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Spring 2016 Graduates

Spanish

  • Yu-Ju Hung , “Tense and aspect in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish: Contrasts manifested in the Mandarin translation of Javier Maria’s Corazón tan blanco” (Dr. Jorge Guitart), February 2016.  Adjunct Instructor, University at Buffalo, NY.
  • Tanya Farnung-Morrison, “The Andalusian Faces of Spanishness: Myth, Icons and Identity in Andalusian Theatre of the Second Republic, ” (Dr. Colleen Culleton), May 2016. Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish and French, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV.

French

  • Isabelle Fournier, “La Considération éthique des ȇtres non humains dans la  science-fiction québécoise,”(Dr. Jean-Jacques Thomas), May 2016. Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada.
  •  Nicole Bojko, “Architectures of Angst: Spatial Poetics in 20thCentury Existential Literature,” (Dr. Jean-Jacques Thomas), May 2016. Lecturer in French, Buffalo State College, NY.
  • Dany Jacob, “Psychoanalyse du dandy comme anti-dox: cessation, contestation, dysfonctionnement culturel dominant,” (Dr. Jean-Jacques Thomas), May 2016. Visiting Assistant Professor, Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI.
  • Lena Marilee Taub, “Towards an Aesthetics of Movement: Body, Language and Space in Francophone and Hispanic Caribbean Literature,” (Dr. Christian Flaugh), May 2016.  Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, California State University/Bakersfield, CA.

Spring and Summer 2015 Graduates

Spanish

  • Reyna Vergara, “The Omnipotence of Ideology: The Struggle for Redemption in La Divina reclusa (1938), Respuesta a Sor Filotea (1691), and El Periquillo sarniento (1816)” (Dr. Margarita Vargas), May 4, 2015. Foreign Language Department Chair, The Gow School, South Wales, NY.
  • Andrea Peréz-Mukdsi, “The Music of Silence: Neobaroque and Exile in the Narrative of Julio Cortázar” (Dr. David Castillo), May 11, 2015. Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of North Georgia.
  • Jesús Muñoz, “La mirada barroca: Opacidad y transparencia” (Dr. David Castillo), June 22, 2015
  • Michael Martínez-Raguso, “(De)forming Woman: Images of Feminine Political Subjectivity in Latin American Literature, from Disappearance to Femicide” (Dr. Justin Read), July 20, 2015. Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Colby College, Maine.
  • Laura Arribas Tome, “The Paradox of Pilgrimage: Cultural Representations of the Camino de Santiago in Contemporary Spain” (Dr. Colleen Culleton), August 10, 2015. Spanish Teacher, Nichols School, Buffalo.

Spring 2014 Graduates

Spanish

  • Beth A. Kuberka, “Modes of Reproduction: Gender, Subjectivity, and Familial Relations in Southern Cone Literature since 1950” (Dr. Justin Read) May 2nd 2014. Spanish Teacher, Queen of Heaven School, West Seneca, NY.
  • Sarah A. Hart, “Loss of the Old Spanish -udo participle: A Corpus Based Study” (Dr. Jorge Guitart) May 12th 2014. Adjunct Instructor, D’Youville College.
  • Brian Philips, “Social Illness Embodied: Pícaros, Converts and Free Women in the Literature of the Golden Age” (Dr. David Castillo) Jun 30th 2014. Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish, Jackson State University, MS.

French

  • Olivier Le Blond, “Homosocialité francophone: écriture identitaire dans la littérature contemporaine du Maghreb arabo-musulman” (Dr. Christian Flaugh) March 27th 2014. Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, University of North Georgia.
  • Aubrey Kubiak, “Love and Labor: Representations of the Female Body in Québécois Literature from 1882-1970” (Dr. Christian Flaugh) May 15th 2014. Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.

Fall 2014 Graduates

French

  • Valerie Hastings, “Les Formes de L’Humain.  Volatilité des Frontières dans le Roman Francophone Autofictionnel Contemporain” (Dr. Jean-Jacques Thomas) November 11th 2014. Tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, University of North Georgia.