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Call for Papers: Exploring Space in the Middle Ages 2018 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

We invite submissions of abstracts (c. 250 words) for the 2018 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference, to be held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, October 4-6, 2018. The Middle Ages are broadly perceived conceptually in the cultural imagination, as occupying a place “in the middle” of bookend periods. The perception, recognition, and analysis of space in relation to this period of time covers a wide range of topics, including, but not restricted to: Space and nation; space, place and identity; extra-terrestrial space; the body in space; cartography; space beyond the senses; digital humanities projects involving space; occupying space; textual space; sound and space in the context of acoustics; medievalisms: creating a new medieval space. We also welcome abstracts on topics which are not directly related to the theme of the conference. Please send abstracts, queries, and questions, to MAM2018.Purdue@gmail.com by June 30, 2018.

Congratulations to Thomas Broden, professor of French 

on co-editing two special issues of a peer-reviewed international journal, Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Semiotique (Berlin: De Gruyter).

For more information click HERE.

Congratulations to John Sundquist, associate professor of German and linguistics and chair of German and Russian

For winning the Charles B. Murphy Outstantding Undergraduate Teaching Award.

For more information click HERE.

Congratulations to Erin Moodie, assistant professor of Classics

For winning the 2018 Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award for her published guide to Plautus' Roman comedy Poenulus (The Little carthaginian).

For more information click HERE. Prof. Moodie was also recently awarded the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Congratulations to Alejandro Cuza, professor of Spanish and Linguistics

On his newest publication: Cuban Spanish DialectologyL Language Variation and Change (Georgetown University Press, 2017).

For more information click HERE.

Congratulations to Madeleine M. Henry, professor and head of the School of Languages and Cultures 

On the publication of Alantis Otherwise:Receptions of the Classics in the africanDiaspora of the Hispanopone and Lusophone Worlds (Elisa G. Rizo and Madeline M. Henry, Rowman & Littlefield 2016).

For more information click HERE.

Congratulations to John Sundquist, Associate Professor of German in the School of Languages and Cultures

For being selected as a College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Graduate Teacher for 2016-2017.

Congratulations to Jennifer Marston William, professor in the School of Languages and Cultures

On the recent publication of her monograph, Cognitive approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing is Not Believing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

For more information click HERE.

Congratulations to Alejandro Cuza, associate professor of Spanish linguistics, Lori Czerwionka, assistant professor of Spanish and linguistics, and Daniel J. Olson, assistant professor of Spanish and linguistics

For their new volume  "Inquiries in Hispanic Linguistics: From Theory to Empirical Evidence", published by John Benjamins.

Congratulations to Ahmed Idrissi Alami, associate professor of Arabic, and Lynne Dahmen, part-time lecturer in the School of Languages and Cultures

For collaborating with the West Lafayette Public Library to secure the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf:Muslin Journeys collection for the library in 2013.

Click HERE for more details.

Congratulations to Atsushi Fukada, professor of Japanese and linguistics, and Mayu Miyamoto, a doctoral student in the School of Languages and Cultures 

Upon receiving a 2016 Excellence in Distance Learning Innovation Award.

For more details click HERE.

Congratulations to Elena Coda, associate professor of Italian and comparative literature and incoming associate head of the School of Languages and Cultures, and Ben Lawton, associate professor and chair of Italian studies and co-founder and former long-time director of the Film and Video Studies program

Who served as editors of Re-Visioning Terrorism: A Humanistic Perspective, published by Purdue University Press earlier this year.

For more details, click HERE.

Congratulations to Beate Allert, professor of German, comparative literature, and film and chair of the Department of German and Russian

on serving as editor of J.G Herder: From Cognition to Cultural Science.

Click HERE for more details.

Congratulations to Jackson Havens, Spanish & Linguistics major

Jackson has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain!

For more details, click HERE!

Congratulations to Megan O'Connell, Spanish, linguistics, and Speech, language and hearing Sciences 

She has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistant to Peru

Click HERE for more details.

Congratulations to Benjamin Rich, with a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and minor in Spanish and Military Science 

He has received a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to South Korea

Click HERE for more details.

Congratulations to Daniel J. Olson, assistant professor of Spanish and linguistics

He is one of the two Purdue faculty have been selected as recipients of the Class of 1922 Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn Award

Click HERE to read the article.

Non-Degree option in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese!

In addition to the traditional Masters and Ph.D. programs, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Purdue offers a non-degree option that helps students complete professional requirements, develop new knowledge and skills, or explore graduate school options. Each semester the department will offer Spanish graduate courses in the evening. These courses are taught by leading scholars in Spanish literature, linguistics, film, and culture. Some courses will accommodate distance-learning options. Click HERE for more information and application/enrollment instructions.

Congratulations to Liz Mercier 

Who was recognized in Dean Reingold's "For the Honor" column on the College of Libeall Arts website. 

Liz has been awarded a competitive fellowship to complete the Diploma Programme in Manuscript Studies at the Pontificial Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto and Rome. Click HERE to read the full article.

 

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