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SEPTEMBER 2010

Lecture by Elvira Vilches, "The New Economy after the Indies: Monetary Analysis and Fiction in Sixteenth-Century Castile"
Elvira Vilches,Associate Professor of Spanish Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures North Carolina State University

Thursday, September 16, 2010
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room
 
The College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Elvira Vilches Associate Professor of Spanish Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures North Carolina State University "The New Economy after the Indies: Monetary Analysis and Fiction in Sixteenth-Century Castile" Thursday September 16, 2010 5:30 pm Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room Merrick Building 210-01 University of Miami Dr. Vilches received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Spanish literature, specializing in Early Modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American Literature. She is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies fellowship in International Studies and the John Carter Brown Library fellowship in New World Comparative Studies. Her book, New World Gold: Monetary Disorder and Cultural Anxiety in Early Modern Spain (U of Chicago P, 2010) addresses the economic and cultural impact that the discovery of the New World and the vast amounts of gold that Columbus and other explorers claimed from these lands had on Spanish society. The influx of such wealth contributed to the expansion of the Spanish empire, but it also raised doubts and insecurities about the meaning and function of money, the ideals of court and civility, and the structure of commerce and credit. New World Gold shows that, far from being a stabilizing force, the flow of gold from the Americas created anxieties among Spaniards and shaped a host of distinct behaviors, cultural practices, and intellectual pursuits on both sides of the Atlantic. Vilches examines economic treatises, stories of travel and conquest, moralist writings, fiction, poetry, and drama to reveal that New World Gold ultimately became a problematic source of power that destabilized Spain’s sense of trust, truth, and worth. These cultural anxieties, she argues, rendered the discovery of gold paradoxically disastrous for Spanish society. Combining economic thought, social history, and literary theory in trans-Atlantic contexts, New World Gold unveils the dark side of Spain’s Golden Age. She has also published articles on gift exchange and the representation of value in Columbus’s writings; masculinity at risk and economic crisis in Lope de Vega; Atlantic crossings in early New World Historiography; and sixteenth-century Spanish economic writing. Her next research projects include articles on Lope de Vega’s La Dorotea and Gracián’s Criticón, as well as a book project about the production of the Atlantic Space in early modern Hispanic culture. For Further Information: http://humanites.miami.edu 305.284.1580 Open to the Public Free of Charge.

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Lecture by Dr. Jorge Marí, “Hacia una crónica erótica de la transición: aproximaciones al estudio del destape”
Dr. Jorge Marí,Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Friday, September 17, 2010
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


Dr. Jordi Marí (Ph.D., Cornell University; M.A., California State University, Los Angeles; M.A. & B.A., Universitat de Barcelona, Spain) is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies & Film Studies at North Carolina State University. His research and teaching have focused mostly on 20th & 21st-centuries Spanish cultural studies as well as Spanish, Latin American & world cinemas, film theory and history, and intermedial studies (interactions of film and literature). Dr. Marí is the author of Lecturas espectaculares , a book on the manifestations of cinema in the contemporary Spanish novel, and has edited the volume of essays Ventanas sobre el Atlántico on the cultural & political relations between Spain and the United States. He has taught graduate seminars at Duke University, the Université de Lyon (France), and NC State University; has been a member of doctoral committees at Duke, University of North Carolina, Georgetown University, and the University of Ottawa, and has lectured and published internationally on Spanish culture & literature as well as Spanish, Latin American, & U.S. Cinemas. For many years he has been a member of the organizing committee of the Latin American Film & Video festival of North Carolina.

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Lecture by Nieves Baranda Leturio, "Non-Religious Female Autobiography in Early Modern Spain: A Non-existent Genre?"
Nieves Baranda Leturio, Associate Professor Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

Monday, September 20, 2010
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Nieves Baranda Leturio Associate Professor Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain "Non-Religious Female Autobiography in Early Modern Spain: A Non-existent Genre?" MLL Conference Room, MB 210-01 20, September 2010 5:00 pm Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami Dr. Baranda received her doctorate in Spanish Literature from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid. Her research interests include medieval and early modern Spanish theater and prose; the history of Spanish literature, and Spanish women's writings. Her many publications include Historias caballerescas del siglo XVI (1995); La prosa y el teatro medievales (2001); and Cortejo a lo prohibido (2006). Lectoras y escritoras en la España moderna (2005). Among her editions are Las mujeres escritoras en la historia de la literatura española (2002) and the special issue of Voz y Letra (2006) on canonical women authors. She is the director of BIESES (Bibliografía de escritoras españolas), a data base of publications by and about Spanish women writers. Her lecture will examine the origins and influences of women's autobiography in Spain.

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Richard Kern,"Textualization and recontextualization: The role of technology in teaching for semiotic awareness in the foreign language curriculum"
Lecture by Richard Kern, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, September 27, 2010
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Richard Kern University of California, Berkeley “Textualization and recontextualization: The role of technology in teaching for semiotic awareness in the foreign language curriculum” Monday, September 27, 2010 MLL Conference Room, MB210-01 4:30 PM From the origins of writing 5,000 years ago to the internet, technology has always been central to language education. Today, the rapid spread of social networking, interactive game playing, collaborative writing and editing, and multimodal production provide opportunities for new kinds of social encounters, new kinds of communities, and new kinds of learning environments. From a language/culture learning standpoint, a key feature of electronically-mediated communication is that it allows interactions to be made into texts that can be reviewed, analyzed or recontextualized. Textualization and recontextualization are essential processes for the development of language learners’ critical understanding of how meanings are made and interpreted—and they are also of crucial importance for teacher education. This presentation will focus on two examples of textualization and recontextualization: one involving the use of film to teach the novel Como Agua Para Chocolate, and the second focusing on videoconferencing exchanges between students of French in California and teachers in training in Lyon, France. Richard Kern (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is Associate Professor of French and Director of the Berkeley Language Center at the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches courses in French linguistics, applied linguistics, and foreign language pedagogy, and supervises graduate teaching assistants. His research interests include language acquisition, literacy, and relationships between language and technology. His book Literacy and Language Teaching (Oxford University Press, 2000) deals with the theory and practice of reading and writing in a foreign language. He co-edited a collection of research studies with Mark Warschauer entitled: Network-Based Language Learning: Concepts and Practice, published by Cambridge University Press. He is currently working on a book entitled Verbal, Visual, and Virtual: The New Interface of Language, Technology, and Literacy.

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OCTOBER 2010

CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN LITERATURE, MEDIA, AND CULTURE
Presentation by Professor Renato Cordeiro Gomes, and Professor Beatriz Vieira Resende

Thursday, October 14, 2010
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merrick 205 & Merrick 210-01
 
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Presents "CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN LITERATURE, MEDIA, AND CULTURE" Thursday, October 14 2 - 4 pm 205 MERRICK Building (Q&A in 210-01 Merrick) Professor Renato Cordeiro Gomes, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro Espaço, Nação, Narração Na Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea E Na Mídia (Space, Nation, Narrative in Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Media). Professor Gomes’s presentation examines contemporary Brazilian fiction, film and television, and questions the presumed displacement of the nation as the center for the system of meaning-making or national allegory. He makes reference “Amores expressos,” Heranças and Anônimos by Silviano Santiago, Leite dearramado by Chico Buarque de Hollanda, texts by Ruffato, Central do Brasil (Walter Salles), City of God (Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund), Hoje é dia de Maria and Capitu (TV Globo TV series directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho). He is the author of Todas as cidades, a cidade (2nd. ed, Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 2008), João do Rio: vielas do vício, ruas da graça (Rio de Janeiro: Relume-Dumará: RioArte, 1996), João do Rio por Renato Cordeiro Gomes (Rio de Janeiro: Agir 2005); As melhores crônicas de Marques Rebelo; org, biografia e estudo crítico (São Paulo: Global 2003), and with Izabel Margato O papel do intelectual hoje (2003), Literatura/ política/cultura-1994 Professor Beatriz Vieira Resende, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – Unirio Novas Subjetividades, Novas Vozes, Novos Intérpretes (New Subjectivities, New Voices, New Interpreters). Professor Resende will present three anthologies edited by Heloísa Buarque de Hollanda in her analysis of publishing during the military dictatorship of the 1970s and in the global era of the 1990s. She will then focus on the digital anthology ENTER, and deal with questions of the media, new technologies and the need for them in Brazil, where the readership is quite restricted. She is the author of Contemporâneos: Expressões da Literatura Brasileira no século XXI. Rio de Janeiro: Casa da Palavra/Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, 2008; As Melhores Crônicas de Lima Barreto. São Paulo: Global Editora, 2005; Rio Literário. Um guia apaixonado da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro: Casa da Palavra, 2005; Apontamentos de Crítica Cultural. Rio de Janeiro: Aeroplano, 2002; with L.E. Soares and M. Ventura, Cocaína, Literatura e Outros Companheiros de Ilusão. Rio de Janeiro: Casa da Palavra, 2006; with Rachel Valença, Toda Crônica. Rio de Janeiro: Agir, 2004. She has edited special issues of the journal Tempo Brasileiro: Repensando o Brasil com Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda (2002) and Repensando o Brasil com Sílvio Romero (2001).

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NOVEMBER 2010

Mercedes Vaquero talk: "The Division of the Kingdoms by Fernando I"
Mercedes Vaquero, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies
Brown University

Thursday, November 11, 2010
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Mercedes Vaquero Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Brown University "The Division of the Kingdoms by Fernando I" Merrick Building 210-01 MLL Conference Room November 11, 2010 4:00 PM Mercedes Vaquero is Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Brown University. A specialist in medieval studies, her primary focus is the medieval Spanish epic and historiography. In her research, Dr. Vaquero examines issues relating to the form and function of oral narratives, the relationship between epic and history, and the phenomenon of "transitional literacy." In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of La mujer en la épica castellano-leonesa en su contexto histórico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2005), Cultura nobiliaria y biblioteca de Fernán Pérez de Guzmán (Oretania Ediciones, 2003), Tradiciones orales en la historiografía de fines de la Edad Media (The Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1990), and Vida rimada de Fernán González de Gonzalo de Arredondo (Exter Hispanic Texts, 1987). She co-edited with Alan Deyermond Studies on Medieval Spanish Literature in Honor of Charles F. Fraker (The Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1995) and Medieval Historiographical Discourse (Dispositio 10, 1985).

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"Crossing Borders" Film Screening followed by discussion on UM campus
Film screening held at The Cosford Cinema, followed by a discussion

Thursday, November 11, 2010
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cosford Cinema, 2nd Floor of Memorial Building (1111 Memorial Drive)
 
"Crossing Borders" Film Screening followed by discussion on UM campus: Thursday, November 11 at 7 pm at The Cosford Cinema 2nd Floor of the Memorial Building (1111 Memorial Drive) Parking in the adjacent parking lot is complimentary after 4pm. CROSSING BORDERS is an award winning feature documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering "the Other," discover themselves. The film is a cross-cultural tool that is designed to empower by: supporting the development of intercultural empathy and critical thinking skills; and initiating dialogue between different cultures. watch the 3-minute trailer at: www.crossingbordersfilm.org A project by Crossing Borders Education, a non-profit organization for cross-cultural education Screening funded by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami

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In origine era la domus - L'evoluzione della casa italiana (In the Beginning Was the Domus - The Evolution of the Italian House )
Talk in Italian. Presented by Enzo Carpentieri, architect and interior designer from Rome

Monday, November 22, 2010
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


In origine era la domus L'evoluzione della casa italiana In the Beginning Was the Domus The Evolution of the Italian House Monday November 22 at 4:30PM MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-01) La casa e` da sempre un tema centrale dell'architettura italiana. Nel corso della conferenza ne racconteremo la storia ed analizzeremo esempi antichi e contemporanei di case e ville. Scopriremo insieme le origini del comfort e della bellezza che caratterizzano lo spazio abitativo delle nostre citta`. The house has always been a central theme in Italian architecture. This talk will focus on the history of Italian residences, through the analysis of ancient and contemporary examples of houses and villas, with the purpose to discover and explore the origins of the comfort and beauty typical of Italian cities. Presented by Enzo Carpentieri, architect and interior designer from Rome

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JANUARY 2011

Lecture by Dr. Franklin Rodriguez
Lecture by Dr. Franklin Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies at William Paterson University

Monday, January 31, 2011
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Franklin Rodriguez Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies, William Paterson University “Recorrido por la obra narrativa de Roberto Bolaño” MLL Conference Room, MB 210-01 January 31, 2011 5:15 pm Franklin Rodriguez is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies as well as Director of Latin American Studies at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (2007) from SUNY Binghamton. His research focuses on 20th Century Latin American Literature, and the Chilean novelist and poet, Roberto Bolaño. Publications include articles on Bolaño, Alan Pauls, Jorge Volpi, and Javier de Viana. In his lecture, Dr. Rodriguez traces and examines the development of Roberto Bolaño’s narratives from the 1980s to the publication of the novel, 2666, focusing in particular on the ways through which the author’s complex fashioning of literary personas and their immersion in various literary and ethico-political discourses exposes fragments and episodes of the calamitous 20th century. To this end, Bolaño’s narratives create a series of multiple doubles, reduplications and contraries, espejos y explosions that dramatize the writer’s mind in search for knowledge and explore the possibilities and limits of the literary imagination in reconstructing and representing socio-cultural dynamics. ***Please note: the lecture will be held in Spanish***

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FEBRUARY 2011

Lecture by Dennis Looney, "Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy"
Dennis Looney, Professor of Italian and French at the University of Pittsburgh

Friday, February 4, 2011
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CIB, Shoma Hall 3053
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CO-SPONSORED BY AFRICANA STUDIES AND AMERICAN STUDIES Invites you to a Lecture by Dennis Looney Professor of Italian and French University of Pittsburgh “Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy" Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053 5100 Brunson Drive, Gables Campus February 4, 2011 4:00 PM Dennis Looney is Professor of Italian with a secondary appointment in the Department of Classics at the University of Pittsburgh. The recipient of several awards and honors and a past president of the ADFL Executive Committee, Professor Looney is a leading scholar in Renaissance humanism and especially the way renaissance Italian poets renovated literary traditions through their imitation of the classical literature. He has published several books in Italy and in the United States: among them Compromising the Classics: Romance Epic Narrative in the Italian Renaissance, Phaeton’s Children: The Este Court and its Culture in Early Modern Ferrara, co-edited with Deanna Shemek and 'My Muse Will Have a Story to Paint': Selected Prose of Ludovico Ariosto, recently published by University of Toronto Press. In his latest research he has studied the reception in contemporary America of a masterpiece of Italian literature, the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. His book Freedom Readers: The African-American reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divina Commedia is about to be released by the University of Notre Dame Press. **Reception to Follow**

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Assessment and Evaluation: Two Approaches to Improving Student Learning” by Dr. Judith Liskin-Gasparro
Judith Liskin-Gasparro (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa

Friday, February 11, 2011
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Judith Liskin-Gasparro “Assessment and Evaluation: Two Approaches to Improving Student Learning” Abstract: With increasing external pressures on all academic programs to provide evidence of educational quality, it is especially important for foreign language (and other possibly vulnerable) programs to take charge of the process--to decide what constitutes high-quality student learning, figure out if student learning matches our goals, and make productive use of the information we gather. In this presentation I describe the complementary approaches of program evaluation and the assessment of student learning outcomes and show how both can contribute to the improvement of student learning. A well-coordinated assessment/evaluation program can serve as a powerful tool in advocating for language programs within and beyond the university. MLL Conference Room, MB 210-01 February 11, 2011 2:30 pm Judith Liskin-Gasparro (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, where she also co-directs FLARE, an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Second Language Acquisition. She teaches courses in teaching methods, second language acquisition, and Spanish language and applied linguistics; until recently she was also the director of the elementary and intermediate Spanish program. Her research focuses on the acquisition of speaking skills in a second/foreign language and the assessment of student learning outcomes. She is the Associate Editor for Reviews of The Modern Language Journal, as well as the co-author of two college-level Spanish textbooks published by Prentice Hall, Mosaicos: Spanish as a World Language and Identidades: Exploraciones e interconexiones. She is also is the co-editor of the Prentice Hall Professional Library Series, a series of monographs on language learning and teaching.

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Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium, "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art"
We will be presenting interdisciplinary, original and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world

Friday, February 18, 2011
7:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Merrick Building


The Nineteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium of the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Co-Sponsored by the Joseph Memorial Carter Fund The CAS Center for the Humanities The Department of English, And the Department of History, University of Miami, Coral Gables "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art" February 18-19, 2011 Panels All Day 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 will be presenting 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 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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Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium, "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art"
We will be presenting interdisciplinary, original and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world

Saturday, February 19, 2011
7:00 pm - 5:30 pm
School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053

The Nineteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium of the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Co-Sponsored by the Joseph Memorial Carter Fund The CAS Center for the Humanities The Department of English, And the Department of History, University of Miami, Coral Gables "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art" February 18-19, 2011 Panels All Day 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 will be presenting 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 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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Il Palazzo Rinascimentale
Lecture presented by Enzo Carpentieri, architect and interior designer from Rome

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Merrick 210-01 (Department of Modern Languages Conference Room)


Nell’epoca dell’invenzione della stampa e della scoperta dell’America, gli architetti italiani del Rinascimento “disegnano” una nuova tipologia residenziale, il palazzo. Dopo la precedente conferenza dedicata alla domus romana, esamineremo questa volta le caratteristiche del nuovo modelo abitativo che diventerà il protagonista indiscusso dello sviluppo urbanístico delle nostre città e che segnerà per secoli la forma e l’organizzazione dell’habitat umano. In the days of the invention of the printing press and the discovery of America, the Italian architects of the Renaissance designed a new residential typology: the palace. After the previous conference on the Roman domus, this time we are going to examine the new living model that will become the undisputed protagonist of the urban development of our cities. The “palazzo” will mark form and organization of the human environment for ages.

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9th Annual Graduate Student Conference: "SPACES OF RELATION"
Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Miami, Coral Gables
Sponsored by the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

Friday, February 25, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053

9TH GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011 Both Peirce (who argued that existence lies in opposition) and Benveniste (for whom difference generates meaning) outlined, a century ago, the importance of relational thought. Nowadays, relation remains a key concept in postmodern and postcolonial theories and is, indeed, is a necessary condition for individual, social, and cultural identities. It implies a link, an interaction, a mediation even, in short a certain distance between objects, subjects, realities and representations. Spaces – whether fictive, virtual or real – can be envisioned as the referential context in which the relation takes place, or as the distance engendered by relation itself. Please join us on Friday for the Keynote Lecture: 4:45 p.m. Welcoming Remarks by the Organizing Graduate Student Committee, CIB, Shoma Hall 5:00 p.m. Keynote Address CIB, Shoma Hall Introduction by Dr. George Yudice, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures “Timespace is for Us as Water is for Fish!?” Dr. Floyd Merrell Professor of Spanish and Semiotics Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Purdue University 6:00 p.m. Reception CIB, Shoma Hall 5100 Brunson Drive

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9th Annual Graduate Student Conference: "SPACES OF RELATION"
Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Miami, Coral Gables
Sponsored by the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

Saturday, February 26, 2011
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
SMerrick 210-01 & Merrick 210-02


9TH GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011 Both Peirce (who argued that existence lies in opposition) and Benveniste (for whom difference generates meaning) outlined, a century ago, the importance of relational thought. Nowadays, relation remains a key concept in postmodern and postcolonial theories and is, indeed, is a necessary condition for individual, social, and cultural identities. It implies a link, an interaction, a mediation even, in short a certain distance between objects, subjects, realities and representations. Spaces – whether fictive, virtual or real – can be envisioned as the referential context in which the relation takes place, or as the distance engendered by relation itself. Please join us on Saturday for Panel Presentations. View the flyer for the program schedule.

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MARCH 2011

Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
FILM TITLE: "Two Women" ("La ciociara") dir. De Sica, 1960

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial (MM) 203
 
All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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LES CAPTIVITÃS AMOUREUSES DE JEAN GENET
JEAN GENETI€S AMOROUS CAPTIVITIES

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI,DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF JEAN GENET’S BIRTH
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND RELATED E...
Judith Liskin-Gasparro (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa

Friday, March 4, 2011
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI,DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CULTURAL SERVICE OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN MIAMI ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF JEAN GENET’S BIRTH AND THE PUBLISHING OF LES PASSIONS DE JEAN GENET (10TH VOLUME OF THE SERIES TRANSATLANTIQUE) "LES CAPTIVITÉS AMOUREUSES DE JEAN GENET" "JEAN GENET’S AMOROUS CAPTIVITIES" AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND RELATED EVENTS MARCH 1 – MARCH 4, 2011 FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011, 2:00-6:00 P.M. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION BUILDING SHOMA HALL 3053, 5100 BRUNSON DRIVE, CORAL GABLES CAMPUS SYMPOSIUM LES CAPTIVITÉS AMOUREUSES DE JEAN GENET JEAN GENET’S AMOROUS CAPTIVITIES CHAIR: LILLIAN MANZOR 2:00 PM RALPH HEYNDELS OPENING REMARKS Ce point fixe se nomma peut-être l’amour ***** SESSION I CHAIR: SUZANNE BRASWELL 2:30 PM HADRIEN LAROCHE When there is no reason to hope and everything is still possible 3:00 PM ALBERT DICHY Jean Genet, voyage en Orient 3:30 PM RESPONDENTS: NICOLAS BORDAGE AND MELYSSA HAFFAF Discussion 4:00 PM Coffee Break ***** SESSION II CHAIR: GEMA PEREZ SANCHEZ 4:15 PM EDMUND WHITE How Genet aspired to become a Muslim saint 4:45 PM RENÉ DE CECCATTY Aimer un homme? Aimer les hommes? Haïr les hommes? Se haïr en tant qu’homme? Les ambivalences du désir 5:15 PM RESPONDENTS: IRENE KOYADA AND SHAWN TEMPLE Discussion ***** 5:45 PM DAVID ELLISON CLOSING REMARKS Genet et nous 6:00 PM CLOSING RECEPTION SHOMA HALL TERRACE

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Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
FILM TITLE: "The Profession of Arms" ("Il mestiere delle armi") dir. Olmi, 2001

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial (MM) 203
 
All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
FILM TITLE: "Senso" ("Senso") dir. Visconti, 1954

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial (MM) 203
 
All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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Una conversazione con tre scrittori italiani emergenti: Silvaia Avallone, Barbara Di Gregorio, Giuseppe Catozzella

Friday, March 25, 2011
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Whitten Learning Center 160


Una conversazione con tre scrittori italiani emergenti: Silvia Avallone vincitore del premio Campiello Opera Prima 2010, finalista del premio Strega Barbara Di Gregorio Giuseppe Catozzella vincitore premio Gavinelli 2010 Accompagnati da Michele Rossi, direttore della collana di narrativa della casa editrice Rizzoli Moderatore Maria Galli Stampino, associato di letteratura italiana Venerdì 25 marzo 2011, alle 12 e 15 Whitten Learning Center 160* * vedere la cartina al sito: http://www6.miami.edu/communications/expression_images/site/maps/CG_CampusMap0_Jan2011.pdf *Refreshments will be served*

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APRIL 2011

Dreams of Conquest: Terraces and Harems in Literary Accounts of the War of Africa (1859-60)
Talk by Dr. Ana Rueda, Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky

Monday, April 4, 2011
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Ana Rueda Professor of Spanish, University of Kentucky “Dreams of Conquest: Terraces and Harems in Literary Accounts of the War of Africa (1859-60)” Monday, April 4, 2011 MLL Conference Room, MB210-01 1:30 PM Dr. Ana Rueda is Professor of Spanish Literature and Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her field is Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature. Her research includes new approaches to genre studies (short story, novel, epistolarity, travel writing, war literature), women´s writing, and interdisciplinary studies. Dr. Rueda has published six books: Relatos desde el vacío: Un nuevo espacio crítico para el cuento contemporáneo (1992); Pigmalión y Galatea. Refracciones modernas de un mito (1998); Cartas in lacrar: La novela epistolar y la España ilustrada, 1789-1840 (2001); La agenda negra (2001); Irene y Clara o la madre imperiosa, by Vicente Salvá (2003); and El retorno/El reencuentro: La inmigración en la literatura hispano-marroquí (2010) with the collaboration of Sandra Martín. She is currently writing a book titled Fictions of Conflict that examines literary accounts of the War of Africa (1859-60). Her articles, published in venues such as Insula, Dieciocho, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, reflect research interests that span various periods, genres and critical traditions.

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The University of L’Aquila within the Reconstruction of the Built Environment and the Social Fabric of the City
Talk by Anna Tozzi, Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Office for Pedagogical and Research Exchanges and Collaborations, Università degli studi dell’Aquila

Monday, April 4, 2011
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Merrick 210-01, MLL Conference Room
 
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Join us for a presentation by Anna Tozzi Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Office for Pedagogical and Research Exchanges and Collaborations, Università degli studi dell’Aquila "The University of L’Aquila within the Reconstruction of the Built Environment and the Social Fabric of the City" Monday, April 4, 4:30pm Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room (Merrick 210-01) Reception to follow, Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
FILM TITLE: "The Night of the Shooting Stars" ("La notte di San Lorenzo") dir. Taviani, 1982

 
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial (MM) 203


All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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"Monstrosity and The Fairy Tale Tradition in Pan’s Labyrinth and Camino"
Talk by Dr. Yvonne Gavela, Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami

Friday, April 8, 2011
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Merrick 210-01, MLL Conference Room


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Presents Yvonne Gavela Modern Languages and Literatures University of Miami "Monstrosity and The Fairy Tale Tradition in Pan’s Labyrinth and Camino" Friday, April 8, 2011 3:30pm 210-01 MERRICK Building Yvonne Gavela-Ramos Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Spanish Peninsular Literature and Film at the University of Miami. She works on three main lines of research: Film and media culture in Contemporary Spanish youth narratives; Collective Memory in Spanish films on the Spanish civil war and the postwar years; and Spanish film adaptations and intermedial relations between literature and film. Her research appears in journals such as Hesperia. Anuario de filología hispánica, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (forthcoming). She has written book chapters in refereed edited volumes: Memoria histórica, género e interdisciplinariedad (2008), La literatura y el cine hispánicos en el bicentenario de las independencias iberoamericanas (forthcoming), and Looking Back, Moving On: Children and Teenagers in Spanish and Latin(o)American Film (forthcoming). She is currently working on a book manuscript analyzing Film and Media Culture in Spanish Generation X fiction. Refreshments to be served.

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Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
FILM TITLE: "Johnny the Partisan" ("Il partigiano Johnny") dir. Chiesa, 2000

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial (MM) 203

All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture.

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"Nachtrauer" - Lou Andreas-Salom's Rilke book
Talk by Dr. Gisela Brinker-Gabler, Professor of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University, SUNY

Thursday, April 21, 2011
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Merrick 210-01, MLL Conference Room


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Gisela Brinker-Gabler Professor of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University, SUNY “Nachtrauer – Lou Andreas-Salomé’s Rilke book” Thursday, April 21, 2011 MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room 5:00 PM Known primarily for her friendship with major figures in European culture, including Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud, the Russian born German writer Lou Andreas-Salome (1861-1937) produced a distinct body of philosophical, religious, and psychoanalytical work, of literary criticism and fiction. In 1928, two years after the death of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Andreas-Salome, one of the first women psychoanalysts who had studied with Freud, published a sensitively and intelligently crafted tribute to her beloved friend with whom she had shared a close relationship and a lifelong correspondence. The focus of this presentation is Andreas-Salome’s creation of what could be called a new genre of psycho-biography based on her concept of Nachtrauer (post-mourning), which modifies Freud’s understanding of “mourning” in his seminal essay “Memory and Melancholia” (1915). Nachtrauer brings forth the departed in a new visibility through a unique poetic and subtle writing style and dialogue of a “final being together.” The presentation will include a brief discussion of the opening paragraphs of the first translation of Andreas-Salomé’s Rilke book by Angela von der Lippe (You Alone Are Real To Me, 2004). Gisela Brinker-Gabler is Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature, and Co-director of the Doctoral program in Philosophy, Literature and the Theory of Criticism (PLC) at Binghamton University, SUNY. She has published widely in the areas of modern literature and thought, gender, knowledge and history, as well as women's literature and political culture, and has edited numerous essay collections in English and German, including Encountering the Other(s): Studies in Literature, History and Culture (1995); Writing New Identities. Gender, Nation and Immigration in Contemporary Europe (1997; with Sidonie Smith), and "If We Had the Word.” Ingeborg Bachmann: Views and Reviews (2004, with Markus Zisselsberger). She is currently in the process of completing a book-length study titled “Lou Andreas-Salomé's Modern Thought." This event is sponsored by the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

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