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 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.
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:
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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).
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 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”.