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Faculty Recognition and Publications

Rudyard Alcocer

Rudy Alcocer (Hispanic Studies and French and Francophone Studies) published an article titled “When Magical Realism Loses Its Spell: Revisiting Gabriel García Márquez's Of Love and Other Demons” in Magical Realism. Ed. Ignacio López-Calvo. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2014. Pp. 67-83.

Rudyard Alcocer

Harriet Wood Bowden (Hispanic Studies) was lead author of an article published recently in Neuropsychologia, which showed that advanced university learners with immersion experience can attain similar brain processing to native speakers for processing of basic grammar. Harriet was also the recent recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Junior Teaching Award, for which she was honored at the December 3 College of Arts & Sciences Convocation.

Rudyard Alcocer

Luis Cano (Hispanic Studies) received the Cunningham Award for Outstanding Teaching, for which he was honored at the December 3 College of Arts & Sciences Convocation.

Rudyard Alcocer

Megumu Burress (Lecturer of Japanese) published an article, co-written with John M. Peters, entitled “Collaborative Learning in a Japanese Language Course: Student and Teacher Experiences.” SAGE Open, 5(2), 1-14. This article describes ethnographic action research by exploring the experiences of the first author and her undergraduate students as they engaged in collaborative learning (CL) activities in a UT Japanese language course.

Rudyard Alcocer

Nuria Cruz-Cámara (Hispanic Studies) published her monograph La mujer moderna en los escritos de Federica Montseny (Tamesis, 2015). This book explores the figure of the modern woman in the writings of Federica Montseny (1905-1994), a prominent Spanish anarchist leader during the 1920s and 1930s. Montseny, a popular writer during her time, developed some of the most original concepts dealing with women’s emancipation and gender theory, and the present volume is the first to situate her thought as a key component in the evolution of Spanish feminism.

Rudyard Alcocer

Sébastien Dubreil (French and Francophone Studies) received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Advising. Dr. Dubreil continues to explore the potential of instructional and mobile technologies, games in particular. He is involved with a team of lecturers as well as graduate and undergraduate students on developing a gaming platform to enhance French learning at the elementary and intermediate levels.

Rudyard Alcocer

Dawn Duke (Portuguese and Spanish) was on Faculty Development Leave in Fall 2014. Her text, ““La política es arte, es poder y es ciencia.” María Dámasa Jova. ¿La primera delegada negra de la República?” is scheduled for release in Havana this year, in Afrocubanas, by editors Daisy Rubiera Castillo and Oilda Hevia. She is one of three editors for the book project, Celluloid Chains: Slavery in the Americas through Film.

Rudyard Alcocer

Susan Edmundson (Senior Lecturer of French) received a grant from the College of Arts and Sciences to redesign French 211 as an online summer course. The course will be offered in the summer of 2015.

Rudyard Alcocer

Les Essif (French and Francophone Studies) published an article, “Norodom Sihanouk: The ‘Unfinished’ Story of American Global Totalitarianism by Hélène Cixous and the Théâtre du Soleil” in Text and Presentation, 2014, Spring 2015, 151-64.

Rudyard Alcocer

Michael Handelsman (Hispanic Studies) has received the L. R. Hesler Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service, established to honor Dr. L. R. Hesler, a man known for his outstanding teaching abilities and his service to the university community. Dr. Hesler was an internationally respected scientist and was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for many years.

Rudyard Alcocer

Chris Holmlund (French) is Hedda Andersson Visiting Research Professor at Lund University in Sweden for Spring 2015. She will provide the preface for a new anthology on British “kitchen sink” filmmaker/theater director Lindsay Anderson (If, This Sporting Life, etc.) and she is co-editing an issue on “Sexuality” for the Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. This year is the last of her six-year term at the head of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies: she is currently serving as Past President.

Rudyard Alcocer

Noriko Horiguchi (Japanese) recently published a chapter, “Representations of ‘China’ and ‘Japan’ in Mo Yan’s, Hayashi’s, and Naruse’s Texts”, in Angelica Duran and Yuhan Huang, eds., Mo Yan in Context: Nobel Laureate and Global Storyteller (University of Purdue Press, 2014).

Rudyard Alcocer

Thorsten Huth (Lecturer of German) guest–edited with Emma M. Betz (University of Waterloo, Canada) a series of 12 articles on the teaching of interaction and language use in the foreign/second language classroom. This series is now appearing in four consecutive issues of the peer-reviewed journal Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German.

Rudyard Alcocer

Daniel H. Magilow’s (German) book The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (Pennsylvania State, University Press, 2012) was re-released this past month in paperback. His new co-authored work Holocaust Representations in History: An Introduction (Bloomsbury, 2015) is now available as an eBook and in the UK.

Rudyard Alcocer

Douja Mamelouk (Arabic/French) has a new article, “New National Discourses: Tunisian Women Write the Revolution”, that will appear in the May 2015 issue of ALIF: Journal of Comparative Poetics.

Yen-Chen Hao

Anne-Hélène Miller (French and Francophone Studies) has been named a fellow at the UT Humanities Center for the 2015-2016 academic year. She also recently published “Revisiting Urban Encomia in 14th Century Paris: Poetics of Translation, Universalism, and the Pilgrim City” in Viator: Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Drew Paul

Maria Stehle (German) was promoted to associate professor as of Fall 2014. She also received the Thomas Jefferson Prize, established through an endowment by an anonymous donor who wanted to recognize tenured or tenure-track faculty who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative activity or made other significant achievements that might not be recognized in the usual university reward system. Finally, her article, an invited contribution titled “WiG Trouble: Awkwardness and Feminist Politics,” co-written with Carrie Smith-Prei, was recently published in Women in German Yearbook, Anniversary Volume 30, 2015.

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