SPO emeritus faculty member Ronald Surtz and his co-editor Professor Jessica Boon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) were recently awarded Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) for their translation of the publication, Mother Juana de la Cruz, 1481–1534: Visionary Sermons.
Written by Charlie Hankin, July 2017
In June 2017, Firestone Library received an important gift of eight first editions of works by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz donated by Mr. Edgar Legaspi of New York City.
On May 8, 2017, SPO instructors of SPA107 hosted an event with Lorenzo Santillán to discuss the challenges and obstacles that children of undocumented immigrants face. Lorenzo also shared his personal story as featured in the documentary, Underwater Dreams.
Graduate student Azahara Palomeque from the department of Spanish and Portuguese recently published a new book of poems, En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías, with the publisher La Isla de Siltolá in Spain. In 2015 Palomeque also published the book American Poems.
The Colectivo de Acciones de Arte (CADA) was a Chilean art group founded by visual artists Lotty Rosenfeld and Juan Castillo, sociologist Fernando Balcells, writer Diamela Eltit and poet Raúl Zurita, who used performance and public interventions to challenge the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
Fischer's book Queering the Chilean Way: Cultures of Exceptionalism and Sexual Dissidence, 1965-2015 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016) will be launched at Fordham's Lincoln Center campus on February 15.
Concentrator Dylan Blau Edelstein '17 interviews SPO alumna Shayla Reid '15.