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Professor Philip D. Rasico has published a new book

January 13, 2017—Joan Coromines: Llibreta de Camp XXV de l’Onomasticon Cataloniae (Enquestes toponomàstiques i dialectals realitzades a la Catalunya del Nord,1959-1960). Barcelona, Institut d’Estudis Catalans/Fundació Pere Coromines, “Biblioteca Filològica LXXIX,” 2016, 472pp. This volume consists of the retranscription, edition and linguistic study of one of more than fifty unpublished field notebooks by the late Prof. Joan Coromines (Barcelona 1905-Pineda de Mar 1997) who was arguably Spain’s most distinguished and most productive linguist of the twentieth century. The original manuscript of the Llibreta de Camp XXV consists of approximately 200 pages of linguistic data (place names, personal names and dialectal forms) collected through surveys conducted in 1959-1960 with local informants from more than forty municipal districts in the Northern Catalonian region (also known as Roussillon) of the French Département des Pyrénées Orientales, between the Spanish border at the Alberes range of the Pyrenees in the south and the southern face of the Corbieres range in the north.

Professor Philip D. Rasico recently published a new article

April 21, 2016—Professor Philip D. Rasico has recently published the article "La toponímia de Campome (Conflent) segons una enquesta lingüística inèdita de Joan Coromines realitzada l'any 1960," in Miquelàngel Pradilla (ed.), Misceŀlània d'Homenatge a Joan Martí i Castell, I. Tarragona: Publicacions de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili, pp. 261-268.

Professor Philip D. Rasico recently published a new article

January 26, 2016—New Publication: Professor Philip. D. Rasico recently published the following article in a special volume in memory of the distinguished Minorcan scholar Josep M. Vidal Hernández (1939-2013): "Antoni Pons: Notícia d'un desventurat menorquí emigrat a la Florida l'any 1768." Randa 75: Misceŀlània Josep Miquel Vidal Hernández, 4 (2015) [2016], 5-13.

Professor Philip D. Rasico recently published a new article

December 3, 2015—The following article by Professor Philip D. Rasico was recently published online by the Fundació Congrés de Cultura Catalana (Barcelona, Spain): Philip D. Rasico, "Un lingüista català a l'altra banda del món: Joan Coromines i els anys d'exili a l'Argentina," Fundació Congrés de Cultura Catalana,

Professor Earl E. Fitz recently gave three invited lectures

October 28, 2015—Earl E. Fitz, professor of Portuguese, Spanish, and comparative literature, recently gave three invited lectures. At the University of Chicago, he talked about "Clarice Lispector's Denunciation of the Brazilian Dictatorship." At the Third International Translation Conference held at the University of Illinois, he addressed the topic of "Translation as Creative Writing." At "Transatlantic Dialogues", an international symposium at Indiana University, his talk was entitled, "An Arc of Brilliance: Innovation and Tradition in the Narratives of Machado de Assis and Eca de Queiroz." Professor Fitz's latest publications include an invited article, "Goethe's 'Weltliteratur' and the World of Lusophone Letters: The Case of Brazil" for the commemorative fiftieth issue of the journal BRASIL/BRAZIL (2014). In the edited volume THE INTERNATIONAL TURN IN AMERICAN STUDIES (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015), he contributed the essay "Inter-American Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century: The View from the United States" and the essay "Inter-American Studies as an Emerging Field: The Future of a Discipline". The latter was reprinted with permission from a special issue of the VANDERBILT e-JOURNAL OF LUSO-HISPANIC STUDIES from 2004.

Professor Philip D. Rasico has been awarded the 25th International Ramon Llull Award

August 20, 2015—Professor Philip D. Rasico has been awarded the 25th International Ramon Llull Award (XXVè Premi Internacional Ramon Llull) in recognition of his research, teaching and promotion of the Catalan language. The award is made by the unanimous decision of a distinguished panel of scholars representing de Fundació Ramon Llull and the Congrés de Cultura Catalana. Professor Rasico is the first scholar from the United States to receive this recognition. The award will formally be made at a ceremony to be held in late 2015 in Andorra.

Edward Friedman recently has published essays

July 27, 2015—Edward Friedman recently has published essays in A History of the Spanish Novel (Oxford), The Picaresque Novel in Western Literature (Cambridge), Approaches to Teaching Cervantes’s “Don Quixote” (MLA), and Perspectives on Early Modern Women in Iberia and the Americas (Escribana), as well as essays on Hispanic studies in the United States in El español en el mundo (Instituto Cervantes) and ¿Por qué España? (Galaxia Gutenberg).







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Assistant Professor Ty West (VU PhD) and Assistant Professor Camille Sutton (VU PhD) meet at the Moving from Crisis Management to Innovation: Reimagining the Role of World Languages in the 21st-Century Academy conference at Simpson College

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