Academic Year 2017/2018:
Araceli Tinajero (CMLL) published Kokoro: A Mexican Woman in Japan (New York: Escribana, 2017); a translation of the Spanish version, Kokoro, una mexicana en Japón. The English text was translated by the poet and translator Daniel Shapiro (CMLL). The book was presented at the Cervantes Institute (New York) on February 20, 2018. At the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, Araceli organized and moderated the panel “Latin American Literary History: Continuities and Discontinuities” where Yale professors Rolena Adorno and Roberto González Echevarría discussed their new book, Breve historia de la literatura latinoamericana colonial y moderna (February 8, 2018). Tinajero was invited to the international conference, Cuba in War and Peace where she presented “José Martí and the Workers in Exile” (Temple University, April 21, 2018). This spring Araceli joined two editorial boards: the first is a new book series, “Historical and Cultural Interconnections between Latin America and Asia” (Palgrave Macmillan); the second, “Anthem Studies in Latin American Literature and Culture Series” (Anthem Press). She is the Book Review Editor of the new journal Asia / América Latina.
FALL 2017 NEWS: Congratulations to Professor Kamal for being the recipient of the Rifkind Faculty Fellowship, awarded by the Steering Committee of the Rifkind Center for the Humanities and the Arts. Amr Kamal, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, receives this award for the following project: “Empires and Emporia: Department Stores Stories across the Mediterranean."
Press Release: In a ceremony at the Instituto Cervantes in New York, Raquel Chang-Rodríguez received the “Enrique Anderson Imbert Prize” from the North American Academy of the Spanish Language
On 6 June 2017 at the Instituto Cervantes of New York, Gerardo Piña Rosales, director of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), an affiliate of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, awarded Raquel Chang-Rodríguez the sculpture, medal and diploma of the “Enrique Anderson Imbert Prize.” This distinction, given annually by ANLE since 2012, recognizes the achievements and scholarship of individuals who have greatly contributed to the understanding, appreciation, and promotion of Hispanic culture in the United States, especially in the fields of language and literature. Chang-Rodríguez was also incorporated as a Corresponding Member of this prestigious organization.
- On May 29, 2014, Professor Carlos Riobó received the 2014 Sylvia Molloy Award at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for the best peer-reviewed article in the humanities published in 2013. The title of the article is "Raiding the 'Anales' of the Empire: Sarduy's Subversions of the Latin American Boom." _Hispanic Review_ 81.3 (2013): 331-352.
-Two articles by Professor Laura Callahan were recently published: "Museums as a Site for Racialization and Heritage Language Maintenance." Heritage Language Journal 11.2 (August 2014): 98-122; and "The Importance of Being Earnest: Mock Spanish, Mass Media, and the Implications for Language Learners." Spanish in Context 11.2 (September 2014): 202-220.
- Two articles by Professor Isabel Estrada were recently published: "El cine español en la era de la reproducibilidad tecnológica: María Cañas y la d-generación." Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 38. 2 (Winter 2014): 295-313. And "Victimhood in Contemporary Spanish Documentary: The Politics of Agency in Jaime Camino's La vieja memoria (1978) and Los niños de Rusia (2001)." With Melissa González. (Re)viewing Creative, Critical and Commercial Practices in Contemporary Spanish Cinema, Eds.Fernando J. Canet and Duncan Wheeler. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2014. 165-176.- Professor Regina Castro McGowan has recently published "João Baptista Lavanha 'cronista mor do reyno' e a historiografia sebástica do século XVII" in Representações do Mito na História e na Literatura, Coleção Literatura 6, Eds. Ana Luisa Villa, Elisa Nunes Esteves, Fábio Mauro da Silva, Margarida Refóios. Évora: Universidade de Évora, 2014. 221-231
- Professor Aristides Falcon-Paradi's documentary Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen was accepted in the San Francisco Latino Film Festival for September 27, 2014. Moreover, Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen has been selected to be shown in the 22nd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) to be held in New York City from November 28 to December 14, 2014. Further information about Professor Falcon-Paradi's work can be read in the following blog: http://enrisco.blogspot.com/2014/12/rumba-en-nueva-york.html
- Professor Susham Bedi has been selected for Padma Bhushan Dr. M. Satyanarayan Award for 2012 under the prestigious 'Hindi Sevi Samman' Scheme of Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (i.e.: Central Institute of Hindi), an autonomous educational institute under the Ministry of HRD, GoI. Regarding this, a press conference was held on Apr. 24, 2015 in the Press Club, New Delhi, in which the names of Hindi Sevi awardee scholars for 2012, 2013 and 2014 were announced.