Bryant Creel (Hispanic Studies) was surprised to discover recently that without his knowledge and along with eight essays by other contemporary critics his "Palace of the Apes: The Ducal Chateau and Cervantes's Repudiation of Satiric Malice" was re-published in the volume, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote (Ed. Harold Bloom, New York: Infobase, 2010).

Les Essif (French and Francophone Studies) wrote the preface ("Doing and Experiencing Theatre in the Culture of the Decidedly Free") and a chapter ("Rehearsing the Uncertainty of Theatrical Art and/in Foreign Language and Culture") for the fall 2011 publication "Dramatic Interactions: Teaching Languages, Literatures, and Cultures through Theater".

In addition, his French theatre class will be producing a one-hour French-language performance production based on a selection of French plays, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, at 4:30. More news to come later in the semester.

Greg Kaplan (Hispanic Studies) published an article, "Los orígenes del castellano en Valderredible (Cantabria, España): Una consideración toponímica," in Medievalia and had another, "The Mozarabic Horseshoe Arches in the Church of San Roman de Moroso (Cantabria, Spain)," accepted for publication in Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture. Professor Kaplan has been invited to give a plenary lecture ("¿Qué se pretende decir cuando se habla del nacimiento de una lengua?: el caso del nacimiento del castellano") at "The Birth of Medieval Linguistic Consciousness" conference, which will be held in June at the Universitat de Lleida (Cataluña, Spain). He has also been invited to make a presentation on February 27 at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center on his latest book (Marginal Voices: Studies in Converso Literature of Medieval and Golden Age Spain).

Michael Handelsman (Hispanic Studies) has a new book that was recently published in Barcelona: Género, raza y nación en la literatura ecuatoriana. Hacia una lectura decolonial.

Daniel H. Magilow and Maria Stehle (German Studies), along with colleagues Monica Black (History) and Anthony Steinhoff (UT-Chattanooga, History) received a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support the 5th Annual Southeast German Studies Workshop, to take place at UT on March 1-2, 2012.

Daniel H. Magilow's (German Studies) co-edited volume Nazisploitation! The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture was the subject of a recent radio piece on RTÉ Radio 1 (Ireland).

Mary McAlpin (French and Francophone Studies) had an article appear in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of the History of Sexuality: "The Virtues of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Marital Infidelity in Marie-Jeanne Roland's Mémoires particuliers (1795)."

Natalia Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina's (Russian Studies) article "Dochki -materi i Albom dlia marok" (on the childhood memoirs in the Soviet union by Elena Bonner and Andrei Sergeev) was published in Slovo/Word, #72, 2012.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2012
Hodges Library, Room 212
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

The Italian Club presents Benvenuti al sud, by Luca Miniero. 102 min. 2010. Alberto, a postmaster trying to secure a transfer to Milan to please his wife, attempts a subterfuge, which results in his banishment to a small town south of Naples. Culture shock ensues. The event is open to the public. For more information please contact, or

Every Friday
Italian Table
Starbucks in Hodges Library
2:30 - 3:30 P.M.

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