Humanities Department

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

JULY 1, 1999-JUNE 30, 2000


 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

Leonard, Candyce

"Memories of Francisco Franco at the Close of the Century: Las manos by Yolanda Pallín, José Ramón Fernández, and Javier García Yagüe". Western European Stages 11.3 (1999): 113-15.

"Gendered Spaces in Two Dramatic Works by Valle-Inclán: Cennizas and El yerno de las almas". Nuevas Perspectivas sobre el '98. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 1999. 261-69.

Teatro Extremeño Contemporáneo. Departamento de Publicaciones, Ed. Badajoz: Diputación Provicional de Badajoz, 1995. Estreno 25.2 (1999): 55-56. (Book Review)

Mandelbaum, Allen

Three substantial verse sheafs of A.M., with facing text, translations by Alessandro Carrera in Poesia, Origini & Itinerari filosofici.

Sept-Oct '99 Wake Forest Francesco Rosi visit; Allen Mandelbaum translated for him, and shepherded discussion at NC School of the Arts after the showing of La Tregua.

Oct. 21, '99 Istituto Italiano di Cultura / NY: Presentation of the work of Claudio Magris

Nov. 11, '99 Harvard Club, reading of A.M.'s poetry

Nov. 12, '99 1. Participated in Commemorative Conference on work of William Bronk 2. "Binding the Lands: Present Day Poetry, Present Day Poets": at the Italian Cultural Institute, NY.

Dec. 06, '99 Hunter College: Lecture-discussion of A.M's work on Dante Mch 16, '99 U of Miami: Gates of Horn, Gates of Ivory. Lecture and verse reading.

Apr. 2000 Dante 2000 / Columbia U. Chaired session on Dante and Ovid.

Apr. 2000 AAIS at Sheraton Hotel, NY. Chaired session on Pasolini and the Furies; was honored at concluding banquet (A.M.'s work was presented by Teodolina Barolini, of Columbia U): concluding the banquet, A.M. read from his poety.

June 2-4, '00 Receives the Gold Medal of the City of Florence for his translation of Divine Comedy, and delivers his address-La doppia danza-at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Wiethaus, Ulrike

“Female Spirituality, Medieval Women, and Commercialism in the United States” in Juliette Dor, Lesley Johnson, and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, editors, New Trends in Feminine Spirituality (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1999), 297-315.

 

“Female Homoerotic Discourse and Religion in Medieval German Culture” in Difference and Genders, edited by Sharon Farmer and Carol Pasternack (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), Summer 2000.

 

“Frauen, Spiritualität, und das Europäische Mittelalter: Made in the USA” in Deutsche Akademikerinnen im Ausland, edited by Katharina von Kellenbach (Stuttgart: Kreuz Verlag, Summer 2000).

 

Book Reviews for Mystics Quarterly, 25:5 (September 1999). Marieke van Baest, Poetry of Hadewijch (pp.102-105). Mechthild of Magdeburg. The Flowing Light of the Godhead, transl., with an introduction, by Frank Tobin (pp. 105-107).

 

Articles for Women's Studies. News & Notes, Wake Forest University, 1999-2000.

II. Papers and Presentations

Leonard, Candyce

"Carmen Resino's Theatre of Women". Presented at Blue Ridge International Conference on the Humanities and the Arts.  Appalachian State University. 13-15 April 2000.

"SOR JUAN INÉS DE LA CRUZ: A Resisting Reader in the Midst of Conflict". Presented to WFU Divinity School. 1 February 1999.

"La mujer en el umbral del milenio: Maridos, abuelas y perros". Presented at the Congreso de Escritoras. Querétaro, Qro., Mexico. 23-25 September 1999.

Wiethaus, Ulrike

“Agnes Blannbekin: The Making of a Lower Class Woman Mystic”, National Women’s Studies Association 20th Annual Conference, Albuquerque (June 17-20, 1999).

 

“Immortality and the Male Hero in American Films on the Middle Ages”, American Academy of Religion 1999 Annual Meeting, Boston (November 20-23, 1999).

 

“Commercialism and the Use of Medieval Female Spirituality in Popular American Culture”, American Academy of Religion 1999 Annual Meeting, Boston (November 20-23, 1999).

 

“Sexuality and Gender in the Works of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim”, Hrotsvit Symposium, University of Santa Clara (February 10-13, 2000).

 

“Liquid Futures, Liquid Sexualities: Women in Science Fiction Films”, Southeastern Women’s Studies Association 23rd Annual Conference, Boone (April 7-9, 2000).

 

“The Death Song of Marie d’Oignies: Women Mystics, Music, and Liminality”, 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 4-7, 2000).

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

Leonard, Candyce

Treasurer of Feministas Unidas (national literary organization)

Wiethaus, Ulrike

Editorial Board, Medieval Feminist Forum

IV. External Grants Received

Leonard, Candyce

Topic: "The Legacy of Twentieth-Century Spanish Theatre: 1950-1999. " Agency: Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and Education and United States' Universities. Funded: $1,000.

Wiethaus, Ulrike

Topic: Stigmatics and Hysterics: Remembering and Reconstructing Medieval Women’s Mysticism in Pre-Nazi Germany. A study of the social, political, and cultural conflicts surrounding the cult of women stigmatics during the rise of the Nazi regime with special emphasis on the competing discourses of German fascism, psychoanalysis, Catholicism, and female devotion. Agency: The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust, Visiting Professorship, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Funded.