Harriet Bowden (Hispanic Studies) has been named a co-PI on an Improving Teacher Quality grant that has been awarded by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction program will support teaching and research on writing in late-acquired second language in the deaf and hard of hearing.
Flavia Brizio's (Italian) edited volume, Popular Italian Cinema: Culture and Politics in a Postwar Society, in which she brings together a group of distinguished scholars who examine the intersection between "high" and "popular" cultures, was just published by I.B. Tauris. She wrote the introduction and contributed two of the book's chapters.
Douja Mamelouk (Arabic, French and Francophone Studies) presents a paper today, November 21, "From Dictatorship to Constituent Assembly: What Comes After the October Elections in Tunisia," at a lecture series on the Arab uprisings at George Mason University. On Friday, November 18, she was invited to a reception in Washington, DC, to celebrate the publication of the Oxford Dictionary for African Biographies, to which she contributed with an entry on Tunisia.
Daniel Magilow's (German) co-edited volume Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture (Continuum Books) is being officially released on November 24.
Laura Trujillo-Mejía's (Hispanic Studies) article "Advertencias, prólogos y noticias: desplazamiento de lo liminal en la obra de Fanny Buitrago" has been published in Ensayos críticos sobre cuento colombiano del siglo XX (Bogotá: Ediciones Uniandes).
The Italian Program is offering a pre Christmas gathering and lunch for Italian students. The event, "Pasta e Basta!," will take place Tuesday,
November 29, at the International House, from 11:00 to 2:00.
NEXT MFLL E-Newsletter
This is the final E-newsletter for the Fall 2011 semester. We will resume publication in late January 2012.