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Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Association Meeting (HaLLA)

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HALLAFriday, December 5th
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
317 Folwell Hall

Please join us as Hispanic Linguistics graduate students discuss their research. This month's speakers are Luz Hernández, and Ana Anderson.

Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Association Meeting (HaLLA)

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HALLAFriday, November 21st
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
105 Folwell Hall

Please join us as Hispanic Linguistics graduate students discuss their research. This month's speakers are Christina Mirisis, and Carol Ready.

​Talk by acclaimed Spanish Writer Marina Perezagua

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Marina Perezagua.jpgCómo contar lo indecible: una perspectiva sobre la escritura
A ​​talk by acclaimed Spanish writer Marina Perezagua
(New York University)
Introductory remarks by professor Salvador L Raggio

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Folwell 112
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Spanish & Portuguese Research Group Forum (SPRG)

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sprg-sm.jpgFriday, November 14, 2014
317 Folwell Hall
3:30 to 5:00pm

This Friday's Forum will feature Marcelo Fuentes and Eva Palma.

Marcelo Feuntes will be presenting on "La construcción del héroe multirracial en el Cantar de los siete infantes de Lara y su contexto," and Eva Palma will be presenting on "La producción literaria mapuche a la luz de la ecocrítica."

Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Association Meeting (HaLLA)

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HALLAFriday, October 17th
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
317 Folwell Hall

Please join us as Hispanic Linguistics graduate students discuss their research. This month's speakers are Ana Anderson, and Brandon Rogers.

Spanish & Portuguese Research Group Forum (SPRG)

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sprg-sm.jpgFriday, October 10, 2014
317 Folwell Hall
3:30 to 5:00pm

Two graduate students in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Amy Cosimini and Ana Cláudia Dos Santos São Bernardo, will give presentations on their research this Friday. Please join us!

Lecture with Professor Ronald Sousa

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"He's Whispering Revolution to Me": Reading the Reader of Saramago's 'Historical' Novels

Sousa Book-sm.jpgLecture with Professor Ronald Sousa
University of North Carolina, Asheville

Friday, October 3, 2014
12:30-1:30pm
113 Folwell Hall

Ronald Sousa's new book On Emerging from Hyper-Nation (Purdue UP, scheduled for November release) explores the relationship that 1998 Nobel Laureate José Saramago's novels about Portuguese history seek to set up with their reader. Starting with his own reception of the novels, his study moves from analysis of reader liberation to re-induction of historical trauma to subject re-construction. Sousa will review the main lines of his exploration and then pose some of his own questions about it.

Dr. Cecily Brown receives 2014 Access Achievement Award

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The Disability Resource Center, as part of the Office for Equity and Diversity, is acknowledging the efforts of University of Minnesota faculty and staff who make significant contributions to improving access on campus for students, faculty, staff, and guests with disabilities.
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Cecily Brown, coordinator of SPAN 1001, has received a 2014 Access Achievement Award. She, along with other University colleagues, is being recognized for advancing access on campus.

Congratulations, Cecily, on this noteworthy recognition!

LHBook.jpgJoin us for a panel and discussion about the reality of immigration raids and deportations, from the U.S.-Mexico border to Minnesota.

Luz Hernandez will share testimonies from people directly affected by the massive immigration raid at a meat packing plant in nearby Postville, Iowa on May 12, 2008.

We'll also hear from a historical perspective about mass deportations of Mexicans and Central Americans. And we'll hear from activists from MIRAC's No More Deportations campaign about what we can do now to try to stop raids and deportations that separate families and devastate communities.

Weissberg MESDA 2014.jpgAssociate Professor Emeritus Barbara Weissberger was invited to give the Merle E. Simmons Distinguished Alumni lecture at her alma mater, Indiana University. The talk is September 12, and the title is "The Queen's Dreams: Lope de Vega's Representation of Queen Isabel I." A brief abstract follows:

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