Recent Publications:

Anne J. Cruz has published the following articles: "Dorotea's Revenge: Sex and Speech Acts in Don Quixote, I." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Special Cervantes Issue 82 (2005): 615-632; "Don Quixote, the Picaresque, and the 'Rise' of the Modern Novel." In 1605-2005: Don Quixote Across the Centuries. Coord. John P. Gabriele. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2005. 15-28; and "Narrating Narcissus: Ego, Identity, and the Other's Desire in Tirso de Molina's La celosa de sí misma." "'Corónente tus hazañas': Studies in Honor of John Jay Allen. Ed. Michael McGrath. Newark, DL: Juan de la Cuesta, 2005. 63-76.

Carlos De oro presented the paper Nacion y cultura: el carnaval de Barranquilla y su propuesta de identidad nacional" at the 14th Conference of the Association of Colombianists, “Colombia: Times of Imagination and Challenge” at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, August 3-6, 2005.  It will be published by "Revista de estudios colombianos

David Ellison’s Ethics and Aesthetics in European Modernist Literature: From the Sublime to the Uncanny (Cambridge University Press, 2001) has been re-edited in paperback by the same press.

He has recently published “Rimbaud au pluriel.” In Les Afriques de Rimbaud. Ed. David Ellison and Ralph Heyndels, (Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne, 2005): 111-28; and “Proust and the (Fateful) Question of Culture: Or, Art and its Phantoms,” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 9, Issue 1 (January 2005): 5-14.

Les Afriques de Rimbaud, co-edited by David Ellison and Ralph Heyndels, with the help of Paulette Hacker, has appeared at Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne in the series Transatlantique co-directed by Ralph Heyndels.  It contains Ralph Heyndels’ essay “Voyageur où ça disparu? Les Afriques fantômes objectives de Rimbaud".

Ralph Heyndels' article “Beckett, Tanger, Août 1978. La photographie, l’écrivain, la légende, et la mort (Banier, Barthes, Beckett) » will appear in Travaux de Littérature XV (Geneva : Droz).

Anthony Krupp has published an essay: “Observing Children in an Early Journal of Psychology: Karl Philipp Moritz’s Gnothi sauton (Know Thyself),” in Fashioning Childhood in the Eighteenth Century: Age and Identity, ed. Anja Müller (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), 33-42.

Conferences and Colloquia:

Steven Butterman was invited to give a lecture at the "First Brazilian International Communications Seminar," to be held at the Broward Center for Performing Arts from 25 - 27 May, 2006. His presentation is entitled "Os desafios do idioma Português no melting pot norte-americano."

Carlos De oro presented the paper Nacion y cultura: el carnaval de Barranquilla y su propuesta de identidad nacional" at the 14th Conference of the Association of Colombianists, “Colombia: Times of Imagination and Challenge” at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, August 3-6, 2005.  It will be published by "Revista de estudios colombianos

Viviana Díaz Balsera presented the paper “El diálogo de los sacerdotes de Tezcatlipoca con el cristianismo:  reformulando una conversación contextos fundacionales coloniales” at the XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15-18, 2006.  She also read “Alonso de Molina’s Confesionario Mayor and the Limits of Colonial Power:  Constituting a Universal Nahua Christian Subject in the Lands of Anáhuac” at the Fifth Biennial Florida International University Conference on Spanish and Latin

David Ellison is organizing the Twenty-Third Annual 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone International Colloquium, to be held at the Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Miami, March 30- April 1, 2006.  

He is also co-organizer, with Professor Carolyn Gill (U.K.), and conference participant, in an International Symposium sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy, on the topic “The Impact of Proust.” September 6-12, 2006.

David Ellison has been invited to give a paper on “Proust et l’inquiétante étrangeté” at the international colloquium “Etrange Proust/Strange Proust,” Princeton University, April 21-22, 2006.

He has been invited as Keynote Speaker for the International Colloquium Montevideana IV:  “A la recherche du temps perdu and Ulysses in the River Plate :  Readings, Translations, Re-Writings, Dialogues.”  July 5-7, 2006.  Title of paper:  “Proust and Translation”

Patricia Fitzpatrick presented the paper “El lenguaje ‘sagrado’: San Juan de la Cruz, Octavio Paz y la rebelión lingüística de Federico García Lorca” at the New Directions in Hispanic Studies Fifth Biennial  Conference on Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies to be held at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, February, 2006.

She will also present “’Animalization’ in the Name of Power: Antonio Buero Vallejo’s The Concert at Saint Ovide" at Colorado State University's Sixteenth Annual Conference, The Image of Power in Literature, Media and Society Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery.

Ralph Heyndels has been invited to lecture at the University of Puerto Rico (Rio de Piedras, San Juan) and at the Alliance Française of San Juan de Puerto Rico in March 2006, and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Tunis, the Institut Français of Tunis, the University of Algiers and the French Cultural Center of Algiers in April 2006.

Ralph Heyndelswill present papers in April 2006 at the International Conference on Métissages organized by the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines of Tunis; in June 2006, at the International Conference on Modernities from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment organized by Oxford University; and in July 2006 at the Social Sciences International Conference on Gender organized by the University of Rhodes, Greece.  

He is co-organizing in March 2006 a film series and discussion panel on Les banlieues at the University of Miami School of Communication, Motion Picture Program, as part of the Miami International Film Festival. He is also the President of the Scientific Committee of the forthcoming XX / XXI Century French and Francophone Studies Conference presided by David Ellison.

Ralph Heyndels is member of the Organizing Committee of the Exhibition Dirosafrica which will open on April 22, 2006 at the Palais Khereddin in Tunis and he will present the inaugural lecture of this exhibit. He will also present the inaugural talk for the opening of the Nicola Morea exhibition at the Vanderbilt Gallery in Naples, Florida, on February 22, 2006.

Tracy Devine Guzmán will chair a panel at the LASA conference in San Juan on “Cultural Production, Authoritarianism and Crises of Representation.”  Her paper is titled, “Reviving O Pasquim: On Subjectivity and the Illustration of Political Life in Brazil.” She will participate in a panel on “O Brasil nas Américas” and a roundtable discussion on “Building Brazilian Studies through Comparative Degree Programs” at the BRASA conference in October 2006.

Anthony Krupp delivered an invited lecture for The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh on January 11, 2006 titled "Damned Babies? Leibniz vs. the Jansenists."

Dr. Krupp was invited to the University of Pittsburgh to teach a graduate course on Alexander Baumgarten and to deliver a lecture at the Cathedral of Learning. The lecture, "Damned Babies? Leibniz vs. the Jansenists," examines G. W. Leibniz’s Theodicy, focusing on infants who die unbaptized. Against Jansenists like Blaise Pascal and Pierre Nicole, Leibniz articulates a new, anti-Augustinian theory of original sin that amounts to the claim (N.B.: fifty years before Rousseau) that human nature is originally good.

Graduate Student, Veronika Bikova will present two papers this Spring.  Her paper "French Language as a Weapon in the Struggle over Political Identity in the Works of Russian Emigrés during the Communist Rule" will be presented at the The 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium and "The Image of Power in Russian and Bulgarian Literature during the Communist Rule and Its Projections in Contemporary Russian and Bulgarian Political and Social Systems" will be presented in March at Colorado State University's Sixteenth Annual Conference, The Image of Power in Literature, Media and Society Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, March 9-11, 2006.

Awards and Distinctions:

The Italian section helped organize a new program called Music Theater in Italy ( In 2005, Dr. Maria Galli Stampino and particularly Dr. Laura Giannetti were instrumental in helping the music professors select a location for the program and dealing with the bureaucratic aspects. Professor Annalisa Mosca was invited to the program to teach Italian to the music students. Though the program is not affiliated with the University of Miami, it is directed and run by two professors from the Frost School of Music at UM, Kate Johnson and David Williams. It is an intensive program for musical theater and opera students, held in June in the city of Conegliano, Italy. This summer, students will again take an Italian conversation course, an acting class and personal voice coaching every day; they will also have the opportunity to travel in Italy and Europe during the weekends. Last year's program was featured in several articles in the local newspapers and the students' final performance was reviewed as excellent in the local magazine e-olo.

Steven Butterman has arranged for the acquisition of the Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press Collection by the University of Miami. The collection, previously kept in the renowned poet’s home in a remote town in the state of Rio de Janeiro, contains a rare and extensive archive of Brazilian underground journals, periodicals, and newspapers that reflects counterculture resistance and includes poetry, theatrical pieces, film reviews and 'fanzines' that were produced and circulated during the military dictatorship in the last century. Thanks to Dr. Butterman's efforts, Brazilianists now have ready access to this collection.

Anne J. Cruz has been elected President of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry (2006-2010).  She has also been elected Representative, Hispanic Literatures, Renaissance Society of America (2005-2010).

Tracy Devine Guzmán's  article, "Diacuí Killed Iracema" was awarded the 2006 essay prize of the LASA Brazil Section.

Anthony Krupp received two teaching awards this year: the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Innovative Course Design Award, and the University of Miami Excellence in Teaching Award.


FOR AY 2005-2006:


Scholarship Name Recipient
Daniel H. Redfearn Estate Spanish Scholarship Ms. Rita Benítez
Wilson Language Scholarship for Seniors Mr.  James Brackenhoff
Wilson Language Scholarship for Sophomores Ms. Theresa Crowley
Wilson Language Scholarship for Juniors Ms. Katherine Davis
The L. J. Tremaine Spanish 212 Scholarship for Fall Ms. Katherine Davis
The David John Ruggiero Scholarship for Senior in Italian Ms. Erica Givens
The Machler German Language Scholarship Ms. Christina Guzmán
Outstanding Senior Ms. Eva Hodapp
The John and Melanie Rohrer German Student Scholarship for Fall Ms. Eva Hodapp
The José Balseiro Hispanic Literature Student Scholarship Ms. Carolina Quijano
Ann Colbert Memorial Award Ms. Gabrielle Rapke
The John and Melanie Rohrer German Student Scholarship for Spring Ms. Gabrielle Rapke
Sigma Delta Pi Honoree (Spanish Honor Society) Ms. Stephanie Smith
Pi Delta Phi Honoree (French Honor Society) Ms.  Olivia Soden
The L. J. Tremaine Spanish 212 Scholarship for Spring Ms. Rochelle Morgan-Verdin