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FIDEL FAJARDO-ACOSTA

PUBLICATIONS

Books Authored

Books Edited

Scholarly Articles

Teaching Publications

Online Publications

Other Creative Publications

Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

Conference Papers, Public Lectures

Videotaped Interviews

Books Authored:

    Courtly Seductions, Modern Subjections

Books Edited:

Scholarly Articles:

  • "Desire, Subjectivity, and Subjection in Bernart de Ventadorn's 'Can vei la lauzeta mover,'" in Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness: Selected Papers from the Eleventh Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, University of Madison-Wisconsin, 29 July-4 August 2004, eds. Christopher Kleinhenz and Keith Busby (Cambridge, D. S. Brewer, 2006), pp. 385-398.

  • "The Heart of Guillem de Cabestaing: Courtly Lovers, Cannnibals, Early Modern Subjects," Exemplaria 17.1 (2005): 57-102.

  • "'Et er totz mesclatz': Contradiction, Discourse, and Social Contest in Guilhem de Peitieus's 'Companho, farai un vers qu'er covinen,'" Allegorica 24 (2003): 21-51.

  • "Reading the Visual Arts: Textuality and Historicity in Poussin's Rape of the Sabine Women," Exemplaria 12.2 (2000): 487-522.

  • "Think of Wulfstan: The Author of Beowulf," in Essays on Old, Middle, Modern English and Old Icelandic, ed. Loren C. Gruber, Meredith Crellin Gruber, & Gregory K. Jember (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000), pp. 49-71.

  • "The Making of a New Genre: Structure, Theme, and Image in Dante's Commedia and Cervantes's Don Quixote," Hispanic Journal 20.1 (1999): 57-65.

  • "Who Are the Folk in Beowulf?" In Geardagum 17 (1996): 43-50.

  • "Murder and Kinship: Biblical Paradigms in Hamlet," Hamlet Studies 18 (1996): 85-93.

  • "Art, Economics, Religion, and Society: A Vision of Redemption in Gabriel García Márquez's 'La Tarde Prodigiosa de Baltazar,'" Hispanic Journal 17 (1996): 31-45.

  • "The Riddle of Beowulf," In Geardagum 15 (1994):1-27.

  • "Intemperance, Fratricide, and the Elusiveness of Grendel," English Studies 73 (1992): 205-210.

  • "Beowulf and the Aeneid: The Role of the Poet in the Courtly/Heroic Society," in The Influence of the Classical World on Medieval Literature, Architecture, Music, and Culture: A Collection of Interdisciplinary Essays, ed. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta (Lewiston, Queenston, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1992), pp. 9-26.

  • "Purgatorio XXVIII: Catharsis and Paradisal Visions as States of Dynamic Equilibrium," Neophilologus 75 (1991): 222-231.

  • "The Character of Anchises and Aeneas' Escape from Troy: Virgil's Criticism of Heroic Values," Syllecta Classica 2 (1990): 39-44.

  • "Don Quijote y las Máquinas Infernales: Vanidad del Ejercicio de las Armas," Hispanic Journal 10 (1989): 15-24.

Teaching Publications

  • "Egypt: The Seasons of the Nile -- Pyramids, Tombs, and Hieroglyphics," in Resources for Teaching the Bedford Anthology of World Literature, Package A., ed. Mary Rooks (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2004), pp. 23-43.

Online Publications

  • Dr. Fajardo-Acosta's World Literature Web Site (2001-2008, Revised and expanded 2008):
    http://fajardo-acosta.com/worldlit
    Site offers introductions to literature, outlines of facts and historical context information, chronologies, glossary of literary terms, and study questions. Featured authors and texts include Homer, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Sophocles' Oedipus plays, ancient Egyptian poetry, Sappho, the Bhagavad Gita, Zeami Motokiyo's Atsumori, Marie de France, Dante, Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Moliere, Voltaire, Flaubert, Goethe, Emily Dickinson, Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Lu Xun, Naguib Mahfouz, Jorge Luis Borges, Leslie Marmon Silko, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott and others.

  • Creighton University World Literature Program Web Site (1996-2007, Revised and expanded 2007):
    http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/worldlit/
    This site offers extensive support, information, and materials for both faculty and students involved in the study of world literature courses at Creighton University and elsewhere.

  • Online Teaching Syllabi, Notes and Support Materials (1996-2008, Last revised and expanded: 2008):
    http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/english/fajardo/teaching.htm Web notes and other materials for a variety of courses including ENG 520 History of the English Language, SRP 435 Literature, Philosophy, and Economics, ENG 340 English Literature I: Medieval and Early Renaissance, ENG 120 World Literature I, and ENG 121 World Literature II.

  • "Understanding Literature" (2001)
    http://fajardo-acosta.com/worldlit/understanding.htm

Other Creative Publications:

  • Poem, "The Serpent in the Mirror," Mellen Contemporary Poets, ed. Paul Challen (Lewiston: Mellen Poetry Press, 1992).

  • Poem, "Drawing," The Pequod (Colby College's Student Literary Magazine), Spring 1982, p. 15.

  • Poem, "The House by the River," The Pequod (Colby College's Student Literary Magazine), Spring 1981, p. 47.

  • Poem, "Rain," The Pequod (Colby College's Student Literary Magazine), Fall 1980, p. 23.

  • Poem, "Fire Alarm," The Pequod (Colby College's Student Literary Magazine), Spring 1980, p. 17.

  • Short Story, "El Sol, la Arena, el Mar," La Llave (Literary Magazine of the American School of Guadalajara, Mexico), March 1977, pp. 4-5.

Book Reviews :

  • "Collected Prose by Charles Olson," America, Vol. 179, No. 17 (November 28, 1998), p. 24.

Letters to the Editor:

  • Scientific American, February 2004, p. 10. Response to Kaushik Basu, "The Economics of Child Labor" (October 2003, pp. 84-91).

Conference Presentations, Public Lectures

  • Conference Paper: “Troubadour Love and Crusade: Moral Crisis in Occitania from the Second to the Albigensian Crusade,” 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 8, 2008.

  • Conference Paper: “Courtly Myths, Modern Power: Love, Freedom, Markets and the National States,” presented at the XIIth Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), Geneva, Switzerland, August 2, 2007.

  • Conference Paper: “Loving Subjection: Power and Desire in the Poetry of the Comtessa de Dia,” presented at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11, 2007.

  • Lecture, “Tales of Mirrors: Self, Other, Identity and Destiny in Literary Works,” Last Lecture Series, Creighton University Freshman Program, April 12, 2007.

  • Conference Attended: 2006 Meeting of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, San Antonio, Texas, August 2-4, 2006.

  • Paper Presentation: "Loving the Court to Death: The Troubadour Marcabru and the Occitan Tradition of Moralizing Verse," International Courtly Literature Society's special session, "The Court in Jeopardy," 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6, 2006.

  • Lecture: "The Sickness Within: Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death,'" 60-Second Lecture Series, "Why Should We Care?: A Cross-Disciplinary Look at Global Health," Sponsored by the Honors Program, Creighton University, November 10, 2005.

  • Presentation: "Justice, Ethics and Economics," Service, Faith and Justice Teach-In, sponsored by the Peace and Justice Cooperative, Creighton University, September 24, 2006.

  • Paper Presentation: "Desire, Subjectivity, and Subjection in Bernart de Ventadorn's 'Can vei la lauzeta mover,'" Eleventh Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, University of Wisconsin, Madison, August 2, 2004.

  • Paper Presentation: "Ghosts of Guillem de Cabestaing: The Eaten Heart in the Occitan Vida, the Lai Guirun, and Gottfried's Tristan and Isolde," Thirty-Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 6, 2004.

  • Fiction Reading, Writers' Harvest, Benefit for Midlands Literacy Center, Omaha, Nebraska, November 21, 2003.

  • Poetry Reading, Writers' Harvest, Benefit for Siena/St. Francis House, Omaha, Nebraska, November 15, 2002.

  • Lecture, "The Living in Hell: Sacred Signs/Secular Meanings in Dante's Inferno," October 31, 2002, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Lecture, "Character, Destiny, and Tragedy in the Odyssey of Homer," Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, September 6, 2001.

  • Paper Presentation: "Guilhem de Peitieus's 'Companho, farai un vers qu'er covinen': Feudal, Popular, and Bourgeois Discourses in Occitanian Courtly Poetry," Ninth Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 26, 1998.

  • Lecture/Discussion, "Molière and Voltaire: Teaching the Values of the Enlightenment," English Faculty Colloquium, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, January 28, 1998.

  • Paper Presentation: "Thematic, Imagistic, and Structual Homologies in Dante's Commedia and Cervantes's Don Quixote," Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures (CHISPA), Tulane University, New Orleans, Feb 28, 1997.

  • Paper Presentation: "Gold, Greed, Trees, and Dreams: Heroism and Empire in Virgil's Aeneid," Annual Meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), University of California, Irvine, November 8-10, 1996.

  • Paper Presentation: "Figures of Difference and Identity: The Representation of Women in Virgil's Aeneid," Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), Omaha, Nebraska, April 20, 1995.

  • Paper Presentation: "Love, Hate, Women, Power: Historical Change and Ideological Conflict in the Poetry of the Troubadours," International Medieval Studies Congress, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 5, 1995.

  • Poetry Reading: Nebraska Literature Festival, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Nebraska Center for the Book, & Nebraska Committee for the Humanities, Sept 24, 1994, Peter Kiewit Conference Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Paper Presentation: "Art, Economics, Religion, and Society: A Vision of Redemption in Gabriel García-Márquez's 'Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon,'" Conference on Multicultural Literature: Nebraska English Language Arts Council (NELAC) and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), March 4, 1994, Creighton Preparatory School, Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Paper Presentation: "Werwulf, the Mercian Author of Beowulf," Annual Meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast (PAPC), November 5, 1993, University of Washington, Seattle.

  • Paper Presentation: "Beowulf and the Aeneid: The Role of the Poet in the Courtly/Heroic Society," Conference "On Giants' Shoulders: A Colloquium on the Relations Between Classical and Medieval Literature and Culture," January 19, 1992, University of Colorado, Boulder.

  • Paper Presentation:"Intemperance, Fratricide, and the Elusiveness of Grendel," 1990 Annual Meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast (PAPC), November 9-11, 1990, San Jose State University, San Jose, California.

  • Paper Presentation: "The Blue Horse of Poetry: Chromatic/Vocalic Anagrams in Bernart de Ventadorn's 'Can vei la lauzeta mover,'" 1989 Annual Meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast (PAPC), Nov. 10-12, 1989, Claremont Colleges & California State Polytechnic University, Claremont, California.

  • Poetry Reading, Koenig Alumni Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, November 7, 1988.
Videotaped Interviews

 

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