Department News

Professor Ohanna offers the first scholarly edition of Los cautivos de Argel

Professor Ohanna makes this important early modern Spanish text available to a broad audience by producing the first scholarly edition of Los cautivos de Argel (1599), by Félix Lope de Vega. This work comprises an in-depth historical and interpretive introduction, over four hundred annotations to various words, passages, historical events and references, a comprehensive bibliography, and an appendix with a paleographical transcription of the original inquisitorial file of Abdela Alicaxet. Read more about his new book.

Dr. Habra placed as a finalist

Professor Hedy Habra placed as a finalist in the International Book Awards for her collection of poems, Under Brushstrokes, published by Press 53.

Robert Vann

Professor studies Catalan and its influence on language and society

In 1995, Spanish linguistics professor Dr. Robert Vann traveled to Barcelona, Spain, and studied language ideologies and language use in the first generation of young people in two and a half centuries to grow up with Catalan as a primary language of elementary, secondary school and university instruction. Dr. Vann is currently in Barcelona conducting follow-up sociolinguistic research with the same people, just as a growing Catalan independence movement is poised to boil over.