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Congratulations to Charlotte Eubanks

who has been promoted to the rank of Professor.

Best wishes to Reiko Tachibana

who will retire with emeritus status at the end of this semester, after 32 years of service at Penn State. We will miss her dearly!

Congratulations to Dina Mahmoud

who has passed her Comprehensive Exam (April 2021).

Congratulations to Molly Appel

(Ph.D. 2018 in Comparative Literature, minor in Latin American Studies), now Assistant Professor of English at Nevada State College (NSC), on receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a cross-disciplinary concentration in Intercultural Competency and Learning. The concentration will help students bridge humanities-based knowledge and skills related to cultural and linguistic competence, equity, and anti-racism, with NSC's professionalized programs such as Education, Nursing, and Business.  

Congratulations to Robert Caserio

who has won the College’s Emeritus Distinction Award for 2021. 

Congratulations to colleagues honored at the College's 2020-2021 Researchers Appreciation event on April 21

Jooyeon Rhee (Asian Studies and Comparative Literature) for First Grant at Penn State; Carey Eckhardt (Comparative Literature and English) for 15th grant at Penn State; Giuli Dussias (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) and Jooyeon Rhee for Interdisciplinary Collaboration; — and Eric Hayot (Comparative Literature and Asian Studies), Prakash Kumar (History and Asian Studies), Shuang Shen (Comparative Literature and Asian Studies), Greg Smits (History and Asian Studies), Sarah Townsend (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese), and Ron Zwigenberg (Asian Studies, Jewish Studies, and History), all for receiving fellowships. 

20-21 CMLIT Awards Ceremony

Zoom link can be found here:

 

https://psu.zoom.us/rec/share/P42s7owSB8DmWKp8OVrUfbLyqyerLLb12Ect6SrO2Mw1y-dotXqXSfVeJg1PU_g-.naZaBXF4MjoFKlCA

Congratulations to Austin Gaffin

who has been awarded a travel grant from Penn State's McCourtney Institute for Democracy for archival work for their project, "Homophilia as Filiation: The Then and There of Democratic Inclusion in Postwar France."

Congratulations to Wayne Yeung

who has received a STAR (Superior Teaching and Research) award from the College of the Liberal Arts.

Congratulations to Molly Appel (Ph.D. 2018 in Comparative Literature, minor in Latin American Studies)

now Assistant Professor of English at Nevada State College (NSC), on receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a cross-disciplinary concentration in Intercultural Competency and Learning. The concentration will help students bridge humanities-based knowledge and skills related to cultural and linguistic competence, equity, and anti-racism, with NSC's professionalized programs such as Education, Nursing, and Business. 

Congratulations to Vasilije Ivanovic

who has passed his Comprehensive Exam. (April 2021)

Congratulations to Michelle Decker (Ph.D. 2014, Comp Lit)

now Assistant Professor of English at Scripps College (https://www.scrippscollege.edu/academics/faculty/profile/michelle-decker), on the great news that she will receive tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. 

Congratulations to Camila Gutiérrez

a third place winner in the Humanities and Arts category, for her project "Boys Love in Latin America: The Migration of Aesthetics in Contemporary Graphic Narrative." A link to the project is included here.

Congratulations to Nergis Ertürk

who has won this year’s Outstanding Teacher Award for Tenure-Line Faculty in the College of the Liberal Arts. 

Congratulations to Tembi Charles

on their summer acceptance and funding as participants in Year 2 of the Redesigning Modernities initiative, a multi-campus Penn State project supported by a University-level strategic planning Seed Grant.

Congratulations to Dina Mahmoud

whose article "Drawing Listening and Reading with a Visual Ear" has been accepted for publication in ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies.

Congratulations to Liz Schoppelrei

whose article “The Queer Intimacies of Roses in Louise Aston’s ‘Wilde Rosen’ (1846) and ‘Die wilde Rose’ (1850)” has been published in QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 7.2; available at https://muse.jhu.edu/article/781358.  

Congratulations to three SGLLC colleagues who were honored as Early Career Professors

 at the Liberal Arts awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 3: Abigail Celis, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies and African Studies, designated the Marian Trgve Freed Early Career Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies;  Pamela VanHaitsma, Interim Director of the Center for Humanities and Information, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, designated the Douglas S. and Joyce L. Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute; and Anna Ziajka Stanton, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, designated the Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor in Comparative Literature.

Congratulations to the following recipients of academic year 2021-22 FLAS fellowships

Samantha Landmesser (Comparative Literature, Arabic), Cecil Houseknecht (Asian Studies, Chinese), Harrison Brennan (Asian Studies, Hindi), and Ross Harps (Russian). 

Congratulations to Ivana Ancic

who has been awarded a summer residency at the Humanities Institute.

Congratulations to Lan Kim and Jooyeon Rhee

and other colleagues in Asian Studies on the College of the Liberal Arts’ authorization to offer a new degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Korean, effective Summer 2021, in addition to the Minor in Korean that has been in place for several years. For information, contact: Lan Kim luk18@psu.edu or Jooyeon Rhee  jxr5820@psu.edu.

Congratulations to Eunice Lim

whose article "'Twice-Nationalized:' The Expatriation and Repatriation of Ming Cher's Spider Boys" has just been published in Antipodes.

Congratulations to alum Mich Nyawalo (Ph.D. Comparative Literature)

Now Associate Professor at Xavier University, on the publication of his book Teaching in Times of Crisis: Applying Comparative Literature in the Classroom, Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature (Routledge, 2021); available here. 

Congratulations to Jooyeon Rhee

on the publication of “Cinematic Testimony to the Repatriation of Zainichi Koreans to North Korea in Yang Yonghi’s Autobiographical Films,” in a special issue of Asian Studies Review, co-ed. Jooyeon Rhee and Hong Kal, on “The Living Past: Visual Interventions in Disaster, Witnessing, and Injustice in Northeast Asia.”

Congratulations to Irenae Aigbedion

who has accepted a position with the Groton School.

Welcome to Masangu Matondo

who has been appointed as our new Swahili Lecturer for Spring 2021.

Congratulations to Wayne Yeung

whose article “Poetics of the People: The politics of debating local identity in Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement and its literature (2014–16),” has just been published in the journal Modern Asian Studies (January 2021).

Congratulations to Ivana Ancic

who has received a Superior Teaching and Research (STAR) Award from the College of Liberal Arts.