News & Events
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 of fuels, real and imagin...
December 21st, 2016
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 of the Decameron, i...
December 6th, 2016
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 that new place with their ...
December 1st, 2016
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 York Times writes, R...
November 22nd, 2016
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 partner her Spanish course b...
September 9th, 2016
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 of the limits of politics...
August 12th, 2016
Call for Papers: Transforming Bodies Conference
Call for Papers
Transforming Bodies Conference
Cornell University, April 21-22, 2017
Presented by the Early Modern Conversions project and Cornell University
In this conference, we propose to explore the centrality of bodies to concepts and practices of
conversion in the early modern world. How are bodi...
July 29th, 2016
Pinet’s Book “The Task of the Cleric” Published
Professor of Spanish Literature and Medieval Studies, Simone Pinet, has published her latest book The Task of the Cleric: Cartography, Translation, and Economics in Thirteenth-Century Iberia. To read more about the book, visit the University of Toronto Press page ...
July 12th, 2016
Four Romance Studies Graduate Students Win Summer Grants from CIES
We are delighted to announce that Jack Frost, Yen Vu, Valeria Dani, and Lia Turtas have all been awarded funding from the Cornell Institute for European Studies for summer study and research. Brief descriptions of their projects, supplied by the recipients, are given below. Congratulations to each of you for these significant achievements and best wishes for your research and writing this s...
May 9th, 2016
Simone Pinet featured on Cornell Research website
Professor of Spanish Literature Simone Pinet is featured in a new article entitled “Where Did the Language of Money Come From?” on the website of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Read more: https://research.cornell.edu/ne...
April 6th, 2016
Festschrift honoring Alice Colby-Hall
A tribute to Alice Colby-Hall, Professor of Romance Studies, Emerita, will be released this May and includes essays by colleagues, some of whom are also former students. The volume will be presented to her on May 14 at a banquet at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at the University of Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Michigan. “The Epic Imagination in Medieval Literature: Essays...
March 10th, 2016
Keller’s Book “Ghostly Landscapes” Published
Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature, Patty Keller, has published her book Ghostly Landscapes: Film, Photography, and the Aesthetics of Haunting in Contemporary Spanish Culture. Here is a link from University of Toronto Press about the book and more on the author: ...
January 28th, 2016