Spring 2016 Graduate News

Jobs

Francisca Aguiló Mora, Lecturer of Spanish. Columbia University.

W. Shawn Temple, Assistant Professor of French and Director of the French Program. Utah Valley University.

 

Dissertation Defenses

Francisca Aguiló Mora, "Language Crossing and Multiaccentuality in Women Writers del Gran Caribe: Narrative, Drama and Performance.” With distinction.

Julie Samit, “Memories that Won't Desert. Transnational Legacies of Francoism and the Spanish Civil War in 21st Century Novel, Comic and Film.” With distinction.

Eva Silot Bravo, “Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Contemporary Cuban Cultural Production.”

Gabriela Zaviezo, “The New New Man: (Re): Articulations of Masculinity in Post- Revolutionary Cuba.”

 

Fellowshops, Awards, Grants

Salim Ayoub was the MLL Outstanding Teaching Assistant in French for AY 15-16.

Salim Ayoub, Zayer Baazaoui, Nicolas Bordage, Lorella Di Gregorio, Pamela Fuentes Korban, Carlos Gámez Pérez, Ainai Morales Pino, Marelys Valencia, Marivi Véliz, and Amine Zidouh have been awarded MLL Summer Research Grants.

Zayer Baazaoui received the Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Foreign Languages Convention 2015, Foreign Language Association of Dade County, Miami. December 2015.

Ellen Davies has been awarded a 2016-17 UGrow Fellowship to work in Richter Library’s Special Collections Department.

Ernesto Fundora was the MLL Outstanding Graduate Student for AY 15-16.

Ernesto Fundora was awarded the Hermes Prize for Extraordinary Progress in the Learning of an Ancient Language. Department of Classics, University of Miami.

Ernesto Fundora was awarded a 2016-17 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship to support three months of research in UM's Cuban Heritage Collection.

Carlos Gámez Pérez won a Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grant 2016 (declined).

Melyssa Haffaf holds a Muslim Leadership Initiative Fellow through July 2016.

Elizabeth Langley was awarded a Tinker Field Research Grant from the Miami Institute for the Americas (Dominican Republic).

Marelys Valencia was the MLL Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Spanish for AY 2015-16.

Marelys Valencia received a Latin American Studies Association Travel Scholarship to participate in the LASA Congress in New York City. May 2016.

Marivi Véliz was awarded a Tinker Field Research Grant from the Miami Institute for the Americas (Guatemala).

 

Recent Publications

Carlos Gámez Pérez, Entrevista a Marina Perezagua: “El lenguaje del horror es fundamental.” Suburbano. April 14, 2016.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Hiroshima en el corazón de las tinieblas." Suburbano. March 15, 2016.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "El campo de batalla de un escritor." Suburbano. February 13, 2016.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, Entrevista a Mar Gómez Glez: “No me interesa contar la historia de mi vida sino explorar literariamente ciertos instantes misteriosos de la experiencia.” Suburbano. January 14, 2016.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, Conversación con Sergio Ramírez: ”Yo era un escritor o un intelectual que hizo lo que pudo por servir a la revolución en la que creía. Y lo hice desde mi propio terreno.” Nagari Magazine, April 1, 2016.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Una bella catástrofe contemporánea." Nagari Magazine, March 1, 2016.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Poesía espacial." Nagari Magazine, February 1, 2016.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Centroamérica cuenta." Nagari Magazine, January 1, 2016.

Nadia Naami, “Abdellah Fakhar : Quelques Repères sur l’Homme et son Œuvre,” Abdellah Fakhar. Rabat: Editions de La Fondation ONA. 2016. pp. 55-90.

Marelys Valencia, “Performatividad y plástica: el cruzamiento artístico en la obra de Leandro Soto durante la década ‘contaminada’ de los 80 en Cuba.” Latin American Theatre Review 49.2 (Spring 2016): 5-26.

 

Accepted and Forthcoming Publications

Zayer Baazaoui, 'Interculturality as a Writing Strategy in The Character of Rain of Amélie Nothomb." Mutual Images Journal. Fall 2016.

Elizabeth Langley, "Performing Postmemory: Remembering the Parsley Massacre in ‘Nineteen Thirty-Seven’ and Song of the Water Saints.” The Latin Americanist (in press).

Ainai Morales Pino, “En el punto ciego. Lima Antigua. Tipos de antaño (1890) de Carlos Prince y las tramas escrito-visuales de la (des)memoria nacional.” Caiga jueves en domingo. Denegri, Francesca (ed.). Lima: PUCP.

Marelys Valencia, “Migraciones mediáticas: la translocación del español en televisoras hispanas de EE.UU.” With Andrew Lynch. Migraciones hispánicas: discurso, sociedad y cognición Cuadernos AISPI 8 (2016).

Marelys Valencia, “María Elena Llanas’ An Address in Havana” (Book Review). Letras Femeninas.

Amine Zidouh, Translation of " " (a play), from Darija to English. Casablanca.

 

Recent Scholarly Presentations

Salim Ayoub, “Immigration, Global Influence & Alienation in the Literature of the South: The Case of Fatou Diome’s Le Ventre de l’Atlantique.” Ideas of South, Cornell University, Ithaca. March 2016.

Zayer Baazyoui, "Métaphysique des Tubes d'Amélie Nothomb: l'intertextualité comme une stratégie d'écriture", Foreign Language Association of Dade County, Miami, December 2015.

Zayer Baazyoui, "Discover the sense of El Dorado by reversing the pattern in Eldorado, by Laurent Gaudé." University of Georgia Graduate conference. Athens. February 2016.

Zayer Baazyoui, "Interculturality as a Writing Strategy in The Character of Rain of Amélie Nothomb." Aarhus University, Denmark. May 13-14, 2016.

Lorella Di Gregorio. “‘Pa’l norte’ o ‘A’merica’: la migración en una canción.” XXII Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa Mexican Studies Conference. UC Irvine. May 5-7.

Ernesto Fundora, “(In)movilidades: la dramaturgia cubana en la era post-canónica.” LASA Annual Conference. New York. May 2016.

Ernesto Fundora, “Consejos para una vida picaresca: Séneca en Lazarillo de Tormes.” Florida Cervantes Symposium. University of Miami. March 2016.

Ernesto Fundora, “Greeks in the Tropics: From Ancient Greece to Caribbean Theater.” Tropical Exposures Conference, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University. New Orleans. March 2016.

Ernesto Fundora, “‘Oh lira, canta, que es trabajo honroso’: poesía y trabajo en Catalina Rodríguez de Morales.” Coloquio Internacional, “Mujeres y trabajo en la historia y la cultura de la América Latina y el Caribe.” Centro de Estudios de la Mujer, Casa de las Américas. Havana. February 2016.

Elizabeth Langley, "An Empire of Pop?: Responding to Exploitation and Reimagining Exploration in the Caribbean.” Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame. Tulane University. New Orleans. March 10-12, 2016.

Ainai Morales Pino, "En el punto ciego. Las tramas escrito-visuales de la des-memoria nacional en Lima Antigua. Tipos de Antaño (1890) de Carlos Prince." Pontífica Universidad Católica del Perú. Lima. May 31, 2016.

Nada Naami, “La Peinture de Chevalet est-elle Venue dans les Malles du Protectorat?” French Institue of El Jadida, Morocco. January 13, 2016.

Nada Naami, “La Peinture au Maroc à travers le Discours de la Rresse Écrite: entre Taces du Passé et Possibilités de Devenir.” French Institute of El Jadida, Morocco. January 21, 2016.

Nada Naami, “L’aporie du Sens ou l’Exil comme Posture Éthique : le cas des peintres et écrivains marocains de la première génération », at the International Conference Maroc, Terre d’Exil. La Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc.” Rabat, Morocco. March 24, 2016.

Nada Naami, “Les villes du Maroc dans la littérature de voyage au XIXème siècle: Fès et Tanger.” International Conference La ville et l’urbain visions nouvelles et regards croisés. Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines. Chouaib Doukkali University. El Jadida, Morocco.

Marelys Valencia, “De-constructing Homeland: The Interplay of New Trans- Subjectivities in Muerte de un murciano en La Habana. International Conference Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame. Tulane University, New Orleans. March 10-12, 2016.

Marelys Valencia. Panel organizer and chair: “Trans-estéticas y subjetividades transnacionales en la literatura, el cine y el teatro latinoamericanos.” LASA Annual Conference. New York. May 27-30, 2016.

Amine Zidouh, "Arabic is the new Latin." ACLA. Harvard University. Cambridge. March 2016.

 

Upcoming Scholarly Presentations

Zayer Baazyoui, "Queer in the Maghreb or the boldness of the new generation." MLA. Philadelphia. January 2017.

Ainai Morales Pino, "En el no-lugar socio-nacional: profanación y deformación del letrado-intelectual en El Conspirador de Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera." Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima. July 6 ,2016.

Amine Zidouh, "Context in the Foreign Language Classroom." University of Miami. September 29, 2015.

 

Other News

Ainai Morales Pino was accepted into the “Red Interdisciplinaria de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Perú XIX” (RIEL) research group of the Pontífica Universidad Católica del Perú.

Amine Zidouh produced the short film, "Mohammad X," which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. April 2016.


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