Congratulations to Carmen Serrano (Spn) who was awarded a 2014–2015 Diversity Transformation Fund Award to support a Spanish Heritage Day event this fall.
Carmen Serrano (Spn) will chair a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's
46th Annual Convention in
Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015), called Contemplating the Missing Pieces: The Fragmented and Grotesque Body. Her call for proposals was accepted by NeMLA in the area of Interdisciplinary Humanities with a cross in Comparative Languages & Theory. She also chaired a panel and presented a paper, “Crossing Literary Boundaries: New Latina Gothic in Marta Acosta’s Dark Companion (2012) and Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (2006).”, at the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA). Saarbrucken, Germany (June 2014)
2015-16 Fulbright US Student Program competition: Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. For additional information contact: Jacqueline Quevedo at email@example.com.
Carmen Serrano (Spn) presented the paper “Rituals and Virtual Journeys to the Churchyard: Aesthetic Representations of Death in Santa, La amortajada, and Dama de corazones.” at the XX Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa Mexican Studies Conference Irvine, CA (May 2014) . She also presented a paper, “Gallo-Gallina: Gender Performance and the Androgynous Imagination in Elena Poniatowska's Hasta no verte Jesús mío.” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (April, 2014).
Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Fox (Fre) who was elected Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate for the coming year.
David Lisenby’s (Spn) interview with Cuba’s renowned playwright Abelardo Estorino was published in the spring 2014 Latin American Theatre Review.
Professor Emeritus of French Studies Jean-François Brière co-organized a roundtable on the teaching of French history and society in departments of French Studies at the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies in Montreal 4/ 25/14. He also sits on the selection committee for the Boucher and Heggoy book prizes awarded every year by the French Colonial Historical Society.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Gabriel Guadalupe who has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Spanish (tenure-track) at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.
Ilka Kressner (Spn) received a Visiting Scholarship from Harvard University's Department of Comparative Literature for her Research Project: Portable Poetry in Spanish America - Paradigms of an Aesthetic of Interaction" June-Dec 2013.