Recent Scholarly Work
Across our academic disciplines and often in collaboration, our faculty, academic staff, and students conduct research that adds to the world’s knowledge base. A few examples of some of our recent scholarly work include:
Anita Jon Alkhas: L’arte vivente: Baudelaire e Duchamp. Translated into Italian by Vincenzo Pezzella. Edizioni Archivo Dedalus, 2018.
Sarah Davies Cordova: “Ina Césaire revisitée.” Présence Africaine: Revue culturelle du monde noir, vol. 199-200, 2020, pp. 11-26.
Sarah Davies Cordova: Translator, Mère à Mère. Translation of Mother to Mother by Sindiwe Magona. Éditions Mémoire d’encrier, 2019.
Sarah Davies Cordova and Antoinette Sol: “Le Romanesque: Zonzon Tête Carrée.” Présence Africaine: Revue culturelle du monde noir, vol. 199-200, 2020, pp. 27-44.
Simonetta Milli Konewko: Translator, Around the Dinner Table with Grazia: Food and Cooking in the Work of Grazia Deledda, by Neria De Giovanni. UWM Digital Commons, French, Italian and Comparative Literature Faculty Books, no. 3, 2020. https://dc.uwm.edu/freita_facbooks/3 .
Drago Momcilovic: “Music Video Gothic: Fragmentary Form at the Dawn of MTV.” Gothic Studies, vol. 23, no. 2, 2021, pp. 148-162.
Robin Pickering-Iazzi: Dead Silent: Life Stories of Girls and Women Killed by the Italian Mafias, 1878-2018. UWM Digital Commons, French, Italian and Comparative Literature Faculty Books, no. 2, 2019. https://dc.uwm.edu/freita_facbooks/2/.
Robin Pickering-Iazzi: Translator, Tina, Mafia Soldier. Translation of Storia di Tina, soldato di mafia by Maria Rosa Cutrufelli. Soho Press, March 2023.
Caroline Seymour-Jorn: Creating Spaces of Hope: Young Artists and the New Imagination in Egypt. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press. 2021.
Caroline Seymour-Jorn, Kristin M. Sziarto, and Anna M. Mansson McGinty: “The American Prophetic Tradition and Social Justice Activism among Muslims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.” Contemporary Islam, vol. 13, 2018, pp. 155-181.
Jian Xu: “The Gangster Film As World Cinema.” In Global Cinema Networks, edited by Elena Gorfinkel and Tami Williams, Rutgers University Press, 2018, pp. 228-243.
We strongly encourage our undergraduate students to explore research opportunities through the Office of Undergraduate Research or by talking with faculty in the department. Engaging in research deepens your education and helps to make you a stronger job candidate upon graduation or to enhance your application to a graduate program.
Resources for Teachers
We disseminate our research in many ways, directed toward multiple audiences, but we are always pleased to be able to share our research through pedagogical tools, presentations, and organizations that help other educators to develop and expand their curriculum on global topics and world languages.