Critograph International

Dr. Ghislaine Lewis ~ Advisor

At the urging of Provost Allison Jablonski and in collaboration with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the Critograph has launched a new foreign language section titled Critograph International on their website.

Dr. Georg M. Schwarzmann, associate professor of German and Spanish said “ The Crit is the most widely read student newsletter on campus, so it makes sense to start a collaboration and offer our students of foreign languages a platform to share their ideas and voice their opinions on a variety of matters related to the cultures that they are studying.” 

Editor-in-Chief of the Critograph Grace Cavanaugh said, “I am very excited about the new foreign language section. Not only does it help us reach students who understand and can write in  a second language but it also offers practice to those who are studying languages.”

Professor of Latin and English Elza C. Tiner said, “Collaborating with The Critograph International allows students to communicate in languages that they are studying, a great opportunity to practice using various languages in a real-world context.”  

Schwarzmann also said “The relationship will be symbiotic because it will showcase the work of our language students and at the same time it will add a new facet to the Crit that readers will like. We are confident that the new international section in the Crit will draw new readers to the newsletter. We hope that this project will become a platform for students not only to learn about other cultures but also to share ideas and thoughts.”   

Schwarzmann hopes that, “Students will enjoy seeing their texts published and read on campus. It will boost their commitment to their studies of foreign languages and their confidence in writing. Those who read the productions are learning about international cultures and global events. This will heighten their global awareness and whet their curiosity about foreign cultures. We are also inviting foreign students to contribute and would like to give them the opportunity to introduce their culture and also share their impressions of America. We want their voices to be heard and included.” 

  While Tiner hopes that her students will “enhance their ability to use the language and also to reflect on connections of Roman culture to today’s world, including their own personal experiences, observations, and studies.” 

The first article in Latin was published last week and the paper is accepting contributions from students both within and outside of the Modern and Classical Language Department.

Students can submit their articles to critograph@lynchburg.edu.

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