Nuria Cruz-Cámara (Spanish) has been granted a Professional Development Award for summer 2011. She will be working at the Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid) on her project (book manuscript) "Visions of the New Woman in Spain (1900-1936)". She has also received a Professional Development Leave for spring 2012.
Greg Kaplan's (Spanish) co-edited book, Marginal Voices: Studies in Converso Literature of Medieval and Renaissance Spain, has been accepted for publication by Brill. In addition to co-editing (with Dr. Amy Aaronson-Friedman) the 14 essays that provide the first comprehensive overview of converso literature through early modern times, Dr. Kaplan also co-wrote the introduction and contributed his own essay, "The Inception of Limpieza de Sangre (Purity of Blood) and its Impact in Medieval and Renaissance Spain."
Daniel H. Magilow's (German) essay "Children's Photos (Early photos of Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler)" appeared in Evoking Genocide, an essay anthology in which scholars and activists in genocide studies write about the artworks and media that influenced their engagement in the field. The volume recently won the distinction of Outstanding Academic Title 2010 from the American Library Association's magazine Choice.
Mary McAlpin (French) has been awarded a grant from the Office of Research to bring speakers to campus next fall for a humanities symposium with the title: "Colonial Transfers, 1600-1900: From Climate Theory to Evolutionary Biology."
Undergraduate German majors Ariel Brassil and Amy Hill were recommended to Germany for a grant under the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the academic year 2011-2012.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese Film Night is every Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm at Hodges Library, Room 129. Please contact Jiechun Li at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Italian and Cinema Studies announces for Feb. 17th the documentary Freeing Silvia Baraldini -
Hodges Auditorium - 6:45 pm. Organized by Flavia Brizio.
The next MFLL newsletter will be published February 28, 2011. Please send news items to John Romeiser (email@example.com).