DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

JULY 1, 1999-JUNE 30, 2000


I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

 

Mary Lusky Friedman

 

"The Genesis of La desesperanza by José Donoso." Studies in 20th Century Literature 23:2 (summer 1999) 255-275.

 

"La presencia de Chiloé en La desesperanza by José Donoso." Anthropos 184-185 (mayo-agosto 1999) 133-138.

 

Candelas S. Gala

 

"Iconografías machadianas: ejemplos de una dialéctica lírica," Salina No. 13 (November 1999): 129-136.

 

"Dismantling Romantic Utopias: María Beneyto's Poetry Between Tradition and Protest." Studies in 20th Century Literature 23.2 (Summer 1999): 275-295.

 

 Book Review of An Introduction to Fernando Pessoa. Modernism and the Paradoxes of Authorship, by Darlene J. Sadlier, U of Florida P,1998. For International Review of Modernism. Vol. 2.2 (Spring/Summer, 1999): 52-53.

 

Luis González

 

Stanley Whitley, and Luis González. Gramática para la composición. Washington, DC:  Georgetown UP, 2000 (April).

 

"El leísmo hispano: un análisis basado en roles temáticos," in Lingüística y literatura 32: 97-114. Medellín, Colombia, 1997. (published in December 1999)

 

Linda S. Howe

 

                "Revolutionary Politics, Cultural Production, and Afro-Cuban Intellectuals." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Ed. Randolph Pope. --October 1999.

 

                "Nancy Morejón's Womanism" in the critical anthology Singular Like a Bird: The Art of Nancy Morejón. Ed. Miriam DeCosta-Willis (Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1999): 153-168.

 

Judy K. Kem

 

"François Villon," Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 208: Literature of the French and Occitan Middle Ages: Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries. Ed. Deborah Sinnreich-Levi. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1999. 272-79.

Milorad Margitić

 

"Mythe, parodie et subversion chez Corneille," in Seventeenth-Century French Studies, 21 (1999), pp. 75-83.

 

Review of Corneille, le sens d'une dramaturgie by G. Forestier (Paris: SEDES, 1998), in Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature, XXVI, 51 (1999), pp. 46-468.

 

Review of Corneille, Cinna, rodogune, Nicomède by P. Dandrey, G. Forestier, P. Ronzeaud [eds.] (Paris: Champion, 1998), in Ppaers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, XXVI, 51 (1999), pp. 458-460

 

Soledad Miguel-Prendes

 

“A Specific Case of the Docta Foemina:  Luisa Sigea and her Duarum virginum Colloquium de vita aulica et privata.” Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Abulensis. Tempe, Arizona:  Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2000.

 

Stephen J. Murphy

 

"Ronsard, Polemic, and Palinode," Medievalia 22 (1999): 75-101.

 

Five book reviews in Sixteenth Century Journal, 1999-2000.

 

Alicia Vitti

 

Textbook review of  "Voci: Encounters with Italian," in Italica, volume 76, number 4. Winter 1999, pp. 516-18

 

Antonio Vitti

 

Amerigo textbook on Italian Immigration to North America.

 

Amerigo workbook.

 

M. Whitley Stanley

 

(with Luis González) 2000 Gramática para la composición, Georgetown University Press, 378 pp.

 

2000 Instructor's Manual for Gramática para la composición, Georgetown University Press, 48 pp.

 

"Psych Verbs, Transitivity Adrift," Hispanic Linguistics, 10:115-153.

 

2000 "Las paravocales españolas, el hiato y la abertura de la conjunción" (anthologized translation of Whitley 1995), pp. 129-158 in Juana Gil-Fernández (ed), Panorama de la fonología española actual. Madrid: Arco/Libros SL.

 

II. Papers and Presentations

 

 

Sally Barbour

 

Paper: "Maryse Condé and her Readers in Moi, Tituba, sorcière…noire de Salem," Twentieth Century Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, February, 2000.

 

Paper: "Two Voices, Two Subjects: Claire de Duras's Ourika and Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig,; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, College Language Association, Baltimore, Maryland, April, 2000.

 

Mary Lusky Friedman

 

Paper: "The Corpses in the Corpus: Dead Bodies in the Work of Gabriel García Márquez," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 27-29, 2000.

 

Candelas S. Gala

 

Paper: "Lorca's Female Iconographies in 'Eros con Bastón.'" AILASSA, Melbourne, Australia, July 1999.

 

Paper:  "A Diversified Approach to the Spanish Program in the Department of Romance Languages at Wake Forest University." Forum on the Future of Spanish Programs, Smith College, September, 1999.

 

Paper: "Iconografías, daguerrotipos, fotografías, diapositivas: ilusión y realidad en la poesía de María Beneyto." RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association), Santa Fe, October 15, 1999.

 

Paper: "From Parody to Pathos: Lorca, Dalí, Buñuel in the Artistic and Cultural Landscape of 20th Century Spain," Poteat Lecture, Wake Forest University, April 5, 2000.

 

Linda S. Howe

 

Paper: "El multiperspectivismo en las obras de Cristina García."  Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba, February, 2000.

 

Paper: "Border Matters in the Works of Lydia Cabrera and Cristina García." LASA, Miami, Florida, March, 2000.

 

Judy K. Kem

 

Paper: "Rhetorical Ambiguity and Symmetry in Les Trois Contes de Cupido et d'Atropos, Biennial Medieval-Renaissance Studies Conference, University of South Florida, March 2000.

 

Paper: "Les Contes de Cupido et d'Atropos: Lemaire's Dual Venus and Syphilis in the Early Renaissance," accepted for Medieval-Renaissance Conference, Clinch Valley College, September, 1999.

 

Milorad Margitić

 

Participated as member of a discussion panel, at the annual conference of the North American Society for Seventeenth Century French Literature, October 14-16, 1999, in Santa Barbara, California. At the same conference attended the business meeting as a member of the Executive Committee of the above Society.

 

Participated as Chair of a session, at the annual conference of the North American Society for Seventeenth Century French Literature, April 13-15, 2000, in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the same conference attended the business meeting as a member of the Executive Committee of the above Society.

 

Stephen J. Murphy

 

Paper: "Epitaphs in Canzonieri," Sixteenth Century Studies meeting, St. Louis, October 1999.

 

Paper: "Parody and Satire: With or Without Laughter?" Carolina Conference on Romance Languages, Chapel Hill, March 2000.

 

Leticia I. Romo

 

Paper: "Cultura alta y baja en La ley del amor de Laura Esquivel." Read at the X Contreso Internacional de la Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica, Querétaro, México, Fall 1999.

 

Kendall B. Tarte

 

Paper: "Catherine Des Roches's Blush," University of Virginia conference "Les Femmes écrivains sous l'ancien régime: la culture en transition," September, 1999.

 

Antonio C. Vitti

 

Paper: "Noi che facciamo crescere il grano, storia di un filom mai realizzato," at the annual meeting of RLA at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 8-11, 1999.

 

Lecture: "Dove va il nuovo cinema italiano?" Indiana University, October 9, 1999.

 

Paper:  "Il cinema nel cassetto di Giuseppe De Santis," at the annual meeting of  AATI, San Antonio, Texas, November 12-14, 1999

 

Paper: "La nasciata di Amerigo, un'antologia per stranieri,"  the Annual meeting of The Italian American Historical Association, San Francisco, California, November 18-22, 1999.

 

Paper: "Aprile di Nanni Moretti, un nuovo stile di cinema impegnato," at the annual meeting of The American Association for Italian Studies, New York, April 11-13-2000.

 

Byron R. Wells

 

Paper: "Of Men, Monsters, and the Degree Zero of Human Nature." ISECS. Dublin (Ireland). July 1999.

 

Paper: "Liberté et monstruosité à l'âge des Lumières." Université de Franche-Comté (France). November, 1999.

 

Paper: David Garrick's "Harlequin" Revisited. A roundtable discussion. SEASECS. Savannah, March 2000.

 

 

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

 

Mary Lusky Friedman

 

Review articles for the Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos.

 

Candelas S. Gala

 

Editorial Board for the North Carolina Series in Romance Languages and Literatures, UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

Editorial Board, Crítica Hispánica

 

Chair, Curriculum Session for SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

 

Linda S. Howe

 

Contributing Editor, AfroHispanic Review

 

Jenny R. Puckett

 

Educational Testing Service: Table leader for Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam. June 9-18, 2000

 

Milorad Margitić

 

Associate Editor, Purdue Studies in Romance Languages

 

Editorial Board member, Cahiers du dix Septième

 

Antonio C. Vitti

 

Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Italian Studies

 

Editorial Board, Romance Languages Annual

 

Editor of Special issue on Italian Cinema, Canadian Journal of Italian Studies

 

Co-editor of Italian Culture XVI, I

 

Reader, Italica Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian

 

Byron R. Wells

 

Executive Board, Eighteenth-Century Studies

 

Executive Director, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)

 

Executive Board, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS)

 

Conference of Administrative Officers, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

 

Outside reviewer of candidates for promotion to full professor at Mary Washington College and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

M. Stanley Whitley

 

Session Organizer/Head, "Technology and Teaching" for AATSP, August 2000.

 

IV. External Grants Received

Candelas S. Gala

 

$175,000 L.A.C. (Languages Across the Curriculum). Component of Title VI Grant

to expand Latin American Studies at Wake Forest.

 

Byron R. Wells

 

$10,000   "International Seminar on the 18th Century, Center for 17th and 18th

Century Studies, UCLA

 

$18,000   International Seminar on the 18th Century, Atran Foundation