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October, 1969 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Vol. XXIII, No. 1 Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

Dear Colleagues: 

In this first issue of the 23rd year of the University of Illinois Modern 
Foreign Language Newsletter, it is my privilege to send greetings to readers and 
colleagues throughout the state and to wish you all a successful year. 

A special welcome this year goes to Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, who on 
Sept. 1 assumed the headship of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese at the 
U.I. He will also serve as Director of the Newsletter. He succeeds Prof. William 
H. Shoemaker in both capacities. At this point it would seem appropriate to salute 
Prof o Shoemaker for his long service both as department head and as Director of the 
Newsletter. All of his colleagues and friends will join me, I am sure, in thanking 
him and wishing him well. 

Two professors return to the Urbana campus after a year's sojourn in Europe. 
They are Prof. Francois Jost, who returns to direct again the Graduate Program in 
Comparative Literature, and Prof. Bruce Mainous, returning to his post as Head of 
the Dept. of French. Prof. Mainous spent the past year in Rouen, France, as 
Director of the Illinois-Iowa Year-Abroad Program; Prof. Jost spent a sabbatical 
year in Switzerland under the auspices of the Center for Advanced Study and also 
lectured at the Univ. of Innsbruck during the summer of 1969. We welcome them back, 
and also welcome Prof. Philip M. Mitchell as Acting Head of the Dept. of Germanic 
Languages & Literature during the coming year. He replaces Prof. Harry G. Haile, 
who is on sabbatical leave during 1969-70 in Vienna. More detailed reports on the 
activities of these gentlemen will be found in the Notes of the various departments 
and programs. Our best wishes also go to Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr., the new Editor 
of the Newsletter. 

What will the coming year bring for us in the field of foreign language 
teaching? Last year at the U.I. we witnessed a strong movement to eliminate or at 
least to modify drastically the 2-year undergraduate foreign language requirement. 
A series of faculty meetings were held in the early spring of 1969 out of which 
emerged changes and a certain relaxation of former requirements. As an example, 
incoming freshmen are no longer required to complete their foreign language as 
early as possible. They may now postpone embarking on their college-level foreign 
language study to suit their convenience as long as they complete the requirement 
by the end of their I4. years. This relaxation of requirements is undoubtedly re- 
flected in my own department by a rather significant decrease (30$) in lst-year 
Russian enrollments. Another loosening of former requirements has been the 
decision to permit students to interrupt their sequence of language courses at 
their own option. Formerly, students were not permitted to do so except under very 
special circumstances. 

Perhaps the most significant changes in store for us will be those reflected 
in recommendations emerging from last spring's meetings that the l+th semester of the 
2-year foreign language sequence be, if not completely eliminated, at least 
seriously overhauled and diversified. Departments have been requested to provide 
alternate tracks to suit individual student needs instead of the now-existing uni- 
form l;th-semester courses. Suggested options are such diverse courses (or sets of 
courses) as conversation courses, specialized technical or scientific reading 
courses, literary reading courses, culture and civilization courses, etc. In some 
cases the option suggested is that the readings be in the foreign language, but the 
discussion be in English. Needless to say, most of the foreign language departments 
are now in the process of reevaluating their l;th-semester offerings and preparing 


new ones. Some, like the French Dept., have already established new courses along 
the lines suggested above. 

Whatever the long-range effect of the changes that face us, we look forward to 
an exciting year. May yours be both exciting and profitable. 

Clayton L. Dawson, Head 

Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures 

It is a great pleasure to begin the Newsletter for 1969-70 with a welcome to its 
new Director and the new Head of the U.I. Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese, 
Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, and to his wife Dorothy. 

Mr. Pasquariello, a native New Yorker, holds his B.A. from Brooklyn College, 
his M.A. from Columbia, and his Ph.D. from the Univ. of Mich. He has taught at the 
Univ. of Mich., at the Univ. of Colo., and at Penn. State Univ. He was also Chair- 
man of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese, both at Colorado (I963-6I4.) and 
at Penn. State (1961+-69). 

His publications, teaching, and other academic activities, many and varied, 
range from pedagogy and methodology to several areas of specialization in liter- 
ature; among the latter; the 19th and 20th centuries in Spain, the picaresque 
novel, the colonial period in Spanish America, and especially the theatre--an 
interest which, in 1967, led Prof. Pasquariello to found Modern International Drama , 
which he will continue to co-edit. 

Those of us who know Mr. Pasquariello have always appreciated his many personal 
qualities; we are indeed fortunate to have him at Illinois. The Spanish Dept. of 
Champaign-Urbana, much to the credit of Mr. Pasquariello' s predecessor, Prof, Shoe- 
maker, and of many dedicated colleagues, is one of the best in the country. We can 
look forward with confidence to a continuing record of excellence under Prof, Pas- 
quariello. Welcome to Illinois. 

Edwin Jahiel 

The 3rd annual U.I. School-University Foreign Language Articulation Conference will 
be held on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6-7, in the Illini Union, with Prof. U. Henry 
Gerlach of the Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literature as chairman. The theme is 
"Teacher Education--A Continuous Process." The guest dinner speaker on Thursday 
will be Mr. F. Andre" Paquette, Executive Secretary of the American Council on the 
Teaching of Foreign Languages. The guest luncheon speaker on Friday will be Mr, 
Albert Marzo of Aurora West High School, Aurora. A new feature of the conference 
will be exhibits of books ana teaching materials by various publishing houses 

The 11th annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held 
Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 23-25, at the Chase-Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. The 
host institution will be St. Louis Univ. The theme of the meeting is "Criticism and 
Culture," with the following keynote addresses: "The Plight of a Man of Letters" by 
Paul Goodman, New York City; "Cultural Elitism and the Study of Literature" by Louis 
Kampf , MIT, and "Reflections on Contemporary Criticism" by Alfred Kerzin, SUNY-Stony 

The fall meeting of the Illinois Foreign Language Teachers' Association will be 
held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel, Chicago. There 
will be meetings of the various AAT groups on Friday, w ith FLES meetings and sym- 
posiums on Saturday. Further information may be obtained by writing: Mr. Wilbourne 
Bowles, Proviso East High School, Maywood, 111. 601^3. 


The 3rd annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
will be held Friday-Sunday, Nov. 28-30, at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, La. 
The program will be "The Teacher as an Architect of Learning" with the keynote 
address by Mr. Kai-yu Hsu of San Francisco State College. Further information can 
be obtained from Mr. F. Andre Paquette, Exec. Secretary, ACTFL, 62 Fifth Ave., New 
York, N. Y. 10011. 

The Modern Language Association Convention will be held Friday-Tuesday, Dec. 26-30, 
in Denver, Colo., with the Univ. of Colo, as the host institution. The full pro- 
gram will be available in the Nov. issue of PMLA. 


Members of the Comparative Literature Program are pleased to welcome back to the 
111. campus Prof. Francois Jost, Director of the Program. Prof. Jost, who has been 
in the Center for Advanced Study for the past year, carried on his research in 
Europe. During May and June he delivered a series of lectures at the Univ. of Inns- 
bruck and the Univ. of Fribourg. He also lectured at the Univs. of Ttlbingen, Mainz, 
and Bonn. 

The Comparative Literature Program plans to establish a Graduate Year Abroad. While 
in Europe Prof. Jost had the opportunity to consult with a number of institutions 
that have expressed willingness to serve as possible centers for the Year Abroad. 
Among those ready to undertake this program are the Univ. of Bonn, the Univ. of 
Mainz, the Univ. of Ttlbingen, the Univ. of Zurich, the Univ. of Fribourg, and the 
Univ. of Innsbruck. 

We hope to provide further information regarding the Comparative Literature 
Program Graduate Year Abroad in the very near future. 

Prof. A. Owen Aldridge, a member of the Advisory Board of the American Society for 
18th-century Studies, attended the meeting of the society in Chicago on Sept. 5. 
During Sept. 11+-31 Prof. Aldridge attended the 11th Congress of the International 
Federation for Modern Languages & Literatures at Islamabad, Pakistan, and delivered 
a paper entitled, "The Influence of North American Revolutionary Propaganda in 
South America." During Oct. 30-Nov. 1 he will take part in a symposium held by the 
Modern Greek Studies Association at Princeton Univ. 

Prof. Rocco Montano took part in a symposium on "Symbolism in Art and Litera- 
ture" held at the Univ. of Padova at Bressanone in Northern Italy from Aug. 13-15« 
He delivered a lecture on "Reality and Symbolism in Dante." 

Prof. Montano has recently published the following: "Influenza Crocianna e Stori- 
cismo nella Critica Italiana, " Filosofla , anno XX, fasc. II (aprile 1969) 223-21jlj.j 
"II Tasso e la Controriforma, " Umane s imp , vol. II, no. 1-2, 3-51: "Is Socialism 
Still the Way Ahead?" ibid. 52-61; "Pope Paul and Progressivism, " ibid. 98-105; 
"Johnson and the Country, " ibid. 106-110; "The Machinery that Failed, " ibid. 110- 
llli; "The Electoral College, " ibid. 115-116; "On Criticism and History of Litera- 
ture: Letter to Rene Wellek," ibid. 125-13!+; "Una Pubblicazione Dell'Universita 
Cattolica su Dante," ibid. 139-11+3. 

The members of the Comparative Literature Program are pleased to welcome to the 
program Prof. John Frey, who joined us this fall. He will teach one graduate sem- 
inar in comparative literature each semester. 

We are also pleased to welcome Prof. Vagn Steen from Denmark, who is presently 


Visiting Professor in German and Comparative Literature (see Germanic Notes). 
Prof. Steen is teaching Comparative Literature I4.6I, a seminar in literary forms. 
The topic is modern poetry. 

Mrs. Patricia Pabisch is now secretary of the Comparative Literature Program. 
Her hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the program 
office, I4.OI Lincoln Hall. 

Currently there are ij.5 students enrolled in the Comparative Literature Program. 
Those who are now writing their dissertations are: Mrs. Agnes Brandabur, Mr. 
Arthur N. Flodstrom, Mr. Christopher Kertesz, Mrs. Barbara Bluege Lide, Mrs. Bar- 
bara Widenor Maggs, Mr. Noah Marcell, Mr. Bertel Pedersen, Mr. Samir Habib Rizk, 
Mrs. Helen Hikawyj Saciuk, Mrs. Kay Parnell Stoneklng, and Mrs. Graeme Douglas 

Six former students who have already completed the doctorate in Comparative 
Literature are: Drs. Suzana Rigoleth Cooper, Roger Barton Johnson, Siegfried Ernst 
Mews, Sondra Rosenberg, Anita Rosenblithe, and Barbara Martin Smalley. 

FRENCH NOTES -- by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Anouilh's Antigone will be performed by Le Treteau de Paris on Wednesday, Nov. S> 
8:00 p.m., in the Festival Theatre of the Krannert Center. There is not much point 
in elaborating on the importance and quality of Antigone , one of this century's most 
popular plays, or on the great critical applause which the Trlteau de Paris has 
received for many productions, and in particular that of Antigone during their 
American tour. We hope that you and your students will come to Urbana for this 
event. The play raised critical issues when first performed and today is not only 
valid, but peculiarly appropriate to moral problems that the youth of America is so 
involved with. If you wish to order a special edition of Antigone (in French) 
please order at: Follett's Bookstore, Wright & Green, Champaign, 111. 61820; post- 
and tax-paid $.85. The added bonus this year is the beautiful, comfortable, and 
acoustically excellent Krannert Festival Theatre. Tickets are $3«25» $3*00, and 
$2.75 for the general public; for students, $2.75, $2.50, and $2.25. 

Mail orders should be sent to the Box Office of the Krannert Center for the 
Performing Arts, Urbana, 111. 61801. Please order right away because we foresee a 
full house, the Krannert has a limited capacity of seats (half as many as the Audi- 
torium), and we would hate to disappoint our out-of-town friends. 

The French Dept. now numbers 3I4. members in the ranks of instructor, assistant 
professor, associate professor, and professor. This includes 2 professors primarily 
in Comparative Literature, and 3 new persons. The latter are: Instructor Robert M. 
Riggs, formerly an assistant in this department, then instructor and assistant pro- 
fessor at George Washington Univ.; Instructor Peter Varkonyi, formerly assistant at 
USCB via his native Hungary, 'France, then Berkeley; and Prof. Robert Nelson, late of 
Columbia, NYU, Yale, Michigan, and, since 1959, the Univ. of Perm. 

Mr. Nelson has been a Fellow of ACLS, APS, and the Guggenheim Foundation. 
Author of several scholarly publications, greatly interested in undergraduate as 
well as graduate education, including language training, his caliber and versatility 
are matched only by his energy. To mention only his books, he has written: Play 
Within a Play , Corneille : His Heroes and Their Worlds ; he has edited Corneille and 
Racine : Parallels and Contrasts ; co-edited with Neal Oxenhandler, Aspects of French 
Literature ; to be published in 1970, Le Grand Siecle : anthologie thematique de la 
litterature franpais du 17e siecle , edited by Jules Brody and Mr. Nelson; to be 
published any day now, Immanence and Transcendence : The Theatre of Jean de Rotrou . 

The department has in all 63 assistants, of whom 28 are new; of this last group 
9 are French, 1 is Swiss, and 1 is British. There are 8 Fellows this year (Univer- 
sity and NDEA) and 2 recipients (fagon de parler) of fee-waivers. The backgrounds 
of the assistants, old or new, are as varied as they are interesting. Most of them 


have in common residence, study, often work in Prance, in many cases over long 

[The following statement was prepared by Prof. F. W. Nachtmann. ] 

On Sept. 1 the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) transferred 
its national headquarters to the Champaign-Urbana campus of the U.I. The AAFT is 
the professional organization which unites teachers of French at all levels, claim- 
ing some 11,000 members at the present time. Prof, F. W, Nachtmann of the French 
Dept. of the U.I, has been elected by the Executive Council of the association to 
be the new national executive secretary, succeeding Prof. J. Henry Owens of Eastern 
Mich. Univ., Ypsilanti. 

By an agreement entered into last June between the association on the one hand, 
and Vice-Chancellor Carter representing the university on the other, the university 
agreed to become the permanent host institution of the association and to provide 
housing for it on the Champaign-Urbana campus. 

The U.I. has for some years been the host institution of the National Council 
of Teachers of English and of several other organizations. 

At the same time that the AATF headquarters were moved to Champaign-Urbana, 
several outlying bureaus were consolidated with the headquarters. A placement 
bureau for members, previously operated from the campus of the Univ. of N. C., the 
National Information Bureau operated from the French Embassy in New York City, and 
the Bureau de Correspondence Scolaire previously located at Bloomington Heights 
High School in 111. have all been pulled back to the headquarters and made a part 
of the responsibility of the new executive secretary. This gathering of the bureaus 
into the headquarters should make for a much more efficient operation. 

The French Review , the official publication of the association, will continue 
to be edited on the campus of the Univ. of N. C., where its editor is located. The 
president of the association is Prof. David Daugherty of the Univ. of Oregon. Prof 
Nachtmann' s term of office as executive secretary is for 3 years. 

Prof. Nachtmann has been a member of the French Dept. at the U.I. for 21 years 
For the last 3 years he has served as the executive secretary of the department. In 
his new position he will be half-time teaching in the French Dept. and half-time 
with the AATF. The university has designated a house at 59 E. Armory, Champaign, 
for use of the AATF. The headquarters now includes a clerical staff of 3 which will 
be somewhat increased when all the bureaus are in full operation from the new 

[The following statement was prepared by Prof. Gabriel Savignon.] 

What was a year ago a venture for the Depts. of French at the U.I. and the 
Univ. of Iowa became a growing success as the 1968-69 school year progressed. On 
Sept. 10, 1968, 32 students left the U.S. on the H/S Aurelia for France where, for 
the majority of them, 1968-69 was to be their junior year in France. The Illinois 
and Iowa Year Abroad Program in France had become a reality for the 9 students from 
the Univ. of Iowa and the 23 students who formed the 111. contingent. 

After travelling by bus from Le Harvre to Grenoble and visiting "haut-lieux" 
like Jumieges, Vlzelay, Dijon, Geneva, the group settled in the capital of Dauphin! 
for a 5-week preliminary session at the Facultl des Lettres et Sciences Humaines of 
the Univ. of Grenoble from Sept. 23 to Oct. 25, 1968. There they took courses in 
phonetics, composition, translation, 20th century literature; they listened to and 
participated in talks such as the French political parties and labor unions, student 
revolt, comtenporary French cinema. Weekends were spent on excursions in the French 
and Italian Alps and to the Midi. At the end of Oct. the 32 participants with their 
resident advisor, Prof. Bruce H. Mainous, Head of the Dept. of French at Urbana, 
accompanied by his family and assisted in his duties as Director of the Program in 
France by 2 administrative assistants, Miss Carol Chase from the U.I. and Mr. Joseph 
Uris from the Univ. of Iowa, set out by bus to Normandie by the way of the Loire 
chateaux country and Chartres. 

Classes in language, literature, geography, and history of France, and history 
of French art at the Faculty des Lettres et Sciences Humaines of the new Univ. of 


Rouen at Mont-Saint-Aignan ran from Nov. to the end of Kay, 1969. The students 
also prepared for the 3 sets of examinations given to foreign students by the Mini- 
stere de l'Education Nationals. 18 students received the Certificat Pratique de 
Langue Franqais (ler Degr6 ) ; 31, the Diplome d'Etudes Francais»s (2eme Degre ) ; 13, 
the Diplome Superieur d'Etudes Franchises (3eme Degr6 ) . 15 students were also 
granted the equivalent of the Baccalaureat. All participants received a minimum of 
30 semester credit hours for their work in French language, literature, and civil- 

Extra-curricular activities while at the Univ. of Rouen included several ex- 
cursions and visits in and around Rouen, as well as to Paris, which was the center 
of attraction on weekends for many of the participants. 

Both in Grenoble and Rouen, the Year Abroad students lived with French families 
having breakfast and dinner with them, while the noon meal was taken on the campus 
at Saint-Martin d'Heres and at Mont-Saint-Aignan. 

The total cost of participation in the program was $1701; per student. 

All along the year, both in Grenoble and Rouen, French professors and admini- 
strators had nothing but praise for the students. The success of this first year 
is due to the originator and first administrator of the program, Prof. John K. 
Simon, now Chairman of the Dept. of French at SUNY-Buff alo, and especially to Prof. 
Bruce H. Mainous, who, with the support of Mrs. Mainous and the help of Kiss Chage 
and Mr. Uris, administered this initial year masterfully. 

As these words are being written, another group of 33 students has just arrived 
in France. It is made up of 9 students from the Univ. of Iowa, 17 from the U.I„ 
Urbana campus, 2 from the U.I. Chicago Circle campus, i| from Northern 111. Univ., 
and 1 from the Univ. of Wise, at Madison. They are accompanied by Prof. Weisz, 
resident director and Visiting Associate Prof, in the Dept. of French at Urbana, 
and by two administrative assistants, Mrs. Augun Gross from the Univ. of Iowa and 
Mr. Robert McFarland from the U.I. Both Prof, and Mrs. Weisz hail from the Rouen 

Preparations are in the making for the Program's 3rd year (1970-71). A new 
description or brochure incorporating a few changes will be available in Nov. 
Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Gabriel Savignon, Chairman, Governing Com- 
mittee, Illinois and Iowa Year Abroad Program, 21|lj. Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111. 6l801„ 

The known schedule of talks include Oct. 20, Prof. L. Uffenbeck (Wise), "Sainte- 
Beuve as a Critic of Chateaubriand," and Dec. 1, Prof. Barbara Bowen (U.I.) "A New 
Look at the French 16th Century." Both talks will be at 8:00 p.m. in Law Building 
Room D. 

The Cenacle is a student-staff discussion group which meets informally once a month 
to discuss a topic, usually literary. In the past we have discussed such varied 
matters as the disappearance of the hero in modern French literature, and the re- 
lationship of literature to the other arts. Participation is not limited to the 
French Dept., and anyone interested is most welcome. For the first meeting this 
year the topic was "L' amour: est-ce un theme du XXe siecle?" Prof. Barbara Bowen 
is in charge of the Clnacle. 

Dr. Edouard Morot-Sir, Cultural Counselor to the French Embassy and Representative 
of the French Universities, has, as most of our readers know, fulfilled brilliantly 
over many years his task as "Cultural Ambassador" to the United States. He has now 
terminated this function, but fortunately he will remain in this country, and will 
continue his literary and philosophical research along with teaching as professor 
in the Dept. of Romance Languages of the Univ. of Ariz, at Tucson. Our thanks and 
wishes go with him. 


GERMANIC NOTES --by Roy Allen 

The Danish free-lance writer, poet, and literary critic, Mr. Vagn Steen, has joined 
the faculty of the department as Visiting Prof, for the fall semester. Mr. Steen 
has studied at Arhus Univ. in Denmark (19U7-56) and at Oslo Univ. in Norway (1955- 
56). He has also taught at the Univ. of Gothenburg in Sweden (1957-65) and at 
Arhus Univ. (1963-65). Last spring term Mr. Steen was Visiting Prof, in the Dept. 
of Germanic Languages & Literatures at Ind. Univ., Bloomington. He is the author of 
a number of volumes of poetry, perhaps most notable of which is Digte? (1961;), which 
allies him with the so-called "Concretism, " an international "movement" in poetry. 
Mr. Steen has also authored several volumes of children's books. This fall a t the 
U.I, Mr. Steen is holding a seminar on modern poetry and is teaching a course in the 
Danish language. He is also scheduled to present a lecture on the subject of child- 
ren's literature. 

The department has also added 3 permanent members to the staff this year. Mr. 
Richard Figge comes to the department from Stanford Univ. with the rank of Assistant 
Prof. He received the B.A. degree from Carle ton College in 1961]., the M.A. degree 
from Stanford Univ. in 1966, and the Ph.D. at the same institution just prior to 
joining the faculty of the U.I. Mr. Figge is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, was a 
recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (1965-66), and a Fulbright Fellowship 
for study at Heidelberg Univ. (1961|-65). He completed the researching and writing 
of his doctoral dissertation, Heinrich Heine ' s Atta Troll: An Analysis , in Dtissel- 
dorf on a DAAD Fellowship and a grant from Stanford Univ. Mr. Figge' s wife, Susan 
Figge, has also come to the department this fall from Stanford Univ. Mrs. Figge 
was granted the B.A. degree at the Univ. of Calif, at Santa Barbara in 1961]., and 
the M.A. degree at Stanford Univ. in 1966. She was a recipient of a Fulbright 
Fellowship for study in Kiel at the Christian-Albrecht-UniversitSt in 1961]-65, and 
a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for 1965-66. Mrs. Figge is currently completing her 
doctoral dissertation on Elements of the Metaphysical Style in German 17th-century 
Poetry, which was researched prior to her coming to 111. in Dffsseldorf on a DAAD 
Fellowship and a grant from Stanford Univ. Mr. Roland Folter joins the department 
this fall with the rank of Assistant Prof. Mr. Folter has just completed his doc- 
toral dissertation on the first MS. edition of Maler Miller's Iphigenia for Brown 
Univ., where he also received the M.A. degree in 1967. Mr. Folter obtained the 
Arbitur at the Karl -Schurz -Gymnasium in 1962 and studied at the Goethe-UniversitSt, 
Frankfurt a.M., from 1962 to 1965. Mr. Folter' s fields of interest are the Storm 
and Stress and Bibliography and Methods. 

Three members of the full-time faculty of the department are on leave for a part or 
all of the current academic year. Prof. Haile will be on a sabbatical for the 1st 
semester, and for the 2nd semester has been appointed an Associate Member to the 
Institute for Advanced Study at the U.I. Prof. Haile is engaged in 3 projects 
during this year: the completion of his biography of Goethe, an investigation into 
the outlook for humanities studies in the U.S. 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. Irmengard Rauch has taken a leave of absence 
for the fall semester in order to edit a volume of Old Saxon He Hand research which 
is to be published in the series Wage der Forschung (Wissenschaf tliche Buchgesell- 
schaft, Darmstadt). Prof. Rudolf Schier is also on leave of absence for the full 
academic year. Prof. Schier is doing research on contemporary literature in Vienna, 
Austria. His book on Trakl will appear soon in the Carl Winter Verlag, Heidelberg. 

The German Research Group, "Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t, " held its first meeting of 
the year on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Union. The speaker of the evening was Prof, 
Henri Stegemeier who spoke on the topic "The Identification of Fabianus Athyrus and 
an Analysis of his Emblematical Stechbtfchlein (161]5; 1651;)." The second meeting 
will take place on Nov. 1] at 7:30 in the Union, rooms 261-263-267. The guest 
speaker will be Prof. Josef Matl of the Univ. of Graz (Austria). Prof. Matl will 

speak on "Goethe und Schiller bei den Slaven. " 

Due to the concerted efforts of a group of energetic students, a German House has 
materialized on the campus of the U.I. this fall. The House has been established 
in the building located at 108 S. Gregory. It is an independent, co-ed and co-op 
dormitory, accomodating at present 10 women and ij. men. The German Dept. is spon- 
soring the effort and has assigned a teaching assistant, Miss Jane Thompson, to the 
House. Miss Thompson will act as a contact with the department and will supervise 
and help organize activities in the House. Coffee hours and other activities 
involving German Dept. staff and invited guests will be held from time to time. All 
interested persons are cordially invited to drop in for a visit any time. "Open 
House" was held on Oct. 5« 

The German Club will this fall be under the direction of Prof. Charles Daigh, Ass- 
istant Prof, in the Dept. of Secondary & Continuing Education. Prof. Daigh ob- 
tained the Ph.D. degree in German from the German Dept. at the U.I. in 1967. The 
current president of the German Club is Mr. Bill Preymann. On Sept. 25 at 9:00 p.m. 
the German Club held a "Kleines Oktoberf est" in the Thunderbird Restaurant, at which 
plans were drawn up for future activities. 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof. Michael Curran 

While in Europe this summer, Miss Temira Pachmuss interviewed several Russian 
writers to wind up her research project leading to the publication of Zinaida 
Hippius' personal, literary, and political diaries. The trip was partly financed 
by a grant from the American Philosophical Society. In Paris Miss Pachmuss re- 
ceived the estate of Vladimir Zlobine, the secretary to D. S. Merezhkovsky and 
Madame Hippius. The estate contains about 200 books and several cartons of archival 
materials in Merezhkovsky' s and Hippius' own handwritings. These materials will be 
deposited in the U.I. Library. 

Prof. Kurt Klein returned to Russia for the first time since the mid-1930' s to 
attend the 1st International Conference of the International Association of Teachers 
of Russian Language & Literature at Moscow State Univ. Over 500 teachers from 
Europe, Asia, Canada, the U.S., and Cuba attended the conference, which was devoted 
to research and pedagogical problems. Among the speakers were such scholars as V 
V. Vinogradov, 0. Axmatova, and S. K. Shaumjan. 

The Slavic Dept. is happy to welcome I4. new members this fall: Mr. Kenneth Brostrom^ 
Mr. Elliot Cohen, and Mr. & Mrs. Henry Zalucky. Mr. Brostrom, who did his under- 
graduate work at Cornell Univ. and is finishing his dissertation at the Univ. of 
Mich., has just returned from Oxford, England, where he worked with Mr. Max Hayward 
on his dissertation, a literary analysis of the prose of Boris Pil'njak. Mr. Cohen 
did his undergraduate work at Harvard and is currently finishing his dissertation, 
Autobiography in 20th Century Russian Literature , at Yale. The Zalucky s received 
their education in Warsaw and Moscow and are experienced teachers of both Russian 
and Polish. Both have done translations of books and articles in those languages, 
and Mr. Zalucky has also worked for Radio Moscow. 

Prof. Richard Sheldon from Dartmouth is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for 
Advanced Study this year. He will be working on the Russian literary historian, 
Viktor Shklovsky. 

Attention is called to the announcement of the U.I. School-University Foreign Lan- 

fuage Articulation Conference on page 2„ Since there will be no Slavic Section at 
he IFLTA meeting on Nov. 7-8 in Chicago, this will be the only chance for us to 
meet this year. All high-school Russian teachers are cordially invited. 


On Oct. 9 the Russian Club presented a film entitled The Grasshopper ( Poprygun* ,ja ) 
based on a short story by Anton Chekhov. 

Miss Temira Pachmuss published "Zinaida Hippius: Contes d'amour," La Renaissance 
(Paris, 1969), no. 211, 25-1*7, and no. 212, 39-51+. 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The Downstate Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & 
Portuguese is Interested in setting up area testing centers for the AATSP National 
Examinations. The test will be administered between Mar. 21 and Apr. 1*, 1970. The 
test administration time is 75 minutes and requires laboratory listening facilities. 
Schools willing to set up area testing centers should contact Dr. James E. McKinney, 
Contest Chairman, Western 111. Univ., Macomb, 111. 6114.55- All testing materials 
should be ordered by the deadline, Feb. 1, 1970. 

The Downstate Chapter also wishes to invite all area teachers and college stu- 
dents to affiliate with the local chapter and to join the national association. 
National dues are $8 per year ($ti for students), and this includes a subscription 
to Hispania , the AATSP' s official publication. Local chapter dues are $1. Members 
may participate in the AATSP' s Placement Bureau Service, the Sociedad Honoraria 
Hispanica, the National Spanish Contest, and the Spanish Correspondence Service. 
Applications for membership and further inquiries may be directed to Mrs. Gladys 
Leal, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University Ave., Champaign, 111. 61920. 

The officers of the Downstate Chapter, elected last spring, are: President, 
Mrs. Barbara Watson, R.O.V.A. High School, Oneida; Corresponding Secretary, Mr. Jack 
Clinton, Limestone High School, Peoria; Recording Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Lealo 

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), consisting of the Big Ten univer- 
sities and the Univ. of Chicago, has inaugurated a Program for Undergraduate Study 
at the Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, to run Feb. -Dec, 
1970* The program is open to students at the CIC universities who have overall B 
averages and at least 2 years of Portuguese. Further information and application 
forms can be obtained from Prof. Claude E. Leroy, Director, II4.IO Van Hise, Univ 
of Wise, M a dison, Wise. 53706. 

Prof. J. H. D. Allen represented this department and the U.I. on the CIC Under- 
graduate Study in Brazil Committee. 

Prof. Merlin H. Forster again served as director of the CIC Undergraduate Summer 
Study Program in Mexico, D.F. A total of lj.3 students participated, representing all 
11 CIC institutions as well as Eastern 111. Univ. Enrollment from the participating 
universities in 111. was: U.I. 8, U.I. Chicago Circle 2, Univ. of Chicago 1, North- 
western Univ. 2, and Eastern 111. Univ. 1. 

While in Mexico, Prof. Forster participated in an "Homenaje a Carlos Pellicer" 
in honor of the Mexican poet in June. 

The department welcomes 3 new faculty members this year: Prof. Anthony M» Pasquar- 
iello, Assistant Prof. Dieter Wanner, and Assistant Prof. Isaias Lerner. [Prof. 
Edwin Jahiel ' s introduction of Prof. Pasquariello appears on page 2.] 

Prof. Wanner was born in Bern, Switzerland, In 191+3, and attended secondary 
school in Ztfrich. He studied at the Univ. of Zurich from 1962 to 1968, and there 
received his Dr. Phil, degree. He has also studied at the Univ. of Rome and the 
Univ. of Madrid. Prof. Wanner taught last year in the Dept. of Linguistics at the 
Univ. of Calif, in San Diego. As a Visiting Assistant Prof., he shares his appoint- 
ment between this department and the Dept. of Linguistics. His field is Romance 
philology and linguistics. 


Prof . Lerner was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1932, and attended 
secondary school in that city. He studied at the Univ. of Buenos Aires where he 
received his Profesor en Letras degree in 193>9. Until 1966 he had part-time 
appointments at the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, the Colegio Nacional de Buenos 
Aires, and the Instituto Superior del Profesorado, all in Buenos Aires. He came to 
this department as a graduate assitant in 1967, and was promoted to instructor in 
1968. He will receive his Ph.D. from the U.I. in Feb., 1970, in Spanish linguistics 
He is married to the former Lta Schwartz, also of Argentina, Mrs. Lerner is 
presently the holder of an NDEA Title IV Fellowship in the department. 

The department awarded 7 doctoral and 15 masters degrees in June. The doctoral 
recipients, with their present locations, were: Mr. Frederick John Bouma (Ind. 
Univ.), Miss Sylvia Jean Brann (Kansas State Univ.), Mr. Daniel Elias Gulstad (Univ. 
of Mo ), Mr. Romeo Ronaldo Hino josa-Smith (Trinity Univ., San Antonio), Mr. Gary 
Eugene A. Scavnicky (Wayne State Univ., Detroit), Mr. Jack Raymond Willey (Gonzaga 
Univ., Spokane), all in Spanish, and Mr. John Barkley Means (Temple Univ., Phila- 
delphia) in Portuguese. 

The masters candidates, with their undergraduate institutions, were: Miss 
Nyla Mae Gilkerson (B.S. Univ. of Kansas), Miss Judith Ann Huffaker (A.B. Knox 
College), Miss Karen Beane Loxley (B.A. Manchester College, Ohio), Miss Connie Rae 
Moore (B.A. Utah State Univ.), Mr. Manuel Prezha-Garcia (B.A. Northwestern State 
College, 0kla o ), Mr. Terrance Anthony Stevenson (A.B. Washington Univ. , St. Louis), 
Mrs. Pamela Carpenter Strange (B.A. Colo. College), Miss Frances Day Wardlaw (B.A. 
College of Wooster, Ohio), Mr. George Earl Wilson (B.S. Eastern 111. Univ.), Miss 
Mary Elizabeth Wright (A.B. Univ. of Nebr.), and Miss Alice Dolores Zawilenski (A.B. 
U.I. Chicago Circle) in Spanish. 

In addition, Miss Janet Rae Fitch (A.B. U.I.), Mr. Roberto Severino (B.A. 
Columbia Union College), and Mr. William Anthony Zanghl (B.A. SUNY-Buf f alo ) received 
masters in Italian, and Miss Bonnie Mae Conway (A.B. U.I.) in Portuguese. 

Thirteen members of the faculty and staff were on campus to teach in the U.I. Summer 
Session. They include: Prof. William H. Shoemaker (dept. head), Profs. Luis Leal 
and Robert E. Lott, Associate Profs. Spurgeon W. Baldwin and Hugo W. Cowes, Assis- 
tant Prof. Thomas C. Meehan, Instructors Isaias Lerner and Luis Oyarzun, and Grad- 
uate Assistants David P. Laws, Nuria Messeder, and Onoratino Marrocco. In addition 
Profs. J. H. D. Allen and Henry Kahane taught in the U.I. Summer Linguistics 

Prof. Joseph S. Flores served as a counselor and advisor in the College of 
Liberal Arts & Sciences for new U.I. students who had declared a foreign language as 
their major field. Assistant Prof. Anoar Aiex was the recipient of a U.I. Faculty 
Fellowship for continued research on the topic "The American Scholar in Brazil." 

Prof. Marcos A. Morlnigo was invited to the Universidad de Noreste in Resi- 
dencia, Argentina, by the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras. Prof. Alberto Porquera3- 
Mayo did research in Madrid for an edition of El prf ncipe constante by Calder6n de 
la Barca. While working in the Biblioteca de Menendez y Pelayo in Santander, he was 
invited to give 2 lectures at the Universidad Internacional de Santander. Assistant 
Prof. David R. Hershberg, on sabbatical leave in Spain during the spring semester, 
spent the summer in Spain and Italy where he completed an edition of Juan de Zava- 
leta's Err ore s celebrados for Clasicos Castellanos. Instructor Maria Elena Bravo de 
Maharg and" her husband Graduate Assistant James Maharg worked in Madrid as Course 
Directors at the American Institute for Foreign Study. 

In Aug. Profs. Leal and Cowes attended the XIV Congreso del Instituto de Lite- 
ratura Iberoamericana at the Univ. of Toronto. Prof. Leal read a paper on " La 
visi6n de Anahuac de Alfonso Reyes" and was elected president of the Institute's 
Development Commit tee . 

Prof. William H. Shoemaker has a book, La crttica literaria de Gald6s . now being 
published by the Revista de Occidente, Madrid© 

Prof. Merlin H. Forster's review of Eugenio Florit & Jose Olivio Jimenez's 


La poesla hispanoamericana desde el modernising appeared in Hispania , vol. LI I, no. 
2~~(May 1969), 3UV3U5. 

Prof. Henry R. Kahane, Mrs. Renle Kahane, and Prof. Angelina R. Pietrangeli 
coauthored "Hermetism in the Alfonsine Tradition," Melanges Rita Le jeune , vol. I, 


Prof. Robert E. Lott's articles include "Un hispan6filo escoces que quer£a a 
Colombia: Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham," Bolettn de historia y antigttedades 
(Organo de la Academia Colombiana de Historia), vol. LV, no] 6I4.8-650 (oct-dic 1968), 
707-713* a s well as the following reviews: Josse De Koch, Introducci6n al "Can - 
cionero ' de Miguel de Unamuno in Books Abroad (Apr. 1969); Gordon Brotherston, Man - 
uel Machado: A Revaluation , in HispaniaT vol. LII, no. 2 (May 1969), 329; Juan 
Valera, Artlculos de "El contemporaneo , '' ed. Cyrus DeCoster, and Cyrus DeCoster, 
Obras desconocidas de Juan Valera , both in Revista de estudios hispanicos , vol. Ill, 
no. 1 (abril 1969), 16TTT52 and 167-169; Helmut A. Hatzfield, A Critical Biblio - 
graphy of the New Stylistics Applied to the Romance Literatures :~~l953-1965" | in 
Symposium , vol. XXIII, no. 2 (Spring T969), 179-180; and Carmen de Zulueta, Navarro 
LedesmaT n Hispania , vol. LII, no. 3 (Sept. 1969), 526. 

Prof. Marcos A. Morlnigo published "Para la historia del espaKol en la Argen- 
tina; las cartas guaranies del general Belgrano, " Actas de la 5& Asamblea Interuni - 
versltaria de Filosof la y Literaturas Hispanica3 (Universidad del Sur, Valla Blanca, 
Argentina, 1969), 197-203. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo was the coeditor with C. Rojas of Fllologia y_ 
critica hispanica; Homenaje al Prof. F. Sanchez Escribano (Madrid, 1969), 3U9 pp« 
His review of Werner Krauss' Problemas de la cTencla literaria appeared in Atlantida 
vol. VII, no. 38 (marzo-abril 1969), 2l4.2-2lj3. 

Assistant Prof. David R. Hershberg has written " Otium and the Epitaph of Sul- 
picius Similis," Romanische Forschungen , vol. LXXX, no. I4. (1968). Assistant Profo 
Thomas C. Meehan reviewed Coronaci6n by the Chilean novelist Jos6 Donoso in Books 
Abroad (Apr. 1969). 

Sr. Fedro Guillen, well-known Mexican essayist and director of the journal El libro 
y_ el pueblo , gave two public lectures sponsored by the department. The first on 
Oct. UJ was "Novelistas de 19i|0 a nuestros dlas" and the second on Oct. 15 was 
"Novelas de la revoluci6n mexicana." 

The Clrculo Literario Espafiol, under the direction of Graduate Assistant Dagoberto 
Orrantia as advisor, has sponsored 2 activities. On Sept. 25 the club presented the 
movie Pedro Paramo , based on the novel by Juan Rulfo, in the Auditorium. On Oct. 9 
Prof. Merlin H. Forster delivered a lecture on the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, 
illustrated with the British -produced film I_ Am Pablo Neruda . 

In addition, the Cfrculo has resumed the Tertulias which are held from 3?00- 
1;:30 p.m every Friday afternoon while the U.I. is in session, in the Federal Room 
in the Illini Union Snack Bar. All speakers of Spanish are invited to attend. 

§ § § § § 
From the Newsletter, Oct. 1914.9: "Dr. John Van Home, head of the Dept. of Spanish 
and Italian at the U.I., is on a sabbatical leave of absence In Uruguay this year. 
Dr. Arthur Hamilton is acting head of the department during his absence. . .Dr. Van 
Home is studying in the National Library [in Montevideo]." 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly 
by the modern language departments of the U.I., under the direction of the Head of 
the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 251 
Illini Tower, Champaign, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available 
without charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communi- 
cations by mail should be addressed to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 221; Lincoln 
Hall, Urbana, 111. 61801. 


November, 1969 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Vol. XXIII, No. 2 Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America was held on the U.I. 
(Jrbana campus during the regular summer session for the second consecutive summer. 
The Institute teaching staff included 13 instructors from 9 U.S. institutions and lj. 
foreign universities (in Canada, Czechoslovakia, Israel, and Scotland), as well as 
15 instructors from the U.I. Of this latter group, ij. were members of U.I. foreign 
language departments: Profs. J. H. D. Allen and Henry R. Kahane (Spanish, Italian, 
& Portuguese), Associate Prof. Frederic M. Jenkins (French), and Associate Prof. El- 
mer Antonsen (Germanic). In addition, 2 members of the visiting staff hold their 
Ph.D. degrees from the U.I.: Dr. Ronald Langacker from the Univ. of Calif, at San 
Diego and Dr. Sol Saporta from the Univ. of Wash. 

Prof. David Abercrombie (Univ. of Edinburgh) was appointed the Linguistic Soci- 
ety of America Professor, and Prof. Gordon Fairbanks (Cornell Univ.) was named the 
Collitz Frofessor. 

The Institute enrollment numbered \\2.\\ students from the U.S. and 22 foreign 
countries. The American Council of Learned Societies awarded 31 Ford Foundation 
Grants and \\2 National Science Grants; in addition, the Dept. of Linguistics at the 
U.I. awarded 1$ Summer NDFL Title VI Fellowships. 

The Institute curriculum consisted of I4.5 courses ranging from general introduc- 
tory courses to advanced seminars, and included offerings in descriptive, historical, 
applied and mathematical linguistics as well as syntactic, phonological, and semantic 
analysis. The Institute also sponsored 11 Forum Lectures during the summer session 
by various members of the staff, both visiting and local. 

The Director of the Institute was Prof. Robert B. Lees, then the Head of the 
U I. Dept. of Linguistics and now at Tel-Aviv Univ., Israel. The Associate Director 
was Prof. Sol Saporta (Univ. of Wash.), the Assistant Director was Associate Prof. 
Howard S. Maclay (U.I.), and the Assistant to the Director was Mrs. Marion So 

As is customary, the regular summer meeting of the Linguistic Society of Amer- 
ica was held at the host institution of the Linguistic Institute. This year it was 
attended by over i|00 participants who heard I4.O papers during the meeting on July 21(.- 
21; on the U.I. campus. 

Two other summer institutes were held on the U.I. campus whose members also 
participated in the Linguistic Institute. The Dept. of Slavic Languages & Litera- 
tures sponsored the Summer Slavic Institute, and the National Science Foundation 
sponsored the Advanced Research Seminar in Mathematical Linguistics. 

The 1970 Linguistic Institute will be held June 23-Aug. lij. at Ohio State Univ. 
The 2 main emphases of the Institute will be theoretical and areal linguistics. The 
tentative list of the 1970 faculty includes 12 instructors from Ohio State Univ. and 
17 visiting instructors. Of the visiting staff, 9 are from 8 U.S. institutions and 
8 are from 7 foreign universities (in Canada, England, Germany, India, Indonesia, 
Jugoslavia, and the U.S.S.R.). Further information about the 1970 Linguistic Insti- 
tute is available from Mr. Gregory Lee, Dept. of Linguistics, Ohio State Univ., 216 
North Oval Dr., Columbus, Ohio I4.32IO. 

In an effort to bring items of a pedagogical interest to its readers, the Newsletter 
will frequently list books and pamphlets of interest to foreign language teachers. 
Those items which pertain to languages in general or to more than one specific lan- 
guage will be listed in the General News section of the Newsletter, while those pub- 
lications which deal with a specific language will be found in the Notes for that 
language. Readers who have come in contact with books or pamphlets or other material 
which they have found useful in the teaching of foreign languages are encouraged to 
contact the Newsletter for a possible listing in future issues. 

Recent publications of general interest include the following listed below. 

The Handbook of Foreign Language Occupations , listing diverse positions open to 
students of foreign languages'] is available for $1.75 each from Regents Publishing 


Co., Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 200 Park Ave. South, New York, N. Y. 10003. 

The Modern Language Association lists information about 2\\ U.S. government pro- 
grams in its new publication, MLA Guide to Federal Programs : An Analysis of Current 
Government Financial Assistance Programs for Students, Teachers, Researchers, and 
Scholars in the Fields of EnglTsh. and P'orelgn Languages . Copies, at $2.50 each, may- 
be ordered from the MLA Materials Center, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 10011. 

The ERIC Focus Reports has a series of publications for $.25 each--an excellent 
buyl These include: No. 2, Teaching Hispanic Culture through Folklore by Arthur L„ 
Campa; No. 6, Folktale and Folklore - Useful "Cultural Tools for Teachers of German 
by Gerhard H. Weiss; No. 9, French Culture: The Folklore Facet by Gene lie Grant 
Morain. These should be ordered by number and title from the MLA Materials Center,, 

Teachers of Spanish and French will be interested in Teaching for Cross-Cultural 
Understandings by Tora T. Ladu, State Supervisor of Foreign Languages for the N. C. 
Dept . of Public Instruction. This booklet comes high recommended for its cultural 
information on Spanish and French speakers. Copies are available at $.50 each from 
the State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh, N. C. 276O3. 

Prof. Gilbert Kettlekamp of the U.I. Educational Placement Office has announced that 
the U.I. is sending out 126 foreign language practice teachers, the majority of whom 
will go to Chicago and suburban area schools. Of this group, 60 will practice-teach 
during the fall semester, and 66 in the spring. The 126 practice teachers are 
divided by language as follows: i|2 in French, 20 in German, 12 in Latin, 9 in Rus- 
sian, and I4.3 in Spanish. Prof. Kettlekamp reports that this year's figure of 126 
represents a 70$ increase in the last two years. 

Prof. Kettlekamp also reports that the number of call3 last year for high school 
and junior high school foreign language teachers was approximately 2,000, the same as 
the year before. Calls for college teachers were down, and calls for elementary 
school teachers of foreign languages remained light 

Attention is called to the fact that the MLA and the AAT conventions will not be 
meeting together this year, but at various different times and places. The MLA Con- 
vention, as previously announced, will meet Friday-Tuesday, Dec. 26-30, in Denver, 
Colo. Information about the various AAT meetings can be found in the departmental 
Notes for those languages in this issue. 

A complete report on the 3rd- annual U.I. School-University Foreign Language Articu- 
lation Conference, held on the U.I. Urbana campus on Nov. 6-7, will appear in the 
Dec. issue of the Newsletter. 


Prof. Francois Jost, Director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature, 
published "La litterature comparde et la reforme universitaire, " Schweizerische 
Hochschulzeitung Revue III (1969), 135-1U8. 

Prof. A. 0. Aldridge published "Biography and Realism, " Les Problemes des Genres 
Litteraires [a Polish journal of comparative literature], vol. II, no. 2 (1969)* 

Prof. Aldridge took part in a symposium concerned with "University Programs in Mod- 
ern Greek," held as a part of the general symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Asso- 
ciation at Frinceton Univ. on Oct. 3I0 

Prof. Rocco Montano delivered a paper on "Montale e Croce" at the Midwest Mod- 
ern Language Association meeting in St. Louis on Oct. 23-25. 

Prof. Montano has been scheduled to deliver 3 public lectures sponsored by the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese and the Graduate Program in Comparative Lit- 
erature. On Thursday, Nov. 6, he spoke on "Renaissance, Reformation, & Counter- 
Reformation," and on Tuesday, Nov. 18. he spoke on "The Crime of Galileo." 

Prof. Montano' s 3rd lecture, on "Montale and Croce" will be held Thursday, Dec. 


11, at 8:00 p.m. in 196 Lincoln Hall. 

Papers delivered at the symposium on "The Art of Narrative" at the U.I. in Nov., 
1967, have now been presented in printed form in the current issue (Sept. 1969) of 
Comparative Studies . Participants in this symposium included: George May, Victor 
Lange, Harry Levin, and Sheldon Sacks. 

Friends and readers of Umane s imo are cordially invited to attend discussions with its 
editor, Frof . Rocco Montano, every Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in 262 Illini Union. 

FRENCH NOTES --by Frof. Edwin Jahiel 

The [(.2nd annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of French will take 
place at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, on Dec. 28-30, 1969. Our colleague, 
Prof. Francis W. Nachtmann, the new Executive Secretary of the Association, will be 
introduced at the first meeting, and will speak ot the new [Champaign-Urbana] head- 
quarters of the AATF on the second day. Included in the program are various pedago- 
gical reports: "Bilingualism in Canada, n a report by M. Morot-Sir, a talk on Flau- 
bert by Albert Sonnenfeld (Princeton Univ.), and a new French film. 

The first activity of the year for the French Club was a hootenanny on Oct. 15, with 
the collaboration of Associate Prof. Paul Barrette (guitar). 

The French House held a picnic in Oct. and a Hallowe'en party on Nov. 1. 

Our colleague, Mrs. Anna Maria Sagi, was very active during her leave-of -absence in 
Europe last academic year. An anthology of hitherto unpublished poetic works by Mrs. 
Sagi was published, entitled Laberinto de presenciaa (Le6n, Spain, Graf ica Celarayn, 
1969). Upon the appearance of the book in Spain, Madame Sagi was invited by "Radio 
Peninsular" in Barcelona to give a recital of her poetry on the radio. Some of the 
poems were also presented on Madrid television on a special program with the title 
"Poesfa e imagen. " This program presented a recording of Madame Sagi reading her own 
poems. The literary review Destino of Barcelona published an interview with Madame 
Sagi, indicating the great public interest in her book. 

Prof Larkin B. Price attended meetings of the Association Internationale des 
Etudes Franchises and the Assembled Ge"n£rale of the Society des Amis de Marcel 
Proust et des Amis de Combray while in Paris this summer to consult with Pierre 
Clarac and Yves Sandre concerning his collaboration with them on Les Plaisirs et les 
Jours section of the l|th Proust volume in the Pleiade series. "Textes de MarceT 
Proust: trois fragments sacrifiSs et deux portraits (1892-1895) » prSsentls et an- 
notes par Larkin B. Price (avec un facsimile)" appeared this spring in the Bulletin 
de la Societe* des Amis de Marcel Proust et des Amis de Combray , pp. 799-805^ and a 
review by Prof. Price of Louis Bolle's Marcel Proust, ou le_ complexe d 1 Argus , in the 
Feb. issue of French Review , pp. l|6l-lj.62~^ 

Associate Prof. Stanley E. Gray, along with other colleagues, attended the re- 
cent Midwest Modern Language Association meeting in St. Louis where he read a paper 
on "Beckett and Queneau." This paper was also read on Nov. 10 before the U.I, French 
Journal Club, 

Prof. R. J. Nelson's report "Using Radio to Develop and Maintain Competence in a 
Foreign Language" appeared as No. 11 of the ERIC Focus Reports. 

The latest writing on Proust that we know of, by our colleague Prof. Philip 
Kolb, is entitled "Proust and his Publishers" and is included in Editor, Author, and 
Publisher (Univ. of Toronto Press, 1969). 

Prof. Barbara Bowen attended a Rabelais Symposium at SUNY-Albany, Nov. 6-8, and 
gave a paper entitled "Rabelais and the Art of Bluff „ n 

Among the many French films shown on campus, the Film Society's program includes 


Godard'a Lea Carabiniers , Godard's Le_ Petit Soldat , Delvaux' s The Man Who Had His 
Hair Cut ^hort , Clair's It Happened Tomorrow , Malle's Le Feu Follet , Chabrol's Les 
Cousins . In Oct. the Depot had several spirited performances of Jarry's Ubu Roi , 
Ubu Cocu , Ubu Enc_halnt£. There was a recital by the famous organists Marie-Madel- 
eine and Maurice Durufl<§, and of course the play Antigone on Nov. 5« 

Marry Me, Marry Mel ( Le Mar i age ou Mazel Tov ) is an absolutely delightful new 
French film, by Claude Berri, who made The Two of Us (Le Vieil Homme et 1 ' Enfant ) , 
In many ways it is superior to The Graduate and ~G*oodbye, Columbus to which it is the- 
matically related. Although the best American film-critics have praised it without 
reservations, this film may be lost in the cine-shuffle of today. Its French-Jewish 
humor--down to a wedding feast — is interesting to compare with the American-Jewish 
humor of the other 2 films. If you liked Truffaut's Baisers Volls and its low-key 
approach, you and your students must not miss Marry Me, Marry Mel 

Intended for teachers of French and carrying 8 hours of credit, the Univ. of Northerr 
Iowa Summer Institute will stress understanding and speaking French. It will place 
participants in French families for 5 weeks during their period of study. It will 
include a study tour of Touraine, Burgundy, Alsace, and 1 week in Paris, for 8 weeks 
in all: June 1^-Aug. 10, 1970. For further information, contact Mr. Andre Walther, 
Director, French Summer Institute, Univ. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa £0613. 

Chimeres is a new journal published by graduate students in French at the Univ. of 
Kan. , L"awrence, Kan. 66014j.. They welcome articles and/or original contributions 
(poetry, etc.) in French only, by graduate students in other schools. 

Our colleague, Huguette Cohen, has discovered in a newspaper the following excerpts 
from letters to the French "Securitl sociale." 

"Je vis maternellement avec ma concubine." 

"Faites un effort: mon enfant va naltre." 

"Mile Josette est digne d'interet, elle est fille-mere, elle nourrit son enfant 
au sein sans pouvoir joindre les deux bouts." 

"Monsieur le directuer, mon mari est mort. Dites-moi comment le faire sortir 
de la caisse." 

"Apres le passage de votre controleur, je viens vous faire un demande de 
maternity. " 

"Habitant sur un derriere et ne m'y trouvant pas bien, je voudrais un pret pour 
amelioration. " 

"Voici huit jours que je suis couchle avec un docteur aupres de moi. J' en 
essayerais bien un autre, mais mes possibilitls m'en empechent." 

"Ouand mon petit a eu cinq ans, la caisse m'en a coup4 la moitie." 

"J'espere que vous avec pitil d'un pauvre comheur qui a sept enfants a manger 
plus sa femme et sa belle-mere." 

"Comme mon mari doit partir chez les fous, je l'envoie a" votre bureau." 

"Je croyais que j'avais le droit de toucher pour le travail de mon cubain." 

"Orphelin a l'age de treize ans, j ' ai vlcu a droite et a gauche, mais tou jours 
dans le droit chemin. " 

"N'£tant pas chomeur reconnu, je me suis mis a" ramasser quelques morceaux de 
tole pour faire manger mes enfants." 

GERMANIC NOTES -- by Roy Allen 

The annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German will take place 
this year in New Orleans at the Jung Hotel from Nov. 28-30. The department will be 
represented at the conference this year by Prof. Ruth Lorbe. 

Total enrollment in German for this fall amounts to l670--a decrease of close to ty.00 
students from last fall's total of 2056. The most sizable drop occurred in the 1st- 


and 2nd-year series (101-101).), where the enrollment fell from 1295 to IO76. As ex- 
pected, due to the relaxation in the graduate language requirements last year, there 
was again a drop in enrollment in the I|00-[j01 series (German for Graduate Students), 
although the drop was not as marked as was that of last fall; enrollment fell here 
from 2o5 to llj.9. In the 200-level courses there was a decrease from 250 to 215, 
while the 300-level courses maintain the very same number of students as last fall, 
127. The rise in enrollment in German this fall took place in the I4.OO series 
(courses for graduate students), in which the total rose this fall to 103 from last 
fall's total of 73« Six students registered this fall in courses in Germanic. The 
total in Scandinavian this term is 39— an increase of 2 over the previous fall term. 

The German Dept. is most happy to extend a cordial welcome to 15 new Teaching Assis- 
tants this year. Three of the new assistants hail from Germany, 2 from Austria, 1 
from England, and 1 from the Netherlands; the remainder are native Americans who haw 
spent some time studying in Germany. They are: Katharine Blocher (B.A. U.I. Chicago 
Circle 1969, S.S. McGill Univ. 1967), Jeanne Brown (B.A. U.I. 1969), Martyn Clarke 
(Univ. of Sussex, Brighton, 1969), Gerrit Den Hartog (B.A. Calvin College 1965), Rob- 
ert Fischer (B.A. Univ. of Nebr. 1967; M.A. Univ. of Nebr. 1969), Patricia Hofmeister 
(B.A. U.I. 1969), Brigitte Lehner (B.A. Eastern 111. Univ. 1969), Thomas Noel (B.A. 
Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, 1962; M.A. Univ. of Calif., Riverside, 1965), Peter 
Pabisch (Pedagogical Institute, Vienna, 1966; Teachers' Training College 1957 )> Gun- 
ter Richter (B.A. Univ. of Adelaide 1965; M.A. Univ. of Stuttgart 1969), Jay Rose- 
llini (B.A. U.I. 1969), Wolfgang Schwarzkopf (Univ. of Kan., Eberhard-Karls Univer- 
sitat, Ttlbingen), Jean Soulier (B.A. Univ. of S.D. 1966; M.A. Univ. of Iowa 1969), 
Jane Thompson (B.A. Univ. of Wise., Madison, 1969), David Vargo (B.A. Wabash College 

The department was represented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Modern Lan- 
guage Association, which was held this year in St. Louis from Oct. 23-25, by Profs. 
Elmer Antonsen and Ruth Lorbe. Prof. Antonsen attended the Executive Committee Meet- 
ing at the conference, concluding his term as member of the committee. 

The guest speaker at the Nov. meeting of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft was Prof. 
Josef Matl of the Univ. of Graz, Austria. Prof. Matl spoke on the topic "Goethe und 
Schiller bei den Slaven." The meeting was held in the Illini Union at 7:30 p.m. 

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, at ij.:00 p.m., Prof. Vagn Steen will give a public lecture 
on "The Poetic Possibilities in Children's Books." The lecture will be held in II4I 
Commerce West. 

The annual Christmas party of the German Club will be held this year on Dec. 5» 
beginning at 8:00 p.m. The location will be announced at a later date. On Dec. 15 
the German Club will sponsor the showing of the film comedy The Good Soldier Schweik 
in Gregory Hall Auditorium. The dialogue of the film is in German with English sub- 

From July 6-11 the International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics wa3 
held in Reykjavik. Iceland. Prof. Elmer Antonsen attended the meeting and delivered 
a paper entitled Toward a New Runic Grammar." Also last summer, Prof. Antonsen was 
elected "Korrespondierendes Mitglied" of the "Wissenschaf tlicher Rat" in the Institul 
fu*r deutsche Sprache, which is located in Mannheim, Germany. 

Prof. Vagn Steen, Visiting Prof, in the department this fall term, gave a lec- 
ture before members of the German Dept. and invited guests at Indiana Univ., Bloom- 
ington, on Oct. 9. Prof. Steen' s talk was on the subject of his experiences in 
teaching modern poetry, i.e. "Pretty Modern Poetry." In pursuance of his interest 
and work in children's literature, Prof. Steen has recently been visiting libraries 
of children's books in schools in the area of Champaign-Urbana. He also recently 
gave a reading before 2 classes of children at the Prairie Elementary School, Urbana, 

Both Prof. Steen and Prof. Arne Falck became members of the American Society for 


Aesthetics at a recent meeting of the society in Charlottesville, Va. 

Prof. Ruth Lorbe's book of interpretations of modern poetry, Lyri3che Standpunkte 
(Bayrischer Schulbuchverlag, Mttnchen, 1968^ ), is being received well; the volume has 
just this year gone into its 2nd printing. 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch has recently published an article entitled "The Heliand 
Versus $-7 Again" in Folia linguistica , vol. II, no. 1/2, 39-lj-7. Prof. Rauch has al- 
so just put 2 lengthy reviews into print, one of Robert Diamond's The Diction of the 
Anglo-Saxon Metrical Psalms ( Linguistics , vol. XLV, 76-78) and one of Moritz Regula'E 
Kurzeefasste erklarende Satzkunde des Neuhochdeutschen (JEGP, vol. LXVIII, no. 3. 


Two books by Prof. Vagn Steen will appear in print in Denmark this month. The 
first is a bilingual collection of poetry with, appropriately, a bilingual title: 
Et Godt Bog^ je/A Hole Book . The second volume is a collection of literary criticism 
entitled Laesninger . 

Prof. Francois Jost of the Comparative Literature Program at the U.I. will give a 
seminar in the spring term on the technique of the German novel. 

At the request of students from other departments of the university, Prof. Juw 
fon Wearinga will initiate in the coming spring term (1970) a course in Dutch as an 
auxiliary language. The course will be for beginners and will be taught in English. 
The title of the course will be Germanic 199. 

Also in the spring term of 1970, the department will begin a new series on the 
2nd-year level, German 107-108. This new series, a 1-year course, will be offered 
as a substitute for the regular l;th- semester course in German, German IOI4.. Upon com- 
pletion of German 103, the student will thus have the option of taking either the 1- 
semester course, German lOij., or the year course, German 107-108. German IOI4. will as 
usual be taught exclusively in German, while the new series will be taught in Engljsh 
with readings in German. The emphasis in the new series will be on reading compre- 
hension rather than on conversation and composition. 

The Newsletter of the Teaching Aid Project is available free of charge to all teach- 
ers of German. The newsletter is published by t he National Carl Schurz Association 
under a grant by Stiftung Volkswagenwerk, Germany. It is part of a project developed 
to improve the teaching of German in American schools. The newsletter contains much 
timely information of use to teachers of German. Anyone wishing to be placed on the 
mailing list of the newsletter should send name and address and Zip Code to Mr. Hans 
Deekin, Director, NCSA Teaching Aid Project, 339 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, 

The National Carl Schurz Association and the American Association of Teachers of 
German are sponsoring a study program in Germany for high school and community col- 
lege teachers of German. The objectives of this program are to give teachers an op- 
portunity to improve their command of German, to study the German people firsthand 
through a family experience, to study the history, politics, music, art, and liter- 
ature of Germany, to learn about tne application of linguistic theories to classroom 
teaching and the application of modern teaching methods in language instruction. The 
TAP VI Program will cover the period of April 2-June 19, 1970. The cost of the pro- 
gram is $2000, $1000 of which is paid by the TAP Program and the other flOOO by the 
participant. For further details and an application form, interested persons should 
write to The TAP VI Program, 339 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106. 

One of the 50-odd participants selected to take part in the TAP VT Program this 
fall is Miss Suzanne Meinheit of Matteson, 111., a senior in the Teacher Education 
Program at the U.I. 

SLAVIC NOTES --by Prof. Michael Curran 

The annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European 
Languages will be held during the Thanksgiving vacation, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 28-30, 
in New Orleans. It will take place at the Sheraton- Charles Hotel in conjunction 


with the ACTFL annual meeting and with Loyola Univ. of New Orleans as the host insti- 
tution. Among the speakers will be George Ivask, Victor Terras, J. Thomas Shaw, Wal- 
ter Vickery, Irwil Weil, and Gerta Htittl-Worth. The topics cover the teaching of 
Russian in high school and college, readings of Russian and Estonian poetry, linguis- 
tics, Russian literature, and literature of other Slavic countries. 

The fall meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association took place on Friday, 
Oct. 2L|., in St. Louis. Prof. Norman Luxemburg presided with about 15 present. Miss 
J. Willey read a report in Russian on Sergej Maximov, a Soviet novelist dealing like 
Solzhenitsyn with the theme of political exile and concentration camps. Prof. Gene- 
reux read a paper on Druzhinin and Dudyshkin, 2 19th-century literary critics. Prof e 
Karl Kramer closed the conference with a paper on Chekhov considered in the light of 
impressionism, a subject which is treated at greater length in his forthcoming book 
on Chekhovo 

On. Nov. 21-22 the annual Bi-State Slavic Conference will be held at the Univ. 
of Mo. Memorial Union. Paper topics cover the field of Russian history, sociology, 
and literature. Prof. Richard Sheldon, currently at the U.I. Center for Advanced 
Study, will read a paper on Solzhenitsyn, and Prof. Ralph Fisher, director of the 
Russian & East European Center, will chair a panel on Russian liberalism. 

Miss Temira Pachmuss 1 article, "Zinaida Hippius: The Warsaw Dairy , " was published 
in La Renaissance (Paris, 1969), no. 211j.o 

The enrollment in lst-year Russian language courses is down approximately },0% from 
last year. Enrollment in literature in translation has almost doubled. The number 
of graduate majors in the department has increased by approximately 17%, 

Three students in the Slavic Dept. were awarded their M.A. degrees this past 
month: Lisa Juhl, Nina Awsienko, and Crest Holovaty. 

The State Office of Education recently invited Profs. Clayton Dawson and Kurt Klein, 
as well as Mrs. Judith Dalchl, president of the 111. Chapter of AATSEEL, to partici- 
pate in a television interview. A film was made to encourage the expansion of Rus- 
sian language teaching, particularly at the high school level in this state. The 
film was first shown on Channel 20 in Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. Ij.. Later it will 
be available from the Office of Education for public showing by those interested. 

On Nov. 12 the Russian Club held a meeting on the 2nd floor of the YMCA, with folk 
dancing and singing. 

On Nov. 21 the Russian film Fathers and Sons , based on Turgenev's novel, will 
be shown. 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The 51at annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portu- 
guese will be held Sunday -Tuesday, Dec. 28-30, in the Hotel LaSalle, Chicago, 111. 
The General Program Chairman is Mr. Albert R. Turner, Evanston Township High School, 
Evanston, 111. A special feature of the meeting will be an address by Sr. Ram6n Sen- 
der, well-known Spanish novelist now in exile in the U.S., on the topic "El mi to en 
la realidad de cada dia y en la literatura. " 

The annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Italian will be 
held in Denver, Colo., on Sunday-Monday, Dec. 28-29, in conjunction with the MLA. 

The department, together with the Circulo Literario Espaftol, will sponsor a program 
to commemorate the l|.00th anniversary of the 1st edition of Alonso de Ercilla y Zuni- 
ga's La Araucana (1569) on Friday, Dec. 5, at 8:00 p.m. in the General Lounge of the 

Illini Union. The papers to be read include " La Araucana y las literaturas naciona- 
les" by Prof. Luis Leal, "La guerra araucana que vio Ercilla" by Prof. Marcos A. Mo- 
rinigo, "La Araucana y la historiograf ia francesa sobre America en el siglo XVTII" 
by Instructor Pedro P. Campa, "Las raujeres de La Araucana " by Graduate Fellow Lia 
Schwartz de Lerner, and " La Araucana en las antologlas " by Graduate Assistant Hector 
R. Romero. 

The department awarded 6 doctoral and 11 masters degrees at the end of the summer 
session. The doctoral recipients, with their present locations, were: Mr. Elton 
Martin Anglada-Segarra (Princeton Univ.), Mrs. Carol Roark Blackburn (Univ. of Ga. ), 
Miss Iris Catherine Jeffery (Good Counsel College, While Plains, N. Y. ) , Mrs. Judith 
Zelenka Rojas (U.I„), Mrs. Claire Olson Szoke (Danville High School), and Mr. David 
Torres (Eastern Wash. State College), all in Spanish. 

The masters recipients, with their undergraduate institutions, were: Mr. Adel- 
fo Aldana (B.A. Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa), Mr. Steven Norman Dworkin (B.A. 
Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ont.), Miss Mary Anne Everson (B.A. Edgewood College, Madi- 
son, Wise), Miss Donna Jean Fritz (B.S. Eastern 111. Univ.), Miss Susan Ellen Lei- 
bowitz (B.A. Cornell Univ.), Mr. Felix Soto Maldonado (B.S. Bowling Green State Univ. 
Ky.), Mrs. Mary Anne Wilkinson Marrocco (B.A. Northwestern Univ.), and Miss Barbara 
Eileen Olson (B.A. Augustana College), all in Spanish. 

Masters degrees in Portuguese went to Mr. Lee Roy Donnell (B.A. Univ. of Ore.) 
and to Miss Janet Louise Lyle (B.A. Miami Univ., Ohio), and a masters degree in the 
teaching of Spanish was awarded to Mrs. Sue Taylor Bertoleit (B.A. U.I.). 

The department is honored to have 23 graduate students attending on full or partial 
fellowships. Of these, llj. are new recipients this year. 

New holders of University Fellowships are Miss Suzanne Brotman (B.A. U.I., Ful- 
bright-Hays Grant to Argentina, 1968-69), Miss Harriet Vanessa Carter (B.A. Sophie 
Newcomb College of Tulane Univ., New Orleans), Miss Miriam Charlene Cox (B.A. Augs- 
burg College, Minneapolis), Miss Carolina Adriana Diaz (B.A. Univ. of Wise, Milwau- 
kee), Miss Karen Ann Freeman (B.A. Purdue Univ.), Miss Sonia Teresa Ramirez (B.A, 
Univ. of Ga.), and Miss Bari R. Weintraub (B.A. U.I., Fulbright-Hays Grant to Brazil, 

Miss Deborah K. Spruell (B.A. Univ. of Calif, at Santa Barbara) received an 
NDEA Title IV Grant, and Miss Sherilyn Hope Freeman (B.A. U.I.) and Mr. Malcolm Noel 
Silverman (B.A. Queens College, New York, M.A. U.I.) received NDFL Title VI Grants. 

A Graduate College Fellowship went to Mr. Ernest Silvester Merrill (B.A. Hamp- 
ton Institute, Va. ), and Mr Terry Lee Collier (B.A. U.I.) was awarded a Graduate 
College Special Fellowship. Tuition-and-f ee waivers were given to Mr. John Christ- 
opher Eustis (B.A. Brown Univ., M.A. Middlebury College) and Mrs. Mihaela Susan (B.A< 
Univ. of Bucharest, Romania). 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, head of the department, attended the Midwestern Mod- . 
ern Language Association meeting in St. Louis on Oct. 23-25 and read a paper, "Alfon- 
30 Sastre's Escuadra hacia la muerte : A Study in the Human Condition." Prof. Ange- 
lina R. Pietrangeli served as Chairman of the Italian Section at the meeting. 

Ph.D. recipients from this department who read papers at the meeting included 
Dr. Josl R. Cortina (Wayne State Univ., Detroit) "Antonio Buero Vallejo, Contemporary 
Spanish Playwright," Dr. Joseph Schraibman (Wash. Univ.) " Tres tristes tigres : len- 
gua oral y literatura, " and Dr. Concha Zardoya (Univ. of Mass. at Boston) "El tema 
del sueflo en la poesia de Quevedo." 

The new head of the department, Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, and Mrs. Pasquariello 
were hosts at a reception in the Faculty Lounge of the Illini Union on Sunday after- 
noon, Sept. 28. Together with the former head, Prof. William H. Shoemaker, and Mrs 
Shoemaker, they received the departmental faculty, staff, and graduate students. 

Prof. Shoemaker, who resigned the headship effective Sept. 1, is spending the 
academic year as an Associate Member in the U.I. Center for Advanced Study. 

Profs. Merlin H. Forster and Robert E. Lott, formerly associate professors, 


were promoted to the rank of full professor effective Sept, 1. 

Prof. Henry R. Kahane is on sabbatical leave for the academic year. He is 
remaining on campus to work on 2 projects. He and his wife, Mrs. Ren6e Kahane, plan 
to complete a presentation of linguistio relations between Byzantium and the West, 
to be published in an Encyclopaedia of Byzantinology now in preparation in the Neth- 
erlands. In addition, Prof, and Mrs. Kahane, in collaboration with Prof. Angelina R, 
Fietrangeli, are working on the problems inherent in the Grail Myth. 

Prof. Luis Leal has been reappointed for a 2-year term as a Member of the Com- 
mittee of the Graduate Record Examination in Spanish as administered by the Educa- 
tional Testing Service, Princeton, N. J. In addition, Prof. Leal recently returned 
from New York where he served on the Commitee to Formulate Undergraduate Programs in 
Spanish, the results of which will be published in a future issue of Hispania , 

Prof. Marcos A. Morinigo participated in the "Cuatro centenario de La Araucana " 
program at the Univ. of Mich., Sept. 21;-27, where he read a paper, "Definlcion de La 
Araucana ." 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo attended the XI Congress of the International Fed- 
eration of Modern Languages & Literatures in Islamabad, Pakistan, in Sept. He read 
a paper on "The Particular and the Universal Truth in the Dramatic Theory of the 
Golden Age. " 

Associate Prof. Spurgeon W. Baldwin was Chairman of the Orientation Committee 
for new teaching assistants in the department. Prof. Baldwin was assisted by Assis- 
tant Prof. Thomas C. Meehan and Mr. Pedro F. Campa. Mr. Campa, formerly a graduate 
teaching assistant, was recently promoted to the rank of part-time instructor. 

Assistant Prof. Dieter Wanner addressed the Linguistics Seminar on Sept. 25 on 
the topic, "Why the i in Italian." 

Prof. Luis Leal's recent publications include the "Pr6logo" to Ram6n Rubin's Quince 
palabras (Mexico, 1969) as well as 2 articles, "Para la bibliograf£a de Jalisco, " 
'Eoletln~~bibliograf ico de la Secretarta de Hacienda y_ Cr^dito Publico , 2a Ep., vol 
XV (abril- julio 1969 J, - !^-!^. and "Manuel Alvarez de Castillo, cuentista, " Et Cae - 
tera, 2a Ep., vol, IV, no. 5 (mayo-junio 1969), 81-93, 

Assistant Prof. Isaias Lerner published "A proposito de Cien agog de sole dad , " 
Cuadernos americanos , no. 1 (enero-febrero 1969), 187-200, and he reviewed Alberto 
M 1 . Salas' Para un bestiario de India3 in Sur, no. 316-317, 120-123, 

Instructor - Martha Paley de Francescato published "Julio Cortazar y un modelo 
para amar ya amado, " Cuadernos americano3 , no, 3 (mayo-junio), 235-21)1., 

Mr. Richard P. Doerr, a former graduate assistant in this department and now a 
Ph.D. candidate at the Univ. of Colo., published "Algunos apuntes sobre el llxico de 
Cundinamarca, n Hiapania , vol. LII, no. 2 (May 1969), 261|-272. 

The Portuguese Club has resumed its bate-papo coffee hours in the Coin Room of the 
Univ. YMCA on Mondays at l+:00 p.m. while the U.I. is in session. All speakers of 
Portuguese are invited to attend, 

The Clrculo Literario Espafiol sponsored a lecture on Tnursday, Nov. 13, by Sra. Anna 
Maria Sagi, instructor in the U.I. Dept, of French and a well-known Spanish poetess 
in her own right, Sra. Sagi's topic was "Caminos de evasi6n y de misterio." 

The department-sponsored Spanish luncheons have been resumed at a new location, the 
cafeteria of the Illini Tower Residence Hall every Wed. from 11:14.5 a.m,-l:00 p.m. 
while the U.I, is in session. All speakers of Spanish are invited to attend. 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly 
by the modern language departments of the U.I. under the direction of the Head of 
the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 251 
Illini Tower, Champaign, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available 
without charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communi- 
cations by mail should be addressed to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 22I4. Lincoln 
Hall. Urbana. 111. 61801. 

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December, 19&9 
Vol. XXIII, No. 3 

FrBhliche Weihnachten 

Felices Navidades 

Joyeux Noel 

Buon Natale 

Feliz Natal 

C PoatflecTBOu Xpmctobhu 

Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

FrcJhliches Meujahr 
Pr6spero Aflo Nuevo 
Bonne Annee 

Felice Capodanno 

Feliz Ano Novo 

C Ho bum Toflou 

The 3rd annual School-University Foreign Language Articulation Conference was neld on 
the U.I. Urbana campus Thursday-Friday, Nov. 6-7. It was attended by over 220 for- 
eign language teachers. The theme was "Teacher Education: A Continuous Process." 
Assistant Prof. U. Henry Gerlach of the Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literatures was 
the cnairman. 

The conference officially began with a dinner meeting Thursday evening, Nov. 6„ 
Dean Robert W. Rogers of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences welcomed the teachers 
assembled. He called their attention to the new Foreign Language Building, now under 
construction and due for completion in Feb., 1971, as a building which would feature 
"experimentation and research for language teaching." Dean Rogers also mentioned the 
existing U.I. programs in Mexico, Brazil, Jugoslavia, and France, and pointed out 
possible future programs in Hong Kong, India, and Iran. In closing he stated that 
the current cnanges in the LAS foreign language requirements "do not considerably 
alter the importance of foreign languages," but instead they enhance the opportun- 
ities for the students. 

Dean J. Myron Atkin of the College of Education also welcomed the dinner group 
and stressed 2 points. The first was that the college programs desperately need con- 
tact with practicing professionals (i.e., the high school language teachers), and the 
second was that the education curriculum needs the perspectives which a study of the 
humanities can provide. 

Following brief welcomes by the heads of the U.I. foreign language departments 
or their representatives, Mr. F. Andre 1 Paquette, Executive Secretary of the American 
Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, spoke on "Changing Constraints." He 
began by citing 5 such changing constraints in American life. 

In the 1st constraint, the changing entrance requirements of many colleges and 
universities, Mr. Paquette stressed that all degree requirements are now being exam- 
ined, not just those for foreign languages. He added, however, that the foreign lan- 
guages are more vulnerable. The colleges and universities are facing today what 
secondary education faced some years back; a college education is now becoming "a 
right and an expectation" and so the requirements must change to fit the majority, 
for "all the children of all the people," according to Mr. Paquette. 

Mr. Paquette' s definition of neo-isolationism, his 2nd constraint, is "a turning 
inward in all walks of life" by giving more attention to the social ills of our 
country. This is manifested in black study courses, ethnic study courses, and an 
increase in bilingual education following the federal government's Bilingual Edu- 
cation Act of 1967. 

The 3rd constraint, financial pressures in all aspects of government, has been 
felt in many educational programs, but particularly In the Dept. of Health, Education 

& welfare's reduction of its Basic Studies Program in a budget cut of 3 1/2 billion 
dollars. This, said Mr. Paquette, "is another manifestation of a reexamination of 
priorities" in our educational systems. 

In introducing the I^th constraint, the changing social conditions of students, 


Mr. Faquette said that the keyword for students Is mass ; "mass movements, mass pro- 
duction, mass media." He continued that "today's student is the time's most fortu- 
nate man" since he "can experience more worlds" with fewer temporal and spacial lim- 
itations. But Mr. Paquette went on to stress tnat the old norms and standards are 
now of little use to the students, and there are no new norms. The student protest 
is a 3ilent one in education: attrition. Today's student finds no relevance for 
foreign language studies<> 

With the 5th constraint, the changing social conditions of the faculty, Mr 
Paquette said that teachers "should try to bridge the generation gap within the fac- 
ulty." He cited anthropologist Margaret Mead who stated that World War II is the 
dividing line for the generation gap within the faculty. A teacher must therefore 
bridge 2 generation gaps: one between teachers educated before and after World War 
II and one between teachers and students. 

The implication of all these constraints, according to Mr. Paquette, is that the 
supply of foreign language teachers might exceed the demand. To help offset this, 
and to obtain better foreign language teachers, Mr. Faquette feels that the high 
schools themselves--and not the colleges and universities--should determine what the 
teacher-training for prospective teachers ought to be. Otherwise, the high schools 
will turn to non-university career-trained personnel. Mr. Paquette felt that if a 
Berlitz instructor could do a better teaching job than a college-trained teacher, the 
high schools would pick the former because of the surfeit of teachers available. 
"For too long," continued Mr. Faquette, "we have felt that we could knock one lan- 
guage for another... We have a long way to go to demonstrate that we can cooperate." 

Mr. Paquette went on to stress tnat the current academic reform has not had the 
impact on colleges and universities as a whole that it has had on the elementary and 
high schools. 

Mr. Paquette then cited William Riley Farker who once said that languages should 
have a positive effect on students. At the college level, however, foreign languages 
have had no effect. Mr. Paquette felt that foreign languages should not be dominant 
in a student's curriculum, but supportive. To do this, he suggested that teachers 
improve "by recognizing the value of love" (as outlined in Erich Fromm' s The Art of 
Loving ) and that they strive to convey to their students a sense of history in order 
to show the survival of the species and also the survival of the minorities within 

Mr. Paquette closed by calling on the FLA Conference to relate the elementary 
school to the high school and the high school to the college, and also to foster 
foreign language teaching which would emulate "a passionate and a compassionate 
understanding. '• 

Prof. William D. Johnson, Head of the Teaching Experiences Laboratory of the 
U.I. College of Education, started the Friday session by explaining the purpose of 
his department's program to the assembled high school teachers. In most teacher 
training, according to Prof. Johnson, a student learns various method theories in courses, but they are generally not the right ones to help him with his problems 
when he first starts practice teaching. In the U.I. Teaching Experiences Laboratory 
method, a student's first try at practice teaching is in a laboratory environment 
with paid student volunteers; the session is recorded on videotape so that the 
student's instructors and advisors can later point out suggestions and criticisms,. 
The student is therefore better prepared when he begins his actual practice teachingo 

Following Prof. Johnson's talk, there were separate language group meetings for 
teachers of French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. The teachers then recon- 
vened for a luncheon meeting at noon. 

Mr. Albert F. Marzo of Aurora West High School addressed the luncheon group on 
the topic, "The Foreign Language Teacher of the 70' s." He began by recalling his own 
personal experiences in student teaching, where a student had to practice teach for 6 
weeks "and it was secondary if you profited from it." He went on to suggest several 
changes in the area of student teaching. 

First, Mr. Marzo felt that quarterly workshop conferences should be held for the 
cooperating teachers of the foreign language student teachers. Also, a student 
teacher should spend 2 weeks of observation followed by 10 weeks of practice teaching 
"to be wholly involved." Mr. Marzo further suggested that the education courses be 
kept to a minimum so the student teacher could have more time for teaching. He also 
felt that the student teacher should write a constructive critique at the end of his 


teaching experience so that the cooperating teacher could be made aware of any prob- 
lems and suggestions. 

Mr. Marzo said that each school which accepted student teachers should offer a 
course on school-community relations so that the student teachers would better under- 
stand their new environment. He also hoped to see a workshop on the responsibility 
of the student teacher to the school community. 

"My teaching years have rewarded me with many happy moments," said Mr. Marzo in 
closing, adding that he wished similar "self -satisfying and enjoyable experiences to 
"my present and future student teachers." 

Following the luncheon, the language group meetings resumed until 3:00 p.m. when 
the conference officially ended. 

In addition to the program of meetings, the high school teachers were also given 
opportunities to visit various U.I. language classes. An exhibit of textbooks and 
teaching materials was also held during the conference at which various textbook 
companies and U.I. language departments had displays. 


Frof. FranQOis Jost, Director of the Comparative Literature Program at the U.I,, was 
in Utrecht during the latter part of Nov. to attend a Board Meeting of the Inter- 
national Comparative Literature Association. 

Prof. Rocco Montano delivered a lecture on "Montale and Croce" on Thursday, Dec. 11. 
This was the last of a series of 3 lectures presented by Prof. Montano, the first 2 
( "Renaissance, Reformation, & Counter-Reformation" and "The Crime of Galileo") having 
been presented by him in Nov. 

Frof. Montano has published the 1st part of an essay, "Schema di una Storia della 
Poesia di Dante," in Convlvium , vol. XXXVII, no. 3 (1969), 257-292. The 2nd part of 
Prof. Montano' s essay will appear in the next issue of Conviylum . 

Prof. A. Owen Aldridge has recently edited Comparative Literature; Matter and 
Method (U.I. Press). In exploring the purposes and perspectives of comparative lit- 
erature in his introductions, Mr. Aldridge defines that discipline as "the study of 
any literary phenomenon from the perspective of more than one national literature or 
in conjunction with another intellectual discipline, or even several." Although 
stressing relationships between authors, literatures, and movements, he contends that 
the most important of all literary relationships is that between literature and life. 
This principle is reflected in the 17 articles here assembled from the journal, Com - 
parative Literature Studies . 

Written by some of the most eminent literary critics and literary historians of 
our times, the essays range from Renl Wellek's "Philosophy and Postwar American Cri- 
ticism" and John Gassner's "Varieties of Epic Theatre in the Modern Drama" to "Armi- 
da's Garden" by Mario Praz, " France-Amerique ; The Transatlantic Refraction" by Harry 
Levin, and 'Walter J. Ong's "Evolution, Myth and Poetic Vision." 

Mr. Adlridge's book is now available at the bookstores. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

By decree of the Minister of National Education of the French Republic, Prof. Bruce 
H. Mainous, Head of the Dept. of French at the U.I., has been promoted to the rank of 
"Officier" in the Ordre des Palmes Acad^miques. Prof. Mainous was named "Chevalier" 
in the Order In 1963, and presented the decoration and ribbon by M. Jean Bollard, 
Consul General of France In Chicago, on Dec. 3 °f that year. This year, M. Jean Dig- 
ras, Cultural Attach^ for the Midwest, will present the decoration in a ceremony dur- 
ing a reception on Dec. 15, in Illini Union Rooms A & B, at 8:00 p.m. Guests will 
include students, staff, and officials of this and other institutions, and, generally, 
friends of Prof. Mainous. 


Prof. Mainous, a Virginian by birth and a graduate of the College of William & 
Mary, has also studied at Montpellier, the Sorbonne, and the U.I. (Ph.D.). He has 
taught at Nfmes and has been on the U.I. staff since 1914-8. He has held various pro- 
fessorial and administrative positions here, including the Assistant Deanship of the 
LAS College, and, since 1965, the Headship of the Dept. of French. Most of our read- 
ers are familiar with the wide scope of his academic and cultural activities and 
interests, his textbooks, his positions in several state and national organizations, 
activities too numerous to list here, save perhaps for a recent one: his essential 
role in the creation of the Illinois-Iowa Year-Abroad Program and his directorship 
in residence at Rouen for the 1st year of this venture, 1968-69 [see Oct. Newsletterl 

Those closer to Prof. Mainous know how successfully he has led the U.I. Dept. of 
French, constantly improving an already excellent department, and keeping ahead of 
the times rather than just following them — a formidable job in these days and in a 
school of the caliber of the U.I 

In 1808, under Napoleon Bonaparte, the definitive decree was issued which gave 
its precise form to the University , defined as a body exclusively charged with public 
teaching and education throughout the Empire. That was the basis of the French edu- 
cational system as it exists, in essence, to this day. Honorary titles and decora- 
tions were created then: The Palmes Academiques, which became an Order in 1955. The 
Palmes honor cultural achievement and are awarded to writers, artists, educators, and 
to those Frenchmen and foreigners who, living abroad, contribute to the intellectual, 
scientific, or artistic expansion of French culture. 

With a few exceptions, in years past, we were a bit reluctant to urge theatre trips 
to this campus because, notwithstanding the artistic interest of the productions, the 
physical facilities were not always good. Now, the superb new Krannert Center has 
changed all that: the Antigone cast declared that in their scores of theatres they 
had never encountered as impressive and useful facilities as those of the Krannert. 

The University Theatre's 1969-70 season has included already Brecht's Galileo , 
and will include: Oliver , the musical by Lionel Bart (Dec. II-IJ4.) ; Moliere's The 
Misanthrope (March 14.-8, 1970); Shakespeare's Othello (Apr. 15-19); Anouilh' s Thieves' 
Carnival (May 6-10). The Studio at the Center (productions by students in theatre) 
will present Ionesco's Exit the King on Dec. I4.-6. For information and tickets, 
please write the Krannert Center, Urbana 61801, not this Newsletter. 

Opus Blue is Pink was a production in Nov. by the Claude Kipnis Mime Theatre at 
the Krannert. Mr. Kipnis and his wife Dinah, who did the sets and costumes, are 
French-Israeli artists. Mr. Kipnis' teacher was Marcel Marceau. The professional, 
brilliant Kipnis Company, which resides on this campus and includes Rita Nachtmann, 
the daughter of our colleague Prof . F. W. Nachtmann, is another attraction which has 
been bringing to Urbana visitors from often distant points. 

We have just received 2 offprints of articles by our colleague, Prof. Charles A. 
Knudson: "La Brogne," published in Melanges off erts a Rita Lejeune, vol. II (1969) 
and "Le theme de la princesse sarrasine dans La Prise d' Orange published in Romance 
Philology , May 1969. 

[The following statement was prepared by Prof. Emile Talbot.] 

The French sectional meetings of the Foreign Language Articulation Conference 
sought to give high school teachers the opportunity to voice their opinions on 
teacher training generally, and on the U.I.'s program in particular. The morning 
session, chaired by Mr. Paul Griffith, discussed teacher training at the undergrad- 
uate level. Profs. Stanley L. Shinall and F. W. Nachtmann spoke briefly about the 
program at the U.I. The afternoon session, chaired by Prof. Nachtmann, discussed the 
Master of Arts in Teaching program in French. Prof. Frederic M. Jenkins and Prof. 
Shinall explained the program to participants. 

The high school teachers had a number of suggestions to make. Beyond strength- 
ening linguistic and literary training, they suggested a more comprehensive method- 
ology course and more stress on testing procedures and lab operations. In addition, 
some felt that a longer practice experience was necessary. A number of participants 
expressed the wish to see the U.I. offer extension courses in French on the graduate 


level either in other cities, or at the Urbana campus in the evening or on Saturdays,, 

The department thanks those who participated and will consider the suggestions 
made as it seeks to improve its teacher training program. 

Recently Profs. Stanley E. Gray, Bruce H. Mainous, Gabriel Savignon, and Stanley L. 
Shinall of the Urbana campus Dept. of French visited the U.I. Chicago Circle for con- 
ferring with colleagues on topics of mutual concern and interest. Items discussed 
there included the hoped-for establishment of the M.A. degree program at the Circle, 
the Illinois-Iowa Junior Year Abroad, and the undergraduate majors. The visitors 
report that the visit was a cordial and fruitful one. 

Profs. Bruce H. Mainous, P. W. Nachtmann, and Stanley L. Shinall attended the Illi- 
nois Foreign Language Teachers Association meeting in Chicago on Nov. 7. Among the 
graduate students, Sharon Drazner attended. Some stimulating discussions have given 
impetus to innovation in our Teacher Training Program of which more will be said at 
a later date. 

A major exhibition by modern and contemporary artists from the world-famous collec- 
tion of Lydia and Harry Winston (Mrs. Barnett Malbin) contained original graphics by 
many modern and contemporary French artists. It included approximately 130 prints, 
35 portfolios of prints, 25 single illustrations, and 15 illustrated books, 100 post- 
ers and 150 personal greeting cards from artists--all documenting extensions of the 
painter and sculptor as printmaker, illustrator, graphic designers, and communicator,, 
By the time this item reachers you the exhibit will be gone, but other exhibitions 
may be known in advance by writing the Krannert Art Museum, U.I., Champaign 61820. 
The Museum hours are Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00, Sunday 2:00-5:00, also Thursday eve- 
nings on March 19 and 26, April 2, 9, and 16 from 7:00-10:00. 

The Nov. 18 meeting of Le Cenacle at Prof. Y. Velan^s house dealt with "Chanson et 
Litterature. " Graduate students, guests, and staff attend the Cenacle meetings. 

The French luncheons have moved to the Illini Tower Cafeteria, Thursdays from ll:i(.5- 
1:00. French-speaking guests are welcome. 

Prof. Barbara Bowen's talk for the French Journal Club, "A New Look at the French 
16th Century" was rescheduled for Dec. 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the Law Bldg. Auditorium. 

GERMANIC NOTES -- by Roy Allen 

The German Dept. bereaves the recent los3 of Prof. Francis J. Nock, loved by all as a 
friend and highly esteemed as a teacher and a scholar. Prof. Nock passed away on 
Monday, Nov. 3, 1969. Prof. Nock was educated at Haverford College. He obtained the 
M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from New York Univ. His doctoral thesis dealt with a Middle 
High German MS. of the ParzivSl by Wolfram von Eschenbach. He taught at New York 
Univ., the Univ. of Wise, and at the Rice Institute. For several years he was head 
of the German Dept. at the Univ. of Wichita, Kan. He came to the U.I. in 19U8, where 
he taught until his death. His administrative ability was always recognized and 
utilized in many ways. From 19U8-52 he served as the director of German 101-102. He 
was appointed to various departmental, college, and university committees and occa- 
sionally served as Acting Chairman of the German Dept. For some time he was also Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the department. Of courses on the advanced level, to mention a 
few, ne taught a 300-level course in phonetics, 2 [|.00-level courses in Middle High 
German, a special course in the structure of the German language for new teaching 
assistants (designed and introduced by Prof. Nock in 1966) and a special topic course 
on his favorite 19th-century writer, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (taught in the 


summer of 1967 and announced again for this semester). Prof. Nock authored a number 
of German-language textbooks, including, for example, An Introduction to Scientific 
German (1937), Expository German (1951)> German Science Reader (1961). Prof. Nock's 
doctoral dissertation was published as No. 22 of the Ottendorfer Memorial Series in 
1935« One of the most important of the many articles he published was the product of 
a broad study of the relationship of the M-group of Parzival MSS: Die M-Gruppen der 
Par z ival- Hands c'nr if ten (PBB, 1968, 11;5-173)» Prof. Nock published numerous reviews 
and also translated a number of works of German literature into English, including 
E. T. A. Hoffmann's Kater Murr , Schnitzler's Literatur , and Sternheim' s Nebbich . 
Prof. Nock is survived by his wife, Marcia. 

A memorial service for Prof. Nock was held in the Union on Sunday, Nov. 9, 1969. 

A loan fund to assist graduate students in the German Dept. is being established by 
the department in memory of Prof. Francis J. Nock. The money being collected for the 
fund will eventually be turned over to the Univ. Foundation. The fund will be known 
in the department as the Francis Nock Memorial Fund, 

On Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the General Lounge of the Union Prof. James Marchand pre- 
sented a talk on "Parzival' s Guilt: The First Visit to the Grail Castle." 

[The following report was prepared by Assistant Prof. U. Henry Gerlach. ] 

This report is offered in the hope and with the suggestion that the readers will 
act on those recommendations made at the conference and summarized here which fall 
into their particular shperes of influence. 

The morning session on Friday, Nov. 7, chaired by Prof Richard Figge, was de- 
voted to a general discussion of articulation problems faced by the high school grad- 
uate who enters the U I. It was pointed out that many high school counselors are not 
aware that students can complete their LAS College graduation requirement in foreign 
languages while still in the high school For this reason we quote here from the 
"University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign Undergraduate Study 1969/1970" (U.I. Bul- 
letin, vol. LXVI, no. 109, May 2, 1969, p. 68): "Students entering the College of 
Liberal Arts & Sciences with q. units in 1 foreign language have satisfied the lan- 
guage requirement for graduation from most curricula in that college, and they need 
not take the placement test unless they plan to do advanced work in the same language 
they previously studied." 

Until this semester it was an LAS policy not to give credit for language courses 
taken as a result of "back-placing." Now the student can get full credit for each 
language course taken at the university even if the placement test score indicates he 
should start all over from the 1st semester,, 

The observation was made that in high schools with a limited language program 
schedules should be worked out such that there is continuity of learning into the 
senior year, thus avoiding the problem of a large time gap between the most recent 
language class and college entrance. Several teachers felt this to be a problem that 
could be solved only by the counselors who advise students on desirable schedules. 
It was suggested that for this and other reasons counselors be invited to future lan- 
guage articulation conferences. 

The fact that students exposed to different methods and texts in their high 
school German classes find a uniform and perhaps unfamiliar approach at the univer- 
sity led to a discussion of how these students can best be prepared. The solution to 
this problem is contained in adoption ,of the Guidelines for J£ Levels of Competence in 
German issued this fall by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 
State of 111. This pamphlet sets forth clear goals to be achieved by stressing all 1| 
communication skills from the start of Instruction. (If you have not received this 
publication, ask your school administrator for a copy or write to Springfield.) The 
teachers using the old ALM materials, entirely devoid of grammar presentation, were 
shown the new edition which has systematic "generalisations" (a euphemism for gram- 
mar). The move toward a balance between the i| skills evident in this particular text 
is clearly indicative of the present trend, which should reduce the articulation 
problems significantly. No longer will we find students good in 1 aspect of language 
but sadly deficient in another, because of the teaching approach* 


The afternoon session was devoted to teacher education, with special emphasis 
on pre-service training. A panel consisting of Mr. Richard White (Rich Central High 
School, Olympia Fields) as moderator, Mrs. Marion Schultz (Maine Township High School 
South, Park Ridge), and Mrs. Marcia Bernhard (Champaign Central High School) opened 
the meeting. Following their presentation, there was a group discussion. Some of 
the many worthwhile points raised are summarized below. 

A period of observation with partial involvement should be the student teacher's 
1st activity in the school where he is to practice teach. This should take place at 
the beginning of the year before the students have become accustomed to the class- 
room routines of the experienced cooperating teacher. This would serve to rid the 
student teacher of the idea that classes generally have the discipline and mental set 
toward study which he finds when he takes over somewhere in the middle of the term. 
For this reason the U.I. highly recommends the course Educational Practice 2£0 
(School & Community Experience) to all teacher trainees. In German this course is 
"pushed" with the result that this fall 8 out of 9 students in German 281, the de- 
partment's methods course taken just before practice teaching, had availed themselves 
of the opportunity to observe in the school where they were scheduled to teach later c 

Such observation period is invaluable to the teacher trainee before he begins 
student teaching, but similar observation opportunities should be made available much 
earlier. Interested freshmen and sophomores need such a chance; they could then 
better decide whether a teaching career could elicit their total committment. Also, 
professional education courses would then not simply be requirements to fulfill but 
meaningful steps leading to one's goal. Prior to such observation the student should 
be taught how to observe, e.g to watch for specifics of presentational method, 
classroom management, etc. 

Often student teachers do not know quite what to expect of high school classes 
Here, too, observation could help. Generally speaking, the language classes in the 
high school are just that--and not a forum where fine points of literature should be 
discussed. Another problem of pre-assessment arises for the foreign-born teachers. 
Something best described as a "cultural gap" may exist unless they work on this as- 
pect of their preparation for teaching in an American school. 

In this connection it was suggested that courses in cultural history be expanded 
to provide future teachers with a better background in both the aesthetic and the 
ethnic culture of the German language area. 

Several teachers reported that teacher trainees working under their supervision 
were unable to write a usable classroom test. This comment was brought to the atten- 
tion of the professor who teaches the departmental methods course. As a result, more 
time will be spent on testing and grading. For next term, Rebecca M. Valette's Mod - 
ern Language Testing: A Handbook (Harcourt, Brace & World) was added as a required 
text, so that after initial exposure to it the future teacher will always have it 
handy as a reference text. 

Teachers now in the high schools felt that In the training of teaching majors 
the acquisition of everyday language should receive equal emphasis with the language 
of literature. 

It was suggested that co&'perating teachers communicate their comments on insuf- 
ficient preparation of student teachers to appropriate university personnel. Obser- 
vations about a particular student in German can be sent to the Dept. of Germanic 
Languages & Literatures, Attn. Teacher Training Advisor, 371 Lincoln Hall, U.I., Ur- 
bana, 111. 61801. Comments about the general program of teacher training should be 
addressed to the Coordinator, Urbana Council on Teacher Education, 120 Education 
Building, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801. Where the student is poorly prepared because of 
the quality of his own work, individual help may be given. When a course or program 
is felt wanting, it will be re-appraised. 

SLAVIC MOTES -- by Prof. Michael Curran 

The Depot Theatre recently presented 2 short plays by the well-known Polish writer, 
Slawomir Mrozek. The plays were Enchanted Night and The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey . 
They were both directed by William McCombe, a graduate student in the Slavic Dept. 
The casts of both plays also included many members of the Slavic Dept. Douglas Clay- 
ton played one of the leads in Enchanted Night , and Elliot Cohen, Gary Davis, Mike 

Tudor, and Rich Weathers appeared in The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey . 

On Sunday, Dec. 7, there was a showing of the Czech film, Loves of a Blonde , in 
the Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. 

On Thursday, Dec. 11, the controversial Russian film, banned for 2 years by 
Khrushchev, I am Twenty , was shown by the Russian Club at 8:00 p.m., Auditorium. 

The publication of Zinaida Hippius' religious diary byvshem , supplied with annota- 
tions and an introduction by Miss Temira Pachmuss, is scheduled to appear in 3 sepa- 
rate installments in the forthcoming issues of La Renaissance in Paris, 

Mr. Alex Vorobiov passed his preliminary examinations leading to the Ph.D. degree 
this past month. 

As an alternative to the audio-lingual approach now used in Russian IOI-IOI4., the 
Slavic Dept. will introduce 3 new courses to satisfy the LAS language requirement: 
Russian 121, 122, 123. The sequence emphasizes basic Russian grammar and vocabulary 
for recognition purposes and prepares the student to read Russian and translate into 

Two sections of Russian 199, an undergraduate open seminar, are also being in- 
stituted,, Section A will deal with Russian literature, and Section B with Russian 
language and culture. The latter will use films to be shown and discussed in class. 

Another new course, related to our department, will be Library Science i|33-K 
dealing with Slavic Bibliography. 

Seventeen U.I. students (Susan Atkin, Suzanne Best, Tom Colberg, Barbara Fell, Galen 
Foat, April Fritsch, Sherry Gehrke, Sona Janjigian, Maya Karanusic, Ken Olson, Tom 
Parcheta, Joanne Reilly, Ludmillia Revenko, Dan Stein, Anna Tokarchuk, Susan Trebbe, 
and Richard Trojanowski) and 7 other students from Hawaii, Stanford, Chicago, Michi- 
gan, Yale, Davidson, and Toronto took part in the program. They spent 5 weeks in 
Zagreb, Jugoslavia, studying Russian at the Center for Foreign Languages. A staff of 
ij. taught grammar, conversation, and literature courses on 3rd and 1+th year level,, 

Classes were held 1± days a week so that the students could have ample time to 
travel in Jugoslavia and to the neighboring countries. The final 3 weeks were spent 
in Warsaw, Leningrad, Moscow, the Crimea, Kiev, Vienna, and Paris „ 

While the students enjoyed their stay in Jugoslavia, the majority felt that a 
stay of similar duration in the Soviet Union would have been far more beneficial in 
improving their fluency of Russian. Our next Russian Abroad Program will therefore 
take students directly to the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, we will not be able to 
arrange a program for 1970. Anyone interested in a program for 1970 can get inform- 
ation from the latest AATSEEL Newsletter or by writing to the Council on Internation- 
al Educational Exchange, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, N. Y„ 10017. 

Twenty high school teachers of Russian attended the 1969 Articulation Conference, In 
the morning session Prof. Kurt Klein talked about the preparation of Russian teachers 
at the U.I. Since 1959, when the program was started, a total of I4.I teachers have 
been prepared. Although there are 65 high schools where Russian is offered, it is 
now difficult to find jobs for graduates in the Russian Teacher Training Curriculum, 
In order to introduce more Russian programs into high schools several steps have been 
taken by the Committee on the Promotion of Russian in Illinois; a letter has been 
sent to Ray Page, Superintendent of Public Instruction, about the present status of 
Russian in 111. ; another letter urging the introduction of Russian will be sent by 
the Committee through the State Office of Education to all principals of high schools 
in the state; finally, a television program on the teaching of Russian has been taped 
and is available to all interested at no charge. For further information about this 
film, please write to Dr. Robert Schultz, Director of Instructional Television, Hern- 
den Building, South 5th St., Springfield, 111, 62701, 

Mrs. Maria Zalucky spoke on the course in Russian culture which she and her hus- 
band taught at the EPDA Russian Teachers' Institute at the U.I. last summer. 


In the afternoon session a panel of high school teachers, consisting of Mr 
Frank Petronaitis (Lyons Township High School, La Grange), Miss Alice Glowacki (Hins- 
dale High School), and Mr. Stanley Moore (Rich Township High School, Park Forest), 
discussed their work as cooperating teachers. They pointed out that our students aie 
generally well-prepared, that practice teaching is a full-time job, and that the 
practice teachers should therefore be given fewer assignments in their university 
courses. Other topics discussed were: closer cooperation and possible short-time 
exchange of high school and university teachers of beginning language courses; the 
number of credit hours for students with high school Russian; and independent study 
of Russian in high schools. 

After the panel discussion, Mrs. Marta Brovina, an exchange teacher from the So- 
viet Union, talked about the teaching of foreign languages in Soviet high schools. 
Mrs. Brovina teaches English and is head of the foreign language department at Mos- 
cow High School No. 123. This is a special high school where several subjects are 
taught in the foreign language. There are more than 10 such high schools in Moscow, 
and several in Leningrad, Kiev, and other large cities. 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, ft PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

Augustana College will sponsor its 6th Summer School Program in Spain from July 6- 
Aug. IJ4., 1970, in Madrid. The program is open to students with 2 years of college 
Spanish or equivalent, and the cost is approximately $790 (including air transpor- 
tation from New York). Further information may be obtained from Dr. A. Arjibay Dor- 
este, Director, Summer School in Spain, Augustana College, Rock Island, 111. 61201. 

The Downstate Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & 
Portuguese invites all interested parties to join the organization. 

If you are a teacher; You will be kept informed on all meetings; you will re- 
ceive Spanish Contest information and can enter your students; your students will re- 
ceive awards for winning performances; a worthwhile meeting is planned for you in 
April which will be of particular value if you cannot attend the Dec. 28-30 meeting 
at the Hotel LaSalle in Chicago; you will have an opportunity to participate in an 
exchange of ideas among other area teachers. 

If you are a student : You receive all the advantages of membership at a reduced 
fee ; you become acquainted early in your career with teachers in your field at all 
levels; you have an early affiliation with a professional organization. 

If you are a college or university professor: Your interest and participation 
are invaluable to elementary, junior, and high school teachers who look to you for 
the culmination of the teaching programs in which they participate. 

National AATSP dues are $8.00, the student rate is li^.OO, and both include a 
year's subscription to Hispania. Downstate Illinois Chapter dues are $1»00. Send 
all dues to Mrs. Gladys Leal, Treasurer, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. Uni- 
versity Ave., Champaign, 111. 61820. 

The Spanish Committee which represented the department at the FLA Conference held on 
campus on Nov. 6-7 consisted of 9 members of the department: Prof. Anthony M. Pas- 
quarlello (head of the department), Profs. Joseph S. Flores and Angelina R. Pietran- 
geli, Associate Prof. W. Curtis Blaylock, Assistant Profs. David R. -iershberg, IsaJas 
Lerner, and Thomas C. Meehan, Instructor Maria Elena Bravo de Maharg, and Newsletter 
Editor Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. In addition, Mr. Thomas Washington, Jr., Centennial 
High School, Champaign, was invited to sit on the Spanish Committee. 

At the morning session cf the Spanish section meeting on Friday, Nov. 7, chaired 
by Prof. Hershberg, the teachers discussed points raised in Mr. Paquette's speech the 
night before and also the LAS entrance requirements in foreign languages. During the 
afternoon session, chaired by Prof. Blaylock, suggestions for changes in the teacher 
training curriculum were discussed. 

Prof. Pasquariello was the host at a small reception for the Spanish high school 
teachers on Thursday, Nov. 6, prior to the FLA Conference dinner, in the Illini 


The department welcomes 13 new graduate teaching assistants this year. New assis- 
tants in Spanish are: Mr. Donald Max Brayton (B.A. State Univ. of Iowa, M.A. U.I.), 
Miss Maria Luisa Freyre (Profesorado degree, Instituto Nacional Superior del Profes- 
orado, Buenos Aires), Mrs. Teresa Guerra de Gloss (Lie. degree, Univ. of Madrid), 
Miss Susan Kingston (B.A. Vassar College, M.A. Middlebury College), Mrs. Shirley 
Taylor Mason (B.A. Morgan State College, Baltimore), Miss Candace Jean Mott (B.A. 
U.Io), Miss Denise Margaret Nuccio (B.A. U.I. Chicago Circle), Mrs. Kay Parnell 
Stoneking (B.A. David Lipscomb College, Nashville, M.A. U.I.), and Mr. Earl G 
Thompson, Jr. (B.A. Iowa State Univ., M.A. Univ. of Mo.) 

New assistants in Italian are Mr. Fiore Tony Matteis (B.A. Univ. of Windsor, 
Onto, M.A. Middlebury College) and Miss Raffaela Yvonne Nanetti (B.A. Catholic Univ., 
Milan, M.A. J. Hopkins, Bologna). New assistants in Portuguese are Miss Silvia Eliz- 
abeth Miranda DeMoraes (Bacharelato degree, Univ. of Ceara, Brazil) and Miss Janet 
Louise Lyle (B.A. Univ. of Miami, Ohio, M.A. U.I.). 

The department sponsored a lecture by Prof. Brian Dutton of the Univ. of Ga. on the 
topic "The Semantics of Honor" on Monday, Nov. 21).. Prof. Dutton' s field is medieval 
Spanish literature. 

Prof J. H. D. Allen will represent the department at the winter meeting of the Lin- 
guistic Society of America in San Francisco, Calif., during Dec. 28-30. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, Associate Prof. Spurgeon W. Baldwin, and Instruc- 
tor Pedro F. Campa represented the department at the South Atlantic Modern Language 
Association meeting in Atlanta, Ga., during Nov 6-80 

Dr. Judith Zelenka Rojas, formerly the head of the department's secretarial 
staff, is working this year as research assistant to Prof. William H. Shoemaker 

Graduate Assistants Ronald R. and Rinda S. Young represented the department at 
the 3rd annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
in New Orleans, La , on Nov. 28-30. 

Prof. Merlin H. Forster has published an article, "El concepto de la creaci6n poeti- 
ca en la obra de Carlos Pellicer, " Comunidad , vol. IV (1969), 683-688. 

Prof. Marcos A. Morinigo served as editor of a new edition of Don Quixote pub- 
lished by the Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires. Assistant Prof. Isaias Lerner 
helped Prof. Morinigo in preparing the text, notes, indices, and preface. 

The Mesa Redonda meets once a month to discuss literary themes. The group i3 open 
to departmental faculty and to those graduate students who hold the M.A. degree. 
The Mesa Redonda Committee for 1969-70 consists of Prof. Luis Leal, Assistant Prof 
Thomas C. Meehan, and Instructor Martha Paley de Francescato. 

The Mesa Redonda has sponsored 2 meetings this semester in the Illini Union. 
On Friday afternoon, Oct. ^1, Mrs. Francescato introduced the topic "El escritor 
comprometido" for group discussion. On Friday afternoon, Nov. 21, the Ecuatorian 
writer Alfredo Pareja Diez- Canseco spoke to the group about his writings. 

§ § § § § 
The Editor wishes to thank Graduate Assistant Peter E. Sutter of the Dept. of Slavic 
Languages & Literatures for his help with the Russian captions on the front page. 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly 
by the modern language departments of the U.I„ under the direction of the Head of the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 251 Illini 
Tower, Champaign, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available without 
charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communications by 
mail should be addressed to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 22[j. Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 
111. 61801. 




January, 1970 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Vol. XXIII, No. ij. Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

Tnree Illinois language teachers are achieving dramatic results with a new method of 
language instruction. Mr. Henry H. Farker, U.I. instructor of Latin, has 50 students 
of whom 50$ are making A's, l±0% B's, 10$ C's, with no D' s or failures. Mrs. Karen 
Stone, Dwight Township High School, has 2 Spanish classes with 85-90% earning grades 
of C or higher, and 60$ of these are making A's. Mr. Thomas Washington, Jr., Cham- 
paign Centennial High School, also has 2 Spanish classes with 55$ A's, 20$ B's, and 
13$ C's. 

These 3 teachers are using the Psych-0-Generative Method of language Instruction 
which tney demonstrated at the U.I. Foreign Language Articulation Conference in Nov. 
19o9o This method came about after 7 years of research by Dr. Samuel Nodarse, an 
assistant professor at the Univ. of Northern Iowa, due to his dissatisfaction with 
current methods of language instruction. The Fsych-0-Generative method consists of 3 
basic parts: 7 basic sentence structures as the starting point; 7 simple processes, 
which when applied to the 7 basic sentences can form any expression imaginable; and 
a finite number of areas of expression. 

The F sych-0~Generative hypothesis is that every person is born with a psychogen- 
erative mechanism which, when it receives a finite number of language symbols, is 
carable of producing an infinite number of language variations. Also, each person 
has a psychogenerative learning sequence which, when it coincides with the sequence 
of the rresentation of material to be learned, produces an optimum of learning and a 
minimum of nonlearning and confusion. The method's goal is to determine the above 

The F sych-0-Generative theory of learning is based on the fact that a human 
being does not need to be taught all the facts in the field of study; he need only 
be riven a limited number of selected facts which can be generated by him into a 
series of infinite knowledge about the material being taught. 

The system uses the inductive process; material is rresented, not explained. 
It is rresented without the confusion of variables so that the student can infer the 
principles that the presented material implies. If material is rresented with diff- 
erent variables at the same time, the other variables will distract the student end 
he may inductively form tho wrong conclusions. 

The Fsych-0-Generative method stresses realism. Those words and sentences not 
used witn great frequency in everyday speech have been eliminated from the lessonso 
Lie students are given the opportunity to concentrate on true communication; they 
learn to use the wide spectrum of human emotions (anger, joy, irony, etc.) with the 
newly-acquired symbols of the foreign language. This cannot be accomplished when the 
student is concentrating his attention on differentiating verb tenses or trying to 
remember all the words of a complicated dialogue. At the same time, the student is 
made to realize that the topics and ideas which he discusses in his native language 
can be said in the foreign language which he is learning. 

In order to imprint the target language, the Psych-0-Generative method uses 
oral, aural, and visual stimuli. The students hear the material pronounced by the 
teacner, t.nen pronounce it after him while looking at the material projected on a 
screen by means of transparencies. Workbooks are provided for practice in written 
work to reinforce the classroom oral work. There are no textbooks. 

A sample F sych-0-Generative drill, here translated into English, shows how new 
elements are introduced one at a time to reinforce the material which has gone 
before. Speaker A--"Who spoke?" Speaker B--"John spoke." A--"When did John speak?* 
B--"John spoke last night." A--"Where did John speak last night?" B--"John spoke 
last night in the library." A--"With whom did John speak last night in the library?* 
B--"John spoke with his friend last night in the library." A- -"What did John speak 
about with his friend last night in the library?" B — "John spoke about music with 
his friend last night in the library." The teacher, after presenting this material, 
does not monopolize the class by being the sole interrogator; he allows the students 
to ask as well as to answer these drill questions. 

The advantages of the Psych-0-Generative method are that it applies logically 


and consistently the principles of learning theory derived from studies of language 
structure and of the learning process. In addition, the students learn grammatical 
patterns naturally and apply them with competency. The students can learn up to 
twice as much in a year with this system as with other systems. The students can 
function at higher levels of achievement and classroom failure is drastically 
reduced. Finally, the teacher's role is minimized to develop more fully the stu- 
dent's potential to learn. 

Fsych-O-Generative materials are available for French, German, Japanese, Latin, 
Morwegian, Russian, Spanish, and other languages. Teachers desiring more inform- 
ation may contact the Psych-O-Generative Center, Box 1U3. Waterloo, Iowa 50706. In 
addition, Mr. Parker, Mrs. Stone, and Mr. Washington cordially invite all interested 
persons to contact them personally to arrange visits to their classes to see the 
Psych-O-Generative method in use. Their addresses are: Mr. Henry H. Farker, Depto 
of the Classics, 36I Lincoln Hall, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801$ Mrs. Karen Stone, 
Dwight Township High School, Dwight, 111. 60I|20; Mr. Thomas Washington, Jr., Cen- 
tennial High School, 913 Crescent, Champaign, 111. 61820. 

Vita International Association and Mr. Gustav Speder, instructor at Springfield High 
School, are offering a 21-day, 8-country tour of Europe from June ll|.-July I4.. The 
tour price of $695 includes round-trip air transportation from Chicago, all trans- 
portation and sightseeing in Europe, hotels, and 2 meals daily. Additional inform- 
ation may be obtained by contacting Mr. Speder at Springfield High School, 101 S. 
Lewis St., Springfield, 111. 6270[|., or by writing Vita International Association, 
1+00 E. Randolph St., Chicago, 111.60601. 

The Indiana Language Program has several publications available. Single copies are 
available free; prices for more than 1 copy are available upon request. The publi- 
cations are: Translating Foreign Language into Careers (vocational opportunities 
for language students); Visual Aids Handbook for Foreign Language Teachers (designed 
to help teachers in the construction of their own visual aids) ; Language Laboratory 
Techniques . These publications can be requested from the American Council on the 
Teaching of Foreign Languages, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011. 

The following publications are available from the MLA-ACTFL Materials Center: 
Vocational Opportunities for FL Students by Gilbert Kettlekamp, U.I. Prof, of Second- 
ary & Continuing Education ^Language uses in business and industry, government, 
teaching, and other vocations), no. B31, $.75; Listening Comprehension by Wilga M. 
Rivers, no. D230, $.25; two ERIC Focus Reports, no. 10-- Summer Foreign Language Camps 
for School Students by G. K. Haukebo, and no. 12 — Songs in the Foreign Language 
Classroom by Olivia Munoz, $.25 each. These can be ordered by number and title from 
the Materials Center, MLA-ACTFL, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011. (The Materials 
Center charges a $.50 handling free on all orders under $5.) 

The 1970 catalogues of materials in French, Spanish, German, and Italian are 
available free from Goldsmith's Music Shop, Inc., I; 01 w » l+2nd St., New York, N.Y. 
IOO36. The catalogues list records, texts, slides, filmstrips, posters, maps, and 
paperbacks. Please specify the language when requesting a catalogue. 


Prof. Rocco Montano has recently published an article entitled "From Italian Humanism 
to Shakespeare: Humanistic Positions," Italian Quarterly XIII:50 (Fall 1969), 3-32. 
His article entitled "Crocean Influence and Historicism in Italy, " which first 
appeared in Comparative Literature Studies in 1961|» has been included in the recently 
published volume, Comparative Literature: Matter and Method , ed. A. Owen Aldridge 
(Urbana, 1969). 

Prof. Herbert Knust of the Comparative Literature Program and the Dept. of Germanic 
delivered a paper at the recent MLA meetings in Denver to the Comparative Literature 
Group 7 (Franco-German Literary Relations). His subject was "Camus' Le Malentendu 


and Doderer's Zwei Ltigen. " 

During the 1970 Summer Session Prof. Hans Galinsky, Visiting Professor from the Univ a 
of Mainz, will teach 2 sections of Comparative Literature [|.52 (Seminar in Literary 
Relations )--one entitled "Problems in Relations: German and American Literatures in 
the 20th Century" (9:00-10:00 TuWTh), and the other, "The Translator as Literary 
Artist and Intermediary: 19th and 20th Century American Poetry and its German Ren- 
derings" (11:00-12:00 TuWTh). 

Profo Francois Jost, Chairman of the Comparative Literature Program at the U.I., 
will teach Comparative Literature 1^.62 (Seminar in Literary Themes and Types) "Con- 
cepts of Thematics with Special Reference to 18th Century Authors (English, French, 
German)" on Mondays from 4:00-6:00. 

FRENCH NOTES --by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

The following item, from a recent magazine, may bring you up to date and help close 
part of the linguistic generation gap in French: 

Cet hiver, si votre fils ou votre petit frere utilise un de ces mots dans la 
conversation, sachez au moins de quoi il s'agit. Voici, glanes dans les lycles 
parisiens, ces hauts lieux de l'alchimie verbale, la traduction argotique des mote 
de notre langage courant. 

Les soullers : les bulldozers, les bulls, le3 galoches, les peniches (a cause 
des semelles epaisses revenues a la mode). Avoir une contravention : se faire pa- 
pillionner (influence de l'actualite litteraire ) . La p i s c 1 ne : la jave (a cause de 
l'eau de javel). Le mou choir : le tire-moelle (sans commentaire ) . En avoir assez : 
en avoir plein les spartaites (ras le bol est demode ) La tete : la baignoire Telle 
peut etre vide ou pleine d'eau). 

La moto : la meule. Le velo : le Spad (comme 1' avion de 191i+.)« Etre relaxe ; 
etre cool ["influence du jazz americain). Le lit : la chapelle blanche (re tour au 
paganisme). Les parents : les Gaulois, les Charlemagne. Une voiture : une caisse, 
une bolte a misere, un tombeau a roulettes. 

Une s ur bourn; un tam-tam, un agite-grolles (sans doute a cause de 1' agit-prop ) 
De 1' argent : l'oignon, des louis, des eurodollars (on suit l'actualite financiere). 
L 1 autobus : le tire-fesse (nette democratisation des sports d'hiver). Le metro : le 
tube (car nos lyceens connaissent Londres aussi bien que Billancourt ) . Le coiffeur : 
le rase-moumoutte (a cause du postiche de la grande soeur ) . La television : la 
boJte a mater (derivl de la langue verte ou un mateur est un voyeur) , la soupe (d'ou 
l'expression: "Est-ce que la soupe est bonne ce soir? l, ) 

The Dec. 1| meeting of Le Cenacle at Prof. Stanley E. Gray's house dealt with the 
"explication de texte" game, whereby staff and students bring anonymous literary 
texts to be identified by stylistic characteristics. The film L ' homme au crane rase 
by the Belgian Andre 1 Delvaux was screened by members of the department, along with 
the Renoir classics, Une partie de campagne and Les Bas-fonds . 

The Dept. of French at Urbana- Champaign will offer programs in various aspects of 
French culture and civilization over Radio Station WILL-FM beginning in March 1970 
(Thursdays, 7:00-7:l;5 p.m.). Speaking for the Dept.'s Radio Committee (Messrs. 
DeLey, Griffith, Laprevotte, Ouvrier, Velan), Prof. Robert J. Nelson stresses that 
the programs are not "language classes," but are aimed at listeners able to follow 
normal French speech. Programs will concern themselves with as many French-speaking 
countries and cultures as possible, particularly with those aspects normally not 
accessible in "course work." The Committee is thus eager to learn from prospective 
listeners both formats and contents which would be of special interest to them. 
Those interested should write to Prof. Nelson, Dept. of French, 2ljij. Lincoln Hall, 
U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801, well in advance of the 1st program, March 5„ 


The Univ. of Mass. is sponsoring French studies at the undergraduate and graduate 
level in Pau, France, from July 9-Aug. 20. The $700 cost includes round-trip air 
fare from Boston, tuition, textbooks, room and board in Pau. Further information is 
available from: French Studies at Pau, Dept. of Romance Languages, Univ. of Mass., 
Amherst, Mass. 01C02. The application deadline is Feb. 15. 

Prof. C. A. Knudson spoke on "The Saracen Princess in the Old French Epic" at the 
Dec. 10 meeting of the U.I. Mediaeval Club. In the past month, Miss Susanna Strick- 
land and Prof. Edwin Jahiel led film post-mortems after the showings of La Guerre 
est Flnie and La Strada . Prof. Jahiel also spoke at the Colloquium of Graduate 
Students in Comparative Literature on Dec. 18 on "Film Criticism and How to Get It." 

Attending the MLA meeting in Denver were Profs. Bruce Mainous, L. B. Price, 
Vincent Bowen, and Edwin Jahiel. Prof. Price was the Secretary of the Proust Re- 
search Association meeting and was elected President for the coming year. Prof. 
Jahiel was chairman and discussion leader for the seminar on film study in liberal 

The latest AATF Chicago Chapter Newsletter includes a number of interesting announce- 
ments, some of which are mentioned here briefly again. First, M. Digras, Cultural 
Attache for the Midwest (in Chicago) has a useful collection of records and other 
realia which are available to teachers, on loan, upon request. Second, M. Digras 
may also be contacted for membership (15 Francs) in the recently formed "Association 
Francaise des Professeurs de frangais, " which membership includes 1| numbers of the 
magazine "Le Franqais d' au jourd'hui. " Third, the program "French Abroad," organized 
in Quimper by the Univ. of Rennes and the Council for Study Abroad has been enthusi- 
astically reported on. For information, write Mr. Paul Whiting, Lake Forest High 
School, Lake Forest, 111. 600[j.5, or Prof. Paul T. Griffith, Dept. of French, 2I4I4. 
Lincoln Hall, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

Si l'on n'a pas retrouve tout de suite Beckett disparu, on a pu retrouver aussitot 
le fil de son oeuvre. grace a ce commentaire sur le nouveau Prix Nobel publie dans 
Le Monde par Mme Hllene Cixhous. 

"SI le reel objectif (paysages, objets, personnages) n'est pas absent, II n'est 
percu que pour etre aussitot confondu avec la parole qui l'interroge, sauf dans le 
cas des ob jets-symboles, dont l'inventaire est reduit (caillou, fauteuil, perche, 

"Cast en partie a cause de la cloture de l'lcriture sur elle-meme, qui accen- 
tue le "poids" d'une idllogie du rien ("peser l'absence dans une balance. . .met tre le 
rien en mots..."), que le succes de Beckett s'est propage lentement a travers le 
monde. . 

"...On pourrait presque definir cet opera, mis en scene par un sujet qui se 
pourchssse, comme une seule question qui se demande qui la pose et ou, question con- 
stituante, a force d'etre repetee, de sa propre reponse, qui, se distant, s'annule, 
question demiurgique, creatrice d'une 5ntendue verbale qui se pousse de phrase en 
phrase, etc." 

Eh bien, maintenant, tout est clair. 

GERMANIC NOTES -- by Roy Allen 

prof. Christine Oertel Sjogren of Oregon State Univ. will be Visiting Prof, of German 
in the department in the spring term. Prof. SjSgren will conduct a seminar on 

In the series Texte des spaten Mittelalters und der f ruhe n Neuzeit , which is edited 
by Hugo Moser, Ernst A. Phillippson (Prof. Emeritus, U.I.) and Karl Stackmann, 
another "American" contribution has recently appeared. The new volume, (Heft 23) 


Per Mtinchener Psalter des II4.0 Jahrhunderts , was edited by Prof. Albert L. Lloyd of 
the Univ. of Penn. , who will prepare 3 more texts for the series as well. 

On Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Union Prof. James Marchand was the guest speaker 
before the "Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t . " Prof. Marchand's talk was entitled 
"Parzival's Guilt: The First Visit to the Grail Castle." 

The following students were recipients of the degree of Master of Arts in German in 
June, 1969: Theodore Etherington, Katherine Hilden, Monika Lentze, and Richard Lipp- 
man. Students who received the same degree in German in Aug. of that year were: 
Ruth Field, Rudolf Hofmeister, Hilda Markowski, and David Mikleton. 

The following German majors at the U.I. have been elected this semester to Phi Beta 
Kappa honorary society for high scholastic achievement: Leonie Marx and Carol 

On Nov. 20, 1969, the German Club sponsored an evening of authentic German folk dan- 
cing for faculty and students in FAR at 7:30 P»m. The annual Christmas party of the 
club was held on Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m. in Latzer Hall (YMCA). On Dec. 16 the German 
Club presented a showing of the German film Per gute Soldat Schweik at 8:00 p.m. in 
100 Gregory Hall. 

The Indiana Univ. Memorial Union Board and the Student Advisory Board of the Dept, 
of Comparative Literature at Indiana Univ. will sponsor a month-long program in the 
Union of Indiana Univ. centering around concrete poetry and including a visual ex- 
hibition from the collection of Mary Ellen Solt, taped readings and weekly lectures 
in the fields of concrete poetry, concrete music, and graphic arts. The program will 
open on Feb. Ij. with a lecture given by Prof. Vagn Steen, currently Visiting Prof, in 
the German Dept. at the U.I. Other speakers in the following weeks will be Emmet 
Williams and Yanis Zinakis. 

In response to a request from numerous institutions, both high schools and colleges, 
as to what volumes in the area of German language and literature should be included 
in a basic collection in their libraries, the American Association of Teachers of 
German is offering an alphabetical list. This listing is based on the cataloguing 
of the so-called "Lehrerhandbibliothek" compiled and presented to the National Office 
of the AATG by the Goethe-Institut. The listing is by author and title and is fur- 
ther subdivided into such categories as reference works, grammars, drama, texts for 
"Nacherz&hlen" and for "Diktate," collections, readers, and interpretations. The 
list is available upon request from the National Office. The National Office is also 
interested in receiving further recommendations from all members concerning additions 
to such a collection. 

In accordance with a new federal law, the German Federal Government has taken over 
financial responsibility for the "Deutsche Bibliothek, " a unique library which ac- 
quires and makes available to the public every book published in Germany. The lib- 
rary, located in a new 12-story building completed just last year in Frankfurt a.M , 
is the Federal Republic of Germany's successor to the "Deutsche Bucherei" which 
opened in Leipzig in 1912 as the central "library of record" of the German Reich. 
The new institution will collect, catalogue, and store all new publications appear- 
ing in Germany and will regularly issue indices or bibliographies of all new publi- 
cations. The library does not lend out its volumes, but makes them available at its 
main office in Frankfurt. 

A recent decision taken by the ministers of education at a conference in Bonn makes 


it mandatory for all children In the Federal Republic of Germany to begin learning 
at least 1 foreign language upon reaching the age of 10. Most school districts up 
to this time had made the teaching of foreign languages compulsory only in the rre- 
university schools known as "Gymnasium" and "Realschule. " The decision by the Bona 
government follows a recommendation of a conference of European ministers of educa 

A comprehensive exhibition of letters and first editions of books by Franz Kafka is 
currently being shown by the Leo Baeck Institute of New York. The exhibition, which 
also includes photographs of the Prague author, was put together by the Goethe-Insti- 
tut of Munich and the Berlin Art Academy. Letters from Kafka to Martin Buber are on 
loan from Jerusalem and Kafka memorabilia are provided by Schocken Books, Inc., New 

SLAVIC MOTES -- by Prof. Michael Curran 

Prof. Frank Gladney, who is spending his sabbatical in Prague, writes: "On Thanks- 
giving I spoke to the Russian & Ukrainian Dept. at Charles Univ. on '0 novom genera- 
tivnom podxode k probleme padezhnyx otnoshenij' — my attempt to explain Charles Fill- 
more's ' The Case for Case' and to suggest how it would apply to Russian. The dis- 
cussion was rather spirited. I encountered a good deal of intelligent scepticism on 
the question of how specific problems would be handled. A coworker of Petr Spall's 
approached me and said he would enjoy talking to me since his group is currently 
working on Fillmore's ideas." 

At the New Orleans meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East 
European Languages this past Nov. Prof. Clayton Dawson was reelected President . 

Among the speakers at this year's meeting of the Modern Language Association were 
Horace Lunt, Tadeusz Gasinski, Zbignlew Folejewski, Simon Karlinsky, Jan Kott, Jerzy 
Krzyzanowski, Richard Schechner, Adam Tarn, and Andrzej Wirth. 

In early Dec. Prof. Dawson was Invited to Washington, D. C, to serve as reader and 
consultant on a Fulbright-Hays panel. Applicants were both pre- and post-doctoral 
and were hoping to spend between 6 and 12 months in the Soviet Union or Eastern 
Europe. Approximately 100 were reviewed for only l|lj. awards 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires recently published a new edition of Don 
Quixote . The prologue was written by Prof. Marcos A. Morfnigo. The edition, text, 
notes, and indices were prepared by Sra. Celina S. de Cortazar of the Univ. of Buenos 
Aires and Assistant Prof. Isalas Lerner of this department. 

Members of the Downstate Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanisn & 
Portuguese should order text materials for the AATSP National Exam by Feb. 1 from Dr. 
James E. McKinney, Contest Chairman, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Western 111. Univ., 
Macomb, 111. 6l[|.5$. Please remember that only current members of both the National 
AATSP and the Downstate Chapter are eligible to participate in this contest. Dues 
($8 regular, $l± student, plus $1 Downstate Chapter dues) can be sent to Mrs. Gladys 
Leal, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University, Champaign, 111. 61820. 

A pamphlet, "Why Elect Spanish," by Randall Sipes, has been issued by the Western 


Illo Univ. Bulletin aa Vol. XLVII, no. 1, and is available by writing the Division 
of Public Services, Western 111. Univ., 900 W. Adams St., Macomb, 111. 6II4.55. The 
1st copy ia free; additional copies are $.10 each. 

The Columbia Association grants scholarships not only to college students who plan 
to become teachers of Italian but also to high school students who study Italian, 
Further information is available from the Columbia Association, IOI4.7 78th St., 
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11228. 

Two Portuguese institutions, the Univ. of Lisbon and the Univ. of Coimbra, will 
offer summer sessions in July-Aug. for foreign students of the Portuguese language, 
history, and literature. Further Information may be obtained from the Secretario do 
Curso de Ferias, Faculdade de Letras, of the respective universities. 

The Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese Graduate Students Association was organized last 
spring semester to foster greater liason not only between the graduate students and 
the faculty of this department but also between this group and similar graduate 
groups in other departments. The group is governed by a committee comprised of 1 
representative from each discipline in the department. The committee for 1969-70 
consists of Mr. Gerald Dreller (Portuguese), Mr. Onorantino Marrocco (Italian), Mr. 
Stephen J. Summerhill (Hispanic literature), and Mr. Ronald R. Young (Spanish lin- 
guistics). Miss Felicia G. Sworsky was appointed SIPGSA Secretary by the committee 

With the cooperation of the faculty members involved, SIPGSA has appointed 
graduate students to serve on various departmental committees. SIPGSA sponsored a 
departmental Hallowe'en party on Friday, Oct. 31, In the University Club under the 
organization of Graduate Assistants Carolyn J. Balkema and Reynardo L. JimSnez- 
Sanchez Future SIPGSA plans include a graduate meeting at the beginning of the 
spring semester, as well as a picnic later in the spring,, 

The Modern Language Association Convention, held in Denver, Colo., on Dec. 26-30, 
saw participation by various members of the department. Prof. Anthony M. Fasquar- 
iello, head of the department, served as the Chairman of Spanish $ (Modern Feninsular 
Literature) and as the Chairman of the Spanish 5> Advisory % Nominating Committee. 
Prof. V'illiam H. Shoemaker was the Chairman of Spanish I4. (18th & 19th Century Penin- 
sular Literature). Prof. Merlin H. Forster was the Secretary of Spanish 7 (Modern 
Spanish-American Literature) and served on the Bibliography Committee for Spanish 
6-7. Profo Luis Leal was the Secretary of Spanish 6 (Early Spanish-American Litera- 
ture), and participated in a seminar on Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novel- 
ist. Prof. Robert E. Lott served on the Spanish 5 Advisory & Nominating Committee. 
Assistant Prof. Thomas C. Meehan took part in a colloquium whose topic was "Aliena- 
tion in Ernesto Sabato's Sobre heroes v_ tunbas . " Instructor Martha Paley de Frances- 
cato read a paper, "Las figuras del calidoscopio de Julio Cortazar." 

Various departmental doctoral alumni also participated. Dr. Evelyn Uhrhan Ir- 
ving attended in her capacities as President of the National Association of Language 
Laboratory Directors. Dr. Daniel R, Re«dy (Univ. of Ky. ) was nominated as 1970 
Secretary of Spanish 6. 

Dr. John W. Kronik, formerly of this department and now at Cornell Univ., read 
a paper at the Spanish \\ meeting on "Clarln and Gald6s: A Literary Relationship in 
Review. " 

Assistant Prof. Thomas C. Meehan has published an article "El desdoblamiento interior 
en Dona Ines de Azorin, " Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos , vol. LXXIX, no. 237 (septiembre 

Instructor Martha Paley de Francescato recently published "Teoria y realizacicn 
del esperpento en Martes de Carnaval , " Cuadernos Hi sp ano amer i c ano s , vol. LXXIX, no. 
236 (agosto 1969), UH3-J+95T 

Prof. Robert E. Lott will be on leave Feb. 1-Sept. 1, 1970, and will be working on a 
book about Juan Valera, the Spanish novelist,, Prof. Lott's research will take him 
and Mrs. Lott to Spain for the summer months. 

Associate Prof. Hugo W. Cowes has been promoted to Full Standing in the Graduate 
College and is now eligible to direct doctoral dissertations. 

The Clrculo Literario Espanol organized a group of carolers who visited the homes of 
various departmental faculty members on Monday evening, Dec. 15, to serenade with 
carols in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan. In addition, the Circulo 
sponsored its annual Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Illini Union. 

The Mesa Redonda met on Friday, Dec 19, in the home of Prof. William H. Shoemaker,, 
The topic of discussion, "Psicologia y literatura, " was introduced by Graduate 
Assistant James Mahargo 


From the Newsletter, Jan. 1950: "The Superintendent of Peoria Public Schools recent- 
ly admitted his desire to begin a program of foreign languages at the elementary 
level. His contention is that there would be greater social experiences and an in- 
crease in cultural background for young people possessed of such proficiencies. 

"The State Organization of High School Spanish Clubs will hold its 1st meeting 
March 1| at the U.I... Write to Miss Dorothy Dodd of Quincy or Mrs. Margaret Imig 
of Bloomington. It will be an all-day meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m." 

The MFL Newsletter is mailed under a special third-class non-profit-organization 
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subscribers who have changed their addresses. Instead, undelivered copies are 
returned to the MFL Newsletter offices with 10c postage due apiece . The Newsletter 
staff then removes the names and addresses of these subscribers from the mailing 
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The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly 
by the modern language departments of the U.I. under the direction of the Head of the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 251 Illini 
Tower, Champaign, telephone (217) 333-353°. The Newsletter is available without 
charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communications by 
mail should be addressed to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 22\\ Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 
111. 61801. 


February, 1970 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Vol. XXIII, No. 5 Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

Teachers have long realized the value of pen pals in foreign countries for their 
students as a supplementary teaching tool for languages, history, geography, current 
affairs, and other related fields. In recent years, foreign language teachers have 
come to use pen pals as an effective means for their students to put into actual 
practice the language skills which they Learn in their classrooms. 

As a service to those teachers who are either interested in forming pen pal 
relationships as a class project or who have individual students who have expressed 
an interest in obtaining foreign language pen pals, the Newsletter is publishing an 
up-to-date list of various U.S. pen pal organizations and the services which they 
are prepared to provide. Some groups handle specific languages and areas, while 
others provide world-wide service. The organizations listed are equipped to handle 
both individual and group matchings, except where otherwise noted. 

The costs vary from gratis to $1 per name requested. A self -addressed, stamped 
envelope should accompany each order. An applicant for a pen pal should list his 
name, address, age, sex, hobbies or interests, sex of pen pal desired, and the for- 
eign language in which he is prepared to write. Some students are ready and able to 
write a simple letter in the foreign language after the first year of high school 
instruction; others might want to wait until after the second year before trying to 
maintain a correspondence in the foreign language. The individual teacher is in the 
best position to determine when his students are ready for foreign language pen pals. 
Many of the groups listed below do not make pairings in non-English-speaking count- 
ries for applicants under 13 years of age, since many foreign students and most Amer- 
ican students do not begin studying a second language until after this age. 

After receiving the name of a pen pal, the student should send a letter describ- 
ing himself, his family, his interests, his area of the U.S., and other items of gen- 
eral interest to his correspondent. Air mail should be used in all cases, since sur- 
face mail out of the country tends to be slow. A surface mail letter may take from 
3 weeks (to England) to 3 months (to Asia). An air mail letter will reach any part 
of the world in 10 days or less. The current air mail postage rates are: Canada & 
Mexico $.10 per ounce (same as in U.S.); the CarPibean, Central & South America $.15 
per half-ounce; Europe & North Africa $.20 per half -ounce; rest of Africa, Asia, 
Australia & New Zealand $.25 per half-ounce. Air letters costing $.13 each are 
available at the post office, and they come highly recommended. An air letter sheet 
folds into its own envelope after the message is written inside, and can be mailed 
anywhere in the world by air mail for just $.13. No enclosures are permitted. 

Ten pen-pal organizations are listed below. Each organization provided the 
information as listed by completing a questionnaire which had been submitted by the 
Newsletter. Please do not forget to enclose your self -addressed, stamped envelope 
when contacting one of these organizations. 


BUREAU DE CORRESPONDENCE SCOLAIRE, American Association of Teachers of French 
(Prof. F. W. Nachtmann, National Executive Secretary), 59 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, 
111. 61320; ages 10 and above; $.25 per student. The Bureau does not handle individ- 
ual matchings; all requests must be submitted by the teacher. The Bureau will also 
try to match U.S. French teachers with a counterpart in France, upon request. 


LUS0- BRAZILIAN CLUB (Mr. Jos5 Ricardo, Advisor), 116 Derby Hall, Ohio State 
Univ., 151| N. Oval Dr., Columbus, Ohio I4.321O; no charge. 


0FICINA NACI0NAL DE C0RRESP0NDENCIA ESC0LAR (Dr. Carey S. Crantford, Director), 
American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, Furman Univ., Greenville, 
S.C. 29613; ages 12-21|; $.25 per name. 


AMBASSADORS OF FRIENDSHIP (Col. Frank Dunbaugh, President), I4.3OO Lennox Dr., 
Miami, Fla. 33133; ages 13-18; no charge. This organization does not handle individ- 
ual pairings; all requests must be submitted by a secondary school teacher. 


THE LEAGUE OP FRIENDSHIP (Mrs. Dorothea Snack, Executive Secretary), P.O. Box 
509, Mount Vernon, Ohio IjJOfJO; ages 12-25; $.35 per name. 

LETTERS ABROAD, 209 E. 56th St., New York, N.Y. 10022; ages 15 to over 50; $1 
for those 18 and older, $.50 for those under 18. 

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE INTERNATIONAL, P.O. Box 1201, Kansas City, Mo. 61|llj.l, does not 
handle individual matchings. Instead, it offers a school-and-classroom service in 
which an American class is paired with a similar class in a foreign country. The 
service charge is $.25 per student or $5 per class, whichever is less. Interested 
teachers should request a "Classroom Partner" registration form from this group. 

Executive Director), I4.O Mount Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 02108; ages 8 through adult- 
hood; $1 for the 1st pen-pal, and $1 for each additional for those 19 and older, $.5) 
for each additional for those under 19. 

STUDENT LETTER EXCHANGE (Mr. R. C. Mishek, General Manager), R.F.D. 1|, Waseca, 
Minn. 56093; ages 10-19; $.1;0 per name, or $.35 apiece on orders of 10 names or more. 

WORLD PEN PALS, Univ. of Minn., 2001 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 5Sk°k; 
ages 12-20; $.35 per name. (For group or class orders, the individual names and 
addresses of the students need not be sent; the teacher should merely send the number 
of boys and their ages, the number of girls and their ages, plus $.35 per name.) 
This group also has a teacher-to-teacher program for American teachers wishing to 
correspond with their foreign equivalents. An American teacher should send his name, 
address, approximate age, subjects and grade levels taught, plus $.35; please allow 
2-3 months for a proper matching of a foreign teacher. 

The next School-University Foreign Language Articulation Conference will be held on 
the U.I. Urbana campus on Oct. 28-29, 1971* The representatives of the U.I. foreign 
language departments have decided not to schedule a conference for the fall of 1970* 

The 2nd annual meeting of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign 
Languages will be held April 2-1; at Stouffer's Riverfront Inn, St. Louis, Mo. The 
theme will be "The 70's: Focus for Change." Further information can be obtained by 
contacting Mr. Anthony Gradisnik, Secretary-Treasurer, P.O. Drawer 10K, Milwaukee, 
Wise. 53201. 

The Univ. of Ky.'s 23rd annual Foreign Language Conference will be held April 23-25 
in Lexington, Ky. In addition to papers in the sections on French, German, Spanish, 
Portuguese, Italian, Scandinavian, Hebrew, Classics, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, 
and Comparative Literature, there will be several special programs including the l±th 
annual seminar in Programmed Language Instruction, a symposium in Literature & Revol- 
ution, and a colloquium on Afro-Carribean Studies. Meetings of t he Malraux Society 
and the National Association of Language Laboratory Directors will be held in con- 
junction with the conference. Further information can be obtained by contacting 
Prof. Theodore Mueller, Conference Director, Univ. of Ky., Lexington, Ky. lj.0506. 

The U.I. Dept. of Linguistics has inaugurated a Newsletter which will be published 
triannually in Nov., March, and June. The Newsletter Editorial Board for 1969-70 
consists of Instructors Hans H. Hock and Herbert F. Stahlke. Requests for sub- 
scriptions and for copies of the Nov. 1969 issue should be sent to: Newsletter, 
Dept. of Linguistics, 309 Davenport Hall, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

Augustana College will sponsor summer programs in Strasbourg, France, and Passau, 
Germany, from June 15-Aug. %1. The programs are open to students who have completed 
1 year of college French or German or equivalent. The cost of $995 includes tuition, 
room, and board at the Univ. of Strasbourg or the Goethe-Institut , a 3-week study- 
travel tour, transatlantic transportation, and insurance. Further information may be 
obtained from Prof. Erwin Weber, Administrator, 1970 Summer Programs in France & 
Germany, Augustana College, Rock Island, 111. 61201. A similar Augustana program in 
Spain was announced in the Dec. 1969 Newsletter, p. 9. 


MacMurray College will sponsor summer programs in Mexico and Germany. The Mexico 
program at the Univ. of the Americas, Mexico City, will have 2 sessions, June 15- 
July 22 for $555 an d July 23-Aug. 21 for $333. These costs include tuition, fees, 
room, board, and insurance. Transportation to and from Mexico is not Included. The 
Germany program at Schiller College near Stuttgart, June 19-Aug. 6, costs $850. This 
includes transportation between New York and Stuttgart, tuition, room, board, and 
various cultural activities. Both programs are open to college students and high 
school graduating seniors who are enrolled In college for 1970-71. Further infor- 
mation can be obtained from MacMurray 1970 Summer Abroad, MacMurray College, Jack- 
sonville, 111. 62650. 

MacMurray' s program in France has not be scheduled for this summer, due to 
previous commitments by its director. Students of French are referred to the Insti- 
tute of European Studies, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, 111. 60601, for information on 
its programs in Nantes and Paris. 

With this issue, we bid a temporary farewell to Prof. Edwin Jahiel, the Editor of 
French Notes, who will be on sabbatical until Sept. 1970. We also welcome Prof. Lar- 
kin B. Price as the French Notes Editor during the spring semester of 1970. Any 
items of interest to readers of French Notes should be addressed either to Prof. 
Price or to the Newsletter Editor. Any urgent or personal messages to Prof. Jahiel 
may be sent to the Department of French, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801; the envelopes 
should be clearly marked PLEASE FORWARD, as most of Prof. Jahiel ' s mail will be held 
until his return. 


During Feb. 1970 Prof. A. Owen Aldridge delivered lectures at 3 German universities: 
on Feb. I4. at the Johannes Gutenberg -Univ. , Mainz; on Feb. 5 at WestfSlische Wilhelms- 
Univ., Mtinster; and on Feb. 6 at the Free Univ. of Berlin. The subject at Mainz was 
"The Influence of Thomas Paine in South America," and his topic in Mdnster and Berlin 
was "Biography and Realism." 

Mr. Christopher Kertesz, at present engaged in writing his doctoral dissertation In 
Comparative Literature at the U.I., has accepted the position of Lecturer In Italian 
& Comparative Literature at Brandeis Univ., beginning in the fall of 1970. 

Prof. Ulrich Weisstein of Indiana Univ. will deliver a lecture entitled "Surrealism 
and the Novel" on Feb. 25 at l+tOO p.m. in 100 Gregory Hall. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Larkin B. Price 

Materials for the 35th annual National French Contest should be ordered from the con- 
test chairman of the local AATF chapter (Downstate Chapter: Prof. Robert L. Roussey, 
Dept. of Foreign Languages, 111. State Univ., Normal, 111. 61761; Chicago Chapter: 
Sister Jean Murray, Rosary College, River Forest, 111. 60305)0 This contest, open to 
all students enrolled in French in junior and senior high schools in public, private, 
and parochial schools, has had between 50,000-90,000 entrants each year. Among the 
awards are college scholarships, all-expense paid trip to France, bonds, cash, medalq 
books, and magazine subscriptions. 

One of our most respected teachers and scholars of French, Pierre Delattre, died un- 
expectedly last summer, and friends and teachers who knew him or his work may contri- 
bute to a scholarship fund for students in French and Linguistics which the Univ. of 
Calif, at Santa Barbara is establishing in his memory. The fund will not only help 

needy and qualified students to pursue studies in languages, but fittingly honor a 
man who has done so much over the past 30 years to encourage and improve language 
teaching in America. Contributions may be made payable to The Delattre Memorial 
Scholarship Fund and sent to Miss Mary Pacquette, Dept. of French k Italian, Univ. 
of Calif, at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93106. 

Paul Barette and Monique Fol (Boston College) recently published Un Certain Style ou 
un style certain? Introduction k l'6tude du style francais (New York: Oxford Univ, 
Press, 1969). A~revised edition of Le Fran pais non sans peine, First French (Scott, 
Foresman & Co., 1970), by Mr. Barette and Theodore Braun (Univ. of Wise. -Milwaukee ), 
has also appeared. 

Prof. Robert J. Nelson's latest book, Immanence and Tr ans c e ndenc e ; The Theatre 
of Jean Rotrou (1609-1650) , has just been published by Ohio State Univ. Press. . 
Recently, the Univ. of Penn. Press also issued a new edition of Prof. Nelson's Cor - 
neille: His Heroes and Their Worlds , while Prentice-Hall has just issued a hard- 
back edition of Mr. Nelson's Corneille and Racine: Parallels and Contrasts , a volume 
of critiques by several hands edited by Mr. Nelson as part of the series Confron- 
tations" of which he is general editor. 

A recent text by Prof. F. W. Nachtmann, Exercises in French Phonetics (Scott, 
Foresman & Co., 1970), is now available. 

Two reports of The Reports of the Working Committees , 1970 Northeast Conference on 
the Teaching of Foreign Languages, are in large part the work of 2 U.I. colleagues: 
Prof. Robert J. Nelson of the Dept. of French and Prof. Leon A. Jakobovits of the 
Center for Comparative Psycholinguistics. Mr. Jakobovits provided the questionnaire 
that constitutes the bulk of Report I, while he and Prof. Nelson serve as co-editors 
of Report II, "Motivation in Foreign Language Learning." They also served as authors 
of substantial sections of the Report, Mr. Jakobovits dealing with "Motivation and 
Learner Factors," and Mr. Nelson writing the Introduction, the Conclusion, and those 
sections of the Report dealing specifically with college-and-university in relation 
to the overall theme of "Motivation and the 'New' Student." The 3rd report deals 
with "Foreign Languages for All Children, " being essentially a discussion of motiva- 
tion problems for the economically and social disadvantaged. All 3 reports will be 
discussed at each of this year's Northeast General Meetings: Boston (Statler-Hilton) 
March 19-21, and Washington, D.C. (Hilton) April 30-May 2. It is hoped that many 
colleagues will attend at least 1 of the meetings to participate in the discussion of 
these reports. 

The French Dept. recently contacted other departments on the campus in an attempt to 
generate interest in the development of joint courses to explore bicultural concepts. 
Over 20 faculty members from such departments as musicology, history, political sci- 
ence, and journalism responded. An informal meeting will soon be held to discuss 
proposals and work out plans for new courses. 

Prof. Robert J. Nelson, in charge of this development for the Dept. of French, 
says that the approach to joint courses should be distinctly pluralistic. "We hope 
to create a bicultural concept in both content and methods, keeping our eyes on 
things French as well as on those cultures which have both affected and been affected 
by France, " he stated. "In a more formal way, we are also interested in studying our 
own traditional subjects of French language and literature in broader contexts, es- 
pecially in the light of modern developments in other fields of knowledge." 

Prof. Nelson stresses that the programs the department has in mind are not lim- 
ited to the traditional areas of linguistic research and literary scholarship. 

We hope that visitors to the French Office, 22\\. Lincoln Hall, from throughout the 
state will have a few minutes to relax and meet students and faculty in this new fa- 
cility. This room houses our new radio equipment, and will permit faculty, staff, 
and students to meet informally to listen to the radio, discuss, or just talk. The 
department radio, a Drake R-i^B, picks up with great clarity France-Inter broadcasts 
(news, popular songs, interviews, major political speeches, etc., received daily, 


8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at 21.6 megacycles and from noon until late afternoon at 15.12 
megacycles). Reference and leisure reading materials are available to all for use 
in the room. A coffee maker, and cookies in recent days, add to the attraction. 

Flans are under way for a Proust Centennial Celebration at the Urbana campus, prob- 
ably early in May 1971. Although details are still incomplete, there will be a large 
exhibit, including some of the Proust manuscripts collected by Prof. Philip Kolb. 
Several invited scholars are expected to read papers at the centenary meetings, in- 
cluding a lecturer to be sent by the French Cultural Attach^. The Dept . of French 
cordially invites all Proustians to attend this celebration of Proust's birth. 

Prof. Stanley Shinall, Executive Secretary of the Dept. of French, reported the fol- 
lowing enrollment totals at the end of the 2nd semester registration period: begin- 
ning and intermediate (100-level) courses, 1097; advanced language (200-level), 39$; 
advanced literature (200-level), 21+3 5 300-level courses, 112 (72 in language courses); 
graduate reading-knowledge courses (l4.OO-i4.Ol), 13^5 graduate literature ([4.00-level ), 
128; with 39 graduate students registered for individual work, for a grand total 
enrollment of 2II4.8. At the undergraduate level, the number of students in advanced 
courses (750) is rapidly approaching the number of those in the beginning stages of 
learning the language (1097). 

As reported in the last Newsletter, the Dept. of French will offer cultural programs 
over WILL-FM, Thursdays, 7 :00-7: 45 p.m. The programs begin with a 5-roinute news re- 
port and announcements of interest to the French community around Urbana, followed by 
the principal discussion, which will have as theme "France and French- Spe aking Coun- 
tries." Prof. Robert J. Nelson will present the first program March 5: "Les Commu- 
naut£s francaises: Vue d' ensemble. " Following programs include: March 12, "La 
France: Jeunesse et Education" (R. J. Nelson & A. Ouvrier); March 19, "La France: 
Politique et economic" (R. J. Nelson & G. Laprevotte); March 26, "La France: Voix 
franchises d' au jourd'hui" (R. J. Nelson & G. Savlgnon) ; April 2; "Musique francaise 
(d'orchestre ) '• (Soulima Stravinsky); April 9, "La Suisse: Vue d'ensemble" (Yves Ve- 
lan); April 16, "Le Canada" (R. J. Nelson & J. Beaudry); April 23, "La Belgique" (R. 
J. Nelson & Georges Honhon); and April 30, "Autres pays d'origine francaise: Afrique 
etc." (H. DeLey, R. J. Nelson, & P. Emoungu). 

GERMANIC NOTES -- by Roy Allen 

The German Dept. is very happy and honored to have as Guest Professor for this spring 
term Prof. Christine Oertel SjBgren from Ore. State Univ. Prof. Sjogren came to the 
U.S. from Chemnitz, Germany, at a very early age and was educated in schools and col- 
leges in this country. She attended Reed College, Ore. State Univ., and Mills Col- 
lege, receiving her B.A. degree from the latter institution in 19I(.5. In 1950 she ob- 
tained the Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins Univ. Prof. SjSgren is a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa and of the Hofmannsthal-Gesellschaf t. She has taught at the Univ. of Kan. 
(1949-51), Portland State College (1955-56 & 1957-59), and since I960 at Ore. State 
Univ. In teaching she has concentrated on courses in 20th-century German Literature, 
the Age of Goethe, Goethe's Faust , and the German Novelle. Her speciality is Adal- 
bert Stifter, on whom she has published a number of articles in leading journals of 
German literary scholarship in this country and on whom she is giving a seminar this 
term at the U.I. Prof. Sjogren is also the mother of 6 children, an accomplished mu- 
sician, and is very active in community affairs in Corvallis. 

Prof. Herbert Knust, who was on a part-time research leave for the fall term, and 
Prof. Irmengard Rauch, who was on a full-time research leave for the same period, 
have returned to full-time teaching duties in the department this semester. Prof. 
James McGlathery has also resumed teaching duties this semester, after spending last 
term on sick leave. 


Two graduate students have resumed study in the department this semester. Mr. 
Thomas Rauter spent 2 months in the fall in GSttingen and Copenhagen doing research 
on his doctoral dissertation which he is writing under Prof. Philip Mitchell. Mr. 
Graeme Tytler was in England during the fall term. 

The department has instituted [|. new courses this spring semester. The 1st of these, 
German 107-108, is a year course giving a total of 6 hours of credit and may be sub- 
stituted for German 10l| to satisfy the graduation requirement in the College of Lib- 
eral Arts & Sciences. German 107-108 involves readings of German literary t exts with 
class discussions conducted entirely in English. The prerequisite for this course is 
German 103o German 111, a i;-hour course, is also being initiated this semester as a 
substitute for German IOI4. to satisfy the graduation requirement. This course empha- 
sizes, however, spoken German; it also has German 103 as a prerequisite. Finally, as 
an alternative for German 103, the department has opened this term German 123, & 
course giving if hours of credit. German 123, like German 107-108, stresses reading 
and comprehension of German narrative prose. This course differs from 103 in that 
the analysis of grammar and criticism of the literary readings is conducted largely 
in English. 

On Feb. 19 the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft sponsored a Fasching program in the Union 
at 8:30 p.m. The guest speaker of the evening was "Prinz" Roland Folter who de- 
lighted guests with a talk entitled "Der Verfasser von Goethes (?) Werken: Eine fol- 
genschwere germanistische Enthttllung. " 

Prof. Marianne Burkhard has selected the texts and illustrations of paintings by 
Gottfried Keller for the recently published edition Gottfried Keller - Vom Maler zum 
Dichter (35.Ztfricher Druck der Offizin Gebrtider Fretz AG, ZUrich, 1969"). Prof. Burk- 
hard also wrote the introduction for the volume. Prof. John Frey published the arti- 
cle "Blick und Auge in Thomas Manns ErzShlkunst" in vol. XIII (1969) of Jahrbuch der 
deutschen Schillergesellschaf t . Prof. Herbert Knust's 1967 monograph Wagner , the 
King and "The Waste Land" was~"recently given a very positive review by Prof. lack 
Stein of Harvard Univ. in the Nov. 1969 issue of The German Quarterly . Prof. Knust's 
article "Literature in the Foreign Language Classroom?" appeared in the Dec. 1969 
issue of the 111. Journal of Education . Prof James Marchand contributed the section 
on Goethe to the Kurzer Grundriss der germanischen Philologie (Walter de Gruyter & 
Co., Berlin, 1969~H a publication which is intended to replace the old Pauls Grund - 
riss issued by the same company. 

Prof. Marchand attended the Modern Language Association meeting in Denver last Dec. 
in order to report on the Computer Studies in the Older Germanic Languages at German 
I. At the same section of the conference Prof. Marchand was chosen to report annual- 
ly on "The Present State of German I Studies" (bibliography for the previous year, 
research in progress). This yearly report will give German I a clearinghouse for in- 
formation comparable to the 0E bibliography compiled each year by Prof. Frederick 
Robinson. Prof. Marchand has also just accepted a nomination to become a member of 
the Wissenschaf tlicher Rat of the Institut fu*r deutsche Sprache in Mannheim, Germany. 

The German House, opened last term through the efforts of a group of resourceful stu- 
dents as an independent, co-ed, and co-op dormitory, is prospering again this semes- 
ter with 8 male and 6 female residents. The House is sponsored by the German Dept. 
which has assigned a Teaching Assistant, Miss Jane Thompson, to the House. The stu- 
dents who "reside in the House receive academic credit in German through course 199. 
Last semester, amongst other activities, the German House sponsored a reading of con- 
temporary German and Austrian poetry by Miss Renate Aschober and Mr. Peter Pabisch 
as well as a program on "Concrete Poetry, " conducted by the Danish poet Vagn Steen, 
Visiting Professor in the department last term. Recently, on Friday, Feb. 13, the 
German House in conjunction with the German Club held a Fasching party. The House 
plans another very active semester this spring and programs will be announced in the 

Newsletter as they are scheduled. 

SLAVIC NOTES --by Prof. Michael Curran 

NEW 199 
The Center for Advanced Study is offering a 199 course in which all their research 
fellows will participate. Prof. Richard Sheldon will be available for consultation 
on his specialty, Viktor Shklovsky. 

Two-page sheets of Russian baseball and basketball terminology can be obtained by 
writing to Prof. S. P. Hill, Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures, 260 Lincoln 
Hall, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801. Teachers might capitalize on general sports interest 
by discussing such topics in class or even attract some of their school's athletes to 
take Russian for the first time. Basketball is played in the U.S.S.R. and has an 
existing terminology, but the baseball terms had to be borrowed from the old Russian 
game of lapta or invented from standard Russian roots, prefixes and suffixes. 

Members of all the foreign language departments were deeply saddened to learn of the 
death of Prof. Richard E. Spencer on Jan. 21|. Head of the U.I.'s Educational Mea- 
surement & Research Division, Prof. Spencer will be remembered as the man who provi- 
ded us all with so much concrete assistance and friendly advice in our problems of 
placement and proficiency testing, course evaluation, and standardized exams. He had 
been at the U.I. since 1961+., after earning his B.A. at Hobart College (1950) and his 
Ph.D. at the U.I. (1957). 

Only \\2 when he lost his corageous, long-term struggle against a form of blood 
cancer, Prof. Spencer left behind his widow and 7 young children. A memorial fund is 
being planned in his honor, intended to aid the education of the Spencer children. 
For further information contact Prof. Lawrence Aleamoni, 1802 Bellamy Dr., Champaign, 
111. 61820. 

Mr. Nicholas P. Brill writes from Bloomington, 111.: "Today I have 30 students re- 
ceiving instruction in Russian in the 5th grade... I give them 20 minutes of instruc- 
tion \\ days a week... I use the natural method of learning a language which is hear- 
ing and repeating what is heard. Visual instruction is also used, for every dia- 
logue used is printed on a sheet of paper. The results are most rewarding. . .Parti- 
cipating brings the students great joy... and each student has a feeling of success 
when asked to lead the class in a new dialogue." 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jro 

Southern 111. Univ. will sponsor a summer study trip to Spain from June 23-Aug. 25, 
The program is open to Spanish students of all levels. The fee of approximately 
$850 will include transportation between Carbondale, St. Louis, Paris, and Madrid, 
room, board, a tour of Spain, and tuition at the Univ. of Madrid. Further informa- 
tion is available from the Dept. of Foreign Languages --Spanish Section, Southern 111. 
Univ., Carbondale, 111. 62901. 

The requirement for Ph.D. candidates in this department of a reading knowledge of 2 
foreign languages has been revised. Candidates are now required to demonstrate a 
reading knowledge of French and at least 1 other language outside the major field. 
The other language and the degree of proficiency in each language are to be deter- 
mined by the thesis advisor and the candidate. 

The department awarded 2 doctoral degrees in Feb. to Mr. Richard Barry Klein (now at 
the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.) and Mr. Isaias Lerner (U.I.). 


The department has inaugurated a new series of courses as options for Spanish lOlj.. 
Spanish 107-108 is a 2-semester course series which can be substituted for IOI4.. Each 
course consists of readings in Spanish with class discussion conducted in English. 
Spanish 107 covers readings in Spanish literature, and 108 Spanish American litera- 
ture. Spanish 111 may likewise be substituted for lOlj.; it is a conversational 
course with practice in spoken Spanish. 

The Cfrculo Literario EspafSol sponsored its first activity of the spring semester on 
Thursday evening, Feb. 19, in the Illini Union. Prof. Luis Leal gave a brief lecture 
on the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges as an introduction to the film, "The Inner 
World of Jorge Luis Borges." 

The Modern Language Association has announced the forthcoming publication of Modern 
Portuguese by Random House-Alfred A. Knopf during the spring of 1970. The project 
director for this textbook was Prof. Fred P. Ellison, formerly of this department and 
now at the Univ. of Texas in Austin. For further information on Modern Portuguese , 
contact Mr. Kenneth W. Mildenberger, M.L.A., 62 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011. 

Dr. Gary Eugene A. Scavnicky, a doctoral alumnus of this department now at Wayne 
State Univ., Detroit, Mich., has published an article, "Start a Language Club and 
Make It Livel" in Quinto Lingo , vol. VIII, no. 2 (Feb. 1970), 8-12. Dr. Scavnicky 
served as graduate advisor to this department's Circulo Literario Espafiol for 3 years 
and as faculty advisor to the Univ. of Wise. Spanish Club for 1 year. 

Dr. Mario J. Valdls, a doctoral alumnus of this department now at the Univ. of 
Toronto, has edited a textbook edition of Miguel de Unamuno's Niebla , recently pub- 
lished by Prentice-Hall. 

Prof. & Mrs. Anthony M. Pasquariello were the hosts at a reception in honor of Prof. 
William H. Shoemaker on Friday evening, Dec. 26, at the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, 
Colo., during the Modern Language Association convention. The reception was attended 
by former students and colleagues of Prof. Shoemaker. 

Prof. J. H. D. Allen, Associate Prof. W. Curtis Blaylock, and Visiting Assistant 
Prof. Dieter Wanner attended the Linguistic Society of America winter meeting in San 
Francisco, Calif., during Dec. 28-30. 

Prof. Blaylock will be on leave Feb. 1-Sept. 1 to do research on historical 
Spanish morphology. He and his family will travel to Spain, Portugal, and France 
during the summer months. 


From the Newsletter, Feb. 1950: "On Saturday, March 11, the State Organization of 
High School and College Spanish clubs will hold its 1st meeting at the U.I....As most 
of you know, the change of date from March Ij. to March 11 is because of the coal 
shortage. All Saturday meetings in university buildings proper have been canceled. 
You will be notified at once If any further changes are necessary." 

"For a fee of $1;00 a month, you can dial 2831 in Cologne, Germany, and get a talking 
computor which will ask you (in English) what your language is — it speaks 5. Then it 
will work out any of the math problems that have been causing you concern and give 
you the answer In the proper language right over the phone. If the caller doesn't 
know any of the machine's 5 languages, it will patiently teach him one." 

From QUINTO LINGO, July 1969 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by 
the modern language departments of the U.I. under the direction of the Head of the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 251 Illini 
Tower, Champaign, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available without 
charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communications by 
mail should be addressed to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 221; Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 
111. 61801. 

4-0 5 

March, 1970 

Vol. XXIII, No. 6 


Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

Frtfhliche Ostern 
Felices Pascuas 
Joyeuses Paques 
Buona Pas qua 
Feliz Pascoa 
XpiicTOC BocKpec 


The Illinois Foreign Language Attitude Questionnaire was composed by Dr. Leon A. Ja- 
kobovits, associate professor of psychology and co-director of the Center for Compa- 
rative Psycholinguistics at the U.I. It was designed to show a foreign language 
teacher how his students feel about foreign language study, to help him change as- 
pects of the instruction process as desirable, and to help correct erroneous ideas, 
unrealistic expectations, or negative attitudes which his students may have. 

The questionnaire contains 2 sections, one for students who are presently study- 
ing or have studied a foreign language in school, and the other for students who have 
never had a foreign language course. The 2 sections are parallel in form and con- 
tent, and each part contains 7 sets of questions. 

The 1st set elicits information about the student's ethnic linguistic back- 
ground. In some cases, the ethnicity of a student's family may be a disturbing 
source of estrangement, whereas some students' ethnic background may be a source of 
pride which will intensify the interest in that language. 

The 2nd set of questions deal with information about the choice of foreign lan- 
guage being studied. The parents' attitude might exert significant influence here. 
The student may not state his "real" reasons in his answers here; however, the rea- 
sons which he claims (his "rationalizations") will perhaps be most salient in his 
mind at the time of testing and will therefore influence his current efforts. 

The 3rd set deals with the language skills that a student is most interested in. 
The purpose of this set (and also the following set) is to illuminate disagreements 
between the teacher's ideas of the language goals and those of the students. If the 
students' expectations are unjustified, frank discussion may lead to a more mature 
attitude. If the students have justifiable expectations, feasable changes can be 

The l^th set affords direct feedback from the student concerning specific aspects 
of the instructional process. Since most students evaluate their teachers and their 
schools, it is better to face their feelings realistically rather than to suppress 
them. Even where resolution of such complaints is not possible, the overt expression 
of such feelings is psychologically beneficial in reducing their destructive effects. 
Suppression, on the other hand, drives these feelings underground without resolving 

The 5th set of questions shows the interest in foreign language study and the 
degree of personal involvement in it, not only from sources of direct motivation but 
also from factors which are indirectly but importantly related to motivation. 

The 6th set handles anomie (cultural disorientation and isolation) as related to 
language study. The presence of anomie indicates that the student is experiencing 
feelings of doubt and conflict, and it can be a source of resistance to progress in 
the foreign language study, If the anomie is successfully resolved, it may be the 
source of positive motivational drive since it indicates that the student is 

The last set seeks the student's opinions on foreign languages in general and 

this questionnaire in particular; this information may be helpful in constructing 
additional questions for future use in the questionnaire. 

The Illinois Foreign Language Attitude Questionnaire was undertaken by Prof. 
Jakobovits upon request of Committee 1 of the 1970 Northeast Conference on the Teach- 
ing of Foreign Languages. The questionnaire will be presented to Committee 1 by 
Prof. Jakobovits at the Conference's general meetings in Boston, Mass., on March 19- 
21, and in Washington, D.C., on April 30-May 2. 

The questionnaire will be made available to foreign language teachers through 
various means. It will be included in a book by Prof. Jakobovits entitled For e ign 
Language Learning ; A Psycholinguis tic Overview of the Issues , to be published in 
April by Newbury House Publishers, 68 Middle Rd., Rowley, Mass. 01969. It will also 
be published in the Northeast Conference Report 1970 . which will be available after 
the meetings through the ACTFL Materials Center, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011. 
In addition, the Conference hopes to make copies of the questionnaire available in 
quantity after the meetings. Further information on ordering copies of the question- 
naire can be sent to Mr. Robert P. Serafino, Northeast Conference Committee I, P.O. 
Box 3316, New Haven, Conn. O6525. 

Prof. Leon A. Jakobovits, the author of the Illinois Foreign Language Attitude Ques- 
tionnaire, is also the author of a number of articles which might be of interest to 
foreign language teachers. These articles include: "Introduction to Foundations of 
Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Psychological Aspects," in The Teaching of 
German; Problems and Methods , edited by Sberhard Reichmann (Philadelphia - ) 1970) ; 
"Motivation and Foreign Language Learning: Part A, Motivation and Learning Factors," 
Report to the 1970 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ; "A 
Function Approach to the Assessment of Language Skills," Journal of English as a Se - 
cond Language , vol. IV (1969), 63-76; "Research Findings and Foreign Language Re- 
quirements in Colleges and Universities," Foreig n Language Annals , vol. II (1969), 
i^3&— i+56 ; "Second Language Learning and Transfer Theory: A Theoretical Assessment," 
Language Learning , vol. XIX (1969), 55-86; "Dimensionality of Compound- Coordinate 
Filingualism, " Language Learning , Special Issue 3 (Aug. 1968), 29-1+9; "Implications 
of Recent Psycholinguis tic Developments for the Teaching of a Second Language," Lan - 
guage Learning , vol. XVIII (1968), 89-109; and "Comparative Psycholinguistics in the 
Study of Cultures," International Journal of Psychology , vol. I (1966), 15-37* 

Prof. Jakobovits has a limited number of copies of these articles which he will 
send to those teachers who do not have access to the books or journals listed above. 
When making a request, please specify the title of the article desired. All requests 
should be sent to: Prof. Leon A. Jakobovits, Center for Comparative Psycholinguis- 
tics, 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The tragic death of Prof. Richard E. Spencer of the U.I. Measurement & Research Div, 
was reported in the Slavic Notes of the Feb. 1970 Newsletter, p. 7. All friends and 
colleagues of Prof. Spencer, as well as others who might want to make a gesture of 
assistance in the education of his 8 children (ranging in ages from 7-18), will be 
interested to learn that a trust fund has now been opened for that purpose. Anyone 
wishing to contribute may make out checks to the Richard E. Spencer Memorial Fund, 
and send them to Prof. Lawrence Aleamoni, Measurement & Research Office, 507 E. 
Daniel St., Champaign, 111. 61820, by U.S. or campus mail. 

The Secondary-Community College-University Articulation Conference will be held at 
the Holiday Inn in Sterling, 111., on Wednesday, April 22. The theme will be "The 
Problem of Foreign Language Articulation Between 3 Levels of Educational Institu- 
tions." The conference is being sponsored by Sauk Valley College. Those wishing 
more information may contact Mr. Mack Warren, Director of Admissions, Sauk Valley 
College, R.R. 1, Dixon, 111. 60121. 

The publishers of Quinto Lingo have inaugurated a bi-monthly magazine called Yiddish 
Lingo which will carry articles in both Yiddish and English. The magazine will fea- 
ture items on Yiddish culture, linguistics, cooking, poetry, as well as Yiddish books 


and theatre. A 1-year subscription (6 issues) is available for $1+ from Yiddish 
Lingo , Rodale Press, Eramaus, Perm. 180J+9. 

A catalogue of filmstrips, posters, and other teaching aids for teachers of 
French, German, and Spanish is available free upon request to Gessler Publishing Co., 
Inc., 131 E. 23rd St., New York, N.Y. 10010. All materials in this catalogue can 
be purchased through NDEA and ESEA funds. 

The U.I. Language Laboratory is again offering a series of telephone tapes for lab 
practice. The tapes are scheduled to follow the sequence of material studied in the 
U.I. foreign language courses. These telephone tapes are not meant to replace stu- 
dent practice in the language lab itself, but rather to supplement it. 

The telephone numbers for French for the spring semester are: French 101, 333- 
3780/1 (2 lines); French 102, 333- 6090/1/2/3/]+ ($ lines); French 103, 333-63O6/7 (2 
lines); French 101;, 333-378i|. and 333-6309 (2 lines); and French 211, 333-3782/3 (2 
lines). The telephone numbers for German are: German 101, 333-6301;/ 5 (2 lines); and 
German 102, 333-690$/ 6/ 7/8/9 (5 lines). 

The telephone number for Latin is 333-63OI (Latin 102 on Monday, Wednesday, and 
Friday; Latin 306 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday), The telephone number 
for Russian 102 is 333-63O8, and for Russian 101; 333-6303, 

The telephone number for Spanish is 333-6302 (Spanish 101 on Tuesday and Thurs- 
day; Spanish 102 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; Spanish 102 starred section on 
Saturday and Sunday). Tapes for English as a Foreign Language are available by 
dialing 333-3788. 

If the service does not appear to be functioning properly, please call the Lan- 
guage Lab at 333-2J23 or 333-1719 and report the malfunction. The language lab at- 
tendant can determine if the fault is with the Language Lab equipment or with the 
telephone company. The telephone company should not be called, 


Prof. Rocco Montano has published the following articles in Umanesimo , vol. II, no. 
3 (Sept. 1968): "Marxist Criticism: Lucaks, Gramsci, Merleau-Ponty, p. 1-16; "Gal- 
ileo e la scienza cattolica della natura, " p. 35-1+9; and "La critica di Giovanni Get- 
to," p. 50-51;. 

Prof. Rocco Montano is presently in Italy completing his 2nd volume of a 3-volume 
Storia della Letteratura Italiana . This absence from his campus duties was made 
possible through a grant from the Center for Advanced Studies. Prof, Montano will 
resume his campus activities next Sept, 

Prof. Elio Gianturco delivered a lecture entitled "The Impact of Machiavelli' s 
Thought on Bacon, Montesquieu, and Tocqueville" on Tuesday, March 17, at 8:00 p.m. in 
Room D, Law Building, 

Students pursuing the master's degree and the doctorate in Comparative Literature are 
now requested to acquaint themselves with a number of significant books of criticism. 
The list for the M.A. includes, among other works, Auerbach' s Mime 3 i 3 , Northrop 
Frye's Anatomy of Criticism , and Wellek and Warren's Theory of Literature . A longer 
list for students pursuing the Ph.D. includes: Aristotle, Poetics ; Maud Bodkin, Ar - 
chetypal Patterns in Poetry ; Cassirer, The Myth of State ; Leon Edel, The Psycholo - 
gical Novel ; Freud, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis ; Jung, Psychology of the 
Unconscious ; Suzanne Langer, Feeling and Form ; Lovejoy. The Great Chain of Being ; 
Valery, The Art of Poetry ; Ian Watt, The Rise of the Novel . Both lists are available 
in mimeograph form at the Comparative Literature office, l+Ol Lincoln Hall, 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Larkin B. Price 

Our colleague, Mrs. Anna-Maria Sagi, visited Knox College Feb. 2-[\.. The first 2 days 
she participated in informal coffee talks, conducted one day in Spanish, the other 
day in French. While at Knox College, Mrs. Sagi also presented a lecture-recital of 
her poetry. 

Prof. Bruce Mainous was at Denison Univ. Feb. 3-I4. to sit on their panel of com- 
prehensive examinations for graduating French majors. 

Prof. Herbert DeLey, Jr., invited to speak at the Colloquium on ij. Centuries of 
the French Novel held at the Univ. of Conn, toward the end of Feb., gave a lecture 
entitled "'Dans un roman frivole aisSment tout s'excuse': The Evolution of the 17th 
Century Novel." 

Prof. Robert J. Nelson spoke at Tulane Univ. Feb. 26 on "Racine: The Redisco- 
very of a Tragic Form." Mr. Nelson also visited a number of undergraduate and grad- 
uate classes at Tulane and met with students and faculty to discuss current problems 
and prospects in the profession. 

Between semesters, Prof. Gabriel Savignon, Director of the Illinois-Iowa Year 
Abroad, spent several days at Rouen, France, visiting with the group of 33 students 
and their resident director, Pierre Weisz. Prof. Savignon reports that the morale is 
high, for the students, in general, like Rouen and enjoy living with French families. 
He says they find their courses very satisfactory, and the proximity of Paris a 
chance for week-end diversion. 

Prof. Vincent E. Bowen, U.I. French Dept., presented before the Journal Club on Feb. 
23 a lecture on "Theme and Structure in Diderot's Short Stories." 

On March 2, Prof. Judd Hubert, formerly a member of the Dept. of French at the 
U.I., now professor of French at the Univ. of Calif, at Irvine, gave a lecture on 
"Les Premiers Tableaux parisiens (poemes 'perdus' de Baudelaire)." 

The Graduate Program in Comparative Literature and the Dept. of French presented 
on Feb. 16 a poetic recital by Jean Bar: "Pour rire et pour pleurer. " 

The Dept. of French is providing official tutoring services for students in the Spe- 
cial Educational Opportunities Program (SEOP), with advanced undergraduates who have 
studied in France available 20 hours a week to help those who wish to work with them. 

Prof. Bruce H. Mainous, head of the Dept. of French, has announced the formation of a 
Departmental Planning Committee at the request of Dean R. W. Rogers of the College of 
Liberal Arts & Sciences. Prof. Mainous appointed Prof. Robert J. Nelson as chairman 
of this committee, with Prof. Herbert DeLey as vice-chairman, and Prof. Keith Myers, 
director of the Language Laboratory, as a 3 r <i member. Faculty representatives elec- 
ted are: Prof. Stanley Gray, Prof. Emile Talbot, and Prof. Stanley Shi nail. Gradu- 
are students elected 1 M.A., 1 M.A.T., and 1 Ph.D. candidate. Two undergraduate stu- 
dents complete the composition of the committee. In the words of Prof. Mainous, "the 
charge of this committee is to develop institutions and programs in and connected 
with the Dept. of French, the changing nature of the university, and the developing 
responsibilities of education as projected for the new decade. Prof. Nelson, in 
accepting the chairmanship, stated: "Practically and in principle, the Planning Com- 
mittee should deal with the underlying philosophy of education for all of our acti- 
vities as a major department in a great university. It is my hope that the committee 
will not become a forum for reviving pet projects, fallen by the wayside, or pet 
peeves, fallen by the wayside or not. The committee should look to the past as it 
does to the present! as a springboard to the future. It should plan , not restate or 
recast . " 

Going to prove that sooner or later everything reaches Urbana, the CSnacle met Feb. 
17 at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ron Gordon to discuss McLuhanism. Prof. Stanley Gray 
mediated the lively discussion, which was hampered, according to one professor, by 
the fact that only a few of those present had read the books under discussion. 


Announced for some time, The Religion of Art in Proust , by Prof, Barbara J. Rucknall, 
who left the Urbana Dept. of French last fall to teach in Canada, is now available 
as vol. LX in "Illinois Studies in Language and Literature." 

Enrichment of the Master of Arts in the Teaching of French program is progressing re- 
gularly, with a new course, French 144-3. being given this semester by Prof. Claude 
Viens, at the request of M.A.T. candidates. French i_|_33 is a flexible course limited 
only by the concentration of its material in French, and may be activated by student 
request or faculty proposal. Prof, Viens is trying to shape the course this semester 
around the need his students have expressed for a general literary history of the 
20th Century. Topics for the 14i3 course are expected to vary, and may include any 
valid subject not appropriately treated in any of our century "Studies" courses. 

A special section of French I4.9I (Individual Topics) is pooling the individual 
projects of some 20 M.A.T. candidates into a special seminar course dealing specif- 
ically with methodological approaches and their current application in language pro- 
grams . 

Two new courses specifically designed for the M.A.T. program are French ij.03 and 
[(.Oi)., a 2-semester sequence in which French history, culture, and master works are to 
be studied with a special view to their presentation in foreign language programs in 
secondary schools and junior colleges. 

Mr. Wilbourne Bowles, teacher of French at Proviso East High School, Maywood, and 
head of the foreign language department for both Proviso East and Proviso West, will 
come to the U.I. on Saturday, March 21, as a consultant for our French Teacher Edu- 
cation majors, to talk about the problems of social and racial mixture in the urban 
high schools. Mr. Bowies' appearance here in this connection is a feature in Profo 
Stanley Shinall's program of enrichment for the French Teacher Education students, 
both undergraduate and graduate, and is in line with the recognition of the depart- 
ment's responsibilities to answer changing educational needs. 

On April 18 the Downstate Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of 
French will meet at the Paradise Inn (Route i|$ south) in Champaign. Prof. Brigitta 
Kuhn, president of the chapter, is finalizing program details and announcements will 
be mailed in the near future. At this writing, the program promises to be a good 
one— we hope to see a lot of our colleagues there. 

Two coming Journal Club lectures for which further details are not yet available 
are: Robert Shackleton on April 8 and Mortimer Guiney on April 13. 

Southern 111. Univ. will sponsor a summer study trip to France from June 23-Aug. 2£. 
Total cost per person, round-trip from St. Louis, for the all-inclusive study tour 
abroad is expected to be about $995. In addition to formal courses in Paris, there 
will be numerous tours and excursions, reaching even to Belgium and Switzerland. 
Further information is available from Prof. James A. Kilker, Dept. of Foreign Lan- 
guages, Southern 111. Univ., Carbondale, 111. 62901. 

GERMANIC NOTES -- by Roy Allen 

Miss Virginia Coombs and Mr. Jay Rosellini, graduate students and teaching assistants 
in the department, are the recipients of $25>00 grants from the Germanistic Society of 
America for study in Germany for the academic year 1970-71. These grants have been 
provided by a committee of German- Americans in New York who have raised funds for a 
scholarship program "aimed at furthering German-American cultural relations and Im- 
proving the professional competence of future teachers of German language, philosophy 
and history." The grants cover tuition, maintenance, and travel, and are adminis- 
tered by the Institute of International Education which also administers Fulbrights. 

During the present semester Mr. Heribert Breidenbach and Mr. David Wilson were grant- 


ftd the degree of Ph.D. in German by the U.I. Mr. Breidenback completed the doctoral 
dissertation under Prof Henri Stegemeier on the topic Per Bmblematiker Jeremias 
Drexel S.J. (158I-I638 ) ; Mit einer EinfUhrung in die Jesuitenemblematik und einer 
Bibliof-raphie der Jesuitenbtlcher . Mr. Wilson wrote his dissertation under Prof. 
John Frey on Rhetorical Imagery in the Narrative Prose Works of Robert Musil . 

The German House, located at 108 S. Gregory St. in Urbana, held an open house on 
March 15> from 2:00-1^:00 in the afternoon. A variety of programs were presented to 
visiting guests by members of the House. Refreshments were also served. 

The International Youth Library of Munich is celebrating is 20th anniversary as a 
world center for young people's literature. The library was founded in 191+9 with the 
help of Erich KSstner, himself the author of several books for young readers, and 
Carl Zuckmayer. The library is jointly supported by the Federal Government and the 
Bavarian State and Munich City Governments. It houses over 100,000 books in $0 lan- 
guages and boasts copies of an estimated l/3rd of the world's literature for child- 
ren. In the last decade the library has to an increasing degree come to be an inter- 
national center for meetings and discussions involving persons variously connected 
with the publishing or with the selection of books for juveniles or children. The 
Foreign Office in Bonn also provides funds for study trips to the library in Munich 
for foreigners who have an interest in young people's literature. 

Beginning in 1971 the Federal Republic of Germany will sponsor on a regular basis 
academic instruction through a "television university." This new program, which is 
now in the final stages of planning and experimentation, is directed by Prof. Holmar 
von Ditfurth, professor of medicine in Heidelberg and already widely known for popu- 
lar television specials on various sciences. This "university of the air" is de- 
signed to benefit all interested persons, such as the housewife, who wish to broaden 
his or her intellectual horizons. The student who enrolls for the courses will be 
provided with texts and tests for use in his private home to help him to benefit froir 
the instruction. The examinations will be corrected by electronic computor and re- 
turned to the student within 3 days. 

The performance schedule for the 1970 Bayreuth Wagner Festival was recently announ- 
ced; 29 performances of Wagner operas will be given at Bayreuth between July 21j.-Aug. 
27 this year. The festival will open this year with a production of Tristan und 
Isolde which will be performed a total of 3 times during the festival. Die Meister- 
singer von Ntirnberg will be given 7 times, Die f liegende Hollander 6 times, and Par - 
sifal will be presented I), times. The k-part opera Der Ring dea Niebelungen will be 
performed on 8 separate dates: July 2o, 27, 29, 31. as well as Aug. 13,14, 16, 18. 
A more detailed program and a list of prices of tickets can be obtained by writing to 
Die Bayreuther Festspiele, Kartenbtfro, 8580 Bayreuth 2, Postfach 21i|8, Germany,, 

The "Westf alische Kontorei,"a German choral group consisteing of approximately 30 
singers and 8 instrumentalists under the direction of Mr. Wilhelm Ehmann, will per- 
form at the U.I. on April 7. The group will appear at 8:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of 
the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The performance will be a Baroque pro- 
gram, including pieces by Bach, Schtttz, and Gabrieli. Tickets are priced at $1.5>0 
for students and $2.50 for the general public. A special group rate is available for 
groups of 20 persons or more at $1.50 each; interested parties should contact the 
Krannert Center, S. Goodwin St., Urbana, 111. 61801, in advance of the performance,, 

SLAVIC NOTES --by Prof. Michael Curran 

The midwest premiere of a new Russian color film fersion of Shostakovich's Lady Mac - 
beth of Mtsensk Country (Katerina Izmailova) has been scheduled by the Russian Club 


for Thursday, April 9, in the U.I. Auditorium. Baaed on Leskov's 50-page short sto- 
ry, written in the 1860's, of the merchant's wife who becomes an adulteress and goes 
on to commit 1| murders, the film stars Galina Vishnevskaya of the Bolshoi Theatre. 

At the time this issue went to press, the Slavic Dept. was negotiating to bring 
a noted guest lecturer to campus. Prof. Harold Segel of Columbia Univ., a specialist 
in lSth-Century literature and drama, was extended an invitation to lecture on March 

Prof. Steven Hill's new course, Russian 199B, has shown a number of films over the 
past few weeks, among them Urok zizni, Kompozitor Glinka and the 2nd series of Mak- 
sim Gorki's Trilogy, V 1 jud jax . The films will continue to be shown Tuesday after- 
noons at [j.:00 in 366 Lincoln Hall. All are invited. 

Prof. Clayton L. Dawson has been asked to serve on the Inaugural Selection Committee 
of the new Center for 20th-century Studies at the Univ. of Wise. -Milwaukee. The Cen- 
ter said the Inaugural Selection Committee is designed to provide faculty and admin- 
istrators with "the .judgment of views from outside the university on the value and 
needs of the center." 

On March 3» Prof. John C. Garvey, professor of music, artist-in-residence, and dir- 
ector of the U.I. Jazz Band, discussed "Experiences in the Soviet Union with the Jazz 

Z. Hippius' religious diary, with an introduction and notes by Prof. T. Pachmuss, 
appeared in the Jan., Feb., and March issues of La Renaissance (1970), Paris. 

Guidelines for French, German, and Spanish have been prepared and discussed by a 
statewide group of high school teachers and college professors in a meeting in Bloom- 
ington in April 1969. The materials prepared for these languages will serve as the 
basis for Russian guidelines, which will later be sent to several high school teach- 
ers of Russian for consideration and comments. 

We bring the following exerpt from the Report of the Foreign Language Committee: 
"Students may earn credit in any foreign language course where they are placed by the 
appropriate placement examination, regardless of the number of years they have stu- 
died the language in high school." 

The Slavic Dept. softball team, led by veteran players Alex Vorobiov, Roger Phillips, 
Stephen Hathaway, and several others, is getting ready for its 11th season of facul- 
ty intramural competition. Scorekeeper Steven Hill hopes to see the squad renew its 
old rivalries with the other language and humanities departments, and to carry on 
conversations as much as possible in Russian -- which should not only be good lan- 
guage practice, but might even confuse the enemyl 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The annual meeting of the Downstate Chapter of the American Association of Teachers 
of Spanish & Portuguese will be held on Saturday, April 18, at 111. Wesleyan Univ., 
Bloomington. Registration and coffee hour will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union 
Bldg. (South Entrance). Featured on the program will be Associate Prof. Hugo W. 
Cowes of the U.I. who will speak on "Ideas de la novela en Unamuno, " and Mr. Albert 
Turner of Evanston Township High School who will speak on the Advanced Placement Pro- 
gram in Spanish. Luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. and will cost $2.$0. Those 
wishing to attend the luncheon should send their reservations and checks to Mrs. 


Gladys Leal, 20? W. Iowa St., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The Internews Co. has a series in which a subscriber receives 26 Spanish and Portu- 
guese newspapers for 1 year for $10; 23 of the Spanish newspapers come fro 20 coun- 
tries in Spanish America, plus Spain, Morocco, and the Philippines, and 3 of the Por- 
tuguese newspapers come from Brazil and Portugal. A lower rate is available for 
class or multiple subscriptions. Inquiries and subscription requests can be sent to; 
Internews Co., Box 3138, Aspen, Colo. 81611. 

The department is sponsoring a Colloquium to Honor Prof. William H. Shoemaker, who 
resigned as head of the department in Sept. 1969 and who will retire from his pro- 
fessorial duties in Sept 1970. The colloquium will be held on Friday, April 17, 
from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the U.I. Law Auditorium. The list of scholars invited to 
speak at this colloquium includes Messrs. Joaquin Casalduero, Joseph Schraibman, and 
Vernon Chamberlin. The departmental committee in charge of the colloquium consists 
of Prof. Joseph S. Flores, chairman; Assistant Prof. Thomas C. Meehan, secretary; and 
Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo and Assistant Prof. David R. Hershberg. 

The colloquium committee has authorized the publication of a volume of Prof. 
Shoemaker's articles and essays by Editorial Castalia. 

The U.I. Center for Latin American Studies, in cooperation with the U.I. Office of 
International Programs and the Center for International Comparative Studies, has an- 
nounced the inauguration of a 3-year humanities research program on "Native versus 
Foreign Influences in Latin American Artistic and Intellectual Expression: The 
Search for Identity in the 20th Century." Five individual projects will relate lit- 
erature, philosophy, and music to this common theme. Four of the project members are 
from this department: Prof. Merlin H. Forster, "Vanguardism in Latin American Liter- 
ature (1929-1914.5) "; Prof. Luis Leal, "Influences on Contemporary Mexican Literature"; 
Assistant Prof. Anoar Aiex, "Brazilian Thought during Modernism (1922-1945)"; and 
Assistant Prof. Thomas C. Meehan, "Impressionism & Expressionism in the Chilean Nov- 
elist, Jenaro Prieto (1889-191|6) . " The 5th project member, from the U.I. School of 
Music, is Prof. Gerard Behague whose topic is "Recent Changes in Afro-Brazilian Cult 
Music." Prof, Forster is the general coordinator of the program. 

Prior to going to the field for research, the 5 participants will take part in 
an integrating colloquium later this spring semester. 

In addition to the 5 participants, several graduate students carrying on doctor- 
al dissertation investigations overseas in subjects related to the program will hold 
research assistantships in this program and will participate in the colloquium,, 

The department will offer a variety of courses during the 1970 Summer Session, June 
22-Aug. 15. Spanish courses for undergraduates include Spanish 101, 102, 103, 101;, 
211, 212, 213, 21L|., an< 3 221. Courses for advanced undergraduates and graduates are 
Spanish 307 (Spanish- American Literature to 1888), 309 (Medieval Spanish Literature), 
31[(. (Spanish Drama & Poetry of the Golden Age), 331 (La Cultura Hispanica: Espafia), 
351 (Phonetics), 352 (Syntax), and 382 (Language Laboratory Techniques). Courses for 
graduates include Spanish 1^.00 (Beginning Spanish for Graduate Students), I4.I7 (Renais- 
sance & Baroque Drama in Spain), J4.I9 (Cervantes), k21 (Modern Spanish Novel & Essay), 
!±31 (Spanish-American Poetry: Middle America), I4.3B (Spanish- American Essay), [j.54 
(Old Spanish), J4.9I (Special Topics), and 1+99 (Thesis Research). 

Graduate courses in Italian consist of Italian I4.OO (Beginning Italian for Grad- 
uate Students), J4.9I (Special Topics), and 1^.99 (Thesis Research). 

Graduate courses in Portuguese include Portuguese 1|07 (Studies in Brazilian Lit- 
erature), [(.91 (Special Topics), and lj.99 (Thesis Research). 

Those desiring the complete Summer Session timetable and information about ad- 
mittance should write: Director of Admissions & Records, U.I., 100a Administration 
Bldg., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The department welcomes 3 new teaching assistants this semester. New assistants in 


Spanish are Mr. Luis Crist6bal Vera (B.A. U.I.) and Mr. George Anthony Yudice (B.A. 
Hunter College, New York). The new assistant in Italian is Mr. Marco Troiano (Dott- 
orato, Univ. of Bari, Italy). 

In addition, a tuition-and-f ee waiver for the spring semester has been awarded 
to Mr. Harold Lee Koch (B.A. U.I.). 

The Mesa Redonda met on Friday afternoon, Feb. 20, in the Illini Union. Graduate 
Fellow Lia Schwartz de Lerner led a discussion on the topic of her doctoral disserta- 
tion, "Creaciones lingtHsticas en la proaa satirica de Quevedo." 

Prof. Joseph S. Flores, along with Prof. Bruce Mainous, head of the U.I. Dept. of 
French, attended the meeting of the 111. Foreign Language Teachers Association's 
Executive & Advisory Board at the Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, on Saturday, 
March li;. 

Prof. Robert E. Lott has been awarded a $1500 grant by the American Philosophi- 
cal Society of Philadelphia to enable him to work on his Juan Valera project during 
the summer of 1970. 

Prof. Luis Leal, with Prof. Frank N. Dauster of Rutgers Univ., has edited an antho- 
logy for undergraduate study courses, Literatura de Hispanoamerlca , to be published 
this month by Harcourt, Brace & World. 

Prof. Robert E. Lott has 2 reviews in Books Abroad , vol. XLIII, no. Ij. (Autumn 
1969): Jos5 F. Montesinos' Gald6s, vol. I, on p. 563 » and Antonio Regalado Garcia' s 
51 siervo y_ e_l senor : La dialictica agonica de Miguel de Unamuno , on p. 570-71o 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo in collaboration withToseph Laurenti has published 
an article, "Notas para una bibliografla critica del pr6logo en la literatura espaft- 
ola, " Annali-Sezione Romanza , vol. XII, no. 1 (1970), 81+-91+. 

After accepting his edition of Juan de Zavaleta' s Err ores celebrados , Clasicos 
Castellanos has commissioned Assistant Prof. David R. Hershberg to edit an edition 
of Zavaleta' s Dia de fiesta . 


From the Newsletter, March 1950: "The U.I. chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, national Span- 
ish honorary society, is presenting Don Quixote de la Mane ha , a million-dollar screen 
version of Cervantes' immortal classic at the University Auditorium on Monday and 
Tuesday, May 8 and 9... In the title role is Rafael Rivelles, prominent Madrid stage 
and screen actor. Juan Calvo plays the part of the faithful Sancho Panza. Spanish 
dialogue is translated by adequate English titles." 

The Dec. 1969 Newsletter of the Wash. Foreign Language Program reports that the Tre- 
teau de Paris' production of Jean Anouilh' s Antigone (which played at the U.I. Kran- 
nert Center last Nov. 5) had its booking cancelled by a theatre in Seattle, because 
the theatre had decided to stage the musical Hair instead. 

The Sept. 1969 Mo. Foreign Language Newsletter ( "Show -Me News & Views") quotes Victor 
Borge, claiming to have learned Japanese by playing records while he slept. Said Mr. 
Borge, "It worked, and now I speak perfect Japanese, but only when I am asleep." 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by 
the modern language departments of the U.I. under the direction of the Head of the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 251 Illini 
Tower, Champaign, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available without 
charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communications by 
mail should be addressed to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 221+ Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 
111. 61801. 

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April, 1970 

Vol. XXIII, No. 7 

Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 





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Dr. Richard Scanlan, U.I. professor of Classics and of Secondary Education, has cre- 
ated a new 5-year comprehensive classics curriculum for high school students which 
puts life into that "dead" language, Latin. "Students somehow got the idea that no 
Roman ever smiled or had any fun, said Prof. Scanlan, explaining his use of humor 
and popular elements in the new series. 

The program uses a multi-sensory approach to teaching Latin. The students 
speak, hear, see, and act out the language. The lst-year program's visual aids in- 
clude comic strips; a frequent protagonist is Superlegatus (shown above), a Roman 
soldier of Superman proportions. Superlegatus is a marked departure from the usual 
Caesar-Cicero-Vergil sequence of teaching Latin. "We try to get the kids involved 
and interested in the story line so that they care about what's happening to the 
characters," stated Prof. Scanlan. The lst-year program covers all the grammar that 
is generally covered in 2 years in other programs. 

The 2nd-year program likewise departs from Caesar's writings; it is instead 
based on themes that young people today find relevant and exciting: war, imperial- 
ism, the class struggle of minority groups in ancient Rome, religion, philosophy, and 
love. The 3rd-year program considers the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, with the 
students encouraged to draw comparisons between ancient Rome and modern government. 

The Uth-year program studies epic poetry: Vergil's Aeneid as well as Latin 
translations of such diverse works as Dante's Divine Comedy and Mary Renault's The 
King Must Die and The Bull from the Sea . The 5th-year program concentrates on lyric 
poetry, not only ancient but Latin translations of such modern poets as Emily Dickin- 
son, A. E. Housman, and e. e. cummings, who are strongly in the classical tradition. 

A similar program for Greek is currently being planned. 

The Latin program was originally planned for University High School, Urbana, but 
is now being tried out in more than I4.50 schools in the U.S. and Canada. It is being 
funded by the U.S. Office of Education, and will eventually be available in published 
form. Materials for the first 2 years of the Latin program are currently available 
at cost in offset form; inquiries should be directed to Prof. Richard Scanlan, Dept. 
of the Classics, 361 Lincoln Hall, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

Ph.D. candidates and recipients who attended the Modern Language Association Conven- 
tion in Denver, Colo., in Dec. 1969 discovered that they outnumber the jobs availably 
Doctoral candidates in English and foreign languages are finding themselves in the 
worst job market since World War II. The situation is such not only in the languages 


but also in the other humanities and the natural and social sciences. In 1968 uni- 
versity hirings fell by over 50% in all curricula. Since World War II, the universi. 
ties have been overproducing Ph.D.»s so that today they are a glut on the market. 

This is reflected in the number of recruiters at recent MLA conventions. In 
196$ there were 739 recruiters; then in 1968 the figure dropped to 558; this past 
convention had only 268. 

The MLA is encouraging the universities to apply more rigid controls to their 
doctoral programs. In addition, doctoral job-seekers are being asked to consider 
the junior colleges. The number of junior colleges continues to increase, from 
around [(.00 just 8 years ago to over 1000 today. The drawback is that few junior col- 
leges feel that they can afford Ph.D. faculties. The Ph.D. 's themselves are likewise 
reluctant to approach the junior colleges, where they would more likely have to teacr 
elementary grammar courses rather than the advanced literature and linguistics 
courses for which their doctoral degrees have prepared them. 

The March 1970 issue of Quinto Lingo Magazine contains the winning essay in the mag- 
azine's 1969 Essay Contest, as well as the essays of the I4. runners-up and excerpts 
from 10 Honorable Mention essays. The contest attracted over 300 essays on the topic 
"Personal Involvement With Language Learning." Quinto Lingo will send a free copy of 
the March issue upon request; those wishing a sample copy should write to Mr. Charles 
Gerras, Executive Editor, Quinto Lingo , Rodale Press, Inc., 33 East Minor St., 
Emmaus, Perm. 1801^9. 

The handbook Undergraduate Study Abroad; U.S. College- Sponsored Programs lists U.S. 
institutions which sponsor foreign study programs in various countries. Copies at 
$2.75 each are available from the Institute of International Education, 309 United 
Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10017. 

PLES teachers (Foreign Languages in the Elementary Schools ) will be interested 
in a report, 1969 FLES Evaluation: Language Skills and Pupil Attitudes in Fairfield 
Conn. Public Schools , which describes the results of an investigation of foreign Ian- 
guage skills achieved by this program. A copy of the report is available by writing 
Mr. Kenneth A. Lester, Foreign Language Consultant, Conn. State Dept. of Education, 
Box 2219, Hartford, Conn. 06115, and asking for Bulletin 106. 

The Announcement of Selected Teaching Materials for Teachers of Latin and Greek 
lists games, pamphlets, books, posters, and other teaching aids. It is available 
from the American Classical League Service Bureau, Miami Univ., Oxford, Ohio lj.5056. 
The ACL Service Bureau also offers a 19"x25" chart called "Latin is the Basis of 
Spanish, Italian, tic French" with columns of related words in these l± languages, for 
$.50 each. 

A catalogue of practice materials for beginners in Latin is available from the 
Education Publishing Service, 301 Vassar St., Cambridge, Mass. 02139» 


Prof. A. 0. Aldridge has published "Chateaubriand, the Idea of Liberty, and Latin 
America" in Proceedings of the Commemor a t i o n of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Cha - 
teaubriandj 1968 (Geneva, 1970"), 201-213. 

Dr. Noah Marcell has recently been awarded the Ph.D. degree in Comparative Litera- 
ture at the U.I. The topic of his dissertation was The Impact and Influences of Rus - 
sian Literature upon German VJr iters in the XVIII and the Beginning of the XIX Cen - 
turies . 

Robert Shackleton of Oxford Univ. presented a lecture entitled "Traditional Elements 
in the Enlightenment," on Wednesday evening, April 8, in 180 Bevier Hall. His talk 
was sponsored by the Journal Club of the French Dept. and also by the Comparative 
Literature Program. 


FRENCH NOTES -- by Prof. Larkin B. Price 

Prof. Herbert DeLey attended the Conference on 17th Century French Literature at the 
Univ. of Va., Charlottesville, March 19-21. One afternoon Prof. DeLey, Felix R. 
Freudraann (Univ. of Conn.), and James Doolittle (Rochester) moderated a Symposium on 
the 17th Century Memo ire. 

Prof. Robert J. Nelson was in Boston for the Northeast Conference on the Teach- 
ing of Foreign Languages March 19-21 (see Feb. Newsletter). Prof. Stanley Shinall 
and an M.A.T. candidate, Sharon Drazner, accompanied him, 

VJithin recent weeks Mrs. Diane Butturff and Mr. Guy Trail completed final require- 
ments for the degree of Ph.D. in French. Mrs. Butturff wrote her dissertation, 
"L' Ambigu de vers et de prose "; Definition of a 17th Century Genre, under the dir- 
ection of Prof. Judd Hubert. Prof. Stanley Gray directed Mr. Trail' s work on Mal - 
raux: The Commerce of Philosophy and Art . 

The French American Cultural Services & Educational Aids (FACSEA) offers catalogues 
of their films, records, slides, tapes, brochures, and other teaching aids to teach- 
ers of French who write FACSEA, 972 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10021, 

The monthly bilingual (in French and English) Montreal ' 70 includes information 
on all of Canada, not just Montreal. A subscription is available free by writing 
M. Jean Drapeau, Mayor of Montreal, Montreal, P.Q. , Canada, 

The Canadian Consulate General offers free loans of French films for non-commer- 
cial use to teachers of French, A list of available films can be obtained by writing 
the Canadian Consulate, 500 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 02116, 

Reminder: On April 18 the Downstate Chapter of the American Association of Teachers 
of French will meet at the Paradise Inn (Route 1^5 south) in Champaign, 

The Central Renaissance Conference will meet on the Urbana campus April 16-18, 
Among papers to be read are 2 on French subjects, one of them presented by Prof, 
Donald Stone (Harvard), 

The Conference on African Languages & Linguistics will be held April 2\\-2$ on 
the U.I. Urbana campus. For further information, write Mrs. J. L. Wilcock, Dept. of 
Linguistics, 3O9L Davenport Hall, U.I,, Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The 23rd annual meeting of the Univ. of Ky. Foreign Language Conference, April 23-25, 
promises to be very rich, with several special sections for those interested in 
French literature and language. A glimpse at some of what will happen: 

April .21j., 9:00 a.m. Colloquium on Afro-Carribean Studies (papers by Jacques Ze- 
phir, Albert Valdman, and Jos6 Ferrer-Canales ) . Special Section: "Literature & Revo- 
lution—the Writer and Society," with papers by Bettina L. Knapp (Racine), Pierre de 
Saint Victor (Rousseau), Richard Switzer (Chateaubriand), Philip Walker (Zola), Marc 
Hanrez (A. France), Smraett Parker (Camus), and John D. Erickson (Sartre), French I: 
papers by Mark S. Whitney (Ronsard), Hugh M. Davidson (Montaigne ^c Pascal), Richard 
L. Frautschi (Diderot h Computer), and Douglas W. Alden (Leon Blum & Rolland ) . 

April 2\\., 2:00-2:30 p.m. Symposium on Michel Butor, Novelist h Critic (papers 
by Leon S. Roudiez and Jack Kolbert, then Butor for 1 hour on "Creation & Criticism. *[ 

April 25, 9:00 a.m. Special Section: "Young Malraux (1920-1932)" with papers 
by Herbert S. Gersham, Brian T. Fitch, Francis P. Tafoya, Paul A. Fortier, C. Denis 
Boak, and Jean Carduner. French II: papers by Roy E. Leake, Jr. (Montaigne), 
Claude Abraham (Corneille), Karl D. Uitti (Novel), and Edith Kern (Irony: Sartre, 
Camus, Beckett), 

For more information, write to Foreign Language Conference, 673 Office Tower, 
Univ. of Ky., Lexington, Ky. I4.O5O6. 

A new feature of our B.A.T. French Methods course is French 199M, 1 hour credit, 
Micro-Teaching. Proposed by Prof. Stanley Shinall last Nov., the course consists of 

video taping- students in peer teaching situations for professional critiquing. Mr. 
Kandera, our methods teacher, reports an enthusiastic response from participants. 
Although micro-teaching has been done on a volunteer basis previously, this is the 
first time videotaping of micro-teaching experiences has been integrated into the 
total scheme of our professional methods courses. This semester our practice teach- 
ing senior B.A.T.'s are enough in number to merit a special foreign language methods 
course in the College of Education (Ed. 2I4.I). Next fall there will be enough for 2 
sections of Secondary Education 2I4.I, 282, and 199M. 

Another innovation of the French R.A.T. track is French 199P, 1 hour credit. 
Sixteen students responding to an interest query are registered for para-teaching 
experiences with assignments made by Prof. Shinall and with the direction of Miss 
Patricia Eager of Urbana High, Mrs. Kathleen Kusmanoff of Urbana Junior High, and 
Mrs. Anne Sanders of Leal School. These 16 registrants will take part in local FL 
programs in activities ranging from tutoring to actual classroom experience. A plan- 
ning meeting of the critic teachers, other Urbana French staff, and the registrants 
took place March 17. We will be performing a service to the local schools, the par- 
ticipants will gain a valuable overview of the local FL curriculum and insight into 
the problems and rewards of the profession on the local levei. 

The Dept. of French will offer the following courses during the 1970 Summer Session, 
June 22-Aug. 15. Courses for undergraduates include French 101, 102, 103, 10i|, 201. 
202, 211, 212, and 211l. For advanced undergraduates, there are French 311 (Diction), 
313 (Phonetics). 3II4. (Syntax), 335 (French Civilization I), and 382 (Language Labora- 
tory Techniques). Courses for graduates are French lj.00 and I4.OI (Beginning French for 
Graduate Students), J4.25 (Explication de textes I), J4J4.I (Studies in 20th Century 
French Literature I), L|i|9 (Introduction to Old French Language & Literature), 473 
(Seminar in 18th Century French Literature), I4.9I (Individual Topics), and 1^99 (Thesis 

Those desiring the complete Summer Session timetable and information about ad- 
mittance should write: Director of Admissions & Records, 100a Administration Bldg., 
U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The French Dept. is presenting this semester a program of 7 classic French films, 
ranging from Rene 1 Clair to Jean-Luc Godard, to be shown to French students only. 
Certain classes will use some of the films as material for classroom discussion. 

Planning for "things French" programs passed to another stage with a 2-hour meeting 
at the French House March 6, bringing together those interested in the programs from 
other departments and about 10 professors of the Dept. of French. Of the some 30 
professors who expressed interest, the following were able to attend: Jean Ann Beck- 
mann (representing R. Sutton, History), G. Behague (Music), S. Cairns (Mathematics), 
E. F. and Adele a Douglass (Radio-Television), P. Fehl (Art), C. Jeanrenaud (Recre- 
ation), A. Kaufman (English), H. Kellman (Musicology) , E. Lewis (Political Science), 
J. McKay (History), J. Molina (Agronomy), J. Newman (Classics), and A. Ringer (Music). 

Among conclusions reached at this meeting is the necessity to include all French 
speaking countries and regions, and the need to create in other departments groups to 
give formal courses, lectures, and direct research. It was decided that teams in the 
different departments, to be composed of no more than 3 members who have competence 
in no more than 1 domain, could best organize these courses involving French culture 
for students from outside their departments. 

An effort is going to be made to offer some of these courses this coming year, 
with another meeting of the group scheduled before the end of the semester to com- 
plete preliminary plans. 

GERMANIC NOTES -- by Roy Allen 

The German Dept. is participating in a study beinp conducted presently by the Cham- 
paign-Urbana campus of the U.I. involving long-range planning on the future of the 


university. This study is on both an idealistic as well as practical level and in- 
volves questions which range from such broader issues as the basic function of the 
derartment now and in the foreseeable future to more specific problems, such as the 
issue of the number of graduate students which an ideal German Dept. should comprise. 
The German Dept. is currently at the stage of preparing a questionnaire which is to 
be used as the basis for the discussion of the future of the department. Prof. Phil- 
ip M, Mitchell, Acting Chairman of the department, is requesting that interested per- 
sons, both from within and without the department, submit those questions which they 
fell need answering most urgently. The questions submitted will constitute the ques- 
tionnaire. Persons interested in contributing or responding to the questionnaire 
should contact Mr. Klaus Hanson, who has been appointed to collect the data, at 371 
Lincoln Hall, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The annual initiation ceremonies of Delta Phi Alpha, the National Honorary German 
fraternity, will be held on Monday, May 25, at 8:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of the 
Illini Union. The ceremonies will include the initiation of the new members into the 
fraternity and the annual awarding of the Mi ra i_Jehle-Prize and the Werner-! 'arx- Award. 
The German Choir, under the direction of Mr. Homer Rudolf, will also perform. 

The "Spring Grand Opening" of the German House, originally scheduled for March 15, 
was postponed to Sunday, April 12. The "open house took place from 2:00-i|.:00 p.m. 
The program included entertainment by residents of the house (skits, vocal and in- 
strumental performances) and refreshments. The German House is located at 108 S. 
Gregory St., Urbana, on the U.I. campus. Questions concerning the house can be 
directed to the house through either of 2 telephone numbers: 3J4.I4.— 2328 or 3i|l;-1977« 
The coordinator of the German House is Miss Jane Thompson. 

The German language tape recordings, normally heard in the language laboratory at the 
U.I. by students enrolled in the 2nd-year intermediate German course, 103-1014., can 
now be heard over the telephone by all interested persons. By dialing 333-63O6 on 
Mondays and Tuesdays the tapes can be heard of the German stories which are listened 
to each Monday by students in the laboratory. By calling either 333-379U or 333-63OS 
it is possible to hear on Sundays the tapes involving German poetry from the rrevious 
Thursday session of the laboratory and to hear on Mondays and Tuesdays the tapes of 
German stories which are heard by students in the laboratory on Monday of the same 
week. Of particular value are the tapes involving the poetry which include interpre- 
tations of the poems selected for reading. 

The weekly Bulletin of the German Information Center deals with German political and 
cultural affairs and appears in English. Complimentary subscriptions to this Bulle- 
tin can be obtained by writing to the German Information Center, I4.IO Park Ave., New 
York, N.Y. 10022. 

A brochure entitled Berichte aus Berlin (in German) which describes contemporary 
life in the divided city is available free of charge to teachers who write to the 
NCSA/AATG Service Center, 339 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Perm. 19106. 

In celebration of the founding of the International Brecht Society and the Brecht 
Yearbook , a special Brecht Symposium will be held in Milwaukee, Wise., from April 16- 
18. The program will include such major authorities on Brecht as Eric Bentley, Lee 
Baxandall, Leroy Shaw, Mordecai Gorelik, Walter Hinck, Andrzej Wirth, Jost Hermand, 
and Reinhold Grimm. On each evening of the Symposium there will be a special per- 
formance of Brecht' s short play The Measures Taken . A student from the Dept. of Ger- 
man and Comparative Literature at the U.I. will be selected to participate in a group 
discussion with Eric Bentley on problems of translating Brecht into English. Anyone 
interested in more detailed information and registration materials for the Symposium 
should write to John B. Fuegi, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Univ. of Wise, Mil- 
waukee, Wise. 53201. 


SLAVIC NOTES --by Prof. Michael Curran 

The AAASS held its 3rd national conference on March 26-28 at Columbus, Ohio. .Among 
the participants were Donald Panger of Harvard Univ., Victor Erlich of Yale Univ., 
Rufus Mathewson of Columbia Univ., and Sir Isaiah Berlin, Wolf son College, Oxford 
Univ., England. Ralph Fisher of the Russian and East European Center at the U.I. 
took part in a panel discussion on Slavic Studies at the Liberal Arts College. 

Prof. Richard Sheldon of Dartmouth College, who is spending the year at the U.I. 
Center for Advanced Study, will speak at the 23rd Univ. of Ky. Foreign Language Con- 
ference in Lexington, Ky. His topic is "Factual Fiction: Viktor Shklovsky's Novels 
of the Twenties." Prof. Sheldon has published a translation of Shklovsky's Sentimen - 
tal Journey and is now working on Shklovsky's writing of the thirties. 

Andrzej Wirth, professor at Stanford and formerly drama editor and critic in Warsaw, 
will speak at the U.I. on April 15. At J|:00 p.m. in the General Lounge of the Union 
he will speak on "Mrozek, or Absurd Theatre as Theatre of Commitment." At 8:00 p.m. 
in 125 Burrill Hall he will speak on "The Crisis of the Existential Hero in Drama." 

Temira Pachmuss' book Zinaida Hipp jus: An Intellectual Profile will be published 
soon by the Southern 111. Univ. Press. The book "makes an important contribution to 
the study of Russian literature and cultural movements. Against the background of 
late 19th century literary and intellectual life, Miss Pachmuss explores the cultural 
ferment out of which Russian Symbolism emerged. It was in this sphere, she shows, 
that Hippius found personal identity, and of which she became an exponent, exempli- 
fying in her own work that bond between religion, poetry, and mystical sensuality 
that characterized Russian literature in those years." 

The Slavic Dept. awarded Master's Degrees to the following students this month: 
Marie Gies, Nolen Provenzano, and Sally Spaulding. Mr. James Nelson passed his pre- 
liminary exams leading to the doctoral degree. 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

Phi Lambda Beta (Portuguese National Honor Fraternity) and the Gulbenkian Foundation, 
Inc., offer undergraduate fellowships to high school students who graduate with at 
least 1 year of Portuguese or equivalent. Further information is available from Dr. 
Norwood Andrews, Jr., Executive Secretary, Phi Lambda Beta, P.0 o Box 1581, Station B, 
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Term. 37203. 

The Circulo Literario Espafiol will present its production of Los invasores by the 
contemporary Chilean playwright, Egon Wolff. The play will be produced in Spanish 
with participation by U.I. undergraduate and graduate students. The productions will 
be presented on 2 consecutive evenings, Wednesday and Thursday, May 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. 
in Lincoln Hall Theatre. General admission is $1, with a special group rate of $.75 
apiece for groups of more than 15 persons. For information and tickets, please write 
to Mr. D. Orrantia, Advisor, Circulo Literario Espartol, 221; Lincoln Hall, U.I., Ur- 
bane, 111. 61801. 

The department will sponsor a special Homena je al profesor Marcos A. ' Morlnigo on the 
occasion of his retirement in Sept. 1970» The Homena je will be heTd Thursday and 
Friday, May 11^.-15, in the Law Auditorium. Prof. Joseph H. Silverman (Univ. of Calif, 
at Santa Cruz) and Prof. Luis Leal (U.I.) will speak at 8:00 p.m. on May II4.. Prof. 
Benito Brancaforte (Univ. of Wise.) will speak at 10:00 a.m. on May 15, along with 
the reading of papers submitted by Raquel M. Alfie and Celina S. de Cortazar, former 
students of Prof. Morinigo now teaching at the Univ. of Buenos Aires. Prof. Luis A. 


Murillo (Univ. of Calif, at Berkeley), Prof. Winston A. Reynolds (Univ. of Calif, at 
Santa Barbara), and Prof. Isalas Lerner (U.I.) will speak at 2:00 p.m. on May 15. 
The program will close with a speech by Prof. Raimundo Lida (Harvard Univ.) at 8:00 
p.m. on May 1$. 

The departmental committee in charge of the Homena je consists of Associate Prof. 
Hugo W. Cowes as chairman, Prof. Luis Leal, Prof. Angelina R. Pietrangeli, and Assis- 
tant Prof. Isalas Lerner. 

Several new courses have been proposed to augment the present undergraduate major 
programs in Spanish, Spanish- Secondary education, Italian, and Portuguese. The new 
courses proposed for Spanish include Spanish 200 (Literary Analysis), 209 (Spanish 
Language I: Phonology and Verb System); 210 (Spanish Language II: Morphology & Syn- 
tax), 214.0 (Spanish Literature: Medieval -G-olden Age), and 299 (Senior Seminar). 

The new courses proposed for Italian are Italian 209 (Grammar, Syntax, and Pho- 
netics), 221 (Introduction to Italian Literature I), 222 (Introduction to Italian 
Literature II), and 33I (Italian Culture). 

The new courses proposed for Portuguese consist of Portuguese 209 (Portuguese 
Grammar & Phonetics), 212 (Composition & Conversation II), 221 (Introduction to Port- 
uguese Literature), and 222 (Introduction to Brazilian Literature). 

These new courses were proposed by a committee chaired by Assistant Prof. David 
R. Hershberg and including Prof. Joseph S. Flores, Prof. Merlin H. Porster, plus 2 
graduate students, Miss Janet R. Pitch and Mr. Ronald R. Young, and 2 undergraduate 
students, Mr. Roger Stein and Miss Eileen Zeitz. 

The department will soon welcome Dr. Richard Preto-Rodas as associate professor of 
Portuguese and Spanish. Dr. Preto-Rodas will teach 2 courses in the 1970 Summer 
Session: Portuguese I4.O7 (Studies in Brazilian Literature) and I4.9I (Special Topics). 

Sr. Enrique Lafourcade, the well-known Chilean novelist presently a visiting 
distinguished professor at the Univ. of Utah, will be a visiting professor in this 
department during the 1970 Summer Session. He will teach Spanish 307 (Spanish-Amer- 
ican Literature to 1888) and 14.314. (Spanish- American Novel: South America). 

The Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese Graduate Student Association has inaugurated the 
publication of "The Transient" as its official newsheet. "The Transient" will be 
issued on alternate weeks under the editorship of Graduate Students Stephen J. Sum- 
merhill and Carolina Dfaz. "The Transient" is designed to disseminate departmental 
information, to publicize coming departmental events, and to allow the department's 
graduate students a media of expression for their opinions. 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, head of the department, will speak on "The Theatre of 
Alfonso Sastre" at a Symposium on the Spanish Theatre to be held at the Univ. of N.C. 
on April 30-May 2. The Spanish playwright Antonio Buero Valle jo will be the honored 
guest of the Symposium. 

Prof. Joseph S. Flores will take part in the Secondary- Community College-Univer- 
sity Articulation Conference in Sterling, 111., on Wednesday, April 22, The confer- 
ence is sponsored by Sauk Valley College, Dixon, 111. Prof. Flores will serve on a 
panel on which he will present the university point of view on the theme: "The Prob- 
lem of Foreign Language Articulation Between 3 Levels of Educational Institutions." 

Prof. Luis Leal took part in a Symposium on the New Latin American Novel at the 
Univ. of Syracuse on April 8, along with the Argentine critic Raul Castagnino and the 
Cuban novelist Lino Novas Calvo. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo has been appointed an associate in the Center for 
Advanced Studies for the second semester 1970-71. 

Visiting Assistant Prof. Dieter Wanner spoke on "The Dialect and Standard Lan- 
guage in Northern Italy" at the Univ. of Wash, on March 16. Prof. Wanner has recent- 
ly been awarded a U.I. Faculty Summer Fellowship to work on the topic "Phonological 
Investigation of Italian Syllable Structure." 

Dr. Virginia Burbridge, a doctoral alumna of this department and currently an 
assistant professor of Spanish at Xavier Univ., Cincinnati, will present a paper on 


Rodolfo Usigli at the April meeting of the Southwestern Council of Latin American 
Studies at the Univ. of Houston. 

Prof. Merlin H. Forster's book, L_a muerte en la_ poesia mexicana; Antologia tematica , 
has been published by Editorial Di6genes, Mexico, 

Prof. Luis Leal's edition of Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo will be published in 
April by Appleton-Century. 

Recent book reviews by Assistant Prof. Thomas C. Meehan include Los prados de la 
consciencia . a book of short stories and novelettes by the Uruguayan writer Carlos 
Martinez Moreno, in Books Abroad (Feb. 1970), and Perspectivas interamericanas : 
Literatura y_ libertad by Robert G. Mead, Jr., in Hispanfifila (otoflo 1969). 

Instructor Maria Elena Bravo de Maharg's review of Pedro Limferrer's La muerte 
en Beverly Hills appeared in A la luz : Revista de poesia hispanica de la Univ. de 
Calif, (otofio 1969), J+8-^0. 

Prof. Benito Brancaforte, formerly of this department and now at the Univ. of 
Wise, has published an article "Croce on Lope and Calder6n: The Application of an 
Aesthetic Theory" in Symposium (Summer 1969), plus a book review of John Esten Kel- 
ler's Alfonso X el Sabio in Hispan6fila , no. 35 (1969). 

The Italian Culture Council, Inc., has recently published a directory, , Italian in the 
Colleges and Universities of the U.S. The guide lists 370 U.S. institutions which 
offer Italian; around 370 offer undergraduate study, over 5° offer M.A. and/or Ph.D. 
programs, and there are 85 study abroad programs in Italy. For further information, 
contact Miss Elvira Adorno, Executive Director, Italian Culture Council, Inc., 111+0 
Edgewood Parkway, Union City, N.J. O7O83. 

From the Newsletter, April 1950: "...The 111. State High School Conference on World 
Language Teaching [was held] at the U.I. on April 21 and 22... Mr. Virgil Gillenwater, 
Counselor on Teacher Education at the U.I., spoke on the language situation in 111. 
...[stressing] 'the predominance of Latin as the one foreign language being offered 
in 111. high schools. '.. .In spite of the overwhelming popularity of Latin as a high 
school offering, we are training fewer new teachers for it than in any other lan- 
guage with the exception of German." 

Foreign language students in the Savannah- Chatham County (Ga.) School System were 
requested to submit their opinions on their foreign language teachers. The follow- 
ing excerpts, exactly as written, are from the Ga. Foreign Language Beacon (Spring, 

"Man, my teacher is goodl It's one thing to TALK about a petit dejeuner, but 
when she brought in some brioche and sweet butter, I went to Paris." 

"Happiness is a French teacher with a bad ear." 

"An age limit should be put on language teachers, for instance no one over 1+0 
should teach (just an example)." 

"Young ones (teachers) just out of college can be the worst, sometimes. They 
try to act like they are a professor." 

"One funny thing about my Spanish class is when the teacher listens to Spanish 
records, man that turns him on. (I worry about him sometimes.)" 

"All my teachers say that French flows like a brook, so soft and smooth, but my 
grades are really drowning mel" 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by 
the modern language departments of the U.I. under the direction of the Head of the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 251 Illini 
Tower, Champaign, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available without 
charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communications by 
mail should be addressed to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 221+ Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 
111. 61801. 

^05 m«4T'T< 



May, 1970 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 

Vol. XXIII, No. 8 Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

On Sept. 1, 1970, the 13-year tenure of Prof. William H. Shoemaker at the U.I. Cham- 
paign-Jrbana campus will come to an end. Prof. Shoemaker load resigned the headship 
of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese in Sept. 1969, and has spent his last 
year at the U.I. as an Associate Member in the Center for Advanced Studies. 

As head of his department, Prof. Shoemaker was also the Director of the U.I. 
Modern Foreign Language Newsletter. The Newsletter had been founded during the acad- 
emic year 19U7-U8 by the late Prof. John Van Home, head of the Dept. of Spanish & 
Italian. Prof. Shoemaker became the Newsletter Director during its 11th year of op- 
eration. From 1957-69, under his able and inspiring direction, the Newsletter grew 
from a small publication, mailed monthly to a short list of less than 1000 foreign 
language teachers mainly in 111., to a large and popular periodical whose monthly 
circulation figure of 36OO included readers not only in 111., but in all the other 
states (except Alaska) and 3 foreign countries. It was Prof. Shoemaker who, in 1969, 
together with Prof. Anthony M, Pasquariello, his successor as department head and 
Newsletter Director, achieved the transition of the Newsletter from a mimeographed 
bulletin to a newsletter published professionally by use of the offset photographic 
method. When Prof. Shoemaker became Newsletter Director, his publication was cospon- 
sored by 3 departments: Spanish & Italian, French, and German. Prof. Shoemaker was 
instrumental in bringing 2 other language departments into the Newsletter sphere of 
sponsorship: Russian in 1959 (the year it became a separate U.I. language depart- 
ment) and the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature in 1968. In addition to 
directing the Newsletter, Prof. Shoemaker frequently contributed items and articles 
of interest which were published under his byline. Prof. Shoemaker's name became so 
synonymous with the Newsletter that, after his resignation as department head last 
Sept., a letter was received by his department from a language teacher in Chicago 
who was concerned that there would be no more Newsletter since Prof. Shoemaker had 

This Newsletter, however, is not Prof. Shoemaker's only contribution to the 
field of foreign languages. His entire adult life has been one of devotion to his 
chosen profession of language teaching and research. His excellence in his field is 
mirrored by his accomplishments and awards. His scholastic depth and energy are a 
source of awe and inspiration not only to his many students who have studied under 
him but also to his professional colleagues who have worked with him. The brief bio- 
graphy which follows can catch but the highlights of his long and illustrious career. 

William H. Shoemaker was born in Norristown, Penn. He studied at Princeton 
Univ., where he received his A.B. in 192lj., his M.A. in 1928, and his Ph.D. in 193U* 
Prior to receiving his doctorate, he taught at Lake Forest Academy in 111. and also 
at Princeton. In 1938 he became Chairman of the Dept. of Romance Languages & Litera- 
tures at the Univ. of Kan. He held this position until 1957, when he assumed the 
headship of the Dept. of Spanish & Italian at the U.I. Prof. Shoemaker served as the 
President of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese in 1950. 
In 1959 he was decorated as a Commander in Spain's Order of Civil Merit, and last 
month was invested as an Honorary Member of the Institute of Hispanic Culture. He 
has served on the editorial boards of such periodicals as Symposium , Hispan6f ila , 
and Anale s Galdosianas , and his scholarly articles and books (many on the Spanish 
novelist Benito PSrez Gald6s) are too numerous to mention. Prof. Shoemaker has dir- 
ected 2^ doctoral dissertations, with I4. more in progress. Upon his retirement from 
the U.I., he and Mrs. Shoemaker will make their home in Columbia, Mo., where Prof. 
Shoemaker will continue to teach at the Univ. of Mo. 

To Prof. William H. Shoemaker this issue of the U.I. Modern Foreign Language 
Newsletter is fondly and respectfully dedicated. 

The 1970 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual meeting has 
baen scheduled for Nov. 26-29 at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, Calif., to be held 
in cobperation with the Modern ?c Classical Language Association of Southern Calif. 


Volume I of The Britannic a Review of Foreign Language Education , edited by Dr. Emma 
Birkmaier, was recently published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. The 1+14.8-page 
volume sells for $12. $0. The material it contains makes it an indispensible tool 
for all teachers, administrators, department heads, board of education members, and 
others concerned with the teaching of foreign languages. The volume analyzes foreign 
language education at the elementary, secondary, and c ollege level. Volume I is 
divided into 2 sections, "Context and Organization of Foreign Language Learning " and 
"Theory and Practice of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning." This volume and 
the yearly volumes which will follow belong in every high school, college, and univ- 
ersity library. 


Prof. Rocco Montano's "Schema di una storia della poesia di Dante II" appeared re- 
cently in Convivium , vol. XXXVII, no. ij. (1969), 385-1+13. 

Profs. A. 0. Aldridge, Francois Jost, and Herbert Knust participated last month in 
the 23rd Univ. of Ky. Foreign Language Conference held at Lexington, Ky. Prof. Knust 
was Chairman for a section of German literature, and Prof. Jost delivered a paper 
entitled "Problems in Thematics: Toward Some Definitions." 

On April 16-17 Prof. Herbert Knust of the Comparative Literature Program and 1+ 
U.I. students, Renate Aschober (German), Terri Hori (Comparative Literature), Adele 
Palmberg (Comparative Literature), and Andrew Weeks (German), attended the Milwaukee 
Symposium in 20th-century Studies. The meetings were devoted this year to "Bertolt 
Brecht — 1970." Prof. Eric Bentley conducted a seminar in which his translations of 
Brecht's works were discussed; Mr. Hori and Mr. Weeks participated in this seminar 
All 5 also attended lectures by Profs. Jost Hermand, Leroy Shaw, and Walter Hinck, as 
well as a performance of Brecht's The Measures Taken . 

During April 16-17, the Comparative Literature Program and the Graduate School 
held the J+th Annual Conference on Comparative Literature at the Univ of Southern 
Calif, at Los Angeles. The conference concentrated on "Black Literature," and topics 
discussed included "Concepts of the Black Aesthetic in Contemporary Black Literature" 
and "Black Thunder: The Negro Renaissance in American Literature. 

On April 16-18 Prof. A. 0. Aldridge attended a meeting of the American Society 
for 18th-century Studies held at Case Western Reserve Univ. in Cleveland, Ohio. 
During the course of the meeting Prof. Aldridge was elected to the Advisory Board of 
the Society. 

On Monday, April 27, Prof. Lilian Furst of the Univ. of Manchester, England, deliv- 
ered a lecture under the auspices of the Comparative Literature Program at the U I. 
The subject of the lecture was "The Relationship of French Romanticism to the German 
Storm and Stress." 

On April 28 Mr. Graeme Tytler successfully completed his thesis defense. His disser- 
tation deals with "Character Description and Physiognomy in the European Novel (1800- 
1860) in Relation to J. C. Lavater's Physiognomische Fragmente ." 

Prof. A. 0. Aldridge delivered a lecture on April 10 at Indiana Univ., Bloomington, 
under the auspices of the Indiana Program of Comparative Literature. The topic of 
his lecture was "Biography and Realism." 

FRENCH NOTES -- by Prof. Larkin B. Price 

We are grieved to learn of the death of Prof. Jean Misrahi of Brown Univ. on April 


10. Mr. Misrahi was visiting professor in this department for the year 1967-68, 
teaching the courses in Old French language and literature. 

Prof. C. A. Knudson attended the annual meeting of the Mediaeval Academy of America 
in Cambridge, Mass., April 17-18. 

At the April 17 meeting of the Chicago Chapter of the American Association of 
Teachers of French, Prof. Robert J. Nelson gave what he calls "une 'anti-conference' 
au sujet des 'dix articles de foi' dans l'enseignement des langues etrangeres." 

Prof. Francis Nachtmann was one of the panel members to discuss "Current Trends 
and Practices in Articulation and Transfer of Foreign Language at the State Univer- 
sities in 111." at the Secondary-Community College -University Articulation Conference 
organized by Sauk Valley Junior College and held in Sterling, 111., April 22. 

Toward the end of April, Prof. Stanley Shinall served as a member of the North 
Central Association's Accreditation Committee to evaluate the foreign language pro- 
grams in the Champaign-Urbana schools. 

The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (announced in the 
Feb. Newsletter) was held at the beginning of May. Profs. Bruce Mainous and Robert 
J. Nelson, Mrs. Samia Spencer, and Mr. Paul Griffith attended from the French Dept. 

Prof. Larkin B. Price was in Lexington, Ky., April 23-25 for the annual Univ. 
of Ky. Foreign Language Conference. 

A meeting closer to home, the Downstate 111. Chapter of the American Association of 
Teachers of French (Prof. Brigitta Kuhn of 111. State Univ., President) was held Ap- 
ril 18 at the Paradise Inn just outside Champaign. 

Mr. Vytas Gaigalas, 111. State Univ., gave a paper on Camus; Mr. Regis Ferran, 
Southern 111. Univ., discussed the relation of theatre and government in France; Mr„ 
Alan Ouvrier and other French students at Urbana gave another presentation of their 
radio program on French youth and education; and Prof. Alphonse Roche, visiting pro- 
fessor at 111. State Univ. this semester, talked about "Les Enquetes littlraires. " 

Elected President for the coming year was Prof. Frank Gunderson, Southern 111. 
Univ., with Prof. Robert J. Nelson, U.I. Urbana, as Vice-President, and Mr. Geoffrey 
A. Hughes, Rloomington High School, Secretary-Treasurer, 

Word has been received from the City of Montreal that publication of the magazine 
Montreal i 70 (mentioned in the April Newsletter, p. 3) has been interrupted due to 
significant increases in the Canadian postage rates. The City Printer has available 
a limited number of back issues which can be sent upon request by contacting M. Paul 
Cholette, L'Imprimeur de la Ville, Chambre 1, Hotel de Ville, 275 Est Rue Notre-Dame, 
Montreal, P.Q. , Canada. 

The 1st issue, No. 21, of French XX Bibliography (1885 to the present) Bince the 
change in sponsorship and title from French VII, is now available. Prof. Stanley 
Gray has served for several years as Correspondent for this bibliography, as has also 
Prof. Larkin B. Price, who with this latest issue enters the Advisory Committee. 

In "Le Coin du pedagogue," French Review , April 1970, Prof. Fred Jenkins is quo- 
ted at length on the subject of reflexive verbs. 

A review by Prof. Larkin B. Price of the 2nd edition of Germaine Brae's Marcel 
Proust and Deliverance from Time appeared in the March 1970 issue of French Review . 

This year's Pi Delta Phi initiation and banquet took place on May 13 in the Illini 

The Cenacle met at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bartle April 29. Profs. Barbara 
Bowen, Yves Velan, and Mrs. Ron Gordon each gave a brief explication de texte of 
Sponde's 3rd sonnet on death, followed by general discussion of the poem. 

The annual poetry contest, organized this year by Mr. Paul T. Griffith, was held May 
5. Students were divided into I4. categories according to background, with 1st, 2nd, 


and 3rd prizes for each group furnished by the office of the French cultural attached 

Georges Feydeau's comedy, Feu la mere de madame , is now in rehearsal under the direc- 
tion of Alan Ouvrier, who has brought together a cast composed principally of under- 
graduates. The production date, uncertain at the moment, will be sometime after May 

Prof. Robert Shackleton, Bodley's Librarian. Oxford Univ., gave a lecture April 8, 
"Traditional Elements in the Enlightenment, sponsored by the Journal Club of the 
Dept. of French and the Program in Comparative Literature. 

On April 13 Prof. Mortimer Guiney of the Univ. of Conn, gave a paper on "Reverdy 
et les arts plastiques. " 

A lecture on "Structuralisme, critique et litterature" by Prof. Jean Paris of 
Johns Hopkins Univ. was presented May ij.. 

Films which have been presented for the benefit of students and staff are La Grande 
Illusion (Renoir), Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (ComSdie franchise), A nous la~Tibert6 
(Clair), Le Sang d»un poe'te CCocteau), Jule's et Jim (Truffaut), and Vivre sa vie 

The developing Institut d' Etudes Franchises de L'Universitl d« Illinois £. Urbana or- 
ganized by Prof. Robert J. Nelson offers several courses outside the French Dept. di- 
rectly related to French and French-speaking cultures: Architecture 3H|- (French Ar- 
chitecture 1^00-1800)| English 295 (Moliere and the English Restoration Comedy of 
Manners), A. Kaufman; History 271 (French Colonization of North America 1500-1778), 
Natalia Belting; History 3IO (The Development of Modern Europe: French Revolution 
and Napoleon, 1789-1815), J. B. Sirich; Linguistics 316 (The Structure of the French 
Language), F. Jenkins; Music 169 (French Diction), Clark; Political Science 336 (Gov- 
ernment and Politics in Western Continental Europe--2/3rds of coursd devoted to 
French government), E. G. Lewis, 

There are also a number of general related courses: Language, Culture, and So- 
ciety (Anthropology 370, Communications 370, Linguistics 370); Economic Development 
of Tropical Africa (Agricultural Economics 351+ and Economics 351]-); and History and 
Philosophy of Education 303 (Comparative Education). 

For graduate students, the following courses are offered: Communications/Radio 
TV I4.77 (World Broadcasting), Douglass; and Political Science/Communications 1+77 (In- 
ternational Communications), Osgood, Schiller, Merritt. 

Courses within the French Dept. of interest to non-French majors are: French 
255/Humanities 25$ (Introduction to French Literature in Translation, I), B. Bowen; 
and French 335 (French Civilization, I), Mainous. 

Due to the success of the French programs presented by the French Dept. and WILL-FM, 
it is hoped the project can be continued next year. However, it appears that the 1st 
programs cannot be given before near the end of the 1st semester, which will give 
ample time for anyone interested to convey their impressions of this semester's 
broadcasts and suggestions for future programs to Prof. Robert J. Nelson, Dept. of 
French, 21|i| Lincoln Hall, U.I., Urbana, 111. 61801, who welcomes such comments. 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Roy Allen 

The German Dept. will offer a broad selection of courses in the Summer Session of 
1970. On the 100-level, German 199 (Undergraduate Open Seminar) will be open to en- 
rollment, in addition to the full Elementary/Intermediate sequence, German 101-lOlj., 
On the 200-level, courses for advanced undergraduates, there will be 2 sections 
offered of German 210 (Masterpieces; Profs. Haile and Figge) and 1 section each of 
German 211 (Conversation & Writing I; Prof. Figge), 212 (Conversation & Writing II; 


Prof. Hoist), 2$3 (20th-century German Drama; Prof. Schwalbe), and 291 (Senior Thesis 
& Honors Course I). Three courses will be available for credit for advanced under- 
graduates and graduates: German 311 (Goethe; Prof. Haile), 332 (Schiller; Prof. 
Frey), 382 (Language Laboratory Techniques; Prof. Nachtmann). On the graduate level, 
in addition to the series in basic German for graduate students (i|00-lj.01), the de- 
partment is offering German ij.53 (Seminar in Literary Relations; Visiting Prof. Hans 
Galinsky), I4.93 (Research in Special Topics), and 1+99 (Thesis Research). Two c ourses 
will be taught in Germanic: Germanic 199 (Undergraduate Open Seminar) and 3&7 (In- 
troduction to Germanic Linguistics; Prof. Marchand; credit for advanced undergradu- 
ates and graduates). 

The 23rd Univ. of Ky. Foreign Language Conference took place in Lexington on April 
23-25. The German Dept . of the U.I. was represented at the meeting by Profs. Mari- 
anne Burkhard, Herbert Knust, Ruth Lorbe, James Marchand, Irmengard Rauch, and Chris- 
tine Sjogren. Prof. Burkhard spoke at German II on "Raum und Zeit im Werk C. F. 
Meyers." Prof. Knust was Chairman of the German I section. At Linguistics II, Profo 
Marchand presented a paper on "Semantic Change and the Figures of Speech" and Prof. 
Rauch gave a talk on "Old Germanic Consonants." 

The Dept. of German and the Program in Comparative Literature sponsored a lecture on 
April 21 at 8:00 p.m. in the Law Building by Prof. Walter Hinck of the Univ. of Col- 
ogne, Germany. Prof. Hinck, who is most noted for his work on the poet-dramatist, 
"ertolt Brecht, presented a survey of recent German drama, entitled "Von Brecht bis 
Handke : Zum deutschen Theater des ' wissenschaf tlichen Zeitalters. ' " 

Prof. Herbert Knust of the German Dept. addressed the Honor Society Phi Kappa 
Fhi on May 5 in the Illini Union. The topic of his talk was "On Literary Fishing." 

Fellowships for the academic year 1970-71 have been granted to the following majors 
in the German Dept.: Ronald Edge (University Fellowship), Vivian Greene (Graduate 
College Fellowship), Wayne Harbert (University Fellowship), Rudolph Hofmeister (Univ- 
ersity Dissertation Fellowship), Leonie Marx (University Fellowship), Walter Pasulka 
(NDEA Title IV Fellowship), Rosemary Hoffmann Scholl (University Fellowship), Juliana 
Wempen (111. College Fellowship). Tuition & Fee Waivers were awarded Dwight Smith 
and Linda Truesdale for 1970-71. Summer Teaching Fellows will be this year Rudolph 
Hofmeister, Uwe Klinger, Peter Pabisch, and Jay Rosellini e 

Several graduate students in the German Dept. who will have concluded their graduate 
studies at the U.I. at the end of this term, with the exceptions in some instances of 
the completion of the dissertation, have accepted full-time teaching positions to be- 
gin in the fall semester of 1970. Mr. Lowell Bangerter has taken an assistant pro- 
fessorship at the Univ. of Wyo. at Laramie and Mr. Dean Castle a position of the same 
rank at the Univ. of Texas at El Paso. Mr. Harold Felty will be an instructor at 
Southern 111. Univ. at Carbondale and Mr. Paul Garcia will begin teaching as assis- 
tant professor at Kenyon College in Gamier, Ohio, in the fall. Mr. Klaus Hanson will 
teach in Germany as assistant professor at Schiller College in Kleiningersheim. Mr. 
Uwe Klinger has accepted a post of instructor at Wesleyan Univ. in Middletown, Conn,, 
Instructorships have also been accepted by Mr. Terrence McCormick at the Univ. of 
Conn, at Storrs and by Mr. Marvin Meinz at North Central College in Naperville, 111. 
Mr. Thomas Smith is going as assistant professor to Lindenwood Colleges of St. 
Charles, Mo. 

The German Choir, which is under the direction of Mr. Homer Rudolf, presented its 
spring concert at 8:00 p.m. on April 27 at the University Place Christian Church. 
The choir performed selections by Lemlin, Lasso, Schtftz, Schumann, and Lau. The 
German Choir is sponsored by the U.I. German Club, 

The German House, which is located at 108 S. Gregory St. in Urbana, will continue to 


be very active in the next academic year, 1970-71» Persons interested in contacting 
the House are requested to call (217) 3^4-U-— 2328. 

SLAVIC NOTES --by Prof. Michael Curran 

On Friday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Illini Union, the Dobro Slovo, National Slavic 
Honor Society, Zeta Chapter of the U.I,, nominated 15 new members (8 undergraduates 
and 7 graduates) for initiation into the society. The students are selected on the 
basis of their academic excellence in the Slavic Dept . Graduate students receive a 
year's subscription to SEE J. and undergraduates, a book. The faculty advisor for the 
Society is Prof. Kurt Klein. 

Prof. Prank Y. Gladney (known to Intourist officials as "avtoturist Prenk Gledni") 
gave a talk on April 7 at the Russian Language Institute in Moscow (Structural Lin- 
guistics Section) on the topic "The Generative Approach to Problems of Case Govern- 
ment in the Work of Charles J. Fillmore, Doklad vstregali burnye aplodismenty . " 

Prof. Temira Pachmuss has published the following reviews: The Notebooks for "The 
Possessed ", edited with an introduction by Edward Wasiolek, translated by Victor Ter- 
ras (Chicago, Univ. of Chicago Press, 1968) in The Russian Review (Jan. 1970), vol. 
XXIX, no. 1, p. 109; and "Carin TschBpl, VjaXeslav Ivanov: Dictung and Dichtungs- 
theorie" Slavistische Beltrage , 30 (Mtlnchen, Otto Sagner, 1968) in SEEJ (Spring 1970) 
vol. XIV, no. 1, 72-73. Prof. Pachmuss also published the article "Introduction to 
Zinaida Hippius' Unpublished Diaries and Annotations of Their Texts," American Phil - 
osophical Society Year Book 1969 (Philadelphia, 1970), 63I-632. 

Roger Phillips has accepted an assistant professorship at the Univ. of Wise, in Mil- 
waukee where he will teach 1st- and 2nd-year Russian and a survey course of Russian 
literature. Richard Chappie was awarded a Dissertation Fellowship for 1970-71. Ben 
Fairfax was awarded a 3-year Title IV to begin 1970-71. Peter Sutter was awarded a 
1-year University Grant for 1970-71. The following students have been offered a 1- 
year Title VI Fellowship: James Price, Gary Davis, Marie Gies, and Kathryn Brailer, 
Alternate Title VT awardees include John Calderonello, Rita Dobransky, Mardelle Eide, 
Martin Mijalski, Catherine Romaniec, and Barbara von Baumgarten. James Nelson and 
his wife Rosemary have been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Grant and accepted by IREX for 
a year of study in the U.S.S.R. at Moscow Univ, 

Three teachers in the Slavic Dept. have received Undergraduate Instructional Awards 
for the summer of 1970; they are Profs. Rasio Dunatov, Kurt Klein, and Gera Miller. 
At the end of the summer reports on their respective projects will be submitted and 
a committee will decide which projects will receive special awards of $1000. 

Mr. Louis Iribarne, presently of the Univ. of Texas, gave a guest lecture at the U.I, 
on May 8. The topic was "Babel' and Bruno Szulc. " 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The Downstate 111. Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Port- 
uguese held its annual meeting on April 18 at 111. Weslayan Univ., Bloomington. Over 
iS members and guests attended. Elected for the coming year were Miss Lydia Holm 
(ill. Wesleyan) President; Mr. Jack E. Clinton (Limestone High School, Bartonville) 
Vice-President; Mr. Enoch M. Anderson (Paris, 111.) Corresponding Secretary; and Mrs, 
Luis Leal (Urbana, 111.) Recording Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. James E. McKinney (West- 
ern 111. Univ., Macomb) will continue as Spanish Contest Chairman, 


Prof. Marcos A. Morinigo vd.Il retire from the U.I, effective Sept. 1, 1970. His loss 
will be greatly felt by his students and colleagues. He combined his many-faceted 
talents for scholarly research and inspiring teaching with a subtle but infectious 
sense of humor which has endeared him to students and colleagues on 2 continents. 

Prof. Morinigo, native of Asunci6n, Paraguay, and citizen of Argentina, received 
his doctorate from the Univ. of Buenos Aires in 19I+5* He taught at the Univ. of Tu- 
cumin, Argentina, 1938-lj.6; the Univ. of Southern Calif. 1947-50 and 1953-57; the Uni\t 
of Caracas, Venezuela, 1950-52; the Univ. of Fla. 1952-53; the Univ. of Buenos Aires 
1957-62 (where he was Dean of the Facultad de Pilosofia y Letras 1957-60); and the 
U.I. 1962-70. He has served as Director of the Instituto de Pilologia Hispanica 
(Univ. of Buenos Aires). He is a Corresponding Member of the Real Academia Espafiola 
de la Lengua, and a member of the Academia Nacional de Historia Argentina and of the 
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (Buenos Aires). He has 
served as Editor of the Revista de Filologia and as Associate Editor of the Nueva 
Revista de Filologia Hispanica . He held a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947-48. After 
his retirement, he and Mrs. Morinigo will return to Buenos Aires to live. The best 
wisnes of their many friends and colleagues will follow them in grateful appreciation 
for Prof. Morinigo* s services to the academic community, 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo' s Spanish 418 course (Seminar on Renaissance & Baroque 
Literature) will meet during this fall semester on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00, in 
269 Lincoln Hall. The topic will be Calder6n de la Barca. High-school teachers and 
others in the Champ aign-Urb ana interested in taking this course are invited to regis- 
ter. Registration information is available from the Director of Admissions & Records 
U.I., 100a Administration Bldg., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The U.I. and the Univ. of Mich, are drawing up plans for a Junior Year Abroad Program 
in Spanish to begin in Sept. 1971 and to be held at the Univ. of Barcelona, Spain. 
Further announcements will be made as the plans are finalized. The Junior Year 
Abroad Committee from this department consists of Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo (chair- 
man), Instructor Maria Elena Bravo de Maharg (secretary), Prof. J. H. D. Allen, and 
Instructor Luis Oyarzun. 

The Humanities Research Program on "Native versus Foreign Influences in Latin Ameri- 
can Artistic and Intellectual Expression: The Search for Identity in the 20th Cent- 
ury" (announced in the March Newsletter, p. 8) was inaugurated on April 30 and May 7 
with a series of discussions. The 5 participants (Prof. Merlin H. Forster, Prof. 
Luis Leal, Assistant Prof. Anoar Aiex, and Assistant Prof. Thomas C. Meehan, plus 
Prof. Gerard Behague of the School of Music) presented their projects at these meet- 
ings. Prof. Anibal Sanchez-Reulet (U.C.L.A. ) also took part in these meetings. 

Pour graduate students have been awarded research assistantships to help several 
of the participants in their areas of interest. During this summer, Mr. Gerald Drol- 
ler will work with Prof. Aiex in Brazil, Miss Kirsten Nigro with Prof. Meehan in 
Chile, and Mr. Dagoberto Orrantia with Prof. Leal in Mexico. Miss Susan Kingston 
will help Prof. Forster with research in various South American cities during the 
coming academic year. 

A Symposium on Benito Plrez Gald6s in honor of retiring Prof. William H. Shoemaker 
was held on Friday afternoon, April 17. Following welcoming remarks by Dean Robert 
W. Rogers of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and introductory remarks by de- 
partment head Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, 3 papers were presented. Prof. Vernon 
A. Chamberlin (Univ. of Kan.), a former doctoral candidate under Prof. Shoemaker, 
presented "The Significance and Artistry of the Sound Effects in Gald6s ' Dofla Per - 
fecta. " Prof. Joseph Schraibman (Washington Univ., St. Louis), another former doctor- 
al candidate, spoke on "El ecumenismo de Gald6s." Prof. Joaquin Casalduero (Univ. of 
Calif, at La Jolla ) presented "Novel y historia en Galdos." In addition, Prof. Shoe- 
maker was presented with the first published copy of a volume of his articles and 
essays issued by the Editorial Castalia. 


The Homenaje al Prof. Marco3 A. Morinigo was held May ll±-l$ in the Law Auditorium, 
At 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May - Ti;, department head Prof. Anthony M, Pasquariello pro- 
vided welcoming remarks, and Prof. Luis Leal presented the homenaje , with an address 
by Prof. Joseph H. Silverman (Univ. of Calif, at Santa Cruz) on "Some Aspects of Lit- 
erature and Life in the Golden Age of Spain." At 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2 papers 
sent to the homenaje by former students of Prof. Morinigo now at the Univ. of Buenos 
Aires were read. They were "Santa Susana en el teatro de Cairasco de Figueroa" by 
Raquel M. de Alfie, and "La denuncia mentirosa en La gitanilla y en Ortensio Lando" 
by Celina S. de Cortazar. Prof. Benito Brancaforte (Univ. of Wise.) then spoke on 
" El magico prodlgioso and St. Augustine's Confessions . " The 2:00 p.m. Friday session 
saw participation by Assistant Prof. Isaias Lerner fU.I.) on "Notas para el Entremgs 
del retablo de las maravillas , " Prof. Luis A. Murillo (Univ. of Calif, at Berkeley) 
on "Don Quijote, nuevo caballero, " and Prof. Winston A. Reynolds (Univ. of Calif, at 
Santa Barbara) on "Capitulos del Carlo Famoso por Zapata que se le olvidaron a Medina, 
tocantes al descubrimiento y conquista del Nuevo Mundo." The homenaje ended after 
the 8:00 p.m. Friday session with Prof. Raimundo Lida (Harvard Univ.) speaking on 
"Guerra y paz en un siglo de oro." 

The Circulo Literario Espafiol presented a full-length play, Los invasores . by the 
Chilean playwright, Egon Wolff, on May 6-7 in the Lincoln Hall Theatre. The cast con. 
sis ted of Graduate Students Terry Collier, Elliot Delman, and Dagoberto Orrantia, and 
Undergraduate Students Janet Beaudway, Rachel Gaynor, Juan Marrero, Arthur Muirhead, 
Martha Muirhead, and Rosina Santana. Assistant Prof. David R. Hershberg's son Eric 
and Instructor Martha Paley de Francescato' s daughter had children's roles. The play 
was directed by Elliot Delman with Mrs. Maria del Rosario Cowes as voice coach. The 
backstage crew consisted of Graduate Students Carolina Diaz, Juan Espadas, Karen Free, 
man, Guillermo Rojas, and George Yudice, and Undergraduate Students Alice Baeder, 
Mark Bedford, and Charles DeCoster, and 2 graduate wives, Mrs. Jacqueline P. Orrantia 
and Mrs. Lorelei Yudice. In addition, several graduate students presented a 1-act 
entremSs, "El vie jo celoso" by Miguel de Cervantes, on the same nights in honor of 
retiring Prof. Marcos A. Morinigo. The cast included Graduate Students Carolyn Balk* 
ma, Theda Herz, Susan Kingston, Harold Lee Koch, Kirsten Nigro, Dagoberto Orrantia, 
Felicia Sworsky, Ronald Young, and George YiSdice. The entremls was directed by Mrs, 
Maria del Rosario Cowes, with Juan Espadas and Theda Herz on the backstage crew, 

The 23rd Univ. of Ky. Foreign Language conference, held in Lexington, Ky., on April 
23-25, attracted participation by a number of this department's faculty. Prof. J, H, 
D. Allen spoke on "Stress Levels in Old Spanish" at Linguistics III, and served as 
Chairman both of Linguistics I and of Portuguese & Brazilian Literature. Associate 
Prof. Spurgeon W. Baldwin read a paper "Imagery in the Libro de Alexandre " at Medie- 
val III. Associate Prof. W. Curtis Blaylock spoke on "Phonological Attrition in Ibe- 
ro-Romance" at Linguistics III. 

Several doctoral alumni of this department also participated. Dr. Sandra M. Cy- 
pess (Duke Univ.) presented a paper "Machado de Assis vs. Bras Cubas : An Aspect of 
Narrative Perspective" at the Portuguese & Brazilian Literature Section. Dr. Daniel 
R. Reedy (Univ. of Ky, ) was Section Organizer for the Portuguese & Brazilian Litera- 
ture Section and for the Colloquium on Afro-Caribbean Studies. Dr. Joseph Schraibman 
(Washington Univ,, St. Louis) spoke on "Luis Martin Santos y Tiempo de silencio ; exe- 
gesis de mitos hispanicos" at Spanish II, and he took part in a Symposium on the Con- 
temporary Spanish Novel. Dr. George W. Woodyard (Univ, of Kan.) read a paper "A Me- 
taphor for Repression: 2 Plays about the Inquisition" at the Portuguese & Brazilian 
Literature Section, 

The Mesa Redonda met on Friday afternoon, April 10, in the Illini Union. Associate 
Prof. W. Curtis Blaylock and Visiting Assistant Prof. Dieter Wanner introduced the 
topic, "La literatura y el establecimiento de normas lingttisticas. " 

The Mesa Redonda will hold its last meeting of the academic year on Friday 
afternoon, May 22, at the home of Assistant Prof, Thomas C. Meehan, 


This issue brings to a close the Newsletter's 23rd academic year of publication. 
For your editor, the year has been interesting and exciting as we changed our format 
and method of publication, while renewing the Newsletter's purpose of publishing 
items of a professional and pedagogical nature while serving as the instrument of 
liason between the U.I. and the high school language teachers. 

This is also my last issue as editor. I have accepted a 2-year appointment as 
Assistant Advertising Director of The Buenos Air e s Herald , the English-language daily 
newspaper of Argentina's capital; I will use this opportunity to do field work on my 
doctoral dissertation. The editor for 1970-71 will be Miss Felicia G. Sworsky. 

At this time, I should like to acknowledge the contributions of my co-editors: 
Mr. Roy Allen (Germanic), Assistant Prof. Michael Curran (Slavic), Prof. Edwin Jahiel 
(French — Semester I), Assistant Prof. Larkin B. Price (French--Semester II), and Ass- 
istant Prof. Barbara Smalley (Comparative Literature). The sections which they edit- 
ed reflected varied items of interest for the teachers of those areas. In addition, 
I should like to acknowledge the suggestions and information which were given me for 
items and articles in the Newsletter's General Section by the following: Prof. J. H, 
D. Allen (Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese ), Prof. Clayton L. Dawson (Head, Slavic Lan- 
guages & Literatures), Associate Prof. Steven P. Hill (Slavic), Associate Prof. Leon 
A. Jakobovits (Co-Director, Center for Comparative Psycholinguistics ), Prof. Gilbert 
C. Kettelkamp (School of Education), Associate Prof. M. Keith Myers (Coordinator, 
Language Laboratory), Prof. F. W. Nachtmann (Executive Secretary, AATF), and Associ- 
ate Prof. Richard T. Scanlan (Classics). I should like to thank the Newsletter Dir- 
ector and my department head, Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, for his help and sugges- 
tions, as well as the Spanish Dept. secretaries, Mesdames Marilee Aldana, Maria Eu- 
genia Corona, Doris Koubek, Teresa Molina, and Judy Penley, for their cooperation. 
I should also like to thank the former Newsletter Director, Prof. William H. Shoe- 
maker, and the former departmental secretary, Dr. Judith Zelenka Rojas, for their 
help and advice at the beginning of my editorial tenure. My thanks also go to Mrs. 
Irene Lofton, Supervisor of Duplication at the U.I. Stenographic Bureau, for her con- 
tinued help in arranging the Newsletter's quick and efficient publication. As com- 
poser of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese Notes, I give my thanks to the members of my 
department for their many contributions, and also to Mrs. Luis Leal for her AATSP 

As can be seen, it takes many people in many areas to publish this Newsletter. 
I sincerely appreciate the cooperation which they have shown me; it has made my job 
easier, and what could have been a task has become a labor of love 

Publication of the Newsletter under Miss Sworsky will resume with the Oct. issue. 
Since Miss Sworsky' s duties do not begin officially until the inauguration of the 
next academic year, all mail sent to the Newsletter during the summer will be held 
for her. A form follows for those changing their mailing addresses this summer. 

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The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by 
the modern language departments of the U.I. under the direction of the Head of the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 2£L Illini 
Tower, Champaign, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available without 
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October, 1970 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Vol. XXIV, No. 1 Editor: Felicia G. Sworsky 

Dear Colleagues: 

On behalf of all foreign language and literature programs at this university, 
I take pleasure in sending greetings to our colleagues throughout the state and 
beyond. Our welcome goes to the new editor of the Newsletter, Miss Felicia Sworsky, 
our gratitude to the contributors who keep us informed about the noteworthy news in 
the various departments, and our best wishes and encouragement to all old and new 
members of our profession which has become the scapegoat of a general dilemma in 
modern education: estrangement. 

It has been evident for quite some time that increasing specialization in the 
sciences has not been very beneficial to the concept of general education, but, 
often enough, has produced skills in a vacuum, has lessened integration of general 
knowledge and experience, and ha3 led to dissatisfaction or pragmatism. The study 
of languages and literatures, long considered an antidote against that trend, has 
itself become affected by it; and when estrangement meets the foreign, alienation 
becomes especially deep-rooted. 

In the nationwide endeavors to make the study of foreign languages and liter- 
atures more meaningful, one attempt has been to naturalize the foreign by offering 
the subjects in English translation; another aims at a greater integration of skills 
and context; another at more varieties of instruction from which to choose. Here at 
Urban*, all of these attempts are reflected in the new course offerings of the 
various departments. Indeed, educational possibilities are greater than ever before. 
Almost all the foreign language programs, including Classics and Asian Studies, are 
exploring computer-assisted instruction; short wave radios receive and relay foreign 
news daily for immediate information; local radio and television are cooperating in 
efforts to broadcast interviews, films and plays; new study abroad programs are un- 
der way; the progress on the Foreign Language Building (to be completed in 1971) 
fills us with the expectation of new teaching and learning facilities. Yet, whether 
any or all of these endeavors will significantly change the general attitude towards 
the study of foreign languages is difficult to predict. While students have availed 
themselves of the new choices in language instruction, they have, on the whole, not 
yet shown a particularly strong trend in any of the new directions. And there is no 
guarantee, that, for all the new ideas, the impetus, the changes, the varieties, 
more liveliness and increased competence in foreign language teaching, the deadening 
question will not come up again: "Of what practical use is all this to me, if I do 
not want to become a foreign language teacher, an ambassador, a journalist 
abroad. . .?" 

This pragmatic question is symptomatic of the dilemma in general education to- 
day, the dilemma of pragmatism and fragmentation, and it is unlikely that even the 
best program in foreign language studies can, by itself, provide satisfying answers; 
nor, indeed, should one expect the language programs alone to give the answers. 
The answers must come from a new educational outlook not limited to relating one 
particular discipline to a particular professional goal, but intent on coordinating 
and integrating the various disciplines of learning and understanding, including 
the study of foreign languages, without which higher education would be lower edu- 

Past trends in teaching and learning have emphasized too much the immediate 
practical application and usefulness of factual knowledge for limited ends. Even 
the fallacious 'Sputnik' argument and the well-meaning 'National Defense' support 
of foreign language study have provided spontaneous practical motives rather than 
general humanistic goals. It is high time that we re-orient ourselves towards 
placing much greater value on the understanding and resulting- attitudes gained from 
comparing different ways of thinking -- and it is here that the sti dy of languages 


(let ua drop the "foreign") has its incomparable contribution to make. In a world 
in which 'practical' achievements have largely failed humanistic thinking and in 
which an ever increasing population explosion creates an unprecedented urgency of 
individual communication, one can hardly afford to miss that chance. 

But this chance calls for united efforts, efforts that go beyond individual 
departments, beyond individual schools, and, indeed, beyond the academic community 
alone. It seems, however, that more than ever before, the early stages of educa- 
tion, especially high schools, would have to play an increased role in preparing 
a more open-minded way of thinking to which education means more than just pro- 
fessional training. 

Herbert Knust, Chairman 

Program in Comparative Literature 

For those who wish to make advance plans, next year's Central States Conference on 
the Teaching of Foreign Languages will be held in Detroit on April 15-17 at the 
Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel. The theme for the conference will be "Creativity in the 
Foreign Language Classroom". Reservations should be made well in advance. 

The Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association will hold its annual meeting on 
Nov. 6 and 7 at the St. Nicholas Hotel in Springfield. The evening of Nov. 6 will 
be devoted to sessions of the AAT's and the Illinois Classical Conference. 

The l|th annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
will be held Nov. 26-29 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles in cooperation with the 
Modern and Classical Language Association of Southern California (MCLASC). Sessions 
will be offered for language teachers at all levels of instruction, the following 
being of special interest: "Individualized Instruction: What is it?"; "Computer 
Assisted Instruction: How to Use It"; "ACTFL on the Firing Line: Why Study Foreign 
Languages"; "FLs in 2-Year Colleges"; "High School Teachers of PLs : Special Needs". 

Opening of a new world headquarters for the Foreign Study League was announced by 
Dr. Robert DeBry, president of the League. The Foreign Study League is the world's 
largest international school system and conducts a wide range of travel-study pro- 
grams in Europe, West Africa, and the Orient. The new headquarters (State Street at 
33rd South, Salt Lake City, Utah 8I4.II5) "ill house a U.S. staff of 150 curriculum 
end travel specialists. Additional League personnel are maintained permanently in 
the principal cities of Europe. 


Prof. Francois Jost has asked to be relieved as of this fall of his administrative 
duties as Chairman of the Comparative Literature Program so that he can devote his 
full time to teaching and to his scholarly studies. Prof. Jost came to UI in the 
fall, 1965. The Comparative Literature Program has grown and flourished in the 5 
years it has enjoyed his guidance. He will continue among us as teacher and scholar 
and will, we hope, continue to allow us to profit from his great erudition, his un- 
excelled familiarity with current comparative literature programs and studies, both 
national and international, and his genial wisdom. 

We are indeed fortunate to be able to announce that Prof. Herbert Knust has 
accepted the Chairmanship. Prof. Knust, a scholar in the field of modern literature 
and especially the modern drama, has for the last 5 years been a member of the 
Comparative Literature Program and the German Dept. at UI. Among his recent publi- 
cations are: "What's the Matter with One-eyed Riley?" in Comparative Literature , 
fall, 1965; Wagner , The King and the Wasteland , Pa. State Univ., 1967; "Sweeney 

Among the Birds and Brutes," Arcadia , 1967; and "Moderne Variationen dea Jedermann- 
Spiels," in Helen Adolf Festschrift , Ungar, 1968. 

Prof. Rocco Montano, who was a member of the Center for Advanced Studies at III during 
the 2nd semester of 1969-70, has now resumed teaching. This semester he is offering 
2 courses: "The System of Tragedy from Aeschylus to Shakespeare," for the Comjara- 
tive Literature Frogram, and "Modern and Contemporary Italian Lyric Poetry, " for the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. 

During the 2nd semester of last year, Prof. Montano published the 1st 2 vols, 
of hi3 extended History of Italian Literature, entitled: L0 SFIRITO E LE LSTTERE: 
Disegno Storlco della Letteratura Italiana . Marzorati, one of the leading Italian 
houses, is the publisher. Vol. I (350p. ) deals with Italian literature from the 
Middle Ages to the end of the 15th century; Vol. II deals with Italian literature 
from the 16th century to the end of the l^th; Vol. Ill will be published within the 
year. This ambitious study offers a completely new perspective on Italian literature 
and is intended to serve as a basic resource for criticism of Italian authors. 

Profs, A. Owen Aldridge, Francois Jost and Herbert Knust attended the 6th Congress 
of the International Comparative Literature Association at Bordeaux, France, from 
Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. The Congress included some 350 scholars from over 30 countries. 
Both Prof. Aldridge and Prof. Jost delivered papers: Prof. Aldridge dealt with 
"The Vogue of Thomas Paine, " and Frof . Jost treated "The Sonnet in its International 
Context." At the business meeting which concluded the Congress, Prof. Aldridge was 
elected to the Advisory Board of the Association. 

Mr. Aldridge was later the gue3t of the Ente Nazionale Giovanni Boccaccio for 1 
week during the International Congress on Boccaccio in Anglo-Saxon Culture at Cer- 
taldo, Italy, from Sept. 13-19. He presided over 1 of the sessions and also deli- 
vered a paper, "The First American Interpretation of Boccaccio." 

Prof. Jost met with Friedrich Durrenmatt in Switzerland in order to discuss 
possible arrangements for Mr. Durrenmatt' s visit to the UI in fall, 1971 in the 
event that one of his new plays, Play Strindberg , is to be performed at that time. 
Plans for a Fall 1971 Synr osium on the Drama are now being worked out by the Com- 
parative Literature Frogram in collaboration with the Gorman Dept., the Dept. of 
Theater, and the Director of the "rannert Center for the Performing Arts. 

Prof. Reinhold Grimm from the U. of Wis. will deliver a lecture entitled "Spiel und 
Wirklichkeit in Einigen Revolutionsdramen" on Monday, Oct. 26, R p.m., Room A, Law 
Building. The lecture is sponsored by the Graduate Frogram in Comparat lve Litera- 
ture and the Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures. 

FRENCH NOTES -- by Frof. Edwin Jahiel 

The activities and news of the French Dept. have become so extraordinarily numerous 
that only a fraction can be reported in this monthly section. If we were to include 
everyt ing, we would have to issue a fat report each time; if we were to mention 
also activities outside the Dept., but within the UI and relevant to the life of our 
Dept., we would probably need 2 fat monthly reports. This fantastic ferment, some- 
times exhilarating, often exciting, always exhausting, seems to be the advantage as 
well as the price of the large dynamic university. In these pages, we can only 
sketch out selected news, and - readers, please take note - most of these Items have 
to be contributed or suggested by the people involved. This means that, if for any 
reason, Mrs. X, Mr. Y, or group Z in our Dept. do not contribute their activities 
(and it happens all the time), chances are that they will not be reported, or that 
they will be mentioned only briefly. So, bearing this in mind, here's a small part 
of what is going on: 

This is the first and most urgent item in this Newsletter. The Treteau de Paris 
again comes to this campus with a play that is an absolute must. First performed in 
192+5 (with Gerard Philipe), though begun in 1938, revised by the author in 1958, 2 
years before his death, Caligula stands today as a play even more contemporary than 
it was when first produced. The themes of youth and refusal, of revolutionary in- 
volvement, of a passion for absolutes, of evil at the service of an imaginary free- 
dom, of the search for the impossible, all these and many others are as alive and 
pertinent to 1970 as many a new avant-garde play -- more, in fact, because Camus had 
talent, and, in this play, put all of his considerable know-how of the stage. 

Texts of Caligula may be obtained ($1 ea., postpaid, taxpaid) from Follett's 
Bookstore, Green and Wright, Champaign, 111. 61820. Please note — and this is im- 
portant -- that the text of the play is in unusually easy and simple French, and that 
the play can be read quite quickly. 

The performance will be at the Krannert Center's Festival Theatre, Nov. 2, at 
8 p.m. - out by approx. 10: 1+5 p.m. We were able to hold ticket prices to last year's 
level, i.e. considerably under the prices of equivalent events - and we will extend 
the reduced student prices to all students, not just UI students. Prices: $3*25, 
3.00, 2.75 for the general public, and $2.75, 2.50, 2.2$ for students. Tickets will 
go on sale at the Krannert Center Box Office as well as the Illini Union Box Office 
(both Urbana, 111. 61801) approx. 10 days before the event. We suggest you send 
mail orders as soon as you read these lines, enclosing a stamped, self-addressed 
envelope. You may also request, along with your tickets, some heralds, that is, 
small posters (very eye-catching) with comments by Camus himself on his play on the 
reverse side. The requests for heralds should accompany the mail orders (do not ask 
rae or the French Dept. for either) and will be filled promptly. Don't miss Caligulai 

We have been grieved to learn of the death of Prof. Emeritus Paul E. Jacob on Sun., 
Aug. 9 while he was on vacation in Diana Marina, Italy. Professor and Mrs. Jacob 
had been living in Neuchatel, Switzerland where Mrs. Jacob will continue to live. 
By coincidence, Prof. Joe Allen of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese was 
in Berne at the time and called the Jacob home with the intention of going to Neu- 
chatel to see them, and learned that the funeral arrangements were being made. Prof. 
Allen had flowers sent in the name of the former colleagues of Prof. Jacob and the 
members of the Dept. Our thanks to Prof. Allen for this thoughtful action. 

Prof. Ruth Rains is no longer with the Dept., having accepted a position at the U. 
of Wichita. Prof. Paul Barrette has also left, for the U. of Tenn., where he joins 
2 former members of this Dept., Prof. Jean Ehrard and Prof, (now Dr., from UI ) 
Mustapha Kemal Benouis. Our best wishes and congratulations to all. 

Of the approx. 100 senior and junior members of the teaching staff, there are 31 new 
assistants this year. About half of them are French or native speakers of French 
and, with their non-French colleagues, constitute a fine crew of teachers. All new 
assistants underwent an orientation session, and the efforts of Profs. Griffith, 
Shinall and Talbot - who were in charge of the orientation - are already paying 
handsome dividends in the classroom. 

Of the young old-timers here, Mrs. Savignon, Mrs. Bellocq and Mrs. Gordon were 
promoted to Instructor, and Mrs. Shinall to Visiting Assistant Prof. New people are 
Mr. Philippe Leroux, from France via the U. of Chicago, and Mrs. Brigitte Wanner, 
from Switzerland, both Instructors. There are also \ new Fellows and a number of 
research assistants. 

Profs. Jenkins, Guy and Noelle Laprevotte, and Frice are on sabbatical leave of 
absence. Prof. DeLey also will be away the second semester. 

Prof. Larkin Price was promoted to Associate Prof. - and this is a good oppor- 
tunity for me to thank him for the excellent job he did while replacing rae as French 
Editor of this Newsletter in the Spring Term, 1970. 

As for Prof. Jahiel, he is back from his 7 month sabbatical abroad, where he 
did research on the cinema and theatre in England and France, was the guest of the 

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as of several film festivals: Oberhausen 
(Germany), Cannes (France), San Sebastian (Spain), Pula (Yugoslavia), and where he 
found himself to be the American Universities representative. 

Prof. Yves Velan, in charge of the Journal Club, has announced the following lectures 
a partial list only: Oct. 5> 1970 - Frank Bowman (U. of Pa.), "Le Frobleme du beau 
a l'lpoque romantique" followed, on Oct. 6, by a presentation of Eclaircie , a poem 
from "Contemplations "$ Dec. 3 - Carlos Lynes (U. of Pa.), "Production litteraire et 
thSorie romanesque chez Philippe Sollers"; Feb. 1, 1971 - Seth Wolitz (U. of Cal., 
Berkeley), "AimeuSaire et le probleiue de la nigritude", followed by 3 days of dis- 
cussions and seminars on the subject; Mar. (date unknown), 1971 - Roger Kempf (Ecole 
Polytechnique Flderale, Zurich), "Diderot et le roman"; Apr. 5 - Robert J. Nelson 
(UI), "Lecteurs de Pascal". 

The Dept. of French of UI will again sponsor a year abroad program in France for 
1971-72, constituting the equivalent of an academic year in residence on the Urbana- 
Champaign campus. 

The Program consists of 5 weeks of language review and cultural orientation at 
the U. of Grenoble, followed by 8 months at the U. of Rouen, 90 m. NW of Paris. Ac- 
companied by a prof, of French representing the home university who acts as local 
director of the Frogram and advisor, the students selected to participate take 
courses in French language, literature, history, geography, art, political institu- 
tions and other subjects of particular interest to each participant. All courses 
are taught by French profs. Some of the courses are common to both French and Amer- 
ican students. Upon successful completion of the Program, the equivalent of at least 
30 semester hours is granted each participant whose performance Is recorded in his 
official U. record. 

The Program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are In good scholas- 
tic standing and are qualified in their study of French. Majors in French language, 
literature, and in the teaching of French are strongly urged to take advantage of 
this Program. Students from other schools also may apply. If accepted, tney will, 
however, have to transfer to UI, Urbana-Champaign, for the duration of their year 
In France. 

Transatlantic transp ortation is provided, as well as transportation within 
France, cultural activities, special lectures, living accomodations and meals. In 
both Grenoble and Rouen, participants live in French homes; individual housing ar- 
rangements can also be made. The total cost, including transportation New York- 
Faris-New York and Paris-Grenoble-Rouen, living expenses, books, excursions and 
tuition and fees, are comparable to the average expenses for an academic year on the 
Urbana-Champaign campus. Fellowships, tuition and fee waivers, loans are all appli- 
cable to the Program. 

The deadline for submitting applications Is Feb. 15, 1971. Descriptions of and 
applications for the Program are available from the Chairman of the Program, Prof. 
G. Savignon, 225 Lincoln Hall, or through the Dept. of French, 2\\\\ Lincoln Hall. 

The French House is now under the direction of Miss Geloin and Miss Naab, and spon- 
sors a weekly coffee hour each Tuesday, I;-5:30 p.m. 

The F'rench Luncheon t r tkes \ lace each Thursday at noon, Illlni Tower, close to 
Lincoln Hall. All interested people are cordially invited to meet staff and students 
both at the Coffee Hour and the French Luncheon. 

The Coffee Room, inside the Main Office of the Dept., is also an increasingly 
popular meeting place, partly thanks to its short-wave set and its French-language 
programs. The initiative for all this belongs to Frof. "Telson. 

Prof. Nachtmann Is again forming a Dept. Choral Society, which he directs. All 
interested persons should contact him. 

Frof. Barbara Bowen is again forming the Clnacle, the informal discussion group 
(literary and cultural subjects) which meets regularly in private homes. 

Profs. Jahiel and kelson were invited by the Superintendent of Public Instruc- 
ti n of the State of 111. to conduct workshops on the Teaching of Culture in the FL 


Classroom, at Mattoon (Oct. 3) and Danville (Oct. 17) respectively. 

The number of important, American or Foreign, classic or current films shown on cam- 
pus is staggering, there's no other word for it. This is well in keeping with the 
equally staggering number of cultural events at the University - the Krannert Center 
alone had 150 events in its 1st yearl French theatre is still one great gap in our 
offerings as far as we're concerned, hence the importance of Caligula . But French 
films abound, and whether in the classroom (Fr i|?8), in the series of films shown 
free to French students by the Dept., or in other types of showings, one could have 
seen or can soon see such items as: Renoir's rare Toni ('3U)» RenlClair's Les Deux 
Timides , or A Nous la Llbertl , Bufiuel & Dali's Un Chi en Andalou, Chabrol's Les 
Cousins . Carne's Hotel du Nord and Le3 Enf ants clu Paradis , Godard's Alphavllle , 
Masculin - F^mlnin , and A Bout de Souffle , Camus' Orf eu Negro , Robbe-Crillet ' s L' Homme 
qui ment , Resnais' Hiroshima mon Amour , Nult et Broulllard , and La Guerre est Flnie, 
Demy's Lola , a filmed performance of Les Femmes Savantes, Clement's Les Jeux Inter - 
dits . Truffaut's Jules et Jim and Les U00 coups , the French-produced Thanos and 
De spina (Papatakis) and Mister Freedom (Wm. Klein), the Senegalese Mandabi (Ousmsne 
Sembene), Malle ' s Les Amants , and many more. 

Chroniques de France deserves a special mention. This is a 30 min. program 
which the French Consulate in Chicago will make available free to any school that 
wishes to join the circuit. Judging from the first sample shown here, the series is 
very promising. Our program (no. 56) included essays on the sculptor Clsar, with 
his own running commentary, on Alain-Fournier, on Aix-en-Provence, and on Kiki Caroo. 
Very well done, imaginative and beautiful color photography and editing, clear French 
narration. A far cry from fatigued newsreels, old-fashioned "educational" films, or 
sledge-hammer publicity and propaganda. 

GERMAN NOTES — by Prof. Roy Allen 

The German Dept. is very happy to welcome to its staff this fall four new permanent 
members. Mr. Vincent Dell'Orto comes to the Dept. from Johns Hopkins U. He received 
the A.B. degree in German from St. Peter's College in 1966, having spent his junior 
year at the U. of Tubingen (I96I4.-65). Mr. Dell'Orto then went on to Johns Hopkins 
where he obtained the M.A. degree In '67 and also, from '6?-' 69, held the position 
of Junior Instructor in German. He is currently working towards the completion of a 
doctoral dissertation for Johns Hopkins on the author Carl Julius Weber (I767-I832). 

Mr. William Henderson, who will instruct at UI in both German and Scandinavian 
courses, did graduate work at Cornell University. He graduated from Vanderbilt U. 
in ' 6I4. with the B.A. in German, having spent the year '62- '63 at the U. of Munich. 
From 1966 to 1967, Mr. Henderson was again abroad, studying at the U. of Louvsin in 
Belgium. At Cornell, he acquired teaching experience as a Teaching Asst. in German 
and is at present writing a doctoral dissertation for that institution on a topic in 
the area of Germanic philology. 

Mr. Lathrop Johnson, having just recently returned from a year of study in 
Germany on a DAAD Fellowship, also joins the Dept. as a graduate of Johns Hopkins U. 
Mr. Johnson was granted the A.B. in German by Princeton U. in 1966 and then, from 
1966 to 1970, attended Johns Hopkins; there he received the M.A. in German in '67. 
At the latter institution he was a Junior Instructor in German from 1967-69. Mr. 
Johnson is now writing his doctoral dissertation on "The Poetry of Gottlieb Siegmund 
Corvinus. " 

From Indiana U. comes Miss Dagmar Stern. She was graduated from Douglass Colleg 
with the A.B. in 1965 and then from Indiana U. with the M.A. in 1968. During the 
period 1966-70, Miss Stern taught courses in German at Indiana U. as a Teaching 
Associate. At the same institution she was also the recipient of a Doctoral Grant- 
in-Aid. Miss Stern Is currently working on a doctoral dissertation for Indiana U. on 
the poetry of Hilde Domin. 

The total enrollment in German for this fall semester represents, overall, a drop 


down from the total for the same j eriod in 1969: 1798 to 171^1. However, a sizable 
increase at a significant level, in the 101 course, is probably more indicative of 
the future: 101 was up this fall to 1|62 from last year's \\0% students. There was, 
in addition, a slight rise in enrollment in the second semester course, 102, from 
1969's 192 to a total this year of 196. German 103 and 101; registered decreases, 
with 103 enrolling 296 (1969:363) and IOI4. enrolling 160 students (1969:133). Yet, 
the 200 level courses rose sharply in enrollment, totalling 232 students (1969:129). 
Finally, on the graduate level, the I4OO series, exclusive of lj.OO/lj.01, showed a total 
of 78, as opposed to 107 students in the fall of 1969. I4.OO/4OI (Elementary Reading 
German for Graduate Students) together enrolled 116 students (1969:114.6). 

The reception for new graduate students in the German Dept. was held this year in 
combination with an introduction to graduate study in German on Oct. 11 at the 
Allerton House in Allerton Park. The reception and introduction involved the dis- 
cussion of I4. major topics related to graduate study in German, each of which was 
introduced prior to the discussion by a member of the Dept. The topics treated were: 
a) What relationship can the prospective career of the graduate student be expected 
to have to his university and to the community at large? (introduced by Professor 
Marchand) - b) What sort of scholarly work can the new graduate student expect to be 
prepared for and of what importance is it? (introduced by Prof. Mitchell) - c) What 
role does teaching and preparation for teaching rlay in our graduate program? (in- 
troduced by Frof. Knust) - d) What provisions exist for planning the individual pro- 
gram and how effective are they? (introduced by Mr. Felty, graduate student). The 
reception and introduction commenced at Q :00 a.m. and concluded in the late after- 
noon; breakfast and lunch were served. 

The German House, described bu its directress Miss Jane Thompson, as a "living- 
language-experience, " has begun its second consecutive year of operation this fall 
here at the UI. The House, an Independent Housing Unit located at 103 S. Gregory 
Street, Urbana 61801 (tel. 3UU-2328), presently lodges llj. undergraduate students, in 
addition to Miss Thompson who is a graduate student and Teaching Asst. assigned to 
the House by the German Dept. The residents of the House organize all meals, do all 
of the work in the House and provide as well the financing of the House on a co- 
operative basis. The German House especially encourages the speaking of German in 
the informal setting of day-to-day living and also sponsors programs involving the 
German language and literature and culture for its own members and the UI community 
at large. 

SLAVIC NOTES -- by Frof. Kenneth Brostrora 

During the course of a research trip to Europe this summer under the auspices of the 
Russian and East European Center of the UI, Miss Temira Pachmuss interviewed several 
Russian writers and scholars, including V.A. Bacherac, V.V. Weidle, (who presently 
teaches at Princeton), F.E. Kavalevsky, Ju.K. Terapians, S.A. Zhaba, L.A. Grinberg, 
G.V. Adamovich, and N.E. Andreyev. She traveled to Munich, Bad Wiessee, Paris, 
Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Cambridge, England, and also worked at the libraries 
of the U. of Helsinki and the British Museum where she concerned herself with the 
literary and religious life of the Russian intelligentsia at the turn of the century. 
Miss Pachmuss also has been appointed editor of the Collected Works of Zinaida 
Hippius to be published by the Wilhelra Fink Verlag, Munich. 

Prof. Michael Curran traveled this summer to U.C.L.A. where he taught in the 
summer Slavic Institute. 

The Slavic Dept. is happy to welcome Mr. Louis Iribarne to the UI. Mr. Iribarne did 
his undergraduate work at Notre Dams, received his M.A. from Stanford, studied for 
one year at the U. of Warsaw, and is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation 
on the life and works of Witold Gombrowicz. He is an active translator from Polish 


and is particularly interested in avant-garde drama as well as in contemporary 
Polish and Russian literature. 

Mr. Herbert Coats and Mr. Roger Phillips successfully defended their doctoral dis- 
sertations on Sept. 25. Mr. Coats entitled his dissertation, Word Stress in Modern 
Russian ; he is currently teaching at the U. of Washington. Mr. Phillips' disserta- 
tion topic was Dostoevsky ' s Underground Narrator : A Study in the Psychology and 
Structure of Contradiction ; he is now teaching at the U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. 

On Sept. 21)., Prof. Theodore Lightner of the U. of Texas delivered a lecture entitled 
"On lax i and u in Modern Russian." 

The noted Czech linguist and literary scholar Frantisek V. Mares read a lecture 
on Oct. 6 entitled w St. Cyril's Concept of Old Slavic Culture." 

Several other scholars are scheduled to speak here later in the Pall semester 
at times to be announced, promising the Slavic faculty, students and other interested 
persons a number of profitable encounters. 

The Illinois ICTFL and AATSEEL Conference will take place on Nov. 6-7 at the St. 
Nicholas Hotel in Springfield, 111. The foreign language sections will meet on Nov. 
6. The following members of the Slavic Dept. are presently scheduled to speak: 
Prof. Kurt Klein, "Preparing a Syllabus for a Course in Russian Civilization;" 
Mr. Henry Zalucky, "Russian Abbreviations;" and Mr. Kenneth Brostrom, "The Image of 
Christ in Mayakovsky." 

Miss Temira Pachmuss published the following articles during the summer of 1970: 
"Zinaida Hippius: The Brown Note-Book," La Renaissance (Paris), No. 221, pp. 25-39; 
"Zinaida Hippius: The Choice?" ibid ., No. 222, pp. 50-77; "Zinaida Hippius: Expla- 
nations and Questions," ibid . , No. 223, PP» 73-81;. Miss Pachmuss is also currently 
preparing an edition of Hippius' poetry for the Wilhelm Fink Verlag and a book in 
English translation, Selected Works of Zinaida Hippius , for the UI Press. 

The Slavic Dept. has decided to abandon tentative plans for a study-tour to the 
Soviet Union during the summer of 1971 due to a series of complex difficulties. Con- 
sequently, students interested in such programs are urged to contact the Council on 
International Educational Exchange, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. for 
further information. 

A series of Russian films, sponsored by the Russian Club, will again be shown at 
Intervals in the UI Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. The next film will be "My Name is Ivan," 
to be shown on Oct, 22, 

On Oct. 13, at 8:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, Illlni Union, the Russian and 
East European Center Round Table will present a panel discussion, "Job Opportunities 
for Russian and E. European Language, Literature and Area Majors." Participants 
will be Profs. Fisher (history), Dawson (language and lit., U. level), Klein (lang- 
uage, high school level), and Miller (library science). 

A new Czech film, "The Joke," is to be shown on Oct. 28 (UI Auditorium) and 
Nov. 1 (Lincoln Hall Theater) at 8:00 p.m. both evenings. 


The downstate chapter of the AATSP will hold its fall meeting in conjunction with 
the Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association meeting Fri. evening, Nov. 6, at 
the St. Nicholas Hotel in Springfield. The program will feature Dr. Jose L. Martin 

Associate Prof, of Spanish at Illinois State University, whose topic will be 
"Tendencias actuales de la narrativa hispanoamericana", and Miss Eloise Metzger, 
Pekin Community HS, whose presentation is entitled, "A Teacher Photographs Spain". 
Membership dues for the organization are to be sent to Mrs. Gladys Leal, 207 W. Iowa 
St., Urbana, 111. 61801. National dues are $8 and Chapter dues remain at $1, Stu- 
dent dues are $!{. (National) and $1 (Chapter). Payment of national dues entitles 
members to receive Hispania . Officers for 1970 are: President, Dr. Lydla Holm, 
Vice-President, Mr. Jack Clinton, Sec. -Treasurer, Mrs. Gladys Leal, and Corresponding 
Sec., Mr. E.M. Anderson. 

The department welcomes several new faculty members this year: Asst. Profs. Martha 
Paley Francescato, Richard Preto-Rodas, and Mario Saltarelli. 

Prof. Francescato is a native of Argentina and studied at the Instituto Superior 
del Profesorado in Buenos Aires, receiving her degree in 1956, before coming to the 
United States. In 1959, she received her masters degree in English from the UI, and 
then returned to Argentina for $ years, during which time she taught there. On her 
return here in I96I4., Mrs. Francescato joined this department, working for her Ph.D. 
which she received this year in June. Her major field of interest in Hispanic-Amer- 
ican literature, having written her dissertation on Cortazar and the "bestiarios". 

Prof. Preto-Rodas, a native lew Yorker, studied at Fairfield U. as an under- 
graduate, receiving a bachelors degree In English. He then attended Boston College 
where he obtained a masters degree In Philosophy before opting for languages (Portu- 
guese and Spanish), the study of which he pursued at the U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 
first as a graduate student and teaching fellow and then as an Instructor. He re- 
ceived both his masters and his doctoral degrees from Michigan. His dissertation 
treated a Renaissance, Luso-Spanish figure, Francisco Rodriguez Lobo. For the last 
I4. years, Prof. Preto-Rodas has been Asst. Prof, of Spanish and Portuguese at the U. 
of Florida, Gainesville. His work and interests have recently centered on colonial 
and contemporary Luso-Brazilian literature, but he also keeps up his interest in the 
Spanisn Siglo de Oro period. 

Prof. Saltarelli is a home son, returned to the UI after \\ years at Cornell U. 
where he was Asst. Prof, of Linguistics in the Division of Modern Languages. He 
studied here as an undergraduate, receiving his bachelors degree in Spanish in 1961. 
Continuing his studies here, but In Linguistics, he received his masters degree in 
1962 and his doctoral degree in 1966. His dissertation topic was "A Phonology of 
Italian in a Generative Grammar" (see PUBLICATIONS). Prof. Saltarelli" s duties this 
year include the supervision of the Spanish 101-102 courses. 

This past summer the department was most happy to welcome as Visiting Professor, the 
Chilean novelist Enrico Lafourcade. He taught a graduate level course on the Span- 
ish American Novel and, being a novelist himself, was able to give his students a 
different point of view or approach to the novel: that of the writer. 

Over the summer, the department was sad to say good-bye to 2 old friends: Frof. 
William H. Shoemaker and Prof. Marcos A. Morfnigo both retired and left the UI cam- 
pus. Dr. and Mrs. Shoemaker have gone to the U. of Missouri at Columbia where he 
will teach and continue his scholarly research. Dr. and Mrs. Morfnigo have returned 
to Buenos Aires (Arenales 1677 - 5° ) • He has no plans at present to resume teaching, 
but will enjoy a well-deserved leisure in which to further his research Interests. 

Professor and Mrs. Anoar Aiex spent their summer in Brazil, mostly in Sao Paolo, 
where Frof. Aiex worked on a research project having to do with "Modernism and Bra- 
zilian Thought". He was assisted for part of the time by Grad. Student and Tchng. 
Asst. Gerald Dreller (now Instructor in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the UI, 
Chicago Circle). Prof. Aiex also delivered a lecture on "Necesidade e liberdade 
segundo Hume" at the Faculdade de Fllosofia, Ciencias e Letras de Marilia. 

In the month of June, Prof. David R. Hershberg attended the Conference of the 
California Historical Society. 

On leave for this fall semester is Professor Hugo Cowes. He and Mrs. Cowes returned 
to Argentina (Buenos Aires), where he will teach at the U. of Buenos Aires. 


The department awarded 5 doctoral and 9 masters degrees in June. The doctoral reci- 
pients in Spanish were: Mr. Modesto Mario Diaz (now at Purdue U.), Mr. Marvin Alan 
DLugo (now at SUNY, Buffalo), Mrs. Martha Paley Francescato (now at UI, Urbana), and 
Mr. Guillermo Rojas (now at U. of Cal., Davis). Mr. David Paul Laws (now at U. of 
Florida, Gainesville) received his degree in Portuguese. 

The masters recipients (with their undergraduate institutions) were: Mrs. Alice 
Long Anderson (U. of Iowa), Mr. Victor Jules Bonadeo (UI), Miss Suzanne Brotman (UI), 
Mrs. Maria Carmen Cruz (Havana U., Havana, Cuba), Mr. Reynaldo Luis Jimenez -Sanchez 
(UI), Miss Candace Jean Mott (UI), Miss Michiko Nonoyama (Tokyo U. of Foreign Studies 
Mrs. Zoila Garcia Romero (Villanovas U., Havana, Cuba), and Sister Marguerite Wendell 
(Alverno College). 

In August, the department awarded 1| masters degrees in Spanish and 2 in Spanish 
Education. The recipients in Spanish were: Mr. Armando Arraengol (UI), Mr. Juan de 
la Cruz Espadas (UI), Miss Denise Margaret Nuccio (UI, Chgo. Circle), and Miss 
Gresilda Anne Tilley (UI). The recipients in Spanish Education were Mrs. Cheryl Bisk 
Gordon (UI), and Mr. RatSl Enrique Mendigutia. 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello has published an article, "The Evolution of the Loa in 
in Spanish America, " in the Latin American Theatre Review, vol. 3» no. 2, 1970, 
PP. 5-19. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo' s articles include "Notas bibliogrfif icas sobre el 
prologo en la literature grecolatina" in Estudios ClAsicos , XIII, 1969, no. 57* PP« 
109-116, in collaboration with J.L. Laurent i ; "Funcion de la f6rmula 'no se que' en 
textos literarios espaSoles" in Act as del XI Congreso International de Lingulstica y_ 
Filologla Romanica , Madrid, 1969, vol. I|, pp. 2161-2181; and "Funcifin del 'vulgo' en 
la preceptiva dramatica de la Edad de Oro" in the Revista de Filologla Espanola . L, 
1967 [1970], pp. 123-14.3, in collaboration with F. Sanchez Escribano. 

Prof. David R. Hershberg has written "Porcia in Golden Age Literature: Echoes 
of a Classical Theme," which appears in Neophilologus , LIV (1970), pp. 22-30. 

Prof. Anoar Aiex, in collaboration with Massaud Moises, has written a book to 
come out soon for Cultrix Editora: A cultura braslleira atraves dos textos . 

Prof. Mario Saltarelli's publications include A Phonology of Italian in a Gen - 
erative Grammar . Mouton: The Hague, 1970; La Grammatlca Generative Trasf omazionale , 
Sansoni: Firenze, 1970; "Italian and Spanish Plural Formation, " Language" vol. l±b, 
no. 1, 1970; and "Fonologia e morfologia algherese," in the Acchivio glotologico 
italiano . 1970. 

The Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese of the UI and the Dept. of Romance 
Languages of the U. of Michigan have agreed (pending final administrative approval 
of noth universities) to sponsor a joint year abroad program in Spain, beginning 
Sept. of 1971. It will consist of a month of orientation in Madrid (organized in 
cooperation with the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica) and 8 months at the U. of Bar- 
celona. Room and board, one way transatlantic transportation, cultural trips and 
special lectures are included in the organized program. A full-time member of the 
faculty of the UI or the U. Mich, will serve as resident Director assisted by 2 gra- 
duate administrative assistants. 

The program is designed primarily for Spanish majors (both Teacher Education & 
General) - sophomores, juniors (especially) and seniors - from UI and U. Mich, (stu- 
dents of particularly high quality from other universities could also be considered 
for acceptance). 

The prerequisites in Spanish are: 1) the completion of Span 221 (Span Drama & 
Poetry of 20th Century) and Span 222 (Span-Am Prose of the 20th Cent); 2) Span 211 
and 212 (Intermediate Composition & Conversation, I, II); 3) completion of Span 331 
(Cultura Hispanica: EspaSa) is recommended; l|) a I4..0 average in courses in Spanish 
and at least an overall of 3*5 average. 

The UI and U.Mich, together underwrite the educational and administrative as- 
pects of the program. The total cost to the student is comparable to expenses in- 
curred during the academic year in Urbana or Ann Arbor. Also, scholarships and 


loans now available for use in the normal year of residence on the campus may be ap- 
plied to the year abroad. In addition, it is hoped that a limited number of special 
awards for needy students may be available through university or outside sources. 
Applications for scholarships, loans or grants will need to be arranged for indivi- 
dually through the regular campus agents. During the time of his participation, a 
student must be enrolled at the UI or U.Mich. Upon successful completion of the 
year's study, at least 30 credit hours will be applied to the student's record at the 
UI or U.Mich. 

The deadline for applications will probably be Feb. 15, 1971 and applicants will 
be notified of admission about Mar. 1$. All interested students should leave their 
names and addresses with Prof. Joseph S. Plores, 219 Lincoln Hall, phone 333-1739, 
Chairman at the UI of the Year Abroad Program in Spain. Profs. Alberto Porqueras- 
Mayo and David R. Hershberg are the other members of the UI YAP at Urbana, and Prof. 
Isidoro Lucas represents the Chicago Circle campus. 

The Circulo Literario Espanol, under the direction of Grad. Asst. George Yudice as 
advisor, is now sponsoring a fall film festival for its members. The first showings 
were Un chien andalou (Bunuel & Dalf ) and Hand in the Trap (L. Torre Nilsson) on 
Sept. 2I|, and Posada (about the Mexican artist) and Viridiana (Bunuel) on Oct. 8. 
Still to be shown this semester are: Oct. 22 - Lincoln Hall Theatre - Nine Days to 
Picasso and Hou s e of the Angel (L. Torre Nilsson); Nov. 5 - 112 Gregory Hall - 
Gitans d' Espagne (about Spanish gypsies) and El Lazarillo de Tormes (C&sar Ardavfn); 
Nov. T9 - 112 Gregory Hall - Las Hurdas and Simon of the Desert (both Bunuel) ; and 
Dec. 3 - Lincoln Hall Theatre - Goya and Yanco (Servando Gonzalez) . Anyone can 
join the Spanish Club. Dues are $0 . 50 bimonthly and all activities sponsored by the 
Spanish Club are free to its members (films, concerts, lectures, plays, etc.). For 
information contact Mr. Yudice, 220 Lincoln Hall, 333-3391. 

In addition, the c£rculo has resumed its Tertulias, which all Spanish speakers 
are invited to attend. They are held from 3:00-1^:30 p.m. every Friday afternoon 
while the UI is in session, in the Federal Room of the Illini Union Snack Bar. It 
was at the Sept. 25 tertulia that Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo gave a talk and slide 
presentation on "Barcelona: Its Artistic and Cultural Value . 

The department-sponsored Spanish luncheons have again resumed at the cafeteria of the 
Illini Tower Residence Hall every Wednesday while the UI is in session from 12:00 - 
1:00 p.m. All speakers of Spanish are invited to attend. 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly 
by the modern language departments of the U.I., under the direction of the Head of 
the Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 
Apt. 9, 506 S. Matthews, Urbana, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is avail- 
able without charge to all interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All 
communications by mail should be addressed to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 22l\. 
Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111. 61301. 


November, 1970 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Vol. XXIV, No. 2 Editor: Felicia G. Sworsky 

With the completion of the Undergraduate Library, the Commerce Library has been re- 
located in its quarters on the first floor of the General Library Building, and the 
Special Languages Library has been transferred to Room 22$. Basic materials from 
the South Asian and Middle East collection, previously located in the Library base- 
ment, and the Slavic and East European collection, which was scattered in the gene- 
ral stacks, the Modern Language Library and other departmental libraries, are now 
located in Room 225. The Far Eastern Library, formerly on the first floor of the 
Library, now occupies the room adjacent to the relocation site on the second floor 
and also shares the facilities of the new Special Languages Library. 

The Special Languages Library developed from the Slavic Division of the Acqui- 
sition Department which originated in I960. In I96I4., cataloguers for the Slavic, 
South Asian and the Far Eastern areas were added. Today, the Special Languages De- 
partment encompasses 3 different language areas: 1) the Slavic and East European 
area, including Slavic, the Baltic languages, Hungarian, Rumanian and Albanian; 
2) the South Asian and Middle Eastern area, dealing principally with the Indie lan- 
guages, Arabic and Persian; and 3) the Far Eastern division for Japanese, Korean and 
Chinese studies. 

The new library offers a reading room area with more than 30 stations, refe- 
rence tables, collections of bibliographies and dictionaries, and other basic works, 
including classic authors and histories of literature in the various languages. One 
of the main advantages of such a centralized library will be that of collecting all 
the major newspapers and periodicals in the 3 language areas, thus being better able 
to support the current teaching and research carried on by members of the UI Slavic 
Dept., the Russian and East European Center and the Center for Asian Studies. 

The Slavic area of this library boasts a collection which ranks fourth in size 
among American universities (following those of Harvard, Columbia and Berkeley) with 
160,000 volumes (80,000 vols, in Russian, 17,000 vols, in Czech and Slovak, and 
11;, 000 vols, in Polish) and 1,300 periodical titles. The Slavic Reading Room is one 
almost unique feature of the library. At present, there are only 3 other such rooms 
in the country: at Indiana Univ., the Library of Congress and the New York Public 
Library, Slavonic Division. 

With the transfer of Its Slavic holdings to the Special Languages Library, the 
UI Modern Language Library is once again the Germanic and Romance Language Library 
in fact, if not in name. It is located in Room I4.25 on the fourth floor of the south 
wing of the General Library Building. It consists of a main reading room with a 
seating capacity of 32 people, two reserve book rooms which seat 20 students, and a 
work room for the librarian and his assistants. 

The library serves, primarily, faculty members and advanced students of the 
French, German and Spanish, Italian and Portuguese departments. It is also used 
frequently by others who are interested in the foreign language collection shelved 
there. A recent count showed that an average of 1°0 people studied there daily. 

The bulk of the UI's extensive holdings in foreign languages, which its Library 
possesses, is shelved in the central stacks which are administered by the Circula- 
tion Department. The Modern Language Library is largely a reference and reserve 
book library which has a permanent collection of some 1[(.,000 volumes. This perma- 
nent collection includes bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, bound periodi- 
cals, sets of collected works, linguistic atlases, complete editions of authors 
whose works are most in demand, and many literary histories. During a regular ses- 
sion, there are almost 3,000 volumes on reserve for various classes. Theoretically, 
only reserves for the 306- and l|00-level courses are kept here, but there are usu- 
ally reserves for a few 200-level courses which are of special interest to the pa- 
trons of this departmental library. Many of these reserve books are borrowed from 
the holdings in the central stacks. 

In addition to the works already mentioned, the Modern Language Library has the 
last 2 current issues of 300 periodicals and the last $ issues of 28 newspapers. 
Back issues of the periodicals are, for the most part, kept in the Circulation Dept. 


and back issues of the newspapers may be secured in the Newspaper Library in the 
basement. There are, also, about 500 foreign language records which faculty and 
graduate students may borrow. During the course of the year, some 600 new books are 
exhibited in book racks which are kept at the end of the long tables in the main 
room. There is a permanent display of pamphlets and books on travel, study and work 
abroad. There is a small collection of contemporary titles for recreational reading. 
In some cases, the same lending regulations prevail there as in the Circulation Dept. 
of the General Library. 

Having replaced Miss Florence Harding, Mr. Carl Parmenter is now in charge of 
the Modern Language Library. Watch for his bulletins in our succeeding issues. 

The Institute of International Education announces publication of International Edu - 
cational Exchange , a comprehensive bibliography of writings in the area of inter- 
national education, by Richard E. Spencer and Ruth Awe. Almost [j.,000 titles of 
books, articles, research reports (including doctoral dissertations and masters' 
theses), pamphlets, and government documents are organized into 5 chapters: "Inter- 
national Exchange of Students, Teachers, a nd Specialists"; "Educational Curriculum"; 
"General Works on International Educational and Cultural Exchange"; "Cross-cultural 
and Psychological Studies Relevant to Educational Exchange"; and "Bibliographies." 
While most of the entries concern exchange between the United States and other coun- 
tries, there are also listings on exchange among other countries. 

The Institute of International Education (HE) is a leading nonprofit agency in 
the field of educational and cultural exchange. Through its New York Headquarters, 
7 U.S. Regional Offices, Overseas Offices on four continents, and representatives in 
26 countries, HE carries on exchange programs between the U.S. and more than 110 
other countries. The Institute also provides an extensive information and publica- 
tions program as well as consultative services on educational and cultural exchange. 

Copies of International Educational Exchange may be ordered from the Publica- 
tions Division, Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, N.Y. 
N.Y. 10017 for $6.00 per copy. 


Comparative Literature Studies , which is a journal sponsored by the Program of Com- 
parative Literature and published by the University of Illinois Press, has nearly 
doubled its subscriptions during the last three years. Paradoxically, it has many 
subscribers at such institutions as the Univ. of Southern 111., Kent State, Indiana 
Univ., and the Univ. of Wis., but very few in the Champaign-Urbana area. The present 
communication is an invitation for colleagues and students to subscribe in order to 
change this situation. 

Recent issues of Comparative Literature Studies have carried articles and re- 
views by Etiemble, Francois Jost, Leonard Unger, Ronald Hilton, Oskar Seidlen, Luis 
Leal, and Leo Weinstein. Coming issues will feature contributions by Ulrich Weis- 
stein, Glauco Cambon, Bruce Morrissette, Helmut Hatzfeld, Robert Clements, and 
Herbert Dieckmann. For a limited time, special rates are available, ten percent 
lower than the usual — a yearly subscription of four issues for $6.75 instead of 
the regular price of $7<>50. Please send your check directly to the University of 
Illinois Press or to the Editor, 1+01 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois 61801. 

Professor A.0. Aldridge delivered a paper on "Thomas Paine and the Revolutionary 
Movement in South America" at the Midwestern Regional Meeting of the American Soci- 
ety for Eighteenth-Century Studies, held at Rockford College, Rockford, 111., Oct. 
23-2i|„ During the following week, Mr. Aldridge represented the Advisory Board of 
the National Society at the East Central Regional Meeting held at Morgantown, West 
Virginia, October 31 and November 1. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Prof. F.W. Nachtmann gave a lecture with slides to the Medieval Club, on Oct. 19, 


on "The Village of St. William of the Desert and the William Cycle." 

The Clnacle (student-staff discussion group) met on Monday, Oct. 12, to discuss 
"Comment enseigner la litterature? " The debate was a particularly lively one, and 
students were obviously grateful for the opportunity to air their opinions -- and 
grievances . 

The Department has created the new post of Educational Technological Assistant, in 
view of the growing use and importance of radio, TV, films, tapes, etc., in all 
levels of our curricula. In this connection, Prof. Nelson persuaded officials of 
ORTP to add certain programs of "Prance Culture" and "France Musique" to its daily 
SW broadcasts: 21:00 h to 21+: 00 h GMT (Illinois time, 15:00 h-l8:00 h) is the time 
to listen. Mr. Alain Brasseur is the first person to hold this post. 

Telephone programs for the following courses may be dialed, numbers in parentheses: 
French 101 (333-3780/81); Fr 102 (333-6090-91); Fr IO3/IOI4. (333-3781;, 333-6309) with 
103 on Tues., Thurs., Sat., and IOI4. on Mon., Weds., Fri. 

A program of French poems, generally read whole, then with pauses, by major 
French actors, may be listened to on 333-3782/83. The poems, which are part of 
French 113, 211, 212, and 217 courses, can be enjoyed by all levels of listeners. 
They change each Monday morning, and mimeographed texts for the entire series for 
this term (series A) may be picked up at the French Department, or sent to you by re- 
quest (write the Secretary of the Dept. Mrs. Hatchel, 2I4I4. Lincoln Hall) in any quan- 
tity desired. 

Daily broadcasts from France can be heard here by dialing 333-6301. These come 
from a daily recording of news broadcast from France on short-wave. Because of the 
difference in time between Urbana and Paris (among other differences), what we get 
here is the evening news of France - lasting about 7 minutes, and covering a variety 
of topics: international, French news, sports and entertainment. Whenever recep- 
tion is too poor for taping, and from late Saturday to Monday morning, those dialing 
will hear a program of French poetry or a discussion on a topic of lasting interest. 

For recommendations, observations, suggestions, please contact Prof. R. Nelson, 
2I4I4 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois 61801, or call him at 333-0552, 8:30a.m. - noon, 
Mon. through Fri. 

Flights to Paris, summer 1971, have been announced by the Alliance Franchise, ^199 
to $214.8, New York - Paris - New York. For information, please contact your Alliance 

"Civilisation: a Fersonal View" is the title of the BBC Series (13 programs of 52 
minutes each) of films made with the help of art historian Sir Kenneth Clark, who 
also does the narration. The Krannert Museum in Urbana is running several shows a 
week, for a total of 13 weeks. The success of this series in the USA is quite jus- 
tified, for the programs are a pleasure to see and hear, a mine of information at 
the non-specialist's level, and above all, done with great sincerity and warmth. 
They are highly recommended to teachers and students at all levels and in all areas 
of civilisation and culture, whether these words are taken in their literary-artistic 
connotation or their anthropological-ethnological sense. The series is very expen- 
sive to rent and already heavily booked - so that our suggestion is to be aware of 
"Civilisation" and to take advantage of any scheduling by nearby institutions. The 
Urbana showings at the Krannert Museum (not the Center) are free, and on: Tues. and 
Thurs. at 2:30pm, and Saturday at 9:30 and 10:1; 5am, Sunday at 2:30 and 3:U5p m « 
Frograms change weekly, starting Sundays. 

In May 1970, Robert J. Nelson, Prof, of French and Chairman of the Departmental Plan- 
ning Committee, traveled extensively in Europe, to examine existing and possible 

foreign-study programs of the University abroad. Prof. Nelson visited England, 
Prance and Switzerland. In an extensive report of his visits, submitted June 12, 
1970, Prof. Nelson recommended the expansion of French Studies through the inclusion 
of new curricular areas in the offerings of the Dept. of French: history of France 
and French-speaking countries of the world, history of art and music in francophone 
countries, "sciences humaines." Rejecting the notion that such studies are merely 
"ancillary" to the traditional areas of language and literature, Prof, kelson recom- 
mended that the University hold a "feasibility conference" in early December 1970 to 
study the means of meeting this widely felt need for xpansion of French Studies. 
The recommendation received the support of the Departmental Advisory Committee. As 
a result, Dean Robert W. Rogers (CLA&S) and Prof. George Brinegar (Director, Program 
of International Studies, U-I-U) have provided funds for the Conference proposed by 
Frof . Nelson. American, French, Swiss and English scholars in several curricular 
areas have agreed to join UI colleagues from French and other interested departments 
in this effort: M. Michel Afsa, Secretaire g£nlral, Universite'de Rouen; M. Jean 
Biron, Le Directeur Administratif , Ecole Nationale SupeVieure des Beaux-Arts, Ver- 
sailles; Prof. Donald Charlton, Chairman, Dept. of French, University of Warwick, 
M. Frank Jotterand, Directeure de la "Gazette Litte"raire"; M. Edgar Tripet, Profes- 
seur d'Histoire, le Gymnase de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchatel; and Prof. Laurence Wylde 
C. Douglas Dillon Frof. of the Civilization of France, Harvard University. 

Dean Rogers has asked Prof. Nelson to serve as Director of the Conference, and 
Yves Velan, Professor of French (U-I-U), to serve as Associate Director of this most 
promising effort. 

The Conference will be held at the Urbana Campus, Dec. 2-8, 1970. The first 
days will be devoted to small committee sessions on specific curricular areas, look- 
ing to the implementation of new programs in French and other Departments at the UI 
in the near future. The remaining days will be devoted to "open sessions," with 
talks by each of the distinguished foreign visitors on problems and prospects in the 
development of an expanded French curriculum. 

A limited number of visitors from other campuses (in-state and out-of-state) 
may attend the "open sessions" (Dec. 5-8). Those interested should make arrangements 
with Prof. Nelson, 23I Lincoln Hall, UI, Urbana, 111. 61801 (tel. 217/333-0552 ) . 

The principles underlying Prof. Nelson's recommendation for expanded French 
Studies can be found in his recently published article, "A Modern Curriculum for 
French Studies, " in ggench Language Education: The Teaching of Culture in the Class- 
room , ed. Charles Jay and Pat Castle (Springfield, 111. i The Office of the Super- 
intendant of Public Instruction, 1970), 6I4-7U. A French version of this article 
will also be available in a forthcoming number of La Revue de 1' AUPELF , ( the quarter- 
ly publication of the Association des UniversitSs Partiellement ou Entierement de 
Langue Franchise). 

We are happy to announce that there is now a departmental committee of the pro- 
jected Institute for French Studies at the Ul-Urbana: Profs. R.J. Nelson, Director, 
Y. Velan, Assoc. Director, G. Savignon, Seccy. These colleagues are now preparing 
the program for the forthcoming December conference on the project. The Committee 
welcomes suggestions and advice from all. 

The Downstate Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French 
hopes to increase its services to members and all those interested in "La Frangitl." 
Prof. Frank Gunderson, Chapter President, has thus asked Frof. R.J. Nelson of the UI 
to serve as Chairman of a Membership and recruitment Committee for the Chapter 
Prof. Nelson has asked several colleagues, at all levels of education, within the 
Chapter's geographical limits, to join him in an effort to publicize the Chapter's 
activities and to urge all teachers of French, as well as advanced students in 
French teacher preparation programs, to become members of the Chapter,, Prof. Nelson 
has divided the downstate area into 7 major "Provinces" and each of these into sub- 
sections or "Cantons," made up of a few counties. The Provincial Chairman will ask 
French teachers in these cantons to form "Cantonal Committees" to recruit new mem- 
bers and to provide settings in which all members can find occasions to maintain 
their own love and interest in French Language and Culture. 

The character and extent of Chapter activities (workshops, summer camps, etc.) 
was the topic of a discussion, chaired by Prof. Nelson, at the Fall meeting of the 


Chapter, Nov. 6, 1970 (Springfield: St. Nicholas Hotel). 

Prospective members should remember to join the AATF through the DOWNSTATE 
CHAPTER TREASURER, Mr. Geoffrey A. Hughes, 1239 Mount Vernon Drive, Blooraington, 111. 
61701. Joining the local Chapter permits it to retain a portion of the annual dues 
for Chapter activities. 

GERMANIC NOTES -- by Prof. Roy Allen 

The German Dept. is most happy to welcome a number of new Teaching Assistants to its 
staff this fall. Most of these new Assistants have had some previous teaching ex- 
perience and most have also spent some time studying or travelling in Germany. They 
are: Gudrun Babicki (B.A., M.A. Wayne State Univ.), Thomas Birney (B.A. Adelphi U., 
M.A. U. of Washington), Roger Crockett (B.A., Wake Forest U.^, Wayne Culberson (B.A. 
Allegheny College, M.A., Middlebury College), Jtirgen Dttllein (U. of Wtirzburg, U. of 
Salamanca, M.A , SUNY at Albany), Ronald Edge (B.A., Birmingham- Southern College), 
Clara Evans (B.A., Eastern Baptist College), Karl Pink (B.A., Wartburg College, M.A. 
U. of Arizona), Barbara Greim (B.A., MacMurray College). Constance Hippie (B.A., 
Carnegie Mellon U.), George Johnson (B.A., U. of Kansas), Tom Kilton (B.A., Bradley 
U., M.A., Tufts U.), Paul Lundgren (B.A., Thiel College), Nelson McMillan (B.A., 
Morehouse College, M.A., U.I.), Paul Schaefer (B.A. St. Olaf College), Gisela Seve- 
rino (B.A., UI ) , Marilyn Shepard (B.A. Central Methodist College), Fritz Thiele (B.A 
Southern 111. Univ.), Charles Weeks (B.A. UI), Larry Williams (B.A. UI ) . 

At the Allerton Conference held by the Department on Oct. 11 (cf. report in last 
month's issue of the Newsletter ) , a series of statements were drawn up at the con- 
cluding session of the meeting which constituted a consensus of those present on the 
"sense of the meeting." These statements were phrased in the form of Ij. recommenda- 
tions for future action: 1. The Advisory of the Department is asked to look into 
the possible demand for an alternate doctoral program, emphasizing teaching (rather 
than the current research-oriented Ph.D.); 2. The Dept. of Germanic Languages and 
Literatures of the UI or the Chairmen of the German Depts. of the "Big Ten" universi- 
ties should consider sponsoring a conference on the taxonomy of educational objec- 
tives in German, with panelists who are especially qualified to speak on the subject; 
3. The faculty of the Department is asked to explore the possibility of graduate 
student involvement or participation in advanced teaching; and U. The Meeting favors 
extension of the present apprenticeship programs in teaching. 

Prof. Elmer Antonsen's article "Toward a New Runic Grammar" appeared this year in 
the Nordic Languages and Modern Linguistics , ed. Hreinn Benediktsson (Reykjavik, 
1970") (Proceedings of the International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics, 
University of Iceland, Reykjavik, July 6-11, 1969). A s^udy of Droste-Htflshoff ' s 
Judenbuche by Prof. James McGlathery entitled "Fear of Perdition in Droste-HUlshoff fc 
Judenbuche " was published in Lebendlge Form . Interpret at lone n zur deutschen Liter - 
atur . Festschrift ftlr Heinrich E.K. Henel , ed. Jeffrey L. Sammons and Ernst Sc Mirer 
(MUnchen, 1970 ) . Prof"^ James Marchand contributed the chapter "Der phonemische 
Stellenwert des ahd. e" to the volume Vorschla'ge fttr eine strukturale Grammatik des 
Deutschen , which was published this year by the Wissenschaf tliche Buchgesellschaf t, 
Darmstadt. Prof. Marchand has also signed a contract with the Mouton Publishing 
Company to write a history of Gothic study, which is scheduled to come out in the 
fall of next year. Prof. Rudolf Schier has written a full length study on the lang- 
uage of Georg Trakl ( Die Sprache Georg Trakls) which was just recently published by 
the Carl Winter UniversitStsverlag. Mr. Uwe Klinger, a graduate student in the de- 
partment, has completed an article on "Gottsched und Die Belustlgungen des Verstan - 
des und des Wltzes " which will be Included in the Lessing Yearbook for 197L 

The featured speaker at the initial meeting this year of the Fruchtbrinrende Gesell- 
schaft on Oct. 8 was Prof. Clayton Gray. Prof. Gray spoke on "The Origin and Func- 
tion of Light Imagery in the Verse of Heinrich von Morungen: The Radiance of the 
Courtly Lady as Scintillating Temptation tothe Courtly Man." The meeting was held 


at 7:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge of the Illini Union. On Nov. 5, also at 7:30 in 
the Faculty Lounge, Prof. Harry Haile addressed himself at the second meeting of the 
FG to the topic ^Goethe's Love Life." 

On Oct. J4., Prof. James Marchand spoke before the Hillel group on campus on the 
subject "Early Yiddish and Hebrew-German Language and Literature." Prof. Marchand 
gave a second talk on the 16th of last month at a meeting of the Southeastern Con- 
ference on Linguistics which was held in Atlanta, Ga. His topic there was "Towards 
a Taxonomy of Semantic Theories." Prof. Marchand also addressed the Midwestern 
Modern Language Association meeting in Milwaukee on Oct. 31 on "Tristan's Schwert- 

On November 15, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, the German House sponsored a "Variete' mit 
Jause" which featured a formal program of skits, live music and readings at U:30. 
Throughout the afternoon there were also displays, demonstrations relating to German 
culture, showings of paintings, slides photographs, wood carvings and old maps. 
Tours of the House were also conducted during the afternoon and a Bratwurst supper 
buffet was served. 

Every Wednesday evening, the House invites as dinner guest a member of the 
Department faculty who conducts a discussion following the meal on some aspect of 
German life and culture or on a topic of current interest. Recent guests and their 
topics for discussion were: Sept. 30: Prof. Marianne Burkhard - "Zwei Feste in der 
Schweize;" Oct. 7: Prof. Lathrop Johnson - "Studentenleben in Deutschland; " Oct. 
11|: Prof. Clayton Gray - "Muss die moderne Musik so laut sein;" Oct. 28: Prof. U. 
Henry Gerlach - "(Touristen) Reisen in Deutschland;" Nov. Ij.: Prof. Henri Stege- 
meier - "Deutsche Kunst." 

Coming Event -- On Dec. 3, the German House will present a "Sankt-Nokolaus- 
Abend", which will feature poetry readings by Miss Renate Aschober. 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Kenneth Brostrom 

A comparison of 10th day enrollment figures for the Fall semesters of 1969 and 1970 
indicates that an approximate decrease of 6% in students entered in Slavic Dept. 
courses has occurred. In absolute figures, total enrollments on the 10th day of the 
Fall semester, 1969, were 610 as compared with 571 during the present term. Enroll- 
ments in lst-year Russian language courses have remained relatively stable, with de- 
creases occurring in 2nd-year courses; this undoubtedly reflects the continuing im- 
pact of the revisions in language requirements. Enrollments in 300- and i|00-level 
courses are also down, from 195 in 1969 to I67 presently. The number of students 
entered in courses dealing with literature in translation has increased about ll\.% m 

In a recent mail ballot, the Board of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic 
and East European Languages confirmed the appointment of Prof. Frank Y Gladney as 
Editor of the Slavic and East European Journal , effective with Vol. 15 (1971 )• 

On Monday. Oct. 26, Prof. Thomas Winner, Chairman of the Russian Dept. of Brown U., 
delivered 2 lectures on the Urbana campus. In the afternoon session, he discussed 
Chekhov's use of setting in his prose, and that evening, he read a lecture entitled 
"The Prague Spring: Czech Literature under Dubcek. " Both lectures were intriguing 
commentaries upon topics of general interest to Slavic students and faculty. 

On Monday, Nov. 2, Prof. Zbigniew Folijewski of the Dept. of Comparative Liter- 
ature of the University of British Columbia, delivered a public lecture in the 
Illini Union entitled " The Brothers Karamazov : Horror Story or Optimistic Tragedy?" 
On the following day, he discussed the topic "Some Trends in Modern Polish Litera- 
ture." Prof. Folijewski, an internationally recognized scholar with eclectic inte- 
rests, was sponsored jointly by the Slavic and Comparative Literature Depts. 

On Dec. 3, Prof. Michael Holquist of Yale University will deliver a public 
lecture on the topic "Utopian Philosophy in Relation to Russian Literature." Frof. 
Holquist is a man of wide-ranging interests and impressive intellect, whose comments 


will be of great value to all students of Russian literature. 

On Dec. 10, Prof. Daniel C. Gerould will discuss the Polish writer Witkiewicz; 
a short Folish film dealing with the life and art of this writer will accompany this 
lecture. Prof. Gerould is a practicing playwright, a translator of Polish and 
Russian drama, former Chairman of the Dept. of World Literature at San Francisco 
State College and currently a visitor in the theater program at the Graduate Center, 
City College of New York. 

On Oct. 28, the young Soviet pianist Nicolai Petrov presented a concert at the UI 
which was very well received. Members of the Slavic and Music depts. had the spe- 
cial pleasure of meeting Mr. Petrov later at a reception held in the home of Dr. 
Clayton Dawson. 

On Nov. I4. and Nov. 8, a new Hungarian film, "Winter Wind, " was shown in the 
Lincoln Hall Auditorium at 8:00pm. 

On Nov. 10, the Russian and East European Round Table presented a discussion by 
Prof. Jan Gorecki on the topic, "The Communist Family Pattern," in the Illini Union 
Faculty Lounge at 8:00pm. 

From Nov. 18th through the 22nd, the University Theater presented Chekhov's 
drama, Uncle Vanya . 

On Dec. 9 and Deo. 13, a new Czech film, "The Most Beautiful Age," will be 
shown (in the Auditorium on the 9th and in Lincoln Hall Theater on the 13th). 

On Dec. 10, at 8:00pm, the film version of Tugenev's short story "Mumu" will be 
shown in the University Auditorium. 

On Dec. 11 and 12, a new Russian- Hungarian jointly produced film, "Red and 
White," will be shown at 8:00 pm in 112 Gregory Hall. 


And your editor is human if nothing else, and, therfore, erred. I take this oppor- 
tunity to correct some misinformation printed in the previous issue: Mr. Richard 
Preto-Rodas and Mr. Mario Saltarelli come to this Department with the rank of Asso- 
ciate Professor, and Mr. Saltarelli' s article in Language is entitled "Spanish Plu- 
ral Formation: Apocope or Epenthesis?" Sorry about thatl 

"We are all well aware of the feeling of indifference toward the study of foreign 
languages that exists today among students and administrators. Some universities 
and professional schools are even dropping their language requirement, and it would 
be naive to suppose that this would not have repercussions on the secondary level. 
The need for professional unity is more urgent now than ever, and we need to prove 
that foreign languages are relevant and valid in today's changing world." 

The AATSP is your National Professional Organization. It was founded in 1917 
for the purpose of fostering the study of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and 
literatures through the promotion of friendly relations among its members, by the 
publication and presentation of articles and papers at its meetings and through 
Hi span! a (the official journal of the Association), by the dissemination of perti- 
nent information and materials, and through many other ways constantly being added 
to the many activities sponsored by the Association. So, why not become a member? 
Contact Mrs. Gladys Leal, 207 W. Iowa, Urbana, 111. 61801. 

The Downstate Chapter of AATSP wishes to set up area testing centers for the 
AATSP National Examinations. The test will be administered between Mar. 20 and Apr. 
3, 1971. The test administration time Is 75 minutes and requires laboratory listen- 
ing facilities. Schools that are willing to set up area testing centers should so 
advise James E. McKinney, Downstate Illinois AATSP Contest Chairman, Western Illinois 
Univ., Macomb, 111. 6lL).55« As usual, schools with facilities may administer their 
tests locally. 

All testing materials for the Downstate area should be ordered from Mr. McKin- 
ney. The deadline for ordering is February 1 , 1971. 


Financial Assistance at the UI takes several different forms: 1. University Fellow- 
ships - These require no services and carry tax-free stipends, in addition to tuition 
and fee exemption. They pay 1) $2,1;00 for the 9 month, 2 semester academic year, or 
2) $2,900 for the full year of 2 semesters and the preceding or following summer 
session (8wks.). Successful applicants will be invited to choose between 1) and 2), 
and, if 2) between the 2 summer sessions. 2. NDEA Title IV Fellowships - Additional 
awards are expected for 1971-72. Normally the award is for a 3-year period. Sti- 
pends for each two semester tenure, with an optional $1;00 stipend for summer study, 
are: $2,000 the 1st year; $2,200 the 2nd year; $2, 1+00 the 3rd year; plus $1+00 annu- 
ally for each dependent. All fellows are exempt from payment of tuition and fees. 
3. Teaching Assistantships - A limited number of awards are made for 1/3 time, 1/2 
time, and, exceptionally, 2/3 time teaching, and carry minimum salaries of $1,933> 
$2,900 and $3,867 respectively, plus tuition and fee exemption. This exemption also 
applies to the following summer session if the appointee chooses to enroll. 
/j. Scholarships - Carry tuition and fee waiver. For further information and appli- 
cation forms, write to Prof. J,H.D. Allen, Co-ordinator of Graduate Programs, Dept. 
of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 221 Lincoln Hall, UI, Urbana, 111. 61801. 

Sigma Delta Pi is the national Spanish Honor Society. The officers of the Lambda 
Chapter here at the UI are: President - Arturo Jurado of San Miguel Allende, Guana- 
juato, Mexico; Vice-President - Berardo Vald6s of Urbana, 111.; Treasurer and Super- 
vising Director - Harriet Carter of Miami, Fla, ; and Entertainment Chairman - Elliott 
Delman of Chicago, 111. Professor Angelina Pietrangeli is faculty advisor to the 

At its last meeting, Lambda welcomed 2 new honorary members - Mrs. Dorothy M. 
Fasquariello, wife of Dr. A. M. Pasquariello, Head, Dept. of Spanish, Italian and 
Fotuguese, and Prof. Dieter Wanner - and 1;6 active members: Gresilda Tilley, Victor 
Bonadeo, Maria Carmen Cruz, Shirley Mason, Dagoberto Orrantia, Krystal Rheinwald, 
Myrna Goldman, Barbara McDaniel, Elaine Kowalski, Katherine Feiger, Mary Louise Wiley 
Jacqueline Bradfor, Susan Wallenstein, Janet Beaudway, Patricia Kearney, Dorothy 
Gingerich, Sherry Gehrke, Marna Berman, Alice Bennett, Helen Shapiro, Diane Hansen, 
Judy Edgar, Nancy Sixsmith, Marjorie Anders, Mary Brauer, Phyllis Czyzewski, Diane 
Wallace, Deborah Kolditz Vera, Minda Karon, Judith Minner, Patricia Sperling, Janis 
Schectman, Juan Espadas, Adelfo Aldana, Armando Armengol, Reynaldo Jimlnez, Zoila 
Romero, Georgia Ference, Harriet Carter, Theda Herz, Susan Kingston, Miriam Cox, 
Nancy Sokol, Mary Anne Marrocco, Carolyn Balkema and Ernest Merrill. 

Congratulations are in order for David R. Hershberg: he was promoted to the rank of 
Associate Professor in Spanish and Italian. 

Publications by our faculty include an article by Prof. Henry R. Kahane, in col- 
laboration with Renee Kahane, on "Romeo, the Pilgrim" in Bollettino dell'Atlante 
Linguistico Mediterraneo, no. 10-12, pp. [(.29-U31. which offers an explanation of the 
much discussed term through the Byzantine religious movement of iconoclam, in the 
ninth century, and also, a review by Prof. Kahane of R. Hall's Bibliografia della 
linguistica italiana: primo supplemento decennale, Florence, 1969, in Language 

14.6(1970), pp. 712-713. 

New additions to the Department faculty include Instructor Ronald R. Young: he 
made the great leap forward that we all long to make and he's no longer a mere 
graduate student. Mr. Young received his B.A. in 1966 from Wisconsin State Univ. at 
Eau Claire and his M.A. in I967 from UI. He has traveled extensively in Mexico and 
is at present working on his thesis in Linguistics, his topic dealing with the dia- 
lect of AltoLucero in Mexico. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. 
Young's duties include the supervision of the Spanish 103 and 101| courses. His wife 
Rinda is a graduate student in the department and is also working on her thesis. 

Three part-time instructors swell the ranks of those who are escaping student 
status: Mrs. Lia Schwarz Lerner received her Licenciado and M. A. in Buenos Aires, 
the latter from the University of Buenos Aires in 1965. Her husband Izafas is an 
Assistant Professor in the Department. Steven Meshon received his B.A. from Perm 


December, 1970 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasouariello 
Vol. XXIV, No. 3 Editor: Felicia G. Svorsky 

The University of Illinois, Urbana -Champaign, will sponsor a year abroad program in Spain which con- 
stitutes the eouivalent of a year in residence on our campus. 

The program is designed primarily for students majoring in Spanish or the teaching of Spanish. 
It is planned for students in their Junior year, though seniors and perhaps even well qualified so- 
phomores will certainly be considered for admission. Also, students majoring in other areas (such 
as other foreign languages, history, English, political sciences, etc.) may apply provided their 
work in these fields could be enhanced by a year in a program devoted largely to literature and lang- 
uage studies. Students of particularly high Quality from other universities may also be considered 
for acceptance. 

The group will be limited to 30 participants. The minimum curricular reouirements for partici- 
pation are as follows: 1) the completion of a fourth semester course in Spanish (Spanish 104 at UI) 
or the eouivalent; 2) intermediate level work in conversation and coaposition and an intermediate 
level course in the reading of Spanish literary texts would be desirable but not necessary; 3) stu- 
dents should show a k.O average in their courses in Spanish and at least an overall 3.50 average in 
order to be considered. Wherever possible, a student should have completed the general education 
reouirements prior to departure, although it may be possible to earn some hours abroad toward the 
fulfillment of these requirements. This matter will need to be worked out carefully with each stu- 
dent prior to his deaprture. 

The total cost of the program to each student is comparable to the average expenses incurred 
during the academic year on campus at Urbana -Champaign. Scholarships and loans now available for 
use in the normal year of residence on campus may be applied to the year abroad program. In addition, 
it is hoped that a limited number of special awards for needy students may be available through uni- 
versity or outside sources. Applications for scholarships, loans, or grants must be arranged for 
individually through the regular campus agents. Students will be able to hold regular student in- 
surance during the year abroad, and will be asked to submit certification of good health as a part 
of the application for participation. 

Students will attend courses in Spain during the 9 month period eouivalent to 2 semesters at the 
01, Urbana -Champaign campus. The month of September will be spent in a preliminary orientation 
session in Madrid and the following 8 months (Oct. through May) in special classes at the University 
of Barcelona. Upon successful completion of the year's study, 30 semester credit hours will be 
applied to the student's record at the UI. 

In order to introduce the students to the cultural life of the Spanish capital, Madrid has been 
chosen as the site for a month-long orientation period. This preliminary session will be handled by 
the Instituto de Cultura Hispfinica . an institution of the Spanish government dedicated to the promo- 
tion of cultural relations with other countries. Classes will take place in the Instituto located 
on the campus of the University of Madrid. The students will live and take their meals in dormito- 
ries located on the campus, with direct access to the extensive sports facilities of the University. 
In addition, the Instituto has its own excellent library which is within walking distance of the 
dormitory facilities. The Instituto also has its own travel agency which will be in charge of cultu- 
ral trips taken during Sept. to points of interest near Madrid. Students wull have intensive classes 
in the Spanish language and organized discussions with students from the University of Madrid. In 
addition, several special lectures by figures such as the members of the Spanish Academy, professors 
of the U. of Madrid, leading Spanish playwrights, and contemporary writers will be offered. After 
:ompleting this period of orientation, the students will be transported by chartered bus to Barcelona stops at important sites along the way (Zaragoza, Lerida, etc.). 

Barcelona is a major European city with a stimulating cultural life and an outstanding universi- 
ty. The intellectual life of Barcelona compares favorably to that of Madrid, and even exceeds that 
of the capital in some respects. For example, one of the outstanding opera houses in Europe is lo- 
cated in Barcelona. 

The academic program consists of 5 pre-arranged, mandatory courses each semester. The courses 
will be given by professors of the University of Barcelona who have been contracted, and who will 
receive some guidance from the director re: the capabilities and expectations of American undergra- 
duates. It will be possible, however, for certain very well prepared students to make an election 
from the University of Barcelona's offerings in substitution for a course planned by the program. 

The plans for housing call for half of the 30 students to be lodged in "colegios mayores" or 
Spanish student dormitories, and half in private homes. Students assigned to dormitories will live 


either alone or with a Spanish roommate, but not with another American. 

The first director of the Illinois Year Abroad Program in Spain will be Prof. Alberto Poroueras- 
Mayo, Professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois who holds the Doctorate in Philosophy from 
the University of Madrid. 

The application deadline is February 1, 1971. The candidates selected by a local screening 
committee will be notified in March. Application forms are available from the Spanish Department 
Office, 224- Lincoln Hall, or from Prof. Joseph S. Flores, Bhairman of the Illin ois Year Abroad Pro- 
gram in Spain, 219 Lincoln Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, telephone (217) 

LIBRARY NOTES — by Carl Parmenter 

Having completed my "first 100 days" in the Modern Language Library, I have had heightened even more 
my deep respect and admiration for Florence Harding, my predecessor. How did she ever manage to do 
everything she did, and so well, too! Even with my years of experience in ^25 as an undergraduate 
student assistant, I have been constantly astounded and often confounded by the intricacies and 
volume of the librarian's responsibilities. Most rewarding, by far, has been the opportunity afford- 
ed me to renew old acquaintances and establish new ones from among the faculty and students of the 
Germanic and Romance departments. Their patience with the neophyte has been most gratefully appre- 

Despite the suggestion of some that kZ5 need be given a whole new look, and the admonition of 
others that it must not, I have found little time to make any major alterations. The "New Book 
Shelves", formerly gracing the ends of the study tables, are now to be found next to the main card 
catalog in kZ5 in order to afford more space, both to study tables as well as to the new book col- 

There has been a continual enlarging of the collection with additions in all fields of interest. 
One of my favorites has been the new Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama , kept, unfortunately, on 
Closed Reserve whence it may be borrowed, for room use, by inouiring at the control desk. Another 
notable addition has been effected through transfer from the English library, a legitimate trans- 
action graciously permitted by Eva Faye Benton, so as to twart my larcenous intents: the Forum for 
Modern language Studies now blesses our periodical shelves. 

The above mention of the Closed Reserve section is a sore point, one which is as unsatisfactory 
to me and my staff as it is to the patron of ^25. Man£ items are shelved, of necessity, in my office 
(^25 C) to insure their availability to all who need to use them. At present, I am not aware that 
the same high degree of pilferage exists now which characterized the Modern Language Library of the 
last few years, but items still disappear. If a system can be worked out for tighter security - as 
misanthropic as that term sounds - I should like to get these items out where all will be able to 
browse through and use them. 

Finally, in the present dilemma of budgetary matters, the proposal has been made to keep the 
Modern Language Library closed more hours each week in order to best utilize student wage funds. 
Checks of room usage have indicated that there are certain periods each week during which the Library 
is sparsely used. Since the Modern Language Library is open more hours each week than any other 
library on the 'tth floor of the Main Library, the suggestion was made to cut back our schedule to be 
consistent with the hours of those other libraries. I oppose vehemently the closing of the Library 
on Sunday evening. However, I can rationalize opening at 9:00 am instead of 8:00 am, Monday through 
Saturday, and being closed on Friday evening. In the former instance, reserve bookswould then be 
due at 10:00 am (instead of 9:00 am) and, in the latter instance, reserve books would circulate 
overnight at ^4-: 00 pm on Friday afternoon, to be due at 10:00 am Sat. morning. 

In the matter of these hours for second semester as well as in all other matters pertinent to 
the Modern language Library, I would appreciate any feed-back, either pro or con, which you as a 
reader of the MFLN would care to offer, preferably in person, but at least in writing. 

me know the topic of your dissertation so I might watch for new articles and other publications of 
interest to you. Also, please advise me of serious lacunae in our holdings. Many times these missing 
items are not brought to my attention. I rely upon you scholars in the field to keep me au courant 
of such weaknesses. 


Professor Rocco Montano has recently published "The Aesthetics of Homer: A Footnote to the Work of 
Carlo Diano," in FIL0S0FIA : H (Estate-Autunno, 1970), pp. 1^9-162. 


In November, Prof. Francois Jost lectured at the University of Colorado (Boulder) under the auspices 
of the Comparative Literature Program and the French Department of that university. His subject was 
"The French Sonnet in its European Context." Also in November, Prof. Jost delivered a lecture at 
the University of Kansas (Lawrence) under the auspices of the French Department there. 

Professor Rocco Montano is currently delivering a series of lectures at the UI under the aus- 
pices of the Program in Comparative Literature and the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. 
The general subject of these lectures is "From Renaissance Aristotelianism to Shakespeare." The 
first two were delivered early in December in Lincoln Hall. They were entitled "The Development of 
the Elizabethan System of Tragedy" and "Protestantism and Literature." The last lecture, "Concerning 
the Failure of the House of Intellect," will be presented on Thursday, February 11, 1971, 7:30 pm, 
in Room 194 Lincoln Hall. 

Forthcoming in the next issue of Comparative Literature Studies . December 1970, are the following 
articles: Helmut Hatzfeld, "Literary Mannerism and Barooue in Spain and France"; E. R. Gregory, Jr., 
"Du Bartas, Sydney, and Spenser"; Lee Fontanella, "Parnassian Precept and a New Way of Seeing Casal's 
Museo ideal "; RenSe Riese Hubert, "Andre Masson and His Critics"; and a Review Article, "Interpret- 
ing Symbolist Poetry," by Haskell M. Block. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

The Departmental Committee on the proposed Institute of French Studies at the Ul-Urbana wishes to 
thank all colleagues in the Dept. of French and other departments for their interest and support 
during the just-concluded Institute on the proposal (Dec. 2-9). Staff and consultants worked with 
remarkable harmony and purpose fulness to elaborate a number of interesting proposals on both curri- 
cula and organization. It is hoped that we will have a formal report-cum-proposal early in the new 
semester for consideration by the Department and other appropriate agencies of the University. Here 
to report briefly on the results, the private sessions were divided into 2 major subcommittees, with 
a view to creating programs in French plus various options. As those who attended the public ses- 
sions know, the final recommendations took the form of French plus the following options (from B.A. 
and B.A.T. through M.A., M.A.T. and Ph.D.): Arts and Ideas, History and Ideas, Social Sciences. It 
is also hoped that with appropriate advice, we will be able to elaborate an option dealing with 
French-speaking nations of "the third world." Options were worked out in great detail, including 
specific course recommendations in current catalogues in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 
the Graduate College, the School of Architecture, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the School 
of Music and other educational units of the University. 

The Departmental Committee is grateful for the remarkable performance of its visiting consult- 
ants: M. Jean-Pierre Biron, M. Jean Cavadini, Prof. Donald Charlton, K. Jean Donnard, M, Franck 
Jotterand, K. Normand Leroux, M. Edgar Tripet, and Prof. Laurence Wylie. The Committee also wishes 
to express here its profound thanks to those administrators whose imaginative initiative has enabled 
the French Department at UI to be in the forefront of this truly new direction in French studies: 
Robert W. Rogers, Dean, CIA&S; George K. Brine;-ar, Director, International Programs; Bruce H. Mainous, 
Head, Department of French. 

(The members of the Committee are Robert J. Nelson, Director; Yves Velan, Assoc. Director; 
Gabriel Savignon, Seccy. General} Herbert De Ley, Assoc. Member; Stanley Gray, Assoc. Member; and 
John Moles, Student Associate.) 

The 36th annual National French Contest of the American Association of Teachers of French will take 
place either on April 1, 2, or J, under the directorship of Mr. Sidney L. Teitelbaum. Teachers 
interested in entering students are requested to contact now your chairman: for the Chicago area, 
Sister Jean Murray, Rosary College, River Forest, 111. 60305; for the Downstate area, Robert Roussey, 
Dept. of Foreign Languages, Illinois State University, Normal, HI. 61701, so that all information 
may be sent to you in due time. Again this year, wonderful prizes will be awarded on the National, 
Regional and Local levels. Read the article "The Contest" in the December issue of THE FRENCH REVIEW. 

The CSnacle has met twice, November and December 1970, to discuss "Pourouoi le Mouveau Roman?" and 
to play the game of literary identifications. 


The French Dept.'s theatre group, "Les Baladins," gave a doublebill of one-acters on 7 December: 
Courteline's Les Boulingrin and J. P. Aron's world premiere of Fleurets Kouchetgs . a new Absurdist 
play. The casts, supervised by Alain Ouvrier, consisted of Alain Ouvrier, Sylvie Boudet, Patrick 
Choffrut and Melissa Dadant (for the Courteline), and of Claude Covo, Alain Ouvrier, Patrick Aurenche 
Patrick Choffrut, Ilona Leki and Robert Frye (for the Aron). The group's hard and dedicated work 
resulted in such a fine, intelligent performance, that one can already see it as the seed of future 
productions which will entertain as well as train students and staff in the understanding of the 
theatre which comes only through actual physical invilvement with it. There is already a great 
tradition of this in British universities: many of the top theatre people (writers, actors, direc- 
tors, decorators, etc.J_ in the U.K. had University starts, and some of the major contemporary suc- 
cesses (e.g. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern ...) were plays snatched by established London theatres 
from their unpretentious campus cradles. 

The PLATO computer lab staff, under Prof. Keith Myers and his second-in-command, Roby Ariew, gave 
the department a well-planned, personalized set of demonstrations in November, and impressed several 
uninitiated people with the present capabilities and the potentials of good computer-using instruc- 
tion in an area ranging from language teaching at the elementary level to advanced stylisties and 
sophisticated literary research. 

Under the very able direction of Misses Ghislaine Ge'loin and Lisa Naab, the French House has been 
very active this year: they have had their regular weekly coffee-hour, meetings, parties (Halloween, 
Christmas, etc.), other activities which make it the focal point of the younger French and French- 
speaking population on campus. This is particularly important of late given the sudden increase of 
students from France, both assistants in French and French people in other fields. By now, it is 
clear that FL Houses do indeed benefit very much those living in them and their campuses in general: 
other Departments are at present establishing such houses. 

GERMAN NOTES — by Prof. Roy Allen 

The third meeting this fall of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft featured a talk by Prof. Hans Bekker- 
Nielsen of the U. of Odense, Denmark. Prof. Bekker-Nielsen's topic was "Old Norse Literature and 
Western Civilization." The meeting took place on December 10 at 7:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge of the 
Illini Union. 

Prof. Elmer Antonsen of the German Dept. spoke before the Medieval Club on December Ik at 8:00 pii 
in the Faculty Lounge of the Union, His talk was entitled "Bogs, Bodies and Beechstaves: Nordic 
Runic Inscriptions." 

The German Dept. was represented at the annual AATG convention, held in Los Angeles on Nov. 27 
and 28, by Professors Marianne Burkhard, Herbert Knust and Ruth Lorbe. Prof. Knust presented a 
paper at the meeting on Bertold Brecht: "Erst komrat das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral." 

A lengthy review by Prof. Lorbe on the volume Twentieth Century German Literature (Introduction to 
German Literature TV), edited by August Closs (New York, 1969) has just appeared in JEGP (LXLX, 1970; 
PP. 502-506). 

Dutch will be the topic of Germanic 199. the undergraduate open seminar, in the Spring semester, 
1971. The course will be taught by Prof. Juw fon Wearinga, and can involve either instruction in 
beginning Dutch language or a more advanced course on Modern Dutch literature. 

The German b Club of the UI was conceived as a student social organization, primarily for the purpose 
of giving students on all levels of study the opportunity to practice the speaking of the German 
language outside the classroom situation. This year the Club has sponsored and will be sponsoring 
in the coming months a variety of activities for the benefit of students, including the Oktoberfest, 
the Fasching celebration, film amd slide showings, poetry readings, the annual V.'eihnachtsfeier and 
many others. On November 12, the Club sponsored a taped presentation of the German radio play 
("Horspiel") Das Schiff Esperanza by Fred von Hoerschelmann. On December 3, a St. Nicholas celebra- 

tion was held, and on December 11, the annual Weihnachtsfeier, At the December 1? meeting of the 
Club, Prof. Henri Stegemeier k gave a showing of color slides on the German Christmas. 

In the Spring semester, 1971, plans are being drawn up for a number of interesting activities, 
including amongst others the presentation of a short, one-act German play. So far definite plans 
have been made for the showing of 2 German films: on February 11, 1971, Bertolt Brecht's Threepenny- 
Opera and on March 11, 1971, Franz Werfel's Me and the Colonel . 

The German Club is sponsored by three members of the UI faculty: Professors Dagmar Stern and 
■William Henderson of the German Department and Professor Charles Daigh of the College of Education. 
For further information on the Club and its activities, please contact the Club's president, William 
Freyman, through the German Department Office (375 Lincoln Hall) or by phone: 332-5259. 

Illinois State University, Normal, is sponsoring a 2 month program of German study in Grafing (near 
Munich) from July 3 - August 29 in the summer of 1971. The course is open to the public and will 
offer up to 8 credits in German. The total cost of the program is $950 and includes round-trip air 
fare from Chicago, roam and board, and several field trips, probably to the Bavarian Alps and castles, 
Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, the Rhine and Bonn. Courses will be offered at all levels. High 
school and college students or teachers and other interested persons are invited to apply to: Bodo 
Fritzen, Director, ISU Program in Germany, Department of Foreign Languages, Illinois State University, 
Normal, Illinois 61761. 

The largest exhibition of 19th century German painting ever to be shown outside of Germany opened 
this fall on October 1^ at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Conn. Included in the showing 
are a total of 106 works on loan from 16 museums in West Germany, from the Federal Republic of Ger- 
nany collections and from four private collections. All major styles and types of painting from the 
19th century are represented in the exhibition, including the German Romantics, the Nazarene school, 
the post-Nazarene painters working in Rome and the realist and naturalist painters from the period. 
The works of kO painters in all are being shown, amongst which are paintings by Caspar David Friedrlch 
Philipp Otto Runge, Peter von Cornelius, Adolf von Menzel, Hans von MarSes, Arnold Bocklin, Wilhelm 
Leibl, Hans Thoma, Max Leibermann and Lovis Corinth. The show will also be at the Cleveland Museum 
of Art from December 9 - January 2k, and at the Chicago Art Institute from February 12 - March 28. 

3IAVIC NOTES — by Kenneth Brostrom 

On December 3, Prof. Michael Holouist of Yale University delivered 2 excellent papers on the Urhana 
campus, dealing with topics of general interest to specialists in Russian literature. The papers 
were entitled "Stylistic Ties between Gogol and Chekhov" and "Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground : 
Plot and Counterplot." Prof. Holquist was an outstanding student in the UI Slavic Department before 
completing his Ph.D. at Yale. 

On Dec. 10, Prof. Daniel C, Gerould discussed the Polish writer Witkiewicz, accompanying his 
commentary with a Polish film on the life and works of this artist. Prof. Gerould is presently a 
visitor in the theater program at the Graduate Center, City College of Mew York. 

The presentations of these 2 scholars conclude what has been a very active and profitable Fall 
semester program in public lectures, and we look forward to similar opportunities in the future. 

Several members of the Soavic faculty have delivered or will deliver papers in the near future 
at various conferences and conventions: Prof. Rasio Dunatov read a paper, "Paradigmatic Accentual 
Alternations in Serbo-Croatian," in the linguistics sections of the national convention of AATSEEL, 
held in New York City, Dec. 28-30. 

Prof. Kurt Klein delivered a paper to the Southern AATSEEL convention held in Memphis, Tenn., 
Oct. 29, on the topic "Some Suggestions for a Course in Russian Civilization." In this connection, 
we wish to extend our congratulations to Prof. Klein for winning one of the four Undergraduate in- 
structional awards presented by the Board of Trustees for meritorious projects completed during the 
summer of 1970. Prof. Klein prepared a syllabus for a new course in Russian civilization which will 
be offered at the UI. This course will fill a distinct gap in Russian studies here and is to be 
highly recommended to students interested in Russian culture. In addition to a comprehensive set of 
lectures and carefully selected readings, the course will utilize visual aids and benefit from lec- 
tures by visiting specialists in various disciplines. 

Prof. Steven P. Hill also read a paper at the Bi-State Slavic Conference held at the U. of Kansas 
(Lawrence). His topic was "Russian Drama at the end of the 60's." 


At the AATSEEL section of the Illinois FLTA convention, held in Springfield on Nov. 6-7, Prof. Kurt 
Klein, Mr. Henry Zalucky and Mr. Kenneth Brostrom delivered the papers whose titles were reported 
previously in the October issue of the Newsletter . 

Our congratulations to Miss Nina Awsienko, Miss Susan Baker and Mr. Kenneth Olson for their succes- 
sful performance in the doctoral preliminary examinations and to Miss Dorothy Fry for passing the 
examination for the Master's degree. 

The Center recently established a Publications Committee which will consider any proposals for pub- 
lications originating among staff members working within the Russian and E st European area. The 
Committee consists of F. Gladney (Slavic), R. F. Miller (Pol. Sci.), B. Uroff (History), and Keith 
Hitchins (History, Chairman). A number of publications by Center members and associates will be of 
interest: Robert F. Miller, 100,000 Tractors : the MTS snd the development of Controls in Agricul- 
ture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970. Keith A. Hitchins, ed., Rumanian Studies . Vol . I. 
E. J. Brill, 1970. Alexander Vucinich, Science in Russian Culture . Stanford University Press, 1970. 
Jan Gorecki, Divorce in Poland : a Contribution to the Sociology of Law . Mouton, 1970. James Millar 
and Corinne Guntzel, "The Economics and Politics «f Collectivization Reconsidered," Explorations in 
Economic History . Vol. VHI, No. 1, Fall 1970. 

Prof. Steven P. Hill has published an annotated compilation in conjunction with Prof. John Dunkel- 
berger under the title "Russian Drama since Chekhov: a Bibliography of English Translations, 1900- 
1969." It appeared in the journal Theatre Documentation (U. of Kansas) .Winter *69 - Spring '70, 
pp. 85-108. 

A newsletter published by the Slavic Bibliographic and Documentation Center of the Association 
of Research Libraries has recently begun to appear (2 numbers have been issued to date). The News- 
letter contains valuable information for researchers in the Slavic area. Inouiries may be addressed 
to the Center, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20036. 

In the business meeting in Springfield on Nov. 6-7, it was decided that AATSEEL members once again 
will comprise a Slavic section at the Illinois FLTA meeting in Chicago next year, Nov. 5-6. If 
necessary, there will also be a meeting of the Illinois AATSEEL during the Russian high school con- 
test in May, 1971. There will again be a Russian section in the Illinois School-University Foreign 
Language Articulation Conference on the Urbana campus, Oct. 28-29, 1971. 

The new Soviet film version of War and Peace in 2 parts, with dubbed-in English dialogue, was shown 
in the UI Auditorium as follows: Part I on Jan. 6-7 at 8:00 pm and Part II on Jan. 13-l4 at 8:00 pm. 
This film is remarkable in many ways, not the least of which is the almost eerie exactitude with 
which the actors duplicate the described appearance and mannerisms of the characters in the novel. 


The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese and the Center for Latin American Studies jointly 
presented a lecture on December 10 by Dr. Risieri Frondizi, Visiting Professor, Southern Illinois 
University. Dr. Frondizi spoke on the topic "La unidad cultural latinoamericana." 

In conjunction with the annual International Fair, IU3A and LASA (Latin American Students' Assn.) 
presented Copacabana, two nights (Dec. k & 5) of Latin American music, song and dance. Congratu- 
lations to all for a job truly well done. 

Professor Luis Leal spoke recently at Indiana University (Bloomington) under the auspices of the 
Spanish Department there. His topic was "Imagen de la nueva novela hispanoamericana. Prof. Leal's 
publications include a review of Ocampo de Gomez ' Diccionario de escritores mexicanos in Revista 
Iberoamericana . 72 (1970), pp. 520 - 523, and four articles: "Ruben Dario en Mexico" in Specialia . 
2 (1970), Southern Illinois University; "Ia cat da de Alfonso Reyes", illustrated by the Mexican 
artist Elvira Gascon, in the Boletln Capilla Algonsina . Mexico, 15 (1970), pp. 22-25; "La Coleccion 
de poeslas mexicanas atribuida a JosS Luis Mora" in the Boletln BibliogrSfico de la Secretarta de 


Hacienda y CrSdlto Publico . XVI, 1*40 (1970), pp. 4-7; and "Situacion de Amado Nervo" in the Revista 
Tberoaroericana . 72 (1970), pp. 485-494. 

Associate Professor Richard Preto-Rodas 1 review of John Keller's book Alfonso el Sabio (Twayne 
Series) appeared in the most recent issue of SAM LA. journal of the South Atlantic Modern Language 
Association. Prof. Preto-Rodas has also published a monograph with the University of Florida Press: 
Negri tude as a Theme in the Poetry of the Portuguese-speaking World . 

Associate Professor Mario Saltarelli's recent publications include Focus on Focus: Proposi- 
tional Generative Grammar, Papers for R. B. Lees . PIL monograph no. 1, 1970.; On the Nature of 
Lexical Readings, Actes Du X e Congres International Pes Linguists . Bucarest, 1970.; and Fonologia 
Generativa dell'Algherese, Actele Celui De-Al XII - Lea Congres International De Lingvistica Si 
Filologie Romanica . Bucarest, 1970. 

Professor Alberto Porqueras-Mayo has published an article on Nuestros filologos . El Prof . F. 
Sfcichez Escribano in the Bole tin de Filologla Espagola . nos. 32-33 (1969) [19701 , pp. 3-11. 

Assistant Professor Martha Francescato reviewed Ultimo Round by Julio CorlJzar for the Revista 
Iberoamericana . No. 72 ( julio-septiembre, 1970), pp. 532-534. 

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese of the UI has set up a short wave receiving station 
with offices in 3^1 Lincoln Hall. The functions of this receiving station are many, including the 
provision of resource material for class-room use. 

As of December 11, Monday, and continuing each Monday of every regular school week, there is 
available in room 381 fifteen to twenty minute taped cassettes of foreign news, lectures, music, etc. 
broadcasts. These tapes will be in Spanish, Portuguese and hopefully Italian, although Italian modes 
are not functioning very well at station WSIP. (Any constructive help anyone may offer to aid in 
the acouisition of Italian programming will be greatly appreciated.) 

These tapes may be borrowed for hourly intervals and used constructively in such courses as 
conversation courses, culture courses, etc. Arrangements for cassette playback machines should be 
pre-arranged in Room 224 Lincoln Hall. 

If individuals would like to do their own recording, or arrange for special programs, arrange- 
ments can be made by contacting the station manager, Mr. Ronald Young. 


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January - February, 1971 Director: Dr. A. M. Pasouariello 
Vol. XXIV, Nos. 4 - 5 Editor: Felicia G. Sworsky 

ELLA CORNELIA KLEIN (nee May), 1920 - 1971 
We know that all the friends and colleagues of Professor Kurt Klein around the State of Illi- 
nois will want to join the Slavic Department in expressing their deepest sympathy to him and 
to his family upon the death of his wife, Ella, on January 28, 1971. 

As a young woman, Ella chose to remain in the city of Izmail to finish the lycee when 
her parents migrated west from their native Bessarabia after it passed from Rumanian to Soviet 
hands following the German-Soviet pact of 1939. She spent the early ^0's in Bucharest, teach- 
ing privately and working with children, and after the war, she rejoined her parents in Styria, 
Austria. During the brief Soviet occupation of that area, she worked as an interpreter. A 
resourceful young woman fluent in a half-dozen languages, she always enjoyed working with 
people and was able to relate to them in a wide variety of circumstances. But family bonds 
were always more strongly felt than the pull of success in a personal career. Working as a 
secretary for the British occupational forces, she helped support her young family and put 
her husband through school. 

In 1950, when news of her father's death reached her in Lawrence, Kansas, Ella brought 
her mother to the United States and devoted much of the last twenty years to caring for her. 
And when she came here to the UI at the end of the 50' s, she brought not only warmth but depth 
to our Slavic program. As wife of the Acting Head of the Department in 1963-6*4-, she is re- 
membered as a very gracious hostess. Since that time, she participated enthusiastically in 
various Slavic Department activities and made herself increasingly indispensable to the Special 
Languages Division of the Library. Her broad knowledge of European languages was coupled with 
an acute intuitive grasp of the form of foreign catalogue entries, in addition to which she 
also took a number of courses in Library Science. Her co-workers found her invariably cheer- 
ful and easy to work with. 

On her way to the Library on the morning of January 22nd, Mrs. Klein was tragically 
struck down by an automobile. She died in a coma six days later. She leaves her husband, our 
colleague Professor Kurt Klein, two sons, her mother, and a brother. 

A memorial fund has been established with the U of I Foundation, and friends wishing to 
make a memorial contribution may send checks to the Foundation. Accumulated funds will be used 
for library acauisitions in the Slavic area. 


During the convention of the Modern Language Association of America held in New York City 
during December 26-29, Professor A. Owen Aldridge served as Chairman of the meeting, "Editor, 
Sub-editor and Contributor." Prof. Aldridge also participated in the meeting of the American 
Comparative Literature Association and represented Comparative Literature Studies at the 
meeting of the Editors of Learned Journals. 

Professor Herbert Knust also attended the MIA convention in New York and participated in 
the Comparative Literature meeting in which the current situation and future development of 
Comparative Literature were discussed. Prof. Knust also participated in the annual Brecht 
seminar held during the convention. 

Professor Rocco Montano delivered a lecture entitled "Concerning the Failure of the House of 
Intellect" on Thursday evening, February 11, 197lt at 7:30 p.m., in room 1$& Lincoln Hall. 


Professor A. Owen Aldridge lectured at three English universities during the first week of 
February. At the University of Manchester, he spoke on "The Literary Quarrel of the Ancients 
and the Moderns in the Enlightenment." At the University of Leeds, his topic was "Writing 
the Biography of Voltaire", and at the University of Lancaster, Prof. Aldridge's lecture was 
concerned with "The Concept of Primltivism during the Eighteenth Century." 

Professor Rocco Montano has recently published the following articles: "Cultura e Societa in 
America" in Umanesimo : II, 4 (dated 1968, published 1970) pp. 9-24; "Delia Valle e il teatro 
del Seicento" in Umanesiomo : II, 4 (dated 1968, published 1970) pp. 39-48; and "From Italian 
Humanism to Shakespeare: Protestantism and Literature" also in Umanesimo : II, 4 (dated 1968, 
published 1970) pp. ^9-70. 

A fourth article, "Dante and Virgil", will appear in the next issue of Yale Review . 

The work Lc_ Spirito e_ le Lettere : Pi segno Storlco della Letteratura Italiana , (Marzorati. 
Milano), by Prof. Montano— the first two volumes of which have recently appeared - contains as 
a forward a discussion of the problem of history of literature and provides a rigorously 
philosophical answer to that problem. Montano' s work also includes chapters on the most im- 
portant aspects of other European literatures - Le_ Roman de la Rose . Villon . Chaucer . Thomas 
More . Martin Luther . Shakespeare . Cervantes . Comeille . Moliere . The Enlightenment - which are 
linked to the development of Italian literature. Such procedural method is intended to avoid 
and escape the grave limitations caused by a study of literature carried on on pure national- 
istic bases and to promote the study of literature as a unified European movement. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Edwin Jahiel 

At the recent Modern Language Association convention in New York City, Prof. R. J. Nelson 
read a paper, "Lectures de Pascal", which is to be later repeated for the French Journal Club 
in Urbana. 

Prof. Jahiel organized and led the discussion of the Seminar on Film Study in the Liberal 
Arts. Several colleagues attended either the MIA meeting or the AATF meeting in New Orleans. 
It is unfortunate that the two now conflict (also with AATSP). This results in general im- 
poverishment and in increasing difficulty for meeting colleagues, finding jobs, etc. It is all 
the more astonishing as the general trend today is towards inter-disciplinary contacts. 
Granted that there is far too much going on at MIA and that the MIA-AATF combination would be 
an unmanageable hydra, the only logical approach is to hold separate meetings at various times, 
and to exclude the post-Christmas dates in all cases. Other professional groups do, why can't 
languages? Another solution would be the upgrading and reinforcement of regional MIA and 
AATF congresses (shorter and chaaper trips, less mental fatigue) and the setting aside of MIA 
for broader subjects. 

Prof. Kolb is the editor and anno ta tor of the first volume of the Correspondance GSnSrale 
de Marcel Proust , which has just been published by Plon, in Paris. 

Mrs. Sandra Savignon and Mr. Paul Griffith will be the Department representatives on the 
Committee for the School-University FL Articulation Conference to be held next fall on this 

The Department has presented to its students this term a number of French films: Camp's "les 
Enfants du Paradis", "Les Femmes Savantes", Demy's "lola" and Renoir's "La Regie du Jeu." In 
addition, students and guests in Mr. Jahiel's seminar on French Cinema have, seen: Clair's "A 
nous la Liberte""; "Les Deux Timides"; Came's "Le Quai des Brumes"; "Hotel du Nord"; Renoir's 
"Boudu sauvS des eaux"; "Toni"; "Une Partie de campagne"; "Le Carrosse d'or"; "La Grande Illu- 
sion"; Bresson's "Un CondamnS a mort s'est SchappS", "Proces de Jeanne d'Arc"; Resnais' "Nuit 
et Brouillard", "Hiroshima mon amour", "L'Annee derniere a Marientiad"; Godard's "Alphaville", 
"Masculin-FSminin", "Vivre sa vie"; Truffaut's "Baisers Vole's", "L'Enfant sauvage", "Jules et 
Jim"; Camus' Orfeu Negro"; Marker's "La JetSe"; Robbe-Grillet's "L'Homme qui ment"; Chabrol's 
"Les Cousins"; Etaix's "Yo-Yo" and shorts by Borowycz and Enrico. Some of these films were 
seen with the co-operation of English courses or campus film groups. 


If international mail service remains reliable within the next several weeks, we will be able 
to show over Channel 12 (WILL-TV) a number of television documentaries borrowed from various 
foreign countries. This arrangement stems from a proposal made by Prof. R. J. Nelson after 
his trip abroad last spring on behalf of the Department and the University. 

While in Paris, Prof. Nelson approached M. Lucien Renaud, an officer of ORTF-TV, about 
the possibility of borrowing a certain number of taped TV programs recently shown in France. 
M. Renaud was auite open to the idea but requested time to investigate it further with his own 

Upon returning from Europe, Mr. Nelson approached not only colleagues within the French 
Dept. (S. Gray and E. Jahiel), but also a number from other departments (R. Figge in German, 
J. Flores in Spanish, Stephen Hill in Russian) about the possibility of expanding the concept 
to include possible broadcasts of TV materials from other foreign language sources. These 
colleagues were auite open to the idea, and during the last six months of 1970, they constitu- 
ted themselves a committee to explore the idea with Mr. Robert Boston, Asst. Manager of WILL-TV. 

The Committee is happy to announce now that Mr. Boston has agreed to offer us a bloc of 
time in the late spring for the showing of whatever materials we can obtain from various 
foreign sources. 

Only just before Christmas, Mr. Nelson received a favorable reply to his request from 
ORTF-TV. M. Renaud* s associate, MMe. Maryse Perrin, sent Prof. Nelson a list of documentaries 
on various topics from which he might select those of most interest to the French-speaking 
community in the viewing area of WILT .-TV. After consulting with Prof. Jahiel, a well-known 
specialist in "things filmic," Prof. Nelson asked Mme. Perrin for 6 programs. Should the tapes 
arrive on time, we will be able to begin the series on Tuesday, March 23, at 9:00 p.m. 

In the first program, Prof. Nelson will introduce the series and then turn over the 
French portion of it to Prof. Jahiel. It is hoped that cost and production factors will permit 
not only the showing of materials borrowed from ORTF-TV but also a short discussion period led 
by Prof. Jahiel and French-speaking guests whom he will invite from the local community of 
students, faculty and others. Once the French series is over, we trust that our colleagues in 
the other languages will have found material for broadcast at that time. 

We are aware that some people interested in the forthcoming series may not own TV sets. 
This factor concerns the Committee, especially in the case of students in the various languages 
involved. We therefore reouest that all teachers announce the possibility of the forthcoming 
series to their classes and reouest that all students without access to a TV set who wish to 
see the program reply to Prof. Nelson no later than March 15. We will then prepare a list of 
places on campus where the series can be seen. 

We remind you to stress that for this year much depends on the international mails. It 
is possible that there will be too long a delay between our request for films in mid-January 
and the actual reception of them in time for broadcast beginning in the time period assigned 
by Mr. Boston. Nevertheless, the replies from students and your own expressions of interest 
will be helpful to the committee in the planning for such a series in the years to come. All 
such replies should be sent to Prof. Robert J. Nelson, 244 Lincoln Hall or 231 Lincoln Hall. 

The following new French courses have just been approved by the Chancellor: French 100 . Prepa- 
ratory French . An introduction to the nature of language and its relation to the study of 
French, the values of foreign language study, the methods of foreign language study, as well as 
an introduction to French language and culture. 3 hours. Effective date: February, 1971. 
French 295 . Major Tutorial . A tutorial taken by the student in the course of 3 of his last k 
semesters of undergraduate study. Students will read the works on a departmental reading list 
with the guidance of a tutor, repeating enrollment for a total of 3 hours of credit, normally 
at the rate f of 1 hour per semester. Prerequisite: French 201, 211 and 213 or their eouiva- 
lent; a declared major in French and junior standing. 1 to 2 hours. Date: September, 1971. 

In addition, there will be in the spring of 1971 a new French 199 course specifically 
tailored to the needs of the large contingent p of Architecture students from the UI going to 
Versailles. This is an intensive 8 hour per week Introduction to French and to French Civili- 


GERKAN NOTES — by Roy Allen 

The enrollment in German for the spring semester 1971 represents a substantial increase over 
last year's total at this time: 1971 - 1642 and 1970 - 1512. The greatest increase was real- 
ized in the 101-104 sequence where a total of 952 students registered, as opposed to 863 for 
last spring. Rises in enrollment also occurred in the 200-level courses (for Advanced Under- 
graduates) in which 249 students registered (1970 - I83), and in the 300-level courses (for 
Advanced Undergraduates and Graduates) in which a total of 127 students registered (1970 - 102). 
The only decreases were recorded in the 400-level courses (Graduate Students) where 71 students 
enrolled (1970 - 111), and in the 400/401 sequence (Beginning and Reading German for Graduates) 
where 114 students enrolled (1970 - 132). 

The Department has the pleasure to announce that Prof. Jeffrey Sammons of Yale University will 
visit the Dept. at the UI in March. Prof. Sammons taught at Brown University from 1961 to 1964 
before moving on to Yale where he is currently Chairman of the German Department. He is the 
author of articles on such figures of German literature as Goethe, Heine, Platen, Freytag, and 
of the books The Nachtwachen von Bonaventura i A Structural Interpretation (1962) and Angelus 
Silesius (I967). During his visit at the UI, Prof. Sammons will meet with graduate students 
of the department to discuss "The Problems and Prospects of Graduate Study in German" and will 
also be a guest in 2 graduate courses being offered this spring. 

Prof. Elmer Antonsen of this department has been elected secretary of Section German I 
(Germanic Philology) of the MIA convention which will meet in New York in the winter of 1971. 
Just recently, Prof. Antonsen's article "Old High German and the Laws of Final Syllables" 
appeared in Studies in Linguistics . 

Prof. James K~rchand spent the first week of November last term at the U. of Florida in 
Gainesville where he gave 5 lectures on linguistics and linguistic theory. At the MTA the fol- 
lowing month, he presented a report on "Computer Aided Research in the Older Germanic Languages." 
At that same conference in the German I meeting, it was decided that Prof. Marchand would edit 
a yearly Newsletter and would function as a clearing-house for information on the activities 
of the members of German I, particularly work in progress and dissertations. Numerous reviews 
by Prof. Marchand have appeared in the last few months in the Journal of English and Germanic 

The first speaker of the spring series of the German Department research group, the Fruchtbrin- 
gende Gesellschaft, will be Prof. Lathrop Johnson of the Department. Prof. Johnson will speak 
on "A Forgotten Fairy Tale of Herman Hesse: An Analysis of 'Iris*." The meeting will be held 
in the General Lounge of the Illini Union on March 10, 1971 (Wednesday*) at 7:30 p.m. 

As in previous semesters, the students enrolled in the 101-104 seouence in German will be able 
to hear the language tapes which accompany these courses in both the Language Laboratory and 
over the telephone. For German 101, the number this semester is 333-6306 and is open to calls 
day or night Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. The telephone service for German 102 is 
every day and every night of the week at 333-6304. At 333-6306, students who are enrolled in 
German 103 can hear all day Monday the stories from the Laboratory program for that day and all 
day Wednesday the grammar exercises from the Laboratory tapes for that same day. The number 
for German 104 is 333-6308: Monday through Thursday morning stories from the Laboratiry pro- 
gram will be played, and Thursday through Monday morning the poetry tapes from the Laboratory 
program. The latter tapes involve very detailed and informative interpretations of selected 
poetry prepared by Prof. Ruth Lorbe of this Department. 

The German Club on the UI campus sponsored a showing on February 11 of the classic film of 
pre-war German cinema, G. W. Pabst's 1931 production of Brecht-^eill's Die Dreigroschenoper . 

On March 11, the Club will sponsor the showing of another film: Me and the Colonel , a 
1958 American production of the play Jacobowsky und der Oberst by Franz Werfel. The film stars 
Danny Kaye as Jacobowsky and Curt Jurgens as the Colonel. The film will begin at 8:00 p.m. in 
Gregory Hall and tickets will cost $1.00 ($0.50 for Club Members). For additional information, 
please contact Mr. Bill Freyman at (21?) 332-5259. 



(The following prospectus was prepared by Prof. Rudolf Schier, 
Director of the Program) 
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures proposes to sponsor a 2 semester study- 
program based at the Padagogische Akademie in Baden, 15 miles south of Vienna. The Akademie 
trains future Austrian teachers in a 2 year course; it has approximately 300 students and 18 
full-time faculty members. Officials in the Austrian Ministry of Education very graciously 
have agreed to admit up to 30 students from the UI, who will have to pay no tuition or fees 
and will be able to live in government subsidized housing. 

At the Akademie, American notions of class size have been taken as a model: aside from 
a small number of lectures attended by about a quarter of the student body, the work is done 
in small seminars, averaging 20 students. UI students will attend regularly scheduled classes, 
taught by Austrian professors, along with Austrian students. A faculty member from the Dept. 
of Germanic Languages and Literatures will accompany our students to advise them and to evalu- 
ate their work; he will teach 3 courses open to both American and Austrian students. A gradu- 
ate administrative assistant wiU also accompany the group. 

Students from the UI will do at least half their work by taking courses in language, 
literature, education and civilization at the Akademie. Several courses will benefit from the 
fact that the students at Baden are preparing to be teachers. In composition courses, for 
example, each American student will form a team with an Austrian student who will correct and 
discuss the essays with him. The other half of the work will consist of electives taken either 
at the Akademie or at another institution of higher learning in Vienna (the University, the 
Academy for Music and the Performing Arts, the Academy for Architecture, Sculpture and Painting, 
the Academy for Applied Arts, the Business School, the School of Agriculture). Upon success- 
ful completion of the program, 32 hours of residence credit will be applied to the student's 
record at the UI. 

Dean J. Marlowe Slater, in consultation with the executive officers of the departments 
involved, has approved an option that will allow students in the Curriculum Preparatory to the 
Teaching of German to satisfy several College of Education reauirements by taking eouivalent 
courses at the Akademie. The program is currently being discussed with representatives from 
the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the College of Commerce and Business Administration 
to work out the details of an arrangement whereby students in these colleges will be able to 
participate in the program and receive approximately 16 hours of credit for work in language 
and civilization done in Baden and 16 hours of work for work done at an appropriate institution 
in Vienna, 

Unless he desires a single room, each American student will be housed with an Austrian 
roommate in the new dormitory at the Akademie. For weekends and vacations, a program will be 
set up whereby Austrian students will invite home with them all American students interested 
in accepting such an invitation. Transatlantic charter flights sponsored by the Council on 
International Educational Exchange are expected to be available to the group. The amount 
needed to pay for room and board at the Urbana-^hampaign campus normally will cover the cost 
of both transatlantic travel and room and board in Baden. Students will also pay regular UI 
tuition and off -campus fees. Fellowships, loans and tuition and fee waivers will be applicable 
to the program. 

In order to be eligible for the program, a student must be regularly enrolled - during 
the academic year of his participation - at the UI, Urbana-Champaign. Arrangements will be 
made to permit a limited number of students from other institutions to transfer to the UI after 
having been accepted into the program. While enrolled, the student will be considered a resi- 
dent at the UI; there will be no difficulty in fulfilling any residency reauirements. Students 
applying for the program should be able to demonstrate German language proficiency at the 211- 
212 level (202 level for students at the Chicago Circle campus). Normally, participating 
undergraduates will be expected to have a 3.75 overall average and a 4.0 in German. 

Graduate students wishing to participate in the program should apply to the program co- 
ordinator personally. Undergraduate students should use the official application blank and 
follow this procedure: 1) the deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 13; 2) the applicant 
should submit, together with his application, an official transcript of his grades through the 
summer school (or summer quarter) of the year preceding the year for whioh he is applying; 


3) as soon as it becomes available to him, the applicant should also submit the grade report 
for the fall semester or auarter of the year preceding the year for which he is applying; k) 
the applicant should ask 2 of his university instructors to send brief letters of recommenda- 
tion to the co-ordinator of the study program and at least one of these letters should be 
from a faculty member in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the UI, if 
the applicant has taken any courses there; 5$ dthe applicant should secure the signature of 
his parent or guardian on the statement at the end of the application blank. 

For an application form and any further information on the study program, contact the 
Program Director, Prof. Rudolf Schier, Department of German, 375 Lincoln Hall, University of 
Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801. 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Kenneth Brostrom 

A recently completed book by Kiss Temira Pachmuss, Zinaida Hippius : An Intellectual Profile . 
is scheduled for publication on March 29 by Southern Illinois University Press. This book, 
dealing with one of the major feminine figures in Russian cultural life during this century, 
will be of particular interest to scholars, especially due to the fact that Miss Pachmuss was 
able to draw upon the entire corpus of Hippius 1 work, including auantities of unpublished 
material — poetry, correspondence and memoirs. 

The Center is now sponsoring a new publication entitled Studies in East European Social His- 
tory . Its aim is to stimulate research in Central and Southeastern European area dealing with 
the general Question of social development. Articles in Frnch and German as well as English 
will be accepted. Prof. Keith Hitchins of the Department of History is editor of the Studies . 

Professor John McKay , also of the Department of History, is currently in Paris after 
a month spent in Moscow where he was working with materials relating to the nuestion of elec- 
trification in urban transport prior to the Revolution. 

Miss Temira Pachmuss has been invited to deliver a paper entitled "The Influence of Dostoevsky's 
Themes on Contemporary World Literature" at the University of Windsor, Canada, on March 12. 
Miss Pachmuss was also recently elected to faculty membership in the scholastic honorary so- 
ciety, Phi Kappa Phi, in recognition of her scholarly contributions to the field of Russian 
literature . 

Unreported earlier is the fact that Mr. and Mrs. James Nelson are presently in Moscow 
on a Fulbright-Hays award. Mr. Nelson is studying Russian phonology under the direction of 
the well-known Soviet phonologist, R. I. Avanesov. 

Enrollments in the Slavic Department classes on the first day of instruction of the 
spring term are up slightly from this time last year. 

The following is a list of up-coming events of interest to people concerned with Slavic 
studies: Feb. 25 - Lecture: "Minority Groups in the Soviet Armed Forces" by Richard E, Moore 

(a grad student in History who interviewed the Soviet defectors) — 

275 IUlni Union, 8:00 p.m. 
Feb. 28 - Televised opera, Queen of Spades . Chaikovsky's adaptation of Pushkin's 

tale - in English - Channel 12 in Champaign-Urbana at 9:00 p.m. 
Mar. h - Lecture: "Parts of Speech in 18th and 19th Century Linguistics" by Prof. 

Edward Stankiewicz (U. of Chicago) — 103 Mumford Hall at *l:00 p.m. 
Mar. k - Lecture: "Rhyming Formulae in Serbo-Croatian Epic Poetry" by Prof. Edward 

Stankiewicz — 213 Gregory Hall at 8:00 p.m. 
Mar. 5 - Music and Dance: "Siberian Singers and Dancers from Omsk" (now touring 

the United States) — Assembly Hall at 8:00 p.m. 
Mar. 18 - Film: "The Terror of the VII", the first Soviet horror film, based on 

Nikolai Gogol's Ukrainian short story (made in 1968, in color) ~ 

UI Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. 



During the Christmas vacation period, two meetings of professional interest were held 3 t C00 
miles apart on the West and East Coasts. The first of these was the AAfSP convention in San 
Francisco, attended by Professors Ajithony M. Pasouariello, Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, David R. 
Hershberg, and Instructor Ronald R. Young. And congratulations are in order for Professor 
Fasouariello: he was elected Vice-President of the Association and accepted his office at the 
meeting in San Francisco. Good luck to him and best wishes for a good year. 

The second meeting was the Modern Language Association convention in New York City. 
Those faculty members attending were Professors Henry R. Kahane, Luis Leal, Robert E. Lott, 
Kerlin Forster, Thomas C. Keehan, S. W. Baldwin, Isaias Lerner (and Mrs. Lerner), and Richard 
Preto-Rodas. Many of the graduate students in the Department also went to New York in their 
search for positions for the coming year, and their thanks to all the professors there for 
their help and advice 4re most iincerely tendered here. Professor Leal seemed to be one of t 
the busier people at the convention, one of his major preoccupations being the Seminar on the 
Latin American Short Story. Professor Kahane read a paper in the Linguistics section, and 
Professor Porn ueras -Mayo was elected to the Executive Committee of the Spanish II section, 
Golden Age. 

At long last, the University of Illinois Press has released Prof. Robert E. Lott's book, 
Language and Learning in Pepita Jiminez . 

Prof. Henry R. Kahane, in collaboration with RenSe Kahane, has recently published 
"Wolfram's Gekrinzte ritter - a Provenzalism?" in MenSndez Pidal Memorial: Romance Philology , 
24:1, pp. #+-86. 

Asst. Prof. Martha P. de Francesaato's review of "'Casa tomada' por Julio Cortazar en 
traduccion al disefio grfifico por Juan Fresfin" has just appeared in Revista Iberoamericana , 
Vol. XXXVI, No. 73 (octubre-diciembre 1970), pp. 670-671. 

Elementary, secondary, and some junior college teaching positions are open to Spanish teacher- 
training majors as well as many of the possible careers open to language majors in general. 
Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world; conseouently, it is one of the 
most widely taught languages in American schools. The demand for Spanish teachers is good at 
all levels with average salaries ranging from $6,000 to $12,000 depending on degrees obtained 
and experience. Similarly, Italian and Portuguese majors who obtain doctorates will find a 
moderate demand for college-level teaching. 

Most of the same types of careers are open to Spanish, Italian and Portuguese majors as 
to other language majors in such areas as business, industry, government and diplomatic service, 
sales, journalism and translating. Because of the United States' close association with South 
and Central America, both economically and diplomatically, Spanish and Portuguese majors will 
find more job openings in government agencies and private industries than will many language 
majors. In addition, many students may find careers with social agencies working in the Span- 
ish-speaking poverty areas of North America. Students seeking specialized careers may find 
advanced training in such areas as library science, law, economics, business administration, 
finance or social work particularly useful. Demand for graduates with such combined skills 
is high and salaries range from $6,000 for a secretarial job to $2*+, 000 for a top governmental 

There's really nothing to join. Just topics of interest to all professional foreign language 
teachers... It's ouite probably the biggest bargain ever in the field of foreign languages: 
only $5.00 for 8 (not a mere 4) issues a year. Send your $5.00 today to the Modern Language 
Journal , 13149 Cannes Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63141. 


The University of Illinois Year Abroad Program in Spain has composed a tentative program of 
courses. The academic program consists of five courses, pre-arranged, and without choice, 
each semester; the courses will be given by professors of the University of Barcelona who 
have been contracted to teach a specified number of hours, with responsibilities of testing, 
consulting and grading, and who will receive some guidance from the Director of the program 
on the capabilities and expectations of American undergraduates. Our students will not be 
following courses of the regular University of Barcelona offerings, nor will they share 
directly the classroom experiences of their Spanish counterparts. The planners feel this is 
a necessary compromise in light of the following gains: minimum adjustment problems to a 
curriculum in a European university; the ability of the director to guide the instruction 
there towards fullest integration into the University of Illinois undergraduate accredita- 
tion and course seauences; the ability to plan a student's courses ahead of time. It will 
be possible, however, for certain very well prepared students to make an election from the 
University of Barcelona's regular offerings in substitution for a course planned by the pro- 

The first semester's reouired five courses will be: Advanced Syntax and Composition, 
Survey of Spanish Literature until the XVTIth Century, History of Spanish Institutions, 
.^ovel of the 20th Century, Spanish Art; while those of the second semester will be: Advanced 
Syntax and Composition, Survey of Spanish Literature from the XVIIIth through the XXth Centu- 
ries, Contemporary Theatre, Don Quijote, Spanish Music, and Catalan, which is voluntary. 

Some very well-prepared students may substitute one of the courses listed below, each 
semester, for one of the courses in the prescribed seauences listed above. These courses are 
usually offered each year for the regulat University of Barcelona students: Survey of Spanish 
History, Spanish and World Geography, Fundamentals of Philosophy, Spanish Grammar, General 

The estimated cost for each student participating in the program is as follows: 

1. Transportation (one-way New York-Madrid-Barcelona $125 

The amount of $125 one-way is for transportation on an Instituto de Cultura charter 
flight to Madrid plus transportation from Madrid to BArcelona. The return trip is to be 
arranged by the student. Reduced fares are available through the Instituto, and the stu- 
dent is to be informed that this will add about $125 to his total costs. This method of 
handling plane fares and return reservations is very jm practical because not all students 
return at the same time or from the same place. 

2. Housing and Meals $1,000 

The cost of housing and meals is for the entire nine months, one in Madrid and aight in 

3 . Excursions $100 

These will be integrated with the instructional program so as to take advantage of the 
local setting and give real meaning to the whole concept of study abroad. 

k. Contingency Fund $75 

To be used to pay for any emergencies which may occur. 
Total costs, then, amount to $1,300, in addition to which the student will pay resident or 
non-resident tuition, return trip fare, and incidental expenses such as laundry, books, in- 
surance, etc. Each student will pay the $1,300 plus tuition and fees to the University of 
Illinois. It makes disbursements to the director's account in Barcelona. The student will 
not pay into the program the estimated $125 for his return air fare, but he will be informed 
that it is his responsibility to make his own arrangements. The director will help students 
with arrangements with the Instituto de Cultura, if they so desire. 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by the 
modern language departments of the UI, under the direction of the Head of the Department of 
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Editorial Offices are located in Apt. 9, 506 S. Matthews, 
Urbana, 111., telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available without charge to all 
interested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communications by mail should be addres- 
sed to: The Editor, Modern Foreign Language Newsletter, Z2M- Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111. 61801. 



March, 1971 Director: Prof. A. M. Pasouariello 

Vol. XXIV, No. 6 Editor: Felicia G. Sworsky 


Cur technological advances make it imperative that we learn to communicate successfully with 
peoples of other lands — and through their native languages. The society of tomorrow will 
be a multilingual society, and our children must be prepared to meet the challenges of that 
society. Therefore, California's public school children should be encouraged to study a for- 
eign language over a long enough period of time so that they develop proficiency in that lan- 
guage. School districts must establish well -articulated, sequentially developed foreign lan- 
guage programs that will enable children to achieve this desired mastery of language. The 
responsibilities of all agencies of public education as they relate to foreign language in- 
struction in California should be the same as they are for other subjects in the curriculum. 
The same careful attention must be given to the quality of foreign language instruction that 
is given to all other areas of instruction. It is time that foreign languages take their 
rightful place among the various disciplines within the curriculum. The feeling that foreign 
language instruction is an esoteric frill or that instruction in foreign language should be 
provided only for an elite few can no longer be tolerated. 

Py enacting legislation in the area of foreign language*, the California legislature 
showed public awareness of the importance of foreign language teaching in our public schools. 
In terms of the legislation passed, administrators and school boards might be asked these 
questions : How have you encouraged the establishment of programs in the elementary grades? 
'.That types of foreign language courses are you offering at the 7th and 8th grade levels? 
Are you adhering to the spirit as well as the letter of the law? Are you including in your 
program planning accountability of student performance? Careful consideration must be given 
3 prerequisites to good instruction: (1) competent teachers; (2) appropriate materials; and 
(3) provision for continuity of the program. 

California is in an excellent position to produce a bilingual citizenry because of her 
large population of minority groups with foreign language backgrounds: Chinese, Filipino, 
Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish to name a few. However, bilingual educational 
opportunities should be afforded all children. Those whose native language is other than 
English should be provided instruction to maintain and improve their native language proficiency 
at the same time that they are given instruction in English, and English-speaking students 
should be given the opportunity to become bilingual, for instruction in a foreign language is 
imperative for them, too. 

The choice of the language or languages to be taught is at the discretion of the school 
district. In making such decisions, however, it is well to consider the language background 
of the persons in a given community. Opportunities to enrich the school environment and to 
utilize appropriate community resources should not be overlooked in foreign language teaching 
and learning. Consideration should be given to the initiation of programs in the so-called 
"exotic" languages of the world, such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Hindi. Some districts might 
wish to explore the feasibility of establishing a program in the language of one of the emer- 
ging African nations. 

Only by a sound program of foreign language instruction with insight in cultures, can we 
eliminate the intellectual provincialism of American life and move from a predominately mono- 
lingual to a multilingual society. 

by Wilson Riles, 

California State Superintendent 
of Public Instruction 
♦ Education Code . Section 8552, states, "It is the intent and purpose of the Legislature to 
encourage the establishment of programs of instruction in foreign language with instruction 
beginning as early as feasible for each school district." Section 8571 makes clear the Legis- 
lature^ intent re: upper grades: "The adopted course of study for grades 7 through 12 shall 
offer courses in ...(c) Foreign language or languages, beginning not later than grade 7, de- 
signed to develop a facility for understanding, speaking, reading and writing the particular 

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language you are teaching. 

S: The Classical Association of the Middle West and South - $3.00 per year 
Professional Journal: The Classical Journal 
Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Galen 0. Rowe 

c/o The Association 
University of Iowa 
Iowa City, Iowa 52240 
The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) - $8.00 per year 

Professional Journal: 

The French Review 

Dr. Francis W. Nachtmann 

c/o AATF 

59 East Armory Avenue 

Champaign, Illinois 61820 
GERMAN : The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) 
Professional Journal: The German Quarterly 
Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Theodore G, Gish 

c/o AATG 

University of Houston 

Houston, Texas 77004 
ITALIAN: The American Association of Teachers of Italian (AA.TI) 
Professional Journal: Italia 
Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Joseph Laggini 

c/o AATI 

Rutgers University 

New Brunswick, N.J. 08903 
RUSSIAN : The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AAT5EEL) 
Professional Journal: Slavic and Eastern European Review 
Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Irwin Weil 


Northwestern University 

Evanston, Illinois 60201 
SPANISH : The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AAT3P) - $8.00 year 
Professional Journal: Hispania 
Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Eugene Savaiano 

c/o AATSP 

Wichita State University 

Wichita, Kansas 67208 

In honor of Pan American Week, the Chicago Pan American Council will present the 20th Anniver- 
sary Film Festival on Saturday, April 17. The program will include 35 rom films from Spain, 
Portugal, Mexico and South America, to be shown from 2:00 to 11:00 pm in Thome Hall, Superior 
and Lake Shore Drive. A contribution to the Pan American Scholarship Fund will enable one to 
see all of these films. Series tickets at 4.00 each will be available at the box office and 
also by mail from the Pan American Council, Box 1233» Chicago, 111. 60690, 

Certificate programs in translation and interpretation are available at the Monterey Institute 
of Foreign Studies, P.e. Box 1973, Monterey, California 93940. Dr. Elizabeth Trahan is the 
Chairman of the Department. 


1 pril 15 - 17 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
Detroit, Michigan (Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel) 

•^pril 22 - 2k Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 

Lexington, Kentucky (U, of Kentucky) 

April 23 - 2h Conference on Phonology 

Urbana, Illinois (University of Illinois) 

The Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) International Language Villages have become well known 
throughout the United States for their excellent language instruction as well as for the rua- 
lity of the camping program. 

Last year more than 1,000 youngsters from 35 states and Canada between the ages of 9 and 
1? applied for and received special "passports" to attend language villages in Spanish, French, 
Norwegian, Russian and German. During the summerof 1970, 15 camp sessions were held in 5 lo- 
cations on the shores of beautiful Minnesota lakes and at a dude ranch in Montana. The 1971 
program offers 20 different sessions in 5 languages at 5 locations in Minnesota and Montana. 

The village concept immerses the campers in a foreign language and cultural environment 
much like that which they would encounter abroad, making learning both easy and enjoyable. 
To add to the realism of this international village environment, the campers are issued special 
passports upon acceptance as campers. When they arrive at the camp, their "new country," 
they must go through "customs" and convert their money into the currency of the new country 
before doing business at the canteen which deals in imported candy, gifts and souvenirs. 

Until the campers leave their new-found country, they are surrounded by the sights and 
sounds of the culture. After the first day, campers are encouraged to use the foreign lan- 
guage in their ■ various activities including swimming, music, crafts, folk dancing, art, drama, 
riding and other activities usually associated with camping. 

Vernon P. Mauri tsen, director of the program, sees the entire camp "as an extension of 
the classroom where the foreign language is spoken in all activities." Even the menus come in 
the new language. "Culture is communication," says Mauri tsen. For further information, con- 
tact him c/o International Language Villages, Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota. 

LIBRARY NOTES — by Carl Parmenter 

The Modern Language Library can no longer avail itself of the excellent services of Mrs. ^usan 
Ffister, the graduate assistant formerly assigned to this department. Mrs. Ffister, known es- 
pecially to those who worked with the building collection here at UI, graduated in February 
and has been appointed to a full-time academic position in the Education and Social Sciences 
Library. All those who have known and worked with Mrs. Pfister (known to other, older associ- 
ates as Susan Selby during her undergraduate, student assistant days in ^25) will appreciate 
what a loss this is. 

Mrs. Elsa Roy, a new graduate student in Library Science, has been appointed to the vaca- 
ted assistantshio. Mrs. Roy came to the United States in 1959. Her late husband, Sharat K. Roj 
was the chief curator of the Department of Geology at the Field Museum in Chicago. A native of 
Switzerland, Mrs. Roy had traveled extensively before moving to Chicago. The then came to UI ' 
and has earned, since then, both a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.S. in Geography here, because 
of her language background and her long personal acquaintance with UI, Elsa should prove a most 
welcome as well as a most interesting addition to our staff. 

The new hours for the Modern Language Library have not, apparently, inconvenienced so great a 
number of individuals as was originally feared — at least, not after the first time, embold- 
ened by this success (?), I have revised our vacation schedule for the spring vacation period, 
but — wonder of wonders ~ towards an increase in hours open rather than a decrease. >ince, 
unlike librarians, students and faculty look forward to vacation periods with an eye to having 


large blocks of time free for reading and research, and since so many people have complained 

that they can pet little done when we open for 2 hours in the morning and another 2 hours in ^;I t \ 

the afternoon, the following schedule will be in effect: 

Saturday, April 3 9: CO am - 12 noon 

Saturday, April 10 closed 

Sunday, April 4 closed 

Sunday, April 11 closed 

Monday - Friday, April 5-9 9:00 am - 12 noon; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Hopefully, the use of the library during this period will warrant the departure from the time- 
honored schedule mentioned above , 

The "Easy Reading," "Grammar" and "Conversation" books are no longer maintained as separate 
collections. Ey shifting items within our book stacks, space was found to shelve the majority 
of these works in ordinary call-number sequence. The area along the inner corridor where those 
collections were shelved since September now houses the "Browsing" collection. The old "Erow- 
sing" area will allow us to expand our Bibliography section as well as to allot another case to 
the New Book Shelves. Work is likewise progressing in the evolution of the General Reserve in- 
to a Reference collection. This transition should be effected by the end of the summer session 

A new review worthy of note has finally reached our shelves. Poetinue ; revue de thSorie 
et d' analyse littSraires appeared in 1970; the first four issues are now here and may be used 
in the Modern language Library during library hours. We shall not send the volume to be bound 
until June so that all may have a chance to use it. Call number: 809.05/POET. 

h new permanent collection of cinema materials is being gathered under the guidance of 
Prof. Edwin Jahiel of the French Department. To begin with, many of the materials will be those 
in French since these are not being used in other cinema courses and, as a conseauence, are a- 
vailable to us. It is hoped that materials in other languages will be added as soon as copies 
can be obtained. To insure the maintenance of this collection, shelves have been made available 
in my office, 425-C, to house these materials. The same restricted entry to this area will be 
maintained, although, hopefully, we can soon work out some arrangement which would allow for 
browsing among these books. 


The University of Illinois Press has just published The Ibero-American Enlightenment . edited 
by A. Owen Aldridge. This collection of fourteen essays in the history of ideas grew out of a 
conference held on the Urbana campus in May, 1969. Other University of Illinois faculty mem- 
bers who have contributed in addition to the editor are Luis Leal and Isalas Lerner. The book 
has been selected by the MIA for its Scholar's Library. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Edwin Jahiel 

The Cenacle's February 18 meeting, at Mrs. Huguette Cohen's house, and as usual arranged and 
led by Prof. Barbara Bowen, dealt with "L'Ancien roman." 

Prof. R. J. Nelson gave a lecture on 19 February at the UI Chicago Circle campus on 
"Dreams of Glory, Dreams of Repose: French Literature of the Seventeenth Century." 

The now established program whereby French newscasts are recorded by the Department's 
short-wave radio (Mr. Brasseur in charge) and placed daily on tapes accessible to the general 
public via a telephone call (333-6301) is proving most popular. Last semester, the number was 
called 8,000 times. Some instructors are combining this service with a transcript of some news 
which their students can use as a 'score 'while liste ning to the telephone. 

Prof. F. W, Nachtmann seems to have found time from his double AATF and French Dept. duties 
to organize a French Choral Group open to students and faculty alike. He is assisted by Miss 
Glenda Brown. Their first concert will be announced in these pages. 

Mme. Colette StourdzS, the Executive Secretary of the FSdSration Internationale des Pro- 
fesseurs de Francais (FIPF) visited this campus on February 24-25, specifically the headnuarters 
of the AATF which is the largest of the 30 national organizations of teachers of French affili- 
ated with the FIPF. Mme. StourdzS is also the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association Francaise 
des Professeurs and a member of the staff of the Centre des Etudes Pedagogioues at Sevres. 

Two colleagues are on the program of the forthcoming (April 22-24) Kentucky Foreign Lan- 



guage Conference: Prof. Barbara Bowen on " 'Nothing' in French Renaissance Literature" (that's 
right') and Prof. Vincent Bowen on "Techniques of Fiction in Some of Diderot's Non-Fictional 

French at Illinois is the name of a new fund established with the co-operation of the UI 
Foundation. Contributions can be made to this fund to enable the French Department to further 
its extra-curricular programs, and for such purposes as fellowships and grants to deserving 
students. Contributions are tax deductible, and will be gratefully received and put to good 

Professor Yves Velan is the author of the novel <Je which had received the Prix FSneon as well 
as the Prix de Mai. Je has now been republished in the new collection "Le Livre du Mois" as 
their November 1970 selection. In addition, in the current issue of "Tri-Ouarterly Review" 
(winter 1971, pp. 328-343), there appears an excerpt from the novel accompanied by a new, 
hitherto unpublished introduction by the author himself. Both the introduction and the selec- 
tion were translated by Prof. Stanley Gray of our Department. 

In "La Revue de l'Aupelf" for Autumn 1970, there appears "Un Programme moderne d'ltudes 
francaises" by our colleague Prof. R. J. Nelson. This is a French version of the article in 
English: "A Modern Curriculum in French Studies" in French Language Education : The Teaching 
of Culture in the Classroom , ed. Charles Jay and Pat Castle (Springfield: Department of Public 
Instruction of the State of Illinois, 1971), PP. 64-74. 

The Department is constantly upgrading and improving its offerings. Three courses may be of 
special interest to our readers, (1) French 199 for students in Architecture, which is designed 
for the 50 or so students from the UI who will spend a year abroad, at Versailles in particular 
and generally in France. The new course is intensive, consisting of several sections each 
meeting 8 hours a week and taught by a selected staff of experienced native speakers. In addi- 
tion, another 2 hour period is reserved for cultural events, French feature films, slide pro- 
grams, etc. The students use a main textbook (by Mainous), the combination workbook and lab 
manual by Mainous & Nolan, the latest Harris and Leveoue Reader; they also use the Language 
Laboratory in 3 ways: they can do the exercises of the Lab manual via telephone (around the 
clock), they can reouest on another telephone line a wide variety of taped materials, or they 
can use any of the programs in person, at the Lab. 

(2) French 218, "Conversation Dirigee," was created by student reauest as an extension to 
the hitherto most advanced oral course, the intensive (8 hrs. weekly) French 217. 218 is an 
elective for French majors, and not as intensive as 217, but it will give many a major, espe- 
cially those about to do their student practice-teaching stint, additional fluency, accuracy, 
and familiarity with things French as well as a greater sense of security when they are facing 
their very first students. 

(3) French 446, a graduate course on Research Methods, has been completely revised under 
the co-ordination of Prof. R. J. Nelson. Henceforth students will work under the guidance of 
various scholars in the Department with each teacher presenting approaches to research in his 
own area. This semester the students will work with 4 teachers, one per month: Professors 
Vincent Bowen, P. Kolb, R. J. Nelson, and C. A. Knudson. 

The Bureau de Correspondance Scolaire, which operates from the headquarters of the AATF and 
every year distributes thousands of names of French and American students seeking correspondents, 
reports that it has on hand a surplus of names of younger French boys and older French girls 
and would welcome more orders in these categories. The French beys are age 13 and want to 
write to boys. The girls are ages 18-20; some want to write to American girls, others to Ame- 
rican boys. 

The Bureau has also recently received from the Congo the names of African boys, ages 20- 
22, who wish to correspond in French with Americans. It has likewise the names of some stu- 
dents of highschool age in Togoland, Africa, who want American correspondents. Reouests for 
further information and for the necessary order forms should be addressed to Prof. F. W. 
Nachtmann, Director, Bureau de Correspondance Scolaire, AATF, 59 E, Armory Avenue, Champaign, 
111. 61820. 


We are listing the program, albeit preliminary, in order to give sufficient advance notice 
to our readers: Wednesday, May 5 - 4; 00 pm - Proust and Giotto, by J. Theodore Johnson, Jr. 

(lecture illustrated with slides) 
8:00 pm - Illiers or Ver Meer?, by Germaine ErSe 
(lecture illustrated with slides) 
Thursday, May 6 - if-: 00 pm - Proust and Music, by J. K. Cocking 

(lecture illustrated with taped music) 
8:00 pm - Lecture on Proust, by Michel Raimond 
(in French) 
Friday, May 7 - 2:00 pm - Showing of films and slides 

(provided by the French Embassy) 
4:00 pm - Lecture on Proust, by R. A. Sayce 
8:00 pm - Panel discussion on Proust Studies 
(Moderator is Henri Peyre) 
All the above events are scheduled in Bevier Hall. In the University Library Rare Eook Room: 
an Exhibition of Proust manuscripts and first editions, etc. and on the Main Floor, North-South, 
an Exhibition of photographs, posters, etc., courtesy of the French Embassy. Also, in Krannert 
Museum there will be an Exposition on "la Belle Epoaue." 

For a definitive program with details of the meeting, please write to Mr. Elmer F. Edwards, 
116-B Illini Hall, Champaign, Illinois 61820. 

The Spring meeting of the Downstate Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French 
will take place Saturday, April 24, 1971 t at the Ramada Inn, Peoria. The morning session will 
be devoted to 2 panel discussions on (1) Para-curricular support of training in French language 
and Culture and (2) M.A. or M.A.T, and other Graduate Programs as preparations for careers in 
teaching French. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to a talk on a literary topic by Dr. 
Marie Southworth of Eastern Illinois University. Those interested in further details should 
contact Chapter President Frank Gunderson at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. 

The Keadouarters of the AATF, located here on the UI campus, runs the only Placement Bu- 
reau in the country exclusively for teachers of French. The Bureau reports that it is carrying 
just as many vacancies as last year, but that the number of candidates is increased by about 
50$, listings tend to be chiefly from university and colleges and private secondary schools. 
The Bureau would welcome more vacancy listings from the French Departments of junior colleges 
and public high schools. There is no charge to institutions for this service. 

Teachers registering with the Placement Bureau pay $7.50 if they wish only the monthly 
listing of vacancies, $15.00 if they wish the Eureau also to forward dossiers for them. Re- 
gistrants must be members of AATF or must join when registering. Any teacher desiring infor- 
mation, or any institution wishing to list an opening for a French teacher, should write to 
Prof. F. W. Nachtmann, Director, Placement Bureau AATF, 59 E. Armory, Champaign, 111. 61820. 

Vie have the honor of announcing that Dr. Wilga Rivers has become a member of the faculty of the 
Department of French in February with the rank of Professor. Dr. Rivers is well known in the 
fields of language teaching methodology, applied linguistics, and in the teaching of English 
to speakers of other languages. A native of Australia, she has her E. A. and K.A, from the 
University of Melbourne, the Licence "es Lettres from the Universities of lille and Montpellier, 
and the Ph.D. in Education from the UI. She has taught at the lycSe de Jeunes Filles at Douai, 
the Ecole Kormale des Institutrices at Montpellier, in secondary schools in Australia and Eng- 
land, and at Northern Illinois U. She was most recently on the faculty of Monash University 
in Australia and a Visiting Professor at Columbia University Teachers College. Dr. Rivers is 
the author of the widely known book, The Psychologist and the Foreign Language Teacher (U, of 
Chicago Press, 1964) which had its 7th printing in 1970 and which has been translated into 
various languages. Her second book, Teaching Foreign Language Skills (U. of Chicago Press, 
1968) is now in its 3rd printing and was selected by the Pi Lambda Theta Educational Honorary 
Society as among the outstanding education books published in 1968. She is the author of nu- 
merous articles and has given many talks before such groups such as the UNESCO Seminar on 
Bilingualism in Canada, the International Congress of Applied Linguistics in Cambridge, England, 


the Georgetown Roundtable on Linguistics and language Study, and has given seminars at various 
universities in the United States, England, the Phillippines, Canada, Australia and New Zea- 
land. In January of this year, just before beginning her duties at the UI, Dr. Rivers traveled 
to Bangkok, Thailand, at the invitation of the Rockefeller Foundation and the University of 
Fittsburgh, to evaluate their program in the teaching of English as a second language. Cn 
Parch 6, she spoke at the National Convention of TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of 
Other Languages) in New Orleans, At the UI, Dr. Rivers will be the co-ordinator for elemen- 
tary and intermediate language instruction, and will play an important part in the teacher 
education and language teaching programs of the French Department at both the undergraduate 
and graduate levels. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rivers to our campus, and happy to announce 
that she will participate in the School and University Foreign Language Articulation Conference 
here next Fall. 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Roy Allen 

Beginning in tho Fall, 1971, the German Department will offer several new courses on a repular 
basis on the 10C-, 200- and 300-levels. In addition to the traditional sections of 1C2 and 
1C3 (Beginning and Intermediate German), special sections will be open each semester to the 
student's option which will emphasize readings in non-fiction taken from the writings of such 
authors es Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Marx. German 202. Society in the 
Novel is the title of a new course of readings in translation which will include, for example, 
Giinter Grass 1 Tin Drum . Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus and Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf . Two more 
courses involving readings in translation will also be inaugurated in the Fall: 203. Goethe's 
Fictional and Scientific Writings; 204. Medieval Literature ( Nibelungenlied . Parzival . Tristan 
und Isolde , etc.). 35L. German Abroad I will provide credit for the first semester of the 
new study program in Austria (cf. last issue of Newsletter ). 

A full-length study of the songs and rhymes of German children by Prof. Ruth Lorbe has just 
been published by the Verlag Julius Eeltz (Weinheim, Berlin, Basel). The volume is entitled 
Die elt des Kinderliedes . Dargestellt an Liedern und Reimen aus Numberg . 

Prof. Ernst Philippson's "Habilitationsschrift" Germnaisches Heidentum bei den Angelsachsen 
was originally published in 1929 as volume k of the Koine r Anglistische Arbeiten . It has been 
selected for reprinting by the Johnson Reprint Corporation of New York. 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch recently spoke before the Linguistics Club of the University of 
Illinois. The subject of her talk was "Evolution in the Germanic Verb." 

Cn Wednesday, March 10, the festured speaker at the first gathering of the Fruchbringende Ge- 
sellschaft was Professor Lathrop Johnson. Prof. Johnson spoke on "A Forgotten Fairy Tale of 
Hermann Kesse: An Analysis of 'Iris'"] 

The next meeting of the research group will take place on April 15 at 7:00 pni in the 
Faculty Lounge of the Illini Union. The featured speaker will be Professor Herbert Knust, 
who will talk on "Brechts Dialektik vom Fressen und der Moral." 

Professor U. Henry Gerlach of the Department reports: "The American Association of Teachers 
of German, "outhern Illinois Chapter, will hold its annual Spring meeting on Saturday, fay S, 
1971, in the Illini Union on the campus of the UI at Urbana -Champaign. All chapter members 
as well as interested guests are invited to attend. The program was planned with a line from 
Faust in mind: ' .er vielse bringt, wird manchem etwas bringen--*. It provides balance be- 
tween literature, linguistics, and teaching methodology, varies in format from presentation 
of papers to a film showing to panel and group discussions, and draws on men and women, secon- 
dary school and college teachers as participants. The chapter officers believe it is the Und 
of program, which at its conclusion will permit the continuation of the above nuote, i.e. 'Und 
jeder geht zufrieden aus dem Haus.' Details will soon be mailed to chapter members. Others 
may write to the German Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801. 

The 3J 


As reported recently in the Newsletter , the Department sponsors a 2 semester study pro pram in 
Austria, based at the Pedagogische Akademie in Eaden, a suburb of Vienna. In addition to 
serving undergraduates, the program also includes a limited number of assistantships for can- 
didates for the Faster of Arts in the Teaching of German and for other graduate students in- 
terested in giving their preparation a pedagogical component. Participating students enroll 
in German 351 and 352. Students can as well attend lectures at the University of Vienna. 

Besides these study opportunities, the Austrian authorities have made available to UI 
graduates and graduate students positions in the teaching of English for one academic year at 
secondary schools in Niederosterreich (the province surrounding Vienna). The salary for 
these positions is approximately $160,00 per month (after taxes) and the teaching load is a- 
bout 20 hours per week. All of the appointments include medical insurance benefits also. 

Special low-cost travel arrangements are available for both the study group and the teach- ^mt& 
ing program. A faculty member from the Department will be in residence at Eaden to teach, to 
advise students, to evaluate student work and to act as liaison with the Austrian authorities. orjC8 \ 
Both programs are open only to students who have completed at least one year of residence on 
the Urbana -Champaign campus. For the academic year 1971-72, in spite of the short notice, 11 
applications have already been received for the teaching appointments. O n ipi 

Detailed information is available at the Department Office, 371 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111. ' Dear jj 
61801 or from Professor Rudolf Schier in 271 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, 111, 61801. j> oor ; 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Kenneth Brostrom 

On March 4, Professor Edward Stankievich, an internationally known Slavic scholar from the 
University of Chicago, delivered 2 lectures at the UI. They were entitled: "Parts of Speech 
in 18th and 19th Century Linguistics" and "Rhyming Formulas in Serbo-Croatian Epic Poetry." 

Professor C. Harold Bedford of the University of Toronto spoke here on March 15, focusing 
his attention upon the writer and publicist Kerezhkovsky in a lecture, "Christ and Anti- 
Christ: the Historical Trilogy of Kerezhkovsky." 

Gerald Darring, a graduate student in the Slavic Department, has been invited to read a 
paper at the Northeastern Slavic Conference to be held at Sir George Williams University, in 
Montreal, Kay 6-9. His topic will be "Kickiewicz: Prophet of the New World," 

A number of publications by Center members and associates have appeared recently and will be 
of interest: J. R. Millar, editor, The Soviet Rural Community : A_ Symposium with the intro- ^ 

The a 

duction by Prof. Millar, University of Illinois Press, 1970. 
Jan Gorecki, "Industrial Accident Compensation in Eastern Europe: An Empirical 

Inquiry," Stanford Law Review . Vol. 23, No. 2, Jan. 1971. 
Gerald Darring (grad student in 5lavicJ_, "Structural Unity in Forefather 's Eve . 

Part III ," Zagadnienia vodza.jow literackich . No. 27, Lodz, Poland. 
Professor John P. McKay of the History Department won the Herbert B. Adams 

prize of the American Historical Association for his book. Pioneers for 
Profit : Foreign Entre preneur ship and Russian Industrialize tion , 1855 - 
1953 . The award is granted for the best book on European history published 
in even-numbered years. 

A number of conferences in the area of Slavic Studies will be held in the near future besides 
the NE Slavic Conference noted above: 

March 25 - 27 The AAA3S Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the Western Slavic 

Association, in Denver, Colorado. Contact Stephen Fischer-Galati, 
Dept. of History, University of Colorado. 
April 15 - 17 The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 

in Detroit Michigan at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel. The theme will 
be "Creativity in the Foreign Language Classroom." Contact Anthony 
Gradisnik, Milwaukee Public Schools, P.O. Drawer 10K, Milwaukee, '..'is 



by Api 

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pril 23 - 25 

April 23 - 25 

The Second Congress of Scholars and Scientists sponsored by the 
Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America in co-operation 
with the Institute on East Central Europe of Columbia University, 
at Columbia University. The theme will be "Poland in Vorld Civi- 
lization, 1918 - 1970." Contact Jan Librach, Executive Director, 
Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, 59 East 66th St. 
New York, M.Y. 
The KA.SEES Annual Meeting at Vestfield College, London, England, 

The Slavic Department's softball team, in its 13th season, is looking forward to renewing old 
rivalries with the Spanish, German and English department teams, as well as with the other 
humanities departments in LAS. All staff members in those departments, from full professors 
to part-time research assistants, are invited to participate and get some outdoor exercise 
once a week. For details, contact Professor S. P. Hill, 260 Lincoln Hall. 

Cn April 1, Professor James Bailey, of the University of Wisconsin, will present a lecture 
bearing the title, "Trochaic Bylinas of Riabynin as Collected by Hilferding," at 4:00 pm, in 
Room D, d the Law Building. 

March 31 Balanchine ballet, "Sylvia," at 8:00 pm, Festival Theatre, Krannert 

April 1 Balanchine ballet, "Themes & Variations," 8:00 pm, Krannert Center 

April 16 - 17 Czech film, "Closely V.'atched Trains," at Midnight, Lincoln Hall 

April 22 Russian film, "The Fate of Man," from Sholokov's famous story about 

World War II, 8:00 pm. University of Illinois Auditorium 
April 22 Rumanian-French film, "Codine," 8:00 pm, University Auditorium 


The Downstate Chapter of AATSP will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, April 17, at Illinois 
State University, Normal. 

Professor Anthony M. Pas«uariello, Head, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 
UI, will speak on "El dilema existencial en Escuadra hacia la muerte de Alfonso Sastre." 
Professor D. Lincoln Canfield of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, will speak on "La 
cultura es comunicacion." Mrs. Tamara LaVille, Foreign Language Consultant of Area A in Chi- 
cago, will give an illustrated lecture on "The Use of Motivational Single Concept Films in the 
Foreign Language Classroom." Registration and Coffee is at 8:30, with the meeting beginning 
at 9:00, in Room 401, Stevenson Hall. Luncheon is at 12:30 in the Student Union Building. It 
is $3.00 and reservations are to be sent to Mrs. Luis Leal, 207 W. Iowa St., Urbana, 111. 61801 
by April 12. 

On January 22, Professor Luis Leal attended the XV Congreso del Lnstituto de Literature Ibero- 
americana in Tucson, Arizona as the official representative of the UI. There he delivered a 
paper entitled "La literatura raexicana del siglo diecinueve: en busca de una expresion." 

On Thursday, March 18, at 8:00 pm in the General Lounge of the Illini Union, Professor 
Enrioue Pezzoni delivered a lecture: "Transgresion y normalizacion en la narrative argentina 

Cn Friday, March 26, at 8:00 pm in the General Lounge of the Illini Union, Professor 
Enrinue Anderson-Imbert, now at Harvard, delivered an extremely interesting lecture on "El 
persona je en la novela y el teatro." 

Dr. Robert Lott has been sppointed an Associate in the Center for Advanced Study for the 
spring semester 1972 in order to continue his intensive work on Juan Valera. This appointment 
honors the Department and also recognizes officially Dr. Lett's exceptional contribution to 
the University as a teacher and a scholar. He is to be warmly congratulated. 

Dean Alpert has announced tfaat Dr. Martha Francescato has been selected as a Faculty 
Fellow for the summer of 1971. Our congratulations to her. 


Among Professor Luis Leal's recent publications are included the following: two books, 
Kariano Azuela . Twayne's World Authors Series, no. 119 and Historia del cuento hispanoameri- 
cano . 2nd edition (Aumentada y revisada); and three articles, "Felix Varela and Liberal 
Thought," The Ibero-A merican Enlightenment, ed. A. 0. Aldridge, University of Ullinois Press, 
1971, PP. 234-242; "La Vision de AnChuac de Alfonso Reyes: tema y estructura," El ensayo y_ 
la crltica en Iberoamerica . University of Toronto, 1970, pp. 49-53; and "La Feria de Juan 
JosS Arreola: tema y estructura," Nueva Narrativa Hispanoamericana , I, 1 (enero, 1971), y 

pp. 41-48. 

Frofessor Spurgeon Baldwin and Thomas Montgomery's edition of Escorial Bible E6, the 
oldest Castilian translation of the Vulgate has been printed and presented to the Real Academia 
Espanbla. The authors are hardly able to wait to see their copies of the book, work on which 
was begun in 1962. 

Professor Richard Preto-Rodas 1 article "Anchieta and Vieira, Sermon as Drama and Drama 
as Sermon" has appearedin the most recent issue of the Luso-Brazilian Review , Vol. VII (Winter, 


"The Diccionario of Antonio de Alcedo as a Source of Enlightened Ideas" is the title of 
an article by Professor Isalas Lerner, which appears in The Ibero-A merican Enlightenment . ed. 
A. C. Aldridge, UI Press, 1971, on pages 71-93. 

I'esa Redonda, the round table discussion group, met last on Friday afternoon, March 12, in the 
home of Professor Luis Leal, The topic for discussion, "Cervantes y la nueva novela" was pre- 
sented by Prof. Isaias Lerner. 

Harriet Carter, a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department has been listed 
in the 1970 edition of "Personalities of the South." This places her among 5,000 leaders from 
15 southern states included in the biographical reference book. 

In addition to having her biographylisted as described, Miss Carter obtained another 
honor in January of this year, when she was invited to become a member of the International 
Platform Association, an organization whose membership includes many of the nation's celebri- 
ties: President Richard Nixon, Lowell Thomas, David Brinkley, Rex Harrison, Art Linkletter 
and Victor Borge. Congratulations, Harriet! 

The University of North Carolina will sponsor a program of medieval studies in Catalonia, 
2-18 August, 1971, in Sant Joan de les Abadesses in the Pyrenees. For further information, 
write Frederick W. Vogler, Dept. of Romance Languages, University of North Carolina, Chapel 
Hill, N. Carolina 27514. 

The University of Illinois Modern Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by the 
modern language departments of the UI under the direction of the Head of the Department of 
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in Apt. 9, 506 S. Matthews, 
Urbana, telephone (217) 333-3536. The Newsletter is available without charge to all inter- 
ested persons in Illinois and other areas. All communications by mail should be addressed 
to: The Editor, MFL Newsletter, 224 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois 61301. 


October, 1971 
Vol. XXV, No. 1 

Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Editor: Alice Long Anderson 

We are pleased to report the first in a series of innovations aimed at improving the 
curricular experience of undergraduate students of Spanish on the Urbana-Champaign 
and Chicago Circle campuses. The Illinois Year-Abroad Program in Spain was inaug- 
urated in Madrid on September 8 by Dr. Anthony M. Pasquariello, Head of the Depart- 
ment of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at Urbana, in the main reception room of the 
Instituto de Cultura Hispanica. In addition to the 33 students selected for the 
first year — 20 from the Urbana campus and 13 from the Chicago Circle — Dr. Ram<5n Bela, 
Director of the American section of the Instituto, Dr. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, first 
resident Director of the program, faculty members and staff of the Instituto, and 
newspaper and radio reporters were also present to commemorate the event. Dr. 
Pasquariello's inaugural remarks were followed by Dr. Ram<5n Bela's warm, official 
greeting. The ceremony closed quite informally with several pleasant offerings of 
typical Spanish refreshments and "tapas" which were, in fact, the students' first 
introduction to new tastes and customs. 

This cordial reception, prepared by the Instituto staff, launched a program 
which was almost two years in the making and which might not have been possible 
without the cooperation of Dr. Brian Dutton, Head of the Department of Spanish, 
Italian and Portuguese at the Chicago Circle Campus. This is the first, comprehen- 
sive, cooperative program between any of the Foreign Language Departments on both 
campuses, and very soon we hope to negotiate a full partnership association with the 
Chicago Circle Department and aim for a total of forty student participants. 

The program will consist of three weeks of orientation in Madrid arranged by 
the Instituto, including intensive language study, tours to nearby places of interest 
and informal talks by such prominent Spanish scholars and creative writers as Dr. 
Rafael Lapesa and Spain's great dramatist Antonio Buero Vallejo. The group will 
then move on to the University of Barcelona where they will study for eight months 
a great variety of courses in language, arts, literature and social sciences taught 
by faculty members of the University of Barcelona. They will earn a total of 30 
credit hours, the equivalent of two semesters of course work at the Urbana campus, 
or three quarters at the Chicago Circle campus. Most of the students will live in 
private homes. A special feature of the program is the integration of class work 
with lecture-tours to places mentioned in texts, as well as to museums, plays and 
concerts, and informal visits with novelists, musicians, dramatists and scholars. 
The students will not only be reading or talking about customs and cultural differ- 
ences but also living them as part of their daily routine. 

Dr. Joseph Flores is the resident Chairman of the program on the Urbana campus. 
If you desire further information, write directly to him #Dept. of Spanish, ^1500 
Foreign Language Building, Urbana, II. 61801. 

On behalf of all foreign language and literature programs at the University, I take 
pleasure as Editor of the Newsletter in sending greetings to our colleagues through- 
out the state and beyond. Our welcome goes as well to the Classics Department at 
the UI who will be joining us for the first time in the Newsletter. We have there- 
fore changed our name to the U.I. Foreign Language Newsletter, dropping the pre- 
vious "Modern." 

As many of you are probably aware, the U.I. along with many other schools is 
presently facing severe budget cuts. These cuts are being felt at all levels and 
the Newsletter is no exception. In an effort to reduce costs and yet convey the 
same amount of information, the Departments have agreed to a reduction in the num- 
ber of mailings (our main expense) along with a moderate increase in the size of 
each issue. There will now be four issues during the school year, two per semester. 
The other issues will be in December, February and early April. So that we may 
continue to issue the Newsletter free of charge to all interested persons, we will 
be completely revising our mailing list and request that each person (other than 

current members of contributing U.I. departments) now receiving the Newsletter who 
wishes to continue receiving the Newsletter, please return the coupon at the end of 
this issue. 

NO LATER THAN NOV. 20 — otherwise your name will be dropped. 

With the completion of the Foreign Language Building (FLB), the foreign language and 
literature departments are finally together under the same roof. We hope this move 
will serve to further increase and strengthen the cooperation between departments. 
The editorial offices for the Newsletter are now located in 4119 FLB. All communi- 
cations by mail should be directed to 4080 FLB in the following manner: The Editor, 
FL Newsletter, 4080 FLB, Urbana, IL 61801. 

The Fifth Annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
will be held November 25-28, 1971 at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The theme 
is "Pluralism in Foreign Language Education: Opportunities and Innovations." The 
featured speakers will be Edward T. Hall, Northwestern Univ. specialist in para- 
linguistics and author of The Silent Language ; and Jerzy Kosinski, Yale University, 
author of Being There and Steps . Also part of the meeting will be workshops, as 
well as sessions for teachers of all languages and at all levels of instruction. In 
addition there will be two pre-convention workshops on November 22-24-, 1971, of 
major interest to long-range planning and course supervisors. The registration fee 
for the annual meeting is $6.00 for members of ACTFL and $12.00 for non-members in 
a combined package of membership dues and registration fee. The fee for the pre- 
Convention workshops, including workpapers, is $30.00. 

For further information, write or call Inge Savelsberg, ACTFL Annual Meeting 
Manager, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York 10011; Telephone (212) 691-3210. 

Professor Scanlan of the Classics Department is a candidate for the presidency of 
ACTFL. He is hoping for your support. 

The fourth School-University Foreign Language Articulation Conference will be held 
in the late afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 28 and during the day of 
October 29, 1971 in the Illini Union Building of the U.I. The theme of theCon- 
ference will be "Foreign Languages in a Time of Change." For the first time rep- 
resentatives of the public junior colleges will be invited to participate, in view 
of their growing numbers and increasing importance in our educational system. On 
the agenda are teacher interviews with former high school students, classroom visita- 
tions and dinner with Prof. Wilga Rivers, U.I. Dept. of French as keynote speaker. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES ~ by Prof. H. Michael Dunn 

Awards - Professor John J. Bateman received a travel grant from the American Council 
of Learned Societies to attend the First International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies 
held in August at Louvain, Belgium. His contribution to the Congress was entitled 
"The Text of Erasmus' De recta Latini Graeclque sermonis pronuntlatione dlalogus . " 

Professor Howard Jacobson has received a Fellowship for Younger Humanists from 
the National Endowment for the Humanities. His is the only such arard this year to 
a member of the faculty of our University. Prof. Jacobson is on leave this semester 
working on his book, Ovid's Heroldes . 

Three members of the faculty received Summer Faculty Fellowships: Prof. Howard 
Marblestone for work on a translation of Philostratus ' Herolcus , with introduction 
and notes; Prof. Vernon Robbins, who is working on his manuscript of "The Christo- 
logical Structure of the Gospel of St. Mark"; and Professor Daniel Taylor, who is 
preparing an edition, translation and commentary of Varro's De Lingua Latina (Bk 10). 

Professors David Bright and Michael Dunn spent the summer on oampus, Prof. Bright 
teaching courses in Latin and Greek literature and Prof. Dunn handling the admin- 
istrative work of the Department. In addition Prof. Dunn assisted Dean Hinely in 
the advising of incoming freshmen. 

In June, with the assistance of Professors Bright, Dunn, Taylor, and Bekiaris 
(visiting from the Univ. of Minnesota), Prof. Scanlan held a highly successful High 
School Latin Conference. Thirty-five visiting students attended this five-day 

From July k-2k Prof. Scanlan directed the first Conference on the Classical 
Humanities ever held in this country. Twenty-five teachers, selected from several 
hundred applicants, took part in a vigorous program here at the University. Lectures 
and discussion on literature, ancient art and archaeology were conducted by Prof. 
Kevin Herbert of Washington Univ. Each afternoon Prof. Scanlan conducted a Practicum 
based on the morning presentations. Colloquia on various topics were conducted by 
visiting speakers twice weekly. The Conference was made possible by a grant from the 
National Endowment for the Humanities. Attending the Conference from Illinois were 
Henry Charles of New Trier and Mrs. Shirly Robeson of Chicago. 

Prof. Taylor attended the American Classical League Institute at Oxford, Ohio, 
reading a paper " Mures , lmmo Homines : Rationalism in Language Learning." 

Prof. Miroslav Marcovich participated in the Congress in August, presenting the 
paper "The Davidiad of M. Marulus (1^50-1524)." He also participated in the Sixth 
International Conference on Patristic Studies held in September at Oxford, where he 
read a paper "Hippolytus, Elenchos . " 

Prof. Hubert Allen had a highly successful summer as director of the excavations at 
Morgantina Sicily. The 1971 session has been the occasion of the discovery of a 
decorated public bath of the Hellenistic period and an adjacent sanctuary. The 16- 
year project, a Joint endeavor of the U.I. and Princeton Univ., has been brought 
nearer to completion with the presentation of the final plans for the site museum. 
Prof. Allen will report details of his findings at the first meeting of the local 
chapter of the Archaeological Institute on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 8:00 pm in 180 Bev.H. 

Prof. Scanlan has been appointed a member of the National Humanities Faculty, an 
organization offering consulting services for the purpose of assisting high school 
and junior high school teachers and administrators in developing courses, curriculum 
and teaching strategies. The program is sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, the American 
Council on Education, and the American Council of Learned Societies. 

Congratulations to Dr. Ray DenAdel on the successful defense of his dissertation 
The Latin Vocabulary of Non-articulate Sound . Ray was hooded in June. 

The Advisor , a publication devoted to student assessment of courses and instruc- 
tors, in the introduction of this year's edition remarks that the instruction in 
elementary courses in Latin and Greek is "uniformly excellent." This may be in part 
responsible for increased enrollments in the Dept. of the Classics (up more than 30% 
over last fall's figures). The doubling of enrollments in the Classical Civilization 
program (presently 460 vs. 233 at this time last fall) contributed to the general 


Prof. Rocco Montano has published the third and fourth volumes of his four-volume 
history of Italian literature from the Middle Ages to Pavese, which is entitled 
Lo spirlto e le lettere (Milano: Marzorati). The third volume (526 pages) deals 
with literature and thought from Rousseau and Kant to Oriani ; the fourth volume (^56 
pages) deals with literature and thought from Croce to Structuralism. The volumes 
deal importantly with the development of aesthetic ideals and European literary and 
philosophical movements. 

Prof. Montano has published an article "Dante and Virgil" in the Yale Review , 
Summer issue, 1971. He has also published five articles in the June issue of 
Umane s 1 mo . The articles are entitled: "Cultura e Societa in America"; "Delia Valle 
e il teatro del Seicento"; "From Italian Humanism to Shakespeare. Protestantism and 
Literature"; "Sulla storia della letteratura Obiezioni a G. Petronio"; and "The 
Defeat of Intellectualism. " 

Prof. Herbert Knust has recently published an essay, "Camus' Le Malentendu and 
Doderer's Zwei Lugen, " in Archlv fur das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literature n, 
Heft 208/1, 2 3-34 • This represents an expanded form of an address delivered by Prof. 
Knust at the 1969 Convention of the Modern Language Association. 

At the Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association held at Yale on 
April 2-4, Prof. Francois Jost was elected a member of the board. During the month 
of April Prof. Jost also gave lectures and had professionas discussions with col- 
leagues at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, at the University of Cluj, 
Romania, and at the Academy of Sciences of Czechoslovakia in Prague. On April 24 he 
attended the meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the 
University of Maryland and there delivered a paper entitled "Ludwig Tieck: French 
and English Sources of his William Lovell (1795-96)." 

Professor A. Owen Aldridge attended the meetings of the American Society for 
Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Maryland on April 22-24. He served 
as Chairman of the Comparative Literature Section. On April 30 and May 1 Prof. 
Aldridge participated in a symposium on the picaresque novel held at Syracuse Univ. 
and delivered an address on the subject "The English Picaresque, Myth or Reality?" 

During June and July Prof. Aldridge delivered a series of ten lectures in var- 
ious universities in Seoul, Korea; Chonju, Korea; Kwangju, Korea; and Taipei, Taiwan. 
The titles of the lectures were the following: "The Intellectual Background of the 
American Revolution"; "Benjamin Franklin and Nature's God"; "Comparative Literature: 
Matter and Method"; "Voltaire and the Cult of China"; "Comparative Literature East 
and West: An Appraisal of the Tamkang Conference." 

During August Prof. Aldridge delivered lectures in Manila, the Philippines, at 
the Univ. of the Philippines and also at De La Salle College. His topic was "The 
Theory and Practice of Comparative Literature." 

On August 30 Prof. Aldridge delivered a lecture entitled "Feijoo y el problema 
del color etifipico" at the meeting of the Asociaci6n Internacional de Hispanistas, IV 
Congreso, which was held in Salamanca, Spain. 

On June 7 Prof. Rocco Montano gave a lecture at the Instituto Universitario 
Orientale in Naples, Italy. His topic was "Barocco e Classicisrao nel teatro francese 
del Seicento." 

On September 22 Prof. Hans Galinsky of the Univ. of Mainz, Germany, delivered a 
lecture at the U.I. on "The Uses of American English in Modern German Drama and 
Poetry: Bert Brecht, Gottfried Benn, and Ingeborg Bachmann." Prof. Galinsky's 
lecture was sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

In just one month, on November 1, the Tre*teau de Paris will produce on this campus 
Moliere's Le bourgeois gentllhomme . The Tre"teau is in its thirteenth season of tour- 
ing U.S. campuses. It has by now become a tradition and a major annual event of much 
artistic, cultural and theatrical interest. The Tre"teau is sponsored by the French 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and, as you probably know, the French Government's 
finlckiness when it comes to cultural exports plus the Tre*teau's brilliant record 
since 1958, constitute a guarantee of very high standards of quality. 

The Tre"teau has brought productions on this campus each year. This will be 
their third production in the superb Krannert Center for the Performing Arts which, 
for its architecture, comfort and acoustics, is rated by experts above other such 
centers in the country. 

Le bourgeois gentilhomme will be performed in French by the ComeMiens des 
Champs-Elyse'es in a new production directed by Maurice Jacquemont, with texts by 
La Fontaine, set to music by Claude Arrieu, choreography by Jacques Giraud, sets and 
costumes by Jose" Quiroga, musical direction by Steven Rosenberg, and a splendid cast. 
This production will perform the additional tour-de-force of presenting the play in 
its original form of a come*dle-ballet with the sixteen members of the cast appearing 
also as the musicians and dancers for the interludes and the ballet. 

The performance starts at 8 pm and will last approximately two hours. The text 
may be obtained by mail for 75 cents net from Follett's Bookstore, Champaign, II. 
61820. Tickets: $3.25, 3.00,2.75 and for students 2.75, 2.50, 2.25 on sale at 
Krannert Center, Urbana, 111. 61801. Please enclose self-addressed, stamped envelope 

Le bourgeois gentllhomme is a particularly happy choice: it is a major play, a 
classical "musical," a spectacle, and tremendous fun all around. It is also easy to 
follow, not only for those students who only know a little French but for theater- 
goers who know no French. 

On a more serious note, you all know that the U.I. is in the middle of a 
financial crisis: our only guarantee for the reappearance of the Tre"teau or other 
French Cultural manifestations on this campus will be a full house on November 1, 
so that we can minimize our deficit. In any event, please order early, as we have 
always sold out whenever the Tre*teau has played at the Krannert. 

Teachers ordering tickets for groups of students at the student rate may in- 
clude their own ticket at the same rate. 

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Pierre Weisz, formerly of Scripp3 College and 
director of the Illinois and Iowa Year-Abroad Program in 1969-70 and 1970-71, has 
joined the French faculty at Urbana. Prof. Herbert De Ley after a semester's sabbat- 
ical leave, spent mostly in London, is directing the current Illinois Year-Abroad 
Program in Grenoble and Rouen. 

The change of name in the year-abroad program, now the Illinois Year-Abroad Pro- 
gram in France, is due to the withdrawal of the University of Iowa's sponsorship 
because of financial difficulties. 

The Dept. of French takes pleasure in announcing the promotions from instructor 
to assistant professor of Mr. Peter Varkonyi and of Mrs. Sandra Savignon and the 
change of appointment of Mrs. Luisa Velan-Chini from lecturer to assistant prof. 

Prof. Yves Velan is on appointment as an associate member of the Center for 
Advanced Study for the current semester. 

New teaching assistants are: Marilyn Bareiter (UI), Laure Blanchard (Sorbonne), 
Barbara Bova (UI), Charles Broadhurst (Duke Univ.), Danielle Butel (Univ. of Rouen), 
Brigitte Couchaux (Univ. of Rouen), Thierry Delalande (Univ. of Grenoble) Lorel 
Ellsworth (UI), Catherine Feilloley (Univ. of Rouen), Nancy Lust (UI), Gwendolyn 
Payne (UI), and Inge Rembe (UI). 

New fellows are: Eva Haupt (Univ. of Fla.), Deborah Hightsue (Ball State Univ.), 
Christina Kajkowski (UI Circle), Daniel Rivas (Maust Coll.), James Watterson (UI). 

Others are new tuition and fee waivers: Michele Foster (111. St. Univ.), 
Stephen Foster (111. St. Univ.), and Akiki Mochida (Univ. of Tokyo); new research 
assistant is Paulette Pelc (UI). 

Prof. Wllga Rivers gave a lecture to the orientation session for assistants 
organized by the Foreign Language Departments of Indiana Univ. in the last week of 
August on "Talking off the Tops of their Heads." She also addressed the Latin 
Teachers' Workshop at Brock Univ., Ontario, in September and will be speaking to the 
Vermilion County teachers at Danville and the Penn. and Ariz. Foreign Language 
Teachers fall meetings in October. 

A National Conference on foreign languages in Undergraduate Education will be 
held on the Urbana campus in two stages, March 1972 and March 1973. The ADFL Bulle- 
tin (9/7D states that "...the proposal originated among members of the foreign 
language departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana, under the leadership 
of Prof. Wilga M. Rivers, of the Dept. of French." We will keep our readers in- 
formed. Among Prof. Rivers' activities in recent times we also mention that she 
gave the keynote address at the International Meeting of Ontario and N.Y. State 

foreign language teachers; that she wrote a Position paper and directed a Committee 
Report for the Stanford Conference on Individualization of Instruction; she acted 
as Consultant in Washington, D.C. for the re-exaraination of teaching programs of the 
Defense Language Institutes; she gave a paper at the National Conference of TES at 
New Orleans; gave a seminar and a public lecture for the Linguistics Dept. at the 
Univ. of Pittsburgh; spoke to the language instructors at Lackland AFB's English 
Language Center in San Antonio, and also spoke at the October MLT meetings in 
Ariz, and Penn. 

Among the innovations in French course offerings this term is French 199 "La 
Litt£rature Ne*gro-Francophone" taight by Mr. Paul Emoungu. 

The weekly French luncheon has changed locations to the University Club, 1201 W. 
Oregon St., Urbana, one block east of the Foreign Language Building. We still meet 
Thursdays at noon as in the past. A special room is at our disposal in the Univ. 
Club. All are cordially invited to attend. 

The Ce*nacle is a student-staff discussion group which meets once a month to discuss 
a topic related to French literature. For the first meeting of the academic year 
the topic was: "Qu'est-ee que le conte?" and the discussion was led by Mr. Bowen. 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. Roy Allen 

The German Dept. is most happy to welcome three new additions to the faculty this 
fall. Mr. Rainer Sell, a native of Sprottau, Germany, will be familiar to some 
friends and to many former students of the Department from his last stay here three 
years ago. Mr. Sell has studied at three European universities: Univ. of Kiel 
(1958-59, 1960-61, 1962-6*0, the Univ. of Tubingen (1959-60) and the Univ. of London 
(1961-62). At the University of Kiel he completed the "Staatsexamen" in May, 1965, 
and in May, 1970 the degree of Dr.phil. with a doctoral dissertation on the topic 
"Representation and Function of Death in the Works of Thornton Wilder: A Study with 
Special Emphasis on Our Town . " Throughout Mr. Sell's university studies he was a 
recipient of the "Studienstif tung des deutschen Volkes" (1958-196*0 , and for the 
academic year 1965-66 he was also an Exchange Scholar at Brown Univ. and the recip- 
ient of a Fulbright Travel Grant. Mr. Sell's teaching experience has been varied: 
he has taught German at Brown Univ. (Teaching Asst., 1965-66), at the UI (Instr., 
1966-68) and at the Middlebury Summer School (Instr., Summer 1968). Most recently 
he was a teacher of Latin and English at a secondary school ( "Oberschule" ) in 
Hamburg, Germany (1968-71). Mr. Sell joins the Department with the rank of Asst Prof 

Mr. Karl-Heinz Schoeps (b. Dinslaken, Germany) comes to the Department with the 
rank of Instructor from the Univ. of Wise, Madison. His educational background is 
broad: Univ. of Freiburg (1956-57), Univ. of Innsbruck (1957-58), Univ. of Bonn 
(1958-59, 1960-69), Univ. of London (1959-60), Univ. of Kan. at Lawrence (1962-64) 
and the Univ. of Wise. (1967-71). At the Univ. of Bonn Mr. Schoeps completed the 
"Staatsexamen" in 1962; and in 1968, while teaching at a "Gymnasium" in Wupperthal, 
Germany, he successfully took the "Assessorenpriifung. " At the University of Wise, 
he obtained the M.A. degree in 1968. Mr. Schoeps was the recipient of both an ex- 
change scholarship for study at the Univ. of Kan. and of a Fulbright Travel Grant 
during the academic year 1962-63. At the Univ. of Wise, he was a University Fellow 
(1968-69) and a Knapp Fellow (1969-70). Mr. Schoeps 1 teaching experience is also 
varied: he has taught English and Physical Education at "Gymnasiem" in the Rhenish 
cities of Wipperfiirth (1964-65) and Wuppertal (196**— 67), and he has taught German, 
first as a Teaching Asst. at the Univ. of Kansas (1963-6*0 and most recently, with 
the same rank at the Univ. of Wise. (1967-69, 1970-71). For the latter institution 
Mr. Schoeps is currently in the final stages of completing his doctoral dissertation 
under Prof. Reinhold Grimm on the topic: "Bertolt Brecht und Bernard Shaw: Ein 
Vergleich. " 

Mr. Rudolf Hofmeister, a native of Regensberg, Germany, Is a former UI graduate 
student who joins the Department for the current academic year as a 2/3-time Instr. 
Mr. Hofmeister' s education has been primarily in this country: he studied European 
Literature and Thought and German at the Univ. of Iowa (1963-67) where he obtained 
the B.A. in 1967, and studied German, Linguistics, and History at the UI (1967-71) 
where he obtained the M.A. degree in 1969. Mr. Hofmeister also studied for one semes- 
ter at the Univ. of Erlangen in the spring of 1967. In June of this year he com- 
pleted his doctoral dissertation under Prof. James Marchand here on the topic "Manu- 
script Evidence for Wolfram's Parzival . " Mr. Hofmeister was the recipient of a UI 
Summer Fellowship in 1970, and during the academic year 1970-71 he was a UI Disserta- 
tion Fellow. During his years of graduate study here Mr. Hofmeister also gained 
teaching experience as Teaching Asst. in the Department. He is currently continuing 
to pursue his interest in the study of the Parzival manuscripts. 

The Department will be represented this year at the annual meeting of the Illinois 
Foreign Language Teachers' Association (IFLTA) by Prof. U. Henry Gerlach. The meet- 
ing will take place from November 5-6 at the Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. 
Prof. Gerlach will read a paper in the College Section on "Language without Cul- 
ture...? or !" 

Prof. Ruth Lorbe held an orientation program on campus for all second-year 
Teaching Assts. in the Department on Sept. 7. Miss Lorbe also was represented re- 
cently in the Journal of English and Germanic Philology with a review of a study by 
Klaus Weissenberger of Paul Celan: Die Elegle bei Paul Celan (Francke Verlag: Bern 
und Miinden, 1969). 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch's paper "Evolution in the Germanic Verb," which she read 
before the Linguistics Club on campus on Feb. 22 of this year, has appeared in ab- 
stract in the Newsletter of the UI Dept. of Linguistics (vol. 2, no. 2). Prof. 
Rauch's book, Approaches in Linguistic Methodology (The Univ. of Wise. Press: Madison 
Milwaukee, and London, 1967), which she co-edited with Charles Scott, was recently 
reviewed in depth in Deutsche Literaturzeitung fur Kritik der lnternatlonalen 
Wissenschaf t . Miss Rauch is also the author of The Old High German Dipthongization : 
A Description of a Phonemic Change (Mouton & Co.: The Hague and Paris, 1967), which 
was recently reviewed in the Dutch journal Leuvense bl jdragen : ti jdschrlft voor 
moderne philologie . 

The German Club has a new and very enthusiastic faculty advisor this year: Prof. 
Rainer Sell (cf. New Faculty above). Together with the current President of the 
Club, Mr. Bill Freyman, Prof. Sell has planned a very full schedule of activities 
for this fall which promise an entertaining semester for members of the Club. The 
first, organizational meeting of the Club took place on September 23; this was 
followed the next week, on September 30, by the annual "Ok toberf est, " featuring music 
( "amerikanisch-modern" and "Bayrisch-traditionell" ) , dancing and refreshments. On 
October 7 the first film in the Club's fall film series was shown: Der zerbrochene 
Krug. Scheduled for the next few months are also Die Buddenbrooks Tpart I, Oct. 28, 
8:00, 112 Gregory Hall; part II, Nov. k, 8:00, 112 Gregory Hall) and a film on the 
life of Beethoven entitled The Magnificent Rebel (Dec. 16, 8:00, Lincoln Hall Theatr) 
On Dec. 9 the annual German Club Christmas Party will be held, and Dec. 10-11 the 
Club will participate in the International Fair on campus. For this fall the Club 
also plans a student production of Friedrich Durrenmatt's Play Strindberg and hopes 
to organize a softball team as well as to open a cabaret. Mr. Sell has expressed 
special interest in establishing contact with other German Clubs in the general 
vicinity of the UI. He can be reached by phone at (217) 344-3610 or by mail at 
906£ S. Vine St., Apt. 202, Urbana, IL 61801. Mr. Freyman can be contacted by phone 
at (217) 384-5920 or by mail at 511 Illini Tower, 409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign, 
IL 61820. 

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SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof. Frank Gladney 

You may be having trouble getting in touch with us this fall. In August we left 
Lincoln Hall, the place where we split off from the French Department and grew into 
a graduate department, and moved across the Quad to the new Foreign Language Building 
Our offices stretch along the northwest corridor of the third floor. If you dialed 
our old number and we did not answer, it wasn't that we were out: the phone company 
was working through most of Sept., and the ringing you heard was only in the wires. 
The office staff is all new: Mrs. Sheila Barnes is our new secretary, being helped 
in the a.m. by John Dunkelberger and in the p.m. by Miss Dorothea Sir-Louis, both in 
Slavic. Prof. Rasio Dunatov is gone this year. He was last seen somewhere between 
the Dalmatian coast, where he is gathering data for his sabbatical year research 
project on Serbo-Croatian, and Vienna, where he has settled his family for the year. 
(Over the summer he directed the UI Serbo-Croatian program in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.) 
Although you may see Prof. Evelyn Bristol, she too is officially absent on sabbatical 

Among the new graduate teaching assts. in the Department this fall are several who 
did their undergraduate work here: Kenneth hunt, Paul Smith, and Ferdinand Woywod. 
TA*s Eugene Steingold and Svetlana Tverdochlebov studied at UI Chicago Circle. Two 
new lab assistants are Philip Cooper, a local product, and Mrs. Lavonne McClure from 
the Univ. of Wise. Nick Samijlenko from the Univ. of Chicago is a research asst. 
this fall, and Miss Christine Bilynsky from Kutztown State College will have that 
position in the spring. Miss Ilene Levine from the Univ. of Mass. is here on a 
University Fellowship, and the following have NDEA Fellowshfcs: Miss Esther Barsky 
from Temple Univ.; Stanton Felton, A Portland State grad. with graduate work at the 
Univ. of Wash.; and Mrs. Eugenia Greenfield from Ohio Univ., who is back in school 
after three years of high school teaching — Title VI; David Perlman from Lawrence 
Univ. in Wise. — Title IV. Arthur P. Aceto did his earlier work at SIU. Returning 
students who are teaching for the first time are Miss Susan Baker, Mrs. Marie Gies, 
and Mrs. Olga Yokoyama. 

The Slavic Department is happy to announce that the UI at Urbana-Champaign has been 
chosen to participate in the semester program of study at Leningrad State Univ., 
sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange. Students interested 
in spending either the spring 1972 or the fall 1972-73 semester at LGU may obtain 
forms and information sheets in 3092 FLB. Applicants (grad or undergrad) must have 
completed three years of Russian or the equivalent. Approximate cost is $2550 per 
semester, with some financial aid based on need. The deadline for the spring semes- 
ter is Oct. 30. 

Officers for the current year are Mrs. Marie Gies, President; William McCombe, Vice- 
President; Mrs. Barbara vonBaumgarten, Secretary; and Richard Weathers, Treasurer. 
The SSA has instituted an advisory program for new students in the Department and 
one for new TA's. In collaboration with Prof. S.P. Hill they have compiled a hand- 
book entitled "Graduate Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures," available from 
the Dept. office. Another project of the SSA is publication of Slavic Papers , edited 
by Mrs. Gies and Gerald Darring, of which No. 7 was issued last month and deals with 
the Soviet poet Osip Mandel 'shtam. The SSA held a highly successful beer party for 
students and staff at the home of Miss Birute Lanys, a second-year TA. 

Prof. Temira Pachmuss attended the International Dostoevski j Symposium in Bad Ems, 
Germany, Aug. 31-Sept. 5, and presented a paper entitled "The Influence of Dostoev- 
sky's Themes on Contemporary World Literature." While there, Miss Pachmuss became a 
member of the International Dostoevsky Society. With the support of the UI Russian 
and East European Center, Prof. Pachmuss was able to travel to Helsinki for further 
research on the religious and socio-political activities of Zinaida Hippius. In Nice 
and Paris she interviewed the Russian emigre* writers Georgy Adamovich and Sergey 

Zhaba and the poet T. Velichkovskaya. Miss Pachmuss' Zinaida Hlppius : An Intellec - 
tual Profile was published earlier this year by the Southern 111. Univ. Press. The 
Wilhelm Fink Verlag in Munich recently reproduced Zinaida Hippius ' literary memoirs 
Zhiyye litsa (Living Portraits) with an introduction by Prof. Pachmuss. The same 
publisher is bringing out the collected poetical works of Zinaida Hippius in two 
volumes, edited with introduction and notes by Miss Pachmuss. 

"Welcome — Or, No Trespassing!" a 1965 Russian film, some of the sharpest satire yet 
from the USSR, was screened in the Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 19 

The fall meeting of the Illinois Chapter of AATSEEL will take place in Chicago Fri. 
evening, Nov. 5, in conjunction with the annual IFLA meeting. Further information is 
available from the Secretary of Illinois AATSEEL, Mr. Steven Stroud, 229 Lafayette, 
Wood Dale, IL60181. 

Eldon G. Lytle, now at the Linguistics Dept. of Brigham Young Univ., was awarded the 
Ph.D. degree earlier this month. Dr. Lytle' s dissertation is entitled "Structural 
Derivation in Russian." 


The national Spanish contest of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and 
Portuguese (AATSP) is approaching; as in the past, contestants will be Judged on the 
basis of written as well as oral comprehension examinations, at the first through 
fifth-year levels. The test will be administered between March 18 and April 1, 1972. 
At present the Downstate Chapter of the AATSP is looking for schools that would be 
willing to set up area testing centers; a language laboratory or good tape recorder 
is required. All Illinois teachers are eligible to enter their Spanish students; 
however, only students of teachers who are national and chapter members of AATSP are 
eligible to compete for awards. 

Specific information and order blanks for exams will be mailed to all current 
chapter members. Orders must be received by February 1. 1972 . Non-members wishing 
information, as well as schools willing to set up area testing centers should write 
to: James E. McKinney; AATSP Contest Chairman; Sallee Hall 220; Western 111. Univ.; 
Macomb, 111. 614-55. 

Let's show our unity as teachers in these difficult times by joining AATSP. 
To become a member of AATSP, send $9.00 ($8.00 National dues, $1.00 Chapter) to: 
Dr. Rodolfo Vilarfi, Treasurer; University High School; Illinois State University; 
Normal, IL 61701. 

Professor Anthony M. Pasquariello, Head of the Department, attended and participated 
in the annual Convention of AEPE (Asociacion Europea de Profesores de Espanol) in 
Oviedo, Spain, on the novel. There he performed in a dialogue written by Francisco 
Ayala, on Aug. 16-20; and was also the main speaker along with theater critic Ricardo 
Domenech in the second half of the Convention, held in Santiago de Compostela (Aug. 
23-27) and devoted to the contemporary theater in Spain. Prof. Pasquariello also 
attended the IV Congreso de la Asociaci<5n Internacional de Hispanistas held in 
Salamanca, Aug. 30-Sept. k, where he read a paper entitled "La funcifin de la mentira 
poe"tica en Tres sombreros de copa de Miguel Mihura." 

Prof. Joseph S. Flores attended the Congreso Internacional de Hispanistas on 
Aug. 29-Sept. 5 at the Univ. of Salamanca, Spain, in which city he also met with 
other Illini and former Illini: the Shoemakers (now at the Univ. of Mo.), Dr. 
Morfnigo (from Argentina), the Ebersols (now at the Univ. of N. Car.), the Porqueras- 
Mayo (UI Resident Director of Year-Abroad Program at Barcelona), Dr. Paul Olson 
(Ph.D., UI), and Dr. Owen Aldridge (Comparative Literature, UI ) . He was in Las 


Palmas de la Gran Canaria, as well as being in Madrid where he met at the airport the 
first group of students of the UI Year-Abroad Program in Spain. In addition, prep- 
arations were made for the Program's second year at the Univ. of Barcelona in '72-73. 

Prof. M.H. Forster, recipient of a Pulbright-Hayes Research Grant, was in Chile, 
Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Peru during Jan. -Aug. 1971# 

Prof. Luis Leal taught at the Middlebury (Vt.) Language School during the sum- 
mer session, 1971. 

Assoc. Prof. Richard Preto-Rodas travelled to Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and 
Bahia. In Buenos Aires he visited old Departmental friends like M.A. Morfnigo and 
Enrique Pezzoni. 

Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli spent much of the summer in Rome. He also went 
to the Universite" Laval in Quebec for the XHIe Congres International de Linguis- 
tique et Philologie Romane, where he read a paper entitled "Le Regole Fonologiche 
nella Classif icazione delle Lingue Neolatine." 

Many of the graduate students also studied overseas during the summer. Eva 
Abreu took a summer course in Portugal. John Aurand was at the Univ. of Lisboa. 
Francisco Gadea-Oltra completed studies for his law degree at the Univ. of Madrid, 
having graduated "summa cum laude." He"ctor Hernandez-Nieto received an M.A. in the 
Classics from the UI . Kateri O'Shea attended literature courses at the Universidad 
Nacional Aut6noma in Mexico City. Mike Waag completed Peace Corps Service in Ecua- 
dorian Oriente. Eileen Zeitz travelled to South America, principally Buenos Aires 
and Rio de Janeiro. 

Congratulations to Thomas C. Meehan: he was promoted to the rank of Assoc. Prof, in 
Spanish. Assoc. Prof. Meehan teaches in the area of Spanish American literature and 
is also course supervisor for Span. 211-214, the advanced composition and conversa- 
tion classes. 

The Department welcomes one new faculty member this year, Asst. Prof. Anthony 
Cassell. Asst. Prof. Cassell received his B.A. from the Univ. of Toronto and his 
Ph.D. in 1969 from Johns Hopkins Univ. in Baltimore. His dissertation was entitled 
" II Corbaccio of Boccaccio." Asst. Prof. Cassell teaches the Italian language and 

Promoted to the rank of instructor are Adriana Aldridge and Don Bevelander. 
Mrs. Aldridge, appointed a part-time instr., is teaching Span. 400 and Span. 215. 
She is also working on her dissertation, "De la teorfa a la prSctica en la novela 
histfirica hispanoamericana. " Mr. Bevelander, a full-time instructor who now directs 
Span. 103-104, is writing his thesis Point of View in the Fiction of Vargas Llosa . 

Professor Merlin H. Forster has published an article, "Vicente Huidobrcte Altazar : A 
Re-evaluation," in the Kentucky Romance Quarterly . XVII (1970), 297-307. 

Prof. Luis Leal's publications include Breve historla de la llteratura hispano - 
americana . New York: Albert A. Knopf, 1971 (392 pp. ) ; "The Spanish American Novel 
and Short Story," in Robert Esquenazi-Mayo and Michael C. Meyer, Latin American 
Scholarship since World War II, Lincoln: Univ. of Neb. Press (197D, 227-245; "The 
Nature of Latin American Literature," Topic 21 (Spring, 1971 ), 5-11 J and "Octavio 
Paz y la literatura nacional: afinidades y oposiciones, " Revlsta Iberoamericana 
XXXVIII, 74 (Jan. -Mar., 1971), 239-250. 

Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli has published "Per una semantica generativa delle 
coordinate" in Grammatica Trans formazlonale Italiana, Rome: Bulzoni, 1971. 

Asst. Prof. Martha Francescato, with the aid of the Faculty Fellowship awarded 
by the Graduate College, is completing work on the Antologfa de Bestarios Hispano - 
amerlcanos . to be published by Editorial Di6genes; included will be a text by Julio 
CortSzar written especially for the anthology. 

Miss Michiko Nonoyama, graduate teaching assistant, has translated into Japanese 
several works of Gracfa Lorca and Buero Vallejo. 

Mr. Andre's Avellaneda, Univ. Fellow and graduate student in Spanish, has pub- 
lished an article, "Mito y negacifin de la historia en Zona Sagrada de Carlos Fuentes," 
in Cuadernos Americanos 2 (1971), 239-248. 


During the summer Elizabeth Q. Espadas, now at the Univ. of Del., successfully 
defended her dissertation, The Language of Azorfn, which was directed by Prof. Robert 
E. Lott. Mrs. Espadas and her husband Juan then visited Mr. Espadas' family in 
Ciudad Real, Spain. 

The UI Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, graduate honor society, initiated the following 
from the Department in 1971: Susan Kingston Flynn, Theda Herz, William Impens, 
Roberto Severino, and Pamela Strange. 

The local chapter of the Spanish honorary Sigma Delta Pi, advised by Assoc. Prof. 
Hugo Cowes and under the direction of graduate asst. Luis Vera, has elected its of- 
ficers: Roger Stein, President and Almeda Lahr, Secretary. 

The Spanish Club is continuing its tradition of Tertulias, which all Spanish speakers 
are invited to attend. The Tertulia gives intermediate and advanced students of 
Spanish the opportunity to practice conversing in an informal atmosphere. They are 
being held every other Thursday at 4:00 in the Thunderbird Restaurant on Goodwin St. 

In addition, the Spanish Club is planning a Christmas Party, which will take 
place in the Illini Union on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. The party is for stu- 
dents, faculty and their families (children are welcome). 

The Soanish Club is under the direction of graduate asst. Armando Armengol; for 
further information please contact him in 4133 FLB. 

The department-sponsored Spanish luncheons have again resumed, with the location 
changed this year to the University Club, 1201 W. Oregon, Urbana. All department 
members are invited to attend. Advance reservations are requested. 


Notice has just been received of a proposed National Conference on the Role of For- 
eign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in Undergraduate Education. The project 
envisages an Exploratory Conference in Urbana from March 22-24, 1972, at which work- 
ing committees of cooperating scholars from the Midwest C.I.C. region will draw up 
position papers for a March 1973 National Conference. 

Scholars in public, private, junior, or senior colleges who would like to be 
involved in some rigorous thinking and hard work in this vital area of foreign lan- 
guage education are asked to write, giving information about themselves and their 
institutions, the languages they are concerned with, and forward this to Prof. Wilga 
M. Rivers, Dept. of French, 2090 FLB, Urbana, IL 61801, who will send them further 
information. Interested scholars are asked to get in touch immediately since work 
must be begun within the next month in the various sections. 

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December, 1971 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Vol. XXV, No. 2 Editor: Alice Long Anderson 

The School-University Foreign Language Articulation Conference was held Oct. 28-29, 
1971, at the U.I. This was the fourth conference held under the auspices of the for- 
eign language departments of the U.I. Letters of invitation were sent to all high 
schools, to all junior colleges, to all foreign language coordinators working for the 
county superintendents of public instruction, and to the teaching staff of all for- 
eign language departments of the U.I. There were 220 people (about 60 tess than in 
1969) present at the dinner meeting, at which the main speaker was Prof. Wilga Rivers 

Among the various activities were the teacher interviews with former high school 
students. The demonstration of language instruction via PLATO was well attended. It 
was suggested, however, by several teachers that in the future the time and place of 
the demonstration be changed in order to increase the number of visitors. The tours 
of the newly completed Foreign Language Building were successful. Four graduate stu- 
dents and one instructor served as guides; more than 100 persons visited the F.L.B. 
during the first hour. During the luncheon meeting Prof. Lawrence Aleamoni's speech 
sought to answer the concerns of the high school teachers who are always very con- 
cerned about how their students are doing in the foreign language classes at the uni- 

At this conference the section meetings on Friday morning and afternoon were 
planned more carefully than for the previous conferences. There were speakers sched- 
uled for the morning session, while in the afternoon all the sections discussed in 
small groups a series of questions worked out by Prof. Wilga Rivers. The teachers 
were divided into small discussion groups of about 15 persons with a discussion lead- 
er. This experiment turned out to be very successful and stimulating, in that the 
teachers themselves had the possibility to participate actively and to express their 
opinions on matters which were of concern to them. 

A special feature of this conference was the presence of about thirty-five for- 
eign language instructors from the junior colleges, who for the first time partici- 
pated in the conference. After the conference Prof. Wilga Rivers and several faculty 
members of the U.I. had a meeting with thirty-one faculty representatives from the 
junior colleges. This meeting was one of the most successful parts of the conference 
The persons present participated actively in the discussion of the points presented 
to them by Prof. Rivers. Three basic points were discussed at this meeting: inter- 
institutional patterns of cooperation, curricular patterns and development, and tech- 
nology and experimentation. It was also decided to hold a conference of the foreign 
language teachers of the junior colleges in association with the Foreign Language 
Depts. at the U.I., at Urbana in March, 1972. 

The conference committee in its evaluation session following the conference 
agreed that the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese would be in charge of the 
next articulation conference in Oct., 1973. 

The Editor wishes to express her thanks to all of you who cooperated in returning 
the mailing-list coupon. A special thanks to the many who took time to express theii 
appreciation for the FL Newsletter. Any comments, critical or otherwise, are always 
welcome — your continuing interest is the "raison d'etre" for the Newsletter! 

The Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, in collaboration with the Depts. of 
the Classics, French, and Linguistics, and the Center for Latin American Studies wil] 
hold a conference dealing with historical aspects of Romance languages in a transfor- 
mational view, tentatively scheduled for April 21-22, 1972. Semantic, syntactic, 
morphological, and phonological questions in historical perspective will be presented 
For further information, please contact Prof. D. Wanner, ^080 FLB, Urbana, IL61801. 

The Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association of America will be held on 
December 26, 1971, at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Five workshop sessions 
will be held, in addition to papers. Included in the papers will be one by U.I. Prof. 
Wilga M. Rivers, "The Undergraduate Program, Continuiing and Terminal." 

The Translators' Workshop is an on-going group of people interested in translation, 
mainly literary rather than technical. At the monthly meetings the discussion mainly 
centers around specific problems relative to translation, such as types of aides for 
translation, the economics of translation, and publishing. It is hoped in the future 
that a file might be initiated for the U.I. with a listing of those available for 
translating or interpreting. Please direct any further questions regarding meeting 
times, etc. to: Prof. William McDonald, Center for Asian Studies, 1208 W. California, 
Urbana, IL. 61801; (21?) 333-0451. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES -- by Prof. H. Michael Dunn 

This year the annual meetings of the APA will be held in Cincinnati, Dec. 28-30, at 
the Netherland Hilton Hotel. Prof. John J. Bateman, Head of the Department, is the 
Secretary-Treasurer and serves on the Program Committee. The following papers will 
be presented by members of the Dept.: 

Prof. John Heller - "Classical Poetry in the Systema Naturae of Linnaeus." 

Prof. Howard Marblestone - "Philostratus ' Heroicus : 'bizarre but insufficiently 
utilized...'" (Prof. Marcovich will preside at this section meeting). 

Prof. Daniel J. Taylor - " Mures , Immo homines : Rationalism in Language Learn- 
ing . " 

Prof. Luitpold Wallach - "The Textual History of a Greek Ambrose Text." 
Prof. Taylor, in addition, will serve as Moderator at the Seminar on Classical Lin- 
buistics. At the December meeting of the MLA in Chicago, Andrew Horton, graduate 
teaching assistant in the Humanities Program, will read a paper on "The Poetry of 
Angelos Sikileanos," the modern Greek poet. 

This year at the annual meetings of the AIA (held jointly with the APA) Prof. Hubert 
Lo Allen, the Director of the joint excavations of the U.I. and Princeton Univ. will 
present his report, "Morgantina, 1971." 

On Nov. 17, Evelyn L. Smithson, Assoc. Prof, of Classics at SUNY Buffalo, gave a 
lecture "Athens in the Dark Age," under the auspices of the UI Dept. of the Classics 
and the Central II. Society of the AIA. A large group of professional scholars 
and enthusiastic amateirs derived much information and enjoyment from Prof. Smithson' s 
illustrated talk on the continuities and discontinuities of material civilization in 
Athens between the end of the Mycenaean era and the beginning of "Archaic Classical" 

The next lecture in the series will be given by Prof. Bernard Bothmer of the 
Brooklyn Museum on Feb. 15, 1972; his subject will be "The Landscape and Architec- 
ture of Ancient Egypt." 

Profs. Bateman, Dunn, and Scanlan represented the Department at the ACTFL meetings 
held in Chicago over the Thanksgiving recess. 

Prof. Scanlan has so far this fall conducted workshops for the following groups: 
The Classical Alliance of Western New York in Buffalo, The Minnesota Classical Con- 
ference in St. Paul, and Illinois Latin teachers in Decatur. Attendance at the var- 
ious sessions was high, and enrollment reports were most encouraging. 

Prof. Scanlan also met recently in New York City with the Latin Advanced Place- 
ment Committee of the College Entrance Examination Board to discuss changes in the 
National Latin Advanced Placement Program. The syllabus and examination will remain 
the same for the May 1972 administration, but the following year's course will in- 
clude a large component of sight translation. The committee also discussed the pos- 
sibilities for an Advanced Placement program in the Classical Humanities, since such 
courses are rapidly developing around the country. 

Many teachers from the state attended the Foreign Language Articulation Con- 
ference held at the U.I. on Oct. 28-29. Guest speakers at the afternoon Latin sec- 
tional meeting included Prof. Arthur Rupprecht, President of the 111. Classical Con- 
ference, and Prof. George Kerford, a visiting professor from England who was on cam- 
pus to deliver colloquia for the Depts. of the Classics and Philosophy. He discussed 
the state of the Classics in Great Britain. The morning session, conducted by Prof. 
Dunn, concerned itself primarily with college and university requirements about which 
much confusion had arisen, and the coordination of high school and college/university 
programs in Latin. Among those attending were: Mrs. Ward Dare, Bement; Mrs. Mary 
Gould, Bergan (Peoria); Mary Jeanette Munce, Bloomington; Lois Bottenfield, Champaign; 
Wilfrid McWilliams, Elgin; Marjorie Olson, Elk Grove; Edward Plichta, Geneva; Joseph 
Soltis, Ottawa; Henrietta Davis, Pekin; Dorothy Coyne, Pontiac; Helen Lamont, Univ. 
H.S. (Urbana); Mrs. Messling, Ursuline Academy (Springfield); and Arthur Rupprecht, 
Wheaton College. 


Professor A. Owen Aldridge's study, "Prom Sterne to Machado de Assis," was recently 
published in A.H. Cash and J.M. Stedmond, eds., The Winged Skull : Bicentenary Con - 
ference Papers on Lawrence S te me (Kent State Univ. Press, 197D , pp. 170-185. 

Prof. Rocco Montano delivered two lectures on Nov. 19-20 at Indiana Univ. His topics 
were "Italian Aristotelism and Elizabethan Drama" and "II mancato Risorgimento. " His 
lectures were sponsored by the Indiana Univ. Horizons of Knowledge Committee and by 
the Depts. of English, French and Italian, and Comparative Literature. 

Prof. A. Owen Aldridge gave a lecture, "The Ancients and Moderns, " at the Univ. 
of Colo, on Nov. 8. On Nov. 10, he delivered the A.J. Dickman Memorial Lecture at 
the Univ. of Wyoming. His address there was entitled "The Literature of Primitivism 
in the Eighteenth Century." 

On Nov. 11, Prof. Francois Jost met with the students of Comparative Literature in 
order to discuss various projects and goals of the Program. After the meeting the 
students gathered at the Josts' home for a social evening. 

Members of the Comparative Literature Program are pleased to have with us this semes- 
ter Prof. Manfred Gsteiger, who is conducting a course on Symbolism in the Compara- 
tive Literature Program. 

Four Comparative Literature students were awarded Ph.D. degrees in October of this 
year. Names and dissertation topics are: Agnes Brandabur, "The Faust Theme and the 
Descent into Hell"; Arthur Flodstrom, "Par Lagerkvist and the Cubist Movement"; 
Thomas Noel, "The Rise and Fall of a Genre: Theories of the Fable in the Eighteenth 
Century"; and Arline Thorn, "The Waif as a Literary Type in the Nineteenth Century 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

The Nov. 1, 1971, production of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (by the Tre*teau de Paris) at 
the Krannert Center of the U.I., Urbana, was again a success. It was also a sell- 
out, as in past years, and more people than in past years were unable to purchase a 
ticket. Whether or not two performances are possible in the future is a moot point 
and not to be decided for some time. In 1972 the Tre"teau will probably come again to 
this campus, approximately at the same time of year, and for a production of Le Bar - 
bier de Seville by Beaumarchais. Since many schools within a wide radius bring im- 
pressive contingents of students to Urbana each year, we would like to know whether 
the out-of-town audience prefers that performances start at 7:30 rather than at 8:00. 
In case you have strong feelings one way or another, please let me know at 2090 FLB, 
Urbana, IL. 61801. Thank you. 

Prof. Philip Kolb has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the National Endowment for 
the Humanities, beginning July 1, 1972. 

Prof. F.W. Nachtmann recently attended in New York the biennial meeting of the 
Fe'de'ration Internationale des Organisations de Correspondances et d'Echanges Sco- 
laires; he also attended another series of meetings in New York, intended to coordi- 
nate more closely the work of the various professional language organizations. 

Profs. Sandra Savignon, Stanley Shinall, Wilga Rivers, Paul Griffith, Gabriel 
Savignon, and Robert J. Nelson, all of the Department, were involved in activities 
and presentations at the 1971 FL Articulation Conference at the U.I., Oct. 28-29. 

Prof. Jahiel read a paper on "Maupassant and Godard" at the recent MMLA meeting 
in Detroit, and participated (for the U.I.) in the Nov. 20 meeting of the C.I.C. Film 
Panel at O'Hare (Chicago). 

Prof. Nelson is the Dept.'s Job Placement Officer and all communications regard- 
ing positions for our students should be addressed to him. 

Several staff members have attended other meetings, including the IFLTA and the 
AATF of Nov. 5 in Chicago, and the AATF meeting in Washington in late Nov. Prof. 
Mainous, Head of the French Dept., has been especially active in professional groups. 

Prof. Sandra Savignon was one of the Liberal Arts and Sciences staff members 
whom seniors, in their annual questionnaire, named as "the most stimulating teacher 
they had had in their entire college career." 

Prof. F.W. Nachtmann has organized once more a French Choral Group, a recital of 
chich is forthcoming. 

The Ce*nacle , organized by Prof. Barbara Bowen, had for its second subject this 
term "Que veut dire le mot existentialisme dans son sens purement litte"raire?" and 
for its third subject the explication de texte game. 

Students and staff have organized the Cercle Litte*raire Ne*gro-Francophone which 
has had its first lively meeting and which later co-sponsored Prof. N'Dao's lecture 
of Nov. 22 (see below). 

The French Journal Club has sponsored the following talks: "Bipolarite" du Classi- 
cisme" by Prof. R.J. Nelson on Oct. 18; "Un Etudiant stranger a Paris en 1810: 
Uhland et les Chansons de Geste" by Prof. C.A. Knudson on Nov. 15; and "La Nouvelle 
Litte"rature" (on African writers) by Prof. Cheik N'Dao on Nov. 22. Prof. N'Dao, a 
playwright and poet from Senegal, is currently a Fullbright Exchange Professor at 
Oaklnad City College, Indiana; in addition tc his talk, he participated in several 
meetings and classroom or informal discussions. 

On Oct. 27, Madame Heurgon-Des jardins, who directs the yearly "Entretiens de 
Cerisy-la-Salle, " talked about the "Entretiens de Pontigny" which her father Paul 
Paul Des jardins had founded. This talk was sponsored by Prof. L. Burl Price, thanks 
to his gift of $150 to the "French at Illinois" Fund in the U.I. Foundation. 


The thirty-seventh annual National French Contest (sponsored by the American Assoc. 
of Teachers of French (AATF)) will be held March 23-25, 1972. About 48,000 students 
competed in the 1971 contest; a greater number is expected this year. Pupils of 
FLES and Secondary Schools are invited to participate. 

To enter students, teachers can contact their Chapter Contest Chairman (listing 
of names can be found in the Oct. 1971 French Review). 

Practice examination sheets (35 cents) and practice tapes ($3*50) are available 
for each level (I to V) for 1969, 1970, and 1971. 

To be published by World Press Review Co. shortly is a series of review books of 
NFC examinations presenting a Student Edition and a Teacher's Edition for each level 
U1.25 each); for information, write to: Sidney L. Teitelbaum, Box 86, Plainview, 
N.Y. 11803. 

Teachers, to acquaint themselves with the contest, should read the article "The 
Contest" in the Dec. 1970 French Review by Emma J. Blanch, National Publicity Chmn. 

ATTENTION — in 1972, a new level examination called French 01 has been inaugu- 
rated, intended for students grades 7-12 who began their study of French during the 
current school year. 

National winners for 1971 Contest: level 2A, first place, Camilla Kennedy, 
Chicago (York Comm. High School); level 3A, first place, James McClure, Chicago (York 
Comm. High School); level 5B, third place, Adrienne Lebailly, New Trier Twp. High 
School, East Chicago. Regional winners, all of Chicago: level 1A, first place, 
Louis Svaldi ; level IB, first place, Chris Alimanestano; level 2B, first olace, Linda 
Jones; level UA, first place, Debora Bodeau; level 4B, first place, Amey DeSoto. 
For local winners, contact State Contest Chairman: Sr. Jean Murray, Rosary College, 
River Forest, IL. 60305. 

Six unrestricted summer scholarships of 8750 each will be granted for study in France 
during the summer of 1972. Applicants must be elementary or secondary scnool teaches 
of French who have been AATF members since Jan.l, 1969, who are currently teaching 
and plan to continue teaching during 1972-73* Deadline for applying is Jan.l, 1972. 
Contact the National Chairman, Miss Evelyn Vandiver, 2246 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte, 
N.C. 28203. 

This Society offers various types of scholarships: "Bourses de voyage en France"; 
"bourses de voyage et d'e"tudes en France"; "bourses d'e'te' pour e"tudier dans la pro- 
vince de Quebec." Space being limited, we cannot give details. However, the Quebec 
grants have a deadline of Nov. 25 — to late for this year; the others have a Feb. 1 
deadline. Travel grants are for Ph.D. candidates under thirty-five; travel and study 
grants are for those who have been high school teachers for more than five years. 
Write: M. J. P. Cauvin, at the Soc. des Profs. Francais en Ame"rique, 1111 Lexington 
Ave., New York City 10021. 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. Roy Allen 

The Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures of the U.I. now sponsors a two- 
semester study program based at the Padagogische Akademie in Baden, just 15 miles 
south of Vienna. The Akademie trains future Austrian teachers in a two-year course; 
it has an enrollment of approximately 300 students and 18 full-time faculty members. 
Officials in the Austrian Ministry of Education have very graciously agreed to admit 
up to thirty students from the U.I., who pay no tuition or fees and are able to live 
in government-subsidized housing. 

At the Akademie, American notions of class size have been taken as a model: 
aside from a small number of lectures attended by about a quarter of the student body, 
the course work is done in small seminars, averaging twenty students. U.I. students 

will attend regularly-scheduled classes, taught by Austrian professors, along with 
Austrian students. A faculty member from the Dept. at the U.I. will accompany the 
American students to advise them and to evaluate their work; he will also teach 
courses open to both American and Austrian students. A graduate administrative 
assistant will also accompany the group. 

Students from the U.I. will devote at least half their work to courses in lan- 
guage, literature, education, and civilization at the Akademie. Several courses will 
benefit from the fact that the students in Baden are preparing to become teachers. 
The remainder of the work in Baden will consist of electives taken either at the 
Akademie or at another institution of higher learning in Vienna (the Univ. of Vienna; 
the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts; the Academy for Architecture, Sculp- 
ture and Painting; the Academy for Applied Arts; the Business School; the School of 
Agriculture). Upon successful completion of the program of study, 32 hours of resi- 
dence credit will be applied to the student's record at the U.I. 

Students in the Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of German can fulfill 
several College of Education requirements in Baden. Qualified students in colleges 
outside the Liberal Arts and Sciences are encouraged to participate and develop, with 
the aid of their advisers, individual programs which will take advantage of the facil- 
ities and opportunities for study in Vienna. Transfer students are eligible for ad- 
mission, but must be enrolled at the U.I. during the time of their participation. 

Unless the student desires a single room, each American participant in the pro- 
gram will be housed with an Austrian roommate in the new dormitory at the Akademie. 
Special low-cost transatlantic travel arrangements are available. The cost of room 
and board at the U.I. campus in Urbana-Champaign will normally cover not only the 
room and board expenses in Baden, but also the cost of transatlantic travel. Stu- 
dents will also be required to pay, in addition, U.I. tuition and off-campus fees. 
Fellowships, loans and tuition and fee waivers will be applicable to the program. 

The study program places first priority on teacher education. A large propor- 
tion of the participants will be future teachers of German; the Padagogische Akadenfe 
is, as already mentioned, a professional school for teachers. Students in other 
fields will find it convenient to participate in the Baden program, but work in other 
major areas must be pursued either by independent study or by attendance at the 
institutions in Vienna. 

Positions in the teaching of English for one academic year at secondary schools 
in the province surrounding Vienna have also been made available by the Austrian 
government to U.I. graduates and graduate students. The salary for these positions 
is approximately $lo0 per month; the teaching load is about 20 hours per week. Spe- 
cial low-cost transatlantic travel arrangements are available. The faculty member 
from the Dept. at the U.I. who will accompany the study group to Baden will provide 
the liaison between the American teacher and the Austrian authorities. 

It is hoped that the Austrian Study and Teaching Programs will eventually be 
able to develop exchange arrangements which will permit Austrian students and teach- 
ers to do advance work in Illinois. Such arrangements would go hand-in-hand with 
increased participation by American graduate students in the study program. 

Both programs are administered by the Head of the Dept. at the U.I., working 
with the Students Abroad Office and administratively responsible to the College of 
Liberal Arta and Sciences. A director and his administrative asst. reside in Baden. 

More detailed information about both programs is available from the Dept. of 
Germanic Languages and Literatures, 3072 Foreign Language Bldg., U.I., Urbana,IL6l801 


Prof. Elmer Antonsen lectured recently before a joint meeting of the Depts. of 
Languages and Linguistics of the Univ. of N. Car. in Chapel Hill. The title of 
Prof. Antonsen's talk was "The Linguistic Analysis of Runic Inscriptions." The meet- 
ing took place on Nov. 8. 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch-Carr has written a study addressed to the question "Were 
Verbs in fact Noun Subsidiaries?" Prof. Rauch-Carr' s paper on this topic has been 
selected for presentation before the Eleventh International Congress of Linguists 
when it meets in Bologna, Italy, from Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 1972. 

A very entertaining evening of folksongs, ballads, and literary chansons was spon- 
sored by the U.I. German Club on Friday evening, Nov. 19, at 8:00 p.m. in Gregory 
Hall. The featured performer was the talented European chanteuse Elena Cardas, who 
was accompanied by the Prague-born musician Ales Andryszak. 

Miss Cardas specializes in the songs of some sixteen languages, paying special 
attention to the interpretation of the texts, since they, as she feels, "express a 
nation's character most eloquently." She began her singing career entertaining in 
the "backyard theaters" of Berlin at the age of 13; she has since done broadcasts 
with the London BBC, Terhan and the German Television Network. At her evening at the 
U.I., Miss Cardas presented songs from Prance, Greece, Spain, Germany, the United 
States, Russia, England, and other countries. 

Under the auspices of the Goethe Institute of Munich, the theater ensemble Szene 71 
performed a dramatic adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel Per Prozess in the Festival 
Theater of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Friday evening, Oct. 15. 

Szene 71 is made up of a professional ensemble of actors and actresses drawn 
from the municipal theater in Schweinfurt, Germany. The fine cast of performers is 
currently making a tour of fifteen American cities under the sponsorship of the 
Goethe Institute. 

The director of the ensemble is the noted Oscar Fritz Schuh, who, since the be- 
ginning of his career as a stage director in Munich in 1923, has directed the Hamburg 
State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival Theater and legitimate 
theaters in Berlin, Cologne, and Hamburg. 

SLAVIC NOTES -- by Prof. Frank Y. Gladney 

The U.I. Foreign Language Articulation Conference on Oct. 28-29 included two Russian 
section meetings. The morning meeting on Oct. 29 was chaired by Prof. Steven P. Hill 
and hear David Gottshall (College of DuPage) speak on "Russian in the Junior College" 
and Gregory Perun (U.I. College of Education) speak on "Humanizing Foreigh Language 
Teaching and Learning." The film "Po Sovetskomu Soiuzu" was screened, in Russian 
without subtitles. The afternoon meeting was chaired by Steven Stroud (Maine Twp. 
High School East, Park Ridge, and Gemini Jr. H.S.) and heard papers entitled "Use of 
Media in the High School Classroom" by Trudy Whyte (Thornton Fractional, Lansing) and 
"A Russian Program that is Actually Growing" by Mr. Stroud. 

The Depot in Urbana will present Slawomir Mrozek's Tango on Jan. 13-16. It is being 
directed by William McCombe, a graduate student in the Dept., and the part of Stomil 
is being played by Gary Davis, also a graduate student. Early in the second semester 
the Russian Club and the Slavic Students Association will present Daniel Kharm's 
Elizabeth Bam . 

Prof. Antoni Maczak, a visiting lecturer in history from Warsaw Univ., gave a lecture 
on December 14 on "Poland's Place in the European Economy, l6th-l8th Centuries: an 
Essay in the Comparative Approach." 

The U.I. campus was visited before Thanksgiving by Prof. Alexe Popescu, the Rumanian 
Deputy Minister of Education, who was exploring the possibilities of interuniversity 

The Russian Club sponsored a booth at the International Fair, Dec. 10-11, organized 
by Russian Club President, Fred Woywod. It offered glimpses of Russian life and cul- 
ture through a display of Russian artifacts contributed by members of the Department. 


Russian students have been meeting at the Thunderbird Restaurant Friday afternoons at 
four to speak Russian, and efforts are being made by Birute Lanys to revive the 
Russian Club Tea Hour (Chashka chaiu). 

In connection with the U.I.'s participation in the Cooperative Russian Language Pro- 
gram at Leningrad State Univ., Prof. Clayton L. Dawson attended a meeting at the 
Council on International Education Exchange in New York City on Nov. k and was 
elected to the Steering Committee. Two graduate students in the Department, Dorthea 
Sir Louis and Ben Fairfax, have been nominated as participants in the spring semester 
program in Leningrad. 

The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies held a Planning 
Conference on the Future of Slavic Studies in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 29-30. The U.I. 
was represented by Profs. Dawson and Gladney, and by Ralph T. Fisher Jr., Director of 
the Russian and East European Center. While in Columbus, Prof. Gladney chaired a 
meeting of AATSEEL's Committee on Publications. Prof. Dawson attended a meeting of 
CIC Slavic Dept. chairmen at O'Hare Airport on Nov. 20. 

Prof. Temira Pachmuss gave a lecture on "Russian Literature in Exile" and one on 
"The Russian Novel and Dostoevsky" at Principia College on Nov. 11 and 18, respec- 
tively. At Rice Univ., Houston, on Dec. 2 she delivered "Dostoevsky 's Influence on 
Contemporary World Literature" and "Russian Literature in Exile." She is scheduled 
to present "Zinaida Hippius as an Emigre* Poet" at the annual AATSEEL Conference in 
Chicago, Dec. 30* Her article "Zinaida Hippius: Zhenskom" appeared in the October 
issue of Melbourne Slavonic Papers . 

Instr. Maria Zalucky attended the Midwest Modern Language Assoc, meeting in 
Detroit Nov. k-6 and presented "Some Ethical Problems in Solzhenitsyn 1 s Work" (in 

Ph.D. Candidate Gerald Darring's Bibliography of Mayakovsky, which covers all 
Russian and Soviet criticism of the Soviet poet's work between 1912 and 1930, will be 
published in the second issue of Russian Literature Triquarterly . 

Instr. Louis Iribarne's translation of Witold Gombrowicz's play Operetta was 
published in England by Caldar & Boyars Ltd. in June, and will be published in the 
United States by Grove Press. 


Applications are now being taken for the U.I. Year-Abroad Program in Spain. Anyone 
interested should write to: Prof. J. Flores, Dept. of Spanish, ^080 FLB, Urbana, 
IL. 61801. 

Prof. Luis Leal has just published a Revised Edition of Me*xico , civilizaciones v_ cul - 
turas (Houghton Mifflin Co.), originally published in 1955- The new edition contains 
a new chapter on the chicano movement. He has also published an article, "Entre la 
fantasfa y el compromiso: los cuentos de Fernando Alegrfa," Nueva Narrativa Hispano - 
americana I, 2 (Sept., 1971) 65-71. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, Resident Director of the Year-Abroad Program in 
Spain, has published a book in collaboration with Joseph L. Laurenti, Ensayo biblio - 
gr£f lco del prdlogo en la literatura , Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificos 
(Madrid, 1971), 77 pp. He has also published an article, "El 'New Criticism', de 
Ivor Winters," in Coloquios de Hlstoria £ Estructura de la Obra Ljteraria . C.S.I.C. 
(Madrid, 1971), pp. 82-87. 

Assoc. Prof. Richard A. Preto-Rodas has published a book Francisco Rodrigues 
Lobo : Dialogue and Courtly Lore in Renaissance Portugal . Chapel Hill, 1971. (195 PP) 
(Number 109 in the U. of N. Car.'s Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures.) 

Prof. Emeritus W.H .Shoemaker, currently visiting at the U. of Mo. (Columbia) 
has published three articles: "Gald<5s escribe sobre el Ateneo," in La Estafeta 
Literaria . 447 (July 1, 1970), 3-8; "Benito Pe'rez Gald<5s, 1843-1920," in Hispania . 
LIU, 4 (Dec, 1970), 1; "'Los Pepes' of Galdds in 1868 and 1887: Two Stages of His 
Style," in Hispania , LIU, 4 (Dec, 1970), 887-398. 

Asst. Prof. Gary Eugene A. Scavnicky (U.I. '69, now at Wayne State Univ., Detroit) 
has published an article, "La sufijaci<5n y la formacidn de palabras nuevas espanolag" 
Revista de lingufstica te6rica y_ apllcada , 8(Dec, 1970), 89-94. 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, Head of the Department, presented a lecture, "The 
Spanish Short Story and its Potential for the Secondary and College Classroom," on 
Nov. 26 at the ACTFL meeting in Chicago. On Dec. 6, he lectured at the U. of Miami, 
Coral Gables, on the topic "El destino de tiranos y vfctimas en dos obras de Alfonso 
Sastre: Escuadra hacia la muerte y La mordaza . " 

Prof. Luis Leal gave a lecture, "El realismo magico y la nueva novela," at the 
Symposium on the New Latin American Novel, Univ. of Cincinnati, on Oct. 15. He also 
participated as a discussant at the MMLA meeting held in Detroit on Nov. 4-6. 

Assoc. Prof. David Hershberg participated in a conference on "Justice for Fresh- 
men," sDonsored by the American Assoc for Higher Education (AAHE) at Bradley Univ., 
Peoria, on Oct. 13. He also attended a pre-convention workshop at the ACTFL in Chi- 
cago on Nov. 22-24. 

Assoc Prof. Mario Saltarelli read a paper, "Congruity and the Comparative, " at 
the Mid-America Linguistics Conference, U. of Mo. (Columbia), on Nov. 12-13. 

Prof. Emeritus W.H. Shoemaker read a paper, "Problemas galdosianos sin resolverj 
at the IV Congreso of the Asociaci6n Internacional de Hispanistas in Salamanca, Spain, 
in August. In April, 1971, he lectured on Spanish literature at Tulane Univ. and the 
Univ. of Ala. and the Univ. of Ga., and on Nov. 5> 1971, at Washington U. (St. Louis \ 

Jose" Ruibal, Spanish avante-garde dramatist in residence at the State Univ. of N.Y. 
at Binghamton, is available for lectures from Jan.l through the end of March. The 
world Dremiere of the English version of his play "El hombre y la mosca" was per- 
formed at SUNY Binghamton on Nov. 5 and reviewed in the N.Y. Times on Sun., Nov. 21 
or Nov. 28. Ruibal has already lectured at many universities including Harvard, 
Wellesley, and N.Y. Univ. He is a very exciting dramatist and a very interesting 
speaker. Invitations for Ruibal to lecture can be sent directly to Prof. George E. 
Wellworth, Theater Dept., SUNY, Binghamton, N.Y. 13901. Write immediately to ensure 
a date on Ruibal 's western tour. 

The Spanish section meetings of the Foreign Language Articulation Conference were 
held on Oct. 29. The morning session was dedicated to reports about the current 
state of affairs with respect to several areas: the new Year-Abroad Program in 
SDain; the placement test, requirements and substitutions for entering students (both 
presented by Prof. Flores who also acted as chairman); accelerated beginning language 
instruction and the use of PLATO (Prof. Saltarelli); and the changes in the Spanish 
Major curriculum effective Fall, 1972 (Prof. Hershberg). 

In the afternoon session, chaired by Mrs. Kawasaki (Chicago AATSP), smaller dis- 
cussion groups concentrated on proposed questions of concern to high school and jinior 
college faculty. With respect to the appropriate scope of foreign language courses, 
the consensus was that language in itself was not sufficient, but that culture as wdl 
as any language/culture related topic can prove valuable for stimulating motivation 
on the part of students. 

A number of specific suggestions were made in answer to the question of how fu- 
ture teachers could be prepared better. These included better coordination between 
the University and the master teacher in the student teaching program, better text- 
book use and more information about adolescent psychology. 

Finally, as to the evaluation of those entering the teaching profession, it was 
pointed out that the attitude is essential; creativity and flexibility are essential. 


The Spanish Dept. will offer a special course for the Spring semester, 1972. En- 
titled Span. 199: Spanish for Near-Native Speakers, the course will offer a rapid 
review of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation for students whose major 
contact with the Spanish language has not been in the classroom. 

Flora Breidenbach, now in San Jose, Calif., successfully defended her dissertation on 
May 29, 1971: "Jose" Lins do R€go: Ciclo da cana de acficar e fogo morto , " directed by 
Prof. J.H.D. Allen. 

The local chapter of the Spanish honorary society Sigma Delta Pi, advised by Assoc. 
Prof. Hugo Cowes and under the direction of Grad. Teach. Asst. Luis Vera, initiated 
the following into the honorary last spring: Honorary members Assoc. Prof. Richard 
Preto-Rodas and Asst. Prof. Enrique Pezzoni; student initiates include Debbie Berger, 
LuAnn Boone, Karen Dean, Filis Franchi, Jamie Friedman, Francisco Gadea-Oltra, Nancy 
Green, Lena Hamrick, Donna Hennenfent, Kathy Jarchow, Almeda Lahr, Regina MacDonald, 
Linda Marshalla, Sandra Massey, Jean Maxheimer, Kathleen McDermott, Myriam Mendoza 
Shell, Ronald Messman, Margaret Nicholas, William Overman, Katherine Philippe, Lois 
Rifkin, Nancy Schmedake, Marilynn Solof, Linda Sonna, Roger Stein, Anita Louise 
Summitt, Luis Vera Cedena, Nancy Wallace, Diane Ward, Penny Sue Weber, Gail Wolf. 

The University of Illinois Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by the 
foreign language departments of the U.I., under the direction of the Head of the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 4-119 FLB, 
Urbana. The Newsletter is available without charge to all interested persons in 
Illinois and other areas. All communications by mail should be addressed to: The 
Editor, FL Newsletter, 4080 FLB, Urbana, IL. 61801. 


March, 1972 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquarlello 
Vol. XXV, No. 3 Editor: Alice Long Anderson 

PLATO, Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operation, is a computer-based teach- 
ing system which provides teachers a means for individualizing student instruction. 
The unique PLATO system has been developed by Prof. Donald L. Bitzer, director of the 
U.I. Computer-Based Education Research Laboratory, with the first terminal in opera- 
tion in June, i960. 

With PLATO, teacher, computer, and students interact as a team. The teacher 
designs the instructional material; the computer presents the material to the stu- 
dents, at the same time monitoring and evaluating their performance; and students 
interact with the computer, providing information on lesson effectiveness. Each stu- 
dent works at his own pace on material which can provide special information and help 
when problems arise. The teacher can easily revise instructional material to modern- 
ize or improve the instruction. PLATO frees the teacher for special work with stu- 
dents which conventional teaching styles do not usually permit. 

The equipment for a current PLATO III terminal consists of: 1) a keyset (relat- 
ed to the typewriter and keypunch), which transmits the user's input (or request) to 
a central computer, and 2) a video display, which simultaneously shows computer- 
generated graphic information and computer-selected photographic slides to the user. 
All PLATO III terminals are controlled by a single Control Data Corp. 16C4- computer. 
The terminals share an electronic slide projector, and each has a television screen 
which provides the computer-generated graphics. Auxiliary equipment, controllable by 
the computer, can be added to a PLATO III terminal. Film projectors, audio systems, 
equipment for research in physics and psychology, and other devices have been used. 
PLATO III lesson storage is located on magnetic disks allowing rapid random access to 
large amounts of material for use in either the student or the author modes. During 
student operation, the lessons are stored in the high-speed computer memory. 

PLATO Is a versatile teaching system. It can present drill and practice rou- 
tines, dictations, tutorial material, problems to be solved, information to be re- 
trieved, simulated experiments, and computations. A wide range of classroom subjects 
have been taught on PLATO, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography, 
Foreign Languages (French, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese), Mathematics, 
Nursing, Physics, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as programs for election statis- 
tics, psychological experiments, and on-line physics experiments. The above list is 
not complete, but serves to show the wide range uses for PLATO. 

A typical lesson In a foreign language might be as follows: 1) a presentation 
on the screen of material to be taught; 2) a fully-randomized drill on the material; 
3) a review, only of material not correctly answered in first trial; k) student 
either goes on to next section or if percentage correct is low (below 75-80$ gen- 
erally), he is given remedial exercises. The computer "grades" the student in a for- 
eign language on the basis of misspellings, wrong words, and words out-of-order. A 
student is allowed partial credit when he correctly answers a question which he miss- 
ed on the first trial, thus giving an added incentive for thorough learning. 

The PLATO III teaching system presently consists of seventy-five terminals. 
Thirty-six are located at the U.I. in Urbana-Champaign. Thirty-nine terminals are 
located at remote sites, including one in Springfield, ninety miles from the central 
controlling computer In Urbana. With a grant from the National Science Foundation, 
plus money from state, local, and outside agencies, the PLATO IV system will begin 
expansion within an approximate 150-mlle radius, to Include other remote terminals, 
such as the five projected for Chicago, three in elementary schools and two in 
community colleges. Present plans include a system of ^,000 consoles hooked by tele- 
phone lines to a central computer and would Include programs for all levels of in- 
struction. The first sixty, assembled by Magnavox, Inc., are scheduled to be placed 
on the U.I. campus for the fall of 1972; the F.L.B. basement will house the first 
units, with a future capability of 250 stations. The other remote units are pro- 
jected to be in place around 197^. 

The new PLATO IV consoles feature two devices developed at the U.I.: a plasma 
display panel to replace the television screen and a random-access audio device, 
which can select from over 2,000 messages, including foreign sentences and music. 
The U.I. has also developed a language called "TUTOR," which permits persons with no 
computer experience to prepare PLATO lessons. 

Estimated costs for the new system are 35^-50^ per student per terminal hour. 
Please direct further inquiries regarding PLATO to: Prof. Donald L. Bitzer, Computer- 
based Education Research Laboratory, 252 Engineering Research Laboratory, U. of 111., 
Urbana, 111. 61801. 

Prof. Jose" Ricardo can get as many English-speaking Brazilian penfriends for your 
students as you may require, free of charge. For the proper matching, please send 
him the list of interested students, with the following information (print, please): 
name; sex and age; and full address (with zip code). This program is good for all 
levels from the seventh through the twelfth grade. Letters with lists or individual 
names should be mailed to: Prof. Jose" Ricardo; 1625 K Street, Suite 104, N.W.; 
Washington, D.C. 20006. 

On April 21-22, 1972, the U.I. at Urbana-Champaign will host a Conference on Dia- 
chronic Romance Linguistics, sponsored by the Depts. of Spanish, Italian, and Portu- 
guese; the Classics; French; Linguistics; and by the Center for Latin American 
Studies. The chairmen are Profs. Mario Saltarelli and Dieter Wanner. 

The tentative program includes the following papers: Prof. Emer. Henry RKahane: 
The Etymologist as a Transformationalist; James W. Harris (M.I.T.): A Topic on Span- 
ish Phonology; Robin Lakoff (Univ. of Mich, and Center for Advanced Study in the Be- 
havioral Sciences): Contextual Pitfalls in Translation; or, Facilis Descensus Averno; 
Sanford A. Schane (Univ. of Calif., San Diego): A Topic on French Phonology; and 
U.I. Prof. Georgia M. Green: Tracing the Source of a Lexical Gap. More than ten 
additional papers will be presented, covering syntax, morphology, phonology, and 
semantics in such areas as Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, and Comparative Romance. 

For further information, write to: Conference on Diachronic Romance Linguistics, 
^Dept. of Spanish, 4080 F.L.B., U. of 111., Urbana, 111. 61801. The final program 
will be available later in March. 

The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language will take place 
this year at the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel in Chicago on April 6-8, under the chairman- 
ship of Mrs. Pat Castle of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 
Springfield. The theme of the conference is "Student-Centered Foreign Language 
Programs . " 

U.I. faculty will be active at the meeting. Prof. Wilga Rivers (French) as key- 
noter will speak on "The Foreign Language Teacher and the Psychologist." Prof. 
Sandra Savignon (French) will present a paper on "Communicative Competence," and 
Prof. Richard Scanlan (the Classics) will speak on "The Student and the Computer." 
Prof. Robert Nelson (French) will be discussion leader for a session on "An Inter- 
disciplinary Curriculum." Profs. Angelina Pietrangeli and Henry Gerlach will be dis- 
cussion leaders for the Italian and German separate language sessions, and Prof. Lee 
Hawkins (Education) will be the moderator of a panel discussion on teacher training. 

For further information, the registration chairman for the Conference is Mrs. 
Irene Ruenne, 408 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, 111. 60202. 

In the October, 1971, FL Newsletter the Urbana project for a National Conference on 
the Role of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in Undergraduate Education 
was described. As the project evolved it seemed appropriate to begin where the prob- 
lems were most severe and urgent. The concept of the Exploratory Conference was 
therefore changed to give immediate attention to the needs of the junior and commu- 
nity colleges which in Illinois are being more and more discussed as the future locus 
of a great deal of the early undergraduate education. 

The state was divided into five regions, in each of which the local coordinators 
organized working; sessions in January, 1972, to pinpoint problems, propose solutions, 
and describe innovations. The results of these regional groups are being incorporat- 
ed into working papers for the Conference, to be held March 23-2 5, 1972, at Urbana- 
Champaign, 111. At this Conference a report will be discussed and refined on the 
areas of curricular and teacher-training needs, possibilities for further develop- 
ment of cooperation between junior and senior institutions, the use of technology 
(particularly, in Illinois, the PLATO computer-assisted instruction system), and 
promising innovations in FL education. 

The Conference will be co-hosted by the U.I. at Urbana-Champaign and Parkland 
Community College, Champaign. Working on preparation of the conference papers are 
Profs. Wilga M. Rivers, Sandra Savignon, and Richard Scanlan of the U.I. and Louise 
Allen of Parkland College. 

Persons interested in attending this working conference should write to Vincent 
Dell'Orto, Dept. of German, U. of 111., Urbana, 111. 61801, for information on regis- 
tration and accommodations. 

Word has been received of the death of Margaret Varney Van Home, for 42 years a 
resident of Urbana, at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital on November 16, 1971. A 
memorial service was held on December 2 at the Urbana Unitarian Universalist Church. 

Mrs. Van Home, a native of Chelsea Mass., and a Radcliffe graduate of the class 
of 1912, was married in 1915 to John Van Home, who preceded her in death in 1959. 
Prof. Van Home was for many years Head of the Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and Portu- 
guese at the U.I. Prof, and Mrs. Van Home traveled widely in Europe and in Latin 
America; they spent the World War II years in Madrid, Spain, where Prof. Van Home 
was the cultural attache" with the United States embassy. Mrs. Van Home was an 
active member of several local organizations, including AAUW and the Score Club. 
Her many friends will remember the hospitality of her home, her warm interest in 
civic affairs, and her understanding of the academic life. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES — by Prof. H. Michael Dunn 

Prof. Bernard V. Bothmer, Curator of Ancient Art, The Brooklyn Museum, presented on 
February 15 the lecture, "The Landscape and Architecture of Egypt." The next lecture 
in the series, "Ecuador and the New World Neolithic," will be presented by Prof. D.W. 
Lathrap of the U.I. Dept. of Anthropology on Tuesday, March 14, 1972 at 8:00 p.m. in 
180 Bevier Hall. There is no admission charge for the AIA lectures, and all are 
cordially invited to attend. 

Profs. Scanlan and Dunn represented the Department at the annual meetings of the ICC, 
held this year in St. Louis on Feb. 10-12. They presented, respectively, "The Teach- 
ing of the Classical Humanities 11 and "Epicureanism and Roman Law." Prof. Scanlan 
has been elected President-Elect of the ICC and Prof. Dunn has been appointed to the 
Executive Committee as Director of Public Relations. 

The Medieval Club of the U.I. met on Feb. 21. Prof. Wallach presented "The Textual 
Criticism of a Greek Ambrose Text." This paper will be published by the Harvard 
Theological Review . 

Prof. Hubert L. Allen has been invited to contribute an article to the volume of 
Opuscula Romana , the periodical of the Swedish Institute which will be dedicated to 
his professor, Erik Sjoqvist, who first brought Morgantlna to the attention of 
Princeton Univ. Prof. Allen has also been invited to present a paper on Morgantina 
at the Third International Congress for Sicilian Studies, to be held in April at 
Palermo. He was recently appointed to the National Planning Committee of the 
Archaeological Institute of America. 

Prof. Vernon K. Bobbins, on February 19 at the meeting of the Chicago Society 
for Biblical Research held at De Paul Univ., delivered a paper entitled " Dynamels 
and semela in the Gospel of Mark." 

Prof. Richard T. Scanlan, as a member of The National Humanities Faculty, visit- 
ed in January with teachers and curriculum specialists in Philadelphia in order to 
help organize the new program in Classical Humanities. It is hoped that some of the 
courses in the program, designed for senior high school students, will begin next 

Prof. Daniel J. Taylor will be presenting a paper entitled "Varro's Mathematical 
Models of Inflection" at the Univ. of Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. He will 
also visit the Univ. of Mass., Amherst, and lecture on "Rationalism and Language 
Learning." The paper has been accepted for publication by the Classical Outlook . 

A volume of Studies in Honor of Professor Luitpold Wallach with the subtitle 
Society - Culture - Literature , edited by the historian Prof. Karl Bosl of the Univ. of 
Munich, will be published by Karl Hierseraann of Stuttgart. Prof. Wallach has been 
reelected to the Executive Committee of the North American Patristic Society, which 
met with the APA in Cincinnati, Ohio, in December. He has also been invited to 
address Ovidianum , the international Ovid society at its meeting in the fall of 1972. 
The meeting will be held at Constanza, Rumania, the ancient Roman city of Tomi on the 
Black Sea to which Ovid had been exiled by the Roman Emperor Augustus and where he 


Prof. A. Owen Aldridge delivered a lecture on Nov. 2k at the Univ. of Bristol, Engl. 
His topic was "Primitivism in Eighteenth-Century Thought." On Feb. 2 Prof. Aldridge 
gave a lecture on "New Trends in Comparative Literature: the Far East and Eastern 
Europe" at the Johannes Gutenberg Universitat in Mainz, and on Feb 4 he lectured at 
the Univ. of Miinster on "The Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns in the Eighteenth 
Century. " 

During Nov. 17018 Prof. Aldridge was in Budapest, Hungary, for meetings of the Inter- 
national Comparative Literature Association. He attended a meeting of the Advisory 
Board of this association, and he also attended a meeting of the Committee of the 
International Association for the Organization of a Comparative History of European 
Literature. He delivered a paper on "The Concept of Classicism as Period or Move- 
ment," at a colloquium on literary history at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 

During the MLA meetings in Dec. in Chicago, Prof. Aldridge presented a paper, 
"Mandeville and Voltaire," at a Seminar on Bernard Mandeville. 

Andrew Horton, graduate student in Comparative Literature, also attended the 
MLA meetings. At a Seminar of the Modern Greek Studies Association, Mr. Horton 
presented a paper entitled, "Nicos Kazantzakis and Angelos Sikelianos: Visionary 

Miss Asela C. Rodrfguez-Seda, who has just passed her Ph.D. preliminary examination 
and is writing her dissertation on George Bernard Shaw in Spain and Latin America, 
has published "Shaw and the Hispanic World: A Bibliography" in Modern Drama , XIV 
(Dec, 1971), 335-339. 

Prof. Emile Snyder is teaching a course this semester on Contemporary Drama in the 
Comparative Literature Program. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Prof. Vincent Bowen: "Techniques of Fiction in Some of Diderot's Non-Fictional Writ- 
ings" in Kentucky Romance Quarterly . XXVII-3 (1971). 

Prof. Yves Velan: "Roland Barthes" in Modern French Criticism . U. of Chicago 
Press, 1972, edited by John K. Simon (pp. 311-339). 

Cahlers Marcel Proust , Nouvelle Se'rle , Textes retrouve"s , by Prof. Philip Kolb 
with Prof. Larkin B. Price. Paris (Gallimard), 1971. 

Prof. Wilga Rivers: "From the Pyramid to the Commune: The Evolution of the 
Foreign-Language Department" (Address to the Association of Depts. of FL, in Chicago, 
Dec. 1971). Also, "Linguistic and Psychological Factors in Speech Perception and 
their Implications for Teaching Materials" a reprint from The Psychology of Second 
Language Learning , edited by Pirasleur and Quinn, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1971. 

Entretlens sur Marcel Proust , collected papers of a Conference of the Centre 
Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, and compiled by Prof. Philip Kolb and 
Georges Cattaui, includes a paper by Prof. Kolb. 

Prof. R.J. Nelson: "Classicism: The Crisis of the Baroque in French Litera- 
ture" in "Paths to Freedom," a Memorial Number (in honor of E.B.O. Borgerhoff) of 
Esprit Createur , XI, 2 (1971), 169-186. 

Prof. R. Nelson: "Further Remarks on Interdisciplinary Programs" in ADFL 
Bulletin . (A reply to an article on the subject by Roger Shattuck in ADFL Bulletin 
of Sept. 1971.) 

Prof. R. J. Nelson: a new hardcover edition of Play Within a Play : The Drama - 
tist's Conception of His Art, Shakespeare to Anouilh. New York (Da Capo Press), 1971. 
(Originally published in 1958 by Yale Univ. Press. ) 

Prof. Fred M. Jenkins: "The Phonetic Value of Mute -e" in French Review . XLV, 
1, 82-87. 

"Histoire d'une prairie" by Jean Cayrol, reviewed by Prof. Yves Velan, French 
Review . XLV, 1. 

"Dialogue sur la traduction: a propos du Tombeau de Rois" by Hubert and Scott, 
reviewed by Prof. Emile J. Talbot, French Review , XLV, 1. 

Prof. Edwin Jahiel: "The Cinematic World of Antonis Samarakis" in The 
Charioteer . Samarakis Number, New York, 1971, 12-23 of the introduction. Also 
translations of "The Blond Cavalier," "The River," "War Story," "Ideas, Inc." and 
"The Jungle," in the same number. 

The Proust Anniversary Issue of L'Esprlt Cre~ateur (Spring, 1971) is almost a 
U.I. number, as five of its seven articles represent work done in Urbana by: P. Kolb, 
H. DeLey, Randi Marie Birn, Barbara Bucknall, and Larkin B. Price. 

Although the Dec, 1971, Modern Language Association Convention was a bit depressing 
because of general gloom and crisis in Academe, this correspondent, given his double 
interest in traditional literature as well as in cinema, was particularly gratified 
to see the large amount of film, film and literature, film as literature, film in 
language teaching, etc. etc. meetings at this conference. There were at least twelve 
seminars, symposia, forums, and workshops devoted to these subjects, plus a feature 
film (Wanda) showing — not counting the presence of this emerging (in Universities) 
form in countless reports, papers, etc. in "straight" literature sections. 

Prof. Philip Kolb was a principal speaker at the Clarement College's (California) 
commemoration of the centenary of Marcel Proust's birth, held on Nov. 12-14, 1971. 
He spoke of Proust's methods of composing his novel, as they are revealed by the 
author's notebooks in the Bibliotheque Nationale. Prof. Kolb also participated in a 
round-table discussion on the Modernity of Proust 

Among those attending the sessions were two of Mr. Kolb's former students, 
The"rese Ballet Lynn and James Greenlee. Mrs. Lynn recently published in one of the 
Proust numbers of "Europe" an article taken from a paper she did in Mr. Kolb's 
Proust seminar. Mr. Greenlee spent last year pursuing his research on a sabbatical 
leave with his family, and has returned to Pasadena where he is teaching at CalTech. 

Prof. Yves Velan recently spent one month in Europe, where he gave a talk at the 
Zurich Polytechnicum on "Art et Non-Art." 

Prof. Fred M. Jenkins was recently appointed to the ACTFL Bibliography Committee 
which prepares the Annual Bibliography on the Teaching of Foreign Language that 
appears in the Foreign Language Annals. 

Manfred Gsteiger, visiting professor in Comp. Lit. for the first semester was 
the December speaker of the Journal Club. He spoke on "La Litte"rature Suisse 
d'expression francaise." 

Prof. Gabriel Savignon is going on sabbatical leave and has relinquished his 
Chairmanship of the U.I. Year-Abroad Program. For the spring semester, 1972, Prof. 
R. J. Nelson is the new Year-Abroad Chairman. 

The Ce"nacle'a latest meeting, on Feb. 8, had for its topic "Le probleme du mal 
dans la litte"rature. " Discussion was led by Prof. Yves Velan. 

Prof. F.W. Nachtmann was a member of the accreditation panel of the North Cen- 
tral Association, held in Princeton (111.), Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 1972. 

A program devoted to Prof. Velan* s novel Je was broadcast recently by Radio 
Lausanne, Radio Geneve, and the Paris ORTF. 

Prof. Wilga Rivers spoke to the Journal Club on Feb. Ik on "The Foreign Language 
Teacher and the Psychologist, or, Where Do We Go from Here?" Following the meeting, 
a reception was held for Miss Rivers. 

Prof. Wilga M. Rivers has been elected to the MLA Delegate Assembly as Delegate- 
at-Large for Teacher Education. 

The French National FLES Contest (offered to students grades 1-6) will be held 
April 12-21, 1972, as part of the thirty-seventh annual National French Contest 
sponsored by the 11,000 members of the American Association of Teachers of French. 
The contest features a speaking test, a listening comprehension test, and a reading 
comprehension test, to be administered and graded by teachers who will send the top 
scoring tests to the National Director, Sidney L. Teitelbaum. 

If interested, please write to: National French Contest; FLES Division; Box 86; 
Plainview, N.Y. 11803. The deadline for applications is March 20, 1972. 

The U.I. Foundation is a non-profit agency of the U.I. It makes possible for the 
University to accept gifts (contributions) which are tax-deductible. The Dept. of 
French has a fund in this foundation, whose title is "French at Illinois Fund." 
Gifts to this Fund are used for the purchase of materials, for lectures, for financ- 
ing the French Poetry Contest, and for many other worthwhile activities, all of whicl' 
contribute significantly to the quality of the French programs available to all the 
citizens of the State of Illinois. The major advantage of this Fund — other of course 
than its being often the only means to accomplish certain goals — is its flexibility, 
the basic simplicity of its use, as opposed to the Kafkaesque complexities that Uni- 
versity red tape can cause, sometimes even for the expenditure of a few dollars! 

This fund has been fueled mainly through gifts, and specifically through the 
generosity of Prof. Larkin B. Price (of the Urbana campus French Dept.) who recently 
gave $150, and that of Prof. Bruce H. Mainous (Head of the Dept.) who has been turn- 
ing over to the Fund the royalties from his textbook, Basic French , an Oral Approach . 

At this time the Fund is extremely modest, partly because the public knows 
little about it — but although small, it can be of tremendous service to all those whc 
are affected by French culture. We would like to see it grow, especially in these 
very lean fiscal times when so many programs, students, teachers, and citizens are 
hurt by our unprecedented budget cuts. Your contribution, be it of $1 or of $100 or 
more will be put to good use and will benefit the public. If this appeal is success- 
ful, we ought to get a large number of gifts and should be able to report soon what 
exactly is being done with these funds. 

Through this Newsletter, the French Dept. will begin to publish the names of all 
contributors, and, upon their request, specify the amount of their contribution. 
Or, upon request, we will not mention your name. 

Remember that your gifts are tax -deductible. They should be made out to "French 
at Illinois" Fund (be sure to specify this), % U.I. Foundation, 224 Illini Union, 
Urbana, 111. 61801. With many thanks. 

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GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. Roy F. Allen 

An article by Prof. Marianne Burkhard, based upon a talk she presented at a meeting 
of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft of the Department, has just appeared in print: 
"Bacchus Biformis: Zu einem Motiv ira Werk Conrad Ferdinand Meyers" ( Neophllologus , 
Vol. 55, No. 4, 418-432). 

Prof. James Marchand presented two reports at the German I meeting at the MLA 
convention in Chicago in December; the first report was on "Computer-Aided Analysis' 
and the second on "Work in Progress." At that same meeting, Prof. Marchand circulat- 
ed copies of a handout on "The Recently Discovered Leaf of the Codex Argenteus." Both 
Prof. Marchand and Prof. Ernst Philippson were elected at the Chicago conference to 
the next German I Executive Committee of the MLA. At a recent joint session of the 
American Historical Association and the Society for the History of Science, which was 
held in New York, Prof. Marchand spoke on "The Reception of Science among German Men 
of Letters in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century"; the same talk will appear 
in print this year in a symposium volume, edited by Wilson Scott and entitled The 
Influence of Early Enlightenment Thought upon Classical Science and Letters (New YorV 
Neale Watson Academic Publications, 1972). A final note on Prof. Marchand' s recent 
activities: he also represented the Department at the Nov., 1971, meeting of the 
MMLA in Detroit. Here he both commented on a paper give by Paul Schach en "The Norse 
Tristan-Saga" and gave a talk himself on "The Newly-Discovered Leaf of the Codex Ar- 
genteus." Prof. Marchand was elected Secretary in Detroit of the German I section of 
the MMLA convention for the coming year. 

It was reported in the last issue of the Newsletter that Prof. Irmengard Rauch- 
Carr's paper "Were Verbs in fact Noun Subsidiaries?" has been selected for presenta- 
tion before the Eleventh International Congress of Linguists at its meeting in 
Bologna, Italy, Aug. 28-Sept. 2 of this year. A travel grant recently awarded Prof. 
Rauch-Carr by the Linguistic Society of America and the National Science Foundation 
will enable her to attend the conference and present her paper in person. Prof. 
Rauch-Carr has also recently been granted the distinction of being included in the 
forthcoming Eighth Edition of Who's Who of American Women . Finally, Prof. Rauch-Carr 
wrote an in-depth review of Gunnar Bech's study Das germanische reduplizlerte 
Prateritum which has just been published in Lingua (Vol. 27, 367-381). 

The Southern 111. Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German will hold 
its spring meeting this year on Saturday, May 13, 1972, at Western 111. U. at Macomb. 
Prof. Henry Gerlach, Vice President of the chapter, cordially invites all AATG mem- 
bers and other interested German teachers to attend. Programmes of the meeting will 
be mailed out to members. 

A senior in the Teacher Training Program of the Department, Miss Candace Widmar, has 
been named the recipient of the National Delta Phi Alpha Scholarship for the academic 
year 1972-73. This scholarship, which includes a $400 cash award, simultaneously be- 
stows upon Miss Widmar the additional honor of being made the nominee sponsored this 
year by Delta Phi Alpha in the annual DAAD award competition. 

The German Club of the U.I., which sponsored a very interesting and full program of 
activities last fall, has already laid the foundation for a similar program this 
spring. At the outset of the current semester, on Feb. 12, the Club presented a very 
successful production of Friedrich Diirrenmatt ' s Play Strlndberg . The performance, 
which was executed in German, was put on by members of the Theater Group of the Club. 
As in the previous fall, the Club will again sponsor this spring a series of films 
relating to Germany or German culture. The series will be opened on March 6 with a 
film entitled The Germans (in English). On March 16 there will be a screening of one 
of the most popular, and at the same time controversial, films to come out of Germany 
since the end of the last World War: Wir Wunderklnder . Made in 1958 under the dire* 
tion of Kurt Hoffmann and starring Hansjorg Felmy, Robert Graf, Wera Frydtberg, 
Johanna von Koczian, Elisabeth Flickenschildt, Wolfgang Neuss, Liesl Karlstadt, et 


al., Wlr Wunderklnder attempts to come to terms with some of the prominent aspects of 
German socio-political history in the twentieth century. The film has been shown all 
over the world, including the U.S. (English- language version: Aren't We Wonderful ) . 
The March 16 showing at the U.I. will be in German and will be of special interest to 
present and past students of German 104 in the Department, which reads, as one of two 
basic texts in the course, the edited version of the original script of the film 
(based on the novel of Hugo Hartung). The third film scheduled thus far for the 
spring series is Pussball 70 , a film in English on the World Soccer Championships in 
Mexico. Besides the traditional spring picnic, which will take place this year in 
May, the German Club is also sponsoring a series of semi-formal gatherings, in order 
to provide a frame in which undergraduates, graduates, faculty and other interested 
persons can meet and discuss subjects of mutual interest. Talks presented on speci- 
fic topics by featured speakers on these evenings provide a basis for the discussions 
which follow. The gatherings are all taking place at the German House, 108 S. Greg- 
ory in Urbana, commencing at 8:00 p.m. The first session was held on Feb. 1? and 
centered around a discussion of Play Strindberg . presented that same month by the 
German Club. Future sessions are now planned for March 9, 23; Apr. 13, 27; May 11,2 5 
The Theater Group cast of Play Strindberg is willing to "go on the road" with its 
production; the Club advisor (Rainer Sell) or president (Bill Freyman) would, there- 
fore, like to hear from German Departments at colleges and universities throughout 
111. and neighboring states which are interested in taking advantage of the possibi- 
lity of having the Diirrenmatt play performed in German on their campuses. The pro- 
ceeds from ticket sales would have to defer only the basic travelling expenses of the 
Theater Group and the royalty fees for the play, the latter of which totaled $15 for 
the U.I. performance on Feb. 12. 

In place of one of the usual laboratory periods each week in the first-year German 
classes (101-102), the Department is showing films from the series "Guten Tag." The 
content of the films is reviewed in class following the screenings and is used as a 
basis for conversation practice. The films are shown from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on 
the hour and the half hour throughout the day, and this makes it possible for students 
enrolled in courses within the Department but outside the 101-102 series, who are 
interested in practice in aural comprehension, to attend as well. The co-ordinators 
of the 101-102 program, Profs. Vincent Dell'Orto and Richard Figge, have discovered 
that the students in the program have in general welcomed this kind of change from 
the traditional laboratory session. 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof. Frank Y. Gladney 

A coed co-op Russian House is being organized. It will cost about $50 per month for 
a room and be open to anyone (graduate or undergrad) who will have completed Russian 
104 by the fall. For further information, or to assist in the project, please con- 
tact Pamela Kirk, URH Wardall 410, Urbana, 111. 61801 or (217) 332-4366. 

March 15 is the deadline for application to the U.I. fall semester program at LGU for 
advanced undergraduates (three years of Russian) and beginning graduate students. 
The program is sponsored by the Council on International Education Exchange, and the 
Ford Foundation is providing good support for part or all of the $2600 cost. Further 
information and application forms are available from Prof. Clayton L. Dawson, 3092 
FLB, Urbana, 111. 61801, or (217) 333-0680. Two Slavic Dept. students are on the pro- 
gram in Leningrad this semester, Dorthea Sir Louis and Ben Fairfax. Two other Slavic 
Dept. students, Robert Hagen and George Hoyer-Booth, are serving as guides in a USIA 
traveling trade exhibit in the USSR this semester. 

An innovation in the Department this semester is a course entitled "The Jew in Slavic 
and East European Literatures." It is being offered by Mr. Eliot Cohen to both 
undergraduates (Slavic 199) and graduate students (Slavic 491). The reading, in 
translations from Russian, Yiddish, Polish, and Ukranian, deals with such topics as 
pogroms and false messiahs, minority and majority cultures, Haskalah (Enlightenment), 
Hasidism, assimilation, and revolution. 

Prof. S.P. Hill is looking for used copies of Russian or East European film for pur- 
chase, to build up a collection that can be used, inter alia, next fall in his new 
course on Russian and East European Cinema (Slavic 319). He has already made a 
couple of rare finds and is on the track of two or three more. 

Graduate student William McCombe has formed a folklore discussion group to which he 
is planning to invite guest speakers specializing in various folklores of the world. 

The Slavic Dept. enrollment is down about twenty percent compared to last spring's 
figure. The culture and literature-in-translation courses, however, are holding 
their own: the fall ten-day total (82) represented a thirty percent increase over 
the previous fall, and the spring early total of 91 is the same as last spring's. 

The Slavic faculty at its Dec. 9 meeting approved the following changes in the 
graduate degree programs: at the M.A. level two courses must be successfully com- 
pleted in the nonmajor field (in Russian or Slavic linguistics for literature majors, 
in Russian literature for linguistics majors), rather than, as before, certain speci- 
fic courses. If the two nonmajor courses are passed with a grade of B or better, no 
minor examination will be required. There are no longer any nonmajor requirements 
beyond the M.A. level, except for the following: Ph.D. candidates in Russian litera- 
ture must take two graduate-level courses in another Slavic language or literature 
(in the original); those in linguistics must take at least three courses in at least 
two other Slavic languages. The faculty also approved in principle a Polish program 
extensive enough to constitute a strong minor. 

Russian and East European Center Director Ralph T. Fisher, Jr. is on leave this se- 
mester; in his absence Prof. Keith A. Hitchins (History) is acting director. Prof. 
Robert F. Miller (Political Science) is on a Fulbright in Yugoslavia this year. 
Prof. James R. Millar (Economics), accompanied by his wife Gera of the Slavics Dept., 
is spending his sabbatical leave with IREX in London and Zurich. His research topic 
on the Soviet economy during World War II was apparently unacceptable to the Soviet 
authorities, but the Millars hope to visit the Soviet Union at least briefly later in 
the semester. Prof. Benjamin Uroff (History) is also on leave, doing research in 

Miss Ann M. Kleimola, post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Study, is 
teaching a seminar in Muscovite Russian this spring. 

Prof. Peter B. Maggs (Law) is on leave at the East-West Center in Honolulu, 
researching legal regulation of the Soviet economy. 

Mr. Gary Wiggins, who joined the professional staff of the Slavic Division of 
the Special Languages Dept. las fall (coming from Indiana U. ) is publishing in the 
current issue of the U.I. Graduate School of Library Science Occasional Papers a 
paper entitled "English Language Reference Sources for Questions Relating to Soviet 
Science. " 

Prof. Temira Pachmuss gave a paper at the emigre" literature section of the 
annual meeting of AATSEEL in Chicago last December. The title was "Ziniada Hippius 
as an Emigre" Poet." 


Mr. Steven R. Stroud (Maine Twp. H.S. East, Park Ridge), president of the Illinois 
chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, 
has announced that the spring meeting will he held April 29 at Gemini Jr. H.S. in 
Niles. It will include the Illinois High School Russian Contest, a workshop for 
teachers, a buffet lunch featuring Russian dishes, and Russian films and entertain- 


Prof. Emeritus Henry R. Kahane , internationally known for his work in linguistics 
and the cultural heritage of the West, has been appointed Acting Director of the U.I. 
Center for Advanced Study. In 1968 he was appointed to a professorship at the Centei; 
the highest recognition the University can bestow upon members of the faculty. He 
held that position until his retirement last August. It might be added that Dr. 
Kahane' s retirement is in name only, as he can be seen daily at the Library with his 
wife Rene*e, together doing research and writing articles. 

Assoc. Prof. Spurgeon Baldwin of our Department has published in collaboration with 
Prof. Thomas Montgomery of Tulane an edition of a thirteenth-century New Testament 
( El Nuevo Testamento segun el manuscrito escurialense I-I-6 ; desde el Evangelio de 
San Marcos hasta el Apocalipsls ( BRAE , Ane.lo 22) Madrid, 1970. 64-7 pp.). Their 
study complements Prof. Montgomery's 1962 edition of the Gospel according to St. 
Matthew in the same series. Aside from the the text proper, the present volume con- 
tains an extensive prefatory essay by Prof. Baldwin on the textual history of the 
manuscript and a concluding section by Prof. Montgomery with notes on orthographic 
variants, morphological peculiarities, and a vocabulary study. This welcome edition 
contributes to our knowledge of Vulgate traditions, translation techniques, and the 
structure of literary Castilian in the Alfonsine period. 

The young Mexican writer Jose* Emilio Pacheco is in residence this semester in the 
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is very highly esteemed for his crea- 
tive literature, in the form of poetry, novels, and short stories, as well as for 
several anthologies and works of criticism. Mr. Pacheco is giving two courses, a 
graduate course on modern Spanish American literature and an undergradute course on 
Latin American culture. 

A symposium in honor of Pablo Neruda, 1971 Nobel laureate, will be held at the U.I. 
on May 3-'+, 1972. Off-campus participants will include Fernando Alegrfa (Stanford), 
Leslie Fielder (SUNY-Buffalo) , Emir Rodriguez Monegal (Yale), and the program will 
range from from formal lectures to films, poetry readings, and round-table discus- 
sions. Printed announcements will be available by the end of March. 

Marfa Luisa Ramos, noted Brazilian critic, was recently at the U.I. and delivered a 
lecture on the evening of Feb. 2^, 1972. 

The Spring meeting of the Downstate Chapter of the American Association of Teachers 
of Spanish and Portuguese will be held on Sat., Apr. 22, 1972, at the Limestone 
Community High School, Bartonville (Peoria), 111. from 9:00-12:00 noon; luncheon will 
be served at 12:30. Further details will be announced when they are available. 


The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), consisting of the universities of 
the Big Ten plus the Univ. of Chicago, offers the CIC Summer Program in Mexico. The 
purpose of the program is to provide qualified undergraduates with an opportunity to 
enhance their facility in the use of the Spanish language and to enrich their special 
fields of concentration. Participants will be housed with Mexican families. 

The program, to be held at the Universidad Ibero-Americana from June 19-Aug. 11, 
1972, is intended primarily for students whose area of specialization is Spanish. It 
is open, however, to undergraduate students from other disciplines who have demon- 
strated ability in the use of Spanish. 

The Director is Prof. James Maharg, a recent Ph.D. from the U.I. The approximate 
cost for the 1972 Summer Program will be $625. For application forms and further 
information, students should write to: Prof. James Maharg, Director; CIC Summer Pro- 
gram in Mexico; Dept. of Romance Languages; Univ. of Mich.; Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104. 

The U.I., Urbana-Champaign and Chicago Circle, will again sponsor a year-abroad pro- 
gram in Spain which constitutes the equivalent of a year in residence on either cam- 
pus. The program is designed primarily for students majoring in Spanish or the 
teaching of Spanish, although other students may apply. Minimum requirements are 
the completion of a fourth-semester course in Spanish, an overall 3-5 grade average, 
and a 4.0 average in Spanish courses. 

The total cost of the program to each student is comparable to the average ex- 
penses incurred during the academic year on campus at Urbana-Champaign. Students 
will attend courses in Spain during the nine-month period equivalent to two semesters 
at the Urbana-Champaign campus or three quarters at the Circle campus. Part of 
September will be spent in a preliminary orientation session in Madrid, handled by 
the Spanish government's Instituto de Cultura Hlspanica , and the following eight 
months (October through May) in special classes at the Univ. of Barcelona. 

The application deadline is March 15, 1972. The candidates selected by a local 
screening committee will be notified in April. Application forms are available from 
the Spanish Dept. Office, 4080 Foreign Language Bldg. or from Prof. Joseph S. Flores, 
Chairman of the Illinois Year-Abroad Program in Spain, 4150C F.L.B., Univ. of 111., 
Urbana, 111. 61801, telephone (217) 333-1739, and from the Spanish Dept. Office, 
U.I. Chicago Circle Campus, Chicago, 111. 60680. 

Prof. M.H. Forster has published a book: Letras de Me"xico (1937-1947) : Indice Ano - 
tado . Mexico: Ed. Ibero-Americana, 1971. 200 pp. 

Prof. Luis Leal has recently published a book and two articles. His book is 
Cuentlstas hispanoamericanos del slglo velnte . New York: Random House, 1972. 243 pp. 
His articles include "La nueva narrative mexicana," Nueva Narrativa His panoame r i c ana, 
II, 1 (Jan., 1972), 89-97; and "La realidad autdnoma de Conversacion en la Catedral ," 
Norte . Hispanic Journal of Amsterdam, XII, 5-6 (Oct. -Dec, 197D, 122-125. (Number 
dedicated to Mario Vargas Llosa). 

Asst. Prof. Dieter Wanner has published a review of Strutture sintattiche del 
predlcato in itallano by Annarita Puglielli (Biblioteca di filologia romanza, 15) , 
Bari : Adriatica Editrice, 1970, which appeared in Papers in Linguistics , IV, 2 (197U 

Grad. Teaching Asst. Michiko Nonoyama completed two papers in a seminar given 
last summer by Prof. Anthony Pasquariello, Head of the Dept. Her papers have been 
accepted by Hispandfila for publication: "Personalidad en los dramas de Unamuno y 
de Buero Vallejo" and " Gulllermo Tell tlene los o.jos trlstes , Ana'lisis de tema y de 
te'cnica. " 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo corrected and proof-read an article for Grad. 
Teaching Asst. Frank H. Nuessel, Jr. which was the result of research done in a 
seminar on Calder6n taught by Prof. Porqueras-Mayo. The article is "Observaciones 
sobre el verbo 'estStico' o la cesura dram5tica de Calderon," which appeared in 
Boletfn de Filologfa Espanola, XI, 38-89 (1971), 23-31. Mr. Nuessel also reviewer) 
Noble, Fouad, and LaCasa, Spanish — A Basic Course , New York: Holt, Rinehart and 
Winston, 1971. This review appeared in Mode rn Language Journal , Feb., 1972. 


Prof. M.H. Forster gave a paper "Four Contemporary Mexican Poets: Montes de Oca, 
Zaid, Pacheco, Aridjis" on Feb. 10, 1972, at Indiana Univ., Symposium on Contemporary 
Latin American Poetry. 

Prof. Luis Leal will read a paper at a symposium on the New Latin American Novel 
to be held at Houston Univ. on March 17-18. He also read a paper, "La ensenanza de 
la literatura hispanoamericana en los Estados Unidos" at the AATSP meeting held in 
Chicago on Dec. 29, 1971. He served as Discussion Leader at Seminar 41, Modern 
Language Association Convention in Chicago, Dec. 28, 1971, on "New Directions on 
Spanish American Fiction." Prof. Leal also spoke earlier on the short story at the 
ACTFL meeting; it was incorrectly reported in the Dec. Newsletter that Prof. Anthony 
Pasquariello spoke on the short story. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, Resident Director of the U.I. Year-Abroad Program 
in Spain, read a paper "La verdad universal y la teorfa drama"tica del Siglo de Oro" 
at the last International Congress of Hispanists, which took place in Salamanca. 
Prof. Porqueras-Mayo was also chairman of one session at the Congress. 

Assoc. Prof. David Hershberg attended the American Association of Teachers of 
Spanish and Portuguese Convention at Chicago in December, 1971. 

Asst. Profs. Martha Francescato and Anthony Cassell received U.I. Faculty 
Fellowships for Summer, 1972, which will enable them to continue their research. 

The U.I. Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by the Foreign Language 
Departments of the U.I., under the direction of the Head of the Department of Spanish 
Italian, and Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 4119 FLB, Urbana. The 
Newsletter is available without charge to all interested persons in Illinois and 
other areas. All communications by mail should be addressed to the Editor, FL News- 
letter, 4080 FLB, Urbana, 111. 61801. 


April, 1972 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 
Vol. XXV, No. k Editor: Alice Long Anderson 

This issue marks the close of the twenty-fifth year of publication of the Foreign 
Language Newsletter . Change has been the only constant over the years. Many Insights 
into education and the languages are to be gained by an overview of the Newsletter 
through the years, with its many references to methodology, professional societies 
and meetings, and growth of interest in foreign languages. 

The Foreign Language Newsletter itself has been subject to a variety of changes 
in its twenty-five years. It was established during the school year of 19^7-^8, as a 
result of a questionnaire sent to all Illinois foreign language teachers by the late 
Dr. John Van Home, former Head of the Department of Spanish and Italian. The News - 
letter was solely authored by the Dept. of Spanish and Italian (later Portuguese was 
added to the title) until the addition of French in 1955. The first issue as the 
Modern Foreign Language Newsletter (including German) appeared in February, 1956. 
This title remained until last fall, 1971, when the Classics Dept. was added, thereby 
necessitating the deletion of the word "Modern," giving the present name Foreign 
Language Newsletter . The Newsletter was originally sent to all high school teachers 
of foreign languages in Illinois. Today it goes to a large percentage of the teaches 
with the addition of interested teachers from elementary schools, junior colleges, 
and universities, as well as alumni. The circulation by mail is about 1300, includ- 
ing nearly all fifty states and several foreign countries; there has never been any 
charge to subscribers. The purpose of the Newsletter was originally stated to be a 
medium through which teachers could tell what they were doing and thereby get ideas 
from each other. Earlier issues included many interesting features, such as summa- 
ries of the conclusions of professional meetings, articles on current methodology, 
stories of world Christmas customs, linguistic topics (such as the explanation of 
phonemes and allophones), as well as book reviews and bibliography for teachers. 

Professional societies and meetings have flourished from the beginning. The MLA 
and the AAT's have strongly influenced trends in teaching. Many local and regional 
meetings have been held and are still well attended by area language teachers. The 
Articulation Conference for high school teachers held each fall since 19^8 is another 
direct result of Dr. Van Home's original questionnaire. Early efforts made at the 
various conferences and in the Newsletter were to eliminate the word "foreign" (i.e., 
strange or peculiar) and substitute it with "world" languages. Pan American Day had 
an important role; the Newsletter from its beginnings showed much interest in print- 
ing what the individual schools and teachers did to celebrate Pan American Day, inclid 
ing exhibits, plays, bazaars, and all-school assemblies. Started in 1957 by a res- 
olution of the AAT's, National Foreign Language Week was to be observed every Febr., 
with similar attempts to heighten public awareness of the role of foreign languages. 
The linguistic organizations as well were concerned with the development of foreign 
languages. As early as 1952 the Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of Ameiica 
(meeting at Indiana U.) spoke of an increased interest in the "rarer" languages, such 
as American Indian languages, Sanskrit, and African languages. Times have changed, 
however, as the 1952 Newsletter mentioned various talks, of which "one of the more 
interesting of these dealt with reversed speech as produced on a tape recorder. . .this 
is an efficient means of studying distinctions of sound." Another sign of the times 
from 1950 was when a meeting date was changed because all University buildings were 
shut down on that Saturday due to the coal shortage. 

The Newsletter is also a rich source of insights into previous language teaching 
methods. The "spoken" method captured much interest already twenty-five years ago. 
Both Array methods and texts were used, with modifications; it was considered best al- 
ways to submerge the student first into the target language, by listening and speak- 
ing, even if the goal was only reading ability. "Students should rarely be corrected 
and should be encouraged to talk to themselves in the language as they walk down the 
street or sit in their rooms." Techniques stressed were learning dialogs with wide 

variety in classroom procedure and emphasis on "oral-aural" approach. By 1951 there 
was a disenchantment with the Army method: teaching; a specific skill to highly mo- 
tivated, select groups. Instead, teachers were urged to use the "living material" of 
newspapers, magazines, etc. Next in vogue was the "pattern" method (also called 
"mim-mem"), fostered by the descriptive grammarians, which stressed rote learning of 
the most common patterns of speech, repeated until automatic. The actual teaching 
of grammar was subordinated to pattern practice, and translation into the target lan- 
guage was largely eliminated. Nonetheless, no hope was felt that "regular" and 
"oral" methods might be merged. Presumably this (1952-55) was a period of "experi- 
mentation, out of which will emerge some security regarding method. This is a prob- 
lem for solution in the future." The language laboratory was early named as one 
cause of the most successful results in recent foreign language teaching. In 1950 
the U.I. Spanish Dept. got a new laboratory, consisting of four soundproof booths, 
each equipped with a record player. In 1952 the AATSP concluded that the language 
lab had not too bright a future for the high school because individual machines and 
soundproof rooms were usually unavailable. By 1959 the U.I. had a sixty-booth lab 
equipped with tape recorders and various high schools had similar, though smaller 
arrangements. Television was also a medium for teaching, with various experiments 
conducted in classroom teaching and also adult education. In 1961-62 the U.I. re- 
ceived $7 million from the government for experimental airborne television instruc- 
tion; converted airliners were outfitted with television transmitters which were to 
increase the reception area to 150-200 miles in all directions. With regard to the 
teachers themselves, teacher training was stressed more and more, the polemic being 
whether teacher trainees should take more culture courses than literature courses. 
In 1951 a "professional semester" was set up to include six weeks of practice teach- 
ing. Much further discussion centered around introducing foreign languages in the 
elementary schools (FLES). Foreign languages were taught a century ago in certain 
schools, such as German schools, until laws were passed during the War to eliminate 
foreign language teaching as "dangerous" to the national security. The beginnings of 
the current FLES interest are rooted in UNESCO, which in 1949 advised the grade 
schools to undertake the teaching of foreign languages "for broader and more under- 
standing world relationships." FLES was slower to catch on in Illinois than in 
states such as Texas with large ethnic populations. In 1951-53 only one school sys- 
tem in Illinois (Alton) was known to be involved. By the end of 1954 the program 
had mushroomed, until it included 145,000 pupils in 145 communities. FLES was so 
popular in El Paso, Texas, that starting in 1949 special classes were given to par- 
ents who wanted to learn with their children. 

After Sputnik jolted national complacency in 1957, interest burgeoned in foreign 
languages and in science. The MLA warned: "Foreign language study is essential to 
the survival of our nation." The Conant report on secondary-school teaching under- 
scored weaknesses and made positive recommendations in foreign language teaching and 
programs. Federal government appropriations {$6 million) enabled the establishment 
of NDEA Institutes during 1959-61, which a very substantial number of Illinois teach- 
ers attended. The first textbook ever created by the MLA, Modern Spanish (i960), 
was based on the "aural-oral" approach. In the early ' 50's Latin was the predom- 
inant foreign language in the high schools. A 1955 survey showed 900 high schools 
in Illinois (135 in Chicago alone); Latin was taught in 550 schools (in nearly 200, 
the only language taught); Spanish, 400 schools; French, 240; German, 90; nearly 
200 of the 900 offered none at all. Then the great jolt of Sputnik came and in- 
creased enrollment was reflected in the figures: in one year (1958) U.I. Russian 
enrollment increased 350£, to 240 students; in 1957 Russian was taught in 16 high 
schools in the U.S., 140 in 1958 and 450 in 1959. Calls for foreign language teach- 
ers from the U.I. were up: 275 calls in 1957; 431 in 1959, a much greater demand 
than the number available. Interest increased in college placement tests and in 
liaison between high school and university. The lack of graduate students was la- 
mented and their interest in teaching assistantships was solicited. An attempt to 
bring the libraries up to the standard of excellence found in Europe was fostered in 
1959, known as the Farmington Plan. This cooperative program of over sixty libraries 
designated each one to certain areas; the U.I. was designated for most of the prin- 
ciple languages and some areas of engineering. During 1962 alone 16,000 Slavic lan- 
guage volumes were acquired. 

It is our sincere hope that the recession that foreign languages are experienc- 
ing in some places today will be short-lived, as mankind once again recognizes the 
need to communicate face-to-face with our brothers the world over. 

The college foreign-language requirement was retained, by an overwhelming vote of 
225-118 of the Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty (the largest college within the 
Urbana campus) on March 23. During the past several months the foreign language re- 
quirement had been under attack by some faculty and student reformers, and the test 
came when the LAS faculty was presented with a recommendation of the Policy and 
Development committee to eliminate totally the college level foreign language re- 
quirement. This brought a vigorous response from LAS faculty members in many depart- 
ments who believe in the value of foreign language study, and who pointed out that 
the reformers were unable to offer any good reason for eliminating the requirement. 
As a result of the overwhelming support shown for the foreign language requirement in 
the March 23 vote, some of the opponents of languages admitted defeat and expressed 
the belief that the LAS college will maintain a foreign language requirement for 
many years to come. 

A very unusual event took place at the U.I. on April 21 and 22. This was the first 
Conference of its kind ever held on this campus or anywhere else on this particular 
topic. The Conference was well-attended, with more than 100 reg istrants . The 
sixteen speakers in the program came from many universities located in all areas of 
the United States. Dr. Henry R. Kahane (U.I., Professor Emeritus) spoke eloquently 
on "The Etymologist as a Transformationalist." Eric Hamp (U. of Chicago) discussed 
"Relatives in Albanian and Latin." F. B. Agard (Cornell U. ) discussed the split in 
Romance, between East-West, Insular-Mainland, etc., with regard to phonological chan® 
James Harris (M.I.T.) elucidated a theory of "Third Conjugation Metaphony," to explain 
vowel raising in the stem of Spanish third-conjugation verbs. Jurgen Klausenburger 
(U. of /lash.) discussed Latin vowel quantity and quality, suggesting; that it is in 
reality a pseudo-problem; he claimed that in Late Latin there were distinctions of 
ooth quality and quantity and that by the time of the Romance languages quality be- 
came more prevalent. Carlos Otero (UCLA) espoused a theory to explain the develop- 
ment of the unstressed personal pronouns from Old Spanish to Modern Spanish. Sanford 
Schane discussed some of the phonological deletion processes from Latin to French. 
Prof. Schane is from the U. of Calif, at San Diego. Robin Lakoff (U. of Mich.) dis- 
cussed "Contextual Pitfalls in Translation," using as her example the difficulty of 
translating from the Latin of Virgil's Aeneid to English, "Romanos, rerum dominus, 
gentemque togatum" (lit., "Romans, dominators of things, and people of the toga"). 
The main difficulties lie in preservation of the original epic style, without equiva- 
lent in English, and in the translation of "toga" which carries the additional 
cultural connotation of "free, white, voting citizen." Many other papers were pre- 
sented on the development of syntax, semantics, and phonology from Latin to Romance . 
In the Workshop on Current Issues moderated by Prof. Emeritus Henry R. Kahane, dis- 
cussion centered around the effectiveness of the transformational technique and what 
the traditional grammarians had to offer. 

The hope was expressed that a similar conference could be held each year at 
various universities. Much of the success of this Conference is due to the hard work 
of the Co-Directors Mario Saltarelli and Dieter Wanner, as well as the interdepart- 
mental committee, and the organizing committee of graduate students. This Conference 
was jointly sponsored by the Depts. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, the Classics, 
French, and Linguistics and the Latin American Studies Program. 

The Foreign Language Education Center of the Univ. of Wise, at Whitewater offers the 
following programs for foreign language teachers and advanced students during the 
summer of 1972: 

1. Individualized Instruction Workshop. A two-week workshop in June on indivi- 
dualizing instruction in the foreign language program for teachers of French, Cerman 

and Spanish. The workshop will focus on the preparation of materials which each 
participant can put to use in the classroom. 

2. Culture Workshop. A two-week workshop in July on the teaching of culture in 
the foreign language classroom for teachers of French, German, or Spanish. Native 
informants will help participants increase their familiarity with the foreign culture 
as well as help prepare cultural materials for classroom use. 

3. Summer School in Mexico. Universidad Ibero-Americana, Mexico City from June 
14- July 28. An opportunity to live with a Mexican family while studying the lan- 
guage and culture of Mexico. 

For more information, please write to: Dr. Roland Durette, Director, Foreign 
Language Education Center, Univ. of Wise. -Whitewater, Whitewater, Wise. 53190. 

The 1972 meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held Oct. 26-28 
in St. Louis, Chase-Park Plaza Hotel, with the University of Missouri-St. Louis 
serving as host institution. Among the meeting's activities will be nine special 
forums dedicated to promoting a cross-sectional colloquium between secondary, junior 
college, and college and university teachers of language and literature. All persons 
who take part in forum and section programs must be current members of MMLA or must 
join before July 1, 1972. Dues and other inquiries should be mailed to MMLA, Eng.- 
Philo3ophy Bldg., U. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. 

The 1972 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Lan- 
guages and the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) will be held Nov. 
23-26 at the Regency Hyatt House in Atlanta, Ga. There will be sessions for language 
teachers at all levels of instruction Several affiliated associations will hold their 
annual meetings or plan sessions at the ACTFL/SCOLT conference. There will be over 
75 exhibits of textbooks and other teaching aids. 

Preceding the conference, on Nov. 20-22, there will be several three-day work- 
shops: 1. Black Literature of French Expression; 2. Student-Centered Language Pro- 
grams; J. Bilingual Education Programs; 4. Teaching Culture, Part II; 5« Behavioral 
Objectives, Phase III. 

If you wish additional information at this time, please contact: C. Edward 
Scebold, ACTFL, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York 10011. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES ~ by Prof. H. Michael Dunn 

Prof. D. W. Lathrap of the U.I. Dept. of Anthropology, on March 14, presented 
"Ecuador and the New World Neolithic." The final lecture of the year under the 
sponsorship of the Central Illinois Society of the AIA has been presented by Ezat 0. 
Negahban, the Norton Lecturer, Head of the Dept. of Archaeology, Univ. of Tehran. 
His topic — "Haft Tepe, an Elamite Capital," which was delivered on April 20. 

Colloquia were delivered by Prof. Nathan Greenberg of Oberlin College on March 20, 
"Epanastrophe in Latin Poetry"; and by Prof. Gilbert Lawall of the Univ. of Mass. 
on April 3, "Theocritus, Tibullus and Thomas Rosenmeyer: Where is the Pastoral?" 

Prof. Richard T. Scanlan was in charge of one of the general sessions at the Junior 
College Conference sponsored by the U.I. and Parkland College on March 23-25, where 
he presented a paper "The Applications of Technology to the Teaching of Foreign Lan- 
guages." He also spoke at the Central States Conference in Chicago on the topic 
"The Student and the Computer." 

Prof. Michael Dunn represented the Department at the annual meetings of the 
Classical Association of the Midwest and South held this year in Durham, "J. C. and 
he also attended the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
as a member of the Advisory Council. 

A Conference on Diachronic Romance Linguistics was held on the campus Apr. 21-22. 
Five of the sixteen papers presented were of special interest to students of the 
classical languages. 

The High School Latin Conference has been scheduled for this summer, June 18-24. 
Prof. Scanlan will direct the Conference with assistance from other members of the 

The following courses are planned for the summer session, June 16-August 12, 1972: 
Latin 102, 103, and 104; Classical Civilization 111 (Mythology of Greece and Rome) 
and 112 (Greek Drama in English Translation); Greek 382 (Lyric Poetry) and Latin 381 
(Roman Comedy); Greek 491 and Latin 491 (Directed Reading). 

Prof. Allen has been Invited to present a paper on Morgantina to the Third Inter- 
national Convention for Studies on Ancient Sicily. His paper, "Per una definizione 
della facies preistorica di Morgantina: l'eta del ferro," represents a synthesis of 
the stratigraphy of the Iron Age levels excavated at Morgantina from 1955-1970, and 
will introduce insights into the chronology of the pottery and the history of central 
Sicily from ca. 850 to 500 BC . Prof. Allen will be a guest of the Convention and 
will be sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies. 

Prof. Dunn served on the team which evaluated Bloomington High School. Their 
program in the teaching of Foreign Languages was reported as "exemplary." 

Prof. Daniel Taylor's article "Aspects of Negation in Classical Greek" appears 
in the most recent issue of Studies in the Linguistic Sciences . His review of 
Naming - Const ructions in Indo - European by E. Adelaide Hahn is forthcoming in the 
Classical Journal . 

Prof. Wallach has been invited to contribute to The Epigram and the History of 
Literary Criticism to be dedicated to Prof. James Hutton of Cornell Univ. on the 
occasion of his retirement. His contribution is "An Unpublished Epigram by the 
Venerable Bede in the Library of the U.I., Urbana." He also has contributed a long 
article "The Greek and Latin Testimonia in Hadrian I's Synodica of 785 (JE 2448): A 
Diplomatic Study" to Studies in Honor of Professor Karl Bosl (of the Bavarian Acad- 
emy of Sciences and the U. of Munich) . 


Prof. A. Owen Aldridge served as chairman of the comparative literature section of 
the annual meeting of the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, which met 
at UCLA on March 23-25. At this meeting Prof. Aldridge also read a paper, "Feijoo 
and Theories of Skin Color" as part of a panel on racism in the eighteenth century. 

During his trip to California Prof. Aldridge lectured at the Univ. of Southern 
Calif, on "New Trends in Comparative Literature" and at Long Beach State College on 
"Tradition and Innovation in Augustan Literary Criticism." 

On April 8 Prof. Aldridge lectured at the Ninth Annual New York Comparative 
Literature Conference, on "The Picaresque: Underdogs Then and Now." 

In the April 1972 issue of the Tamkang Review , A Journal Mainly Devoted to Compara - 
tive Studies between Chinese and Foreign Literatures , Prof. A. Owen Aldridge has an 
article "Voltaire and the Cult of China" (Vol. Ill, pp. 25-49). 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 


Le Barbier de Seville by Beaumarchais will be performed (in a Tre'teau de Paris pro- 
duction already touring the U.S. and proving very successful) on Monday, October 30, 
1972, at the Krannert Center of the Urbana campus. There is a possibility that there 
will be two performances, a matinee and an evening one — but most probably there will 
be only one. If possible, and to make things easier for out-of-town spectators, 
curtain-time will be at 7:30 rather than 8. But all these details (also information 
on tickets, texts, etc.) will be finalized later on. Hopefully, the first Newsletter 
for next academic year will contain all this information; however, the Newsletter 
mailing process is slow. May we suggest that those who are interested contact me 
by mail early next fall and we will send them advance notice, assuming we have it by 
then. It seems certain that inexpensive editions of the play will be stocked by 
Follett's Bookstore in Champaign, IL 61820, so that you can get your quantity orders 
in as soon as your classes start again. The cost will be around 95 cents. 

Prof. Henry Kahane of the U.I. spoke on "Le Francais hors de France" on March 20. 

Prof. Emile Talbot of our Department spoke on April 10 on "Stendhal, the Artist 
and Society." 

Prof. Emile Snyder, Visiting Prof, of Comp. Lit. this term, spoke on March 21 
on "From Harlem to Senegal: A View of Modern African Literature." 

Prof. Michel Fabre of the Univ. of Paris III gave a lecture on March 10 on "Richard 
Wright in France." 

William McLean, Visiting Asst. Prof, at the Institute of Communications Research, 
introduced his film on graffiti (made in France), "A bas les murs du silence," on 
March 15. 

The CSnacle's subject for the March 13 meeting consisted of explications de 
texte of MallarmS's Les Fleurs by Prof. P. Leroux, Prof. Y. Velan and Miss Carole 

Misses Butel, Couchaux, and Feilloley led a discussion on "La Cuisine Francaise" 
on March 22, among the other activities of the Cercle Francais. 

Brice Ghanoui of the Ivory Coast was the featured speaker, on "Jeunesse Afri- 
caine: Quelle direction?" at the March 9 meeting of the Cercle litte"raire ne"gro- 
f rancophone. 

Prof. Fernand Marty of the Univ. of Ottawa (Canada) will join the staff next fall. 
Prof. Marty's work will be mainly in the field of FL learning and teaching, partic- 
ularly in connection with PLATO. 

Guy Laprevotte, Sandra Savignon, and Brigitte Wanner of our staff have received 
Faculty Summer Fellowships (U.I.) for 1972. 

Prof. Snyder of Undiana will again be Visiting Professor here next fall ( in 
French and Comp. Lit.) and will teach a graduate course on the Black Literature of 
French Expression. 

Prof. Philip Kolb was recently the guest of the French Foreign Ministe in Paris 
to organize the lectures which he will give in France and elsewhere next year during 
his sabbatical. 

The first Conference on Diachronic Romance Linguistics was held at the U.I. on April 
21-22. Three papers are of particular interest to students of the French language: 
Casagrande, "Diachronic Fossilization in French Syntax"; Scheme, "Some Synchronic 
Deletion Processes and Their Synchronic Consequences in French"; and Skousen, "The 
Verbal System of French." 

GERMANIC NOTES ~ by Prof. Roy Allen 

A singular honor was recently bestowed upon Prof. Elmer Antonsen by the Federal 
Republic of Germany when he was invited to Join six other American linguists on a 
tour of a number of West German universities. The following is Prof. Antonsen 's 
rSsume" of his very interesting trip: 

I was one of seven American linguists invited by the Foreign Office of the 
Federal Republic of Germany to tour West German universities from February 28 to 
March 18 and to attend the annual meeting of the Institut fur deutsche Sprache in 
Mannheim from March 8-11 of this year. Included in the program were visits to the 
universities in Bonn, Cologne, Munich, Marburg, Saarbrucken and to the Freie Univer- 
sit'at and the Technische Universitat in West Berlin. In addition to meeting with 
colleagues at these universities, the Americans were received by representatives of 
the ministries of education in the various states visited and by officials of the 
universities and given an opportunity to learn about latest developments in the re- 
form of higher education in Germany, which has undergone a severe crisis in recent 
years. It was particularly interesting to learn that many of the reforms already 
initiated or in the planning stage tend to introduce a system much closer to that 
found in American universities, including the academic and administrative structures 
and specific courses of study with more frequent examinations and a time limit for 
the completion of requirements. In addition to the professionally-oriented meetings 
and receptions, the participants in the tour were guests of the Federal and state 
governments at numerous concerts, plays and opera performances. Other members of the 
group were W. P. Lehmann (Texas), Herbert Penzl (California), W. Freeman Twaddell 
(Brown), Frans van Coetsem (Cornell), Emraon Bach (Texas), and Carroll Reed (Mass.). 

Prof. Richard Figge was the Department's official representative on the 
Advisory Council of the 1972 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Lan- 
guages. The conference was held in New York City from April 13-15. 

Profs. U. Henry Gerlach, Clayton Gray, Jr. and Karl-Heinz Schoeps have been 
awarded Summer Faculty Fellowships by the Graduate College of the U.I. 

Mr. Rudolf Hofmeister, a Ph.D. from the U.I. and an Instructor in the Department, 
was the featured speaker at the April 6 meeting of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t. 
Mr. Hofmeister spoke on "The Unique Manuscript in Medieval German Literature." 

Miss Mariella Lansford, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department, has recently been grant- 
ed a Danish Marshall Award by the George C. Marshall Memorial Fund in Denmark. The 
award, which covers all expenses, is for study in Denmark for ten months in 1972-73. 
Miss Lansford is currently completing a doctoral dissertation on "The Danish Ballad 
in Germany in the Nineteenth Century." 

Miss Candace Widmar, a senior in the Teacher Training Program of the Department, 
has just been awarded a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst ) Fellowship for 
study in Germany for 1972-73- This award will enable Miss Widmar to study Modern 
German Theater at the Univ. of Munich. 

The Spring meeting of the Southern Illinois Chapter of the AATG will be held this 
year on Saturday, May 13, 1972 in the Union Building of Western 111. Univ. at Macomb. 
Prof. U. Henry Gerlach, who is the Vice President of the chapter, invites all AATG 
members and other interested German teachers to attend. The program of the meeting 
will include a reception (with coffee and donuts : 8:30-9:30 a.m.), a business meet- 
ing (9:30 a.m.) and a lecture with discussion by Prof. Lange, Chairman of the Dept. 
of Germanic Languages and Literatures of Princeton Univ., on the topic "Understanding 
Another Culture" (10:30-11 :^+5) . Following the luncheon, at which awards will be 
presented to the winners of the AATG High School German Contest (12:00), there will 
be a performance of excerpts from Georg Buchner's play Woyzeck (1:30 p.m.) and a 


special presentation (2:15-3:30). Registration fee, including the cost of the 
luncheon, is $4.00. Checks for the registration fee should be mailed to the local 
host of the meeting: Prof. Luise A. Lenel, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Litera- 
tures, Western 111. Univ., Macomb, IL 61455. 

Prof. James McGlathery, the Executive Secretary of the Department, recently issued 
a report on a new program of German language courses at the U.I.: the Department has 
initiated two new sequences this spring on the second-, third- and fourth-semester 
levels of language study (102-104) which may be taken either as substitutes for, or 
as supplements to, the regular, "four-skill" sequence of German 102-104. (At present 
there is no provision for choice or supplement on the first-semester, or 101, level.) 
Any of the sequences leads directly toward fulfillment of the LAS College's foreign 
language requirement. The student may even chart his own course from among these 
courses, since the LAS requirement basically provides only that the student complete 
a four-hour, fourth-semester level course (or the equivalent). One of the two new 
sequences (German 112, 113, 114) is devoted to practice in speaking German, the 
other (German 122, 123, 124) to practice in reading, with emphasis on non-fiction, 
especially expository prose. Both of these sequences are experimental in that vocab- 
ulary, grammar, and translation are not presented or drilled but only touched upon 
tangentially in class. Instead, games and exercises which provide direct practice in 
talking and reading have been developed. The guiding thought in these experiments is 
to take quite literally the principle that we learn to do by doing and that practice 
makes perfect. No exercise is allowed which does not involve spontaneous speech in 
the speaking sequence, or thoughtful comprehension in the reading sequence. 

About half of our students follow the regular, four-skills sequence through the 
fourth-semester level. Another forty percent switch to the reading sequence after 
one, two, or three semesters in the regular sequence. (These students almost always 
proceed to the next level despite the change of sequence.) About ten percent current 
ly elect the speaking sequence, but this figure will probably increase over the next 
two years at the expense of the regular sequence. The result will probably be a 
ratio of k0% in four-skills, 205? in speaking and 40$ in reading. 

Almost all of our students use the speaking and reading sequences as substi- 
tutes, not as supplements, although there are some students who add a course from 
another sequence in order to gain additional practice in that skill. 

The Department also offers one two-hour supplementary course in each of the 
three levels beyond the first semester. A student who has had one semester of Ger- 
man may take a two-hour Introduction to German Studies (German 142). After two se- 
mesters he can take Practice in Conversation (German 153) and after three semesters, 
Practice in Writing (German 164). In the first-semester course (German 101) there 
is a weekly lecture on German language and culture. Further opportunity for study 
for language students on the elementary and intermediate level is provided by topics 
offered under German 199, The Undergraduate Open Seminar. 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof. Frank Y. Gladney 

The Slavic Dept. has nominated eight students for participation in the fall semester 
at Leningrad State Univ.; they are Birute Lanys and Ilene Levnie, presently graduate 
students in the Department, and students (one each) from Beloit College, Grinnell 
Coll., Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of Iowa, Northwestern Univ., and Washington Univ. 
The program is sponsored by the Council on International Education Exchange, and 
Dr. Dawson, a member of the steering committee, will be in New York this month par- 
ticipating in the work of the selection committee. 

Two students in the department will participate in the program over the summer. 
They are John Calderonello and Svetlana Tverdochlebov. Their participation is being 
supported in part by the Russian and East European Center's summer scholarships for 
intensive language study. The other three recipients of the $250 scholarship are 
Laura Applebaum (sociology), William C. Howell (comparative education), and John W. 
Chase (Princeton Univ.). 

Mark Skwarnicki, a Polish poet participating in the Univ. of Iowa poetry work- 
shop this year, visited the campus April 18 and took part in an informal colloquium 
on contemporary Polish poetry. 

The Wilhelm Fink Verlag in Munich has published Z. N. Hippius : Collected Poetical 
Works . 1899-1945 , first comprehensive edition, compiled, annotated, and with an 
introduction by Temira Pachmuss, Vol. 1: 1899-1918 (528 pp.), Vol. 2: 1918-1945 
(580 pp.). The February, 1972, Modern Language Journal carries Miss Pachmuss' re- 
view of Richard Peace, Doestoevsky : An Examination of the Ma j or Novels . Louis 
Iribarne's 30-page article, "Babel's Red Cavalry as a Baroque Novel," which was pre- 
sented as a lecture here in spring, 1970, has been accepted for publication by 
Contemporary Literature (Univ. of Wise. Press). His translations from Witold 
Gombrowicz were favorably reviewed in a recent article on Gombrowicz in the Times 
Literary Supplement (11 Feb. 1972). His translation of Leszek Kolakowski's essay, 
"An Epistemology of the Striptease," appeared last fall in Tri - Quarterly . 

The spring Slavic and East European Journal includes Evelyn Bristol's review of 
Ostanovka v pus tyne , a volume of verse published in New York by Soviet poet Iosif 
Brodsky, and Steven P. Hill's review of the British edition of G. 0. Vinokur's The 
Russian Language . The summer issue carries a review of Russian-English technical 
dictionaries by Henry Zalucky, a review on the Croatian language by Rasio Dunatov, 
and a review on Dostoevsky by Miss Pachmuss. Clayton L. Dawson's review of the 
Rudy-Youhn-Nebel Russian : A Complete Elementary Course appeared in the December 
Slavic Review . 

Summer plans for most department members are still fluid. Miss Pachmuss will con- 
tinue her research on Russian literature in emigration (for the publication of 
Zinaida Hippius' diaries in English translation) in Stockholm and Paris in August 
and September. Frank Gladney will be organizing a small research team to work on 
his handbook of Polish, on a contract between the U.S. Office of Education and U.I. 


Screening of applicants for the U.I. year-abroad program in Spain has begun. There 
are still a few openings for qualified students from other institutions in Illinois. 
For further information and application, please contact at once: Prof . Joseph Flores , 
4080 F.L.B., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

HILARI0 S. SAENZ (1896-1972) 
Word has been received of the death of Hilario S. Saenz, retired Spanish professor 
from the Univ. of Nebraska (Lincoln), in February, 1972. Prof. Saenz was born in 
Spain in 1896. He came to the United States in 1916 and entered the Univ. of Indiana, 
where he received his B.A. He received his M.A. from the Univ. of Chicago and his 
Ph.D. from the U.I. He joined the Univ. of Nebr. staff in 1931, and in 1945 became 
an associate professor of Spanish language and literature; in 1952 he was promoted tc 
Professor. His retirement came in 1967. Prof. Saenz was a member of the MLA, the 
AATSP, the American Association of Univ. Professors, and Phi Sigma Iota. 

The following is the revised summer schedule of advanced undergraduate and graduate 
courses for 1972, including the name of the professor and the time to be given: 
Span. 305 (Romanticism and Realism), Pasquariello, 3; 309 (Medieval Literature), 
Baldwin, 2; 310 (Contemporary Span. -Am. Lit.), Meehan, 12 noon; 314 (Golden Age 
Poetry & Drama), Hershberg, 9; 331 (Cultura hispanica: Spain), Flores, 10; 351 
(Phonetics), Allen, 8; 352 (Syntax), Allen, 9; 428 (Studies in 19th Century Lit.: 
"Costumbrismo y novela"), Cowes, 2; 429 (Studies in G.A. Lit.: "La Celestina and its 


Continuations"), Baldwin, 1; 430 (Studies in 20th Cent. S.A. Lit.: "Fiction of Azuela 
& Fuentes"), Meehan, 11; 436 (Seminar in S.A. Novel), Leal, 2; 439 (S.A. cuento ) . 
Leal, 9. 

Also included in the summer offerings are: Port. 40? (Studies in Brazilian Lit}, 
Aiex, 11; Port. Ill (Elementary Port., 8 hrs. credit), staff, 8-10 & 1-3; Ital. 400 
(Beginning; Ital. for Graduate Students), 8-10; and Span. 400 (Beginning Span, for 
Graduate Students), 8-10. 

Mew options are available to the student in both third- and fourth-semester Spanish, 
whether he is taking the course as a requirement, an elective, or a supplement to 
other Spanish courses, beginning in September, 1972. 

In the third semester, the student may take either Spanish 123 (Reading and 
Speaking Spanish, I), with readings in Spanish of literary and cultural texts with 
discussion in Spanish, as well as some essential grammar; this course, along with 
Span. 104 or 124 or 134 or 114, fulfills the foreign language requirement. Or he may 
take Span. 103 as his other third-semester option. Students planning to enroll in 
advanced courses in Spanish should take Span. 103 

Even more options are available in the fourth-semester of Spanish. A continua- 
tion of Span. 103 is Span. 104, which should be taken by students planning to enroll 
in advanced courses in Spanish. For those taking the fourth-semester as a require- 
ment or as a supplement to other Spanish courses, the following are available: 
Span. 114, 124, and 134. Spanish 114 (Conversational Spanish) provides practice in 
conversation in Spanish on topics of current interest, with brief grammar review as 
necessary to improve oral skills. Another option is Span. 124 (Reading and Speaking 
Spanish, II), which is a continuation of Span. 123. The final option available is 
Span. 134 (Reading Spanish), which consists of readings in Spanish texts with dis- 
cussion in English. Any of these courses in fourth-semester Spanish will fulfill the 
foreign language requirement; however, any student planning to take advanced Spanish 
courses must enroll in 103-104. 

The distinguished critic and researcher Umberto Eco delivered a lecture on April 7, 
"Approccio semiotico a una definizione del linguagecio poetico." Prof. Eco is present- 
ly Visiting Professor at Northwestern Univ. 

Professor Emeritus Henry R. Kahane has been appointed to the Committee on Honorary 
Memberships of the Linguistic Society of America. 

Prof. J. H. D. Allen delivered a paper at the U. of Kentucky Foreign Language 
Conference, April 27-29, "Spanish Reflexes of Latin /s/." 

Prof. Luis Leal read a paper, "Contemporary Mexican Novel and Short Story," at 
the Conference on Contemporary Latin American Literature held at the Univ. of Houston 
March 16-18. Among others participating were Jorge Luis Borges, Fernando Alegrfa, 
Seymour Menton, and Ben Belitt. Also attending were Profs. Olga Martfnez (111. State), 
and Warren L. Meinhardt (Southern 111. Univ.) who served as discussant for the paper 
on Argentine literature. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, Resident Director for the U.I. Year-Abroad Program 
in Spain, has been appointed "Secretario-Relator" of one of the sessions of the 
Primer Congreso Internaclonal sobre el Arcipreste de Hita, to be held in Madrid 
June 21-24. 

Jose" Emilio Pacheco, Visitins; Prof, at the U.I. and renowned Mexican author, 
participated in the International Poetry Festival in Austin, Texas, February 26-27. 
He also gave a poetry reading and participated in a poetry rap with students of the 
Dept. of Spanish, Indiana Univ., on March 24-2 5. 

Assoc. Prof. Richard Preto-Rodas gave a lecture on April 13 at Indiana Univ. 
His topic was " Rus and Urbs : Two Views of the Negro as Seen in the Poetry of Jorge 
de Lima and Molegue Rlcardo of Jose* Lins do Rego." This lecture formed part of a 
symposium, "The Picaresque of Africa," sponsored by their Latin American Program in 
conjunction with the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese. Prof. Preto-Rodas also spoke 
to the Spanish Club at the U.I. in February: "Dos Culturas de Espaldas." 


Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, Head of the Department, has published an article, 
"Miguel Mihura's Tres sombreros de copa : A Farce to Make You Sad," in Symposium, 
XXVI, 1 (1972), 57^oT. 

Professor Emeritus Henry R. Kahane with Rene"e Kahane has published "Prom Land- 
mark to Toponym," in Harrl Meier Testimonial , Munich, 1971, 253-258. Prof. Kahane 
has also published a review of R. Quilliot, The Sea and the Prisons: A Commentary on 
the Life and Thought of Albert Camus . in Books Abroad , 46 (1972), 77. 

Among; Prof. Luis Leal's recent publications are "Mito y realismo social en 
Miguel Angel Asturias," in Helmy F. Giacoman (ed.), Homenaje a Miguel Angel Asturias 
(New York: Las Americas, 1971 (1972)), 311-324; and "Entre la fantasia y el compro- 
mise: los cuentos de Fernando Alegrfa," in Helmy F. Giacoman (ed.), Homenaje a 
Fernando Alegrfa (New York: Las Americas, 1972), 189-201. 

Visiting Prof. Jose" Emilio Pacheco has many publications to his credit. Among 
the more recent are the following six: " Lange rhaus , " a short story, Cuadernos 
Americanos . Nov. -Dec, 1971; "Homenaje a Nezahualc<5yotl, ■ a poem, Diorama , Jan. 6; 
"In Memoriam Francisco Pina," an article, La Cultura en Mexico . Jan. 21; "Respuesta 
a Salvador de Madariaga," Excelsior . Jan. 29; "Parque de diversiones , " a short story, 
in Luis Leal: Cuentistas Hispanoamericanos del Slglo Velnte , Random House; "Three 
Poems" in The Penguin Book of Latin American Verse , edited by Enrique Caracciolo. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, Resident Director of the U.I. Year-Abroad Program 
in Spain, has published (with F. S. Escribano) Preceptlva dramdtlca espanola del 
renaclmiento y barroco , Second Edition, revised and greatly amplified, Gredos 
(Madrid, 1972), 406 pp. He has also published another book, Temas y_ formas de la 
llteratura espanola , Gredos (Madrid, 1972), 182 pp. Prof. Porqueras-Mayo (with F.S. 
Escribano) has also published "La verdad universal y la teorfa drama"tica en la Edad 
de Oro," in Homena.le a W. L. Flchtar . Castalia (Madrid, 197D, 601-609. 

Asst. Prof. A. Aiex has an article "Necessidade e Liberdade segundo Hume," which 
apoeared in Estudos Hist(5ricos . revista da Faculdade de Filosofia, Clencias e Letras 
de Marflia . Number 8 (1969), 155-173. 

Mr. Frank H. Nuessel, Jr., graduate teaching assistant, has a review of Hilario 
S. Pena, Rumbos de Espafia (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 197D in Modern 
Language Journal , Vol. 56, 4 (1972). 

Dear Colleagues: 

The next issue of the Newsletter will appear in October 1972. Any items of general 
interest sent to the Editor before September 15 will be included in the first issue. 
For the convenience of those who will be moving during the summer, a change of ad- 
dress form is provided below. 

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all of you who 
have been helpful in contributing information and articles for the Newsletter. I 
also wish to thank my fellow editors of this past year for their earnest hard work 
and cooperation: Profs. Michael Dunn, Barbara Smalley, Edwin Jahiel, Roy Allen, and 
Frank Y. Gladney. My special thanks to Prof. Pasquariello for his helpful sugges- 
tions and advice. 

Our sincere and best wishes for a pleasant summer. 

Alice L. Anderson, Editor 



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l\^j l ^A# November, 1972 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 

\^^W Vol. XXVI, No. 1 Editor: Alice Long; Anderson 

Increasing importance is being attached to the establishment of criteria for eval- 
uating quantitatively and qualitatively the many facets of the academic world. 
Academicians are being asked to redefine their responsibilities in the framework of 
the managerial precepts of business and industry, a task for which they are more 
often than not ill-prepared and generally otherwise unsuited. The major problem lies 
in the need to distinguish between the evaluation of performance and that of pro- 
ductivity — when the measure of productivity loses definition, it becomes more diffi- 
cult to define performance. The resulting dilemma has produced an increasing incom- 
patibility between the academic responsibilities of educational institutions and the 
supportive nonacademic functions required in the administration of the institutions. 
Nowhere is the rift brought into sharper focus than in the humanistic disciplines, 
and in the study of foreign languages in particular — areas which inherently defy 
general definition in terms of "productivity" and "performance." 

There are areas in the study of foreign languages which can be evaluated quan- 
titatively and qualitatively. Productivity and performance can be measured, for 
instance, in the areas of syntax and vocabulary. But foreign language study exceeds 
the mechanical limits of words, phrases, and grammar, and accordingly challenges 
systems of evaluation limited to these areas. There are definable limits to evalua- 
tion, and these limits should be set by the discipline, not by the inadequacies of 
the evaluation or measurement. The principle applies throughout the humanistic 
disciplines — they tend to defy standardized procedures of evaluation. 

This lack of definition is pointed out in a much more general way in the case of 
students encountering the college curriculum. Generally speaking, the humanistic 
areas of high school curricula have been confined to several years of English and 
probably two or three of a foreign language. The student and, equally as important, 
the guidance counselor upon whom the student depends for direction have generally 
not associated specific studies in English and foreign languages with the term 
"humanities." The terms sociology, psychology, biology resound with the ring of 
relevance and convey overtones of social conscience and environmental concern of 
general appeal. Political science and economics suggest ideologies which project the 
glamour of conflict. The image of the humanities has not generally been projected in 
these lively terms. 

Furthermore, these other areas tend to lend themselves to a form of categorical 
analysis more easily than the humanities. The "either/or" format is particularly 
suited — the basis for evaluation can be either that of inspiring research of long- 
term benefit or that of providing an immediate impact on the human environment, or 
both. Either concept does not defy definition. 

There is, however, a significant academic area where such an analysis falls 
short, an area which commands a marvelously potent force. The overwhelming support 
last spring in favor of retaining the foreign language requirement represented 
considerably more than a struggle for headcount on the part of isolated interest 
groups protecting their self-interests. It was a resounding acknowledgement by near- 
ly two-thirds of the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences supporting 
an area of their curriculum which although defying definition, nevertheless is still 
of fundamental importance. 

The following correspondence between Herbert Lederer (President of the National 
Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations) and Richard Nixon indicates the 
President's position on the value of foreign language study. 

Dear Dr. Lederer: 

Before any more time passes, I want to thank you for your letter 
of January 11, in which you rightly point out the important role that 
foreign language study will play in the emerging era of negotiations 
and peaceful international relationships. 

At the conclusion of my recent visit to China our two countries 
agreed to facilitate trade and contact between our citizens. This is 
an encouraging step forward in our search for peace, and it is symbolic 
of the exciting future which lies ahead for Americans, and especially 
for our young people. 

The youth of today will live in an age of unparalleled interna- 
tional exchange and cooperation, and those who have studied a foreign 
language will be better prepared to help this nation work with others 
to build a better future for mankind. I hope you will convey to the 
language teachers in your Association my very best wishes for every 
success in their valuable efforts to help America realize the great 
opportunities of the coming era. 

With my best wishes, 


(signed) Richard Nixon 

At a time when overtures are being made for international understanding, when cul- 
tural, commercial and industrial interdependence is growing and the need for know- 
ledge of foreign languages is more pressing than ever, the study of foreign lan- 
guages in American schools are facing an uncertain future. 

We direct your attention to the following resolution, adopted by the Associa- 
tion of Assistant Principals (Foreign Languages), and urge you to support it. Any- 
one who agrees with their thesis can help immensely by sending on letterhead a short 
statement supporting the teaching of foreign languages in the secondary schools, to: 
Association of Assistant Principals; Theodore F. Nuzzi, President; 33-5^ 171 Street; 
Flushing, N. Y. 11358. The draft resolution is as follows: 

WHEREAS foreign languages are an important tool of communication in the modern 

WHEREAS, in view of the cosmopolitan nature of New York City, foreign languages 
are of special significance in the commerce industry and social and health services 
of the city; 

WHEREAS every child, in exercising his rights and responsibilities as a citizen 
and developing his potential as an individual, needs the cultural insights inherent 
in foreign language study; 

WHEREAS life in a culturally pluralistic society requires greater intercultural 

WHEREAS foreign languages can provide the individual with the cultural mobility 
and adaptability so essential to living and working in the modern world; and 

WHEREAS foreign languages are therefore an important part of the general educa- 
tion of every child 


1. That a minimum of two years of foreign language study with alternative 
language curricula to meet different student needs be required of all high 
school students; 

2. That students be allowed to take as many years of the foreign language 
sequence as their abilities, interests, vocational goals, and life objec- 
tives indicate; and 

3. That linguistically talented students be encouraged to study a second 
foreign language. 

The '72 ACTFL/SCOLT (Southern Conference On Language Teaching) Joint Annual Meeting 
will be held November 23-26, 1972, at the Regency Hyatt House in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The theme of the conference will be "Let Us Talk to Each Other Now." There 
will be sessions for language teachers at all levels of instruction. Several affili- 
ated associations will hold their annual meetings or plan sessions at the ACTFL/SCOLT 
conference. There will be over 75 exhibits of textbooks and other teaching aids. 
This year the banquet is scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 1972. 

Preceding the conference will be several three-day workshops on l)Black Litera- 
ture of French Expression; 2) Student-Centered Language Programs; 3) Bilingual Edu- 
cation Programs; 4) Teaching Culture, Part II; 5) Behavioral Objectives, Phase III. 
They are planned for Monday — Wednesday, November 20-22, 1972. For additional infor- 
mation write: ACTFL/SCOLT Joint Meeting, 62 Fifth Ave., New York 10011. 

The Third Annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages will be held at Indiana 
University (Bloomington) on March 29-31, 1973. This Symposium continues the tradi- 
tion begun at the University of Florida in February, 1971, and continued by the 
Conference on Diachronic Romance Linguistics at the U.I. in April, 1972. 

The subject matter of the Symposium is limited to the intersection of genera- 
tive grammar and the Romance languages. Its aim is to bring forth novel contribu- 
tions in the descriptions of Romance languages, to draw attention to phenomena that 
might be of importance in the constant re-examination of our theoretical views, and 
to suggest formulation of more adequate methods for foreign language teaching. 

The conference will include several sessions for the presentation and discus- 
sion of papers grouped in closely related areas, as well as a workshop involving 
group discussion. It is planned for papers to be distributed in advance for all 
participants in a session, so that they will be especially prepared for discussion 
in that area. 

The topics presented will deal with a variety of linguistic fields such as 
syntax, semantics and applied linguistics, in addition to phonology and morphology. 
Especially encouraged is work on the less well-known Romance languages and Vulgar 
Latin, as well as the major standard languages. Good, original papers are sought, 
whether from established scholars or from graduate students. The deadline for 
receipt of abstracts is November 15« 

If interested in receiving further information about the Linguistic Symposium 
on Romance Languages, please write directly to: Third Annual Linguistic Symposium 
on Romance Languages; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Ballantine Hall 8*44; 
Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana ^7^01. 

A Conference on Foreign Languages in the Two-year College took place March 23-25, '7* 
at the U.I. at Urbana-Champaign, with joint sponsorship by Parkland Coll., Champaign. 

Major topics considered by the fifty participants included FL curriculum in two- 
year colleges, teacher training for such institutions, and recent technological ad- 
vances appropriate to FL teaching. There was discussion also of textbooks and 
materials, articulation with high schools and with senior institutions, non-tradi- 
tional courses and methods, relationships with boards of governance and state agen- 
cies, proficiency and placement examinations, and the non-teaching functions (in- 
cluding student guidance and counseling) of the two-year instructor. A highlight of 
the Conference was a demonstration of the PLATO computer-assisted instructional sys- 
tem developed at the U.I. 

The participants represented two-year and senior institutions from throughout 
Illinois and from several other states, and a broad span of language offerings, both 
credit and non-credit. Earlier preparatory regional conferences had brought together 
representatives of most 111. junior and senior public colleges for preliminary talks. 

A report of the Conference, Changing Patterns in Foreign Language Programs .will 
be published by Newbury House, Rowley, Mass. in the fall of 1972. Editors are Profs. 
Rivers, Savignon and Scanlan of the U.I. and Louise Allen of Parkland. Inquiries 
and orders ($5.00 postpaid) for the report should be addressed to Prof. Vincent J. 
Dell'Orto, Germanic Dept., 3070 FLB, U.I., Urbana, IL 61801. 

THE CLASSICS MOTES -- by Prof. H. Michael Dunn 

Profs. Bright, Dunn, Naoumides, and Taylor spent the summer on campus teaching in the 
summer session. In addition to handling the administration of departmental affairs, 
Prof. Dunn again assisted Dean Hinely, advising incoming freshmen in the foreign 
language programs and humanities. 

Prof. Marcovich spent the summer at the U. of Cambridge, England, in research 
for his forthcoming book in Comparative Literature, The Tragedy Medea in World 
Literature . 

The 1972 High School Latin Conference was held on the campus from June 18-24. 
Twenty-six students from throughout the state attended classes in Latin literature, 
beginning Greek, Classical Civilization and Archaeology, and participated in such 
events as chariot races, Olympic contests, Greek folk dancing, and Plautine comedy. 
Profs. Bright, Dunn, and Taylor assisted Helen Lamont from University H.S. and Byron 
Bekiares from Bloomington H.S. in Minnesota. The program was directed by Prof. 
Scanlan of the Department. 

Prof. Allen was guest of honor at the annual banquet of the Rockford chapter of the 
Archaeological Institute of America on Sept. 26. He spoke on "Triumph and Tragedy 
in Greek Sicily: The Hellenization of Central Sicily." 

Prof. Bright has been named Secretary-Treasurer of the Central 111. Society of 
the AIA for the academic year 1972-73. 

Prof. Marcovich is currently working on a book on Homer and the heroic epic. 
He has been invited to read a paper at the annual meeting of the North American 
Patristic Society at Philadelphia in December and a paper at the Second International 
Congress of Neo-Latin Studies which is scheduled for August in Amsterdam. 

Last year the position of Director of Graduate Studies was established in the 
Department. Prof. Mark Naoumides is the first appointee to this position. 

Prof. Scanlan directed a workshop in Sept. for secondary school Latin teachers 
in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Over 100 Latin teachers were present and approximately 
600 FL teachers from schools and colleges attended the annual Virginia FL teachers' 
conference. At the Statewide Leadership Conference sponsored by the 111. State Dept. 
of Public Instruction and held at Mundelein College on Oct. 14, Prof. Scanlan spoke 
on "The Role of Foreign Languages in the Curriculum Today." He also presented the 
Latin programs on the PLATO computer-assisted instruction system as part of a dem- 
onstration for the Head of the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. on 
September 12. 

Prof. Taylor is currently reviewing C. M. Bowra, Homer , for the Classical 
Outlook . He will address the Cincinnati Association of Teachers of the Classics at 
their fall dinner meeting. 

Prof. Robbins attended the International Congress of Learned Societies in the 
Field of Religion held at Los Angeles in September. 

At the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association, 
held in Peoria on Nov. 3-4, Prof. Scanlan spoke on "Teaching Culture in the Foreign 
Language Classroom." In conjunction with this meeting, Prof. Dunn addressed the ICC 
on "The Poetry of Love and the Love of Poetry — Catullus 50 and 51 •" 

The most extensive lecture program ever offered by the Central 111. Society began on 
Oct. 17 when Prof. Hubert L. Allen, Director of the Illinois-Princeton Expedition to 
Morgantina, Sicily, spoke on "Morgantina Sea Monsters, Lions and 'Baroque' Sicilian 
Workshops." The next presentation at Urbana will be on "Archaeology in Boiotia with- 
out Excavation," on Weds., Nov. 8 by John Fossey, McGill U. The public is invited. 

The Dept. is pleased to announce a 26^ increase in enrollments this fall. Continu- 
ing growth in the program in Classical Civilization and an unusually large beginning 
Greek class are largely responsible for the increased enrollments. 


Prof. Herbert Knust, who returned from his sabbatical leave this fall, has resumed 
the duties of Chairman of the Program in Comparative Literature for the academic year 
1972-73. During the past year Prof. Knust worked in the Archives in East and West 
Berlin, doing research on Bertolt Brecht and completing a manuscript for a book on 
the Schweyk theme to be published by the Suhrkamp Verlag in 1973. 

Prof. Francois Jost, who is on sabbatical leave this semester, will return to 
the U.I. campus by the beginning of the spring semester, 1973. 

During his leave last year, the following publications by Prof. Herbert Knust appear- 
ed: "Brechts Fischzug . " in Brecht heute — Brecht Today . Jahrbuch der Internatlonalen 
Brecht-Gesellschaf t, (eds., Bentley, Fuergi, Grimm, Hermand, Hinck, Spalek, Weissteln), 
I (1971), 98-109; "Der junge Brecht als Exorzist," German Quarterly . XLV (1972), 20- 
32, (co-author: Christine Sahayda). Among Prof. Knust's recent reviews are The 
Playwright and Historical Change : Dramatic Strategies in Brecht . Hauptmann . Kaiser 
and Wedekind, by Leroy R. Shaw. JEGP, LXX, 3 (July, 197lT, 513-516; Stefan George , 
by Eckhard Heftrich. Frankfort/M. 1968, in Comparative Literature XXIV ( 1972 ) ,184-6 . 

Prof. A. 0. Aldridge has recently published the following articles: "Polly 
Baker and Boccaccio," in Annali dell 'Istituto Universitario Orientale, Sezlone 
Romanza . XIV (Gennaio, 1972), 5-18; "The Modern Spirit: Kazantzakis and Some of His 
Contemporaries," in Journal of Modern Literature . II (No. 2, 1972), 303-313. 

Recent publications of Prof. Rocco Montano (while he was on % leave of absence 
during the spring semester of 1971-72) include the following: "E vero che per 
salvarsi bisogna perdersi? Pavese in fuga"; "II messaggio e la lezione dell'ultimo 
De Sanctis"; "Per i Sei personaggl di Pirandello"; and "Solzenitsin: un vero 
scrittore contro il sistema." These articles appeared in the January, March, and 
August, 1972 issues of II Mattino . 

During his stay in Germany, Prof. Knust delivered a lecture at the Univ. of Cologn 
upon "Kulinarisches und moralisches Theater: Zur Bildersprache Bertolt Brechts." 
Profs. A. 0. Aldridge and Francois Jost attended meetings of the Twelfth International 
Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures, which were held at Cambridge Univ., 
England, during Aug. 20-26. Prof. Aldridge delivered a paper entitled "The Vampire 
Theme: Dumas pere and the English Stage"; Prof. Jost addressed another meeting, upon 
"L'abbe* Pre"vost, traducteur de Richardson." During his leave of absence last spring, 
Prof. Montano delivered the following lectures: "Possibilita e necessita della 
storia letteraria," March 23, at the Istituto Magistrale Statale di Maratea; "Per uns 
nuova storia della letteratura, " April 15, Galleria del Libro Guida, Napoli; and two 
lectures on the theme, "Ufficio della critica," May, 1972, at the Univ. of Salerno. 

Members of the Comparative Literature Program are happy to welcome the new graduate 
students who entered the Program this fall. They are Robert Guignon, Jr., Judith 
Ann Myers, William J. Walker, and Clara I. Yu. Prof, and Mrs. Herbert Knust recentlj 
held an evening party at their home for graduate students — both new and those pre- 
viously enrolled — and faculty. 

The Comparative Literature Program co-sponsored a Symposium on "Utopian Social 
Thought in Literature and the Social Sciences" during Oct. 26-28. Distinguished 
American and European professors spoke on a series of topics: 

Irving Horowitz, Prof, of Sociology (Rutgers, The State Univ.), "Future Society 
of the Marxists"; Helmut Klages, Prof, of Sociology (Technische Universitat, Berlin) , 
"Models for a Future Society: Literature and the Sociologist"; Darko R. Suvin, Prof. 
of English (McGill Univ.), "Wells' Time Machine and More's Utopia as Structural 
Models for Science Fiction"; Walter~HoTlerer, Prof, of German and Comparative 

Literature (U.I.). "The Prospects of Literature in Future Society"; Peter Demetz, 
Prof, of German and Comparative Literature (Yale Univ.), "Literary Scholarship: 
Past and Future." 

The addresses were followed by panel discussions, in which members of several 
departments of the U.I. participated. The proceedings of the Symposium will be pub- 
lished by Comparative Literature Studies . 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

We have the honor of announcing that Prof. Robert J. Nelson was awarded the Palmes 
Acade*miques by Mr. Jean Beaulieu, Cultural Attache* at Chicago, on Thurs., Sept. 28. 
Mr. Beaulieu delivered a lecture the same evening on "Pe*guy, la France et le 
nationalisme" at the Illini Union. The award ceremony, after the lecture, was follow- 
ed by a reception. 

Prof. Emile Talbot has been appointed as a Fellow in the Center for Advanced 
Study for the second semester, 1972-73, to continue the preparation of his book on 
Stendhal and Romanticism. 

We must say with much regret that for the first time in many years we are opening 
the fall semester without the presence of Profs. Charles A. Knudson and Claude P. 
Viens, both of whom retired in June. We are proud to announce, however, that Prof. 
Henry Kahane has agreed to replace Prof. Knudson for one year to teach the courses 
in Old French. 

It is also with much regret on the part of all our staff that our friend and 
super-secretary, Harriett Hatchel, after several years in the Dept. of French, is 
leavins; us (but staying in the building) to work for the new Unit on FL Research. A 
special celebration and Pause-Cafe" was held for Harriett at the French House. We 
are, however, glad that Yvonne Koster, one of our ace teachers, is taking over Mrs. 
Hatchel 's duties, and wish both of them the best of luck. 

Joining the Dept. of French this year is Prof. Fernand Marty, whose main work 
for the time being will be in the field of Compute r-Aided Instruction for foreign 
languages, particularly in relation to PLATO. Prof. Marty comes to us from the Univ. 
of Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Marty will also help to develop the new unit for foreign 
language studies and research established by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 
effective this fall, under the direction of Prof. B. H. Mainous. 

We wish to welcome back to the staff as instructor in French Madame Anna-Maria 
Sagi, who spent the past year in Spain. Madame Sagi will be working mainly in the 
advanced oral French courses. 

Prof. Emile Snyder of Indiana Univ. is offering a course on French African 
Literature, in English, with readings in English and French, dealing with the historj 
and themes of black African writers from the inception of the literature to present. 

Prof. Frederic M. Jenkins has been appointed to the ACTFL Bibliography Committee, 
1972-75. He will participate in the preparation of the ACTFL Annual Bibliography 
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 

Being welcomed back to the campus this fall are Profs. Gabriel Savignon and 
Herbert DeLey. Prof. Savignon was on sabbatical the spring of 1972. Prof. DeLey was 
on sabbatical leave the second semester of 1971 and in 1971-72 was in Grenoble and 
Rouen as Director of the Illinois Year-Abroad Program in France. Away on sabbatical 
for the first semester is Prof. Francois Jost, in Germany and Switzerland, and Prof. 
Philip Kolb is in France for the full year on sabbatical to continue his research 
and publication on Proust. Prof. DeLey remains connected with the Year-Abroad Pro- 
gram as departmental director of the program. 

Prof. Wilga Rivers has been appointed to the seven-member Steering Committee for 
the Modern Language Program for the 1970' s (FLP-1970 's ) . This committee is charged 
with developing "a detailed analysis of critical aspects of language study in America 
during the 1970's with proposed strategies for depth study of these critical issues ." 
The Program is supported by the Institute of International Studies in the U.S. Office 

of Education. The committee began its work in New York on Sept. 21-22. While in the 
East Prof. Rivers also addressed the teaching assistants of the FL departments of 
Harvard Univ. Her new book, Speaking in Many Tongues , will be available from Newbury 
House Publishers, Rowley, Mass., in November. 

How Nice to See You , the book by Roger Kempf , was reviewed by Prof. Yves Velan 
in the French Review , and the review also appeared in Zurcher Zeitung and Les Cahiers 
du Ghemin (Gallimard). Also, a recent poll by the "Communaute* des programmes radio- 
phoniques de langue francaise," places Je, the novel by Prof. Velan, in the list of 
the ten best books 1962-72 and the best of 1959, the year it appeared. 

Every year the French Dept. welcomes a number of teaching assistants on exchange from 
France. These young people would be very interested to visit other parts of Illinois 
and see American life on farms, in small towns or in Chicago. Any teacher of French 
who would like to arrange hospitality for a French-speaking student should contact 
Prof. W. Rivers, Dept. of French, FLB, U.I., Urbana, IL 61801. Hospitality at 
Thanksgiving and Christmas would be particularly welcomed. 

The French Dept. has diversified its elementary and intermediate required courses in 
approach and content. There are now 16 possible course choices for students, of whxh 
eight are at the fourth-semester level. High school teachers and counselors who 
would like detailed information so that they may help their students select courses 
according to their interests and level of attainment are invited to write to Prof. 
Wilga Rivers, French Dept., FLB, U.I., Urbana, IL 61801 for information sheets. 

The informal staff-student discussion group, Le_ Ce"nacle . as well as the Cercle 
Litte"raire Ne"gro-f rancophone have had their first meetings, respectively on n 0u va 
la litte"rature?" and on "Peau Noire, Masque Blanc" by Frantz Fanon. The organizers 
are Prof. Barbara Bowen and Mr. Patrick Abanime. Also, the French Chorus (director, 
Prof. F. W. Nachtmann) has had a number of rehearsals. 

The weekly French Luncheon has also resumed, Tuesdays at the New Faculty Center. 
Everyone is welcome. 

The list of French films shown by campus organizations is lengthy. Among them, 
this semester: Pierrot le Fou, L'Enfant Sauvage, Journal d'un Cure* de Campagne, 
Weekend, Les Oliviers de la Justice, Une Femme Douce, l'Atalante, Tirez sur le 
Pianiste, La Voie Lacte*e, La Prise de pouvoir de Louis XIV, Masculin-Feminin, Domicile 
Conjugal, Le Clan des Siciliens, etc., etc. — not to mention commercial shows and the 
large number of French films in the increasing offerings in film study. And, in 
theater, Ionesco's La Lee on and La Cantatrice Chauve as well as Giraudoux's Judith 
have been already performed locally this fall. 

The play, Le Barbier de Seville , was presented by Le Tr£teau de Paris on Monday, 
Oct. 30 at the Festival Theatre in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. A 
reception at the home of Prof, and Mrs. Waldbauer followed the play. 

As an experiment this year, a tour was organized of several points of interest on the 
Urbana campus by the Dept. of French, the Krannert Center, and Student Services for 
approximately 150 high school students and their teachers who came to see the French 
play, some of them from quite far. 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. David Chisholm 

The German Dept. welcomes two new additions to the faculty this fall: Mr. Philip 
Grundlehner, who joins the dept. with the rank of Asst. Prof., studied at the Univ. 
of Pa., the Univ. of Tubingen, Tufts Univ., and Ohio State Univ. He received aca- 
demic awards at all four universities, including a dissertation year fellowship at 
Ohio State, where he wrote on "The Symbol of the Bridge in German Lyric Poetry." 
During the academic year 1971-72 Prof. Grundlehner taught as instructor and asst. 
prof, of German at Middlebury College. 

Mr. David Ghisholm, who joins the dept. with the rank of Visiting Asst. Prof., 
studied at Oberlin College, the Univ. of Erlangen, the Univ. of Chicago, and Indiana 
Univ. His dissertation, written at Indiana, is a study of the prosodic structure of 
Goethe's Knittelvers. During 1970-71 Prof. Chisholm taught as a lecturer at Indiana 
Univ., and in 1971-72 he was a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer in German at the 
Univ. of Cincinnati. 

Two new appointments in Scandinavian have been made for the fall term: Dr. 
Bj'ornar Bergethon as Lecturer in Norwegian and Mrs. Eva Wetzel, MA, as Asst, Swedish. 

The following are new teaching assistants thie year: Priscilla Drake (UI), 
Gerald Driskell (Auburn U.), Rebecca Dvorak (Grinnell Coll.), Charlotte El Shabrawy 
(UI), Margaret Fisher (Conn. Coll. for Women), Jane Fry (UI), Dorothy Martin ( U. of 
Mo.), Miriam Marx (UI), James Rendel (Wabash Coll.), Steven Schaller (UI), Janet van 
Valkenburg (Southern 111.), David Krooks (U. of Wise), Edith Graf (see below), Franz 
Neubacher (see below), and Franz Tades (see below). 

New fellows are Virginia Coombs, J'urgen Dollein, Karl Fink, David Krooks, and 
Nelson McMillan. 

The German Dept. takes pleasure in announcing the promotions of Assoc. Profs. 
Ruth Lorbe and Irmengard Rauch to Prof., and Instructors Vincent Dell'Orto and Karl- 
Heinz Schoeps to Asst. Prof. 

The following members of the dept. are on leave for 1972-73: Prof. James 
McGlathery (to Austria to finish a book on E.T.A. Hoffmann), Prof. Clayton Gray (to 
finish a book on the Minnesang, in Urbana), and Prof. Elmer H. Antonsen (to accept a 
visiting professorship at the Univ. of N. Carolina). 

The German Dept. extends a very cordial welcome to six Austrians who are now teaching 
and studying on the Urbana campus: Miss Edith Graf, who attended the Teachers Train- 
ing College in Wiener Neustadt and the Padagogische Akademie in Baden, has taught 
English, German, Physical Education, and Handicrafts in Windhag and Pottendorf ; Mr. 
Franz Neubacher, after attending the Handelsakademie in Waidhofen/Ybbs and the Pada- 
gogische Akademie in Krems, taught English and German last year in Randegg; and Mr. 
Franz Tades attended the Teachers Training College at Wiener Neustadt and has taught 
English, Mathematics, and Physical Education in Drosendorf. All three are teaching 
assts. in the German Dept. for 1972-73* Mr. Alexander Lichtmannegger, Miss Waltraud 
Primer, and Mr. Wolfgang Ziegler, all graduates of the Padagogische Akademie in Baden 
are pursuing graduate studies in Urbana this year. 

Meanwhile seven 111. graduate students are teaching in Lower Austria and nine- 
teen undergraduates (from Urbana, Chicago Circle, and other college campuses) are 
studying in Baden. Seventeen undergraduates have already returned from the Baden 
Study Program and several graduates have completed their year with the teaching pro- 
gram. Further efforts are being made to provide teaching positions for Austrians in 
the public school system and to attract more transfer students for the Study Program. 
For more information contact the Co-ordinator, Austria-Illinois Exchange Programs, 
Dept. of German, FLB, Urbana, IL 61801. 

Prof. Karl-Heinz Schoeps, Acting Executive Secretary of the Dept. for 1972-73, reports 
that total student enrollment in German courses offered this fall is higher than it 
was a year ago. Prof. P.M. Mitchell reports that enrollment in Scandinavian has in- 
creased so that there are now three sections of Scandinavian 101. 

The first activity of the German Club this year was a well-attended presentation on 
Oct. 12 of the cinematic masterpiece Olympia , a documentary about the 1936 games in 
Berlin. Pres. Fred Bennett and faculty advisor Rainer Sell have planned a stimulat- 
ing program of activities for the coming year, including seven outstanding films, 
Christmas and Fasching celebrations, and a spring picnic. Regular activities of the 
club include a choir which presents music from the Middle Ages to the present, and a 
soccer group which participates in the Graduate Soccer Spring Competition. 

SYMPOSIUM: The German Dept, with the assistance of the Dept. of Sociology, organized 
a symposium on Utopian Social Thought in Literature and the Social Sciences , which 
took place Oct. 26-28 on the Urbana campus. The following speakers participated in 
the program: Prof. Irving Horowitz (Rutgers), Prof. Helmut Klages (Technische Univer- 
sitat, Berlin), Prof. Darko R. Suvin (McGill Univ.), Prof. Walter Hollerer (Tech- 
nische Universitat, Berlin and U.I.) and Prof. Peter Demetz (Yale). Each lecture was 
followed by a discussion period, and a panel discussion concluded the program. 

AATG: The fall meeting of the AATG Southern 111. Chapter was held on Friday 
evening, Nov. 3 at the Hotel Pere Marquette in Peoria. On the program were: "Fun, 
Service and Learning — the ILFSG" by Mr. Maurice D. Kindle, Mr. Mark Graham, and Mr. 
Joe Bacica; the film "Anywhere You Go" by the national AATG; and the presentation 
"Effective Hand-outs" by U. Henry Gerlach. The meeting was held in conjunction with 
the annual convention of the IFLTA, attended by over 1,000 teachers. 

WOYZECK by Georg Buchner will be performed in German by the traveling ensemble 
"Die Brucke" on Fri., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the theater of Lane Technical H.S., 2501 
W. Addison St. in Chicago. Tickets at $3 ($2 for students) can be secured via pre- 
payment and self-addressed envelope from: German Consulate General, 104 S. Michigan 
Ave., Chicago 60603 or the German Dept of the U. of Chicago, Northwestern U., Roose- 
velt U., or the U.I. Circle Campus. 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch gave a paper in July "On the semantic base of the Germanic den- 
tal preterite" at the summer meetings of the Linguistic Society of America in Chapel 
Hill, N.C. She also chaired a section of one of the meetings. Supported by an LSA 
and NSF grant, Prof. Rauch went to Bologna in August to present before the Eleventh 
International Congress of Linguistics a paper entitled "Were Verbs in fact Noun Sub- 
sidiaries?" This paper is in the Preprints to the 11th Congress, pp. 36I-367. 

On Oct. 5 Prof. Marianne Burkhard read a paper at the 182nd meeting of the 
Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t entitled "Hofmannsthals Reitergeschichte — ein Gegenst'uck 
zum Chandos-Brief . " 

Prof. Herbert Knust, who holds a joint appointment in German and Comparative 
Literature and who also is chairman of the Program in Comparative Literature, has re- 
turned from sabbatical. His research is listed in the Comparative Literature Notes. 

Prof. Emeritus Alfred Philippson received in July a special honor from the Univ. of 
Cologne in the form of a renewed PhD. degree. The occasion was the fiftieth anni- 
versary of his 'Promotion.* Prof. Philippson's dissertation, Per Marchentypus von 
Konig Drosselbart . was written under Friedrich von der Leyen in 1922 and published a 
year later. The accompanying letter from the Dean of the College of Philosophy in- 
dicated that this award was given for the first time. 

For his role in developing and promoting German-American cultural relations, 
Prof. Henri Stegemeier has received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal 
Republic of Germany. This distinguished service medal, known as the Verdienstkreuz , 
erster Klasse . is the highest honor of this order. The award was conferred in Bonn 
by President Gustav Heinimann, and the medal was presented to Prof. Stegemeier in 
July by Hans Rolf Kiderlen, the German consul general in Chicago. 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof. Elliot Cohen 

Enrollments this year have climbed back to 1970 levels, with Russ 101 showing a 50i 
increase over last year, plus encouraging enrollments in our literature courses 
taught in translation. New courses include a survey course in Polish literature in 
translation taught by Prof. Iribarne; a course on East European cinema by Prof. Hill; 
and a course now being planned on NABOKOV (c.f. below). 


Congratulations to Kurt Klein who has been promoted to full professor. Prof. Klein 
teaches Russian language and linguistics, and is in charge of the MAT program. 

New in the office are Pamela Reitz, Sharon Niraer, Lee Becker, and Marc Sperling; 
among graduate students are Christine Bethin, Gloria Kenski, James Levine, Steven 
Nielsen, Lily Schoch, Mary Theis, Jeffrey Tyler, Wayne Uhle, Constance Waring, and 
Nancy Wood. 

Slavic Papers, an original enterprise of the Dept.'s graduate students has celebrated 
its longevity by devoting its 18th issue to a Polish-Russian symposium, including a 
paper by Maria Zalucky on the problem of power and personality in the works of 
Hickiewicz and Pushkin. 

Interviews with Russian emigre" writers were conducted this past summer by Prof. 
Temira Pachmuss on her research trip partially financed by the Russian and East 
European Center of the U.I. Interviewed were Vladimir Nabokob in Montreaux, Switz. 
(this interview will be very helpful in the introduction of Prof Pachmuss' new course 
to be given in English, entitled Vladimir Nabokov), the poet and critic Yury Terapiano 
in Paris, and the prose writer Irina Saburova in Munich. 

The Slavic Dept. has built up a small collection of 16mm documentary short films with 
varying degrees of language and/or cultural interest. Teachers around the state may 
borrow them free for classroom use. Requests should be directed to: Secretary, Dept. 
of Slavic Langs., FL3, U.I., Urbana, IL 61801. -means printed script available. 

Eastern Europe (15 min., 1962, in English). High-school level Dresentation of 
the geography and peoples of East Europe. * Marsianin v Moskve (8mm, k min., 1967). 
Color animated film made in Britain for languas-e teaching, accompanied by Russian 
language tape. Moscow and Leningrad (8mm, 10 min., i960). Silent travelogue. 
* Moskve i Leningrad (13 min.~, 1963, in Russian). From the Syracuse series. Slow 
speech, intended for intermed. students; travelog scenes filmed in the middle 1950' s. 
Pasternak and Dr . Zhivago (10 min., 1964, in English). Color preview of the Omar 
Sharif f film, with some glimpses of Pasternak and Russian culture. 
*Po Sovetskomu Soiuzu (1968, 10-min. each, spoken in fast Russian). A newsreel 
series suitable for advanced students; interesting visuals. Consists of: 
*#5^: Leningrad and the Revolution, Construction project boss, Ballet Theater in Perm 
*#55: Lenin's archives, New Belorussian dump trucks, figure skating champs 
*#56: Mrs. Lenin, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia), Vologda lace-making 
*#57: Lenin's father & home in Simbirsk; photographer shoots Sino-Soviet border 

clashes; Vasiliev, Bolshoi Ballet soloist 
(#56 has the simplest vocabulary, with #57 second; but all are difficult) 
* Poguliam po Moskve and * Poezdka na iug (1968, 10 min. each, in Russian). Two 
British films of the Syracuse type, intended for students, with medium-speed narra- 
tion. Shows teenagers visiting Moscow and Kiev, respectively. Polet Vostoka - II 
(I963, 5 min., in Russian). Excerpt from actual Soviet TV newsreel of one of the 
Soviet space shots, with Titov in orbit. Language difficult. Russia in the 1930's 
(10 min., silent). Old pre-war travelogue whose scenes now have nostalgic interest. 
Russian - Polish Armistice (1950's, 5 min., in English). Documentary on the treaty 
negotiations of 1920 after the brief Soviet-Polish clash. 

Faculty publications include Louis Iribame's article "Revolution in the Theatre of 
Witkacy and Gombrowicz, " and an excerpt from his English-language translation of 
Witkiewicz's Insatiability , a piece called "The Little Theatre of Quintofron 
Wieczorowicz, " both to appear in the winter issue of Polish Review ; and just publish- 
ed by the U.I. Press is Prof. Temira Pachmuss' book, Selected Works of Zinaida 
Hippius , 15 stories translated and edited by Prof. Pachmuss. Her recent articles wOL 
be listed in the next Newsletter. Prof. Frank Gladney is conducting a research proj- 
ect on the Polish handbook, under a contract between the U.I. and the Office 01 tauo. 



The Downstate Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portu- 
guese wishes to set up area testing centers for the AATSP National Examinations. 
The test will be administered between March Zk and April 7, 1973. The test admin- 
istration time is 75 minutes and requires laboratory listening facilities. 

Schools that are willing to set up area testing centers should advise James E. 
McKinney, Downstate AATSP Contest Chairman, Western 111. Univ., Macomb, IL 61455. 
As usual, schools with facilities may admimister their tests locally. 

All testing materials for the Downstate area should be ordered from Mr. McKinney. 
The deadline for ordering is February 1, 1973. 

A unique opportunity is available for third- and fourth-semester Spanish students to 
learn about Spanish and Spanish-American culture and history. On Tuesdays, every 
hour on the hour from 8-5 p.m. (except vacations), a film or lecture is given in 
G13 F.L.B. This series is open to students, faculty and visitors to the U.I. 

A welcome back to the U.I. is extended to Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, Earl and 
Denise Thompson, and Mr. Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. Prof. Porqueras-Mayo served as 
Director of the U.I. Year-Abroad Program in Spain during 1971-72. His assistants 
were Instructor Earl Thompson and graduate student Denise Thompson; Denise now holds 
an assistantship in the College of Education as field supervisor in the foreign lan- 
guage section of the student teaching program. Mr. Mowry, teaching assistant in 
Spanish, has returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he did dissertation re- 
search and wrote feature articles and drama reviews for the English-language news- 
paper, the Buenos Aires Herald . Many of you will probably recognize him as a past 
editor of this Newsletter. 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, Head of the Department, has been honored with the 
invitation to be listed in the second edition of Who's Who in the World . Prof. 
Pasquariello also attended and participated in a meeting by the "National Committee 
in Support of Foreign Languages," sponsored by all the AAT's and the ACTFL in 
Philadelphia on Sept. 29-30. In addition, Prof. Pasquariello is a member of the 
National Committee to Evaluate Graduate Programs in Spanish, which met in Wichita, 
Kansas on October 5-7 '• 

Prof. J. H. D. Allen has been invited as foreign language consultant to the 
Thunderbird Graduate School in Glendale, Arizona. This school of foreign trade, 
which grants the M.B.A. degree, each winter is the subject of a symposium-seminar 
visit, this time on Jan. 7-19, 1973- Prof. Allen will look in on classes for Ameri- 
can business men whose position requires a knowledge of a foreign language. Prof. 
Allen is also a member of a team from the North Central Association that spent Nov. 
7-10 on a visit to Fenton H.S. in Bensenville. In addition, Prof. Allen has gone to 
the Univ. of Northern la. in Cedar Falls to evaluate the Spanish program there. 

Prof. Merlin H. Forster has been named Director of the Center for Latin American 
Studies. His current research is on the chronology and terminology of Latin American 
vanguard is mo . Graduate student and fellow Regina Harrison Macdonald conducted supple 
mentary research on this topic in Quito, Ecuador and also interviewed authors and 
critics of these movements, such as A. P. Diez Canseco, Jorge Icaza, B. Carrion, M.A. 
Aguirre and A. A. Robelino. 

Prof. Robert E. Lott spent five months in Madrid, working on a new book on Juan 
Valera, as Associate Member of the U.I. Center for Advanced Study. Prof. Lott partic- 
ipated as Secretary of the Spanish II section in the Midwest Modern Language Associa- 
tion meeting, held in St. Louis on Oct. 26-28, 1972. 

Assoc. Prof. David Hershberg is now Chairman of the U.I. Year-Abroad Program in 

Assoc. Prof. Thomas C. Meehan will be Chairman of the Spanish Section 7 of the 
M.L.A. Convention in New York 


Asst. Prof. Anoar Aiex received a grant from the Center for Latin American 
Studies and spent six weeks in Brazil doing research on Ensaistas Brasileiros do 
Periddo Modernista . 

Asst. Prof. Anthony K. Cassell received a summer Faculty Fellowship and spent 
two months in Florence, Italy doins- research. 

Javier Martfnez-Palacio has been appointed visiting lecturer and teaches courses 
at the U.I. in 19th and 20th century Soanish literature. He received his B.A. from 
the Univ. of Madrid and did his graduate work at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. He 
is the author of several books, Historia de mi pueblo (fiction, 1962), Castellano 
Interno (poetry, 1963), and Romerfa (poetry, 1963) , as well as numerous articles in 
Insula and other professional journals. 

Mr. Reynaldo Jimenez of the U.I. has been appointed full-time Instructor and is 
currently working on his dissertation, "Guillermo Cabrera Infante y Tres Tristes 
Tigres ." 

Faculty and graduate students alike have spent a rewarding summer completing many 
books and articles. All of these fine publications deserve a place in the Newsletter; 
Since space is limited in this issue, they will be presented in the December number. 

On Oct. 24 Jorge Icaza, author of Huasipungo (1934), delivered a lecture entitled, 
"De Huasipungo a Atrapados . " Huasipungo is a novel of intense social criticism and 
is one of the most important social documents of our times. 

Hugo Arguelles, Mexican playwright and movie script writer, directed a round- 
table discussion on "Teatro y cine" on October 9. 

The Spanish Club is continuing its tradition of Tertulias, which all Spanish speakers 
are invited to attend. The Tertulia gives intermediate and advanced students of 
Spanish the opportunity to practice conversing in an informal atmosphere. They are 
being held every other Thursday at 4:00. 

In addition, the Spanish Club is planning a Christmas party, which will take 
place during the last week of classes before Christmas, with music, entertainment, 
and refreshments. 

The Spanish Club is under the direction of Graduate Assistant Eva Abreu; for 
further information please contact her in 4123 FLB. 

The U.I. Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by the Foreign Language 
Departments of the U.I., under the direction of the Head of the Department of Spanish, 
Italian, and Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 4119 FLB, Urbana. The 
Newsletter is available without charge to all interested persons in Illinois and 
other areas. All communications by mail should be addressed to the Editor, FL News- 
letter, 4080 FLB, Urbana, IL 61801. 


March, 1973 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 

Vol. XXVI, No. 3 Editor: Alice Lone Anderson 

Professor Anthony M. Pasquariello received a standing ovation after his Presidential 
Address which he delivered at the banquet closing the Fifty-fourth Annual Meeting of 
the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese held in New York City 
recently. The title of the address, "A Cause in Search of Understanding and Leader- 
ship: Bilingual and Bicultural Education," is almost self-explanatory, but a few 
pre-publication excerpts may offer some insight into the urgency and scope of Prof. 
Pasquariello' s plea for massive action in meeting the special and unique educational 
needs of children who have limited English-speaking ability and who come from environ- 
ments other than English: 

"The estimated Spanish-speaking population in the United States numbers 
more than 16,000,000. About 2,000,000 of their children are studying in 
our elementary schools. These are not foreigners in our midst, and 
Spanish is no longer a 'foreign' language in this country. ... It is a 
living reality of the American scene and we are an important part of 
that reality as teachers and students of Spanish. The responsibility 
for leadership in the area of bilingual teaching is, consequently, thrust 
upon us whether we like it or not. 

"A new chapter in American education will be written when we abandon 
systematically the notion that Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Chicanos should 
forget who they were, and when we recognize and respect linguistic and 
cultural differences for what they are, just differences — not aberrations — 
which will in the short and long run enrich the lives of a multitude of 
so-called Americans in so many communities. It is nice to package every- 
thing neatly with fancy trimmings but education and the lives of young 
people cannot be packaged with an assembly-line psychology. 

"There are so many ethnic groups today in all of the States of this 
large and varied country which have lost their identity in all except 
the name itself. However different the atmosphere and mood of our 
country may be today, I still fear a repetition of the same errors 
which created the false ideal of sameness among us. This must not 
happen and it will not happen if schools and community programs create 
an environment in which there is respect, not scorn, for young people 
who speak a language which is different, whose values are different, 
whose economic status is different, but who also have an American dream, 
an American dream which does not demand loss of identity, an American 
dream which reinforces rather than erodes a sense of pride in their 

"The AATSP has piloted many worthwhile causes since its inception more 
than a half century ago. I cannot recall any cause, however, which 
will touch so many people, and will arouse the social conscience of 
the United States more than the cause to which I have addressed myself 
on this occasion. The bilingual and bicultural dilemma may, in fact, 
be the last great cause we will be called upon to sponsor in this cen- 
tury. But let us not wait for official action from the top to get this 
grass-roots action started. Official proclamations often take a long 
time to compose and an even longer time to implement. Let us not wait 

for the other person to start something. I am asking you, therefore, 
all of you, to carry this message home with you. Start organizing 
colloquiums now; get as many people involved as possible inside and 
outside the profession. We need your help and your counsel now. 
Let us hear from you." 

The complete Spanish version of this address will be published in the March, 1973 
issue of Hispania , the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of 
Spanish and Portuguese. 

A festival of new French films will take place in Urbana on May 1-3- Ten to twelve 
1972-73 French- language, subtitled major productions will be shown, ranging from 
solid entertainment features to political features and more experimental films. 
Further details appear in the French Notes section of this number. 

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Illinois, has ex- 
tended an invitation to all foreign language educators to attend the Workshop for the 
Training of Teachers in Foreign Language Education in Illinois for the 70' s. This 
workshop will be held at the U.I., Champaign- Urbana, March 30-31, 1973, and is 
specially designed for chairmen of the departments of Foreign Languages, teachers of 
methods in Foreign Languages, and supervisors of Foreign Language student teachers. 
The purpose of the meeting is to coordinate the efforts of all foreign language 
teachers in the colleges and universities recognized for approved programs for 
teacher certification in Illinois. There will be several conferences and demonstra- 
tions with time allotted for discussion. Included is teacher training, FLES, use of 
films, and individualized instruction. Preregistration should be completed at once 
by writing to: Sister Marie Celeste, Director of Foreign Languages, Office of the 
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield, IL 62706. The registration fee 
of $2.00 is payable at the workshop. 

The theme of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is 
"The Foreign Language Teacher: Present and Future Tense." The Conference will take 
place on April 26-28 at the St. Paul Hilton in St. Paul, Minn. The keynote speakers 
will be Edward Allen, "The Teacher as a Catalyst: Motivation in the Classroom"; 
Frank Grittner, "The Teacher as a Co-Learner: Interest-Centered Materials"; and 
Helen Warriner, "The Teacher as a Quality Control: Program Options." Registration 
and hotel reservation information can be obtained from: Anthony Gradisnik, Milwaukee 
Public Schools, P.O. Drawer 10K, Milwaukee Wis. 53201; (414) 475-8091. 

In an attempt to identify successful or promising approaches to the problem of artic- 
ulation among high school, junior college, and four-year college foreign language 
programs, the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) is sponsoring a 
forum for teachers and administrators at all levels, as part of the Central States 
Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, April 26-28 at the St. Paul Hilton. 
Principal speaker at the Central States/ADFL forum will be Dr. Louise H. Allen, 
Chairman of the Division of Communications at Parkland College in Champaign, 111. 
To provide material for the discussion, individual teachers or departments that have 
developed or are in the process of developing programs, conferences, or other solu- 
tions to the problems of articulation are invited to report them by letter or post- 
card to the chairman of the forum, Mrs. Rosemary H. Thomas, Dept. of French, Forest 
Park Community College, 56OO Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63IIO. Further information 
may be obtained from Mrs. Thomas or from the national office of the ADFL, c/o MLA, 
62 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10011. 

Membership in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is open to 
all who are interested in the teaching of foreign languages. Membership includes 

four issues of Foreign Language Annals , four issues of Accent on ACTFL . invitation 
to the Annual Meeting, election of new members to the ACTFL Executive Council, and 
professional information services. Annual dues are: Regular Membership, $10.00; 
Student Membership, $6.00. Write to ACTFL, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011 

Future meetings are as follows: the 1973 ACTFL Convention in Boston on Nov. 22- 
25; in 1974 ACTFL will hold the Annual Meeting in cooperation with the American 
Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, 197^ at the 
Denver Hilton; and the 1975 ACTFL Meeting will be held in New York City on Nov. 27- 
30 at the New York Hilton, with workshops on Nov. 24-26. 

The U.I. goes on the early calendar starting with the Fall 1973 semester. The 1973 
summer session ends on Aug. 11; registration for the fall term begins on Aug. 22 and 
classes commence on Aug. 27. 

A newsletter is now available to those interested in language by radio. The second 
number appeared in Jan. 1973 and requested more interested readers to be on its mail- 
ing list. It is free of charge, except for postage. To receive the Newsletter, send 
five self-addressed and stamped legal size envelopes to: Alan Garfinkel, Dept. of 
Modern Languages, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Ind. 47907. International reply 
coupons or loose foreign stamps are also acceptable. News items, short articles, 
information, opinions and most anything else readers may care to send for inclusion 
in the newsletter will be welcomed. 

The Unit for Foreign Language Study and Research has announced the founding of the 
Colloquium for Language Pedagogy, under the chairmanship of James W. Marchand. 
Activities of the Colloquium will be coordinated by the Unit for Foreign Language 
Study and Research. 

The Colloquium was inaugurated on Nov. 21 with a panel discussion on the Use of 
PLATO in Language Teaching. Each of the panelists presented some of the results of 
his own research in the use of PLATO. The session was intended to inform people 
interested in languages and language teaching of the capabilities and limitations of 
PLATO. A second panel discussion on the Teaching of Culture and Civilization took 
place on Feb. 20. 

In the Joint National Committee for Languages set up by the various AAT's and ACTFL 
last September, Illinois was one of the four states chosen for special experimenta- 
tion in bringing the case for foreign languages before the public. (See German 
Quarterly . Sept. 72, p. 1; Fr. Review . Oct. 72, p. 97; Hispania . Oct. 72.1 Other 
states chosen were Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Texas. The sub-committee formed 
to supervise this activity consists of Edward Scebold, Executive Secretary of ACTFL, 
F. W. Nachtmann, U.I., Executive Secretary of AATF, and Prof. William Harvey of 
Commerce, Texas. The intention is to use the existing structure of the AAT chapters, 
particularly as they cooperate through the state foreign language association, to 
communicate with the public through the media, through the community service clubs, 
the PTA's, and all other appropriate groups. Also, it is recognized that high school 
administrators and counselors need to be educated to the value of foreign language 
study, and so it is hoped to bring the message to them by offering first- rate speak- 
ers and panel discussion to their local meetings. Simultaneously the Joint Committee 
expects to help upgrade language teaching by assisting with teacher training and 
facilitating placement of foreign language teachers. Foreign language teachers in 
Illinois and in the other states mentioned who would like to participate actively in 
this program are invited to make contact with one of the three committee members men- 
tioned above or with the president of their state language association. In Illinois 
the President of the IFLTA is Prof. James McKinney, Western 111. Univ., Macomb. 

Middlebury College (Vermont), long known for its programs in advanced language study, 
will offer beginning instruction in five Western foreign languages for the first 
time next summer. Students attending the intensive seven-week session at the Vermont 
liberal arts college may study French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish in the nev* 
program. Beginning Portuguese is also available to those who already have a command 
of Spanish. Students should be able to make progress equal to that gained through 
two normal year-long college courses. 

Eastern Wash. State College (Cheney) offers a three-week total immersion pro- 
gram for foreign language teachers from June 18 to July 6. This intensive program 
offers a live-in situation in language dormitories on the campus. The daily weekday 
schedule includes regular sessions on cultural components (sports, eating habits, 
social graces, fashions, industry, mass media, politics, etc.), geography and its 
impact on culture, extracurricular motivational techniques, conversation and oral 
drill, phonetics and diction, recreational methods, and evening social activities. 

June 18-29 in Seattle are the dates and location of the Second Annual Institute 
on Individualizing Foreign Language Instruction, jointly sponsored by the Univ. of 
Wash, and the Bellevue (WA) Public Schools. Entitled "Implementing Individualized 
Instruction: Strategies for Foreign Language Leaders," the Institute is designed 
for high school and college department heads, local and state foreign language super- 
visors, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, consultants, and others in leader- 
ship positions locally, regionally, or nationally. 

The School of Education and the Office of Summer Studies of Indiana Univ., in 
cooperation with the Office of the Coordinator for School Foreign Languages, announce 
an intensive summer workshop for teachers of French, German, Latin, and Spanish. 
Dated June 25-July 12 and entitled "Teaching Culture: An Option to Individualized 
Instruction," the workshop will offer three graduate or undergraduate credits. Its 
purpose will be to help participants become more familiar with the foreign culture 
as well as help prepare cultural materials for classroom use. Special attention will 
be paid to the use of individualized instruction as a vehicle for the teaching of 
culture. Further information may be obtained by writing Robert C. Lafayette, Sec- 
ondary Education, School of Education, Ind. Univ., Bloomington, Ind. ^7^01. 

Each year, for six weeks of the summer, Augustana College in Rock Island, 111., 
offers to college students in the U.S. and Canada an opportunity to study in Spain. 
In addition to study lead by native Spanish professors, group tours are scheduled to 
places of cultural and historical interest. For more information, contact Dr. A. 
Doreste, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 61201. 

The historic city of Soria, Spain, will be the site of a nine-week study travel 
program for high school students next summer. The program is being offered by the 
Univ. of Northern la. extension service and the department of teaching. High school 
juniors and seniors who have successfully completed at least two years of high 
school Spanish may apply. Enrollment is limited to 25 students. For more informa- 
tion, write to: James Price, UNI High School Students Abroad: Spanish-1973, 
Malcolm Price Laboratory School, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES — by Prof. H. Michael Dunn 

The department was well represented at the annual meeting of the ICC held in Chicago 
on Feb. 8-10. Profs. Allen and Newman delivered papers; Profs. Dunn and Scanlan are 
on the Executive Board as Chairman of Public Relations and President-elect, respec- 
tively. Prof. Scanlan also attended a meeting of the ACTFL Executive Council in New 
York. The Council established the theme and format for this year's meeting, which 
will be held on Nov. 22-25 in Boston. 

The U.I. Dept. of History and the Central Illinois Society of AIA jointly sponsored 
the Norton Lecture "The Destruction of Crete ca. 1^50 B.C." Prof. Sinclair Hood of 
Oxford Univ. presented the lecture on Feb. 26. 

Mr. Andrew Horton's translations of poems by Yannis Ritsos, the modern Greek poet, 
will appear in the spring issue of the Minnesota Review . 

Prof. Schoedel has been invited to appear in a program entitled "Wisdom in an Age of 
Anxiety," held at the Univ. of Notre Dame this spring. His presentation on March 3 
was entitled "Jewish Wisdom and the Formation of the Christian Ascetic." 

Prof. Miroslav Marcovich has been initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, 
111. Chapter. Prof. Marcovich has also been appointed to a seven-man Advisory Com- 
mittee on the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae by the Board of Directors of the American 
Philological Association. 

Prof. Daniel Taylor has been appointed to the advisory board of Historiographia 
Linguistica . the new international journal for the history of linguistics. Prof. 
Taylor has also been appointed a summer fellow for 1973. 

Prof. Marcovich has been invited to present a paper on the poems of Franciscus 
Natalis for reading at the Second International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies to be 
held in Amsterdam in 1973* He is presently working on two major contributions for 
the Pauly - Wossowa RE on Empedocles and Anaxagoras. 

Prof. Taylor will read a paper "Verbs of 'fearing' in Greek and Latin" at the 
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in April. His article " Mures , immo homines — 
Rationalism in Language Learning" will appear in the fall edition of Classical 

A book entitled Changing Patterns in FL Programs and edited by Profs. Rivers, 
Savignon, and Scanlan of the U.I. and L. H. Allen of Parkland College, Champaign, 
has recently been published by Newbury House. The book deals with teaching of 
foreign languages in junior and community colleges. 


Prof. Francois Jost is back on campus this spring semester after a sabbatical leave 
for the first semester. Since last June he delivered a paper at the Congress of 
FILLM in Cambridge, England, and lectured at the Univ. of Mainz and also at Tubingen, 
Zurich, and Lausanne. He participated in the meeting of the German Comparative Lit- 
erature Association in Regensburg in July 1972, and also in the meeting of the French 
Comparative Literature Association which was held in Strasbourg in October 1972. 

Prof. Herbert Knust attended the MLA convention in New York in Dec. and partic- 
ipated in the Brecht Seminar. On Feb. 21 he delivered a lecture at the Univ. of 
Southern Calif. During March 9-10 Prof. Knust will chair a section on German Theater 
and also deliver a paper in the film section at the Univ. of Louisville Conference 
on Twentieth-Century Literature. 

Prof. A. Owen Aldridge also attended the annual MLA meetings in Dec. and while 
there attended meetings of Editors of Learned Journals, the ACLA Advisory Board, and 
the Nominating Committee of American Literature I. 

In Jan. Prof. Aldridge gave a lecture at the Univ. of Tubingen, Germany, upon 
"Primitive Themes in Eighteenth-Century Literature." 

Prof. A. Owen Aldridge recently published "The State of Nature: an Undiscovered 
Country in the History of Ideas," in Studies in Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century . 
Vol. XCVIII, 7-26; and also "Fenimore Cooper and the Picaresque Tradition," in 
Nineteenth Century Fiction (Dec. 1972), Vol. 27 (No. 3), 283-29?. 

Prof. Jost's article, "Li tte"rature corapare'e et litte'rature universelle" appeared 
this fall in the Danish Comparative Literature Journal, Orbis Litterarum (1972), 
XXVII, 13-27. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Prof. Edwin Jahiel, as Chairman of the U.I.'s Committee on Cinema Studies, and as 
Prof, of French, has been involved in lengthy negotiations with the U.I. and the 
French Cultural Services of New York, in order to organize a Festival of New French 
Films in LJrbana. As of this writing, the Festival is a certainty (except for trivia 
such as funds) and will take place on May 1, 2, and 3, 1973. It is possible that it 
may even start a day earlier (in the evening of April 30) and finish as late as the 
afternoon of May 4. Ten to twelve brand new, French-language, subtitled, unreleased 
(in the U.S.) major productions of 1972-73 will be shown, films ranging from the 
solid commercial-type entertainment feature (dramas, comedies, etc.) to political 
features and more experimental films. Some three or four film-makers (perhaps more) 
and/or critics from France will accompany the films, introduce them, discuss them, 
and be available for classes and meetings. This is a major cultural event which 
should be attended by any cunephile or francophile within driving distance. The 
films will be free (most probably) or there may be a very low charge made. The de- 
tailed schedule is still being worked on: it looks as though — depending on whether 
this event runs 3 or 4 or 5 days — there will be 3 to 4 features shown each day, 
afternoon and evening, at the U.I. Auditorium. All films are brand new prints in 
35mm. As we are short of help and my phone is always busy, if you want details, 
please send me a note exactly as follows: Prof. E. Jahiel, French Film Festival, 
French Dept., Univ. of 111., Urbana, IL 61801, and enclose a self-addressed, stamped 
envelope. You will hear from me as fast as the program is finalized — which may be 
quite late in April — but you can keep the above information and dates in mind to plan 
your visit. (Please see related item on German Film Festival in German Notes below.) 

We have several visiting French exchange students who would be happy to visit an 
American high school and talk with the students. Please contact Prof. W. Rivers. 

At a recent Pause-Cafe" Miss Le"ontine Paul-Emile showed some slides on the Ivory 
Coast. During her commentary, she mentioned that the Peace Corps is looking for 
people who are proficient in French to work in French-speaking African countries. 
At present, there are programs in the following fields: teaching (TESL mainly), 
agriculture, construction, health. Also, teachers in the Peace Corps have the ot>- 
tion of combining their work experience with a special studies program leading to 
the M.A. degree. 

The Executive Council of the American Association of Teachers of French convened in 
extraordinary session on the Urbana campus on March 2-k, to take up matters which 
pressures prevented from being discussed at the annual convention, flany dis- 
tinguished scholars are members of the council, including Pres. D.W. Alden (iJniv. of 
Va.), Former Pres. Henry Owens (E. Mich. Univ.), and Executive Secretary Prof. F. W. 
Nachtmann (U.I . ) . 

The U.I. at Urbana will offer a Summer Session program of particular interest to stu- 
dents and teachers of French. 1973 being the Moliere Tricentenary, the theme of 
Moliere and the comic will be emphasized. 

At the same time, a choice of French language and civilization courses will be 
available for advanced students and teachers wishing to refresh or update their lin- 
guistic skills, methodology, or knowledge of contemporary France. 

Prof. Gabriel Savignon will give attention to crucial questions of today's 
France in French 336 — French Civilization, II; he will also teach his course in 
"Stylistics. " Prof. Fernand Marty, in his first year with us after teaching prin- 
cipally at Hollins College and Middlebury, will give "Linguistics Applied to the 
Teaching of French"; Prof. Edwin Jahiel will offer his ever updated "Language Lab- 
oratory Techniques" with full attention to visuals (film, photography, video-tape) 
as well as the latest audio. For students more concerned with increasing their flu- 
ency in the spoken language, Mme . Ana Marfa Sagi will teach French 212-oral French. 

To honor Moliere in this tricentenary observance, the theme of Moliere and the 
comic will be approached from different viewpoints in our literary offerings and 
other activities. Prof. Robert J. Nelson will give a course in "Transformations of 
the Comic — Moliere, Marivaux, Musset, Ionesco." Prof. Francis Nachtmann will give a 
theater workshop course to include the study and practice of several Moliere works, 
with short productions and play-readings, and a full-scale production of one of the 
major comedies. Prof. Edwin Jahiel in his course on the French cinema will include 
Moliere and the comic both in his course films and in his extracurricular film show- 
ings, which together will afford the opportunity to see several French films weekly. 

For those looking ahead to the two-hundredth birthday of the U.S., when the 
close American relationship with eighteenth-century France will be brought to the 
fore (and for those who simply want to study Rousseau) Prof. Francois Jost will offer 
the seminar, "J. J. Rousseau and his time." 

Finally the opportunity for independent study for credit with all of the pro- 
fessors named above is available, and with Stanley Shinall (French teacher education), 
Pierre tfeisz (modern French novel), Bruce Mainous (French civilization). For stu- 
dents still at the language acquisition stage, the usual elementary and intermediate 
courses will be given, with the exception of French 102 (second semester). 

For more information, write to B. H. Mainous, Head, Dept. of French, 2090 
Foreign Lang. Bldg., U.I., Urbana, IL 61801. 

After five years of loyal and efficient service as Executive Secretary of the French 
Dept., Prof. Stanley Shinall has resigned in order to pursue more Dersonal teaching 
and research. We thank him most sincerely and wish him well in his new endeavors. 

We also congratulate Prof. Brigitte banner on being awarded a Summer Fellowship 
for 1973, to work on themes and techniques in the poetry of Rene" Char. 

The U.I. Alumni News for Feb. 1973 carries a full and interesting article on 
Prof. Emeritus Henry Kahane and Dr. Rene*e Kahane . Highly recommended reading. 

Prof. Robert J. Nelson will be lecturing at various Midwest universities this 
semester: on Feb. 22 he spoke at the Univ. of Kansas on "Search or Research: Con- 
temporary Problems in Graduate Education in Foreign Languages and Literatures"; on 
March 22, he will lecture at the Univ. of la. in a special program on the Moliere 
Tri-Centenary, on "Moliere's School for Wives , O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms , 
Edward Albee's The American Dream : Love Postponed"; on April 27, he will read a 
paper at the Kentucky Conference on "Beckett and Pascal: Orders and Disorders." 
Prof. Nelson's paper at the fall meeting of the MMLA, "Foreign-Language Study: Bride 
or Bridesmaid" appears in the March 1973 ADFL Bulletin and his review article, 
"Accounts of Mutual Acquaintances to a Group of Friends: The Fiction of John 
Williams" appears in the March 1973 Denver Quarterly . 

At the Nov. ACTFL Meeting in Atlanta, Prof. Wilga Rivers read a paoer: "From 
linguistic Competence to Communicative Competence." 

Prof. Pierre ^eisz read a paper at the last MLA's section on 17th Cent. Lit. on 
"La Princesse de Cleves: l'envers de la trage"die?" 


The Dec. 1972 meeting of the Journal Club had as Its topic "La Revolte Linguis- 
tique," with participation by the audience and the special help of Prof. Bernard, 
U.I. Dept. of History, and Prof. Velan. 

On Jan. 10 Prof. Barbara Bowen spoke to the Gutenberg Galaxy (a group of biblio- 
philes) on her collection of early editions of P. G. Wodehouse. 

Showings have been made of excellent cultural French films (of a refined, 
TV-essay and -news type) in conjunction with all Oral French Sections as well as some 
literature, civilization, etc. courses. A report will be made in the Newsletter , 
probably next fall, after usage and evaluation. 

Prof. Wilga M. Rivers has published Speaking in Many Tongues : Essays in Foreign - 
language Teaching . 148 pp.; and Profs, tfilga M. Rivers, Louise H. Allen, Sandra J. 
Savignon, and Richard T. Scanlan, eds., Changing Patterns in Foreign Language Pro - 
grams . Report of the Illinois Conference on Foreign Languages in Junior and Commu - 
nity Colleges . 341 PP. In this volume, as well as contributions from each of the co- 
editors, were articles by Gabriel Savignon, Glenda Brown, Paul Griffith ( two articles), 
Bernice Melvin, Paulette Pelc, and Samia Spencer of the French Dept., Richard Figge 
and James McGlathery of the German Dept., and Mary Hussey (ESL). 

Prof. Sandra J. Savignon has published "Teaching for Communicative Competence: 
A Research Report," The Audio - Visual Language Journal . X, iii (Winter, 1972) ; and 
"A l'Ecoute de France-Inter: The Use of Radio in a Student-Centered Oral Franch 
Class," French Review , XLVI, ii (Dec. 1972). 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. David Chisholm 

Ten students selected for the Teaching Program in Austria will be making preparations 
this spring for their assignments for 1973-74. They will teach English on the junior 
high school level in towns in Lower Austria. Twenty undergraduate students have beer 
selected to participate in next year's Study Program in Austria. In Feb. applicants 
from the Urbana campus had an opportunity to meet with Prof. Rudolf Schier, Program 
Director in Baden, during his visit here. When he returns to Austria, Prof. Schier 
will make the final selection of those students and teachers who will join us in 
Urbana next year. 

Spring 1973 enrollments have increased considerably at both the 200- and 400-levels. 
Eighty-nine students are now enrolled in German 211-12, as compared with 63 students 
in Spring 1972. Similarly, enrollment in German 250-99 has increased from 60 to 83 
students. This represents an increase in the number of German majors. Enrollment 
in 400-level courses shows a gain of 32 students over last Spring. A similar trend 
appears in the 102- and 103-level courses: enrollment at the 102-level is now 379 
students, an increase of 27#. This notable change is primarily due to interest in 
the Reading Track (German 122-24) which introduces students to outstanding examples 
of scientific, Dhilosophical and historical prose, and encourages them to develop 
independent reading habits. The proportion of 100- level students in the Reading 
Tract has increased from 17# in Spring 1972 to 263 in Spring 1973. 

Due to lack of adequate funds, the German DeDt. was forced to droo both an 
undergraduate and a graduate course in spite of enrollment figures above the limit 
at which a course is normally dropped. 

Prof. Richard Figge of the German Dept. and Prof. Edwin Jahiel of the French Dept., 
who are co-teaching again a course (German 392) on the German Film, are planning 
a Festival of the New (or "Young") German Cinema sometime this spring, with the 
cooperation of the BRD's Cultural Services. The Festival would include several re- 
cent features of the "New Wave" Renaissance of German Cinema, such as Abschled von 

gestern . Tatowierung, Es, Fata Morgana, Wie Ich eln Neger wurde . Lenz . etc., that is, 
top-notch films which were included in major film festivals. Please note again: 
this is a plan and not a certainty; dates and titles are yet uncertain; and schedul- 
ing may have to be spread over several weeks rather than in one compact package. 
There will probably be no time to announce this again in this Newsletter ; therefore, 
please, if interested, send a letter addressed precisely as follows to: Prof. R. 
Figge, German Film Festival, German Dept., U.I., Urbana, IL 61801, and enclose a 
self-addressed, stamped envelope. You will be notified of the program as soon as it 
materializes. (Related item also appears in French Notes.) 

A unique feature of the language laboratory much appreciated by students is the 2k- 
hour telephone service which enables the user to gain access to instructional tapes 
by telephone at any time of day or night. The German Dept. uses the language lab- 
oratory not only for language-learning exercises, but also as an aid in introducing 
students to German literature; in German 10^, for example, students become acquainted 
with masterpieces of German lyric poetry by listening to interpretations of poems. 

On Feb. 15 the German Club held a "Generalversammlung" to discuss plans for the 
Spring Semester. Students showed great interest in Thurs. -night gatherings at the 
German House and expressed a desire to hear talks on the contemporary political 
scene as viewed from Central Europe. The following events have been scheduled: 
Feb. 22 — Film The Last Ten Days ; March 2 — Fasching Celebration; March 22 — Film 
Paarungen ; April 26— Film Good Soldier Schweik ; May 2*4- — Film Berlin Alexanderplatz ; 
End of May — Picnic. 

On March 1 Prof. John Howard read a paper before the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft 
entitled "Hebrew German: Early Yiddish Literature." 

The Southern 111. Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German will hold 
its Spring Meeting on Sat., May 5 at Belleville High School West at Belleville, 111. 
A varied program is expected to draw together a sizable group of college and high 
school teachers of German. During the business meeting the group will elect officers 
for 1973-75* Please plan to be there. Further details will be announced. 

Prof. Richard Figge is the author of an article entitled "Beginning German: Rethink- 
ing the Problems," which appears in Changing Patterns in Foreign Language Programs , 
published by Newbury House Publishers. 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch's review of Bernhard Sowinski's Grundlagen des Studiums 
der Germanistik . Vol. I: Sprachwissenschaft appears in the German Quarterly ^5 
TNov. 1972), pp. 78*4-787. 

Prof. Marianne Burkhard will chair a German section of the Kentucky Foreign 
Language Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, April 26-28. 

Prof. Vincent Dell'Orto has received an award for a study on German Travel Literature 
from 1770-1830. 

Prof. Roland Folter received an award to work on a bibliography of catalogues 
of the libraries of German writiers and scholars. 

Prof. Lathrop Johnson is the recipient of an award to carry out a systematic re- 
assessment of language levels in the poetry of the German gallant period (1695-1720). 


SLAVIC NOTES — by Prof. Elliot Cohen 

On sabbatical this semester are Chairman of the Dept., Prof. Clayton Dawson, who will 
be spending the spring in Vienna; and Prof. Kurt Klein who will be in Innsbruck. 
Both are expected to return around Aug. 15. If necessary they can be contacted 
through the Slavic Dept. 

Acting Chairman of the Dept. this semester is Prof. Rasio Dunatov. He can be reached 
at 3092 Foreign Lang. Bldg., Urbana, IL 61801 or at (217) 333-0680. 

Visiting Professor from Teheran is Prof. Mehry Ahy who is the head of the Russian 
Dept. in Teheran and who has translated several works of Russian literature into 
Persian. She is offering one course in the Dept. and is available to speak with 
students and faculty. 

After a grueling series of meetings the departmental faculty has succeeded in revis- 
ing, editing, and compiling a new handbook for graduate students listing rules, pro- 
cedures, and relevant information pertaining to graduate study in our department. 
Copies of our "new bible" are available in the Slavic Office. 

New Assoc. Editor of the Slavic and East European Journal (edited at the U.I. by Prof. 
Frank Y. Gladney) is Kenneth Brostrom. 

Paper on Dostoevsky and the Grotesque written by Prof. Pachmuss was read at the 
New York AATSEEL conference. Dunatov chaired the Slavic linguistics section at the 
same meeting. 

An authentic Russian evening at Bates College took place under the sponsorship of U. 
I. grad James H. Price. A dinner featuring an all-Russian menu was served and the 
singing of Russian folk songs and folk dances highlighted the evening. (No word has 
been received about Russian beverages.) 

Enrollment figures, like a breeze from the steppe, are reviving. Enrollment in 
Russian 101 in both fall and spring semesters was almost double that of the corres- 
ponding semesters for 1971-72. 

Congratulations to Marie Geis on the appearance of her review of a translation of the 
Symbolist novel Kotik Letaev by Belyj. 


The Eighth Triennial Congress of the International Association for the Study of 
Italian Language and Literature will take place on April 25-28, 1973 in New York Citj 
at New York Univ. The themes of the panel discussions will center on the distinctive 
contributions of Italian literature, aesthetics, and linguistics in the mid- twentieth 
century. This new theme is in contrast to the former emphasis on traditional Italian 

For more information, write to: The Administrative Center for the VIII AISLLI 
Congress, 701 Main Building, New York University, New York, N.Y. 10003. 


This fall a new education program for teacher aides was instituted at Sauk Valley 
College in Dixon, IL. The purpose of the program is to provide students with a 
specialized vocational skill. This will qualify them for employment in the elemen- 
tary schools in a community where a number of Spanish-speaking children are enrolled. 
The bilingual teacher aides presently enrolled are working at Wallace School, Sterling 
Illinois in the Teacher Aide Practicum. The population of Mexican surname families 
in Sterling amounts to 15$ of the entire population. A corresponding percentage of 
children are entering the lower grades, unable to understand the procedures and in- 
struction in an English-speaking learning experience. There the talents and assist- 
ance of the bilingual teacher aide may be utilized to help solve the communication 
barrier presented by language difference. 

To the core courses outlined in the Human Services Curriculum, the Bilingual 
Aide Program adds courses which will assure the student's proficiency in Spanish, 
where both conversational and reading skills are emphasized. A knowledge of the cul- 
ture of their ancestors' country is also incorporated in the course and courses aim- 
ing toward the mastery of English communication and reading ability are included. 
For further information, contact Mrs. Kathryn Lillyman or Noel Adams at the College. 

Sangamon State Univ. in Springfield, IL, with the Latin American Studies Dept., is 
sponsoring a summer in Latin America. Students will register at Sangamon State for 
classes; after the intensive classes are completed, students will depart for Peru. 
The group will tour various Latin American countries and complete the tour in 
Ecuador. Various classes will also be given during the tour. 

For further information, please contact the Latin American Studies Dept., 
Sangamon State Univ., Springfield, IL 62?03. 

The Third Annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages will be held at Indiana 
Univ. (Bloomington) on March 29-31* This Symposium continues the tradition begun 
at the Univ. of Fla. in Feb., 1971, and continued by the Conference on Diachronic 
Romance Linguistics at the U.I., in April 1972. The subject matter of the Symposium 
is limited to the intersection of generative grammar and the Romance languages. 

For further information, please contact: Third Annual Linguistic Symposium on 
Romance Languages; Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese; Ballantine Hall 844; Indiana 
Univ.; Bloomington, Indiana 47401. 

A new bi-monthly publication called YELMO is being published in Madrid for Spanish 
teachers throughout the world. It contains articles and features in methodology and 
literature. A free sample copy will be sent, upon request, to anyone interested 
before considering subscription. Write to: YELMO La Revista del Profesor de 
Espanol, Apartado 877, Madrid, Spain. 

Lincoln Canfield has prepared a slide presentation, "Spanish with a Flourish!", 
35 color slides with a script and taped commentary in English or Spanish. The pres- 
entation is concerned with the meaning and use of some of the gestures, postures, and 
facial expressions most generally used among Spanish-speaking peoples. AATSP members 
may obtain this presentation on rental from: Mrs. Elizabeth P. Jones, 735 Litchfield, 
Wichita, Kansas 67203. The rental fee is 32.00. 

Source materials are available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture consist- 
ing of consumer information and food programs written in Spanish. Soon to be avail- 
able will be Spanish publications on subjects such as food stamps, household income, 
school breakfast program, etc. To be on the mailing list write to U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Information Division, 26 Federal 
Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10007. 

A feature-length commercial film, Tropici . was the first presentation of the Film 
Lecture Series, on Feb. 15. It dealt with the mass migration of destitute families 
from the impoverished NE Brazil to the developing industrial centers. 


Prof. Emeritus Henry Kahane and his wife Dr. Rene"e Kahane are featured in a highly- 
interesting article in the U.I. Alumni News for Feb., 1973. 

Prof. Robert E. Lott has published an article, "From Irony to Empathy and Am- 
biguity in Galdos's Use of Free Indirect Style in Misericordia . " in Studies in 
Honor of Tatiana Fotitch (Washington, 1972), pp. 254-260. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo will present a paper at the Da"maso Alonso Confer- 
ence on March 16-18 at the Univ. of Oklahoma. 

On Feb. 21 Assoc. Prof. Richard A. Preto-Rodas gave the luncheon address at the 
twenty-third annual Latin American Conference at the Univ. of Florida. The topic of 
the Conference this year was Man in the Amazon, and the address was entitled 
"Amazonia: Themes and Changing Perspectives as Seen in Literature." 

Asst. Prof. Anthony K. Cassell has published "II Corbaccio and the Secundus 
Tradition," in Comparative Literature . 1973. 

Asst. Prof. Martha Francescato participated in a round-table discussion on the 
Teaching of Culture and Civilization on Feb. 20. This was the second panel dis- 
cussion of the Colloquium for Language Pedagogy. She has also been appointed 
Associate Member of the graduate faculty. Prof. Francescato will participate in the 
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington, April 26-28 and will read a paper 
on "Literature and the Movies" on April 27. 

Asst. Prof. Dieter Wanner has published "The Derivation of Inflectional Para- 
digms in Italian," in Generative Studies in Romance Languages, ed. by J. Casagrande 
and B. Saciuk; Rowley, Mass.; Newbury House; 1973. 

Grad. Asst. Miss Michiko Nonoyama has published "Vida y muerte en Bodas de 
Sangre " in Arbor, Dec. 1972, 5-13« Congratulations to Miss Nonoyama for having been 
awarded a prize of publication from the newspaper Mainichi . Tokyo for the transla- 
tion of Roteino da viagem que em descobrimentodor India pelo Cabo da Boa Esperanca 
fez Pom Vasco da Gama em 14-97 and Carta dirigida al Rey por Vasco N~unez de Balboa 
desde Santa Marfa del Darien, pidiendo los auxilios necesarios para asegurar la 
poblaci<5n y_ adelantar los descubrimientos en aquellas tierras . 

The U.I. Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by the Foreign Language 
Departments of the U.I., under the direction of the Head of the Department of Spanish, 
Italian, and Portuguese. Editorial offices are located in 4119 FLB, Urbana. The 
Newsletter is available without charge to all interested persons in Illinois and 
other areas. All communications by mail should be addressed to the Editor, FL News- 
letter, 4080 FLB, Urbana, IL 61801. 


May, 1973 

Vol. XXVI, No. k 

Director: Prof. Anthony H. Pasquariello 
Editor: Alice Lone: Anderson 

Foreign languages are frequently regarded by the schools and the community as some- 
thing of a puzzle and the value of foreign language study is often underrated. 
Foreign language teachers and their departments can do much to improve this situation 
The following public relations test provides positive suggestions in many areas. 
Give yourself four points for each "yes" answer; if your score is less than 72, you 
know that there is much work to be done! 



The FL Teacher and Her Class 
Are you firm, but fair? 
Are you sympathetic and understanding? 

Do you recognize the fact that not every student is gifted in all aspects of the 

4. Is there a warm, comfortable atmosphere in your classroom? 

5. Are you enthusiastic about the subject you teach? 

6. Is your enthusiasm communicated to your students? 

The FL Teacher and the Parents of Her Students 

7. Do your students' parents have an opportunity to see and examine their children's 

8. Do you phone or write the parents when there is a problem to be worked out? 

9. Do you make appointments to see parents of students with more serious problems? 

10. Do you believe in the eternal triangle: the teacher, the student, and his 

The FL Department and the Guidance Department 

11. Does the FL chairman meet frequently with guidance counselors and grade advisors 
to clarify course offerings, course credits, credits from junior high school, 
credit for native ability? 

12. Does the FL chairman make known to the guidance department the many careers for 
which a knowledge of a FL is most beneficial? 

13. Is there a cooperative relationship between FL chairman and guidance staff? 

The FL Department and the Administration 

14. Does the administration know of the exciting, new ideas you are trying in your 

15. Are new career openings in FLs made known to the principal and his assistants? 

16. Does the FL department of the high school reach out to the feeder schools (or 
vice versa) in an effort to bring about a smoother transition from one level to 
the next? 

The FL Department and the PTA 

17. Do representatives of the FL department occasionally attend PTA meetings? 

18. Has a member of the FL department or the chairman addressed the PTA on the im- 
portance of FLs in today's world? 

19. Have parents been invited to workshops in each of the languages you offer — 
workshops which provide a glimpse into how languages are taught today? 

20. Have you invited the parents to be students in the language laboratory for a 
brief linguistic experience? 

21. Have announcements regarding FLs been sent for inclusion in the PTA newsletter? 
(You might announce new courses, trips, exhibits, programs, carnivals, jobs 
available to students, etc.) 

The FL Department and the Community 

22. Have you reached out into the community for resource people to enrich your 
students' experience? 

23. Have you involved your students in research into the many career opportunities 
available requiring a knowledge of foreign languages? 

2k. Do you have attractive and informative bulletin boards and showcases? 
25. Has the department held PL exhibits, sponsored FL tables at lunch, food festi- 
vals, carnivals, dramatic presentations? 

The above was presented by Pearl M. Warner (Jamaica, N.Y.) at the New York State 
A.F.L.T. Colloquium, May 5, 1972 and reprinted from the Language Association Bulletin 
(N.Y.) of January, 1973. 

In addition to the summer workshops and institutes reported last time in the March 
number of the Newsletter , announcements have been received of further opportunities: 

The U. of Colo. (Boulder) modern language departments are offering two workshops 
The Workshop in Promoting Foreign Languages, July 17-28, will deal with a number of 
techniques for strengthening the position of foreign language study in our schools 
and communities through effective professional leadership. The Production Workshop 
for Language Teachers, July 17-Aug. 6, consists of three graduate courses, of which 
teachers may take one, two or all three: Educational Media in the FL Classroom, 
Testing Foreign Language Skills, and Trends in Language Teaching: Performance Ob- 
jectives and Individualization. These courses deal with current developments in 
instructional theory with emphasis on the construction of materials for classroom use 
during the coming year. For further information and application: Charles W. 
Stansfield, Foreign Language Institute, McKenna 126, U. of Colo., Boulder, Colo. 
80302; (303) ^3-2211, ext. 7308 

The Foreign Language Education Center of the U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers 
the following program for foreign language teachers and advanced students during the 
summer of 1973; Individualized Instruction Workshop. A two-week workshop on indi- 
vidualizing instruction in the foreign language program for teachers of French, Ger- 
man, or Spanish, from June 19-29. Two graduate or undergraduate credits. The work- 
shop will focus on the preparation of materials each participant can put to use in 
the classroom. For more information/application, please write to: Dr. Roland 
Durette, Director, Foreign language Education Center, Univ. of Wise. -Whitewater, 
Whitewater, WI 53190. 

The seventh annual meeting of the ACTFL will be held Nov. 22-25 at the Sheraton- 
Boston (Mass.), with the pre-conference workshops scheduled for Nov. 22-25. The 
theme of this year's meeting will be "Many Goals — Many Roles." The three pre- 
conference workshops are Teacher Education, Bilingual Education, and Francophone 
Literature in the French Classroom. Additional information may be obtained from: 
ACTFL, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011; (212) 691-3210. 

The Foreign Language Association of Missouri has approved for distribution some games 
and other teaching materials created by its members. The following are now available: 

Proverb Bingo (in French, German, or Spanish). Bingo cards are printed in 
English on one side, FL on reverse. Teacher calls the proverbs in either of the two 
languages, and students cover the corresponding FL nroverbs that they find on their 
cards. There are 72 proverbs in each game, with cards for 2h students. Teacher 
cards bear equivalent proverbs on their reverse sides; student cards are not matched 
in this way. 

"Mono" or "Singe" (in Spanish or French) — to learn the colors and numbers to 10. 
As player earns points, his monkey climbs a tree to get a coconut. Very much liked 
by 7-12 year olds. Five players. 

Games are .$2.50 each, postage and tax included. Please order from Dr. Reva 
Abelson, 7730 Cornell, St. Louis, MO 63130. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ruled early in 1972 that any city, town, or school 
district in Massachusetts having 20 or more children with limited knowledge of Eng- 
lish must provide instruction for these children in their native tongue. 

The new law, which became effective in Sept. 1972, is the first of its kind in 

the United States. Educators estimate it may affect as many as 100,000 children 

primarily of French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish extraction. In the Boston area 
alone, some 40,000 children who do not speak English do not attend school, and it is 
hoped that the new program will draw these students into the schools. 

Last year 3 million people discovered America, the country that speaks only American. 
This is the number of non-English speaking visitors to America, who could not communi 
cate with taxi drivers, waitresses, doctors, store clerks, and Americans from all 
walks of life. 

The Bicentennial Language Incentive Program is playing a dual role to help solve 
these problems. It's teaching kids a second language. The program is voluntary. It 
isn't directly related with their school, and they're given unusual incentives. They 
get paid. They travel. They earn scholarships. They get into colleges and technics! 
schools. And then they're placed in bilingual-related careers. 

The Bicentennial Language Incentive Program is a non-profit, tax exempt organi- 
zation that is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare. 
Some of its participating multi-national corporations are Air Canada, Air France, 
Hertz, MacAndrews and Forbes, Marriott and Pan American Airlines. 

If you would like to find out more about BLIP and how you can get involved, 
write to: Harry Jay Katz, Executive Director, Bicentennial Language Incentive Pro- 
gram, Camden, N.J. 08101; or call (609)5^1-2222 or (215)564-2860. 

To help save the U.I. and taxpayers money, Steven P. Hill of the Slavic Department 
reports the following suggestion. He has found that he does not need his office 
telephone and has thus informed the University. By disconnecting it, he has helped 
the U.I. save a considerable sum for the academic year. Mr. Hill suggests that other 
faculty members consider whether they might do likewise. 


Prof. Herbert Knust's article, "Brecht braver Schweyk," appeared in P M L A, Vol. 88 
(March 1973), 219-232. 

Prof. A. 0. Aldridge gave a lecture in March in connection with Modern Languages Week 
at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His subject was "Aspects of Enlighten- 
ment. " 

In April Prof. Aldridge was the principal speaker and consultant at the Spring 
Comparative Literature Conference at the U. of Tenn., Knoxville. Prof. Aldridge 
spoke on "Comparative Literature and the American University." 

Mrs. Danielle Johnson and Prof. Herbert Knust have been nominated to serve as 
Midwest Regional Delegates for the MLA Delegate Assembly. 

Miss Lee Hai-soon, who received her Master's degree in Comparative Literature at the 
U.I. in 1968, was recently examined by the Ministry of Education at Taipei, Taiwan 
and awarded the Doctorate of Philosophy degree. A Taiwan newspaper announces that 
Miss Lee has the honor of being the first woman to receive her Ph.D. degree in Chinese 
literature in Taiwan. Dr. Lee has returned to her native Korea, where she will teach 
at Seoul National University. 

Our congratulations to Mrs. Barbara Makers and to Mr. Christopher Kertesz for their 
completion of all the requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including the defense of 
their thesis. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES ~ by Prof. H. Michael Dunn 

A Colloquium sponsored by the Classics Department takes place on Monday, May 7 at 
4:00 p.m. in Room 209 of the Illini Union. Prof. Otto Skutsch, Professor Emeritus of 
Latin at University College, London, and visiting Mellon Professor of Classics at the 
U. of Pittsburgh will speak on "Catullus, Text and Transmission." All are invited. 

The next lecture of the Illinois Chanter of the Archaeological Institute of 
America will be delivered May 14 at 8:00 p.m. in 180 Bevier Hall. Prof. Ann Perkins 
of the Dept. of Art will speak on the subject of Monsters. 

The annual High School Latin Conference will be held at the U.I. from June 24 
through June 30. Additional information and application forms may be obtained from 
Prof. R. T. Scanlan, 4072 FLB, U.I., Urbana, IL 61801. Students from hierh schools 
throughout the state attend the Conference. 

Among the offerings for the summer session in the Department of the Classics will be 
a course in Caesar and Latin Elegy, an independent reading course in Greek, and 
courses in mythology and Roman civilization. 

The annual Latin Translation Contest was held at the U.I. on Sat., April 28. Over 
100 students who were finalists in the tournament wrote papers at the second, third, 
and fourth year levels. Prof. R. T. Scanlan is the local director. 

Prof. Hubert Allen will be working on the prehistory of Morgantina during the summer. 
During the winter Prof. Allen has presented lectures on various aspects of the Mor- 
gantina excavations, of which he is Director, at the Illinois Classical Conference, 
the Department of Classical Studies at the U. of Ottawa, the Hartford Conn., Provi- 
dence R.I., New Haven, and Wesleyan U. Societies of the AIA. He also has articles 
forthcoming in Opuscula Romana and Kokalos . 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

GUT THOMAS TRAIL (1934-1973) 
Our former student, colleague and friend, Guy Trail, died suddenly in Hattiesburg, 
Miss., on March 19. Guy was a long-time resident of Champaign, and a native Chicago- 
an. He held his AB, MA, and Ph.D. degrees from the U.I., where he had been teaching 
assistant, research assistant, and instructor. Between studies, Guy Trail served as 
Army translator in Germany, radio announcer, producer, and writer for the "Stars and 
Stripes" and other publications. Guy was one of the most brilliant students this 
University has ever known (and for this writer, the most brilliant ever). The honors 
he had received (NDEA Fellowships, memberships in Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi 
Delta Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, etc.) were but a small recognition of his enormous talents. 
He was an astoundingly versatile, learned, and gifted person. A first-rate poet (one 
of the Young Poets of Illinois and the Port Poets of Chicago), he had published much 
verse as well as scholarly papers, translations, and various creative works. His 
command of English was phenomenal, as were his wit, perception, and interests in many 
fields, from comparative literature to television techniques. After his graduation 
from the U.I. (with a remarkable Ph.D. thesis on Andre" Malraux) he taught at I.S.U. 
(Normal, IL) and then went to the U. of S. Miss. There, as professor of Foreign Lan- 
guages and Director of the Curriculum in Comparative Literature, Guy really turned on 

his immense pedagogical powers: he set up a multitude of programs, taught Russian, 
French, Chinese, hieroglyphics, etc., collected rare items for the library, advised 
students, published, edited, and acted as administrator. He was a one-man academic 
and scholarly revolution, the type that any school ought to have now and then. For 
those of us who knew him best, his tremendous kindness, his acerbic humor, his faith- 
fulness to friends, his splendid paradoxes, and — without exaggerating — his genius, 
have made Guy's death what is so often called — yet so seldom really meant — a truly 
irreparable loss. 

Prof. Luisa Velan-Chini addressed the Journal Club of the Dept. of French on April 30 
on M Les problemes du roman historique conside're's a travers le cas d' Alexandre Dumas." 

Prof. Jahiel participated recently in several conferences, including that of the 
Society for Cinema Studies (held at the U. of Maryland and in Washington, D.C.); the 
C.I.C Film Panel (Chicago), etc. 

Teachers of undergraduate courses have been showing films in conjunction with 
assigned readings: Sartre's Huis - Clos ; Les Jeux sont Faits ; Madame Bovary ; etc. 

Prof. Francois Jost addressed the Journal Club on March 5, on the subject of 
"Baudelaire et l'art du sonnet," auspices of the Dept. of French and the Program in 
Comparative Literature. 

Prof. Alphonse Roche, who was once Visiting Professor here and is now at the U. 
of Ariz., visited us recently, sponsored by the Unit for FL Study & Research, and 
presented a program on Modern Provencal. 

Prof. Barbara Bowen attended the Central Renaissance Conference in Lincoln, Neb. 
April 12-14, and read a paper entitled: "Montaigne's anti- Phaedrus : Sur des vers de 
Virgile ( Essais , III, v)." Prof. Bowen will be giving a lecture at Chicago Circle in 
May, on "French Renaissance Words and Things," and reading a paper on French farce at 
the Congres of the Association Internationale des Etudes Francaises in July in Paris. 

As announced in the last Newsletter , the Festival took place May 1-k. Films shown 
were Rak by la Socie'te' Dovidis, Pic et Pic et Colegram by Rachel Weinberg, Papa les 
Petits Bateaux by Nelly Kaplan, Paulina 1880 by Jean-Louis Bertucelli and Remparts 
d' Argile by the same director, Petit k Petit made in Niger and Paris by Jean Rouch, 
Le Viager by Pierre Tchernia, La Mandarine by Edouard Molinaro, and others. Film- 
makers were also present. 

This annual event has been fixed for Monday, Oct. 29, 1973 at the Festival Theatre of 
the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The play will be Moliere's L'Avare . A 
novelty: for the first time there will be two performances, a matine"e as well as an 
evening performance. Times will be announced later, as well as prices. We will also 
combine this event with a field trip to the U.I. by interested H.S. students and 
teachers, as our recent experiment proved a success (on the occasion of the Fall 1972 
production of "Le Barbier de Seville" by the Tre*teau Company in Urbana). Details 
will be announced in the next Newsletter , that is, the first (Fall) Newsletter for 
1973-74. But, just in case the Newsletter reaches you too late, all interested par- 
ties are invited to drop a line (and a self-addressed envelope) to: Prof. E. Jahiel, 
French Dept., ATTN: L'Avare , 2090 FLB, U.I., Urbana, IL 61801. We will communicate 
with you in due time, both about the performances and about the field trip. Impor - 
tant Note : teachers who want to prepare their classes in advance, please order your 
texts of L ' Avare from: French and European Publications, Inc., 610 Fifth Avenue, 
New York, NY 10020, addressing your order to the attention of Mr. E. Molho. The text 
ought to cost around 90-95 cents but check first. There is probably also an LP album 
of the play available from them, at $7 or so. Again, check. 

Films for French , edited by Sandra J. Savignon and published with the cooperation of 
the Visual Aids Service of the U.I. (April 1973) is an evaluative guide to over a 
hundred currently available educational films. For a free copy, write Prof. SavLgnon, 
Dept. of French, 2090 PLB, U.I., Urbana, IL 61801. 

The U.I. at Urbana will offer a Summer Session program of particular interest to stu- 
dents and teachers of French. 1973 being the Moliere Tricentenary, the theme of 
Moliere and the comic will be emphasized. At the same time, a choice of French lan- 
guage and civilization courses will be available for advanced students and teachers 
wishing to refresh or update their linguistic skills, methodology, or knowledge of 
contemporary France. 

For more detailed information, consult the previous (March) number of this 
Newsletter or write to B. H. Mainous, Head, Dept. of French, 2090 FLB, Urbana, 111. 
61801. The dates are from June 14 to August 11, 1973. 

The Downstate Illinois Chapter of the AATF held its second week-end French camp for 
high school and college April 6-8 at the Boy Scout camp at Mossville, north of Peoria. 
The camp was attended by 45 high school and college students from the central and 
western part of Illinois and from downstate as far as Edwardsville and Collinsville. 
Mrs. Penny Pucelik, vice-president of the chapter and a professor at Bradley U. in 
Peoria, was in charge of the weekend. Six teaching assistants from the U.I. -Urbana, 
most of them French natives, served as counselors. The activities included singing, 
dramatic sketches, and games. The Downstate Chapter assembled at the camp on Sat. 
afternoon for its usual annual spring meeting. 

The annual Doetry recitation contest was held at the Illini Union on April 11 with 64 
participants from all levels of undergraduate French courses. Students were divided 
into four categories according to linguistic competence and were required to give 
interpretive readings of French poetry before three panels of judges composed of 
French Dept. faculty members. 

This year's contest was renamed "Concours de Poe*sie Guy Trail" to honor the 
memory of a former graduate student, colleague and friend of the Department who died 
suddenly on March 19 in Hattiesburg, Miss, at age 39. Mr. Trail was also a poet of 
stature whose reputation was not confined to this area. 

Awards for the contest, donated by the Office of the French Cultural Attache* in 
Chicago and several members of the Department, were renamed as "Guy Trail Prizes" 
with special book plates inserted in each prize. 

The winners of the poetry contest are as follows: (with teacher also listed) 
First Category: 1. Mary Staunton (B. Greenfeldt) 2. Oksana Akulov (E. Treible) 
3. Barbara Cassidy (L. Wierenga) — in French 101-102; Second Category (French 103-104- 
123-134-174) 1. Jean Castellani (C. & D. Johnson) 2. Suzanne Meyer (K. Davison) 
3. Liz Tobin (K. Davison) 4. Veronica Wallace ( C. & D. Johnson); Third Category 
(French 211-212-213-214-215) 1. Margaret Evangelista (H. Cohen) 2. Janice Whitfield 
(A.M. Sagi) 3. Nancy Putz (A. Souillard) 4. Alysa Aron (H. Cohen) 5. Steven 
McMurray (A.M. Sagi) and Larry Welch (H. Cohen); Fourth Category (French 217-218 & 
other advanced courses) 1. Karen Christiansen (G. Laprevotte) 2. Ellen Black (Ch. 
Elkabas) Honorable Mention, Cynthia Lewis (A. Souillard/H. Cohen). 

The 111. Year-Abroad Program, hatched five years aero in Rouen, France, will spread its 
wings in la grande ville when it moves to Paris for the 1973-73 school year. 

Courses in French language, literature, and civilization will be offered in co- 
operation with the Cours de Civilisation Francaise of the Sorbonne and its exception- 
ally distinguished faculty. In addition, students will be able to take part or all 
their class work in one or more of the thirteen Universities de Paris, Ecole du Louvre, 
Institut d'Etudes Politiques, etc. 

In addition to the demi - pension or breakfast-only housing in French families 
previously announced, the session in Paris makes available residence hall spaces in 
which U.I. students may elect to live with French students as roommates. 

Of course, the Illinois Year-Abroad Program in Paris offers the incomparable 
cultural advantages of residence in Paris — museums, concerts, cafe's, theatre, and 
la vie parisienne . 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. David Chisholm 

Subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, Prof. Elmer Antonsen, currently a 
Visiting; Professor at the U. of N. Car., will return to the U.I. and assume headship 
of the German department beginning in the summer of 1973* 

Prof. James McGlathery will return from a leave of absence in the fall of 1973. 

Prof. Walter H'ollerer will be on a leave of absence during the year 1973-74. 

Visiting Asst. Prof. David Chisholm will join the German department of the U. 
of Arizona at Tucson in the fall of 1973. 

The linguistics lecture series for German 101 was introduced in 1972-73 to expose 
students to a variety of lecturers both inside and outside the department. Speakers 
have included Prof. Emeritus Henry Kahane, who compared linguistic reconstruction in 
Germanic to that in Romance, and Prof. Howard Maclay, who discussed the psycho- 
linguistics of language learning. Prof. Irmengard Rauch, Prof. Virginia Coombs, and 
Prof. Edward Anderson delivered lectures designed to give students an overview of the 
fundamentals of human languages. Lectures for the German 101 culture series were de- 
livered this year by Profs. Henri Stegemeier, Karl-Heinz Schoeps, Richard Figee, 
Marianne Burkhard, Edith Graf, and Franz Tades. 

Prof. Clayton Gray has received a fellowship for 1973-74 from the National Endowment 
for the Humanities to complete a book on Minne - Imagery in the Works of Wolfram von 
Eschenbach . 

Jan Tunnicliff has received a Fulbright-Hays grant to study for a year at a 
German university. 

Julie Benthaus, a German major who is presently a student teacher at Urbana HJEL, 
has received a Fulbright-Hays grant for a year's study at the U. of Kiel. 

Deutsches Seminar : At the March 14 meeting Prof. Vincent Dell'Orto led a discussion 
on the topic "Forms of German Non-fiction in the Eighteenth Century. '| At the next 
meeting of the seminar, which took place on April 24, Prof. Walter Hbllerer intro- 
duced and lead a discussion on the topic "Problematik literarischer Eliten im Massen- 
zeitalter. " 

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft : On April 5 Prof. David Chisholm read a paper on 
"Meter and Language: Two Approaches to Versification." On May 3 Prof. Clayton Gray 
presented a paper dealing with "Wolfram von Eschenbach and the Image of the Black 
Man in Medieval Spain, France and Germany." 

Colloquium for Language Pedagogy : On March 27 Prof. Richard Figge participated 
in a panel discussion, sponsored by the Unit for Foreign Language Study and Research, 
on the topic "Options in the 100-Level Foreign Language Program." 

German Film Festival : The Festival of the Young German Film, which was describ- 
ed in the March Newsletter , will take place from May 7-10 and May 14-17 in room 314 
of Altgeld Hall. The following films are scheduled: Tatowierung and Notizen zum 
jungen deutschen Film (May 7). Abschied von Gestern (May 8). Wilder Reiter , GmbH 
(May 9), Fata Morgana (May 10),, Per Paukenspieler (May 14), Mahlzeiten (May 15) , 
Malatesta (May 16) and Warum lauft Herr R. Amok (May 17). 


Delta Phi Alpha : The U.I. chapter of the German National Honorary Fraternity, 
Delta Phi Alpha, will formally initiate 16 graduate and 23 undergraduate students on 
May 14. Prof. Walter H'ollerer will receive an honorary membership and will speak to 
the chapter about his recently completed novel Elefantenuhr . 

On May 11 Prof. Marianne Burkhard will read a paper entitled "State and Man: The 
Social and Political Dimensions in Swiss German Novels from Keller's Salander to Ottc 
F. Walter's Die ersten Unruhen " at a regional meeting of the Swiss-American Histori- 
cal Society in New York. Prof. Burkhard is the author of an article on "Die 
Entdeckung der Form in 'Huttens letzte Tage' n in the Archiv fur das Studium der 
neueren Sprachen und Literaturen . Vol. 209, 259-72. 

At the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Apr. 26- 
28) Prof. Vincent Dell'Orto served as reactor to Louise H. Allen's paper "The 
Treadmill: Improving Articulation among Schools, Junior Colleges and Colleges." 

Prof. U. Henry Gerlach is the author of an article entitled "Neuere Hebbel- 
Briefe — Eine Ubersicht" which appeared in the 1973 Hebbel-Jahrbuch, pp. 51-83. At 
the suggestion of other Hebbel scholars, Prof. Gerlach 's dissertation, Hebbel as a 
Critic of his own Works , has been published in Goppinger Arbeiten zur Germanistik , 
No. 82 TT972T. 

Prof. James Marchand presented a paper entitled "Wolfram's Theology" in one of 
the German sections of the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at Lexington, Apr. 
26-28. He also chaired one of the linguistics sections. 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch's review of Herbert Penzl's Lautsystem und Lautwandel in 
den althochdeutschen Dialekten appears in the Journal of English and Germanic Philol - 
ogy . Vol. 71. 561-564. Prof. Rauch has 1 read a paper entitled "The Minimal Contin- 
uant: Evidence from Germanic" at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. 

Prof. Walter Hollerer recently participated in colloquia on "Die Aesthetik von 
Walter Benjamin" at the U. of Wise .-Milwaukee and on "Literatur und Massenmedien" at 
the Goethe-House in New York. 

SLAVIC NOTES — by Elliot Cohen 

In the previous issue of this newsletter, I (your Slavic correspondent) unintention- 
ally slighted our graduate students and their heroic endeavors over a long period of 
time to get the Departmental Handbook of Rules and Procedures codified. I had con- 
gratulated the faculty for their efforts in bringing the project to completion, but 
in my enthusiasm for the accomplishment of the deed, I shortsightedly neglected to 
mention the initial and continuing effort of the students. Sorry. 

Kenneth Brostrom successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "The Novels of 
Boris Pil'njak as Allegory" at the U. of Mich, on April 6, 1973. Congratulations 
from all of us. 

On May 3-8 there was an exhibition on campus of the paintings of Boris Penson, a 
Russian-Jewish artist who is presently serving a 10-year sentence in Soviet prison 
camps. Twenty-two of his paintings will be on display in the Y.M.C.A., all unusual 
and personal works. All are invited to write to Premier Kosygin c/o the Kremlin ask- 
ing him to set the artist free. 

On May 12, 1973 at 8 p.m. in the Bevier Hall Theater, the Dept. of Slavic is present- 
ing an Evening of Slavic Culture. The program will consist of Russian songs, poems 
(in the original and translation) from several Slavic literatures, and a Russian play. 
The play, "The Squire's Daughter," is based on Pushkin's short story "Mistress into 
Maid." Most of the behind-the-scenes production is being handled by graduate 

students of the department, while the acting is being done by undergraduates. The 
play will be performed in Russian — with English subtitles . Everyone concerned has 
put a great deal of effort into the production, so the evening; should be very enter- 
taining. Everyone is cordially invited. 

On the recommendation of some of our faculty members, the Visual Aids Center has just 
purchased for distribution a 20-minute film, (Y)evtushenko at Project Artaud. This 
film shows Evgenii Evtushenko reading three of his poems in Russian at a poets' con- 
clave in the U.S. recently, introduced in English by Allen Ginsberg. The poems are: 
Babii Iar, Gorod "Da" i Gorod "Net." and Jarmaka. Evtushenko puts a good deal of 
emotion and body language into his readings, and viewers can find much of interest 
for Russian culture as well as literature. As to language, the poet's rapid, manner- 
istic delivery makes understanding difficult for non-advanced students, with the 
exception of Babii Iar. 

Former Soviet ambassador Nikolaj Fedorenko has been a visiting professor in Chinese 
literature at the U.I. this spring. He has given several public lectures on his 
literary and diplomatic careers and has met with students and faculty. 

The Slavic Dept. is starting a new series of lectures by its staff, students, and in- 
vited guests to be called Slavic Forum. The first speaker was Prof. Temira Pachmuss 
speaking on "Dostoevsky ■ s Influence on Contemporary World Literature." The talk was 
given on April 25 at the Illini Union. 

Elizabeth Byrne of Mt. Prospect, IL, a senior in the Russian Teacher Training curric- 
ulum, has been accepted for graduate study at the U. of Hawaii, and has been awarded 
a teaching assistantship for her first year there. She has our department's best 
wishes for continued success in her academic and teaching career. 

Omitted in previous newsletters was the publication of Intellect and Ideas in Action ! : 
Selected Correspondence of Zinaida Hippius (Munich, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1972 ), 784 pp. 
The following have recently been published by Prof. Pachmuss: 1. "Dostoevsky, Werfel, 
and Virginia Woolf: Influences and Confluences," Comparative Literature Studies . Vol. 
IX, No. k (Dec, 1972), 416-28; 2. Introduction to Z.N. Hippius, Chortova kukla / 
Roman - Tsarevich (Munich, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1972, v-xiv); 3. "Lukacs, George. 
Solzhenitsyn . Translated from the German by William David Graf, Cambridge, Mass., 
the M.I.T. Press, 197L" 

The Modern Language Journal , vol. lvii ( Jan. -Febr. 1973) , nos. 1-2, pp 63-64. 
Also included in Temira Pachmuss' publications are: Introduction to" Z.N. Hippius, 
People of Today (Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1973), v-xxxiv; and Introduction to Z. 
N. Hippius, The Victors (Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1973) » i-vii. 

"The Influence of Dostoevsky's Literary Themes on Contemporary World Literature" is 
the title of a lecture delivered at the U. of N.Y. at Albany in Nov. of 1972 and 
also presented at the U. of Ottawa on March 9, 1973. On the same date Prof. Pachmuss' 
paper "The Alienated Man in World Literature" was read at the Conference on Twentieth 
Century Literature at Louisville, Ky. 

Hifrh school students in the gifted French and Spanish classes at Mt. Zion High 
School, Mt. Zion, IL 6254-9 are teaching French and Spanish to sixth- and seventh- 
grade pupils. Classes are held for twenty minutes on alternating days. 



The following 300- and 400-level courses are of interest to advanced undergraduate 
students and graduates. For further information, write to Prof. Anthony M. 
Pasquariello, 4080 FLB, LI. I., Urbana, IL 61801, or call (217) 333-3390. Included in 
the summer courses are: Spanish 306 (The Generation of 1898), Prof. Lott, 2:00 M-F & 
3:00 F; Spanish 308 (Spanish-American Modernismo), Prof. Leal, 12 F & 1 M-F; Spanish 
311 (Don Quixote and the Prose of the Golden Age), Prof. Porqueras-Mayo, 10 M-Th; 
Spanish 351 (Phonetics), Prof. Allen, 9 M-Th; Spanish 352 (Syntax), Prof. Saltarelli, 
12 M-Th; Spanish 371 (Spanish for Teachers), Prof. Flores, 11 M-Th; Spanish 400 
(Beginning Spanish for Graduate Students), 8-10 M-Th; Spanish 428 (Studies in Nine- 
teenth Century Spanish Literature), Prof. Lott, 1 M-Th; Spanish 429 (Studies in 
Golden Age), Prof. Porqueras-Mayo, 11 M-Th; Spanish 430 (Studies in Twentieth Century 
Spanish-American Literature), Prof. Leal, 3 M-Th; and Italian 400 (Beginning Course 
for Graduate Students), 8-10 M-Th. The 300-level courses may be taken by either 
undergraduate or graduate students, while the 400-level courses are for graduates. 

Spanish 107, Intensive Intermediate Spanish, will be offered in the fall semester of 
1973. It is particularly suitable to students who desire to finish the second year 
of Spanish in one semester. Conversation, reading, and writing are emphasized in a 
balanced manner. Grammer review, readings, cultural history, and writing are includ- 
ed in this intensive course, which is conducted in Spanish. It meets from 8-10 Tu-F 
for eight hours credit. 

Catalan 301, Studies in Catalan Language, is offered by Prof. Alberto Porqueras- 
Mayo on Mondays, 3-5 p.m. This Catalan language course will be followed by a course 
in Catalan literature in the spring of 1974. Catalan is a language very much alive, 
spoken by more than six million people in Catalonia (with Barcelona as capital), 
Valencia, the Balearic Islands, some areas in the South of France, some parts of the 
island of Sardinia (in Italy) and Catalan is the official language of a small nation 
in the Pyrenees, Andorra. 

The Instituto Internacional de Literatura Ibero-americano, an international organiza- 
tion of professors, graduate students, authors and critics concerned with Latin 
American literature, holds two congresses every two years, one in Latin America and 
the other in North America. In 1973 the first session took place in Valdivia, Chile, 
at the Universidad Austral, Jan. 3-6. Its theme was "The Evolution of Language in 
Contemporary Latin American Poetry." The second congress on "Fantasy and Magical 
Realism in Latin American Literature" will be held at Mich. State U., Aug. 26-31. 

Image of Guatemala is the latest supplement of Americas magazine to be issued by the 
OAS. The profusely illustrated booklet covers all important aspects of this Central 
American country, from scenic and cultural attractions to economic and social progress 

Copies of Image of Guatemala as well as of the other publications in the IMAGE 
series (Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, and Peru) may be 
obtained, for 25 cents each, by writing: (specify English or Spanish version) 
OAS, Sales and Promotion Division, 19th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20006. 

The Italian Culture Council, Inc. publishes a monthly bulletin of interest to teach- 
ers of Italian. For more information, write to: Elvira Adorno, Executive Director, 
1140 Edgewood Pkwy., Union, New Jersey 07083 . 

Spanish 417 (Golden Age Theater) will meet this fall on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. It is 
hoped that area teachers will be able to attend. 



Prof. Emeritus Henry Kahane has published "Cultural Criteria for Western Borrowings 
from Byzantine Greek" (with Rene"e Kahane and Angelina Pietrangeli ) , in Homena.le a" 
Antonio Tovar . po. 205-229; and with Rene"e Kahane, Greek in Southern Italy, III: 
Byzantine Notes, Byzantinische Zeitschrift . 66 (1973), 1-37. In February Dr. Kahane 
save a lecture on Dante in the Great Books series of Unit I. He also attended con- 
ferences in Bloomington, Ind. on Romance Linguistics and on Ordered Rules. 

Robert E. Lott has published "El arte descriptivo de Pfo Baro.ia," Cuadernos 
Hisoanoamericanos, Vol. 89, Nos. 265-267 ("Homenaje a Baroja"), Julv-Sept. 1972, 
Dp. 26-5*1. i 

Alberto Porqueras-Mayo read a paper on March 17 at the U. of Okla. on "Tono y 
forma en la crftica poe*tica de Da"maso Alonso," at the Symposium honoring D. Alonso, 
who was present at Oklahoma. Prof. Porqueras-Mayo also participated at the Third 
International Colloquium of Catalan Studies, April 9-1^, at the U. of Cambridge (Eng). 

Sourgeon Baldwin presented a lecture at the March 19 meeting of the Medieval 
Club on "The Narrative Techniques of Gonzalo Berceo." 

David Hershberg recently returned from Spain, having made arrangements for the 
1973-7^ Year-Abroad Program in Spain, of which he will be the Resident Director. 

Thomas C. Meehan has completed a 70- page monograph on Jenaro Prieto for oubli- 
cation in a volume of studies of the Humanities Research Program, of the Center for 
Latin American Studies. He has published "Estructura y tema de El sue no de los 
he* roes por Adolf o Bioy Casares," in Kentucky Romance Quarterly . Vol. XX, No. 1 (1973), 
pp. 31-58. 

Congratulations to Milton M. Azevedo on his promotion to Asst. Prof, of Spanish 
and Portuguese on March 1, 1973« Congratulations also on the successful defense of 
his Ph.D. thesis (On Passive Sentences in English and Portuguese ) at Cornell U. on 
Dec. 22, 1972. He also delivered a lecture on "Current Sociolinguistic Problems of 
Catalan" in the Main Hall Forum, Lawrence U. (Appleton, Wise.) on Febr. 21, 1973* 

Dieter Wanner read a paper at the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages III 
(Ind. U.-Bloomington), on March 29-31, 1973, entitled "The Evolution of Romance Clitic 
Order" and which will be published in the proceedings of the Symposium. 

Alice Anderson, graduate student in Spanish linguistics, will publish a Teacher^ 
Guide to accompany the Spanish Phonetic Reading Program by Pope and Medina, a 
beginning reading program for bilingual education. It will be published in summer, 
1973, by Research Press Co, Champaign, IL. 

Frank H. Nuessel, Jr. presented a paper entitled "Sentential Complementation — 
An Overview" at the U. of Utah in Salt Lake City. 

Dear Colleagues: 

The next issue of the Newsletter will appear in Oct. 1973. Any items of general in- 
terest sent to the Editor before Sept. 15 will be included in the first issue. For 
those who will be moving during the summer, a change-of-address form is orovided. 

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all of you 
who have been helpful in contributing information and articles for the Newsletter . I 
also wish to thank my fellow editors of this past year for their earnest hard work 
and cooperation: Mike Dunn, Barbara flmalley, Edwin Jahiel, Dave Chisholm & Elliot 
Cohen. My special thanks to Prof. Pasquariello for his helpful suggestions & advice. 

Our sincere and best wishes for a pleasant summer. 

Alice L. Anderson, Editor 





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The University of Illinois Foreign Language Newsletter is published jointly by the 
foreign language departments of the U.I. The Newsletter is available without charce, 
Communications should be addressed: Editor, FL NEWSLETTER, i+080 FLB, Urbana, IL 


October, 1973 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 

Vol. XXVII, No. 1 Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The gloomy autumn days characteristic of the U.I. Urbana carpus at this time cf year 
have been considerably brightened by the results of a survey taken last Jan. by Frof, 
WJlga M. Rivers of the U.I. French Dept. in preparation for a paper which she deli- 
vered at the Annual Georgetown Round Table on Languages & Linguistics. Prof, 
Rivers' survey, consisting of an 8l-item questionnaire distributed to 1821 students 
cf 12 languages at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels, shows that 2/3r<ls 
of these students do not feel that they are being forced to spend time on what does 
not interest them, desjTte the statements of various activist students at the U.I 
who over the last few years have raised the issue of abolishing the Liberal Arts & 
Sciences College's foreign language requirement. "It would seem," said Prof, 'fivers, 
"that tiie large number of students who would like to learn a foreign language or who 
enjoy foreign language study feel that they are in a minority because of the intense- 
propaganda against required foreign language study by a vocal few." 

The breakdown of completed questionnaires by languages was: French 733 replies, 
German 518, Latin 98, Russian 129, Spanish 180, lesser-taught languages I63. Of 
t.iese, 63% were fulfilling the LAS requirement (2 years of a language in hign school 
plus 2 semesters in the same language at the U.I.) or departmental requirements in 
ether colleges, 20% were electives, 8% were minors, and 9% were majors. A surprising 
result was that in the advanced language courses only 38^ of the students wero majors,, 

The results of the questionnaire tend to puncture several balloon-sized myths 
about foreign language studies which have risen over the horizon in the past years. 

Myth l--"Moat students see no use in learning a foreign language." Only 29% of 
the respondants (less than 1/3) see no use in the study of a foreign language. 

Myth 2--"Students are not against foreign languages as such, just against re- 
quirements of any kind." Only 32% (again less than 1/3) were against requirerre nts 

Myth 3--"2nglish is spoken everywhere, so there's no p>oint in learning a foreigr 
language." Only 21% of the respondants (1 in 5 ) feel this way. 

Myth [(.--"Americans in general, and those in the Midwest, feel isolated from con- 
tact with foreign languages." 25% of those surveyed (1 in I4.) have parents wno speak 
a foreign language, and 66% have friends fluent in a foreign tongue. 

Myth 5-- "Students see no relevance to their career interests in foreign language 
study." \\S% (just under 1/2) are preparing to work in a field where they feel com- 
mand of a foreign language will be useful. These fields include such diverse areas 
as science, antnropology, philosophy, music, journalism, business, aviation, law, 
inner city medicine, linguistics, engineering, social work in the U.S.A., social and 
religious service abroad, diplomacy, international law, interpreting, library sci- 
ence, advertising, speech therapy, archaeology, astrophysics, and military careers. 
This I|.5% is far larger than the 9% who declarod themselves foreign language majors,, 

Myth 6--"Grades in foreign language courses lower a student's average." Stu- 
dents' estimates of their final grades in foreign language courses showed 82% of A' s 
and B's, as compared with 75% f° r their overall average,. 

Myth 7 — "For most students at the elementary and intermediate level, foreign 
language study is an unpleasant and unprofitable experience." In the U.I. beginning 
and intermediate courses, 20% of the respondants were majors, minors, and electives; 
of the remaining 80% taking the language as a requirement, 1/3 said they would have 
studied a foreign language even if there had been no requirement, and another 1/3 
who studied a language because of a requirement said that they enjoyed studying the 
language anyway. 

Prof. Rivers' survey further showed that 63% of elementary-intermediate students 
want more listening and speaking, and 62% want more reading. These non-parallel dis- 
tributions are due to an overlap of students who want more of both, while 36-38% a ^ 
each extreme would prefer more exclusively aural-oral or reading-oriented courses. 

Prof. Rivers summarized the preferences of the LAS requirement students: more 
listening and speaking, more reading (not only literature but also newspapers and 
magazines), more culture and foreign language films. Only 20% are interested in sci- 
entific and technical reading, and no one wants more grammar. "Grammar kills mel" 
was an oft-voiced complaint of the students surveyed. "Internalization of the rules 
of grammar is basic to all active use of a language," stressed Prof. Rivers, adding 
"but it is equally certain that strong dislike of a particular aspect of study 


impedea effective learning." She feels that the learning of grammar should be made 
more functional and integrated more closely with natural language activities. "We 
also need to find out just how much grammar and what areas of grammar in particular 
are essential for comprehension of the written and spoken word," she added. 

Prof. Rivers concluded that foreign language interest is far from lacking among 
students. "We have often bemoaned the fact that we spend much of our time producing 
more teachers of future foreign language teachers in a seemingly unending cycle," she 
contended. "Surely this is because we have not realized who many of our students 
really were." Prof. Rivers feels that our students come from broader backgrounds and 
bring with them far more good will than has hitherto been realized. "It is for us," 
she stated in conclusion, "to use our imagination in devising courses which will keep 
this interested group with us and attract more of their kind." 

[The full text of Prof. Rivers' article entitled "The Non-Major: Tailoring the 
Course to the Person — Not the Image" will be published both in the Association of 
Departments of Foreign Languages' ADFL Bulletin (Dec. 1973) and in Language and In- 
ternational Studies (ed. Jankowsky, Washington: Georgetown Univ., forthcoming ) ,T~ 

The Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association, as ACTFL constituent for our 
state, is sponsoring a membership drive for the American Council on the Teaching of 
Foreign Languages in the hopes of doubling the 111. enrollment. Membership in the 
ACTFL includes a year's subscription to Foreign Language Annals and to Ac c e nt on 
ACTFL and other reports as issued. Yearly dues are $10 for U.S. members^ $12 for 
foreign members, and $6 for student members. ACTFL is the national organization 
which includes all foreign language teachers, and its publications help its members 
keep abreast of the latest developments in the profession. For further information, 
contact Dr. Florence Steiner (IFLTA immediate past president and currently state 
membership chairman) at Glenbrook S. H. S., i;000 W. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 6002£ o 

The 15th annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held Nov. 
1-3 at the Conrad Hilton, Chicago, with the program theme "Lost Literature: Disco- 
very and Rediscovery." Speakers include Robert Scholes on "Stillborn Literature" and 
Jay Martin on " Jump Back, Honey! : Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Rediscovery of Amer- 
ican Poetics." There will be 3^ sections in English and foreign languages as well as 
forums on the following topics: Current Issues in Rhetorical Theory, Current Issues 
in Stylistics, Approaches to the Teaching of Writing, Problems in the Definition of 
Feminist Criticism, The Study and Teaching of Literary History, Currant Issues in 
American Studies, The Teaching of Minority Literatures, and Alternatives to the Con- 
ventional Design of the Literary Course. Inquiries about MMLA, the convention, or 
membership applications should be sent to Gerald L. Bruns, Exec. Secty., MMLA, Eng- 
lish/Philosophy Bldg., Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA £221|0. 

The annual convention of the Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association will be 
held Nov. 2-3 at the Sheraton Blackstone Hotel, Chicago. The main theme is "Job 
Security" and featured speakers will be Miss Barbara Ort of the Mich. Dept. of Edu- 
cation and Prof. Robert LaFayette, Ind. Univ. Discussions will center on what is 
being done to maintain or increase enrollment in foreign language classes,, 

The 7th annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Lan- 
guages will be held Nov. 22-25 in Boston, with pre-conference workshops on Nov. 19- 
21. The theme is "Many Goals--Many Roles" and the speakers include Kai-yu Hsu ( Cal. 
State Univ.) on "Of Man and Letters in the People's Republic of China"; Jack Frymier 
(Ohio State Univ.) on "A School for Tomorrow"; and C. Edward Scebold (ACTFL Exec. 
Secty.) on "ACTFL in Wonderland." There will be specific sessions in English and 
foreign languages. The pre-conference workshops will deal with Bilingual Education, 
The Francophone World in the French Classroom, Relevant Teacher Education for the 
1970' s, and Humanizing Foreign Language Instruction. 

On Wednesday, May 16, the U.I. Dept. of Spanish-Italian-Por tuguese dedicated its 

faculty-student lounge in 1|136 FLB to the memory of the late John and Margaret Van 
iiorne . Prof. Van Home was head of the departrent in 1939-57 and founded this News- 
letter in I9I4.8. The program began with an afternoon lecture by Prof. Richard J. '/al- 
ter, Prof. & Mrs. Van Home's grandson, now at the Dept. of History, Washington Univ. 
St. Louis, speaking on "Urban Guerrilla Warfare in Argentina and Uruguay." Later 
that evening formal dedicatory ceremonies were held with Prof. Anthony M. l-'asquer- 
iello, department head, handling introductions, and Prof. Emeritus Henry H. Kahane 
reminiscing on the roles of both John and Margaret Van Home in the development and 
growth of the department. Prof. Kahane made special mention of Prof. Van -iorne's 
contribution to the language teacaers in the state of 111. as founder and first dir- 
ector of the Newsletter. Following Prof. Kahane' s remarks, a reception was held in 
tne John & Margaret Van Home Hoom. Members of the Van Home family who attended 
included (in addition to Prof. & Mrs. Walter) Mrs. David Walter (Margaret Van Home, 
the Van Homes' daughter), Mrs. Burt Warren (claire Walter, their granddaughter), and 
Mrs. Warren's children, Jaime age 5, Kathy age 3 (the Van Homes' great-grandcaildren). 

THE CLASSICS NOTES -- by Prof. H. Michael Dunn 

Profs. M. Marcovich and J. K. Newman participa ted in the 2nd International Congress 
of Neo-Latin Studies, Univ. of Amsterdam, Aug. I9-2I4.. Prof. Marcovich read a raper, 
"The loems of Franciscus Natalis ( II4 69-1 ih?- )» " while Prof. Newman read paper, "Ora- 
zio, Ariosto and Orazio Ariosto, " both to appear in Acta Conventus Neo-La tlni 
Amstel.idamensls . 

Prof. J. L. Heller read a paper "Linnaeus on Sumptoi.s Books, 1753" at tne lunt 
Botanical Library, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, June 2. This presentation was 
part of the celebration of the opening of the library's newly acquired Strandell col- 
lection of Linnaeana. Other contributions came from Swedish and British scholars. 

Prof. Marcovich was guest of the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones 
Cientificas, Instituto Antonio de Nebrija, May 1-6. He gave a colloquium on "Aes- 
chylus, Agamemnon" at the Univ. of Madrid, and another on "The Heraclitean Froblems" 
at the Consejo Superior, both papers to be published in Smerita (Madrid). 

Prof. J. L. Heller revised and annotated an English translation of the preface by 
Leonhart Fuchs to his De h i s t or i a 3 1 i rp i urn comnentaril (15l4-2) 

Prof. M. Marcovich has published during the summer 6 articles, among them "80 
Fresh Hippolytean Emendations" in Festschrift M.D. Petrusevski ; " Voces animantium and 
Suetonius" in Festschrif t M. gudimlr ; "On the Davidiad of Marcus Marulus ( 3450-1 52i|. ) " 
in Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Lovaniensis (Munich, 1973)o 

Prof. J. J. Bateman has published his ntudy on "The Text of Erasmus 1 De recta 
Latini Graecique sermonis pronuntiatione Dialogus " in Acta Conventus Neo-Latini 
Lovanisnsis (Munich. 1973) o 

Prof. Marcovich currently has 2$ other articles in print. 

Prof, D. F. Bright has submitted for print an article on " Conf ectum earn! 
munus: Catullus 68. 


Prof. D. J. Taylor received a faculty summer fellowship to continue work on his book 
Declinatio ; A Study of the Linguistic Theory of Marcus Terentius Varro . The mono- 
graph will be forthcoming in the series "Studies in the History of Linguistics," Ben- 
jamins Publishing, Amsterdam. 

Prof. M. Marcovich was appointed member of the Program Committee of the 3rd In- 
ternational Colloquium on Ancient Philosophy, to be held in Toledo, Spain, Aug. 26- 
30, 197U» as the sole representative from the U.S.A. He is also serving on the Amer- 
ican Philological Association's 8-man Advisory Committee on the Thesaurus Linguae 
Graecae . 

36 high-school Latin students attended the 8th annual Latin Conference at the U.I. 
for a week this past June. Various members of tne department held classes in Greek 
and Roman drama, mytnology, Greek and Latin poetry, and ancient history. There were 
chariot races, plays, banquets, and folk dances as well. The students of tne 

ancients even did a bit of study on the computer (faster than the abacus). The con- 
ference was directed by Prof. Richard T. Scanlan. 

The annual meeting of the 111. Classical Conference will be held at the U.I. on 
Feb. 7-9. Please mark these dates on your calendar and be sure to attend. 

Prof. H. Michael Dunn again assisted the LAS College office advising incoming 
freshmen in the areas of humanities and foreign languages. 

The first lecture of the Central 111. Society of the AIA was delivered by Prof, Don- 
ald Lathrop on "Shaman's Stools and the Time Depth of Tropical Forest Culture." The 
Dept. of Anthropology shared the sponsorship. 

On Oct. 10-12 the Classics Dept. at Urbana will be host of the 3rd meeting of the Am- 
erican Philological Association Advisory Committee on t he Thesaurus Linguae Graecae . 
a multi-million computor-assisted project. The members of the committee are Profs. 
Winfried Btthler (Hamburg), Albert Henrichs (Harvard), Bernard M. W. Knox (Center for 
Hellenic Studie s, Washington), Miroslav Marcovich (U.I. Urbana), Bruce M. Metzger 
(Princeton Theological Seminary), Lionel Pearson (Stanford), John M. Rist (Univ. of 
Toronto), and Douglas C. C. Young (Univ. of N.C.). The director of the TLG project 
is Prof. Theodore F. Brunner (Univ. of Cal., Irvine),, 


Prof. Herbert Knust recently published "Schwejk und kein Ende" in Ge rmano - SI a vi c a 
(vol. 1, spring 1973), 65-85, and another article (in collaboration with Leonie Marx) 
entitled "Brechts Lux in tenebris t "2, Monatshef te (vol. 65, no. 2, summer 1973), 117- 
2$, His review of "Die Zeit im Drama by Peter Ptftz (GKttingen, 1970) appears in JEPG , 
(LXII, 1973), 103-0FT" Prof. Knust has been elected to the Editorial Advisory BoarT" 
of Germano-Slavlca, the Canadian journal of Germanic and Slavic comparative studies. 
Prof. Francois Jost has recently published the following: "Evaluation esthe- 

tique et genologie : l'exemple du sonnet," Neohelicon, Ac ta Comparationis Litteraru m 
Universarum (I, 1973), 66-79; "Tiegel Tieck: William Lovell et Le paysan perverti ," 
Etudes germaniques , (XXVIII, 1973), 29-^8. 

Prof. Roc co Montano has completed and published the two following volumes: 
Shakespeare (Firenza: Accademia); Limit! e_ valore di Machiavelli (Firenza: Sanson!),, 
Prof. Montano 's article, "L'umanesimo giuridico, " appears in Filosof la (April 1973). 

In connection with the Kurt Schwitters and George Grosz exhibitions in the Krannert 
Art Museum, Champaign, Oct. 20-Nov. 10, the Program in Comparative Literature, in co- 
operation with the Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literatures, the Division of Art 
History, the George Miller Univ. Lecture Committee has planned an interdisciplinary 
lecture series. 

The first two lectures will draw upon the material from the exhibitions in order 
to define the unique contribution of each artist to the cultural life of the times,, 
We would like to invite Dr. Kate Steinitz (Artist, Curator, UCLA Art Library) who 
knew Schwitters personally and who collaborated on the original exhibition at the Mu- 
seum of Modern Art in New York to speak on the relationship between art and litera- 
ture in Schwitters' works. Prof. Herbert Knust (U.I.), vho was instrumental in arr- 
anging the Grosz Exhibition as a joint venture between the U.I. and Harvard and who 
also prepared the catalogue for the exhibition, has offered to lecture on Grosz. 
Prof. Alex Ringer (U.I„) has kindly agreed to lecture on the music of that period 
(especially in relation to satire), whereas Prof. Emeritus Henry Kahane will present 
a centennial lecture on the great theatre director Max Reinhardt. The other lectures 
In the series would investigate several questions suggested by the works of Grosz and 
Schwitters. Reinhold Grimm, Alexander Hohlfeld Prof, of German & Comparative Lit- 
erature at the Univ. of Wise, Madison, and one of the world authorities on Brecht, 
has agreed to speak on "Bertolt Brecht' s War Primer . " In this talk, which will be 
illustrated by a number of slides, he will snow how Brecht used montage techniques 
for the purpose of anti-war propaganda. The subject is especially appropriate be- 
cause the Grosz sketches to be displayed at the Krannert Museum were made for the 


Berlin production of Brecht's stage adaptation of 'lasek's Schweyk . Jost ! Ierriand, 
Vilas Frof. of German at the Univ. of Wise, Madison, and one of the few scholars 
wr.o have consistently synthesized the fine arts and literary history in their teach- 
in c ; and i ublications, will speak on the topic: "Meister Fi dus : From Jugendstil Hippie 
to Aryan Fad i sin. " In this illustrated lecture Prof. *errnand will trace the manifes- 
tations of conservative forces in art, literature, politics, and philosophy in cen- 
tral Europe during the first half of the 20th century. rlis talk will also relate disputed ideological trends of the 1920' 3 to youth movements on the modern Amer- 
ican scene. Finally, Prof. Richard Figge (U.I.) has volunteered to speak on the use 
of montage in the film of the twenties. 

The lecture series would be of interest to a general audience, in particular to 
students and faculty engaged in art, art history, history, literature, music, philo- 
acp'iy, political science, and theatre. In addition, students in several courses will 
se dealing with material related both to the works on exhibition and to the subjects 
t.nat will be discussed in the lecture. The exact dates of tne individual lectures 
will be announced shortly. 

The j-i.erican Comparative Literature Association will have its 5th Triennial Meeting; 
In Los Angeles, Apr. lj-6, 197U* There will be 5 sessions with the following themes: 
I. Symbolism; II. Literatyro & the Social Sciences; III. Baroque; IV. Status of the 
Profession; V. Film. Prof. Francois Jost has been appointed chairman of tne section 
on Status of the Profession. Information about these meetings is available in the 
Comparative Literature Office, 2070 FLB, Urbana. 

The ?th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, which 
took place last Aug. 13-19 in Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, was attended by approxi- 
mately liOQ persons from over 30 countries. Three U.I. faculty members (A. Owen Ald- 
ridge, Francois Jost, and Jrnest Wolff) participated in the congress. JUrgen "ioegl, 
Ph.D. candidate in the Comparative Literature Program, represented the U.I, students. 
Themes of tne congress were The Literatures of the Americas; Dependence, Independence, 
Interdependence; and Comparative Literature and Modern Literary Scholarship. Two sym- 
pesia were held during the congress, an East-'..'est Symposium (with Prof. Francois Jost 
as chairman) and an Africa -America Symposium. Papers presented during these meetings 
are expected to appear in print early in 1975. 

During his sabbatical leave in the spring of 1973> Prof. Rocco Montano took part 
In various activities commemorating the centenary of Alessandro Manzoni, whom Frof. 
Montano describes as the "greatest European novelist in the 19th century." During 
May 9-11 Prof. Montano gave a seminar on Manzoni at the Liceo Classico in Matera; on 
May 15 he delivered a lecture on "Manzoni e noi" at the Univ. of Salerno; from May 
20-29 he took part in a symposium sponsored by the City of Milan and the Centro Nazi- 
onale di Studi Manzoniani for the official national celebration of Manzoni 's Centen- 
ary. The leading Italian scholars in the field delivered lectures at this symposium; 
Prof. Montano spoke on "Manzoni in America." These lectures will be published by the 
Centro Nazionale di Studi Manzoniani. 

A colloquium on "The Coppet Group" will take place in early July, 197l|, at Mme 
de Stael's castle in Coppet, near Geneva, Switzerland. Provisionally the colloquium 
will include papers followed by discussions, an excursion, a memorial ceremony at Mme 
de Stae'l's tomb, and a candlelight reception at the castle. Persons interested in 
attending (and possibly giving a paper) should write Mme B. d'Andlau, Vor£, 61110 
Remalard, France, 

FFENCH NOTES -- by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Frof. Bo H. Mainous, after several years as head of the French Dept., resigned last 
June in order to assume a new position at the U.I., director of the Unit on Foreign 
Language Research, while, of course, retaining his professorship in French, The new 
head is Prof. Robert J. Nelson, who assumed duties last summer as acting head, and in 
Aug. 1973 as head of the Dept. of French. Prof 3. Mainous and Nelson are quite well 
known to cur readers, many of whom have met them in person on numerous occasions, 
locally in state meetings (e.g. AATF), and at national conference. 

A story: "Who," the aging Sun King (Louis XIV) asked Boileau, Racine's fellow his- 


toriographer at Versailles, "would you consider the finest of the great writers hon- 
oring France during my reign?" "Moliere, Your Majesty," came the reply. "I would 
not have thought so," said Louis reflectively, "but you know more about such things 
than I." (The story was told by Racine's son.) 

So, Moliere 's L' Avare , one of the great plays by the Master, will be performed 
by the ever-excellent Treteau de Paris (actually by the Theatre National de l'Est Pa- 
risien, director Guy Retore), on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Festival Theatre of the Krai* 
nert Center, Urbana, IL 61801. This year as an experiment and a public service there 
will be 2 performances, a 3 P m matinee (to approximately 5:15) and an 8 pm evening 
performance (to approximately 10:15). In spite of the 2 performances, there may well 
be a sell-out of tickets, so we urge you to order soon, by mail or at the Krannert 
Box Office. Prices: general public $3*75, 3*25, 3«00; students (college, high schcol 
and their teachers) $2.75, 2.50, 2.25| additional 10$ discount for group orders of 25 
or more tickets. Do not miss what will be an exceptional event, and the most fitting 
celebration of Moliere 's tricentenary. 

Speaking of Moliere, the French Dept. has been celebrating all along during the 
300th anniversary of the playwright's death in 1673* There have been special courses 
exhibits, and last summer, a highly successful evening, "Une soiree du theatre de 
Moliere." It consisted of excerpts from 3 pl&ys, produced and directed (as well as 
acted) by Prof. F. W. Nachtmann, an incorrigible thespian, and with the following 
students as actors: Mary Lynch, Steve Hackett, Vera Lidia Krawczuk, Lorrie Riordan, 
Barbara Gallisath, Elizabeth Horton, Steve Foster, Jim Hurst, Terry Jones. Involved 
in the production were James Campbell, Vera Lidia Krawczuk, Andrew Horton, Judy Myers. 

And speaking of theatre, Prof. Charles Shattuck, a Francophile professor of Eng- 
lish and a true theatre man, has just completed directing a very good production of 
Waiting for Godot at the Urbana Depot Theatre, an off-campus institution which though 
independent, is closely allied to the U.I. and has been supplementing our theatrical 
campus productions with much energy and originality for a long time. 

During the fall semester Prof. Wilga Rivers is an associate in the Center for Ad- 
vanced Study, completing work on her Practical Guide to the Teaching of French for 
the Oxford Univ. Press. Collaborators at the U.I. , Buffalo, Knoxville, and Montreal 
are paralleling the material for separate Guides for German, Spanish, and English as 
a second language. In June, Prof. Rivers attended the 1st International ATESOL Con- 
ference in Dublin, Ireland, where she gave one of the main conference papers on 
"Testing and Student Learning" and organized 3 workshops in testing in English as a 
second language. In Oct. she will be speaking at fall conferences of language teach- 
ers in Philadelphia and Calgary. One of Prof. Rivers' recent articles is being trans- 
lated into Russian in Moscow for Russian Abroad , which is distributed in 80 countries, 

The National French Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of 
French is a contest , not a test ; there are no failures, but varying degrees of 
achievement. Each participant receives a certificate, and local winners are awarded 
the Fleur-de-Lis pin. The next testing dates are Mar. 30-Apr. 6, 19714-. For more 
information write (for elementary schools) Al Jekenta, 255 S. Lasky Dr., Beverly 
Hills, CA 90212; (for secondary schools) Sidney L. Teitelbaum, Box 86, Plalnview, NY 
H8O3. Only students of AATF members may enter. 

Profs. Barbara Bowen and Emile Talbot have been promoted to full professor and asso- 
ciate professor respectively. Prof. Talbot is currently doing research in France, 

Prof. Stanley Gray is on a research-and-writing leave (on campus) this year. 

Prof, R. J. Nelson has just published "Speaking of Speaking," Improving College 
and University Teaching (vol. 21, no. 2, spring 1973), l50-53« This number of the 
journal is devoted to teaching the humanities. 

The following is a news item from France which shows the continuing passion of the 
French for their language; 

Sur instruction du Premier Ministre, des commissions de terminologie avaient 
et5 constitutes en 1970 dans un certain nombre de ministeres en vue de faire l'inven- 


taire du vocabulaire utilise dans cnaque secteur d'activite, de l'enriehir et de le 
clarii'ier en proposant des equivalents de bon aloi a des expressions etrangeres dif- 
I'icilement assimilable s. Les travaux de six commissions viennent de faire l'objet 
d'arretes contresii-nes par le ministre de l'Education nationale (i.ndustrie petroli- 
ere, techniques spatiales, techniques nucleairea, equipement et logement, transports, 
radiotele vision) : ils ont ete publies au Journal on iciel du 17 Janvier 1973. D'- 
autres coronissions de 1 oseront leurs conclusions dans le courant de l'annee 1973 (eco- et finances, sante publique, construction aeronautioue , telecommunications, in- 
format inue, defense na t ionale, Industrie automobile, sports, tourisme). Tous les 
termes approuves par l'Academie francaise seront desormais employes dans les docu- 
ments enanant de 1' adminis tration et leur usape sera recommande au public. Ils fer- 
ont l'objet d'une publication commune dans La banque des mots , revue semestrielle de 
terminologie constituant un complement permanent au dictionnaire du francais contem- 

F'rench scholars, teachers, and students may be interested in the colloauium on "The 
Cor pet Group" to be held in July 1974 i° Switzerland. An announcement about this 
colloquium is included in Comparative Literature Notes under "MEETINGS" on page 5« 

GERMANIC MOTES -- by Prof. Karl -Heinz Schoeps 

The Germanic Dept . welcomes back Prof. James McGlathery from a sabbatical in Austria 
and Prof. Elmer Antonsen from a year at the Univ. of N„ C. Prof. Antonsen assumed the 
headship of the department when Frof. H. G. Haile stepped down after almost 10 years 
of meritorious service. 

We also welcome 2 visiting faculty members this fall: Mrs. Inger Birgitta 
Bjornnson and Prof. (Dr.) Hans lienningo Mrs. Bjornsson comes to us from Goteborg, 
Sweden, where s he is a teacher of Swedish and English in a secondary school. We are 
particularly pleased to have a scholar from the Deutsche Demokratiscbe Republik (DDR) 
with us: Prof. Uenning, visiting professor of German and Comparative Literature, is 
the director of the central library of the Nationale Forschungs- und Gedenkstatten in 
'-.'eimar, and a renowned Goethe scholar. 

The Germanic Dept. takes pleasure in announcing the promotions of Assoc. Prof. 
Herbert Knust to full professor and Instructor Lathrop Johnson to assistant professor, 

The following members of the department are on leave for 1973-74 : Prof, '/alter 
'iollerer and Frof. Clayton Gray. 

Now in its 3 r d year of operation, the U.I.'s venture into Austria is gaining in repu- 
tation and stability. Prof. Schier, the director in Baden, and his administrative 
assistant, Edward Anderson, have charge of 18 participants in this year's Study Pro- 
gram in Austria. 13 of the students come from the Urbana campus, and 3 from Chicago 
Circle, with 1 each from Loyola and De Paul. 

NEW I AUSTRIA-ILLINOIS TEACHER EXCHANGE: A recent amendment to the school code 
now makes it possible for the Austria-Ill. Exchange Program to place 111. junior and 
senior high school teachers in 1-year positions in Austrian schools, filling the va- 
cancies here with qualified Austrian exchange teachers. In most cases, the exchange 
will probably take place between and 111. German teacher to teach English and an Aus- 
trian English teacher to take over German classes here, but 111. teachers in otner 
fields are also encouraged to apply. 

Teachers Interested in exchange positions for 1974-75 should write for further 
information and application materials before Christmas to the director : Prof. Lath- 
rop P. Johnson, Austria-Ill. Exchange Program, Dept. of Germanic Languages, 3072 FLB, 
U.T., Urbana, IL 61801. 

Student enrollment in German and Scandinavian has again increased this year. The 
grand totals for the fall semesters were 1545 in 1971, 1611 in 1972, and 1742 in 1973< 
We can also report an increase in majors: 37 German majors and 44 German teaching 
majors. Due to the increase in enrollment and a reduction in teaching staff the ave- 
rage number of students in the beginning language courses is significantly higher 


this fall. The 3-track system for beginning language courses has proved a success. 
The speaking and reading tracks continue to enjoy great popularity. The telephone 
tape system is operating again: 333-6308 (Ger 101), 333-8151 (Mon Swedish, Tue-Sun 
Ger 102), 333-63014- (Ger 103), 333-&306 (Ger 101|, Mon-Wed short stories, Thu-Sun poe- 
try). It should also be pointed out that students who come to use with a knowledge 
of German or Scandinavian languages can take proficiency examinations. To "profici- 
ency" Scandinavian lOlj., however, a student must be able to read Danish, Norwegian, 
and Swedish, not just one language. 

This is the 7th year of the experimental Scandinavian program which teaches students 
the 3 major Scandinavian languages in the course of l± semesters. The sequence of 
languages varies; this year the emphasis is on Swedish (Scan 101 and 103) since we 
have Mrs. Inger Bj6*rnsson and Mrs. Eva Wetzel with us, Mrs. Wetzel is again a teach- 
ing and research assistant as last year. 

Major events of the German Club for the fall semester include: Oct. 5» Oktoberfest; 
Oct. 11, Pre igrosche nope r (film); Oct. 25, German dialects (an evening with native 
speakers who will tell anecdotes from various German provinces, read and explain 
texts written in dialect); Nov. 8, German protest songs (students and faculty will 
introduce protest songs with records, texts, and commentaries); Nov. 15, Per Haupt - 
mann von KSpenick (film); Dec. 7, Weihnachtsf eier. 

In addition to this program there are the following regular German Club activi- 
ties: German Choir every Monday at the Lutheran Foundation (corner Wright & Chalmers 
in Champaign) at 8 pm; Soccer every Tuesday night 9-11 pm at the Armory; Thunderbird 
Restaurant in Urbana every Thursday night for informal meeting of club members for 
beer, talk, and the chance to meet native speakers of German, 

German scholars, teachers, and students will be interested in the George Miller Univ. 
Lecture Committee's plans for an interdisciplinary lecture series in connection with 
the Kurt Schwitters and George Grosz exhibitions in the Krannert Art Museum, Cham- 
paign, Oct. 20-Nov. 10. Detailed programs will be distributed at a later date. 
Please see Comparative Literature Notes on pages l|-5 for more details. 

On May 15 Prof. Karl-Heinz Schoeps led a discussion on the topic "Die Literatur der 
DDR." On Sept. 19 Prof. Rainer Sell introduced and discussed the topic "Das Groteske 
in der Literatur." 

On Sept. 13 Dr. Giles Reid Hoyt (who received his Ph.D. from the U.I. on the same day] 
presented a paper on "Main Features of H nton Ulrich's Linguistic Development." On 
Oct. 11 Prof. Rainer Sell spoke about "Kasper und Moritat: Motiv, Form und drama- 
tische Perspektive in dem Dramen von Peter Weiss." The next session of the FG is al- 
so the last lecture in the interdisciplinary lecture series (see pages U-5); on Nov. 
7 Prof. Emeritus Henry Kahane will speak about Max Reinhardt in the Krannert Art Mu- 
seum. All other lectures of the FG are given in the Faculty Lounge, Illini Union. 

At the International Conference on Computers in the Humanities, Minneapolis, on July 
21;, Prof. James Marchand chaired a section and gave a talk on "Computer Aided In- 
struction in the Humanities: The U.I. PLATO System." In the spring at the Ky. For- 
eign Languages Conference, Prof. Marchand also lectured on "Wolfram's Theology," and 
chaired a linguistics section. 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch presented a paper, "Where Does Language Borrowing End and 
Genetic Relationship Begin? ' to the 9th International Congress of Anthropological and 
Ethnological Sciences. Chicago, Aug. 28-Sept. 8. The paper is being published in the 
"Language and Thought" volume of World Anthropology. 

Prof. James Marchand received the Undergraduate Instructional Award in the summer of 

1973 and also the Undergraduate Instructional Prize, 1973* 

Prof. Clayton Gray received a grant from the National Endowment for the Human- 
ities to do research in Leyden, the Netherlands. 

Prof. U. Henry Gerlach was appointed Director of External Communications by the 
Board of the 111. Foreign Language Teachers Association. In this assignment, he will 
oversee all public relations efforts of the IFLTA. Prof. Gerlach was elected to a 2- 
year term as President of the Southern 111. chapter of the American Association of 
Teachers of German, alsc 

SLAVIC MOTES -- by Prof. Elliot Cohen 

Prof. Steven Hill reports that the Slavic Dept. hopes to show a free Slavic film each 
month in this and future semesters as a means of acquainting the university community 
with various aspects of Eastern European art and culture: Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 pm, new 
Hungarian rrize-winner Red Psalm ; Wednesday , Oct. 31» 8 pm, modern Ukrainian classic 
S l iadows of Forgotten Ancestors ; Wednesday, Nov. 11;, 8 pm, Russian film version of 
Gorky's autobiographical work Childhood . All showings are in the U.I. Auditorium. 

B. Lanys and Prof. Rasio Dunatov are compiling a collection of Russial culture mater- 
ials for use in 1st- and 2nd-levels of high school Russian courses. These materials 
will be available to all teachers in 111. 

Plans are underway for the presentation of several films and a panel discussion to be 
held at noon in the Illini Union during the week of Nov. 1-8. Among the film possi- 
bilities being investigated is Doctor Zhivago . Since this Russian beauty is highly 
desirable, she is rarely available. The probable topic of a panel discussion will be 
the Soviet Nobel-prize-winning (but not receiving) author Solzhenitsyn. 

A cultural component has been added to Russian 101. Films, lectures, and Russian 
cuisine comprise a supplement to the basic language element of the course. 

Prof, Rasio Dunatov has started a pro-seminar and now presents to our new grad 
students an introduction to the Slavic field, to sources and how to use them. 

At the orientation meeting for new graduate students, the Slavic Student Association 
chose the following quadrumvirate of officers: Christine Be thin, Katherine Brailer, 
Mary Theis, and Jeffrey Tyler. The composition of this quadrumvirate reflects the 
schizoid nature of a department split between linguistics and literature majors. 

Russian Club rebornl If you have any questions or suggestions for the club, 
contact Mary Theis, 3092 FLB or 367-01;69. A current activity is "razgovor i pivo" 
on Fridays at 1;. : 30 pm at the Thunderbird Restaurant, Urbana. Other activities, in- 
cluding some Russian language plays (after last spring's triumph) are projected. 
Undergraduates are encouraged to participate I 

A welcome is extended to the new graduate students in our department, who are: Fide- 
lis Balogun, Richard Charlton, Barbara Galik, Roberta Goldblatt, Elizabeth Johnson, 
Peter Pluwak, Eugene Rosypal, Maureen Sinicki, Cherry Underwood, Nancy Vinokur. 

An interesting fact to ponder is that several of these students come from col- 
leges (Buffalo and Kutztown) which have sent students to our department in the recent 
past. Word of mouth...? 

The student who has come the farthest to get here a pp ears to be Mr. Balogun, who 
comes to us originally from Nigeria after several years of study in the U.S.S.R. 

The department has an alumnus in Moscow. Paul Smith is currently working as an 
evaluator of the U.S. exhibition "Recreation in America" now touring the U.S.S.R. A 
current student, Ban Fairfax, will be joining the exhibit soon. 

Prof. C. L. Dawson (department head) and Prof. Kurt Klein are back with us after 


spring sabbaticals. Both of them spent some time in Austria on their peregrinations. 

Now on sabbatical is Prof. Temira Pachmuss who will spend her leave under the 
sponsorship of ACLS and the Russian & E. European Center of the U.I. in Europe doing 
further research on the archival materials of D. S. Merezhkovsky and Z. N. Hippius. 

Prof. Frank Gladney, editor of the Slavic and East European Journal here at the 
U.I., attended the 7th International Congress of Slavists in Warsaw this Aug. On Oct 
10 he presented this semester's 1st Slavic Forum at which he shared some of his 
slides of Warsaw, especially those taken at the congress. 

The Slavic Forum is an innovation of last year which will continue this year 
with talks and presentations by students and faculty. One topic already set concerns 
Soviet underground literature. 

Prof. Kurt Klein has been elected vice-president of Region III of the National 
Honor Society Dobro Slovo. 

Prof. Louis Iribarne has been invited to give a lecture on the Polish dramatist, 
novelist, painter, modernist par-excellence Witkiewicz at Towson State College, Md. 

Prof. Kenneth Brostrom will read a paper at the Southeast MLA Conference in 
Fort Worth on "The Aenigma of Pilnyak's The Volga Falls into the Caspian Sea . " 

Prof. Temira Pachmuss has y ublished a book Z^_ N^ Hippius : Collected Dramatical Works 
(Munich, 1973) and 2 articles, "Zinaida Hippius: Istoriya intelligentskoy emigrat- 
sii, " Russian Language Journal (spring-fall 1972), 3-19, and "Zinaida Hippius: Nevi- 
dimy lik ili voploshchenny Budda, " The Contemporary (no. 2\\, Toronto, 1973), 33-7U* 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

Teachers and students of Spanish and Portuguese in the Chicago area may be interested 
in the programs and activities of the Pan American Council of Chicago. The PAC was 
chartered in 1939 to promote friendship, understanding, and good will among the peo- 
ples of the Americas. It is the oldest continuous voluntary organization in the Chi- 
cago area dedicated to the principles of hemispheric unity and friendship. PAC mem- 
bers hear speakers on Latin American history, law, journalism, government, economics, 
science, medicine, art, and literature at bilingual programs from Oct. -June on Satur- 
day afternoons in the Ben Franklin Lounge, 1st Federal S&L Assoc., 7 S. Dearborn St., 
with conversation groups in Spanish and Portuguese preceding the meetings,, 

In addition, the PAC cosponsors with Northwestern Univ. Evening Division a ser- 
ies of popular movies from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries. The new ser- 
ies begins in Thorne Hall on the Northwestern campus on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 pm 
with 2 films, Martin Fierro (Argentina) and Al ponerse el sol (Spain). Films will be 
presented on the 3rd Saturday of each month except Dec. 

Annual dues are $12.50, sustaining $20 (no charge for Saturday programs), busi- 
ness $25, patron $100, family membership additional fee $7.50, and full-time student 
$3*50. Annual subscriptions to Americas Magazine is $[|..25 for members, $6 for non- 
members; the magazine is available in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. For member- 
ships, information, or subscriptions, contact Pan American Council, P„0. Box 1233, 
Chicago, IL 60690. 

The department awarded 5 doctoral and 3 masters degrees in June. The doctoral reci- 
pients were Pedro Francisco Campa and Frank Henry Nuessel Jr. in Spanish, and Fiore 
Antonio Matteis, Roberto Severino, and William Anthony Zanghi in Italian. Eileen 
Zeitz received an M.A. in Spanish, and Mary Jeannette Haritos and Bertha Arias Hevia 
received masters in Spanish through the Urbana-Chicago Circle Joint Graduate Program, 

The department welcomes Andrls Oscar Avellaneda as Asst. Prof, of Spanish,, Prof. 
Avellaneda was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1937, and studied at the Univ. of 
Buenos Aires in the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, receiving his profesorado degree 
in Dec. 1961;,, He taught at the Univ. of Buenos Aires in 1966, at Arecibo Regional 
College (Univ. of Puerto Rico) in 1967-70, and was head of the Spanish Dept. at Are- 
cibo in 1968-70. Prof. Avellaneda came to this department in 1970 as a graduate 
teaching assistant, and later held a University Fellowship and a Woodrow Wilson 


Fellowship, He completed his Ph.D. dissertation El tema del peronlsmo en la narra - 
tiva argentina in July. His area of concentration is Latin American literature, and 
among his publications he includes 2 books, Lo que nos pasa , a volume of original 
poetry (Buenos Aires: Nueva Expresion, I96I4.), and an annotated edition of Martin 
Fierro (Buenos Aires: Centro Editor de America Latina, 1968). 

In addition to Prof. Avellaneda, there are 27 new graduate teaching assistants 
on the departmental staff. 

Prof. Emeritus Henry R. Kahane and Mrs. Kahane (Renee Toole) were honored by the U.I. 
Linguistics Dept . with the presentation of a special publication on Sept. 19 in the 
Levis Faculty Center. The volume, Issues in Linguistics : Papers in Honor of Henry & 
Ren§e Kahane (U.I. Press, 1973), containing 57 original articles, was presented to 
the Kahanes by Dean Robert W. Rogers, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, following 
introductions by Prof. Braj. B. Kachru, Linguistics Dept. head 

Members of our department represented in this volume include Prof. Angelina R 
Fietrangeli on "The Writings of Henry & Renee Kahane," Prof. W. Curtis Blaylock on 
"Observations on Sound Change, Especially Loss, with Particular Reference to Hispano- 
Romance," Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli on "Orthography, Naturalness, and the Binary 
Feature Framework," and Asst. Prof. Dieter Wanner on "Is Stress Fredic table in Ital- 
ian?" In addition, Prof. Pietrangeli served as one of the co-editors of the volume. 

During the 1973 Summer Session at the U.I our department sponsored a lecture series 
which included speeches by the following faculty members: July 11, Prof. Luis Leal 
on "La narrativa de Julio Cortazar"; July 18, Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo on "Tono 
y forma en la critica poetica de Damaso Alonso"; July 25, Assoc. Prof. Mario Salta- 
relli on "Language and Imagination"; Aug. 1, Graduate Teaching Asst. Rosendo Diaz- 
Peterson on "Unamuno y San Manuel Bueno, martir . " 

Prof. Emeritus Henry Kahane delivered a lecture in the U.I. Linguistics Dept. on 
Aug. 27 on "Linguistics Resources Available at the U.I, Library." 

Prof. Leal lectured on "El cuento mexicano contemporaneo" at the Univ. Nacional 
Aut6noma de Mlxico in May. 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello (department head), attended the American Association of 
Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese meeting in Mexico, D.F., in Aug. Prof. Pasquariello 
is presently a member of the AATSP's Executive Council. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo will offer Spanish I1I8 (Poetic Theories in Golden 
Age) during the spring semester as an evening course (7-9 pm Tuesdays). This course 
fulfills the M.A. requirement in Spanish for a literary theory course and is offered 
at night so that area teachers can attend. Prof. Porqueras-Mayo has also been instru 
mental in forming a "taula catalana" for conversational Catalan which will meet Thurs. 
days at noon in the Thunderbird Restaurant, 710 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. All speak- 
ers of Catalan at any level are invited to attend,, 

Assoc. Prof. David R. Hershberg is in Barcelona for the academic year as direc- 
tor of the U.I. Year-Abroad Program in Spain. Prior to his departure, both he and 
Assoc. Prof. Thomas C. Meehan prepared 3 new courses (Spanish X2[|.0, X21+1, X2l\.2 ) for 
the U.I Extension Division. These correspondence courses are the equivalent of the 
3 survey of literature courses offered at the undergraduate level for Spanish majors, 
and they satisfy a departmental requirement toward the B.A. in Spanish, 

Assoc. Prof. Richard A. Preto-Rodas spent the summer in Brazil with a grant from 
the Latin American Center for his research into "Irony as a Perspective in Poetry 
from the Portuguese-Speaking World." 

Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli was in Rome, Italy, in June to attend the annual 
meeting of the Italian Linguistics Society, 

Asst. Prof. Dieter Wanner spent the summer in central Italy where he conducted 
preliminary dialectical investigations. 

Graduate Teaching Asst. Sherilyn Hope Freeman studied this summer at the Insti- 
tuto de Fllologla Hispanica in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. 

Graduate Teaching Asst. David M. Kirsner was the recipient of a Gulbenkian 
Foundation Scholarship grant for study at the Univ. of Lisbon this summer. 

Graduate Teaching Asst. Kathryn Carol Lewis studied in Salamanca this summer. 


Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello (department head) participated in the 1972 AATSP Confe- 
rence on Graduate Studies in Spanish at Wichita State Univ., Oct. 1972. The commit- 
tee's complete report appears in the Sept. 1973 Hispania (vol. $6, no. 3), 541-^9* 
In addition, Prof. Pasquariello 1 s review of Parris Anderson's Alfonso Sastre appears 
in the Mar. 1973 Hispania (vol. 56, no. 1), 178-79. 

Prof. W. Curtis Blaylock's review of Ralph J. Penny's El habla pasiega appears 
in the Sept. 1973 issue of Language (vol. 1;9, no. 3), 729-32T 

Prof. Emeritus Henry R. Kahane and his wife Dr. Renle Kahane and Prof. Angelina 
R. Pietrangeli have co -authored an article "Egyptian Papyri as a Tool in Romance Ety- 
mology, II. Gulf: Hyper correct! on or Dialect Borrowing?" in Romance Philology (vol, 
27, 1973), i|0~-59» Prof. & Mrs. Kahane also published "Greek in Southern Italy, III. 
Byzantine Notes" in Byzantinische Zeitschrif t (vol. 66, 1973, Munich), 1-37, and 
"Graeco-Romance Etymologie s, III" in Studia Hispanica in honorem R. Lapesa (Madrid, 
1972), 323-33. 

Prof. Luis Leal has edited a version of Mariano Azuela's Paginas escogidas (Mex- 
ico: Univ. Nacional Autonoma, 1973) and has published several articles! "Iraagen de la 
nueva novela hispanoamericana, " Exilio (vol. 6. ho. 2, summer 1972), ij.7-57; "Mexican 
American Literature: A Historical Perspective," Revista Chicano-Riquefla (vol. 1, no. 
1, spring 1973), 32-i|i(.; "La ensenanza de la literatura hispanoamericana," Hispania 
(vol. 56, no. 3, Sept. 1973), 626-27; "Contemporary Mexican Novel & Short Story, " 
Contemporary Latin American Literature (ed. Johnson & Taylor, Houston: Univ. of Hous- 
ton, 1973), l4.°-U7; "Prose Fiction: Mexico, " Handbook of Latin American Studies , 2>k 
(Gainesville: Univ. of Fla., 1972), l;I(.6-58; "El nuevo cuento mexicano, " El cuento 
hispanoamericano ante la crltica (ed. Pupo Walker, Madrid: Ed. Castalia, 1973), 280-95< 

Assoc. Prof. Hugo W. Cowes has published "Circuns tancialidad y universalidad en 
la lirica de Antonio Hector Giovannoni, " Cuadernos Hispanoamericano s (Madrid, Apr 
1973), and "Realidad y superrealidad en Los santos de Pedro Salinas," Cuadernos Amer - 
icanos (Mexico, May- June 1973). 

Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli's article "Italian qua Neo-Latin" appears in Gen- 
erative Studie s in Romance Linguistics (Eds. Casagrande & Saciuk, Boston: Newbery). 

Asst. Prof. Andr§s 07 Avellaneda has published an article "Encuentro, perdida, 
busqueda, en los cuentos de Daniel Moyano, " Hispamerica (no. 3, 1973), 25-38. 

Asst. Prof. Milton M. Azevedo has reviewed Rafael Llufs Ninyoles' Conf licte lin- 
guistic Valencia and Idioma i pre.judici in Language (vol. hfi , no. 3, Sept. 1973)» 
733-36 and Joaquim Mattoso Camara Jr. 's The Portuguese Language in Papers in Linguis - 
tics (vol. 6, no. 1, spring 1973), 135-1+7. 

Asst. Prof. Martha Paley de Franc escato was the author of "La circularidad en la 
poesla de Pablo Neruda" in a special number of Iberoamericana (no. 82-83, Jan. -June 
1973), 189-20[|., dedicated to Chile's late Nobel-laureate poet. 

Instructor Reynaldo Jimenez has written an article "'Marcha triunfal' de Ruben 
Dar£o" to be published in Antologia c omenta da del modernismo (ed. Porrata, Sacra- 
mento: Cal. State Univ.). 

Graduate Teaching Asst. Rosendo D£az-Peterson has published an article "Unamuno : 
iCreacion o encarnacion?" in Revista Interamericana de Bibliograf ia (no. 60, 1972), 
39O-I4.O3, and a short story "Valmarnico" 7 ' (Sigma Delta Pi 3rd prize winner) in Entre 
Nosotros (Apr. 1973), 17-18. He has also translated 2 articles "Delicado y Aretino: 
asrectos de una perspectiva literaria" and "Algunas observaciones en torno a El mo do 
de adoperare el legno de India Occident ale " to be included in a book on Francisco De- 
li cadoTedT - Damiani, Catholic Univ. ) . An article by Mr. Diaz-Peterson " San Manuel 
Bueno . martir : Dos persona jes en conflicto" will appear in Arbor (Madrid"]"^ and his 
short story "Quince dias en la vida de un mon je " will appear in Insula (Madrid) 

Graduate Teaching Asst. Regina H. Macdonald has published "The Order of Things: 
An Analysis of the Ceramics from Santarem, Brazil" in Journal of the Stewar d Anthro - 
pological Society (vol. l\., no. 1, fall 1972), 39-57. 

The U.I, Foreign Language Newsletter is published i| times a year by the foreign Ian- - 
guage departments of the U.I. under the direction of the head of the Dept . of Spanish* 
Italian-Portuguese. The Newsletter is available without charge to all interested 
persons in 111. and other areas. All communications by mail should be addressed to: 
The Editor, U.I. F.L. Newsletter, Dept. of Spanish-Italian-Portuguese, h.080 PLB. 
Urbana. IL 61801. 


December, 1973 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 

Vol. XXVII, No. 1 Editor: Maxwell Reed Mo wry , Jr. 

Eight language teaching specialists from the People's Republic of China visited the 
UIUC campus on Nov. 27-29. Prof. Wilga M. Rivers of the French Dept . was the host- 
coordinator of the visit which was arranged by the Committee on Scholarly Communica- 
tion with the People's Republic of China (a joint committee of the National Academy 
of Sciences, American Council of Learned Societies, and Social Sciences Research 
Council). The coordinating office for the tour was the National Committee on United 
States-China Relations in New York. This Language Teaching Study Group has been vi- 
siting universities and language institutes in Washington, New York, Boston, Ann Ar- 
bor, Urbana-Champaign, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Monterey, and Honolulu, to inves- 
tigate methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages, the teaching of 
Chinese in the United States, current research in linguistics, and language learning. 

All but two of the visitors were making their first visit to the U.S., and the 
members of the group showed a keen interest in the various language-oriented programs 
at the UIUC. They saw demonstrations of the teaching of English as a Second Language 
and Chinese, and were able to discuss problems of language teaching with a number of 
specialists on campus. In particular, members of the delegations were impressed with 
PLATO, the Ul-developed computer-based teaching system. They were welcomed with a 
message in Chinese and saw how students are taught to form Chinese characters with 
the correct order of strokes. Later, they were able to enter into various PLATO pro- 
grams and experience for themselves interaction with the computer program. Although 
there are computers in China, it seems that they have not as yet been adapted for use 
as teaching machines. 

During the three days of their visit, the members of the delegations were able 
to give their American hosts interesting insights into the teaching of foreign lan- 
guages in China. English and Russian are the most widely taught foreign languages, 
followed by French, Spanish, and Japanese. Most language teaching begins at the jun- 
ior high school level, but there is some experimentation in teaching foreign lan- 
guages at the elementary level. Because there are not enough foreign language teach- 
ers at present, many students are not able to study a foreign language until the uni- 
versity level. 

Chungshan Univ. in Kwangchow(Canton ) offers a 3-year intensive program in Eng- 
lish which can be considered typical. The first year is devoted mainly to speaking 
and listening; students do a great deal of listening to help them develop skill in 
speaking. At this stage they write only what they are learning orally. During the 
second year, when they can handle the pronunciation and basic speech patterns, they 
begin to do a good bit of reading and writing. Finally, they are encouraged to de- 
velop free expression in writing and practice translation and oral interpretation. 

Using an audio-lingual approach, Chinese instructors rely on recordings as a 
guide to correct pronunciation. In some cities students have access to radio broad- 
casts of English language lessons. In Kwangchow (Canton), for example, the educa- 
tional radio station broadcasts beginning English lessons seven times a day. When 
foreign visitors come to China, they are frequently requested to make tapes in their 
language which the students then use for listening comprehension. 

The Chinese student spends 14-18 hours a week at the college level on his lan- 
guage classes and an equal amount of time out of class. During the first year of his 
3-year language program, he also studies Chinese history, the works of Mao and Marx- 
ist classics, and the history and geography appropriate to the language studied. 

Many Chinese university language departments compile their own teaching mater- 
ials. Texts are not standardized throughout China, but may be so within a province. 
In the teaching of English, instructors use current materials, such as articles from 
the New York Times, Washington Post, and other newspapers, as well as selected chap- 
ters from books in English, to afford their students a wide variety in the kinds of 
English studied. Many language students take positions as government translators and 

Chinese institutions for the most part teach British English, since China has 
had more contact with the United Kingdom in recent years. American English forms are 
taught later in the sequence of study. The aim of the Chinese instructors of English 
is that their students should be able to converse intelligibly with people from any 
English-language area. 

The delegation leader of the Language Teaching Study Group was Mr. Ch'en Chia 

(Prof. of English, Nanking Univ.) and the deputy leaders were Mr. Chou Chueh-liang 
(Prof, of English, Foreign Language Institute, Peking) and Ms. Fang Shu-chen (Assoc. 
Prof, of English, Chungshan Univ., Kwangchow) . The other members of the group were 
Mr. Chu Te-hsi (Assoc. Prof of Chinese, Peking Univ., and a leading Chinese linguist), 
Mr. Lin Chun-chiu (Director of Machine Teaching Programs, Foreign Language Institute, 
Shanghai), Mr. Lu Pi-sung (Lecturer, Institute of Linguistics, Peking), Ms. Kuo Yi- 
ch'ing (Lecturer in English, Nankai Univ., Tientsin), and Mr. Li Shun-hsing (staff 
member of the Science & Education Group under the State Council, Peking, an agency 
which approximates the U.S. Office of Education). Mr. Chang Chih-hsiang, representa- 
tive of the Liasion Office of the People's Republic of China in Washington, D.C., 
accompanied the group. 

The Language Teaching Study Group arrived in Champaign on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 
(after a detour of their flight to Decatur because of fog), in time for a reception 
given in their honor by the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Prof. Morton Weir. 
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, part of the group spent the morning in the Dept. of English as 
a Second Language while the others visited the Center for Asian Studies. In the af- 
ternoon they visited the Language Laboratory and observed a demonstration of the 
PLATO equipment. On Thursday, Nov. 29, the delegation visited Westview School, Cham- 
paign, where they observed the teaching of reading to native English speakers at 1st- 
and 2nd-grade levels. They were then welcomed at the head office of the National 
Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, by Mr. Robert Hogan, National Secretary of 
NCTE. After a presentation ceremony and farewell by the Dean of the College of Lib- 
eral Arts & Sciences, Prof. Robert W. Rogers, they left in the late afternoon for San 
Francisco, leaving behind an impression of warmth, openness, friendliness, and ser- 
ious purpose. 

Wilga M. Rivers & Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The Modern Language Association annual convention will be held in Chicago on Dec. 27- 
29, with English sessions in the Palmer House and foreign languages in the Conrad 
Hilton Hotel. There will be 72 discussion groups and sections, over 40 associated 
meetings, and 157 seminars on diverse topics, plus four special forums: "Affirmative 
Action: Will It Change the Profession?", "Androgyny: Fact and Fiction," "New Method- 
ologies in Literary Studies," and "Minority Literature: The Problem and the Prospects',! 
The annual meetings of both the Association of Departments of English and the Asso- 
ciation of Departments of Foreign Languages will be held during the MLA convention. 

The Modern Community Coordinating Council of Champaign-Urbana sponsored a Recognition 
of Scholarship Dinner on Oct. 16 in honor of 27 prominent UIUC scholars, including 3 
foreign-language professors, Henry R. Kahane (Prof. Emeritus of Spanish & Linguistics 
and now Visiting Prof, of French), James W. Marchand (Prof, of Germanic & Linguis- 
tics), and Miroslav Marcovich (Head of the Classics Dept.). The purpose of the din- 
ner, which may become an annual event, was as a gesture of appreciation to the UIUC 
faculty not only for their contributions to scholarship but also to the cultural and 
intellectual life of Urbana-Champaign. Among the 400 guests at the dinner were 111. 
Gov. Daniel Walker, UI Pres. John E. Corbally Jr., Pres. Emeritus David D. Henry, UI 
Chancellor Jack Peltason, and the mayors of Champaign and Urbana. 

The American-Swiss Association offers a series of films for rent, "Language in the 
Marketplace ," utilizing actual television commercials provided by Maggi Foods, a divi- 
sion of Nestle Alimentana (Vevey, Switzerland). Three reels in each of three lan- 
guages (High German, Parisian French, and Iberian and Latin-American Spanish) are 
offered, each reel containing 8-12 30- and 60-second commercials. A reel in Italian 
is now in preparation. Each reel comes with a script in its language with an English 
translation and suggestions for its use in the language classroom. For further in- 
formation on these and other Swiss films in French, German, Italian, and Spanish, 
contact the American-Swiss Association, 60 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017. 

The Texas Symposium on Romance Linguistics will take place on the Austin campus of 
the Univ. of Texas on March 7-9, 1974. The symposium will be the fourth in a series 
begun at the Univ. of Fla. in 1970 and continued at the UIUC in 1972 and Ind. Univ. 
in 1973. The qoal, then as now, is to bring forth novel contributions to the study 

and teaching of Romance languages in the light of contemporary linguistic theory. 
Those wishing further information, as well as those desiring to submit an abstract of 
a paper, should contact the Texas Symposium on Romance Linguistics, c/o Dept. of 
Spanish & Portuguese, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78712. 

High school (and even college) foreign language teachers responsible for the direc- 
tion of their schools' foreign language clubs will find interesting program ideas in 
a series of books published by the National Textbook Co. : The French Club in High 
School , by Roberta Quick Wood, No. 8442-1039-0; The German Club in High School , by 
Elisabeth Schmidt, No. 8442-2039-6; and The Spanish Club in High School , by Eloise 
Roach, No. 8442-7039-3. All three books are hardbound and written in English. Each 
title is $4.75 apiece, or 5 or more of the same title $3.80 each. Orders may be 
placed with the National Textbook Co., 8259 Niles Center Rd . , Skokie, IL 60076. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES — by Prof. R. T. Scanlan 

Four members of the Classics faculty participated in the annual meeting of the Ameri- 
can Society of Biblical Literature (founded 1880) which was held in Chicago, Nov. 8- 
11: Profs. M. Marcovich, D.L. Petersen, V.K. Robbins, and W.R. Schoedel. Prof. Mar- 
covich read a paper entitled "Phanes, Phicola, and the Sethians: An Orphic Fragment 
in Hippolytus," while Prof. Petersen presented a paper on "Saga--A Response" within 
the section dedicated to "Form Criticism: Task Group on Narratives." 

Prof. R.T. Scanlan attended the annual meeting of the Latin Advanced Placement 
(college level programs in high school) Committee in Princeton, N.J. on Nov. 15-18. 
A most encouraging sign can be seen this year in the increasing number of registra- 
tions nationally for the Latin examination program--up almost 15% from last year. 

Profs. J.J. Bateman and R.T. Scanlan attended the annual meeting of the American 
Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages held in Boston, Nov. 21-25. Prof. Scan- 
lan chaired one of the general sessions; he also is a member of the nationally elec- 
ted Executive Council of ACTFL. Over 1300 foreign language teachers were in atten- 
dance at the meeting, coming from all parts of the world. A highlight was a visit by 
a delegation of foreign language teachers from the People's Republic of China. 

The 105th annual meeting of the American Philological Association will take 
place in St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 27-30. Prof. Marcovich will present a paper, "Pherecy- 
des, Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Iran." 

All Latin and Greek teachers and others interested should note that the annua] 
meeting of the 111. Classical Conference will be held at the UIUC on Feb. 7-9. 
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! 

The LAS faculty has approved a new curriculum in Classics, the Classical Civilization 
major with 20 hours of CC courses and 24 hours of cognate work in Archaeology, Archi- 
tecture, Art, Comparative Literature, English, Greek, History, Humanities, Latin, 
Linguistics, Modern Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Stu- 
dies, and Speech. 

The department now offers a total of 15 courses in Classical Civilization. The 
total Classics enrollment for fall 1973 semester is 1593 for courses in CC , Classical 
Archaeology, Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. 

The department will begin an accelerated program in elementary and intermediate Latin 
in the fall 1974. The sequence will consist of 2 semester courses each offered for 8 
hours credit. The classes are designed to "cover" the material ordinarily presented 
in 4 semester courses of 4 hours each. The unique component of the new sequence will 
be the use of computer-assisted instruction on the PLATO IV system. PLATO is a com- 
puter-based teaching arrangement which provides a means for individualizing student 

Prof. M. Marcovich has published 3 short articles in Greek, Roman and Byzantine Stu- 
dies. 14 (1973); Journal of Theological Studies (Oxford), N.S. 24 (1973); and in Zeit - 
schrift fur Papyroloqie und Epiqraphik (Koln) 12 (19 73). 

Prof. V.K. Robbins b?s published the article "The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus 


(10: 46-52) in the Marcan Theology," Journal of Biblical Literature 92 (1973) 224-43. 

Prof. R.T. Scanlan has published 2 articles in Accent on ACTFL : "Latin Review 
Comes in Fun Format" in the Sept. 1973 issue, p. 17, and "Latin Goes Forward with 
Games" in the Nov. issue, pp. 30-32. 

Prof. L. Wallach has published the article "The Testimonia of Image-Worship in 
Hadrian I's Synodica of 785 (JE2448)," Festschrift Karl Bosl (Stuttgart, 1973)409-35. 

The Executive Committee of the School of Humanities has approved the establishment of 
a new serial publication entitled Illinois Classical Studies , to be published by the 
UI Press beginning this academic year. 

The 111 . Classical Studies will include original contributions of outstanding 
scholarly quality dealing with classical antiquity and with its impact upon Western 
culture. Articles of varying length up to 25 typewritten pages may deal with any to- 
pic or aspect of Greek and/or Roman literature, language, history, art, culture, 
philosophy, religion, etc., as well as with their transmission from antiquity through 
Byzantium or Western Europe to our time. The publication is open to contributors 
coming from 111., the rest of the U.S. and Canada, and from other countries. The 
subject of each contribution must be convincingly argued, succinctly and elegantly 
presented, and substantiated in a scholarly manner. 

The editor is Prof. M. Marcovich, Classics Dept., 4072 FLB , UIUC , Urbana, IL 
61801. Members of the Advisory Committee for Vol. I are Profs. M. Naoumides (for 
Greek Poetry), R.P. Oliver (for Latin Poetry), Ann Perkins (for Classical Archaeology ) 
T.J. Tracy (from UI Chicago Circle for Greek Prose), and L. Wallach (for Latin prose). 

On Nov. 8 Prof. Peter Fraser of All Souls College, Oxford Univ., presented a lecture 
on the topic "The World of Alexander the Great. " His talk was jointly sponsored by 
the History and Classics Depts. 

Prof. H.L. Allen was selected as a traveling lecturer for the AIA this fall. He 
delivered lectures to 4 archaeological societies (Staten Island, Northern N.J., Le- 
high Valley, and Southern Pa.) on the joint Ul-Princeton excavation at Morgantina in 
Sicily. Prof. Allen is the director of the "dig." 


Prof. & Mrs. Herbert Knust held an evening party this fall for former and new stu- 
dents in the Comparative Literature Program. Students who entered the graduate pro- 
gram this year are Gary Case, Christian Gollub, Kathryn Lewis, Pedro Lopez, America 
Martinez, General Burns, Scott Filderman, Clia Goodwin, Lenita Kiepura, Maria Merkelo, 
JoAnne Oedewaldt, Scott Parkay, Kenneth Schulze, Kenneth Ober, Constance Ostrowski, 
Deborah Schwartz, and Ashton Townsley. 

Congratulations to the following comparatists who have recently completed their doc- 
toral dissertations and theses defenses: Kathryn Campbell, Andrew Horton, Barbara 
Lynch, Asela Rodriguez-Seda , Olena Saciuk, and Marilyn Smith. 

Graduate students in Comparative Literature have participated in a number of meetings 
recently. Barbara Lide delivered a paper entitled "Strindberg and Moliere" at the 
Rocky Mountain MLA meeting held in Laramie, Wyo . , during Oct. 12-13. She was elected 
chairperson of the Comparative Literature section of the RMMLA. Joseph Ficklen re- 
cently read a paper entitled "Cinema Banal: Why Popular Films are Popular" at the 
Popular Culture Convention which met in Indianapolis, Ind . William Walker spoke on 
"The Political Theatre in Germany" at the annual NSGA convention which met at Ball 
State Univ. a short time ago. 

This has also been a busy time for the faculty of the Comparative Literature 
Program. Prof. A.O. Aldridge (who is on leave this year) delivered an address en- 
titled "The Decline of the British Empire" on Sep. 29 at the 1st Annual Symposium of 
the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, Pa. On Oct. 19 he was 
the after-dinner speaker at the Johnsonian Society of the Pacific Northwest, Univ. 
of Victoria, B.C. On Oct. 16 Prof. Aldridge was conference speaker for the Dept. of 
Comparative Literature at the Univ. of Wash., Seattle; on Oct. 19 he delivered the 


Univ. Address at the Comparative Literature & Humanities Symposium, Univ. of Ore., 
Eugene. Prof. Francois Jost was the guest speaker at the Comparative Literature Sym- 
posium held at Miami Univ. on Nov. 3. The title of his address was "Humanism Re- 
vised: Comparative Literature." Prof. Herbert Knust delivered a lecture on Bertolt 
Brecht's Theatre at the Univ. of N.C. in Chapel Hill on Nov. 19. 

Mr. Robert Sewell (alternately with Prof. Robert Oram) reviews books on the WILL ra- 
dio program, "Books in the News," which is broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 9:40 
(on FM) ' and on Saturday mornings at 8:50 (on AM). On this program Mr. Sewell reviews 
primarily current international fiction. Prof. Kiyoshi Hasegawa, a visiting Ful- 
bright scholar from Ochanomiya Univ. in Tokyo, and Mr. Sewell have made 2 radio pro- 
grams to be broadcast in Japan--the programs will be a part of Prof. Hasegawa ' s pro- 
gram for English language students in Japan. 

Graduate student publications include: Ashton Townsley, "Zur Ikonographie des Leben- 
Jesu-Zyklus in der St . -Martins-Kirche von Zillis," in Zeitschrif t f tir Schweizerische 
Archaoloqie und Kunstqeschichte , Bd . 30 (1973), 40-53, and "Michelangelo's Last 
Judgement and its Aesthetic Implications," Franciscan Studies , X (1972), 218-24; Wil- 
liam Walker, "Innovations in German Language Teaching," in ACTFL Magazine (July, 
1973). The Journal de Geneve (Samedi litteraire, Nov. 17) published an interview 
which Danielle Cousin Johnson had with Francois Jost on guestions concerning Compara- 
tive Literature. 

Faculty publications include: Prof. Francois Jost, "L'Abbe Prevost traducteur 
de Richardson," Revue des langues vivantes , XXXIX (1973), 346-59; Prof. Herbert Knust, 
(with Hedy Landman ) , Theatrical Drawings and Watercolors , by George Grosz , Busch- 
Reisinger Museum, Harvard Univ., 1973. 

The winter issue (1973) of Comparative Literature Studies is a special issue on Uto- 
pian Social Thought in Literature and the Social Sciences--edited by Herbert Knust. 
The issue includes "Zamiatin's We_ and Orwell's 1984 " (by Gordon Beauchamp), "Women in 
Utopia" (by L.T. Sargent) and the 1972 Proceedings of the Symposium on "Utopian So- 
cial Thought in Literature and the Social Sciences" held at the UIUC: "Introduction" 
(by H.G. Haile), "Capitalism, Communism, and Multinationalism" (by I.L. Horowitz), 
"Models for a Future Society: Literature and the Sociologist" (by Helmut Klages), 
" The Time Machine versus Utopia as a Structural Model for Science Fiction" (by Darko 
SuvinT^ "The Prospects for Literature in Future Society" (by Walter Htillerer and Ri- 
chard Figge), "Literary Scholarship: Past and Future" (by Peter Demetz), "Utopian 
Thought and Modern Society: Interdisciplinary Perspectives" (summary of a panel dis- 
cussion, by Herbert Knust). 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

The Dept. of French, together with the Dept . of English and the Program in Compara- 
tive Literature, sponsored a lecture by Jules C. Brody (Prof, of French, City Univ. 
of N.Y.) talking on "Racine and Shakespeare: A Freudian View" on Nov. 13. 

Under the auspices of the French Dept. Prof. Priscilla P. Clark (UICC) gave a 
talk on Dec. 6 on "Suicide, Societe et Sociologie: de Durkheim a Balzac." 

The National French Contest-FLES (Mar. 30-Apr. 6) is listing its Contest Chair- 
men in the French Review , Oct. 1973, issue. 

On Oct. 18 Prof. William McLean spoke on "Semiologie et Discours Cinematogra- 
phique," followed by a showing of his film, A Bas les Murs du Silence . 

Prof. Pierre Weisz has just published the book Incarnations du roman (Editions 
Mallier, 214 pp., 1973). This is a study of the novel as art form, in which Mr. 
Weisz attempts to define the content, structure, and limits of the genre and its var- 
ious metamorphoses— from La Princesse de Cleves (the inception of the modern novel) 
through early 19th century works. 

Prof. Barbara Bowen was invited by the Medieval House of the Univ. of Rochester 
to give a lecture on Oct. 15. Her subject was "Medieval French farce and the prob- 
lem of genre . " 

On Oct. 26, about 45 students in all levels of French classes, led by Teaching 
Asst. Molly Melchinq, went to visit the Art Institute in Chicaoo (for the manor 


French paintings) and eat lunch at the Bordeaux Restaurant. Since then, we have re- 
ceived favorable feedback and we hope that this experience can be repeated soon. 

Prof. F.W. Nachtmann of the Dept. of French, UIUC, attended the biennial convention 
of FIOCES in Portsmouth, England, Oct. 4-6. FIOCES (Federation Internationale des 
Organisations pour Correspond ance et Echanges Scolaires ) is based in Paris and has 
members all over the world. Its members comprise pen friend agencies and agencies 
for the exchange of student personnel. Prof. Nachtmann, as Executive Secretary of 
the American Association of Teachers of French, is also Director of the Bureau de 
Correspondance Scolaire, which is a member of FIOCES. The BCS matches American stu- 
dents studying French with students in France and other francophile areas of the 
world, pairing about 20,000 American names a year, including a considerable number 
of class-to-class combinations and a certain number of American teachers with teach- 
ers in France. 

The biennial meeting of FIOCES follows the invitation of its constituent organ- 
izations and this year was the guest of the International Friendship League in Ports- 
mouth. Two years ago it met in New York City. The delegates at the Portsmouth meet- 
ing, numbering about 40, came from France, England, the United States, Germany, Aus- 
tria, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Japan, and Barbados. 

The meeting was very well organized and the delegates were treated with the most 
gracious hospitality by the population of Portsmouth, which as the great naval base 
of England has the habit of receiving foreign visitors. After an unusually pleasant 
summer in England the weather was still very mild on the southern coast of England in 
early Oct., and the guests had the privilege of all being housed in the Royal Beach 
Hotel facing the ocean. The meetings took place in the Guildhall, a building com- 
pletely reconstructed after its destruction in World War II. The highlight of the 
sojourn in Portsmouth was a civic reception and ball given the delegates by "The 
Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth" and "The Lady Mayoress," at which the 
visitors had the unusual experience of having their names called out at the door by 
a liveried usher. 

On Saturday, Oct. 27, a meeting was held in Montreal to organize a North American 
conference of the FIPF (Federation Internationale des Professeurs de Francais) and to 
launch plans for a symposium next June in Montreal on the subject of psycholinguis- 
tics. The FIPF is encouraging the formation of regional groupings of teachers of 
French, and this meeting was intended to implement this intention. Present at the 
meeting, which was held at the Univ. of Montreal at the invitation of Emile Bessette 
of the faculty of that institution, were Rene Bismuth, Brock Univ., St. Catherines, 
Ont . , President of the Association des Professeurs de Francais des Universites Cana- 
diennes (APFUC); Gilles Dorion, Laval Univ., President of the Association Quebec- 
quoise des Professeurs de Francais (AQPF); Madeleine Vitols, Marymount, N.Y., Vice 
President of the Association des Professeurs Francais en Amerique (APFA); and F.W. 
Nachtmann, UIUC, Executive Secretary, AATF . 

The regional conference of the FIPF is intended to be a permanent organization 
and will eventually include not only the Canadian and U.S. associations of teachers 
of French but also the Mexican and Haitian groups if they wish to participate. Its 
first major activity will be the symposium in Montreal next summer, which will last 5 
days and is expected to bring an attendance of about 200 persons from Europe and 
North America. This symposium will prepare for the next international congress of 
the FIPF, which will be held jointly with the annual AATF meeting in New Orleans in 
Dec. 1975. Jacques Hardre, editor of the French Review , is the president of FIPF. 

On Sep. 21-22 the Joint National Committee for Languages held a meeting at the Holi- 
day Inn of O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Present at the meeting were the officers of 
AATF, AATSP, AATG , ACTFL, and an observer from NFMLTA. Attending from the UIUC was 
Prof. F.W. Nachtmann, Executive Secretary of AATF. 

The Arcachon Study-Abroad Program, sponsored by ACTFL from 1970-72, will again take 
place in the summer of 1974. This highly successful program, which emphasizes speak- 
ing and living the language and culture, features an all-native staff of young group 
leaders from the Bordeaux region as well as French teenagers from Paris who serve as 


"camarades. " American chaperones, fluent in French, will be made part of the program 
for the first time this year. For further information, please write Jane M. Bourque , 
Director, Arcachon Study-Abroad Program, 170 Bulmer Dr., Stratford, CN 06497. 

The Univ. of Northern Iowa will hold an 8-week institute for French teachers in An- 
gers, France, June 19-Aug. 14, 1974. The program is designed for teachers who want 
intensive training in speaking and understanding French, and who would like to live 
among the French people. The program includes studying in Angers for 5 weeks, plus a 
study-tour of France. The program carries 8 hours of credit. For further informa- 
tion contact Andre Walther, French Summer Institute, UNI, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. Karl-Heinz Schoeps 

Prof. Elmer H. Antonsen published 4 articles: "Inflection and Derivation in German," 
Issues in Linguistics : Papers in Honor of Henry and Renee Kahane , 32-40; "The Runic 
Inscription from Opedal," Studies for Einar Hauqen , 46-52; "Zur schwachen 'Flexion' 
im Deutschen , " Linguistische Studien 3:1 137-44; and " Suprasegmentalia im Deutschen," 
Jahrbuch f tlr Internationale Germanistik , July 1973. His 2 reviews of Phonetisch- 
phonoloqische Untersuchunqen zur Vok a lent wick lung in den deutschen Dialekten , I , II , 
by P. Wiesinger, and Islandskaja Prosodika by A.S. Liberman appeared in JEGP July 1973 

Prof. James W. Marchand published a book, The Sounds and Phonemes of Wulf ila ' s 
Gothic ; articles on "Proto, Pre- and Common: A Problem in Definition" in Issues in 

■ Testament Studies , and "Computer Aided Instruction in the Humanities: The UI 
PLATO System: Realities and Possibilities," in International Conference on Computers 
In the Humanities : Final Program ; and the following reviews: SI avo teutonic a : Lexikal - 
ische Untersuchungen zum slawisch -deutschen Sprachkontakt im Ostmitteldeutschen by 
Gunter Bellman, in S 1 av i c and East European Journal 16 361-63; Formulierunqstheorie - 
Poetik-Strukturelle Literaturgeschichte , by Gotz Wienold , in JEGP 72 236-38; Biblio - 
qraphie zu Gottfried von Strassburq by Hans Hugo Steinhoff , in JEGP 72 262-65; Frtlhes 
Mittelalter by Henry Kratz and Spates Mittelalter by George F. Jones in JEGPh 72 265- 
68; and Studien zum Cambridqer Codex 'f-S 10 . K. 22 by Keikki J. Hakkarainen, in Mon - 
atshef te 65 189-91. 

Prof. Irmengard Rauch published an article entitled "Old High German Vocalic 
Clusters" in Issues in Linguistics : Papers in Honor of Henry and Renee Kahane . To- 
gether with Jtlrgen Eichhoff (Univ. of Wise., Madison) Prof. Rauch also edited the 
Heliand in the Wissenschaf tliche Buchgesellschaf t , Darmstadt, 1973. In the Henry 
Nordmeyer Festschrift (Ann Arbor: Univ. of Mich., 1973) Prof. Rauch published an ar- 
ticle on "Some North-West Germanic Dental Conditioners and Laryngeal Effect." 

Prof. H.G. Haile's biographical study of Goethe in Italy, Artist in Chrysalis , 
appeared in the UI Press in Aug., 1973. He also wrote an article on "Humanities Edu- 
cation" in Humanities Forum , Vol. I, No. 2, Sept. 1973. 

Prof. U. Henry Gerlach published a Hebbel-Bibliographie 1910-1970 in the Carl 
Winter Universitatsverlag , Heidelberg, 1973. 

The following faculty members presented papers: Prof. Rauch at the Mid-America 
Linguistics Conference at the Univ. of Iowa ( "The Transformational Ethnological Pas- 
sive: Degree and Type Grammar"), Prof. Antonsen at the Heimskringla (Scandinavian 
research group), Prof. Haile at the Ky . Foreign Language Conference ("Luther and the 
Student of Literature") and at the Renaissance Society ("Luther's Interpretation of 
the 117th Psalm"). Prof. Henning lectured at the following universities: Col. 
(Boulder), Wyo . (Laramie), Emory (Atlanta), Purdue (Lafayette). 

The following faculty members will present papers: Prof. Marchand on "Wolfram's 
Bawdy" at the MLA conference in Chicago (German 2) (as secretary of German 1 he will 
also give a report on "Work in Progress" and "Computer Studies in Germanic Philo- 
logy"); Prof. Burkhard on "Ambivalence and Fragmentation: Structural Similarities in 
the Works of C.F. Meyer and Baudelaire" at the MLA conference (CompLit 7) and "Zum 
Anfang des deutschen Symbolismus: Strukturelle Verwandtschaf ten zwischen Baudelaire 
und C.F. Meyer" at the Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland, in Jan. 1974; Prof. Sell on 
"Sexuality and Revolution: Pinter's Homecoming and Weiss' Marat/Sade " at the 2nd An- 
nual Conference on 20th Century Literature in Louisville, Ky . 

The committee on the true discovery of America, known as the First America Committee, 
declared Oct. 12 the day of Frija, Bjarni Herjolfsson Day. Herjolf sson . the first 

discoverer of America, had languished too long in the Scandinavian fog of forgetful- 
ness. The event was duly celebrated in the department. 

On Oct. 15, Mr. Rolf Kiderlen, German Consul General in Chicago, visited the 
campus, and on Oct. 18-19 we had the noted Indo-Europeanist and Eskimologist Prof. 
L.L. Hammerich with us. 

The interdisciplinary lecture series in conjunction with the Kurt Schwitters and 
George Grosz exhibitions, which were announced in the last Newsletter, turned out to 
be a great success. 

At the Deutsches Seminar on Oct. 17, 2 doctoral candidates of Prof. Rauch, Miss 
Ginny Coombs and Mr. David Krooks, led "An Informal Discussion of Transformational- 
Generative Theory." On Nov. 15 Prof. Henning introduced and led a discussion on the 
topic "1st Weimar noch eine Musenstadt?" 

At the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft on Dec. 6, Prof. Henning spoke on "Heine's 
Faust. " 

Major events of the German Club included: Nov. 29, Protestlieder (Biermann, 
SuverkrUp, Degenhardt); Dec. 7, Weihnachtsf eier , Great Hall, Wesley Foundation; Dec. 
14, Prof. Henning, questions and answers about the German Democratic Republic. 

Our placement officer Prof. Haile reports that our 1st job candidate this year has 
been placed. Jack Howard accepted a position at the Univ. of Ga. 

Recent recipients of the Ph.D. degree were: Ruth Sault, Janet Hudson, Giles Hoy t , 
Helmut Ziefle, Uwe Klinger, David Armborst. 

The German Service Bureau is part of the activities of the Dept. of German, Univ. of 
Wise . -Extension and exists for the sole purpose of helping teachers of German, Ger- 
man clubs, students of German, and other groups and individuals interested in Ger- 
man and German-speaking countries. For more information write to: German Service Bu- 
reau, Univ. of Wise . -Extension, 635 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706. 

SLAVIC NOTES - by Prof. Elliot Cohen 

A search committee has been named by the School of Humanities and the LAS College to 
seek a new head for the department. After 8 years as head at U.IUC in addition to 10 
years as departmental chairman at Syracuse Univ., Prof. Clayton L. Dawson has asked 
to be relieved of his duties as head effective Aug. 1974. From then on he will con- 
centrate his energies on teaching and research. 

The fall meeting of the 111. chapter of AATSEEL was held Nov. 2 at the Sheraton- 
Blackstone Hotel, Chicago. About 20 high school and college teachers attended. 
During the business meeting Winnie Lamons , Hinsdale H.S., was elected president and 
Dr. Kurt Klein, UIUC, secretary -treasurer . Prof. Rasio Dunatov, UIUC, distributed 
buttons during the meeting. He devised these buttons to promote the study of Rus- 
sian. High school students too can wear them to arouse curiosity: "DA, JA GOVORJU 
PO-RUSSKI," "JA IZUCHAJU RUSSKIJ JAZYK," "MIR." If you are interested in ordering 
some of these, contact Prof. Dunatov (Slavic Dept., 3092 FLB, UIUC, Urbana, IL 
61801). The cost should be about 15-20C per button. Prof. Wilma Hoffman and Mr. 
Frank Petronaitis were elected to encourage increased attendance of college and high 
school teachers at 111. AATSEEL get-togethers. Do arms need to be twisted? 

The Slavic Dept. and Prof. Hill's film collection of East European short subjects 
has expanded in recent months with the following titles: Sports in Russia (1945), 
Camera on Russia (1958, general travelog) , Hungary and Communism (1964, human inter- 
est and travelog ) , Report from Russia ( 194 3 ) , World War II , Joseph Stalin ( 19 65 ) , 
Communist Challenge (1962, panel discussion, politics, travelog). To borrow these 
films, or to obtain a list of other departmental films available, write Prof. S.P. 
Hill, Slavic Dept., 3092 FLB, UIUC, Urbana, IL 61801. 

Solzhenitsyn, that embattled writer-moralist, was the subject of discussion by Profs. 
Evelyn Bristol, Kenneth Brostrom, Elliot Cohen, and Louis Iribarne of the UIUC in a 
public forum which encouraged audience participation. Questions touched upon were 
the relation of the writer to the state in the U.S.S.R., the prison world depicted 
by Solzhenitsyn, his place in the Russian literary tradition, and his relationship 
to other dissident writers. 

On Thursday, Feb. 7, 1974, at 8 pm Chekhov's The Three Sisters will be performsd by 
the N.Y. City Center acting company in the UIUC Krannert Center. This is a rare 
opportunity to see the master dramatist interpreted by a top-flight professional 
stage troupe. Don't miss it; For tickets (public $6-$5-$4, students $5-$4-$3) con- 
tact the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 
61801, enclosing remittance and self -addressed stamped envelope for return of tickets 

From borsch to vodka, with many delicious dishes in between--such was the fare at the 
heartily attended (ca. 80 people) and enjoyed Russian feast impressarioed by Prof. 
Rasio Dunatov. Entertainment of dance and song was provided by the natives of Ms. 
Nancy Vinokur's Russian 101 class. 

M.A. degrees awarded or soon to be awarded go to Christine Bettin, James Levine, 
and Thomas McCann and to Steven Nielsen, Lily Schoch, and Jane Purdy. 

At the 15th annual meeting of the Midwest MLA on Nov. 1-3 Prof. Maria Zalucky was a 
member of the Advisory and Nominating Committee of Slavic 1 (Russian Language & Lit- 
erature). As a discussant of Vladimir Maksimov's novel The Seven Days of Creation , 
she presented a co-report to the paper read by Prof. V. Alekseev. She also was elec- 
ted secretary of Slavic 1 for next year's meeting. Prof. Henry Zalucky was secretary 
at Slavic 2 (all non-Russian Slavic languages and literatures). Mr. Zalucky will be 
on leave of absence during the spring semester 1974. He has been invited as a visit- 
ing lecturer to the Defense Language Institute in Washington, D.C., where he hopes to 
prepare some up-to-date teaching materials for the new course, Business Russian, of- 
fered by our department. 

Prof. S.P. Hill has recently published ( Slavic Review , Sep. 1973) a proposal that 
Russian names be transliterated for popular publications with i_ serving for both 1/1 
and j/J , and y_ only for Q . His main conclusion is that inconsistencies with these 
letters should be eliminated and that we should use spellings like Sergei, Bely, Dos- 
toevski, istoria, etc., in our college catalogs, popular magazine articles, and books 
for large audiences. In other words, the unconscionable inconsistency that \/\ =i_ and 
Yl =i^, but^ +fl =y_ (sic.' ) should be abolished from the usage of all those who call 
themselves scholars. 

Prof. Temira Pachmuss, recently returned from a European research foray-lecture 
tour with such trophies as extensive interviews with eminent Russian writers in emi- 
gration anj the personal icon of the poetess Zinaida Gippius (which the latter held 
in her arms as she died), reports the acceptance for publication by the UI Press of 
Between Paris and Petersburg: Selected Diaries of Zinaida Gippius . 

This is what the Russians say in parting. The current Editor of the Slavic Notes, 
Elliot Cohen, will be on leave during the spring semester. I command you to the care 
of my wise colleague, Pan Iribarne. 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES -- by Maxwell Reed Mowry , Jr. 

Are you a high school Spanish teacher or a student of Spanish who would like to earn 
an M.A. degree in Spanish (or even an M.A. Plus 30) but you do not wish to attend 4 
consecutive summer sessions nor can you afford to take a year off from your work to 
attend the U.I.? If you can answer "Yes" (or even "Maybe") to this guestion, then 
extramural courses in Spanish may be of interest to you. 

This department is considering the possibility of offerina various 300-level 

courses on an extramural basis. These courses would be given off -campus at any of 
several central locations throughout the state of 111., and would be within easy 
driving distance of those participating. Each course would meet once a week for a 2- 
or 3-hour session either on a weekday evening or a Saturday morning during an acad- 
emic semester. Any extramural course would count for credit toward an M.A. or M.A. 
Plus 30, and a serious participant could combine extramural courses with courses of- 
fered during the UIUC summer session, thereby reducing the time necessary to spend 
working toward a high degree. 

If you are at all interested, please fill out the coupon on the last page of 
this issue and send it to Prof. A.M. Pasquariello at the address shown. He will con- 
tact you further if a sufficient number of people show interest in this program. 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello, department head, has issued a list of 15 graduate stu- 
dents in this department who expect to finish doctoral dissertations in Spanish, 
Italian, and Comparative Literature by May, 19 74, and who will be available for em- 
ployment at the university, college, or junior college level. Any department head 
or dean interested in receiving a copy of this list can contact Prof. Pasquariello 
at the Dept. of Spanish-Italian-Portuguese , 4080 FLB, UIUC, Urbana, IL 61801. 

Applications will soon be accepted for the Year Abroad in Spain program sponsored by 
both campuses of the UI (Urbana-Champaign and Chicago Circle) in Barcelona for 1974- 
75. The program is the equivalent of 2 semesters at UIUC or 3 quarters at UICC. The 
group is limited to 40 participants, and the minimum requirement is completion of a 
4th-semester Spanish course. Total cost (including transportation, room, board, tui- 
tion, insurance) will be around $2450. For applications and more information contact 
the UI Year Abroad in Spain Program either at UIUC (Dept. of Spanish-Italian-Portu- 
guese, 4080 FLB, Urbana, IL 61801) or UICC (Spanish Dept., 1733 University Hall, 
Box 4348, Chicago, IL 60680). 

The Downstate Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese 
will offer the National Spanish Contest during Mar.23-Apr. 6, 1974, at the 1st- 
through 5th-year levels. Orders for the tests and tapes must be received by the con- 
test chairman (Prof. James E. McKinney, Sallee Hall 220, Western 111. Univ., Macomb, 
IL 61455) by Feb. 5, 1974. Directions for administering the test will be included 
with the examination booklets; language laboratory facilities or a good tape recorder 
is required for the auditory comprehension section. All 111. teachers are eligible 
to enter their students, but only students whose teachers are members of both the 
national and chapter AATSP are eligible for awards. 

Schools willing to set up area testing centers should also contact Prof. McKin- 
ney at the above address. The testing time is 75 minutes and requires listening 
facilities . 

Persons interested in joining AATSP should send $9 ($8 for national dues, $1 
for chapter dues) to Prof. Logan Cobb, Foreign Languages Dept., Eastern 111. Univ., 
Charleston, IL 61920. 

The Univ. of Northern Iowa is sponsoring its 4th Summer Institute in Soria, Spain, 
for teachers of Spanish. This 8-week program provides 9 hours of graduate credit, 
and an M.A. in Spanish can be earned after 3 summers in Soria. The price is $995 
plus UNI graduate tuition (Iowa residents $195, non-residents $320) and includes 
round-trip air fare U.S. -Spain (departure June 20, return Aug. 12, 1974), room and 
board with a Soria family, plus side trips through northern and central Spain. For 
further information contact Prof. Adolfo Franco, Director, Summer Institute in Spain, 
Dept. of Foreign Languages, UNI, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. 

The department awarded 4 masters degrees in Aug. plus 3 masters and 2 doctorates in 
Oct. Masters in Spanish in Aug. went to Doris M. Koubek, Roger D. Stein, David 0. 
Wise, plus an M.A. in Spanish to Rogelio Ramirez Guerrero through the UIUC-UICC 
Joint Graduate Program. The Oct. masters recipients were Regina H. Macdonald and 
Kathryn Tomsula Priven in Spanish, and Patricia S. Willett in Portuguese. The doc- 
toral recipients were Andres Oscar Avellaneda (now a member of this department's 


faculty) and Francisco Gadea-Oltra (now at Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg , Pa.), Spanish. 

The Spanish Heritage Association gives its members discounts on films, tapes, and re- 
cords from Spain, as well as a reduced rate for ABC de las Americas . For further 
information regarding services and membership costs, contact the Spanish Heritage 
Association, 105 W. 55th St., Suite 8B, New York, NY 10019. 

The 1974 Directory of Suppliers of Spanish Materials lists many companies which 
supply Spanish materials in various categories, including free materials for teach- 
ers. It also has a list of all embassies and information centers of Spanish-speaking 
countries in the U.S. The Directory is available at $2 a copy from Cruzada Spanish 
Publications, P.O. Box 1269, Homestead, FL 33030. 

1 , 000 Spanish Idioms by Dr. J. Dale Miller contains over a thousand of the most 
freguently used Spanish idiomatic expressions graded on a l-to-5 scale according to 
acceptability and freguency. Copies are $2.95 each from Brigham Young Univ. Press, 
Publication Sales, 205 UPB, Provo, UT 84602. 

The Organization of American States has several publications of interest avail- 
able in either English or Spanish (please specify which language when ordering): 
"Image of the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Miracle," "Image of Haiti: Magical 
Haiti," "Image of Panama: Center and Juncture of the Americas," "Image of Peru: Eter- 
nal Peru," "Image of Chile," "Image of El Salvador," 'Toward Latin American Develop- 
ment," and "Monumental Cities, I" (includes Potosi , Bolivia; St. Augustine, Fla.; 
Ouro Preto, Brazil). All publications are 25C each from Sales & Promotion Division, 
General Secretariat of the OAS , Washington, DC 20006. A complete catalog of OAS 
publications is also available upon reguest. 


The department sponsored 2 lectures in Nov. The Portuguese historian Antonio 
H. de Oliveira Marques (now at the Univ. of Chicago) spoke on 'Medieval Portuguese 
Cities" on Nov. 5 in a lecture cosponsored by this department, the History Dept., and 
the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. On Nov. 12 Prof. Donald Walsh, 
former editor of Hispania . gave a reading in Spanish with English translations of the 
poetry of Pablo Neruda, Chile's late Nobel-prize-winning poet. 

The memory of Pablo Neruda was also honored by SIPGSA (the department's graduate 
student association) with an Homenaje a_ Neruda on Oct. 5. The program began with a 
recording of Neruda reading a section of his Las alturas de Machu Picchu , followed by 
a synopsis of his life by Grad. Teaching Asst. Armando Armengol. Several of Neruda' s 
poems were read by Assoc. Prof. Thomas C. Meehan, Asst. Prof. Martha Paley de Fran- 
cescato, and Grad. Teaching Assts. Eva J. Abreu, Rosendo Diaz-Peterson, Vivian C. 
Reyes, and Duane Rhoades. 

The Spanish Club under the direction of Grad. Teaching Asst. Maria del Rosario 
Ferrer de Cowes sponsores 2 weekly activities, a tertulia for conversation in Spanish 
every Wednesday from 7-8 pm at the Thunderbird Restaurant, 710 S. Goodwin, Urbana, 
and a "singalong" in Spanish every Thursday from 4-5 pm in 1030 FLB. At the meeting 
on Dec. 6, Undergraduate Student Nicholas Slaughter, a participant in last year's 
Year Abroad in Spain Program, showed slides of that country. 

The Mesa Redonda with Prof. Luis Leal as president and Grad. Teaching Asst. Ro- 
sendo Dias-Peterson as secretary sponsores informal group discussions among the de- 
partmental faculty and graduate students. At the Oct. 18 meeting Asst. Prof. Anoar 
Aiex and Grad. Teaching Asst. Regina H. Macdonald led discussions on the Indianist- 
indigenous novel in Brazil and Spanish America. On Nov. 15 Prof. Anthony M. Pasquar- 
iello led a discussion on the report of Graduate Studies in Spanish (published in 
Hispania , vol. 56, 541-49). Prof. Pasquariello had served on the committee which 
compiled this report. 

Various department members participated in the Midwest MLA meeting in Chicago, Nov. 
1-3. Prof. Robert E. Lott was chairman of Spanish 2 (Peninsular Literature after 
1700) at which Prof. Anthony M. Pasguariello was a discussant on a paper "Picasso 
Revisited, or Is Fernando Arrabal a French Writer?" presented by Dr. Constance A. 
Sullivan, a departmental alumna now at the Univ. of Minn. Another departmental alum- 
na, Dr. Lynette Hubbard Seator, now at 111. College, Jacksonville, presented a paper 
"The Antisocial Humanism of Cela and Hemingway" at the same session. Assoc. Prof. 
Thomas C. Meehan was the discussant of a paper 'Ernesto Sabato y 'La muerte de Marco 
Bassan 1 ," presented at Spanish 3 (Latin American Literature). 


Prof. J.H.D. Allen resigns at the end of the present semester as coordinator of 
the department's graduate program, to be replaced by Prof. Spurgeon W. Baldwin. 

Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli represented our department on an 8-person panel 
discussion "The Linguistic & Pedagogical Bases of PLATO Instruction" on Nov. 13. 

Several department members have participated in UIUC Linguistics Dept. seminars 
this semester. Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli spoke on "Functional Constraints on 
Subject Raising in the Syntax of Periphrastic Causative Verbs" on Nov. 2. Grad. 
Teaching Asst. Marc Stephen Rosenberg, a doctoral candidate in linguistics, discussed 
the word "Pretend" on Nov. 8. Asst. Prof. Dieter Wanner 's Dec. 6 address was on 
"Morphological Alternation in Swiss German. " 

Assoc. Prof. Richard Preto-Rodas attended the South Atlantic MLA meeting in At- 
lanta, Ga. , Nov. 14-16, where he presented a paper "The Ironic Humor in the Satiras 
of Tolentino de Almeida. " 

Grad. Teaching Asst. Duane Rhoades holds an NDEA Title VI Fellowship for 1973-74 

Grad. Teaching Asst. Roger D. Stein spoke to a student assembly at Champaign 
Centennial High School, Nov. 19, discussing such topics as the UIUC curriculum in 
Spanish, the Year Abroad in Spain Program, and job opportunities for Spanish majors. 

Prof. Luis Leal has an article "Medico novelista" included in the volume Mariano 
Azuela y_ l_a critica mexicana , Francisco Monterde ed . (Mexico: Secretaria de Educa- 
cion Publica, 1973) 151-55 ( SepSetentas , 86). 

Prof. Emeritus William H. Shoemaker, former department head and Newsletter Dir- 
ector and now Visiting Prof, at the Univ. of Mo. in Columbia, has published 2 books, 
Los articulos de Galdos en "La Nacion" 1865-1866, 1868 (Madrid: Insula, 1972) and Las 
cartas desconocidas de Galdos en "La Prensa" de Buenos Aires (Madrid: Ed. Cultura 
Hispanica, 1973), plus an article "La 'escena clasica ' de Galdos en La de Bringas " 
in Benito Perez Galdos , D.M. Rogers ed . (Madrid: Taurus series El Escritor y la Cri- 
tica, 19737^ a~ translation of his previous "Galdos' Classical Scene in La de Bringas ' 
in Hispanic Review (vol. 27, 1959, 423-34) and Estudios sobre Galdos (Madrid: Cas- 
talia, 1970, 145-58). 

Grad. Teaching Asst. Margo Corona DeLey has an article " Razon de amor and the 
Provencal Biographical Tradition" which will be published by Tamesis, London, in a 
book on Razon de amor studies. 

Please use this coupon if you are responding to the article on pages 9-10. 

Would you like to take an extramural course in Spanish meeting somewhere near you 

geographically for a 2- or 3-hour session once a week (evening or Sat. morning)? 


( ) Span 305, Romanticism-Realism ( ) Span 351, Phonetics 

( ) Span 306, Generation of 1898 ( ) Span 352, Syntax 

( ) Span 308, Sp. Amer. Modernism ( ) I'd also prefer 400-level courses 

( ) Other 300-level course (please specify) 


(with area code) 




Please print or type, and send to Prof a A.M. Pasquariello , Dept. of Spanish-Italian- 
Portuguese^ £08_0_Foreig_n_La_ng_uages_Bldg_. _,_ UIUC^ Urbana^ ILjSlJBOl^ 

The UI Foreign Language Newsletter is published 4 times a year by the foreign lan- 
guage departments at UIUC under the direction of the head of the Dept. of Spanish- 
Italian-Portuguese. The Newsletter is available without charge to all interested 
persons in 111. and other areas. All communications by mail should be addressed to: 
The Editor, UI Foreign Language Newsletter, Dept. of Spanish-Italian-Portuguese , 
4080 Foreign Languages Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL 61801. 


February, 1974 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 

Vol. XXVII, No. 3 Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is sponsored by the U.S. National 
Institute of Education and supported by the U.S. Office of Education, with the ob- 
jective of providing information on significant current publications. The Modern 
Language Association conducts the ERIC Clearinghouse responsible for educational 
information on languages and linguistics, with emphasis on information which would 
be of assistance to teachers, researchers, and administrators. 

Below are a list of MLA/ERIC publications which may be of interest; all are 
available from at least one of two ources (and most are carried by both): MLA Pub- 
lications Center in N.Y. (referred to as MLA in the listings below) and ERIC Docu- 
ment Reproduction Service in Md . (referred to as EDRS ) . MLA publications listed be- 
low are $.50 each unless otherwise noted. EDRS publications are available in micro- 
fiche (M/F) for $.65 each (a 4"x6" sheet of microfilm with up to 70 pages of text) 
or in paper copies (PC) for $3.29 each unless otherwise noted. Each source (MLA or 
EDRS) has its own code number for each publication. Information on ordering follows 
the listings below. 

Anthony, E.M. & W.E. Norris. Method in Language Teaching , Focus Report 8. 1969. 
lOp. (MLA: R8) (EDRS: ED 031 984). 

Arendt, J.D. New Scheduling Patterns and the Foreign Language Teacher , Focus 
Report 18. 1970. 16p. (MLA: R18) (EDRS: ED 043 269). 

Birkmaier , E.M. & D. L. Lange , cotips . A Selective Bibliography on the Teaching 
of Foreign Langu ag es, 1920-1966 . 1968. 43p. (MLA: B60 $2) (EDRS: ED 024 293). 

Brooks, N. Speaking of Language . 1971. 172p. (EDRS only: ED 048 791, PC $6.58L 

Brooks, N. Teaching Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom . 1968. 14p. (EDRS 
only: ED 022 388) . 

Campbell, H. Extracurricular Foreign Language Activities , Focus Report 29. 1973. 
lOp. (MLA only: R29 ) . 

Clark, J.L.D. The Foreign-Language Teacher and Research . 1971. 29p. (MLA: H130 
$2.50) (EDRS: ED 056 598). 

Disick, R.S. Performance Objectives in Foreign Language Teaching , Focus Report 
25. 1971. lip. (MLA: R25) (EDRS: ED 055 522). 

Donoghue, M. Foreign Languages in the Elementary School : Effects and Instruc - 
tional Arrangements According to Research , Focus Report 3. 1969. lOp. (MLA: R3) 
(EDRS: ED 031 979) . 

Fearing, P. Nongraded Foreign Language Classes , Focus Report 4. 1969. 7p. (MLA: 
R4) (EDRS: ED 031 980) . 

Grittner, F. Maintaining Foreign Language Skills for the Advanced Course Drop- 
out , Focus Report 1. 1968. 9p. (MLA: Rl ) (EDRS: ED 031 977). 

Harrell, D.D. The Question as a_ Technique in Foreign Language Teaching , Focus 
Report 26. 1971. lip. (MLA: R26) (EDRS: ED 056 624). 

Haukebo , G.K. Summer Foreign Language Programs for School Students , Focus Re- 
port 10. 1969. 6p. (EDRS only: ED 031 986). 

John, V.P. & V.M. Horner. Early Childhood Bilingual Education . 1971. 207p. 
(MLA: A290 $4) (EDRS: ED 047 593, M/F only). 

Leamon, P. Foreign Study for High School Students : What ' s Going On? Focus Re- 
port 5. 1969. 9p. (MLA: R5 ) (EDRS: ED 031 981). 

Mathieu, G.B. Poems in Early Foreign Language Instruction , Focus Report 15. 

1970. 14p. (MLA: R15) (EDRS: ED 040 624). 

McKim, L. et al. The Supervisor ' s Role in Foreign -Language Teacher Training . 

1971. 42p. (EDRS only: ED 049 665). 

Michel, J. & P. Patin. Some Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary , Focus Report 27. 
(MLA: R27) (EDRS: ED 066 084) . 

Munoz, O. Songs in the Foreign Language Classroom , Focus Report 12. 1969. lOp. 
(EDRS only: ED 034 450). 

Nelson, R.J. Using Radio to Develop and Maintain Competence in a_ Foreign Lan - 
guage , Focus Report 11. 1969. lOp. (EDRS only: ED 036 215). 

Sheppard, D.C. Certifying Teachers of Modern Languages for American Public 
Schools — 1969 . 1970. 17p. (MLA: C180 $1) (EDRS: ED 038 071). 

Torres, E.E. et al . Foreign Language Dropout : Problems and Solutions . 1970. 


74p. (MLA: H140 $1) (EDRS: ED 043 262). 

Twaddell, F. Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching , Focus Report 21. 1970. 
lOp. (MLA: R21) (EDRS: ED 044 981). 

Valette, R.M. Directions in Foreign Language Testing . 1969. 66p. (MLA: D300 
$3) (EDRS: ED 034 460) . 

Wrenn, J. The Overhead Projector , Focus Report 19. 1970. 12p. (MLA: R19 ) 
(EDRS: ED 043 267) . 

Hutchinson, J.C. & J.O. Hutchinson. Criteria for Selecting Types of Foreign- 
Language Laboratory Systems , Focus Report 20. 1971. 12p. (MLA: R20) (EDRS: ED 
049 662). 

Keck, M.E.B. & W.F. Smith. A Selective Annotated Bibliography for the Language 
Laboratory, 1959-1971 . 1972. 47p. (MLA: B65 $2) (EDRS: ED 065 006). 

Medley, F.W. Maintenance of the Language Laboratory , Focus Report 28. 1972. 16p. 
(MLA: R28) (EDRS: ED 069 190). 

Stack, E.M. The Mechanical Potential of the Language Laboratory , Focus Report 
14. 1970. 16p. (EDRS only: ED 038 072). 

Turner, E.D. Jr. Correlation of Language Class and Language Laboratory , Focus 
Report 13. 1969. 12p. (EDRS only: ED 034 451). 

Birkenmayer, S.S. comp. A Selective Bibliography of Works Related to the Teach - 
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(EDRS: ED 025 988) . 

Campa, A. Teaching Hispanic Culture through Folklore , Focus Report 2. 1968. lip. 
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de la Portilla, M. & T. Colchie. Textbooks in Spanish and Portuguese : A Descrip - 
tive Bibliography, 1939-1970 . 1972. 128p. (MLA: B63 $7.50) (EDRS: ED 060 761, PC 
$6.58) . 

Morain, G.G. French Culture: The Folklore Facet , Focus Report 9. 1969. 9p. 
(MLA: R9) (EDRS: ED 031 985) . 

Norton, M.E. comp. A Selective Bibliography on the Teaching of Latin and Greek , 
1920-69 . 1971. 47p. (MLA: B62 $2.50) (EDRS: ED 046 311). 

Strasheim, L.A. Teaching the Latin Student to Translate , Focus Report 17. 1970. 
16p. (MLA: R17) (EDRS: ED 042 391). 

Striano, A. & E Adorno. Italian in the Colleges and Universities of the U.S. 
1970. 149p. (EDRS only: 040 620). 

Weiss, G. Folktale and Folklore --Useful Cultural Tools for Teachers of German , 
Focus Report 6. 1969. 8p . (MLA: R6 ) (EDRS: ED 031 982). 

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The Unit for Foreign Languages Study and Research publishes several bulletins each 
semester with information on programs, speakers, scholars dealing with foreign lan- 
guages on the UIUC campus, as well as developments in the field of foreign language 
study and research. All persons interested in receiving these bulletins should write 
the Unit for FL Study & Research, G-70 FLB, UIUC, Urbana, IL 61801. 

The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages will be held Apr. 
18-20 at the Marc Plaza Hotel, Milwaukee, Wise. The theme is "Foreign Language Edu- 
cation: A Kaleidoscopic Perspective." Keynote speakers include Naida Dostal, "The 
People Principle in a Foreign Language Kaleidoscopic Perspective"; Howard Altman, 
"The Making of a Precedent: Foreign Language Education and the American Bicentennial" 
Genelle Morain, "A Concrete Response to the Call for Humanism in the Classroom." 

For further information, contact William Clapper, 2715 Welsey St., Jefferson City, 
MO 65101, tel. (314) 751-3504. 

The Foreign Language Building, UIUC , will be officially dedicated Apr. 4-6 under the 
auspices of the School of Humanities. Present-day approaches to literature and lin- 
guistics will be discussed in lectures and panel discussions. The program is still 
incomplete; so far, both colleagues from here and outside have agreed to contribute 
to the program. Among the off -campus speakers are John H. Fisher (Univ. of Tenn. and 
President of the Modern Language Association), on the changing motive for literature 
in American education; Norman Perrin (Univ. of Chicago) on symbols in the New Testa- 
ment; Murray Edelman (Univ. of Wise.) on the language of politics; Stanley Kauffman 
(film critic, New Republic ) on American and European influences on film-making; Eric 
Lenneberg (Cornell Univ.) on language acquisition; and Michael Halliday (UICC) on 
urban linguistics. The lectures and discussions will be open to the public. The 
formal program will be circulated in the near future. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES — by Prof. R. T. Scanlan 

It's time again for Latin teachers to have their students apply for admission to the 
High School Latin Conference which will be held this year June 2 3-29 at UIUC. The 
9th annual conference is open to all students who will have completed 2 years of 
high school Latin by June, 1974. Participants will live in the Florida Ave. Resi- 
dence Halls and attend special classes in various places on campus. Mr. Byron Beki- 
ares will again be one of our instructors. He will be teaching the oral interpre- 
tation of Latin, supervising the production of Latin plays, and leading the Greek 
folk dancing. We shall have classes in ancient drama, in mythology, in archaeology, 
in ancient amusements and athletics, and in Latin taught with the aid of the PLATO 
computer. We've already greased the chariot for the annual race, the golden fleece 
awaits the f actio with the quickest feet and the swiftest minds, and the questions 
for the Latin football and baseball games are prepared. If you are a member of the 
111. Classical Conference, you will receive a copy of the Conference brochure in the 
mail (or you were able to obtain one at the ICC meeting in Feb. ). If you haven't re- 
ceived an announcement by Mar. 1 and have students who may wish to attend, please 
write to Prof. R. T. Scanlan, Dept . of the Classics, 4072 FLB, UIUC, Urbana, IL 61801 

Profs. H.L. Allen, J.J. Bateman, D.L. Bright, H. Jacobson, M. Marcovich , ,M. Naoumides 
and D.J. Taylor attended the 105th annual meeting of the American Philological Asso- 
ciation in Dec. 

The 34th annual meeting of the 111. Classical Conference was held at the UIUC 
Feb. 7-9. Prof. J.L. Heller presided at one of the sessions of papers, and Profs. 
J.J. Bateman and M. Marcovich greeted the group on behalf of the School of Humanities 
and the Classics Dept. respectively. Among the many speakrs were Prof. D.L. Bright 
who described the new Classical Civilization speciality which exists in the depart- 
ment, Prof. R.E. Mitchell of the History Dept. who presented a paper on "Roman Coins 
as Historical Evidence," Prof. Ann Perkins of the Art Dept. who made a presentation 
on "Monsters in Greek Art," and Prof. R. Mooney also of the Art Dept. who talked on 
"Contemporary Architecture: An Expression of Our Classical Past." Prof. R.T. Scan- 
lan, who is president of the organization, arranged the program and presided at the 
annual banquet and at the business meetings. 

A very convenient and useful annotated bibliography of mythology is available, from 
the American Philological Association for $1. The bibliography has been prepared by 
Prof. John Peradotto and each entry is rated as to the specific level of its appli- 
cation. Books are grouped under headings such as: Surveys of Classical Myth, Com- 
parative Mythology, Myth and Art, Myth and Literature, Myth and Psychology, Myth and 
Anthropology, Myth and Religion, etc. Copies may be ordered from the APA, c/o Prof. 
R. Carrubba, Dept. of Classics, Pa. State Univ., University Park, PA 16802. 

Prof. M. Marcovich has sent 3 articles to press: "Epicurus' Shipwreck," "Quatrains 


on Byzantine Seals," and "Theophylact , On Predestination." Prof. M. Naoumides has 
written "Miscellanea Paleographica" in the festschrift for Prof. N.B. Tomadakes. A 
few of Prof. R.T. Scanlan's computer programs are described in the new book titled 
Options and Perspectives , pp. 265-68, published by the MLA, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, 
NY 10011. The book, which describes innovative FL projects throughout the U.S., 
should be of considerable interest to teachers. 

Prof. M. Marcovich read a paper on "Pherecydes, Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Iran" at 
the APA meeting in St. Louis. Prof. R.T. Scanlan presented a lecture entitled "In- 
terpretations of Myth" at Parkland College, Champaign, on Jan. 9. On Jan. 25 the de- 
partment sponsored a lecture by Hans Herter, Prof. Emeritus of the Univ. of Bonn, on 
"The Problematic Mention of Hippocrates in Plato's Phaedrus . " On Feb. 4 Prof. Ludwig 
Koenen of the Univ. of C i g n e spoke on "Egyptian Influence upon Tibullus 1,7" and on 
Feb. 11 Dr. James Zetzel of Harvard Univ. spoke on "The Transmissions of Latin Liter- 
ature. " 

Prof. M. Marcovich was reappointed a member of the APA Advisory Committee for the 
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae . He was also appointed editor of the 111 . Classical Stu - 
dies for the first 2 volumes of the publication. Prof. M. Naoumides was reappointed 
to a second 2-year term as the department's director of graduate studies. Prof. 
Scanlan was appointed to membership on the 3-person committee which plans the annual 
meeting for the American Council on the Teaching of FLs . 

Registration figures collected by MLA for colleges and universities in the fall of 
1972 show a decline of 11.6% for Latin nationally from 1970 to 1972 compared with an 
11.5% decline for all FLs. Greek enrollments on the other hand enjoyed a 23% in- 
crease. Details are available from MLA. Departmental figures for the current semes- 
ter show an increase of approximately 200 in Classical Civilization courses (over 
last term), while Latin and Greek registrations remained about the same. 


Congratulations to the following comparatists who have recently been awarded the Ph.D 
degree in Comparative Literature: Sonja Eilenberger (Development of Dialogue in the 
Novel: Wieland & Diderot) and Adele Palmberg (The Quest for Transcendence: The Con- 
templation of Death in the Lyric Poems of Novalis, Keats, & Shelley). 

Enrollment in the Comparative Literature Graduate Program has been steadily increas- 
ing. In addition to those who entered the program this fall are the following stu- 
dents who entered this semester: Saad Ahmed, John Oleksinski, Marilyn Friesen, Sue 
Moretto, and Nick Samijlenko. 

Prof. Barbara Bowen (of the UIUC French Dept.) is teaching a seminar entitled "Love 
in the Renaissance" this spring in the Comparative Literature Program. Prof. Philip 
Mitchell (of the UIUC German Dept.) is presenting a seminar on "Studies in Literary 
Taste." Prof. Emile Snyder (Indiana Univ. Dept. of Comp. Lit.) is currently conduct- 
ing a seminar in Modern Poetry. We feel fortunate to have these distinguished scho- 
lar-teachers and their innovative courses in our program and appreciate their contri- 
butions to our discipline. 

The following proposal for an undergraduate field of concentration has recently been 
approved by the Faculty Senate and will be forwarded for approval to the Higher Board 
Df Education. The field of concentration in Comparative Literature offers an inter- 
national alternative to the various fields of concentration in national literatures 
(or national area studies). It provides a comparative approach to problems common to 
nore than one literature, and to the inter-relation of literature and other disci- 
plines. This field of concentration is composed of a number of methodological "core" 

courses in Comparative Literature combined with special courses already existing in 
Dther departments. It focuses on masterwords of world literature, critical theory, 
thematology, genre, cultural/literary movements and relations. 

The distribution of course work which allows for considerable flexibility must 
include the following: 

1. At least 12 hours in Comparative Literature courses, including "Introduction 
to Comparative Literature" (3 hours). The other 9 hours should be selected from dif- 
ferent types of courses (thematology, genre, movements, relations). 

2. At least 15 hours in one literature (western, ancient, or modern, including 
Far Eastern and African) studied in depth and in its historical development. (Nor- 
mally this is the primary literature of the student's educational background.) 

3. At least 9 hours in a second literature. With the assistance of the advisor 
these courses should be carefully chosen so as to correlate meaningfully with the 
student's primary literature (emphasis on periods such as medieval, Renaissance, neo- 
classical and Enlightenment, or modern--19th and 20th centuries). 

4. At least 9 hours in any literature (including courses in Comparative Litera- 
ture), or in the Humanities, History, Philosophy, Speech, Art, Music, Psychology, So- 
ciology, Theatre, and Asian Studies. Since some of the courses in these subjects are 
more suitable than others to balance a student's individual program with an area of 
concentration in Comparative Literature, it is essential that students abide by the 
guidelines given to them by their advisor. 

The widespread interest in an undergraduate degree in comparative literature re- 
flects a national trend in the high schools and universities toward interdisciplinary 
courses and areas of concentration that are less specialized than formerly. The inter- 
national orientation of comparative literature provides much interest and challenge 
for students from diverse backgrounds. 

Prof. A.O. Aldridge has recently published the following articles in Dictionary of 
the History of Ideas (Scribners, 1973): "Ancients and Moderns in the JBth Century," 
I, 76-87; "Primitivism in the 18th Century," III, 598-605. His "Feijoo and the Prob- 
lem of Ethiopian Color" appears in Studies in 18th-century Culture : Racism in the 
18th Century (Case Western Reserve Press, 1973), pp. 263-77; another article by Prof. 
Aldridge, "The Vampire Theme: Dumas Pere and the English Stage," appears in Revue des 
Langues Vivantes , No. 4, 312-24. Prof. Barbara Smalley's "The Compulsive Patterns of 
Dostoyevsky ' s Underground Man* was published in Studies in S hort Fiction , X (Fall, 
1973), 389-96. William Walker, a graduate student in Comparative Literature, has pub- 
lished "German Language Summer Camps" in Options and Perspectives , a publication of 
the ACTFL. 

Prof. Herbert Knust has recently been elected regional delegate to the Delegate Ass- 
embly of the MLA. He is also one of 4 nominees for president of the International 
Brecht Society (1974-75). Prof. Knust will be chairman of a Comparative Literature 
section of the Conference on 20th-century Literature which will he held Feb. 28-Mar. 
1 in Louisville, Ky. 

Joyce Fullard (a doctoral candidate in the Comparative Literature Program) read 
a paper at the Dec. 1973 MLA meeting entitled "Women Poets of the 18th Century." 
Danielle Johnson (graduate student in Comparative Literature) was elected regional 
delegate to the Delegate Assembly of the MLA. 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

Prof. Yves Velan has just published, in Ecriture 9, ONIR, a lengthy text: essay, po- 
ems, and stories on dream. Recently, too, Prof. Velan, whose reputation was estab- 
lished with his first novel, Je_, published a second novel, La statue de Condillac 
retouchee (Seuil, 1973). Our colleague, Prof. Stanley Gray, wrote last fall, for the 
French Dept.'s own newsletter, the following comments, which we reprint here in their 
near totality. 

Je (Seuil, 1959), a gagne deux prix litteraires et l'estime de critiques aussi 
serieux que Barthes et Merleau-Ponty . (Voir, par exemple, "Ouvriers et pasterus," 
3ans les Essais critiques de Barthes. ) Le nouveau roman, meme plus remarquable, n'a 
Das tarde a s'imposer. Son importance et son originalite ont deja ete signalees en 


France et en Suisse. 

Decrire ce roman en quelques paragraphes est, tout simplement, impossible, vu sa 
difficulte. Disons tout de suite que cette diff iculte , ^considerable au debut du ro- 
nan, se dissipe au fur et a mesure qu'on lit et disparait, presque , quand on relit. 
Mais c'est une difficulte absolument essentielle au pro jet du romancier et a 1" exper- 
ience de la lecture. On se contentera done de quelques eclaircissements partiels, 
plus exactement quelques jugements personnels et tentatifs, pour situer un peu plus- 
ieurs temoignages de l'ecrivain lui-meme. 

On said le pro jet de Condillac dans son Traite des sensations . II decompose 1'- 
homme pour le reconstituer ensuite, procedant par une methode d 'induction. Pour cela, 
il imagine une statue douee progressivement des cinq sens que possede l'homme, d'a- 
bord l'odorant, ensuite l'oule et ainsi de suite, l'un apres ou en combinaisons de 
deux ou trois, jusqu'a la reunion de tous , ce qui doit nous montrer comment on peut 
saisir ce que c'est que l'homme sans quitter le plan des sensations. Le pro jet ne 
manque pas d 'humour pour un lecteur de notre epoque : il y a des moments ou cette 
statue ressemble a certains personnages de Beckett, doues mysterieusement de cer- 
taines capacites, prives d'autres. Le monde romanesque d 'Yves Velan "prend corps" 
d'une fagon analogue. 

Puisque c'est un livre qui prend corps, un etre fait de mots, a qui manquent 1'- 
innocence et 1' ignorance attribuables a de vrais enfants, on ne part pas a zero ni a 
partir de quelque stage primitif du langage pour suivre son developpement embryonique . 
On ne trouve pas ici les balbutiements enf aiitins qui ouvrent le Portrait d 'un artiste 
de Joyce, ni une evolution organique de styles comme dans une section celebre d 'Ul- 
ysse . Ce dont cet etre naissant est prive c'est justement le corps , que ce corps 
soit envisage comme passe ou memoire personnelle d'un "je" historique, ou qu'il soit 
la forme vers laquelle il va, son telos . II est doue seulement du desir de devenir 
livre, de quelques fragments romanesques nucleaires et surtout de quelques modeles. 
Ceux-ci sont des passages tires de plusieurs livres de Dostoiewsky. L'obscurite du 
debut du roman s'explique par l'etat provisoire et fragmentaire de ce qui va essayer 
de se faire un corps. 

C'est la portee ideologique ce ces modeles qui informe tout le livre. II s'agit 
de 1 'opposition des lignes de force ou de savoir qui sont le capitalisme et le marx- 
isme, ce dernier accepte au debut comme le savoir "vrai". A partir du nucleus d'ele- 
ments romanesques fragmentes, disparates, mais transperces par un sens ideologique 
qui les relie, se forme, peu a peu et par a-coups , un ensemble qui voudrait se con- 
vaincre de l'efficacite du savoir marxiste, par un processus de "verification" non 
sans parallele dans l'induction de Condillac. Mais cette verification se fait sur 
ses propres inventions. Circularite qui donne le vertige. Le processus de verifi- 
cation passe cependant par des vicissitudes romanesques engendrees par 1' expansion du 
savoir fictif, triomphante, malgre des moments de contraction ou de rupture, Les cer- 
titudes etablies au debut sont minees . Le texte decouvre ou cree en quelque sorte 
par lui-meme le phenomene que tout contemporain reconnait: le pouvoir de recupera- 
tion irresistible du capitalisme avance. Est pose alors un probleme que j'espere ne 
pas trop deformer par cette formulation: Que peut l'ecriture, a quoi sert l'ecrivain- 
intellectuel dans le royaume de capitalisme triomphant, royaume qui "comprend" et re- 
cupere tout negation? Le marxisme, lui , se trouve pris, compris dans le capitalism^. 
(Dans les usines Olivetti, qui figurent dans le roman, on fait voir aux ouvriers, sans 
risque, Le_ cuirasse Potemkin ) . Ce qui mene a la formulation paradoxale qui conclut 
le roman en opposant le volonte a la fatalite: "La revolution est impossible. II la 
faut. II la faut. " 

Ce resume, qui separe forme et fond, ne peut pas tenir compte de ce qui est pour 
moi le plus impressionnant : c'est l'homologie rigoureuse entre les divers plans du 
livre, entre sa forme et son fond, entre les series tres nombreuses de polarites dial- 
ectisees qui sont en jeu (capitalisme et marxisme, Freud et Marx, corps et pensee, a- 
nalyse et synthese, debut et fin, je et moi, spontaneite et calcul, etc. etc.), homo- 
logie qui comprend les plus petits details du texte, qui a exige un travail inoul, 
qui conne son vrai sens au roman. Ce qui se fait ainsi, c'est une forme qui est en 
meme temps et a tout moment roman, statue pygmalienne, ideologique, le "je" qui parle 
ou est parle et la prise de conscience du monde. 

Stanley Gray 

There will be a colloquium in Montreal June 10-15 on the subject of psycholinguistics 
and sociolinguistics in their relation to the teaching of French. It is being spon- 

sored by the North American Conference (which includes the American Association of 
Teachers of French) of the Federation Internationale des Professeurs de Francais. It 
will examine what research has been done on the subject of psycholinguistics and so- 
ciolinguistics in America and in Europe, what courses are being offered on these sub- 
jects to prospective teachers of French, and what courses ought to be offered in such 
programs. The participants will come from Europe as well as from North America. 
They will be housed in the dormitories of the University of Montreal, and the govern- 
ments of Quebec and of the City of Montreal expect to offer special social events for 
the entertainment of the visitors. Anyone who is interested in attending may obtain 
further information and the necessary pre-registration forms from Prof. F.W. Nacht- 
mann of the UIUC Dept. of French. You may address your inquiries to him at the AATF 
National Office, 57 E. Armory, Champaign, IL 61820. 

Prof. Wilga M. Rivers has completed the manuscript of her Practical Guide to the 
Teaching of French for the Oxford Univ. Press. The separate volumes for French, Ger- 
man, and Spanish should (energy crisis permitting) be available in time for ACTFL 
1974. Prof. Rivers recently addressed the state conference of the Conn. TESOL. She 
will be giving a series of seminars and public lectures in Egypt during her spring 
vacation, under the auspices of the American Univ. in Cairo. 

Prof. Edwin Jahiel was recently the guest of the Chicago Circle Campus Alumni 
Association. In the 3rd program of their current film festival he showed the film 
A bout de souffle and spoke about Jean-Luc Godard. 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. Karl-Heinz Schoeps 

Again we can report an increase in enrollment. In the spring semester of 1973 the 
grand total was 1435; for spring 1974 the figure is 1480. The greatest increase oc- 
curred at the 4th semester level and in the German literature in translation classes. 

Together with several other departments the German Dept. was selected for an in-depth 
evaluation of its programs and its structure. For this purpose a Committee on Pro- 
gram Evaluation (COPE) has been created which is composed of 3 members of the German 
Dept. faculty and 4 members from other departments. 

The Germanic Linguistics Colloquium will present "An Excursion into Transformational 
Semantics" on Feb. 21 in the Faculty Lounge, Illini Union. A panel consisting of 
Wayne Harbert, Barbara Greim, and Clara Evans, all of them graduate students in our 
department, will lead the discussion. 

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaf t , the German Research Group, has so far planned 3 
events. On Thursday, Feb. 7, Prof. Roland Folter spoke on "Mundus titulis titilla- 
tur--Zur Stilistik des modernen deutschen Buchtitels." The next lectures will be on 
Mar. 14 and Apr. 11, both at 7:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge, Illini Union. The speak- 
ers will be Prof. Vincent Dell'Orto in Mar. ("Changing Attitudes toward Audience and 
the Tradition of the German Essay in the 18th Century") and Prof. Peter Pabisch in 
Apr. ("Die literarischen Absichten H.C. Artmanns durch den Einsatz des Wiener Dial- 
ektes" ) : 

Prof. U. Henry Gerlach will attend the American Association of Teachers of Ger- 
man meeting on May 3-4 at Eastern 111. Univ., Charleston. 

On Dec. 14 the department held a luncheon for Prof. Hans Henning, who returned 
to Weimar, German Democratic Republic, after 1 semester as visiting professor. 

Prof. James Marchand escaped unharmed after being trapped in one of the FLB 
elevators. He was extricated with the efficient assistance of one of our faculty 
members plus secretaries. 

We are very happy to report that another one of our job candidates has been placed. 
Miss Ginny Coombs, a student of Prof. Iremengard Rauch, accepted an offer from Ind. 
Jniv. in Bloomington. 


This semester's program includes: Jan. 29, Triumph of the Will (film); Jan. 31, Gen- 
eralversammlung; Feb. 15, Faschingsparty ; Feb. 21, Singeabend; Feb. 28, Kuhle Wampe 
(film); Mar. 14, Aspects of Germany: Schleswig-Holstein; Mar. 28, Aspects of Austria; 
Apr. 11, Aspects of Switzerland; Apr. 18, Tonio Kroger (film); Apr. 25, Wir Wunder - 
kinder (film); May 4, Picnic. 

In the planning stage are a talk on East Germany and trips to Germantown, Chi- 
cago, and a German restaurant in Gibson City. 

The German Choir meets every Monday at 8 pm in the Lutheran Foundation, the soc- 
cer group every Friday 4-6 pm on the soccer field at First & Gregory, Champaign. In- 
formal gatherings every Thursday night from about 9 pm are held in the Thunderbird 
Restaurant, 710 S. Goodwin, Urbana. For more information, call the president of the 
German Club, Robert Zuurdeeg, (217) 332-1766, or the faculty advisor. Prof. Rainer 
Sell, (217) 333-1288. 

The following information supplied by Prof. James McGlathery should be of particular 
benefit to high school German teachers and advisors: 

The German Dept. in spring, 19 72, initiated 2 new language-course seguences on 
the 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-semester levels (102-104 levels) which may be taken either as 
substitutes or as supplements to the regular "four-skill" sequence , German 102-104... 
Any 1 of the 3 sequences leads directly toward fulfillment of the Liberal Arts & Sci- 
ences College's foreign language requirement... 

One of the 2 new sequences (German 112, 113, 114) is devoted to practice in 
speaking German , the other (German 122, 123, 124) to practice in reading , with empha- 
sis on non-fiction, especially expository prose. Both of these sequences are experi- 
mental in that vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and translation are not presented or 
drilled and are only touched upon tangentially in class. Instead, games and exerci- 
ses which provide direct practice in talking and reading have been developed. The 
guiding thought in these experiments is to take quite literally the principles that 
we learn to do by doing and that practice makes perfect. No exercise is allowed 
which does not involve spontaneous speech in the speaking sequence, or thoughtful 
comprehension in the reading sequence. In these courses the object is to have the 
students constantly proving to themselves that they can say or read things in German, 
and that they are making progress in these language skills. 

(From Changing Patterns in Foreign Language Programs , pp. 248-49. ) 

SLAVIC NOTES -- by Prof. Louis Iribarne 

In response to mounting student interest, the Slavic Dept. has broadened its list of 
courses designed especially for both majors and non-majors. Among the new offerings 
this spring is a course on Revolution and the Arts in Russia (199B), taught by Prof. 
Louis Iribarne. An interdisciplinary study (in translation) of revolution in art and 
art in revolution, it uses samples of avant-garde Russian cinema, literature, music, 
fine arts and performing arts as they figured in one of the most unique cultural ex- 
periments in modern history. 

Also projected for the same 199 series are courses on Alexander Solzhenitsyn 
(Fall 1974) and Samizdat : Russia's Underground Literature (spring 1975). 

Another new course being offered this spring is a section of 491 dealing with 
the art and practice of translation. Both translation in the strict sense and oral 
interpretation are practiced in the seminar which is being conducted by Prof. Steven 
Hill (491F, Mondays and Wednesdays at 12, Fridays at 8). 

Vladimir Nabokov, the man and his work, will be the subject of a new course to 
be offered for the first time this sunnier by Prof. Temira Pachmuss. Special atten- 
tion will be give to Nabokov's major works in English (viz., Lo 1 i t a , Ada ) , with ten- 
tative plans to show several films inspired by his work. Prof. Pachmuss 1 course on 
Russian emigre literature is also in the process of being revised; in the future, 
works by such authors as Nobel-prize winner Bunin, Aldanov, Hippius, Remizov and 
others, will be read in English. 

Approved by the curriculum committee are recent title changes for Russian liter- 
ature courses 322, 323, 324; henceforth they shall appear in the timetable as Russian 
Romanticism, Russian Realism, and Russian Modernism. The lectures in this series 
will be given in English, with non-Slavic majors being allowed to do the readings in 


English translation. 

A new course has been approved by the curriculum committee, Russian 290 (Read- 
ings in Russian). This is an individual topics course for undergraduates patterned 
after similar courses in Spanish-Italian-Portuguese. Heretofore, Russian 199 was 
used to provide students with an opportunity to work on individual projects. 

Of considerable interest to campus Slavophiles were the following events held during 
Jan. and Feb: a local showing of The First Circle (Jan. 31-Feb. 3), Alexander Ford's 
film based on the celebrated novel by Alexander Solzhenitsyn; a stage version of Che- 
kov ' s classic The Three Sisters performed in the Krannert Center (Feb. 7) by the N.Y. 
City Center Acting Company; a film version of the same play, starring Lawrence Oli- 
vier and Alan Bates, shown locally in the American Film Theatre Series (Feb. 4-5); a 
television production on ETV of Maxim Gorky's little known but recently revived play 
Enemies (Jan. 23, 27); and a tantalizingly brief program on Solzhenitsyn and the So- 
viet penal system telecast by NBC (Jan. 27) in connection with the widely-publicized 
Russian-language publication of Solzhenitsyn ' s documentary expose Gulag Archipelago , 
excerpts of which were printed recently in the N. Y . Times . Also shown during the 
month of Feb. on ETV as part of the Humanities Film Forum, were the Soviet films The 
Cranes are Flying (Feb. 7) and Ballad of a Soldier (Feb. 14). 

Connoisseurs of Russian poetry were greatly warmed by the appearance in English 
of poetry by Joseph Brodsky, Osip Mandelshtam, and a study of Vladimir Mayakovsky. 
The cause of Russian poetry was also assisted by Prof. Evelyn Bristol who read selec- 
tions at a recent Poetry Meet (Feb. 1) on the UIUC campus. 

Departmental enrollments are up over 20% this semester as compared with last. En- 
rollments in Russian 101 were the highest they have been in an off-semester since 
spring 1967, and the department has been able to offer beginning intensive Russian 
(111) for the first time since fall 1969. The largest enrollments in non-language 
courses have been in Russian 116 (Russian Literature in Translation II), Russian 114 
(Russian Civilization) and a special course, Russian 199B (Revolution and the Arts in 
Russia) and Russian 317 (20th Century Russian Literature in Translation). Among the 
new non-Russian language courses, Ukrainian was handsomely rewarded with a total of 
11 students. 

To the Slavic Dept . 's growing film and book library has been added a slide collection 
of Russian avant-garde art. Included are selections of revolutionary poster art, gra- 
phic and architectural design, proletarian art, as well as works by such well-known 
artists as Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Goncharova, Tatlin, Gabo , and others. Plans 
are also under way to create a music library consisting of tape recordings of opera- 
tic, symphonic, vocal, and dramatic works by Russian artists. 

The Slavic Dept. welcomes to its faculty Mr. Edward Frost as a visiting lecturer. 
Mr. Frost, who is presently teaching Russian Civilization 114, recently completed his 
doctoral dissertation on the prose of Anton Chekhov. 

Prof. Kenneth Brostrom appeared with Prof. Peter Maggs of the UIUC Law School on 
the TV program At Issue (WHBF-TV, Rock Island, 111.), Feb. 3. The topic under discu- 
ssion was detente with the Soviet Union, with particular emphasis on its effects on 
the business community of the Midwest. Prof. Brostrom will also deliver a public lec- 
ture in the Slavic Forum Series. His talk, "The Pilnyak Affair," will be held Wed- 
nesday, Feb. 20, Illini Union. 

Prof. Louis Iribarne will be a guest participant at a symposium on the Polish 
avantgardist Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz and Polish drama to be held this spring in 
New York. 

On leave this semester are Profs. Henry Zalucky and Elliott Cohen. 

By now a tradition, the 2nd annual student stage production is now in preparation. 
Rehearsals are presently under way for Nikolai Erdman's grotesque Samoubijstvo (The 
Suicide) in what may well be the American Russian-language premiere of this long-neg- 
lected but legendary "underground" classic. There will be one performance in Russian 


(with English subtitles) on Saturday, Apr. 27, 8 pm. The cast will be made up en- 
tirely of undergraduates and the performance will be sponsored by the Russian Club, 
For more information, contact Mr. Steven Nielsen, Slavic Dept., 3092 FLB, UIUC, Ur- 
bana, IL 61801, tel. (217) 333-0497. 

Also projected is a 2nd annual Slavic Spring Festival to coincide with the dedi- 
cation of the Foreign Language Building (see story pg. 3). 

The department also welcomes freshly appointed Teaching Assistants Monika Zgus- 
tova and Christine Bethin, and Research Assistant Roberta Goldblatt. 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 

The Spanish National Honor Society of Rich Township High School East, Park Forest, 
111. , will present Federico Garcia Lorca's El_ amor de don Perlimplin y_ Belisa en su 
jardin along with recitations from the poet's Romancero gitano on Mar. 4-7 at 1 pm, 
and Mar. 7-8 at 8 pm. Reserved seats are $1.50 each. Teachers interested in having 
their students attend this production can order mimeographed copies of the play and 
poems for $.40 each. In addition, the Rich Twp. H.S. cafeteria will serve a Spanish 
dinner (ensalada mixta, arroz con polio, bolillos con mantequilla, flan, ponche tro- 
pical) for $2.95 each. The dinners will be served at 3 pm after the matinee perfor- 
mances, and at 6 pm prior to the evening performances. There must be a minimum of 
100 for each dinner or else a dinner may be cancelled. 

Separate checks for tickets, play books, and dinners should be sent to Dr. Harry 
E. Babbitt, Rich Twp. H.S. East, Park Forest, IL 60466. For further information, 
write or telephone Dr. Babbitt, weekdays at (312) 748-5800, ext. 56, nights at (312) 
748-1839. (If ordering dinner reservations after Feb. 18, phone Dr. Babbitt first.) 

The 10th Augustana College Cummer School in Spain will be held in Madrid at the Ciu- 
dad Universitaria, July 1-Aug. 8, with courses ranging from elementary Spanish to li- 
terature and culture and civilization, including a course on Cervantes. All interes- 
ted persons should contact Dr. Arjibay Doreste, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 
61201 for complete information and brochures. 

The Dept. of Spanish-Italian-Portuguese at Chicago Circle (UICC) offers an intercam- 
pus program with the department in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) leading to a master of 
arts degree in Spanish. The degree will actually be granted by the Urbana campus, 
but a student will register and complete all coursework at Circle Campus. The 3 
areas of specialization are applied linguistics and teaching, Latin American studies, 
and Peninsular studies. Admission requirements are a minimum grade-point average of 
3.75 (where A is 5.0) with a 4.0 (B) average in major Spanish courses. A minimum of 
48 quarter hours is required, and the student must maintain a 4.0 average, moreover 
no courses awarded a C may be counted for credit. Upon completion of the coursework, 
a student must take a comprehensive examination; a thesis is no longer required. In- 
quiries for more information and application forms should be directed to Prof. Audrey 
Kouvel , Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Spanish-Italian-Portuguese, UICC, 
Box 4348, Chicago, IL 60680. 

The department's weekly series of films and lectures on Hispanic topics, which is of- 
fered in place of language laboratory work to 2nd-year Spanish students, now enters 
its 4th semester under the direction of Grad . Teaching Asst. C. Michael Waag. This 
semester's program includes documentary films on Mexico, Cesar Chavez, Puerto Rico, 
Goya, Andres Segovia, and the Spanish Armada, as well as f eature T length films such as 
El chacal de Nahuel Toro (Chile) and Bunuel 's Los olvidados (Mexico) , plus a lecture 
with slides on the Inca Empire. Most of the programs will be held Tuesdays in G13 
FLB. Persons interested in a more complete program may contact Mr. Waag at the Dept. 
of Spanish-Italian-Portuguese, 4080 FLB, UIUC, Urbana, IL 61801, tel. (217) 333-8056. 
Mr. Waag can also supply interested persons with a list of his film sources, and he 
also solicits information from our readers on sources for suitable films for this 
series program. 


(This statement was prepared by Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli, director of this de- 
partment's PLATO computer-based teaching program for Spanish 101.) 

This is the 7th semester for the special Spanish 101 section which uses the 
PLATO machine as a teaching aid. The course allows lst-semester students to cover 
the language material usually presented in a 2-semester sequence (101-102) in just 
one semester without increase in contact hours. 

The underlying hypothesis is that the basic grammar of Spanish can be intro- 
duced to English speakers in one semester provided that a more "natural" form of 
presentation is conducted. The pivotal assumption motivating such a "compressed" 
course is that there exists a body of essential grammatical information which must 
be mastered by the student as early as possible during his learning experience; the 
optimal period being the 1st 6-12 weeks of study. The pedagogical claim is made that 
the future success of a student in a foreign language will be a function of the quan- 
tity and quality of that fundamental body of knowledge he was able to acquire during 
the initial learning period. 

The courses uses a set of Essentials of Spanish which have been developed for 
the purpose, along with a textbook and other material as aids. Essentials are also 
available on PLATO. Once fully implemented PLATO will administer, evaluate, and keep 
record of a set of teaching/learning devices covering the essential grammatical 
points. The results of the students' performances are made available to the instruc- 
tors who accordingly gear the operation of the class as a whole and advise individual 
students . 

Mario Saltarelli 

Colombia Today , a newsletter in English, is available free from the Colombia Infor- 
mation Service, Colombian Center, 140 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022. 

Materiales en marcha is a report on materials for bilingual and bicultural edu- 
cation. Single copies are available free from the San Diego City Schools, 2930 
National Ave., San Diego, CA 92113. 

The department cosponsored (with the Miller Lecture Committee and the Humanities Com- 
mittee on Public Events) a lecture and poetry reading on Feb. 4 by W.S. Merwin, poet- 
translator, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry as well as the P.E.N. Prize 
for translation. Mr. Merwin is well known for his verse translations into English of 
the Poema de Mio Cid in addition to the poems of Chile's Pablo Neruda. 

The department awarded 3 Ph.D. degrees and 2 M.A. degrees in Spanish in Jan. The 
doctoral recipients were Donald Edgar Lenfest (now at Ohio Wesleyan Univ.), Earl G. 
Thompson Jr. (UIUC), and Berardo Jose Valdes (Iowa State Univ.). In addition, Dr. 
Thompson was promoted from part-time to full-time instructor in this department, and 
next fall will take a teaching position at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, 111. The mas- 
ters recipients were Julie Jean Bickus and C. Michael Waag. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo addressed the Instituto de Espaiia in Munich, Germany, on 
"Hispanismo en los Estados Unidos" on Jan. 9. He has also been appointed to serve on 
the editorial board of Seqismundo , Revista Hispanica de Teatro (Madrid). 

The Taula Catalana, organized by Prof. Porqueras-Mayo for conversational Catalan 
will meet this semester on Fridays at noon in the Thunderbird Restaurant, 710 S. 
Goodwin Ave., Urbana. All speakers of Catalan at any level are invited to attend. 

Assoc. Prof. Thomas C. Meehan is on sabbatical leave this semester to do re- 
search on the Argentine novelist and short-story writer Adolf o Bioy Casares. 

Assoc Prof. Mario Saltarelli read a paper "Periphrastic Causatives and Func- 
tional Squish" at the Linguistic Society of America's annual meeting in San Diego, 
Cal. , in Dec. 

Department members and doctoral alumni are active in the Modern Language Association. 
From our faculty, Prof. Merlin H. Forster is chairman of Spanish 7 (Modern Spanish- 
American) Executive Committee and serves on that section's Bibliographic Committee. 

Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo is chairman of Spanish 2 (Renaissance & Golden Age) Exe- 
cutive Committee. Assoc. Prof. Thomas C. Meehan is serving on the Spanish 7 Execu- 
tive Committee. Asst. Prof. Andres 0. Avellaneda participated in the MLA meeting in 
Chicago in Dec. by presenting a paper "German Rozenmacher, un narrador de la promo- 
cion del sesenta" at Seminar 63 (Perspectives of the Post-Cortazar Generation). 

Two of this department's doctoral alumni participated in the Dec. meeting in 
Spanish 7 (Modern Spanish-American); Dr. Daniel R. Reedy (Univ. of Ky . ) read a paper 
"Cortazar Through the Looking Glass" and Dr. L. H. Quackenbush (Brigham Young Univ.) 
presented a paper "La desavencia religiosa: una clave a El_ tuerto es rey de Carlos 
Fuentes." Dr. Reedy is also the chairman of Spanish 6 (Early Spanish-American) Exe- 
cutive Committee. Dr. Frank H. Nuessel ( Ind . State Univ.) is a member of the Compar- 
ative Romance Linguistics Bibliography & Research Committee. 

Prof. Emeritus Henry R. Kahane ' s review of 2 books by Marius Sala ( Estudios sobre el 
judeoespanol de Bucarest and Phonetigue et phonologie de judeo-espagnol de Bucarest ) 
appeared in Language , vol. 49, no. 4 (Dec. 1973), pp. 943-48. 

Prof. Luis Leal has published several articles on Spanish American literature in 
the Gran Enciclopedia Rialp of Madrid. His topics include: "La literature de Mex- 
ico," "Amado Nervo," "Manuel Jose Othon," "Carlos Pellicer," "Jose Peon Contreras , " 
"Alfonso Reyes," "Ignacio Rodriguez Galvan, " "Jose Romero," "Juan Rulf o , " "Rodolfo 
Usigli," "Agustin Yanez," "La literatura de Nicaragua," "Realismo en Hispanoamerica, " 
"Historiograf ia de la literatura Iberoamericana, " "Jose Marti," "Arturo Uslar Pietri,'" 
"La literatura de Venezuela. " 

Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli and Asst. Prof. Dieter Wanner served as editors of 
Diachronic Studies in Romance Linguistics (consisting of papers presented at the Con- 
ference on Diachronic Romance Linguistics, UIUC, Apr. 1972) which is being published 
by Mouton (The Hague) as vol. 207 of the Janua Linguarum series. Prof. Emeritus Hen- 
ry R. Kahane was the author of one of the papers "The Etymologist as a Transforma- 
tionalist," and a department doctoral alumnus, Dr. Daniel E. Gulstad (now at the 
Univ. of Mo.) contributed "Syntactico-Semantic Reconstruction in Romance." 

Asst. Prof. Anthony K. Cassel published "The Corbaccio and the Secundus Tradi- 
tion" in Comparative Literature , vol. 50 (fall 1973). 



From an Italian hotel brochure: This hotel is renowned for its peace and soli- 
tude. In fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy its solitude. 

From a Lisbon hotel: If you wish desinfection enacted in your presence, please 
ring for chambermaid . 

From a Rome hotel: FireJ It is what can doing we hope. No fear. Not our- 
selves. Say quickly to all people coming up down everywhere a prayer. Always is a 
clerk. He is assured of safety by expert men who are in the bar for telephone for 
the fighters of the fire come out. 

From a Polish tourist brochure: As for the tripe served you at the Hotel Mono- 
pol, you will be singing its praises to your grandchildren as you lie on your death- 

From a Moscow hotel: If this is your first visit to the U.S.S.R., you are wel- 
come to it. 

From a French hotel: A sports jacket may be worn to dinner but no trousers. 

From a French restaurant menu: Extract of fowl, poached or sunside up. 

Turkish dentist's sign: American Dentist, 2th Floor — Teeth Extracted by 
Latest Methodists. 

(From Canadian Business , May 19 73, and the N.J. Record , April 29, 19 73, by way 
of the N.Y. State Assoc, of FL Teachers Language Association Bulletin , Nov. 1973.) 

The UI Foreign Language Newsletter is published 4 times a year by the foreign lan- 
guage departments at UIUC under the direction of the head of the Dept. of Spanish- 
Italian-Portuguese . The Newsletter is available without charge to all interested 
persons in 111. and other areas. All communications by mail should be addressed to: 
The Editor, UI Foreign Language Newsletter, Dept. of Spanish-Italian-Portuguese , 
4080 Foreign Languages Building. UIUC. Urbana, IL 61801. 


April, 1974 Director: Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello 

Vol. XXVII, No. 4 Editor: Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr. 


The Univ. of Mich. Foreign Language Courier , published by the language departments 
of that university, asked key personnel in the various schools and colleges of the 
Univ. of Mich, at Ann Arbor to contribute statements about the place of foreign lan- 
guage study in their particular areas or in the students' overall educational back- 
grounds. These heartening replies were published in the May 1973 issue of the Univ. 
of Mich. Foreign Language Courier (Waldo E. Sweet, editor), and excerpts from these 
responses are reproduced below. 

G.E. Hay, Assoc. Dean, Rackham School of Graduate Studies: "...about 60% of all 
doctoral programs in this Graduate School have a firm foreign language requirement... 
A student contemplating graduate study, who has not made specific plans to enter a 
specific program with no foreign language requirement, is well advised to prepare by 
acquiring some foreign language competence before entering graduate school... There 
are a number of reasons supporting the requirement... modern ease of transportation 
throws the scholar in frequent contact with scholars from other countries .. ./and/ 
there is increasing scholarly publication in a wider distribution of foreign lan- 
guages, and the scholar who must rely on others for translations is often at a 
severe handicap. " 

Jane M. Waterson, Asst. Dean, Law School: "One learns a good deal about the 
English language when studying a foreign language, and skill in the use of the Eng- 
lish language is mandatory for lawyers. A knowledge of a language can also be a 
direct, practical asset to the lawyer who works with people whose native tongue is 
not English /as in/ the international field or... legal aid work. Furthermore, as an 
academic discipline, foreign languages have their place in any student's program. 
Students often have difficulty in this area and thus must put in a good deal of ef- 
fort in order to learn the material well. One who is accustomed to such discipline 
in study in any area will be more fully prepared for law school work." 

Colin Campbell, M.D., Asst. Dean for Student Affairs, Medical School: "There 
seem to be two opposing camps relative to the place of foreign language in a medical 
student's education. The minority group. . .believes that the study of a foreign lan- 
guage is the key to the understanding of a foreign culture, and that if medicine is 
to make any pretense of being a learned profession we ought to expect its practition- 
ers to have some understanding of at least one culture other than their own. The ma- 
jority view seems to be that a foreign language studied solely to meet a requirement 
is of no benefit to the student; the study of a foreign language is appropriate when 
it arises out of a wish by the student to master the subject." 

Wilbur J. Cohen, Dean, School of Education: "It would seem desirable, particu- 
larly with the broader needs of the high school students in mind, to maintain a close 
link with the living present of the native speakers of the language being learned. 
Many young people are eager to experience foreign living. . ./yet/ there is a disparity 
between this interest and the lack of parallel interest in language skills and cul- 
ture. We might profitably study this imbalance and perhaps refine our curriculum ap- 
proaches in consequence. (Striking statistics in Time , March 12, 1973, report that 
in 1971 a million Americans were living in Europe and 2 million move traveled in 
Europe . ) " 

Robert C. Metcalf, Chairman, Dept . of Architecture: "We no longer require for- 
eign language in the two years of liberal arts and science prerequisite for admission 
to the professional program in architecture. We do recommend foreign language as an 
elective of value for the discipline imposed by its study." 

D.V. Ragone, Dean, College of Engineering: "American businessmen and engineers 
are more frequently involved in dealings in foreign countries... I personally do not 
believe it is essential to know a foreign language to do this, because most of the 
people with whom we deal speak English. But, an appreciation of foreign culture 
gained through the study of foreign language is certainly important." 

Rebecca A. Vaughan, Assoc. Dean for Special Services & Admissions, and Phillip 
A. Fellin, Dean, School of Social W or k: "...knowledge of a foreign language has val- 
idity for Social Workers in at least two areas. The School of Social Work makes a 
special effort to enrich its program by providing for racial, ethnic, and cultural 
diversity in its student body, faculty, staff, and in the curriculum... Secondly, 
Social Work is an international profession. Students from abroad study in our School 


Some of our American students seek and take jobs in other countries." 

S.B. Preston, Assoc. Dean, School of Natural Resources: "Ever increasing num- 
bers of people with a background in Natural Resources are becoming involved directly 
or indirectly with international activities. Because of this and the feeling that 
some knowledge of an additional language is an important component of a higher educa- 
tion, many of our faculty strongly urge undergraduates who have not previously devel- 
oped some competence in a second language to elect a foreign language as a part of 
the distribution of requirements in the humanities." 

Russell E. Bidlack, Dean, School of Library Science: "The same background in 
foreign languages is not required for all types of library positions and we try to 
point out to students that certain careers, such as those in reference work and tech- 
nical services in academic libraries, will be closed to them if they do not have a 
reading knowledge of at least two foreign languages." 

Mrs. Norma E. Marshall, Acting Dean, School of Nursing: "Although the study of 
a foreign language is not essential in the preparation of a professional nurse, it 
extends the parameter of her general education. Proficiency in a second language is 
of definite advantage to students working with multi-ethnic communities and in caring 
for patients representative of other cultures." 

James B. Ardis, Director of Admissions, School of Business Administration: 
"...foreign language study is recognized as a major component in the liberal studies 
portion of our professional degree curriculum." 

Myron E. Wegman, M.D. Dean, School of Public Health: "' Disease recognizes no 
international boundaries' is... as true today as ever.. . Those who engage in any 
field of public health have a special reason therefore, to appreciate the_importance 
of understanding another language besides their own native tongue... /The/ study of 
one or more foreign languages has great importance as part of the general educational 
background of the student in public health. " 

Allen P. Britton, Dean, School of Music: "Because of the international nature 
of music, foreign languages are essential to its study. All musicians are the better 
for having knowledge of foreign languages. Specifically, voice majors are required 
to know French, German, and Italian. Musicologists must show command of Latin, 
Frenchj_ and German." 

/These statements were taken from the Univ. of Mich. Foreign Language Courier , 
no. 47, May 1973V 

Look for the Latin Word is a creative game book on Latin derivatives, which should be 
of interest to teachers of Latin and Romance languages. Copies are $1.50 each from 
Dr. I. Ezra Staples, Assoc. Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, School Dis- 
trict of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (Make checks payable to the School 
District of Philadelphia. ) 

Realia , the Gessler Publishing Co . ' s catalog of teaching aids in French, German, 
and Spanish, is available free from the company at 131 E. 23rd St. , New York,NY 10010. 

The National Textbook Co. recently published its 1974 catalog for foreign lan- 
guages. It includes such materials as textbooks, readers, duplicating masters, 
tapes, records, and other resources in Spanish, French, German, and Bilingual Educa- 
tion. For a free copy, write the company at Box R, 8259 Niles Center Rd . , Skokie, 
IL 60076. 

According to Svein 0ksenholt of Eastern Mont, College, 45 students in Billings, Mont. 
place successfully on the preliminary examination of the National Merit Scholarship 
tests last fall, and 20 of these passed the semi-finals. All of these 45 students 
save one had studied a foreign language. "There seems therefore to be a correlation 
between the study of a foreign language in general and academic^ success in particu- 
lar," wrote Mr. 0ksenholt, who also asked, "Might we presume /on a national level/ 
that over 95% of all of these talented National Merit Scholarship high school stu- 
dents are also students of foreign languages?" 

/The above information was taken from a letter by Mr. 0ksenholt published_in the 
Mont. Assoc, of Language Teachers Bulletin , vol. 28, no. 2, Dec. -Jan. 1973-74 V 

This issue went to press a week before the Foreign Languages Building Dedication on 
Apr. 4-6. In order to present a more complete coverage of this event, we will pub- 
lish a report of the dedication in the Oct. 1974 issue. 

THE CLASSICS NOTES — by Prof. R.T. Scanlan 

The summer program this year for the Dept. of the Classics is varied but by necessity 
limited. We hope, beginning in the summer of 1975, to offer more courses directly 
helpful to Latin teachers. Our program this summer includes 2 Classical Civilization 
courses, one in mythology and the other in Roman Civilization, 2 literature classes, 
one in Pl3to's Phaedo and the other in Petronius ' Satyricon , and independent reading 
courses in both Latin and Greek. Dates for the sumtier session are June 12-Aug. 2. 

Teachers and students are also reminded that the 9th Annual High School Latin 
Conference will be held the week of June 23-29 on the UIUC campus. The program is 
open to students who will have completed 2 years of Latin study by this June. For 
further information write to Prof. R.T. Scanlan, Classics, 4072 FLB, UIUC, Urbana, 
IL 61801. 

Teachers should also note that our neighboring institution, Ind. Univ., will 
sponsor a special workshop on "New Directions in Latin Teaching: Language & Culture" 
to be held on the Bloomington campus June 24-July 19. The workshop is designed to 
address itself to some of the problems of Latin education today. Interested Latin 
teachers should write the Dept. of Classical Studies, Ballentine 457, Ind. Univ., 
Bloomington, IN 47401. 

Prof. Emeritus Alexander Turyn published an article "Demetrius Triclinus and the Pla- 
nudean Anthology" in Epeteris Hetaireias Byzantino n Spoudon , vol. 39-40, in honor of 
N.B. Tomadakes (Athens, 1972-73), pp. 403-50. 

Prof. M. Marcovich has recently published 3 articles: "Problemas Heracliteos" 
in Emerita 41 (Madrid, 1973), 449-73; "The First Foot Dactyl in Aeschylus" in Anti - 
quite Vivante 22 (1974) 35-38; and "On the Davidiad of Marko Marulic" in Acta Conven - 
tus Neo-Latini Lovaniensis (Munich, 1973) 371-80. 

Prof. R.T. Scanlan 's computer programs were described on p. 194 (Jan. 1974) of 
Calculi , a bimonthly newsletter of computer developments. 

Prof. M. Marcovich is on the program of the 6th International Congress of Classical 
Studies which will be held Sept. 2-7 in Madrid, Spain. He will deliver a paper on 
"Hippolytus . " He is also on the program of the 3rd International Conference on An- 
cient Philosophy which will take place Aug. 26-30 in Toledo, Spain. He will give a 
paper on "Democritus . " Prof. Marcovich has also been invited to read a paper at the 
13th Eirene International Congress of Classical Studies which will take place in Du- 
brovnik, Yugoslavia, Oct. 7-12. 

Prof. R.T. Scanlan attended a meeting of the Executive Council of the American Coun- 
cil on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in New York. The Council planned ACTFL ac- 
tivities for the coming year. Special attention was given to the annual meeting to 
be held in Denver in Nov. 28-30. He also attended the CAMWS meeting in New Orleans, 
Apr. 11-13, as a state vice-president, and will attend the Central States FL Confer- 
ence in Milwaukee, Apr. 18-20, as a delegate of the Liberal Arts College. 

Prof. Gerald M. Browne of Harvard Univ. lectured on Mar. 1 on " Sortes Astrampsychi . " 
Prof. Reinhold Merkelbach of the Univ. of Cologne lectured on Apr. 4 on "Greek Lexi- 
cography on the Papyri." Prof. Mark Naoumides will lecture on Apr. 19 on "The Tradi- 
tion of a Byzantine Lexicon." Lecturers scheduled for May are Prof. Georg Luck of 
the Johns Hopkins Univ. and Prof. Elizabeth R. Gebhard of the Chicago Circle Classics 
Dept. Prof. M. Marcovich will lecture on Apr. 22 at the Univ. of N.C. at Chapel Hill 
and on Apr. 25 at UICC. Prof. R.T. Scanlan will take part in a conference at Pa. 
State Univ. in Apr. 

The department this spring semester has achieved an all-time record enrollment fig- 
ure of 1667. This total is distributed as follows: Classical Civilization 1213, 
Latin 330, Greek 94, Classical Anthology 19, Hebrew 11. 

The summer months will soon be upon us. Perhaps you'll have a little extra time for 
reading. If so, here are a few suggestions. If you haven't yet had to list behav- 
ioral objectives for your classes, you are certain to have to do so in the near fut- 
ute. A good book to initiate you (painlessly) into the mysteries is Preparing In - 
structional Objectives by Robert F. Mager, Fearon Publishers, Palo Alto, CaL Two 
sensible books on education which relate classical thoughts on pedagogy to the modern 
scene and make us more aware of the tradition in our trade are Exemplars of Teaching 
Method (Harry S. Broudy & John R. Palmer, published by Rand McNally & Co. ) and Philo - 
sophers on Education (Robert S. Brumbaught & Nathaniel M. Lawrence, published by 
Houghton Mifflin Co.). Finally, for leisure reading, you might consider the novels 
of Mary Renault. You have a real treat in store if you have yet to read any of these 
fascinating books. We especially recommend The King Must Die and The Bull from the 
Sea (2 novels based on the Theseus myth), The Mask of Apollo (which portrays the life 
of an actor in ancient Greece), and The Last of the Wine (which describes life in 
Athens about the time of the death of Socrates). 


"Comparative literature is the study of literature beyond the confines of one parti- 
cular country, and the study of the relationships between literature on the one hand 
and other areas of knowledge and belief, such as the arts (e.g., painting, sculpture, 
architecture, music), philosophy, history, the social sciences (e.g., politics, eco- 
nomics, sociology), the sciences, religion, etc., on the other. In brief, it is the 
comparison of one literature with another or others, and the comparison of literature 
with other spheres of human expression." -- Henry H.H. Remak, "Comparative Literature 
--Its Definition and Function," in Comparative Literature : Method and Perspectives 
(Southern 111. Univ. Press, 1961). 

As of 1974, the journal Comparative Literature Studies , supported by the Program in 
Comparative Literature and the School of Humanities, will have a local editorial 
board (at present Profs. A. Owen Aldridge, Francois Jost, Herbert Knust, and Rocco 
Montano) and an International Advisory Board consisting of Rene Etiemble, professor 
at the Sorbonne , Paris; Walter Htillerer, professor at the Technical Univ. (Berlin) 
and UIUC; Shunsuke Kamei , professor at the Univ. of Tokyo; Eva Kushner, professor at 
Carlton Univ., Ottawa, and president of the Canadian Comparative Literature Assoc.; 
Estuardo Nunez, professor at the Univ. of San Marcos, Lima, Peru; and Robert Shackle- 
ton, chief Librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England. Mr. Shackleton is the 
former president of the International Comparative Literature Association. 

Comparative Literature Studies is one of the 2 official journals of the Americar 
Comparative Literature Assoc"! (In addition, there is the Yearbook for Comparative 
&_ General Literature . ) The next issue of CLS (spring 1974) is a special 10th Anni- 
versary Issue containing the following contributions: Prof. Rene Etiemble, "Sur une 
bibliographie du haiku dans les langues europeennes " ; Prof. Wai-lim Yip, "Toward a 
Convergence: Chinese Poetics and Western World View"; Prof. Shlomo Elbaz, "Traduc- 
tion litterale ou litteraire"; Prof. Clayton Koelb, "'Tragedy' as an Evaluative 
Term"; Prof. Hans-George Ruprecht, "Aspects du baudelairisme mexicain." Another 
enlarged issue of CLS is being planned for later in 1974. This issue will include 
the George Miller Lecture Series on "Media and Society: Montage, Satire, and Cultisn 
between the Wars." The lectures in this series were delivered in the Krannert Art 
Museum in the fall of 1973. 

Prof. Herbert Knust has published a book Materialien zu Bertolt Brechts "Schweyk im 
Zweiten Weltkrieg" (Frankfurt: Edition Suhrkamp, 1974), a critical edition of hithertc 
unpublished versions, fragments, letters, and diary entries concerning the dramatiza- 
tion and stage history (especially Brecht's) of Jaroslav Hasek's novel Adventures of 
the Good Soldier Schwejk . 

Prof. Knust has been appointed an associate to the Center for Advanced Studies 
for spring 19 75. He plans to complete a book on the playwright Bertolt Brecht. 


The 5th Triennial Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Assoc, was held in 
Los Angeles Apr. 4-6. Prof. Francois Jost represented the UIUC and chaired the Apr. 
6 meetings dealing with the reports of the ACLA Committees on the Job Market, Gradu- 
ate and Undergraduate Curricula, and Translation. In addition to business meetings, 
the following 5 symposia were held: "What is a Comparative Literature Dissertation?" 
"Symbolism and International Literary History"; "The Comparative Method: Sociology 
and Literature"; "The Baroque"; and "Narrative Form in Film and Literature." 

Ashton L. Townsley has published "Die Prasentationsszene in der St . -Martinskirche in 
Zillis: Anzeichen eines moglichen vorikonoklastischen Einflusses" in Zeitschrif t f tlr 
Schweizerische Archaologie und Kunstqeschichte , Bd . 30 N. 3 (1973), and "Individua- 
tion?: John of Naples' Purification of the Thomistic Notion" in Salesianum Anno XXXV 
N. 4 (1973), 621-33. Alison Weber has published a review of Literature as System: 
E s s ay s toward the Theory of Literary History by CI audio Guillen , in Comparative Lite- 
rature Studies, Vol. X, No. 4 (Dec. 1973), 392-93. 

Danielle Cousin Johnson will teach French for foreign students (Cours d' Introdu- 
ction aux Etudes Universitaires ) at the Univ. of Fribourg from July 17-Oct. 9. 

Ursula Howard passed her thesis defense on Thursday, Mar. 28. Her dissertation 
topic (under the direction of Prof. Francois Jost) was "A Comparative Study between 
the Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Annette von Droste-Htilshof f . " 

Our efforts to have the Program in Comparative Literature evaluated finally met with 
success. Prof. John H. Fisher, president of the Modern Language Assoc, of America, 
is one of the evaluators; another is Rene Wellek, Sterling Professor of Comparative 
Literature, Yale Univ. (presently Visiting Prof, at Ind. Univ.). 

FRENCH NOTES — by Prof. Edwin Jahiel 

There remains a limited supply of Films for French : A Teacher ' s Guide , an evaluative 
review of some 100 currently available educational films. If you do not yet have a 
copy and would like one, send your request along with $0.20 in stamps to the editor 
of the Guide , Prof. Sandra Savignon, 2090 FLB, UIUC, Urbana, IL 61801. 

The 111. Year Abroad Program in France reports unusual success this year. Participa- 
tion in the program has been opened for the first time to graduate students. Since 
the program's move to Paris for 1973-74 and hereafter, interest in the program has 
increased remarkably. As many as 50 students may be going to France with the program 
this year. 

Prof. Herbert DeLey , program chairman, recently returned from a visit to the 
program's operation in Paris as well as a side trip to Dakar, where he worked to ne- 
gotiate a Graduate Student Exchange Program with the Universite de Dakar. 

The annual spring meeting of the Downstate Chapter of the American Association of 
Teachers of French will be held Apr. 26-27 at the Champaign Hilton, 302 E. John St., 
Champaign, 111. The program chairperson, Mrs. Penny Pucelik, vice-president of the 
chapter, has organized a particularly enticing program. Ms. Judy Kappetto, a teacher 
at Lake Park High School, Roselle, 111., will speak on individualized instruction. 
Mrs. Diane Jotterand, noted hostess of Swiss television programs, including one for 
children like our own "Capt. Kangaroo," will speak on her experience as a TV hostess 
and producer. The program will begin at 9 am Saturday and last until noon. (It will 
also include a brief business meeting at which chapter officers for 1974-76 will be 
elected.) Those needing room reservations for Friday night, Apr. 26, should contact 
the Champaign Hilton reservation desk (217-384-2100). For further details on the 
program and speakers, please contact Mrs. Pucelik at the Dept. of Foreign Languages, 
Bradley Univ. , Peoria, IL 61606. 

Prof. Philip Kolb has received word that the Editions Gallimard have obtained Mme 
Mante-Proust ' s authorization to publish his study Agenda 1 : la Genese du Temps 


Perdu . In it he traces the steps in the creation of Proust's novel through the early 
stages of its composition. 

The basis of this study is a near indecipherable notebook ( Agenda 1_) for which 
Prof. Kolb provides a chronology, a facsimile of the notebook with his transcription 
on opposite pages, and more than 500 annotations tracking down references to Proust's 
own works, quotations from other authors, and otherwise elucidating the text of the 
notebook. He thus resolves the difficult problem of the essay on Sainte-Beuve , and 
other enigmas related to A l_a recherche du temps perdu . 

The long-awaited volume represents the results of some 10 years' work. It will 
undoubtedly constitute another landmark in Proust studies. 

Carleton College (Northfield, MN 55057), which is one of the best and most prestigi- 
ous liberal arts colleges in the country, announces a Summer Institute for S econ cj ar y 
School Teachers of French, July 13-Aug. 3. For information please contact M. Michel 
Monnot, Director, at Carleton. 

Prof. Sandra Savignon was invited to present a paper at the Central States Conference 
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Milwaukee, Wis., Apr. 20. Her paper, 'Talking 
With My Son: An Example of Communicative Competence," will be published in the Con - 
ference Proceedings (Skokie, 111.; National Textbook Co.). On Feb. 7, Mrs. Savignon 
gave a talk in Ottawa, Ont . , Canada, at the invitation of the Ont. Psychological 
Assoc. Her subject was "Communicative Contexts for Second Language Learners." 

The following students were selected as "assistants d 'anglais" for 1974-75 for 
positions in France: Joyce Davenport, Lindell McKie, Cheryl Shapiro, Tinh Minh Ha, 
Judy Watkins, and Lynn Waverly. 

Prof. Wilga Rivers lectured to the AATF in Austin, Texas, on Mar. 16, then left 
for Cairo, Egypt. From Mar. 20-27 she gave a series of lectures in Cairo and Beirut 
--by invitation, of course. 

Visiting Prof. Franck Jotterand presented a 2-part program on Swiss cinema on 
Apr. 8-9. The first part consisted of the film by Alain Tanner, Charles mort ou vif 
(1969) and selected Swiss shorts, with an introduction and a discussion led by Prof. 
Jotterand. Part two included some more shorts and a lecture, "Le cinema Suisse." 

The annual initiation ceremony and banquet of Pi Delta Phi took place in Urbana 
on Apr. 16. 

Prof. Edwin Jahiel is the guest of Unif ranee Films, via the French Embassy, 
for the French Short Film Fair (screenings and discussions) in New York City during 
Apr. 22-25. 

Prof. Barbara Bowen attended the Central Renaissance Conference in Columbia, Ma, 
Mar. 28-30, and chaired a session on French Renaissance literature. Prof. Bowen has 
been invited to attend a colloquium on "Le comique verbal a la Renaissance" at the 
Univ. of Warsaw in Apr. 1975. She will give a paper on "Les Andouilles de Rabelais." 

Two former UIUC colleagues, Prof. Paul Barette (Univ. of Tenn.) and Prof. Roy 
Jay Nelson (Univ. of Mich.) were expected to be the guests of the department at the 
FLB Dedication ceremonies and symposium. M. Paul Coustal, Deputy Consul General 
(Chicago) represented the French government. 

GERMANIC NOTES — by Prof. Karl-Heinz Schoeps 

Prof. James Marchand published an article on "Der Engel Cherubin" in the Mar. 1974 
issue of Germanic Notes . 

Prof. Vincent Dell'Orto's article "The Essay of Carl Julius Weber" appeared in 
German Quarterly, Mar. 1974. In addition, Prof. Dell'Orto and his wife Mrs. Kathlene 
Dell'Orto have coauthored an article "Jantzenism in Its Relation to Weavers and Frogs: 
A Socio-Zoological Study in Baltic Mores. " 

Prof. Richard Figge coauthored with Prof. Htillerer an article in the Jan. issue 
of Comparative Literature Studies entitled "Prospects for Literature in Future So- 
ciety. " 

Prof. Herbert Knust's recent publications are listed in the section of Compara- 
tive Literature Notes, and he recently published an article on Brecht in Stucke. 

Ms. Virginia Coombs' article "Beowulf Negative Indefinites: The Klima Hypothe _ 
sis Tested" will appear in Orbis XXIV in 1975. 


Prof. Karl-Heinz Schoeps has published an article on "Bertolt Brecht and Ber- 
nard Shaw" in Brecht Heute/Brecht Today , Yearbook of the International Brecht Soci- 
ety, 1973, and a book review of Werner Brettschneider , Zwischen literarischer Autono - 
mic und Staatsdienst: Die Literatur der DDR in JEGP , Oct. 1973. 

Prof. U. Henry Gerlach is the author of "Hebbel, Hippel, Happel--Ablautgesetze 
bei deutschen Dichtern: Versuch einer Syntheses von Literaturwissenshcaf t und Lin- 
guistik, " 

Prof. P.M. Mitchell became editor of the new JEGP (Journal for the Elimination 
of Gottsched Problems). 

Prof. Iremengard Rauch presented a paper "Predictive Phonology: New High German Syl- 
lable—Final Stops" at the International Linguistic Assoc, in New York on Mar. 9. 

At the 2nd Annual Conference on 20th-century Literature in Louisville, Ky . , Feb. 
28-Mar. 2, Prof. Rainer Sell chaired the comparative literature section 1, and read 
a paper "Sexuality and Revolution: Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade and Harold Pinter's 
Homecoming . " 

At the Central Renaissance Conference Prof. James Marchand and Dr. Karl Fink 
spoke about "On Defining the Renaissance: A Humanistic Approach" and Prof. H.G. 
Haile spoke about "Martin Luther and the Culmination of the Renaissance in Germany." 

On Mar. 13 Prof. Karl-Heinz Schoeps talked to the UI German Club about "DDR — 
The Other Germany." 

At the forthcoming Ky . Foreign Language Conference on the campus of the Univ. of 
Ky. in Lexington, Apr. 25-27, several members of our department will present papers: 
Prof. James Marchand on "The Laryngeals in Deep Structure," Prof. H.G. Haile on "An 
den christlichen Adel deutscher Nation: A Literary Analysis," and Ms. Virginia 
Coombs on "Sub-Surface Negation." 

Prof. Richard Figge will give a paper on "Technique and Symbolism in the German 
Film" at Chicago Circle, May 3. 

At the spring meeting of the Southern 111. Chapter of the AATG in Charleston 
( Eastern 111. Univ.), May 3-4, Ms. Virginia Coombs will speak about "Formation of 
the Subjunctive." Further speakers from our department will be Profs. U. Henry Ger- 
lach, Vincent Dell'Orto, and Philip Grundlehner, and Ms. Donna Zych. 

The American Association of Teachers of German, Southern 111. Chapter, will hold its 
annual spring meeting Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Eastern 111. Univ. in Charles- 
ton. The Friday evening program consists of a "Gemeinsames Abendessen," a panel/ 
group discussion on "Culture as Part of the Language or Literature Lesson," and a 
German color movie entitled Das Glas Wasser . Saturday's schedule includes a business 
meeting, a workshop on "Variety in the Classroom," and the luncheon, complete with an 
address on a literary theme and the recognition of outstanding students from the AATG 
National Testing and Awards Program. Overnight accommodations at $4.20 for a shared 
room are available in a dormitory. Please inquire about details from the Chapter 
president. Prof. U. Henry Gerlach, 3072 FLB, German Dept., UIUC, Urbana, IL 61801, 
tel. 217-333-6330. 

On Mar. 6 at the Deutsches Seminar Dr. Karl Fink led a discussion on "Genetic 
and Generic Distinctions in Comparative Studies: A Concern for Literary Relation- 
ships." Prof. H.G. Haile discussed "Five Social Constants Affecting German Litera- 
ture, 1500-1800" at the Apr. 2 meeting. 

Three candidates have successfully defended their dissertations recently: Karl Jul- 
ius Fink, Richard Arthur Lippman, and Peter Karl Pabisch. Congratulations;; 

The following students passed their MA examinations: Rebecca Dvorak, Russell 
Snyder, Pricilla Drake Snyder, and Gerald Driskell. Congratulations;.' 

We are happy to report that Mr. Jim Rendel has found a position as teacher of German 
and English at the brand-new Westmont High School, Westmont, 111. 

SLAVIC NOTES -- by Prof. Louis Iribarne 

A varmarka -like atmosphere prevailed in the department recently (Mar. 28-29) as Rus- 

sian books, records, and posters were sold and auctioned in 3114 FLB. The sale-auc- 
tion was arranged by the Russian Language Specialties (P.O. Box 711, Pullman, MI 
49450) and succeeded in drawing a number of the more affluent as well as a handful of 
the idly curious. New and old books were featured as well as publications by both 
Soviet and emigre houses (Fink, Possev, Bradda, etc.). Although Russian Language 
Specialties will continue to honor mail orders as before, it was announced that no 
more invitations will be accepted for visits to other campuses. 

The Russian Club sponsored an on-campus showing of the Sidney Lumet film version 
of Anton Chekhov's Seagull , Mar. 30, starring Vanessa Redgrave, James Mason, David 
Warren, and Simone Signoret. 

Tentatively planned was a visit to the UIUC campus by the famous young Polish 
film director Krzysztof Zanussi on Tuesday-Thursday, Apr. 9-11, accompanied by a 
showing of some of his prize-winning new feature films, e.g. Illuminations , Behind 
the Wall . These and other films by Zanussi have won him acclaim in the last couple 
of years at the Chicago Film Festival and elsewhere. 

Other films scheduled to be shown during Apr. and May included The Fixer (1969), 
a British-Hungarian film bssed on the famous Malamud novel of the celebrated anti- 
Semitism case in Tsarist Russian (Apr. 9); Ninotchka (US, 1939), starring Greta Garbo 
and directed by Ernst Lubitsch (Apr. 17) ; One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 
(UK-Finland, 1970), based on the celebrated Solzhenitsyn novel (Apr. 26-28); and The 
Twelve Chairs (US-Yugoslavia, 1972), inspired by the comic picaresque novel by Soviet 
authors Ilf and Petrov. 

Appearing as a guest lecturer in the Slavic Forum (Mar. 13) was Prof. Natalya 
Reber who spoke on the Soviet dissident movement. A professor of Russian language 
and literature at the Univ. of Munich, Prof. Reber was recently on a lecture tour of 
the USA and Canada. She very graciously left behind a tape and transcript of a tele- 
phone interview which she conducted with the Soviet dissident writer Vladimir Maximov. 

Prof. Robert Ruck, director of Radio Free Liberty, spoke on the role of radio 
broadcasting in an era of detente. 

Profound condolences to former Slavic Notes co-editor Prof. Elliot Cohen who recently 
inaugurated a semester's leave by breaking a leg somewhere in the Canadian tundra. 

The department welcomes back Prof. Kurt Klein from a brief leave of absence. 

Works by the Slavic faculty were among those displayed in connection with the 
dedication of the Foreign Languages Building. 

Prof. Temira Pachmuss ' book, Between Paris and St. Petersburg : Selected Diaries 
of Zinaida Hippius , is scheduled to be published by the UI Press in spring 19 75. 
Prof. Pachmuss is also just returned from a lecture tour that included a talk at 
Emory Univ. (Atlanta, Ga. ) on Dostoevsky's influence on contemporary world literature 
and a seminar on Nabokov and lecture on "Dostoevsky: The Technique of the Dream Lo- 
gic" at the Univ. of Ky . (Lexington, Ky . ) . This summer she will read a paper at the 
2nd Dostoevsky International Congress in St. Wolfgang, Austria; the title of her pa- 
per is "Dostoevsky, D.H. Lawrence, and Carson McCullers." 

Prof. Louis Iribarne was recently promoted to assistant professor. His doctoral 
dissertation, a 2-volume translation-cum-commentary of Witkiewicz's novel Insatiabil - 
ity , was completed at the Univ. of Calif, in Berkeley. Prof. Iribarne was also ap- 
pointed by the UIUC Graduate College as a Summer Faculty Fellow for the summer 1974. 

In addition to the showing of the Solzhenitsyn film recently and a special 199 course 
on Solzhenitsyn projected for fall 1974, the campus FM radio station WILL is planning 
a special 3-4 hour program on the man and his work. Members of the Slavic literature 
faculty (Profs. Evelyn Bristol, Kenneth Brostrom, Louis Iribarne, and Temira Pachmuss) 
will participate in the program which will feature a BBC dramatization of One Day in 
the Life of Ivan Denisovich , a Paul Scofield reading of Solzhenitsyn ' s Nobel Prize 
speech, and a survey-lecture on the Soviet dissident movement. Scheduled to be broad- 
cast the first Saturday in May, the program will begin at 1 pm and should be received 
within a 100-mile radius of the Urbana campus. 

Congratulations to Vasily Kostun who was recently appointed as a Russian language in- 
structor in the US astronaut program in Houston, Texas. 

Congratulations also to Gary Davis on his recent appointment to the faculty of 
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.) where he will be teaching Russian language and litera- 


ture in translation beginning fall 1974. No. 8 of Russian Literature Tri-Quarterly 
(Ann Arbor, Mich.) will carry Mr. Davis' translations of _3 stories by the influential 
Russian moderni_st Alexei Remizov ( "The_Holocaust" /Pozhar/, "The Court Jeweller" /Pri- 
dvoryj yuvelir/, and "A White Heart" /Beloye serdtse/). 

The Slavic Dept . is also currently represented in the Soviet Union by former 
students Ben Fairfax and Paul Smith in the USIS and present student Maurice Cook in 
the CIEE Semester Program. 

In addition to sponsoring a student production of Erdman's Suicide (Apr. 27), the Rus- 
sian Club is also actively soliciting student interest on the prospect of living in a 
Russian Club either during the summer term of 1974, or during the 1974-75 academic 
year. Those interested should contact Birute Lanys , 3092 FLB, 333-0497, 367-4761. 

The 111. Summer Research Laboratory in Slavic & East European Studies is now in its 
second year of operations and response continues to be energetic. Sponsored by the 
Russian & East European Center, the program is designed to attract scholars of all 
disciplines and to alert specialists to the university's bountiful library resources. 

SPANISH, ITALIAN, & PORTUGUESE NOTES — by Maxwell Reed Mowry , Jr. 

The department will offer a variety of courses during the 1974 Summer Session, June 
10-Aug. 2. Spanish courses for undergraduates include Spanish 101, 102, 103, 123, 
124, 200, 209, 211, 233, and 242. Courses for graduates and advanced undergraduates 
are 305 (Romanticism/Realism), 310 (Contemporary Spanish American Literature), 314 
(Poetry /Drama Golden Age), 351 (Phonetics), 352 (Syntax) and 382 (Language Laboratory 
Techniques). Courses for graduate students include 405 (Bibliography), 427 (20th- 
century Spanish Literature--Theory & Practice in Contemporary Spanish Fiction), 429 
(Golden Age--Plays of Calderon), 430 (20th-century Spanish American Literature--La 
narrativa: realismo magico y realismo social), and 471 (Applied Linguistics & Teach- 
ing College Soanish). Graduate students in Portuguese can take Portuguese 407 (Bra- 
zilian Literature--0 indianismo na literatura brasileira). 

This department will lose one of its most distinguished teachers and scholars at the 
end of the coming Summer Session with the retirement of Prof. Joseph Heatly Dulles 
Allen. Prof. Allen, born in Enfield, Pa., studied Romance Philology and holds an AB 
from Harvard (1933), MA from the Univ. of Pa. (1936), and the Ph.D. also from the 
Univ. of Pa. (1940). He was an assistant instructor of French at the Univ. of Pa. in 
1937-38, and an instructor at the UI in 1939-43, and an instructor of French and Span- 
ish at the US Naval Academy in 1943-46. He returned to this campus in 1946 as assis- 
tant professor of Spanish and Portuguese. He was promoted to associate professor in 
1953, and to full professor in 1955. Prof. Allen is a lieutenant in the US Naval Re- 
serves, and is a member of the Modern Language Association, the Linguistics Society 
of America, and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese. His 
publications include Portuguese Word Formation with Suffixes , Two Old Portuguese Ver - 
sions of the Life of Saint Alexis , Tables of Transitional Freguencies of English Pho - 
nemes (co-author), and "Tense/lax in Castilian Spanish" fWord , 1964) . 

In an age of increasing scholarly specialization, Prof. Allen has stood out as a 
master of many academic areas. His scholarship includes competence in Spanish, Port- 
uguese, French, linguistics, and medieval literature. For years he mesmerized stu- 
dents in his bibliography course with his profound and extensive knowledge of biblio- 
graphic sources and materials. His work on departmental and university committees 
has made him one of the most well-known faculty members in the Champaign-Urbana area. 

Prof. Allen will continue to live in Champaign, where his wife, Dr. Louise Hatch 
Allen, is Chairman of the Division of Communications at Parkland Community College. 
The best wishes of Prof. Allen's friends, colleagues, and students will accompany him 
on his retirement in Aug., with the hopes, however, that this retirement will not 
make him a stranger either to this university or our department. 

Portuguese, ranking in 4th place among the world's tongues, is spoken in Europe, 
Africa, Asia, and by more than half the people in South America. Portucruese is orow- 


ing in importance as a language of commerce and diplomacy. There has been a rapid 
increase in recent years of immigration from Portugal. This has been recognized by 
the US and in June, 19 72, the 2nd session of the 9 2nd Congress of the US amended the 
Education Code to recognize Portuguese as a "minority group. " There is a great need 
for the knowledge of Portuguese in the field of education, government positions as 
interpreters or translators, social work and public health, as well as in business 
and industry. 

/This paragraph was taken from "A Language of the Future: Portuguese" appearing 
in the Mar. 19 74 issue of the Northern Cal . Foreign Language Newsletter published by 
the Foreign Language Assoc, of Northern Cal. The article goes on to describe plans 
by the Cal. State Dept. of Education to set up bilingual programs in areas with la_rge 
concentrations of Portuguese-speaking students with minimal abilities in English^/ 

The Spanish Tourist Information Office for US Schools supplies data on materials 
available for classroom usage, such as posters, brochures, slides, and films. Span- 
ish teachers wishing to be added to the mailing list should send their names and ad- 
dresses to the above office at Box 1920, Salt Lake City, UT 84110. 

Images of Costa Rica , published as a supplement of the Aug. /Sept. 1973 issue of 
Americas , is available in either English or Spanish from the Organization of American 
States, Sales & Circulation, 19th & Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006, for 
$0.25 per copy. (For other publications in this series, please see p. 11 of the Dec. 
1973 Newsletter. A complete catalog of OAS publications is also available.) 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello , head of this department, participated in a panel dis- 
cussion in Bilingual-Bicultural Education at the Ohio Modern Language Teachers Assoc, 
annual meeting in Columbus on Mar. 28-29. 

Prof. Spurgeon W. Baldwin plans to participate at the 27th annual Ky. Foreign 
Language Conference, Apr. 25-27, at the Univ. of Ky. in Lexington by presenting a pa- 
per "Narrative Techniques in Gonzalo de Berceo" at the Medieval Spanish Literature 
section. In addition, Dr. Sandra M. Cypess, a departmental doctoral alumna now at 
Point Park College, Pittsburgh, Pa., will be chairwoman of the Portuguese & Brazilian 

Prof. Emeritus Henry R. Kahane addressed a joint meeting of the Linguistics Club 
and the Medieval Club on "Linguistic Evidence in Historical Research" on Apr. 1. 

Assoc. Prof. Hugo W. Cowes will be on sabbatical leave during the coming fall 
semester, and will do research in London and Buenos Aires. 

Assoc. Prof. Richard Preto-Rodas will participate in the Collum 3rd World Series 
at the Univ. of Ga. in Augusta Apr. 29-30. The Collum deals with a different 3rd 
World country each year; this year the country under study is Brazil, and Prof. Preto- 
Rodas' topic is "Brazilian Literature: A Search for National Identity." 

Assoc. Prof. Mario Saltarelli and Asst. Prof. Dieter Wanner, accompanied by 7 
graduate students from this department, attended the Texas Symposium on Romance Lin- 
guistics, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Mar. 7-9. Prof. Saltarelli presented a paper 
"Theoretical Implications in the Development of Accusativus cum Inf initivo Construc- 
tions" and Prof. Wanner chaired a section on syntax and semantics. A departmental 
doctoral alumnus, Dr. R. Joe Campbell (now at the Univ. of Texas at San Antonio), 
chaired a section on Spanish and Portuguese syntax. 

Prof. Saltarelli also served as moderator of a 7-person panel discussion on "Bi- 
lingual Studies & Research on Campus" on Mar. 12, sponsored by the Unit for Foreign 
Language Study & Research. In addition, Prof. Saltarelli is one of 14 UIUC faculty 
members (and the first from our department) chosen to receive an Undergraduate In- 
structional Award for the Summer 1974. Prof. Saltarelli 's project will be to develop 
a course manual for the Spanish 101 PLATO course. (For a description of this course, 
please see Prof. Saltarelli's article on p. 11 of the Feb. 1974 Newsletter.) 

Asst. Prof. Andres O. Avellaneda was one of 16 participants at the Conference on 
Ideology & Literature held Mar. 2-3 at the Univ. of Minn, in Minneapolis. The confe- 
rence, sponsored by the Univ. of Minn. Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese and the Joint 
Committee on Latin American Studies, explored ways to integrate sociological aspects 
into the study of literature. 

Asst. Prof. Martha Paley de Francescato has a sabbatical leave for the fall sem- 
ester. Her research projects will take her to Europe, Argentina, and Mexico. 

Asst. Prof. Dieter Wanner presented a paper "Correlational Paradigms in Swiss 
German" at the International Linguistics Assoc, meeting in New York Mar. 9-10. 


Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honorary Society, will initi- 
ate 2 3 graduate and undergraduate students at ceremonies in the Illini Union on Thurs- 
day, Apr. 25, under the direction of Grad. Teaching Assts. Robert Alston Cloward as 
president and Maxwell Reed Mowry, Jr., as treasurer, and Instructor Earl G. Thompson, 
Jr., as vice-president. Following the ceremonies, a group of undergraduate students 
under the direction of Grad. Teaching Asst. Maria del Rosario Ferrer de Cowes plans to 
present Pedro Salinas' one-act play "Los santos." The general public is invited to 
attend the play, which will be presented at 8 pm in the Illini Union General Lounge. 

This department cosponsored a Latino Film Festival with the Center for Latin Am- 
erican & Caribbean Studies, the Office of Campus Programs & Services, and the Urban 
Hispanic Student Organization, on Mar. 1-3, at which the following short films were 
shown: "Yo soy chicano," "I Am Joaquin," "Si se puede," "Requiem 29," "What Really 
Happened at the East Los Angeles Chicano Riot," "Cuba: Art & Revolution," "Puerto 
Rico: Pais colonizado," "The World of Piri Thomas," and "Manuel from Puerto Rico." 

The Mesa Redonda met on Mar. 14 with Prof. Alberto Porqueras-Mayo , Grad. Fellow 
Susan Hill Connor, and Grad. Teaching Assts. Sherilyn Hope Freeman and Manuel Puerta 
introducing a discussion of the topic "El Siglo de Oro y su relevancia. " 

Grad. Teaching Asst. Margo Corona DeLey will give a talk on "Provencal Biograph- 
ical Tradition and the Razon de amor " at the Medieval Club meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 23 

Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello , head of this department, is serving in editorial capa- 
cities on 5 journals. He has been appointed Associate Editor of Primer Acto , Spain's 
major scholarly journal on theatre. This journal is an indispensable source of in- 
formation for students and specialists of the theatre in Spain and Spanish America. 
(Libraries and individuals may request subscriptions by writing to Sr. Jose Monleon, 
Editor, Primer Acto , Calle Sanchez Barcaiztegui 37, Madrid 7, Spain.) Prof. Pasquar- 
iello has also been appointed Associate Editor of a new journal called Estreno which 
will have its inaugural issue in late fall 1974. The editor of this new journal will 
be Dr. Patricia O'Connor of the Univ. of Cincinnati. Estreno , subsidized by the 
Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, will feature such items as plays in Spanish by es- 
tablished, new, exiled, and underground dramatists that have not previously been 
available in print; articles and documents on 20th-century Spanish theatre; and news 
of current events in Spanish theatre, such as openings, closings, censorship changes, 
etc. (For further information about this journal write Dr. Patricia O'Connor, Edi- 
tor, Estreno , Dept. of Romance Languages, Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221.) 
In addition, Prof. Pasquariello is currently on the editorial staffs of 2 other new 
scholarly journals: Far Western Forum (published in Berkeley, Cal. ) and Journal of 
Spanish Studies : 20th Century (published at Kan. State Univ.). He is also Co-Editor 
of Modern International Drama , which he founded in Sept. 1967. 

Prof. Spurgeon W. Baldwin has published "Irregular Versification in the Libro 
de Alexandre and the Possibility of a Cursus in Old Spanish Verse" in Romanische 
Forschungen , vol. 85, no. 3 (1973), 298-313. In addition, a review by M. Roy Harris 
of Prof. Baldwin's edition of El_ Nuevo Testamento segun el manuscrito escurialense 
I -1-6 desde el Evanqelio de San Marcos hasta el Apocalipsis (co-edited by Thomas 
Montgomery) appears in Zeitschrif t fur Romanische Philoloqie , vol. 89, nos. 1-3 
(1973), 376-79 

Prof. Luis Leal and Asst. Prof. Martha Paley de Francescato represent our depart- 
ment in Revista Iberoamericana , nos. 84-85 ( julio-diciembre 1973), an issue dedicated 
to the Argentine writer Julio Cortazar. Prof. Leal's article is "Situacion de Julio 
Cortazar" and Prof. Francescato has contributed both a review of Cortazar 's latest 
novel Libro de Manuel and an annotated "Bibliograf ia de y sobre Julio Cortazar. " 

The Canadian Modern Language Review has reprinted, from ACTFL, Prof. Leal's 
article "The Spanish Short Story and Its Potential for the Secondary and College 
Classroom" vol. 30, no. 2 (Jan. 1974), 152-56. 

Asst. Prof. Anthony K. Cassell's book, Boccaccio's Corbaccio (first English 
translation with introduction and notes) has been accepted for publication by the 
UI Press. 

Grad. Teaching Asst. Rosendo Diaz-Peterson has had 2 articles accepted for pub- 
lication: "Los lectores de San Manuel Bueno , martir " in Hispanof ila, and "Los 
origenes de San Manuel Bueno , martir " in Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos . 

From an Athens hotel: Visitors are expected to complain at the office from 9 to 

11 am daily. 

From a Tokyo hotel: Is forbidden to steal towels, please. If you are not a 
person to do such is please not to read this. 

From a Swiss menu: Our wines leave you nothing to hope for. 

From a Leipzig elevator: Do not enter the lift backwards and only when lit up. 

From a French swimming pool sign: Swimming is forbidden in absence of the 

From a Spanish hotel ad: The provision of a large French widow in every room 
adds to_ the visitor's comfort. 

/From the North Dakota FLAND News , by way of the Univ. of Idaho Foreign Language 

Newsletter , Dec. 19 73V 

"The man who knows two languages is worth two men." (Napoleon Bonaparte) 

Dear Colleagues & Readers: 

This issue closes Volume 27 of the University of Illinois Foreign Language News- 
letter. Our next issue will appear in Oct. 1974. Any items of general interest sent 
to the Editor before Sept. 15 will be considered for the first issue. 

If you are moving during the summer, a change-of -address form is provided. Our 
issues are mailed at a special bulk rate for a non-profit organization, and as such 
they are not f orwardable . Even if you leave a forwarding notice at your old post 
office, an issue of the Newsletter sent to an old address will not be forwarded but 
will be returned to us--with $0.10 postage due. 1 A dime here, and ten cents there, 
and it soon adds up. By sending us your address changes in due time, you save us 
money and help us to serve you better. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, both on and off the 
UIUC campus, who have been helpful in contributing information, articles, and sugges- 
tions for the Newsletter. I would like to thank my Co-Editors for their cooperation 
in putting out the Newsletter, as well as for representing their various departments 
so well: Profs. H. Michael Dunn and R.T. Scanlan (The Classics), Barbara Smalley 
(Comparative Literature), Edwin Jahiel (French), Karl-Heinz Schoeps (Germanics), 
Elliot Cohen and Louis Iribarne (Slavic). My sincerest thanks to the Newsletter Dir- 
ector (and my boss) Prof. Anthony M. Pasquariello for all his help, as well as the 
Spanish-Italian-Portuguese office staff (Mesdames Frances Carter, Florence Robb, 
Marcia Shelton, and Alina Fuentes) for their cooperation. Special thanks go to Prof. 
Wilga Rivers (French) for providing information for the lead articles in the Oct. and 
Dec. issues, as well as for calling my attention to the material used in this issue's 
lead article. 

The Newsletter has weathered some rough storms since I was last Editor (in 1969- 
70), but what has kept us going is the good will of our main public, the foreign lan- 
guage teachers of 111. and other areas. So, in giving thanks where they are due, I 
nust thank all of you for your heartening and continued support of the Newsletter. 

Have a happy summer J 

_Maxwell Reed Mo wry, Jr^ Editor 1973-74 







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