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September 2016

MLL Lecture Series: A Talk by Dr. José Colmeiro
Imágenes Movidas: Discursos audiovisuales desde la periferia gallega

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Thursday, September 8 | 2:00PM
Richter Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
 
Frente al papel central que la Movida ha ocupado en la construcción de la imagen de la España postfranquista, una imagen fundamentalmente centralista alrededor del imaginario urbano de Madrid y centrada especialmente en la música que oculta otras periferalidades, esta presentación examina la doble periferalidad de los discursos audiovisuales de la Movida gallega, con especial atención a las innovaciones en los discursos gráficos y plásticos (revistas, diseño gráfico, artes plásticas y videocreación), que desde los márgenes remueven los cimientos de la cultura gallega tradicional y el pasado franquista, creando unos nuevos referentes visuales arraigados en Galicia que intentan reformular la relación centro-periferia.gundaMasa is a performance group committed to preserving and performing various Arfican influenced musical traditions from Cuba.
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 

Bienvenue à French à UM

Tuesday, September 13 | 12:15PM
Richter Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
 
Sponsored by: Pi Delta Phi - French Honor Society
 
 

MLL Lecture Series: A Conversation with Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro and the presentation of her book of short stories, Golpes de gracia (La Pereza 2015)

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Wednesday, September 14 | 5:00PM
MLL Library (Merrick Building 210-2)
 
Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Puerto Rico) es poeta, narradora, ensayista y novelista. Miembro del grupo Bogotá 39, sus libros denuncian y visibilizan apasionados enfoques que promueven la discusión de la afroidentidad y la sexodiversidad. Es autora, entre otros textos, de las novelas Caparazones (Egales 2010) y Violeta (Boreales 2013). Recientemente fue galardonada con el I Premio del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña en la Categoría de Cuento por una obra inédita. Su libro Las negras, ganador del I Lugar Nacional de Cuento PEN Club de Puerto Rico en 2013 y finalista del Premio Internacional José Ramón Piñeiro León 2014, Casa de Puerto Rico en España, explora los límites del devenir de personajes femeninos en la época esclavista, quienes desafían las jerarquías de poder. Ganadora además del Premio del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña en 2012 y el Premio Nacional del Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña en 2008, ha sido publicada en numerosos países, tales como España, México, Argentina, Colombia, Dinamarca, Inglaterra y Francia. Sus textos han sido asignados y estudiados en instituciones de renombre como el Instituto Cervantes de Estocolmo, el Black Cultural Center at Purdue University en Indiana, Vermont University, Universidad Autónoma de México, University of California en San Francisco y en varias instituciones de educación superior en Hungría, Canadá, Ecuador, entre otros. Su obra ha sido traducida al inglés, alemán, italiano, francés y húngaro.
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, La Pereza Ediciones and the Hispanic Heritage Literature Organization
 
 
October 2016

Digital Cultural Heritage: Preservation, Citizenship and Sustainable Development in Afro Latin America
A Talk with Amilcar Priestley

Thursday, October 27 at 12:30PM
Cuban Heritage Collection - Conference Room
 
This lecture will focus on the ways in which digital cultural heritage collection, preservation and engagement with digital technology can facilitate important aspects of citizenship including education, inclusion and equity. Specifically we will discuss the use of these methods in achieving  several key post-2015 sustainable development goals during what has been designated by the United Nations as the International Decade of Afrodescendants 2015-2024.

Amilcar Priestley is the Director of the AfroLatin@® Project. The Project aims to facilitate the digital curation of Afrolatino experiences and histories by encouraging the use of digital tools for the socioeconomic and political development of Afrolatino communities. Priestley began his legal career as an associate at a boutique entertainment law practice and most recently served as a Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Westwood One, Inc. He is also the Principal at C.O.I. Consulting, LLC an intellectual property, licensing and digital media consulting firm and Co-Director of the Afro-Latino Festival NYC. Priestley is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Brooklyn Law School.

Sponsored by: University of Miami Libraries, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and the American Studies Program.
 
 
November 2016

El género y los géneros: las representaciones LGBT en los géneros literarios
Encuentro digital  con el escritor español  Carlos Mayo

Thursday, November 10 at 9:30AM
Dooley Memorial 116
 
Carlos Mayo (España, 1990) es periodista y escritor. Es licenciado en Periodismo y Filología Catalana por la Universidad de Valencia y, actualmente, prepara su tesis doctoral en lengua y literatura, sobre la Ilustración en la isla de Menorca durante el siglo XVIII. En su faceta como periodista, ha colaborado con varios medios de comunicación e instituciones culturales. Como autor, empezó publicando cuentos cortos infantiles, entre los que se encuentran, La remor de les cigales (en catalán), Lo que sé del trueno y El gran premio. A pesar de ello, escribe literatura orientada principalmente al público juvenil. En este campo, destacan las novelas Etcétera y yo, ganadora del premio local en el XXX Concurso de Narrativa Infantil y Juvenil Vila de Ibi y pendiente de ser publicada, y Carreteras secundarias. Esta última obra ganó el XV Premio Odisea de Literatura en 2014, concedido a la mejor novela de temática LGBT en lengua española. El libro explora los límites de la identidad sexual de un grupo de adolescentes que viajan a través de España.
 

MLL Lecture Series: Mayra Santos-Febres in conversation with Dr. Chrissy Arce
Part of the University of Miami's Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Collective Hemispheric Crossings

Monday, November 14 at 6:00PM
Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
 
Sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund in conjunction with the University of Miami Institute for the Americas.
 

MLL Lecture Series: Gisèle Pineau
Ecrire dans le contexte Post-Colonial Francais | Writing in the French Post-Colonial context

Wednesday, November 16 at 5:00PM
Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
 
Gisèle Pineau was born of Guadeloupean parents in Paris in 1956. For her, France is not only the nation of her citizenship but also the country of her exile where she witnessed and endured several modalities of racism, exclusion and alienation, all of which will later on appear in her literary work. She studied modern literature at the University of Paris 10 – Nanterre, but interrupted these studies for a career of psychiatric nurse, a profession she has practiced in Guadeloupe during twenty years and whose echoing can be read in her Folie,aller simple. She published her first novel, La Grande drive des esprits in 1993 (awarded the “Carbet de la Caraïbe” prize – first time a woman writer received it). It will be followed by L’Espérance-macadam, L’Exil selon Julia, L’Ame prêtée aux oiseaux, Un Papillon dans la cité,  Chair piment  (which received the Prix des Hémisphères – Chantal Lapicque in 2002), Morne Câpresse, and Les Voyages de Merry Sisal, among many others. Several of her books have been translated in English and other languages. Gisèle Pineau has also co-authored with Marie Abraham an essay on women’s condition in the French Caribbean entitled Femmes des Antilles. She has been made Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government.

Through the imaginary exploration of memory, exile and trauma, and the mixing of languages and styles, Pineau’s work features a remarkable feminist reflection on the French Caribbean in the islands and the metropolitan diaspora, and on the the intricacies between segregated and discriminated post-colonial Sub-Saharan African and Maghrebian individuals and communities in France; a profound questioning and subversive repositioning of the so called “francophone” socio-cultures as they are inscribed within the colonial fabric of exploitation of what was once the French Empire and the current “external” and “external” neo-colonial  geo - and socio – politics of France; and a radical denunciation of the structural and systemic xenophobia which resides at the very core of a supposedly “neutral” French identity. It also calls for an opening toward diversity, multiculturalism and hybridity as the potential future of contemporary France.

Sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund in conjunction with the University of Miami Institute for the Americas, Women's and Gender, Africana Studies, American Studies and the Embassy of France in the United States.
 
February 2017

Annual Graduate Student Conference: "Transnational Bodies in Contemporary Cultures"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University

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Friday, February 17
Wesley Foundation Gallery
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 
 
March 2017

Expanding Visions: Women in the Medieval and Early Modern World
XXII Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Conference

March 2-4
Wesley Foundation Gallery
 
Sponsored by: University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Center for the Humanities, the Department of History and Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 

La Hora de Café Presenta el documental "El predicador" con la presencia de sus creadores Gustavo Ortiz y Oneyda González

Thursday, March 2
MLL Library (Merrick 210-2)
 
Sponsored by: Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)
 

Spaniards at UM: A Research Showcase with our Prestigious Guest: The Consul General of Spain, Mr. Cándido Creis

Thursday, March 9
MLL Library (Merrick 210-2)
 
Sponsored by: College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
 

La Hora de Café con D. Cándido Creis Estrada, Spanish General Consul

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Thursday, March 9
MLL Library (Merrick 210-2)
 
Sponsored by: College of Arts & Sciences and Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)
 

Languages & Cultures Without Borders

Wednesday, March 29
The Rock
 
Sponsored by: Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Study Abroad, and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
 
April 2017

Culture as Resource Symposium
In honor of Dr. George Yúdice, Professor, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and Latin American Studies; Director, Miami Observatory on Communications and Creative Industries

April 7-8
Wesley Foundation Gallery
 
Sponsored by: University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (MIA), the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund & the College of Arts & Sciences
 

Sigma Delta Pi Induction Ceremony

Thursday, April 13
Ritcher Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
 

Où La France? Les Élections Présidentielles Françaises À L'Université de Miami! Informations et Débats

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Tuesday, April 18
Whitten Learning Center 110
 

Pi Delta Phi Induction Ceremony & French End of the Year Celebration

Thursday, April 20
Scharlin Family Patio (Merrick Building)
 

Gamma Kappa Alpha Induction Ceremony

Thursday, April 27
MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-1)
 
 
May 2017

MLL Award Ceremony
honoring our Outstanding Students & Graduating Majors


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Thursday, May 11
Wesley Foundation Gallery
 
Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures