Period (Price) ; 311 Diction; 31^+ 
Syntax; 319 Modern Phonology (Schane) ;336 French Civilization 
(Mainous) ; 400-401 (Baker, Persaud, Uachtmann, Price) ; 425 Expli- 
cation de Textes (N, Laprevotte) ; 460 Seminar in French Lit,; 462 
Intro, to Romance Linguistics (Kahane) ; 465 La Litterature Contem- 
poraine, I (Gray); 479 Seminar in, Romance Phonology (AJlen) ; 491; 499, 

GERIif^N . 101-104; 210 Masterpieces of German Lit, (Knust) ; 211-212 .■. 
Conversation and Vlritirg, I, II (Graubart, Frey) ; 291 Senior thesis; 
312 Goethes Faust (Hailo) ; 400-401; 46l Seminar in Modern German Lit, 
(Philippson) ; 499, 

ITALIAN . 400; 491; 499* ''' 

PORTUGUESE , 111 intensive Beginning Portuguese; 491; 499. 

RUSSIAN . 101, 103-104; 112 Intensive Second Tear Course; 324 Read- 
ings, in Russian Lit, - Chekhov, Gorky, Bloc (Pachmuss) ; 400-401; 
408 Russian Phonplogy (Lightner) ; 4l4 Pushkin (Curran) , 

SPANISH . 101-104; 211-212 Intermediate Comp, and Gonv,; 213-214 
Advanced Comp, and Conv,; 221 Spanish Drama and Poetry of the 20th 
Century; 305 Romanticism and Realism in 19th Century Spanish Lit, 
(Lott) ; 308 Modernismo and Contemp. SpaJiish-American Poetry (i.ieinhardt) ; 
351 Phonetics; 352 Syntax (Flores) ; 4l7 Renaissance and Baroque Drama 
(Flores) ; 422 Contemp, Spanish Hovel and Essay , (Lott) ; 433 Spanish- 
American >"ovel. Middle America (Meinhardt) ; 462 latro, to Romance 
Linguistics (Kahane); 479 Seminar in Romance Phonology (Allen); 491; 
499. 



COMPARATIVE LITERATURE PROGRAII. We trould like to call yoiir attention 
to two forthcoming events of interest to the comparatist. 

One, the American Comparative Literature Association iJill meet at 
Indiana University (Bloomington) on April 19-20. On Friday, April 
19, two members from our Comparative Literature Program will lead 
discussions: 

Professor A. Owen Aldridge, member of the Advisory Boaird of the ACLA 
and Editor of Coinparative Literature Studies will lead a discussion 
in "International and New Periodicals in Comparative Literature , " 

Professor Frangois Jost, Director of the Program in Comparative Lit- 
erature, ^^all be chairman of a panel on "A Literary History of Europe: 
Approaches and Problems," 



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Two, on Vfednesday, April 17, Jose de Onas, of the University of 
Colorado will lecture on " Los Motives del Leon ; Is there a Direct 
Influence of Bon Quiiote in Ilobv Dick 2" 



FRENCH NOTES — by Prof, Edwin Jahiel 



The twenty-percenters . The traditional twenty per cent remise (discount) 
given in France to foreign tourists -on purchases made x^n.th travlers 
checks has not, as is often rumored, been discontinued, but it has been 
made much more strict and far more complicated. Further detailed in- 
formation on this and oth^r travel and purchasing tips in France will 
be included in the April issue of the Newsletter, 



Proustiana, Later this spring, the University of Illinois Press will 
publish a most important book, Textes retrouves of'I'Iarcel Proust. 
The "father" of this project is Philip Kolb, the internationally re- 
nowned Proust specialist and Professor of French at the U.>of I, The 
book will be composed entirely of hitherto ura^ublished texts, including 
11 fragments of Jean Santeml. Several manuscripts of these texts; 
were discovered and purchased for the U, of I« by- Professor Kolb, in 
a suspensful "hunt" which began around 1950, that is, pre-dating the 
publication, in 1952, of Proust's Jean Santeuil . This literary event 
was given much publicity in ibhe world press; it was inflirectly. ushered 
in by three sketches which Philip Kolb published under the title Three 
Friends of Proust in Vogue . I'larch 15, 196?, The three friends, Celeste 
Albaret, Jacques Porel and Princess iiarthe Bibesco, were also specially 
photographed for this article by the British Court and Society pho- 
tographer Cecil Beaton, In I'ovember 196?, the new^spaper Le Figaro 
ran, for its front-page "chronique" an unpublished fragment from Jean 
Santeuil which was presented by Jacques de Lacretelle as "precieusement 
collationne par le professeur Philip Kolb," In the same month, Mr, 
Kolb published the chapter "L'inconnu" in Le Figaro Litteraire . a 
very strange, gothic yet modern piece. Harper's Bazar has asked Prof, 
Kolb to do an English trs,nslation of that excerpt, Finallj'^, the De- 
cember 1967 number of La Revue de Paris printed two more prose por- 
traits by Proust prefaced by Ilr, Kolb, both of whach seem, at least 
to the non-specialist, to be tjrpical Proustian gems. 



Christine Myers and her Odd Job, Until fairly recently, the graduate 
in French who went on to use his or her talents after obtaining a de- 
gree was pretty x^^ell predestined to one Icind of activity: the teaching 
of French in a grade school, a high school or a college. Nowadays the 
horizon is T-ddening, The case of Miss Myers, a senior in French Ed- 
ucation at the U, of I. is perhaps the most original one. Miss Myers 
will travel next year ■^^^ith one of the three national casts of "Up l^ith 
People ! " as cast member and tutor in French and Spanish in the accom- 



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panjo-ng "Sing-Out" High School, The lessons for the High School are 
prepared by the University of Nebraska and mailed to the students en 
route. The casts, whose ages run from'l6 to 25, travel by invitation 
to countries all over the xTOrld - Panama, Japan, Nor^^ra.y, Italy, Viet 
Nam, to mention only a fe^^r, In each country their songs are trans- 
lated in the local language, "Up VJith People!" is sponsored by Moral 
Re-Armament and financed by Pace publications and private donations. 



Guided Summer Tour, I4r, and llrs, Ronald Gordon of the Department of 
French will be the guides of a tour to France and Switzerland this 
summer. The entire trip will last six weeks, from June Z^t-th to August 
7th, and will be divided into two parts: a three week guided tour 
and three weeks of unescorted travel. The first part of the tour will 
be conducted in French and will take students and faculty of the 
University of Illinois to. the chateau Countrj^ of the Loire Valley, 
to Alsace, Grenoble, Geneva and the RiviSra, 'For information please 
call the Student Senate Travel Bureail or get in touch xd.th the 
Gordons: 2kk Lincoln Hall, U. of I. Urbana, 111, 618OI, 



Reporting on the current New York st^ge, Professor G. Urukrishna says 
that this season's "most appealing title is the familiar Giraudoux 
play. La Guerre de Troie n ' aura pas lieu , whose translation as Tiger 
at the Gates is one of the best and most descriptive (translations of 
a title) ever, whereas the most appalling title is Jacques Brel is Alive 
and Hell and Living in Paris ." 

Fractured French. "La terre'etait couverte de conges" ( leaves i) and 
"Quand un homme est ferme de fin, il realisera qu'il est important de 
mourir pacifique - avec votres amis," (When a man is close to the end,,, 
etc, etc.) Contributed by Prof, Shinall who warns of the blind use 
of the dictionary. 



GERMAN NOTES ~ by Prof,,. Carol Miller 



The program in Scandinavian languages and literatures of the depart- 
ment has been expanded with the addition of three new courses for 
next year. In the fall semester we will bffer Scandinavian 2l6, Con- 
versation and vjriting, for' 2 hours credit and Scan, 297i the Senior • 
Thesis Course, During the spring term Scandinavian 266, Twentieth 
Century Scandinavian Literature, \-jxll be available. The course is 
concerned with reading and discussion of contemporary Scandinavian 
poetry, short stories and plays. The catalogue stipulat-es Scan. 2l6 
as a prerequisite, ' 



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A new German course, 365. German Phonology and Morphology, x-Jill be 
taught in the fall by Prof, Elmer Antonsen, The course German 307 1 
Stinicture of the German Language, may undergo changes ^^Jhen taught by 
Prof, Irmengard Rauch, who is joining the department in September, Under 
the heading 392, Visiting Prof, Paul Bockmann X'dll offer "Moderne 
Erzahlkunst" and Visiting Prof. H. B. Willson "'.liddle High German Courtly 
Epic,"' Prof, Bockmann will also teach a "Seminar in Modern German Lit- 
erature" (46l), C. F, Gellert is the subject of Prof, P, H, Mitchell's 
Proseminar, 



Fruchtbri ngende Gesellschaft sponsored an open meeting on March 13 at 
which the guest speaker was liarcel Reich-Ranicki, A native of Poland,, 
he lived in Berlin and Warsaw where he wrote criticism of German Lit- 
erature, Since 1958 he has been living in VJest Gei*many vjhere he is 
the Literary critic for Die Zeit, He also participates in meetings of 
the Gruppe ^ as a critic, lir* Reich-Ranicki's lecture iiras "Tlie 
Author's Role in a Divided Germany," 

The regular monthly meeting on March 21 vdll be addressed by Prof, 
Elmer Antonsen, Prof, Ruth Lorbe will speak on "Das Symbol bei Hof- 
mannsthal" at the April I8 session. 



Two programs designed for our students, but of potential interest to 
others, have been introduced this semester. The telephone tape service 
has been extended to include tapes for German 103-10'4-, As usual the 
service is available at all hours and the program will change eveiry 
second day. Little stories and 10 minute practices are included. The 
telephone number for the tapes is 333-6305 • 



The Kaffeestunde continues to meet '.Jednesday afternoons. On the third 
Vfedneaday of each month the "Wochenspiegel" from the German Consulate 
will be shoxm at 2 and 3 p.m. in the Union. These films are also open 
to all interested people. 

The German Club sponsored the German movie "Miinchhausen" T^dth Hans Albers, 
on Monday, March 11, in IM Commerce Building, The film is in color and 
in German, The evening of folkdancing on March 1^ was moved to the 
Illini room of the Union, The Club would like to follow the idea of the 
French Department in setting up a mailing list of all those interested 
in the activities of the Club, VJhoever is interested should contact 
Mr. Guenter Eberspach, The Gennan Department, U, of I,, Urbana, 111, 
61801, and infonnation will be sent to him, 

" Faust 2069: Feuerluft was the common term for oxygen" is the title 
of Prof, H, G, Haile's article in The German Quarterly (XLI, Jan. 1968, 
39-41) . 



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The Southern Illinois Chapter of A>'\TG vrill meet on the U. of I. Urbana 
campus for its spring meeting this jrear. Preparations are under way. 
The program will be planned in accordance T^d.th the returns of the latest 
polling of the members and t-jIII consist of topics most relevant to High- 
school teachers of German, Tentatively included are panel discussions 
on Texts and Materials, Literature in the Classroom, Methodology, and 
Problems of Articulation and Continuity, iiore details will be given 
in the next issue of this Neivrsletter, Meanwhile we strongly urge all 
German teachers to support the organization actively not only by join- 
ing it but also by attending the spring meeting. Any questions or 
suggestions can be addressed to lir, Gunther Hoist, Dept, of Germanic 
Languages and Literatures, U, of I,, Urbana, 6I8OI, 



The German Choir will give its first public concert on Monday, April 1, 
at 8:15 p,m» in the University Place Christian Church, The program vjill 
consist of contemporary German choir and organ music. Joining the choir 
as soloist in Johannes Driessler's "Christe eleison" '^^rill be Mr, David 
Barron, baritone, from, the School of Music, The choir's spring week- 
end rehearsal is scheduled for Mar, 23-2^ at Hott Center, Monticello, 



SLAVIC IIOTES — by Prof. Evelj^n Bristol 



In mid-April Prof, Zbigniew Folejexirski, xjho is currently on leave of 
absence at the University of British Columbia, ^^all return and present 
a colloquiiun for the staff and graduate students. 



Diiring the last week in ApiT.1 Prof, Assya Humesky, coauthor ^^Iith Prof, 
Dawson of Modern Russian I and II, of the University of Michigan, x^^ill 
lecture on "I4ajakovskij's Link with the Past," 



The Center for Russian Language and Area Studies has planned a series 
of meetings. During the first week in April Prof, Michael Curran, 
who joined the Slavic Department last, fall, Xviill speak. on "The Trilogy 
of Suxovo-Kobylin," On April 17 Prof, Pdchard Pierce, of the Depart- 
ment of History at Queen's College, Canada, will read a paper feitled 
"New Light on the Alaska Transfer," During the last Xireek of April 
the Center X'Jill sponsor a panel discussion of "Modern Russian Poetry," 
Panelists x«iill be Prof, Evelyn Bristol, Prof, Assya Humesky, and Prof, 
Herbert Marshall. On May 1 Prof, Jeremy Azrael of the Department of 
Political Science, Chicago University, will give a lecture, .On May 
9 Prof, Joseph Rowe, Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engin- 
eering, University of Michigan, xd.ll speak on "Scientific Research in 
the Soviet Union," 



Prof, Rasio Dxinatov has been awarded another Undergraduate Instructional 



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Award for this s\iiraner to develop audio-lingual examination materials 
for Russian 101 and 102 and a reader for Russian 103 and 10^, 



Enrollment in thei Slavic Department continues to show about a 25^ rise 
over last year's figures, Cu rpresent total student registration is 
597 > Even sharper rises appear in certain of the elementary courses, 
notably the 200-4.3vel courses (93 registrations) and the ser'/i.ce courses 
400 and ^1 (83, alraosc. double last year's figure). Graduate courses 
at the 400-level show the same amoimf of gain as the overall figures 
(6? registrations) » Vfe now have 12 registrations in non-Russian Slavic 
languages. The nvunber of ju^^ior and senior majors in Russian is 17, 
and in Russian Teacher Training 11, 



Professor Herbert Marshall of SIU addressed the Film Society on "The 
Art of Eisenstein" on February 20, Professor 1-iarshall was a student 
of Eisenstein at the Cinema Institute in iloscow during the early 1930 's 
and illustrated his lecture with slides from that period. Prof, . 
1-Iarshall has since become a noted translator of Soviet poets, and is 
currently teaching a Workshop in Translation at tliis university. 



SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE I-IOTES — by Rinda R, Young 



Dr, Alberto Porqueras-Mayo will join the departmental faculty in Sep- 
tember as Professor of Spanish literature, Dr, Porqueras will come to 
Illinois from several years association Tidth the faculty of the Univer- 
sity of Missouri, Before that he was briefly at Emory University, Dr, 
Porqueras is especially identified vjith research and publication in 
Spanish literatiire and literary criticism of the loth and 17th centuries 
in Spain, He is a native of Lerida, Spain, and took his Doctors degree 
at the Universitj'- of 1-Iadrid^ Among his numerous publications are five 
books: 

El Prolop-Q come Tenero literario , Madrid, C,S,I,C, 1958. 

Edition of El Cjsne de Apollo b^ Alfonso de Carvallo 

Madrid, C.S.I,C,, 1958, 

El nroblema de la verdad rioetica en el siglo de oro, 

Madrid, Ateneo, I96l, 

Precentiva dramatica esnanola del Renacimlenta v Barroco , 

Madrid, Gredos, 1965, 

El prologo en el Renacimiento espanola , Madrid, C.S.I.C,, 1965, 

Professor Porqueras also has four other books in progress on Golden 
Age topics. He is married to a St, Louis, Missouri lady and is the 
father of a small daughter. 



The afternoon of Tuesday, March 12 the Department sponsored a lecture 
by Diego Catalan of the University of VJisconsin, The lecture iiias 



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entitled, "Poesxai y ndvela. en las crc5nicas (siglos XIII-XIV)." 



The Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish, 
Italian and Portuguese, and Sigma Delta Pi x^Jill sponsor a lecture by- 
Sergio Mondragon, Mexican poet and Editor and Visiting Professor at 
Illinois State University, Prof, llondragon I'd.ll speak on "Poesxa en 
moviemiento" on Thursday, Iferch 21 at 8:00 p.m., 31'^a Illini Union, 

The U, of I. Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi kill hold its 1968 Spring 
initiation the evening of iiarch 21 at 7:30 in Room 31^a of the Illini 
Union. Approximately 15 to 20 persons •'.Jill be initiated at that time. 
The program for the evening \<rLll be the lecture presented by Sergio 
Mondragon, the Mexican poet, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The public is 
invited to attend the lecture following the initiation ceremony. 



The next meeting of the Mesa Kedonda will be held at Professor Hershberg's 
home on March 29, The topic x^rhich will be discussed T-ri.ll be "Las 
lecturas de cada generaciqn," The last meeting at the home of Professor 
R, E, Lott was attended by approximately 35 people on February 23 ♦ 
The program, "La lengua literaria en Espana y fimerica," was presented 
by Prof, Morinigo, 



Prof, Flores has been invited to attend a meeting on Friday, 14arch 29 
of the Division of Teacher Education and Certification at the University 
of New York, Albany, The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the 
MLA Teacher Proficiency Tests and to make recommendations on cut-off 
scores, A paper i^rxll be presented by Peter Loret and Madeline Wallmark 
of the Educational Testing Service at Princeton, 

Prof, Flores will also attend a meeting, April 22-2^, at the State Uni- 
versity of New York at Binghamton, The purpose of the meeting ;d.ll be 
to review the graduate curriculum leading to the Master of Sciences in 
the Teaching of Spanish, 



A,A,T,S,P, Members are reminded to circle their calendars, if they have 
not already done so, on Saturday, April 6, which is the date of the an- 
nual AATSP Downstate Illinois Chapter meeting. The meeting i^d-ll take 
place at the University of Illinois Union Building, Room 26l, Miss 
Dorothy Bishpo of DesPlaines vdll speak on the FLES program; Mrs, Barbara 
Watson of Galesburg ;^ri.ll talk on the secondary high school Spanish pro- 
gram at R.CV.A. High School; and Dr, D, Lincoln Canfield, Visiting Pro- 
fessor of Spardsh, Southern Illinois Ui-iiversity, will speak on "Zonas 
dialectales del castellano de America," Besides this excellent program, 
a delicious luncheon and entertainment by a most talented group of Uni- 
versity students will complete the anniversary meeting, Mrs, Gladys 
Leal, Secretary-Treasurer, is still accepting old and new membership 
dues. Send these to her at Champaign Central High School, 6l0 W. Uni- 
versity Ave,, Champaign, 111, (National Dues $5.00, Chapter Dues $1,00; 
Students: National Dues $3,00, Chapter Dues $1,00, Dues includes Year's 



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subscription to HISPANIA.) 



The Spanish Club, El Circulo Literario Sspanol, sponsored a film made 
in Spain on Monday, i larch 4th, The humorous movie, 3ien venj do Hr^ 
Ilarshall . had English subtitles and was attended by over 400 persons in 
the University Auditorium, 



Prof, H, R, Kahane, of the Dept, of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 
presented a lecture sponsored by the French Journal Club on Tuesday, 
llarch 5, 8:00 p.m. His subject was "On the Sources of Chretien's Grail," 



Enrollment figures for Spring semester reveal a total of I665 students 
em-olled in Spanish courses, 225 in Italian courses, and l64 in. Portu- 
guese. These ligxires show an increase of 13 students from last year 
in Italian (212 in March 196?), an 'increase of 7 enrollments in Portu- 
guese (157 in March 1967), and a decrease of 15 in Spanish (168O in I'krch 
1967) • • Total enrollment for the tl-iree languages is 2054 compared xjith 
2049 at this time last year. 



EdX"iard M, Malinak, a graduate assistant in the Department, had several 
book reviews appear in Books Abroad in recent m.onths. In the Autumn 
1967 issue he reviewed Jose Yasconce?-os and Kjs \ Jorld by Gabriela D© 
Beer (pg,. 471), In the winter 1968 issue he reviewed fwo books: De 
Perfil . by Jose Agustin (pg, 79 » and El Lugar sin Lxmites by Jose 
Donoso (pg, 81) , 



The Teach-Across, held during the final week of Centennial celebrations, 
provided opportunities for university instructors to address classes 
outside of their, ox^i departments on topics of mutual interest, Reiner 
T. Zuidema, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin-American 
Studies at the U, of I,, addressed the Spanish 102 section taught by 
Graduate Assistant Haxi-rell R, Moviry, Jr,, on Txiesday, March 5 as a 
part of the program. Prof, Zuidema, a native of the Netherlands, spoke 
on his experiences as a student at the University of Madrid and on his 
fieldwork in Peru among the descendants of the Inca Indians, He stressed 
the importance of the undergraduate studies of foreign languages as a 
prereqiiisite for research of this nature. 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language KetJsletter is 
published jointly by the modern language departments of the U, of I, 
under the direction of the Dept, of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 
Prof, William H, Shoemaker, Head, Tlie Newsletter is available X'Jith- 
out charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other states. 
Editor: Mrs, Rinda R, Young, Communications should be addressed to 
Editor, MFL ME .'SLETTER , 224 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois, 618OI, 



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DNIVERSiry OF ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 

NE\-JSLETTER 



Vol, XXIo No, 7 April, 1968 



U. OF I. LANGUAGE LABORATORY 



■^^'hen the new Foreign Language Building is completed in 1971 it lAll 
provide unique laboratory facilities. In the meantime, the Lincoln 
Hall language laboratories, coordinated by Dr. H, Keith Myers, provide 
mary valuable services for students and facxilty in the foreign language 
curricula. 

The community-access telephone lines introduced last year to sup- 
plement the sei^rices provided by the regular laboratory have been very 
successful. Students taking courses in French, German, Spanish, and 
Siglish as a second language may call the laboratory and take part in 
a conversational drill in which they hear a complete dialogue, or they 
may be connected to a pattern drill which enables them to hear a phrase 
designed to elicit a specific response. In some advanced courses they 
may listen to prose and poetry repitations or musical selections. 
These telephone lines are in service 24 ho\irs a day, 7 days a week* 
The tapes are changed regularly to correspond iidth the students* cur- • 
rent classroom instruction. Also, there is a "random-access" tele- 
phone number that students may call whenever the laboratory is openo 
Using this number, they may request any tape they wish to be played* 

The University of Illinois language laboratories are utilized by 
students taking courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, 
Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, The 
larger of the language laboratories has 63 student- listening stations 
and 21 stations provided with dual- track record-playback machines. 
Students may use these latter stations on an xmscheduled basis and 
select from open shelves any tape they wish to play. In additiong 
they may record their own voices, for purposes of comparison, on the 
second track of these tapes. The smaller laboratory provides 32 
additional record-playback stations for independent work on a scheduled 
basis. The language laboratories are open 8:00 a,m, - 6:00 p,m, 
Monday through Friday, 7:00 p,m, - 9s00 p,m, Monday through Thursday, 
9:00 a,m, - 12:00 noon on Satxirdays, and 2:00 p.m, - 4:00 p,m, and 
7:00 p,m,. - 10:00 pom, on Sundays^ ■ 

In addition to the above services, the laboratory also maintains 
a small pool of portable audio-visual equipment for the use of the 
foreign language faculty: 6 tape recorders, one overhead projector, 
one 35 inBi, slide projector, and a I6 mm, sound movie projector,. 

M. Keith Myers 

Coordinator, Language Laboratories 



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ARTHUR HAl'IILTON 1886-196?. Professor Hamilton joined the faculty of 
the University of Illinois in 1919, as Instructor in Romance Lancuages, 
He was made Assistant Professor in 1920 and Associate Professor in 1930, 
He became Professor of Spanish in 19^5 » a^^d in 19^9-50 'was Acting Head 
of the Department, 

In addition to his inspired teaching, he was perhaps best known for 
his work as Dean of Foreign Students, a position of which he was the 
first holder when it was created in 19^5, and which he held until his 
retirement. 

His best-knovm publications were Soui'-ces of the Religious Element in 
Flaubert's Salammbo (Elliott Monographs, No, 4), and the well-knoxjn 
and widely adopted Hamilton and Van Home Elementary Spanish Grammar . 

On his retirement in I95^t he and his beloved wife Mary, moved to 
Cuernavaca, and later to Q^adalajara, Mexico, where he died, May 29, 
1967, Mary preceded him in death on March 20, 1965. Two of his dis- 
tinguished sisters preceded him in death:. Edith Hamilton, the noted 
classical scholar, and Nora, artist and illustrator. He is survived 
by his other tv;o sisters, Alice Hamilton, physician and pioneer in 
the study of industrial diseases, who vias a long-time associate of 
Jane Addams at Hull House, and i'largaret, a distinguished educator, 
both now living in- Hadlyme, Connecticut,. .. , ' 

(From the Memorial Resolution presented to the Faculty Senate at 
Urbana, March 11, 1968.) 



CSMLTA. The Central States Modern Language Teachers Association Spring 
1968 meeting will be held at the LaSalle Hotel, Chicago, on 14ay 3 and ^, 
Address for information: Rosario Ziegler, 635 North Court Street, 
Medina, Ohio 44256, 



TOIIVERSITY OF KENTUCICY FL COfFERENCE.- The University of Kentucky's 
21st Foreign Language Conference will be held, as announced in the 
March Newsletter , from April 25-27. Special events scheduled include 
a "Colloquium on the ''^vant-Garde Theatre," a "Symposium on German 
Romanticism," and a "Seminar on Programmed Language Instruction," , 
Several faculty members from the University of Illinois vrill be par- 
ticipating: Prof, H, Curtis Blaylock, Spanish, Italian^" , & Portuguese, 
will preserrt a paper on "Some Old Spanish Preterites: A Case of Trans- 
Pyrennean Borrowing"; Prof, Merlin Forster, Spanish, Italian & Por- 
tuguese, will preside at the section on Portuguese and Brazilian 
Literature; .Prof , Stanley E, Gray, French, will give a paper entitled 
"The Function of Deceit in the Vlorks of Gide and Xafka" ; Prof, Luis 
Leal, Spanish, -^talian, & Portuguese, id.ll preside at the Spanish III 
section on "The Latin American Short Story", Others participating 
include: Benito Brancaforte, University of Wisconsin and a recent 
Ph,D, of the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese at the U, of 
I,, will soeak on "Benedetto Croce's Theory of Genres: A Clarification"; 



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J, H, Parker, University of Toronto and a sometime Visiting Professor 
at the U, of I, iJill preside at the Spanish I section; Joseph H, • • 
Silverman, University of California and coauthor vjith Prof, Leal- 
of a new text, Siglo Veinte . vdll speak on "El galan es Garment ado 
de Lope de Vega," . 



COMPARAT^IVE LITERATURE. New Appointments, Prof. Rocco Montano has 
been appointed Professor in Comparative Literature (joint appointment 
with the Department of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese) and Ilrs, 
Barbara Smalley has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Pro- 
gram. 

Professor P. Lai, University of Calcutta, is for this semester Visit- 
ing Professor in Comparative Literature at the U. of I, Prof, Lai 
has published a large number of translations. The most recent ones 
are: King Mahendra-varman. The Farce of the Drunk Monk . A One-Act 
Sanskrit Play of the 7th Century . Writers Workshop, 1968; Some 
Sanskrit Poems . Writers Workshop . 196?; Draupadi & Javadratha & 
Other Poems, Writers Workshop, 196?; 3M First VJORICSHOP Story ^- 
thology . Writers VJorkshop, 1967, 

Recent Publications, An article fey Prof« A, Owen Aldridge entitled 
"Apostles of reason: Camilo Henriquez and the French Enlightenment" 
appeared in Studies oh Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century ., LV: 1967, 
pp. 65-87, Prof, Frangois Jost recently had an article published in 
Les probl^mes des genres litteraires (Poland), 10 (1968), pp, 51-80 

Prof. Aldridge Will give a lecture on April 29 on "Kazantzakis and 
the Modern Spirit" at a Symposium on ilodem Greek Literature at the 
University of l-Iaryland, College Park, 



S.I.U. SUMMER STUDY PROGRAM. Southern Illinois University is sponsoring 
a Summer Study Program in German and Government from June 17 to August 
27 in Germany. For the government course no kno^^^ledge of German is re- 
quired, but for the language course there are some requirements. Dead- 
line for joining the group is May 15th, Interested persons may T^rrite 
to: Southemlllinois University Germany Summer Program 1968, 110 
Anthony Hall, S.I.U., Carbondale, Illinois 629OI, 



FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Sdvan Jahiel 



As announced in the March Newsletter the traditional 20^5 discoxiht" 
given in France to tourists on purchases .made with travelers checks 
has not, as is often rumored, been discontinued, but rather it has 
been made more strict. The export discount will be granted at the 
store if the buyer has his purchases delivered at his departure point, 



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i.e., at certain international air termnals or seaports. This, of 
course , implies that one must be certain of his precise departure time 
and area, and that one cannot use the purchases during one's stay in 
France, The discount is also given for purchases irhich are sent home by 
the store. The catch here is that stores charge a prettjr sizeable amount 
for "expedition a I'etranger;" these charges are noi-mally considerably 
higher than the "raw" cost of postage, but this is quite normal, honest 
and understandable: overhead,' packing, ■wrapping,' insuring, mailing, etc, 
demand a great deal of time and effort - and ^^^e doubt that most stores 
make a significant additional profit from overseas delivery. The fact 
remains however that these charges, in practice, do "eat into" the 20 
percent discount, sometimes rather substantially. 

Purchasers may use the cash-and-carry method on the other hand, but Td.th 
several restrictions c Purchases must be of 125 francs ($25) or more; 
they must be carried to. the departure check-out point for possible in- 
spection by the French customs; rail and car exit points are limited - 
there are two highway exits on the French— Spanish border, and three on 
the French-Swiss border, that's all. Cash-and-carry travelers do not 
get their discount upon purchases ; they pay list price but receive some 
special sales form from the store, turn in those forms at the exit points, 
and later get a refund check in francs (which they can convert into 
dollars) mailed to their regular home address in the U.StA, (in the case 
of Americans.) Cash-and-carry items must fit into hand luggage. 

The new discount applies to purchases made in any currency (francs, 
traveler's checks, other moneys) but the purchaser must show proof of 
residence abroad (some stores also want to see the buyer's return ticket) 
and he must remove the purchases from France -within three months. 

To what extent the new system X'Jill work and how much the groans it al- 
ready causes are justified, remain to be seen. Some consolations how- 
ever, which articles do not point out in the gloomy repo±5ts of newspaper 
and magazines travel pages may be in order, 

(1) The number of stores granting the 20 percent has alwaV'-s been far more 
limited than most people believe. The discount is, in effect, a tax 
credit which the discounting stores get from the government and pass on 
to the buyer. This involves extra and complicated book-keeping for the 
store, so that only the Grands ttegasins and some others vjithin the major 
tourist areas in Paris ever gave the discount. Outside Paris the discount 
never existed for all practical purposes, except in a fe\<i very large or 
luxury shops in lar§;e metropolitan areas, 

(2) The average tourist is in France in the summertime at the time of 
the post-l4 Juillet soldes. These clearance sales are often extremely 
attractive and one can seldom get a 20 percent in addition to the 20 or 
33 or 50 percent off sale price. True, you' can combine both in the 
major department stores (Galeries Lafayette, Au Printenps, Grands Maga- 
sins du Louvre, La Samaritaine, Au Bon Marche, Franck et f ils) , 

(3) Books, which are a major attraction for teachers, can always be bought 



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at small bougviinlstes at good prices: second-hand, nexj but remaindered, 
or at list price minus a good discoxont often given to members of the 
teaching profession (if the latter ask for it politely but firmly) , 
Books may also be ordered from France at discount prices by mail. And 
books are just about the only item that U.S. Customs do not taxi The 
most inportant thing to remember is the strict book-package size-and- 
weight limitation of the French Post-Office and to play it safe by stay- 
ing under it even if this means making more packages, 

(l^) Food, still the best buy in the world in France, especially meals in 
the provinces if you can read intelligently your red Michelin guide (and, 
to a lesser extent, the Guide de 1' Auto- Journal — forget about the others^, 
was never discounted, and neither De Gaulle nor L.B.J, can tax your di- 
gestive tract. Save now, before your trip, (monejr and calories) and eat 
later, Bon voyage. 

The Treteau de Paris production of Moliere's Tartuffe will take place in 
the evening of Wednesday, October 30 i 1968, at the Auditorium of the U, 
of I. in Urbana, It is most important that interested readers of the 
Newsletter note this right away; the Ne^-^sletter has proved the best way 
to announce such events to the many instructors who come to French plays 
in Urbana, often from large distances (e.g. Carbondale) and accompanied 
by as many as 50 colleagues and students. Follox\ring my appeals in past 
Newsletters . I was able to compile a list of persons who would like 
advance notice of important events in Urbana, If you vrish to be on 
such a list- and have not dropped me a line, please do so nox^r (E. Jahiel, 
French Dept., 244 Lincoln Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana, 111, 
618OI), This list xd.ll be especially useful for keeping you posted on 
Tartuffe since the performance of it comes so early in the Fall term, 
just about the time when you x-rill be receiving the first issue of the 
Newsletter xd.ll hardly be of any help xv'hereas advance notices via the 
mailing list certainly vd.ll. The advantages of early notices are several. 
One is the possibility for you to get early tickets and good seats. This 
will be extremely important in the case of Tartuffg Xdrtilch is bound to be 
very well attended. The Treteau de Paris has ali'eady had one cast tour- 
ing the United States and doing le Tartuffe in the Spring of 1968, si- 
multaneously xd.th its other cast doing En Attendant Godot . Reports 
indicate that in the ten or so consecutive tours of the Treteau in the 
U.S.A., Tartuffe has been by far the "best-seller" and that in a large 
number of cases performances have been entirely sold-out. The superior, 
exciting performances by the Treteau have, clearly, built up a folloid.ng 
over the year, but, in addition Moliere's Tartuffe is the kind of the- 
atrical masterpiece that attracts the xd.dest audiences. Lesage or 
Beckett, however beautifully performed are not everjrbody's cup of tea, 
Moliire is. 

We can also announce at this early date the texts that will be available 
for Tartuffe, One edition xd.ll be the all-French, inexpensive (approx, 
50 cents) and x-jell-illustrated and annotated Edition Bordas. This is 
the text that students of French xd.ll read' befoi-'hand at the U. of I, 
However, another edition will also be available. This xd.ll be a bilingual, 
special edition with the full texts in French and in English on facing 



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pages, but with absolutely no notes, critiques, vocabulary, etc. Price: 
$1.00 8 In order not to complicate things more than necessary, the bi- 
lingufl edition vri.ll be available on special order, that is: those who 
x-ant such an edition please let me know so now, specifying the number 
of copies needed. A collective order x^Iill be placed when all the returns 
are in, and individuals '-Jill be able to order their copies from: Follett's 
Bookstore, '..'right & Green, Champaign, 111. 6l820 starting the day the 
new school year resumes in September 1968, Thank yon for your patience. 
I am sure that the performance of ^^cto-ber 30 '".rill be more than worth our 
common efforts. 



Professor Jahiel atrarded Palmes Academiques, By Decree of the Llinistry 
of National Education of the French Republic, dated 22 Be'cember 196?, 
Professor Edx-ri^n Jahiel of the U, of I. Department of French was named 
"chevalier" in the Ordre des Faljies Academgues . The presentation of 
the decoration itself (an oval of ci-ossed branches of palm and laurel 
with a violet ribbon), was made on April 23, 1968 by Cr, Edouard liorot- 
Sir, Cultural Counselor to the French Fnbassy and liepresentative of the 
French Universities. The reception, attended by member's of the Univer- 
sity Faculty and Administration, the local French "colony" and other 
members of the comruunity, took place in the liraraiei't Iiuseum. Mr, Morot- 
Sir was accompanied hy I!r, Jean-Louis Ilandei.-'eau, Consiil General of France 
in Ciiicago, and by Ilr, Jean Digras, Cultural Attache for the States of 
the Iliddle ".^st. Earlier in April, 1-Ir, Digras had awarded the Palmes 
to Dr, Vera L, Peacock, Professor Emeritus of French (S,I,U,) at the 
AATF meeting in Carbondale, Illinois, In 1808, under l^apoleon Bona- 
parte, the definitive decree was issued which have its precise form to 
the Universite . defined as a body exclusively chai-ged x-jith public teach- 
ing and education throughout the Empire, That was the basis of the 
French Educational Sjrstem as it eijists, essentially, today. Honorary 
titles and decorations iiere then created, the P alme s Academiaues . which, 
in 1955 f became an Order. The Falraes honor cultural achievement and 
are awarded to x-iriters, artists, professors and to those foreigners or 
Frenchmen x-:ho, living abroad, contribute ta the intellectual, scientific, 
or artistic expansion of French culture, . . 



Departmental Activities, People have been going places. In I-Iarch, 
Professor Jean ilisrahi x\rent to the University of Iox-:a x>7here he spoke on 
"Oliver and the Epic Kero;" Professors Jost and Aldridge attended the 
Dada and Surrealism Conference in Nex^; York City; Professor Roche spoke 
at Northwestern University; Professor Hassan at '■.i.scbnsin. In April, 
Professor Jost chaired a section of Am.ex-ican Cor.y'arative literatxire 
Meeting at Indiana University and Professor Aldridge spoke on Kazan- 
tzakis at a Symposiu:'; on Contemporary Greek Literature at the University 
of I'laryland, Professors Uachtmann and Shinall represented the Department 
at the Kortheast Conference on the Teacliing of Foreign Languages (New 
York City) and Professors Savignon and Jahiel at the AATF m.eeting (Dox-m- 
state chapter) in Carbondale, On April 25-2? several members of the 
Department attended the 21st University of Kentucky Foreign Language 
Conference, Professor Snatley Gray spoke on Gide and I'lafka and Professor 
Edv.an Jahiel on the Humanism of Jean Renoir, 



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IFLTA, formerly DILTA will meet next November 1st and 2nd at the 
Holiday Inn East, in Springfield, Illinois, 



Summer Courses in French, Correction. French ^60, Seminar in French 
Lit, \-jill be on "Studies in French Theatre and Cinemapl instructor, 
E, Jahiel; a number of "classic" French films vdll be projected in the 
classroom as part of the regular work. 



Professor Franjois Jost is one of l4 Champaign-Urbana appointees to 
the Center for Advanced Study for the 1968-69 year. He will continue 
the study of the theory and technique of the novel internationally. 



At the same time that Prof, Barrette's French choral group gives its 
first public performance (tentatively. May 2), the one-act play ty 
Tristan Bernard, L' Anglais tel gu'on le narle . will be presented - 
possibly a second one-acter too. The initiator, producer and director 
of the theatrical program is Prof, Kachtmann, 



Additions and changes regarding previously announced lectures on this 
campus, Dr, Edouard Ilorot-Sir's first lecture during his visit here, 
on April 23, was on "La Vie Litteraire en France en 1968," The second, 
on April Z^■, was on "The Philosophy of Jean- Paul-Sartre," On April 
30th David Hayman, Professor of Comparative Literature at the Univer- 
sity of Iowa addressed the last Journal Club meeting on "A Definition 
of Farce," On Maj' 6, the famous historian G, de Bertier de Sauvigny, 
Professor of History at the Institut Catholique, Paris, -will speak on 
"The Origins of French Nationalism in the I^inetbeenth Century," 



GEKI-IAII NOTES ~ by Prof. Carol Miller 



Professor Francis J. Nock and Ruth Lorbe have been granted sabbatical 
leaves by the Board of Trustees, Professor Nock i-dll continue his 
study of the various manuscidpts of V/olfram von Eschenbaoh's Parzival . 
with special emphasis on their relationsliip. Professor Lorbe will 
spend the first semester of 1968/69 in Germany and perhaps Austria, 
where she Tdll be investigating elements of Children's rhymes in 
modern German poetry. 



The German Club has planned several activities for April and May, 
In early April Matthias von Oj^nen was to speak to the group about 
"Hunting in Germany," Clayton Gray, Jr, and others will present 
infonnation about and lead a discussion of opportunities for American 
students to study abroad both during the summer and for the academic 



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year. This meeting is scheduled for April 29* On the lighter side, ■ 
the group intends to hold a dance to the music of the carrent German 
hit records. The spring picnic vjill be held at Lake of the 'foods on 
May 5. Details of tliese last two programs were not available as of 
this vriting. The German Club has also agreed to participate in the 
meeting of the Southern Illinois Chapter of AATG. at Urbana next month. 



March 21 was a busy day for members' of the German Department, In the 
afternoon Dr. Carlo Christ ensen, Cultural Counsellor of the Danish 
Embassy in VJashington, gave a talk in the form of a short memoir on 
his personal friend the Danish dramatist Kaj Tiunk, That evening 
Professor Ruth Lorbe discussed "Syrabol bei Hofmannsthal?" at the 
monthly meeting of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft, Professor 
Elmer Antonsen's paper, originally scheduled for the liarch meeting, 
is now to be read on April 18, 



The German Quarterly ^ Vol, XII, No. 2 (iferch 1968) includes two 
articles by members of the staff, "•Die stumme Gegegnung, ' Beobach- 
tungen zur Funktion de Blicks im Tod in Venedig ." by Professor John 
R. Frey appeared on pages 177-95* The first article in the same issue 
(pp, 149-66) is lir. David R, Couch's "A Theatrical Evaluation of 
Goethe's Abridged Stage Adaptation of Gotz," 



SLAVIC HOTES — by Profs, S, P. Hill & F, Y. Gladney 



Russian Club events. On Friday evening, iky 3, the Russian Club will 
present an evening of Drama, dance, and song. Among the attractions 
are two playlets directed by ilrs. Catherine Ziablovra, Chekhov's 
"0 vrede tabaka" read by Douglas Clayton, and "Kovosel'e" starring 
Marcia Schunk, Edward Frost, and Nina Atjsieilko, plus folk dances in 
native costumes, arranged by Charlene Borys and ^'atalie Jermihov, and 
singing of Russian songs. 



Tuesday, Ilay l4, will be the Club's last film sho^d-ng of the year, 
txro works by outstanding Russian play:-iir:;hts of the past and present: 
Volodin's "Go See IJho's at the Door" ( Zvoniat . otkroite dyer ' . 1965) » 
which won prizes in the USSR for best actor and actress, and Chekhov's 
"The Bear" ( itedved ' , x\rritten 1888) , the old farce about a chip-on- 
the-shoulder courtship. 



On April 4 Mr, Herbert S, Coats, a graduate student in the Slavic 
Department, addressed the weekly Linguistic Seminar on the topic of 
his Ph,D, dissertation, Russian stress. 



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On March 18 the Center and the Department of Economics hosted a lecture 
by Prof, Jerzy F. Karch, University of Calr^fornia at Santa Barbar§., 
entitled "Agriculture in the Communist Development liodel," 

Illinois ranks fourth in the country in the number of memberships in 
AATSEEL, according to MTSEEL's newsletter. The top states are New 
York (310), California (l6l), Pennsylvania (15O), Illinois (II6), 
Indiana (99), Massachusetts (97), and Vdsconsin (97) (as of January 
15, 1968i, 



The annual spring meeting of the Illinois Chapter of AATSEEL i-iill 
take place on Saturday, Hay 11, in room 213 of the Illini Union, 
University of Illinois, starting at 12:30, Papers will be presented 
by Prof, Clayton L, Dax^rson, Prof, :Iichael A, CurranJ. and Prof, Temira 
Pachmuss, who will speak in Russian on the teaching of Russian lit- 
erature, Mrs, VJilma Hoffmann, president of Illinois A.^TSEEL is 
soliciting papers bearing on the teaching of Russian in high school, 
l-^s, Judith Dalche, secretary- treasurer of Illinois MTSEEL, will be 
on hand to accept membership renewals. Refreshments will be served. 



Prof, Steven Hill has been granted a sabbatical leave for the 1968-69 
academic year. He plans to spend part of the 3'ear in the USSR study- 
ing Soviet drama and cinema. 



The Roundtable of the Center for Russian Language and Area Studies 
was addressed on April 2 by Prof, Michael A, Curran of the Slavic 
department, whose topic was "Suxovo-I'obylin's Trilogy ." Prof. Cui'ran's 
recent Ph,D, dissertation at Harvard dealt with 19th century Russian 
drama and specifically the works of A, V, Suxovo-Kobylin, 



The 5th annual Illinois High School Russian Contest vri.ll be held on 
Saturday, May 13, at Hinsdale Central High School, starting at 10 a,m. 
Interested persons should contact Mrs* Alice Clowacki at Hinsdale 
Central High School, 55th and Grant St,, Hinsdale, 111, 60521. 



SPAIMISH, IT'vLIAj:, & PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Rinda R, Young 



The annual AATSP Downstate Chapter meeting x-ras held Saturday, April 6 
in the Illini Union, At the morning session Er, D, Lincoln Canfield, 
Visiting Professor of Spanish at Southern Illinois University, spoke 
on "Zonas dialectales del castel].ano de America" and 'Irs, Dorothy 
Bishop, Foreign Language Consultant for Des Plaines Public Schools, 
spoke on "Foreign Languages in the Elementally Schools," In the after- 



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noon Mrs. Barbara Watson, R.O.V.A.High School, Oneida, spoke on 
"Cuatro niveles de espanol con una sola profesora," New officers 
elected at the morning business meeting are: Dr, James iicPCinney, 
Western Illinois University, President; Ijts, Barbara Watson, R.O.V.S. 
High School, Vice-President J Mr, Jack Clinton, Limestone Community 
High School, Bia'tonsville, Coi'respondj.ng Secretary, llrs, Gladys 
Leal continues as Secretary- Treasurer^ Entertainment at the AATSP 
luncheon was provided by Urdversity students: Mr, and Mrs, Espadas, 
Mr, J, Maharg, and Mr, Guillermo Trevino,' 

The following persons attended the AATSP meeting: Drc D, Lincoln 
Canfield, Carbondale; Miss Dorothy Dodd, Quincy; Mrs, R, F, Anderson, 
Ifettoon; Dr, James HcKinney^ Macomb; Mrs, Pat Castle, Springfield; 
Mr, Jack Clinton, Peoria; Iliss Ruth Straw, Dixon; Mr, Richard Naber, 
Palatine; Mr, Jesse L, Davis, Granville; Mr. Rodolfo Vilaro; Normal; 
Mss Allegra VJilber and guest of Charleston; Ilr, Joseph Ferreira, 
Sciota; Mrs, Barbara VJatson, Oneida; I'liss Jemima Owens, Belle'^/ille ; 
Dr, Paul Cooke, Godfrey; Dr, Rosa Echevarrfa, Godfrey; Mrs, Sam McGall 
and guest of Hillsboro; Mr, Arturo Jurado, Urbgna; Prof, H, Logan 
Cobb, Charleston; Mr, & Mrs, Lenfest, Urbana; Prof, & Mrs, Luis Leal, 
Urbana; Father Neal Kaveny, Quincy; Mr, Enoch M, Anderson, Tuscola; 
Miss R, Eloise Metzger, Peld.n; Mr, Jose Rencurrell, Bloomington; 
Miss Patsy Leoppard, Buckley; Mrs, Ruth Adams, Urbana; Mrs, Karen 
Stone, Ridgsfarm; Dro Walter Kauliers, Urbana; Miss Marian Hathaway, 
Champaign; Mrs, Bernelle Moot, Rantoul; Mr, Travis Poole, Champaign; 
Mrs. Barbara FT.etcher, ''iahomet; Brother Leo Sreibas, Lockpart; I4r, 
Stanley Duris, Lockport; Mrs, Carol Klein, Urbana; Mr, and Mrs, 
Guillermo Rojas, Champaign; I4r, and MrSc Ronald Young, Urbana; Miss 
Dorothy Bishop, Des Plaines; Mrs, Bettie Baer, Urbana, 



Professor Leal gave a paper entitled "Myth and Social Reality in 
Miguel Angel Asturias" at the University of Maryland, College Park 
on March 21 qs a part of a "Sjinposium on Intellectual Crosscurrents 
in the Hemisphere o" 



A handsome nexiT book, Siglo Veinte, coauthored by Luis Leal and Joseph 
H, Silverman, University of California in collaboration with Gladys C, 
Leal and June Chavez Silverman, has just been published by Holt, Rine- 
hart and Winston, This text, designed to acquaint students with the 
culture of Spanish speaking peoples through their literature, contains 
introductions to the culture and history of Spain and Latin American 
countries followed by literaiy selections from authors of the ' ountry 
or countries being treated in the chapter. Tape recordings are avail- 
able to supplement the book. 



Professor W, H, Shoemaker presented a lecture on "Cervantes and Galdos" 
at Ilorthxrestern University on Monday, April 1, 



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A nevr book by Alberto Porqueras-iiayo, who joins the Department in 
September, has just been published in liadrid by the Consejo Superior 
de Investigaciones Cientificas and is entitled El nrologo en el 
manierismo i^ barroco esmnoles. 



The U. of I. Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi held its 1968 Spring initiation 
the evening of March 21 at 7:30 in room 31^a of the Illini Union. The 
young Mexican poet, Sergio Mondragdn, spoke follox^iing the ceremony. 
Honorary members initiated were: Jirs, Maria Elena Bravo de Maharg; 
Mr. Sergio Mondragdn; ^ir, Thomas C, Meehan, Active members initiated 
were: Enoch M. Anderson, Tuscola; Marsha Aronson, Chicago; Joan 
Becker, Morton Grove; Suzanne Brotman, Homewood; Anne Bruno, Chicago; 
Pamela Carpenter, Golden, Colorado; Pam Cohen, Springfield; Sherilyn 
Freeman, Vfaukegan; Sally Harris, Chicago; Ronald Hescott, Urbana; 
Arturo Jurado, Guanajuato, Mexico; Diane Kaiser, Urbana; Kenneth J, 
Koubek, Sticlaiey; Delano D. ICruz^n, Canton; Janice K, LaRussa, '.'alnut; 
Lia Lerner, Champaign; Katheryn J, Let-js, Anderson, Ind,; James Maharg, 
Glasgow, Scotland; Cathy Miller, Mt, Morris; Candace Jean Ilott, River- 
dale; Patricia O'Shea, Villa Park; Sherrill Peterson, Galosburg; 
Joanne Ramstad, MexvT York, Kexir York; Judith Ann Root, Galesburg; L3mne 
Barbara Russell, Glen Elljm; Jane Sexton, Urbana; iiaren Skidmore, 
Lincolnwood; Sally Ann Tucker, Cleveland, Ohio; Carol M. Tuttle, 
Champaigh; John Voorhees, Haridsonburg, Va, ; l-Iary Elizabeth Wright, 
Blair, Nebraska, 



The Spanish Club's annual poetry contest will be held on April 25 in the 
General Lounge of the Illini Union, All poens must have a minimvm of 1^ 
lines and a maximum of 35 linea* Students will be classified in 
categories according to the course in which they are enrolled. Several 
prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded. The "Circulo Literario 
Espanol" presented Calle Mayor , a I965 Spanish film x<dth English sub- 
titles, on Thui'sday, April 18 in Gregory Hall 112, 



The Latin American Institute of Southern Illinois, Univ., Carbondale 
will hold its annual Surraner Study Program in Mexico at the Universidad 
de las Americas in Mexico City from June l4 to August 10, Of the 
total eight xjeeks, students x-ri-ll spend approximately six weeks living 
in private homes Xvath -two weeks alloxred for orientation and travel, A 
possible 12 quarter hours of credit may be earned. Interested students 
may xirrite to Prof, Robert L, Gold, Latin American Institute, Southern 
Illinois University, Carbondale, 111, 6290 1» 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Nex'jsletter is 
published jointly hy the modern language departments of the U, of I, 
under the direction of the Dept, of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 
Prof, William H, Shoemaker, Head. The We^^rsletter is available x-dth- 
out charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other states. 
Editor: Mrs, Rinda R, Young. Communications should be addressed to 
Editor, MFL I^IE' SLETTER, 22iJ- Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois 618OI, 



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f f I o-dLtJiyn) i^juyxa^/iy'^-y^ — 



UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

Modern Foreign Language 

MS^ISLETTER 



Vol. XXI. No. 8 May, 1968 



U. OF I. MODERN LANGUAGE • LIBRARY 



The Modem Language Library is located on the fourth floor of the south 
xd.ng of the General Library Building. It consists of a main reading 
room vith a seating capacity of 32 people, txTO reser'/e book rooms which 
seat 20 students, and a xTOrk room for the librarian and her assistants. 
Across the hall is a seminar classroom x^hich can accomodate 28 students. 

The library serves, primarily, faculty .members and advanced students of 
the French, German, Slavic, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese departments. 
It is used frequentljr by others vjho are interested in the foreign lan- 
guage collection shelved here. A recent count showed that an average 
of l80 people studied daily here. 

The bulk of the extensive holdings in foreign languages, which the 
University of Illinois Library possesses, is shelved in the central 
stacks which are administered bj?- the Circulation Department, The Modern 
Language Library is largely a reference and reserve book library which 
has a permanent collection of some 1^,000 volumes. This permanent 
collection includes' bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, bo\md 
periodicals, sets of collected works, linguistic atlases, complete 
editions of authors whose works are most in demand, and many literary 
histories. During a regular session, there are about 3,000 volxunes on 
reserve for various classes. Theoretically, only reserves for the 300 
and 400 courses are kept here, but there are usually reserves for a 
few 200 courses which are of special interest to the patrons of this 
departmental library. Many of the reserve books are borrowed from 
holdings in the central stacks. Formerly, the reserves for courses 
in linguistics x-zere shelved here, but several years ago, the Department 
of Linguistics moved its collection to the Education Library on the 
first floor of the General Library. 

In addition to the works mentioned, the Modern Language Library has the 
last tvro current issues of 290 periodicals and the last five issues of 
28 newspapers. Back issues of the periodicals are, for the most part, 
kept in the Circulation Department, and beck issues of the newspapers 
may be secured in the -Newspaper Library in the basement. There are, 
also, about 5OO foreign language discs which faculty and graduate 
students may borrow. During the course of the year, some 600 nex-j books 
are exhibited in book racks which are kept at the end of the large 
tables in the main room. There is a permanent display of pamphlets 
and books on travel, study, and work abroad. There is a small collec- 
tion of contemporary titles for recreational reading. In some cases, 
the same lending regulations prevail here as in the Circulation Depart- 
ment of the General Library, 



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Next year, when the nex-j Undergraduate Library is completed, the Commerce 
Library will move to the quarters vacated by that library and a Special 
Languages Library xdLll be set up to occupj'' the present quarters of the 
Commerce Library, Included in the Special Languages Library will be 
the Slavic languages, and those Slavic books which are noX'T shelved 
here mil be transferred to that library. Once more, the Modern Language 
Library will become the Germanic and Romance Language Librarj'', 

Ittss Florence Harding 
Modern Language Library 



NORTHEAST CONFERENCE. Early in April the Northeast Conference on the 
teaching of foreign languages xras held in New York. Our profession 
continues to demonstrate remarkable vitality and tremendous concern 
that foreign language instruction meet the challenge it faces in the 
groxjing apathy toward language learning found locally and nationally. 
Much of the material presented in the reports of the working committees 
emphasized the need for a continuing re-examination of objectives and 
methods coupled xoith ways to best present their respective values to 
our Society, . The reports entitled "Innovative Foreign Language Learn- 
ing," "The Classroom Visited," and "Liberated Expression" were well 
received and vigorously discussed. It was both striking and heartening 
to see the degree to which the concept of foreign language learning 
is appreciated as primarily a cultural ejcporience. As a result, emphasis 
was placed upon foreign language instruction not only for an elite group 
of college bound youths but also for those x\r!-io Xidll not attend schools 
of higher learning; likex'jise the emphasis placed upon bilingual language 
instruction, not only as practiced in areas of hea^/y concentration of 
minority ethnic groups, but also as it might be given by departments 
other than language departments; finally,, the resolution voted hj the 
advisory council which xAll be presented to the Department of Health, 
Education, and Welfare and XirM.ch deplores the present apparent de- 
emphasis of foreign language learning by our national government cap- 
sulized by the absence of any representative of our profession in an 
advisory position of importance. 

The conference, attended by some 3,500 people, deserves our support. 
In an attempt to provide more dialogue, beginning in 1970 two identical 
Northeast Conferences xd.ll be held: one in April in Boston, the other 
in May in Washington D, C, Professor F, \ndre Paquette xjas elected 
to serve' as the chairman of the 1969 Conference, 

Printed beloxj is a bibliography which should be of considerable interest 
to teachers, counselors, and students. It was distributed at the Con- 
ference , 

Carroll, John B,, "The Prediction of Success in Intensive Foreign 

Language TrairTjing," Modern Language Association Materials Center , 
1962. 



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Doyle, Henry Grattan, Ed,, Language Leaflets: 10 brief statements 

on the importance of foreign language study by diplomats, business- 
men, scientists et al- National Federation of Foreign Language 
Teachers Associations^, 19^0, 

Hardeaty, R, T,, Translating Foreign Languages into Careers . Indiana 
Language Progi^m, Indiana University^, 196^, 

Huebner, Theodore, VJhy Johnny Should Learn Languages . Chilton Books , 
1961. 

Hohnston, M, C, and E, Keesee, Modern Fo reign Languages and Your Child . 
United States Office of Education57~l960, 

Kettlekamp, Gilbert, "Vocational Opportunites for Foreign Language 
Students," Modern Lmiguage Journal^, March, 196?. 

Lxmd, Gladys A, and Nina Greer Herslovj, Foreign Language Entrance and 

Degree Requi^anents in United States Institutions of Higher Education, 
Modern Language Association Materials Center, 1, 1966, 

Parker, W, R,, The Language Curtain and Other Essays of American Ed- 
ucation . Modern Language Association Ilaterials Center^, 1966, 

Plmsleur, Paul et al,, "Under-Achieveraent in Foreign Language Learning," 
Modern Language Association Materials Center , 1966, 

Remer, Ilo, A Handboo k for G uiding Students in Modern Foreign Languages . 
United States Office of Education^, 1963. 

Sherif , June Loi^rry, Handbook of Foreipni Language Occupations . Regents 
Publishing Co,, Inc,^, 1966. 

Starr, W, H. et al. Modern Foreign Language and the. Academically 
Talented Student . National Education Association?,, i960, 

Walsh, Donald D,, "Advice to the Language Learner," Modern Language 
Association IIateiT.als Center! , 1966. 

For further information or details on specific languaces, write to the: 
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language?, 62 Fifth Ave., 
New York, N, Y. 10011. 

1. 62 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10.011 

2. 131^9 Cannes Drive, St, Louis, ilissouri 63l4l 

3. Kirkwood Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana ^-7^5 

4. 401 Walnut Stre.et, PhiO^dephia, Pa, 19106. 

5. Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, 
Washington, D.C. 20^102 

6. 200 Park Avenue South, New York, N. Y. IOOO3 

7. 1201 Sixteenth Street N.W,, Vfeshington D,C, 2OO36 ■ 

Stanley L, Sliinall 
Department of French 



COMPARATIVE LITERATTJRE. The Ai^erican Comparative Literature Association 
meeting at Indiana University April 18-20 was attended by Professors 
A. Owen Aldridge, F, Bassan, Z. Folejewski, John R, Frey, Frangois Jost, 
Herbert Knust, Ruth Lorbe, P. M, ilitchell, Hohn Simon and Prof esse- 
and Mrs. Bruce Morrissette, Professor Mitchell and Professor Folo^ewski 
participated in a panel on "Bibliographical Problems in Comparative 
Literature," Professor Aldridge headed a panel, "International and 
New Periodicals in Comparative Literature," and Professor Jost was the 



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chairman of a panel, "A. Literary History of Europe: Approaches and 
Problems," In the elections at the meeting. Professor Aldridge was 
re-elected to the Advisory Board, 

The proceedings of the world's first syiriposium on Modern Greek Literature 
which xvas held at the, University of Maryland April 29 ijill be published 
by the Balkan Institute in Athens. Included Till be the paper presented 
by Professor iildridge as well as that of Hi-, ^amon Friar who was a 
guest lecturer on this campus May 15. His lecture, "Contemporary 
Greek Poets: Seferis, Sljrtis,. Kazantzakis, liavafis," was sponsored 
by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Classics, 
the Department of' English, and the Program in Comparative Literature, 

In the fall semester, eleven seminars v.dll be- offered in the Compara- 
tive Literature Program, A seminar, "The Technique of the Novel" 
^■Jill also be offered during the summer session. Detailed programs 
are available in 401 Lincoln Hall, 

Professor Fran9ois Jost,- Director of the Progi'am in Comparative Lit- 
erature, has been appointed an Associate in the Center for Advanced 
Study for the 19o8-69 academic j'^ear. 



FRENCH NOTFS - by Prof, Edwin JaMel 



II'iPORT'\NT NOTICE RE LE TRETEAU DE PARIS FALL 1968PERFOPJ-IAMCE. The 
Fall 1968 production by le Treteau de Paris of Moli^re's Tartuf f e . on 
the Urbana campus, has been rescheduled for Wednesday evening, November 
6, 1968, This date seems to be firm but, if between nox^^ and next Fall 
unforseen circumstances arise, we will do our best to contact our read- 
ers via the earliest possible Newsletter (the October 1968 issue) or 
through the special mailing list for French events compiled thanks to 
your interest and cooperation - for x^^hich, thanks. 

As announced in the April 1968 Newsletter's French Notes, there will 
be a 50 cent Bordas all-French edition of Tartuf fe . and '. a special $1,00 
bilingual edition without critical apparatus, the latter available on 
special order. Please consult bottom of p, 5 and top of p, 6 of the 
April issue for details. 

It may interest you to hear that the Treteau 's tour of Godot and 
Tartuffe this season were capped by 42 perforroances of both plays 
(alternating) in 25 days (April and May) in New York City. The New 
York critics were unanimous in their praise of both productions, their 
reviews ran^^lng from excellent to siqtjerlative , and leaving no doubt 
that the Treteau has scoted two theatrical triuitphs. We wish them * 
many more in the future, ^ ' 



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The third Annual Poetry Contest w^is held on l'iayl4, auspices of the 
French Department and the Cercle Erancais of the U, of I, The compe- 
tition included four divisions according to the contestant's level, 
from third and fourth semester of College French through graduate 
courses and native speakers. There were first, second and third 
places in each category. 



The book, Journey to Paris in the Year 1968 . edited by Prof, Raymond 
Stearns of the U, of I, Department of History, designed by larry 
Slanker, Assistant Art Editor of the U, of I, Press, and published by 
the U, of I, Press, was selected as one of the twenty- five books com- 
prising the 1968 Association of University Presses Book Show, 

Readers kindly note (that i^ with kindness and tolerance) ; copj- for 
each Newsletter is prepared very early each month; since events announced 
often take place between the first part of the month and the latter 
part (when you receive the Newsletter) not only are they described in 
the past tense in the original copy - although at the tim.e of vjriting 
these are future events - but often there are changes 'twixt cup and 
lip; hence a number of corrections have to be made in the next Nex^rs- 
letter - - - for which we apologize, but in^ch are unavoidable. For 
exarrple, contrary to the report in the April 1968 Newsletter, Ilr, 
llorot-Sir, during his visit here on -April 23 and 2^ was indeed accom- 
panied by 1-Ir, Jean Digras, Cultural Attache for the.Iiidxirest, but not 
by lir, J, L, Mandereau, Consul General of France iij Chicago, Ilr. Jahiel 
did not attend the AATF meeting at Carbondale, but ilr, Roche did. Pro- 
fessor Gray's first name is Stanley and not Snatley, In addition, Vjc, 
Gray presided over the French. II Section of the Kentucky meeting, and 
I'lr, Degras iras guest of honor and speaker at the AATF Luncheon of that 
Conference, Incidentally, this 21st Kentucky Conference was very 
lively, busy and interesting; our colleagues from Lexington should 
be congratulated for their successful efforts in organizing their 
Conference into a first-rank annual meeting in the field of Foi;Eign 
Languages and Literatures, 



CKor colleague, Ilrs, Anne Marie Sagi, gave a talk, in Spanish, on May 9, 
entitled "Revelation of an exceptional woman of Spain," The woman in 
question is Elizabeth Mulder whom lirs, Sagi (herself an ira^porta^nt poet) 
praised and described as a complete and varied writer of the highest 
order, . 



Additional activities in April, Mr, Nachtmann xras one of five U, of 
I, delegates to the Amundsen-Maj'fair Junior College, Chicago, He re- 
presented the F,L, Departments, This is a new activity of the U, of I, 
aimed at improving articulation xAth the Junior Colleges in the state. 
Schools which send the most transfer students to the Urbana campus can 
request an official visit by a faculty committee; they specify x-riiich 
departments they wish to see represented on that committee, Mr, Jahiel 



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was one of the panelists (from Art, Theatre, Speech) of a Graduate 
Forum in Speech held at the U, of I. on the topic "Interrelationships 
between screen, literature, and the other arts," 



The annual Banquet and Initiation of Pi Delta Phi, Epsilon Chapter, 
took place on May 15, 1968, 



The U, of I, has just purchased a film, the subject of which is the 
U. of I,, including large excerpts filmed in French conversation classes. 
This film was shot last fall on the University campus by a crew of 
O.R.T.F. (French televisions personnel) for shox-Jing on French television, 
A future Newsletter will include details. 



GERMAN NOTES - by Prof, Carol Miller 



The Department was pleased to host the annual spring meeting of the 
Southern Illinois Chapter of AATG this year. On Friday evening, May 
10, Prof, Francis J. Hock directed Christa Jacobs, Paul Garcia and 
David Couch in Arthur Schnitzler's Literatur, At the Saturday morning 
meetings in the Illini Union, Prof, Ivolfgang Pfabel of Illinois State 
University and iir, John Garland of Belleville Toxmship High School 
West discussed "German High School Texts," and Mr, Frederick Fischer, 
Alton Sr, High School, Mr, Gail Schwarz, ^.elleville, and I'^r, James 
Neighbor, Southern Illinois University, presented a panel discussion 
on "Multi-Media Language Teaching," After a business meeting and 
luncheon, students from Alton East Jr, High School presented readings 
from Lessing's Faust and other literary works. The final topic xras 
"Literature in the High School," Participating in this session x^ere 
Profs, Ruth Lorbe and Henri Stegemeier of U, of I,, Urbana, Mrs. Marcia 
Bernliard, Champaign Central High School, and Mrs, Vida Rimas, Champaign 
Centennial High School, 



Several members of the Department attended professional meetings during 
April, The American Comparative Literature Association meeting at 
Indiana University, Bloomington, on April 18-20 attracted Profs, Ruth 
Lorbe, John R, Frey, and Herbert Knust, Mr, Gunther Hoist participated 
in the Illinois Conference for the Standardization of Foreign language 
Education in Blcomington (111,) the same weekend, Tliis gath-ring 
included representatives of High Schools and Colleges and touched on 
problems of teacher training programs and of articulation,. Hi*, Hoist 
assximes responsibility next fall for the Department's Teacher Train- 
ing Program, Prof, James licGlathery was among U, of I, faculty mem- 
bers who x^^ent to Lexington for the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 



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The final meeting for this year of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft 
was held on May l6 in the Illini Union, At that time Prof, James Poag 
of nindiana University presented some findings from his current research 
on "Wolfram's Grail and Sources Citations, A lAterarjr Joke?" Mr, 
Poag earned his doctorate at Illinois, 



The Department Td.ll offer two advanced literature courses this summer. 
Professor E, A, Philippson T<ri.ll teach a seminar on Baroque lyrics. 
Prof, Haile :;iill offer the 312 course, "Faust," Other classes for the 
summer included the basic language courses 101-10^ and 400-^1, as xrell 
as the undergraduate courses 210 "Masterpieces of German literature," 
taught by Prof, Herbert Knust, 211-212, "Conversation and '■■Jriting I, 
II," \-Tith Profs, Erik Graubart and gohn Frejr, and 291, the honors course, 



Three members of the Department have been granted Faculty Summer 
Felloxiships by the Graduate College Research Board, Profs, Ptudolf 
Schier and Hans J, Schlutter x-n.ll be ptmsuing their work in Europe 
while Prof, James McGlathery will work in the U, of I, Library'-, Among 
the graduate students, Ilr. Richard Lippman and I-Ir, David Couch have 
been granted Summer Fellowships, Miss Julie '-Jolfert x-Jill be attending 
the Stanford University - NDSA Institute for Advanced Stud^r in German 
in Berlin and Bad Boll, Mr, John Hox^rard will spend a year at the 
University of Mxinster under the auspices of his Fullbright Fellowship, 



Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honorary Fraternity, x-jill hold 
its annual initiation on May 20, Kex>r members are students in the upper 
division courses, who have distinguished themselves in German studies. 
Undergraduates have traditionally further demonstrated their ability 
by x-jriting a poem, essay, or short sketch on a topic selected by the 
sr^onsors of the group. At this meeting, the Mimi-Jehle-Avjard X'lill be 
gi-ven to the outstanding student in the Teacher Training Program and 
the VJerner-Marx-Book-Prize xn.ll be ax-rarded to the outstanding major. 



The German club has planned three events for May, On May 2, Matthias 
von Oppen presented a film and lecture on hunting in Germany, Members 
of the club assisted Prof, Week's group vjhich presented the play for 
the AATG meeting. The annual picnic xras scheduled for Sunday afternoon. 
Ha:/ 12, at the Lake of the VJoods, Claj-ton Gray, Jr. is to speak to the 
group on opportunities for study and vacation in Germany, May 23 is 
the date set for this meeting xijhich xd.ll be conducted in English. 



The May issue of the Nex-jsletter is an opToortunity to bid farexrell to 
those leaving the Department, Vfe xd.ll feel a marked loss due to the 
retirement of Prof, E, A, Philippson, To students of Germanic Philology 
and Mythology and Baroque literature, he is a well-knoxm scholar; to 
his a\m students, a xrell- liked teacher. He. xd.ll continue his research 
here, Mr, and Mrs, iLainer Sell are retx:irning to Germany, where he xri.ll 



be teaching in a Gymnasium in '^anburg, Mr, John Bretschneider has 
accepted a. position at Pennsylvania State University and ilr, David 
Couch i-rill be teaching German and Theater History at Centre College 
in Kentucky, Our best ^^^Lshe§ go with these and others who may be 
leaving. 



SLAVIC NOTES - by Profs. Evelyn Bristol, S, P, Hill & F. Gladney 



An evening of amateur talent was presented by the Russian Club on May 
2, ^ ith Natalia Jermihov as mistress of ceremonies it was opened by a 
talk by Prof, Kurt Klein on the language of j'^oung Soviets as reflected 
in the works of V, Aksenov, Cheldiov's dramatic monologue "0 vrede 
tabaka" was next presented by Douglas Clayton, who touchingly captured 
the persop-ality of an aging hen-pecked husband drafted to give a public 
lecture on the evils of tobacco, A medley?- of Popular Russian songs 
was presented next by Richard Ilitchell, Nina Awsienko, rlatalia Jermihov, 
James Price, and Ilenneth Olson, Jocelyn Te^jtocha accompanied by some 
of the above sang during the intermission. The second half of the 
program featured Krivoshein's "Novosel'e" (House-x^farrning) , a one-act 
play performed by Edgar Frost, Janis 'anserski, and iiarcia Schunk, 
under the not-so-amate\ir direction of Mrs, Catherine Ziabloxvra, \-iho 
also directed Ilr, ClajH;on. Triy'ing to make a fast ruble a landlady 
lets the same room to a young man on the day shift and a young woman 
on the night shift, '.Jhen the inevitable encotmter occurs there is 
some uncertainty as to who is host (ess) and x-iho guest, until the young 
people decide that they will both be at home. There were Slavic dances 
danced by Francine lialek, Susan Snox-:, Anna Pohuchj'', Maria JachniX'j, 
Richard Hitchell, Douglas Clayton, Crest Holovaty, A.lan Kubbs, and 
Charlene Bor;v's, the choreographer. 



In 1967-68 the Slavic Department is scheduled to axrard B,A, degrees 
to nine students, of xvhom four are in iaissian teacher training: 
Alexandra Andrich, Charlene Borys, Carol Idngerjt, and Susan Snox<r; and 
five are in Russian language and liteivtm'e: Cjmthia Birr, Natalie 
Jermihov, Maria Ruzycz, Richard Iiitche3.1, and Richard Pellotier, Of 
tliese, Miss Andrich and liiss Boiys are graduating xjith "distinction," 
and i'Ass Birr and Miss Jeri'iihov "High distinction," The total number 
of our B.A, recipients in Russian over the ten-year period since 1958-59 
nox-7 comes to exactly 50 in Russian language and literature and 35 in 
Russian teacher training. 



This spring the department ax\rarded its second Ph,D, degree, to Borys 
Bilokur, who did his dissertation on the lerd^con of the 19th-century 
poet Fedor Tiutchev, Dr. Bilolcur is nox-j teaching full-time at the 
University of Connecticut, 



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The Slavic-English softball team had a record of two vrins one loss 
going into its last game. 



Prof Temira Pachmuss last month lectiired at Case Western Reserve 
University on the topic "Dostoevskii"s Literary Themes in Contemporary 
Itorld literature, " 



Prof, Assya Hvuneslcy of the Slavic Department of the University of 
liichigan read a lecture April 30 on " llajakovskij and Puskin: Links 
xvith the Past," She pointed to affinities between the modernist and 
his nineteenth century predecessor. On Kay 1 Prof, Hiimesky participated 
in a panel discussion of Soviet poetry vjith Prof, Herbert I^rshall of 
SIU and Prof, Eveljm Bristol, The panel compared post-thaw poets with 
those of the twenties. 



On Apidl 17 the Center for Russian Langiaage and Area Studies cosponsered 
with the Department of Histoi^r a lecture entitled "New Light on the 
Alaska Trarisfer" by Prof. Richard A, Piei-ce, Queen's University, Ontario^ 
Together X\iith the Politcal Science Department the Center sponsered on 
May 1 a lecture by Prof, Jeremy Azrael, University of Chicago, on "The 
Communist Party of the USSR, 1917-67." On May 9 Prof, Joseph E, Rowe, 
University of l-fi-chigan, spoke on "Research and Scientific Education in 
the Soviet Union," his talk being sponsored jointly by the Center and 
the Department of Electrical Engineering, 



Summer school offerings by the Department include elementary courses 
through 10^ (second year offered also on ah intensive basis), Russian 
^0 and ^K)l, and a conversational covirse, Russian 211, Linguistic 
courses 'Jill be Russian Phonology (^8) , Introduction to Slavic Lin- 
guistics (380) , and Old Church Slavonic (^5) e literature courses in- 
clude Readings in Russian Literature: Chekhov, Gorlcy^ Blok (32^) and 
Pushkin (^l4). 



The Spring Slavic Picnic was held at Kickapoo State Park on Saturday, 
May 18, organized by Prof, Rasio Dvmatov with support from the Russian 
Aj?ea Center, 



Professor Rasio Dunatov has been awarded a grant from the Center for 
International Comparative Studies to investigate the recent standard 
language controversy in Yugoslavia, He will spend some six weeks in 
Yugoslavia this sior.mer for this purpose. 

Dr. Anthony G. Cross of the U, of East Anglia has been appointed by the 
U, of I, Center for Advanced Study for 196S-69, to do post-doctoral re- 
search on Karamzin, Prof, R, D, B Thomson of the U. of London, a spe- 
cialist in Russian Literature in the Soviet period, infill join the Depar- 
tment in the fall. 



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SPAIJISH, ITALIAl], & PORTUGUESE NOTKS - by Pdnda R. Young 



The Department has granted a number of Ph.D. degrees since last June, 
Those who have finished their degree since then are: Dr. Valeria S, 
Lee; Dr. E, E, Borsoi who is at Wayne State University; Dr. A, P, 
Mature who is Head of the Department at Ilevjberry College (Newberry, 
North Carolina); Dr, Harcia S, Lewis who is at '. 'fblson College (Chambers- 
burg, Fenn.) ; Dr. ^f, E. Thoiapson Xifho is at iiacAlester College (St, Paul, 
I'linn.) . Those expected to receive the Ph.D. in June are Diano 
Birkomoe and Sandra il, Cj^ess who will be on the faculty at Duke Univ, 



Professors J, H, D, Allen and Henry R, Kahane of this Department x^rill 
be on the faculty of the Linguistic Institute to be held on this campus 
from June 17 to August 10, 1968, Prof. Allen Xvall be Acting Head of 
the Department during the summer. 



Members of the Department who will participate in the Summer School 
program on campus are: Professors Flores, Lott, and Heinhardt, Mr, 
Hinojpsa-Smith, Mrs, lionica Atkins, iir, P,F, Canipa, ilr, R, B, Idein, 
Mr, D, E, Lenfest, and iir, I. Lerner, Italian 400 vd.ll be taught by 
Mr, 0, Marrocco and the intensive, accelerated course in Portuguese 
(ill) will be taught jointly by Miss Maria Simonetti and Mrs, Isolde 
Vlarren, 



This is going to be a busy summer for facility members. Prof, Shoemaker 
is going to Spain this sur.'tmer to continue, and he hopes to complete, 
the gathering of critical niarterial contemporaneous \<ixt'h the publication 
pf Galdos* novels and p]ays. He will work principally in Madrid (in 
the Biblioteca Nacional and the Hemeroteca Municipal) and in the Casa- 
Museo de Galdos in Las. Palmois de Gran Canai-la, He will be accompanied 
by Mrs. Shoemaker and both are lookin'3 forward to a few days of relax- 
ation on the Costa Brava, Prof, Baldwin has received a summer grant 
from the American Philosophical Society. He and his family will be 
leaving for Europe in June where he will remain on Sabbatical leave 
for the first semester of the 1968-69 academic year. He isdll be pre- 
paring research on mediaeval Spanish translations of the Bible, Prof, 
Blaylock is planning a trip to Europe with his fa:nily during the summer. 
Prof, and Mrs. Co'.^^es expect to spend part of the summer in Argentina, 
their nativecountrj". Prof, "^''lores has been invited to give a talk at 
the Spanish Language Institute at j-nox College, Galesburg, Illinois 
in July, Prof, Forster i-dll be leaving the end of May for Mexico City 
where he i^rill be the Director of the CIC Summer School to be held on 
the campus of the Universidad Iberoamericana, Prof, Leal will be 
teaching this summer at the University of Arizona's NDEA Institute, 
second level, in Guadalajai-ra. He plans to attend the "Congreso de 
Hispanistas" to be held in Mexico City in August, Prof, and Mrs, Lott 
are making plans for a short visit in Colombia, Mrs, Lett's native 
country, between the end of the summer school and the beginning; of ' 
the fall semester. Prof, Kahane is planning to travel in Mexico, 



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to Yucatan and Oaxaca, after the close of the summer session on campus, 
Dr, ileehan has been awarded a Faculty Giunmer I'elloiJship for the 1968 
summer. 



A number of articles and reviews have been published recently by 
faculty members in this Department. An article by Prof, Cowes, "Sentido 
de lo dramatico en un text,o lirico de Antonio iiachado" appeared in La 
Nacidn . Buenos Aires, llarch 31, 1068. Pi-oi. Forster publ3.shed a review 
of Historia del teatro hispanoainericai)o (2 vols.) , hy Jose Juan Arron 
and Frank i', Davister,- in Latin American Theatre Revievj . I (no, 1, Fall, 
1967), 5^-5^» Prof, Kahane, in collaborition Td.th Kenee Kahane and 
Lucille Bremner published a laonograph on Old Venetian harbor books, en- 
titled Glosario dcirli antichi portolani itr.liani . The publisher is 
Olschl-d, in Florence, Professor Lott has reviews of books by J. L, 
Cano, G, de Torre, and Paul Hie in recent numbers of Books Abroad . 
Prof, Ileehan's article "Frnesto Sabato's sexual metaphysics: Theme and 
Form in El Tunel ."- was published in IiXN, John . Hopkins,, He also X'jrote 
a review of Eduardc i la Ilea's vil Green Shall Perish which appeared in 
a new journal, Ilovel : A Forum on Fiction . ' 'intar 1963, Prof, lleinhardt 
has published two reviews: on Carlos Ripoll's Conc^ encia intelect\ial da 
America in Books Abroad . Vol, ^1', no, 3., P. 33Q; on Obras . II . Teatro 
by Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi, edited- bj"- Jacobo Ghencinsky in 
Hisnania . Vol, L (September 196?) , p, 6l3-6l''l, He has also published 
a biblior;raphj.ca?_ note, "Algo mas sobre la reciente publicacidn de 
Ernesto Sabato: Acotaciones cronologicds y bibliograficas," La Torre . 
!'!o, 58 (Puerto Pdco, Oct. -Die, de 196?), p, 253-256, 

The Department of Spanish, Italn.an and Portuguese presented a lect\ire 
by Jose Luis Castillo Puche, Spanish novelist, on "El lenguaje .popular 
corto expresion de ird obra literaria" on Tuesday May .7« 

Prof, Herjri' Kahane gave a lecture at the University of Chicago on 
methods in historical lin^'ui sties on •^pril 2k, 

Besides Frofess6rs Blaylock, Forster and Leal TJho, as previously announced, 
participated in the programs of the Kentucky Foreign I^anguage Conference, 
the following members of the Department also attended: Profs, J,H,D, Allen, 
S.W, Baldwin, D.n., Hershberg and ■^. A., lioriningo. Prof, Hershberg also 
attended the !;ortheast Conference held in April in New York, 

University Fellowships for 1968-69 were awarded to and accepted hy Mrs. 
Flora L, Breidenbach, ilr. D,ll, Stillman, Mr, S,J, Summerhill and by new 
students Ilr, Steven Dworkin, Mr, I'.enneth J, Koubek, Miss Susan Leibol^Iitz 
and 1'o.rsten F, l^gro,' Renewal of 1©FL Fellowships was won by J,D Phillips, 
Mr, L,H, Quackenbush^ and ;-tr» D,D, VJgist, New KDEA Fellowsliips under 
Title IV vraro aviarded to and accepted by-Mrs. Joan Davies .Solaun, 
Continuing Title IV Fellowship holders are.;Mr, ,,A, D'Lugo, iliss Katherine 
J,; Lewis j Mr, S.E, Perbmsik and Vouss iiargaret Snook, 

At the last meeting of the Spanish Club, Miss Ana Ma rf a Sagi of the 



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French Depai-tinent spoke on "Revelation of an exceptional woman of Spain," 
The meeting was held Hay 9 in the Illini Union, 

i'lrs, Maria Elena Bravo de ilaharg of the Department has been awarded 

a Teaching Excellence award hy the LAS Council, A banquet ^-Jill be held 

on May 1? to honor those who have received the axvard, 

Winners of the Spanish Club's annual poetiy contest held on April25wBre 
as follow r Spanish 101-102 Jocelyne Tortocha (Decat\ir) ; Spanish 103-104, 
first place, Anita Korris (labanon) , 2nd place, Barbara ilcDaniel (Cliicago) ; 
Spara.sh 211-221, 1st place, Barbara Seller, 2nd place, a group of students 
from a Spanish 221 class; Portuguese 101-102, Linda Wojdula (Cicero); 
Italian 101-102, 1st place, Laura Schultz (Aurora), 2nd place, Ann iuinly; 
Italian 10i|~2l2, 1st place, Suzanne Swanson (Peoida) , 2nd place, Karen 
Anderson .( oparta) , First place prizes were records and second place 
prize x/inners received books. 



Dear Colleagues: 

The next issue of the Nevfsletter 'i^dll appear in October 1968 under the 
Editorship of Miss Karen T, Hickey, Any itens of general interest sent 
to the Editor before September 15 "will be included in the first issue. 
For the convenience of those who x-Jill be laoving during the summer, a 
change of address form is provided below, 

I would like to take tliis opportunity to ext^ress my sincere thanks to 
all of you x-Jho have been helpful in contributing information and articles 
for the Nex\rsle':ter. I ^^Jish to thank my felloi^r editors of this past year, 
Prof. EdxNdn Jahiel, Prof, Carol I-iiller, 'Prof, F, Y. Gladney, Prof, 
Evelyn Bi-'istol, and Prof, 3, P, Hill, Ibj special thanks to Prof, 
Shoemaker for his helpful sUf^gestions and adrrxce. 

Our sincere and best x^jishes for a pleasant summer^ 

Rinda R, Young^ Editor 

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Vol. XXII. No. 1 October, I968 

Dear Colleagues: 

In sending greetings to Newsletter readers throughout the 
state, we want this year to express our special good wishes 
to Professor Claude Viens, long time friend and benefactor, 
who is serving as Acting Head of the French Department while 
Professor Bruce Hainous is directing the fir.st year of the 
French Department's very promising study abroad program in 
Rouen. Vie wish them both every success, and hope that their 
important new venture can be emulated by other language de- 
partments. Our best v;ishes also to the nev/ Editor of the 
Newsletter , Hiss Karen Hickey. 

The traditional Newsletter greeting should also sound a more 
sober note this year. Many of us think we are observing a 
change in the climate surrounding the study of foreign lan- 
guages, and it seems that the 1970 's might bring challenges 
of an entirely different sort from those we have met during 
the 1960's. The post-Sputnik decade entertained , few doubts 
about immediate and ultimate language goals. The public at 
large and most educators accepted the importance of language 
skills (understanding, speaking, reading, v/riting) , and even 
a broad consensus on methodology v;as achieved. The important 
questions seemed to be how we could spread understanding for 
and perfect competence in generally accepted methods,, and how 
sufficient numbers of v;ell prepared teachers could be made 
available for enrollments which were constantly rising at most 
levels in most foreign l^.nguages. Such considerations, may re- 
main central for many of us for several more years, but a 
different kind of question will soon confront more and more 
college teachers, and the high schools will probably be af- 
fected by it. 

The nation-'wide resistance on the part of college students 
and many faculty members to requirements in general seems 
often to be focused on the foi'eign language requirement in 
particular. There are, no doubt, many reasons for this, but 
the result has been that long accepted, essentially prag- 
matic justifications for foreign language study are being 
exposed to a harsh scrutiny and, som.etimes , attack. Consi- 
deration is being given this year to a National Association 
of Foreign Language Department Chairmen, and one of the mo- 
tives, as vjell as one of the first agenda for discussion being 
the state of the foreign language degree requirement in col- 
leges and universities. The University of Illinois College of 
Liberal Arts and Sciences will almost certainly make some 



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change in its foreign language requirements this year. In 
short, the question which many language teachers in Illinois 
are going to have to face in the immediate future may shift 
from how to v;hy study and teach foreign languages. U'e are 
not alone. Similar reeva].uations are occuring elsewhere. 
They do not necessarily mean a slackening; in some cases the 
foreign language requirement has been increased. But more 
and more are we going to find questions reopened which we 
had considered decided in our favor. We may have to reformu- 
late our rationale for foreign language study, and reeducate 
some of our fellow teachers in the other disciplines. 

We can only guess at what specific changes, if any, might 
actually occur this year on this campus. Some observations 
may be useful, however. A committee which has been consi- 
dering our foreign language requirements is concerned about 
admission requirements as v;ell as degree requirements. In 
both areas there may exist a national trend toward expres- 
sion of language skills in quantitative terms of attainment 
rather than in more traditional "units" or years of study, 
and this trend might be reflected here. In my own mind, I 
am not at all sure whether a foreign language admissions 
requirement based on proficiency would constitute encourage- 
ment or discouragement for high school programs, but I am 
convinced that this should be a major consideration in set- 
ting entrance requirement. I would be much interested in 
hearing views from high school teachers on this subject, and 
I have an idea that Profes-sors V/illiam Shoemaker in Spanish, 
Claude Vlens in French, Clayton Dawson in Slavic Languages, 
and John Bateman in Classics would, too. It also seems pos- 
sible that a similar trend may have merged toward rendering 
the college degree requirements less stringent, while raising 
college entrance requirements, and that this, too, may be 
reflected in recommendations made at the University of Illi- 
nois. If v/e proceed carefully and with circumspection, this 
might result in generally beneficial effects on foreign lan- 
guage teaching. 

We are certainly not the only ones in higher education who 
in these years are being asked to show the relevance of their 
field of study to sound education and even to national needs. 
V/e sometimes feel that we are being singled out for undue 
criticism. This may because wide-spread and strictly en- 
forced foreign language requirements have, so far, confirmed 
the central role of foreign language study in the educational 
process, 

Harry G. Ilaile, Head 

Department of Germanic Languages 

IFLTA. The Fall Meeting of the IFLTA , formerly IKLTA, will be 
held the weekend of November 2 at the Holiday Inn East in 



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Springfield, 111. The theme of the conference will be "Mo- 
tivation in Language Learning - Psychological Aspects". For 
reservations, contact Mr. V/ilbourne Bowles, 117 S. Sixth St., 
Maywood, III, 6015^. ■ ■;■■:..■'■; - ■■■ 

Articulation Conference, The University-High School Articu- 
lation Conference for foreign language teachers v;as held here 
at the university October 2^-25, 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE NOTES — by . Barbara Smalley 

Professor Frangois Jost, Director of. the Program in Compara- 
tive Literature at the Univ. of 111, , is spending the year 
1968-69 in' Europe as a fneriber bf~''the Center for Advanced 
Studies. He will return, hov/ever, to the United States in 
December to attend the MLA meetings in Nev; York and v;ill 
spend the first tliree v.^eehs of Jahuai^y on the Univ. of 111. 
campus before returning,, to Europe, 

Professor Ovi/en Aldridge is Director of the Program during Prof. 
Jost's absence. Professor Aldridge spent the time after sum- 
mer school until registration for the' fall term attending and 
delivering loapers at International Congresses which convene'd 
in Mexico, England » and Austria. ' During August 26-5I he was 
in Mexico City attending the HI" Congreso de la Asociacion 
Internacional de Hispanistas, where he presented "Las ideas 
en la America del Sur sobre la ilustracion espanola". Dur- 
ing Sept. 1-5 he attended .the Laurence Sterne Bicentenary 
Conference at York Univ. , York England, and presented a 
paper entitled "From Sterne to Machado de As0is". ' Sept. 5-9 
found him at the l4th Inrerriational Con(:,ress of Philosophy 
in Vienna, Austria, where he also presented a paper, "The 
Religion of Thomas Paine". Prof. Aldridge 's most recent 
publications arg the follov;ing: 

"The Cloudy Spanish Enlightenment, " M odern Language Jour- 
nal,, LII, no. 2, 113-116. ■ 

"The Background of Kleist's Das Erbeben in Chili " , Arca - 
dia. Band 3, Heft 2,s. 173-l80. 

"Thomas Paine and the Classics", Eighteenth Century Stu - 
d ies , vol. 1, no. ^, 370-380, 

(with rJelvin Zimmerman) "Foreign Influences and Rela- 
tions: English and American, " A Critical Bibliography 
of French Literature , The Eighteenth Century (Syracuse 
Univ, Press), vol. IV, 212-237. 

Prof. John T. Flanagan, currently offering a course entitled 
"The International Folk Tale" in the Comparative Literature 
Prqgram of the university,- has recently published the fol- 
lov/ing: 

"Folklore", American Literary Scholarship, An Annual/1966, 



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ed. James Woodres's, Duke Univ. PrSss, I968, 231-2^9. 
Introduction to facsimile edition of V/illiam D. Galla- 
gher, Selections from the Poetical Literature of the 
VJest , Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, Gainsville, Flori- 
da, 1968. 

Prof. John K. Simon, currently offering a Seminar in Literary- 
Forms, "The Stream of Gonociousness" in the Program, has re- 
cently published: 

"Valery Larbaud's Fermina", I-iodern Language Notes , spring 

1968. 
"France Versus the World", (a review of Francois Kourris- 
sier ' s The French ) , Book V/eek Chicago Sunda y Sun - Times 
(June 16, 1968). 
"From, the Deep Trawl of Memory", (a reviev/ of 3 novels by 
Rayner Heppenstall) Saturday Review (August 10, 19^8, 
35-36. 

Review of Kalraux' /mtimemoirs. Book Week Chicago Sun - Times 
(October 20 or 2?, I968). 

The Comparative literature Program and the Department of Spanish, 
Italian' and Portuguese are delighted to v/elcome the distin- 
guished Dante scholar, Dr. Rocco Montano, .who joins the facul- 
ty this September. Dr. Montano comes to us from the Univ. of 
Maryland and has been associated with the Catholic Univ. of 
America and Harvard univ, A native of Italy, he took his Doc- 
tors degree at the Uni'v', of Naples and is especially identi- 
fied v;ith Dante, the Renaissance, and the history of criti- 
cism. Dr. Montano is the founder and editor of the quarterly 
journal of Italian culture, Umanesino and the author of numer- 
ous articles and books. Among his recent publications, have 
appeared these booksi 

L 'estetica del Rinascimiento £ del Barocco, I962 
. . Saggi di cultura umanistica , I962. 

Storia della poesia di Dant e , 19^3 in two volumes, soon 
to be published in English and the recipient of the 
Premio "Marco Besso". 

FRENCH NOTES — by Frof. Edwin Jahiel 

For 1968-69, the Head of the Department is Prof. Claude P. 
Viens, v/ho is well-known to the readers of the Newsletter 
and needs no introduction here. Prof, Velan, who v;as a 
Visiting Lecturer in the Department 'two years ago, has re- 
turned as a regular member. Dr. Velan holds his Licencees 
Lettres from the Univ. of Lausanne, as v/ell as Brevet 
d'aptitudes pedagogiques. He has taught at the Univ. of Flo- 
rence (19^7-^9) and the Lycee of La Chaux-de-Fonds , Swit- 
zerland (195^-1968). Prof. Velan is the author of the prize- 
winning novel Je (1958), and an editor for the contemparary 
French and ItaTTan novel section of the Gazette de Lausanne. 



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He is currently v;orking on a novel. His wife, Luisa Velan- 
Chini, is a lecturer in the Department here at the univer- 
sity. She holds a Licence and a Doctorat es lettres, an Agre- 
gation, and Certificat d'aptitudes pedagogiques. Mrs. Velan 
has taught at the Institut de .Nevers, the Lj'cees Leonard de 
Vinci, Fenelon, and La Chaux-de-Fonds, and suminer courses at 
the Univ. of Lausanne, and the Universite Populaire du canton 
de Neuchatel. The Velans' daughter, Florence, has no degrees, 
no teaching experience, and no books in progress. She is five. 

Treteau de Paris. Moliere's L£ Tartuf f e v;ill be presented on 
this campus on V/ednesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m., at the U. of 
I. Auditorium, Urbana. This will be another Treteau de Paris 
presentation, with staging and decor by the enormously talented 
Yves Gasc. The Treteau, now in its tenth touring season, is 
sponsored by the French Government with the patronage of M. 
Edouard Korot-Sir, Cultural Counselor to the French Embassy in 
the U.S. The Nov. 6 performance ' is presented by Star Course 
and the Department of French. The Tretsau de Paris' produc- 
tions have always been of the 'highest caliber. Le_ Tar tuf fe , 
the "classic of classics", is the most often performed play 
in the entire repertoire of La Comedie-Francaise , and this 
particular production has already received the geatest praise 
during its Spring I968 and its Fall I968 tours from a unani- 
mity of critics, including the severe and often blase New York 
City drama critics. It has been, by far, the Treteau 's all- 
time best-seller, v/ith many performances entirely sold out. 
Follett's Bookstore, V/right and Green, Champaign, has a stock 
of all-French copies of the play (prise; .65) and a special 
bilingual edition of the play (price: 1.00) with French and 
English on opposites pages. You may order by mail. The date 
again is Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8:00. All seats are reserved 
at $2.25. Mail orders accepted from^October 21 in the Illini 
Union Box Office, Urbana, 111. 618OI. V/e sincerely hope that 
you and yours students will take advantage of this not-to-be- 
missed masterpiece by Moliere. 

Advance hailing List. The technical aspects of getting this 
Newsletter out are such that several weeks go by between the 
writing of the copy and your receiving.it. This is why we 
appealed last year to those of you v;ho want advance notice 
of French events on the Urbana campus to send in your names. 
Such a list now exists and people on it v/ill have received 
news of the Tartuffe performance several weeks before you read 
this. Send a postcard to: E. Jahiel, 2^k Lincoln Hall, U. of I 
Urbana, 111., 618OI. Don't forget the ZIP code please. 

Journal Club Lectures. On the evening of October 10, Prof. Robt. 
Shackleton, Prof, of French, Brasenose College, Oxford, spoke 
on: "Montesquieu, Voltaire, and the Beginnings of the French 
Enlightenment", in the Auditorium of the Law Building. On Octo- 
ber 23, writer, Claude Simon, spoke on "Le Probleme du Roman". 



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This is the initial year of the French Study Program Abroad 
sponsored by • the Universities of Illinois and Iowa. On Sep- 
tember 10, after a meeting at the. Statler Hilton Hotel in 
New York, thirty-tv/o students . from these universities left for 
France on board the Aurelia . Twenty-four of the students are 
enrolled this year at the Univ. of 111. ;' the, other eight at 
Iowa. Some of them have transferred this year 'from other 
universities (VJashington Univ. , St. Louis and the Chicago 
Circle campus of 111.) They will spend five weeks at the 
University of Grenoble and the academic year at the University 
of Rouen, earning 30 credit hours. The cost, all-inclusive, 
is Sl800. There are a number of special scholarship and the 
regular loans' and awards are available to be applied. The 
resident director for the program this year is Prof. Bruce 
Mainous, Head of the Dept. of French in Urbana. Two graduates 
are helping to administer the program: Mr. Joseph Uris from 
Iowa and Miss Carol Chase from Illinois. A detailed printed 
prosjjectus will be available later this fall for students 
interested in applying for 1969-70. Deadline for api^lications 
will be February 15, 1969« Further information may be obtain- 
ed by writing ILLINOIS AND I0'.7A YEAR ABROAD PROGRAli , Univ. of 
111., Urbana, 111., 61801. The program is organized by a 
governing committee from both universities, headed by Prof. 
John K. Simon of Illinois, 



GERMAN NOTES — by Roy Allen 

The German Department welcomes two very distinguished Visit- 
ing Professors this year. Prof. Paul Bockmann, from the Univ. 
of Cologne, and Prof. Harold B. Uillson, from the Univ. of 
Leicester. Prof. Bockmann received his Ph.D. from the Univ. 
of Hamburg in 1923j was on the faculty of the Univ. of Heidel- 
berg from 1937 "to 1957 and since 1957 has been a member of the 
faculty of the Univ. of Cologne. Prof. Bockmann has authored 
a number of outstanding books and articles covering the v/hole 
range of German literature from the medieval period to the pre- 
sent. His books include: Schillers Geisteshaltung als Bedin - 
gung seines dramatischen Schaffens (1925), Holderlin und seine 
Gotter (1935) J Formengeschichte der deutschen Dichtung , vol. 
I~, (19^9) , Formensprache . Studien zur Literaturasthetik und 
Dichtungsinterpretation (I966) . Prof. Bockmann will be with 
the Department this fall term and is teaching a course on 
"Moderne Erzahlkunst" and a seminar in Modern German Litera- 
ture. Prof. Willson was granted the M.A. degree by the Univ. 
of Cambridge in 19^3* was Lecturer at the Univ. of Leicester 
from 19^7 to I9S5 and has been Senior Lecturer at the same 
institution since 1965» Prof. Uillson 's field of interest is 
Medieval German Literature. He has written a large number of 
distinguished articles on the literature of this period, inclu- 
ding studies on, the epics of Ilartm.arn von Aue, Gottfried von 



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Strassburg, and on the poetry of "/alther von der Vogelweide, 
and has edited texts of Hartmann von Aue's Der arme Heinrich 
and Gregorius . Prof. l/illson v/ill be Visiting Professor for 
the full academic year I968-I969, and is teaching courses 
this fall in the Middle High German Courtly Epic and Master- 
pieces of German Literature. 

The Department is also 'very happy; to greet four nev; permanent 
members of the faculty this year: Associate Prof. Irmengard 
Rauch, Assistahf'Pro'feSsbrS Harianne-'Burkhard and U. Henry 
Gerlac, a"nd 'Mr.' 'Arne'Falk,' Instructor in German. Prof. 
Rauch received her Ph.D. degree from the Univ. of Michigan 
in 1962, v/as Assistant Prof, at the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madi- 
son, from 1963 to 1966 and Associate Prof, on the faculty 
of the Univ. of . Pittsburgh .from I966 to I968. ' Prof. Kauch's 
area of interest. is Germanic linguistics , and Medieval German 
literature. She has authored a number of distinguished arti- 
cles in the area of Germanic philology and linguistics. Her 
book^ The Old High German Diphthongization , v.;as published in 
1967 and in the saiTe -year she co-edited v;ith Charles T. Scott 
a collection of essays entitled Approaches in Linguistic Me - 
thodology . Prof. Burkhard was granted a Ph.D., degree by the 
Univ. of Zurich in I965. From I96I to I963 she taught French 
in the public schools of Zurich. From I963 to I968 Prof. Burk- 
hard was literary editor of the Zurichsee Zeitung , to v;hich she 
contributed draina ' criticism since I963 and book reviews since 
1965. She also contributed articles to the Neue Zurcher Zei - 
tung . Prof. Burkhard 's special interest is German literature 
of the late 19th century. Prof. Gerlach just this year completed 
the Ph.D. degree at Cornell Univ. The topic of his doctoral 
dissertation was Hebbel as a Critic of His Ov/n V'orks . Prof. 
Gerlach 's primary interest lies in the drama of the 19th cen- 
tury. Mr. / rne Falk is a native Norv/egian and cciues to the 
Department from the Univ. of Uppsala, Sweden. In 1965 he re- 
ceived from the Univ. of Uppsala the degree of fil kand. , for 
v;hich he wrote two theses, one in aesthetics on Soren Kierke- 
gaard and one in comparative literature on Albert Camus' Le 
Halentendu . From I967 to I968 Mr. Falk was Assistant in In- 
struction in the Department of Comparative Literature at the 
Univ. of Uppsala, teaching courses in the history of literature 
and in comparative literature. He has given talks over Sv;edish 
radio on Knut Hamsun end the Nazi movement and is presently 
writing critiques for a Swedish journal of comparative litera- 
ture. Mr. Falk is at tlie same time working on a dissertation 
on Knut Hamsun for the FHosofie Licentiat degree, the equi- 
valent of the American Ph.D. Mr. Falck v/ill teach courses in 
the Department of Norwegian and Swedish. 

This fall term Professors Francis Nock and Ruth Lorbe v;ill be 
on sabbatical leave. Prof. Nock v;ill remain on campu.s to work 
on the microfilms of the Parzival MSS. Prof. Lorbe will be in 
Germany researching the influence of childx'en's rhymes on the 
modern German lyric poem, an investigation which she hopes 



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will eventually take the form of a book on the subject. 

Prof. Rudolf Schier has. just returned from a trip to Austria 
and Germany as part of a sabbatical lectve for the Spring term 
and a fellowship for the summer of 1968. He spent "this peri- 
od in Austria and German libraries researching and comple- 
ting a ?nanuscript on Die Sprache Geor g Trakls . Prof. Hans 
Schlatter's article "Adam Puschmanns Skansionsbegrif f " has 
just appeared in Zeitschrif t fur deutsches Altertum , vol. 97 
(1968) 1, 73-80, and in the Jahrbuch der Goethe - Gesellschaf t , 
vol. 29 (1967) ) appeared his miscellany entitled "Urkund- 
.liches liber Franz Xaver". 

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t. Under the direction of Prof. 
Henri Stegemeier the "Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t" ,has sche- 
duled three speakers for the fall semester. The Chairman of 
the Department, Prof. Harry G. Haile , has opened the series 
with a lecture on the topic "Teaching and Basic Research in 
Literature", on October 10. .On November 1^, Dr. Elias Breds- 
dorff of the Univ. of Cambridge will present a talk on "Mo- 
ralists vs. ImmoraTiBts: ■ The Great Battle in Scandinavian 
Literature ■ of the iBBO's". Dr. Bredsdorff is a noted scholar 
and' author and has v;ritten or edited more than a dozen books 
on Scandinavian, English and American ' literature. He is also 
the author, of the detective novel Drama i Syrakus (1956) » v;hich 
just this year appeared in a paperback edition. Dr. Breds- 
dorff is a graduate of Copenhagen Univ. (I938), participated 
in the Danish Resistance during the last war, was Lecturer at 
Vordingborg Teachers' Training College (1939-^5) sind the Univ. 
of Cambridge (19^9-60) and since I96O has been Reader in Scan- 
dinavian Studies and Head of that department in the Univ. of 
Cambridge. Dr. Bredsdorff has also been the editor of Scan - 
dinavia since I96O, the year of its founding. The third 
speaker of the series will be Prof. Bockmann on December 12. 
His topic v/ill be announced at a later date. All programs 
are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the General Lounge of the Union. 

German Club. The German Club, continuining under the very suc- 
cessful leadership of Mr. Giinther Eberspach, has announced 
its forthcoming events for the fall term. The initial busi- 
ness meeting took place on October 3« '■'^^ October 2^+ , the 
films, "Das l/irtshaus ira Spessart" and "Der Hauptmann von 
Kopenick" , uere shown. On November 19 at 8:00 p.m., Illini 
Room A of the Union, the German Club, at the courtesy of the 
Goethe-Institut , will present a reading of Goethe's "Das 
Marchen von der sch'onen Schlange" by the fam.ous German actress, 
Marianne Hoppe , noted for her performances on stage and screen 
(Effi Bries t). 

As in a past years the German Department will sponsor the show- 
ing of German newsreels and cultural films on the first Wed- 
nesday of each month. At each showing, one German newsreel 



and two cultural films will be presented. The first program 
on October 2 presented Taler weit, o Hohen (on the poet 
Eichendorff) and Per Odenwald (on the region between Darm- 
stadt and Heidelberg) . ' ' 



SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof. Evelyn Bristol and Elizabeth Talbot 

Congratulations are in order for Tomira Pachmuss, who was 
promoted to the rank of Professor, The Department welcomes 
as Visiting Assoc. Prof. R.D.B. Thomson, who is a specialist 
in Soviet prose. Prof. Thomson v/as formerly Lecturer in Sus- 
sian Language and Literature at the School of Slavonic and 
East European Studies, Univ. of London, and has spent tv;o 
years at Moscow State Univ. A Visiting Fellow in the Center 
for Advanced Study is Dr. Anthony G.' Cross, whose specialty 
is l8th century Russian literature and history. Dr. Cross 
is regularly at the Univ. of East Anglia, England. 

Prof. Steven P. Hill is how in the Soviet Union where he 
is doing research in Soviet theatrica.1 arts and in Russian 
linguistics during his sabbatical year. Among new Teaching 
Assistants are two people from .Czechoslovakia, Vera Packer- 
tovaof Prague, and John Puci of Zilina, Slovakia. Both are 
studying in English Linguistics. The Department nov; has 13 
regular staff raeuibers and 2? Teaching Assistants. 

New courses offered by the Department are Elementary Ruma- 
nian -(Rum 210), Structure of Russian (Russ 307: the morpho- 
logy, syntax and lexicon of modern Russiart) , the Structure 
of Modern Czech (Czech 383) > and Russian Poetry (Russ 337: 
a survey of 19th and 20th century poetry). 

Last May the Department hosted the Spring Meeting of the Illi- 
nois Chapter of AATSEEL. Prof. Clayton Dawson read a paper 
on "New Developments in Russian at the University of Illinois." 
Prof. Michael Curran read on "Problems in Teaching the First 
Russian Literature Course." Prof. Temira Pachmuss spoke on 
"Teaching Russian Literature in Russian." Frof. Dav/son was 
elected Secretary-Treasurer of the organization. The Fall 
Meeting will take place November 1 in Springfield in con- 
junction with the meeting of the IFLTA. 

Prof. Temira Pachmuss recently published the following arti- 
cles: "a Literary Quarrel: Zinaida Hippius versus Tatjana 
Manukhina," Yearbook of the E stonian Learned Society in Ameri- 
ca, IV; "Z. N. HippiusH Poslednyj krug, " La Renaissance (Paris, 
1968); "Z. Hippius: Dnevnik 1933 goda," The New Review 
(I'lew York, 'I968), no. 92. During the summer she traveled 
under the auspices of the iriussian and East European Center 
in Europe where she interviewed Russian emigre writers and 



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the Swedish artist Greta Gerell in connection v/ith her forth- 
coming publication of the correspondence on Zinaida Hippius 
with some of her contemporaries, such as Berdyaev, Adamovich, 
Miliukov, Savinkov, Gerell. This project is sponsored by 
the Univ. of Illinois, Columbia and Yale. She interviewed 
Jury Terapiano in Paris, Georgy Adaraovich in Nice, /^.lexander 
Bacherac in Munich, and Greta Gerell in Stockholm. From Mr, 
Terapiano she acquired some of Anna Akhmatova's as yet un- 
published photographs from the 1920' s, and from Hiss Gerell, 
Hippius' engagement ring given to her by D.S. Ilerezhkovsky in 
1888. 

Prof. Rasio Dunatov spent the first part of the summer v/ork- 
ing on new testing materials for first-year Russian courses 
under an Undergraduate Instructional Award from the Univ. of 
111. The second half of the summer he spent in Yugoslavia 
investigating the recent controversy over the Serbocroatian 
literary language. Vi/hile there he also inspected the facili- 
ties of the Center for Foreign Languages in Zagreb, the cite 
of the proposed Russian Language Abroad Program for the Sum- 
mer of 1969* Plans now call for an intensive 6-week language 
session on the third and fourth year level in Zagreb and then 
a 3-week tour of the Soviet Union. Students can earn as many 
as 8 credits for the program. For additional details con- 
tact Prof. Dunatov. 

The Center for Russian Language and Area Studies is planning 
a series of lectures, as v.-oll as Kound Table Discussions. 
The first lecture was given by Prof. Thomas J. Hegarty. of 
Boston University on October 15 . His topic v/as "Russian 
University Student Movements , '1855-1917 : A Survey and Anal- 
ysis." 

On October ik i-rof. Constantin Giurescu, Prof, of History at 
the Univ. of Bucharest, spoke on Rumanian nationalism and 
the history of Transylvania. He v;as sponsored by the Depart- 
ment of State. 

The annual Slavic Reception v^as held on October 5 in the 
mini Union. 

The University-High School Articulation Conference for 
foreign language teachers v;as held on this campus October 
2'+-25. Russian sections met October 25. 

On October 23, the Russian Club sponsored the film, "The 
Garnet Bracelet," and several short films on Soviet educa- 
tion were shown. Current officers for the club are James 
Nelson, President and Francine Malek, Secretary. Noah Marcell 
is staff advisor. 

IFLTA. The following persons arc- to give papers at the Slavic 
Section of the IFLT.^ Meeting to be held in Springfield on 



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Noveinber 1, I968: Roger B. Thomson, Univ. of 111., on "L. 
Leonov;" Joseph Suhadolc , T'orthern 111. Univ., on "Kolkhoz 
Themes in Soviet Literature;" and Steven Stroud, on "/;n Ele- 
mentary School Russian Program." 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Karen Hickey 

On the evening of September 2.3, Professor and ;irs. ..'illiam 
H. Shoemaker gave a reception in the vieneral Lounge of the 
mini Union for all graduage students and members of the 
Department. The affair offered everyone the opportunity to 
become acquainted early in the year. 

The Department welcomes two new faculty members this year. 
Dr. Alberto Forqueras-iiayo and Dr. Kocco Hontano, whom the 
Department shares in a joint appointment with the Program of 
Comparative Literature (see the section on Comparative Litera- 
ture). Prof. Porqueras comes to Illinois from the Univ. of 
Missouri. His special field of endeavor is research and publi- 
cation in Spanish Literature and is especially identified 
with Spanish literary criticism in the loth and 17th centuries. 
A list of several of his publications appeared in the May 
issue of the Wewsletter . Among his recent activities, Dr. 
Porqueras has acted as co-chairman and chairman, respectively, 
in sections of the XII International Congress of Linguistics 
and Romance Philology lield in Bucarest last April, and the 
III International Congress of Hispanists hel4 in ^lexico City 
in August. In Bucarest, lie read a paper entitled "El concepto 
vulgo en la edad de oro," Dr. Poroueras also read a paper at 
the Mexico Congress, the title of which was "La ninfa de- 
. gollada de Garcilaso." Last April» li'of. f'orqueras gave a 
lecture in Catalan in the "Gili Gaya Chair" of L§rida, en- 
titled "la Ben Plantada de'D'':rs." 

Prof. Baldwin is currently on sabbatical leave in Europe. 
He is preparing a research study on medieval Spanish trans- 
lations of the Bible and will return to the Department in 
January. 

Faculty Summer. Dr. anu Mrs. Shoemaker spent three months 
in Europe, the greater part of which Prof. Shoemaker spent 
gathering mat'.:rial for the book lie is preparing on the nove- 
listic art of Gald6G. The principal sites of his research 
were centered in the Biblioteca Nacional and the Hemeroteca 
Municipal of Madrid and in the Museo Canario and Cnsa ^iuseo 
de Galdos of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He lectured by in- 
vitation at the Casa ^iuseo July 31 on "Cervantes y Gald6s." 
Professors Allen and Kahane were on the faculty of the Lin- 
guistic Institute , h.eld on .this campus June 1? to august 10. 
Prof. Allen also acted as Head of the Department during the 
summer absence of Prof. Shoemaker, .ifter l^abor Day, Dr. 



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Allen found time to visit Bermuda. Here he investigated 
the distinct dialect of Portuguese which many of the in- 
habitants speak. Prof. Kahane taught tv.'o classes of his- 
torical linguistics at the Institute, after which he tra- 
veled to Iiaxico where he studied the pre-Colombian ruins at 
Yucatan. Professors Flores and Morinigo attended the Lan- 
guage Institute at Knox College, Galesburg, 111., in July. 
Prof. Flores gave a talk entitled "El hispanismo y los his- 
panistas en los Estados Unidos." The title of Prof. Morin- 
igo's lecture was "La lengua literaria de Espana y America." 
Dr. Morinigo also attended the III International Congress of 
Hispanists in Mexico where he presided over a section on phi- 
lology. He then traveled through the Yucatan Peninsula 
studying the ruins of the i;ayan civilization. Prof, and Mrs. 
Cowes traveled widely throughout South Air.erica, including the 
countries of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Pananla, and 
Mexico. In Buenos Aires, Dr. Coives gave a talk to the Ro- 
tary Club, entitled "La enseuanza de espanol en la Universi- 
dad de Illinois." He also attended the Con-.ress of Hispanists 
in Mexico where he read a paper, entitled "Estructura y sen- 
tido de Luces de Bohemia de Valle-Inclan. " i-rof. lieinhardt 
taught in the Sumraer School of the Univ. of 111., after which 
he and his family visited the Hemisfair in San nntonio, Texas 
where he attended the A/\.TS? convention held there in August. 
Also teaching in sunmer school here at the University was 
Prof. Lott who found time in j.ugust fro a visit to the Carib- 
bean coast of Colombia where he read a paper over the- 'i^mi- 
soria Cordobesa" radio station in Monteria on: "Estados Uni- 
dos f rente al mundo hispanico." Prof. Leal taught this sum- 
mer at the University of jvrizona's KDEA Institute in Guada- 
lajara. Prof. Blaylock traveled through vjestern Europe with 
his family and attended the summer meeting of the "Societas 
linguistica europaea" in Kiel, Germany held in i^ugust. Prof. 
Forster directed the CIC Summer School held at the Universi- 
dad Iberoamericana in Mexico (see report below). Prof. 
Heehan spent the summer working on his forthcoming book, El 
sueno de los heroes and researching Adolfo Bioy Casares under 
a Faculty Fellowship. Ke vacationed at Lake Huron. Prof. 
Hershburg \;orked v.dth advance enrollment and transfer students 
as a LkS advisor. 

Publications by iiemberc of the Department include: a contri- 
bution in the I968 testimonial volume. Festschrift , for the 
Swiss scholar '.alter von '.Jartburg, by Henry and Renee Kahane 
and Angelina Pietrangeli, entitled "On the Sources of Chre- 
tien's Grail Story;" Panorama de la literatura mexicana actual , 
the last volume in the series, "Fensamiento de A.merica" .ash. 
D.C., 1968 by Luis Leal; "Cartas de Pereda a Galdos y ocho 
borradores," Boletin de la Biblioteca de Menendez Pelayo , XLII, 
no. 1-k (1966) [1968] , 131-172, by l/illiam H. Shoemaker. 

Articles include: Prof. l/.L. Meinhardt, "Una obra olvidada de 
Ernesto Sabato" to be published in teh autumn issue, I969 



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of Revista de estudios hispanicos ; Prof. V/.C. Elaylock, "Latin 
L, LL in the Hispanic Edalects: Retroflexion and Lenition," 
Romance Philology , XXI, no. k (Hay, 1968); and Frof. Alberto 
Pbrqueras, "Noticia de rarezas bibliograficas cervantinae , " 
Revista de Literatura , XXXI <1967), 57-55. Prof. Blaylock 
published a book review of Lengua y cultura by Gerhard Rohlfs 
in Hispanic Review , 36, 270-271. 

Prof. David Hershburg v;ill read a paper entitled "Barly 
Spanish Manifestations of 'The Quarrel of the Ancients and 
the Moderns,'" at the Fall Meeting of the GAMLA in Jackson- 
ville, Florida on Hoveraber 15. 

The first meeting of the .Spanish Club, held the evening of 
October 3 in the General Lounge of the Union, featured a talk 
on "Tres siglos de pintura espanola, de Goya a Dall," by 
Mrs. Maria Elena Eravo de ;-.aharg. This year the Clrculo 
literario espanol , under the direction of Prof. Floras, has 
a nev; graduate advisor, Mrs. Elizabeth Espadas. ./e wish her 
well in her new task. 

The Department presented a lecture by Alan David Deyermond, 
Frof. of Spanish, '..estfield College, Univ. of London, on 
u'ednesday, Ocotber 2, entitled ''The Dance of Death." On the 
evening of October 22, the Department, along with the Com- 
parative Literature Program, presented a lecture in English 
by J. A. Doerig, rrofessor of i. olitical Science, Univ. of 
St. Gallen, Switzerland, entitled "P;ousseau and Suarez." 

Professor Merlin K. Forster, director of the 1968 CIC under- 
graduate summer study program in Mexico City, reports a 
successful summer in spite of student riots and earthquakes. 
A total of forty-four students attended, representing all of 
the eleven CIC institutions as well as several of the branch 
campuses. Enrollment from the various participating uni- 
versities in Illinois was as follows: Univ. of 111., seven; 
Univ. of 111. (Chicago Circle), two; Univ. of Chicago, two; 
Northwestern Univ., two. Comments nade both during and fol- 
lowing the program indicate that participants found classes 
informative and life in Mexico City exciting, and that the 
v/hole experience v/as a most imirortant one in their linguis- 
tic and cultural development. Prospects are good for con- 
tinuation and further improvement of a significant foreign 
study opportunity for undergraduate majors in the several 
CIC universities. 

On nugust 7) Prof. Allen represented the Univ. of 111. at 
the CIC meeting held at O'Hare Airport. An intended "Junior 
Year abroad" Program for Portuguese students was discussed. 

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year are: President, Dr. James i^cKinney, Western Illinois 
University, Macomb; Vice-President, . I-irs. Barbara ..'atson, 
R.O.V.A. High School, Oneida; Corresponding Secretary, Mr. 
Jack Clinton, Lirnestonp High. School, Peoria; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. Gladys Lealj Champaign Central nigh school, 
Champaign. Membership in. the- National Organi2:ation in- 
cludes a year's subscription to Kispania . i.'e extend an 
invitation to all new teachers and college students, as well 
as to all -panish and Portuguese teachers, to join our or- 
ganization this year. National dues ,'8.00 (Student dues 
S^.OO); Chapter dues ,;1.00 for teachers and students. Send 
dues to Mrs. Leal. 



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The University of Illinois liodern Foreign Language Newsletter 
is published Jointly by the modern language departments of the 
Univ. of 111. under the direction of the Lept. of'opanish, 
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 
NEWSLETTER 



Vol. XXII. No. 2 November, 1968 

SCHOOL-UIJIVERSITY FOREIGN LANGUAGE 
ARTI CULATI ON C ONFEREN CE 

The University of Illinois held its second School-University 
Foreign Language Articulation Conference on the Urbana campus 
Thursday and Friday, October 2I|. and 25. The theme of this 
year's conference was "Teaching Literature in the Foreign 
Language Classroom. " High school language teachers through- 
out Illinois were invited to participate. 

The Conference was opened with a registration period Thursday 
afternoon in the Illini Room Lobby of the Union Building. 
Chairman of the Conference was Prof. Richard T. Scanlan, Asso- 
ciate Professor of Latin, who presided at the dinner and 
luncheon meetings of Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. 
Prof. Scanlan introduced the University's several Foreign 
Language Department Heads as well as Officers of the Illinois 
Modern Language Teachers Association and the Illinois Chapters 
of the several AAT's. Dr. Florence Steiner, District Coordi- 
nator of Foreign Languages, Northfield Township High School 
District No, 2.2'^, then delivered the dinner session speech, 
"Problems in the Teaching of Literature." After the dinner 
session, time was given to allow for visits by the high school 
teachers with former students now attending the Univ. of 111. 
This took place in Illini Room C until 10:00 p.m. Friday 
morning was reserved to provide the opportunity for teacners 
to visit language classes on the U. of I, campus. Separate 
language group meetings were then formed. Chairmen for these 
meetings were: F.M. Jenkins for French, G. Hoist for German, 
H. Parker for Latin, Firs. C. Curtin for Russian, and D. 
Hershberg for Spanish. At the Friday luncheon meeting. 
Dean Rogers of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
tendered the guests his deferred address of -welcome v.'hich 
circumstances prevented his giving the night before end 
announced that the nevj foreign language building was indeed 
more than a hope and a desire but a reality which the time- 
table e:cpects to have completed by 1971« The -luncheon m.eeting 
featured Professor Herbert Knust, Dept. of German, Univ. of 
111., as speaker. His address was entitled "Teaching Litera- 
ture in the Foreign Language Classroom. " The Conference con- 
cluded with a second round of individual language meetings, the 
chairmen being: S.L. Shinall for French, D. Pease for German, 
H. Parker for Latin, K. illein for Russian, and T. lieehan for 
Spanish. 

The University of Illinois Planning Gomraittee for the Confer- 
ence consisted of the following faculty members: Professors 



ienry Gerlar 



a, 



lerbert Enust and Rudolph Schier of 



Frederick Jenkins and Stanley Shinall of the Dept. of Frencl 

Professors 

the German 

Professors 

and Profes 

Dept. 



Dept,; Prof; Richard Scanlan of the Dept. of Classics; 
Rasio Dunatov 'and Kurt- Klein of the Slavic Dept.; 
sors Jojeph Flores and ^svren Keinhardt of the Spanish 



ance figures shov; a favorable turn-out: 2^0 attended 

meeting. Thursdaj' evening-and 3OO attended tae lun- 
ing Friday afternoon.' Judging from comments made by 
ing teachers during the individual group discussions. 



The attend 

the dinner 

cheon meet 

participat 

the Conference was a huge success. Plans are being made to 

continue t 

University 



;he Articulation Conference on an 
of Illinois. 



annual basis at the 



I.F.L.T.A, The annual meeting of the IFLT.l v;as held, as an- 
nounced In the last issue, .November. 1 and 2 at the Holiday 
Inn Sast^ Springfield, iM. Prof,, ''allace Lambert, Psychology 
Dept,, i-icGlll TJni Vo ,. Montreal, gave the keynote address Novem- 



ber 



entitled "luOtlvation in Foreign Langusi/e Teaching." 



After lunch, various groups, divided according to teaching level 
and m_et to discuss the central th'irie - "Motivation in Language 
Psychological Aspects," 



Learning 



Midwest M.L.A. The Tenth Annual Keating of the Midwest Modern 
Language Association tool: pj.ace at the Sheraton Gibson Hotel 
in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 17-19. The Program Theme was 
"Poetic, Theory/Pcetic Fi-actice." 



COMPARATIVE LITER '\TUR3 NOTES. . On Thursday and ."Friday, November 
II4. and 1^, the Program in Comparatl.ve Llteratu.re sponsored '.a 
symposium in two parts entitled "Literature and Philosophy." 
The first session began at 8:00 p.-iii., November 1[[.,, and the 
speakers were Prof. liichard iicKeon of ..the. Univ. of Chicago and 
Prof.. Robert Clements of the Nevj York Univ. '"lie second session 
began at L|.:OG p.m. on Friday, November 15, the speakers being 
Prof. Ronald Grimsley, Visiting Professor of French at Harvard 
Univ. : and Prof. Herbert Dieckmann of wcrnell Univ. 



Prof. 



Owen Aldrldge attended the Chateaubriand Eicent^nary 



Conference held at the Univ. of VJlsconsin, Madison, Uisconsln, 



October 16-20. 
briand and the 



He delivered a paper on t'r^.e subject of Chateau- 
ipanis-h Republics of South America. 



i 



I 



On the evening of November 
and Portuguese, along v.'itb 
presented the first of ti'o 
of Italian and Comparative 
entitled "New Fers-cectives 



6, the Department of Spanish, Italian, 
the Program in Comiparative Literature, 
lectures of Dr. Rocco i-iontano. Prof. 
Literature '-Lere at the University, 
in Dante Criticism: Tlie Episode of 



Ulysses." The second lecture by Dr. Montane, entitled "Marxist 



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Criticlsm: Lukaes, Gramscij lierleau-Ponty, " will be given 
Tuesday, Deceraber 10, 8:00 p.m., at 269 Electrical Engineering 
Building. _ ■■ 



FRENCH .NOTES -- by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Approxiamtely 2,680 students are taking French courses this 
term at the Urbana campus of tlie Univ. of 111. Currently 
the Department of French has a senior staff of thirty-three, 
that is, persons with the rank of instructor ttirough pro- 
fessor. Persons with professional rank number tvjenty-f our . 
the above figure includes staff now on leave of absence 
(Professors Sagi, Barrette, Jost, and Nachtraann) and Prof. 
Malnous, Head of the French Dept., who at present is directing 
the Illinois-Iowa Year Abroad at Kouen. The Department cur- 
rently has sixty-six Teaching Assistants. In addition, there 
are eight Researca Assistants and Fellowship nolders, one 
part-time and tliree full-time secretaries. 

The French Department sponsored another orientation program 
for new teaching assistants before the start of the fall term. 
Those who taught in this program were: Mr. Francis VJ. Nacht- 
mann, Mr. Stanley L. Shinall, and Mr. Franklin R. Mandera. 
This program took place over a five day period during vjhich 
time the new teaching assistants -were, introduced primarily 
to actual teaching duties. The m.ain .objective' of this train- 
ing program was the introduction of the au.dio-lingual method 
and its application to classroom, teaching ;■ A great stress 
was placed on the teaching of dialogs, gram.mar, pattern drills, 
reading lessons, phonetics and diction as an aid to pronuncia- 
tion, dialog adaptations, testing, and grading. In short, the 
entire program was geared directly toward constructive imple- 
mentation of the text used in the first year French program, 
Thomas' H, Brown, French Lis tenlng/Speaking/Reading/'Wri ting . 
The procedure followed in .this program was to give a brief 
discussion on the rationale of vjhat was being presented, to 
give a demionstration of it, and to requix-'e a few assistants 
to demonstrate the same procedure during that same hour. In 
order to assure a continuation of coordinated teaching, the 
assistants are rec'.iired to attend an observation class daily. 
There are tvjo of these classes and they are taught by teachers 
who are expierienced in tiie audio-lingual method. In addition 
to the above, there is a weekly staff meeting which covers the 
following: general m.ethodology, ts-sting (including making 
up some and giving them), grading, etc. 

An Urgent Request. The University of Illinois is seriously 
involved in special programxS whico. would bring to this cam- 
pus black students who for a variety of reasons (financial, 
lack of preparation, etc.) would not othervjise be able to 



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attend. For that matter, there are many potential college 
students who have not even considered the possibility of apply- 
ing. One of the U . of I. programs specifically concerns en- 
rollment of black graduate students. The local Black Students 
Association is actively trying to r-ecr'.iit graduate students 
for study at the U. of I. To help the Black Students Associa- 
tione, some Departments, including tlie French Dept., are asking 
their staff to vjrite their friends and colleagues in other 
schools anywhere in the U.S, but vjlth special stress on small, 
little-known colleges. I'.'e want to find tnose black students 
who, in the case of our Department, have either the qualifi- 
cations or the potential ('with additional help) to become 
graduate students in French. This newsletter, with its wide 
circulation, may also be instrumental in helping with our pro- 
ject. If you spot likely candidates, please contact the French , 
Dept. with as much inf orrnation as you can give. Thank you'. ■ 

French Cinema. The cinema, as art or as entertainment, has been 
rapidly invading the Urbana campus to the present point of plea- 
surable asphyxiation. Although there is still only one seri- 
ous organization for the study of the cinema, the Film Society, 
dozens of other groups schedule film sho'.ijings out of interest 
in the films, for fund-raining, or for home-beginning charity 
(alias profit). The result is films, films, films, at the rate 
of at least three different ones each night. The French cinema 
has a fair, tnough still too modest share, in these riches. 
For example, in recent weeks, campus shoivings have included 
such light fare as De Broca's Up t£ Hi s Ears (Belmondo and 
Jules Verne), To_ Ee_ a Crook , an Isidore Isou "lettrist"' film, 
several recent avant-garde items' in a 6-hour program called 
"The Kinetic Art," Godard's Has cu l i n- Femi ni n , etc. Commercial 
theatres have shown Vadim's Barbarell a, Truffaut's La Mariee 
etai t en noir , and Bunuel's Belle de Jou r , among others. Alain 
Robbe-Grillet ' s Trans - Euror) - Express was previewed by a number 
of staff members before its public showing. Their reactions 
were very favorable. The film, however, though it is an amusing 
spoof of thrillers and of f ilms-within-f ilms, derivative of 
Godard, Hitchcock, Cocteau, Georges Bataille and others, is 
primarily very interesting as an explication of Robbe-Grillet ' s 
own writings, insofar as It exposes many of the recipes and 
tricks of the New i'Jovel. M j 

The independent, experimental theatre, the- "Depot, " in Urbana, 
will have a Samuel Beckett retrospective which will include 
perform.ances of: VJaitin.r; for Godot , Krapo ' s Last Tape, All That 
Fall , Play , an adaptation of parts ol VJ ^ 1 1 ., plus one i.xore play, 
which is undetermined at this writing. 

A book described in last Marcii's issue of the WeiN'sletter has 
recently been published by the Univ. of 111. Press. Its authors 
are two of our colleagues in the French Dept. of the Univ. of 



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111. The title is Marcel Proust ; Textes retrouves , recueillis 
et presentes par Philip Kolb et Larkin B. Price , avec une bib - 
liographie des publications de Proust , 1892 - 19^7 . The same 
Press has also just published I nformat ion Theor y and Esthetic 
Perception by Abraham, Moles , This is a new paperbook edition 
and the first English translation of a pioneering work, whose 
author, a faculty member of the Univ. of Strasbourg, was a 
guest lecturer on this campus not long ago. 

The Maison Pran^aise is now in its second year. It is located 
close to the campus, houses 17 girls, provides an excellent 
French ambiance, congenial environment, comfort arid good food 
at a cost lower than ordinary dormitory housing. The House 
Is under the very able and imaginative direction" of Mademoiselle 

Fran^oise .Campin, who is, making the French House a lively 
cultural and social, center for various French activities in 
Champaign-Urbana. The Coffee jiour, "la pause-cafe,"- takes' 
place at the House eve;i?y Tuesday. Various dinner guests 
enjoy the House's hospitality and a most enjoyable- costume 
party was given in 'November. The girls v/ho live in the House, 
even though they are not alvjays fluent speakers' of French, 
are getting an enormous amount of practice so that one maght 
think of the French House as s. kind of mlni-year-abroad-but- 
at-home. In a short time, la liaison Frangaise will certainly 
become a major asset of this campus. Miss Wendy Wagers is 
the resident graduate assistant. 



An exchange program for graduate students from the Univ. of 
111. has been developed to further the possibility of study 
abroad. Two French students have come to the Dept. of French 
in Urbana to teach as assistants (Mademoiselle Marie-Jose 
Dhaese and Monsieur Rene Leandri) and Miss Ilona Leki and 
Miss Suzanne Swanson of Illinois are teaching in France this 
year as assistantes. ; de lycee . Independent of this exchange, 
Mr. Richard Hefft and Miss Leanne Wierenga are also taking 
up similar positions this fall. They have all been placed 
by the Office National des Universites et Ecoles Franqaises 
in or around the cities of Paris and Rouen, This vjill permit 
them all to do some form of independent study and have 
guidance from Prof,. Mainous who is in Rouen as director of 
the Illinois-Iowa xear. Abroad Program. It will be possible 
to organize a similar exchange for 1969-70, possibly on a 
larger scale and perhaps with the beginnings of a more formal 
program for graduate study in France. In addition, there is 
the distinct possibility of positions as lecteur in the French 
universities in Rouen and Paris. Purthez^ information about these 
matters vjill undoubtedly be available later this fall. Please 
contact Prof. John Simon of the Univ. of 111. 



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GERMAW NOTES'-- by Roy Allen 



The relaxation"this-past- summer of the graduate language 
requirements has left Its raari: on tne; total enrollment 
figure in German for this fall: .1991. Last fall's enroll- 
ment totaled 229I|.. This sharp drop is indeed attributable 
almost exclusively to the series in German for Graduate 
Students (i).00/[|.01 ) . This fall's 2^0 liere .compares unfavor- 
ably with the [1.35 of. last fall. 'The only other sizable 
decrease appeared in the first program (101/102), in which 
enrollment is down from 836 to 7OI. The second year series 
(103/lO[|.) and the 200 series have risen from 5'62 to 5^5 snd 
235 to 2I).3, respectively. On the 3OO level, courses for 
advanced undergraduates and graduates, 133 students regis- 
tered, representing a loss of 13 from last fall. A comp.ara- 
ble loss occurred on the' graduate level, the Lj-OO series 
exclusive of courses lj.00 and Ii.Ol, where 71 students are 
enrolled, a loss of Ij. from last fall. The total for courses 
in Scandinavian languages and I'iteratures is 37 students this 
year. Prof, Haile discussed this question of the language 
requirement and its implications in the programs of the 
university in his Introduction to the last i'=sue of the fews- 
letter . The reader will find those pages instructi've in con- 
nection with enrollmsnt' figures in German this fa].l. 



The German Department extends a very cordial welcome to six- 
teen new Teaching Assistants this year, including three from 
foreign countries and two Univ„ of 111. graduates,. Almost all 
of the new Assistants have behind them a per.lod of study in 
Germany or Austria, Thoy are: Ilari-y Bi'owning (3. A, Indiana 
Univ, I96S), Virginia Codmbs (E.A. Denison Univ., 1966} , Karen 
Dean (B.A, Louisiana State, 1965), iionika Glanner (Teaching 
Degree Univ. of Vienna, 1968), -Christine Golz (B.A, Univ. of 
Akron, 196i|; K.A. IJestern Reserve Univ., 1966), Mary Hett 
(B.S, George toxm Univ., 196?), Mary Hills (B.A. Monmouth 
College, 1963), Constance Kaess (3, A. Univ. of 111.:^ 1963), 
Hugo Lentze (B.A. Texas Tech, College, " 1966; K.A. 1968), 
Meinert Meyer (Philosophilcum Tutinf:en Univ., I966: Teachers 
Diploma Reutlinger Teachers Training College, 196?), Virginia 
Mochel (B.A. Univ. of Michigan, 1?6C'), Edith Schenk (B.A. 
Queens College, 1963), Soo Song Shin (B.A. Seoul National 
Univ., 1961^), C'oristlna Thalenberg (B.A. McGill Univ., 1967; 
M.A, Univ. of 111., Iv68.), Jean Tilford (B.A. Michigan State, 
1968), VJillard Wietfeldt (B.A. Manchester College, 1963; M.A., 
Univ. of C)klahoma, 1965}. ' 



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A reception for guest professors, new faculty members, new 
Assistants and their spouses was hosted by the German Dept. 
on October 11 in the Union. 



Prof. Mimi Jehle continues to maintain an active role in 
German studies, in spate of- her "Emeritus" rank, as witnessed 
to by her recent participation in the International otifter 
Symposium, a centennial commemoration of Stifter's death. 
The symposium was held from Sept. 3O to Oct, [j. in Bad Hall . 
near Linz, Austria. Prof. Jehle was a guest of the province 
of Upper Austria during this time and was one- of SS pro- 
fessors, art historians and translators from various countries 
attending the- symposium. The activities of the symposium 
involved tours to near-by cultural monuments related to 
Stifter's life and numerous discussions oh topics prompted 
by Stifter's life and works, including several topics pro- - 
posed in advance by Prof. Jehle, There was also a discussion 
of the new critical edition of Stifter's works, which is 
presently in the planning stages. - The edition is to be 
sponsored by Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia and to be 
supervised by Prof. Hermann Kunisch of the Univ. of Munich. 
Prof, Jehle considers th3 symposium one of the most reward-^ 
Ing and interesting that she has ever -attended, due especially 
to the illustrious company and warm Austrian hospitality. 
Prof. Jehle has also just completed a translation of one of 
Stifter's novellen, 

Mr, Erik Graubart attended the annual meeting of. the Araerican 
Folklore Society, held in Bloomington, Indiana from Nov. 8 'to 
Nov. 10, Mr. Graubart was the m.oderator of one of the sessions 
of the meeting, a symposium discussion on tiie topic "The Role 
of Polkfore in the Solution of the Pressing Problems of Con- 
temporary Society." ■■■'■- 

Germ.an Choir. The German Choir has reorganized' this year, 
continuing under the very successful direction of Prof. Hans 
Schlutter, The choir has announced txjo forthcoming programs. 
On December 12, the choir vrill, as in previous years, parti- 
cipate in the Candlelight Advent Service of the Lutheran 
Student Foundation, A Christmas motet for two choirs, will be 
performed, with the choir of the Foundation also partici- 
pating. The Germ.an Choir will also- sing' tloe Hagnificat for 
Chorus and Instrumental ensemble by Dietrich Buxtehude at 
this program. On December 22, the choir will sing at the 
German Service of St. Luke's Church in Chicago, 



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Articulation Conference. At the morning session of the German 
section of the Conference, four papers were read, each fol- 
lowed by a discussion period.. Prof, iiaile opened the session 
with a talk on "'Edel sei der Mensch' and the oermon on the 
Mount." The title of Hr. Hoist's paper was "Literature and 
the Pour Seraester Language. Course." rir. Hanson spoke on 
"Literature In 103-lOi!. ; Some Pros and Cons." The fihal talk 
of the morning wa's given by Prof. KcOlataery on "~iction 
or Non-Fiction. " The afternoon ses-sion involved a series 
of discussions on a variety of questions relating to the 
theme of the Teaching of Literature in the High School Class- 
room, such as the degree of emphasis placed upon the study 
of literature in the foreign language classroom, basic approaches 
to the study of literature, the degree of stress on extensive 
or intensive reading, the extent of the use of translation in 
the study of German literature. 

German Club, The German Club is currently attempting to com- 
pile a mailing list of those who would like to be informed 
about forthcoming events sponsored by the German Club. If 
interested, please send your name and address to the adviser 
of the German Qlub, V^ . Gii.enter Eberspach, 375 Lincoln Kail. 
The Christmas party of the German Club will take place on 
December 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Latzer Hall (Yl^'iCA). The German 
Club is also very happy to announce that the V/estdeutsches 
Tourneetheater of Remscheid will give a. performance of Kleist's 
Der zerbrochene Krug on Feb. 18, 1969, at 8:00 p.m. in the 
Auditorium. Further details on this program vjill appear in 
the Newsletter as soon as they are available. 

SLAVIC NOTES -- by Prof. Evelyn Bristol 

Enrollment figures in the Department are much the same as 
at this time last year except that ttie 3OO and l\.00 level 
courses combined show an increase. The 100 level courses 
have 316 enrollments, the 200 level II7, The 3OO and 1^00 
level courses have 179 enrollments, an increase of nearly 
twenty. About that number was lost from the service courses 
[j.00 and [|.01. There are I3 majors in Russian and 16 in 
Russian Teacher Training. 

An p.rticle published by Prof. Teraira Faclimuss last summer 
is entitled "Z, Hipr, ius: Dnevnik 19^3 goda, " The New Review 
(New Yor, 1968), No. 92. 



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Miss Jana Tuzar read a paper on Dostoevsky and the 17th 
century Czech writer Jan Koraensky at the Fourth Congress 
of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Gclences In America 
held at Georgetown University August 3O - September 1. 

On Saturday, October 12, the Department held an annual 
Slavic picnic in the Illini Grove. 



Professor Jiri Vlach of the Electrical Engineering Depart- 
ment conducted a seminar on "Recent Events in Czechoslovakia" 
on October 2l\_, 



On October 29 Prof. Clark S-. Robinson of the Physics Dept. 
spoke on "Novosibirsk Science City" at a Roundtable meeting 
of the Russian and East European Center. Prof. Robinson. 
was engaged in research at Novosibirsk for seven months 
during 1967-68.. 



The Russian Club held its first meeting of the year on 
October 29 in the YI^'iCA, On the program vjere three Soviet 
students who spoke on their backgrounds in Russia and 
purposes in coming here. In addition there were poetry 
readings, singing and discussion of the year's program. 



As part of a series of reports on his research trip to 
Yugoslavia last summier. Prof. Rasio Dunatov spoke at the 
Red Herring November 1 on "Eastern Europe and .b'ashing. 
Machine Socialism, " and to the Russian and East European 
Center Roundtable Nov-ember 19 on "Language and Nationality 
Problems in Yuc-oslavla. " 



Winners of the annual State Russian Contest sponsored by 
AATSEEL last spring irrere as follows: Russian I, Lisa 
Davidov;, Evanston Township H.S. ; Russian II, Debby Gage, 
Lyons Twp . ; Russian III, Dana Vargo, Hinsdale Central; 
Russian IV (offered for the first tiem), Jerry Babiar, Lyons 
Tvjp. 

SPAMISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Karen Hickey 

Enrollment figures for the first semester in the Spanish, 
Italian, and Portuguese Department total 2II3. Of this 



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number, 1778 a^© in Spanish, 207 in Italian, and 128 in 
Portuguese. The advanced courses in Portuguese show a 
total em-'ollrnent of $3, those in Italian. 53 also, and in 
Spanish, 807 (i|33 in the 200-level, l6l :n the 30C-level, 
and 213 on the [).00-level ) . 



This year the Department is offering two new undergraduate 
courses: 2ij.l, Studi es in Modern Spanish Literatures and 
2[).2, Studies in Modern 3p a n i s x 1 - Ame r :. c a n Literatures . These 
courses have been creatad an:' offered for the first time 
to serve as a bridge from the introductory courses in 
literature to the more specialized courses on" the 30C-level 
in literary movements and autiiors. I'Jeither course is a 
requirement but both are strongly recomraended for those 
who nave the opportunity in their degree' programs to in- ' 
elude them. Dr. Shoemaker has exjjlained that this is 
particularly true of the increasing number of .students who 
enter the University to "^cohtinue their Spanish, begun and 
Xi/ell-advanced in high school, whether or not they received 
advanced standing and credit in the University. 



Dr. Hugo Co^^;es, who has been with the Department as Visit- 
ing Professor of Spanish Literature since February of 1966, 
has recently been appointed Associate Professor in the 
Department. 



Mr. Anoar Aiex has comipleted his doctoral dissertation, 
entitled "Crenga e cetlcismo" at the Universidade de Sao 
Paulo. Prof. Aiex now holds the degree of "Doutor em 
Pilosofia" and has recently been promoted to the rank of 
Assistant Professor in the Department. Prior to the start 
of the fall term this September, Prof. Aiex gave a talk 
entitled "Life in the U.S.A. and Brazil" at the Coleglo 
de Sducaqao Basilio Machado in Sao Paulo. 

Three former Teaching Assistants, Luis Oyarzun, Isaias 
Lerner, and Fdchard Klein, have been promoted to the rank 
of Instructor. 



The following persons, listed with their present locations, 
received Ph.D. degrees from this Department during the past 
academic year: Jxarcia Simpson liOwis (Univ. of Georgia, Athens), 



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Diane 3. Elrkemoe (Univ. _ of 111, Chicago Circle campus), 

Sandra M. Cjrpress (Duke Univ.), /j?nold M. Penuel (Univ. of 

Georgia, Athens), and .Constance A. Sullivan (Univ. of Ilinne- 
sota ) . 



In June, August, and October 
conferred by the Department 
Sanborn (Portuguese), Brenda 
Magdich Cristoe, Michelle Ma 
Richard Page, Miriam Simon, 
B. Levine (Teaching of Span 
Englemann, Alan Grayson, i-iar 
Joyce Ann Lavjson, Eatiiryn Lo 
Ramstad, Sister Mary Rachel 
Tucker, John Van Kerk, Malco 



of 1963, M.A. degrees were 
on the following: George 

Copley, Delano Kruzan, Diane 
reus, Jacqueline Grrantia, 
Guillermc TrevinOj Arnold 
sh), Enoch Anderson, Jari 
y Louise He aid, '-Jard Hurst, 
wis, Stanley Peromsik, Joanne 
Betkis, Felicia Sworsky, Sally 
Im Silverman (Portuguese). 



The Department welcomes a large number of new graduate stu- 
dents this year. New graduate students include:' Mr, Danial 
Albano (3. A. Univ. of 111., 196?), Miss >vnn Aronson (B.A. Univ. 
of 111., 1963), i-^s. Sue Bertolelt (B.A. fJniv. of 111, 1968), 
Mr. V.J. Bonadeo (B.A. Univ. of 111., 1966), ¥a? . Frank Bond 
(B.A. Colorado College, 1966; M.A. Univ. of Arizona, 1968), 
Mr. Donald Brayton (B.A. State Univ. of 



-owa, 



1961 ; 



i.A. 
Univ. of 111, 196[l), Mr. Marcellus Brooks (B.A. Fisk Univ., 
I96I4.; M.A. New York Univ., 1965), I'iss Bonnie Conway (B.A. 
Univ. of 111, 1961].), Ilr. Lee Donnell (B.A. Univ. of Oregon, 
1962), Miss Mary Ann Everson (B.A. Edgewood College, 1968), 
Mr. George Prick (B.A. Bethany College, 19^7), Miss. Janet 
Lyle (B.A... Miami Univ. of Ohio, 1968], Mrs. Jean Matulis 
(B.S. Univ. of Missouri, 1951), -MiTs. Raul Padilla (B.S. 
Univ. of 111., 1966; M.A. Univ. of Missouri, 1968), Miss 
Sherril Peterson (B.A. Univ. of 111., 1963), Mrs. Bonnie 
Swenson (B.A. InterAm.erican U. of Puerto Rico, 1965; M.A. 
Univ. of So. Dakota, 1966), Mr. Berardo Valdes (B.A.., M.A. 
and Doctorate in Social Sciences, . Univ. of Habana), Miss 



Prances D. i.^ardlaw (B.A. The College of '-'ooster, 1968 
George VJilson (B.A. Eastern 111. Univ., 1962). 



Mr , 



New University Fellows are: I-Ir. Steven Dworkin, who is also a 
Teaching Assistant (B.A. Carleton Univ., 1963), Miss Susan 
Leibowitz (B.A. Cornell Univ., 1968), Miss Klrsten Nigro (B.A. 
Univ. of Delaware, 196?; M.A. Middlebury College, I96C). 



The Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Department welcomes ten 

Mr. ildelfo Aldana 
Cheryl Eisk (B.A. Univ. 
Miss Gwendolen Grant {B.f., Univ. of Iowa, 1968), 
(B.A., M.A. Kansas Univ., 1966, 1968), Fir. David 



new Teaching and Research Assistants 
(B.A. Graceland College, 1965), Miss 
of 111. ^ '"■ 



Mi s s 



, 1968), 

The da Her.z 



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Laws (B.A., ii.A. Brlgham Young Univ., 196?, 1968), Miss Alice 
Long (B.A. Univ. of Iowa, 19.67), ;iiss Nuria Messecler (B.A. 
Universldade Catolica, Rio de Janeii'o, 195^)? Hiss Michiko 
Nonoyarna (B.A. Tokyo Univ. of Foreign otudles, 19^8), Mr, 
Franco Triolo (B.A., M.A. Univ. of Maryland, 1962, 1968). 

Prof. Merlin H. Forster presented a paper at. the Latin-Araerican 
Literature Section of the Midvjest M.L.A. Annual .Meeting, held 
in .Cincinnati on October 19, entitled "Vicente Huidobro's 
Altazor: A Re-evaluation." 



The Circulo literario espanol sponsored a 
Nauricio Solaun, Professor of the Sociolog 
21^ at 8:00 p.m. in the ueneral Lounge of t 
was entitled "Un fracaso de la dernccracia 
autoritario patrimonial de Batista." On t 
November llj. in the Fs^culty Lounge of the U 
Club presented a lectux's by ilr. Pedro Camp 
mitologia afrocubana: su importancia folk 
This year's officers for t;ie Club are: ?r 
Secretary, Becky Catching; Treasurer, Dori 
Linda '.'est . . The annual Ciiristmas Party .sp 
Spanish Club is scheduled .for December 19, 
Unio.n, 



lecture by Dr. 
y Dept., on October 
he Union. His talk 
en Cuba: el regimen 
he evening of 
nicn, the Spanish 
a, entitled "la 
lorica y literaria. " 
esident,. Juan . Espadas; 
s Buckm.an ; Activities, 
onsored by the 
19 68, .in 31I|.' A .of the 



The. weekly tertulias are being continued this year, every 
Friday afternoon from 3:00-^^30 in the "The Tavern" in the 
basement of the Illini Union. The tertulias are informal 
gatherings that offer both graduate as well as undergraduate 
students and their friends the opportunity to practice their 
Spanish and meet other people who are interested in hispanlc 
affairs. 

The Spanish Department luncheons are held every VJednesday in 
Latzer Hall, University Y.M.C.A. All members of the Depart- 
ment and their Spanish-speaking friends are invited to cone 
and are asked to sign up in advance on I'onday of each v;eek. 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter 
is published jointly by the modern language departments of the 
Univ. of 111. under the direction of the Dept. of Spanish, 
Italian, and Portuguese, Prof. v;illiam H. Shoemaker, , Head. The 
Newsletter is available without charge to all interested per- 
sons in Illinois and otiier states. Editor: Miss Karen Rickey. 
Communications should be addressed to Editor, MFL Newsletter , 
221+ Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111., 61301. 



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UNI'/SR3ITY CF ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Laiii^uage 
NEViSLSTTER 



December, 1966 



Vol. }CXII. No. 3 



Felices Pascuas 
Feliz Natal 

Buon Nat ale 

Joyeux Noel 

, Frohliche VJelhnachten 

C POJK^eCTBOM XpHCTOBbM 



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THE PH.D. FCREIGJ Li 



fE REQUIREflENT 



In recent months, the foreign langua^^.e requirement for Doctoral 
Programs has been, under^-oing intensive study and revision at the 
University of Illinois. I-xany changes have resulted from the Gradu- 
ate College's new liberal policy of allox^ing each Department to 
define its own language requirement. Dr. Robert E. V/olverton, Dean 
of University-College Programs in the Graduate College, has recent- 
ly reported the changes in the different University Programs. He 
has explained, however, that doctoral candidates must still consult 
with their particular Department for an explicit ruling regarding 
language requirements. The results of this study are the following. 



A number of 
ment entirel 
Science, Dai 
ing', Mechani 
Physics, Psy 
needed for t 
These are Ag 
culture. Lab 
Departments 
Civil Engine 
Medical 3cie 
quirements i 



Departments have a 
y. These include 
ry Science, Electr 
cal and Industrial 
chclogy. Other De 
he particular stud 
ricultural Econorr.i 
or and Industrial 
have reported no c 
ering. Physical Z-d 
nee. Those Depart 
n foreign language 



bolished the Ph.D. language require- 
jgricultural Engineering, Animal 
ical Engineering, Finance, Market- 
■-i'ngineering, .-Juclear Engineering, 
partraents require no language unless 
ent's study and research interests, 
cs, Covununications, Economics, Horti- 
Relations, and Plant Pathology. Five 
hange as of i-tovember 25: Accountancy, 
ucatlon, Gociology, and Veterinary 
i.ients who aave specified certain re- 
3 are as follows: 



Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering - Reading knowledge of 
1 language, normally French, German, or Rus.slan; in special cases 
Japanese or Chinese. 



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Agronomy - (2) Options: Reading knovrledge of French and German 
(with possible substitutes); or satisfactory corapletion of 1 1/2 
units of cpurse ijork in lieu of each lar^guage. ., . 

Anthropology - Reading knovjledge of 2 languages, or high proficien- 
cy in !;• language test;s are to be administered within or by the 
Department. 

Art (ilistory of) - Residing knowledge of 1 language--;, normally French 
or ueriuan, or: French o'r German and Chinese or Japanese. 

Astronomy - I^ending knowledge of 2 languages or high proficiency in 
1 (German, French, Russian). 

Biology - Reading knowledge of German, Prehch, or Russian, equiva- 
lent to I), semesters of- college; completion of l\. years of high school 
study dn the .same language vrill satisfy.' 

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Cell Biology'-.c': Plant Physiology - Same as Biology. 



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Botany- Reading knowledge of French, l.erman, Latin, or Russian 
equivalejnt of [(. semesters of college; 1| years .of , high school in 1 
will safei'afyv"' "" . ■•"' ' " ,'" '. r; :" . ■" 

Business - .Reading knowledge of 1 language and qu-antitative courses 
as follow: 1) vjith no quantitative courses in the student's previ- 
ous work, 3 courses required, 2) Scon.[i.70 (Stat.), or equivalent, 
2 courses required, 3) J3con-.[i.70 and 1 other quantitative course, 1 
course required, i|) Econ.i;.70 and 2 quantitat;ive courses, no addi- 
tional course required. 

Ceramic Engineering - Reading !'nowledge of French, German, or Russian 

Chemiistry co Chemical Engineering - Reading knoi-jledge of French^ 
German or Russian. 

Classics - Reading knowledge of 2 languages, one of which must be 
German and the other normally French." 

Comparative Literature - Three languages to. coincide' vjith those re- 
lative to the student-' 3 dissertation and area of specialization. 

Computer Science - Reading knowledge of 2, or high proficiency in 
1; French, (.rerman, or Prussian. 

Education - (6) Options: High proficiency in 1 language related to 
student's research; successful completion of Ed. Psych. 1|90 and Com- 
puter Sci.[).00 and proficiency in the education uses of high-speed 
computers; [|. units, grade 3 or better, from Ed. Psych. 390, 392, 1;90, 
[|.95j ^97, il.9S (not for students with a major or minor in this area); 
i; units, with B or bet:,..r, from oOg.3S5,- 386, 387, ^85,- 37i|, Anth. 
36I4, 365, Pol. Sci. 1^95, i-^96, U97, Psych. 332, 352, Econ.,)47U; i| uni ts, 
with B or better, from Phil. 327, 328, 330-, 331, 332, 333, 33!;, Hist. 
k96, or any l|00-level course or seminar in Logic, Ihilosophy of 
Science, or Theory of Ivnowledge; Ij. units, with B or better, from 



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Phil. 327, 328, 330, 335, roi.3ci.390, HistJ496 and 1 or 2 units of 
HP. Ed. U90. 

English - Reading knowledge of 2, from French, German or Russian; 
in "exceptional" cases, Latin may be substituted for one of these. 

Entomology - Reading knowledge of German or Russian. 

Pood Science - Reading knowledge of 1, l^;ith English and the stu- 
dent's native language excepted, from French, German, Russian, Spa- 
nish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and the Scandinavian 
languages. 

French - Reading knovjledge of German and 2 years of high school 
Latin or 2 semesters of college Latin. 

Genetics - Four semesters French, German, Russian in college or i; 
years in high school; otherv;ise reading proficiency in 1 language. 

Geography - Reading proficiency in 2 languages, vjhich are appro- 
priate to the student's research or demonstrated proficiency in 1 
modern language adequate to professional needs and 2 semesters of 
departmentally supervised application of the language in profes- 
sional pursuits. 

Geology - Reading knowledge of French, German, Russian or another 

appropriate language; a non-speaker of English vjill have completed 

the requirement vjith his native tongue if he has completed courses 
given in English in the Department. 

German - Reading knowledge of two, or high proficiency in one. 

History - Same . 

Home Economics - (2) Options: Reading knowledge of 2, from French, 
German, Russian or approved substitute; or, reading knowledge of 
one and 1 1/2 units of courses in lieu of the second. 

Library Science - (2) Options: Reading knowledge of 2, from French, 
German, Russian or approved substitute; or competence in Statisti- 
cal i-iethods by completing an introductory and second-level course 
with grades of B or better. 

Linguistics - Reading, knowledge of 2, other than English. 

Mathematics - Reading knowledge of 2, or high proficiency in 1. 

Microbiology - Same as i'iiology. 

Mining, .Metallurgy & Petroleum Engineering - Reading knowledge of 
1, from German, French, Russian, Chinese, or approved substitute. 

Music - Reading knowledge of 2, or high proficiency in 1. 

Philosophy - Reading knowledge of 2 languages, normally French/ German 



Physiology & Blop'iysics - 1^8 oding knowledge of one, normally 
French, German, or Russian. 

Political Science - (li) 'Options: Reading knowledge of 2 languages 
other than English; high degree' of proficiency in 1 language other 
than English; reading knowled;_e of 1 language and a vjorking know- 
ledge of statistics, mathematics, or computer' programming (2 units 
or equivalent); high proficiency in statistics, mathematics, or 
computer programming {l\. units in one of these). 

Slavic Languages - Reading knci-iledge of 2, or high proficiency in 1, 

Spanish, Italian, cc Portuguese - Reading knowledge of two. 

Speech - (L(.) Options: Reading knowledge of 2, other than English; 
high proficiency in 1, other than English; [;. units in quantitative 
research methodology; or two of the following: 1) reading profi- 
ciency in 1, other than English, 2) 2 units in quantitative 're- 
search methodology, or 3) 2 units in "specialized" courses. 

Theoretical & Applied Ilechanics - Reading knoi-jledge of one. 

Zoology - Sam.e as Biology. 

MLA. The 19d3 annual meeting of the Hodern Language Association will 
be held December 27-29 in New York at the- flotel Ar,iericana and the 
New York Hilton Hotel. 

ACTPL. The American Council on- the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
will hold their 1963 annual meeting in New York, December 27-29 at 
the Park-Sheraton Hotel, Seventh- .'Avenue and SS'tti Street. The Gen- 
eral Session will feature an address by the Honorable Ralph VJ. Yar- 
borough, Jnited States Senator, Texas, on "Foreign Language Learn- - 
ing as a Social Force: Bilingual Education for Americans." Speak- 
ing on professional preparation v;ill be Gertrude Moskowitz, Temple 
Univ. The program, will include, clinics vihere specialists vjill be on 
hand to discuss professional questions. --. 

NALLD. The National Association of Language Laboratory 'Directors in- 
vites those people ■'.-ihose interests bring them, in Xiioi'king contact with 
the administration or operation of any Machine Aided Language Learn- 
ing Program to join vjith their Association. The NALLD will hold its , 
Midwest Regional Meeting in conjunction with the Kentucky Foreign 
Language Conference at the Univ. of Ky., Lexington, April 2lj.--26, 1969. 
For more informiation contact: James Dodge, Secretary, NALLD Box E, 
Brown Univ., Providence, R.I.', 02912. 

LSA. The Linguistic Society of Am.e'rica will meet December 26-29 at 
the Hotel Roosevelt in New York Cit^'. 

AAT's. The AATI will meet Decem.ber 27-29 In the New York Hilton in 
New York City. The AATSEEL will meet December 27-29 in the Summit 
Hotel in New York. The AATP held fheir annual meeting in November 



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in Boston, Mass., and the AATSP held their annual ■ meeting in 
August in San Antonio, Tezas. 

C0I4PARATIVE LITEPiATURE. Prof. Rocco iiontano and Prof. A. Ox,;en 
Aldridge attended, by invitation, a conference on Vico at Notre 
Dame Uni on iiovember 2, 1968. Prof. A. Owen Aldridge presented 
a lecture at Pennsylvania State Univ. as part of its Conference 
on Bibliography on November 23, 1968. His topic was "Thomas 
Paine in South America, Bibliography and Influence." 

FRENCH NOTES -- by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Prof. Philip Kolb was in Canada recently where he attended the 
Fourth Editorial Conference - "The Author and the Published House" 
at the Univ. of Toronto, November 8-9. Here he read a paper on 
"Proust and His Editors." Prof. Kolb also gave a public lecture 
and a seminar at University College, Univ. of Toronto, 

Prof. Pernande Bassan last summer obtained a Research grant from 
the Ajnerican Philosophical Society, for pursuing in France the 
preparation of her edition of the Theatre complet of Alexandre 
Dumas the elder, which will cover 20 volumes. From June till 
September, she attended the num.erous Chateaubriand bicentenial 
commemorations in Paris and surroundings, and in Saint-Malo and 
surroundings. She was present also at 'the annual meeting. of the 
Association Internationale des Etudes Francaises in Paris, on 
July 2[i-26. At the C'lateaubriand Coramemoration at the Univ. of 
VJisconsin, October 15-20, she read a paper on "Le I-Ioise de 
Chateaubriand." -■ 

Le Cen&cle is a student-staff discussion group organized by 
Prof. Barbara Bowen. It meets once a month at the home of a 
staff member, where such themes e-./re discussed as "Le theme du 
voyage dans la litteratui'e moderne"(ln October meeting) and 
"Les problemes de I'etudiant en 1968," (in iovember meeting). 

The following are additional lectures of the French Journal Club, 
arranged through the tireless efforts of the Club's President, 
Professor Fernande Bassan: 

November 21. Bernard Guj^on, Professeur et Doyen honoraire, 
Univ. d' Aix-i.'arseille, presently Visiting Professor at the 
Univ. of Maryland: "Proust et Balzac etude d' influence. " 
December 5« Bruce Morrissette, Chairman, Dept. of Romance 
Languages, Univ. of Chicago: "Le roman cinematographique ; 
un nouveau genre?" 

February 10, 1969, 8:00 p.m.. Law Bldg., Room D. Eugene 
Vinaver, Prof, of French and English, Univ. of ','isconsin: 
"La Genese d'un poeme: Andromaque . " 

March 11, 8:00 p.i.:.. Law Bldg., Fioom D. Oii/en Aldridge, 
Director of Comparative Literature Program, Univ. of 111.: 
"Chateaubriand and Hispanic America. " 



In April, i-irrie. iieurgon-Des jardins. Director of the Centre 
Culturel International de Cerlsy: On Glde, in commemoration 
of the centenary of his birthday. 

May 1, 8:00 p.m., General Lounge of Illini Union. Herbert 
Deley, Assoc. Prof, of French, Univ. of 111.: "Structures 
of French Classicism.'.' . . . .: . ;■ 

The recent performance of .Le Tar tuff e on this campus, by the 
Treteau de Paris, was most successful. It broke all past box 
office records for events of th:' s kind. V/e can announce, tenta- 
tively, that the Treteau will perform Jean Anouilh's play, 
Antipone , on Viednesday, ilovember Jj 1969, -possibly in the theatre 
of the nevj lirannert Center for the Arts in Urbana. 

French House Activities. In addition to its Xiieekly. coffee-re- 
ception, the Maison Frangaise regularly Invites local and visit- 
ing persons for dinner. Some classes have also been held there 
instead of the regular - classroon. On November 21, a discussion 
on the events of liay 1968 vjas organized, featuring tb_re& speakers 
from the staff, Messrs. . DeLey, - Nataf, and Sonier. 

The monthly bulletin of events distributed free by the French 
Cultural Services- in Chicago (919 N. Michigan, Chicago, 111., 
60611) often includes advance notice of lectures or performances 
on the Urbana campus. A number of colleagues ^^7ho attended the 
Tartuff e performance here, but for one reason or another had not 
been informed via the Newsletter , did hear of it through the 
Cultural Services Bulletin. 

France Actuell e, a serr.i-nonthly report publishe'd by a private 
association of iDUsinessrien, France Actuelle, 221 Southern Bldg., 
Washington, B.C. 2005, is a frankly promotional but Infortnatlve 
enough publication. Its lead articles esp.ecially provide' teachers 
with ajriTiUnition for discussion topics (e.g. French aviation, per- 
fumes, etc . ) . ' . 

The Art of Quoting. A recent bulletin of tne eminently respecta- 
ble Presses Universitaires de France announces its Dictionnaire 
des Lltteratrres published under Philippe Van Tleghem. Several 
enthusiastic press reviews are quoted, ar-:ong which the folloX'Jing 
appeared, from the equally respectable weekly, Les Lettres Fran - 
Qaises , issue of June 12, 1968: "Ouvrage. de reference, essentiel 
aussl bien pour notre litterature que pour les autres." Too much 
e:jrposure to the Tartuff e and politics, and a general mistrust of 
respectability sent us to the above-cited number of Les Lettres 
Franqaises . On page i|, xje find: "..car c'est un ouvrage de 
reference ou se trc uve 1' essentiel, et aussl bien pour notre 
litterature que pour les autres." The italics, ours; and more 
illuminating yet, is the fact that these x^;ords are v.ttered, not 
by a critic, but, in an interview' by I'-ir. Van Tleghem himself. 



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GERMAN NOTES -- by Roy P. Allen 

The annual meeting of the Departmental Chairmen of the Big-Ten 
.Universities i-ias held in Chicago from November 8-9. Prof. Harry 
Haile, as Head of the German Department, represented the Univ. 
of 111. at the meeting. Prof. Haile reports that two topics in 
particular dominated the discussions: the student demands for 
participation in policy formation and the foreign language re- 
quirement. In connection with latter issue, some chairmen ex- 
pressed fears about the language requirement being in jeopardy 
at the university. However, there was no concrete evidence 
offered to justify this apprehension. VJhile there has been a 
great deal of discussion about the language requirement on all 
campuses of the Big Ten, there have been no actual reductions in 
it. After a long committee examination, i\forthwe stern University's 
College of LAS has recommended no changes in the requirement. 
Also, as proof that reductions are evidently not even in the 
offing, both the Univ. of Chicago's School of Humanities and the 
College of LAS at the Univ. of Minnesota have increased the for- 
eign language requirement for a degree from one to two years. 
Prof. Haile also reports that it is apparent throughout the Big 
Ten that the "pass-fail option" is being applied to an ever- 
increasing degree to foreign language courses, a practice which 
tends in effect to mitigate the requirement to some extent. 

The final volume in the Princeton Studies in Humanistic Scholar - 
ship in America -, a fifteen- volume series vjhich explores the con- 
tributions of recent American humanistic scholarship, has just 
come off the press. This final volume is the second in the area 
of Modern Literature and contains five essays surveying published 
research on Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, and Oriental lit- 
erature. Prof. John R. Prey contributed the essay on German lit- 
erature (pp. 123-183). Prof. Prey's "Anglo -German Literary Bib- 
liography fe>r 1967" has just appeared in the third no, of JEGP 
vol. LXVII (1968), [t.85-i|90. The paper which Prof. Haile original- 
ly read before the "Pruchtbringende Gesellschaf t " (Oct. 10) has 
just appeared in print in Modern Language Journal vol. LII (Oct., 
1963), 362-366. In the recent issue of Modern Language Notes 
vol. 83 (April, 1968), l\.QO , appeared a review by Prof. Haile of 
Albrecht Schone's Emglematik und Drama im Zeitalter des Barock 
(hunchen, I96I4.). 

On December 12, at a meeting of the "Pruchtbringende Gesellschaf t" 
in the Union, Prof. Paul Bockmann gave a talk entitled "Das Pro- 
blem des Realismus in der deutschen Literatur des 19. Jahrhun- 
derts," On November 1, at the annual meeting of the Southern 
Illinois Chapter of the AATG held in Springfield, Mr. Richard 
Lippman, a graduate student in the Department, read a paper on 
"The Origins of the Paust Legend." 



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The German Department is extremely proud this fall to be able 
to announce the election of four of its German majors to Phi 
Beta Kappa, the national honorarj? fratez-^nity vhich demands a 
hlgh-(i|.5 or above) grade-point ' average for eligibility. The 
Initiates from the Department are this year: Elizabeth C. Elich 
(Park Ridge, 111.), Gary '". Elmen (Arlington Heights, 111,), Janet 
K. Hicks (Godfrey, 111.), Jay J. Rosellini' ( Bedford Park, ■ 111. ) . 

Four U-niv. of 111. German majors are studying in Germany this 
year under the auspices of the-' VJayne State Uhiv. ' Junior Year 
A"broad Program,. Elizabeth Hudson CSprin^f ield,"; 111. ) , Nancy 
V/akefielid' (Urbana, ' 111 . ) , and Lawrence '"'^Mlliams (Pekin, 111.) 
are studying in Munich, "vaiilfe-- Jane Sfaffier (VJinchester, Mass.) 
is studying at Schi'iler College on the Neckar River hear Stutt- 
gart. ■'•■■■■ 

Max Prisch's political parable' Biedermanh tind ' die Brandstif ter , 
sardonically subtitled "Ein Le-'hrstuck ohne Lehi-e^-" is one of 
Prisch's m.os t popular and mo s t.- -challenging plays- frcfm a dramatic 
standpoint. It- is a piece v.'hich'- 'demands much- -of especially its 
lead role and includes am^ong its dramatis persohae a Hellenistic 
chorus, a role -restored to the drama in this c'entury primarily 
by Prisch's m.entor, Bert Breoht.' The gr-aduate' students and majors 
of -the German Department met the- dt'.amatic_ challenge of this v;ork 
abl-y and successfully, in spite -Of 'their lack of pretensions to 
professional status as actors, vjhen tney performed Biedermann 
before .a. packed, house o.n. .Sunday,. ,;Nov«.- 2[|., in t'he auditorium of 
Bevier Hall. Special praise is due "Adele Palmberg.i'or ;a ve.ry. 
competent job of directing the play. ' PaulO'Hearn was very con- 
vincing in the difficult lead role of the unwary, incredulous 
and incorrigible Biedermann'. Klaus Hanson was hilarious as the 
comically ill-mannered and' clumsy x-jrestier Schmitz. The part of 
the excitable vjife of Biedein'''i'ahn, Babet-te, wa!s -vjell played by 
Renate Aschober. Marvin i'leinz al-sb skilifully -handled his part 
of the riTalevolently soft-spoken Eiseriring.. -Giles "Hoyt, Jean 
Bi'ttell, loffi iMoel, -and well Gerald -w^re- very 'commendable a-s the 
ominous but ineffect-ual chorus. 'Finally, Ruth Sault as the maid 
Anna and- Paul Garcia .as., .tha_ feeble. ,.?h'. D.' bot'h -gave excellent per- 
formances....... Equal „.cre.di't is due -tho's-e, behind th-e scenes as well: 

Adele Falmberg and Renate Aschober for mise en -scene, Paul Garcia 
for, production, Lorraine Hansoji ,f or .CQS turners and make-up, Anthony 
Jung for sets, Klaus Hanson and Harry Browing -for sound effects, 
Sonja Eilenberger as prompter and Ted Etherington and Ellis Levin 
as stage-hands. Prof. Kaile lent his full supp.ort to the pro- 
duction. The efforts of; all produced a very entertaining evening 
for all that attended. 

German Club. On the evening of "Tuesday, November 19, as prean- 
nounced in the Newsletter , the German actress Marianne Hoppe, a 
former student of Max Reinhardt and a member of the "Akademie 



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der Kunste" in Berlin, recited Goethe's "Marchen" (the final tale 
in" Goethe's Un t er hal t v n,g:e n deutsoher' Ausp:ewanderten ) before an 
audience of about 200 persons in the union. Miss Hoppe's per- 
formance was remarkable both in quality and accomplishment, for 
the almost two-hour recital was done totally without recourse to 
the. text. In preparation for the recital, Prof. Bockmann gave a 
lengthy interpretive lecture on Goethe's "Marchen" on V/ednesday 
of the preceding week. On Thursday evening, November 21, the 
Germ.an Club convened in the Thunderbird Lounge in Urbana to in- 
form students about study, x^iork and travel opportunities in Ger- 
many, Austria, and Switzerland. I'ir. Clayton Gray of the German 
Department gave a talk on this topic at the meeting. The German 
Club is happy to announce an event wnich promises to be equally 
as entertaining as Miss Hoppe's recital: On February 18, at 3:00 
p.m. in the Auditorium, the "'lestdeutsches Tourneetheater Rems- 
cheid, " under the direction of- VJilhelm Ilund, will present- Helnrich 
von Kleist's comedy Der zerbrochene Kru£. The group will be on 
its fourth tour through the U.S. and has just completed a visit 
to Ireland. Ticket information i-jill be available in the next 
issue of the Newsletter . For further information, contact Guenther 
Eberspach, 375 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111. 

Prom February 10 to 13 and from February 21^ to 27, the Univl of 
111. Film Society and the German Club vjill co-sponsor a series 
of outstanding German films produced in recent years, including 
for example, Der junge Torless . These films vjill be shown in 
memory of ''Jerner Marx, long-time adviser of the German Club and 
beloved teaciier in the Departmt^nt. The profits from these show- 
ings will go to the ^iferner Marx fund. Shorts will accompany the 
features. 

SLAVIC NOTES -- by Prof. Evelyn Bristol and Elizabeth Talbot 

An article by Frof. Temira Pacamuss, "Zinalda Hippius: Epokha 
Mira Iskusstva , " appeared in La Renaissance (Paris, 1968), no. 
202. 

The Depot Theater presented a play by the outstanding Polish 
playwright and poet Tadeusz Rozewicz on November 20-2i|.. The 
play is entitled He Left Home (A So-Called Comedy). The cast 
included two graduate students in the Slavic Department, Leo 
Kazaniwskyj and V.'illiam Mc Combe. 

The Russian Club m.e't December 9 in the Illini Union, The- 
Russian Chorus under the direction of Noah Mar cell sang and 
refreshments v;ere served. 

On V/ednesday evening, Decem.ber 18, the film Peter I (Part I) 
will be presented. Part II vjill be shown on February 20, 



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The Cooperative Suramer Institute in Slavic Language and Area 
Studies will be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana, 
June 16-August 9. This program is in cooperation with the Com- 
mittee on Institutional Cooperation (CIG), specifically with 
Indiana Uni-v., the Univ. of i-Iichigan, and Ohio State Univ., 
among which the program rotates. The program receives financial 
support from the Department of Health, Education, and 'Jelfare. 
A number of summer f ellovjships, for both undergraduate and grad- 
uate students,, have been provided under NDEA, Title VI. Course 
offerings include intensive instruction in Russian, Czech, Polish, 
Ukrainian and Bulgarian, courses in Slavic linguistics and Piussian 
literature, and courses on Russia and Eastern E^arope in economics, 
geography, and history.- Inquiries should be made to Prof. Clayton 
L. Dawson, Head, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 
Univ. of 111., Urbana, 111. 6a60i. 

The Department announces a Kus'ii.ah Lang'uage Summer- Session Abroad 
between June 16-, and August 15, 1969. The Summe-r Session will 
include six weeks of- Russian language .study on intermediate and 
advanced levels at the Center for Foreign Languages in Zagreb, 
Yugoslavia, and a tliree-week guided tour of the Soviet Union. 
Participants will earn 8 semester credits from 'the. Univ. of 111. 
Those taking advanced .'courses may earn graduate 'credit..-' P.re- 
requisites are two years of college Russian' or equlvale.nt pro- 
ficiency, or four year.s of high school. Russian.. The-cost will 
be approximately |;1200 for State of "Illinois residents, $1350 
for non-residents, A number, of partial stipends vjill be avail- 
able from .the Russian and. .East European- Center at the Univ. of 
111, For additional information, write tc Prof. Rasio Dunatov, 
Zagreb Summer Session Director, Departm.ent of Slavic Languages, 
Univ. of 111., Urbana, 111. blSOl. 

3PAMISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Karen Hickey 

Professor David R. Hershberg vrill start 'ais sabbatical leave 
this January and will be going to Spain to study the debate of 
"The Ancients and the Moderns" in Golden Age Spain. Prof. 
Hershberg vjill concentrate his work in the cities of Madrid 
and Zaragoza and vjould like to visit Italy. He will return 
to the Department in Sep "t ember. 

This year the Mesa Redonda has been meeting regularly. The 
organization meeting was held at Prof.- Morlnigo's home in 
October, and major changes in the group's activities were 
effected. These incl.ude dissertation studies as topics for 
discussion, increased participation of graduate students in 



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the presentation of topics, and an experimental project in the 
discussion of group readings. On November 15, the Mesa Redonda 
met at Prof. Meehan's home to discuss "Pormacion del hispanista. " 
The last meeting was held at Prof. Flores' home on December I3. 
The reading of "Heditacion del marco, " an essay of Ortega y 
Gasset, was . discussed. Those persons vjho have not been contacted 
about the Mesa and wish to participate are asked to see Mr, 
Marvin D'Lugo of our Department. 

Fiesta de Navidad. The Spanish Club Christmas Party for professors, 
their families, and other department members will be held from 
7 00 to 11:30 p.m., December 19 in Room 3l[j.A of the Illini Union, 
Refreshiiients will be served. As in past years, a group of grad- 
uate students from the Department organized the Coro de Villan- 
cicos which made visits to the homes of the professors in the 
Department and sang Christmas carols for the professors ^nd 
their families on December 16. 



The Portuguese Club announces the continuation of their coffee 
hour, "bate-papo, " to be held every Thursday afternoon at i|:00 
p.m. in the "Coin Room" of the University .YI^ICA. 

The Spanish film, "La caza, " by Saura v.'as presented at 8:00 p.m. 
December 8 in 112 Gregory Hall. It was sponsored by the Inter- 
national Cinema. 

On the evening of December 10, Prof, Rocco iiontano. Professor of 
Italian and Cornp, Lit, , spoke on "Iiarxlst Criticism: Lukacs, 
Gramsci, Merleau-Ponty. " 

The Department is fortunate this year to have a large number of 
highly qualified graduate students. Native speakers include 
Raul Padilla (Colombia), Berardo Valdes (Cuba), Nuria Messeder 
(Brazil), and Adelfo Aldana (Colombia). 

New graduate students vjho have had previous tpaching experience 
are: Adelfo Aldana (High School, Leon, 111,), Ann Aronson (PLES 
Program in V/ash. , B.C, and High School, Libertyville, 111,), 
Donald Brayton (Instructor, Northern' Illinois Univ.), Marcellus 
Brooks (Instructor, Pisk Univ., Tenn.), Bonnie Conway (Pligh 
'School), George Prick (High School, Olney, 111.), Theda Herz 
(Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Kansas), Alice Long (Teaching Assis- 
tant, Univ. of Iowa), Nuria Messeder (Yazigi, Brazil), Michiko 
Nonoyama (Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies), Bonnie Swenson (Teach- 
ing Assistant, Univ. of So. Dakota; Insturctor, Yankton College), 



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Frances Day k'ardlaw (College of ''ooster, Ohio), George ^-Jllson 
(High School, TaylorviJ.le, 111.) 

There are a large number of graduate students who have traveled 
and studied abroad: Ann Aronson (Spain) j . Clieryl Bisk (?4exxco), 
Victor Bonadeo (Europe and Central .America), P'rank Bopd (Spain), 
Donald Brsyton (Mexico), I-iarcellus Brooks (Spain, Mexico), Bonnie 
Conway (Brazil), Lee Donnell (iiexico, Brazil, and other South 
American countries), Steve Dworkin (Mexico, Spain), Mary Anne 
Everson (Mexico), George Prick (France, Mexico, Cuba), Gv/endolen 
.Grant (Mexico), Theda -lerz (Mexico, Central America, Spain and 
other European countries), David Lavjs (Brazil, " France) , Susan 
Leibowitz (Spain), Kirsten Nigro (South and Central. America, 
Mexico, Europe, and Near East), Raul Fadilla (Spain, Colombia, 
Argentina, Brazil), Bonnie Svrenson (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Europe ) , 
George VJilson (Mexico), Frances Day IJardlaw (Guatemala, Paraguay, 
Spain, and Japan), Zoila Romero (Spain). 

Our editorial apologies to Jlrs. Maria del , Rosario ' Cowes- and I-Irs, 
Zoila Romero vjhose names were omitted from the November issue 
in the list of new graduate students this year. Mrs. Cowes re- 
ceived her H.A. from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. A native 
of Argentina, . she is the wife of Frof. Hugo Covres. Mrs, .Romero 
is a. native of Cuba and received her 3. A. from VillanOv'a 'Univ. 
in Havana, '.,'.'.■' 



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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 
NEUSLETTER 



Vol. XXII. No. k . January. 1969 



LANGUAGE INSTITUTES. There are a total of three Summer Language 
Institutes offered in the state of Illinois this svimmer. Two 
of the Institutes will "be held on the campus of the University 
of Illinois. For teachers of Latin (grades 7-12), an Institute 
will be held June 30 - August 8, For information and applica- 
tion forms, contact Prof. Richard T, Scanlon of the Dept. of 
Classics, Univ. of 111, For teachers of Russian (grades 7-12), 
an Institute will be held June I6 - August -8. For information, 
write Prof. Rasio Dunatov of the Dept. of Slavic Languages and 
Literatures, The other Illinois Institute .will be held at Knox 
College for teachers and supervisors of Spanish (grades 10-12), 
level 1 and 2 competence, from June 16 to August 1. Contact: 
Sherman VJ, Brox-jn, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Knox College, 
Galesburg, 111., 6l401. For all NDEA Institutes, the deadline 
is generally March 15 for applications. 



THE 1969 LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE. It has been announced that the 
University of Illinois has been selected again as the host uni- 
versity for the Linguistic Institute this summer from June 16 
to August 9. The I968 Linguistic Institute was held on the 
Urbana campus last sr.mmer for the first time under the joint 
sponsorship, of the University of Illinois and the Linguistic 
Society of America, with the purpose of bringing together many 
prominent scholars in the various fields of linguistics along 
vrith many students throughout the United States and some foreign 
institutions X'jith a total enrollment of 350« 1'i^e 1969 Institute 
vjlll include basic courses of descriptive, historical, applied, 
and mathematical linguistics as well as more advanced courses. 
The special feature of the Institute will be a series of working 
seminars for advanced graduate students and Forum Lectures. 
The faculty will include Prof, Henry R. Kahane, Dept. of Spanish, 
Italian, and Portuguese, and Prof. Sol Saporta, Univ. of Wash- 
ington, and Prof. Ronald Langacker, University of California, 
San Diego, both of whom are former students of Dr. Kahane and 
received their Ph.D. degrees from the Univ. of 111, Other 
faculty from the Univ. of 111, vrlll be: Katherine 0, Aston, 
Director of the Division of English as a Second Language, Robert 
B, Lees, Head of the Linguistics Dept,, I.'lmer H, Antonsen, German 
Dept., Hans H. Hock, Frederic il. Jenl-ilns, 3raj B, and Yamuna 
Kachru, Chln-'.Joo Kim, Frederic K, Lehman, and Howard S. iiaclay, 
A number of study-aid grants and fellowships are available. For 
admission x«rrite: lirs, Karion S, Holshouser, 309 Davenport Hall, 
Univ. of 111., Urbana, 111. 6I8OI. 



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TEACHERS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOIJD LANGUAGE INSTITUTE. This summer 
the University of Illinois will also have an eight-week I'TOEA 
Institute for teachers of Enirlish as a Second Language on this 
campus, June l6 to August 9. It is intended for teachers of 
graces 10-14 in the Midwest area. The participants w'ilJL number 
from" fifteen to twenty, and may obtain'a total of 2 units or 
8 hours credit. The course offerings will include: a metho- 
dology course relating to linguistics, the analysis of the 
structure of the English language, contrastive, cultural and 
linguistic analysis, bilingualism, a shock experience in learn- 
ing a second language, and an observation and practice course 
with teaching material development. The Language Institute is 
expected to have guest lecturers from the Linguistic Institute, 
which is to be held simultaneously at the University (see above). 
For Information, contact.: Katherine 0, Aston, Director, Division 
of English as a Second Language, 31? English Building, Urbana, 
Illinois, 61801. 

TtlE 1969 CIC PROGRAM IN MEXICO. The Committee on Institutional 
Cooperation is again sponsoring a Summer Foreign Study Program 
in wexioo. Tne Program, to be held at the Universidad Ibero- 
Americana from June I6 to August 8, is Intended for qualified 
undergraduate students from the several CIC institutions and 
prim.arily for those students whose area of specialization is 
Spanish. The fee for the I969 Summer Program vjlll approximate 
hnt not exceed '^SSCOO, This includes one-way transportation 
to Mexico City, room and board with Mexican families, tuition, 
and certain schedu.led excLirsions, Lim-ited scholarship aid will 
be available. The deadline for applications is March- 1 . For 
application forms and information, write to: Prof. Merlin 
H, Forster, Director, CIC Summer Program in Mexico, Dept. of 
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, Univ. of 111., Urbana, 111. 
61801., ■:■ .,, . : 

STUDY ABROAD CREDIT. A new undergraduate coiirse which enables 
undergraduate students to earn up to thirty credits for study 
abroad, LAS 299. has recently been established to allow for a 
year of foreign study for any student at the University, The 
student, however, must be in good standing at the University 
and ha,ve prior approval from his major department. For further 
information, consult Prof. Arno Hill, 219 Altgeld Hall, Univ. 
of 111., .Urbana, 111. Telephone 3-O885. 

ATTENTION! The Public Information Office of the University of 
Illinois is interested in soliciting and jiublicizlng any .items 
of interest concerning. foreign languages here at the University. 
They, are particularly interested in such Items as awards given 
in language study, the new Inductees of the language honor socie- 
ties, the different language clubs, and recent publications of 
the faculty. The news releases .of. . this office circulate through- 
out the state in a number of publications. Please report any 



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such news to: Bill Humbler, Public Information Office, Daven- 
port House, Champaign, 111. Telephone, 333-0568. 

M.L.A. ANNUAL MEETING. The I968 Annual Meeting of the Modern 
Language Association was held December 27-29 in Nevr York. Among 
the participants from the University of Illinois language de- 
partments were the following. Prof. Robert E. Kallowell, U. of 
I., Chicago Circle, acted as Chairman of French 2 (Fiench Litera- 
ture of the Sixteenth Century). Dr. '.'illiam 11. Shoemaker, Head, 
Dept, of Spanish, Italian &: Portuguese, acted as Secretary for 
Spanish ^ (Spanish Literature of the El^rhteenth and Nineteenth 
Centuries). Prof. Shoemaker was also elected to the office of 
Chairman of Spanish k- for I969. Other members of the Spanish 
Dept. elected to offices include: Robert E. Lott to the I969 
Advisory and Nominating of Spanish 5 (Spanish Literature of the 
Tvrentleth Century); Merlin H. Forster, uho acted on the Biblio- 
graphy Committee of Spanish 7 (Spanish-American Literature of 
the TTxentieth Century), was elected Secretary of that section; 
Luis Leal, as Secretary of Spanish 6 (The Literature of Spanish 
America to I9OO). Edwin Jahiel of the French Dept. was elected 
Program Chairman of Seminar 33 for the I969 M.L.A. Meeting. 
Prof. Jahiel also participated in several seminars at the Meeting, 
as did Prof. Philip Kolb, and Prof. Price was elected Secretary 
of the Proust Research Association (see French Notes). 

Papers given at the M.L.A. Meeting include: Herbert DeLey (U. 
of I. French Dept,), "'Un enchainement si singulier ...': Alter- 
nation in Saint-Simon's Memoirs;" Elmer K. Antonsen (U. of I, 
German Dept.), "Old High German Unstressed o;" Leon Jaliobovits 
(U. of I.), "Second Language Acquisition and Transfer Theory;" 
Henry R. Kahane (U. of I., Dept. of Spanish, Italian Sc Portuguese), 
"Kermetism in the Alfonsine Tradition;" Edwin Jalilel (U. of I. 
Dept, of French), "The Use of Motion Picttires in the Teaching of 
Foreign Languages;" A. Owen Aldridge (Director, Comparative 
Literature Program, U. of I.), "A Spanish-Aiierican Percursor of 
The Age of Reason." 



YEAR ABROAD PROGRAM IN FRANCS. A meeting of students interested 
in the Illinois and Iowa Year Abroad Program in France will be 
held Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the General Lounge of 
the mini Union, Prof* John K. Simon, Chairman of the committee 
governing the Program, will preside. Prof, Simon is visiting 
France between semesters to consult with the staff in Rouen and 
Grenoble and help plan for I969-I97O, The resident director 
this year is Prof, Bruce H. Mainous, Head of the Dept. of French 
at the Univ. of 111, At present the are 24 students from the 
Univ. of 111. studying in France (8 from the Univ. of lovra). In 
1969-1970 it is planned that there will be at least 20 from 
each University selected for admission. Application forms are 
available through the Dept. of French at the University, The 
deadline date for applications to the Program is February 15, 1969 , 



COIIPARATIVE LITERATUHE NOTES — by Barbara Smalley 

Students and faculty were happy to welcome Prof. Francois- Jost, 
Chairman of the Comparative Literature Program, during his re- 
cent visit to the Illinois campus. Prof. Jost is spending this 
academic year in Europe, doing research as a member of the Insti- 
tute for Advanced Studies. lie returned to the United States in 
late December to attend the IILA meetings in ivew York and- to 
spend the first- part of January at the Univ. of 111. His recent 
publications -include: 

Essais de litterature comparee , vol.11, Europaekha , 
first series, ?ribourg, Switzei-land/Univ. of 111. Press, 
1968. 

"Litterature et s^iicide. De Werther- a Iladame Bovary , " 
Revue de Litterature comparee, XLII (I968) 2, I6I-I99. 
" Komparatistik oder Absolut istik ?" Arcadia, Zeitschrift 
fur vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft III (I968), 3, 
.. 229-235. 

Prof. Herbert Knust of the Comparative Literature Program and the 
Dept. of German has recently published "uoderne. Variationen des 
Jedermann-Spiels, " in Helen Adolf Festschrift , ed.- Sheema Z. 
Buehne, James L. Hodge, Lucille B. Pinto (Hevj- York, I968) 309- 
3^1. 

At the' ::LA liee.tings, A.C. Aldridge presented a paper on ^'A 
Spanish-American Percursor of The A,q:e of Reason " in the seminar 
French.-Spanish-Spanish-American-Luso_3razilian Literary Relations, 
and also attended a meeting of editors of scholarly, journals. 



A NEU PUBLICATION. Several students of Comparative Literature 
at the University of Illinois are preparing the first issue of 
a translation publication to appear at the end"^ of February. This 
publication will focus on contemporary literature (poetry, short 
stories, drama, film scenarios, etc.) from all countries. The 
editors would gladly accept any original translations into English 
of works which have never been translated before. The magazine 
will have an international circulation, thereby offering the 
English-speaking reader an opportunity to acquaint himself with 
other literatures. Maniiscripts intended for the first issue 
must be received bjr February 8, I969. Translations should be 
accompanied by a copy of the vrork in the original language 
where 'possible. '.'hiere this is not feasible, please include 
exact references where these works may be found. Translations 
not included in the first issue will.be considered for the 
following one. Unsuitable material • vjill be returned if a 
stamped self-addressed envelope is included. . Send all material 



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and correspondence to: Alfonso Rubiano or Eileen Thalenberg, 
Comparative Literature Program, Lincoln Hall, University of 
Illinois, Urbana, 111. 61801. 



FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahlel 

A number of members of the French staff attended the 832"d 
Annual I'ieeting of the Modern Language Association of America 
in Nevj York City, December 27-29. These include Professors 
Fernande Bassan (X'lho also had previously attended the AATF 
Meeting in Boston, i:assachusetts , November 26-30), Barbara 
Bowen, Viens, Kolb, Price, DeLey, and Jahiel. Prof. Jahiel 
participated in Seminar 18 (I-odern Greek Literature: The 
Twentieth-Century Novel), read a paper in Seminar 23 (TheUse 
of Notion Pictures in the Teaching of Foreign Languages), and 
was Program Chairman of Seminar 33 (Film Study Advisors). He 
was elected Chairman of F.S.A. for 1969-1970. Prof. Philip 
Kolb, replacing Germaine Bree, presided at the Meeting of 
MLA members interested in working on the manuscripts of Marcel 
Proust. Part of this meeting (Seminar 24) was devoted to 
the foundation of the Proust Research Association of which 
Prof. Larkin B. Price was elected secretary. 



Prof. M. 'Keith Myers attended the meeting of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science in Dallas during 
December. He participated in a televised panel discussion 
(Computers in Education), and spoke on the essential compo- 
nents of a student Computer Assisted Instruction terminal. 
Prof, Hyers also demonstrated equipment currentljr under deve- 
lopment at PLATO. 



Our colleague, Mrs. Anna Jiaria Sagi , who left last summer for 
a year's stay in Spain (via Mexico, vrhere she gave two lectures 
at the University) , is expecting an early publication of an 
anthology of her poetry in. Spain. She has appeared on Spanish 
television and a number of her poems were recently read on 
Spain's International Radio Program. 



The latest number of "France Actuelle" (see past Newsletter 
issues for details) is devoted to France's "Maisons de la 
Culture." 



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A number of colleges and universities conduct French Study 
Tours during their regular quarters, terms, or inter-sessions 
rather than in the summertime. Often, and quite naturally, 
these tours take in Contemporary Theatre, a valuable experi- 
ence for the students. The latest of these tours to come to 
our attention, "Contemporary French Theatre and Criticism," is 
that of Ohio State University ,■ liarch 25 - June ?, I969. The 
cost covers transportation and expenses for 5 weeks in Paris, 
but not the expenses incurred during 5 preparatory weeks on the 
Ohio State campus. For details, x-rrite: Prof. Paul Imhoff, 
Romance Languages, 11 Derby Hall, O.S.U., Columbus, Ohio'V' . 



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GERMMT NOTES — by Roy Allen 



December 27-29 1 the Annual Hefeting of the Modern Language 
Association was held in New York. Several members of the 
German Dept. attended the conference. Prof. Elmer Antonsen 
read a paper entitled "Old High- German Unstressed o" at the 
initial meeting of the Germanic Philology section. Prof. ■ 
Antonsen also met at the conference with eight other Germanic 
linguists in connection with 'the new Proto-Germanic Grammar 
which is presently in the planning stages. The grammar will 
be co-ordinated -by Prof, Franf van Coetsen of Cornell Univ, 
Prof. Antonsen will contribute the chapter on vocallsm. 



Ue are most happy to" announce the appointment of Prof. Henri 
Stegemeier to the National Advisory Council for the Junior 
Year Abroad Program, Prof, Stegemeier joins the company of 
other distinguished Germanists on the Council and will act in 
an advisory capacity on the committee of 'Jayne State Univer- 
sity for the liunich and Freiburg Programs,' 

In the Fall I968 issue of Honatshefte (Vol, LX, No. 3) appeared 
Prof, Harry Halle* s review of Horst-Joachim Franlc's Catharina 
Regina von Greif fenberg , Leben und VJelt der barocken Dichterin 
(Gbttingen, I967). In same issue, the edition by Prof, Ernst 
Philippson and Angelo George de Capua of Ben.jamin Neukirchs ; 
Ferrn von Kof fmannswaldau und anderer Deutschen auserlesener 
und bissher ungedruckter Gedlchte anderer Theil (Tubingen, I965) 
is given a very positive review by Prof, 'E.t>, Coleman of the 
Univ, of iilnn. An article on Trakl by Prof. Rudolf Schier, 
"Von der Netapher zur figuralen Sprache: Abgrenzung der Be- 
griffe, Dargestelit an Georg Trakls 'Gesang des Abgeschieden' " 
was recently published in Der Deutschunterricht (Vol, XX. Wo, 4), 



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German Cli^b, As reported In the last Issue of the NevTsletter 
the German Club will sponsor the performance on Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary 18, at 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Kleist's comedy, 
Per zerbrochene Kru£ by the "Westdeutsches Tourneetheater 
Remscheid" under the direction of "..'ilhelm i.ichael Liund. Ticket 
information is novr available. Non-reserved seat tickets will 
be sold at the Union Box Office from Feb. 3 on; by mail until 
Feb. 14, Hake checks or money orders payable to the IllJni 
Union. Tickets 7:111 also be sold at the door. Te>:ts of the 
play will be sold at the German Dept. office or during coffee 
hours, beginning in mid-January, Orders by mail for fo-jr or 
more copies can be sent to Mr, Guenter Eberspach, 375 Lincoln 
Hall. . Hake checks payable %o Hr, .Eberspach , and allow. 10^ for 
shipping costs. 

The Univ. of 111. Film Society and the German Club will co- 
sponsor the showing of a series of notable recent German films 
betvreen Feb, 10 and Feb. 27. : Proceeds from this series will 
be placed in the Jerner-Harx-Fund. The follovjing films will 
be screened in the Auditorium: 



Feb. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Feb, 
Feb. 
Feb, 



10 
11 

13 
24 

25 
26 

27 



(7:30 
(7:30 
(7:50 
(7:30 
(7:30 
(4:00 
(7:.00 



p.m. 
p.m. 
p.m, 
p.m. 
p.m. 
p.m. 
p.m. 



Wilde Reiter GmbH 

Mahlzelten 

Paarungen 

Zur Sache , Schatzchen 

Abs.chied von Gestern 

Alle Jahre w.ieder 

Per ,1unfqe Tori ess 



Each showing will include selected short -films. All films, 
with the exception of Paarungen , will have English subtitles. 
Following the final film of the series on Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. 
there will be a panel discussion on the contemporary German film. 
Tickets (|:;2.50 for series, !i!.50 for each single showing) x\rill 
be sold at the door. Series tickets only are available by 
mail through Hr. Richard Herritt, Dept. of Pol. Sci., 327 Lin- 
coln Hall. 

German Choir. December 7-8, the German Choir had its semiannual 
retreat at the East Bay Camp in Eloomington, 111. On December 
22, the choir participated in the German Service of St. Luke's 
Church, 1500 \-K Belmont, Chicago. The performance by the choir 
of Dietrich Buxtehude's Hagnificat for chorus and instruments, 
originally scheduled for December 12, took place on January 12 
at the 11:00 a.m. service of the Lutheran Student Foundation, 



Because of limitations on space, it was not possible to report 
in the last issue on the annual Travel Fair held on the evening 



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of November 21 In the Union. Germany was well represented at 
the fair, and in a promotional gesture, Mr, Dieter von Oppen 
of North German Lloyd and Mr, Glaus J, Born, Director of the 
German National Tourist Office, greeted visitors to the color- 
ful travel exhibits. 

Attention High School German Teachers, The German Dept, would 
like to bring its listing of High School German teachers up to 
date. Please send a card with your name, address and name of 
high school at which you teach to Mr, Gunther Hoist, Dept. of 
German, 375 Lincoln Hall, Univ, of 111,, Urbana, 111, 61801, 
If you know of teachers who are not receiving the NeT\rsletter , 
please let us know. 

The attention of readers of the Newsletter is called to the 
announcement in the Comp, Lit, Notes of this issue of a new 
journal of literature in translation which will soon begin 
publication, 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof, Evelyn Bristol 

On December 11, Mme Irina Vladimirovna Odoevtseva spoke to the 
Department on her "Reminiscences of the Russian Literary Scene 
in Paris, 1920-1950*" Mme Odoevtseva is a poet and the author 
of several novels and volumes of memoirs. On December 12, she 
gave a recital of her own poems. 

The Russian Club presented the film "Peter the Great" (Part I) 
and a short film on education in the U,S.S,R, on December 18, 
"Peter the Great" (Part II) will be -shown in February, 

Prof. Rasio Dunatov read a paper at the Annual Meeting of the 
AATSEEL in New York. His topic Was "On Improving Russian 
Teaching Through Testing," 

Prof, Temira Pachmuss has been awarded a research grant from 
the American Philosophical Society for the summer of \^G^ . 
She x^^ill prepare the diaries (political, literary, and personal) 
of Z, Hippius for publication in La Renaissance . The grant will 
take her to Europe from August to September, 1969, 

Prof, Clayton Dawson has been elected President of the American 
Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages 
for 1969. 

The Department announces a Summer Language Institute for high 
school teachers of Russian to be held for the first time in 
1969. The Program is designed for thirty participants to study 



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Russian on campus. They will be housed In a private dormitory 
where they will speak only Russian, eat Russian food, listen 
to Russian music and participate in Russian cultural activities 
such folk singing and plays. The Institute will be financed 
by a $50,000 grant from the Department of liealth, Education 
and Welfare, 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, A^ PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Karen Kickey 

The Department was well represented at the M.L.A. Annual Meeting 
held December 27-29 in New York (see the General Section). Among 
those who attended were: Professors V/llliam H, Shoemaker, Luis 
Leal, Robert E. Lott, Henry R. Kahane, Hugo W. Cowes, and Thomas 
C. Meehan. 

A number of publications have appeared recently by members of 
the Department. These include: Henry and Renee Kahane, 
"Graeco-Romance Etmologies (II),". in the last issue of Ro- 
mance Philolop:y , and "The 'Risk*" in the testimonial voliome 
In homage of Prof. Ernst Gamillscheg, I968; Luis Leal, "Darfo 
en Mexico," Estudlos sobre Rube'n D arfo (Nexico, I968), 118-124'- 

haber 

'). 
;tados 

(Autumn, 

Lott. 

Prof, Henry R. Kahane and Renee Kahane along xiith former student, 
Lucille Bremner have written Glossario degli antichi portolani 
Italini (Casa Edi trice Leo S, Olschiki, Florence, 19687", 

At the LASA Meeting, November 7-9 1 in Nevr York, Prof. Luis Leal 
presented the paper, "La enserianza de la literatura hispano- 
americana en los Estados Unidos." Prof, Leal also lectured 
at Yale University, November 21, on "Borges y la novela," and 
at Washington University, St. Louis,' November 26, on "Miguel 
Angel Asturias." We are also happy to announce Prof. Leal's 
election to the office of Vice-President of the Midvjest Sigma 
Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society. 

At the New York Language Meetings, Prof, Henry R, Kahane de- 
livered several papers. At the M.L.A. Meeting, he talked on 
"Hermetism in the Alfonsine Tradition," and at the Meeting of 
the Linguistic Society of America, December 26-29 t Prof. Kahane 
gave a paper on " Risk ." At the Meeting of the American Name 
Society, of xfhlch he is the Vice-President, Dr. Kahane lectured 
on: "From General to Proper Noun: the Designation of Landmarks 
In Old Venetian Portolani." 




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On January 1^, Prof. J.K.D. Allen lectured by Invitation at 
the University of Chicago on riedieval Portuguese, 

Over the Thanlcsgiving Holiday break, Prof. VJilliam Shoemaker 
delivered two lectures at the University of Toronto. On Novem- 
ber 27, he lectured on "Realism and Faturalism^, " and on November 
28, Dr. Shoemaker talked on' "Cervantes y Galdo's." Former 
mini, now Professor at Toi^onto, Ilario J. Valdes and his v;ife, 
Maria Elena (sometime secretary of the Department) and Prof. 
Jack H. Parker, Visiting Professor at the .Univ. of 111. a few 
years ago, and his wife, liarjorie, entertained Pi-of. Shpema.ker 
during his two-day stay, in the Canadian city_. .... . ■ 

Two members of the Department have been awarded faculty fellow- 
ships for the summer of I969. by the University Research Board. 
They are Assistant Professor Anoar Aiex and Assistant Professor 
David R. Hershberg. ' Prof. Aiex will devote himself to the pre- 
paration of a critical study- of , published xiorks on Brazil by 
American scholars. The study will include studies in the fields 
of literature, history:, and the history 'of ideas,' issued within 
the last ten years. Prof. Hershberg will utilize his Summer 
Faculty Fellowship to continue research on the topic of his 
sabbatical leave this Spring - the study of the "Quarrel of 
the Ancients and the lioderns' in Golden Age Spain." 



Prof. S.W. Baldwin, Jr. has recently returned from seven months 
study in Spain doing research in Medieval Literature. 



Among the new course offerings for the Spring Semester are 
several language courses, Portuguese 112 and Spanish '^01. 
Portuguese 112 is a second-level accelerated course in the 
Portuguese language, the prerequisite being Port. Ill, a be- 
ginning accelerated course, or two regular semesters of Portu- 
guese. The new course will meet eight hours a week plus -the 
laboratory work and x\rill offer eight hours credit. To assist 
graduate students throughout the University who wish to acquire 
a reading knowledge of a foreign language, the Department began 
offering Italian 5oO two years ago. This past Fall Semester 
it offered Spanish ^00 and now is giving Spanish 401. These 
courses parallel similar ones long offered to meet Graduate 
College requirements in French, German, and Russian. These 
requirements have recently been liberalized (see last issue 
of the Nexrsletter ) so that other languages may be offered by 
the doctoral candids.tes to meet appropriate requirements as 
set by the different departments. Hence these Italian and 
Spanish courses. 



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Beglnnlng next year, other new courses will be added, Spanish 
3O8 (Modernism and Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry) will 
be offered in two separate courses: 3O8 (Modernism), a two 
hour course, and a new 3IO (Contemporary Poetry), also' two 
hours. 



Administrative approval has been given to the 
request to offer a two-semester program in the Catalan language 
and literature. Prof, Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, a native Cata- 
lonian from Lerida, Spain, will give both courses beginning 
next September, The first-semester course vrill be devoted to 
the language and the second-semester course to monuments of 
Catalan literature, especially those which had such close and 
important relationships to French Literature- to the north, and 
Castillan Literature to the south and west, . . 



AATSP. Bulletin, Teachers and students of Spanish or Portuguese 
who desire to join the Dovmstate Illinois Chapter of the Ameri- 
can Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese are urged 
to send in their local dues at this time, Send Jl.OO to Mrs, 
Gladys Leal, Champaign Central High School, 6X0 W, University 
Ave,, Champaign, 111,, 61620, If you have not already sent in 
your National Dues, you can include them with your local dues: 
Teachers, ;?8,00j Students, ^^,00,^. 

A testing center to administer AATSP National Spanish Examina- 
tions will be set up at Western Illinois University, Macomb, 
Illinois, Dr, James E, HcKinney, Chairman, D-ept, of Foreign 
Languages at VJe stern Illinois, will accept requests and forward 
them to the testing center, . ^ _ 



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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages was founded Sep- 
tember 1, 1967 by the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association 
of America. The purpose of ACTFL is to advance the teaching of all foreign 
languages at all levels of instruction in American education aaid to serve 
the interests of the foreign language teaching profesaion through its publi- 
cations, Annual Meeting, standing committees, etc. Membership in the ACTFL 
is open to any individual engaged or interested in the teaching of foreign 
languages. Dues are «^.00 annually in the United States and %k,30 elsewhere. 
All members receive Foreign Language Annals quarterly. An institution or 
agency may subscribe to ACTFL publications at the rate of 38.00 annually 
and may apply by using the membership form and putting its name on the 
"last name" line with appropriate address information. 

Instructions for Completing the Form 

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2. Under "educational level," you should check all boxes v.'hich are appro- 

priate. 

3. Under"language ," teachers of English should indicate either "English as 
a Mother Tongue" or "English to Speakers of Other Languages." 

k. Give only the address to which ACTFL mailings should be sent. DO MOT 

GIVE Name OF YOUR INSTITUTION UNLESS IT IS PART OF THE ADDRESS. 
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The -University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published 
pointly by the modern language departments of the U. of I. under the direc- 
tion of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, Sc Portuguese, Prof. V/illaim H. 
Shoemaker, Head. The Newsletter is available without charge to all inter- 
ested persons in Illini'.is and other states. Editor; Hiss Karen Hickey. 
Communications should be addressed to MFL Newsletter, 22^ Lincoln Hall, 
Urbana, 111. 618OI. 



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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 

NEV/SLETTER 



Vol. XXII. No. 5 February, 1969 



PLATO: ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES 



For the past eight years, the University of Illinois has 
been experimenting with a computer-based educational sy- 
stem (PLATO) and has incorporated this computer-assisted 
instruction into the area of foreign languages. Tiiree 
successive models of PLATO have been evolved. The pre- 
sent system consists of a Control Data I6OI4. digital com- 
puter linked to a classroom of 20 student stations. Each 
student terminal consists of a keyset (similar to a type- 
writer) and a television monitor. Information viewed on 
the monitor is composed of two types; 1) a slide, select- 
ed by the computer, vjhich presents static information ana- 
logous to that appearing in a workbook, and 2) graphs, 
diagrams, animated drawings, and/or alphanumeric characters, 
plotted and superimposed by the computer onto the slide 
image. The plotted information is dynamic, such as that 
written on a blackboard. 



At the present time, experimental sections in five language 
courses are being supplemented by work on PLATO. These are 
in the French and Latin Departments and are directed respec- 
tively by Prof. M. Keith Myers, French Professor and Direc- 
tor of the Language Laboratory, and Prof. Richard I. Scanlan 
of the U. of I. Classics Department. French was chosen as 
the initial target language several years ago to test the 
feasibility of a PLATO program that would facilitate read- 
ing practice (v/ith the advanced-degree language exams espe- 
cially in mind). French 101 and 102 now have their own 
computer programs. One section of French 313 (Phonetics) 
was comruter- taught last seraester. -Latin 101 participated 
last semester also, and Latin lOlj. and 10$ (Virgil) are being 
taught this semester along with Latin 102. 



Various teaching strategies may be adopted in any PLATO 
program: drill and practice, tutorial, student-directed 
inquiry or combined strategy. Immediate self -evaluation 
is always accessible to the student. Highly significant 



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In the teaching of foreign languages will be a random- 
access audio selector, permitting playback, copying and 
recording of pre-recorded lesson materials and the stu- 
dent's responses (currently under development at the Univ. 
of 111.). The student will have instant access to succes- 
sive units of instruction, both visual and audio, and maxi- 
mum control of the materials available for display and play- 
back. The preparation of the lesson material, however, will 
still be in the hands of the teacher-programmer. 



In the near future, the U. of I. Computer-Based Education 
Research Laboratory ^^fill be operating a FLATO IV center in 
the new Foreign Language Building, where some li|,000 square 
feet have been reserved for CBS labs and supporting facili- 
ties. There will be 22[j. student terminals and 22 author 
terminals, in addition to studios and shops, etc. This 
proposed system will operate from a single, central com- 
puter capable of serving i|.000 to ^000 terminals located 
at a number of remote sites within a 120-mile radius. It 
is the opinion of the CBE Lab that the initial low cost of 
a single terminal ^dll permit tightly-budgeted public 
school systems to economically, incorporate computer-based 
teaching into their programs. The approximate computer 
cost will be 12 cents per student contact hour, and the 
required time to process individual student requests is 
one millisecond. The teaching versatility and advantages 
of economy of this large-scale computer are nearly limit- 
less. When this proposed computer-system is completed near 
1972, it v/ill be the only one of its kind in the country - 
another first in U. of I. educational advances. 



News on the New Foreign Language Building . Site-clearance 
was given February 3 for the new foreign language building 
at the Univ. of 111., and work is in progress. The green- 
houses, which now occupy the future site of the Building, 
the southeast corner of the Quadrangle betxijeen Davenport 
and Smith Halls, are being relocated to tlieir new location 
adjacent to Turner Hall in preparation for ground breaking 
on the FL Building. 

The Experiment in International Living. The School for 
International Training of the Experiment in International 
Living is seeking native speakers of Chinese (Mandarin), 
Czech, Danish, Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, 



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Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, 
Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Castilian Spanish, Latin- 
American Spanish, as instructors for short-term, intensive 
language programs for June and July 1969. Application forms 
can be secured from: Mrs. Sarah Loessel, Assistant, Foreign 
Language Department, School for International Training, 
Kipling Road, Brattleboro, Vermont, 05301. 



CSMLA. The Central State Conference on the Teaching of 
foreign languages will be held on Friday and Saturday, 
April 11 and 12. Registration will begin April 10 at the 
Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, VJisconsin. 



NALLD. As announced earlier,, the NALLD Midwest Regional 
Meeting will be held April 2l\.-2b in conjunction with the 
Kentucky ForeignLanguage Conference at the University of 
Kentucky, Lexington, Ky, 



Northeast Conference. The sixteenth annual Northeast Con- 
ference on the teaching of foreign languages will take 
place, Thursday to Saturday, March 27-^9, at the Americana 
Hotel in Mew York City. The 1969 Program Theme will be: 
"The Use of Media in Foreign Language Teaching." Prof. 
iJelson Brooks of Yale University will deliver the general 
address Friday evening. Interested persons should write 
to Mrs. Nancy W. Llan, 320 Riverside Drive, New York City, 
10025. 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE NOTES -- by Barbara Smalley 



Professor Francois Jost, who is spending the year in Europe 
as a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, returned 
to the campus during part of January for consultations with 
students and faculty. He also visited Indiana University, 
where he delivered a lecture, entitled "Comparative Litera- 
ture: A Lesson in Alchemy," on the evening of January 9. 



Prof. A. Owen Aldridge lectured on January 30 at the Uni- 
versity of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Department of Politi- 
cal Science, and on January 3I5 he lectured at the Latin- 
American Institute of the Federal Institute of Technology 
in Zurich, Switzerland. At both institutions his topic 



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was "Chateaubriand and the Latin i\merlcan Republics." 

In the Reyista Iberoamericana . Vol. 3l|,i'To. 66 ■ ( julio-diciem- 
bre, 1968), pp. 283-297, -appeared Prof. /.. 0. Al'dridge's 
article, "Las ideas en la America del Sur sobre la Ilus- 
tracion Espanola. " 

FRENCH NOTES -- by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 



Professor Eugene Vinaver of the Univ. of V/isconsin, Madi- 
son, gave two lectures at the Univ. of 111. Urbana campus 
on February 10 and 11. The first, sponsored by the French 
Journal Club, was "La Genese d'un poeme: Androraaque. " The 
second, sponsored by the Medieval Club and the English 
seminar, vjas on "The Rise of Romance" and v/as illustrated 
i-jith slides. 

A number of inquiries have reached the Nevjs letter regarding 
several subjects. They have been answered or are being 
answered individually. But, in order to simplify certain 
things, would readers please note: 

Illinois - Iowa Year Abroad . Address inquiries to Illi- 
nois-Iowa Year Abroad Program., 2[i.[|. Lincoln Hall, Univ. 
of 111., Urbana, Illinois 61801. Do not write the 
Newsletter . 

French Play . The Treteau de Paris often has more than 
one troupe touring the U.S.A. VJe understand that next 
year there vjill be as many as four different simul- 
taneous tours in four areas of the country, and as 
far as the Urbana camrus is concerned, there will not 
be a second French play this spring. For the year 
1969-1970? we foresee a performance of Anouilh' s 
Antigone on this campus on November S, 1969. This 
is not a confirmed fact, however. For Chicago area 
performances of this and other plays, please consult 
the monthly News] etuer which the Cultural Attache, 
under I-Ir. Digras, puts out. For other information 
about le Treteau, write SEFF Associates, 222 East 85th. 
St., New York, N. Y. 10028. 



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Poems by Telephone . These poems are part of a num- 
ber of courses in the Department of French and can 
be heard by dialing, locally. Number 333-3782. 
Teachers within the toll-free phone area around 
Urbana who wish to have mimeographed texts of these 
poems could pick them up in the French office, or 
write the secretary of the French Department for a 
copy. A limited number is available. 



French Films, Film showings are especially numerous on 
campus this spring, and there is easily one good on-campus 
item each day, often several. Many organizations include 
French films in their schedule. The Film Society will have 
Renoir's Le Crime de M. Lange , Resnais' Muriel , and Franju's 
Judex. The Film Study Group will have Chabrol's Les Cousins , 
Carne ' s Hotel du Nord , This last group recently showed 
the Prevert brothers 1932 L' Affaire est dans le sac , an 
almost unknown masterpiece of absurd comedy ("^ minutes) 
and Voyage Surprise , a 19l{.7 full-feature that is most 
entertaining. Both of these films are available for ren- 
tal from Contemporary Films/McGraw Hill, 828 Custer Ave,, 
Evanston, 111. 60202. They are eminently suited to classes 
of all levels and ages. 



The Chicago Chapter of AATF 1969 Winter Meeting was held 
February 22 at Ascot House, Chicago. The. Program included 
a talk by E. Jahiel, entitled "La tradition moralists et 
les nouveaux .clneastes, " 



GERMAN NOTES -- by Roy Allen 



Enrollment figures for the current semester in the German 
Dept. register a decrease in comparison with the total for 
the spring of 1968. This spring's 1792 represents a loss 
of about 300 students from last spring's total of 2061).. 
Again, as in the case of the past fall semester, the drop 
is attributable almost exclusively to the relaxation last 
summer of the graduate language requirements, for most of 
the losses were experienced in the i|.00-[|.01 series, courses 
in German for graduate students, which currently have 188 
enrolled as opposed to last spring's 386, Less significant 
decreases occurred this semester in the Beginning and Inter- 
mediate German series, lOl-lOi^ (IO77 versus 1198 in 1968) 



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and in courses for advanced undergraduates and graduates, 
300 series (115 versus 1[|.0 in I968), In the courses for 
advanced undergraduates (200 series) and those for graduates 
(I|.00 series, exclusive of l).00 and [j.01), however, increases 
were noted, with an enrollment this sertiester of 210 (versi.is 
190 in 1968) and 9i| (versus 78 in 1968), respectively. The 
total enrollment in German of 38I8 for the acodemic year 
1968-1969 represents a drop of about 13% from that (l+l+yO) 
for the year 1967-68. The greatest part of this loss, close 
to [(.00 students, was again absorbed by the [j.00-i4.01 series. 



The German Department is most happy to extend a welcome to 
a ne.w permanent member of the faculty this semester, Frof. 
James W, Marchand, who comes to the Dept, with the rank of 
Full Professor from Cornell University. Frof, Marchand' s 
field of concentration -is Germanic Linguistics and Pnilo- 
logy. He received the B,A. degree in 1950 from Ceco'ge 
Peabody College for Teachers, the M.A. in 19^1 from '/ander- 
bilt Univ., and the Ph.D. degree from the Univ. of Kic'ii- 
gan in 1955« Frof. Marchand has taught at a ntjmber oT uni- 
versities since 1950 j Including VJashington Univ. ( Viji c- I.rTg 
Prof. 1957-58), Univ. of Ca. at Berkeley (Assoc. Frof. 1956- 
1959), Vanderbllt Univ. (Prof. 1959-1963) and, most re- 
cently, Cornell Univ. (Prof. 196[|.-1969 ) . He is a msmber of 
several scholarly societies and has received a number of 
study grants, including a Guggenheim Fellovjship in 195S. 
Prof. Marchand has authored many articles and reviews in the 
area of Germanic Linguistics and Philology. He has pub- 
lished two books: Applied Linguistics - Germ an (Boston, 
1961 ) and The S ounds and Phonemes of VAilf 11a' s Gothic 
(The Hague, 19'5FT7 



In conjunction with the December meeting of the Linguistic 
Society of America, Prof. Elmer Antonsen met with a con- 
sortium of Germanic linguists to plan a new comparative 
Germanic grammar. Intended to present the latest views on 
structure and development of the Germanic parent language. 
Prof. Antonsen will write the section on Germanic vocalism. 
The other contributors to the project xiiill be Professors 
Bennett (Michigan), van Coetsem (Cornell), Haugen (Harvard), 
Kufner (Cornell), Lehmann (Texas), Moulton (Princeton), 
Penzl (Cal., Berkeley). Prof. Antonsen has also recently 
been named by the Linguistics Society as its delegate to 
the International Conference on Nordic and General Linguis- 
tics, which will be held In July of this year in Reykjavik, 
Iceland. 



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Prof . Ruth Lorbe has returned this semester from a summer 
of travel In Austria, Switzerland, Italy, England, and 
Germany, and a fall sabbatical leave, spent primarily in 
Nurnberg. During her sabbatical Prof. Lorbe did research 
in the libraries of Nurnberg and the Univ. of Erlangen in 
connection with a revised version of her book Das Kinder - 
lied in Nurnberg . Versuch einer F hanomenologie - which is 
to appear towards the end of this year in a scholarly mono- 
graph series of the Verlag Beltz, '-'einheim. This revised 
version will include an investigation into the relationships 
between the children's song and the modern German lyric. 

Prof. Hans Schliltter has taken an emergency leave of absence 
this spring semester in order to go to Hamburg, Germany, 
and work on a volume on the German sonnet which vjill be 
published in the "Sammlung Metzler" series of the J.B. 
Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart. 



Congratulations are in order for lir. Clayton Gray x^;ho nas 
been promoted this semester to the rank of Assistant Pro- 
fessor. Prof. Gray came to the Dept. from the Univ. of 
Cal., Berkeley. 



Mr. Wayne Senner, a graduate student and Teaching Assistant 
in the Department, has just returned from an eighteen-month 
period of study in Iceland, Vir . Senner spent two semesters 
at the Univ. of VJis., Madison, on the traveling scholar 
program studying Old and Modern Icelandic and Danish. He 
then went on to Iceland on a Fulbright-Hayes grant to study 
at the Univ. of Iceland and do research on his doctoral 
dissertation: The Reception of German Literature in the 
l8th and 19th Centuries in Iceland. 



Prof. Francis Nock has recently published an article in 
Beitrage zur Geschichte der dt . Sprache und Lit . (PER) 
vol. 90, pp. li|.5-173j on "Die °M-C-ruppen der Parzival- 
Handschrif ten" in which he demonstrates the relationship 
of certain MSS. of V.'olf ram' s epic to each other and shows 
that back of the oldest extant MSS. there are several stages 
of transmission that have been lost. Prof, Harold Vllllson, 
Visiting Prof, in the Dept, this year, has put tiTO arti- 
cles in print recently, one on an aspect of the theme of 
love in Wolfram's Parzival and a second on the Kalogreant 



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eplsode in Kartmann's Iwein: In JEC-P (Vol. LXV II, No. 2, 
1968, pp. 183-203) appeared "Ordo Amoris in V'plfram' s Par - 
zlval " and In German Life and Letters (NS., Vol. XXI, Ko.ij., 
1968, pp. 287-296) appeared ^P'alogreant' s Curiosity In 
Haj^tmann's Iwein . " In a recent issue of Langu age (Vol. I4.I4., 
No. 3, 1968, pp. 627-631) Prof. Antonsen 'ias published an 
incisive review of V'olfgang I-Crause's tx'.'o- volume handbook 
Die R unen in sclirlf ten im al teren Fut'.Tark ■( Gottirgen, 1966). 
In Sc hwel zer Mcnatsti of te TVol. ,'4^"^^ 1968') appeared Prof. 
Marianne Burkhei-d's review of the first four volumes to 
appear in the new four teen- volume edition of the works of 
Hans Jakob Chris toff el von Grimrrielshausen (iiax Nledormeyer 
Verlag, Tubingen), Prof. Henri Stegeneler has vr-izten a 
detailed review for JEGP_ (Vol. LXVII, No. 4, 19C-&, pp. 6^6- 
672) of Err'.blemata. Handbu oh zur Sinnb ild'^ranst ^cs X'/T. und 
XVI I . JaIiT';'"j.ndo...^ts, cd. by Arthur Herlcel and Albrecht 
Schb'ne. Prof. Steger.eier has included here (pp , 661-672) 
important and lengthy , addenda to the bibliography of the 
He nkel- Schb'ne handbook. 



SLAVIC NOTES -- by Prof. Evelyn Bristol 



The Department has announced tiiree different institutes 
for the coming summer. One, announced in December, is 
the CIC Summer Institute in Slavic Language and Area 
Studies to be held June 16-August 9. This institute is 
held annually and rotates among the Univ. of Illinois, 
Indiana Univ., the. Univ. of Michigan, and Ohio State Univ. 
Course offerings include various Slavic langu^iges (Russian, 
Czech, Bulgarian, Polish, and Ukrainian), Slavic li.'::guis- 
tics and Russian literature, and courses in er-.o-'omics, geo- 
graphy and history pertaining to Russia and East Europe. 
Visiting faculty members include Prof. Kovjard Aronson 
(Univ. of Chicago), Prof. Borys Bilokur (Univ. of Con- 
necticut), Prof. Tatjana Cizevska (Viayne State Univ.), 
Prof. Earl Sampson (Univ. of Colorado), Prof. Frank 
Silbajoris (Ohio State Univ.), Prof. Irene. Slawinska 
(of Poland, currently visiting at Brown Univ.), Dr. Sara 
Thomason (Yale Univ.). Seventy NDEA Title VI fellowships 
vjill be available, forty-five for graduates and twenty to 
twenty-five for undergraduates. Address inquiries to 
Prof. Clayton L. Dawson, Head, Department of Slavic Lan- 
guages and Literatures, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, 111. 
61301, Also announced in December is the Russian Language 
Summer Session Abroad, June 16 to August 1^. The Summer 
Session will include six weeks of Russian language study 



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at the Center for Foreign Languages in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 
and a three-week guided tour of the Soviet Union. A staff 
member at the Center for Foreign Languages is Prof. Visnja 
Barac-Kostrencic, who was visiting on this campus last 
year. Some partial stipends will be available from the 
Center for Russian and East European Studies, as well as 
five NDEA Title VI fellowships for undergraduates. Address 
Prof. Rasio Dunatov, Zagreb Summer Session Director, De- 
partment of Slavic Language s and Literatures, Univ. of 
Illinois, In all cases NDEA awards include $14.^0 and 
tuition and fee waivers. A third institute, announced in 
January, is the Summer Language Institute for high school 
teachers, to be housed in a private Russian House on 
campus. Address Prof. Rasio Dunatov, In addition, fif- 
teen Title VI NDFL graduate fellowships are available 
for study in the 1969 Summer Linguistics Institute to be 
held at the Univ. of Illinois. Inquiries about these- 
fellowships should be addressed to I'Irs. Marion Holshauser, 
Dept. of Linguistics, Davenport Hall, Univ. of 111, 



Prof. Ralph T. Fisher, Director of the Center for Russian 
Language and Area Studies, has been elected Chairman of 
the Conference on Slavic and East European History for 
1969. The conference will be held in conjunction with 
the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. 



Prof. E. Ziablowa has returned from, the Univ. of Southern 
Illinois where she was a Visiting Lecturer last year. She 
currently holds joint appointments in the Slavic and 
Theater Departments. 



SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Karen Hickey 



Prof. S.W, Baldwin has returned to the Department after 
seven months sabbatical study in Europe. Prof. Baldwin 
left for Spain last June on a sutTimer grant from the Ameri- 
can Philosophical Society. During July, Dr. Baldwin 
did research at the National Library in Paris, From 
September to January, his work was centered at the 
National Library of Madrid and the Escorial, with a 
brief trip to the Colombian Library in Seville. The 
topic of Prof, Baldwin's research was the Mediaeval 
Spanish Bible, 



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Prof . 'David R. Hershberg is, at this time, on sabbatical 
leave and is believed to be in iikdrld. He is doing re- 
search on Golden Age Spanish Literature. 

Initiated into the national honorary society, Phi Kappa 
Phi, January 7, were Marvin A. D'Lugo, iiartha P. Fran- 
cescato, and Isaias Lerner. Phi Kappa Phi membership 
is offered to those graduate students wao have passed 
their preliminary exam and are engaged in thesis re- 
search and whose excellence in scholarship merit recog- 
nition. 

Two former Teaching Assistants, Mrs, Martha Francescato 
and I'Ir. JosI Buergo, have recently been promoted to the 
rank of Instructor in 'the Department. 

M,A. degrees vjere conferred by the Department this month 
on; Karen T. Kickey (B.A. Thomas More College, 196?), 
Karen B. Loxley (B.A. Manchester College, 1966), Onoratino 
Marroco (B.A. State U. of New York, Buffalo, 1966) in 
Italian, Cathy J. Miller (B.A. Cornell College, 196?), 
Anthony Perrone (B.A. Assumption College, 19 671 1 if s . Joan 
Solaun (B.A. U.'of Pennsylvania, 1958). 

The Department welcomes six new Teaching Assistants who 
have joined the Department this semester. They are: 
Carolyn Jo Balkema (B.A. Univ. of Arizona, Jan. 1969), 
Maria Carmen Cruz (B.A. Havana Univ., 19I|-P ; Masters in 
Music, Kansas State Teachers College, 1968), Juan Espadas 
(B.A. Univ. of 111., Jan., 1969), Sherilyn H, p..-eemr.n 
(Univ. of 111., Jan. 1969), Heyrialdo Luis Jirnenvz- Sanchez 
(B.A. Univ. of 111., Jan. 1969), Grecilda Tilley (B.A. 
Univ. of 111., Jan., 1969). 

New teaching appointments to graduate students in the 
Department this semester include: Eerardo Jose Valdes, 
Raul Eriberto Padilla, Lee Roy Donnell, Prank Bond, and 
Mrs. Maria del Rosario Cowes. 

The Department will sponsor several lectures this semester, 
The first lecture, "Drama y religion en la obra de Garcia 
Lorca, " will be given by Prof. German Bleiberg, Professor 
of Spanish at Vassar College and Editor of the Revista de 
Occidente Diccionario de literatura espanol a, on March 6 



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at 8:00 p.m. in 31^^ Illini Union. On April 16, Mr. Juan 
Luis Alborg, distinguished authority on the contemporary 
novel in Spain, will speak on some topic of modern fir. tion. 
More details will be announced in next month's A^evjslettar. 



'The U. of I. Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi will hold 
its 1969 Spring initiation the evening of April 16. The 
program for the evening will include the lecture by I^ir. 
J. L. Alborg. V.'e would like to urge all students interest- 
ed in becoming members to write 14r. Jose Buergo, Dept. of 
Spanish, ItaL ian, & Portuguese, 22i|. Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 
111. 61801. 



On the evening of February I3, the Girculo literario espanol 
sponsored a lecture by Mr. Nicolas , Barros, a native of 
Argentina and Professor of Comparative Education and Head 
of the Departamento de Tecnologia y Practlca Educacional 
at the Universidad del Estado de Zolia in Venezuela. Mr. 
Barros spoke on "El concepto de la autonomia en la univer- 
sidad latinoamericana. " The Spanish Club will also sponsor 
lectures on the evenings of March 2? and May 8. Lecturers 
and topics are to be announced at a later date. 



Other activities of the Spanish Club this sem.ester will 
include several movies on the dates of March 11 and April 
8 and the annual Poetry Contest for undergraduate students 
of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. The Contest x-jill 
admit eight categories: 1) Span. 101; 2) Span. 102; 3) Span. 
103,101).; i|) Span. 211, 212, 221, 2Z2', 5) Span. 213, 21I|., 
215, 21^1, 2I4.2, and 300-level courses; 6) Italian; 7) Porttu- 
guese; and 8) natives of the tliree languages. There is a 
minimum of Vi\ verses and a maximum of 25, and the partici- 
. pants are. asked to avoid repetition of the same selections. 
The Contest will be held April 2[|, ' 7 :30-10:30 p.m. The 
deadline for- entering is April l^ . For more information 
write Mrs. Elizabeth Espadas, Dept. of Spanish, Italian, 
& Portuguese, 22li Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The Spanish Club continues to sponsor the weekly "tertulia" 
held every Friday from 3-U*30 p.i^. in the Tavern (Federal 
Room) of the Illini Union. All. are invited to these Span- 
ish conversation gatherings. 

The Portuguese Club announces the continuation of their 
informal "bato-papo" sessions, which take place every 



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Monday at 1^:00 p.m. in the Coin Room of the YMCA. All 
are welcome. 



AATSP Spring Meeting. The annual Spring Meeting of the 
Downstate Illinois Chapter will be held on April 12 at 
Western Illinois University, Macomb, in the University 
Union Building. The program will feature Dr. A, Arjibay 
Doroeste, Chairman of the Spanish Department at August ana 
College, who will speak on his experiences in sponsoring 
a summer study group in Spain; Dr. Edenia Guillermo, Mon- 
mouth College, who will speak on "La Araucana;" and a 
speaker on FLES. Details of the meeting will be .sent 
to members shortly. 



The State University College at Buffalo will sponsor an 
EPDA Institute in Italian from June 26 to August 27, level 
2, for secondary school teachers. For information write: 
Prof. Ernest S.'Palbo, EPDA Institute, State Univ. College, 
1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 11^222. 

The abbreviation EPDA stands for the Education Professions 
Development Act ivhich replaces the National Education De- 
fense Act (WDEA) which, is meant to expire in 1969. The 
new EPDA guidelines appear to allow much more flexibility 
than NDEA, But time will tell exactl^.^ what this new piece 
of legislation means for the study of foreign languages. 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter 
is published jointly by the modern language departments of 
the Univ, of 111. under the direction of the Dept. of Span- 
ish, Italian, and Portuguese, Prof. VJilliam. H. Shoemaker, 
Head. The Newsletter is available without charge to all 
interested persons in Illinois and other states. Editor: 
Miss Karen T. Hickey. Comriiunications should be addressed 
to Editor, MPL Newsletter , 22ij. Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111. 
61801. 






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UOT7ERSITY OP ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 
NEWSLETTER 



Vol. X.X II. No. 6 " March, \^W 



THE NEVJ FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

The L.A.S, foreign language requirement, which has been a 
burning issue on the U, of I. campus for quite some time, 
has been gi^eatly revised. The revision represents a revo- 
lutionary step in what may well take place at other Ameri- 
can universities toward ch&.nging the foreign language re- 
quirements. Representative of the policy of virtually all 
liberal arts colleges, the foreign language requirement 
has expected all high school students to have completed- two 
years of successful foreign language study before entrance 
into college. In the past, the graduation requirement was 
stipulated with these options, either: l) four years of 
one language in high school, or 2) an additional two se- 
mesters of study in the language begun in high school, or 
3) two college years of study (through the lOi; level) or 
ij.) the equivalent as demonstrated by passing a proficiency 
exam. This requirement for graduation has been fulfilled 
under a policy of continuous enrollment where the student 
must enroll and continue v.dth the foreign language upon 
entering the University. 



The U. of I. College of Liberal Ar-ts and Sciences has re- 
cently approved a number of nevj measures. The admission 
requirement, which has yet to be approved by the Faculty 
Senate, will require that a student have tliree years of 
foreign language study to qualify for admission to the 
College in 1973* The graduation requirement may now be 
filled by several options. All students must complete up 
to and including the IO3 level of language study. There- 
after, they may exercise one of the folloi\fing options: 

(a) They may complete the language tlirough the lOij. 
level, or its equivalent, 

(b) They may complete a conversation course, at the 
f ourth-sem.ester level, comparable to French 113^ 
Spanish ll^j etc. 

(c) In those languages vjhere it is feasible, they may 
complete a six-hour sequence, yet to be developed, 
which sliall not be in translation. The emphasis 



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shall be on the analysis and interpretation of 
literature, rather than on the language. 

(d') They may elect to take a second language, and 
complete it through the IO3 level. 

(e) They may demonstrate reading proficiency in a 
second foreign language by passing a standard- 
ized reading examination. The appropriate exa- 
mination and the passing score shall be deter- 
mined by the Dean upon the advice of appropriate 
representatives of the language departments. 

The former policy of requiring continuous enrollment until 
the graduation requirement is completed has been abandoned. 
The College has also voted that the pass/fail option be ex- 
tended to include foreign language lOi; or the equivalent 
and that these hours be added to the present 18-hour limit- 
on the option. This recommendation, however, must meet 
with the approval of the Senate. 



The following general rec-ommendations were also approved by 
the L.A.S. Faculty: differentiated kinds of instruction 
and subject matter in the introductory language courses, 
more intensive- language courses, more opportunities for 
study abroad, strengthening of Teaching Assistants' train- 
ing, informal conversation sessions and extra-curricular 
cultural activities, development of new language offerings 
and area study sequences taught in English but with read- 
ings in a foreign language. Experimental efforts toward 
improving the quality and kind of language Instruction 
were encouraged. It was voted that a mechanism should 
be established to identify those students who have had a 
severe language learning disability, and that on these 
grounds the foreign language requirement be waived. It 
was also established that the Dean and the Executive Com- 
mittee of the College re-examine the language requirement 
once every five years. 



CSMLTA. The Central States Modern Language Teachers Asso- 
ciation will hold its Spring meeting April 11 and 12 at the 
Pflster Hotel, Milwaukee, V/isconsin. For information write; 
Anthony Gradisnik, Milwaukee Public Schools, 5225 W. Vliet 
St., Milwaukee, VJis ., 53208. 



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Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. As anno-unced earlier, 
the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference will take place 
April 2i|-26 on the canpus of the University of Kentucky, 
Lexington, Ky. For information, write Theodore Mueller, 
Director, PL Conference, Univ. ol' Kentucky, Lexington, Ky, 
L1.0506. Prof. Edwin Janiel of the French Dep'jrtnient will 
participate in the Special Section on Frobleras of Literary 
Criticism. His topic will be "Frobleras of French Film 
Criticism." Prof, •l]lfl:>er H. Antonsen of the German Dept, 
Willi speak on "Southern German Forms without- Umlaut " in 
the Linguistics II Section Friday April c5» 



IFLTA Bulletin. The Department of Foreign Languages at 
Vfestern Illinois University, Macomb, 111,, has announced 
the creation of a new journal of special interest to Illi- 
nois foreign langu.age teachers, the B ull e tin of the Illinois 
For e ign Language Teffchers Asso_oiat_ion<, Tne IFLTA Bulletin 
should be making" its appearance this Spring and will pub- 
lish articles, news items, and oibliography three tim.es a 
year. Contributions of approximately 1000 vjords are nox-j 
being acceptied. Membership in the IFLTA is required. Dues 
of $2,00 may be sent to r-Ir. Vincent Cosentino, Secretary, 
Dept. of Foreign Languages, Southern Illinois University, 
Carbondale', 111. 62901. 



De Paul Symposium, The Department of Geography and the 
Geographical Society of De Paul University announces their 
Eighth Annual Symposium, entitled "The Iberian FeninsuJ^a, " 
to be. held Saturaday, March 29,. 9:15 a.m. - li:00 p.m. at 
the De 'Paul Univ. Center Theatre, Z^ Fast Jackson Blvd., 
Chicago, 111. 6O6OI4.. Registration will begin at 8:3C a.m. 
Among the lecturers will be: Dr. Richard J. H^ouk, Chair- 
man, Dept. of Geography, De Paul, on "Iberia: I'ian and His 
Environment;" Dr. A. Jorge Dlas, Professor of Cultural 
Anthi'opology, Univ. of Lisbon, on "Individuality and Ori- 
gin of the Portuguese Nation;" Sr. P'ernando Sartorius, 
Viscount de Priego, Cultural Counselor, Spanish Embassy, 
Washington, on "Spain's Role in the Independence of the 
U.S.;" Miss Elaine Sahceau, Le ^a de Balio, Portugal, on 
"Portug'al's Contribution to the Knowledge of 'Global Geo- 
graphy;" and Sr. Aui^elio Vails, Minister Counselor, Spa- 
nish Embassy, on "So Spain Stands: Hy Country's Role in 
V/orld Affairs." 



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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE NOTES -- by Barbara. Smalley 

The Program of Comparative Literature together with the 
Hispanic Society of America and the Society for. the Ibero- 
American Enlightenment villi sponsor a Conference on the 
Enlightenment at. the University of Illinois on May 9 and 
10, 1969. Following is the tentative program: 

May 9 (10:00 a.m. - i|:30 p.m. )- . ' . 

Hon. John Brademas, Congressman from Indiana. ."The 
Continuing Enlightenment: The Potential Role of Uni- 
versities in Social Progress of Latin America, 

Prof. Luis Monguio, Univ. of Cal., Berkeley. "'Las 
Luces' and the Enlightenment' in Spanish America. " 

Prof. John Bowling, Indiana Univ. Topic to be ahhounced. 

Prof. Thomas E, Johnston, Jr. Ohio Univ. "Spanish in 
the English-Speaking Colonies, I62O-I776, " 

Prof, Brom VJeber, Univ. of Cal., Davis, "Some Ecolo- 
gical Considerations' of Eighteenth-Century Literary 

• Style. " 

Prof. Russell P. Sebold, Univ. of Pa. "Enlightenment 
Philosophy and Spanish Romanticism." 

Prof. Lewis P. Simpson, coeditor of The Southern Review. 
"Literary Ecumenicalism of the American Enlightenment. " 

Prof, Carmelo Virgilio, Arizona State Univ. "Primiti- 

• vism in Latin-American Fiction." 

Prof. VJilliam Powers, Univ. of North Carolina, "Benja- 
min Franklin and Narrative Style of the Enlightenment." 

•prof. Douglas P. Hinkle, Ohio Univ. "French Freemasonry 
and Bolivian Criticism. " 

■ May 10 - (10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p,m. ) 

Prof. Arthur P. VJhitaker, State Univ. of N.Y. , Stony 
Brook. Topic to be announced. 

Prof, Luis Leal, Dept. of Spanish, Univ. of 111. Topic 
to be announced. 

Prof. Graciela P. Nemes, Univ. of Maryland (Visiting 
Prof., U. of vjisconsin). Topic to be announced. 



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Prof, Juan Karichal, Kervard Univ. Topic to be ani:iounoed. 

Frof. Robert N. Beck. Clark Univ. "The Philosophy of 
Enlightenment." 

On the evening of Iiarch 11, Prof. A. Ov^en Aldridge gave a 
public lecture entitled "Chateaubriand and the Latin-American 
Republics," Bertel Federsen, a graduate student in Compa- 
rative Literature, has published the article, "Northrop 
Frye - mod en kritik uden vaegge " in Urit ik, 9 (January, 
1969), ed. j^age Henrlksen and Johan P'jord Jensen, 52-73. 

FRENCH NOTES -- by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Lectures and talks. Prof. Cwen Aldridge, Acting Chairman 
of the Coirparative Literature Graduate Program, U. of I,, 
addressed the Journal Club of the Department of French on 
"Chateaubriand and the Latin-American Republics" the evening 
of March 11, 1969. In past weeks. Prof. Jshiel spoke to the 
C-U Social Science Club on "Trends in the Cinema since the 
Viar." He also spoke to th.e A.A.U.VJ. on "underground Films" 
and participated in a panel following the Festival of New 
German Cir^ema. 

Professor Fernando Sassan recently published in Revue des 
Sciences Eumaines , fasc I32 (Get-Dec, 1963): "Le MoJIse de 
Chateaubriand, " 559-5SO, and "P ay s age de Chat e aubr i and de 
J. P. Richard, " 635-686. 

The Institute of European Studies (35 East 'Wacker Dr., Chi- 
cago, 111, 60601) issues a ne^^Jsletter, The Argonaut . The 
latest number includes an interesting interview with Gilbert 
Sauvage, Professor of "Sciences Po" and director of the Paris 
program. I-ir . Sauvage comments on- the French student re- 
volts. He states that they are not political but almost 
exclusively psychological. Unrest was in the air and at a 
crucial moment a small group of students very familiar with 
the structural makeup of their society became suddenly 
aware of the dangers it posed to their own futures. [Soci- 
ology and psychology majors are finding there are not enough 
positions available in their fields.] This was the straw 
that broke the cam.el's back. Believing the May crisis was 
justified by the antiquated structure of the university, 
Mr. Sauvage divides general criticisms of the French uni- 
versity system into 3 n'-ain areas: a) the small size of the 
university establishment which results in lack of facilities 
and professors; b) the lack of autonomy of the university 
combined with the excessive free rein of some professors; 
c) a certain snobbishness accorded to the intellectual hier- 
archy, which results in the "grandes ecoles" adm.itting only 



the cream of the. crop for example. Mr. Sauvage is opti- 
mistic abort the Edgar Faure reforms., but cites tliree major 
problems still to be met: a) the time lag before promised 
universities can be built; b) intensified facility short- 
age at the 3^d and Ij.th year level due to e::ams being easier 
at that level; c) doubts about the future economic stabil- 
ity of France, The Ar^:onaut continues: 

In Chicago, cultural attache Jean Digras added this 
note on the state of Frencn education. "Tae reforms 
proposed by M. Faure are excellent. The main point 
is this business of autonomy. Till now universities 
have been closely watched and controlled by the min- 
■ ■. Istry of education,' Years ago, the minister could 
look at his watch and say, 'Nine o'clock - at this 
• moment in every school in Prance students are. learn- 
ing about Napoleon.' Now, within each university a 
council of professors and students exists in equal 
numbers, ilost of the students' questions have been 
answered and if. there is no economic crisis, we should 
be able to take care of the problems. If the reforms 
succeed, the French university system will be the most 
liberal in Europe, if not the world," 

This is a good opportunity, incidentally, to mention that 
the Institute of European Studies hcs been running excel- 
lent programs of the Year Abroad type for a long time' in 
Freiburg, Paris, Madrid, Nantes, and Vienna. This writer 
is personally acquainted with the Paris program which Prof, 
Sauvage directs in a most irnpresslve m.anner. The students 
receive the best benefits of the cultural and artistic life 
of Paris, of special I,£,S, courses eniploying very fine 
professors, and of University and "grandes ecoles" courses 
coordinated by the I.E.S. If you would like more details, 
please do not write this Nevjsletter but address your in- 
quiries to I.E.S. in Chicago, at the above address. 

University of Illinois French Courses by Correspondence, It 
is not widely known that the Extension Services of the Uni- 
versity offer sei'eral French courses by correspondence: 
French 101, 102, IO3, and 101)., each averaging 30 lessons 
for a total of I4. credits per course. These are the standard 
elementary courses (I'Ol, 102) and intermediate ones (IO3, 
101).), Also offered are 201 and 202 (Introduction to French 
Literature), 27 and 214. lessons respectively, 3 hours credit 
each. All courses are taught by e:qDerienced senior staff 
members of the Urbana campus.' Tuition is from $27 to ?;^G 
a course. For details write: Correspondence Courses, Divi- 
sion of University Extension, 101). Illini Hall, Champaign, 
111, 61320, 



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Summer Session 1969: French 101, 102, IO3, IOI4, 202 (Intro- 
duction to French Lit. II), 211 (Oral French I), 212 (Oral 
Frj-.nch II), 3II (French Diction), 3I3 (Phonetique de la 
Langue Francaise), }1Q (Approaches to. Contemp. French Syn- 
tax), 382 (Lang. Lab. Techniques), 1^00, ]|01, [i25 (Exp. 
de Textes, I), 1|35 (Seventeenth Century Lit I), 14.60 (Semi- 
nar in French Literature), [|.75 (Introduction to Old French I), 

GERMAN NOTES — by Roy Allen 

Summer Session 1969. The German De.pt, .will offer a broad 
selection of courses in the coming suminer ses.sion, from the 
elementary level to graduate courses in literature and 
philology. . In courses for undergraduates the following are 
scheduled: German 101, 102, IO3,, lOh,. For advanced under- 
graduates: German 210 (Masterpieces of German Lit.), 211, 
212, (Conversation .and Writing), 291 (Senior Thesis and 
Honors Course). For advanced undergraduates and graduates; 
German 1+00, i|Gl, 1|15 (Middle High German), [|.32 (German Lit. 
from II1OO-I7OO), 1+93 (Research in -Special Topics), lj.99 
(Thesis Research). In Germanic ti\ro. courses will be given: 
GMC 199 (Undergrad. Open Seminar), GMC 367 (Intro, to Ger- 
manic Linguistics - for advanced undergraduates and grad- 
uates ) . 

The German Dept. is happy to announce t.hat Prof. Ruth Lorbe 
has been granted full standing on the Graduate Faculty this 
semester. ■ . . • ■ , ■ 

The German Departments of the Urbana and Chicago Circle 
campuses of the University are currently negotiating a 
joint Ph.D. program. The program would make it possible 
for students registered at the Circle campus to obtain the 
Ph.D. degree in German (which- is at present not the case), 
but requiring ■ them to take some of their graduate work as 
well as the preliminary examinations at the Urbana campus. 
It woxrld also permit students'of the Urbana campus to take 
some advanced' work at the Circle campus and/or write their 
dissertations under members of the Circle campus faculty 
who- have full standi.ng. The latter feature of the program 
would- serve to augment the range of specialization now 
available to graduate students at the Urbana campus. Those 
with full graduate standing on the faculty of the Circle 
campus include Prof. Robert Heitner (l3th Century, Age of 
Goethe), Prof, Lee B, Jennings (Late Romanticism, Poetic 
Realism), Prof, LeRoy Shavj (Recent German Lit.). 

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t . On March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in 
the General Lounge of the Union, Prof. Harold B. Willson, 
Visiting Prof, in the Dept, this year, gave a talk entitled 
"Das Nibelungenlied and St. Paul." April .-17 at 7:30 p.m. in 



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the General Lounge, Prof. Dennis Green of Cambridge- Univ. 
in England will speak on "Chivalry and ilurder. A Picture 
of Chivalry in Hartmann von Aue ' s Romances and Wolfram's 
Parzival . " Prof. Green is currently Visiting Professor at 
Yale University. 



German Club. The German Club sponsored two very successful 
and popular events in February. A series of recent German 
films was shown from February 10-27. The films were in- 
tended to provide a sampling of the contemporary German 
cinematic art and arouse in the audience an avjareness and 
appreciation of the recent impressive renaissance in the 
German film after a long period following World VJar II of 
relatively low-quality production. The following films 
were screened: Wilder Reiter GmbH; Paarungen ; Abschied 
von gestern ; Zur Sache , Schat z chen ; Alle Jahre iJieder ; Die 
Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel : Ratios . On Feb. 18 the 
"Westdeutsches Tourneetheater Rerascheid" gave a very en- 
tertaining performance of Kleist's comedy Per zerbrochene 
Krug . The "vjestdeutsches Tourneetheater" is an- independent, 
private touring company, founded in..l950 ih the industrial 
town of Remscheid (between Cologne and Dusseldorf). VJith 
an international repertory of from twelve to fifteen plays, 
the company tours each season through VJest Germany and ten 
countries in Europe and North America. The performance 
given in the University Auditorium was v;ell attended, and 
a reception was held for the members of the troupe in the 
Faculty Club following the performance. 

As previously announced in the Newsletter (cf. Dec. issue), 
graduate students and majors in the German Department pre- 
sented, under the direction of Virs. Adele Falmberg, a pro- 
duction of Max Frisch's Biederniann und die Brandstifter on 
Sunday, Nov, 2l\.; 1968, at the University. Because of the 
success of this production, it has now been put on film 
(video tape). The- purpose of the film is twofold: to 
aid in the classroom study of the play and to inspire simi- 
lar student productions of German dramas. The video-taping 
was done by the University Television Service and was 
financed by the German Dept. The members of the production 
wish to extend special thanks to Prof. Harry G. Haile for 
making the filming possible. 

On March 13 and 16, the University Television Service (Will- 
TV [12]) broadcasted an English-language version of Arthur 
Schnitzler's romantic comedy Anatol . The production starred 
Robert Hardy as Anatol and John ^/ood as Max. 



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AATG. The Southern Illinois Chapter of the AATG will hold 
its Spring Meeting Saturada;', Hay 3 on the Edwards ville cam- 
pus of Southern Illinois .Univ. There will be discussion of 
articulation on all levels of teaching German, of reforras 
to the chapter constitution, and other matters. All German 
teachers in the s tate are welcome to attend. Those who do 
not receive notice of the meeting, shoiald contact the Chap- 
ter Secretary, Miss Erika Shubert, S2k North 86th St., 
East St. Louis, 111. 62203. 



SLAVIC. NOTES -- by Prof. Evelyn Bristol 



On February 27, Prof. Theodore Lightner . spoke to the Lin- 
guistics Seminar on the topic "Lexical Overlap: A Problem 
in- the Underlying Abstractness of Pnonological Representa- 
tions." Prof. Frank Gladney spoke on March 6. His topic 
was "On the Internal Syntax of iMouns x-jith Prefixes in Russian, 

"Peter the Great, Part II" was presented by the Russian 
Language Club on Thursday, February 20. The film is 
based on the novel bj Alexei Tolstoj. 

Prof, Anthony Cross read a lecture on "Karamzin's 'Letters 
of a Pa:issian Traveler'" on Marcn i;. Prof, Cross is Visit- 
ing Fellow at the Univ. of Illinois Center for Advanced 
Study. He is Head of the Russian Sector and Lecturer in 
Russian in the School of European Studies at the Univ. of 
East Anglia in Norwich, England. 

Courses to be offered by the Department this summer include: 
Russian 101 through lOk, and tvjo intensive courses (111 and 
112) which cover the first two years of Russian. Second 
year courses will be Oral Russian (212), Russian Composi- 
tion (21[[.) and Introduction to Russian Literature (216). 
300-level courses villi be Advanced Reading and Conversa- 
tion (303), Structure of Russian (307)j Advanced Russian 
Composition (3I3), and Soviet Russian Lit. (325) • Russian 
I4.OO and [[.Ol will both be taught. Other graduate courses 
will include Old Russian Lit. (i|10). Literature of the 
Eighteenth Century (lj.12). History of the Russian Lang. (L|J.7), 
Russian Literatux^e in Exile (L|.22), and Seminar in Russian 
Poetry (1^23). 



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SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES — >y Karen Hickey 

Enrollment figures for the Spring sercester in the Department 
of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese total 1915 (in compari- 
son to la?t semester's 2113 ). Of this number, 1605 are in 
Spanish, 186 in Italian, and 121| in Portuguese. The ad- 
. vanced courses in Portuguese slxow a -total enrollment of 
Sk) those in Italian, 1|0, and in Spanish, 772 (369 in the 
200-level; 218 in the 300-ievel; and 135 in the lj.00-level) . 

On the evening of March 6, the Department sponsored a lect-ure, 
entitled "Drama y religion en la obra de Garcia Lorca, " by 
Prof. German .Bleiberg of Yassar College. Prof. Bleiberg 
is a poet and critic, and is especially well knovjn as the 
editor of the Reyista de Occi.dente Diccionario de lltera - 
tura espanola . 

Prof. VJilllam H. Shoem.aker lectured at Wayne State Univer- 
sity on Monday, Febr^iary 21].. His topic was "Cervantes 
and Galdos." VJhile in Detroit, Dr. Shoem.aker was enter- 
tained by Pepe and Jean Cortina, formerly of the U. of I. 
Spanish Department. ■ ■ 

Several Department members will be attending the Kentucky 
Foreign Language Conference, April 2Ii.-26 at Lexington, Ky. 
They are Professors J.H.D. Allen, Hugo VJ. Cowes, Spurgeon 
W. Baldwin, and Merlin H. Forster. 

Recent publications by members of the Department include: 
Robert E. Lott, "Sobre el metodo narrativo y el estilo en 
las novelas de Azorin, " Guader nos Hi spano - Americanos , LZXVI, 
nos. 226-227 (Oct. - Nov., 196H1, 192-219, and tvjo reviews 
by Prof. Lott of An Introduction to the "Episodios nacionales " 
of Galdos , by Alfred Rodriquez J^^evs York, I967 ) Yn Books 
Abroa d, v.[|.3, (Winter, 1969), 88-89 and Enfrances et Liort de 
Garcia Lorca by Marcelle Auclair (Paris, 1968), ibid . ,90; 
Luis Leal, '^Myth and Social Realism in Miquel Angel Asturias, " 
Comparative Literature Studies , vol. V, no. 3 (Sept., I968), 
237-2[j.7; Hugo VJ. Cowes, "Indicrciones sobre la estructura de 
Luces de Bohemia de Valle-Inclan, " Razon ^ Fabula , no. 8 
(Diciembre, I968 ) , 33-[|.8; Merlin H. For3ter"i "Tliree versions 
of a poem by Jaime Torres Bodet, " Romance Notes , X, no. 1 
(Autumn, 1968), 32-36. 

The U. of I. Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi will hold its 
1969 Spring initiation the evening of April 16 at 7:00 p.m. 



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In the General Lounge of the Union. The program for the 
evening will Include a lecture by Juan Luis Alborg. Fj?, 
Alborg will speak on "La novela espanola de hoy. " The 
public is Invited to attend the lecture at 8:00 p.ra. 

The Mesa Redonda held its March meeting at the home of 
Prof. Lott the afternoon of March II4.. The program, en- 
titled "Critica de la critlca, " was presented by Mr. Luis 
Oyarzun. At the April meeting, the reading of T.S. Eliot's 
VJhat Is a Classic ? will be discussed, and in May the Mesa 
will disucss I'Irs. Maria Elena Bravo de Maharg's thesis, 
"Faulker en Espana, " 

The Spanish Club sponsored the showing of the Berlanga 
film, "El verdugo" (196i|) at 7:30 p.ni. Plarch 11. The 
Club will also sponsor a movie on the evening of April 8 
at 7:30 p.m. in Gregory Hall. 

We would like to call attention again to the annual Poetry 
Contest sponsored by the Spanish Club to be held April 2I4., 
Entry deadline for the contest is April 1$. See last issue 
of the Newsletter for details or contact Mrs. Elizabeth 
Espadas"] 22ij. Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111. 

New graduate students this semester who have had previous 
teaching experience are Mar£a Carmen Cruz, a native of 
Cuba, and Sister Marguerite V;endell, who has studied in 
Mexico and taught in Costa Rica. Carolyn Jo Balkema studied 
at the Universidad de las Americas, Mexico, and Sherilyn 
Freeman has lived in the Republic of the Philippines, 

The Department will offer a variety of both undergraduate 
and graduate courses this summer. Among the offerings are: 
Spanish 101, 102, IO3, lOij., 211 and 212 (Intermediate Corrjp. 
and 'Conversation) , 213 3-J^d ?.ll\. (Advanced Coiup . and Con- 
versation), 222 (Span.-Amer. Prose of the 20th Century), 306 
(The Generation of 15^:8), 307 (Span.-Amer. Lit. to 1888), 
309 (Introduction to Medieval Spanish Lit.), 3II (Don 
Quljote and the Prose of the Golden Age), 351 (Phonetics), 
352 (Syntax), 382 (Lang. Lao. Techniques), lj.00, 1|21 (Modern 
Spanish Novel and .Essay ), 1|2[|. (Contemp. Span. Drama), [|.39 
(The Span.-Amer. Short Story), kS3 (History of the Spanish 
Language), i|91 and 1|99 (Spanish Thesis Research), Italian 
i|.00 and l\.91 and i|99 (Thesis Research), Portuguese 111 (Ele- 
mentary Portuguese - accelerated course), i;07 (Studies in 
Brazilian Literature) and l\.91 and i|99 (Portuguese Thesis 
Research), 



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AATSP. The Downstate Illinois Chapter will hold its 
annual Spring meeting at VJestern Illinois University, 
Macomb, 111., on A^ril 12, Registration will start at 
8:30 a.m. at the ^"niversity Union Buj Icing. The featured 
speakers will be Dr. Edenia Guillermo, Asst. Prof, of 
Spanish and Spanish-American Literature at Monmouth 
College, who will speak on "La Araucana" in celebration 
of "its fourth centennial; Dr. A. Arjibay Doreste, Chair- 
man of the Spanish Department at, Augastana College in 
Rock Island and Director of the 'Summer School in Spain, 
who will speak on "iPor que Escuela's de Verano en Espana? " 
and Mr. Travis Poole, Foreign Language Consultant of the 
Champaign Unit' \\ School District, who ^^;ill speak on the 
PLES Program in the Champaign Unit \\ School District. 
There vjill be a coffee hour during registration. Tickets 
for the luncheon are 5p2,50' Please send your reservations 
for the luncheon and your checks for luncheon tickets to 
Mrs. Gladys Leal, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. 
University Ave., Champaign, 111., 61320. 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language News - 
letter is published jointly by the modern language depart- 
ments of the Univ. of 111. under the direction of the Dept. 
of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, Prof. 'Jilliam H. 
Shoemaker, Head. Tae A'ex^;sletter is available without 
charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other 
states. Editor: Hiss Karen T. Hickey. Communications 
should be addressed to Editor, MFL Newsletter, 22[|. Lincoln 
Hall, Urbana, 111. 61801. 



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UNIVERSITY 0? ILLIMOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 
NEWSI/ETTSR 



Vol. XXII. No. 7 April, 1969 



THE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM I i^I FOREIGN 
LANGUAGES 



Dr. Gilbert C, Kettlekaitp, Professor of Education and Head 
Supervisor of Foreign Language Teacher Training, has er-cplained 
the policy for preparing future foreign language teachers at 
the University of Illinois. The student wno is planning to pur- 
sue a curriculum preparatory to the teaching of a language may 
choose from French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish. Although 
the student who intends to study a foreign language at the U. of 
I. is encouraged to take as much work as possible in the subject 
prior to his admission (the ideal study sequence should be four 
years), he may begin his work at the initial 101 course level. 
The minimum number of hours of work in the different language 
fields would vary, then from 38 to \\$. These requirements, 
however, are reduced accordingly when the student completes a 
course numbered 102 or above after he has taken the initial 
placement examination upon entrance to the University, When 
the student enrolls in the training program to become a foreign 
language teacher, he is assigned to a major adviser, who is a 
specialist in the foreign language teaching field and will assist 
him in selecting the appropriate curriculum. 

Each curriculum preparatory to teaching a language includes re- 
quirem,ents in General Education, Professional PJducation, and 
the language subject field. In addition to his teaching major, 
the student is also required to have a teaching minor. The 
courses in the minor field will vary from a minimum of 22 semes- 
ter hours in some fields, such as foreign languages, to consi- 
derably m.ore in others. The foreign language student who com- 
pletes the prescribed curriculum preparatory to teaching will 
receive the Illinois Secondary School Teaching Certificate per- 
mitting him to teach the language studied and any other subject 
for which he has met minimum preparation requirements in grades 
7 through 12. The average language teacning curriculum at the 
U. of I. is a four-year program. In addition to the number of 
semester hours which are required in the particular language, 
other required hours are: professional education, 18; general 
education, 16; aistory, \\', physical education, ij.; political 
science, 3j psychology, -ix; rhetoric and speech, 9; "minor" 
fields, such as another foreign language, history, English, etc., 
20; and electives, I3. . . 



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Prospective foreign language graduates at the University do 
their student teaching du??lng either the first or second semes- 
ter of their senior year. Eacr. student's teaching semester of 
lij. weeks Is divided into tliree parts:- 1). the first six weeks, 
devot.ed to course work suchSec. Ed.- 21|1,- the technique of teac-ti- 
Ing, and Educational Practice 250, in vjhich the student teacher 
participates in the opening activities of the school year at the 
school where he will student teach; 2) the second six weeks 
centered arotnd actual teaching ercperience in a cooperating 
school; and 3) 't^'-^e last two vieeks of the semester devoted to a 
completion of the courses which were begun the first six weeks. 
During his six weeks of student teaching, most of- x^hich is in the 
Chicago suburban schools, the student is visited at least three 
times by an assigned university supervisor who- is an experienced 
foreign language teacher. . 

For those who ^■^;i3h to teach foreign languages in a high school 
and an elementary school under Illinois teacher certification 
regulations, the U. of 1. offers a Specialty for Teaching a 
Language in both High School and Elementary School. Completion 
of the regular foreign language teacher training curriculum will 
qualify the student for the high school certificate. However, 
a student who wishes to prepare for teaching a language in the 
elementary school,, but who does not wish to prepare for general 
elementary school teaching, should substitute the following 
courses in place of the teaching minor: Child Development for 
Elementary Teachers (3d. Psych. 236); Classroom Programs in 
Childhood Education (Elemen. Ed. 233); The Teaching of Language 
Arts in the Elementary School (Ele.men. Ed. 333) I ^^^ Primary 
Reading (Elemen. Ed. 33<3). The student teaching in this curri- 
culum must be perform.ed in the seventh or eig^h grade. The re- 
cipient of this combination high school and special certificate 
will be in a position to teach 'the language he has studied in all 
grades in the public schools, i'-12. ' 

In disclosing the current figures on the calls received for 
teachers and the num^ber of teachers prepared in the different 
languages at the U. of I., Prof . ^rettlekamp, whose position in 
the Placement Office is that of Head of Placement in Higher 
Education, has remarked that the year 1966-6? represents the peak 
in the demand for foreign language teachers in the last eight 
years as represented by the calls received at the Educational 
Placement Office. The years 1967-68 and 1968-69 (as .computed to 
April 10) have shown declines in the number of calls, while the 
number of student language teachers prepared at the U. of I. 
during .these yesrs has gradually increased. The calls received 
in 1966-67 .for elementary teachers total IOI4., for secondary 
teachers, 23O6, and for college teachers, ^28. The year I967-68 
registered 60 calls on the elementary level, 1992 on the secon- 
dary level, and 5^6 on the college level. As seen from the "fi- 
gures given in the table below, there has always been, for the 



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most part, a consistent deir.and for teschers prepared in French, 
Gerinan, and Spanish, but the ratio of teachers prepared in Latin 
and Russian to tixe calls received in these languages is slightly 
lower. For a true evaluation of these figures, one must keep 
in mind that the calls received at -the Placement Office are not 
limited to the state of Illinois but cover a much larger geo- 
graphic area. Thus, the dichotomy between the demand for foreigi 
language teachers and the number on hand to teach each year 
appears more significant. 



CALLS FOR :; 

BY THE EDUCATIONAL PLACEMEi\(T OFFICE 
PL STUDENT TEACHERS* DURING THE CORR] 



CNDARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEAC^iERS RECEIVED 

AND T:iE i^JUMBER OF 



C3F0NDING YEARS 



FRENCH 

GERMAN 

LATIN 

RUSSIAN 

SPANISH 

ITALIM 



1965-66 1966-67 

Calls-S.T.* Calls-S.T, 

2E~ 



No 1+1 

separ-l5 
3 
9 

-5 






ate 

count 

mad© 



FOR. LANG. 



8OI4. 
291 
205 
2k 
81|5 

5 



132 



13 

2 

h 

29 







1967-68 1963-69 1969-70 

(9/1 - i|/lO) Accepted S.T 

G alls -3. T. Appl i cations 

kO 1|3 

15 18 

6 10 

5 11 

36 33 







Calls 


-S.T 


61^9 


2^ 


270 


11 


121 


b 


22 


3 


750 


30 


^ 

^ 












177 



3k7 
109 

51 
13 



33: 



2 
2 
2 



83 23O6 71; 1992 75 (857) 102 I15 



UNIV. OF KENTUGI^ FOREIGJ^^ LANGUAGE CONFERENCE. 
the dates for the 22nd Univ. .of Kentucky Foreig 
ence. Special features of the meeting included 
program on Thursday, a culture 8.nd literature s 
day "^orning, and a programmed instruction semln 
morning. According to Dr. Theodore kueller, Fr 
Director of the Conference, papers read at the 
vjill be available without cost to those persons 
addressed, stamped envelope. There will be a c 
the cornpilation of papers read at tlie progra'irne 
ing. 



April 2IJ.-26 were 
n Language Confer- 

a Franco-African 
ymp'Osium on Fri- 
ar on Saturday 
of. of French and 
culture syraposi'um 

supplying a self- 
harge of ^2.00 for 
d Instruction meet - 



CONFERENCE ON T 
earlier, the Fr 
So-ciety of Am.er 
Enlightenment 1 
from the Univ. 
ing Director of 
son, Carl '.'. De 
of Spanish, Ita 
Spanish Dept . w 



HE IBERO-AMERICAii ENL 
ogram of Comparative 
lea Villi sponaar a Co 
n the Law Auditorium 
of 111. include Frofe 
the Gorrrcarative Lite 
al, William K. Shoema 
llan, and Portuguese, 
he will sreak on "F'el 



.IGKTENI'iSNT. As announced 
Literature and the Hispanic 
nference- on the Ibero-American 
Kay 9 and 10. Participants 
ssors A. Owen Aldridge, Act- 
rature Program, Edward David- 
ker. Plead of the Department 
and Luis Leal, also of the 
ix Varela and Liberal Thought. 



SCHOOL-UNI^/ERSITY FOREIGN LANGUAGE ARTICULATION CONFERENCE. 
This year's Conference v;ill be held on Thursday and Friday, Novem- 
ber 6 and 7, 1969 on the campus of the Univ. of 111. A varied 
program of presentations and discussions, class room visits, 
exhibits by the University's language departments and publishing 
companies, and other activities v.'ill assure that your attendance 
at the Conference will be worthwhile. Details will be announced 
by letters of invitation to be m.ailed to the foreign language 
departments of all high schools in Illinois and in subsequent 
issues of this Newsletter . 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE NOTES -- by Barbara Smalley 

Professor Prangois Jost, Director of the Comparative Literature 
Program, attended the annual meeting of the Advisory Bureau of 
the International Comparative Literature Association, of which 
he is a member, in Paris the first week of March. 

Prof. A. Owen Aldridge delivered a lecture on March 11 to the 
French Journal Club on "Chateaubriand and the Latin American Re- 
publics. " 

At a meeting of the Comparative Literature Student Association 
on March 16, Mr, Stavros Deligiorgis gave an informal talk on 
the role of Comparative L^" l;erature in the grov.'ing interrelated- 
ness of litercxy s-;u,-^.:. ,-s ^'.,1 other disciplines, including Com- 
parative Mythology, Linguistics, ■ and Structural Anthropology. 

FRENCH NOTES -- by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

The University of Illinois Screening Comjnittee for the Year 
Abroad Program (ccn.?! sti.og of Prof 3 ssors Talbot and Shinall of 
the French Derjt., Pr'r.f - Forster of the Spanish Dept., and Prof, 
Savignon of tno Fre;ich Dept. as Chs.irnan) has finished its de- 
liberations and s^nnounces the acceptance of 31 students applyirg 
through the Univ. of 111. for participation in the 1969-70 pro- 
gram. The total number of participants in 1969-70 (7 are from 
Iowa) is 38: 19 are now enrolled at the Univ. of 111., Urbana; 
l\. at the Chicago Circle campus; i| at Northern Illinois; and 1 
each at Northwestern, Randolph-Mason, Scripps, and 'lisconsin. 
Next year, 2l\. of the students uill be juniors, I3 seniors, and 1 
a sophmore. Among them, there are 22 majors in French, 9 majors 
in teacher education in French, 1 each in teaching education in 
English, history, English, art history, and music education. 
There are six young men and thirty-two young ladies. 

VJith the enthusiastic support of the Governing Committee for the 
Illinois-Iovja Program, Frof . Pierre Heisz of Scripps College is 
being appointed to the position of Resident Director for 1969-70. 
Frof. VJeisz will have the title of Visiting Associate Professor 
in the Dept. of French at the Univ. of III. He has taught for 



a number of years on the VJest Coast, first at Reed College and 
since I967 at Scripps v;here he is in charge of French. He has 
developed a sequence of introductory classes -in French for the 
entire complex of the Glaremont Colleges and is in charge of a 
film series there as vjell as being a member of the Educatibnal 
Policy Committee. Prof. VJeisz has written articles on modern 
French literature and for several summers has served as a direc- 
tor for -the Classrooms Abroad program in Rouen, ,He vjas born in 
that region, vjas brought up there, taught in a number of French 
lycees, and did his advanced work in Paris specializing in modern 
American fiction. 'J-irs. VJeisz 'knows the city of Rouen and the 
region equally well, as she vjas born and educated there. Prof. 
Weisz is expected to visit Urbana for a few days toward the . 
latter part of April. 

Three members of our senior staff will no longer be with us past 
the end of this semester. Prof. Fernande Bassan will go to 
VJayne State Univ. v;here she will be the l-9th century specialist. 
Prof. Barbara Bucknall has -accepted a position at Brock Univ., 
St. Catharine, Ontario. Prof. Robert S. Thorason's plans are not 
definite as of this writing. He might work for a while in Great 
Britain in a field other than teaching. The Department regrets 
the departure of these fine colleagues and wishes them much 
happiness and success. ■■ 

Several French films vjere shovm on campus in March: La Fille aux 
yeux d' or , a fine baroque adaptatio-n of Balzac by Albicocco; 
Qalia by Lautner; L ' Am.our _a vingt ans , notable for its excellent 
episode by Truffaut; vlu i t et Erouillard , the definitive film on 
concentration camps by Resnais & Gayrol; Godard's Vivre sa vie ; 
Renoir's rare La I'iarseillaise , a 1937 filni seldom seen outside 
cinematheques and which Contemporary-Films now distributes in 
pristine prints; Cousteau's ^-Jorld without ' Sun ; Resnais' Hiroshima 
Mon Amour; Broca's Cartouche ; Chabrol ' s ' latest, Les Piches, a 
major bore;, a sneak preview of Gillo Pontecorvo's banned ( in 
certain countries), brutal, brillant Battle of Algiers ; Godard's 
Le Mepris , followinr which a discussion was held. 

In March the Maison Francaiss continued its activities at an in- 
creased-tempo, which included a parody of lonesco. La Cantatrice 
Chebelue ^ written by Mr. Chiasson, a student at Tufts Univ. 

On March li|, Le Cercle Francais and La Maison Frangaise, under 
the direction of Prof. Barbara Bcwen presented a dramatic reading 
of Racine's Britannicus . The cast consisted of: Francoise Campin 
(Albine); Barbara Bowen (Agripplne); Guy Laprevotte (Burrhus); 
David Phelan (Britannicus); Herbert DeLey (Narcisse); Yves Velan 
(Neron); Danielle Gordon (Junie); Gerard bleau and Patrick Aurenche 
(gardes ) . 

On March 1, Prof. F.'-l. Nachtmann spoke at the Chicago Chapter 
meeting of the AATSF, held in Rosary College, on "Placement 



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Testing as Control or Guideline among High Schools and Colleges. " 

On March 16, Frof . Stavros Delit,'iorgls, Univ. of Iowa (presently 
at the Center for Advanced Study) held a most Interesting in- 
formal discussion on literary, inter-disciplinary, and pedago- 
gical problems. On March I7 Le Cenacle's topic vjas "Le cinema - 
I'art de vingtieme siecle?" a discussion preceded by the showing 
of the films Time Piece and Ed Emsawiller's Relativity . 

Pi Delta Phi. The annual banquet of the Epsilon Chapter villi take 
place at the Illinl Union, May 7, 1969 at 6:00 p.m. For reser- 
vations {('',J,.2$) , iv'rlte Joseph R. DeLutri, Secretary, P'rench 
Dept. Urbana. 

GERMAN NOTES --by Roy Allen 

The addition of three members to the faculty of the Department, 
effective the academic year 1969-70, has become final. Mr. 
Richard Figge ^^Jill come to the Dept. from Stanford Univ. He 
received the B.A. degree from Carleton College in 1961). and the 
M.A. degree from Stanford Univ. in I966. Mr. Figge Is a m.em.ber 
of Phi Beta Kappa, v;as a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellow- 
ship (1965-66) and a Fulbright Fellowship for study at Heidel- 
berg Univ. (I96I1-65). He Is presently in Dusseldorf on a DAAD 
Fellowship and a [vrant from Stanford U. completing the research- 
ing and writing of his doctoral dissertation: Heinrich Heine ' s 
Atta Troll : An Analysis . I"lr. Figge ' s wife, Susan Fi^ge , l^:ill 
also come to the Dept. in the fall from Stanford Univ. r-irs. 
Figge was granted the B.A. degree by the Univ. of Cal., Santa 
Barbara in I964 and the U.A. degree by Stanford Univ. in 1966. 
She was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for study in Kiel 
at the Christian- Ali;recht-Unlversitat (196l|-65) and a VJoodrow 
Wilson Fellov?ship for 1965-66. Mrs. Figge is now in Dusseldorf 
on a DAAD Fellowship and a grant from. Stanford Univ., concludlrg 
work on her doctoral dissertation: Elements of the Metaphysical 
Style in German Se ve nt e o nth- Ge nt u ry Poetry. i4r. Roland Folter 
will join the Dept. from Irown Univ. where he is currently com- 
pleting his doctoral dissertation on the first MS. edition of 
Maler Muller's I-phinenla . Fir. Folter obtained the Abitur at the 
Karl-Schurz-Gjmaasiaoi in 1962 and studied at the Goethe-Universl- 
tat, Frankfurt, from 1962 to 1965« He received the H.A. degree 
from Brown Univ. in I967. i-ir. Folter 's fields of Interest are 
the Storm and Stress and Eibliograpny and i^*ethods. 

Prof. Juw fon '''earlnga has just assumed the task of reviewing new 
publications in the area of Frisian literature for the quarterly 
journal. Books /-broa d. Mr. fon '-'earlnga vjlll succeed in this 
capacity the late Prof. Martin ten Moor of the U. of Alabama. 

Two graduate students in the Dept. have accepted full-time teach- 
ing posts to begin in the fall. Mr. Herlbert Breidonbach has 
taken a position in the Dept. of Modern Languages at the Univ. 



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of Santa Clara, Cal. He has just returned from a three-week stay 
In Germany, doing research in various libraries on his doctoral 
dissertation: Jeremias Drexel : Per verge ssene Emblematiker und 
Dichter des Barockzeitalters . I'-ir, Antaony Jung has accepted a 
position in the Dept. of Foreign Languages in the Univ. of Ne- 
braska at Omaha. Mr. Jung is currently writing his dissertation 
for the Ph.D. degree on the topic: Daniel Caspar' , von Lehensteins 
Cleopatra : Eine Uhtersuchung von Ge hal t und Form . Both Mr. 
Breidenbach and Mr. Jung are ^^;orklng under Prof. Henri Stegemeier. 

The Department is happy to announce that two of its students have 
received DAAD Fellowships for study in Germany for the coming 
academic year. Miss Elizabeth Elich, a senior undergrad major 
in German, will spend the year studying at the Univ. of Munich, 
Miss Elich "plans to enter Graduate School following her return 
from Germany, Mr. Giles Hoyt, a graduate student in t he Dept,, 
will spend his year doing research on hi's doctoral dissertation 
at either the Biblioteca Augusta in Wolffenbiittel or at the Univ. 
of Gottingen, Mr Hoyt's dissertation will deal with the Baroque 
Novel. ■ ■ 

Mr. Rodney Rleger, a student in the Dept.. of Engineering who has 
done some advanced work in German at the Univ. of 111., will par- 
ticipate next year in the exchange program x-jith the Technische 
Hochschule in Munich. l^Ir'. Rieger will study Mechanical Engi- 
neering in Munich after spending bwo months in the early fall 
at the Goethe-Institut in Kochel, Germany. i'lr-. Gotz Liebisch 
will come from Germany for the same period of time to study 
Physics in the Dept, of English at the U. of I. . ' ' ' ' 

Pruchtbringende Gesellschaf t.. On April 1? at 7:30 in the Union, 
Prof. Dennis Grfeen of Cambridge Univ. in England gave a talk on 
'^Chivalry and Murder. A Picture of Chivalry in Hartmann von 
Aue's Romances' and ^-.'olfram' s Parzival . " Prof. Green is at pre- 
sent Visiting Professor at Yale Univ, 

German Club. The German Club will hold its annual picnic on 
Sunday May 11, at Lake of the iJ'".ods Park. (If rained out, the 
picnic vjlll take place on the follov/ing .Sunday, May 18) All 
interested parties are cordially invited to attend and are re- 
quested to bring their oi^jn food. Ladies are being a.sked to bring 
extra food for. the single men. The German Club will provide soft 
drinks and games. Everyone' x-jill meet beforehand in front of the 
Univ. Library at 2:00 p.m. 

SLAVIC NOTES ^- by Prof . Evelyn -Bristol 

Prof. Anthony G. Cross, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ad- 
vanced S-^udy, spoke on ".Karamzin- The Man and his Myth" at a 
Roundtable meeting of the Russian and East European Center on 
March 26. Prof. Cross is Head of the Russian Sector and Lecturer 
in Russian in the School of European Studies at the Univ. of 



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East Anglla in Norwich, England. He is also General Editor of 
the Reprint series "Russia-Through European Eyes, " a projected 
thirty volume series. 

The Russian Club showed a filmed version of Anton Chekhov's play 
Three Sisters . This film was made in 196i| and the Russian Club 
showing was one of the first in the country. 

The Ukrainian Student Association held ' their Ukrainian Evening 
featuring Dining Ukrainian style, a bandura group, folk dancing, 
songs, a Ukrainian fashion show and Ukrainian bazaar on April 19 
at Wesley Foundation, 

The Russian and East European Center will sponsor a symposium 
on "The Soviet Rural Community" on April 25 and 26. Participants 
from the Univ, of 111. include Professors Folke Dovring (Agri- 
cultural Economics), Peter B. Maggs (Law School), James R. Millar 
(Economics), Demitri B, Shimkin (A.ntliropology ) , and Alexander 
Vucinich (Sociology), Ten participants will come from other 
universities . 

TO ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS OP RUSSIAN. On February 11, 1965 
Marlon Re^s and Frank Petronaitis wrote a letter to Dr. David 0, 
Henry, President of the Univ, of 111., pleading that an institute 
for Illinois teachers of Russian be set up which would ..."offer 
the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and skills with the 
consequent improvement of the teachers' competency in the lan- 
guage . . . The major direction of the program should be toward 
the development of the skills of active co'mmunication. " 

On July 23, 1966 the same two gentlemen wrote to the late Prof. 
Wayne Fisher asking for the establishment of four workshops whose 
purpose would be: "to improve our pronunciation, to improve our 
aural comprehension, to practice our writing skills," etc. 

At almost every state AATSEEL meeting we heard pleas from high 
school teachers for help from the universities or from the 111, 
Dept. of Education in the form of an institute and/or workshops 
to im^prove their Russian. As was announced here several times, 
and as you know from the letters you received from us, this sum- 
mer the Univ. of 111. will be offering an institute for high 
school teachers of Russian, an institute specifically designed 
along the lines suggested in the above quoted letters, an insti- 
tute concentrating on language improvement and featuring a unique 
experience of living in a Russian House . Furthermore, this in- 
stitute offers a weekly stipend of $75 plus $15 per dependent. 

We are looking forward to an extremely pleasant and linguisti- 
cally and professionally profitable summer, V/e only regret that 
there will be so few Illinois state teachers with us. Unfortunate. 
ly only ten or eleven bothered to apply. 

Yours for better Russian teaching, 

Rasio Dunatov 



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SPMISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Karen Hickey 

Announcement has recently been made of the appointment of Prof. 
Anthony M. Pasquariello as Head of the Department beginning 
September 1, 1969. Prof. Pasquariello succeeds In this office 
Prof. Vjilliara H. Shoemaker, whose resignation of the Headship 
was accepted by the University Administration. 

Prof. Pasquariello comes to the U. of I. after several years 
on the faculty of the Univ. of Michigan and a few years as a 
Department Chairm.an at the Univ. of Colorado, and more recently 
The Pennsylvania State University. A biographical sketch will 
appear in the next issue of the Nevjs letter . 

Prof. Shoemaker has been elected an Associate Member of the U. 
of I. Center for Advanced Study for the academic year 1969-70, 
and, having reached the mandatory age for retirement during 
that year, will terminate his active relations with the Depart- 
ment in August of 1970. 

Attention is called to the latest issue of Hispania , Vol. LII, 
No. 1 (March, 1969), where a number of contributions by Hispanlsts 
associated with the Department have appeared. Prof. Robert E. 
Lett's article, "Observations on the Narrative Method, the Psy- 
chology, and the Style of Los Pazos de Ulloa , " pp. 3-12, appears 
as the opening article of the journal. Prof. Warren L. Melnhardt 
reviewed Ario Puccini's Miguel Hernandez : Vita e_ poesia (Mi- 
lano: U. Mursia C, I966) on pages 159-160. Prof. Anthony M. 
Pasquariello, the new Head of the Departm.ent, was mentioned 
under Official Announcements of Hispania as the Chairman of the 
Peninsular Literature Section for the 1969 Annual Meeting of the 
AATSP, Dec. 28-30, 1969 in Chicago. The theme of this section 
will be "The Presence of the Generation of 1898 in the Post- 
Civil War Literature." Dr. Sduardo Eetoret-Paris, former stu- 
dent of Prof. VJilliam H. Shoemaker at the Univ. of Kansas and 
at present associated with the Chicago Circle campus of the U. 
of I., has published "El Caso Blasco Ibanez" on pages 97-102, 
Two recent Fh.D.'s of the Department, Dr. Marion P. Holt, Univ. 
of Missouri-St .Lou.is and Dr. Richard M. Reeve, Univ. of Cali- 
fornia, Los Angeles, have also contributed to this issue. Prof, 
Holt Published "The Spanish Literature Course in Translation, " 
pp. 62-61|, and Prof. Reeve reviewed Ferspectivas interamerlcanas ; 
Literatura y llbertad hj Robert G. Mead, Jr. (New York: Las 
Americas, 1967) on pages 161-162. Mr, Frank Bond, Teaching 
Assistant in the Department, co-authored "Story Thirty-Tliree 
of El Llbro de Patronio , " pp. 109-111, with Prof. Nicholson B. 
Adams of the Univ. of Kentucky. Notice of the death of Dr. 
Homero Seris, Emeritus Professor at S^'^racuse Univ., also appeared 
in Hispania . Upon coming to the United States in 1917, Dr. 
Seris was associated with Univ. of 111. until his return to 
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The Spanish Club sponsored the shovjing of the film, ^ "Los 
olvidados, " a drama from Mexico directed by Luis Bunuol, 
on April 8 in 112 Gregory Hall. On the . evening of Thursday 
May 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the General Lounge of the Union, the 
Club will sponsor a public lecture, by i4r. Hector Hernandez -Nieto 
from the Dept. of the Classics, Univ. of IH. 

The April meeting of the Mesa Redonda took place Friday after- 
noon April 13 at the home of Prof. Luis Leal. The discussion 
theme was the reading of T.S. Eliot'.s VJhat is a Classic ? and 
was presented by Mr., Isalas Lerner* 

The initiation ceremony of the Lambda Chapter of the national 
honorary society, Sigmra "Delta Pi, was held at 7:00 p.m. April 16 
in the Faculty Lounge of the Illini Union. After the ceremony. 
Prof. Alberto .Porqueras-Mayo of the Departm.ent, a distinguished 
specialist in Spanish Golden Age Literature, lectured on "La 
ninf a degollada de Garcilaso, " to which the general public was 
invited. -. 

Honorary members initiated into Sigma Delta Pi were Professor 
and Mrs. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo and Mrs. Marcos Morinigo, 
Active members initiated were: Daniel Albano, Elk Grove; 
Carol Anderson, Chicago; Mira Bass, Chicago; Peggy Beckmann, 
Champaign; Marcellus Brooks, Champaign; Doris Buckman, Kankakee; 
Terry Collier, Champaign; Genovaite Dubickas, East St. Louis; 
Sharon Dudley, Dawson; Steven Dworkin, Ottawa, Ontario; Barbara 
Everhart, Zanesvillei, Ohio; Mary Anne Everson, Oak Park; Dominick 
Finello, Champaign; George Frick, Olney; Rachel Gaynor, Urbana; 
Idene Goldman, Chicago; Sara Heikoff, Urbana; Margo Kirsh, Chica- 
go; Cynthia Hopkins, Ho me wood ; Judith Huff acker, Jacksonville; 
Julie Johnson, Champaign; Shirley Johnson, Elmhurst; Barbara 
Kamzik, Chicago; Harold Koch, Champaign; Susan Leibowitz, 
Brooklyn, N,Y. ; Alice Long, DesPlaines; Eirsten Nigro, Newark, 
Delaviare ; Sandra Pierce, Lincolnwood; Pamela Pohlman, Barrington; 
Elena Resraik, Champaign; Hector Romero, Champaign; Doris Schraft, 
Bensenvillte, ^linoir Schumow, Morton Grove; Sandra Slmjriions, 
Champaign; Lynne Tuttoilmonde, Rantoul; lierardo Valdes, Urbana; 
Gail Wernikoff, CnLcago; Linda West, Elmwood Park; Alice 
Zawslenski, Chicago; Eileen Zeicz, Chica^ro, 

AATSP Downstate Illinois Chapter. The Downstate Illinoia Chapter 
of the i^merican Association of Teachers ,of Spanish and Portu- 
guese held its annual meeting on April 12, 19^9 at Western 
Illinois Univ. .at Macomb. Dr. James E. McKinney of Vlestern 
111. Univ. presided over the meeting. Neiij officers for the 
coming year will be i^'Irs. Barbara ''at son, "R.O.v:'A. High School, 
Oneida as President; Dr. Lydia Holm, Illinois '-'esleyan Univ., 
Bloomington, as Vice-President; Mr. Jack Clinton, Limestome 
High School, Peoria, as Corresponding Secretary; and Mrs. Gladys 
Leal, Central High School, Champaign, as Reco;rding Secretary 



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and Treasurer. Dr. Janies i-lc?"inney H'as made perinanent contest 
chairman, and VJestern Illincis Univ.- vill serve as a test 
distribution center with many teating centers set up around 
the area. 

The f-ollowing nembers and guests attended the meeting: I-Ir . 
Jack Clinton, Mr. Vjlllian Turner, i'ir. Delano D. Ilruzan, Father 
Neal haveny, O.F.H., Mrs. ISi^th Adar,is, Mrs. Bsrbara V.'atson, Mr. 
Jesse Davis, Mr. R.L. , Crousse,. . lir . Jose Rencurrell, iirs. Isabelle 
P. Smith, Miss Margaret Drazine, Dr. Lydia iiol;.'., Mr. Enoch 
Anderson, Frof. Gary Davis, Miss Eloise Metzger, I'liss Sandra 
Graham, Miss Lois Harris, Mrs.. Gladys Leal, Mi-. Joseph Irizarry, 
"Mr. Lionel Rornerc, Dr. Jaices E. McKinney, Miss- Dorothy Dodd, 
Mr. Tirso Rodriquez, Mr. Robert Bishop, M'iss Shirley Johnson, 
Miss A.W. Billingsley, Miss Olga Martinez, I^irs. Lenore Tucker, 
Mrs. JarT.es Finegan, Miss Caroline ..iears. Dr. and. Mrs. Jorge 
Frats, Mrs. Linda Morgan, i-iiss Ruth Straw, Miss Msry Carpenter, 
Miss Juana Hernandez. 

THE INSTITUTE OF lilSPAisTIC CULTURE II'I MADRID. Sponsored^by the 
Spanish F''oreign Ministry, the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica is 
fundamentally concerned with the promotion and encouragement of 
cultural relations with Ibero-Ameriea. Many Latin-American 
students studying in Spain are, holders ' of Instiuute scliolar-' 
ships. VJithin the Institute, and of particular interest to 
American students, is a section which deals with Spanish-U.S. 
cultural ties and offers a wide variety of opportunities for 
study abroad. American students and scholars visiting Spain 
for professional reasons and in need of help and orientation 
will find the Seccion de los Estados Unidos psrticulsrly useful. 
In outline, this office offers r-ae following programs and. facil- 
ities : 

1) Access to an outstanding library collection of Latin- 
H.merican literature, which, witn the exception of the 
Icero- American Library in Berlin, is unequaled in Europe. 

2) Close liason with all American educational programs in 
Spain, providing stuaents with Institute membership 
cards which entitle liolders to participate in various 
cultural activities, free access to museums and libraries, 
and participation in low-rate student trips within Spain 
and Euroep. 

3) Various chartered flights during the year, including 
west-bound flights to tlie U.S., Puerto Rico and Vene- 
zuela in June and July snd return flights to Spain in 
September. In addition, there is also a "Christmas 
at crie" flight taking students to New York and back. 

[|.) Individual students who are not affiliated xvith any 
organized program can also receive academic advice and 
help in bureaucratic proble-^.s, as well as assistance in 
finding lodgings in Madrid. 



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5) The Institute also acts as a principal administrative 
and consulting body I'or several American pro^-rams in 
Madrid, such as those sponsored by i>Tew York Univ., 
Queen's College, Univ. of California, California State 
Colleges, Marquette Univ., Vanderbilt Univ., Associated 
Mid-Plorida Colle^^es, Indiana and Purdue Universities, 
and the Institute of European Studies;. A vast number 
of other organizations also receive help from the 
Institute in establishing their programs during the 
summer. 

6) The Institute organizes sunimer courses of its own for 
American students within the Summer Terra at the Univ. 
of Madrid. There are two sessions for undergraduates 
in July and August and one for graduates from July 1 
to August 20, the latter also being sponsored by the 
AATSP . 

Another activity of the U.S. Section in the Institute is to 
orientate Spanish graduates who vjish to teach in the United 
States. For this purpose, several organizations hold inter- 
views yearly at the Institute. Accordingly, American institu- 
tions recuest candidates from the Institute's files. Interviews 
are conducted by a board of American scholars appointed by the 
Director of the Section, Don Ramon 3ela, who is also Executive 
Director of the Pulbright Program in Madrid. Orientation 
courses for successful candidates are organized in the summer 
in the Palacio de la Magdalena at the Universidad Internacional 
Menendez Pelayo in Santander. 

Mrs. Maria Elena Bravo de Maharg 

[Mrs. Maharg, Instructor in the Department of Spanish, Italian, 
and Forti^-guese, was closely associated with the Institute for 
four years, acting as Assistant to Mr. Bela and will be glad 
to supply any other information concerning the Institute,] 



The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsle t ter 
is published ;iointly by the modern language departments of 
the Univ. of 111. under the direction of the Department of 
Spanish, Italian, cr. Portuguese, Prof, viiiliam H. Shoemaker, Head. 
The i'lewsle tter is available without charge to all interested 
persons in illinoj.s and other sti'tec. Editor: Miss Karen aicke;y, 
Communications stiould be addressed to Editor, MFL Newsletter , 
22[|. Lincoln dall, Urbana, 111., 61501. 



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UNIVERSITY OP ILLINOIS 
Modern Foreign Language 
NEVJSLETTER 



Vol. XXII. No. 8 May, 1969 

THE SPECIAL LANGUAGES LIBRARY 

Mr. Laurence H. Miller, Head of the U. of I. Special Languages De- 
partment, has announced clans for relocation of the Department's 
facilities, now housed in Room 128 of the main Library, to Room 2Z^, 
the present Comr^ierce Library, scheduled for September of this year. 
Subsequent to the transfer of the Undergraduate Library to the new 
underground building, the Commerce Library will move down to the 
first floor old Undergraduate Library. Basic materials from the 
South Asian and Middle East collection, at present located in the 
Library basement, and the Slavic and East European collection, which 
now is scattered in the general stacks, the Modern Language Library, 
and other departmiental libraries, will also be transferred to the 
new library location. The Par Eastern Library, now on the first 
floor of the Library, will occupy the room adjacent to the relocation 
site on the second floor and will also share the facilities of the 
new Special Languages Library. 

The Special Languages Department developed from the Slavic Division 
of the Acquisition Department which originated in I960. In 1961;, cata- 
loguers for the Slavic, South Asian, and the Par Eastern areas were 
added. Today, the Special Languages Department encompasses three 
different language areas: 1) the Slavic and East European area, in- 
cluding Slavic, the Baltic languages, Hungarian, Rumanian, and Alban- 
ian; 2) the South Asian and Middle Eastern area, dealing principally 
with the Indie languages, Arabic, and Persian; and 3) the Par Eastern 
division for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese studies. 

One of the main purposes of the Special Languages Department is to 
support the current teaching and research being carried on by members 
of the U. of I. Russian and East European Center and the Center for 
Asian Studies. The responsibilities for these area studies programs 
are shared by a variety of departments, such as Linguistics, Slavic, 
History, Political Science, Economics, and others. Asian languages 
now are primarily taught through the Linguistics Department. 

The new library will offer a reading room area with more than 3O 
stations, reference tables, collections of bibliographies and diction- 
aries, and other basic uorks, including classic authors and histories 
of literature in the different languages. One of the main advantages 
for such a centralized library will be that of collecting all the 
major newspapers and periodicals in the three language areas. The 
U. of I. Library participates in a government -sponsored program (Public 
Law i|80) in which the Library of Congress administers the distri- 
bution of all publications of research value from Yugoslavia, the 



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Mlddle East, and South Asia to designated U. S, libraries. The 
Special Languages Department will continue the acquisition and cata- 
loguing activities it now carries on, and a staff of cataloguers will 
be maintained in the new library location on the second floor. 

The Slavic area of the Special Languages Department boasts a collec- 
tion which ranks fourth in size among American universities (fol- 
lowing those of Harvard, Columbia, and Berkeley) with 160,000 volumes 
(80,000 volumes in Russian; 17,000 volumes in Czech and Slovak; and 
ll;.,000 volumes in Polish) and I3OO periodical titles. Another almost 
unique feature of this new Special Languages Library is the Slavic 
reading room. At present, there are only three other such rooms in 
the country, at Indiana Univ., the Library of Congress, and in the 
Slavonic Division of the New York Public Library. 



P.L. ARTICULATION CONFERENCE. On April 25 and 26, the State Office 
of the Superintendent of Public Instruction sponsored a Foreign 
Language Articulation Conference at the Ramada Inn in Bloomington, 
111. The purpose was primarily to define the levels of competence 
in Spanish, French, and German and to facilitate articulation between 
the different levels in junior high, high school, and college upon 
the basis of these definitions of competence. Prof. Kettlekamp of 
the U. of I. Education Dept. was the coordinator for the German 
discussion groups on Friday evening. 

SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY FOREIGN LANGUAGE ARTICULATION CONFERENCE. As 
announced earlier, this year's Conference vjIII take place on Thurs- 
day and Friday, November 6-7, 1969 on the Urbana campus of the U. of 
I. A formal letter of invitation will be mailed to all teachers in 
the Fall. It may be in your own best Interest, however, if you plan 
ahead now and arrange for released time for those dates so that you 
may participate. A varied program of presentations and discussions, 
class room visits, exhibits by the U. of I. language departments 
and publishing companies, and other activities will assure that your 
attendance at the conference will be worthwhile. 

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE NOTES -- by Barbara Sraalley 

In the course of a review essay for the February issue of The Modern 
Language Journal under the title, "The Comparative Literature Syndrcm§" 
Prof. A. Owen Aldrldge discusses the relative merits of three recent 
books upon the comparative literature discipline. They are Simon 
Jeune, Litterature generale et litterature comparee . Essal d' orien - 
tation , Jan Brandt Corstlus, Introduction to the Comparative Study 
of Literature , and Stephen Nichols, Jr. and Richard B. Vowles, Com - 
paratlsts at Work; Studies in Comparative Literature . 



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PRENCH NOTES --by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

The Treteau de Paris. This is the last Ne-.-'s letter issue for the 
academic year. The next number vjill appear at the end of October- 
which villi make the follox^;ing announceivient too close for comfort. 
Please note that the evening of November 5j 1969, the excellent 
Treteau de Paris is expected to perform on the Urbana caiapus. Ant igone 
the theatrical masterpiece by Jean Anouilh. This year the play will 
be done in the new Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Details 
as to ticket prices, ticket orders, the precise time, etc. will be 
announced around the beginning of the 1969-70 school year. (V'e 
imagine that the prices will be kept down to around $2.50 for everyone 
that the play will probably start at 8:00 p.m., that it will last not 
much more than 2 hours, and that it will be done without intermission. 
Once again vje ask j^ou to keep on the look-out for the monthly News 
Bulletin of the French Cultural Attache in Chicago, where forthcoming 
events are announced ahead of time. Also, if you have not done so 
in the past, you m.ay send me (E. Jahiel, French Dept., 2l|.[|. Lincoln 
Hall, Urbana, 111, 61801) a postcard with your name and address which 
will allow me to add you to a special mailing list. We hope that as 
in past years, not only you, the teachers, but your students, as well, 
vdll come to Urbana to see Antigone which is one of the major plays 
of our tim.e, popular yet profound, complex yet easy to follow, espe- 
cially alive and appropriate to today's problems, and a fascinating 
drama for both younger and older people. The Treteau performance 
will certainly do justice to such a first rate vork of the theatre. 

Special inexpensive student editions of the play (for around 6^ cdnts,^ 
will be made available in the Fall from Pollett's Bookstore in 
Champaign, 111. Details on this will be included in the Pall announce- 
ment to those on our special mailing list, along with the information 
mentioned above. 

The last Journal Club talk for the academic -ear was given by Prof. 
Herbert DeLey of the U. of I. French Department on "The Structure of 
French Classicism." 

The r ecent Kentucky Modern Language Conference was attended by severaZ 
members of the French Department, llr . Jahiel gave a talk on "Pro- 
blems of French Film. Criticism. " Among the speakers at the Confer- 
ence were also former U. of I. colleagues: Louisa Jones, Renee 
Hubert, Judd Hubert. 

University of Texas Award to Jane Neustein. hiss Neustein, x^/ho 
studied and taught French at the U. of I. (Ph.D. in French, 1965) 
and is currently Assistant Professor of French at the Univ. of 
Texas which she joined in 196i|, received the Bromberg Award (|1000) 
on April 12, 1969 at the Honors Day Convocation of the University 
of Texas. There are two such avjards, one for a faculty member in 



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Classics or in English, the other for a faculty member in the Human- 
ities. Their puri'ose is to attract and retain outstanding young ' 
teachers. The follov.'ing newspaper article certainly shows that 
Niss Neustein's students consider her outstanding (from the Texas 
Student Guide to Courses and I nstructors ) : "The most outstanding 
element in the course x-jas the atmosphere which the instructor created 
... This was a class that you just didn't want to miss..." lass 
Neustein is most active too as Faculty Fellow of student residences, 
as counselor in the s tudent office of the College of Arts & Sciences, 
as advisor, and especially in her work with student teachers. 

Among the many recent films on cam.pus, I'Tench works continued to lead 
others, as a rroup, in quality and im-ortance. Among them: Renoir's 
warm and "unanimiste" Le C rime de M^ Lan ge , from the thirties; ean 
Ray's Le Hystere de ChaTe au du ^ and Rene Clair's Entr ' acte , sur- 
realist films from'the Twenties; Eunuel's recent surrealist Belle 
de Jour ; Bresson's stark Froces de Jeanne d' Arc and Un Condamne a 
mort s ' est echappe ; Franju's tribute to early serials and pop ai't. 
Judex ; Truffaut's warm Ju 1 e s et J_im and Baiser voles ; Cocteau's 
pioneering surrealist Le_ sang d' un poete ; Rossif's documentary type, 
Mourir a Madrid ; Resnais's complex, Bergsonian interplay of time and 
memory, Muriel ; Godard's seemingly confusing but highly revealing 
films of the "now scene" La Chi noise , ^-feek-end and several others. 
VJhat these films have in common is that they are "difficult" films 
by and large (except for entertaining ones like King of He ar t s ) , 
ultimately far more rewarding than much of the cheap stuff that goes 
around under the name of avant-garde, practically all commercial 
films (ho^^fever, pleasurable at first sight), and most of the "art" 
films vjith large casts, big ambitions, or strong messages (for titles, 
fill in your own) wnich are but standard film-fare cleverly face- 
lifted to appear modern or cunningly contrived to seem "relevant" or 
symbolic of today's human condition.. 

Results of the May French Poetry Contest are as follows. Names of 
teachers appear in parentheses. Group 1 (Frencli 101, 102): 1st 
place, Judy Eilken (Eidsvik); 2nd, Kathy Kasper (McFarland) ; 3^^^ 
David Madenberg (Kaplan). Group 2 (French IO3, lOij): Joanne 
Marshall (Iskander); 2nd, Laura Kamrick (Majdak), 3rd, Robert Hult 
(Campanini), Donna he Garth;,' (Ghazi), Barbara Mis (Brown), Honorable 
Mention, Margaret Manley and Thomas Mitchell. Group 3 (French 211, 
212): 1st, Ann Ahlf and 2nd, Ernst Knoke (Cohen), 3rd, Sharon 
Jorgensen (Strickland), Honorable Mention, Michael V'ade, Robert 
Hult, Lexine LoJack, Susan Scheif elbein, Ma^^'ilyn Johnson, Kathy 
Wilber. Group [j. (French 217 & above).: 1st, Shari Madden (French 
House), 2nd, Julie Arazi (Nachtmann) , Honorable Mention, Carol Brown. 

GERMAN NOTES --by Roy Allen 

The Danish free-lance writer, poet, and literary critic, i^*. Vagn 
Steen, will join t-ie faculty of the Department as Visiting Professor 
in the Pall Semester. Mir. Steen has studied at Arhus Univ. in 



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Deninapk (19l|7-1956) and at Oslo Univ. in Norway (1955-1956). He 
has also taught at the Univ. of Gothenburg in Sweden (1957-1965) and 
at Arhus Univ. (1963-1965). He is the author of a number of volumes 
of poetry, perhaps most notable of which is Digte ? (196i|), which 
allies him with the so-called "Concretist" movement in poetry. Mr. 
Steen has also authored several volumes of children's books. He is 
presently teaching in the Dept. of Germanic Languages at Indiana 
Univ., Bloomington. At the U. of I. next fall Mr. Steen will give 
a seminar on Contemporary Poetry and will teach courses in Danish. 
He is also scheduled to present a lecture in the fall on the subject 
of children's literature. 

Three members of the full-time faculty of the Departm.ent will be on 
leave for a part or all of the coming academic year. Prof. Haile 
will be on a sabbatical for the first semester, and for the second 
semester has been appointed as Associate Member to the Institute 
for Advanced Study at the U. of I . Prof. Haile will be engaged 
in three projects during this period: the completion of his bio- 
graphy of Goethe, an Investigation into the outlook for Humanities 
Studies in the United States and the commencement of a work on a 
History of German Literature. He also expects to spend some time 
in the early fall in Germany, Italy and Sicily. Prof. Irraengard 
Rauch is taking a leave of absence for the fall semester in order to 
edit a volume of Old Saxon He Hand research vjhich is to be published 
in the series Wege der Forschung (VJissenschaf tliche Buchgesellschaf t, 
Darmstaft). Prof. Rudolf Schier will also take a leave of absence, 
which will involve the full academic year, 1969-70. He will go to 
Vienna, Austria, to work on Contemporary Literature. 

Two members of the full-time teaching staff have taken positions at 
other institutions for the coming academic year. Ilr. Gunther 
Eberspach has accepted a post in the Dept. of Foreign Languages 
and Literature of Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia. 
He will teach courses in German and French and will also assist in 
the re-organization of the College's foreign language program, Mr. 
Erik Graubart will assume a position next fall in the Department 
of German and Russian at Bowling Green State Univ., Bowling Green, 
Ohio. He will teach courses in German .language and literature and 
in German folklore and civilization, and will be taking part in 
the Junior Year Abroad Program in Salzburg, in a supervisory capa- 
city. The Department regrets the loss of Mr. Eberspach and Mr. 
Graubart and vjishes them both the best of success and happiness in 
the future. 

Prof. em. Ernst Philippson has been invited to teach at Columbia 
Univ. in Nevj York for the sumraer session of this year. He will 
teach two graduate courses: a lecture course on Humanism and Re- 
naissance and a seminar on the Baroque Lyric. 



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Prof. Ruth Lorbe's volume of interpretations of 20th century German 
poetry, Lyrische Standpunkte . Interpretationen moderner Gedichte 
(Bayrischer Schulbuch-Verlag, Munchen, 1963) , Is being received very 
favorably, as witnessed by the revleu' of her book in the No. l\. issue 
of Blatter fur den Deutschlehrer (1969, p.l2ij.). Prof. Irmengard 
Rauch's Approaches in Linguistic Methodology is currently going into 
its second printing and rights have been negotiated for a Spanish 
edition of the anthology. Her book Old High German Dipht hong izat ion 
was given a positive review in Lingua (v. 20) by Wra. G. Moulton, and 
she has also put into print this year an article entitled 
sions of Sound Changes in 
( Linguistics v. 34)> ii^ 
published studies in u^c a±^a ^± j-xu^.^ 
tions which Prof. Rauch 
A Constrastive 



"Dimen- 



^,„„^ an article 

Relation of an Early Holderlin Poem" 
addition to a number of reviews of recently 
the area of linguistics. One of the disserta- 
directed at the Univ. of i/isconsin (Madison), 

Study of Old German and Old Norwegian Kinship Terms , 

written by R. Bjerke, was just published. Prof. Harold I'/illson, 
Visiting Professor in the Department this year, has authored an arti- 
" Ordo and the Portrayal of the Maiden in Per arme 

recently been published in Germanic Review (1969, 



cle entitled 

Heinrich " which has 
pp. a3-9l|). 



Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t . The final meeting of the Prucht- 
bringende Gesellscnaft of the semester took place on May 15 at 
7:30 in the Union. The speaker of the evening was Prof. Henry 
Gerlach who presented a paper on "Hebbel on 'Necessity' in Herodes 
und Mariamne . " 

Prof. Harry Haile delivered two papers in the month of April. He 
gave a talk at the Renaissance Conference held at the Univ. of 
Kansas, on the topic "Faust, Faust, and the Faust Book. " The second 
paper was presented at the College Language Association Conference 
at Virginia Beach and was entitled "Fundamentals of Programmed In- 
struction. " 



A New German House. Due to the concerted efforts of a group of 
energetic students, a German House will materialize on the campus 
of the IJ. of I. next fall. The House vill be established in the 
building located at 108 S. Gregory. It will be co-ed and co-op 
and will acconiriiodate ij. men and 10 or 11 women. The German House 
will be supported by the German Department and a Teaching Assistant 
will be assigned to the House. 



Sigrld Vieinmann, a graduate student and Teaching Assistant in 
the Department, was initiated on Thursday May 1, into Phi Kappa 
Phi, an honorary society for the recognition of high scholastic 
achievement in studies at the U. of I. 



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Mr. Robert Bell recently completed the requirements for the Ph.D. 
degree by successfully defending his doctoral dissertation: Criti - 
cal Studies in the Son - undt Fe yr t ags - Sonne te of Andreas Gryphius . 
Mr. Bell will accordingly be promoted to the rank of Assistant Pro- 
fessor in the Department of Germanic and Classical Languages and 
Literatures at the Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. 




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Tvjo students in the German Department have been awarded the dis- 
tinction of University Honors this sem.ester: Constance Curamings 
Kaess (Champaign, 111.) and Paul O'Hearn (Chaupaign, 111.) This 
honor is bestowed upon students who have ranked in the upper three 
per cent of all students in their college in cumulative grad-e-point 
average based on all credits earned at the U. of I. Their names 
will be inscribed on the Bronze Tablet which hangs permanently in 
the University Library. 

Three graduate students in the Department have been awarded summer 
fellowships for 1969: Constance Cumraings Kaess, Marvin Meinz and 
Dean Castle. 

The annual initiation ceremony of Delta Phi Alpha, the national 
honorary Germ.an Society, was held on Monday, May 19, 1969 at 8:00 
p.m. in the Union. Initiates read original German compositions and 
the i-Jerner Marx Award and Mimi Jehle Prize were avjarded. Initiates 
and guests were entertained during the course of the ceremonies by 
the German Choir, under the direction of Mr. Homer Rudolf, and by 
Mr. Giinther Eberspach who presented a talk entitled "Lernen, Lehren, 
Leben. " Twenty-one new members were initiated this year: David 
Armborst, Jeffrey Eootjer, Katherine Clark, Penny Dockery, Thomas 
Eichmann, Rebecca Gault, Maud Grau, Julia Gustafson, Martha Hiser, 
Patricia Hofmeister, Constance Kaess, Terrence McCormick, Carol 
Michalak, David Mikleton, Mary Mullarkey, Paul Munch, Thomas Pearson, 
May Phillips, Gisela Severino, Donna Taylor, Jane '-feisemann. 

SLAVIC NOTES -- by Prof. Evelyn Bristol 

Prof. R.D.B. Thomson, Visiting Associate Professor of Slavic Lan- 
guages and Literatures, discussed "Solzhenitsyn and the Literature 
of the Thaw" at a Roundtable meeting of the Russian and East European 
Center on April 22. Prof. Thomson formerly taught at the School 
of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University of London. 
Next year he will be at the University of Toronto. 



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The Soviet film version of Dostoevsky's The Idiot was shown on 
^^-pril 23 at the hcKinely Foundation. 



Prof. Michael A. Curran read a paper on " Delo -- the Grotesque 
Comedy of Sukhovo-Kobylin" at the Northeastern Conference of the 
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, which 
was held at Boston University on April Z^ and 26. 

On April 3O the Russian Club held a meeting at which Vadim Utkin 
sang new Russian amateur songs. The following officers were elected 
for the coming year: Gregory Tarkington, President; Ferdinand 
VJoewod, Vice-President; and Janice Wansersky, Secretary. 

The Ukrainian Student Association held a panel discussion on "In- 
tellectual Freedom in the U.S.S.R. (The Ukraine: a case study)" 
on May 12. Panelists were Professors Stephen S. Horak, Eastern 
Illinois University, Igor Shankovsky, Southern Illinois University, 
David L. Ransel, Univ. of Illinois. 

The Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of 
Slavic and East European Languages held its annual meeting May I7 
on the campus of the Univ. of 111., Chicago Circle. The program 
included Prof. Milada Souchova, Univ. of Chicago ("The New Genera- 
tion of Czech li'rlters"). Dr. Louisette Logan, Consultant, Harcourt, 
Brace, and i-forld ("The Revised A-LM Russian Text Materials"), and 
Prof. Kurt A. Klein, Univ. of 111. Urbana ("Job Opportunities in 
Russian"). 

On May 23 the National Slavic Honor Society will initiate the follow- 
ing new members at their initiation meeting in the Illini Union: 
Judith Daniel, Sonja Pisockyj, Paula Shafransky, and Robert Taylor 
from the Russian E.A, Curriculum, Susan Atkin, Kathleen Hileman, 
Anthony Janicki, and Jill Nelson from the Teacher Training Curri- 
culum, Paul Nitz and Andrew Smith from the Russian and East Euro- 
pean Studies Curriculum, Nina Awsienko, Susan Baker, Marie L. Gies, 
Lise Juhl, Rosemary Nelson, Nellie Schachowsko j, and Cheryl L. 
Tresnak of the graduate students. The undergraduates will receive 
either a book or a record; the graduates will be given a year's 
subscription to the Slavic and East European Journal. 

A Slavic Students' Association has been formed for the consideration 
of matters of common interest to [graduate students in the Department. 
William McCombe was elected president of the five-member steering 
committee; Merle Rovel is secretary. 



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A newsletter on Russian and Soviet language, literature and area 
studies that is available to all teachers of Russian is Vedomosti 
(The News), prepared and edited by the Department of Russian of 
Franklin and Marsaall College, Lancaster, lonnsylvf-inia. It can 
be obtained by writing to be put on the mailing list. 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Karen Hlckey 

New Department Head, Dr. Anthony M. Pasquariello will become Head 
of the Department on September 1,. 1969, as announced earlier. Prof. 
Pasquariello, of Italian parenta;-e, was born in Brooklyn September 
3, 191ij-. He was educated at Brooklyn College, B.A. in Spanish, 1938; 
Columbia Univ., M.A. in Spanish, I9I1-O; and the University of Michi- 
gan, Ph.D. in Ronance Languages, 1950* Ke was a member of the Univ. 
of Michigan Spanish Faculty during his years of graduate study and 
for eight years thereafter. He then became Head of the Romance 
Language Department at the Univ. of Colorado, -^hich position he held 
for six years, 1953-1961]., after which he went to Pennsylvania State 
Univ. in the same capacity, whence he combes to the U. of I. 

Prof. Pasquariello' s principal field of research and teaching in- 
terests is Conternporary Literature in Spain. For research in this 
area of work, he has held fellowships from the Univ. of Michigan, 
from the Ford Foundation,, and from the Univ. of Colorado, as well 
as a grant-in-aid from the American Philosophical Society. Dr. 
Pasquariello ' s principal publications have dealt with ti^jentieth 
century dramatists in Spain - Antonio Buero Vallejo, Alfonso Sastre, 
and Azorin (as a playwright). He is founder and co-editor of Modern ^^o^io 
International Drama, a periodical publication issued at Pennsylvania ^"^^ 
State University and pressnts foreign language plays in English '.^ a- >^ 
translation. Prof. Pasquariello is a tall man, married, and the 
father of one son who graduated this ;.3ar from the Univ. of Michigan. 

The Summer Session Faculty for the Department will include, besides 
Prof. Shoemaker who, as Department Head, v/ill teach Spanish [[21 
(Modern Spanish Novel and Essay): Professors Allen (Span. 35lj 
Spanish Phonetcis and Port. I).07, Studies in Brazilian Literature); 
Kahane (Span. i|53j History of the Spanish Language); Leal (Span. 
307, Span.-Amer. Literature to 1588 and Span. Ij.39, Span.-Amer. Short 
Story); Associate Professors Baldvjin (Span. 309, Medieval Spanish 
Literature and Conversation and Composition courses, Span. 212, 
213, 21[|.); Cowes (Span. 3O6, The Generation of 1898 and Span. 3II, 
Don Quijote and the Prose of the Golden Age); and Lett (Span. 3^2, 
Spanish Syntax and I|.2[|., Contemporary Spanish Drama); Assistant 
Professor Heehan (Span. 222, Spanish American Prose Fiction, 20th 
Century and Span. lOii, Intermediate Spanish). 

This Faculty will be assisted by Instructors Lerner (Span. 101, 211) 
and Oyarzun (Span. IO3) and Assistants Laws and Messeder (Port. Ill) 
and Marrocco (Ital. I|.00). 



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Besides the teaching activities above, ether summer plans promise 
to keep the Faculty busy this summer. Prof, Plores will act as 
a L.A.S, College Counselor for ae\-i entering students in the Human- 
ities. After sum.mer school, he and his wife are planning a trip 
to Mexico. Besides teaching sununer courses, Frof. ileehan will do 
some research on Adolfo Bioy Casares and Spanish- American fiction. 
Also teaching in summer school will be Frof. Leal who is planning 
to attend the XIV Congreso del Institute de Literatura Iberoameri- 
cana in Toronto August 2i|-28. Prof. Morinigo plans to vacation in 
Argentina in the Province of Cordoba. Prof. Forster will direct 
the CIC Summer School in Mexico at the Unii'-ersidad Ibero-Americana, 

Recent publications by Department members include: Prof, Marcos 
A, Morinigo, "Gutierrez de Santa Clara y los quichismos de su His- 
toria, " in RM, XXXIV, num. 3-i| (julio-oct., 1963) vol. II, homage 
to Pederico de On's, pp. 7^2-752; Prof. Thomas C. Meehan, "El des- 
doblamiento interior en Dona Ines de Azorin, " recently accepted for 
publication in Cuadernos hispanoamericanos . Prof. Meehan also has 
several book reviews soon to be published in Books Abroad (of novels 
of Argentina and Chile) and in Hispanof ila , autumn issue (of Rolpert 
Mead's Perspectivas interamericanas . ) 

In February the Department conferred the Ph.D. degree on l^Ir. German 
D. Carrillo, wiiose thesis, directed by Prof. Luis Leal, was entitled 
Eduardo Caballero Calderon ]f_ la_ novela colombiana contemporanea . 

Congratulations go to Mrs. Elizabeth Q,. Espadas who has won the high 
distinction of a University Dissertation Fellowship for her doc- 
toral research next year. 

University fellowships for 1969-70 were awarded to and accepted by: 
Miss Suzanne Brotman of Homewood, 111., B.A. U. of I,, 1968, who 
has been studying this year in Buenos Aires under a Fulbright fel- 
lowship; Miss Harriet V. Carter of Miami, Florida, B.A., June 1969, 
Newcomb College of Tulane Univ., and who also was a VJoodrow Wilson 
nominee; Miss Carolina Diaz of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, B.A. June, 
1969, Univ. of 'asconsin in Milwaukee; Miss Sonia Ramirez of Athens, 
Georgia, B.A. 1969, Una v. of Georgia.; Mr. Malcolm Silverman of 
Flushing, N.Y. , B.A. Queens College, 1967, M.A., U. o.f I., 1968, and 
a 1965 Gulbenkian Foundation P'ellow in .Lisbon; Miss Bari R. 
Weintraub of Birmingham, Alabama, B.A. U. of .1., 1968. 

Mr. Terry L. Collier of Danville, 111. (B.A, U. of I., 1969) has 
been awarded a Graduate College Fellowship. Mr. James D. Murphy, 
Jr., of Oak Hill, West Virginia C^-.A. 1969, ' . of L^Iorth Carolina 
and a Woodrow '"'ilson nominee) and Miss Debbie Spruell of Goleta, 
California (B.a. I969, U. of Cal., Santa Barbara) won NDEA Title 
IV Fellowships. 



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Renewal of NDEA Title VI Fellowships was won by Mr. Jordan Phillips 
and ^ir. Louis H. Quackenbush. Continuing NDEA Title IV Fellowship 
holders are^I^Irs. Lia Lerner, >ir. Stanley E. Peronsik, >irs, Joan 
Da vies Solaun, and Mrs. Pamela Carpenter Strange, i^'ir. Steven J. 
Sumnerhill of Toronto, Canada has received a renewal of his Canada 
Council Fellowship. 

This month the Department was proud to sponsor two public lectures 
by the well-known authority in Spanish letters. Dr. Damaso Alonso. 
Professor of Literature and Philology at the University of Madrid 
and newly-elected President of the Real Academia Espanola, Dr. 
Alonso is also a distinguished critic and poet. On the evening of 
May llj.. Prof. Alonso spoke on "Menendez Pidal y la cu].tura espanola," 
and the afternoon of May 1$, he lectured on "Espana y la lirica. " 

On the evening of May 20, the Department of Spanish, Italian, and 
Portuguese along with the Portuguese Honorary Society, Phi Lambda 
Beta, sponsored a public lecture by Assistant Professor Anoar Aiex 
entitled "0 Positivismo no Brasil.'" 

Prof. Luis Leal delivered a lecture April 1? at Marquette UnlVc on 
Miguel Angel Asturias, and on Tuesday afternoon April 29 he lec- 
tured at Illinois State Univ., informal, 111. on "El realismo magico 
en la literatura hispanoamericana. " 

The Spanish Club presented a lecture by Dr. Hector Hernandez-Nieto 
of the U. of I. Classics Dept. at 8:00 p.m. May 8. The title of 
his talk was "Faisajes de Mexico" which was illustrated with slides 
and which featured readings of Mexican poetry. 

The last meeting of the Mesa Redonda was held the afternoon of May 
16 at the home of Prof. William H. Shoemaker. The topic of dis- 
cussion was the thesis of Mrs. Maria Elena Bravo de Maharg en- 
titled "Faulkner en Espana. " 

Winners of the Spanish Club's Annual Poetry Contest held on April 
2[j. were as follows: Spanish 101, Gregory Proteau (Naperville ) ; 
San. 10_3-10i|, Sharon Washburn (Kansas, 111.); Span. 211^-221, 1st 
place, harjorie Pine, 2nd place, Linda Sonna (La Grange), 3rd place, 
Paul Dunteman (La Grange ),' i|th place, Mindy Karon (Rock Island); 
Span. 215-303, 1st place, Helen Shapiro (Glenview), 2nd place, 
Linda V/est (Elmwood Park), 3rd place, Mary A. Everson (Madison VJis.); 
Native Speakers, 1st place tied by Santiago Romero (Bogota, Colombia) 
and Rosina Santana (Lyons, 111.); Port. 112, 1st place, Michael Velas- 
quez (Champaign), 2nd place, David Janes (Northbrook) , 3rd place, 
Patricia Kear-ney (Lake Forest); Ital. 102, 1st place, John Bruno 
(Chicago), 2nd place, Mary Scherer (Ottawa, 111.), 3rd place, Gayl 
Anderson; Ital. 212, 1st place. Jay Rosellini (Bedford Pk.), 2nd 
place, Janice Monti (Chicago Hts.), 



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A.A.T.S.P. Teachers of Winners In the National Spanish Contest were 
Level I, Sister Paul Mario, St. Anthony High School, Effingham- 
Mrs. Marrianne HcCall, Hillsboro High School; Miss Joyce Niccl, 
Guilford H.S.; Mrs. Donna Viitanen, Carbondale Comm. H.S.; Level 
II, Mr. 7\rio Maculan, Grant H.S., Pox Lake; Mrs. Barbara Watson, 
R.O.V.A. High School, Oneida; Miss Sandra Graham, Pekin H.S.; Miss 
Ruth Straw, Sterling H.S.; Level III, Mrs. Conklin, Guilford H.S.; 
Miss Eloise Metzger, Pekin Comm. H.S.; Mrs. Barbara Watson, R.O.V.A. 
High School, Oneida; I"ir. Donald Noonan, Lincoln H.3.: Level IV, 
^'^s. Marrianne McCall, Hillsboro H.S., I^irs. Ario Maculan, Grant H.S. , 
Pox Lake; Miss Joyce Nicol, Guilford H.S.; Sister Paul Mario, St. 
Anthony H.S., Effingham. 



Dear Colleagues: 

Beginning next fall in October, the Newsletter will appear under 
the Editorship of Mr. Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. Any items of general 
interest sent to the Editor before the end of September will be in- 
cluded in the first issue. A change of address is included below 
for the convenience of those whose addresses will change this 
summer. 

1 would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all 
of you who have shown an interest in the Newsletter and especially 
those who contributed to the news articles. I particularly wish 
to thank my fellow editors. Prof. Edwin Jahiel, Prof. Evelyn Bristol, 
Mr. Roy Allen, Mrs. Barbara Smalley, and the Spanish Department's 
Secretaries for their help. My special thanks to Prof. Shoemaker 
whose advice and guidance have proven invaluable. 

Our best wishes for a pleasant summer. 

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