TTU foreign language instructor gets international recognition for his work

Mark Groundland, assistant professor of Spanish in the department of foreign language at Tennessee Tech University, will be recognized at the Modern Language Association Convention’s Presidential Address this month in San Francisco, California.

Groundland received the Modern Language Association International Bibliography Fellowship for 2005-2008.

He has been contributing to the MLA International Bibliography as a field bibliographer since 1997 and indexes articles and books on Hispanic literature, linguistics and folklore.

The MLA International Bibliography provides a classified listing and subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics and is complied by MLA staff members and by an international network of distinguished scholars.

Groundland received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He taught at North Carolina A&T State University before coming to TTU in 2005.

His research interests include sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature, with a particular focus on Moors, Moriscos and El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (1605, 1615).

He has prepared a North American student edition of El Abencerraje (Juan de la Cuesta, 2006), has edited “Aqui se imprimen libros”: Cervantine Studies in Honor of Tom Lathrop (Romance Monographs, 2008), and is currently editing a book on Moriscos by the late Carroll B. Johnson from UCLA.

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