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OCTOBER 2014

Global Imaginaries, Media & Aestetics
A Symposium on and with Nestor Garcia Canclini

Nestor Garcia Canclini

Friday, October 3, 2014
5:00 - 9:00PM
CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation
 
Three UM scholars and a Mexican media and urban studies scholar will address two recently published books by Nestor Garcia Canclini - Imagined Globalization and Art Beyond Itself: Anthropology for a Society Without a Storyline- as well as situate those books in his long trajectory and current research. The books will be on sale at the event.
 
Sponsored by: UM College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Center for Humanities, the Center for Latin American studies & the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.
 

MLL Lecture Series: Claude Coste
"I Have Always Wanted to Articulate My Moods:" Roland Barthes

MRB 2015Claude Coste

Tuesday, October 28 | 5:30PM
Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
 
Claude Coste is Professor of 19th, 20th and 21st French, Francophone and Comparative Literature at the Uni- versity of Grenoble, where he is the current Chairman of the Department of French Language, Literature and Civilization. He directs the Research Center for the Study of 19th - 20th - 21st Century Literature and Perform- ing Arts, and is a member of the board of the PHILA (Philosophy, History, Imaginary, Literature and the Arts) section of the French National Center for Scientific Research. A leading, worldwide known scholar on Roland Barthes, on whom he has published 100+ articles in French and international journals, Claude Coste is the author of Barthes moraliste and Bêtise de Barthes, the co-editor of the forthcoming Dictionnaire Barthes (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2015), and the critical editor at the Editions du Seuil of several of Barthes’ major works including Comment vivre ensemble (2003), Le Discours amoureux (2007), and S/Z (2011). He has also edited a special issue of the Revue des Sciences Humaines on Barthes (2002), an anthology of Textes choisis de Barthes (Paris: Le Seuil, 2010), and, most recently, co-edited a volume on Barthes au Maroc . Professor Coste has also edited Litterature et musique dans la France contemporaine; and he has authored the books Essais d’écrivains contemporains sur la musique (Paris: Classiques Garnier, forthcoming), and Les Malheurs d’Orphée, Musique et littérature au 20ème siècle. He is a contributor to the Encyclopédie Wagner and Le Wagner des Phi- losophes. He has also edited the seminal collective volume entitled Theories européennes des études franco- phones. A member of the board of France’s Centre National Universitaire, Claude Coste is on the editorial board of Les Cahiers du 19ème siècle, the Revue des Sciences Humaines, and the book series La Fabrique de l’oeuvre.
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 
 
NOVEMBER 2014

MLL Lecture Series: Dr. Joan Kelly Hall
International Practices and Actions Comprising L2 Teaching-and-Learning

Joan Kelly Hall

Wednesday, November 5, 2015 | 11:00AM
MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01)
 
This presentation focuses on current research that draws on the micro-analytic power of conversation analysis to examine the multimodal practices and actions by which L2 teaching-and-learning are accomplished.  We will take a close look at findings on two practices. The first is teacher self-talk, a practice that maintains student engagement in instruction and at the same time creates opportunities for empathetic relationships to develop between teachers and students.  The second practice helps preserve L2 teachers’ epistemic status as expert language knowers when their status is challenged by student questions about grammar. The findings allow us to see what really happens in L2 classrooms and thus provide us with “instructive descriptions of our worlds that rewrite how we see” (Macbeth, 2013).   The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the implications of such insights for L2 teaching and teacher preparation programs.
 
Sponsored by:The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 

XXI Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group Meeting

SCT Research Workshop - 2014

November 6-8, 2014
Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
 
Sponsored by:The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 
FEBRUARY 2015

Ficciones Criminales: Estampa De las Crisis (2008-2014)
Presentation & Discussion with Author Jorge Volpi

Jorge Volpi - Feb 10 Events

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation
 
Ficciones criminales: estampas de la crisis (2008-2014) son una puesta ante el espejo del pasado más inmediato, pretérito que es casi presente todavía, en tanto el mundo vive aún bajo los efectos con que estos convulsos años han contaminado una realidad nunca antes tan compleja. Siempre a mitad de camino entre el ensayo, la crónica, el reportaje y el divertimento, estas páginas no se constituyen en grave alegato de la desilusión, sino que apuestan por la lucidez, la objetividad y la perspicacia al atravesar  el entramado de estrategias, latitudes, ideologías y fanatismos de las geografías y culturas que retrata y que, al sol de hoy, parecieran insalvables.
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
Centro Cultural Español and La Pereza Ediciones
 

20th Medieval, Renaissancce & Baroque Symposium: Re-Visioning Early Modern Hispanics
Dedicated to Dr. Anne J. Cruz

February 19-21, 2015
CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation Building
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and The Center for the Humanities
 
 
MARCH 2015

MLL 13th Annual Graduate Conference
Born Digital: Reformatting Humanities in the 21st Century | Keynote by Dr. George Yudice titled "All the World's A Cloud"

Born Digital Conference - GRAD Conference

March 20-21, 2015
MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01) | CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation
Keynote Address at the Gasglow & Jewell Stanley Lecture Hall (School of Architecture)
 
Sponsored by:The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 

MLL Lecture Series: "A Nahua-Christian Guide to Life: Deciphering a Seventeenth-Century Mexican Pictorial Catechism"
Presentation by Louise Burkhart,Professor of Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY

MLL Lecture Series - Louise Burkhart 2015

March 26, 2015
MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01)
 
Louise Burkhart's research focuses on the religion of Nahuatl-speakers in central Mexico, tracing their development of a version of Christianity that suited their world view, more philosophy and aesthetics as well as their situation in a colonial political economy. She has worked extensively with Nahuatl catechistic and devotional literature writte by native authors and European priests. She recently completed a four-volume study on colonial Nahuatl drama. Her principal goal is to advance the understanding of cultural change beyond traditional models of "syncretism" and "acculturation" in a way that takes account of how systems of signification operate and also treats the indigenous people as active arbiters of change.
 
Sponsored by:The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 
 
APRIL 2015

 The College of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of English, History, Philosophy and Modern Languages & Literatures Present a Lecture & Workshop with Dr. Michael J. McGandy, Senior Editor for American History, American Politics, New York State and Urban Studies at Cornell University Press


Michael McGandy

Wednesday, April 8 | 10:00AM
MLL Conferencer Room
 
Dr. McGandy will deliver a general talk on crafting and pitching book projects. Dr. McGandy will discuss macro-publishing trends in relation to markets and technology that should inform how people shape their work, approach editors, and anticipate how the process will go. He will have some general comments on practical attitudes authors should take and then will open up his talk to an informal discussion of a sample letter to an editor. Attendees will be invited to stay afterward to chat and network with Dr. McGandy.

Intended Audience: Graduate students and tenure-track assistant professors | Light Lunch will be served
 
Monday, April 13 | 10:00AM
Ritcher Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
 
Dr. McGandy will have a workshop for 15 people in which draft proposals are circulated to McGandy for comment and perhaps to the other attendees. He will work on the proposals and make comments and edits in track changes, lock that down in PDF, and then bring print outs to the workshop to give back to the attendees. Before participants get down to the work of the meeting, McGandy will offer introductory comments about proposals, timing of proposals, and working with editors. Proposals will be shared with all participants before-hand so all can engage in open discussion in a peer-critique format and make this a general sharing of ideas, impressions, and strategies. McGandy would like this to be as open and round-table in format as possible.

Please submit your proposals internally to Dr. Gema Pérez-Sánchez (gema@miami.edu) no later than April 1.
Important Notice: Proposals for this workshop will be sent to Dr. McGandy in Word format so he can comment on them ahead of time.

Intended Audience: Graduate students and tenure-track assistant professors.
Limited to 15 participants; priority will be given to members of sponsoring departments; however, the workshop is open to auditors, specially graduate students.
Light Lunch will be served

 

 Viaje One Way: Edicion de Pedro Medina Leon y Hernan Vera Alvarez

Viaje One Way - Book Presentation

Thursday, April 16 | 6:00PM
MLL Conference Room
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
 

Pedagogical Workshop on Civic Engagement
Keynote Speaker: Ann Abbott, Professor of Spanish, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Civic Engagement

Thursday, April 23, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund & The University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences
 
MAY 2015

Estudios Cubanos Symposium
Nuevas Voces, Nuevas Perspectivas‌

Saturday, May 23, 2015
CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation
 
Symposium Program