2013 Graduate Achievements
On behalf of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, we want to congratulate the following graduate students on their academic acheivements:
- Valeria Garrote who successfully defended her dissertation on "la estrateg¡a de la alegria en los colectivos art¡sticos de la dictadura y post-dictadura de España y Argentina (1973-1988).
- Carlos Marquez for passing his MA exam in Translation.
- Monica Rios for passing the first and second parts of her PhD Exam.
- Crystal Marull for winning the "The Executive Women of New Jersey's 2013 Graduate Merit Award"(EWNJ).
- Claudia Arteaga on the Conference on Latin America Studies Association in Washington, D.C.
- Juan Pablo Cominguez on the International Workshop: The Syntactic Variation of Spanish and Catalan Spanish, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.
- Anne Lingwall and Silvia-Perez Cortez on the "Workshop on the Acquistition of Quantification", organized by the Dept. of Linguistics at UMass, Amherst.
- Monica Rios, Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC.
Prof. Susan Martin-Marquez
Prof. Susan Martin-Marquez has been awarded an NEH Fellowship for 2013-14 to work on her project Radical Filmmakers at the Transatlantic Crossroads: New Cinemas and Networks of Exchange in the Long 1960s.
Summer in Peru
Interview with Prof. Margo Persin
An interview with Professor Margo Persin about Spanish poet
Gloria Fuerteswill be aired as part of a documentary produced by
Spanish Television. I can be seenat the program La mitad invisible's website.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is delighted to learn that Gustavo Arango, associate professor at SUNY Oneonta, and alumnus of our department, has won the prestigious literary prize, the Premio "B" Bicentario de Novela. Chosen from over fifty entrants, Professor Arango's El Origen del Mundo [The Origin of the World] was praised by the jury for both its sensitive portrayal of women and the originality of its prose. The book will be launched at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara in November. Its protagonist is a literature professor teaching a summer workshop on creative writing at an American university. Professor Arango completed his doctorate on "Stories of Solitude: The Absurd and Creation in Hispano-American Narrative" in 2004, under the direction of Rutgers Spanish and Portuguese Professor, Carlos Raúl Narváez. Among the many courses Professor Arango taught for our department was a summer workshop on creative writing!