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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).

A new article by Professor Philip D. Rasico has just appeared:

May 5, 2015—A new article by Professor Philip D. Rasico has just appeared: “El català nord-occidental medieval reflectit en tres documents dels segles XIII-XIV procedents de l’Arxiu Capitular de la Seu d’Urgell.” Urgellia XVIII (2011-2014) [2015], pp. 425-438.

Professor Philip D. Rasico has just published a new article:

April 27, 2015—"Cries of Abuse and Injustice in Early Catalan: Notes on the Language of the 'Rancures,' 'Clams' and 'Querimònies' (11th and 12th Centuries)", in Flocel Sabaté & Luós Adão da Fonseca (eds.), Catalonia and Portugal. The Iberian Peninsula from the Periphery (Bern, Peter Lang, 2015), pp. 131-164.

Professor Fitz delivered a Distinguished Faculty Lecture

March 13, 2015—Professor Fitz delivered a Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Temple University on February 19, 2015. The title of his talk was "New Frontiers: Brazil and the Inter-American Project." In addition, he served as a guest instructor for the Temple University course "Hispanic Women in Literature", specifically highlighting his new book on MACHADO DE ASSIS AND FEMALE CHARACTERIZATION: THE NOVELS, as well as his two earlier books on Clarice Lispector.

Professor Earl Fitz was a Hoover Institution Visiting Fellow

February 9, 2015—Professor Earl Fitz was a Hoover Institution Visiting Fellow at Stanford University. During his time in residence, he conducted research on Latin American and Inter-American Studies for a new book.



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