Matthew Nelson was awarded the SLCL Dissertation completion fellowship for 2016-2017 for his dissertation, "Translingual Nostalgias in Modern Sanskrit and Indian Poetry in English"
Matthew Nelson was awarded the SLCL Dissertation completion fellowship for 2016-2017
Ethan Madareita receives Honorable Mention for the 2016 IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities.
Ethan Madareita's essay, “Unbordering the Body: Raúl Zurita’s Utopian Performance Under Dictatorship,” received an Honorable Mention for best graduate student research for the 2016 IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities.
Hapsatou Wane has accepted a position at Armstrong University
Hapsatou Wane has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy at Armstrong University.
Waïl Hassan named University Scholar
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Waïl Hassan has been named University Scholar for 2016-2017.
Rini Mehta honored at Women's Resources Center International Women's Day Celebration
The Women’s Resources Center within the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations selected Prof. Rini Mehta as a 2016 honoree at the International Women’s Day Celebration. Prof. Mehta was recognized for her "..invaluable work on behalf of women internationally." This year's honorees represent a wide-range of achievements within the fields of education, healthcare, policy, history, and social work.
Waïl Hassan Awarded ACLS Fellowship
Prof. Waïl Hassan has been awarded the ACLS Fellowship for 2016-2017 for his project, "Arab Brazil: Literature, Culture, and Orientalism in the Racial Democracy.”
Eric Calderwood Receives NEH Fellowship
Eric Calderwood is one of five University of Illinois faculty to be awarded an National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. Eric's project is “The Memory of Al-Andalus and Spanish Colonialism in Morocco, 1859-1956.” This book will be the first study of Spanish colonialism in Morocco (1859-1956) to be based on both Spanish and Arabic sources. The book explores how Spanish and Moroccan writers used the history of al-Andalus – medieval Muslim Iberia – as a framework for understanding Spanish colonialism in Morocco, and how the historical memory of al-Andalus has been used to structure debates about Europe’s evolving relationship with the Muslim world.
Robert Rushing named editor of New Directions in National Cinemas
Robert Rushing has taken on the editorship for Indiana University Press's New Directions in National Cinemas series.
"New Directions in National Cinemasaims to publish manuscripts that take new and exciting approaches to the study of individual and comparative national cinemas. The series seeks to publish books that are interdisciplinary in nature but are strongly conversant in film theory and criticism."
Robert Tierney's new book, Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kotoku Shusui and Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement
This extended monograph examines the work of the radical journalist Kotoku Shusui and Japan’s anti-imperialist movement of the early twentieth century. It includes the first English translation ofImperialism (Teikokushugi), Kotoku’s classic 1901 work.
Rachel Harris's new book: An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature
"An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature examines literary challenges to Israel’s national narratives. The centrality of the army, the mythology of the "new Jew," the vision of the first Israeli city, Tel Aviv, and the very process by which a nation’s history is constructed are confronted in fiction by many prominent Israeli writers."
Eric Calderwood's article in Foreign Policy
Eric Calderwood wrote a piece for Foreign Policy entitled "The Reconquista of the Mosque of Córdoba."
"Spain’s most famous mosque is at the center of a dispute between activists seeking to preserve its Muslim heritage, and the Catholic Church, which has claimed it as its own. The result could determine the future of Islam in Europe."