Lectures

Modern Languages Graduate Seminar Series

Fall 2016

October 24, 2016
Palabra de América: rastros de los nuevos rumbos en la narrativa hispanoamericana actual
Lecture by Eduardo Becerra


Spring 2016

March 22, 2016
Educación y literatura: Américo Castro y Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Lecture by Santiago López-Ríos

February 3, 2016
A palavra nao domesticada
Lecture by Eliane Brum


Fall 2015

November 30, 2015
"Cantando la pena, la pena se olvida": Overlook of Andalucía and What It Means to Be an Andaluz
Lecture by Ezequiel Moreno Escamilla

November 18, 2015
A cultura popular brasileira pós-identidade nacional
Lecture by Marcus Vinicius Faustini

November 6, 2015
Cuban Music: Halfway Between Africa and Spain
Lecture by Alberto Sosa Cabanas

November 20, 2015
"Un canon propio": Cartografias de la modernidad en la ciudad letrada de fines de siglo
Lecture by Francesca Denegri

October 27, 2015
El papel de los catalanes en la creación de la cultura uruguaya
Lecture by Thomas Harrington

October 5, 2015
Current Literary and Cinematic Trends
Lecture by Pablo Barrios Almazor

September 3, 2015
La tradición del presente
Lecture by Carlos Cortés


Spring 2015

May 1 - May 2, 2015
Eight Florida Cervantes Conference

April 10, 2015
Slight Expectations: Literature in (a) Crisis
Closing Keynote: Joshua Landy

April 9, 2015
Antigone's Example: Women's Political Writing and Civil War
Opening Keynote: Mihoko Suzuki

March 23, 2015
Questions of Flight, Part 1: Desert Epiphanies
Lecture by José Quiroga

February 5, 2015
Juan Corona, America's First Serial Killer: On Becoming or Not Becoming Mexican-American
Lecture by Robert Irwin

January 22, 2015
El escritor en su paraíso: 30 grandes autores y su tiempo como bibliotecarios
Lecture by Ángel Esteban

Fall 2014

November 24, 2014
Rewriting Latino Theater History from Miami
Lecture by Lillian Manzor

November 18, 2014
La obra en prosa de Juan Ramón Jimenez: "Platero y yo"
Lecture by Antonio Fernandez Almanza

September 23, 2014
The Dangerous Games of Fantasy
Lecture by Daína Chaviano

August 28, 2014
Contemporary Cuban Culture: Notes on Alternative Thinking
Lecture by Madeline Cámara Betancourt

SPRING 2014

April 4, 2014
La otra vida de la Avellaneda
Lecture by Maria del Carmen Simon Palmer

March 31, 2014
Revolution in Translation: The Plays of Augusto Boal in a Post 9-11 World
Lecture by Robert Moser

February 18, 2014
Liberty as Heresy (Why One Writes a Novel)
Lecture by Leonardo Padura

February 13, 2014
Violent Rituals of Exclusion: Women, Dissidence and Punishment under Franco
Lecture Part 01, Lecture Part 02, Lecture Part 03, Lecture Part 04
Lecture by Cinta Ramblado Minero

February 3, 2014
Masculinity and Human Rights in Brazilian Literature under Dictatorship
Lecture by Idelber Avelar

Fall 2013

November 8, 2013
El expansionismo español del siglo XVI en el Lejano Oriente y su representación literaria
Lecture by Santiago García-Castañon

October 29, 2013
La creation litteraire: enjeux esthetiques, linguistiques et sociaux
Lecture by Evelyne Trouillot

October 9, 2013
Fauxciutto: Is Italian-American Cuisine Really Italian?
Lecture by Mark D'Alessandro

SPRING 2013

March 29th, 2013
Writing Gender in the Modern Empire: Spain and the Philippines
Lecture by Joyce Tolliver, Associate Professor of Spanish
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

March 20th, 2013
Negotiating Intellectual Smugness from the Meta-Narrative of Orientalism to the Alternative Strategies of Hispanic and Self-Orientalism: Edward Said via Severo Sarduy
Lecture by Julia Kushigian, Professor of Hispanic Studies
Connecticut College, Connecticut

February 26th, 2013
Pioneras en los escenarios del Teatro Español de Madrid: Avellaneda, Acuña y Casanova
Lecture by María del Carmen Simón Palmer, Doctora en Historia
Profesora del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, España

February 7th, 2013
The Multiple Temporalities of Memory: The Contested Memory of the Spanish Civil War in Contemporary Spain
Lecture by Dr. Jo Labanyi, Professor of Spanish
New York University, New York

January 16th, 2013
Narrativas posnacionales e imaginarios de la globalización en la literatura hispanoamericana del siglo XXI
Lecture by Dr. Catalina Quesada Gómez, Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture
University of Bern, Switzerland

FALL 2012

November 19th, 2012
Narrative, Memory and Ruins
Lecture by Dr. Jaime Ginzburg, Professor of Brazilian Literature and Literary Theory
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

SPRING 2012

March 1st, 2012
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: The Current State of Spanish and Latinos in the U.S.
Lecture by Dr. Maria Carreira,Professor of Spanish
California State University, Long Beach

February 13th, 2012
El Desarrollo Cultural Peruano en la Decada de 1870
Lecture by Dr. Alberto Varillas,Professor Emeritus
Universidad Catolica del Peru

February 16th, 2012
La Descripcion de Costumbres en la Literatura Peruana del Siglo XIV: Pardo, Palma y Gamarra
Lecture by Dr. Alberto Varillas,Professor Emeritus
Universidad Catolica del Peru

January 17th, 2012
Fictional Autobiography of Whatever: Women Writers in Spain
Lecture by Phyllis ZatlinProfessor Emerita of Spanish at Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey

FALL 2011

November 16th, 2011
Writing and the Japanese Body in Mario Bellatin's Fiction
Lecture by Dr. Ignacio Lopez-Calvo,Professor of Latin American Literature
University of California, Merced

October 12th, 2011
Del Caribe al Ganges. Cristóbal Colón y la primera globalizacion.
Lecture by Dr. Catalina Quesada Gómez Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture
Center for Global Studies/ Institut für spanische Sprache und Literaturen
Universität Bern (Switzerland)