Recent Publications:

Anne J. Cruz has edited Symbolic and Material Circulation between Spain and England, 1554-1604 (Ashgate Press, 2008); and Approaches to Teaching  Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque Tradition (Modern Language Association, 2008).

Yvonne Gavela's article "Aunque tú no lo sepas: La mirada de Juan Vicente Córdoba a 'El vocabulario de los balcones' de Almudena Grandes" has been published in Hesperia. Anuario de filología hispánica, vol. XI-2 (2008).

Yvonne Gavela's article: "El acto colectivo de recordar: Historia y fantasía en El espíritu de la colmena y El laberinto del fauno" will be published by the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.

In 2008 Ralph Heyndels has been guest editor with Christopher Pinet of La Belgique et la Suisse. Littératures et cultures francophones de Belgique et de Suisse, The French Review. He has published « Écrire le tombeau de Jean Genet. Instants rêvés dans le cimetière espagnol de Larache : Abdellah Taïa et Rachid O. », in Frieda Ekotto, Aurélie Renaud, Agnès Vannouvong, Toutes les images du langage. Jean Genet, Paris : Alain Baudry & Cie / Fasano : Schena Editore, and « La photographie, l’écrivain, la légende, et la mort (Banier, Barthes, Beckett) », in Travaux de Littérature XX, Geneva : Droz.

Eduardo Negueruela has been selected as the winner of "Nuevos valores de la poesía hispana 2008", a competition sponsored by Baquiana and the Centro Cultural Español. His book of poetry will be published by Baquiana with a print run of 500 copies.

Professor Emerita, Barbara Woshinsky's book, Imagining Convent Spaces in France, 1600-1800, has been accepted by Ashgate Press. 

Subha Xavier's article "China and its Other: The Economy of Writing in Dai Sijie's Le Complexe de Di” will be published in Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies’ September 2008 issue entitled “Asia and the Other” (vol. 34, No. 2 ).

Subha Xavier’s co-edited volume with Papa Samba-Diop (Paris XII) entitled “La littérature migrante subsaharienne” will be published by Éditions Dominique Guéniot, Paris 2009.

Conferences and Colloquia:

Marc Brudzinski presented a lecture as the second keynote speaker titled, "In or Out: Belonging in the Hispanic Caribbean Literature", for the AY2009 Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference, "Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts", on March 27-28, 2009.

Christina Civantos has presented her paper "The Afterlife of Ibn Rushd: 20th Century Latin American and Arab Representations" as part of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies conference on April 24-25, 2009.

Anne J. Cruz was invited keynote speaker at the conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland held at Queen’s University Belfast, Nothern Ireland, in April, 2009.

Tracy Devine Guzmán presented a paper entitled, "Educating ‘Our Indians’ in ‘Our America’: Anti-Imperialist Imperialism and the Construction of Brazilian Modernity" on April 3, 2009 as part of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures' Faculty Lecture Series for April 2009.

In 2008 Ralph Heyndels has co-organized with Konstantia Kontaxis a conference on Chantal Akerman and the Disclosure of the Everyday, University of Miami School of Communication. He has presented the following papers: Multiculturalité et identité métisse, at the Conference of the Royal World Music Festival « Mawazine », Rabat; Entremêlements narratifs sur la tombe de Jean Genet. Scène de l’écriture et identité chez Abdellah Taïa et Rachid O. , at the Conference on « Les Écrivains français au carrefour des cultures », University of Paris IV-Sorbonne ; Tristesse de Flaubert et désespoir historique , at the Conference on « Le 150ème Anniversaire de la visite de Flaubert à Tunis », Ecole Normale Supérieure of Tunis ; « Il faut être absolument moderne ». La modernité, l’art et l’Europe à partir de Rimbaud at the Conference of the « Forum Européen de l’Essai sur l’Art », Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris. He has been an invited guest lecturer at the University of Sousse and at the University of Paris VII, among other institutions.

Eduardo Negueruela presented a paper titled, "Detectives in the Classroom: L2 Development and the Sociocultural Mind," on April 10, 2009 as part of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures' Faculty Lecture Series for April 2009.

Subha Xavier has presented a paper titled, "From ‘littérature-monde’ to ‘littérature migrante’: Towards a Theory of Migrant Literature in French" on April 24, 2009 as part of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures' Faculty Lecture Series for April 2009.

Awards and Distinctions:

Heather Allen has received a James W. McLamore Research Award in Business and Social Sciences for use in summer 2009.

Anne Cruz has received the Max Orovitz award for summer 2009.

Gema Perez-Sanchez has received a fellowship from the University of Miami's recently created Humanities Center.

Markus Zisselsberger has received the Max Orovitz award for summer 2009.