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Professor Dennis Costa has been elected Vice-President of the ISST

September 20th, 2016 in Faculty, News, News Fall 2016.

Professor Dennis Costa has been elected Vice-President of the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST).  The Society celebrated its 50th anniversary at its triennial conference in Edinburgh, UK this past summer.

Professor Jennifer Row receives external fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

August 1st, 2016 in Faculty, News, News Summer 2016.

Professor Jennifer Row has been awarded a competitive external fellowship (2016-2017) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research in Humanities.  As a Solmsen Fellow (in pre-1700 European Studies), she will be completing her book manuscript, Queer Velocities: Time, Sex and Biopower on the Early Modern Stage.

BUCH Fellowships Awarded to Professor Dorothy Kelly and Professor Daniel Erker

June 14th, 2016 in Faculty, News, News Summer 2016.

Congratulations to Professor Dorothy Kelly, who will be a senior research fellow at BUCH next year, and Professor Danny Erker, who has a junior faculty fellowship at BUCH!

Here is the article which appeared in BU Today:
http://www.bu.edu/today/2016/center-for-the-humanities-fellowship-2016-2017/

2016 BU Center for the Humanities Student Awards and Fellowships Ceremony

May 11th, 2016 in BU Center for the Humanities, Faculty, Graduate Students, News, News Spring 2016.

Congratulations to graduate students, Jenai Engelhard Humphreys and Monique Roy, for receiving BU Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Awards!  The award ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 10, at 11 a.m., in the Castle.

 

Left to right: BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Jenai Engelhard Humphreys, Prof. Dorothy Kelly, Prof. Susan Jackson, Prof. Odile Cazenave, and BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Monique Roy Photo credit:  Nancy Harrowitz

Left to right:
BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Jenai Engelhard Humphreys, Prof. Dorothy Kelly, Prof. Susan Jackson, Prof. Odile Cazenave, and BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Monique Roy
Photo credit: Nancy Harrowitz

 

BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Jenai Engelhard Humphreys Photo credit:  Nancy Harrowitz

BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Jenai Engelhard Humphreys
Photo credit: Nancy Harrowitz

 

BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Jenai Engelhard Humphreys, and her advisor, Prof. Dorothy Kelly Photo credit:  Nancy Harrowitz

BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Jenai Engelhard Humphreys, and her advisor, Prof. Dorothy Kelly
Photo credit: Nancy Harrowitz

 

BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Monique Roy Photo credit:  Nancy Harrowitz

BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Monique Roy
Photo credit: Nancy Harrowitz

 

BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Monique Roy, and her advisor, Prof. Odile Cazenave Photo credit:  Nancy Harrowitz

BUCH Graduate Student Award Recipient, Monique Roy, and her advisor, Prof. Odile Cazenave
Photo credit: Nancy Harrowitz

Professor Rodrigo Lopes de Barros: recipient of the LASA Award of Merit in Film

April 21st, 2016 in Faculty, News, News Spring 2016.

Congratulations to Professor Rodrigo Lopes de Barros who received the LASA Award of Merit in Film!

The Latin American Studies Association is the largest professional association in the field. The 2016 congress will celebrate the 50 years of LASA and will take place in NY from May 27 to May 30. More than 5500 researchers are expected to attend and participate in more than 1500 sessions.

The LASA Congress also holds the LASA Film Festival, which selects a very limited number of recent films from Latin America. Those films compete for the LASA Award Merit in Film. Professor Rodrigo Lopes de Barros was awarded the prize through his most recent documentary “Chacal: Proibido Fazer Poesia”.

Professor Jeff Kline in the London Times for “Heretic Dawn”

February 2nd, 2016 in Books, Faculty, News, News Spring 2016.

This Sunday’s edition of the London Times published a very favorable review of the book, third volume of T. Jefferson Kline’s translation of Robert Merle’s Fortunes of France: Heretic Dawn.

Professor Jeff Kline on radio interview at newstalk.com

February 1st, 2016 in Books, Faculty, News, News Spring 2016.

Pushkin Press has just published the third volume of T. Jefferson Kline’s translation of Robert Merle’s Fortunes of France: Heretic Dawn. This Sunday’s edition of the London Times published a very favorable review of the book, and he will be interviewed by Susan Cahill on newstalk.com Talking Books on the 14th of February.

A podcast will be posted on http://www.newstalk.com/talkingbooks on the 14th of Feb and one can use the listen back facility or listen live from the website – the show is on at 8pm GMT.

Professor Rodrigo Lopes de Barros: Finalist at Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival

November 30th, 2015 in Faculty, News, News Fall 2015.

Congratulations to Professor Rodrigo Lopes de Barros whose film “Chacal: Forbidden to Write Poetry” is one of the finalists for the Best Short Documentary of the 12th Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival. This year’s ceremony will take place on December 20, 2015 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, which is part of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jury Chairs for this year’s prizes include Professors: H.D. Motyl (Southern Illinois University), Hisham Bizri (Brown University), and Ruth Margraff (School of the Art Institute of Chicago).

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Professor Pedro Lasarte on NECLAS Executive Council

November 12th, 2015 in Faculty, News, News Fall 2015.

Congratulations to Professor Pedro Lasarte, who was elected to the NECLAS Executive Council.  NECLAS, or the New England Council of Latin American Studies, held its annual meeting at Tufts University on November 7, 2015.  Read more about NECLAS at: http://neclas.org/

Professor Pedro Lasarte and graduate students at 2015 NECLAS Annual Meeting

November 12th, 2015 in Faculty, Graduate Students, News, News Fall 2015.

2015 NECLAS at Tufts University on November 7, 2015 Paloma Pueyo Sahún, Amir Effat, Professor Pedro Lasarte, Mike Vinces, Philip Noonan  (left to right)

2015 NECLAS at Tufts University on November 7, 2015
Paloma Pueyo Sahún, Amir Effat, Professor Pedro Lasarte, Mike Vinces, Philip Noonan

Professor Pedro Lasarte and four doctoral graduate students, Amir Effat, Mike Vinces, Paloma Pueyo Sahún, Philip Noonan, read papers and participated at the 2015 New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS) Annual Meeting at Tufts University on November 7, 2015.

All four graduate students were in the panel, Sor Juana.

Amir Effat presented, “A study of the visual language in Sor Juana’s Los empeños de una casa”.

Mike Vinces presented, “Las penas barrocas de Castaño y de Celia en Los empeños de una casa de Sor Juana”.

Paloma Pueyo Sahún presented, “Didactismo y contradicción en Este, que ves, engaño colorido, de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”.

Philip Noonan presented, “La retórica sorjuanista en su obra teatral”.

Download the program.