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Graduate Matters AY 2011

Recent Publications

Salvador Luis Raggio has edited two new anthologies of contemporary fiction: Sampler of Ibero-American Writers- (Ed. Casatomada: Peru, 2010) and La Banda de los corazones sucios. Antología del cuento villano –The Gang of Dirty Hearts. Anthology of Villainous Short Stories- (Editorial El Cuervo: Bolivia; Ediciones Baladí: Spain 2010).

     He has also collaborated in the volume Chejov comentado -Annotated Chekhov- (Editorial Nevsky Prospects: Spain 2010), writing the commentary to Chekhov’s classic short story “El hombre enfundado –The Man in a Case”. Chejov comentado includes 16 new translations of Anton Chekhov’s short stories and 16 supplementary commentaries by renowned Spanish and Latin American writers and critics.


Américo Mendoza-Mori has co-edited the book Panel A-L. Reflexiones sobre literatura y discursos de América LatinaReflections about literature and discourses of Latin America - (Red Literaria Peruana: Lima, 2010). It includes academic works from the 2008 Latin American Literature Conference organized by Red Literaria Peruana, the literature research institution he leads in Lima. The book also includes an article from Tracy Devine Guzmán, Assistant Professor of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Miami and an interview with Julio Ortega, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Brown University.

Art Tang's article "Le Bresil romanesque de Conrad Detrez: a rebours d'une tradition reductive" has been published in Sylvain Menant, ed., Les Ameriques des ecrivains francais. Geneva: Droz, Travaux de Litterature XXIV.

Conferences and Colloquia

Benoit Mauchamp presented a paper entitled "Experiencing and Representing Space" at the 35th Annual Conference of the Semiotic Society of America - Louisville, October 21-24 2010.

Catalina Ramírez presented her paper "Resistance and Regeneration through Appropriations of the Popular in Tatiana Lobo’s Calypso” at the Carribbean Studies Association (CSA) XXXVI Annual Conference. The conference was held in the World Trade Center, Willemstad, Curaçao and took place from May 30, 2011 to June 3, 2011. The paper was part of the panel "Practices of Belonging and Reconstructions of Identity through a Loa, Loss, Calypso and Imaginative Spaces" organized in conjunction with doctoral students from the English Department's Caribbean Literary Studies Program at the University of Miami.

Catalina Ramírez presented a paper titled "La literatura en función de lo no letrado en Calypso de Tatiana Lobo" at the Congreso Internacional de Literatura Centroamericana (CILCA) in La Antigua, Guatemala.
The conference took place from April 6-8, 2011 at the Convento de Las Capuchinas and the Cooperación Española; it was organized with the support of Purdue University Calumet, the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (Facultad de Humanidades), and the Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes.

Eva Silot was invited to present the following paper: “Rumbeando Identity Across the Cuban Diaspora”, at the XXII International Conference of the Latin-American Studies Association (LASA), Toronto, Canada, October 2010.

Awards and Distinctions

Benoit Mauchamp is one of the six recipients of the Graduate Dissertation Award for 2011-2012.

Maidelin Rodriguez, whose essay entitled “A performance e a memória no filme Blindness,”won the prestigious Premio Victoria Urbano 2009 for best graduate student essay issued by the Association Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica, which publishes the peer-reviewed journal Letras Femeninas.

Annaléa Vincent has received a 2011 College of Arts & Sciences Summer Graduate Research Fellowship.