WLL Faculty Research

WLL Faculty Research

Olga Colbert

Recent publications include: "Apocalypse and A-bomb: States in Consciousness in John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces" in Novelistic Inquiries into the Mind. Grzegorz Maziarczyk, Ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Cambridge:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. 


"Gender Undre the Lends in Elena Poniatowska's La piel del cielo" in Gender Issues in the Hispanic World: Identity, Power, and Expression. Tania Gómez, Ed. London: Lexington Books, 2016. 


Dr. Colbert also presented a paper entitled "Gender Boundaries and the Female Monstrous Body in "Elena Poniatowska's 'La piel del cielo'"at the XXVI Annual Conference of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica in Houston November 10-12, 2016.


Denise Dupont

Recent publications include: Whole Faith: The Catholic Ideal of Emilia Pardo Bazán. In production, to be published Fall 2017, Catholic University of America Press.


"Pardo Bazán as a European Intellectual: Naturalism, Spiritualism, and Idealism." In volume on teaching the work of Emilia Pardo Bazán, MLA teaching series. 


"Emilia Pardo Bazán, Joris-Karl Huysmans, and Stories of Conversion." Forthcoming in Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change: Essays in Honor of Maryellen Bieder. Ed. Jennifer Smith. Bucknell. UP. 


"Teresa's Experiences." Romance Quarterly 63.1 (2016): 14-20.


Renata Eguez 

Recent publications include: “Writing the Riverbanks in El libro flotante de Caytran Dolphin, by Leonardo Valencia” accepted for publication in the edited volume Written in the Water: The Image of the River in Latino/American Literature. The editors, Elizabeth Rivero and Jeanie Murphy, are looking for publishing options.

“Ecuador visto por Rolf Blomberg: recuperaciones del archivo y la mirada en El secreto de la luz (2014)” accepted for presentation at the forthcoming Latin American Studies Association in New York in May 2016.


Maxime Foerster

Recent publications include: "A New Catalogue of Perversions: Sexology and Decadence," in States of Decadence, On the Aesthetics of Beauty, Decline and Transgression across Time and Space, ed. Barstad, Guri and Karen P. Knutsen. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, November 2016. 266-279.


"Suicide et enthousiasme chez Germaine de Staël," in Romantisme, no. 173, 3/2016. 125-137.

"Du << Familles, je vous hais ! >> au transfuge de classe : le cas Eddy Bellegueule," in Critical Review of Contemporary French Fixxion [Online] no. 12, 2016. 72-83. URL: http://www.revue-critique-de-fixxion-francaise-contemporaine.org/rcffc/article/view/fx12.08 Resisting Normalization (2018, UP of New England). 


Leticia McDoniel 
had a chapter entitled "Internships: A Platform for Locally Based Cultural Immersion Programs" for the book Creating experiential learning opportunities for language learners: Acting locally while thinking globally accepted. 

Professor McDoniel had a paper accepted for presentation in July in the XVIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica in San Sebastián, Spain. The title of the paper is: “La asimilación de fronteras en  …y no se lo tragó la tierra: proceso para la (re)construcción del sujeto fronterizo.”



María del Pilar Melgarejo 
Recent publications include: "Poetry in 'Rotten English': Linton Kwesi Johnson." Gale Researcher, 2016.
http://solutions.cengage.com/researcher/. Review and rewrite of the article: "Johnson, Linton Kwesi (1952-)." From Deborah Seddon. British Writers: Supplement 17. Edited by Jay Parini. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2011. 89-106.

Professor Melgarejo served as a reviewer for the Journal Memoria y Sociedad, Revista del Departamento de Historia. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá-Colombia. Spring 2016 and also for the Journal Boletín de Antropología. Universidad de Antioquia. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas. Departamento de Antropología. Bogotá-Colombia. Spring 2016.

Professor Melgarejo presented “Getting Closer to Pearl Buttons: Patricio Guzmán´s last documentary” Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. 6-9 October 2016.


Lourdes Molina had a paper entitled "Abilio Estévez's Palaces of the Past: Havana in the Special Period" accepted for presentation at the NorthEast Modern Language Association Conference in Hartford Connecticut in March.

Professor Molina also had a paper accepted for presentation in July in the XVIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica in San Sebastián, Spain. The title of the paper is: “La asimilación de fronteras en  …y no se lo tragó la tierra: proceso para la (re)construcción del sujeto fronterizo.” 


Francisco Moran

Recent publications include: Francisco Calcagno. Aponte. Introductory Study, critical and annotated edition. Stockcero: Florida, 2016. The Havana Reader. José Quiroga and Francisco Moran, editors. Durham: Duke University Press.


"Ville Brothers: Exclusion in José Martí's Republican Dream." Chapter of the critical anthology Syncing the Americas: José Martí and the New Modernity. Bucknell University Press.


Domingo del Monte: ¿“El más real y útil” de los cubanos de su tiempo? Dirāsāt Hispānicas n.º 3. 2016. 39-65.

Francisco Moran was interviewed by AlDia about President Obama's visit to Cuba.  You may access the interview here (it is in Spanish).


Alberto Moran Pastor's article entitled “Una buena manera de hablar de grados: Bien con adjetivos en español” has been accepted for publication in Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics.

Professor Moran's critical edition of Aponte (1901) by Francisco Calcagno is also in press.


Dayna Oscherwitz
Recent publications include: “From Bab el Oued City to Timbuktu : Flipping the Script on Global Jihad. ” Studies in French Cinema (forthcoming, October 2017).


“Reframing Human Rights: Mahamet Saleh Haroun’s A Screaming Man. ” Companion to

African Cinema. Kenneth Harrow and Carmela Garritano, eds. Wiley Blackwell



“Looking Beyond Afrpolitanism: Globalization, Francophonie and the Work of Abderrahmane Sissako.” Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global

Filmmaking in French. Michael Gott and Thibault Schild, eds. Edinburgh University

Press. (April 2017).


Dayna Oscherwitz had an article entitled "From Bab el Oued City to Timbuktu: Flipping the Script on Global Jihad" accepted for publication in a special issue of Studies in French Cinemaon Terrorism in North African Cinema.  The article and issue was published October 2016.

Professor Oscherwitz had a paper entitled "Overturned Equality: Migration, Globalization and the African Immigrant Film" accepted for presentation at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in April 2016 in Atlanta.

She was invited to give a talk entitled "France and Islam: The Top Five Things Every American Should Know" on March 21st at the University of Dallas.

Professor Oscherwitz also had a paper accepted for presentation of the forthcoming African Studies Association conference in December. The paper is entitled "Globalization, Ecology, and Jihad in Aberrahmane Sissako’ Timbuktu."


Alberto Pastor

Recent publications include: “Una “buena” manera de hablar de grados: Bien con adjetivos en español.”

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics, 9:2. 401- 427. (with Grant Armstrong).

“Los adjetivos”. In Gutiérrez Rexach, Javier (ed.), Enciclopedia de Lingüística Hispánica,

New York: Routledge Publishing Co., 369 – 379.



Elizabeth Russ

Recent publications include: “Between the Unthinkable and the Unsayable: The Legacy of Brigadas Dominicanas (December 1961-March 1963).” Hispanic Review 84.4 (Autumn 2016): 381-402. 


Ruben Sanchez-Godoy

Recent publications include: “El peor de los remedios: Bartolomé de Las Casas y la crítica temprana a la esclavitud Africana en el Atlántico Ibérico” [The Worst of the Remedies: Bartolomé de Las Casas and the Early Critique to African Slavery in the Iberian Atlantic]. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana / University of Pittsburgh, 2016.


“Viajes terminados, viajes inevitables, viajes imposibles: la superación del viaje a Europa en Memorial de Aires de Machado de Assis.” [Finished Journeys, Unavoidable Journeys, Impossible Journeys: The Literary Reframing of The European Journey in Counselor Aires' MemorialPerífrasis. Revista de Literatura, Teoría y Crítica 8.15 (Ene-Jun 2017): 77-93.



Hervé Tchumkam

Dr. Tchumkam was selected as a guest editor of a special issue of the Journal Terroirs . Agamben et l’Afrique : Quelle pertinence ? Terroirs, Revue africaine de sciences sociales et de philosophie. Paris : Karthala, 2016; Article Published: “Homo Africanus, Homo Sacer. Biopouvoir et ethnoracialisation des rapports sociaux en France.’’ Terroirs 1.2 (2016):117-135.


Alicia Zuese

Recent publications include: “Sancha Carrillo and Juan de Ávila: The Reciprocal Fruits of Spiritual Mentorship in Early Sixteenth-Century Andalusia” Revista Hispánica Moderna, 69.1 (June 2016): 73-90.

Dr. Zuese also presented a paper at the 20th anniversary GEMELA conference in San Juan Puerto Rico entitled, "Luisa de Morales’s Signed Works as Insight into Baroque Culture of Heraldry, Pageantry and Nobility."

Professor Zuese's essay “Sancha Carrillo and Juan de Ávila: The Reciprocal Fruits of Spiritual Mentorship in Early Sixteenth-Century Andalusia” was recently published in volume 69.1 of Revista Hispánica Moderna.