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Javier Rivas: Clause Structure Typology

Javier Rivas.
Clause Structure Typology: Grammatical Relations in Cross-Linguistic Perspective.
(Tris Tram 2004)
The traditional assumption that subject and direct object are two universal grammatical relations is based on the structure of a very reduced number of languages, all of them genetically and geographically close. The acquaintance with real linguistic diversity shows that there are many languages whose clause structure cannot be analyzed in these terms. The purpose of this book is to overhaul the grammatical metalanguage by studying the different typological patterns that are attested in the world's languages and by providing a set of cross-linguistic grammatical relations that can be used to account for the clause structure of any language whatsoever.

Michael Schinasi: Ventura de la Vega Poemas

Michael Schinasi. Ventura de la Vega, Poemas. Grupo de Estudios del Siglo XVIII. Universidad de Salamanca.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1807, Ventura de la Vega came to Spain at 11 and lived there the rest of his life. He was one of the founders of El Parnasillo, an influential circle in Spanish romanticism, and he participated in revolutionary activities of the period. After moderating his politics and renouncing romanticism, he became one of the most important men of letters of mid 19th c. Spain. Vega is best known for the zarzuela (Spanish operetta) and for El hombre de mundo (The Worldly Man), which in 1845 initiated the vogue of "high comedy" in Spain. His poems are at times intimate, sometimes civic, often composed for the albums of wealthy women. They show his delight in poetic form, rhetoric, the classics of Spain's Golden Age, cultural refinement and wordplay. They also contribute to our understanding of Spanish romanticism, neoclassicism, and national identity, as well as of the social and propagandistic functions of poetry. This edition, the most comprehensive to date, includes all of his published poems, others previously unpublished, and some pornographic poems of dubious attribution.



Cerutti, Steven. 2005. Words of the Day. The Unlikely Evolution of Common English. (Rampant Tech Press).



Jill Twark

Prof. Jill Twark won the College Research Award for Spring 2006 for her project to investigate how ten Eastern German authors employ satire to come to terms with their experiences in the German Democratic Republic (former East Germany) and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As sophisticated attempts to make sense of the failure of the East German socialist experiment and a complicated reunification process that has been plagued with economic, social, and legal difficulties, these critical texts help define Germany today from a specific, Eastern German perspective.

Jennifer Valko

Prof. Jennifer Valko was awarded a Research & Creative Activity Grant for summer 2006 to work on "Marketing, Journalism, and Nation Building: The Role of the Argentinisches Tageblatt in the Argentine Immigration Industry (1874-1908)." She will be doing archival research in Buenos Aires to examine the narrative construction of Argentine Patagonia between 1890-1935 by Germanic immigrants and Argentine urban intellectuals. She will focus on the narratives of Swiss journalists Johann and Moritz Alemann (father and son) recruited by Argentine officials to immigrate there, establish a newspaper, and attract potential entrepreneurs and colonists.





  • Daneri, Juan. 2005. "Escatología y política jesuitas. La profecía del fin de los tiempos según Manuel Lacunza." Mapocho 58: 181-201.
    2005. "Reescritura y tensión utópica en Noticias del extranjero (1959-1998) de Pedro Lastra." Acta Literaria 30: 35-55.
  • Fantazzi, Charles E. 2005. "Nebrija and the Horatius Christianus." International Journal fo the Classical Tradition 11.4: 620-628.
  • Jensen, Birgit A. 2005. "Bawdy Bodies or Moral Agency? The Struggle for Identity in Working-Class Autobiographies of Imperial Germany." Biography. An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 28: 534-558.
    2005. "Transgressing the Body: Leper and Girl in Hartmann von Aue's Der arme Heinrich." Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 61: 85-108.
    2005. "Vom jüdischen Geschichtsbewußtsein in Lion Feuchtwangers Jud Süß." South Carolina Modern Language Review 4.1: 15-31.
  • Knickerbocker, Dale. 2005. "Apocalypse and Apotheosis in Rosa Montero's Temblor." Extrapolations 46.4: 469-87.
    2005. "Apocalypse and Alienation in Javier Negrete's Nox Perpetua." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 15.4: 288-305.
  • Lorenzo, Javier D. 2005. "'En blanco y sin figura': Prologue, Portrait, and Signature in Cervantes' Novelas ejemplares." Letrars Hispanas 2.2: 86-101.
  • Schinasi, Michael. 2004. "El canto del cisne que nunca fue: Juan de Grimaldi, una nota biográfica." Hispanianova 4: 1-12.
  • Standish, Peter. 2005. "Delvaux and Cortazar." Bulletin of Spanish Studies 82: 363-374.
  • Valko, Jennifer, and Rebecca M. Stephanis. 2004. "En Route: Book Reviews." Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos. 3: 124-137.



  • Fantazzi, Charles E. 2005. "La philologie humaniste et ses representation dans la theorie et dans la fiction." in Vives philologus-paedagogus ed. Perrine Galand-Hallyn. Droz. pp.297-310.
    2006. "Humanism and Creativity in the Renaissance". in Vives' Parisian Years ed. Christopher Celenza and Keneth Gouwens. Brill. pp.245-270.
  • Schinasi, Michael. 1998. "Estudios de literatura española de los siglos XIX y XX." in Ventura de la Vega, Tomás Rodríguez Rubí y los escritores del día ed. CSIC. Consejo Superior de investigaciones Científicas. pp.390-398.



  • Fallon, Paul F. November 2005. review of Javier Durán's José Revueltas: una poética de la disidencia. Xalapa: Universidad Veracruzana, 2002. in Chasqui 34.2: 159-61.
  • Fantazzi, Charles E. Sept. 2005. review of The Aeneid tr. Stanley Lombardo. in Choice 43: 0142.
    May 2005. review of Ovid and the Moderns. in Choice 42: 5088.
    March 2006. review of The Augustinian Epic. in Choice 43: 3867.
    April 2006. review of Virgil Recomposed. in Choice 43: 4497.
    July 2005. review of Virgil's Aeneid. in Choice 42: 6331.
  • Fladenmuller, Frédéric. 2005. review of Pugh, Anthony R. The Growth of À la recherche du temps perdu: A Chronological Examination of Proust's Manuscripts from 1909 to 1914. U. Toronto Press, 2004 in Dalhousie French Studies 73.
    2005. review of Hart, Kevin and Geoffrey H. Hartman, eds. The Power of Contestation: Perspectives on Maurice Blanchot. Johns Hopkins U. Press. Baltimore 2004. in Dalhousie French Studies 73.
  • Schinasi, Michael. Fall 2005. review of María José Rodríguez Sánchez de León, la crítica ante el teatro barroco español. in Bulletin of Spanish Studies pp.215-217.
  • Twark, Jill. Summer 2005. review of Volker Braun in Perspective. German Monitor 58 in The German Quarterly 78.3: 397-398.



  • Lorenzo, Javier. 2005. "Bernardino de Mendoza" in Great Lives from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600. (New York: Salem Press) 668-9.