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Recent Faculty Activities



September 2011





John Ashbrook

Article to be Published:

"Politicized Identities in a European Borderland: Istrian Regionalism and Croatian Nationalism", Nationalities Papers, December 2011 or February 2012.  


Seth Clabough


Defended and received Ph.D. from the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.



Contributed materials appearing in Laura Oliver's The Story Within: New Insights and Inspiration for Writers published by Alpha Books/Penguin 2011.


Debbie Durham


June-July 2011, in a retirement facility in Izmir, Turkey, funded by a Mednick Fellowship.


Published Article:  

“Disgust and the Anthropological Imagination.” Ethnos 76, 2 (2011): 131-156.  Edited volume:  The Anthropology of Disgust. Theme issue of Ethnos 75 (2) (includes previous)

Invited Keynote Address:

"Can We Have an Anthropology of Youth? Dilemmas for Comparison and Generalization in the Context of Globalization." Danish Biannual Megaseminar in Anthropology, Sandbjerg, Denmark.


Sonia Olivera

Fulbright Invitation:

Invited by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars to serve on the U.S. Fulbright Regional Committee, an honor bestowed to only four representatives of the Southern Cone. Committee members generally serve for three years.


·   The second edition of her book Puros Cuentos in Florence, Italy, July 2011. Negotiations have been initiated for possible translation into Italian.  She also presented the book at the Symposium in Paraguay on 10 August 2011, where the Institute of Argentinian Cinematography expressed interest in doing a movie of its central story.  The first edition of Puros Cuentos is now sold out in Europe, and its second edition is completely allocated.


·      “Personajes femeninos en la literatura latinoamericana de Ernesto Cardenal, autor del Cántico Cósmico” (Spanish American Feminine Figures in the Literature of Ernesto Cardenal, Author of the Cosmic Canticle) at the XXXVI Congreso Internacional de Literatura organized by the Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico of California, and the Universidad del Norte of Asunción on 11 August 2011.



Award winning poet and literary critic Delfina Acosta wrote a review of her book Piel de Angel (Angel Skin) in the ABC Newspaper of Asunción, Paraguay, on 21 August 2011.  An on-line excerpt may be accessed at: 



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