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  • It is with deep regret but warm wishes that the Department of Spanish and Portuguese announces the retirement of Myrna Vélez. Myrna has taught with us for 35 exceptional years. Her knowledge, wisdom, kindness, and humor has touched the lives of students, faculty, and staff alike. We do not know what we will do without her!

    A party was held in her honor on June 13th, celebrating her many years with us. Please enjoy our pictures of the event, and join us in wishing Professor Vélez a...

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  • Professor Noelia S. Cirnigliaro has recently been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.  Professor Cirnigliaro teaches courses on early modern Spanish literature, theater and culture, with an emphasis on all things Baroque.  Her most recent projects are on issues of domesticity, material culture, cityscapes, consumerism, fashion and early modern women's daily life.  She is the author of Domus. Ficción y mundo doméstico en el Barroco español (Tamesis Books, 2015) and co-editor...

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  • Last week a Latin American Studies Association Conference was held to honor the lifetime achievements of Prof. Raúl Bueno Chávez as a scholar of Latin American literature and literary theory, as well as his intellectual legacy as director of the Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana.

    The essay collection edited by José Antonio Mazzotti, Argos Arequipensis: Libro de homenage a Raúl Bueno Chávez, was also presented in honor of Professor Bueno. 

     

  • ¡Qué grupo más distinguido! Students in this term’s SPAN80 present their independent research at the Seminar Symposium on May 21. Topics included: el cine revolucionario cubano; la leyenda mexicana de "La Llorona”; la representación fílmica de la trata de personas; el curanderismo y la medicina narrativa; y el voluntarismo en América latina

  • “Homosexuality on Display in 1920s Spain: The Hermaphrodite, Eccentricity, and Álvaro Retana”

    For centuries, homosexuals have been viewed as freaks of nature. As one of those “mistakes,” the erotic novelist Álvaro Retana (1890-1970) made a rather remarkable writing career out of what he sometimes called his eccentricity and sometimes his double-sided monstrosity. He turned his persona and his fiction into an extravagant, ironic display, while performing the role of...

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  • "Transboundary Nature of Mexico's New Theatre"

    In Mexico's contemporary theatre landscape, two independent companies stand out, for they base their creative processes on field research and documents of scathing themes that shape Mexico's reality. These companies explore performing art's boundaries with plastic arts, music and a multimedia experience. This lecture deals with the characteristics of both companies. While reflecting on the...

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  • Students who have never drilled before must attend the Orientation and all practice sessions; students who HAVE drilled before must attend the first workshop as listed below in order to establish their schedule.

    We will figure out the case-by-case attendance schedule the first day of the workshops.

    We need you!

     

    Schedule

    Monday, March 30th:    6-7 PM ORIENTATION...

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  • Karina E. Vázquez has a BA in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and a PhD in Latin American Literature from University of Florida (2008), and is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Alabama. She specializes in 20/21st Centuries Latin American Literature, particularly Southern Cone (Argentina, Brazil, Chile). She published Fogwill: Realismo y mala conciencia (Buenos Aires, Circeto/Edhasa 2009), and ...

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  • "Scripting the urban working woman in tonadillas and cuplés"

     

    The lyric solo of the female worker, that is, the staged sung representation of urban working women's experience, is a performance genre cultivated across multiple types of musical spectacle, from entr'acte tonadillas to género chico to género ínfimo.  This talk will trace connections between the singing of eighteenth-century maja characters, and that of early twentieth-century...

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  • ¿Cómo nos hablan y qué historias nos cuentan las imágenes?

    Estas visitas guiadas les ofrecen a todos aquellos que hablan o están aprendiendo español una excelente oportunidad para pensar y dialogar sobre arte, historia y temas relacionados con la identidad.

    Miércoles 4 de marzo: “A través de los ojos de Orozco”.

    10:00 -11:10 AM (Baker Library)

    Una breve historia de México y del continente por medio del mural del...

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