View some of the recent highlights of our faculty's activities including research, achievements, study abroad programs and curriculum developments.

In 2016-2017, Dr. Nicolas Carbo taught courses in Hispanic Literature, Peninsular Spanish Literature, Spanish Grammar and Composition, Trends And Tendencies In Hispanic America, and Spanish Conversation. He continues to serve us faithfully on the Unit Peer Review Committee and he was instrumental in helping to select our new faculty in Spanish.

Dr. Jonathan Hiller has submitted the final manuscript for publication of his translation of I.U. Tarchetti’s 1866 Gothic novel, Paolina: Mysteries of the Figini Lodge (Wellesley, MA, Dante University Press). He presented research on Paolina and two other works of Italian literature from the mid-1800s at a conference at the University of Toronto entitled “Gastronomy and the Arts: An Exchange of Epic Portions,” and a peer-reviewed article based on that presentation will appear in the conference’s published proceedings this year. He also published two book reviews and presented research on the novelist Luigi Capuana at the American Association for Teachers of Italian annual conference in Columbus, OH in April, 2017. Beyond the publication of his translation of Paolina, he has raised his profile in the local translation community, joining the ranks of the New York Unified Court System’s Interpreter Service and joining both the New York Circle of Translators and the American Literary Translators Association.

In 2016, Dr. Nicole Rudolph was part of the Adelphi AAUP’s Negotiating Team, helping to secure a new contract for Adelphi faculty beginning September 1, 2016. While on sabbatical during the fall of 2016, Prof. Rudolph gave a talk in October at the Maison Française of New York University; the talk was based on her book, At Home in Postwar France: Modern Mass Housing and the Right to Comfort (Oxford/New York: Berghahn Books). She is a regular participant in the New York French History Group seminar and this year joined the Editorial Board of French Politics, Culture and Society. In June, she will travel to London to deliver a paper at the Courtauld Institute of Art’s symposium on “Fantasy in Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction.” As faculty co-chair of the International Leadership Coordinating Committee, Prof. Rudolph spearheaded an internationalization audit of the University in the Spring of 2017, focusing on evaluating Adelphi’s global and international engagement via programming, research, and curricula.

Dr. Priya Wadhera’s first book was just released in the prestigious Faux Titres sreries by Brill | Rodopi: Original Copies in Georges Perec and Andy Warhol is the first work to draw parallels between Perec, a celebrated figure in twentieth-century French literature, and Warhol, the American Pop artist. Dr. Wadhera has two more book projects that she will be working on during her upcoming year-long sabbatical. These projects have informed her recent scholarship. In the summer of 2016, she spoke at the Modern Language Association’s first-ever International Symposium in Düsseldorf, Germany. In the fall, she presented at the 42nd Annual NineteenthCentury French Studies Colloquium hosted by Brown University. This spring she gave a paper at the 20th- and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, hosted by the University of Indiana in Bloomington. In the coming months, she will speak at the American Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Convention in Utrecht in the Netherlands and at a conference in the south of France co-hosted by the Sorbonne. Forthcoming are a peer-reviewed article called “Manger chez Perec: Food on the Threshold between Metaphor and Matter,” in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and a translation of an article by Surrealist Georges Limbour in an edited volume on Dubuffet from MIT Press.

Dr. Wadhera also serves her profession on a national level as the Representative to the Delegate Assembly for Division on 20th-and 21st-Century French Literature at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, held this year in Philadelphia, where she discusses, debates, and votes on matters of relevance to the entire constituency.

Our chair, Dr. Raysa Amador, has a textbook project under review at Cambridge University Press entitled Así es la vida. She served as a reader for the Ph.D. dissertation “The Experience of Pregnant Adolescence Living in a Group Home” for College of Nursing and Public Health student Mary Ellen LaSala in April, 2017. Lastly, she organized the Spanish Film Festival Series at Adelphi in conjunction with Prof. Simón-Alegre. The department put this festival on through a grant from Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States Universities.

Dr. Amador has assumed the French, Italian and Spanish Placement Exam coordinating responsibilities as of Spring 2016. She coordinates the Online tutorial services, supervising students hired through the prestigious Hire a Panther program. We wish to acknowledge the hard work of all our adjunct faculty who do fantastic work for us! Together, the faculty of the DLLC continue to contribute to the success of the now fully launched Certificate in Translation.

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