Research in Arts and Letters
Barbara Ganson, Professor of History and Director of Caribbean and Latin American Studies, spent the spring semester as a Research Fellow at Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College where she completed a book to be published by Jesuit Sources in 2017. This first bilingual English and Spanish edition of Peruvian Jesuit Antonio Ruiz de Montoya’s The Spiritual Conquest (1639) is one of the most important sources for understanding the encounters in seventeenth-century Paraguay, Rio de la Plata, and southern Brazil. READ MORE
Marin to Speak at Columbia University
Dr. Noemi Marin will speak at Columbia University on April 25th about her work involving the history of political discourse. This talk, entitled "Why 1989 Still Matters: Post-Communist Rhetoric, Romanian Discourse and European Identity as Public Arguments of Democracy," will take place a week before Dr. Marin’s participation in Columbia University’s Nationalities Convention, for which she is the representative of rhetorical perspectives. In her talk, she will discuss her work including her most recent co-edited collection with Cezar Ornatowski, entitled Rhetorics of 1989: Rhetorical Archaeologies of Political Transitions (Routledge, 2015). A related talk was delivered by Dr. Marin at Harvard University, Davis Center in spring 2014. Dr. Marin is currently working toward a larger publication on the taxonomy of communist rhetoric. Her work sheds light on the lack of East and Central European studies in communication scholarship in the United States, particularly from the perspective of rhetoric. READ MORE
Engle Honored for Publication on Civil War
Dr. Stephen Engle was honored recently at the 55th Annual Barondess/Lincoln Award ceremony in Manhattan for his recent publication, Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln & the Union’s War Governors. Engle’s work examines nation-state politics during the Civil War and argues that during a period of immense conflict, the Union and the federal system prevailed because the alliance between Lincoln and his loyal governors reinforced the cooperative nature of our political culture. Past recipients of this award include Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Donald, Harold Holzer, William Saphire, Tony Kushner, and Eric Foner.
Martin Receives Award for Article on Edmund Spenser and Jacques Lacan
Dr. Tom Martin, associate professor in FAU’s English department, has been awarded the Beverly Rogers Literary Essay Award for his co-written article, "'All for Love, and Nothing for Reward': Psyche from Spenser to Lacan, and the Loss of Critical Values." The article stems from a larger work that he co-authored with Duke Pesta, entitled The Renaissance and the Postmodern (Routledge Press, 2016).
The Beverly Rogers Literary Award is the highest award given by the esteemed Ben Jonson Journal, a peer-reviewed twice-a-year review dedicated to works featuring Ben Jonson and his surrounding culture. The journal awards one Beverly Rogers Award per publication, and the recipient is honored with the sum of $1,000. READ MORE
Charbonneau Publishes First Book-Length Study, Projecting Race
Dr. Stephen Charbonneau, Associate Director of the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, published his first book-length study, entitled Projecting Race: Postwar America, Civil Rights, and Documentary Film, in the Spring of 2016 with Wallflower Press. Dr. Charbonneau has been teaching film and media studies, with a main emphasis in documentary film and theory, at FAU as an Associate Professor since Fall 2007, and he started his position as Associate Director in 2015. Projecting Race inspects documentary filmmaking in the postwar era, and pays particular attention to the way these documentaries deal with race. READ MORE