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Support for Those Affected by Recent Natural Disasters As we learn of another devastating earthquake in Mexico and yet another hurricane wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico, I would like you to know that we are all concerned about the well being of your family and friends who might be affected by these disasters. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help alleviate your anxiety about these terrible events or if you ... read more
Summer in Madrid program transforms students Students and Romance Studies faculty spoke with Arts & Sciences writer Kathy Hovis about the transformative experience offered by Summer in Madrid Program. In six weeks, shortly after the end of the spring semester, Cornell students complete eight credits of classwork and take field trips to cultural, historic, and architecturally-significant sites around the city. ... read more
Liliana Colanzi selected for Bogotá39-2017 List We are thrilled to share the news that Liliana Colanzi has been selected by the Hay Festival for the 2017 Bogotá39: Latin America’s best writers under 40! An anthology showcasing the writers of the Bogotá39 will be released in January 2018. View the press release from the Hay Festival ... read more
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