Spring 2012 Graduate Student Presentations

in News, News Spring 2012
April 25th, 2012

No fewer than five members and graduates of the Department read papers at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 19-21. Our graduate Megan Gibbons, an Assistant Professor at Glenville State College, spoke on “Invisible-Mistress and Wife-Murder: Ana Caro’s Use of Parody in El conde Partinuplés.” Graduate student Alison Carberry gave a paper on “Doña Jimena to Doña Lambra, from Epic to romancero” and Peter Mahoney, one titled “Under the Microscope: A Close Rereading of the Siete Infantes de Lara.” Graduate student Carolina Castillo Larrea addressed “La función del autor-narrador en la novela sentimental española de los siglos XV y XVI.”  Prof. Irene Zaderenko, who is directing the doctoral dissertations of Carberry, Castillo Larrea, and Mahoney, explored “La Batalla de las Navas de Tolosa en la Estoria de Espanna alfonsí.”

Reading papers at the Carolina Conference on Romance Studies, organized this year and next by BU graduate Maria C. Fellie, now a UNC grad student, were Franca Roibal Fernández (““El bien contra el mal: cambio de perspectiva en Celda 211”) and Adel Faitaninho (“La realidad irreal que vincula los continentes: el realismo mágico en la literatura rusa y latinoamericana”). Prof. Christopher Maurer gave the Spanish keynote address: ““Snapshots, Proofs, and Lithographs: Some Spanish Poets in New York.”

Among other graduate students reading papers this year were Alexis Ortiz León, at the XVII Congreso de Literatura Mexicana (“La reina del sur y Breaking Bad: el narcotráfico como fuente de entretenimiento”) and Jeannette Ariane Ngabeu, at the African Literature Association (“Conflit des altérités: Africa in Third World Resistance”).