Professor Mark P. Del Mastro has been named miembro numerario / full member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. Dr. Del Mastro is among 13 new members confirmed in March 2015 for contributions that have helped promote Spanish language and Hispanic culture in the U.S., and he is the only person in the State of South Carolina with this distinction.
At the 25th Conference on Spanish in the US at The City College of New York on March 26-29, Drs. Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson and Ricard Viñas-de-Puig presented their respective papers: “A study of the effects of language contact and language change in Spanish-language newspapers in South Carolina” and “The TAM paradigm in Eastern North Carolina Spanish.” Professor Viñas-de-Puig also organized and chaired the panel “Spanishes in the Carolinas.”
Professor Carl Wise’s article “Playing the Crowd: Interpretive History and Audience Participation in Lope de Vega’s La inocente sangre“ has been published in Hispanófila 172 (2014).
Professor Luci Moreira’s study “Tempo histórico, espaço e resistência no corpo da linguagem poética de Costa Andrade” has been accepted for publication in Revista de Língua e Literatura.
On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the 39th Annual Conference of the Philological Association of the Carolinas, Professor Nancy Nenno gave the keynote address entitled “From Corpse to Core: Death and Detection Across the Language Curriculum.”
On February 23, 2015, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio hosted Dr. Raúl Carrillo-Arciniega for a remote guest lecture to discuss his critical work on poetry, particularly his book Huellas y oquedades: teoría de la poesía de Jorge Cuesta y José Gorostiza. By invitation from the Chilean poet Cristián Gómez Olivares, who teaches Latin American Poetry at Case Western, Professor Carrillo-Arciniega spoke with students for 75 minutes via Skype.