Dr. Stephen A. Berard aka "Stephanus Berard"
||Stephen A. Berard|
||World Languages Faculty Member|
- Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics, May, 1993. Dissertation title: "Infinitive Usage in Biblical Gothic." University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
- M.A. with Distinction in German Studies, 1987. Master's thesis title: "Südländische Musik im dichterischen Werk E. T. A. Hoffmanns." Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.
- Exchange student, 1986-87. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, FRG. Studied under the auspices of the University of Massachusetts.
- Continuing student in German, August 1983. Internationaler Ferienkurs, University of Trier, FRG. Completed Oberstufe.
- Continuing student in German and Spanish, 1981-82. Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA.
- C.Phil. in Classics, 1981. University of California/Berkeley.
- M.A. in Latin, 1975. University of California/Berkeley.
- B.A. in Classics, 1970. University of California/Los Angeles.
- Annual Teaching, Learning & Assessment Award, Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, 2007
- Alcoa Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007.
- Outstanding Faculty Award, Wenatchee Valley College, 2005.
- Alcoa Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004.
- Outstanding Faculty Award, Wenatchee Valley College, 2003.
- University of Massachusetts Teaching Fellowship, 1987-1988.
- Kontaktstipendium awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany, 1986-1987.
- Alpha Mu Gamma, 1985.
- First Place, Richardson Latin Translation Contest, University of California/Berkeley 1974, 1975.
- UC Regents Fellowship, University of California/Berkeley, 1974-75.
- Special Career Fellowship, University of California/Berkeley, 1973-74.
- Woodrow Wilson Designate, 1970.
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1970.
Professor of World Languages, Wenatchee Valley College. German, Latin, and Spanish languages.
Organizer and moderator for the Septimana Californiana, a week-long, activity-based spoken-Latin conference held in California
Organizer and moderator for Conventiculum Vasintoniense, a 9-to-10-day activity-based spoken Latin conference held at various venues in Washington State
Instructor in special morning sessions designed for those who are new to speaking Latin, Conventiculum Lexintoniense, seminar, Department of Classics, University of Kentucky/Lexington
Moderator of discussion sections for Conventiculum Lexintoniense seminar in spoken Latin, Department of Classics, University of Kentucky/Lexington
Instructor, Wenatchee Valley College. German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish languages.
Instructor, International Language Institute, Sullivan Square, 17 New South Street, Northampton, MA. 01060. Elementary and intermediate Spanish and German
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Mass., Amherst. Intermediate German
Teaching Assist, University of Mass., Amherst. Elementary German
Instructor, International Language Institute. All levels of German
Instructor and Head, Latin Department, Santa Catalina School, Monterey, CA. Taught grades 6-12
Visiting Instructor, Dept of Classics, University of Mass, Amherst. Elementary and Intensive Intermediate Latin; Advanced Ancient Greek (Homeric and lyric poetry); the Greek and Latin Elements of English
Acting Instructor, Dept. of Classics, University of California, Berkeley. Latin Prose Composition
Teaching Associate, Dept. of Classics, University of California, Berkeley. Elementary and Intensive Latin; Roman Civilization.
Teaching Assistant, Dept. Of Classics, University of California, Berkeley. Latin Workshop: Elementary and Intermediate Latin readings in Medieval Latin and Roman Love Elegy
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Classics, University of California, Berkeley.
- In progress: Praecursus: Fabula Neophysiologica. [Book II of Heptologiae Sphingis (The Sphinx Heptology).]
- In progress: Vita Nostra:Subsidia ad Colloquia Latina (Materials for Conversing in Latin), vols. I, II and III.
- Capti: Fabula Menippeo-Hoffmanniana Americana, Cataracta / Author House. Wenatchee: 2011. [Book I of Heptologiae Sphingis (The Sphinx Heptology).]
- "De Artis Cinematographicae Morte." Melissa, vol. 158. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Nov. 2010.
- Review of Monumenta Mexicana: Mexican Heritage by Francisco J. Cabrera. In: Classical Outlook, vol. 84, no. 3, Spring 2007.
- "Quomodo sint tirones Latina lingua imbuendi?" Melissa, vol. 134. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Oct. 2006
- "De Quantalis Physicae Fundamentis Alquot (III)." Melissa, vol. 129. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Dec. 2005
- "De Quantalis Physicae Fundamentis Alquot (II)." Melissa, vol. 128. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Oct. 2005
- "De Quantalis Physicae Fundamentis Alquot (I)." Melissa, vol. 127. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Aug. 2005
- De Philosophia Quantali deque Institutione Publica. Melissa. Brussels: 2004.
- "An Interview With Stephen Berard" together with selections from Capti, chapters iv and vii. The World's Muse, I, i. Ed. Diane Johnson, Bellingham, WA, Spring, 2003.
- "Laus Necrophiliae" (a satirical essay in favor of spoken Latin). The American Classical League Newsletter, April 2003.
- De Theoria Casuum Generativa deque Methodo Philologica. Melissa Foundation monograph. Ed. Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt. Brussels: Jan. 2002.
- "Infinitival Subject Sentences in Gothic." Insights in Germanic Linguistics I: Methodology in Transition. Ed. Irmengard Rauch and Gerald F. Carr. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1995
- Review of Satz und Illokution, Inger Rosengren, ed. American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures 7m 1:January 1995
- "Biblical Gothic and the Configurationality Parameter." American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures 5, 2: July 1993
- "Some Empty Categories Associated with Infinitival Constructions in Greek, Latin, and Gothic." Selecta 12: 1991
- Led two hour-long tours of the Getty Villa in Latin, preceded by a briefing for all participants. American Classical League, Loyola Marymount University & the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, CA, June 27, 2009.
- Keynote Speaker, April 18, 2009 at annual meeting of the California Classical Association, Southern Section, held at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, CA. Talk: "Perennial Latin in the Modern World: Where Should We Now Be Heading and Why?" Spoken-Latin Workshop: "Quae Otiosus Facis?" Also led two hour-long tours of the villa in Latin.
- Keynote Speaker, Nov. 1, 2008 at annual meeting of the Classical Association of Minnesota held at St. Thomas University, St, Paul MN. Title: "Perennial Latin in the Modern World: Where Should We Now Be Heading and Why?" Included a spoken Latin workshop.
- "How Should Beginners Learn Latin?" American Classical League, University of New Hampshire/Durham, June 27, 2008.
- "De Conventiculis Rusticis Vasintoniensibus," Conventiculum Lexintoniense, University of Kentucky/Lexington, KY, Aug. 6, 2004
- "Spoken Latin: When, Where and Why?" Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, April 3, 2004.
- "De Theoria Casuum Generativa deque Methodo Philologica." 54th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky/Lexington, KY, April 21, 2001. (Also at Conventiculum Lexintoniense University of Kentucky/Lexington, KY, July 27, 2001
- "Quaenam sit Vtilitas Subsidiorum Televisificorum in Lingua Latina Docenda?" North American Institute for Living Latin Studies. Ball State University, Muncie IN. April 23, 1998
- "The Problem of Default Case Marking in Early Germanic." Berkeley-Michigan Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, April 15-17, 1993.
- "Biblical Gothic and the Configurationality Parameter." Modern Language Association, Germanic Linguistics Section, Dec. 29, 1991.
- "Some Empty Categories Associated with Infinitival Constructions in Greek, Latin and Gothic." Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, Classical Literatures and Cultures Section, May 9, 1991.
- "Some Comments on Lucan." Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Eugene, OR, Nov. 25, 1977
|Other Professional Activities
- Guest Speaker Oct. 30, 2008 at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN and Oct. 31, 2008 at Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Title: "Learning Latin as a Real Language: Why and How?" Included spoken Latin workshops.
- Judged Latin sight-reading competitions at the 2005-7 conventions of the Washington/British Columbia Junior Classical League.
- Chair of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division, Wenatchee Valley College, 2003-2004.
- Founder and Organizer of Commorationes Seattlenses ("Latin Days in Seattle"), day-long activity-based urban field trips held on four to five Saturdays annually: 2002-present.
- "Situs Praefectus" (supervisor of) Boreoccidentales web site for spoken-Latin activities in the Pacific Northwest: 2002-present.
- Organizer and Master of Ceremonies, Wenatchee Poetry Slams, Wenatchee Valley College, quarterly 2000-2007, semiannually 2008-present.
- Attended Conventiculum Lexintoniense, seminars in spoken Latin, Department of Classics, University of Kentucky/Lexington, July 1999-2007.
- Chair of the Humanities Division, Wenatchee Valley College, 1994-1996.
- Secretary (1991-92) and Head (1992-93), Classical Literatures and Cultures Section, Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages.
- Guest Speaker, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, April 10, 1989. Title: "Infinitive Support in Gothic."
- Translator, International Language Institute, Sullivan Square, Northampton, MA, April-Aug. 1986 and June 1987 - Aug. 1989. German and Greek on a commission basis.
- Research Assistant to Leslie L. Threatte, Jr., Ph.D., Dept. of Classics, University of California, /Berkeley, June-July, 1974. Compiled index to Professor Threatte's Grammar of Attic Inscriptions, Volume 1 (Phonology).
|Year Joined WVC
||German I-VI, Latin I-VI, Spanish I-VI, Classics 100 (The Greek and Latin Elements of English)|
|Areas of Prof. Interest
||The German, Latin, and Spanish languages. Modern spoken Latin. Modern writing in Latin.|
- Quantum Physics; Science Fiction; Literary Fantasy; Poetry.
- Classical music. Attends Seattle Symphony; Early Music Guild (Seattle, WA); Seattle Chamber Music Festival; Icicle Creek Music Center concerts (Leavenworth, WA); organizer of the Scriabin and Henze Society (Wenatchee and Seattle, WA areas).
- Ballet. Donor and subscriber to Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2000 to present.
- Mountain hiking, especially in the Central and North Cascades.