Professional Notes: December 2013
GERMÁN LORENZO AYALA (Spanish) has published an article, "¿Por qué veo en el cine lo que no me contaron en casa o en la escuela? O sobre el papel docente del cine español sobre la Guerra Civil española" in Revista Cronopios, Issue 45, November 2013.
ELIZABETH BLAKE, PH.D. (Russian) presented a paper, "After the Revolution: The Radicalization of Poles in Siberian Exile (1831-63)," at the ASEEES National Convention in Boston on Nov. 23.
CASSANDRA HAMRICK, PH.D. (French) organized a special session to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Baudelaire's influential essay, "Le peintre de la vie moderne" ("The Painter of Modern Life") at the 19th-Century French Studies Colloquium Oct. 24-26 in Richmond, Va. As a part of the session, she gave a paper on "Naming Le Peintre" ("Naming the Painter"). Hamrick was invited to give two lectures on "The Artist in 19th-Century France" at the Saint Louis Art Museum Nov. 19 and Nov. 23. The lectures were in connection with Émile Zola's novel, L'Oeuvre ("The Work of Art"), published in 1885, which was the November book selection for the Saint Louis Art Museum's Members Book Club.
SUSAN HOFFSTETTER, M.D. (Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health)was elected chair of the board of directors of the National Association for Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH). The organization is based in Washington, DC. Hoffstetter will serve a two-year term of office.
KARA MCBRIDE, PH.D. (Spanish) and education and public service graduate student Jingyun Gu, presented "New Language, New Way of Thinking: Enhancing Motivation and Retention" on Oct. 23 in Orlando at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
JEAN-LOUIS PAUTROT, PH.D. (French) was invited to give the keynote address at the European Studies Conference, "Bridging European Divides," at the University of Iowa on Dec. 6. Pautrot delivered a lecture titled "Challenging the Divides at the Core of European Diversity: Agamben and Quignard."
KAREN SECRIST, PH.D. (Spanish) was interviewed by Sentido Latino about the role of Spanglish in the United States.
AMY WRIGHT, PH.D. (Spanish) has published an article, "The Closest Layer of the Palimpsest: Unearthing the Nineteenth-Century Serial Novel in Serna's Angeles del abismo (2004)." Latin American Literary Review, No. 81, 2013: 91-108.