Mara Borges (Hispanic Studies) successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Reformulando espacios, estereotipos y discursos: Las narrativas femeninas de la violencia en la literatura hispanoamericanca contemporánea." Committee members: Luis Cano (director), Michael Handelsman, Nuria Cruz-Cámara, Dawn Duke, and Jana Morgan.
Flavia Brizio-Skov (Italian) was one of four recently named resident fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year in the Humanities Center at the University of Tennessee.
Sal DiMaria (Italian) received a Ready for the World Award at the 2012 Chancellor's Honors Banquet. The Ready for the World Award recognizes faculty members who have worked to enhance the intercultural and international awareness of students and the campus community.
Bernadette Kolp, a freshman nursing major and first-year German student, won first prize in the nationwide "Do Deutsch" competition. The prize for Kolp's first-place finish is a $5,000 voucher toward a sightseeing trip to Germany.
Sarah Lloyd (French and Francophone Studies) successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Virtual Representations of the American Far West in 20th Century French Theater." Committee members: Les Essif (director), John Romeiser, Sébastien Dubreil, and Stan Garner (English).
Mary McAlpin (French and Francophone Studies) delivered a talk, "Class as Race in the Eighteenth-Century French Imagination", as part of an event she organized with a $5,000 grant from the Humanities Center. The seminar, "Race, Nation, Identity: 1600-1900," took place March 16 and also featured talks by Professors Mary Terrall (UCLA, History), Robert Bernasconi (Penn State, Philosophy), and Katy Chiles (UTK, English).
Keith Moser (alumnus/Ph.D. in French/Applied Linguistics and assistant professor of French at Mississippi State University) published, along with Bruno Thibault, J.-M. G. LE CLÉZIO Dans la forêt des paradoxes. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2012.
Lisa Y.F. Parker (Hispanic Studies) has been selected as the recipient of two prestigious awards: the 2012 Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grant Award and the University of Tennessee's W.K. McClure Scholarship Fund for the Study of World Affairs. Lisa will be traveling to Puerto Rico during the first half of this summer to continue her dissertation research which is centered in Puerto Rico's national debate of language and identity.
Rossy Toledo (Hispanic Studies) co-edited the Third Issue of Imanhattan, NYU's Online Literary Magazine. May, 2012.
http://issuu.com/i-man-hattan/docs/imanhattan3 and published "Chilancana. Poetry. Label Me Latina/o", Journal of Twentieth & Twenty-First Centuries Latino Literary Production. Volume II. Spring 2012.
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