February 2012 Archives

Mural por los Derechos Humanos

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Argentine artist and cartoonist, Miguel Rep, will create a mural depicting the struggles of memory and Human Rights in Argentina in the last decades.

Miguel Rep will be painting the mural on the 4th floor of Folwell Hall between March 1-2. There will be a formal presentation on Saturday March 3rd at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th floor.

XVII THE STATE OF IBEROAMERICAN STUDIES SERIES:
Human Rights Across the Disciplines: A Tribute to Cuatrotablas:
Forty Years of Peruvian Collective and Political Theater

(FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 3, 2012)

Please join the Department for a lecture on Monday, February 27th, with Dr. Sophia Beal, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow from Tulane University.

The talk will begin at 2:45pm in room 120 Folwell Hall.

Everyone welcomed, refreshments will be served.

Hispanic Issues Online volume 9 Recently Published

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Announcing the publication of Volume 9 of Hispanic Issues Online, Hybrid Storyspaces, edited by Christine Henseler and Debra A. Castillo. This latest volume of Hispanic Issues Online examines "new hybrid spaces of storytelling, including the effects on narrative of new televisual and cybernetic media spaces (You Tube, blogs, Google maps, Yahoo Jukebox), new genres (videoclip novels, zapping fiction, docufiction, hypertext), new processes (mashups, mapping, remixing), and new critical forums (blogs, webpages, videos, open-source publications),"

For more information visit our website at http://hispanicissues.umn.edu/online_main.html

Spanish Conversation Hours

Spring Semester Spanish Conversation Hours are held Thursdays from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Library Room of Bordertown Coffee. This is a great way to practice your Spanish or Portuguese speaking and listening skills in an informal setting.

Study Abroad Panel

Friday, February 17th
1:00 p.m.
Nolte 140

Come learn about the experiences of Spanish Studies majors, Spanish/Portuguese Studies majors and Spanish Studies minors that previously studied abroad. Students on this panel have studied in Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Spain. This is a great way to learn about studying abroad from the student perspective.

Hispanic Issues Vol. 39 Recently Published

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HIVol39.jpgAnnouncing the release of volume 39 in the Hispanic Issues series: Poiesis and Modernity in the Old and New Worlds, edited by Anthony J. Cascardi and Leah Middlebrook (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012), an extraordinary collaborative volume showing a full range of creative discursive activity in the early modern period, one that stands at the confluence of two conceptions: poiesis (which embraced the broad domain of "making" in its original Greek context) and poetry. The work presented in this volume suggests "that poiesis never really disappeared, and that the "prosification" of the world has all the verity of a modern myth." I also call your attention to the striking cover illustration (La Salita by Equipo Crónica, 1979).

For further information please visit our website at http://hispanicissues.umn.edu

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