Professor of French Masha Belenky collaborated with Anne O'Neil-Henry on this collection of popular French texts which encapsulates one of the liveliest eras in French history. Each work in this volume offers a lively, humorous look into the daily lives of the citizens of France during the 19th century. From literary guidebooks to examinations of fashion and society, Belenky provides a window into the time period and the authors that defined it.
Translated from the Spanish by Sergio Waisman, professor of Spanish and international affairs, The Regal Lemon Tree is one of the late Juan José Saer's most beloved novels. Set during the day and night of New Year's Eve — building up a barbecue that takes on ritual significance — the novel focuses on a couple in the north of Argentina who lost their only son six years prior.
Translated from the Spanish by Sergio Waisman, professor of Spanish and international affairs, A Musical Education is a compilation of poems by Yaki Setton. Setton was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has authored seven books of poetry.
Margaret Gonglewski, associate professor of German, takes a student-centered, communicative approach to teaching German. Her textbook, co-authored with Beverly Moser and Cornelius Partsch, aims to transform the classroom into a Treffpunkt — a meeting place where students get to know one another, as well as the German-speaking countries, by using German.
¿Qué tienen en común, Iván Kohen, traductor estadounidense, y Sergio Mancino, periodista?: Un tren equivocado, un recorrido por distintos pueblos de la provincia argenti
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kathryn Kleppinger's Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France offers a critical assessment of the ways in which French writers, filmmakers, musicians and other artists descended from immigrants from former colonial territories bring their specificity to bear on the bounds and applicability of French republicanism, "Frenchness" and national identity and contemporary cultural production in France.
Abdourahman A. Waberi, assistant professor of French and Francophone literature, authored a new volume of poetry which is introspective and inquisitive, reflecting a deep spiritual bond — with words, with the history of Islam and its great poets and with the landscapes in which those poets and Waberi himself have walked.
Accepting the ancient Greeks’ definition of the idiot as a privatized man and expanding on Tocqueville’s understanding that in modern democracies it is mass idiocy that invites tyranny, argues Christopher Britt, associate professor of Spanish. This book aims to pierce through the layers of comfort, security and prosperity that numb imperial idiots in the United States of America to the suffering of the displaced in Colombia and Mexico.
Co-author Christopher Britt, associate professor of Spanish, formulates a new understanding of a common concept (enlightenment) by framing it as a trans-historical and cross-cultural phenomenon. This book reveals the ways in which modern enlightenment, rather than liberating humanity from tyranny, has subjected us to new servitude imposed by systems of mass manipulation, electronic vigilance, compulsive consumerism and the horrors of a seemingly unending global war on terror.
María J. de la Fuente, professor of Spanish, rethinks Advanced Spanish collegiate instruction by combining task- and content-based language pedagogy. Based on current research on Instructed Second Language Acquisition, this program emphasizes the analysis of spoken and written texts drawn from real-world sources, selected to introduce students to relevant and engaging issues in the Spanish-speaking world, such as the environment, human rights, indigenism, immigration and bilingualism. Students analyse complex, contemporary issues as a means to achieve advanced proficiency in Spanish, which results in more language production, increased multicultural understanding and enhanced critical thinking skills. This groundbreaking approach makes Puntos de encuentro unique among advanced Spanish textbooks.
Abdourahman Waberi, assistant professor of French, authored this novel that delves into the life of Gil Scott-Heron, an African American poet, singer, and songwriter born in Chicago in 1949.