Recent Publications:

Ralph Heyndels has published "Entretien avec Rene de Ceccatty" in Bon a tirer (Brussels: 2011); "Fragments sur l'esthetique, l'ethique et le desir dans les 'textes sur l'art' de Jean Genet" in Moncef Khemeri, Ecrire sur l'art, un art d'ecrire (Tunis: MRM, 2011); "Francois-Marie Banier" in Marie-Claude Hubert, Dictionnaire Beckett (Paris: Champion, 2011); "Ecrire (sur) soi, ecrire (sur) l'art", Preface to Ghita El Khayat, La femme artiste dans le monde arabe (Paris: de Broca, 2011); "Tanger a trois reprises" in Abdellah Taia, Jean Genet, un saint marocain (Tangier: Nejma. Librairie des Colonnes, 2011); "Nuit politique du desir: l'engagement amoureux de Jean Genet", in Hadrien Laroche, Jean Genet, Colloque du Centenaire (Paris: MEET, 2011); "Les Noirs sur la blancheur livide, ou le sens possible de l'Amerique selon Jean Genet" in Sylvain Menant, Les Ameriques des ecrivains francais (Geneva:Droz, 2011).

Ralph Heyndels has published in LES MOMENTS LITTERAIRES (Paris) a comprehensive critical reading of RENE DE CECCATTY's narrative work under the title "LE REVE, LA REMINISCENCE, LA PASSION." His essay entitled " ' AU MAROC, NAGUERE...: OU COMMENT (NE PAS) LIRE 'INCIDENTS' " will appear in May in ROLAND BARTHES ET LE MAROC, at the Editions du Seuil, Paris.

Conferences and Colloquia:

Ralph Heyndels has lectured at Humboldt University, Berlin, and the University of Malta. He has been invited to give a series of lectures at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Ralph Heyndels has organized the international symposium on "Les captivites amoureuses de Jean Genet / Jean Genet's Amorous Captivities", along with the "Literary Translation" international conference, both at the University of Miami.

Ralph Heyndels will present a plenary talk at the conference on "COLONISATIONS ET ECHANGES CULTURELS" at M'Sick University in Casablanca, Morocco, and give two lectures at this university, one in French for the Department of French and Francophone Studies and the other in English for the Department of American Studies. I will also lecture at the University of El Jedida and at the Institut Francais of Rabat. In June, he will present a plenary talk at the conference on "REVISITER LE SILENCE DE RIMBAUD" at the University of Malta.

Awards and Distinctions:

Viviana Díaz-Balsera received and award from the Florida Humanities Council as principal investigator and director of the conference "Florida at the Crossroads: 500 Years of Encounters, Conflicts and Exchanges" to be held at the University of Miami on February 9-11, 2012.