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Alumni Reunion

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Just-M-of-UofM.jpgCome back to Folwell Hall and spend the morning with us. Learn again from esteemed University scholars, hear from current students about their experiences inside and outside the classroom, and get tips from expert alumni and friends.

Saturday, April 25
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Folwell Hall

Cost $25 ($10 will support students in the department of your choice)

To view the Program and Register go to or to register by phone, call 612-624-2345.

Film screening of Brazilian documentary, 'Elena' by Petra Costa

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Film screening and Q&A with Brazilian director Petra Costa on her 2013 documentary

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This is the most watched Brazilian documentary of 2013!

FREE and open to the Public!

Monday, March 24, 2014
Folwell Hall 108

Hispanic Issues Series, Volume 40

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HIScover.jpgWe are happy to announce the publication of Volume 40 in the Hispanic Issues Series:

Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World
Edited by Santa Arias and Raúl Marrero-Fente. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014.

From postcolonial, interdisciplinary, and transnational perspectives, this collection of original essays looks at the experience of Spain's empire in the Atlantic and the Pacific and its cultural production.

For purchase see Vanderbilt University Press.

Professor Emeritus Anthony Zahareas Receives Honorary Doctorate

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A-Zahareas_May2013-Sm.jpgProfessor Emeritus Anthony Zahareas was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens on May 15, 2013, in recognition of his scholarship in the field of Hispanic Studies.

In addition to receiving the honorary doctorate from the University of Athens, Professor Emeritus Anthony Zahareas was awarded the Insignia of the Order of Isabel la Católica from the His Majesty the King of Spain (on behalf of the Spanish Government) on May 8, 2006 for his dedication to and promotion of Spanish language and culture.

books-qtr-A.jpgA talk, in Spanish, by Javier Pérez Andújar, Spanish author and critic


Thursday, October 25, 2012
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
116 Folwell Hall

Free and open to the public -- Light refreshments served

McNair Scholar, Christopher Crump

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McNair_Chris Crump and President Kaler.jpgChristopher Crump, Combined Major in Spanish and Portuguese Studies, with President Kaler during the Poster Session for McNair Scholars Students

Chris, a student of Professor Ana Paula Ferreira, worked under her mentorship on the research project, "Representations of 'Race' in Brazilian Literature and Film"

Imagine Fund Annual Award Recipients

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The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies would like to congratulate two of our faculty members that received a 2012 Imagine Fund Award. They are, Assistant Professor Ana Forcinito for her project, "Mirrors and Mirages: Human Rights, the Gaze and the Representation of Sex Trafficking," and Professor Carol Klee for her project, "Indigenous Influence in the Personal Narratives of Andean Migrants to Lima, Peru."

The Imagine Fund grant programs support projects in the arts, humanities and design at the University of Minnesota. The programs are supported by a generous grant from the McKnight Foundation, from new internal reallocations from the University of Minnesota Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research, and from the creation of the chairs through the Permanent University Fund.

Following are previous recipients, within our department, that have received Imagine Funds.

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.

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

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