DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES

 

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

 

FOR JULY 1, 2000 TO JUNE 30, 2001

 

 

 

I.          Publications, Performances, Exhibits                                               

 

 

Jane W. Albrecht

 

The Golden-Age Playgoing Public in the Time of Tirso de Molina.  New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2001.

 

“Is There Another Pattern of Origin for the Word ‘Pícaro’?”  Romance Notes  41.2: 153-60.

 

 

Mary L. Friedman

 

"The Corpses in the Corpus: Dead Bodies in García Márquez's Fiction,"

Romance Notes, vol. XL, no. 2 (winter 2000), 135-143.

 

 

Candelas S. Gala

 

 

Article: "Computer-Enhanced Spanish 217: A Survey of Spanish Literature." In Teaching with Technology. Seventy Professors from Eight Universities Tell Their Stories. Ed. David G. Brown. Bolton, Mass.: Anker Publishing Co., 2000. 157-159.

 

 

Linda S. Howe

 

     "Haydée Santamaría." In Noted Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Eds. David William Foster and Cynthia Tompkins. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Company. 2001:258-262.

 

      Fall 2000--Organized 2000 Cuban Children’s Art Exhibition, Poetry Slam, and Salsa Dance on WFU campus hosted by students who participated in the community workshops in Cuba: November 4, 2000.

 

 

Milorad Margitic

 

Performed as guest artist with Piedmont Wind Symphony (May 12, 2001).

 

 

Roberta Morosini

 

Il viaggio ideologico” di  Boccaccio:  dalle tormentate spiagge dell’eros al tranquillo porto dell’agape. Review of the book by Eugenio Giusti, “Dall’amore cortese alla comprensione.  Il viaggio ideologico di Giovanni Boccaccio dalla Caccia di Diana al Decameron. Milano: LEL, 1999.  Italica. Fall 2001.

“Cose da morir da ridere?  Goldoni secondo R. W. Fassbinder: ”Tra ‘stravaganze,’ ombre e sospetti. Romance Languages Annual 11(2001) 269-276.

 

 

Stephen J. Murphy

 

One book review in Renaissance Quarterly (2000)

 

One book review in Sixteenth Century Journal (2000)

 

 

Jesús R. Pico-Argel

 

I have prepared four presentations to make publicity for the Summer Study Abroad Program in Querétaro, Mexico this summer. This was done on campus, but the printed material was sent to other schools around the city and the state. I am the Director of this year's summer in Mexico.

 

 

Teresa Sanhueza

 

Relojero de Armando Discépolo: la culminación del grotesco criollo”. Crisis, apocalipsis y utopías. Fines de siglo en la Literatura Latinoamericana. Actas del XXXII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana. Santiago: Instituto de Letras/ Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile/ University of Pittsburgh, 2000, 346-351.

 

 

Kendall B. Tarte

 

Book review: Les Secondes Œuvres, Madeleine and Catherine Des Roches, in Sixteenth Century Journal, XXXI, 4 (Winter 2000), pages 1157-1159.

 

 

Byron R. Wells

 

Wells, Byron R. “Jean-Jacques Rousseau et les voix de l’imposteur.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau, politique et nation. Ed. Robert Thiéry. Paris: Champion, 2001. 117-26.

 

 

Antonio C. Vitti

 

Picone’s Tragicomical Dual Life: Revisiting the Southern Question. Italica 77.2 (2000): 187- 98.

 

 

II.                    Papers and Presentations

 

 

Sarah E. Barbour

 

“Maryse Condé’s Ongoing Exploration of Narrative,” International Conference on Caribbean Literature, Ponce, Puerto Rico, November 2000.

 

 

Elizabeth I. Barron

 

“I Write Therefore I Am:  Creating an Epistolary Identify”, Carolina Conference (Chapel Hill), April 2001.

 

 

Mary L. Friedman

 

"The Metaphor of Twins in José Donoso's Donde van a morir los elefantes, " South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting, Birmingham, Alabama, Nov. 10-12, 2000.

 

 

Olgierda Furmanek

 

Geneva, Switzerland, January 2001: seminar on simultaneous interpreting.

 

 

Candelas S. Gala

 

"Lorca, Dalí, Buñuel: Una exploración artística." 9th Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting. University of Rhode Island, September 21-24, 2000.

 

"Technology and the Teaching of Literature." Villanova University, November 2000.

 

"Dreams and Surrealism." Wake Forest University. Euzelian Lecture Series. November 29th, 2000.

 

"Una escritura en trance: Lorca y su Diván del Tamarit." C'a Foscari University, Venice, Italy. April 24th, 2001.

 

"El arte en la clase de español: Lorca, Dalí y Buñuel." Academia Mester y Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. June 9, 2001.

 

 

Luis González

 

“Against the Need for the Role of Experience.”  Spring Linguistics Colloquium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 31, 2001.

 

“A More Predictive Analysis of Reflexive Constructions and Some Implications for Second Language Learning.” 54th University of Kentucky Conference on Foreign Languages, Lexington, Kentucky, April 19-21, 2001.

 

 

Linda S. Howe

 

Paper at Annual Latin American Studies Association, October 2000, Miami

 

Paper at Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba, February 2001

 

 

Patricia A. Heid

 

“How to Conquer and What to Avoid: ‘Exempla’ of Conquest in the Comentarios reales de los Incas, Carolina Conf. on Romance Languages, UNC Chapel Hill, 3/22-3/24/01.

 

“An Exemplary Ideology of Conquest: Rhetoric and Exchange in the Comentarios reales de los Incas,” Conf. on Latin American Literature, Technology, Ideology, U of New Mexico, 2/15-2/16/01.

 

 

Milorad Margitic

 

Presented a paper at an International Literary Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland,

Sept. 7-9, 2001.

 

 

Roberta Morosini

 

Organizer and chair of a round table on “Mediterrenean ‘voices’in Medieval   Italy.”  May 2001. 

 

The shipwreck of “bodies of nostalgia” between Africa and Italy in the Mediterranean waters as told by Tahar Ben jelloun and Peppe Lanzetta. AAIS. 21st Conference, Philadelphia, April 2001.  April 2001. 

 

Dante, Brunetto Latini and the  “litterati grandi”:  the “ben fare” and the ‘treasure’ of being a poet.   Full lecture at University of Virginia Commonwealth.  April 2001.

 

Mexican, tropical….. or mediterranean?  Between Naples and  Marrakech exploring solitude and exile  of  the  bidoun in the ‘corpo di Napoli’with Tahar Ben Jelloun and Giuseppe Montesano.  AIHA Boston (MA) November 10-12.  November 2000.

 

La storia verace del Tristano Riccardiano (XIIIth Century). Prose di romanzi .. o di novelle?  Full lecture at Università di Roma II, Tor Vergata. Roma. Italy.  May, 2000.

 

 

Stephen J. Murphy

 

“The Capilupi, Masters of Cento,” International Society for Neo-Latin Studies, Cambridge (UK), July-August 2000

 

“Philology and Laughter,” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, April 2001.

“Diane et la disperata,” Société des Amis d’Agrippa d’Aubigné/Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, May 2001.

 

 

Teresa Sanhueza

 

La fragua (1912), una aproximación de Armando Discépolo al teatro anarco-socialista”. XI Congreso Internacional de Estudios Literarios. Pucón, Chile. Universidad de la Frontera (November 14 to 17, 2000).

Kendall B. Tarte

 

“Gender and Landscape in La Puce de Madame des-Roches,” paper presented at Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, November 2000.

 

 

Byron R. Wells

 

“Taste, Travel, and Citizenship in the Republic of Letters.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. East Lansing. November 2000.

 

“After the Fall: Religion and Identity in Rousseau.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. New Orleans. April 2001.

 

Discussion leader, “The Phases of the Humanist’s Career.” Annual meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies. Philadelphia. May 2001.

 

 

M. Stanley Whitley

 

“The Acquisition of Narration with Computer-based Visual Organizers,” 8/5/2000, AATSP at San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Workshop on use of technology in teaching foreign languages, Villanova University, 11/10/2000

 

 

Antonio C. Vitti

 

“Amerigo, andare e sempre tornare” paper at the Annual meeting of the AATI, 16-19 November, 2000

 

“Cosi ridevano i fratelli dimenticati di Rocco e Simone” paper at the Annual Meeting of the AAIS, 18-20 April 2001

 

 

III.       Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

 

Jane W. Albrecht

 

Treasurer North American Catalan Society

 

 

Candelas S. Gala

 

Editorial Board of Crítica Hispánica

 

Editorial Board of North Carolina Series in Romance Languages and Literatures

 

University of the South Press - evaluate a book manuscript for publication. Two months.

 

 

Linda S. Howe

 

Contributing editor –Afro-Hispanic Review

 

 

Milorad Margitic

 

Associate Editor:  Purdue Studies in Romance Languages.

 

Editorial Board Member:  Cahier du Dix-Semtiéme.

 

 

Jenny Puckett

 

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ:  Table Leader for the grading of the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Examination:  every June, 10 days.

 

 

M. Stanley Whitley

 

Session chair and organizer on “Technology and Teaching,” AATSP, Aug. 5, 2000 (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

 

 

Byron R. Wells

 

Editorial Board. Eighteenth-Century Studies.

 

Advisory Board. ASECS Book Reviews Online.

 

Executive Director, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

 

Executive Committee, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Chair, Election Reforms Committee; Chair, Financial Oversight Committee

 

Executive Committee, Conference of Administrative Officers, American Council of Learned Societies

 

Nominating Committee, National Humanities Alliance

 

Outside evaluator for candidate for promotion and tenure, Villanova University

 

Doctoral dissertation committee, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

 

Antonio C. Vitti

 

Member on the Advisory Board of Italian Americana

 

Member on the Editorial Board of American Journal of Italian Studies

 

Outside reader for the Romance Languages Annual

 

Outside reader for Italica – Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian

 

 

IV.                   External Grants Received

 

 

Byron R. Wells

 

$5,000 ASECS/BSECS Scholarly Exchange, Charles Kelly Foundation and the Ford Foundation (matching funds).