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Publications and Presentations

The following are examples of scholarship and research by our outstanding Faculty members:


  • Dr. Janice Spleth and Dr. Sandra Dixon edited Cultural Dynamics of Globalization and African Literature (2016), a collection of selected papers of the 33rd Annual Meeting of African Literature Association which address globalization from the perspective of African and African-heritage writers.
  • Dr. Daniel Ferreras Savoye published Beyond Literary Studies: A Counter-Theoretical Approach, a book addressing major issues in critical theory (McFarland: Jefferson, NC, 2017, 293 pp).
  • Dr. Ángel Tuninetti published Otras intenciones, otras miradas: Textos complementarios a Una Excursión a los Indios Ranqueles. The book is an edited compilation of 19th-century documents related to a famous expedition to Indian territories, and it was presented at the Buenos Aires Book Fair (UniRio-Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina, 2017).
  • The project Cuentos del Mundo: La Luz / Tales of the World: The Light, developed by an international partnership between West Virginia University, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain, and Spanish high schools, and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, to oversee the production of new, bilingual textbooks for use in both English and Spanish-speaking countries, published its third and final volume. Dr. María Amores and Dr. Ángel Tuninetti served in the editorial board, prepared pedagogical activities, and supervised the translations.


  • Dr. Manal AlNatour, "al-Taqatu'at al-riwa'iyya wal-sahafiyya al-suriyya al-nashi'a," in the reputable Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics. She also has received acceptance of two peer-reviewed book chapter abstracts: "Memory, Narrative, and Violence in Palestinian Resistance Literature" and "Translating Images of the 2011 Syrian Revolution: A Contratextual Approach."
  • Dr. Tania de Miguel Magro, “Travel, Space, and the Landscape of the Nation in El Buscón.” Hispanic Studies Review I (2016): 30-45.
  • Dr. Lourdes Estrada López, "Homosexual and Virile Women in Ellas y Ellos and Quiero vivir mi vida" in Multiple Modernities: Carmen de Burgos, Author and Activist. Eds. Michelle Sharp and Anja Louis. Routledge (In print).
  • Dr. Daniel Ferreras Savoye, "Harry Dickson, Detective of the Impossible", Popular Culture Review, Vol.28, Number 1 (Winter 2017), 109-32.
  • Dr. Pablo García Loaeza, “Tetzcoco en la Conquista,” De Catemahco a Tezcoco: origen y desarrollo de una ciudad indígena, Ed. Javier Eduardo Ramírez López, Texcoco: Diócesis de Texcoco, 2017. 93-117.
  • Dr. Pablo García Loaeza, “Telling Violence: The Toxcatl Massacre at the Templo Mayor in Sixteenth Century Sources,” Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 22.2 (2016): 109-123. 
  • Dr. Jonah Katz, “Exceptional cadential chords and tonal interpretation”, A Pesky Set: A festschrift for David Pesetsky, published by MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, February 2017
  • Dr. Jonah Katz, “Epistemic Modal Disagreement” in collaboration Joe Salerno, in the philosophy journal Topoi, March 2017.
  • Dr. Rafael Osuna Montanez, “El nacionalismo en la pantalla: cine vasco de finales del s. XX”, Pasavento. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Vol. IV, nº 2 (Summer 2016): pp. 389-406.


  • Dr. Pablo García Loaeza published: Myers, Kathleen A. Ni santas ni pecadoras. Mujeres, vida y escritura en Hispanoamérica colonial. Trans. Pablo García Loaeza. Puebla, Mexico: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, 2017. [Neither Saints nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America, Oxford University Press, 2003.]
  • Dr. Ángel Tuninetti completed the translation into Spanish of a poetry book, New to Guayama, by David G. Lott, to be published in a bilingual edition by Finishing Line Press.

Presentations and Talks:

  • Dr. Manal AlNatour, “Syrian Women Subverting Dominant Paradigms” at the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) (Fall 2016), and “The Juncture of Literature and Journalism in Contemporary Syrian Works” at the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference (Spring 2017).
  • Dr. Daniel Ferreras Savoye, “James Bond contra Ian Fleming" (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, invited lecture, November 22, 2106), and "Gay Batman & the Runaway Narrative Structure" at the Far West Popular Culture Association 29th Annual Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada, February 23-36, 2017).
  • Dr. Pablo García Loaeza, “Filling in the Blanks: the Historia de la nación chichimeca and the Codex Xolotl,” 64th Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2017, and “Los relatos de don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl,” lecture for an the seminar Crónicas Franciscanas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, (Invited lectura, October 2016).
  • Dr. Jonah Katz, “Exceptional cadential chords and tonal interpretation”. Poster at the DP@60 workshop at MIT in February 2017, and “Cue integration in Korean fricatives: intrinsic or learned?”, linguistics colloquium at University of Pittsburgh, January 2017.
  • Dr. Ángel Tuninetti, “Literatura, Historia, periodismo: Los Nuevos Cronistas de Indias y los males globales”. Keynote Speaker. VI Coloquio Internacional de Historia y Literatura. Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico. October 28, 2016