Recent Publications:

Heather Allen has two forthcoming publications on the role of motivation in shaping study abroad experiences, the first to be published in the Journal of Studies in International Education and the second to be published in a special issue of Foreign Language Annals dedicated to issues of language learning in study abroad.

Anne J. Cruz's co-translation of Chimalpahin’s Conquest: A Nahua Historian’s Rewriting of Francisco López de Gómara’s La conquista de México (Ed. and trans., Susan Schroeder, Anne J. Cruz, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera, and David Tavárez) has been published by Stanford University Press. The translation was awarded an NEH collaborative grant for the period 2006 - 2009.

Professor Anne Cruz's essay “Don Quijote, la duquesa, y la crísis de la aristocracia”  was published in USA Cervantes: 39 Cervantistas de   Estados Unidos, edited by  Georgina Dopico-Black and Francisco Layna (Madrid: Polifemo, 2009). She has also published the essay “Words Made Flesh: Luisa de Carvajal’s Eucharistic Poetry, ”  in Studies of Women’s Poetry of the Golden Age, edited by Julián Olivares (London: Tamesis, 2009).

'The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe' co-edited by Anne Cruz and Mihoko Suzuki was published this month by the University of Illinois Press.
This volume was the product of the 2005 MLL Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque symposium.

Laura Giannetti has recently published three articles:

“Renaissance Food-Fashioning or the Triumph of Greens,” California Italian Studies,

     Volume 1 Issue 2 (2009-2010): 1-16. Online at:

“Alla mensa dei poeti burleschi: parodia letteraria e interpretazione di culture” Actae Histriae,  17.1-2 (2009): 141-150.

“Ma che potrà succedermi se io donna amo una donna?” Renaissance Drama Special Issue: “Italy and the Drama of Europe” edited by Albert Russell Ascoli and William West. New Series 36/37 (2010): 97-123.

Laura Giannetti's book, Lelia’s Kiss: Imagining Gender, Sex and Marriage in Italian Renaissance Comedy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009) was published in November 2009.

Ralph Heyndels has published « Diversité culturelle et métissage identitaire » in Mohammed Salhi and Aziz Daki, Musiques du monde et diversité culturelle (Casablanca : Aïni Bennaï, 2009, Collection <Humanités>) ; « Travail du deuil, pulsion du désir et scène identitaire. De L’Enfant ébloui à Ce qui reste : l’autofiction de Rachid O. » in Moncef Khemeri, Autobiographie et autofiction dans la littérature française du Xxème siècle (Tunis : Revue tunisienne des langues vivantes, 14, 2009) ; «Salammbô : Tristesse de Flaubert et désespoir historique », in Ali Abassi, Flaubert à Tunis, Tunis : Sahar / Publications de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2009).

Prof. Negueruela published a poem in the online Creative Writing Journal “Los noveles” titled: “Antropología. Y no queda otra que quemarse”. Revista de literatura Los Noveles, Año IX Número, 39,  Marzo-Abril 2010.

Michael G. Paulson has published an article, "L'Intertextualité chez Gabrielle Roi et Reinaldo Arenas" in L'Echo de nos classiques: lBonheur d'occasion et Two Sollitudes en traduction. Ed. Agnès Whitfield.  Ottowa:  Editions David  (Collection "Voix Savantes"), 2009.

Maria Stampino's edition and translation of Lucrezia Marinella's "Enrico, or Byzantium Conquered" appeared in The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series for the U of Chicago Press.

Conferences and Colloquia:

Anne J. Cruz gave an invited keynote speech at the University of Valladolid on "The Many Lives of Luisa de Carvajal" June 15, 2010. She also presented a paper at the Asociacio'n Internacional de Hispanistas, Rome, July 17 - 24, on "Tirso de Molina: Feminista?" She was appointed a member of the AIH's Comite' de seleccio'n de candidatos.

Professor Anne Cruz was invited as plenary speaker at the symposium "Sacred and Profane at the Early Modern Hispanic World," as part of the exhibition "Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World," hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, October 16-17, 2009.  She has organized a round table on "New Poetry, New Worlds," at the biannual conference of the Society of Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry, at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, November 5-7, 2009.

Ralph Heyndels presented the key note lecture on  “Engagement, désir et théâtralité chez Jean Genet” at a special colloquium on Jean Genet part of the 2009 45th Festival International de Hammamet, Tunisia, in July 2009.

Ralph Heyndels organized and moderated with Gema Perez Sanchez the book presentation of Salvation Army by Moroccan writer Abdellah Taïa at Books and Books. He organized and chaired a panel discussion on The Literary Uses of French in Africa and the Caribbean with Franz-Joseph Large (Haiti), Léonora Miano (Cameroon) and Abdellah Taïa at the 2009 Miami Book Fair International. He participated with David Ellison and Lillian Manzor to a panel discussion on The Sixties: An International Perspective at the University of Miami.

Three upcoming presentations are to take place at Books and Books in Coral Gables:

Wednesday September 30: Anne Cruz and Mihoko Suzuki, 'The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe' (University of Illinois Press). Monday December 7: Maria Galli Stampino, 'Enrico, or Byzantium Conquered by Lucrezia Marinella' (University of Chicago Press). Wednesday January 27 2010: Laura Giannetti, 'Lelia's Kiss: Imagining Gender, Sex, and Marriage in Italian Renaissance Comedy' (University of Toronto Press).

In Spring 2010, Eduardo Negueruela presented a paper titled: “Patrones de pensamiento lingüístico en los anuncios en Miami” at the X International Conference on Bilingualism at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

Tracy Devine Guzmán participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at the McNickle Center for Indigenous Studies (Newberry Library, Chicago): (2010).


Awards and Distinctions:

Anne J. Cruz was appointed a member of the AIH's Comite' de seleccio'n de candidatos.

Anne J. Cruz was awarded an NEH collaborative grant for the period 2006 - 2009 for her co-translation of Chimalpahin’s Conquest: A Nahua Historian’s Rewriting of Francisco López de Gómara’s La conquista de México

Professor Anne Cruz received the 2009 William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor of the Year award from the  McKnight Graduate Fellowship Program.

Ralph Heyndels, on the invitation of the Tunisian Ministry of Culture, was the Summer 2009 Scholar in Residence at the Villa Sebastian in Hammamet.

Subha Xavier mentored our student Julianna Ferro for the 'Beyond the Books' award!

Tracy Devine Guzmán was awarded the José María Arguedas Prize for best article, Peru Section, Latin American Studies Association (2010).

Dr. Lillian Manzor and the University of Miami Libraries were awarded the
"Planning Support Grant for the UM Cuban Theater Digital Archive" from the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2009-2010).