In the Spotlight


Congratulations to María Alejandra Aguilar Dornelles on the publication of her book, Entre el bronce y el olvido. Heroísmo y afrodescendencia en Colombia, Brasil y Cuba!


Take a look at this interview of Ph.D. candidate Roxana Ambrosini, (MA in LLCL '19)!


Congratulations to our recent MA in LLCL: Spanish graduate Pattricia Mesa on being selected as the recipient of the 2023 John D. Martz III Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper at the MACLAS 2023 conference (Salibury University) for her presentation titled "Senel Paz. Fresa y chocolate: el camino entre géneros."

The Martz Prize committee highlighted the forceful connections made in the paper between the celebrated narration by Senel Paz, centered on the cultural legacy of the Cuban Revolution, and its adaptations to cinema and theatre. Both adaptations brought a renewed attention on the symbolic implications of the two leading characters as they embody the challenges of an increasingly complex ideological apparatus on the eve of Cuba’s Special Period. In sum, her paper is ambitious in the way some suggestions from the theory of adaptation are used to foreground the palimpsestic quality present in all three artistic mediums analyzed. 


Congratulations to Ilaria Serra, who was knighted by the President of Italy. She now holds the prestigious title of Cavaliere della Repubblica dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia. Brava, Professor Serra!


Congratulations to Mary Ann Gosser-Esquilín on the publication of her most recent monograph, Culture, Nature, and the Other in Caribbean Literature: An Ecocritical Approach!


Congratulations to LLCL: Linguistics major Ciara O'Niell who was recently named 2022-2023 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year for the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Congratulations also to her advisor, Justin White! Ciara will receive $500 from the Office of Undergraduate Inquiry (OURI) and an Undergraduate Research Stole to wear at graduation. Her award will officially be presented at the Honors Convocation on 4/12/23 at 4 pm in the University Theater.


Congratulations to Ilaria Serra on publishing her article, "The Poetic Geography of Italy: Coastal Geometaphors" in Italian Culture, volume 41, issue 1!


Congratulations to  Mary Ann Gosser-Esquilín on receiving the Degree of Difference award, conferred by the FAU National Alumni association. She will receive the award at the Honors Convocation on April 12 at the University Theater at 4 pm!


Congratulations to Michael Rapoport on receiving a National Endowment for the Humanities Award for his book project titled An Edition and Translation of Fakhr-al-Din al-Razi's Compendium on Philosophy and Logic!

Congratulations to LLCL: Spanish major Florinda Cano who has been awarded a SURF Research Grant for Summer 2023! Congratulations as well to her advisor, Yolanda Gamboa!


Congratulations to our 2023 graduates!