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Austin Peay State University’s Polifonía Journal celebrates 10th anniversary with special issue, library display

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) bilingual (Spanish and English), scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, Polifonía Journal. The journal, first launched in 2011, is dedicated to scholarly essays about literature and film in the Hispanic world and offers something different for its writers each year.

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Austin Peay State University’s Osvaldo Di Paolo explores blending of Hispanic literary genres in new book

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fictional literature has long shined a light on the times in which we live. In North America, genres like dystopia and science fiction have served as mirrors for the ills plaguing modern day society.

In Spanish literature, the genres of hardboiled, or “novela negra,” and Gothic literature have played a similarly important role – each symbolically exploring, among other things, the criminal and societal dangers in rapidly growing major South American cities such as Mexico City, Bogota and Buenos Aires.

APSU Associate Professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

APSU Associate Professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

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Austin Peay State University’s new Spanish Class tackles Vampires and Zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The last few years have been rough for Spain. The unemployment rate is close to 30 percent, which has led to daily protests and civil unrest in that European nation. For some scholars, this turmoil helps explain the sudden popularity of vampire and zombie literature in that country.

“Spain is in shambles,” Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo, Austin Peay State University associate professor of Spanish, said. “From 2008, the world crisis has hit them hard. When you read a novel from Spain about a zombie apocalypse, it makes you feel like this is happening. You feel the same destruction of society in every aspect.”

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

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Austin Peay State University Spanish language journal Polifonía now has print edition

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Two years ago, Dr. Osvaldo DiPaolo, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of languages and literature, decided the University needed a Spanish language journal that catered to Hispanic literature.

He thought it would be a hard sell since APSU had a relatively small Spanish program, so he suggested creating an online-only journal to keep costs down.

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New scholarly journal on hispanic studies comes to Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a Tuesday afternoon earlier this week, Dr. Osvaldo DiPaolo, assistant professor of languages and literature at Austin Peay State University, sat in his office looking tired.

A pot of hours-old coffee sat warming on a shelf while a cold rain tapped against his window. DiPaolo smiled softly at the sound and talked about taking a nap before dinner.

Polifonia Scholarly Journal

Polifonia Scholarly Journal

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