Dr. Analisa DeGrave's chapter titled "Palmares: utopian representations of a runaway settlement in colonial Brazil" appears in the book "New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period," edited by Chloë Houston, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2010, pages 137-158.
Dr. Manuel Fernández and UW-Eau Claire graduate Michael Trimberger had their joint interview of Cuban author Daína Chaviano, titled, "'Ecos de un pasado que se niega a morir': Una conversación con Daína Chaviano" published in Caribe: Revista de Cultura y Literatura, 12.1, (Summer 2009): 71-80.
Paul Hoff and Nuria Hoff have authored a set of 15 practice tests for the textbook "Mosaicos: Spanish as a World Language," fifth edition, Pearson Education, 2009. The tests are available online to instructors and students using "Mosaicos" at MySpanishLab.com.
Paul Hoff and Nuria Hoff have written four new books, "Aventura 3: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises," "Aventura 3: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises (Teacher's Edition)," "Aventura 2: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises" and "Aventura 2: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises (Teacher's Edition)," which were published by EMC Publishing. Paul Hoff also was a contributing writer to the "Aventura 3" textbook.
José Valero had his book review of Oscar Pereira Zazo's "De cómo el Libro de Buen Amor llegó a serlo: la canonización del Libro del Arcipreste de Hita (1754-1913)" published in La Corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2009, pages 205-208. The reviewed work is a reception history of the "Book of True Love," a medieval Castillian masterpiece.
Paul Hoff is a contributing writer to the Annotated Teacher's Edition of three new Spanish textbooks: "Aventura 1," "Aventura 2" and "Aventura 3" published by EMC Publishing, St. Paul, Minn., 2009.
Patrick Day's chapter titled "Beliefs of a Non-Believer: Spirituality and Religion in the Films of Ousmane Sembène" appears in "Faith & Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema," edited by Kenneth R. Morefield, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, pages 126-143.
Patrick Day had his article titled "Homeland Security: How the Community Protects the Individual from Violence in the Fiction and Films of Ousmane Sembène" published in French Literature Series: Violence in French and Francophone Literature and Film, Vol. 35, 2008, pages 165-77.
Anne Hlas and Monica Vuksanovich (University of Iowa) had their article "Computer Assisted Language Learning in Elementary School Foreign Language Classrooms: The Role of CD-ROMs" published in the December 2007 issue of Hispania, Vol. 90, No. 4, pages 769-783.
Nuria Hoff (Foreign Languages) and Paul Hoff (Foreign Languages/Honors Program) have had the "Aventura 1: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises" workbook published. The workbook is the first in a series of three that the Hoffs will develop for EMC Publishing.
Anne Hlas had a book review of "Project-Based Second and Foreign Language Education: Past, Present and Future," edited by Gulbahar H. Beckett and Paul Chamness Miller, published in the Modern Language Journal, Vol. 91, No. 4, pages 695-696, winter 2007.
Dr. Manuel Fernández's book review of "La neblina del ayer" by Leonardo Padura Fuentes appeared in Caribe: Revista de Cultura y Literatura, Vol. 9.2, winter 2006-07, pages 160-63.
Dr. Manuel Fernández's article "Esencialismo estratégico en Novela negra con argentinos de Luisa Valenzuela" appeared in Encuentros de viejos y nuevos mundos, the journal of the Selected Proceedings of the V Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica held in Lima, Perú, in March 2006.
Valero, J. "Don Alvaro o la fuerza del signo." Co-authored with Stephanie Zighelboim. Decimónonica. Journal of Nineteenth Century Hispanic Cultural Production 3.1 (Winter 2006): 53-71. http://decimononica.org/
DeGrave, A. "Nancy Morejón: Caution: Yoruban Silences in Utopia." MaComère : The Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars7 (2005): 119-135.
De Grave, A. 2005: "Santiago Waria (1541-1991) o Santiago Waria y Las Primeras Letras: la distopia urbana de Elvira Hernández." Hispanic Poetry Review 5. 1: 42-57.
De Grave, A. Submitted June 6, 2005: "Ernesto Cardenal" (Encyclopedia entry). Twentieth-Century World Poets and Poetry. Facts on File.
De Grave, A. Submitted June 6, 2005: "Hora 0" (Encyclopedia entry). Twentieth-Century World Poets and Poetry. Facts on File.
Smith, C. Juan José Millás.² Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 20th CenturySpanish Fiction, Eds. Altisent, Marta and Cristina Martínez CarazoNew York: Thomson Gale, 2005, pp. 220-225.
Smith, C. "Social Criticism or Banal Imitation?: A Critique of the Neo-RealistNovel Apropos the Works of José Angel Mañas." Ciberletras (January, 2005),http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/index_files/v012.html
Valero, J. Noel Valis, The Culture of Cursilería: Bad Taste, Kitsch and Class in Modern Spain. In European Journal of Cultural Studies 8 (2005): 268-270. (Book review)
Valero, J. José Cadalso, Anales de cinco días. In ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography, edited by Kevin L. Cope and Robert C. Leitz, Vol. 27, New York, AMS Press, 2005. 267-268. (Book review)
Valero, J. Jesús Pérez Magallón, El teatro neoclásico. In ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography, edited by Kevin L. Cope and Robert C. Leitz, Vol. 27, New York, AMS Press, 2005. 283-286. (Book review)
Dr. Anne Hlas, Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller and Kelly Conroy (University of Texas at Austin) presented a workshop titled "Seven Techniques to Encourage Oral Communication in the Classroom" at the 2010 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, Nov. 19-21 in Boston, Mass.
Dr. Patrick Day presented a paper titled "Mise en scène, mise en mots: Cinema in the Works of Tahar Ben Jelloun" at the 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: Word/Image/Culture Nov. 11-13 at the University of West Georgia.
Dr. Anne Hlas and Amy Young presented "Assessment for learning: Twenty-five short activities for active participation" at the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers conference Nov. 4-6 in Appleton. Dr. Paul Hoff gave a presentation titled "Pintores, Personajes y Pintura" at Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers Fall Conference, which was held Nov. 4-6 in Appleton.
Dr. Paul Hoff gave a presentation titled "Translation Reconsidered: A University Course in Translation and Interpretation" Oct. 22 at the fall conference of the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures.
Dr. Manuel Fernandez presented a lecture titled "Trauma, Identity and Nation in the Cuban Community of the U.S.: Presentation of Research at the Cristobal Diaz Ayala Collection at Florida International University" July 8 at the Cuban Research Institute's Lunchtime Lecture Series at Florida International University in Miami, Fla.
Jan Larson (Communication and Journalism), Amy Young (Foreign Languages) and Dr. Mary Beth Leibham (Psychology) presented "If Students Won't Read, How Can They Learn?" at the UW System 2010 President's Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning April 29-May 1 in Madison.
Dr. Anne Hlas and Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller presented a paper titled "The potential and possibility of podcasting!" at the 2010 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages March 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minn. Their paper was published in the CSCTFL report "2020 Vision for 2010: Developing Global Competence," which was edited by Melanie Bloom and Carolyn Gascoigne.
Dr. Paul Hoff gave a presentation titled "Translation Reconsidered: A University Course in Translation and Interpretation" at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages March 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. Manuel Fernández presented "Transnationalism and Journalistic Ethics of the Cuban Hip Hop" at the Eighth Caribbean Research Institute Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies Feb. 11-13 at Florida International University in Miami, Fla.
Dr. Paul Hoff gave a presentation titled "Translation Reconsidered: A University Course in Translation and Interpretation" at the fall conference of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers Nov. 5-7 in Appleton.
Dr. Paul Hoff and Donna Clementi (Concordia Language Villages) gave a presentation titled "Building a Community of Learners" at the 2009 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages March 19-21 in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Patrick Day presented a paper titled "Ceci n'est pas une vie: Life and Counterlife in Philip Roth and Patrick Modiano" at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association April 24-27 in Long Beach, Calif.
Dr. Manuel Fernández presented "Trauma, identidad y nación en música cubana del exilio: Los años setenta" at the VII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica March 3-6 in Cusco, Perú.
Dr. Anne Hlas presented a session titled "Communication Matters: Successfully Supervising Student Teachers" with Susan Hildebrandt (Longwood University) at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference Nov. 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Anne Hlas presented the session "The Assessment of Culture: Issues, Frameworks and Techniques" with UW-Eau Claire student Emily Adler at the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers conference Nov. 1-3 in Appleton.
Dr. Anne Hlas presented a session titled "What the Internet Continues to do for you and Your Students" with UW-Eau Claire alumni Pamela Larson and Trisha Koch at the WAFLT conference.
Dr. Manuel Fernández presented "Trauma, identidad y nación en música cubana del exilio" at the VI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica in March in Cancún, Mexico.
Dr. Patrick Day presented a paper on African fiction and cinema titled "Homeland Security: How the Community Protects the Individual from Violence in the Fiction and Films of Ousmane Sembène" at the 35th Annual French Literature Conference "Violence in French and Francophone Literature and Film" March 22-24 at the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Paul Hoff gave an invited presentation on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview at the Concordia Language Villages CLVisa Workshop Feb. 2-3 in Minneapolis. The workshop was designed to compare and align the CLVisa language assessment with components of several other assessment documents, including the NCSSFL LinguaFolio, the European Language Portfolio, the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (speaking), and the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners.
Events and Awards
Dale Omtvedt Gable and Teresa Carrión-Valenzuela, a native Spanish speaker and educator, will lead a new Spanish language book club at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in downtown Eau Claire. Books written in Spanish will be discussed from 7-8:30 p.m. during the third Tuesday evening of each month beginning June 15 and continuing through Sept. 21.
Dr. Manuel Fernández has received a Cristóbal Díaz Ayala Music Collection Travel Grant to conduct research on the the musical productions of the Cuban community in Miami, Fla., primarily during the 1960s and 1970s. The collection is housed at Florida International University in Miami.
Manuel Fernández received the Raquel Kersten Professional Research Award for research dealing with Latin American studies for his presentation titled "Cuba 'Underground': Los Aldeanos, Cuban Hip-Hop and Youth Culture" at the 2009 North Central Council of Latin Americanists Conference Oct. 1-3 at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
Paul Hoff has been named a master oral proficiency tester by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The designation is based on experience, consistency and accuracy in conducting and rating oral proficiency interviews in Spanish for Language Testing International.