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Summer 2015 Graduate News

Dissertation Defense

Mónica Durán,“Visual Narratives and Metaphors as Tools for Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Sociocultural and Critical Perspective.”

Alfredo Palacio, “La anarquía del camaleón: Interculturalidad y participación ciudadana en la cinematografía ecuatoriana del nuevo milenio.”

Fellowships, Awards, Grants

Francisca Aguiló Mora was awarded the Cuban Heritage Collection Summer 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship for her dissertation project, “Language Crossing and Multiaccentuality in Women Writers del Gran Caribe: Narrative, Drama and Performance.”

Francisca Aguiló Mora was awarded the 2015-16 Dean’s Academic Year Dissertation Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Francisca Aguiló Mora is the MLL Outstanding Graduate Student for 2014-15.

Fély Catan was awarded the UGrow Developmental Writing Fellowship for 2015-16.

Lorella Di Gregorio has received the UM First Year Research Guide Award for field research and interdisciplinary seminar organization in Italy.

Mónica Durán was selected as one of three “Exemplary Graduate Students” by the UM Graduate School for AY 2014-15.

Thouraya Ferid is the MLL Outstanding TA for 2014-15.

Pamela Fuentes Korban was awarded the UGrow Special Collections Fellowship for 2015-16.

Pamela Fuentes Korban was awarded a 2015 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant for her project, “La venganza era terrible: Alternative Ways of Storytelling in 21st Century Argentine Radio.

Ernesto Fundora was accepted to the 2015 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University.

Carlos Gámez Pérez has been awarded the 2015 CAS Graduate Summer Award for his project, “On Sciences and Letters: Science, Technology and Culture in Spain.”

Melyssa Haffaf was awarded the Muslim Leadership Initiative Fellowship from June 2015 through July 2016.

Elizabeth Langley was awarded the UM American Studies Teaching Fellowship for 2015-16.

Recent Publications

Carlos Gámez, "Latinoamérica como preocupación global." Suburbano. February 21,2015.

Ernesto Fundora and Dainerys Machado, ed. Piñera, Virgilio. Las palabras de El Escriba. Artículos en Revolución y Lunes de Revolución (1959-1961). La Habana: Ediciones UNIÓN, 2014.

Accepted/Forthcoming Publications

Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Postmodern points of view on technology: Posthumanism and Spanish Peninsular Literature.” In: Experimental Practices: Technoscience, Art, Literature, Philosophy Vol. 1: Narrating Life. Ed. Elisabeth Friis, Stefan Herbrechter, and Christina Iuli. Rodopi: Amsterdam, 2015.

Nadia Naami, “Tanger ou la mémoire prothèse : enquête pour un récit des origines de la peinture au Maroc,” Paroles de Ville, collective to appear in December 2014 (L’Harmattan).

Eva Silot Bravo, “The Transnational Cuban Alternative Music Scene.” In: The Cuban Diaspora: Post-Soviet Migrations and Exiles. Ed. Ariana Hernández-Reguant, and Nadine T. Fernandez. UP of Florida. Forthcoming 2015.

Recent Conference Presentations

Francisca Aguiló Mora, “Teaching Thinking-For-Speaking in the L2 Classroom: A Conceptual Approach to Teaching Motion Events” (with Eduardo Negueruela Azarola). Colloquium (COG): Exploring the Role of Thinking-For-Speaking in Second Language Education. To be presented at the 2015 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Toronto, Canada. March 21-24, 2015.

Ellen Davies, Antoni Fernández, Carlos Gámez, and Elizabeth Langley organized and hosted the MLL Annual Graduate Student Conference, “Born- Digital: Reformatting Humanities in the 21st Century.” March 20-21, 2015.

Pamela Fuentes Korban, "Los mitos de Flores: El barrio y sus demonios." XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Antigua, Guatemala. March 4- 7, 2015.

Elizabeth Langley, “Performing Post-memory: Remembering the Parsley Massacre in ‘Nineteen Thirty-Seven’ and Song of the Water Saints.” Southeastern Latin American Studies Conference. Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC. 12-14 March 2015.

Nada Naami, "Désir et dé-représentation : pour une éthique iconoclaste dans Un captif amoureux et Hiroshima mon amour", Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, April 8-11, 2015.

Shawn Temple, “The Transnational Gaze: Visualizing the Invisible in French and North African Cinema.” 2015 Annual Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, Canada. 30 April-May 3./p>

Eva Silot Bravo, "Decadencia y sobrevivencia: La nueva moral del sujeto "revolucionario" cubano en textos de Los Novisimos" at a conference of the Popular Cultural Association/American Cultural Association in New Orleans, April 2015.

Accepted/Forthcoming Conference Presentations

Lorella Di Gregorio, Lorella y Silvia Scippa "L'antichi nu nu sbagghinu mai: charla con la antropóloga médica y portavoz de la Misión Etnológica en México de la Universidad La Sapienza de Roma, sobre la afinidad de los métodos de tratamiento populares en el sur de América y el sur de Italia." Credenze POP. Catania, Italia. 26 junio - 5 julio 2015.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Regeneración de las formas estéticas con el uso de la ciencia y la tecnología en la literatura española contemporánea.” Sesión plenaria (organizer). With the participation of Marta del Pozo (scholar), Jara Calles (scholar), Germán Sierra (writer), Javier Moreno (writer) and Marcos Garcia (MediaLab Prado Director). III Jornadas ALCESXXI. Soria, July, 7-9, 2015.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Copia e innovación como modelos para introducir la ciencia y la tecnología en la literatura española peninsular”. III Jornadas ALCESXXI. Soria, July, 7-9, 2015.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Fe en la ciència a l'Espanya de la posmodernitat: Tokio ya no nos quiere de Ray Loriga". International Conference Science and Fiction: A Creative Exploration of Real and Fantastic Worlds; panel on "Ciència i ficció". Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. September 2-5, 2015.

Nadia Naami, “Écrire dans la langue étrangère: Pour une éthique post-indépendante (Le cas de la quête poétique et épistémologique d’Abdelkebir Khatibi).” VIII° Forum Mondial HERACLES: Forum mondial des centres universitaires de langues Hautes Études et Recherches pour les Apprentissages dans les Centres de Langues de l’Enseignement Supérieur, "Les politiques linguistiques – éducatives face au défi de la pensée complexe : Langues, savoir et développement", Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech. Morocco. June, 4-6. 2015.

Eva Silot Bravo, "Cuban Alternative Music and its Diaspora" at Hofstra University, New York, November 2015.

Eva Silot Bravo, "Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Cuban Cultural Production." MLA Annual Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

Shawn Temple, “D’un Maroc, l’autre: de L’enfant ébloui à Analphabètes de Rachid O.” “L’imaginaire Maroc des Écrivains et Euro-Marocains,” in Meknès, Morocco. 6-8 May 2015.

Shawn Temple, “Crossing the Strai(gh)t of Contradiction: Iberian Dreams and Queer Awakenings in Tahar Ben Jelloun’s Partir.” 2015 Council of European Studies Conference; panel on “Migration in 21st Century Iberian Cultures.” Paris, France. 8-10 July 2015.