Research

Scholarship

Languages department faculty publish several articles yearly in peer-reviewed academic journals, in addition to giving conference presentations, writing book reviews, organizing conference sessions, and producing invited lectures and chapters.

Recent titles of books written by Languages faculty include Vicente Blasco Ibáñez: An Annotated Bibliography 1975-2002 (by Christopher Anderson, 2005; a compendium of scholarship on early 20th-century Spanish writer Blasco Ibáñez’s prose fiction), Diáspora y exilio: Crónica de una familia argentina (by Eduardo Faingold, 2006; an account of the author’s own family history in Argentina, Israel, and beyond), and Aesthetics of Equilibrium: The Vanguard Poetics of Vicente Huidobro and Mário de Andrade (by Bruce Dean Willis, 2006; an analysis of texts about art by early 20th-century writers Huidobro, from Chile, and Andrade, from Brazil). Other current research projects include explorations of the borders between literature and philosophy in contemporary French literature (Karl Pollin), the representation of Morisco identity in early modern Spain (Gioia Kerlin), imagery and structure in the novels of Thomas Mann (David Tingey), the relationship between Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus and political debate in Athens in the early years of the Peloponnesian War (Victor Udwin), and Francophone African film (Lydie Meunier).

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