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OCTOBER 2008

Arabophonie Et Francophonie En Tunisie
Dr. Ghazi Karmaoui will lecture in French. He will take and respond to questions in English and French.

Thursday, October 23, 2008
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Merrick Building 210-01
 
Dr. Ghazi Karmaoui (Ph.D. University of Paris X-Nanterre), formerly Director of the University of Jendouba French Department, is currently Professor of French Literature at the University of Tunis - El Manar and Director of the University of Tunis Zaghouan Higher Institute for Applied Studies in the Humanities. He is also a member of the Tunisian National Commission on the Reform of French Studies in Higher Education and a Delegate to Zaghouan's Regional Assembly, among other academic and civic responsibilities. His fields of scholarship and teaching are French literature of the 19th and 20th century, art and literature (particularly impressionism), literary semiotics and socio-linguistics. He has published critical essays on Anise Koltz, Emile Zola, Arthur Rimbaud, Jules Vallès, J.M-G. Le Clézio, Roger Vailland, Georges Perec, Jean Genet, Amin Zaoui, Judeo - Tunisian literature, French as a foreign language (FLE), and bilingualism in Tunisia. He has been a Visiting faculty at Middlebury College French School, and has lectured and presented papers at the Universities of Montreal. Lyon II, Paris VII-Denis Diderot, Cergy-Pontoise, Aix-en-Provence, Paris IV-Sorbonne, La Manouba, Damas, Madrid, and Miami.

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NOVEMBER 2008

“Queer Diasporas: Inhabiting Bodies in a Landscape of Desire"
Dr. Romero Bachiller will present her current work in progress on queer studies approaches to the study of immigration in contemporary Spain.

Monday, November 3, 2008
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
Carmen Romero Bachiller, holds a Ph.D. (2006) with European Mention in Sociology from the University Complutense in Madrid (Spain) about migrant women in the neighbourhood of Lavapiés in Madrid. She is currently working as Lectora (Assistant Professor) in Sociology and Sociology of Science in the Department of Sociology V (Sociological Theory) at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (Spain). Her research interests focus mainly on the study of bodies from a wide perspective that articulate feminist studies of technoscience, actor-network theory, intersectional feminism, queer theory, cultural and postcolonial studies. She has been Ph.D. visiting researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz (U.S., 1999-2000), Lancaster University (U.K., 2001) and Utretcht Universitëit, (The Netherlands, 2002). She has participated in several research projects on transnational migrations and re-structuring of urban areas in Spain and also on the bio-medical practices and discourses in the production of sexed bodies. She has published several articles on those topics and co-edited the books El Eje del Mal es Heterosexual: Figuraciones, Prácticas y Movimientos Feministas Queer, (Madrid: Traficantes de Sueños, 2005) and El Doble Filo de la Navaja: Violencia y Representación (Madrid: Trotta, 2006). At the moment she is working on queer diasporas and on a critique of re-biologization of sexual difference around genes and sexual hormones.

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“The Art of Inventing Narrative Art”
“A arte de inventar a arte narrativa”
“El arte de inventar el arte narrativo”

Nélida Piñon will give a lecture about "The Art of Inventing Narrative Art". The lecture will be held in a combination of Spanish, Portuguese, and English

Thursday, November 13, 2008
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
School of Communications, Shoma Hall, Room 3053


Nélida Piñon was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1937, in a family of Galician origins. She studied Journalism in the Department of Philosophy at Rio de Janeiro's Pontifical Catholic University, and furthered her studies at Columbia University. She inaugurated the first Chair in Literary Creation at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1970, and held the Dr. Henry King Stanford Chair in Humanities at the University of Miami (1990 - 2003). She has also lectured at universities in France, Spain and Peru, as well as being a regular contributor to the Brazilian media. She began to write at the tender age of ten and was acclaimed worldwide in 1961 when she published 'Guide Map of Archangel Gabriel', a novel. 'Season of Fruit' (1966), 'Founder' (1969), 'The House of Passion' (1972), 'Weapons Room' (1973), 'Thebes of my Heart' (1974), 'The Force of Destiny' (1977), 'The Republic of Dreams' (1984), 'The Presumed Heart of America' (2002) and 'Voices of the Desert' (2004) all figure outstandingly amongst her literary production. Nélida comes to U.M. from her recent tour through Spain last month, where she launched in Spanish her most recent book, Aprendiz de Homero, published by Alfaguara. While in Spain, she participated in a ceremony in which the Don Quijote Prize was bestowed on Brazil’s President Lula da Silva and the Mexican author Carlos Fuentes. Also during this time in Spain, Ms. Piñon inaugurated the Foro Ibero América in Seville, of which she is founding member. The ceremony included a dialogue between Carlos Fuentes and Nélida Piñon on the work of one of the world’s greatest writers, the Brazilian author Machado de Assis.

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REVISITING FOUCAULT IN 2008
Dr. Guy Haarscher from Free University of Brussels & Duke Univeristy will lecture in English on the topic of Foucault.

Monday, November 17, 2008
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAS Wesley Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive


Dr. Guy Haarscher (Doctor of Law, 1971; Ph.D., 1977, Free University of Brussels) is Professor at the Free University of Brussels, President of its world famous Center for Philosophy of Law, where he succeeded to Chaīm Perelman, and former Dean of its College of Philosophy and Letters, He is also on the faculty of Duke University. He was member of the Board of Trustees of the Free University of Brussels from 1982 to 1984, and is currently on the Board of Trustees of its Martin Buber Institute. An internationally recognized scholar in critical theory, philosophy, philosophy of law, cultural studies, and rhetoric and argumentation, Dr. Haarscher has published more than 150 articles and 11 books, including the critical edition and translation of Lukàcs’ The Soul and the Forms for the series co-directed by Sartre at Gallimard, L’Ontologie de Marx (Brussels University Press), La Raison du plus fort (Mardaga), La Laīcité (Presses Universitaires de France), Le Fantôme de la liberté (Labor), Philosophie du Droit (Dalloz), and most recently Juger les droits de l’homme. Europe et Etats-Unis face à face (Bruylant, 2008), in addition to 4 books written in collaboration, and 11 edited books. He has extensively written on Hegel, Zola, Heidegger, Sartre, Aron, Perelman, the Frankfurt School, Habermas, Althusser, Foucault, Derrida, Duras – just to name a few –, along with issues related to esthetics, ethics, human rights, Judaism and Islam in the contemporary world. He has been Visiting Fellow of the Australian National University, Chaīm Perelman Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, Visiting Professor at Columbia University and CUNY, at the European Academy for the Theory of Law (Brussels), at the Central European University (Budapest), at the College of Europe (Bruges), at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at the University of Florence, and has lectured all around the world, including at the Collège de France, the Institute for Social Research (Frankfurt), the Catholic University of Louvain, the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (Brussels), and the Universities of Paris-Panthéon Sorbonne, Montreal, Giessen, Athens, Saint-Galles, Murcia, Siena, Tel Aviv, among numerous others. Member of the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, Dr. Haarscher has been awarded numerous prizes including from the Royal Academy of Belgium and the Belgian French Community Parliament. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

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FEBRUARY 2009

Dr. Anne-Emmanuelle Deysine, “Education Opportunities in France for Undergraduate and Graduate Students”
Anne- Emmanuelle DEYSINE, lives in Paris. She received her Juris Doctor from the Paris II Law School and her Ph.D from the University of Paris.

Monday, February 23, 2009
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI presents a lecture by Dr. Anne-Emmanuelle Deysine President of Mission Interuniversitaire deCoordination des Echanges “Education Opportunities in France for Undergraduate and Graduate Students” Monday, February 23, 2009 3:45 P.M. MLL Conference Room: Merrick Building 210-01 REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED Anne- Emmanuelle DEYSINE, lives in Paris. She received her Juris Doctor from the Paris II Law School and her Ph.D from the University of Paris. She also has a Masters' degree of American Studies and is a graduate of Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques. She is a Professor at Paris X-Nanterre University, where she is Director of a Master’ Programme of International Business and cross cultural Negotiation ["Affaires Internationales et Négociation Interculturelle, aini] that she created in 1994. She was Vice President for International Relations at Paris X from 1998 to 2003. During that period she set up cooperation programmes with higher education institutions in Europe, Eastern Europe, America, South America and Asia (China, Japan, Thailand). She is now President of the US/French consortium of academic cooperation, Micefa. She has taught in various European and US institutions and co-directs the GGU comparative summer Law Programme in Paris. She has written about aspects of French/American law, such as "Labour Law in the US" in L'Etat des Etats - Unis" for Editions La Découverte, Paris, 1990, the Independent Counsel (in Le Monde, 1999) and has published numerous articles on Product liability, standards, Intellectual Property Rights (in le MOCI, 1996-1999). Additionally, she has had numerous interviews on French radio and LCI on American Politics and legal questions.

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MARCH 2009

A COLLOQUIUM ON AND WITH TAHAR BEN JELLOUN

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CAS Wesley Gallery


2:00 – 3:30 P.M. SESSION ONE Moderator: Marc Brudzinski Greetings by David Ellison, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures DAVID ELLISON « Une histoire. Une maison. Un livre. Un désert. Une errance. Le repentir et le pardon (L’enfant de sable) » SUBHA XAVIER, « L’immigré et l’éternel départ (Les yeux baissés et Le dernier immigré) » RALPH HEYNDELS, « On ne part pas. (Partir) » CONVERSATION WITH TAHAR BEN JELLOUN 3:30 P.M. COFFEE BREAK 3:45 – 4:45 P.M. SESSION TWO Moderator: Maria Galli Stampino GENERAL DISCUSSION WITH TAHAR BEN JELLOUN ON HIS WORK AND INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT 4:45 P.M. COFFEE BREAK 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. SESSION THREE Moderator: Arthur Tang Greetings by Norbert Duffort, Cultural Attaché of France in Miami Dr. RALPH HEYNDELS, Ecrire dans la soudure fraternelle : Tahar Ben Jelloun TAHAR BEN JELLOUN, Ecrire dans la langue de l’autre 6 :15 P.M. RECEPTION This event is co-sponsored by the Modern Languages and Literatures Department Carter Memorial Fund and the Consulate of France in Miami, with the support of the Alliance Française of Miami-Fort Lauderdale. An English summary of the interventions will be provided during each session of the colloquium.

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A LECTURE BY TAHAR BEN JELLOUN "Ecrire dans la langue de l’autre"


THIS LECTURE IS PART OF THE COLLOQUIUM ON AND WITH TAHAR BEN JELLOUN THAT WILL TAKE PLACE THAT SAME AFTERNOON AT THE C.A.S. CENTER FROM 2 TO 5 P.M. (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW AT 6:15)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CAS Wesley Gallery
 

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"Re-presenting Oceania:Arboresence and Errancy in French Caribbean Literature" by Jean Michael Dash

Dr. Michael Dash is presenting a lecture as the opening keynote speaker for the AY2009, Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference entitled: "Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts"

Friday, March 27, 2009
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Communications International Building, 3053 Shoma Hall - Third Floor
 
Dr. Michael Dash is presenting a lecture as the opening keynote speaker for the AY2009, Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference entitled: "Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts", on March 27-28, 2009. Dr. Michael Dash is a Professor of French, and Social & Cultural Analysis. He has been awarded multiple honors and Fullbrights such as the U.W.I. Award for Excellence in Research; Senior Fulbright Hays Award, Senior Fulbright Research Award. His publications include: Culture and Customs of Haiti (Greenwood Press, 2001). Libete: A Haiti Anthology, Ed. with Charles Arthur (Latin American Bureau, 1999). The Other America: Caribbean Literature in a New World Context (University Press of Virginia, 1998). Haiti and the United States (MacMillan, 1997). Edouard Glissant (Cambridge University Press, 1995). Literature and Ideology in Haiti: 1915-1961 (MacMillan, 1981). Jacques Stephen Alexis (Black Images, 1975) Friday, March 27, 2009 3:45 p.m. Welcoming Remarks by Dr. David Ellison, Modern Languages and Literatures Chair Communication International Building – 3053 Shoma Hall, Third Floor 4:00 p.m. Keynote Address: [bold]“Re-presenting Oceania:Arboresence and Errancy in French Caribbean Literature”[/bold] [bold]Dr. J. Michael Dash[/bold] Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis New York University 5:00 p.m. Reception Communication International Building – Third Floor Patio

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“In or Out: Belonging in the Hispanic Caribbean Literature”,
by Dr. Marc Brudzinski

Dr. Marc Brudzinski is presenting a lecture as the second keynote speaker for the AY2009, Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference entitled: "Microcosms Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts"

Saturday, March 28, 2009
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Communications International Building, 3053 Shoma Hall - Third Floor


Dr. Marc Brudzinski is presenting a lecture as the second keynote speaker for the AY2009, Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference entitled: "Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts", on March 27-28, 2009. Dr. Marc Brudzinski is a Professor of French at the University of Miami. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Studies at Duke University (2001). B.A., Williams College (1993). Also taught at North Carolina Central U before coming to U Miami in 2001. Current research interests concern theories of the Caribbean culture and literary imaginations of networks of communication within and beyond the nation. Interests also include postcolonial theories of space, and the relationship between lived space and literary sensibility in the Caribbean. Currently finishing a manuscript on the literary and cultural dimensions of secrecy in the French and Spanish Caribbean from the 19th to through the 20th centuries. Saturday, March 28, 2009 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: “In or Out: Belonging in the Hispanic Caribbean Literature” Dr. Marc Brudzinski Professor of French, Francophone and Hispanic Caribbean Literature University of Miami Communication International Building – 3053 Shoma Hall, Third Floor

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"Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts", AY 2009 Modern Languages and Literatures Gradudate Student Conference
Hosted by the Department of  Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Miami, Coral Gables

Saturday, March 28, 2009
7:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merrick Building 210-01


Saturday, March 28, 2009 8:00 – 8:45 am: Breakfast Merrick Breezeway, Second Floor Session I: Literary Spaces, Part 1: Intertextual/ Metanarrative Space Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210 -01 Chair: Lennie Coleman 9:00 am: Concepción Torres Borges y Auster. El espacio de la creación: La habitación cerrada 9:20 am: Fredrik Ronnback The Empty Space: Spatiality and Meaning in the Work of Georges Perec 9:40 am: Claudia Lequerica Lucía Jeréz and the Treatment of Space 10:00 am: Claudia Arteaga “Me cago en la literatura”: La derrota final en el protagonista de Yepeto de Roberto Cossa Session II: Literary Spaces, Part 2: Poetic/Post Poetic Space Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210-01 Chair: Vanessa Reynaud 9:00 am: Mark Aquilano “Augustinian and Thomistic Dream Theory and the Allegoric Visions of Micer Francisco Imperial” 9:20 am: Mara Pastor “Unidos por la muerte”: herencia y espectros en la poética de Leopoldo María Panero 9:40 am: Marta del Pozo El espacio postpoético como encuentro entre ciencia y poesía en la obra de Agustín Fernández Mallo Session I: Psychological and Identity Spaces Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210 – 01 Chair: Mary Bartsh 10:40 am: Mamadou Moustapha The in-between in Edouard Glissant’s work: Introduction à une poétique du Divers and Poétique de la Relation 11:00 am: Irene Koyada Psychological Spaces: A Necessity for Creativity Session II: Queer/Gender Space Modern Languages Library, Merrick 210-02 Chair: Melva Persico 10:40 am: Aaron Boalick Falling Through Narrative Spaces in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and 20 Centímetros 11:00 am: Marine Piriou La Religieuse de Denis Diderot ou l’art de la mise-en-scène homotextuelle 11:40 – 12:00 pm: Coffee Break Merrick Breezeway, Second Floor 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: “In or Out: Belonging in the Hispanic Caribbean Literature” Dr. Marc Brudzinski Professor of French, Francophone and Hispanic Caribbean Literature University of Miami Communication International Building – 3053 Shoma Hall, Third Floor 1:15 – 2:15 PM LUNCH BREAK Communication International Building – Third Floor Patio Session V: Intimate Space Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210 - 01 Chair: Julie Samit 2:30 pm: Lennie Coleman Redefining the Home: Intimate Spaces in Ucrania and Nunca pasa nada 2:50 pm: Sandra Navarro Lo posible y lo irrealizable en El portero 3:10 pm: María Fernanda Negrete Cockroach-Scale Writing: The Metamorphoses of Space in The Passion According to G.H. Session VI: Urban Spaces Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210-01 Chair: Edwin Murillo 3:50 pm: Jim Deys Domestic and Public Space in The Lonely Londoners and In Pursuit of the English: Housing and Identity Formation in the Post-WWII Novel 4:10 pm: Fontaine Lien Mapping the Dialectic Space between Ville and Campagne in 19th Century French Literature Session VII: Cinematic Space Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210-01 Chair: Sabrina Drai-Wengier 4:50 pm: John Stadler “Rejected”: Reading Postmodern Space in Don Hertzfeldt’s Animated Film with and through Web 2.0 5:10 pm: Felipe Pruneda Sentíes The Linguistic Geography of Cinema: The Use of Intertitles in Jean-Luc Godard’s Histoire(s) du cinéma

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APRIL 2009

“Educating ‘Our Indians’ in ‘Our America’: Anti-Imperialist Imperialism and the Construction of Brazilian Modernity”, Dr. Tracy Devine Guzmán

Friday, April 3, 2009
5:00 - 6:00PM
MB210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce its Faculty Lecture Series for April 2009. The lectures will be held at 5pm in the Seminar Room, 210 Merrick Building. Papers are available from the authors. Please write and request a copy. A reception will follow each lecture. Friday, April 3 – Professor Tracy Devine Guzmán, “Educating ‘Our Indians’ in ‘Our America’: Anti-Imperialist Imperialism and the Construction of Brazilian Modernity” Abstract: Indigenous peoples have been used or imagined as guardians of Brazilian borders since the mid-nineteenth century. This association was central to the foundation of the Indian Protection Service (SPI) during early 1900s and culminated with the “Amazonian Vigilance System” (SIVAM) at turn of the millennium. The longstanding desire for defensive dominion over disputed national territories has subjected “Indians” to interrelated discourses of scientific progress, national security, and economic development. A “trinity” of Brazilian modernity, these goals interpellated native peoples primarily through the rhetoric of education, which grounds their historical relationship with dominant national society. Drawing on SPI records, government documents, journalism, personal testimony, and visual media, this paper traces the impact of the “modernist trinity” on indigenist policy and the lives of those who perpetrated or were subjected to its tutelary power. By transforming private indigenous spaces into public domain, Brazil’s “anti-imperialist imperialism” propagated a colonialist, metonymic relationship between “our Indians” and “our America” into the twenty-first century. Tracy Devine Guzmán Tracy Devine Guzmán holds a Ph.D. from Duke University. Her work appears in the Bulletin of Latin American Research, the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, the Latin Americanist, and other specialized publications in the U.S. and Latin America. She is working on a book that examines the role of indigeneity in the Brazilian cultural imaginary.

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“ Who comes first, what comes second?Curricular sequencing in collegiate foreign language education” by Dr. Hiram Maxim, Emory University

Thursday, April 9, 2009
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merrick Building 210-01, MLL Conference Room


IVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY Dr. Hiram Maxim Emory University “ Who comes first, what comes second? Curricular sequencing in collegiate foreign language education” THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009, AT 4:00 P.M. MERRICK BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM, MB 210-01 Refreshments will be served. For over twenty years there have been increasing calls for and interest in overcoming the traditional division between lower-level "language" courses and upper-level "content" courses in collegiate foreign language (FL) education. The recommendation in the 2007 report by the Modern Language Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages to transform curriculum and departmental governance represents one of the most recent and public examples of this growing concern about the efficacy of bifurcated departmental curricula. While such pronouncements would seem to reflect a growing consensus in the profession about the need to address curricular incoherence in collegiate FL departments, there has been, to date, very little attention to theoretical principles or practical steps that can guide departments in accomplishing this daunting task. Specifically, one of the central challenges facing departments is the establishment of a four-year curricular sequence that integrates the study of language and content at all levels of the curriculum. This talk will respond to this shortcoming by presenting how genre can be a particularly helpful construct for conceptualizing, sequencing, and implementing an integrated four-year undergraduate curriculum. Examples from an ongoing genre-based curriculum reform project at an undergraduate FL department will be provided. Hiram H. Maxim (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of German Studies and a Core faculty member in the Program in Linguistics. His research focuses on instructed adult second language acquisition (SLA) with specific interest in curricular models that support the longitudinal nature of second language development. He currently is applying much of this research as the coordinator of a full-scale revision of the undergraduate curriculum in his home department at Emory

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“Detectives in the Classroom: L2 Development and the Sociocultural Mind” by Dr. Eduardo Negueruela

Friday, April 10, 2009
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MB210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
Professor Eduardo Negueruela “Detectives in the Classroom: L2 Development and the Sociocultural Mind” Abstract: This presentation outlines the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical implications of adopting a sociocultural understanding of the human mind in the field of Second Language (L2) Teaching and Learning. Based on Vygotsky’s theory of conceptual development (Vygotsky, 1986) and Galperin’s Systemic-Theoretical Instruction (STI), Professor Negueruela argues that L2 development should be constructed as a conceptual process. He begins by proposing an alternative sociocultural representation of the human mind. Then, he considers the methodological implications for research and data collection that a Sociocultural understanding of the mind and L2 development offers. Finally, basic pedagogical implications for the L2 classroom are explored. The paper concludes by proposing that the critical moment in second language development is mediation through tools of the mind -specifically mediation through concepts. Through studying conceptual mediation in second language teaching and testing, we are not only able to assess second language development from a prognosis stance but we are also able to capture the essence of the mediated mind. Eduardo Negueruela holds a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, and is Assistant Professor of Spanish Second Language Acquisition at the University of Miami. He works on Sociocultural theory, Spanish second language acquisition, and Foreign Language pedagogy. He is currently working on a monograph entitled Second Language Development and the Sociocultural Mind.

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Round Table Discussion: Queer Art Social Interventions
Art and culture are well known for their role as vehicles of expression and communication. They become essential motors for change in repressive or unfair situations.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Museum of Art


UM FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN MIAMI BEACH CULTURAL EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE CENTRO CULTURAL ESPAÑOL DE MIAMI Round Table Discussion: Queer Art Social Interventions Wednesday April 15th, 7pm At . Bass Museum of Art. Free Admission Participants: Pablo Pintado, curator; David Leddick, photographer; David Trullo, artist and Gema Pérez Sánchez, Associate Professor of Spanish at UM. 2121 Park Ave Vino de bienvenida cortesía de Campo Viejo Art and culture are well known for their role as vehicles of expression and communication. They become essential motors for change in repressive or unfair situations. What has been the role of culture in the fight for the civil rights of minorities? Participants in this round table discussion include representatives from the visual arts, literature, and pop culture who will discuss how culture has contributed to the visibility of homosexuality and what goals might LBTQ culture embrace now.
 

“Homo Baby Boom” de Anna Boluda (2008) 27 mins.
About the film: Six families with lesbian or gay parents in Catalonia and Valencia, Spain, tell how they had children and the reactions they have had to face.

Thursday, April 16, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wolfsonian, FIU - Miami Beach
 
Homo Baby Boom” de Anna Boluda (2008) 27 mins. Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. In Catalan with English subtitles Documantary screening and Colloquium Co-presented with the Wolfsonian-Florida International University and Miami Beach Gay Pride 2009 At The Wolfsonian FIU 1001 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, Fl. 33139. About the film: Six families with lesbian or gay parents in Catalonia and Valencia, Spain, tell how they had children and the reactions they have had to face. They also show how the legal gains for same-sex marriage and adoption in 2005 have changed their lives. After the film UM faculty Drs. Brenna Munro (English), Gema Pérez-Sánchez (Modern Languages), and Juris Doctor Candidate Thomas J. Hart, Jr. (Law School) will discuss the legal conditions for LGBTQ families in South Africa, Spain, and the US, respectively.
 

Presentation of poetry book: 'Tropología' by Dr. Eduardo Negueruela
Presentation of poetry book: Dr. Eduardo Negueruela, April, 23rd, 2009, 7:00pm Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana

Thursday, April 23, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
entro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana


Presentation of poetry book: Dr. Eduardo Negueruela, April, 23rd, 2009, 7:00pm Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana Dr. Eduardo Negueruela, Director of the Spanish Basic Language Program at the University of Miami, and Assistant Professor of Spanish Second Language Acquisition at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami, has been selected as the winner of "Nuevos valores de la poesía hispana 2008", a literary competition sponsored by Editorial Baquiana and the Centro Cultural Español de Miami. His book of poetry, Tropología, will be presented this coming Thursday, April, 23rd, 2009, at 7:00pm at the Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana. 800 S Douglas Rd. Suite 170. Coral Gables, FL 33134 About the first place: The jury granted, by a majority of votes, the first place to the book of poems entitled Tropología by Eduardo Negueruela Azarola, due to its exquisite variety, conceptual as well as formal, its mastering of the literary resources of the Spanish language, and the perfect understanding and equilibrium between experimental and traditional poetry. The books will be presented by: Gonzalo González de Lara, Education & Science Attaché – General Consulate of Spain in Miami, Francisco Javier Usero Vïlchez – Professor of the Program of International Studies from the Ministry of Education of Spain, and Maricel Mayor Marsán – Chief Editor of Baquiana Literary Magazine.

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“From ‘littérature-monde’ to ‘littérature migrante’: Towards a Theory of Migrant Literature in French” by Dr. Subha Xavier

Friday, April 24, 2009
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MB210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
Professor Subha Xavier, “From ‘littérature-monde’ to ‘littérature migrante’: Towards a Theory of Migrant Literature in French” Abstract: In the Fall of 2006, 33 writers from the French-speaking world signed a manifesto in favor of a World Literature in French to replace the concept of “Francophonie.” The Manifeste pour une littérature-monde argued that the term “Francophonie” betrays neocolonial tendencies that continue to relegate works from former French colonies and beyond to a literary periphery where France still occupies the center. This paper considers the viability of Littérature-monde as a new way of categorizing and studying literature by tracing the term back to its German and Anglo-American antecedents in order to argue in favor of yet another literary classification that might offer a way out of the impasse that is “Francophonie” today. In devising a theory of Migrant Literature in French, Professor Xavier works through the current debate to suggest new ways of approaching French language texts that do not subscribe to colonial or national schemas. Subha Xavier is currently at work on a book-length manuscript theorizing migrant French literature entitled The Economy of the Migrant Text: Theorizing a French Literature of Immigration. She has published articles on migrant authors Ying Chen, Dai Sijie and Leïla Sebbar and has forthcoming articles on Tahar Ben Jelloun, Mehdi Charef and Alain Mabanckou.

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“Queer Literature Now: A Global Perspective”
Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, University of Queensland, Australia
Steve Butterman, University of Miami
Marc Brudzinski, University of Miami

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hardcore Art Gallery, 3326 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127


Queer Literature Now: A Global Perspective” At Hardcore Art Gallery, 3326 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 Free Admission With: Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, University of Queensland, Australia Steve Butterman, University of Miami Marc Brudzinski, University of Miami Brenna Munro, University of Miami Moderator: Gema Pérez-Sánchez, University of Miami This event is open to the general public. Presenters will talk for 15 minutes each about the state of LGBTQ literature now in their areas of expertise (Spain, Brazil, French & Spanish Caribbean, Anglophone Africa), followed by a general Q&A with the audience.
 

“The Image of Spain in 21st-Century Spanish Cinema” by Dr. Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Alfredo Martínez-Expósito is Head of School and Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Queenslnd, Australia.

Thursday, April 30, 2009
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merrick Building 210-01, MLL Conference Room


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY Dr. Alfredo Martínez-Expósito University of Queensland, Australia “The Image of Spain in 21st-Century Spanish Cinema” THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009, AT 2:00 P.M. MERRICK BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM, MB 210-01 Refreshments will be served. Dr. Alfredo Martínez-Expósito is Head of School and Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Queenslnd, Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the author of scores of articles and more than six books on 20th- and 21st-century Spanish and Latin American literature and film, including Escrituras torcidas: ensayos de crítica “queer” (2004); Gay and Lesbian Writing in the Hispanic World (2000); Los escribas furiosos: configuraciones homoeróticas en la narrativa española actual (1998). He most recently co-authored, with Santiago Fouz-Hernández, Live Flesh: The Male Body in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (2007).

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