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  • The Senior Lecturers from the Spanish and Portuguese Department were awarded the Mini Grant from DCAL and support from the Dean of Faculty and the Spanish Department to conduct an Experiential Learning project that furthers a sustainable use of Spanish outside the classroom and a sustainable production of food to help students build a cross-cultural competency through domestic and global experiences. Students from the Spanish classes, The Dartmouth Organic Farm as well as La Casa will be...

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  • "LucreciaMartel’s Zama (2017), set on the outer colonial frontiers of the Spanish Empire during the last decade of the eighteenth century, pushes traditional notions of a colonial adventure tale to its parodic limits. Based on Argentine writer Antonio Di Benedetto’s 1956 novel of the same title, the film follows the plight of Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), a Creole (defined as a Spaniard born in the Americas and, therefore, considered a second-class citizen) magistrate in the...

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  • Book Release: AQUÍ HUBO UNA MUJER. CUENTOS PREMIADOS (Books&Smith, 2018) is Adjunct Professor Kianny N. Antigua’s latest publication. Its official presentation will take place at 77 Feria del Libro de Madrid, on June 7 at 17:30 / 5:30 p.m. - Salón Hilma Contreras.

    This book is a collection of 15 awarded short stories, Prof. Antigua’s 4th book of short stories and her 15th publication.

     

    The book will...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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. ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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