Category: News Spring 2011

Local newspaper in Brugos, Spain features BU students

July 20th, 2011 in News, News Spring 2011

Local newspaper in Brugos, Spain features BU students.  Download article.

New Appointments for Simal, Gibbons, and Castillo Larrea

July 5th, 2011 in Alumni, News, News Spring 2011

The Department of Romance Studies congratulates three of its graduate students: Megan Gibbons, who has been appointed Assistant Professor of Spanish at Glenville State College, in Glenville, West Virginia. Monica Simal will be Assistant Professor of Spanish at Providence College (Rhode Island), and Carolina Castillo Larrea has been appointed Lecturer at the University of Southern California.

Megan Gibbons’s interests include the Golden Age, theater, and gender studies, and she is in the final stages of a dissertation on 17th-century playright Ana Caro.

Monica Simal defended her dissertation in May 2011 on “The Writers of the ‘Mariel Generation’ and the Cuban Literacy Canon.”

For her dissertation, Carolina Castillo Larrea is preparing an edition of Juan de Segura’s Proceso de cartas de amores (1548)

Rosanna Warren Publishes a New Book of Poems

June 4th, 2011 in Faculty, News, News Spring 2011

Rosanna Warren (photo Mike Minehan)

Rosanna Warren (photo Mike Minehan)


Rosanna Warren’s
new book of poems, Ghost in a Red Hat (WW Norton, 2011) is reviewed in the June New York Review of Books by Dan Chiasson. Warren teaches in the French, English and Creative Writing programs.

International Conference at the University of Caen-Basse Normandie

May 20th, 2011 in News, News Spring 2011

Professor Costa is one of the organizers of an international conference at the University of Caen-Basse Normandie, entitled “La Folie du Temps/Time’s Eccentricities”.

PhD Student Leslie Harkema Wins Fulbright Fellowship

April 20th, 2011 in News, News Spring 2011

Doctoral candidate and Presidential University Fellow Leslie J. Harkema has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain for the 2011-2012 academic year, for research on her dissertation  entitled “The Aesthetics of Youth: Miguel de Unamuno and ‘la joven literatura.’”  She is also the winner of a Boston University Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship.

The two awards will allow her to work in archives at the Universidad de Salamanca’s Casa Museo Unamuno, the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, and the Biblioteca Nacional de España. Ms. Harkema’s dissertation focuses on the concept of youth developed in the essays and poetry of Miguel de Unamuno at the turn of the twentieth century, and its impact on the self-fashioning of Spanish poets and critics of the 1920s, who called themselves “la joven literatura” (the young literature).

She is conducting this dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Maurer.

Professor Odile Cazenave co-authors book

January 27th, 2011 in Faculty, News, News Spring 2011

Professor Odile Cazenave co-authors book, Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment, with Patricia Célérie.  Congolese writer Emmanuel Dongala comments on the book cover.  Book is available at University of Virginia Press in February 2011.