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Fall 2018- Lecture with Liza Mundy

Lecture with Liza Mundy

October 23, 2018

Kraushaar Auditorium


Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author; Author of Code Girls:  The UNTOLD STORY of the AMERICAN WOMEN CODE BREAKERS of WORLD WAR II

Liza’s lecture featured stories about Goucher’s secret “Code Girls.” These women were selected from Goucher’s class of 1942 and 1943 to work on the top-secret mission of decoding the complex German Enigma code machine and other projects that directly contributed to the Allied victory in Europe in World War II. 

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Spring 2019- Sonic Peace Presentation

Sonic Peace Poetry Discussion

May 3, 2019

Batza Room

The translation of any poem from one language to another is a process of detail and feeling. Translating Kiriu Minashita’s “Sonic Peace” message in Japanese to English required deeply understanding a densely beautiful message in Japanese and creating the same emotions in English readers, without losing the message. Editors, Eric E. Hyett and Spencer Thurlow discussed the intricacies involved in moving between the two languages. Eric E. Hyett is a poet, writer and translator from Boston, MA. His professional home has been Busybusyworld, LLC recently. He has contributed writings to Cleaver Magazine, Harvard Review Online, and Antioch Review among others. Spencer Thurlow lives in Boston, MA and has recently been elected to be the Poet Laureate of his hometown, West Tisbury, MA. Spencer’s work has appeared in The Worcester Review, Comstock, The Aurorean, and others.

You can hear the discussion in the Goucher College Digital Library.  *The recording begins about 10 minutes into the presentation as there were some technical difficulties.


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