News from the Profession
Student Portfolios and Advisement
The portfolio approach builds a relationship that allows the
advisor to go beyond the typical advisement session...
Is there a monkey in this class?
In previous essays and reviews, I have raised questions about some of
the paradoxes in the latest trends in literary analytical theory and
reader-oriented criticism. Suggesting that we become involved in a
"nouveau surréalisme," I have indicated that such an acupunctural
approach to literary criticism would have at its foundation an
orientation to the East which would necessitate the acquisition of
a new bibliography...
News from Finland
Administrative Games: Who Pays?
Recently I asked my translation MA students to write articles for AE
Almost all chose the same theme: the current plan to
eliminate the Department of Translation Studies at the University of
Helsinki. I suppose it is because the subject weighs heavy on their
minds. The Finnish language is spoken by only about 5 million
people world-wide. With the emerging global community, the need
for competent translators is ever increasing.