Past Graduate Student News

  • Spring/Summer 2017

    Dissertation Defenses

    Carlos Gámez-Pérez defended his dissertation, “Las ciencias y las letras: Pensamiento tecnocientífico” with distinction on July 6.

    Marelys Valencia successfully defended her dissertation, “The Children of the Cuban Revolution in the Diaspora: From Internationalism to Transnationalism and Cosmopolitan Imaginaries,” on July 7.

     

    Recent Publications

    Lilianne Lugo Herrera, “Teatralidad y picaresca en Rinconete y Cortadillo, de Miguel de Cervantes.” Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos 13 (January 2017): 203-218. Print.

     

    Forthcoming Publications

    Elizabeth Langley, “Rendering Haiti Visible in an Introductory American Studies Course.” Teaching Haiti Beyond Literature: Intersectionalities of History, Literature and Culture (accepted)

    Lilianne Lugo Herrera, “Cuerpo femenino negro en Repique por Mafifa y Ropa de plancha, de Fátima Patterson.” In: Aduana Vieja, ed. Reading Cuba (in press).

     

    Conferences and Scholarly Presentations

    Lorella Di Gregorio presented: "Conversazione sulla musica di migrazione con Chrissy Arce e Eugenio Marino." AmiCaFest, Grammichele. Talk and Book Presentation. June 22 - July 2, 2017.

    Elizabeth Langley presented, “An Influential Debut?: Revisiting ¡Ėcue-Yamba-Ó! in a Comparative Context.” New Directions in Cuban Studies. University of Miami, Miami, FL. October 20-21, 2016.

    Lilianne Lugo Herrera presented “Cuerpo femenino negro y el teatro de Fátima Patterson” at Reading Cuba, an interdisciplinary conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Literature. Florida International University, Miami, Florida. November 9-10, 2016.

    Lilianne Lugo Herrera presented “Voces del Diseño: historia oral y prácticas archivísticas para las artes escénicas” at the I Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales. Centro Cultural General San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 7-9, 2016.

    Lilianne Lugo Herrera presented “Teatralidad y picaresca en Rinconete y Cortadillo, de Miguel de Cervantes” at the VI Congreso Internacional Cervantino “Cervantes en escena.” Sociedad Cervantina de Madrid, Spain. September 28-30, 2016.

     

    Honors and Awards

    Fély Catan received an MLL Summer Research Award.

    Thouraya Ferid received an MLL Summer Dissertation Award.

    Lorella Di Gregorio received a Summer 2017 Field Research Grant from UM’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.

    Lorella Di Gregorio received an MLL Summer Research Award.

    Elizabeth Langley received a CUNY Dominican Studies Archives and Library Research Award for Fall 2017.

    Elizabeth Langley received a UM Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship Award for Summer 2017.

    Lilianne Lugo Herrera received a 2017 Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Pre-Prospectus Fellowship.

  • Winter 2016

    Exams and Defenses

    Thouraya Ferid, Ernesto Fundora, and Marelys Valencia defended their dissertation proposals in December 2015 and are now ABD.

    Recent Publications

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Un barco repleto de historias." Suburbano. November 26, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Campo minado de valores." Suburbano. October 15, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Imaginar Europa después de París.” Nagari Magazine, December 1, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Paz Soldán: El noqueador." Nagari Magazine, November 1, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "El Miami de Hernán Vera." Nagari Magazine, October 1, 2015.

    Melyssa Haffaf, “Français, mais à condition?” Le Huffington Post. December 9, 2015.

    Accepted/Forthcoming Publications

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Fe en la ciencia en la España de la posmodernidad: Tokio ya no nos quiere de Ray Loriga.” In Pasqual Bernat et al. (eds.) Ciència i ficció. L'exploració creativa dels mons reals i dels irreals. (Forthcoming 2016).

    Scholarly Talks

    Ainaí Morales Pino. “Un imaginario con fecha de expiración. Enmienda visual y desmonumentalización en Lima Antigua. Tipos de antaño (1890) de Carlos Prince.” Pontífica Universidad Católica del Perú. Lima. November 3, 2015. (Invited talk).

    Recent Conference Presentations

    Américo Mendoza-Mori, Invitation to Prof. Elizabeth Monasterios’ class on Andean Literature. Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. La Paz, Bolivia. July 2015.

    Américo Mendoza-Mori, “Lenguas y conocimientos andinos en el contexto global.” Colegio de Alto Rendimiento de Puno (COAR). Chucuito - Puno, Perú. August, 2015.

    Américo Mendoza-Mori, Roundtable on Quechua and Andean Culture Initiatives. Quechua Alliance Student and Faculty Meeting. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. November 2015.

    Eva Silot Bravo, "Cuban Alternative Music and its Diaspora" at Hofstra University, New York, November 2015.

    Eva Silot Bravo, "Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Cuban Cultural Production." MLA Annual Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

    Accepted/Forthcoming Conference Presentations

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, “There is no one language’ in el Gran Caribe: An Aesthetics of Multiplicity in Caridad Svich’s, The Tropic of X.” Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame. Tulane University. New Orleans. March 2016.

    Salim Ayoub, Fély Catan, Lorella Di Gregorio, Pamela Fuentes Korban, and Lina Jardines del Cueto are organizing the 2016 MLL Graduate Student Conference: “Recycling Cultures: Practices and Poetics of Sustainability,” featuring Haitian writer, Michèle-Jessica Fièvre, and Colombian artist, Federico Uribe: http://mllgraduateconference.blogspot.com/. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter

    Pamela Fuentes Korban. “Alejandro Dolina: Lo que me costó el amor de Laura y el resurgimiento del radioteatro en la Argentina contemporánea.” Radio in Contemporary Latin America. Latin American Studies Association. New York. May 2016.

    Eva Silot. “The Cultural Identities of Cuban-American Youth: Language, Literature, Music and the Arts.” Panel organized by the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International and the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment. February 12, 2016

    Eva Silot. “The transterritorial and global era of Cuban music at the turn of the century.” Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame.” Tulane University. New Orleans. March 10-12, 2016.

    Marelys Valencia. “De-constructing Homeland: The Interplay of New Trans- Subjectivities in Muerte de un murciano en La Habana.” International Conference Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame. Tulane University. New Orleans. March 2016.

    Marelys Valencia (Panel organizer and chair): “Trans-estéticas y subjetividades transnacionales en la literatura, el cine y el teatro latinoamericanos.” Latin American Studies Association. New York. May 2016.

    Marelys Valencia, “A Nomadic Diasporic Subjectivity in the Work of Rolando Sánchez Mejías.” Latin American Studies Association. New York. May 2016.

    Interviews

    Américo Mendoza-Mori. “College Students from Around The U.S. Are Gathering To Celebrate Quechua Language & Culture,” by Yara Simón. November 2015.

    Américo Mendoza-Mori. “Voces y Sonidos de la Conferencia del Quechua,” by Ariel Goodman. November 2015.

    Special Teaching Initiatives and Awards

    Salim Ayoub will teach Moroccan Darija in the DILS program in Spring 2016.

    Ernesto Fundora will teach an original course on "Greek Heroes in the Tropics: From Ancient Greece to Caribbean Theater," for UM’s Bachelor of General Studies Program during Summer 2016.

    Elizabeth Langley is UM’s inaugural American Studies Teaching Fellow for 2015-16.

    Eva Silot Bravo taught Spanish for Lawyers at the UM School of Law in Fall 2015.

    Marelys Valencia will serve as TA for the Spanish Program at University of Cantabria under the direction of Dr. Andrew Lynch during Summer 2016.

    Amine Zidouh taught Moroccan Darija in the DILS program in Fall 2015.

  • Spring 2016

    Jobs

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, Lecturer of Spanish. Columbia University.

    W. Shawn Temple, Assistant Professor of French and Director of the French Program. Utah Valley University.

     

    Dissertation Defenses

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, "Language Crossing and Multiaccentuality in Women Writers del Gran Caribe: Narrative, Drama and Performance.” With distinction.

    Julie Samit, “Memories that Won't Desert. Transnational Legacies of Francoism and the Spanish Civil War in 21st Century Novel, Comic and Film.” With distinction.

    Eva Silot Bravo, “Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Contemporary Cuban Cultural Production.”

    Gabriela Zaviezo, “The New New Man: (Re): Articulations of Masculinity in Post- Revolutionary Cuba.”

     

    Fellowshops, Awards, Grants

    Salim Ayoub was the MLL Outstanding Teaching Assistant in French for AY 15-16.

    Salim Ayoub, Zayer Baazaoui, Nicolas Bordage, Lorella Di Gregorio, Pamela Fuentes Korban, Carlos Gámez Pérez, Ainai Morales Pino, Marelys Valencia, Marivi Véliz, and Amine Zidouh have been awarded MLL Summer Research Grants.

    Zayer Baazaoui received the Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Foreign Languages Convention 2015, Foreign Language Association of Dade County, Miami. December 2015.

    Ellen Davies has been awarded a 2016-17 UGrow Fellowship to work in Richter Library’s Special Collections Department.

    Ernesto Fundora was the MLL Outstanding Graduate Student for AY 15-16.

    Ernesto Fundora was awarded the Hermes Prize for Extraordinary Progress in the Learning of an Ancient Language. Department of Classics, University of Miami.

    Ernesto Fundora was awarded a 2016-17 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship to support three months of research in UM's Cuban Heritage Collection.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez won a Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grant 2016 (declined).

    Melyssa Haffaf holds a Muslim Leadership Initiative Fellow through July 2016.

    Elizabeth Langley was awarded a Tinker Field Research Grant from the Miami Institute for the Americas (Dominican Republic).

    Marelys Valencia was the MLL Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Spanish for AY 2015-16.

    Marelys Valencia received a Latin American Studies Association Travel Scholarship to participate in the LASA Congress in New York City. May 2016.

    Marivi Véliz was awarded a Tinker Field Research Grant from the Miami Institute for the Americas (Guatemala).

     

    Recent Publications

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, Entrevista a Marina Perezagua: “El lenguaje del horror es fundamental.” Suburbano. April 14, 2016.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Hiroshima en el corazón de las tinieblas." Suburbano. March 15, 2016.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "El campo de batalla de un escritor." Suburbano. February 13, 2016.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, Entrevista a Mar Gómez Glez: “No me interesa contar la historia de mi vida sino explorar literariamente ciertos instantes misteriosos de la experiencia.” Suburbano. January 14, 2016.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, Conversación con Sergio Ramírez: ”Yo era un escritor o un intelectual que hizo lo que pudo por servir a la revolución en la que creía. Y lo hice desde mi propio terreno.” Nagari Magazine, April 1, 2016.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Una bella catástrofe contemporánea." Nagari Magazine, March 1, 2016.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Poesía espacial." Nagari Magazine, February 1, 2016.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Centroamérica cuenta." Nagari Magazine, January 1, 2016.

    Nadia Naami, “Abdellah Fakhar : Quelques Repères sur l’Homme et son Œuvre,” Abdellah Fakhar. Rabat: Editions de La Fondation ONA. 2016. pp. 55-90.

    Marelys Valencia, “Performatividad y plástica: el cruzamiento artístico en la obra de Leandro Soto durante la década ‘contaminada’ de los 80 en Cuba.” Latin American Theatre Review 49.2 (Spring 2016): 5-26.

     

    Accepted and Forthcoming Publications

    Zayer Baazaoui, 'Interculturality as a Writing Strategy in The Character of Rain of Amélie Nothomb." Mutual Images Journal. Fall 2016.

    Elizabeth Langley, "Performing Postmemory: Remembering the Parsley Massacre in ‘Nineteen Thirty-Seven’ and Song of the Water Saints.” The Latin Americanist (in press).

    Ainai Morales Pino, “En el punto ciego. Lima Antigua. Tipos de antaño (1890) de Carlos Prince y las tramas escrito-visuales de la (des)memoria nacional.” Caiga jueves en domingo. Denegri, Francesca (ed.). Lima: PUCP.

    Marelys Valencia, “Migraciones mediáticas: la translocación del español en televisoras hispanas de EE.UU.” With Andrew Lynch. Migraciones hispánicas: discurso, sociedad y cognición Cuadernos AISPI 8 (2016).

    Marelys Valencia, “María Elena Llanas’ An Address in Havana” (Book Review). Letras Femeninas.

    Amine Zidouh, Translation of " " (a play), from Darija to English. Casablanca.

     

    Recent Scholarly Presentations

    Salim Ayoub, “Immigration, Global Influence & Alienation in the Literature of the South: The Case of Fatou Diome’s Le Ventre de l’Atlantique.” Ideas of South, Cornell University, Ithaca. March 2016.

    Zayer Baazyoui, "Métaphysique des Tubes d'Amélie Nothomb: l'intertextualité comme une stratégie d'écriture", Foreign Language Association of Dade County, Miami, December 2015.

    Zayer Baazyoui, "Discover the sense of El Dorado by reversing the pattern in Eldorado, by Laurent Gaudé." University of Georgia Graduate conference. Athens. February 2016.

    Zayer Baazyoui, "Interculturality as a Writing Strategy in The Character of Rain of Amélie Nothomb." Aarhus University, Denmark. May 13-14, 2016.

    Lorella Di Gregorio. “‘Pa’l norte’ o ‘A’merica’: la migración en una canción.” XXII Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa Mexican Studies Conference. UC Irvine. May 5-7.

    Ernesto Fundora, “(In)movilidades: la dramaturgia cubana en la era post-canónica.” LASA Annual Conference. New York. May 2016.

    Ernesto Fundora, “Consejos para una vida picaresca: Séneca en Lazarillo de Tormes.” Florida Cervantes Symposium. University of Miami. March 2016.

    Ernesto Fundora, “Greeks in the Tropics: From Ancient Greece to Caribbean Theater.” Tropical Exposures Conference, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University. New Orleans. March 2016.

    Ernesto Fundora, “‘Oh lira, canta, que es trabajo honroso’: poesía y trabajo en Catalina Rodríguez de Morales.” Coloquio Internacional, “Mujeres y trabajo en la historia y la cultura de la América Latina y el Caribe.” Centro de Estudios de la Mujer, Casa de las Américas. Havana. February 2016.

    Elizabeth Langley, "An Empire of Pop?: Responding to Exploitation and Reimagining Exploration in the Caribbean.” Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame. Tulane University. New Orleans. March 10-12, 2016.

    Ainai Morales Pino, "En el punto ciego. Las tramas escrito-visuales de la des-memoria nacional en Lima Antigua. Tipos de Antaño (1890) de Carlos Prince." Pontífica Universidad Católica del Perú. Lima. May 31, 2016.

    Nada Naami, “La Peinture de Chevalet est-elle Venue dans les Malles du Protectorat?” French Institue of El Jadida, Morocco. January 13, 2016.

    Nada Naami, “La Peinture au Maroc à travers le Discours de la Rresse Écrite: entre Taces du Passé et Possibilités de Devenir.” French Institute of El Jadida, Morocco. January 21, 2016.

    Nada Naami, “L’aporie du Sens ou l’Exil comme Posture Éthique : le cas des peintres et écrivains marocains de la première génération », at the International Conference Maroc, Terre d’Exil. La Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc.” Rabat, Morocco. March 24, 2016.

    Nada Naami, “Les villes du Maroc dans la littérature de voyage au XIXème siècle: Fès et Tanger.” International Conference La ville et l’urbain visions nouvelles et regards croisés. Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines. Chouaib Doukkali University. El Jadida, Morocco.

    Marelys Valencia, “De-constructing Homeland: The Interplay of New Trans- Subjectivities in Muerte de un murciano en La Habana. International Conference Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame. Tulane University, New Orleans. March 10-12, 2016.

    Marelys Valencia. Panel organizer and chair: “Trans-estéticas y subjetividades transnacionales en la literatura, el cine y el teatro latinoamericanos.” LASA Annual Conference. New York. May 27-30, 2016.

    Amine Zidouh, "Arabic is the new Latin." ACLA. Harvard University. Cambridge. March 2016.

     

    Upcoming Scholarly Presentations

    Zayer Baazyoui, "Queer in the Maghreb or the boldness of the new generation." MLA. Philadelphia. January 2017.

    Ainai Morales Pino, "En el no-lugar socio-nacional: profanación y deformación del letrado-intelectual en El Conspirador de Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera." Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima. July 6 ,2016.

    Amine Zidouh, "Context in the Foreign Language Classroom." University of Miami. September 29, 2015.

     

    Other News

    Ainai Morales Pino was accepted into the “Red Interdisciplinaria de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Perú XIX” (RIEL) research group of the Pontífica Universidad Católica del Perú.

    Amine Zidouh produced the short film, "Mohammad X," which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. April 2016.

  • Fall 2015

    Jobs

    Mónica Durán,Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Miami.

    Alfredo Palacio, Assistant Professor, Universidad de las Artes (Guayaquil).

    Shawn Temple, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oakland University.

    Fellowships, Awards, Grants

    Francisca Aguiló Mora won the Helmut Esau Prize of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest for the paper, “De las aulas a la calle: el ámbito pedagógico como maître à penser en las ideologías y actitudes lingüísticas en Mallorca.”

    Francisca Aguiló Mora won the University of Miami Early Modern Graduate Essay Award for the article, “Bilingüismo léxico por sujetos biculturales en los Comentarios reales del Inca Garcilaso y en la Primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno de Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala.”

    Lorella Di Gregoriohas been selected for the editorial board of Bric-à-brac, a section of the multidisciplinary, electronic journal Sans Soleil.

    Recent Publications

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, “Motion for the other through motion for the self: The complexities of giving-directions for advanced heritage learners of Spanish,” (with Eduardo Negueruela Azarola). Cognitive Linguistics and Sociocultural Theory. Applications for Second and Foreign Language Teaching. Ed. Kyoko Masuda, Carlee Arnett, and Angela Labarca. Berlin and New York: Mouton De Gruyter, 2015. 73-100. Print.

    Carlos Gámez, "Roberto Arlt, un escritor del futuro." Suburbano. September 17, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, "La conexión Challenger." Nagari Magazine, September 1, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez,"Entrevista con Sergio Ramírez". Quimera, revista de literatura, September, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, "La red Bolaño." Suburbano. August 9, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, "Un nuevo paradigma para el arte desde latinoamérica" Nagari Magazine, August 1, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, "La autoconciencia literaria de Óscar Gual." Suburbano. July 13, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, "La literatura nacional acaba en los Pirineos." Nagari Magazine, July 1, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, "Fantasía existencial." Suburbano. June 15, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, "El otro idioma de Miami" Nagari Magazine, June 1, 2015.

    Recent Conference Presentations

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, “Becoming a Poet in the Language Classroom: Representation, Internalization, and Motion Events” (with Eduardo Negueruela Azarola). XXII Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group Meeting. Rutgers University, Camden. Oct. 1-3, 2015.

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, “Language Crossing and Multiaccentuality in Women Writers del Gran Caribe.” Cuban Heritage Collection Research Colloquia. University of Miami. August 31, 2015.

    Lorella Di Gregorio and Silvia Scippa, "L'antichi nu nu sbagghinu mai: charla con la antropóloga médica y portavoz de la Misión Etnológica en México de la Universidad La Sapienza de Roma, sobre la afinidad de los métodos de tratamiento populares en el sur de América y el sur de Italia." Credenze POP. Catania, Italia. 26 June-5 July 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, "Fe en la ciència a l'Espanya de la posmodernitat: Tokio ya no nos quiere de Ray Loriga". International Conference Science and Fiction: A Creative Exploration of Real and Fantastic Worlds; panel on "Ciència i ficció". Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. September 2-5, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, “Regeneración de las formas estéticas con el uso de la ciencia y la tecnología en la literatura española contemporánea.” Sesión plenaria (organizer). With the participation of Marta del Pozo (scholar), Jara Calles (scholar), Germán Sierra (writer), Javier Moreno (writer) and Marcos Garcia (MediaLab Prado Director). III Jornadas ALCESXXI. Soria, July, 7-9, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, “Copia e innovación como modelos para introducir la ciencia y la tecnología en la literatura española peninsular”. III Jornadas ALCESXXI. Soria, July, 7-9, 2015.

    Nadia Naami, “Écrire dans la langue étrangère: Pour une éthique post-indépendante (Le cas de la quête poétique et épistémologique d’Abdelkebir Khatibi).” VIII° Forum Mondial HERACLES: Forum mondial des centres universitaires de langues Hautes Études et Recherches pour les Apprentissages dans les Centres de Langues de l’Enseignement Supérieur, "Les politiques linguistiques – éducatives face au défi de la pensée complexe : Langues, savoir et développement", Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech. Morocco. June, 4-6. 2015.

    Eva Silot, “The Transnationality of Afrocuban Urban Music.” Roundtable on Contemporary Afrocuban-Jazz and Pop. Latin Jazz and Pop Festival. Brown University, Providence. October 2015.

    Accepted/Forthcoming Conference Presentations

    Eva Silot Bravo, "“The Funk Connection in Popular Cuban Music.” Symposium on Cuban Alternative Music and its Diaspora. Hofstra University, New York. November 2015.

    Eva Silot Bravo, "Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Cuban Cultural Production." Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

    Salim Ayob, Fély Catan, Lorella Di Gregorio, Pamela Fuentes Korban, and Lina Jardines del Cueto are organizing the 2016 MLL Graduate Student Conference: “Recycling Cultures: Practices and Poetics of Sustainability,” featuring Haitian writer, Michèle-Jessica Fièvre, and Colombian artist, Federico Uribe:

  • Summer 2015

    Dissertation Defense

    Mónica Durán,“Visual Narratives and Metaphors as Tools for Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Sociocultural and Critical Perspective.”

    Alfredo Palacio, “La anarquía del camaleón: Interculturalidad y participación ciudadana en la cinematografía ecuatoriana del nuevo milenio.”

    Fellowships, Awards, Grants

    Francisca Aguiló Mora was awarded the Cuban Heritage Collection Summer 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship for her dissertation project, “Language Crossing and Multiaccentuality in Women Writers del Gran Caribe: Narrative, Drama and Performance.”

    Francisca Aguiló Mora was awarded the 2015-16 Dean’s Academic Year Dissertation Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Francisca Aguiló Mora is the MLL Outstanding Graduate Student for 2014-15.

    Fély Catan was awarded the UGrow Developmental Writing Fellowship for 2015-16.

    Lorella Di Gregorio has received the UM First Year Research Guide Award for field research and interdisciplinary seminar organization in Italy.

    Mónica Durán was selected as one of three “Exemplary Graduate Students” by the UM Graduate School for AY 2014-15.

    Thouraya Ferid is the MLL Outstanding TA for 2014-15.

    Pamela Fuentes Korban was awarded the UGrow Special Collections Fellowship for 2015-16.

    Pamela Fuentes Korban was awarded a 2015 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant for her project, “La venganza era terrible: Alternative Ways of Storytelling in 21st Century Argentine Radio.

    Ernesto Fundora was accepted to the 2015 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez has been awarded the 2015 CAS Graduate Summer Award for his project, “On Sciences and Letters: Science, Technology and Culture in Spain.”

    Melyssa Haffaf was awarded the Muslim Leadership Initiative Fellowship from June 2015 through July 2016.

    Elizabeth Langley was awarded the UM American Studies Teaching Fellowship for 2015-16.

    Recent Publications

    Carlos Gámez, "Latinoamérica como preocupación global." Suburbano. February 21,2015.

    Ernesto Fundora and Dainerys Machado, ed. Piñera, Virgilio. Las palabras de El Escriba. Artículos en Revolución y Lunes de Revolución (1959-1961). La Habana: Ediciones UNIÓN, 2014.

    Accepted/Forthcoming Publications

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Postmodern points of view on technology: Posthumanism and Spanish Peninsular Literature.” In: Experimental Practices: Technoscience, Art, Literature, Philosophy Vol. 1: Narrating Life. Ed. Elisabeth Friis, Stefan Herbrechter, and Christina Iuli. Rodopi: Amsterdam, 2015.

    Nadia Naami, “Tanger ou la mémoire prothèse : enquête pour un récit des origines de la peinture au Maroc,” Paroles de Ville, collective to appear in December 2014 (L’Harmattan).

    Eva Silot Bravo, “The Transnational Cuban Alternative Music Scene.” In: The Cuban Diaspora: Post-Soviet Migrations and Exiles. Ed. Ariana Hernández-Reguant, and Nadine T. Fernandez. UP of Florida. Forthcoming 2015.

    Recent Conference Presentations

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, “Teaching Thinking-For-Speaking in the L2 Classroom: A Conceptual Approach to Teaching Motion Events” (with Eduardo Negueruela Azarola). Colloquium (COG): Exploring the Role of Thinking-For-Speaking in Second Language Education. To be presented at the 2015 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Toronto, Canada. March 21-24, 2015.

    Ellen Davies, Antoni Fernández, Carlos Gámez, and Elizabeth Langley organized and hosted the MLL Annual Graduate Student Conference, “Born- Digital: Reformatting Humanities in the 21st Century.” March 20-21, 2015.

    Pamela Fuentes Korban, "Los mitos de Flores: El barrio y sus demonios." XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Antigua, Guatemala. March 4- 7, 2015.

    Elizabeth Langley, “Performing Post-memory: Remembering the Parsley Massacre in ‘Nineteen Thirty-Seven’ and Song of the Water Saints.” Southeastern Latin American Studies Conference. Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC. 12-14 March 2015.

    Nada Naami, "Désir et dé-représentation : pour une éthique iconoclaste dans Un captif amoureux et Hiroshima mon amour", Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, April 8-11, 2015.

    Shawn Temple, “The Transnational Gaze: Visualizing the Invisible in French and North African Cinema.” 2015 Annual Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, Canada. 30 April-May 3./p>

    Eva Silot Bravo, "Decadencia y sobrevivencia: La nueva moral del sujeto "revolucionario" cubano en textos de Los Novisimos" at a conference of the Popular Cultural Association/American Cultural Association in New Orleans, April 2015.

    Accepted/Forthcoming Conference Presentations

    Lorella Di Gregorio, Lorella y Silvia Scippa "L'antichi nu nu sbagghinu mai: charla con la antropóloga médica y portavoz de la Misión Etnológica en México de la Universidad La Sapienza de Roma, sobre la afinidad de los métodos de tratamiento populares en el sur de América y el sur de Italia." Credenze POP. Catania, Italia. 26 junio - 5 julio 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Regeneración de las formas estéticas con el uso de la ciencia y la tecnología en la literatura española contemporánea.” Sesión plenaria (organizer). With the participation of Marta del Pozo (scholar), Jara Calles (scholar), Germán Sierra (writer), Javier Moreno (writer) and Marcos Garcia (MediaLab Prado Director). III Jornadas ALCESXXI. Soria, July, 7-9, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Copia e innovación como modelos para introducir la ciencia y la tecnología en la literatura española peninsular”. III Jornadas ALCESXXI. Soria, July, 7-9, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Fe en la ciència a l'Espanya de la posmodernitat: Tokio ya no nos quiere de Ray Loriga". International Conference Science and Fiction: A Creative Exploration of Real and Fantastic Worlds; panel on "Ciència i ficció". Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. September 2-5, 2015.

    Nadia Naami, “Écrire dans la langue étrangère: Pour une éthique post-indépendante (Le cas de la quête poétique et épistémologique d’Abdelkebir Khatibi).” VIII° Forum Mondial HERACLES: Forum mondial des centres universitaires de langues Hautes Études et Recherches pour les Apprentissages dans les Centres de Langues de l’Enseignement Supérieur, "Les politiques linguistiques – éducatives face au défi de la pensée complexe : Langues, savoir et développement", Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech. Morocco. June, 4-6. 2015.

    Eva Silot Bravo, "Cuban Alternative Music and its Diaspora" at Hofstra University, New York, November 2015.

    Eva Silot Bravo, "Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Cuban Cultural Production." MLA Annual Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

    Shawn Temple, “D’un Maroc, l’autre: de L’enfant ébloui à Analphabètes de Rachid O.” “L’imaginaire Maroc des Écrivains et Euro-Marocains,” in Meknès, Morocco. 6-8 May 2015.

    Shawn Temple, “Crossing the Strai(gh)t of Contradiction: Iberian Dreams and Queer Awakenings in Tahar Ben Jelloun’s Partir.” 2015 Council of European Studies Conference; panel on “Migration in 21st Century Iberian Cultures.” Paris, France. 8-10 July 2015.

  • Spring 2015

    Dissertation Defense

    Nada Naami defended her dissertation, “La peinture au Maroc: contexte historique et évolution de la reception," at the University Chouaib Doukkali of El Jedida on December 24, 2014. She was awarded "grande distinction" and "felicitations du jury.

    Fellowships, Awards, Grants

    Francisca Aguiló Mora received the 12th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Award for Graduate Students for her essay, "Memory Mambo de Achy Obejas: Bailando al son de 'lo local' en un imaginario post-nacional."

    Américo Mendoza-Mori was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Language Teaching Innovation Grant for the project, "Thinking Andean Studies: an Interdisciplinary Colloquium."

    Ainai Morales Pino has received a LASA graduate student Travel Award to present at the 2015 annual conference in San Juan.

    Recent Publications

    Ernesto Fundora (editor and critical introduction), Dramaturgia cubana contemporánea. México D.F.: Paso de Gato, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez, “Un nuevo paradigma literario. Reseña de El claustro rojo de Juan Vico.” Suburbano. January 15, 2015.

    Ainai Morales Pino, El Perú Ilustrado: las visualidades en competencia en la visualización de un imaginario de nación.” Decemonónica 12.1 (2015).

    Alfredo Palacio, “Filosofía escatológica: Nicolás Méndez y los maestros de la sospecha.” Suburbano. December 4, 2014.

    Accepted/Forthcoming Publications

    Adrien Bagarr has translated a book of poems for Ioana Gruia, Le soleil sur le fruit, forthcoming with L’Harmattan (Paris).

    Recent Conference Presentations

    Lorella Di Gregorio co-organized in Italy the event, “Della Natura e altre Passioni,” where she presented the best seller, Capo Scirocco along with author Emanuela E. Abbadessa.

    Ernesto Fundora, “La ilustre olvidada: Catalina Rodríguez de Morales y el canon de la literatura cubana del siglo XIX.” Fourth International Conference on Caribbean Studies. Marquette University, Milwaukee. November 6-8, 2014.

    Ernesto Fundora, “'De fuego devorado, sufro el frío': el petrarquismo en la poesía de Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda.” XXIV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. La Habana. November 10-14, 2014.

    Américo Mendoza-Mori, “Pensar los Estudios Andinos” (invited talk). Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano. Cusco, Perú. January 12, 2015.

    Américo Mendoza-Mori, “Contemporary Quechua cultural initiatives” (guest lecture). Rowan University. Glassboro, New Jersey. November 24, 2014.

    Accepted/Forthcoming Conference Presentations

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, “Teaching Thinking-For-Speaking in the L2 Classroom: A Conceptual Approach to Teaching Motion Events” (with Eduardo Negueruela Azarola). Colloquium (COG): Exploring the Role of Thinking-For-Speaking in Second Language Education. To be presented at the 2015 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Canada. March 21-24, 2015.

    Pamela Fuentes Korban. "Los mitos de Flores: El barrio y sus demonios." XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Antigua, Guatemala. March, 4-7, 2015.

    Nada Naami, "Désir et dé-représentation : pour une éthique iconoclaste dans Un captif amoureux et Hiroshima mon amour", Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, April 8-11, 2015.

  • Fall 2014

    Dissertation Defense

    Walter S. Temple passed his Dissertation Defense with “Distinction” on October 29, 2014.

    Prizes

    María Gracia Pardo was awarded the 2014 Barrett Prize for best dissertation in Latin American Studies at the University of Miami.

    Fellowships, Awards, Grants

    Ernesto Fundora Castro was awarded a 2014 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant from the UM Center for Latin American Studies.

    Francisca Aguiló Mora was awarded the 2014 Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Pre-Prospectus Fellowship.

    Walter S. Temple and Eva Silot Bravo were awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Dissertation Award for AY 2014-15.

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, Ellen Davies, Mónica Durán, Carlos Gámez Pérez, and Ainai Morales were awarded the MLL 2014 Summer Research Awards.

    Carlos Gámez Perez received a First-Year Research Guide Travel Award from the University of Miami Graduate School.

    Recent Publications

    Ernesto Fundora Castro, "Ars amandi de la belleza y la miseria. Manía de Abel González Melo." Gestos. Teoría y práctica del teatro hispánico: Nuevas estrategias y memoria histórica. 29.58 (Nov. 2014): 121-122.

    Ernesto Fundora Castro, "Elektra hacia la residencia de la luz". Tablas. Revista Cubana de las Artes Escénicas. CIII. 3-4 (Jul.-Dec. 2013): 135-138.

    Francisca Aguiló Mora, “Lucía Miranda de Rosa Guerra: un pacto para la utopía de un entre-espacio.” Ciberletras 32 (July 2014). 

    Accepted/Forthcoming Publications

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Postmodern points of view on technology: Posthumanism and Spanish Peninsular Literature.” In: Experimental Practices: Technoscience, Art, Literature, Philosophy Vol. 1: Narrating Life. Ed. Elisabeth Friis, Stefan Herbrechter, and Christina Iuli. Rodopi: Amsterdam, 2015.

    Nadia Naami, “Tanger ou la mémoire prothèse : enquête pour un récit des origines de la peinture au Maroc,” Paroles de Ville. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2014. (In press).

    Eva Silot Bravo, “The Transnational Cuban Alternative Music Scene.” In: The Cuban Diaspora: Post-Soviet Migrations and Exiles. Ed. Ariana Hernández-Reguant, and Nadine T. Fernandez. UP of Florida. Forthcoming 2015.

    Luz Ainai Morales Pino, "El Perú Ilustrado: las visualidades en competencia en la articulación de un imaginario de nación." Decimonónica. Forthcoming.

    Luz Ainai Morales Pino, "El Museo Venezolano: las políticas de la imagen en el proceso de formación nacional." In La nación en imágenes. ed. Cecilia Rodríguez Lehmann y Victor Goldgel Carballo. Forthcoming by Iberoamericana Press.

    Walter S. Temple, Review of Frank Lestringant’s biography of André Gide in two volumes titled André Gide, l’inquiéteur (2011). The French Review. Forthcoming December 2014.

    Walter S. Temple, Review of Abdellah Taïa’s film L’armée du salut (2013). The French Review. Forthcoming December 2014.

    Recent Conference Presentations

    Francisca Aguiló Mora. "A Conceptual Approach to Teaching Motion Events in the Second Language Classroom." XXI Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group Meeting. University of Miami. Nov. 6-8, 2014.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Fluid and Science in Literature Written in Spanish” (panel organizer). 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature Science and the Arts, hosted by Southern Methodist University. Dallas. October, 9-12, 2014.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Traces of Fluidity in Spanish 'Mutantes': Agustín Fdez Mallo and Germán Sierra”. 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature Science and the Arts, hosted by Southern Methodist University. Dallas. October, 9-12, 2014.

    Marelys Valencia, “Cubaneo Performance on Miami Local TV Stations.” Hemi Convergence 2014, NYU, New York. October 2-5, 2014.

    Francisca Aguiló Mora. “De las aulas a la calle: el ámbito pedagógico como maître à penser en las ideologías y actitudes lingü.sticas en Mallorca.” XLII Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. California State University, San Marcos. Sept. 18-20, 2014.

    Antoni Fernández Parera, “Percepciones e influencias del español cubano en el habla bilingüe en Miami.” 43rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. San Diego. September 18-20, 2014.

    Antoni Fernández Parera, “The effects of explicit instruction on written accent mark usage: An experimental study of basic- and intermediate-level Spanish heritage language learners.” 43rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. San Diego. September 18-20, 2014.

    Francisca Aguiló Mora. “Multilingual Voices in el Gran Caribe: The Inscription of a New Language That Talks a New Usanacaribeña Spatiality.” Cuban Heritage Collection Research Colloquia. University of Miami. September 2, 2014.

    Luz Ainaí Morales Pino, "El Perú Ilustrado: la industria cultural visual y las visualidades en competencia en la articulación de un imaginario de nación." Conference on "Perú Trasatlántico." PUCP. Lima. July 15-18, 2014.

    Luz Ainaí Morales Pino, "Las agendas de la imagen. Narrativas visuales de nación y modernidad en El Perú Ilustrado y El Cojo Ilustrado," Universidad de San Marcos. Lima.  July 3, 2014.

    Eva Silot Bravo, “Reflections on Recent Transnational Cubans as Latinas/os.” Imagining Latina/o Studies: Past, Present and Future. An International Latina/o Studies Conference. Chicago. July 2014.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Postmodern points of view on technology: Posthumanism and Spanish Peninsular Literature.” Society for Literature Science and the Arts-Europe (SLSAeu). Turin (Italy). June 4-6, 2014.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Postmodern Physics in Contemporary Spanish Literature: The case of Agustín Fernández Mallo.” Inaugural Conference of ELINAS: Literature and Physics. Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen (Germany). May 29-June 1, 2014.

    Nadia Naami, “Intertexualite francophone Maghreb-Caraibes: désir d’origines et faux exiles.” Colloques Jeunes Chercheurs, “Intertexualités francophones,” organized by La Chair de recherche du Canada en literature africaines et Francophonie. University Laval. Québec. May 2-3, 2014.

    Francisca Aguiló Mora and Andrew Lynch. “¿Hablas castellano? Parles català? O xerres mallorquí?: Linguistic ideologies and attitudes in Mallorca in an era of economic and ecological crises.” 7th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. University of Wisconsin-Madison. April 3-5, 2014.

    Nadia Naami, “Le rouge de la tombe: une poétique de l’impensable dans Infidèles.” International conference on “Modalities of engagement and desire around Abdellah Taia.” University of Miami. April 3-4, 2014.

    Eva Silot Bravo, “Beyond the Hyphen: Transnational and Alternative Cubanidades.” Approaching a Post-Geographic Cuba. Princeton University. April 2014.

    Walter S. Temple, “Economies of Desire: André Gide’s Travels in the Arab World.” Annual 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Conference, organized by New York University, Columbia University, and Fordham University. NYC. March 2014.

    Walter S. Temple, “Finding Freedom; Freedom Found: The New Era of Queer Discourse and Abdellah Taïa’s L’armée du salut.” 129th Annual Conference of the Modern Language Association. Chicago.
    January 9-12, 2014.

    Accepted/Forthcoming Conference Presentations

    Eva Silot Bravo, “¿Cubanidad en Crisis? Subjetividades y Narrativas post-nacionales. Congreso Internacional sobre el Caribe: Nuevos Sujetos y Subjetividades en el Caribe Hispano. Universidad Carlos III. Madrid. November 26-29, 2014.

    Eva Silot Bravo, “Decadencia y sobrevivencia: la “nueva moral” del sujeto revolucionario cubano en textos de Los Novísimos. PCA/ACA (Popular Conference Association/American Cultural Association). Annual Conference. New Orleans. April 1-4, 2015.

    Shawn Temple, “The Transnational Gaze: Visualizing the Invisible in French and North African Cinema.” Annual Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto. April 30-May 3, 2015.

    Shawn Temple,“D’un Maroc, l’autre: de L’enfant ébloui à Analphabètes de Rachid O.” “L’imaginaire Maroc des Écrivains et Euro-Marocains.” Meknès. May 6-8, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Regeneración de las formas estéticas con el uso de la ciencia y la tecnología en la literatura española contemporánea.” Sesión plenaria (organizer). With the participation of Marta del Pozo (scholar), Jara Calles (scholar), GermánSierra (writer), Javier Moreno (writer) and Marcos Garcia (MediaLab Prado Director). III Jornadas ALCESXXI. Soria. July 7-9, 2015.

    Carlos Gámez Pérez,“Copia e innovación como modelos para introducir la ciencia y la tecnología en la literatura española peninsular”. III Jornadas ALCESXXI. Soria. July 7-9, 2015.

    Shawn Temple, “Crossing the Strai(gh)t of Contradiction: Iberian Dreams and Queer Awakenings in Tahar Ben Jelloun’s Partir.” Council of European Studies Conference; panel on “Migration in 21st Century Iberian Cultures.” Paris. July 8-10, 2015.

  • Miscellaneous Past

    Graduate Matters AY 2011

    Recent Publications

    Salvador Luis Raggio has edited two new anthologies of contemporary fiction: Sampler of Ibero-American Writers- (Ed. Casatomada: Peru, 2010) and La Banda de los corazones sucios. Antología del cuento villano –The Gang of Dirty Hearts. Anthology of Villainous Short Stories- (Editorial El Cuervo: Bolivia; Ediciones Baladí: Spain 2010).

         He has also collaborated in the volume Chejov comentado -Annotated Chekhov- (Editorial Nevsky Prospects: Spain 2010), writing the commentary to Chekhov’s classic short story “El hombre enfundado –The Man in a Case”. Chejov comentado includes 16 new translations of Anton Chekhov’s short stories and 16 supplementary commentaries by renowned Spanish and Latin American writers and critics.

     

    Américo Mendoza-Mori has co-edited the book Panel A-L. Reflexiones sobre literatura y discursos de América LatinaReflections about literature and discourses of Latin America - (Red Literaria Peruana: Lima, 2010). It includes academic works from the 2008 Latin American Literature Conference organized by Red Literaria Peruana, the literature research institution he leads in Lima. The book also includes an article from Tracy Devine Guzmán, Assistant Professor of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Miami and an interview with Julio Ortega, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Brown University.

    Art Tang's article "Le Bresil romanesque de Conrad Detrez: a rebours d'une tradition reductive" has been published in Sylvain Menant, ed., Les Ameriques des ecrivains francais. Geneva: Droz, Travaux de Litterature XXIV.

    Conferences and Colloquia

    Benoit Mauchamp presented a paper entitled "Experiencing and Representing Space" at the 35th Annual Conference of the Semiotic Society of America - Louisville, October 21-24 2010.

    Catalina Ramírez presented her paper "Resistance and Regeneration through Appropriations of the Popular in Tatiana Lobo’s Calypso” at the Carribbean Studies Association (CSA) XXXVI Annual Conference. The conference was held in the World Trade Center, Willemstad, Curaçao and took place from May 30, 2011 to June 3, 2011. The paper was part of the panel "Practices of Belonging and Reconstructions of Identity through a Loa, Loss, Calypso and Imaginative Spaces" organized in conjunction with doctoral students from the English Department's Caribbean Literary Studies Program at the University of Miami.

    Catalina Ramírez presented a paper titled "La literatura en función de lo no letrado en Calypso de Tatiana Lobo" at the Congreso Internacional de Literatura Centroamericana (CILCA) in La Antigua, Guatemala.
    The conference took place from April 6-8, 2011 at the Convento de Las Capuchinas and the Cooperación Española; it was organized with the support of Purdue University Calumet, the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (Facultad de Humanidades), and the Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes.

    Eva Silot was invited to present the following paper: “Rumbeando Identity Across the Cuban Diaspora”, at the XXII International Conference of the Latin-American Studies Association (LASA), Toronto, Canada, October 2010.

    Awards and Distinctions

    Benoit Mauchamp is one of the six recipients of the Graduate Dissertation Award for 2011-2012.

    Maidelin Rodriguez, whose essay entitled “A performance e a memória no filme Blindness,”won the prestigious Premio Victoria Urbano 2009 for best graduate student essay issued by the Association Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica, which publishes the peer-reviewed journal Letras Femeninas.

    Annaléa Vincent has received a 2011 College of Arts & Sciences Summer Graduate Research Fellowship.