Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2060
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New Research By Our Faculty

Hsiang-Hua Melanie Chang. (2019-2020, in progress) Chief editor and Author for "AP® Chinese Essential Reading Series." This series includes 100 Chinese intermediate-high to advanced-low graded readers targeting high school Chinese learners to be published by
Hsiang-Hua Melanie Chang. (2019, in press). Practice of Communicative-Based Approach in Business Chinese Courses -- Examples from an Intermediate Business Chinese Course. International Chinese Language Education. (Journal article in Chinese).
Josephy, Rebecca. "Quand le sang parle en code : origines cachées et bibliques de L’Île aux trente cercueils de Maurice Leblanc”, L’ Aiguille preuve (L’ Association des amis d’Arsène Lupin AAAL), n. 20, June 2018, p. 12-22. (Republication).
Josephy, Rebecca. « Mané, Thécel, Pharès. Quand un Dieu laconique prend la plume », Réinventer la brachylogie, entre dialectique, rhétorique et poétique, dir. Patrick Voisin, Classiques Garnier, January 2020, p. 353-373.
Mingming Liu. (2019-2020, in progress). 18 graded readers focusing on classical Chinese novels, folklores, and mythologies. Under contract with 
Voeks, Ashley. "'Comme au monde à l'envers': Mapping Injustice in Agrippa d'Aubigné's 'Chambre dorée'." Polemic and Literature Surrounding the French Wars of Religion. Eds. Katherine Maynard and Jeffrey Kendrick. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter/Medieval Institute Publications, 2019. 130-151.
Aldona Pobutsky is publishing Pablo Escobar and Narco Culture with the University Press of Florida. Her book is scheduled to come out in Spring/Summer of 2020 in the series “Reframing Media Technology and Culture in Latin America” edited by Juan Carlos Rodríguez and Héctor Fernández-L’Hoeste.
Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies with Prof. Benita Sampedro (Hofstra) dedicated to Global Hispanophone, cultural production in Spanish out of Morocco, Algeria, Western Sahara, Equatorial Guinea, and the Philipines. Adolfo has published the following articles or in press since the spring:
"Entering the Global Hispanophone: an introduction" (with Benita Sampedro Vizcaya), Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies
"Degrees of untranslatability: Muhammad Shukri’s quest for representation," Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.
"Ethnic Disavowal: Political Emancipation and Representation, in Najat El Hachmi’s La caçadora de cossos." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.
"Global Hispanophone Cultural Production in Nineteenth Century Maghrib and Ottoman Empire," Routledge Companion to Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature (forthcoming).
"Los orígenes de la novela hispanófona marroquí," La frontera líquida. Estudios sobre literatura hispanomagrebí, ed. Sarriá, José & Manuel Gahete.
In early September, Ashley Voeks had an essay published in the co-edited volume Polemic and Literature Surrounding the French Wars of Religion. Ashley will present a paper — “Post-Edict of Nantes: Revisiting the Concept of Religious Tolerance in Corneille’s Polyeucte martyr” — at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth-Century Society in St. Louis, Missouri. She was invited by the Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University to deliver a guest lecture in November. Her lecture is entitled, “Politicizing the Past in Agrippa d’Aubignés Tragiques.”