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Campbell’s Book “The Techne of Giving” Recently Published Tim Campbell, Professor of Italian Studies, has published his latest book, The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life, with Fordham University Press in January 2017. In a time where people and corporations are giving “more money, more often, to charitable organizations,” this book examines contemporary giving and its social forms. Bu ... read more
Traverso’s Latest Book “Left-Wing Melancholia” Published Enzo Traverso, the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities, has published his most recent book entitled Left-Wing Melancholia this month with Columbia University Press. According to the publisher, Traverso “explores the varying nature of left melancholy as it has manifested in a feeling of guilt for not sufficiently challenging authority, in ... read more
Pinkus Book “Fuel” Recently Published Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, has published her latest book entitled Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary this year with the University of Minnesota Press. According to the publisher, “Fuel is an idiosyncratic, speculative dictionary ... read more
Migiel Awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize by the MLA We are excited to announce that the Modern Language Association (MLA) has awarded this year’s Howard R. Marraro Prize to Marilyn Migiel for her book The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron. This biennial prize was established in 1973 and honors an outstanding book in the field of Italian literature. Dr. Migiel’s latest book, The Ethical Dimension ... read more
Department of Romance Studies’ Commitment to Diversity The faculty and staff of the Department of Romance Studies want to make explicit our commitment to the diversity that gives shape to our community. Collectively, we have lived, studied, and taught about dictatorship, censorship, persecution, and intolerance; about people who had to flee Africa, Europe, or Latin America to reinvent their lives somewhere else, enriching t ... read more
Paz Soldán’s “Norte” Receives Great NYT Review Professor Edmundo Paz Soldán’s latest novel, Norte, has received a great book review from The New York Times. The novel follows three separate protagonists as they travel north over the US-Mexico border and is “a tale of displacement and the very human costs of immigration,” according to the publisher. Lili Wright of The New Yor ... read more
Amigo-Silvestre Awarded the Sophie Washburn French Instructorship We are delighted to announce that Silvia Amigo-Silvestre, Senior Lecturer of Spanish Language, has been awarded the Sophie Washburn French Instructorship! The newly instituted annual award recognizes excellence in language instruction among lecturer faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences. The selection committee highlighted Silvia’s recent innovation to par ... read more
Dubreuil’s Book “The Refusal of Politics” Published Professor of French, Francophone & Comparative Literature, Laurent Dubreuil, has a book entitled The Refusal of Politics forthcoming next month from the Edinburgh University Press. In his book, Dubreuil “proposes an extremist rethinking ... read more