The Georgetown Spanish and Portuguese Department plays host to an array of accomplished professors and graduate students, please join us in congratulating:
Professor adam lifshey
Georgetown University Distinguished Achievement In Research Award to Adam Lifshey, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese:
Professor Lifshey, a pioneering and prolific scholar in Hispanic Studies, has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Achievement in Research Award for his work analyzing virtually unknown aspects of Hispanic literature, namely that of Asia and Africa. Two distinct examples of Professor Lifshey’s research, which led to him receiving this award, include his book The Magellan Fallacy: Globalization and the Emergence of Asian and African Literature in Spanish, which was named winner of the A-Asia/ICAS Africa-Asia Book Prize for works published between 2009 and 2015; and his partaking in a New Directions Fellowship to extend his research to new horizons in the Philippines and Taiwan, where he spent a summer studying Mandarin at National Taiwan University, and earned the M.A. in Taiwan Studies at the University of London (SOAS). Professor Lifshey will receive the award during a ceremony at Gaston Hall on November 7th.
As of December 19, 2017, Professor Adam Lifshey has traveled around the world to research Spanish-language literature far beyond what’s traditionally considered the Spanish-speaking world. His efforts have now been recognized with a major faculty award.
Lifshey, a professor in the College’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, was named a recipient of the 2017 Provost’s Distinguished Research Award after winning a prestigious fellowship and receiving an international award for his book The Magellan Fallacy: Globalization and the Emergence of Asian and African Literature in Spanish.
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Professor Emily Francomano
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) Awards 2016 Prize to Emily Francomano, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese:
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) has recognized Dr. Emily Francomano’s, an accomplished scholar in the field of Women’s Studies, translation of Juan Rodríguez del Padrón’s Trifuno de las donas/The Triumph of the Ladies with the prize of Best Scholarly Edition in Translation 2016 in the field of Early Modern Women and Gender. The committee applauded Dr. Francomano’s eloquent translation; beyond, Dr. Francomano’s introduction is now being hailed as essential reading about Padrón, a crucial Spanish humanist whose history has been obscured by fictitious legend. The SSEMW found that the translation had been produced with extreme care, was highly readable, and the explicit potential in the classroom to both scholars and students as a readily available tool. Dr. Francomano will receive the award at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin come October 28.
inés corujo martín
Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH) Awards Premio de Ensayo para Estudiantes Graduados/as to Inés Corujo Martín, Graduate Student, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH) has selected Georgetown's own Inés Corujo Martín to receive the Premio de Ensayo para Estudiantes Graduados/as for her excellent essay, "La mantilla entre tradición y modernidad: moda, género y cultura material en la España del siglo XIX." Ms. Corujo Martín will travel to Santo Domingo this November to claim her show of achievement; her essay will also be published in the prestigious Letras Femeninas.