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SEPTEMBER 2009

Ricardo Castells, "La primera escena de La Celestina: análisis y documentación del sueño de Calisto"

Friday, September 4, 2009
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami invites you to a lecture by: Ricardo Castells Professor of Spanish, Florida International University "La primera escena de La Celestina: análisis y documentación del sueño de Calisto" Friday, September 4, 2009 MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room 1:30 – 2:30 PM Dr. Castells received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages with an emphasis in Golden Age Spanish Literature from Duke University. His publications include Fernando de Rojas and the Renaissance Vision: Phantasm, Melancholy, and Didacticism in Celestina (Penn State University Press, 2000); and Calisto’s Dream and the Celestinesque Tradition: A Rereading of Celestina (University of North Carolina Studies in Romance Languages, 1995). His latest book, An Empire of Faith: The Conquest of America in Golden Age Spanish Theater, is forthcoming with Edition Reichenberger (Kassel,Germany).

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OCTOBER 2009

XVIth Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group
There will be 18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning, 10/15/09 - 10/17-09

Thursday, October 15, 2009
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
2nd Floor University Student Union, Flamingo Ballroom C & D
 
We will have 18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning. All the presentations are work in progress. We have a wide variety of topics: Theoretical issues on perception, mediation, language and mind; Teaching ESL, Spanish, French, Italian; Testing through Dynamic Assessment; Gesture and self-regulation; Heritage learners; study abroad; issues of linguistic policy in Rwanda… Some of THE leading scholars in Applied Linguistics in North America are going to be on campus (Leo van Lier, Merrill Swain, James Lantolf). If you recognize the name Merrill Swain, it is probably because you are familiar with her work on French. She is the scholar that proposed the construct communicative competence in the 1980s (see Canale & Swain, 1980). Leo van Lier is the leading scholar in Semiotics and Second Language Learning. Jim Lantolf is the leading scholar in Sociocultural Psycholy and SLA. It is truly an international meeting. We have participants coming from Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States (California, Arizona, Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama, NYU… and of course, Florida). It is also a non-conventional conference. There are no parallel sessions. Scholars present research in progress, and there is ample time for discussion (one hour per session). If you have some time to attend, you will find that there is genuine, unique dialogue and exchange of academic ideas. We hope you can attend some of the sessions and participate in any way you can. We are convinced you will find the program interesting and relevant to your own research and teaching interests.

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XVIth Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group
18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning, 10/15/09 - 10/17/09

Friday, October 16, 2009
7:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAS Wesley Gallery


We will have 18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning. All the presentations are work in progress. We have a wide variety of topics: Theoretical issues on perception, mediation, language and mind; Teaching ESL, Spanish, French, Italian; Testing through Dynamic Assessment; Gesture and self-regulation; Heritage learners; study abroad; issues of linguistic policy in Rwanda… Some of THE leading scholars in Applied Linguistics in North America are going to be on campus (Leo van Lier, Merrill Swain, James Lantolf). If you recognize the name Merrill Swain, it is probably because you are familiar with her work on French. She is the scholar that proposed the construct communicative competence in the 1980s (see Canale & Swain, 1980). Leo van Lier is the leading scholar in Semiotics and Second Language Learning. Jim Lantolf is the leading scholar in Sociocultural Psycholy and SLA. It is truly an international meeting. We have participants coming from Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States (California, Arizona, Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama, NYU… and of course, Florida). It is also a non-conventional conference. There are no parallel sessions. Scholars present research in progress, and there is ample time for discussion (one hour per session). If you have some time to attend, you will find that there is genuine, unique dialogue and exchange of academic ideas. We hope you can attend some of the sessions and participate in any way you can. We are convinced you will find the program interesting and relevant to your own research and teaching interests.

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XVIth Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group
XVIth Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group, 10/15/09 - 10/17/09

Saturday, October 17, 2009
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
CAS Wesley Gallery


We will have 18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning. All the presentations are work in progress. We have a wide variety of topics: Theoretical issues on perception, mediation, language and mind; Teaching ESL, Spanish, French, Italian; Testing through Dynamic Assessment; Gesture and self-regulation; Heritage learners; study abroad; issues of linguistic policy in Rwanda… Some of THE leading scholars in Applied Linguistics in North America are going to be on campus (Leo van Lier, Merrill Swain, James Lantolf). If you recognize the name Merrill Swain, it is probably because you are familiar with her work on French. She is the scholar that proposed the construct communicative competence in the 1980s (see Canale & Swain, 1980). Leo van Lier is the leading scholar in Semiotics and Second Language Learning. Jim Lantolf is the leading scholar in Sociocultural Psycholy and SLA. It is truly an international meeting. We have participants coming from Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States (California, Arizona, Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama, NYU… and of course, Florida). It is also a non-conventional conference. There are no parallel sessions. Scholars present research in progress, and there is ample time for discussion (one hour per session). If you have some time to attend, you will find that there is genuine, unique dialogue and exchange of academic ideas. We hope you can attend some of the sessions and participate in any way you can. We are convinced you will find the program interesting and relevant to your own research and teaching interests.

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"The History of Brazilian Women Writers" by Joyce Cavalccante
La historia de la literatura femenina en el Brasil
The talk will be delivered in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Monday, October 19, 2009
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES & THE PROGRAM IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES HAVE THE PLEASURE OF INVITING YOU TO A LECTURE BY JOYCE CAVALCCANTE A história da literatura feminina no Brasil La historia de la literatura femenina en el Brasil The History of Brazilian Women Writers Author of six novels and numerous short stories and articles that today appear in eight anthologies, Joyce Cavalccante is the Founder and President of REBRA, Rede de Escritoras Brasileiras (Network of Brazilian Women Writers) and Director of RELAT--Red de Escritoras Latinoamericanas, associations devoted to the dissemination of women writers worldwide. Born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Joyce Cavlaccante currently resides in São Paulo, Brazil. Her works have been translated to English, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Prize of the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (APCA) for best novel in 1993 for her piece Inimigas ĺntimas (Intimate Enemies). In 2002, Joyce Cavalccante won the Radio France Internationale Prize for her short story "Neguinha" ("Little Black Girl"). In 2007, Ms. Cavalccante received an award conferred by the Academie de Arts, Sciences et Lettres. Much of her work is considered "erotic" in nature, notably O discurso da mulher absurda (The Discourse of the Absurd Woman, Global Editora, 1985) and she has devoted her corpus to portrayals of the resigned lives of women in a patriarchal, machista society, socialized to pray, marry and die. Joyce Cavalccante is currently engaged in completing a saga of the retirante nordestino (Brazilian immigrant from the Northeast), historically framed between 1954 and 2004, a trilogy consisting of the already published Inimigas ĺntimas (Editora Maltese, 1993) and O cão chupando manga (Editora Bertrand Brasil, 2001), literally, "The Mango-Sucking Dog," a figurative expression used in Northeastern Brazilian slang for one who is physically very ugly. The third and final edition of the trilogy will appear soon and is entitled Deus é brasileiro mas mora em Miami (God is Brazilian but lives in Miami). Ms. Cavalccante has lectured in various North American and European institutions, including, in the United States, at the University of Arizona, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the University of New Mexico. In France and Italy, she has delivered talks on the topic of Brazilian women writers at the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne, Université de Paris IV- Sorbonne, Université de Provence, Université d'Aix-Marseille, the Université de Bordeaux, and the Università di Bologna.

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NOVEMBER 2009

BUSINESS AND HUMANITIES IN MILAN, ITALY – SUMMER 2010
INFORMATION SESSION: Meet the professors, hear details about the courses, get an application…

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Dean's Conference Room, Jenkins 217
 
BUSINESS AND HUMANITIES IN MILAN, ITALY – SUMMER 2010 MGT 303 (Operations Management) and ITA 310 “W” (Building Theater: Theater Buildings in Renaissance Italy) will be taught by Professor Luca Donno and Dr. Maria Galli Stampino in Milan, Italy May 31-June 25, 2010. These are faculty-led courses (taught in English) based in the heart of Milan at an international study center. Students will be housed in furnished apartments with easy access to public transportation, computer labs, library, health center, and 24 hour support. Students may enroll in MGT 303 or ITA 310 or both for 3-6 UM credits. Students will be able to participate in both courses’ site visits regardless of which course they are enrolled in. Prof. Donno’s MGT 303 will include trips to major Italian corporations, like Montalcino wine production, Ferrarini Parmesan cheese factory, and Alfa Romeo to see operations first hand. Dr. Stampino will lecture at famous theater sites including the Olimpico in Vicenza, La Scala in Milan, and the Farnese in Parma. A combined trip to Tuscany will be included. For further information on course descriptions, study program details, and estimated price, please contact: Prof. Luca Donno ldonno@miami.edu , Dr. Maria Stampino mariagallistampino@yahoo.it , or Mrs. Karen Donno, Undergraduate Business Programs, kdonno@miami.edu . Final applications are due on March 1, but students need to start planning now. Space will be limited !!! NOTE: MGT 303 is a Business Professional Core requirement for all business students. It is also part of the Management major or minor. ITA 310 “W” is taught in English and counts as a fine art, humanities choice, 300 level writing credit, general education choice, or an elective for business students. Students from other schools outside of business are welcome to apply. INFORMATION SESSION: Meet the professors, hear details about the courses, get an application…. Date: November 4, 2009, Wednesday Time: 4:30-5:30 pm Place: Dean's Conference Room, Jenkins 217
 

MOROCCAN WRITER ABDELLAH TAΪA AT BOOKS AND BOOKS
ABDELLAH TAΪA will present the recent English and Spanish translations of his novel Salvation Army. He will discuss his work with Ralph Heyndels and Gema Perez

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Books and Books, Coral Gables


MOROCCAN WRITER ABDELLAH TAΪA @ BOOKS AND BOOKS 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009, 6:30 P.M. MOROCCAN WRITER ABDELLAH TAΪA will present the recent English and Spanish translations of his novel Salvation Army. He will discuss his work with Ralph Heyndels and Gema Perez (University of Miami) during this trilingual event (English, Spanish, French). Abdellah Taïa is a young Moroccan writer and intellectual figure living in Paris and writing in French. He is the author of several novels, most recently L’Armée du Salut and Une Mélancolie arabe (Éditions du Seuil), the co-author with Frédéric Mitterand of the texts of a photography book entitled Maroc 1900-1960 (Actes Sud), and the editor and introducer of Lettres à un jeune Marocain (Éditions du Seuil). As the first openly gay writer intervening publicly in Morocco itself (actually the first in the entire Arab world) and whose novels are distributed in that country, he has been ranked by the influential Moroccan weekly magazine Tel Quel as one of the three of contemporary Moroccan culture and society. He is also a vigorous defender of tolerance, cultural and civic openness, democracy and human rights in his native country and everywhere. Novels by Abdellah Taïa have already been translated in Spanish, Dutch and Italian, and Salvation Army just appeared in English, translated by Frank Stock and prefaced by Edmund White, at M.I.T. Press. Taïa’s “calmly transgressive work” has been recognized as a “major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic diaspora”, as it combines narrative and rhetorical complexity with the subjective genuine tonality of personal story telling and auto-fictional apparent confession. This is a novel about love in all his forms. A Moroccan boy’s love for his mother (…)The boy’s love for his older brother (…) About the boy’s love of the French language and literature (…) This is (…) a book about the love of men for men(…) This a book about a boy’s love for his past. This is also a book about fear. (…) If the secret of great fiction (…) is “defamiliarization”, making everything known seem strange, then nothing could be more accomplished and persuasive than this mysterious novel. The boy himself is foreign to us, our world is foreign to him, everyone is a foreigner in love with the “other” (whether that be a Swiss man or an older brother). Despite the simplicity and clarity of Taïa’s style, we sense how sophisticated he is – that this is a simplicity that only intelligence (…) can buy. Not only has the language been chastened, but the selection of scenes to show and to exclude has also been subjected to a draconian editing process. Finally, this is a book about poverty. About sexual tourism, its benign side (…) and its cruel side. But Abdellah Taïa doesn’t spell this out. His is an ecstatic and generous nature who lives in the particular, who shies away from generalizations. No matter how often he might be disappointed or wounded he is ever (…) prepared to receive that wonderful, transforming thing: reciprocal affection. This book is a clear stream; drink from it deeply. Edmund White This event is organized in conjunction with the U.M. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the French Cultural Services (Miami office), with the support of the U.M. Queer Studies Research Group and the U.M. Africana Studies Program, along with the Alliance Française de Miami-Fort Lauderdale.. Open to the public. Free admission.

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"MÉLANCOLIE ET PASSION" COURSE PARTICIPATION BY ABDELLAH TAΪA
Abdellah Taïa is a young Moroccan writer and intellectual figure living in Paris and writing in French. He is the author of several novels...

Thursday, November 12, 2009
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2:00 TO 3:15 P.M. M.L.L. CONFERENCE ROOM (MERRICK 210-01) COURSE PARTICIPATION BY ABDELLAH TAΪA Abdellah Taïa is a young Moroccan writer and intellectual figure living in Paris and writing in French. He is the author of several novels, most recently L’Armée du Salut and Une Mélancolie arabe (Éditions du Seuil), the co-author with Frédéric Mitterand of the texts of a photography book entitled Maroc 1900-1960 (Actes Sud), and the editor and introducer of Lettres à un jeune Marocain (Éditions du Seuil), a collective volume to which 17 Moroccan writers, artists, intellectuals and university students have collaborated in defense of a new, liberal, open minded, and secular Morocco. As the first openly gay writer intervening publicly in Morocco itself (actually the first in the entire Arab world) and whose novels are distributed in that country, he has been ranked by the influential Moroccan weekly magazine Tel Quel as one of the three of contemporary Moroccan culture and society. He is also a vigorous defender of tolerance, cultural and civic openness, democracy and human rights in his native country and everywhere. Novels by Abdellah Taïa have already been translated in Spanish, Dutch and Italian, and Salvation Army just appeared in English, translated by Frank Stock and prefaced by Edmund White, at M.I.T. Press, in the Semiotext(e) series directed by Hedi El Kholti. Taïa’s “calmly transgressive work” has been recognized as a “major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic diaspora”, as it combines narrative and rhetorical complexity with the subjective genuine tonality of personal story telling and auto-fictional apparent confession. His Miami appearance is part of a tour which will feature him at universities (N.Y.U., Columbia, Harvard, U.C.L.A, U.C. Berkeley, University of Miami), bookstores and cultural centers in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami. This undergraduate course participation (in French) is open to all faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and interested outside persons. This event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of France in the United States and the M.L.L. Department Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, with the support of the French Cultural Services in Miami and the Miami Book Fair.

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Dr. Ángeles Encinar presents “La guerra civil española en la narrativa breve de Manuel Rivas y Juan Eduardo Zúñigaâ€
This talk will be delivered in Spanish. Dr. Encinar is a Professor of Spanish, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus and is currently a Visiting Scholar, The University of Texas...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Centro Cultural Español de Miami announce a lecture by Dr. Ángeles Encinar Professor of Spanish, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus Visiting Scholar, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2009. “La guerra civil española en la narrativa breve de Manuel Rivas y Juan Eduardo Zúñiga” This talk will be delivered in Spanish Tuesday, November 17, 5:00 p.m. Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room, Merrick 210-01 Dr. Encinar holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Spanish literature from Washington University, St. Louis and a Licenciatura en Filosofía y Letras from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is the author of scores of essays on contemporary Spanish narrative. She is the single author of three books: Narrativa española del siglo XX. Diez autores (Madrid, Edelsa, 2002); Uso interactivo del vocabulario (Madrid, Edelsa, 2001; reprinted 2003); and Novela española actual: La desaparición del héroe, Madrid, Pliegos, 1990 Dr. Encinar has co-edited five essay collections: Género y géneros. Escritura y escritoras iberoamericanas, vols. I y II, eds. Ángeles Encinar, Eva Löfquist y Carmen Valcárcel (Madrid, Ediciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2006); La pluralidad narrativa. Escritores españoles contemporáneos (1984-2004), Ángeles Encinar y Kathleen M. Glenn (eds.) (Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, 2005); Aproximaciones críticas al mundo narrativo de José María Merino, ed. Ángeles Encinar y Kathleen M. Glenn (León, Edilesa, 2000); España y América en sus literaturas, ed. Ángeles Encinar (Madrid, Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, 1993); and Escritoras y compromiso (Madrid: Visor, 2009). She has compiled several anthologies of contemporary Spanish short stories, such as Maneras de vivir. Antología de cuentos de Ignacio Aldecoa (Madrid, Marenostrum, 2006); Historias de detectives (Barcelona, Lumen, 1998); Cuentos de este siglo. Treinta narradoras españolas contemporáneas (Barcelona, Lumen, 1995); and the very popular Cuento español contemporáneo, eds. Ángeles Encinar y Anthony Percival (Madrid, Cátedra, Colección Letras hispánicas, 1993). Dr. Encinar is the recipient of many prestigious grants and scholarships from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Caja Madrid’s Obra Social, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), the American Council of Education, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and the Fundación Universitaria Ortega y Gasset.

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DECEMBER 2009

"IMAGE AND SOUND TRACK IN AUDIOVISUAL TESTIMONIES OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR" by JO LABANYI, New York University.

Thursday, December 3, 2009
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MLL Conference Room, MB 210-01
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES invites you to a lecture by JO LABANYI,New York University "IMAGE AND SOUND TRACK IN AUDIOVISUAL TESTIMONIES OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR" Jo Labanyi is Professor of Spanish at New York University, where she directs the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. She was previously Professor of Spanish Cultural Studies at the Universities of London and Southampton, and directed the Institute of Romance Studies at the University of London, where she founded its Cultural Memory graduate program. A founding editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, she has published widely on 19th- and 20th-century Spanish culture, including Gender and Modernization in the Spanish Realist Novel (OUP, 2000) and the edited volume Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spain (OUP, 2002). Her volume on Spanish Literature in OUP’s Very Short Introduction series is in press, and she is co-authoring a Cultural History of Modern Literatures in Spain (Polity), and co-editing a Companion to Spanish Cinema (Blackwell). She directed the collaborative research projects An Oral History of Cinema-Going in 1940s and 50s Spain and Film Magazines, Fashion and Photography in 1940s and 50s Spain. Her research interests include literature, film, photography, popular culture, gender, and memory studies. She was elected a member of the British Academy in 2005.

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"Enrico; or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem" by Maria Galli Stampino
The Center for the Humanities invites you to Books & Books, Coral Gables for a discussion with Maria Galli Stampino on her recently published book

Monday, December 7, 2009
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


The Center for the Humanities invites you to Books & Books Coral Gables for a discussion with Maria Galli Stampino Department of Modern Languages and Literature University of Miami On her recently published book Enrico; or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem (The University of Chicago Press, 2009) MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009 8:00 p.m. Books & Books 265 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305.442.4408 Lucrezia Marinella (1571–1653) is, by all accounts, a phenomenon in early modernity: a woman who wrote and published in many genres, whose fame shone brightly within and outside her native Venice, and whose voice is simultaneously original and reflective of her time and culture. Now available for the first time in English translation, Enrico retells the story of the conquest of Byzantium in the Fourth Crusade (1202–04), interspersing historical events in Marinella’s account of the invasion with numerous invented episodes, drawing on the rich imaginative legacy of the chivalric romance. Maria Galli Stampino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Miami. Her research centers on the emergence of modern Western theater in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition, she studies the Petrarchan lyrical tradition in Europe, and early modern women writers.
 
 
JANUARY 2010

A LECTURE BY Dr. João Antônio Telles, "Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All"
Dr. Telles coordinates “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All,” a pedagogical project that uses Internet technology to match language students at Brazilian univers...

Thursday, January 28, 2010
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
The Portuguese Program of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami invites foreign-language teachers and learners to participate in a lecture by Prof. João Antonio Telles, Ph.D., from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). The event will take place on Thursday, January 28, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami. (Modern Languages Conference Room: Merrick Building, 210-01). Dr. Telles coordinates “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All,” a pedagogical project that uses Internet technology to match language students at Brazilian universities with students learning Portuguese in other countries. With tandem language learning, each partner learns and practices the language of study for one hour. In the second half of the session, the students switch roles and languages. Dr. Telles’ lecture will explain the project in detail in hopes of establishing new partnerships with universities in Florida.

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A WORKSHOP BY Prof. João Antônio Telles, "Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All"
Dr. Telles coordinates “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All,” a pedagogical project that uses Internet technology to match language students at Brazilian univers...

Thursday, January 28, 2010
10:30 am - 11:30 am
MB 201, MLL Language Lab


HE PORTUGUESE PROGRAM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI INVITES FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND LEARNERS TO PARTICIPATE IN A WORKSHOP BY Prof. João Antônio Telles, Ph.D., Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All” Wednesday, January 28, 2010 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Merrick Building 201, MLL Language Lab Dr. Telles coordinates “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All,” a pedagogical project that uses Internet technology to match language students at Brazilian universities with students learning Portuguese in other countries. With tandem language learning, each partner learns and practices the language of study for one hour. In the second half of the session, the students switch roles and languages. Dr. Telles’ lecture will explain the project in detail in hopes of establishing new partnerships with universities in Florida. For more information about the program or about Dr. Telles’ work, please visit: www.teletandembrasil.org and http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.jsp?id=K4727332J6.

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FEBRUARY 2010

Call For Papers: Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium, "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art"
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2010
The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium of the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures,

Thursday, February 18, 2010
7:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Merrick Building
 
The Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium of the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, invites papers for its Nineteenth Annual Conference on Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art February 18-19, 2011 How was food imagined, critiqued, forbidden, desired and constructed in literature, history and the visual arts? How did it interact with assumptions and realities of gender, class and identity? How did it represent, misrepresent or demark cultural, political and national identity? Why did food become a privileged metaphor for talking and writing about eroticism and sexuality? We seek submissions for interdisciplinary, original and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world. Keynote speakers: John Varriano, Professor Emeritus of Art at Mount Holyoke College; Robert Appelbaum, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Lancaster University, UK A 300 word abstract and a short CV should be sent no later than November 1, 2010 to: Michelle Prats, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami P.O. Box 248093 or via email to: m.prats@miami.edu Acceptance will be confirmed no later than December 1, 2010. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Symposium co-organizers: Laura Giannetti, Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami and Cristina Favretto, Head, Special Collections, University of Miami Library.

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Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium
“Authorship”

The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium of the University of Miami invites papers on the many facets of authorship in the pre- and early-modern period...

Friday, February 19, 2010
7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room


Department of Modern Languages and Literatures University of Miami, Coral Gables EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE SYMPOSIUM "AUTHORSHIP" February 19 - 20, 2010 The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium of the University of Miami invites papers on the many facets of authorship in the pre- and early-modern periods. Topics include, but are not limited to: anonymity; workshop or group works; collective or collaborative authorship; relationships between sponsors and authors; writing vs. dictating; writings on creative endeavors; the author’s voice in a text; anthologies; collections of written works; citations; silvae; salon and academy writing; implied author, implied readers; actors as authors; improvisation. Keynote speakers: Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, New York University and William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis Symposium Co-organizers: Perri Lee Roberts, Senior Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities Maria Galli Stampino, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque Symposium, First Keynote Presenter: William E. Wallace, "Who Is the Author of Michelangelo's Life?
William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, February 19, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Learning Center, Room 194
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium Authorship First Keynote Lecture by William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis “Who Is the Author of Michelangelo's Life?” Friday, February 19, 2010 5:15 p.m. CAS Wesley Gallery 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables Campus William E. Wallace received his Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University in New York in 1983 and is currently Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology. He teaches Renaissance art and architecture 1300-1700, and is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo and his contemporaries. In addition to more than eighty essays, chapters and articles (as well as two works of fiction), he is the author and editor of six different books on Michelangelo, including Michelangelo at San Lorenzo: the Genius as Entrepreneur (Cambridge 1994); Michelangelo: Selected Scholarship in English (Garland, 1996), Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, and Architecture (Hugh Lauter Levin, 1998), and Michelangelo: Selected Readings (Garland 1999). His biography, Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man and his Times appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2010. In 1990-91 he was a fellow at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University's Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence; in 1996-97 he was at the American Academy in Rome, and in Spring 1999 he was the Robert Sterling Clark Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

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Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque Symposium Second Keynote Lecture: Jane Tylus, "Sublime Authorship: Translating Gaspara Stampa"
Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium "Authorship"
Second Keynote Lecture: Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literatur...

Saturday, February 20, 2010
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
CAS Wesley Gallery


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium "Authorship" Second Keynote Lecture by Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, New York University “Sublime Authorship: Translating Gaspara Stampa” Saturday, February 20, 2010 3:30 p.m. CAS Wesley Gallery 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables Campus Specialist in Renaissance literature, Jane Tylus is a Professor in the Department of Italian Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University's Humanities Center (1985) and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Prior to coming to NYU, she was Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and for four years she was the Associate Dean for the Humanities. Her publications include Writing and Vulnerability in the Late Renaissance (Stanford, 1993) and Epic Traditions in the Contemporary World (California, 1999), which she co-edited. Dr. Tylus is editor of the early modern volume for the new Longman Anthology of World Literature and is a recent recipient of the award for best translation from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for her Sacred Narratives of Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici (University of Chicago Press, 2001). She has also contributed articles to edited volumes and numerous scholarly journals, including Renaissance Quarterly, Italian Culture and Renaissance Drama. Her current work focuses on late medieval female spirituality and its connection to the emergence of humanism, and she is also working on a translation of the complete poems of the Italian Renaissance poet Gaspara Stampa.

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MARCH 2010

Student Conference Keynote Lecture by Patrick O’Connor, "Inopportune Visitors: Queer Writing in Neoliberal Argentina"
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference 'The Poetics and Politics of Love'
Keynote Lecture by Patrick O’Conno, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair

Friday, March 5, 2010
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learning Center 190
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference 'The Poetics and Politics of Love' Keynote Lecture by Patrick O’Connor, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair of the Comparative Literature Department, Oberlin College “Inopportune Visitors: Queer Writing in Neoliberal Argentina” Friday, March 5, 2010 3:45 p.m. Whitten Learning Center, Room 190 5150 Brunson Drive, University of Miami Coral Gables Campus Dr. Patrick O’Connor is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and acting Chair of the Comparative Literature Department at Oberlin College. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Yale University (1994, 1991) and his B.A. from Cornell University (1980). His research interests include: Post-dictatorship Southern Cone literature, surrealism and other avant-garde Latin American prose, Spanish and Latin American cinema, queer and psychoanalytic theory in Latin America, the novelists of “El Boom” (Cortázar, García-Marquez, Donoso, Fuentes), theories of modernism and post-modernism, U.S. Latino literatures and cultures, and the literature and politics of Central America. In his most recent publication, Latin American Fiction and the Narratives of the Perverse: Paper Dolls and Spider Women (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Dr. O’Connor offers close readings of various twentieth-century texts by Latin American authors, among them Manuel Puig, José Lezama Lima, Felisberto Hernández, Julio Cortázar, Severo Sarduy and G. Hernández, whose representations of male deviance complicate Freud’s narratives of male perversions (masochism, homosexuality, fetishism) and lay the groundwork for O’Connor’s construction of “a perverse literary history” of Latin American literature.

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The 8th Annual MLL Graduate Student Conference: The Poetics and Politics of Love
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami is pleased to announce its annual graduate student conference, “The Poetics and Politics of Love

Saturday, March 6, 2010
7:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SMerrick Building 210-01


Department of Modern Languages and Literatures University of Miami The 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference: The Poetics and Politics of Love The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami is pleased to announce its annual graduate student conference, “The Poetics and Politics of Love,” to be held March 5 -6, 2010. The poetics and politics of love refer to representations of concrete social relations that function as allegories for complex cultural imaginaries. The goal of the conference is to examine and debate the multiple uses of such representations from the perspective of different theoretical, historical, and cultural approaches in Spanish, Latin American and Francophone literatures, films, and other cultural texts from all periods. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patrick O’Connor Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, and Chair of the Comparative Literature Department Oberlin College The 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference is sponsored by the Joseph Memorial Carter Fund.

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Lecture by Anthony J. Cascardi, "Free Speech: Cervantes and the Discourse of Politics"
Lecture by Dr. Anthony J. Cascardi,University of California, Berkeley, “Free Speech: Cervantes and the Discourse of Politics

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MB210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Anthony J. Cascardi, University of California, Berkeley “Free Speech: Cervantes and the Discourse of Politics” Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5:00 p.m. MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room Refreshments will be served Anthony Cascardi (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1980 with distinction), is Sidney and Margaret Ancker Chair in Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish; and the Director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. His many publications include: The Limits of Illusion: A Critical Study of Calderón (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984); The Bounds of Reason: Cervantes, Dostoevsky, Flaubert (New York: Columbia University Press, 1986); Literature and the Question of Philosophy,; (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987); The Subject of Modernity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992; Ideologies of History in the Spanish Golden Age (University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 1997); Consequences of Enlightenment: Aesthetics as Critique (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999); and The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press). Dr. Cascardi’s forthcoming book is Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics. This lecture is cosponsored by the University of Miami, Center for the Humanities.

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Talk by Professor Heather Willis Allen, "Investigating language-learning motivation from an activity theory perspective: Contributions and challenges"
THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY Professor Heather Willis Allen
"Investigating language-learning motivation from ...

Friday, March 26, 2010
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MB 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 Professor Heather Willis Allen "Investigating language-learning motivation from an activity theory perspective: Contributions and challenges" March 26, 2010 4:30PM MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room Refreshments will be served Why do some students enjoy the experience of learning a second language (L2) and persist in language study whereas others do not? Although research has shown that motivation plays an important role in L2-learning outcomes, academic performance, and student persistence, researchers have disagreed as to what L2 motivation is, what factors affect it, and how motivational processes function. Yet whereas Vygotskian sociocultural theory seems well suited for researching L2 motivation, its motivational dimension has been relatively under-theorized, as researchers have tended to focus more on cognitive aspects of the theory. In my presentation I will posit activity theory, which unifies various concepts from sociocultural theory and focuses on the motivational dimension of human activities, as a useful lens for analyzing L2 motivational processes. Data from L2 learners participating in a study abroad program will be used to illustrate both contributions and challenges of conducting L2 motivation research from this perspective. Finally, I will discuss the relevance of research findings on L2 motivation for university foreign language curricula. Heather Willis Allen holds a Ph.D. from Emory University. Her work appears in the ADFL Bulletin, Foreign Language Annals, The French Review, Frontiers: The International Journal of Study Abroad, the Journal of Studies in International Education, and the Modern Language Journal.

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TALK BY ALIA BACCAR, "IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS UNE PAYS ÉMERGENT EN MÉDITERRANÉE:LA TUNISIE"
Lecture in French by Alia Baccar, UNIVERSITY OF LA MANOUBA (TUNIS) & UNIVERSITY OF TUNIS
"IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS UNE PAYS ÉMERGENT EN MÉDITERRANÉE:LA TUNISIE"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY DR. ALIA BACCAR UNIVERSITY OF LA MANOUBA (TUNIS) & UNIVERSITY OF TUNIS IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS UNE PAYS ÉMERGENT EN MÉDITERRANÉE:LA TUNISIE TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010, AT 11:00 A.M. MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE ROOM (MERRICK 210) Alia Baccar (Ph.D. University of Provence, 1970; Docteur d’Etat, University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1988) is Professor Emeritus of the University of La Manouba (Tunis), where she has been Chair of the French Literature Department. She is currently pursuing her graduate teaching at the Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales of the University of Tunis. Made Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la République (the highest civil decoration of her country) in 2002, she was awarded the title of Grand Officier du Mérite Éducationnel et Scientifique (the most prestigious academic decoration of the Republic of Tunisia) in 2006. She is also Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques of the French Republic since 1999, and has received numerous other distinctions. She has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Ancona and Oslo, at Middlebury College, and at the University Jaume 1 of Castellon, among other institutions, and has lectured in universities all over Tunisia and in France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Algeria, Greece, Turkey, Canada, and the United States. An internationally recognized historian of literatures, cultures and mentalities, Dr. Baccar is the author of seven books, including La Mer, source de création littéraire au 17ème Siècle; Le Lys, le Croissant et la Méditerranée ; Essais sur la littérature tunisienne d’expression française ; and most recently La Méditerranée, odyssée des cultures for which she was awarded in 2009 the prestigious Prize of the Association des Écrivains de Langue Française (Paris). She is the editor of eight other volumes and has published about 70 scholarly articles on French 16th and 17th century literature; the relations between the West and the Orient in French literature from the Renaissance until today; the cultures of the Mediterranean; travel narrative; the legacy of Greco-Latin civilization in the modern and contemporary Mediterranean world; Arabic, Maghrebian, and Tunisian ancient, modern and contemporary literatures and cultures; and francophone studies. Organizer of numerous academic conferences and cultural events, member of several academic and literary editorial and institutional boards, and past President of the Tunisian National Academic Recruitment Commission, among several higher education responsibilities, Alia Baccar is also a fiction writer who has published four novels for children and the youth. THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES JOSEPH CARTER MEMORIAL FUND. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

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APRIL 2010

Workshop and presentation by Dr. Macarena Gomez-Barris, "Andean Gateways: Spiritual Tourism and Race in the Sacred Valley, Peru"
Dr. Gómez-Barris will make her paper available before Thursday so that participants can discuss it then. She will also do a preliminary presentation of how her work fits in he...

Thursday, April 1, 2010
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MB 210-02, MLL Library
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CO-SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES INVITES YOU TO A WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS THE WORK OF DR. MACARENA GOMEZ-BARRIS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA “Andean Gateways: Spiritual Tourism and Race in the Sacred Valley, Peru” THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010, AT 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT LIBRARY (MERRICK 210-02) Dr. Gómez-Barris will make her paper available before Thursday so that participants can discuss it then. She will also do a preliminary presentation of how her work fits in her current research. To request a copy of her paper, please write to Dr. Gema Pérez-Sánchez at gema@miami.edu Macarena Gomez Barris is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on memory, culture, and power; political violence and its aftermath; Latina/o and Latin American studies; and race and representation. Her book Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile, examines the memory politics of representation and culture in the aftermath of Chile's dictatorship (UC Press 2009). Her new project elaborates a discussion of cultural memory and social inequality by analyzing representations of indigenous cosmologies and ideologies in the Americas. One aspect of this project analyzes the global spiritual tourist industry, particularly in Cuzco, Peru. She is the recipient of an Advancing Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship from USC; a Democracy and Villa Grimaldi grant (Woodrow Wilson and Ford Foundation); a Plaza Mexico - Politics and Religion award (CRCC - USC); and a Latina/o New Urbanism grant (Urban Initiative). Her articles have appeared in ContraCorriente: A Journal of Social History and Literature, the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change; Television and New Media, and Latino Studies, in addition to several essay anthologies. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

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Lecture by Armin Schwegler, "Ritual Spanish and African tongues en Cuba y Miami"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Whitten Learning Center 190


Dr. Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine is presenting a talk titled "Ritual Spanish and African tongues en Cuba y Miami" on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM in LC 190.

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THE FIRST JOINT ANNUAL STUDENT QUEER & TRANSGENDER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
A student-run joint UM/FIU Queer and Transgender Studies Student Symposium on Friday, April 9, from 9 to 3:30 pm.

Friday, April 9, 2010
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
THE FIRST JOINT ANNUAL STUDENT QUEER & TRANSGENDER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM LOCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, MERRICK BUILDING, SUITE 210, ROOM1 (MODERN LANGUAGES & LITERATURES CONFERENCE ROOM) LIGHT BREAKFAST: 9:00am – 9:30am PANEL A: 9:30am – 10:50am Undoing Butler Heather Hearn, Women & Gender Studies, UM The Suspension of Puberty in Transgender Children: Where Ethics Meets Necessity Andrea S. Venkatesan, UM In the Middle of Nowhere: The Invisibility of Queer People of Color in the Rural United States LaToya E. Eaves, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, FIU Chair: Julio Capó, Jr., Department of History, FIU Comments: Audience BREAK: 10:50am – 11:00am PANEL B: 11:00am – 12:20pm History as Dystopia in Kindred Amanda Thibodeau, Department of English, UM “The Pervert, the Degenerate, and the Sadist”: Queer Subcultures in Dade County under McCarthyism, 1950 - 1964 Julio Capó, Jr., Department of History, FIU Queerness, Masturbation and Imagination Amanda María Gómez, Departments of English & History, UM Chair: Stephanie M. Selvick, Department of English, UM Comments: Audience LUNCH BREAK: 12:20pm – 1:30pm PANEL C: 1:30pm – 3:00pm Transgender as the Site for Ethical Negotiation in the New Danish Cinema Film Soap Meryl Shriver-Rice, School of Communication, UM Glens Falls: A Short Story and/in Verse E. Parker Phillips, Creative Writing Program, FIU Transgression and Transcendence: Abjection of the Transsexual Body in Bertrand Bonello’s Tiresia Trae DeLellis, School of Communication, UM New Formulations of Trans Kinship in Mayra Santos Febres’ Sirena Selena vestida de pena Alexandra Gonzenbach, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, UM Chair: Amanda Thibodeau, Department of English, UM Comments: Audience CLOSING REMARKS: 3:00pm – 3:15pm SPECIAL THANKS TO: Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) - UM Women’s Students Graduate Student Association (WSGSA) – FIU Department of History – FIU Department of Modern Languages and Literatures - UM

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Talk by Christine Arce, "Son como son: Music and the Makings of Afro-Mestizo Culture in Veracruz

Friday, April 9, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MB 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 Professor Christine Arce “Son como son: Music and the Makings of Afro-Mestizo Culture in Veracruz, México” April 9, 2010 5:00PM MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room Refreshments will be served The name jarocho, which began as a racial epithet, refers to the inhabitants of the Port of Veracruz and means "mixed blood.” The mixture to which it refers is African and Amerindian and is a matter of great civic pride. This term is a racial and regional identification that has been operating since at least the nineteenth-century and is undergirded by the notion of the predominance of an Afro-Mestizo culture in the Gulf Coast of Mexico. However, it is only after the Mexican Revolution that the city actively sought to cultivate and celebrate cultural links with the Caribbean, particularly Cuba. It is through this cultural exchange that Veracruz's Afro-mestizaje marks its lasting contributions to Mexican culture and the national imaginary through its appropriation of son, danzón, boleros and of course the creation of the son jarocho, whose very name and unique sound point towards a pan-Caribbean imaginary in a distinctly Mexican fashion. Dr. Christine Arce is an Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. She works on Latin American literature and culture, specifically popular culture in Mexico , the Caribbean and Brazil. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled, Troping Mexico’s Historical No-Bodies and has an article forthcoming in the anthology Transnational Caribbeanities: Women and Music by the University of West Indies Press.

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LEILA COBO,"Tell Me Something True"
ACCLAIMED MUSIC WRITER & TV HOST LEILA COBO WILL READ FROM HER NEW NOVEL, "Tell Me Something True" AND SIGN COPIES

Monday, April 12, 2010
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
ACCLAIMED MUSIC WRITER & TV HOST LEILA COBO WILL READ FROM HER NEW NOVEL "Tell Me Something True" AND SIGN COPIES Monday April 12, 12 noon to 1:30pm There will be a reception, food and drink Modern Languages & Literatures’ Seminar Room, 210-01 Merrick Bld

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TALK BY RAID ZARAKET, "ÉCOLE D’ALGER ET ALGÉRIANISME: LES DÉSILLUSIONS COLONIALES À TRAVERS LE DÉBAT ENTRE JEAN SÉNAC ET ALBERT CAMUS"
Lecture in French by Raid Zaraket, University Paul Valéry-Montpellier III
"ÉCOLE D’ALGER ET ALGÉRIANISME: LES DÉSILLUSIONS COLONIALES À TRAVERS LE DÉBAT ENTRE JEAN...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MB210-01, 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. RAID ZARAKET University Paul Valéry-Montpellier III TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010, AT 5:00 P.M. MLL CONFERENCE ROOM (MERRICK 210-01) ÉCOLE D’ALGER ET ALGÉRIANISME: LES DÉSILLUSIONS COLONIALES À TRAVERS LE DÉBAT ENTRE JEAN SÉNAC ET ALBERT CAMUS Dr. Raid Zaraket (M.A., 2003, D.E.A., 2004, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne; Ph.D. University Paul Valéry – Montpellier III, 2010) is the author of Francophonie et Méditerranée: entre idéal et modernité (Paris: Bénévent, 2006) and of a recent critical edition, with introduction and commentary, of Robert Randeau’s Les Colons, roman de la patrie algérienne (Paris:L’Harmattan, 2007). He has published articles on Habib Tengour, Robert Randeau, Claude Beausoleil, and Ali Douagi, and has edited a 2005 issue of the Cahiers de la Société Internationale d’Étude des Littératures de l’Ère Coloniale on Fait religieux et résistances culturelles. His scholarly fields include French literature of the colonial era; the political, cultural, and literary history of colonial and post-colonial Algeria; the representation of the Maghreb in France’s cultural imaginary; and colonial, post-colonial and Mediterranean studies. His recently defended doctoral dissertation, entitled La poétique de l’espace méditerranéen comme source d’écriture et réflexion identitaire à travers la question de l’Algérianité dans la 1ère moitié du 20ème siècle has been nominated for the 2011 Prize of the Conseil International de la Langue Française for interdisciplinary francophone studies. Raid Zaraket has received the University Paul Valéry – Montpellier III International Academic Mobility Grant enabling him to be a visiting scholar in the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in April 2010. This lecture is part of a series which will be dedicated in 2010 to the 50th anniversary of the death of French Algerian writer Albert Camus. THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE “BOURSE DE MOBILITÉ ACADÉMIQUE INTERNATIONALE” OF THE UNIVERSITY PAUL VALÉRY-MONTPELLIER III, WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES JOSEPH CARTER MEMORIAL FUND. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

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LECTURE BY JACQUES CHÉVRIER, "50 ANS DE LITTÉRATURE SUB-SAHARIENNE : ÉTAT DES LIEUX"
PROF. J. CHÉVRIER, UNIVERSITY OF PARIS IV – SORBONNE, "50 ANS DE LITTÉRATURE SUB-SAHARIENNE : ÉTAT DES LIEUX"

Thursday, April 15, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY PROF. J. CHÉVRIER UNIVERSITY OF PARIS IV – SORBONNE “50 ANS DE LITTÉRATURE SUB-SAHARIENNE : ÉTAT DES LIEUX” THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010, AT 5:00 P.M. MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE ROOM (MERRICK 210-01) Jacques Chévrier is the pioneer of African Francophone studies in France. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure of Saint-Cloud, where he obtained his agrégation and Ph.D. He was the chair of Francophone Studies at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne and director of the International Centre for Francophone Studies at the Sorbonne. He is now professor emeritus at the Sorbonne. He was the first consultant for the UNESCO at the École Normale Supérieure of Bamako (Mali), and carried out many educational and research assignments in various francophone African countries, in Southern Africa, in the United States as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. Jacques Chevrier is very involved in the promotion of francophone literatures, and is the editor of the collection “Monde noir poche” with Hachette and the collection “Archipels littéraires” with Moreux publishers. He is in charge of the board for the Literary Awards for Black Africa, and is member of the board of directors of the International Festival of Francophone theatre, of the board of directors of the Biennial of the French Language, and of the editorial board of the Revue des Littératures du Sud. He is also chairperson of the Society for Francophone Literary Studies (SOFRELIF) which he founded in May 2001. He has published over ten books on African literature, among which Littérature nègre, first published in 1974, for which he obtained a prize in 1975 from the Académie Française, L'Arbre à palabres: Essai sur les contes et les récits traditionnels d'Afrique Noire, Les Blancs vus par les Africains and Littératures d'Afrique noire de langue française. Refreshments will be served.

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Guest Lecture: Dr. Deborah Jenson
READING AFRICAN MIGRATIONAL IDENTITIES IN FUGITIVE SLAVE ADS FROM THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA

Thursday, October 4, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AFRICANA STUDIES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Deborah Jenson Duke University READING AFRICAN MIGRATIONAL IDENTITIES IN FUGITIVE SLAVE ADS FROM THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA DEBORAH JENSON, PROFESSOR OF ROMANCE STUDIES AND FACULTY AFFILIATE IN GLOBAL HEALTH, CO-DIRECTS THE HAITI HUMANITIES LABORATORY AND DIRECTS THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AT DUKE UNIVERSITY. HER MOST RECENT BOOKS ARE BEYOND THE SLAVE NARRATIVE: MANUSCRIPTS, SEX, AND POLITICS IN THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION (LIVERPOOL UP, 2011) AND THE CO-EDITED VOLUME UNCONSCIOUS DOMINIONS: PSYCHOANALYSIS, COLONIAL TRAUMA, AND GLOBAL SOVEREIGNTY (DUKE UP, 2011). THIS TALK PRESENTS THE HAITI LAB "SLAVE NATIONS" PROJECT AND RESEARCH ON THE "AFRICAN CHARACTER OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION." Refreshments will be served.
 

Book Presentation by Dr. David Ellison, A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’
Dr. David Ellison will present and sign his newly published book, A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’ )Cambridge University Press, Febraury 2010).

Thursday, April 22, 2010
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
 
At 8 p.m. on Thursday April 22, 2010, at Books and Books (265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables), Dr. David Ellison will present and sign his newly published book, A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’ (Cambridge University Press, February 2010) Proust's [italic]A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time)[/italic] is many things at once: a novel of education, a portrait of French society during the Third Republic, a masterful psychological analysis of love, a reflection on homosexuality, an essay in moral and aesthetic theory and, above all, one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century. This Reader's Guide analyses each volume of the [italic]Recherche[/italic] in order and in detail. Without jargon or technical language, David Ellison leads the reader through the work, clarifying but not oversimplifying the intricate beauty of Proust's imaginary universe. Focused both on large themes and on narrative and stylistic particularities, Ellison's readings expand our understanding and appreciate of the work and provide tools for the further study of Proust. All French quotations are translated, making this an ideal guide for students of comparative literature as well as of French. David Ellison is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. He is the author of The Reading of Proust (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984); Understanding Albert Camus (University of South Carolina Press, 1990); Of Words and the World: Referential Anxiety in Contemporary French Fiction (Princeton University Press, 1993); and Ethics and Aesthetics in European Modernist Literature: From the Sublime to the Uncanny (Cambridge University Press: hardback 2001, paperback 2006). David Ellison has written articles, essays and book chapters on literature and philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis, narrative and narratology, and Franco-German literary relations.

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BILINGUAL POETRY READING BY RENOWNED CHILEAN POET, RAUL ZURITA,
READING AFRICAN MIGRATIONAL IDENTITIES IN FUGITIVE SLAVE ADS FROM THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA

Friday, April 23, 2010
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CIB, Shoma Hall 3053


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami present: Renowned Chilean Poet, Raúl Zurita and translator Dr. Anna Deeny A Bilingual Poetry Reading “TO SPEAK FROM THE WRECKAGE”: RAÚL ZURITA’s PURGATORY Friday, April 23rd, 2010 / 4:30-6:30 PM/ CIB, Shoma Hall 3053, 5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables A Bilingual Poetry Reading by Chilean Poet Raúl Zurita followed by a round table discussion with UM Prof. Hugo Achugar of Modern Languages, Prof. Joel Nickels of the English Department, and Zurita’s translator Dr. Anna Deeny who teaches at Harvard University as well as a book-signing of recently translated, Purgatory. Raúl Zurita (Santiago, Chile, 1950) is the recipient of the Guggenheim and Pablo Neruda Prize for his lifetime poetic achievements and is one of the most powerful poetic voices in Latin America today. His compelling rhythms combine epic and lyric tones, public and intimate themes, grief and joy. Despite having been arrested and tortured under the Pinochet dictatorship, Zurita’s prevailing attitude in his Dantesque trilogy Purgatorio (1979), Anteparaíso (1982), and La vida nueva (1994) is a deep love for everything and everybody in the world. The spectacular avant-garde side of his poetry was seen in the United States when in 1982 planes inscribed the skies of Manhattan with his poetry. Zurita has been translated into Bengali, Chinese, English, German, Italian, and Russian. Free & open to the public. The event will be conducted in Spanish & English with translations in both available. Co-hosted by Modern Languages and Literatures’ Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, University of Miami Citizen’s Board, The College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Latin American Studies. and the English Department (Free Parking in Pavia Garage) For more information contact: Dr. Christine Arce, carce@miami.edu or http://www.as.miami.edu/mll

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DR. XAVIER RUBERT DE VENTÓS, "LA HISPANIDAD EN CUESTIÓN"
DR. XAVIER RUBERT DE VENTÓS,Barcelona School of Architecture
Talk will be conducted in Spanish

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MB 210-02, MLL Library


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY DR. XAVIER RUBERT DE VENTÓS Barcelona School of Architecture LA HISPANIDAD EN CUESTIÓN TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010, AT 3:30 P.M. MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT LIBRARY (MERRICK 210-02) A leading Catalan philosopher, university professor, and writer, Xavier Rubert de Ventós (Barcelona, 1939) has also held important political posts in Europe and contributes as a public intellectual to various media. He is currently Professor of Aesthetics at the Barcelona School of Architecture and has taught at numerous universities, including the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard.University. He has published many essays and books on aesthetics, politics, and cultural history. Dr. Rubert de Ventós is currently Visiting Scholar at the University of Miami’s Department of International Studies.

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