Recent Publications:

Two of Hugo Achugar's books, La biblioteca en ruinas: Reflexiones culturales desde la periferia (1994) and Imaginarios y Consumo Cultural: Primer Informe nacional sobre consumo y comportamiento cultural Uruguay (2002), co-edited with Sandra Rapetti, Susana Dominzain, Rosario Radakovich, have been placed online by Ediciones Trilce:

Graduate Student Veronika Bikova has published “The Image of Power in Soviet and Bulgarian Literature during the Communist Rule and Its Projections in Contemporary Russian and Bulgarian Political Life,” in The Image of Power, ed. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan (Pueblo, CO: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, 2006

One of Emily Bone's photographs was selected to be published in an anthology and displayed at the International Conference of Photography, sponsored by the International Library of Photography.

Steven Butterman has two extended book chapters (30 to 50 pages each) in prestigious international venues being published. One on Brazilian experimental cinema and dictatorship and the other on Brazilian popular music under dictatorship.  They will be published, respectively, in peer-reviewed edited collections in Venezuela (the former) and Italy and Netherlands (the latter).

Ralph Heyndels has recently published “Ontologie de l’Ange gardien” in Traversées and “Nostalgie de la nostalgie des saisons” in Traces d’encre. He is Co-Guest Editor for a special issue on current trends in Francophone literatures and cultures from Belgium and Switzerland to be published by the journal French Studies.

Ralph Heyndels recently published  “‘L'occasion unique de dégager nos sens’ : modernité, primitivisme et homotexte chez Rimbaud”  in Carolina Diglio ed., Rimbaud et la modernité (Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2006); “Ontologie de l'Ange gardien” in Traverses (Brussels, 2006); “Cris, murmures et chuchotements aux jardins d’une enfance en abyme’ in Il Giardino delle Muse (Schena Editore, 2006); and “On the Condemned Outskirts and Edges: Herve Di Rosa's Miami Landscapes” in Made in Miami: Herve Di Rosa's Around the World 12th Stage (Shenzen: Crelux / Miami: Bass Museum of Art, 2006).

Anthony Krupp edited a special section on childhood for the Goethe Yearbook 14 (2007): 1-60.

Anthony Krupp, Assistant Professor of German, has published "Cultivation as Maturation: Infants, Children, and Adults in Alexander Baumgarten's Aesthetica," in Monatshefte 98.4 (2006): 524-538.

Anthony Krupp's course, "Philosophies of Childhood in the Eighteenth Century," has been published on the website of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Michael Paulson's article, "The Dido Legend and the Evolution of the French Theatre," has been selected for inclusion in the text, LITERATURE CRITICISM FROM 1400 TO 1800, vol 119, edited by Tom Schoenberg, published by the Gale Grouptentatively.  It is scheduled for release in November.

Melva Persico has a forthcoming textbook for the Literature section (Paper 3) of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in Spanish. The expected date of publication is August 2007. Publisher - Macmillan Caribbean.

Conferences and Colloquia:

In June 2006, Heather Allen presented a paper entitled “L2 Identity Development Abroad: An Activity Theory Perspective" at the American Association for Applied Linguistics' annual conference in Montreal, Canada.

She will take part in two presentations at the November 2006 ACTFL Annual Conference: “Language Online: The Evolution of Web-delivered Instruction,” and as a panelist at the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs' session entitled “From Thought to Action: Exploring Beliefs and Outcomes in the Foreign Language Program.”

In December 2007, Heather Allen and Eduardo Negueruela will be presenting, “Teacher Cognition and Dynamic Assessment in the University FL Context,” at the Modern Language Association 123rd Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.  In October 2007, they will present, “Promoting Pedagogical Expertise in Graduate Students: Dynamic Assessment and Teacher Training,” at the 14th Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group, Tucson, AZ.

Graduate Student Veronika Bikova will read a paper on “The Intersections of Authoritarianism and French Literature during Vichy France: Mythology of Nazism” at the Romance Studies Colloquium, to be held in Eugene, Oregon, October 19-21, 2006.

Steve Butterman was invited as one of twelve speakers to present my research on Brazilian literature and fetishism at the international Seminário CORPO & MEDIAÇÃO estudos contemporâneos ("Body and Mediation") to be held at the Centro Universitario SENAC in Sao Paulo, Brazil 28-29 November 2006.

Steve Butterman will present and discuss a documentary on the life and work of Bahia novelist Jorge Amado on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Brazilian Consulate in Miami at 6 p.m. (80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2600).

Steve Butterman will present a series of three lectures on literature from Bahia, Brazil as part of the Centro Cultural's Miami -- Salvador sisters' cities celebration and in conjunction with the Miami International Book Fair, as follows: Nov. 17 (4 - 4:30 pm):  "As origens da literatura baiana:  Palavras indigestas do Boca do Inferno"; Nov. 18 (2:35 - 3:15 pm):  "Jorge Amado:  A Academia dos Rebeldes"; and Nov. 19 (2:35 - 3:15 pm):  "Novos Talentos Baianos:  A Jovem Guarda da Poesia.  "All lectures will take place at the Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus.

Steve Butterman's paper entitled "Referring and Refereeing Alternative Sexualities:  Deconstructing Monolithic Paradigms of Male Homosexuality in the Reference Genre in Contemporary Brazilian Literature" was accepted for the upcoming LASA (Latin American Studies Association) meeting in Montreal in September 2007.

Dr. Butterman will present papers related to Brazilian popular culture, queer studies, literature and film studies at four international academic conferences over the course of the upcoming academic year, including the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in Montreal in September, the SOCINE (Sociedade de Cinema Brasileiro) in Rio de Janeiro in October, the MLA (Modern Language Association) at Chicago in December, and BRASA (Brazilian Studies Association) next March in New Orleans.

Anne J. Cruz has been invited to participate in the Mellon Conference, "Gender Matters," organized by Professor Mara Wade, Head of Germanic Languages and Literatures, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 29-31. She will present the paper "The (Non)Exemplary Female Body in Maria de Zayas's Novelas Ejemplares and Desengaños Amorosos."

Ralph Heyndels will present a plenary paper on “L’imaginaire et l’imaginal de Jean Genet” at the forthcoming conference on Ecrire (sur) l’Art organized in April 2007 by the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Tunis. He will lecture on “Rencontres littéraires sur la tombe de Genet” at the Institut Français of Marrakech and on “Le travail du deuil et la scène de l’écriture chez Rachid O” at the Universities of Algiers and Tunis-La Manouba. In early May 2007, he will present a plenary paper on « Cocteau, Genet et l’Italie » at the conference on Cocteau et l’Italie organized by the University of Naples L’Orientale, and lecture on Rachid O at the Institut Français of Naples.

Ralph Heyndels chaired a session and presented the keynote address “Langue et desir dans l’autofiction de Rachid O” at the conference “L'Autofiction,” University of Tunis-La Manouba, April, 2006.  In June, he presided over the meeting of the Rimbaud Society at the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne and presented a paper on “Homotextualiser Rimbaud.”  In July, he chaired a one-day session and spoke on “Les usages et mesusages de la ‘theorie’ dans les études litteraires” at the conference “French Literary Studies in Europe, Canada and the USA:  A Comparative Critical Approach” organized by the University of Bari and the Biblioteca della Ricerca, Italy.

He also gave invited lectures in April at the Institut Francais de Beyrouth and the University of Algiers; in June, at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris and the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne Cours de Civilisation Francaise; and in July, at the University of Naples L'Orientale, and the University of Bari.

Ralph Heyndels is keynote speaker and co-organizer of the conference on "Ecrire (sur) l'art" in November 2006 in Jendouba, Tunisia, organized by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris), the Institut Superieur des Sciences Humaines de Tunis, and the Universities of Tunis-La Manouba and Jendouba. He will present a lecture on "Ethique et esthetique: les textes de Genet sur l'art."

Irene Koyoda presented "The Transformative Journey as a Message from the Grave" at the Graduate Student Conference, "Literary Odysseys: The Journeys in and of Literature" hosted by the Department of Comparative Literatures at the University of Colorado on February 23-24, 2007.

In November, Anthony Krupp co-organized a conference workshop: Signatures of Thought: Karl Philipp Moritz (1756-1793), sponsored by and held at the University of Chicago. In addition to organizing and moderating, he presented a paper, "Moritz's Distinction: Heteronomy/Autonomy."

Annalisa Mosca presented “Taming the Web!” at the Univ. of Miami Outreach Workshop Sharing Language Learning Technologies in the 21st Century, held in May 2006. She has also been selected to present two papers in December one at the New Techniques and Technologies Forum in Rome, Italy, and another at the 2006 MLA conference in Philadelphia.  In addition, during the summer she was invited again in June to participate as part of the faculty for the Music Theater Italy program ( and in July she attended a three-week workshop for French teachers in Paris, after winning a scholarship offered by the AATF and the French Government.

By invitation from the Spanish Embassy in New Delhi, Gema Pérez-Sánchez delivered the opening lecture—titled “ContamiNation: Spanish Fiction and Documentary Films on Immigration”—for a Film Series on Immigration in Spanish Films at the India International Centre that she had also coordinated (December 5-9, 2005).  She delivered a conference paper, entitled “Theorizing the Rim/Orilla,” at The Modern Language Association Convention in Washington, DC, on December 27-30, 2005; and she delivered another conference paper, entitled “Ansiedades familiares en A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (2001), de Inés París y Daniela Fejermán,” at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese 88th Annual Conference in Salamanca, Spain, on June 27-30, 2006.

Barbara Woshinsky will chair a workshop on Guilleragues' Lettres portugaises at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Seventeenth Century Studies at the University of Nebraska,   May 10-12, 2006.  She has also been invited to participate in a colloquium on "Spaces of the Self" at UCLA, in the Spring of 2008.

Awards and Distinctions:

Art Tang has been awarded one of The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Summer Research Grants.  This grant will allow him to conduct research in Brazil for his dissertation.

German major, Bridget West  has been accepted into the prestigious study abroad program, The Berlin Consortium for German Studies, run by Columbia University. She is also the recipient of a competitive scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service to support this year abroad.

Myriam Mompoint was one of three finalists for the ET Foote Graduate Award for Excellence.

Congratulations to our new PhDs!   Several recent graduates have accepted positions:  Maria Alfonso, Saint John's University, Long Island; Fanny Daubigny, California state University, Fullerton; Adolfo Iván Figueroa, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana; Manuel Rilo, Stephen Austin University, Texas; Dora Romero, Broward Community College. Emily Bone, MA in French, has accepted a position with Westminster Christian School.  Congratulations and feliz viaje to Lennie Coleman, who was awarded the North American Language and Assistant Program from the Spanish government to spend a year in Spain and to Amol Gheewala who will be conducting research abroad for Spring of 2008.

Marina Bulyguina was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Award in French.

Joanne Pol was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Spanish.

Myriam Mompoint has been awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.


FOR AY 2006-2007:

Scholarship Name Recipient
Ann Colbert Memorial Award Victoria Quintana
Daniel H. Redfearn Estate Spanish Scholarship Joanna López
Outstanding Senior Stephen Nobles
Pi Delta Phi Honoree (French Honor Society) Audrey Neff
Sigma Delta Pi Honoree (Spanish Honor Society) Carolina Quijano
The David John Ruggiero Scholarship for Senior in Italian Ana Pires de Sa e Silva
The John and Melanie Rohrer German Student Scholarship for Fall  Deborah Martin
The John and Melanie Rohrer German Student Scholarship for Spring Sally Ann Iverson
The José Balseiro Hispanic Literature Student Scholarship Victoria Quintana
The L. J. Tremaine Spanish 212 Scholarship for Fall  Kizzy Gift
The Machler German Language Scholarship  John Robertson
Wilson Language Scholarship for Seniors Vanessa Goas
Wilson Language Scholarship for Juniors Jessica Gentile
Wilson Language Scholarship for Sophomores  Isabelle-Christine Beulaygue