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Graduate Student Publications and Presentations

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Here is a sampling of what our graduate students have published recently:

Antonia Carcelén-Estrada

"Rewriting Memory: A Postcolonial Translation of Don Quixote into Kichwa." in Translation. Manchester, UK. St. Jerome Press, 2012.

"Latin American Historiography in Emerging Capitalism: Afro-Indigenous Palimpsests at the Birth of Spanish Modernity." In Ethnicity from Various Angles and Through Varied Lenses: Yesterday´s Today in Latin America. Eds. Christine Hunefeldt and Leon Zamosc. Brighton, Portland, and Toronto: Sussex Academic Press, 2011. 73-98.

"Tierra, riqueza, cuerpos, diferencia: la construcción ontológica de la feminidad y su persistencia." Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Literatura Comparada. Valencia, 2011.

"Covert and Overt Ideologies in the Translation of the Wycliffe Bible into Huao Terero." In Translation, Resistance, Activism. Ed. Maria Tymoczko. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.65-88.

Esther Cuesta

"A modo de testimoniar: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands, papeles, and academia." Eds. Gloria González-López & AnaLouise Keating. Bridging: How and Why Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011: 158-164.

"‘We’re Better off Outside Our Country’: Diasporic Ecuadorian Women in Spain since the Mid-1990s." (revised & updated) Eds. Ligaya Lindio-McGovern & Erika G. Polakoff. Gender and Globalization: Patterns of Women’s Resistance. Whitby: de Sitter Publications, 2011.

"Guayaquileña (In) Documentada: One-Way Ticket to My Diaspora(s): A Testimonio." Techno-Futuros: Critical Interventions in Latina/o Studies. Eds. Nancy Mirabal & Agustin Laó-Montes. San Francisco: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007: 311-333.

"‘We’re Better off Outside Our Country’: Diasporic Ecuadorian Women in Spain since the Mid-1990s." Journal of Developing Societies. 23.1-2 (2007): 113-143.

"Una riflessione conclusiva." La bellezza rimane. Eds. Daniela Malini & Patrizia Falco. Genoa: UNICEF, 2011: 118.

"Introduction." Guayaquil, Perla del Pacífico: una storia in foto. Guayaquil: Archivo Histórico del Guayas del Ministerio de la Cultura del Ecuador, 2011: 5-8.

"Intervista a Esther Cuesta Santana" Migranti Latinoamericani e sistema finanziario. Quaderni di Casa America Terre d’America. 4.10 (July 2011): 111-114.

"Foreword." Il Viaggio. Autori Vari. Ed. Paola Vidotto. Genoa: Istituto Nautico San Giorgio, 2010: 9.

Kanchuka Dharmasiri

Streets Ahead with Haththotuwegama: A Collection of Articles by and about Gamini Haththotuwegama. Co-edited with Lohan Gunaweera & Nicole Calandra. Tower Hall Theatre Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka (forthcoming, July 2012)

"Translation and the Emergence of a Modern Sinhala Theatre in a Postcolonial Context." The Mercurian: A Theatre Translation Review. Vol 2. No 4, University of North Carolina 2010. themercurianvol2number4.pdf

"Taking to the Streets: Intersections of Space, Audience, and Power in the Wayside and Open Theatre" Nethra Review. Vol 11. No 1. International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2010.

"Space, Audience and Power in Wayside and Open Theatre Performances." Talesabout Hatha: Gamini Haththotuwegama Felicitation Volume. Ed. Athula Samarakoon & Sudesh Mantilleke. Arts Council, University of Peradeniya 2010.

Christine Gutman

“Smuggled Words: Textual Migration and Subversive Assimilation in the Translations of Isaac Bashevis Singer.” Ed. Siri Nergaard. translation. 2 (Spring 2013): 105-131.

Elizabeth Medendorp

Translation: "The Lover’s Sentence." Michelet, Victor Émile. Canon Translation Review (2011): University of Michigan. .

"Buffyspeak: The Internal and External Impact of Slayer Slang." Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ed. Jennifer K. Stuller. Intellect, Inc., Forthcoming.

Daniel Nevarez

Review: Elidio LaTorre Lagares’ "Correr tras el viento." Sargasso. 2011-12, 1. Forthcoming.

Translation: David Torres’ "Grozny." The Massachusetts Review. 52.2. 2011.

Nahir Otaño-Gracia

"Arthur’s Heirs: Comparing the Nordic and Spanish Tristan." International Journal of Atlantic Europe in the Middle Ages (AMEA). Forthcoming.

"England as English: Fourteenth-Century Postcolonial Chaucer." The Chaucer Review: A Journal of Medieval Studies and Literary Criticism. Revising to resubmit.

Daniel Pope

(with Florence Feiereisen). "True Fictions and Fictional Truths: The Enigmatic in Sebald’s Use of Images in The Emigrants." Searching for Sebald: Photography After W.G. Sebald. Ed. Lise Patt. New York: Institute of Cultural Inquiry, 2007.

"An Uncertain Path" Review of Na putu/On the Path. (Dir. Jasmila Zbanic, 2010). Studies in East European Cinema 2.2 (2011): 243-6.

Barry Spence

Review of Deborah Steiner (ed.), Homer: Odyssey. Books XVII-XVIII. Published in Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2011.04.58.

Review of Stephen Esposito (ed.), Odysseus at Troy: Ajax, Hecuba, and Trojan Women. Forthcoming in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Anna Strowe

"Is Simpatico Possible in Translation? The 1620 Translation of the Decameron and the Case for Similarity" The Translator 17.1 (April 2011), 51-75.

"The Auctour, the Translatoure, and the Impressoure: Translating Boccaccio’s Authorship in Early Modern England." Textus 24.3 (Sep.-Dec 2011) "Between Italy and the British Isles—dialogue and confrontation from the dawn of vernacular literatures to the Seventeenth Century." Ed. Alessandra Petrina and John Law. 477-90.

Rhona Trauvitch

"Alternate History as Countermonument" In We Are What We Remember: The American Past Through Commemoration. Ed. Laura M. D’Amore and Jeffrey Meriwether. Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2012.

"Quantum Mechanics and Mise en Abyme: The Reader as Observer." In Interface between Literature and Science: Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Latin American Literature. Ed. Victoria Carpenter. Forthcoming.

"Botanical Creation, Naming and Gene Splicing: Genesis 1-3 and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam." In Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies. Ed. Randy Laist. Rodopi Press. Forthcoming.

Graduate Student Conference Presentations

Daniel Armenti

"Being a True Account of Susan Barton: The unknowable in J.M. Coetzee’s ‘Foe’." NEMLA. 2012.

Emir Benli

"From Melancholy to Hüzün and Back: The Hermeneutics of Absence in the Istanbul of Orhan Pamuk’s Memoir." University of Toronto Comparative Literature Conference "(An) Aesthetic of Absence." 2012.

"Peripheral Geographies/ Peripheral Identities: The Cinematic Articulation of the Rural in Kurdish Films." Annual Meeting of ACLA. 2012.

"Formal aspects of Modernist Filmmaking in Documentary: The Case of Night and Fog." Crossroads Conference. UMASS- Amherst. 2010.

"Traversing the European Avant-Garde: Locating Voices in Döblin’s and Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz." Annual Meeting of the ACLA. 2009.

Manuela Borzone

"Felipe Alfau's Americaniard Community and the Invention of ‘Spain’: Fiction, History and Politics." ACLA 2012.

Antonia Carcelén-Estrada

"Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, a Postcolonial Translator?" 4th Conference of the International Association for Translators and Intercultural Studies. Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 2012.

"Torture Imagined and Real in Early Modern Europe." ACLA Annual Meeting. 2012.

"Quito colonial temprano: sexualidad, raza y deseo en el siglo XVI." Mitos Prehispánicos. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. 2011.

"A Postcolonial Translation of Don Quixote into Kichwa." Nida School for Translation Studies. Misano, Italy. 2011.

"Inca Garcilaso de la Vega: Cognition and Cultural Mediation in Sixteenth-Century Peru." Nida School for Translation Studies. Murcia, Spain. 2010.

"Julieta Paredes y Mujeres Creando." I Congreso de Literatura Comparada. La Literatura Comparada en Tiempo de Crisis. Universitat de València, Spain. 2009.

"Race, Class, and Sexuality in Early Colonial Spanish America." III Reencuentro Iberoamericano. Perspectivas pasadas y presentes: el sueño de Morfeo globalizado. Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. 2009.

"Trans-national/Post-national Indigeneities: Cultural Productions and Imagining Home." ACLA Annual Meeting. 2009.

"The Malaise of Isolation as the Persistence of Colonial Criollo Discourses." ACLA Annual Meeting. 2008.

"‘Indigenousness’ in Latin American Official Histories: The Criollo Nations and Subaltern Represesntations." Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples (ERIP-LASA). University of California, San Diego. 2008.

"La Escuela Quiteña 1586-1600: ¿Tolerancia represiva o negociación de identidad?" Society for Latin American Studies Annual Conference. Newcastle University, England. 2007.

"Satire, Nation Building, and Identity Construction in the Real Audiencia de Quito." ACLA Annual Meeting. 2007.

"Pre-Columbian Art: Reading Unstable Meaning in Pictorial Gnomons." Pouvoirs de l'imaginaire: paroles, texts et images. University of Quebec at Montreal. 2006.

"Missionaries of The Past and The Present: (D)Evolution Translating the Other." Second Annual Binghamton-Amherst Translation Studies Conference. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2006.

"A Post-Human/Human Semiotic and Philosophical Analysis: Narrating Huysmans and Black Elk." ACLA Annual Meeting. 2006.

"Towards a Trans-American Mythology? Learning from Art and Oral Literature." 26th Annual ILASSA Student Conference on Latin America. University of Texas, Austin. 2006.

"Dialectics of Power in Bible Translation: the Wycliffe Bible into Huao Terero, a Case Study." Binghamton-Amherst Translation Studies Conference. State University of New York, Binghamton. 2005.

"A Linguistic Analysis of a Cultural Clash: SIL Visits the Huaorani." Our Research Matters. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2005.

Esther Cuesta

"Hacia una lectura feminista de escritoras guayaquileñas contemporáneas" [Toward a Feminist Reading of Contemporary Guayaquileñean Women Writers] Grupo de Lectura en Español. Biblioteca Civica Berio. Genoa. 2008.

"(De)Colonial Praxis of the Badante? Preliminary Findings on Ecuadorian Women in Genoa. Fronteras Symposium "Transnational Latinidades." Organized by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2007.

"Colonialità e Migrazioni Latinoamericane Attuali in Spagna e Italia." Centro Studi Medì (Migrazioni nel Mediterraneo). Università degli Studi di Genova. 2007.

"La lingua spagnola e la migrazione ecuadoriana a Genova" ["Spanish language and Ecuadorian Migration in Genoa"]. Flussi migratori, politiche linguistiche ed integrazione: Europa e America a confronto. Organized by Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per la Liguria – Direzione Generale. Facoltà di Scienze Politiche-Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere dell’Università degli Studi di Genova. Genova. 2001.

"Ecuadoriani in Liguria: fra diritti e doveri." [Ecuadorians in Genoa: Between rights and duties"] Tutti diversi, stessi diritti: Il contrasto alle discriminazioni razziali. Scenari e possibili strumenti in Liguria. Palazzo Ducale, Genoa. 2011.

"Riflessioni e particolarità della migrazione ecuadoriana a Genova" ["Reflections and specificities of the Ecuadorian Migration in Genoa"] Presentation of Sesto Rapporto sull’immigrazione a Genova by Maurizio Ambrosini and Deborah Erminio. Sala del Consiglio Provinciale, Genoa. 2011.

"Donne e famiglie trasnazionali: il caso ecuadoriano" ["Transnational Women and families: the case of Ecuador"]. Nella Rete: Insieme contro la violenza sulle donne. Una ricerca sulla percezione della violenza sulle donne a Genova. Palazzo Tursi, Genoa. 2010.

"Le donne ecuadoriane, la famiglia e la mobilità umana" ["Ecuadorian women, family and human mobility"]. Immigrazione con faccia di donna. Organized by USEI-Unione degli Ecuadoriani in Italia. ANOLF-CISL, Savona. 2010.

"From the Academy to Citizenship Diplomacy in Ecuador." Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). 2011.

"Subalternized Interventions in ‘Multicultural’ Italy: Narratives of Diasporic Ecuadorians in Italy." Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). 2010.

"Vernacular Cosmopolitans? Liminal Beings? On Diasporic Ecuadorian Art." International Conference on the Arts in Society. Venice. 2009.

"Self-Representation of Diasporic Ecuadorians in Italy and Spain." American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). 2009.

"Ecuadorian Diaspora in Italy: Fiction, Testimonial Writing and Ethnography." Northeastern Anthropological Association (NEAA) 48th Annual Meeting. Amherst. 2008.

Lara Curtis

"Undressing the Female Protagonists in Karin Albou’s Lechant des mariées and La petite Jérusalem" American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. 2010.

"Pursuing Outside Knowledge: Léon Joseph de Carcassonne’s Translator’s Preface" Amherst-Binghamton Translation Studies Conference. University of Massachusetts. 2008.

"The Aesthetics of Trauma in Memory in Nuit et brouillard / Night and Fog." Interdisciplinary Conference "Landscapes of Violence: Conflict and Trauma through Time." University of Massachusetts. 2008.

"Practicing Ethics of Passion and Desire in Little Jerusalem." 15th Annual Charles F. Fraker Conference. University of Michigan. 2007.

"Economic Instability in Un marchant et un juif." The Columbia University Medieval Guild Conference. Columbia University. 2006.

"Surfacing Memories that Reshape the Past: Understanding Trauma and Memory in Charlotte Delbo’s Trilogy." 31st Annual Conference on Literature and Film: Documenting, Trauma, Documenting Terror. Florida State University. 2006.

"From the Middle Ages through the Early Modern Period: The Birthing Chamber, Lying-in, and Churching and Synagogue Rituals: An Historical Analysis of Women." Interdisciplinary Conference and Convivium on "Children of Abraham: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era." Siena College. 2005.

Kanchuka Dharmasiri

"No Tickets: The Wayside and Open Theatre’s Critique of the Commercialization of Theatres and Public Spaces." American Comparative Literature Association. 2012.

"You Saw, I Saw: An Analysis of The Wayside and Open Theatre’s Performances in Public Spaces." Spaces of Alterity Conference, University of Nottingham. 2011.

"Everything O You Can Sell: An Exploration of The Wayside and Open Theatre’s Performances in Public Spaces." 2011 Sri Lanka Graduate Conference, India- China Institute, the New School for Social Research, New York. 2011.

"Rolling in Money!": The Wayside and Open Theater’s Critique of Neocolonial and State Power Structures through Language and Performance." American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard, Cambridge. 2009.

"Taking to the Streets: Intersections of Space, Audience, and Power in the Wayside and Open Theater in Sri Lanka." 30th Annual Mid-America Theater Conference (MATC), Chicago. 2009.

"In the Streets: Space, Power, and the Wayside and Open Theater in Sri Lanka." Crossroads Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst. 2008.

"Chekhov’s Site of Paradise and Lawrence’s Dark Apathy: Accounts of Sri Lanka by Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Literary Figures." Southern comparative Literature Association, Chapel Hill. 2007.

"Ionesco in Sinhala: A Critical Investigation of the Challenges and Complications in Translating and Directing Tatta Gayikawa" Third Annual Binghamton Amherst Translation Conference, State University of New York Binghamton. 2007.

"Translations in Sinhala Theater." Second Annual Translation Conference, Kandy, Sri Lanka. 2006.

"Creating Feminist Dialogues." Second Annual Binghamton Amherst Translation Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst. 2006.

"Translation and Sinhala Theater in a Postcolonial Context" First Annual Binghamton Amherst Translation Conference, State University of New York, Binghamton. 2005.

Shannon Farley

"Plagiarizing the Plagiarizers: Fanfiction, Authorship, and the Limits of Unauthorized Use." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. 2012.

"Translation, Ethics and Fanfiction: Rewriting the Racefail." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. 2011.

"Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, and the Colonization of Translation." Amherst-Binghamton Translation Studies Conference. SUNY Binghamton. 2009.

"Euripides Bakkhai and the Colonization of Sophrosune." Amherst-Binghamton Translation Studies Conference. UMass Amherst. 2008.

"Postcolonial Greek: Hellenism and Identity in the Early Roman Empire." Amherst-Binghamton Translation Studies Conference. SUNY Binghamton. 2007.

Emily Heilker

“Re-Writing Mysticism: Beguine Intentionality and Deleuze and Guattari’s the Body without Organs,” American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto, Canada, 7 April 2013.

"The Drawings of Unica Zürn: Blanchot’s ‘Inner Experience,’” Crossroads Conference, UMass Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, 6 Oct 2012.

“On Some Motifs in Michaux: Probability and Practice in Henri Michaux and Walter Benjamin,” American Comparative Literature Association, Providence, Rhode Island, 1 April 2012.

“Determining Determiners: Proustian Backdrop and the Recounting of Inner Experience,” American Comparative Literature Association, Vancouver, Canada, 2 April 2011.

Alexander Joy

"The Body Cathartic: Anti-Aesthetics in Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face." ACLA. 2012.

Elizabeth Medendorp

"Feed the Animals: The Cannibalism of Transformative Work." ACLA. 2012.

"Doppelgängland and the Buffyverse: Embracing the Demon Within." PCA/ACA. 2012.

"Pop Will Eat Itself: Creative Appropriation, Cannibalism, and the Musical Mashup." NeMLA. 2012.

Daniel Nevarez

"Sequestered Landscapes: The Post-Modern Space in Fassbinder's In a Year of 13 Moons." Crossroads Conference. 2010.

"Drowned in Performance: Witnessing Trauma in Derek Jarman’s Blue."Graduate Student Conference: Caught in the Act: Performance and Performativity, UMass-Amherst. 2010.

"The Road, or the Cultural Logic of Late Apocalypticism." Battleground States Conference 2009: The Future, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

"Queertopian, Cinephallic Reveries: Representations of Lesbian Desire in Fron of the Mirror in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and Ingmar Bergman’s Persona." Film, Speech Communication Association of Puerto Rico (SCAPR) 25th Annual Convention. San Juan, PR. 2009.

Nahir Otaño-Gracia

"Issues Facing Graduate Students of Color in the Profession." Roundtable. Modern Language Association Convention. 2012.

"Arthur’s Heirs: Comparing the Nordic and Spanish Tristan." North and South Connections. University of Cantabria, Spain. 2011.

"The Arthurian Myth as Equalizing Strategy in Póstumo Envirginiado." Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. 2011.

"Approaching Medieval Women: Accepting the Other throughout the Ages." Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, 2010.

"X-Files and ‘Indians:’ Cowboys Go Extraterrestrial" Crossroads II Conference. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2010.

"The POEtization of Luis Palés Matos: the Influence of Romanticism in Puerto Rico." Edgar Allan Poe and the Writers and Artists of New England. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2009.

"The Collision of Romantic Ideals and Social Realities in Luis Palés Matos’ Poetry." American Comparative Literature Association. 2009.

"A Sexual Approach to the Kharjas and the Fabliaux through Entertainment." International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. 2008.

"The ‘Voodoo’ Intellectual." Crossroads Conference. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2008.

"Translations and the Discourse of Equality in Póstumo Envirginiado." Virtual Caribbeans. Tulane University. 2008.

"Carrying Across Translations in Póstumo Envirginiado." Southern Comparative Literature Association. 2007.

"Transgressing a Hierarchy: Trickery and Betrayal in Snorri’s Edda and the Volsunga Saga." International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. 2007.

Alexander Ponomareff

"When Birds Cry: Antigone, Hegel, and Silence," American Comparative Literature Association Conference. 2012.

Daniel Pope

"The Memoir Effect: Writing Truth between Fiction and Nonfiction" American Comparative Literature Association. 2012.

"Necessary Vertigo: The Photograph and Veridical Figuration in Javier Marías’ Negra espalda del tiempo." Crossroads Conference. University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA. 2010.

"Exposé: Metatextual Engagement in Michael Haneke’s Caché" American Comparative Literature Association. 2009.

"Cinematic Calligrammes: Prescient Picture Poems of Apollinaire." Crossroads Conference. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2008.

"Island: Self-exile and self-location in Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John." American Comparative Literature Association. 2008.

"Belonging: Junot Díaz in English and Spanish." SUNY Binghamton Translation Conference. 2007.

Steffani Scheer

"Reproductive Meaning: Why Translation Is Not So Different from ‘Ordinary Literature.’" ACLA 2012.

"The Midnight Navigators: A Voyage into the Legends of Quebec." NEMLA 2012.

Barry Spence

"A Narratological Reading of Odyssean Apostrophe." ACLA Annual Meeting. 2012.

"Language, Cognition, and Focalization in Ulysses." NeMLA. 2012.

"Joycean Metaphor and the Embodiment of Diegetic Consciousness." XXII North American James Joyce Conference & Arroyo Literary Festival, Huntington Library and Caltech, Pasadena. 2011.

"Semantic Dimensions of the Joycean Kunstsprache." Cognitive Joyce: The Neuronal Text Conference, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. 2011.

"Hellenic Polysemy: Joyce’s Multivalent Appropriations and Deployments." NeMLA. 2011.

"Mythos and Narratological Self-Reflexivity in the Odyssey." 105th Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting, Mount Holyoke College. 2011.

"Renovating our Understanding of Metaphor: A Conceptual Mapping of Some Nosological Language, ca. 427 B.C.E." Crossroads Graduate Conference, UMass. 2010.

"Seeing and Knowing in Pasolini’s Edipo Re and Sophocles’ Oidipous Tyrannos." NeMLA 2010.

"Time and Realism in Pasolini’s Greek Tragedies." Roundtable presentation. NeMLA. 2010.

"Conceptual Blending in the Plague Language of Thucydides and Sophocles."104th Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting. Providence, Rhode Island. 2010.

"Upon the Velvet Sinking I Betook Myself to Linking: Paratextuality in Mallarme and Manet’s Raven." Poe and the Writers and Artists of New England Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2009.

Anna Strowe

"Repetition and Narrative in Leonardo Bruni’s Novella of Seleuco and Stratonica." NeMLA 2012 Convention. Rochester, NY. 2012.

Participant in roundtable "Translation: The ‘Next Big Thing’ in the Humanities?" NeMLA 2011 Convention. New Brunswick, NJ. 2011.

"‘Intendo di raccontare’: Constructions of Authorship in Renaissance Italian Novelle." Crossroads Conference. University of Massachusetts; Amherst, MA. 2010.

"Translation and Similarity: Simpatico and the 1620 Decameron." Nida School for Translation Studies. Murcia, Spain. 2010.

"Fair Verona in Fair Veronese: Giuseppe Barni’s dialect translation of Romeo and Juliet." NeMLA 2009 Convention. Boston, MA. 2009.

"Boccaccio’s Afterlife: Historical simpatico and the 1620 translation of the Decameron." Crossroads Conference. University of Massachusetts; Amherst, MA. 2008.

"Changing Focus: A case study re-interpreting the roles of texts and translated paratexts in biography." University of Massachusetts-Binghamton Translation Studies Conference. SUNY-Binghamton; Binghamton, NY. 2007.

Rhona Trauvitch

"Illusory Contours in the Language of the Palimpsests." American Comparative Literature Association. 2012.

"The Implausible Traces of YouTube in Borges." Northeast Modern Language Association. 2012.

"The Authentic Imaginary: A Study of Catalogs and Second-Tier Fictionals." American Comparative Literature Association. 2011.

"Border Crossings Along Axes of the Real and the Fictional." Crossroads Conference II, 2010.

"Western Philosophy and Hebrew Mysticism: A Comparison of Language Theory." American Comparative Literature Association. 2010.

"Brands of Multi-Dimensional Discourses." American Comparative Literature Association. 2009.

"Brands of Multi-Dimensional Discourses." Crossroads Conference, Amherst, MA. 2008.

"Flying Through Walls: Magical Realism in Literature and Advertisements." American Comparative Literature Association. 2007.

Andrés Amitai Wilson

"Dante’s Chariot: Ezekelian Mimesis in Dante’s Eden." Dante Alighieri Society of America panel at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI. 2012.

"Jean Toomer and the Clash of Types: Deconstructing Race in Postwar America." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. 2012.

"Tout ce qui n'existe pas: Théophile Gautier’s Quest for κάλος And Its Poetic Legacy." Boston College Graduate Conference in Romance Studies, Chestnut Hill, MA; March 2011.

"Lectio Divina et Kabbalistica: The Overlapping Performative Hermeneutics of Christian Monasticism and Jewish PaRDeS." 17th Annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference. 2011.


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