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RL student Steward reports on student life in Lyon

RL French major Senna Steward files this report from her time studying in Lyon, France:

For me, the vibrant city of Lyon, France has been the perfect place to study abroad during this academic year. While Lyon is a big, bustling city, the functionality of the public transportation system gives you the impression that everything is close by. I live with an absolutely wonderful host family which allows me to practice speaking French every day and to immerse myself in French culture in its rawest form. At the Université Lumière Lyon 2, I’ve had the opportunity to take interesting classes


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Enjuto receives award

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel Receives Excellence Award

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Romance Languages department, has been awarded Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Graduate Studies this year.

Enjuto Rangel consistently supports not only her advisees, but all Romance Languages and Comparative Literature students by putting important scholarship, grant, and internship opportunties within reach. Additionally, Enjuto Rangel has provided unique mentorship opportunities by bringing academic and artistic events to campus that keep graduate students up-to-date on scholarly advances and to meet influential


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Wacks on Hebrew translation of Amadís de Gaula

Associate Professor of Spanish David Wacks has published an essay titled “Reading Amadís in Constantinople: Imperial Spanish Fiction in the Key of Diaspora,” pp. 183-207 in In and Of the Mediterranean: Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies, eds. Núria Silleras-Fernández and Michelle Hamilton (Memphis: Vanderbilt University Press, 2015).

In the essay, Wacks studies a little-known sixteenth-century Hebrew translation of the best-selling Spanish Chivalric novel, Amadís de Gaula, which was famously parodied by Cervantes in Don Quijote. Jacob Algaba’s translation, published in


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