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Congratulations Catherine Brix

Author: Gender Studies

March 23, 2016

Catherine Brix, of the Ph.D. in Literature Program and Graduate Minor in Gender Studies, passed her candidacy exams and the defense of her dissertation proposal with distinction on March 18. In addition, she was just awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship to Chile for next year in order to conduct research and write her dissertation entitled, "Transformative (Re)Inscriptions: Traumatic Memories and Testimonio in Chile" and which is directed by Dr. María Rosa Olivera-Williams.

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Arabic Professor Wins Book Award for Research on Medieval Islamic Plays

Author: Tom Lange

Li Guo

Before Li Guo could tell the story of one of Islam’s most impactful artists, he spent nearly 15 years translating and studying the man’s work. A professor of Arabic and director of Notre Dame’s Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program, Guo is the author of The Performing Arts of Medieval Islam: Shadow Play and Popular Poetry in Ibn Daniyal’s Mamluk Cairo, which won the 2015 Prize for Research from the Institut International De La Marionnette (IIM) in northern France. Guo’s book details the life and work of Ibn Daniyal, a 13th-century eye doctor who wrote a number of shadow plays—an ancient storytelling form involving flat puppets—depicting life in medieval Cairo.

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