Professor Nancy Harrowitz will be teaching a new course called The Holocaust Through Film for the Spring 2018 Semester! See the below flyer for details.
The Department of Romance Studies is pleased to welcome a distinguished Visiting Professor of Spanish, Francisco Moreno-Fernández, who will offer a course on linguistic approaches to Medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature (Spring 2018: LS 456 A1). The course explores literature in dynamic relation to key moments in the history of the Spanish language.
Professor Moreno-Fernandez writes about linguistic variation and change, mainly focused on Spanish Language. Three of his major interests are Sociolinguistics, Dialectology and Social History.
He is author of Atlas de la lengua española en el mundo (with J. Otero, 3rd. ed. 2016), Historia social de las lenguas de España (2005), Spanish in Spain: The Sociolinguistics of Bilingual Areas (2007), The Sociolinguistics of Spanish: Social History, Norm, Variation and Change in Spain (2008), Principios de Sociolingüística y sociología del Lenguaje (4th ed. 2008), La lengua española en su geografía (3rd. ed. 2016), and La maravillosa historia del español (2015), among others.
He is currently co-editor of Spanish in Context (John Benjamins), co-editor of Journal of Linguistic Geography (Cambridge University Press), founder of Lengua y migración /Language / Migration, and member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of the Sociology of Language, and Journal of World Languages.
He is Professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Alcala (Spain) and Honorary Doctor of Universidad Ricardo Palma (Peru). He has held visiting appointments at Göteborg University (Sweden), Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil), University of Illinois at Chicago, Brigham Young University, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
PDF of course flyer is available here: LS 456 A1
At a ceremony in Spain’s national theater, the Teatro Español, our colleague Rodolfo Cardona, University Professor Emeritus, has been honored with the Leandro Fernández de Moratín Prize for Theatre Studies by the Asociación de Directores de Escena Española: one of Spain’s highest honors for a scholarly work about the theater. Prof. Cardona was recognized for his book, with Anthony N. Zahareas, Re-visión del Esperpento, new, expanded edition, about playwright Ramón María de Valle-Inclán. The award was presented at the Teatro Español, Spain’s national theater.
In a glowing review, Margarita Santos Zas praises Cardona’s and Zahareas’ masterly treatment of Valle-Inclán’s theater and praises the book as a guide both for scholars and beginners.
Prof. Cardona founded Anales Galdosianos (a scholarly journal dedicated to the work of novelist Benítez Pérez Galdós), the Boston University Translation Seminar, and directed and guided BU’s University Professors program.
Doctoral graduate student, José Luis Nogales Baena, received a Latin American Studies Program (LASP) travel grant that allowed him to complete research at the National Library and in the National Newspaper and Periodicals Library of Mexico, both of which are an integral part of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). The travel grant also allowed José Luis to participate in a talk that took place in the Xavier Villaurrutia Center for Literary Creation, which belongs to INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts). The talk lasted approximately two hours and included the essayist, critic, narrator and journalist Noé Cárdenas, and the current director of the National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico, Antonio Saborit, reputed historian, translator, editor and essayist.
The Seminar in Translation 2017 can be viewed online here at the CAS Geddes Language Center website.
Doctoral graduate student Franca Roibal Fernández and three undergraduates who had studied “Spanish Through Film” (LS 308) with her–Morgan Duffney, Skovran Cunningham, and Edesiri Igbuya–gave papers at the 2017 Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies Conference (MACLAS) in Charlottesville, VA on March 24-25, 2017.
Franca Roibal Fernández presented, “Uruguayos campeones: el fútbol, la murga, y la identidad uruguaya en Adiós Momo”
Morgan Duffney (a Spanish and Linguistics major) presented, “La búsqueda de la justicia en El secreto de sus ojos, Infancia clandestina y También la lluvia”
Skovran Cunningham (a English and Spanish major) presented, “El humor en Medianeras”.
Edesiri Igbuya (a Biology major, minor in Spanish) presented, “El bien, el mal y las pretensiones de interacciones en las familias en Tanta agua, Infancia clandestina y Whisky”
The Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies promotes interest in Latin America studies. More information on the Conference can be found at www.maclas.org.
Congratulations to Célia Bianconi, who was just awarded a grant by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC), for her proposal, “STARTALK Portuguese Teacher Training,” which has been selected for funding as part of the STARTALK 2017 program.
Congratulations to Professor Adela Pineda on winning the Premio Bellas Artes de Ensayo Literario Malcolm Lowry!
Please visit the BU Latin American Studies News, found here, for more information.
Professor Alicia Borinsky just published new book, My Husband’s Woman. You can read more about this at Literal Magazine.
Congratulations to Professor Adela Pineda on winning a national prize in Mexico for her manuscript on Steinbeck and Mexico!
This prize is given at a national level, by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (the equivalent of Mexico’s National Endowment for the Arts). Very prominent writers, including Jose Emilio Pacheco and Ignacio Padilla, have received the prize in the past.
Results information can be found here.
More information on the prize can be found here.