News & Events

  • Join us on May 31st to close out the 2017/18 Luso-Hispanic Festival and to celebrate the digital projects made by student in Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3 and Spanish 9.

    Thursday, May 31st


    Fahey Commons

    Refreshments provided

  • Join us on May 20th for a screening of Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993, Spain, 2017), a film by Carla Simón.

    After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

    May 20th

    Spaulding Auditorium


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  • Rafael’s Honors thesis investigates the renaissance of Argentine tango and its poetics of resistance in the 21st century. In his presentation, Rafael connects his findings to the overall theme of this year’s conference which is  “Spectacular, Spectacular! Truth, Violence, Politics and Performance”. He connects the political resistance found in contemporary tango to Guy Debord’s theory of the spectacle in order to demonstrate the processes by which cultural expressions can subvert traditional...

  • Prof. Muñoz-Muriana presented her recent book ‘Andando se hace el camino’: calle y subjetividades marginales en la España del siglo XIX at Librería Iberoamericana, in Madrid, on March 15, 2018.  The presentation was part of a workshop on women, literature and public space in the Spanish 19th century. Days earlier, in honor of the International Day of Women, Prof. Muñoz-Muriana had given a public talk on 19th-century feminisms at the Espacio de Encuentro...

  • Rosa Alice Branco is a poet, essayist, and translator with a Ph.D. in Philosophy. She has published eleven volumes of poetry, including Cattle of the Lord, which won the prestigious 2009 Espiral Maior de Poesia Award and The World Does Not End in the Cold of Your Bones (she tells herself) (Quasi Edicões, 2010). Her most recent book is Live Concert (& etc, 2012). Her two volumes of essays are What Prevents the World from Becoming a Picture and Visual Perception in Berkeley. Volumes of her...

  • Prof. del Pino presented his edited volume El impacto de la metrópolis: la experiencia Americana en Lorca, Dalí, and Buñuel (Madrid: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2018) at the Centro Cultural de la Generación del 27 (Málaga) on March 9 and at the Residencia de Estudiantes (Madrid) on March 13, 2018.

  • Karen Jaime, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor of Performing and Media Arts and Latina/o Studies at Cornell University. Her book project The Queer Loisada: Language and Performance at the Nuyorican Poets Café, uses hip-hop studies, alongside critical race, queer, literary, and performance theories in order to deminstrate the ways in which historically pejorative identity markers are recuperated and recodified as useful tools in the development of contemporary aesthetic practices. ...

  • Un zompopo peculiar, Antigua’s novel, received the XIII Letras de Ultramar Literary Prize, in the children’s category. Letras de Ultramar is a literary contest sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic and organized by the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the USA. The contest is aimed at recognizing Dominican writers living and writing abroad. This year’s prize was in Essay, Theater and Children’s Literature.

    Un zompopo peculiar is an homage...

  • In his piece, “What Deep Learning Gets Wrong about Language,”he warns against the hidden social and economic costs of relying on automated translation—persistent problems with accuracy with the potential for costly errors in critical fields, gender and cultural bias in its design, shortchanging youth’s future access to higher paying jobs that require advanced language and intercultural skills--and argues...

  • Gramsci has become (once more) one of the most influential thinkers in the Humanities. His work helps us understand how new social hegemonic situations take shape, and how meaningful changes are fostered and consolidated through cultural and intellectual intervention. Antonio Gómez is working on a comparatist book on Gramsci and his reception in Spain in the late 1970s and during the last decade (2008-2018). For this project, he has been awarded a New Directions in the Humanities Scholarship...